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player information
name: MoiyaHatake
age: 24 years over 18
contact: MoiyaHatake @ Plurk, Gmail, AIM, or private messaging me in Jace’s journal
other characters: None.

character information
name: Jace Wayland (at the canon point he will be taken from).
canon: Shadowhunters
canon point: Season 2, Episode 3, “Parabatai Lost”, immediately after saving Alec, before he turns himself over to the Clave.
age: Age isn’t specified, but was listed in the Pilot information online (which has since been deleted) as being “early twenties”. It’s also mentioned in the show that Alec is older, by approximately a year. For the purpose of this game I’m going to say he’s 20.

(canon) background: http://shadowhunters.wikia.com/wiki/TV:Jace_Wayland
(original) world: N/A

abilities:

Physiology: Being half angel gives Nephilim heightened abilities, including strength, speed, agility, stamina, and coordination, which continue to improve over time and practice. It also allows them to use weapons forged from special materials, like seraph blades and steles, which they use to draw runes. Nephilim are stronger, faster, and more durable than humans, but they are half human and are not immortal. They can be injured and die.

The Sight: As a Shadowhunter, Jace is naturally and easily able to see through most magical illusions and layers of glamour over reality.

Angelic Artifacts and Runes: Runes are drawn onto the skin using the stele, they are permanent once drawn, and can be activated or deactivated using the stele. Shadowhunters use runes to enhance their sight, hearing, speed, agility, coordination, and they can glamour themselves to not be seen or heard by anyone outside the Shadow World. They can also use runes to heal themselves and slow down blood loss. Runes can also be drawn on surfaces or objects to burn, lock doors, or protect.

Fighting: Jace was trained in hand-to-hand combat incorporating different styles from around the world and the use of a variety of weapons. He is an expert in combat, armed and unarmed, and is a highly skilled swordsman. His training continued under Hodge Starkweather after Jace moved into the New York Institute.

Parabatai Bond: Due to his bond with Alec Lightwood, Jace is able to call on more strength in battle and is able to use certain runes exclusive to parabatai. The runes drawn on him by, or shared with, Alec also have a considerably stronger effect than if they had been drawn by any other Shadowhunter. Through their bond Alec and Jace fight as one in battle. They can feel emotions and know when the other is in pain.

strengths:

Love. Jace would argue love, or any emotion, is a weakness, but he’s proven again and again that love is his strength. When he loves, he loves deeply. His love keeps him on the right path. Love, as his greatest strength beyond his Shadowhunter abilities, is how Jace continues to fight back and grow as a person. No matter how much he fears or doubts himself he manages to do what is right when it’s most important.

Tenacity. Jace is a fighter. He stubbornly and determinedly fights until he perfects a skill, wins a battle, protects those he loves and those who can’t protect themselves. He doesn’t quit no matter the cost. Training, playing the piano, defeating an enemy, Jace gives everything of himself.

Selflessness. Jace turned himself over to the enemy to protect his family, his parabatai, and his friends. He threw himself at a demon to protect Alec. He fought vampires to rescue someone he hadn’t begun to call friend. He turned himself over to be tried as a traitor and risked being killed by werewolves more than once just for the chance to save Alec. These are only a few examples. Jace doesn’t think about what it costs him to protect others. He does it because it’s the right thing to do and because he’s seflless.

weaknesses:

Self Esteem/Need for Acceptance. This is Jace’s greatest weakness. He puts so much importance on gaining acceptance and approval from authority figures, like his father and his adopted parents, that he begins to doubt himself the moment they question his motives or decisions. With others he’s the opposite. He appears cocky, egotistical, and quick to argue when challenged. He’s blatantly self-confident and brags about himself. It’s a defense, a cover for the insecurities and doubts he fears. His father raised him to be strong, to fight, to be the best no matter the cost. He’s constantly trying to live up to the expectations and anything less is unacceptable.

Emotions. Jace’s greatest weakness is being afraid of his own feelings for others. He hides his emotions, his pain, from even Alec, who is the closest person to his heart and soul. Alec understands Jace better than anyone else and can see when Jace is upset or hurting, as well as feel it through their bond, but that doesn’t stop Jace from pretending he doesn’t feel love, fear, emotional pain. Jace comments jokingly one time that others assume he has feelings, he claims he’s never been in love, and he reminds others often that emotions are a weakness. He can also be stubborn and refuse to listen when he’s emotional and trying to avoid feeling something he’s not ready to deal with.

