Ian Tavares is the defending champion of the World Championship in the tournament mode from One Must Fall: 2097. Not much is known about Ian, altough it can be deduced he is of Portuguese descent due to his surname which is a toponym. While fighting he does display the flair and showmanship usually associated with the Portuguese culture. This also makes him more prone to making errors in judgement. If classified according to the classic video game fighting categories he is a lightning bruiser.
ENEMY=0 NO MOVEMENT NAME=Ian Tavares QUOTE=You have fought well, but I am the rightful champion. ROBOT=Nova ENHANCEMENT 11=2 WINS=32 LOSSES=1 ARM SPEED=6 ARM POWER=6 LEG SPEED=5 LEG POWER=5 ARMOR=6 STUN RESISTANCE=5 // Make sure there aren't any matching photos. PHOTO=0 SPEED=35 POWER=31 ENDURANCE=25 OFFENSE=92 DEFENSE=120 ATTITUDE NORMAL=20 ATTITUDE HYPER=40 ATTITUDE JUMP=45 ATTITUDE DEF=70 ATTITUDE SNIPER=40 AP THROW=250 AP SPECIAL=230 AP JUMP=120 AP LOW=-250 AP MIDDLE=150 AP HIGH=190 JUMP PREF=-20 MOVE FORWARD PREF=190 MOVE BACK PREF=-20 LEARNING=9.0 FORGET=.12 MONEY=9012 COLOR 1=16 COLOR 2=16 COLOR 3=16 WINNINGS=8000
Ian Tavares always uses the Nova HAR. He has an high agility and even higher power stat, but his endurance stat is lacking. He has the highest aggression among all the pilots equalled only by Nicoli in World Championship. His second highest defense stat of 120 units is edged out by Nicoli's 130. Despite this he is a very dangerous opponent. The player should never allow him to inflict any damage by blocking his ground attacks and jumping to dodge the earthquake attack of the Nova. The player is to exploit his weaker endurance to defeat him.