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PKMN Armonia: Otto Von Clawssen by EmpurrorMooks PKMN Armonia: Otto Von Clawssen by EmpurrorMooks
EDIT 3: Since the image in the ref is a little small, here is a larger image + color scheme reference. Also, the plaid color I use for his bandanna and cards is here.

EDIT 2: Updated with the shiny new app and everything. uwu

EDIT: Otto has been accepted! ^u^ He is now a student of the Selva house.
Given that you need permission to draw fanart, feel free to include Otto for anything you like! I'd be honored if you did and would love to see it. uwu
I'm also up for rps, please send me a note if you're interested! I'm a bit rusty though but im hoping to get back into it for Armonia. ;u;


Completed memes and such are at the bottom of the app!

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:bulletpurple:Name: Otto Von Clawssen

:bulletblack:Age: 16 ( joined @ 15 )

:bulletpurple:Gender: Male

:bulletblack:Pokémon: Purrloin

:bulletpurple:Birthday: July 6th

:bulletblack:Height: 4'1''/124 cm

:bulletpurple:Weight: 59 lbs/27 kg

:bulletblack:Nature: Quirky

:bulletpurple:Summary characteristic: Thoroughly cunning

:bulletblack:Ability: Unburden Doubles the Pokémon's Speed stat when the Pokémon's held item is lost.

:bulletpurple:Hometown: Nimbasa City, Unova

:bulletblack:Personality: He's a bit of a loner and spends a lot of time on his own. It's not quite because he's unfriendly or overly shy- while he's good at guessing others' actions, he can't always tell what they feel and finds others a bit confusing. He'll sometimes try to copy their little actions or how they speak, though will knock it off if they notice and tell him off for it. Otto tries to be polite but can be a little too truthful or blunt at times. He quickly becomes dependent on those he feels he does understand and tends to follow them around whenever he has to be outside.
He gets very excited when people show interest in his hobbies, and can become a little overbearing when it comes to sharing his ideas. If you agree to be a listening ear, beware.
Otto does try to make up for his obliviousness in other matters through his problem-solving abilities. He's got a very mathematical way of thinking things through, and uses that to his advantage when he can. He does try to keep a level temper, but he gets a little hot-headed at his worst and can sometimes get irritated over things other people might find trivial. At the very least, he often cools down quickly. He gets very impatient and is quick to give up when he can't figure something out right away.
( summarized:
[+]level-headed
[+]logical
[+]honest
[+]usually polite
[o]perfectionist
[-]impatient, quitter
[-]oblivious, easily confused
[-]mimics others
[-]insensitive )

:bulletpurple:History: Otto grew up with his mother and father in the bustling city of Nimbasa. His mother, a Liepard, would travel to other regions often due to her job and bring home lots of trinkets for him. The toys and board games she bought for him kept him entertained throughout most of his childhood. His father, a Persian, was the one to look after him most of the time, and was also the one who taught him to play cards ( He was most often the test subject of Otto's mismatched game creations ) But even Otto's dad got very busy with work.

As an only child with two working parents, Otto spent a lot of time on his own at home, playing the games his mother sent him or making up new ones in favor of going anywhere. Because of his general lack of interaction he found himself having difficulty connecting with others, especially the other younger pokemon, and sometimes even found their company bothersome because he couldn't fully understand them. He always tried and failed to rationalize their actions from a logical standpoint, something he still does. That analytical way of thinking led him to appreciate his games with their simpler, consistent rules more than living company, and as a young child he became very withdrawn. Comfortable with his solitude, over time he would go out of his way to avoid other Pokemon and sometimes went weeks at a time refusing to talk to anyone other than his parents. Eventually he did become bored, and even a little lonely- at his parents' insistence, he decided to break his stubbornness and reach out more. He began to wander around the city from time to time- while still hesistent to directly talk to others, he would watch other Pokemon go about their daily lives in Nimbasa in his free time, hoping it'd help his understanding. He'd often visit the Battle Institute or the sports centers, sometimes even the theme parks, and would pay attention to how others talked to each other. In time he picked up on patterns, though never the emotional reasoning behind it.