Impulsive. Unlike his parabatai, Alec Lightwood, Jace doesn’t appear to think things through before acting. He gets a thrill over rushing into danger, fighting demons, and breaking rules rather than getting permission first. Because of this he can be stubborn, argumentative, and slow to admit when he is wrong.

job skills (optional):
housing (optional): Sharing with canon-mates if possible.

network username: Angelus.ignis - latin for angel of fire.

network sample:

[He’s still a mess, cuts, bruises, a busted lip, but he’s healing. On the outside. He welcomes the pain as a distraction. And then he carefully pushes down every thought and emotion he can feel crawling beneath his skin and asks:]

Can anyone point me to the nearest bar? Preferably one run by werewolves and a bartender with a killer personality.

prose/action sample:

Samples provided from two separate TDM’s:

https://bumfuckidaho.dreamwidth.org/3622.html?thread=1199398#cmt1199398
https://bumfuckidaho.dreamwidth.org/4430.html?thread=1444686#cmt1444686
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PLAYER

NAME: MoiyaHatake
CONTACT: MoiyaHatake @ Gmail, AIM, Plurk or you can send a private message to Jace’s journal.
OTHER CHARACTERS IN THE PINES: None.


CHARACTER

NAME: Jace Wayland
CANON: Shadowhunters
CANON-POINT: Season 2, Episode 3, “Parabatai Lost”, immediately after saving Alec, when he turns himself over to the Clave.


DOSSIER

HISTORY: http://shadowhunters.wikia.com/wiki/TV:Jace_Wayland

WHAT ARE YOUR CHARACTER'S STRENGTHS?:

In general, Jace is very intelligent and focused, driven to succeed and be the best Shadowhunter he can be. But love is his greatest strength, even beyond his Shadowhunter abilities. Love is how Jace continues to fight back and grow as a person. No matter how much he fears or doubts himself he manages to do what is right when it’s most important.

WHAT ARE YOUR CHARACTER'S WEAKNESSES?:

Jace has a quick temper and responds to most things with sarcasm and insults, as a challenge and as if he has to constantly prove himself to be the best at everything he does. He can be stubborn and refuse to listen when he’s emotional, trying to avoid feeling something he’s not ready to deal with. He can be impulsive and gets a thrill over rushing into danger, fighting demons, and breaking rules rather than getting permission first. But his greatest weakness is his fears and doubts. He puts a lot of importance on gaining acceptance and approval from authority figures, like his father and his adopted parents, that he begins to doubt himself the moment they question his motives or decisions.

WHAT EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES IN YOUR CHARACTER'S PAST HAVE IMPACTED THEM THE MOST?:

1. Jace’s father, Michael Wayland, was murdered when he was a child. Jace watched his father die and swore he’d get revenge. His father was the only person he’d known, the only person he’d trusted, and the only person he’d loved. Losing his father hurt him so deeply that when he arrives at the New York Institute he embraces his training and focuses on his desire for revenge.

2. Meeting Alexander Gideon Lightwood changed his life. They bonded, became the best of friends, brothers, and when they were old enough they took the oath and completed a ritual to be bonded as parabatai. Jace spent years with Alec, fighting and training, their bond growing stronger. He found a home with the Lightwoods and grew to love them as his own family, trusting and loving in ways his father, Michael, had rarely shown him.

3. Meeting Clary Fairchild/Fray changed a lot of things for Jace. He began to fight with Alec over his increasingly unusual behavior and at one point they began fighting against each other. Jace was following a stranger, breaking rules for Clary, and leading Alec and Isabelle into unnecessary danger believing he was doing the right thing by helping Clary. Instead of using his training and best judgement, he began listening to a complete stranger out of sympathy for her situation and because he felt drawn to her. But Clary opens up possibilities for Jace, ones he never imagined and tried hard to ignore. Love and passion like he’s never felt before. It’s the beginning of another stage of development for Jace that forces him to open up and be more honest about his feelings than ever before. Finding out that Clary is actually his sister is a devastating blow. Mostly because Jace admits to Alec that he ‘wanted her’ and later reveals he still loves her as more than his sister. It weighs on his conscience and is something he internally torments himself over because it’s wrong and that feeling later feeds into his doubts and fears that he is like Valentine and that is something he can’t change no matter how hard he tries.

4. To protect Alec, Magnus, Simon, Isabelle, and Clary, Jace decided to go with Valentine when he believed he had no other choice. He already believed himself to be the son of a murderer, the leader of the Circle, and a man everyone feared and loathed as a traitor, but his decision to leave with Valentine also labeled him as a traitor by the Clave. Valentine tested Jace almost immediately after and then had him beaten in an attempt to break him, but Jace doesn’t break. It’s this time with Valentine that Jace grows the most. He finally begins to move past the doubts and fears, he begins to find his own path, he chooses to believe he is not like his father, and he sets out to do what is right despite being labeled as a traitor and the son of a rogue Shadowhunter. Jace chooses to leave behind the broken hearted boy who wanted nothing more than for his father to love him and he begins to trust himself and his heart. He chooses to protect, to love, to fight harder than he has ever fought before to do what is right and good.

