Ready to take me on, pipsqueak?
Samson Alavarez is the twelfth Gym Leader of the Reborn region, as well as one of the members of the Agate Ace Triumvirate, along with Terra and Ciel. He specializes in the Fighting-type and is fought at Agate Circus, where he hands out the Strike Badge, the tenth Gym Badge the player receives.
Samson is fairly blunt and can be quite bold. He is incredibly strong, able to get the highest score on the High Striker first try and knock someone out in one hit. Samson often tends to flirt with Ciel and occasionally Terra when he's off work. He isn't exactly polite to everyone but is by no means a bad person, especially when its the people he care about.
In the game
Samson is first met at Agate Circus near the High Striker, preforming a OVER 9000 on the striker. He states he is the Circus Strongman and isn't a lightweight, but his Pokemon does most of the work in the main shows. When the player asks where Aya is, he leads the player into the backroom of the tent to see her. On the way there the player meets Ciel, a performer in Agate Circus. While talking in the back room, it's stated that Samson is the new member of the Agate Ace Triumvirate (which contained only Ciel and Terra previously), due to the old Fighting Type gym leader suddenly retiring. When he finds out why the old gym leader retired, he felt bad for the remark he made.
After the player finds Hardy, the player gets to have a gym battle with him due to a battle pass they have. After beating Samson, Terra reveals that a sleep spell is being broadcast from Ametrine City to Agate City. This prevents Agate City from being passed through (and have less customers for the circus). The player then goes to Ametrine City to disable it.
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This turns out to be a ruse, so the player goes back to confront her, along with Samson and Ciel. Terra then escapes into the computer, which Samson goes to check saying it needs a second player. Samson then allows the player into the computer and watched the player have a gym battle with Terra. After the gym battle, Samson unplugs the computer so Terra can't get out, and hopefully get bored.
The player comes back after getting TMX Fly, hoping to activate it by beating Ciel. Samson and Ciel are trying to get Terra out, but can't find her anywhere. They then get into a flirtatious argument until the Ringmaster comes in. Ciel realize that the player doesn't have a battle pass for her, so she decides to slip in a battle pass for them. After the battle with Ciel, Samson decides to take a break from searching for Terra.
After the player disables the real signal broadcasting the sleeping spell on Agate City, Samson and Ciel tries to save the city, only to get captures by Team Meteor. They both get freed after the player battles Solaris and continue to stop Team Meteor. Samson remarks how he tried to hit Lin in the face, but she didn't even flinch and found himself on the ground later. After the player finds Lin underground, she tries to escape with an artifact.
If the player refuse to give Blake the ring, Shelly asks Ciel and Samson to confront Lin with her (due to having more confidence to two older people). When Lin creates a black hole towards Ciel, Samson pushes her out of the way, taking the hit for her. He disappears with Ciel upset at Lin afterwards. After Lin escapes, Shelly wonders if she should have let Lin go. Ciel tells Shelly that it wasn't wrong of her to ask, but felt disgraceful for not saving Samson. Ciel then promptly leaves to Agate Circus.
If the player gave Blake the ring, Ciel approached Shelly alone to confront Lin. When Lin creates a black hole towards Ciel, Samson tries to run to save her, but is too late. Ciel disappears with Samson yelling at Lin afterwards. After Lin escapes, he hits the wall angrily and Shelly wonders if she should have let Lin go. Samson tells Shelly to shut up and that he should have been there with Ciel. He then promptly leaves to Agate Circus.
If the player decides to check on Samson after the Battle for Agate, he appears in the backdoor of the circus tent on cleaning duty for breaking Ciel's and Terra's cabinets. He reveals that his abusive father kicked him out and Samson found a life in the circus. He met Terra there one day who became the circus clown, and she start flirting with Ciel, who Samson had eyes for. One day they decide to have Pokemon battle to see who would ask her out first. The loser had to do whatever the other says. Terra won and asks him to become a gym leader with her. Samson only got the reserve position, but is glad that he lost the battle if it mean they had more time with the Circus and Ciel. He then leaves before he breaks something or someone (possibly the player).
- "No sweat. I've been in worse positions." -When sending out last Pokemon.
- "Tch. This isn't the worst thing I've lost." -After defeat.
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|TM31 (Brick Break)|
|Seen on the Profiles channel after obtaining the Eclipse Badge from Luna|
|A special report from... the Investigation Squad!
Yo, Reborn City! What's up?! We're here with the Reborn Rundown giving you a look at the leaders of the Reborn League! I'm your host, DJ Arclight, now on air!
You'll hear this often when facing the Agate Circus Strongman, Samson! Now stepping up to bat as Reborn's Fighting Gym Leader, Samson, compared to the previous leader, is all about matter over mind! His Pokemon's power is augmented by the Big Top's High Striker effect, an infamous rigged carnival game that here triggers based on certain attacks!
Here's a hook: It turns out, Samson may not have joined the league of his own according. It seems he was strong-armed into it by another party. And who's that? None other than the Agate Circus's Ground Leader, Terra! What could have gone down? The world may never know.
But in order to take him out, beat him at his own game! Cripple his Pokemon to reduce their power-- even that from the High Striker-- or use the Big Top's Flying-type advantages for the super-effective kill! Either way, Pokemon like his ace, Conkeldurr, are sure not to go down easy as they tank hits and strike back double every time!
That's all for now, but remember, Trainers, Keep fighting with everything you've got! Hold your spirits high, and even you can defeat the Reborn League!
|Seen on the Interviews channel after obtaining the Volt Badge from Julia|
Gossip Gardevoir's interview intermission!
Hello! Gossip Gardevoir here in Interview Intermission, bringing YOU the inside scoop on Reborn's celebrity figures!
Today we’ve got a special report with Samson, the Agate Circus Strongman!
Mr. Samson, would you like to tell us a bit about yourself?
SAMSON: Hm…No, Im good. Thanks.
GARDEVOIR: Ohh, come on, just one teensy weensy fact, please…?
GARDEVOIR: I said please! Honestly, how much longer are you going to hold up the show?
SAMSON: Nothing personal. I just save that sort of stuff for the ladies. No offense to you. Not really into the whole Pokebeastiality.
GARDEVOIR: ...Incidentally, Samson is the reserve fighting leader for the reborn league! What means when the current leader retires, he takes her place! It also means that if I were to throw a PSYCHIC attack in his FACE it would be SUPER EFFECTIVE. And, dear Samson, that’s exactly what’s going to happen if you don’t tell us something about yourself right now~!
SAMSON: All right, one fact, and you go away?
SAMSON: Fine. One fact about me. The fact is that I’m telling an arbitrary fact to a camera now. Later.
Thats all for today’s interview intermission. Until next time!
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- Samson is named for the Biblical figure of superhuman strength.
- Samson is one of the four Reserve Gym Leaders to be introduced in the game, the others being Aya, Fern and Sandy.
- Fern, Florinia, and Samson are Hispanic or of Hispanic heritage according to Amethyst.