In the later years of his childhood, Otto tried to find others his age to talk to but few found interest in his favorite things the way he did. He got frustrated when others didn't appreciate the overly-complicated games he came up with, or when they mishandled his cards or knocked over his dominoes. Giving up on getting them to like what he did, Otto spent a lot of time mimicking the other younger Pokemon in an attempt to try to make friends and share their interests. Over time it became a habit as well, and a bit of an annoying one. You could say he was a copycat. When the other pokemon got annoyed or lashed out at him, he only got more irritated with his inability to understand why they were upset and avoided those who got mad at him. When he was making more enemies than friends, Otto gave up on his splurge in socializing in favor of watching from the sidelines again in his teenage years. As far as he was concerned, the patterns kept changing but whenever he tried to match them, people got mad at him. He mostly stayed indoors and was comforted by his games, coming up with more complicated designs and idly toying with the thought that maybe he could come up with ideas that everyone would be interested in.

Naturally, his father became worried that Otto's lack of proper exposure would affect his learning, and his lack of patience would make it hard for him to make friends in the future. When Otto's mother called home about a school she'd found, Armonia Institute, both parents agreed that it would make for a good experience for Otto and perhaps allow him to learn some patience in addition to the other life skills they simply didn't have the time to teach him. Otto was reluctant to leave home for a place full of people he didn't recognize at all, even if it was for a better education and environment, but he eventually allowed himself to be talked into it and agreed to apply.

While he's still not thrilled by the idea of leaving his parents or his city, a bit of research after his initial stubbornness did interest him. Otto is most looking forward to learning how to battle well, because it reminds him of the tournaments in the Battle Institute back home in Nimbasa. He's also hoping to make use of his logical way of thinking, and maybe learn to create games and pastimes that other Pokemon will be interested in. While he'd insist otherwise, he is still hoping to find someone that'll put up with him at least for a little bit and wants to work on his patience. Until then, he waits to be accepted into Armonia Institute.

:bulletblack:Family
Father: Alfons Von Clawssen/Persian
Mother: Georgette Von Clawssen/Liepard/Maiden name, Beaumont

:bulletpurple:Hobbies: Otto adores tabletop games. He'll often make up his own games that utilize dice and cards or anything else on hand, and likes to make involved domino set ups. He's good at thinking out chances and predicting outcomes so he'd be quite the opponent in gambling. As far as his other hobbies are concerned, he likes word puzzles and loves taking care of pets!

:bulletblack:Level: 25

:bulletpurple:Learnset:
Scratch
Growl
Assist
Sand Attack
Fury Swipes
Pursuit
Torment
Fake out
Hone Claws

:bulletblack:TMs/HMs/Egg moves:
TM: Hidden Power ( Psychic type )
TM: Dark Pulse

:bulletpurple:Favorite berry flavor: Spicy

:bulletblack:House: Selva

:bulletpurple:School Schedule:

Obligatory classes:
History
Battle
Math (II)
Writing
Science

Electives:
Music
Tech Ed.
Zoology

Club:
Pets

:bulletblack:Extras/Fun Facts:
⊛The dominoes and dice he carries around are his good luck charms. He almost always has them somewhere on hand- without them, he becomes incredibly anxious.
⊛All the dice he carries with him are from board games his mother sent him.
⊛Otto wears his bandanna as often as possible. Whenever it's too cold or the situation doesn't call for it, he'll wear a scarf or a collared shirt at the very least.
⊛He switches up how he ties the bandanna so that there is a different suit is on the front every day.
⊛He's very good at mimicking voices and remembering quotes, but can't remember faces very well.
⊛If you can get him to laugh, he has a hard time stopping. It can be a task, but he does have an affinity for bad jokes.
⊛Though he can be a little disinterested in music as a whole, he loves stringed instruments. His favorite is the harp.
⊛Otto gets a bit obsessed with taking really good care of his playing cards. Whenever even one gets torn or bent, he tosses it and replaces it immediately. However, he still keeps the dingy old set that he used to play games with his dad.
⊛He hates other people touching his belongings.
⊛His favorite move to use is Assist.
⊛He loves pets, and has a hard time staying mad at them.
⊛Unlike most Purrloin whose feet are entirely the off-white cream color, only his toes are.
⊛He hates being laughed at. He can let it slide for friends, but with anyone else he gets very flustered and upset- especially if they don't tell him what he did wrong.
⊛Might just have a distant older cousin at a rival school...