5. After escaping Valentine, Jace discovered Alec could die after falling into a coma-like state trying to track Jace. Jace recited the oath he took with Alec when they became parabatai and begged Alec not to leave him. For a moment Jace believed he had lost Alec before Alec finally speaks, Alec’s soul/consciousness having found it’s way back, following Jace through the bond they’ve shared for so long. This moment is the most emotion Jace has shown anyone. His love for Alec and his fear of losing him, part of his own heart and soul, is devastating and heartbreaking. This person who never cries in front of anyone, never says please, begging Alec not to leave him. He truly feels lost and terrified holding Alec in that moment. So when Alec finally speaks, finishes the oath, and Jace realizes he’s alive, they hold each other and cry in relief. Jace risked everything for Alec, even his own life. It’s this defining moment that Jace will be arriving from, after having saved Alec and willingly turned himself over to the Clave to be tried as a traitor. He won’t remember that Alec is alive, he’ll only remember that he was dying.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOUR CHARACTER?:

Love and Family. A desire to protect and a small desire that seems to come naturally to him, a desire to show off his super Shadowhunter abilities. In the beginning, Jace is driven by revenge, claiming he’s never been in love, and behaving as if he has no emotions. Shadowhunters have to learn to act, not feel. Emotions get in the way. But as the show progresses Jace begins to be motivated by love, by his family, by developing relationships. It’s the relationships he builds that drive him forward, make him want to fight harder and to do the right thing, stop demons. He also has a driving need to prove himself worthy of love and to be accepted by an authority figure. As a child that person had been his father. As an adult it is Maryse and Robert Lightwood, his adopted parents. When it’s revealed that he is the son of Valentine Morgenstern Jace also desperately wants to prove, to himself and to others, that he is nothing like his father, something he fears deeply.

Although he was raised to believe ‘to love is to destroy and to be loved is to be destroyed’ Jace has been evolving beyond his father's words. He begins to let others in and express his feelings more openly. Partly because he fears losing them if he doesn’t and partly because he is choosing to change, to be a better person, to break away from his father's ideas and beliefs. He is learning to trust himself, his heart, and to let himself feel and express himself more openly and honestly.

WHAT IMPRESSION DO OTHERS TEND TO HAVE OF YOUR CHARACTER?:

Others see Jace as cocky, confident, head strong, impulsive, handsome, sometimes even charming. Like the jock in high school who is popular and well known by most. Either they love him or they hate him. He’s been called gifted and has been favored by his adopted parents. He has a reputation for being one of the strongest Shadowhunters.


IN WHAT WAYS DOES THAT IMPRESSION DIFFER FROM WHO YOUR CHARACTER REALLY IS?:

Jace is cocky, confident, head strong, impulsive, and sometimes he can be charming. He knows he’s handsome. He is also blunt, honest, and quick witted. He is gifted and he is one of the strongest Shadowhunters. But he is also innately good and kind hearted. Jace would argue love, or any emotion, is a weakness, but he’s proven again and again that love is his strength. When he loves, he loves deeply. His love keeps him on the right path. He’s deeply passionate and compassionate. He doesn’t want favoritism, he wants to be accepted and loved. He is the best, not simply because he really is gifted, but because it’s expected and has always been the only way he knows to gain approval.

Jace was taught early on in his life that he had to believe he was the best to be the best. His father always emphasized strength when training Jace. Not simply physical strength, but strength in everything. Jace was a weapon and he has always been treated as such. Even his adopted parents are only proud of him when he’s at his best.

In the beginning, he hides all of the emotions he fears and has difficulty sharing them, even with the people he’s closest to. He is cocky, blunt, headstrong. But as his relationships develop, both new and old, and he begins to open up, he begins to heal and trust himself and others more.

HOW DOES YOUR CHARACTER HANDLE CRISIS OR ADVERSITY?:

Jace fights, the way he was taught to fight. He doesn’t quit. He does what he must to keep going and to make things right again, to protect the people he cares about and even the ones he pretends not to care about.

