Master Easel battling with his nemesis, Sylas the Lucario.
Sylas is a vile, perverse Lucario who has completely let himself fall into the allure of negative Aura. By prioritizing an aggressive and malicious aura, he surrounds himself with an oppressive air that slowly whittles away at the self-worth and confidence of other Pokemon in his presence, an ability he abuses to assert dominance over others. Sylas is mostly devoid of empathy and sees weaker Pokemon as fuel for his own amusement and stronger Pokemon as trophies to conquer. While also obsessed with dominance, his views differ greatly from Easel’s, who believes that power and weakness compliment each other to form a strong relationship between warriors.
Sylas wishes nothing more than to defeat and humiliate Easel, as well as gain dominion over his students, but his usually overpowering fighting style is too direct to effectively counter many of Master Easel’s tricks. Direct confrontations typically result in a stalemate between the two, as Easel frequently directs the battle in such a way that a single attack will end the life of both combatants, forcing Sylas to retreat or take his own life for a victory.