Anubis was originally an Egyptian god of the underworld, but became associated specifically with the embalming process and funeral rites. I really like the robotic design of this character as it moves away from most other conventions.
My first pokemon game was fire red. I still remember the day I bought it at Target. Which was your first game? (Mine was also Firered. My friend gave it to me cuz she lost her gameboy and asked the class who wanted it.