WHICH 5 THINGS WILL YOUR CHARACTER REMEMBER UPON ARRIVAL, AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THEM?:

1. Jace will remember the night his father, Michael Wayland, was murdered.

2. He will also remember being chained up and beaten while his father, Valentine Morgenstern, stood by and watched. I chose these memories because they are also events that changed his life. His father is someone very important to him, someone he trusted and loved deeply. He was the only person Jace knew until he moved to the New York Institute. But then Jace finds out that Valentine had been Michael Wayland all along, using a glamour to hide his true identity and now that love and trust, and Jace’s loyalty to his father, has been twisted.

3. He will remember his and Alec’s parabatai ceremony.

4. He will remember the moment right before he wakes up in the hospital in Pines. He had been holding Alec and begging him not to leave him, so sure Alec had died. I chose these two memories of Alec specifically because Alec Lightwood is the second most important person in Jace’s life. Where his father has become chaos and pain in his heart and mind, Alec is everything good. He is Jace’s brother, his parabatai, and his best friend.

5. He will also remember Clarissa Fairchild, Isabelle Lightwood, and Max Lightwood are his siblings. I chose this memory because Jace has so few people he keeps close to his heart so he wouldn’t forget the two siblings he grew up with, Max and Isabelle, or the newest addition to his life, Clary.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU FEEL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?: No.


SKILLS, ABILITIES, & PHYSICAL WEAKNESSES:

Physiology:

Shadowhunters, or Nephilim, were created when a human asked Raziel, an angel, for help in protecting the world from demons. Raziel mixed his blood and the blood of humans in a cup, The Mortal Cup, and had the humans drink from it, creating the first Shadowhunters. Being half angel gives Nephilim heightened abilities, including strength, speed, agility, stamina, and coordination, which continue to improve over time and practice. It also allows them to use weapons forged from special materials, like seraph blades, and stele’s which they use to draw runes. Nephilim are stronger, faster, and more durable than humans, but they are half human and are not immortal. They can be injured and die.

The Sight:

As a Shadowhunter, Jace is naturally and easily able to see through most magical illusions and layers of glamour over reality.

Angelic Artifacts and Runes:

Runes are drawn onto the skin using the stele. Permanent runes are black and will never fade, while other runes that are temporary start off black and fade over time as they’re used up. Shadowhunters use runes to enhance their sight, hearing, speed, agility, coordination, and they can glamour themselves to not be seen or heard by anyone outside the Shadow World. Runes can also be drawn on surfaces or objects to burn, lock doors, or protect.

Fighting:

Jace was trained by his father almost from birth to fight demons. His training included hand-to-hand combat incorporating different styles from around the world and the use of a variety of weapons. He is an expert in combat, armed and unarmed, and is a highly skilled swordsman. His training continued under Hodge Starkweather after Jace moved into the New York Institute.

Parabatai Bond:

Due to his bond with Alec Lightwood, Jace is able to call on more strength in battle and is able to use certain runes exclusive to parabatai. The runes drawn on him by, or shared with, Alec also have a considerably stronger effect than if they had been drawn by any other Shadowhunter. Through The bond Alec and Jace fight as one in battle. They can feel emotions and know when the other is in pain.

INVENTORY:

Jace will be arriving in the clothes he was wearing and a few items he did not have on him at the time. His stele, which he had originally lost when he jumped off Valentine’s ship, a bone handled knife given to him as a gift by Alec Lightwood when they became parabatai, and a seraph blade.

SAMPLES


NOTE: I’ve included the same link for both because each individual thread starts from the same post and I wanted to include the original post as the starting point for each thread.

PROSE-HEAVY:

(Past TDM - Track and Field Option) https://bumfuckidaho.dreamwidth.org/3622.html?thread=1199398#cmt1199398

DIALOGUE-HEAVY:

(Past TDM - Track and Field Option)
https://bumfuckidaho.dreamwidth.org/3622.html?thread=1199398#cmt1199398
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PLAYER

NAME: MoiyaHatake
CONTACT: MoiyaHatake @ Gmail, Plurk, or using Jace’s journal and private messaging me there.
OTHER CHARACTERS IN THE PINES: None.


CHARACTER

NAME: At the canon-point in which he’s being taken he believes his name to be Jonathan Christopher ‘Jace’ Morgenstern. Previously, he believed he had been born Jonathan Christopher Wayland. But it was a lie he only recently discovered. Jace is the nickname given to him by his adopted mother, Maryse Lightwood.
CANON: Shadowhunters
CANON-POINT: Season 2, Episode 3, “Parabatai Lost”, immediately after saving Alec, when he turns himself over to the Clave.


DOSSIER

HISTORY: http://shadowhunters.wikia.com/wiki/TV:Jace_Wayland

WHAT ARE YOUR CHARACTER'S STRENGTHS?: This and the following question refer to mental and emotional strengths and weaknesses - physical ones have a separate question.