:bulletblack:Memes:
Wardrobe Meme
Pet Meme: Dot
Kryptonite Meme
Heart Swap Meme: Dwebley
Fusion Meme: Gaston
Pirate Meme
Toddler Meme
Afterlife Meme
Otto's Heart Chart
Genderswap Meme: Odette
Fairy Type Meme

:bulletpurple: Assignments:
Finals- History Renaissance Fair
November-Writing
November- Sex Ed.
December- Battle
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:iconwiree:
Wiree Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahh I've always loved Otto,
but I was always too shy to come by and say how much
I really adore him and your art style :heart::heart:

Also, would you be interested in RPing sometime? ; v;
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh thank you so much!! it really means a lot ;;O;; <3 And yeah I'd love to rp with you, I think Aurelia is just precious >u< <3
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Wiree Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Your very welcome! uvu
And fff thank you, I'm glad to hear that ; v;
but she seriously needs to get active again lol

Would you like to use Notes, or Skype?
I'm always open for RPs so don't feel bad if you reply
days later or something too c:
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would it be okay with you if I drew her and Otto? I really like her design and I've been wanting to paint some Armonia stuff. uvu

I do best with notes, if that's alright. ^u^ And thanks hehe, I get a little busy sometimes so sorry if I'm late. >3<
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Wiree Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Please go right ahead! I'd really love to see her in
your style, plus, I was planning on giving a shot at Otto myself~
I hope you have fun <3

Perfect! Besides Skype that happens to be the only way I can keep
up with RP's hah. And no worries, I totally get where your coming from c:

Anywhere particular you'd like them to meet?
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^u^

I didn't have anywhere specific in mind, though Otto tends to hang around quiet places like the cliff or by the gardens.
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Wiree Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
You've got it!

I'll send over a post right now, and feel free to reply when you can U vU
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will do. :3 I'm heading off for tonight, so I'll be replying ASAP in the morning~
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Berryeon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow I love this guy!! his personality and design are great ahh i can't even ; w ;! if you're still up for rps I would love to rp with him :3c
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaa thank you so much!! QUQ <33
i am indeed still up for rps~ feel free to message me any time you like :3
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jinuro Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOOPS MY HAND SLIPPED AND I'VE ALREADY DRAWN FANART OF HIM gomen
ahhhhhh though i looOOVE otto's character what a cutie patootie <333 he is def the coolest purrlion out there everyone else leave
and screech congrats on getting in!!! i'd love to rp yo
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
djhfdj thank you so much QuQ and i totally wanna see what you drew!!
and golly i'd love to rp too man i adore alden ;;u;;
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Powerwing-Amber Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Congrads on making it in! ^-^ I had a strong feeling you would!

Muta's in Selva too! :iconmuta-lacarde: Will these two kitties bump into one another someday? ONLY TIME WILL TELL!
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! i probably wouldnt have made it if it wasnt for you catching my silly mistake! >u<; i'd love to doodle muta and otto some time :D
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Powerwing-Amber Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
You're quite welcome! >w< I really hope you have fun here.

Oooh! :meow: I would love that! I actually wanted to try sketching them together too.
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know i will ^u^
perhaps we can do a collab some time in the future? or maybe just a trade of the two pictures if you dont do collabs. uwu
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Powerwing-Amber Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I've done collabs in the past with friends of mine before and the occasional trade, but I think a trade might work better for this case. :meow: I have a funny idea in mind and... I tend to be rather slow with my art. I wouldn't want to slow you down if we collab on anything. ^^
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oki dokes ^u^ I'd love to see what you draw! I shall work on my own picture~
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Powerwing-Amber Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Hee hee! If I can get the pose I want just right, it should be rather comical. :meow:
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Emshrapnel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Congratulations on getting in :iconyeahplz:! but I didn't get in cause I suck
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! ;O; i wish you got in too, i really think you should have :C you definitely dont suck! >O<
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Emshrapnel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
She wrote this about Matthew, though:

:iconkikuban::The story has no real base behind the character's personality, the strained relationship with his parents and it is missing information on his school life.
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well hey now, its alright. it just seems like they were looking for more evident cause/effect histories? or a ton of detail when it comes to the drama in them.
Matthew is still a very good character and you're great at making characters, but maybe they were looking for a different angle if that makes sense? D:
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Emshrapnel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I understand what you're saying, and you're probably right. I was in a bit too much of a rush. Thank you greatly for your help, though :iconhappyhappyplz:, it's just that rejection is always demoralizing. It always seems that it's impossible to get into this group and others like it, and I feel bad for missing an opportunity. I'm going to have to heavily reassess him, and finally make him good enough to get in. So, any suggestions based on what you told me?
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats alright, i hope you feel better C:> rejection does feel bad but again, there's always next time! and theres lots of groups out there to try.
what i can think of right now is sort of really show the connections between matthews past and his personality? i think it has to be super clear how some things affected him, and they didnt seem to understand the reasoning for the rocky relationship between him and his parents so that should be clarified too i suppose. uou' the admin also mentioned school life, so probably more of his thoughts on armonia and how hes going to behave there? something like that, i think.
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Emshrapnel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind words, I was honestly pretty crushed when I was rejected. I edited his app [link] , so did I do any better? Also, can you recommend me if it is good enough?
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I left another comment there on what i thought of it, and it's definitely improved ^^ Once the things Kikuban pointed out are fixed up you should have much better chances I think :D
I'd be more than happy to recommend you~ I suggest getting a few more people to input on your app just in case there's details that i missed first though. ( and plus, I don't know if the mods want many recommendations so soon after an opening. just playing it safe! uvu; )
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Emshrapnel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Thank you once again! I'll show Matthew and the comment made about him around to more people to see what they have to say.
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Yoshinx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow Otto got in :D Congrats moon and I can't wait for him to meet my characters :D
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah >U< thank you!
blake and bradley are super cool, it should be fun ^^
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Yoshinx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks moon :D Glad you like them, though I apologize cause this week I'm switching Bradley for a prankster Riolu. Hope to see ya join in on the fun :D
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww well thats alright, i'm sure your riolu will be awesome too :3 i plan on participating in the next group event and i'll probably be making some pictures soon! ^^
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Yoshinx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh cool :D New event coming tomorrow I think! And try joining us in the chats :D That's where the real fun happens!
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leafpool12 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome to armonia! and he is in the same house as my character cool!
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, and awesome! >w<
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leafpool12 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome and yes it is heh
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Zephyrlin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Welcome to the group~ :la:
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad to have gotten in! ^U^
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Powerwing-Amber Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Hee! A purrloin! :heart: And a gambling one at that! I'm a big purrloin fan, sooo... I'll try not to be biased. XD (He reminds me a lot of my own purrloin character from PKMN-Crossing, except she's female and is Hindu.)

I see that most of the others have had you fix some of the issues going on, but I noticed one critical thing... Scatters things often is not one of the choices for summary characteristics in Armonia. You'll need to look at the ones available and choose another. o o
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ;u; i just went and took a look at Bęset and golly shes cute >u<

and goodness i completely missed that, thank you so much for telling me! >O<;; i'll fix it up asap
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Powerwing-Amber Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
^-^ (Hee hee! I'm glad you liked Bęset too!)

You're very welcome! ^^ The characteristic is important because it's one of the major things used in Armonia's house sorting.

I wish you the best of luck! :meow: You seem to have a pretty good chance, I'd say.
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And to think i could've missed out over something like that! xP i feel pretty silly hehe
Again, thank you very very much! ;u; <3
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Powerwing-Amber Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I know, right? We wouldn't want that. o3o

Don't feel silly, though. It's better to catch something like that now before it's too late. ^^

You're very welcome! :aww:
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Ally-Chan777 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Oh goodness Otto, you are a complete and utter cutie pie. And he plays cards!? That's awesome >W< I play cards all the time.
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eheee thank you ;;;u;;;
my friends and i played cards at lunch a lot xD idk if youve ever played Hearts but that was the game we played most and things got inteeeense eOe
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Ally-Chan777 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
No problem friend >W<
Awwww, me and my friends had tea parties and stuff at break xD Hearts, I don't think I've heard of it, but it must be fun if it can get intense!
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tardisteams Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
dANG THIS CHARACTER IS REALLY CUTE <3
a cat who plays cards that is just precious omg ; v ; <33
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EmpurrorMooks Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eee thank you!! ;;O;; <33
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tardisteams Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
no problem! <3
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Emshrapnel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I agree with :icontheyoshster: in regards to his anti-social personality. You didn't put an exact reason as to why he keeps away from others. Was he bullied (I personally suggest you avoid this)? Did his parents not being around a lot make him unable to connect with others well? Or is he just naturally shy?

His habit of mimicry and wandering could be blended together as well. Make it so that he wandered about Nimbasa looking for people to be friends with, believing that copying their actions would help him connect with them better. But those people would largely regard him as a nuisance, which would damage his self-esteem and make him more introverted.

You can also have him use his mathematical way of figuring things out on other people, trying to discern from a logical stand-point how others behave. If he can't understand them, he'll become upset and avoid that person. His way of thinking works greatly with his love of board games, so you can make it so that he loves games, gambling and puzzles because they fully challenge him.

I hope my critique works (I'm no good at these things). Your art style is just amazing and he is so cute! Hope you get in~
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