The best way to describe Falkner is a leader. Being the oldest and wisest of the original group, he knew his way around every Johto route and city. Falkner will willingly take any action to save a pokemon or even a trainer from danger, even if it means severely damaging himself.
Because of his leadership, Falkner shows true courage. Adventurous and brave, Falkner was raised to be fearless and was taught by Whitney to believe in himself all the time. He can jump off high cliffs and mountains without hesitation because of this.
Main Article: Louis-Falkner Relationship
Falkner acted as a big brother to Louis. He always taught him right from wrong, and calmed his temper down when he got angry. Falkner was interested in seeing Louis's progress because he had the spirit that none of his challengers had. He even traveled with him to Johto to see how much he has grown.
Main Article: Falkner-Whitney Relationship
Whitney and Falkner had a good friendship. Being another newcomer to the pokemon world, Falkner thought of her to be equal to Louis, until he found out she was a gym leader, and put her on his level. As of now, the two still keep in touch and talk a lot.