Personality Strengths: Determined, Competitive, Reliable
Personality Weaknesses: Poor Self Motivator, Selfish, Obsessive
Birthplace: Mahogany Town
Hometown: Celadon City
Gym of choice: Water / Cerulean City
Gym Status: Leader
Type Specialty: Water / Ice / Dragon
Current Pokemon Team: Gyarados, Lapras, Quagsire, Kingdra, Vaporeon, Dragonair
Enman’s father was a career pokemon trainer aspiring to take the Champion’s spot over the elite four, but he vanished during a sudden storm while training at the Lake of Rage. Enman’s mother came from a long line of dragon trainers, but chose to leave that life behind after finding herself widowed with a newborn baby. She took her infant and moved to Celadon City, getting herself a job in the iconic Celadon City Department Store. Outwardly, she discouraged the life of a pokemon trainer, while secretly supplementing her income with private battles. Despite her disdain for trainers, or perhaps because of it, Enman grew up enamoured with the idea of having his own pokemon adventure.
His childhood was not an unhappy one. His mother provided for all of his needs to the best of her ability, but her attitude toward his desire of being a pokemon trainer lead Enman to believe that she thought he wasn't strong or skilled enough. This developed into a feeling of inadequacy that Enman would nurse the rest of his life.
Enman's best friend was a neighborhood boy of similar age named Riot. They often played in the gardens outside of Riot's home, and the two became incredibly close. Riot was the one who gave Enman his first pokemon, a magikarp, which he caught and smuggled into Enman's building as a birthday gift.
Overtime, however, Enman’s admiration for Riot turned into envy, and their childhood competitions morphed into an obsessive need to beat Riot, to prove himself better than his friend. This obsession would become Enman’s primary driving force in life, all the way up to his career as a gym leader, which he struggled for only after learning that Riot had taken the lead of Celadon City’s home gym.
It would also lead to a deeply rooted bitterness, which began to grow as the boys reached their teens. Riot branched out in his social circles while Enman, jealously feeling like he was being left behind, withdrew and became more reclusive. Matters only got worse when Riot began to date a young trainer named Cecily.
Enman's pokemon experience truely began shortly after he turned thirteen. His mother, despite recognizing the power Enman’s magikarp could eventually transform to wield, allowed Enman to keep his pet. She believed that his fondness for the pokemon, and his inexperience, would prevent him from ever coaxing the magikarp’s potential to the surface. But it was Enman's quiet rage, rather than his skill, that fed into the pokemon and eventually brought forth it's evolution. The resulting gyarados exploded from the bathtub that Enman had been letting it flop around in, and collapsed part of the interior of his mother's apartment. Enman’s mother, understandably startled by the sudden destruction, started to battle the monstrous pokemon, but her son stopped her. Though Enman had nowhere near the skill or willpower to subdue the twenty foot sea dragon, they found a mutual understanding in each other's anger. When Enman commanded the gyarados to return to its pokeball, the creature did not resist.
Afterwards, once their apartment was repaired, Enman began journeying to nearby towns and cities, sometimes with Riot, but mostly alone. He did not attend the university at Celadon like his friend, choosing instead to travel and gain experience. He eventually found his way into the Johto region, and to the Lake of Rage, where his father vanished. He spent a year living, and learning from, his mother's family before returning to Kanto. He followed in the footsteps of his friend Riot, beating the region's gym challenge, and taking up a position with Cerulean City’s Water Gym. There he would eventually be offered leadership of the gym.