Just a matter of decorum with the times, sir. You represent more than the Opelucid people now. Your strength is the nation’s strength and they need to see you as a symbol of a united Unova.
Concept sketches of former Prince Draidendra the Dragonborn ie. Drayden Nagendra, the Spartan Mayor of Opelucid City.
“SIR NO” is the battlecry/his nickname from every one of his personal assistants ever, as is “Oh God.” from various politicians drawing straws to see who gets to confront him with something which goes against his principles.
The Nagendra clan was instrumental in Unova’s rebellion against Kanto’s colonialism and he was there to see his mother, Tiamat Nagendra change the monarchy system of Opelucid to a democracy for her people in the outcome of their independence. He spent several years living as a normal citizen, until the people of Opelucid saw fit to elect him as their mayor and he has served them ever since.
The Homeland Defense Commitee wanted to elect him as one of the Elite Four, however he was adamant not to leave Opelucid City where he was still carrying out his duties as mayor, nominating the more free-spirited Alder (A good friend since the days of the war) as a substitute instead and they came to an agreement that he would run their highest-ranked gym in the city itself.
He’s got a reputation for being a hard taskmaster who takes 0.000% of your shit—House Nagendra is pretty martial and has no place for weakness, if you weren’t strong in body that was fine as long as you were strong in heart/will—however he is fair and just as far as Unovan leaders come and is much-beloved by his people.
He’s Indian-Gorkha in this version (and is speaking Nepali to his dergan ie. “ARE YOU TIRED YET?”)