Jace is very intelligent and focused, driven to succeed and be the best Shadowhunter he can be. He’s considered the strongest Shadowhunter of his generation. He only gets close to people he trusts and once he lets someone in he has an unwavering loyalty to protect them. He is blunt, honest, and quick witted. Jace would argue love, or any emotion, is a weakness, but he’s proven again and again that love is his strength. When he loves, he loves deeply. His love keeps him on the right path, deciding to do good even when Valentine tries to convince him he has demon blood. Valentine seems convinced that anyone with demon blood will be driven by their blood. Including Jace. But despite believing he has demon blood, Jace still fights against what Valentine says is inevitable.

WHAT ARE YOUR CHARACTER'S WEAKNESSES?:

Jace’s greatest weakness is being afraid of his own feelings for others. He hides his emotions, his pain, from even Alec, who is the closest person to his heart and soul. He has a quick temper and responds to most things with sarcasm. He can be stubborn and refuse to listen when he’s emotional and trying to avoid feeling something he’s not ready to deal with. He can be impulsive and gets a thrill over rushing into danger, fighting demons, and breaking rules rather than getting permission first.

His love can also be considered a weakness, but only when Jace is dealing with Valentine or Clary. Valentine revealed himself to be the man who raised Jace, using a glamour to hide his identity and pretending to be Michael Wayland when Jace was a child. Even after Jace knows the truth his love for the father who raised him leaves him vulnerable to Valentine's manipulation. He’s quick to believe a man who lied to him, about being Michael Wayland and by faking his own death when Jace was eleven.


WHAT EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES IN YOUR CHARACTER'S PAST HAVE IMPACTED THEM THE MOST?:

1. The first moment would be when Jace’s father, Michael Wayland, was murdered by the Circle. The Circle was a group of Shadowhunters who separated themselves from the Clave and killed many Shadowhunters and Downworlders based on beliefs fueled by Valentine, the founder of the Circle. Jace watched his father die and swore he’d get revenge.

2. As an orphan, Jace Wayland was sent to the New York Institute to live with the Lightwood’s. Meeting Alexander Gideon Lightwood changed his life. They bonded, became the best of friends, brothers, and when they were old enough they took the oath and completed a ritual to be bonded as parabatai. The bond allows them to fight as one in battle. They can feel each other through the bond.

Jace spent years with Alec, fighting and training, their bond growing stronger. He found a home with the Lightwoods and grew to love them as his own.

3. Meeting Clary Fairchild/Fray seemed to change a lot of things for Jace. He began to fight with Alec over his increasingly unusual behavior and at one point they began fighting against each other. Jace was following a stranger, breaking rules for Clary, and leading Alec and Isabelle into unnecessary danger believing he was doing the right thing by helping Clary. Instead of using his training and best judgement, he began listening to a complete stranger either out of sympathy for her situation or because he felt drawn to her.

But finding out Clary was his sister changed what seemed to be a clear path for Jace. He had been following his heart only to be betrayed by it again in his mind. Valentine revealed to Jace that he was the Michael Wayland Jace remembered as his father and also tells Clary and Jace that they are siblings. While this gave Jace an opportunity to repair his relationship with Alec he’s haunted by the knowledge that he had wanted Clary and still loves her.

4. To protect Alec, Magnus, Simon, Isabelle, and Clary, Jace decided to go with Valentine when he believed he had no other choice. He already believed himself to be the son of a murderer, the leader of the Circle, and a man everyone feared and loathed as a traitor, but his decision to leave with Valentine labeled him as a traitor by the Clave. Valentine tested Jace almost immediately after and then had him beaten in an attempt to break him, but Jace doesn’t break. Not physically. Valentine did break him in other ways. Through manipulation, the way he always had. He tells Jace he has demon blood and forced Jace to make choices Jace believed are the only choices.

When Clary showed up Valentine threatened to send her on a mission to retrieve a Werewolf. Jace decided to go rather than to continue refusing knowing Clary wasn’t ready to face a cornered Werewolf. This decision nearly cost him his life later when he and Clary escape Valentine and the Downworld believed Jace murdered one of their own.

5. While trying to contact Clary, Alec, and Isabelle, Jace discovered Alec could die after falling into a coma-like state trying to track Jace. Jace is then recognized by another Werewolf as the one who kidnapped one of their own and is attacked before he can leave. But reaching Alec is Jace’s only thought and not even the injuries that send him to the emergency room can stop him. Bleeding and exhausted from his time with Valentine, his escape by jumping off a moving ship, and his fight with the werewolves, Jace finally reached Magnus’s loft.

Jace recited the oath he took with Alec when they became parabatai and begged Alec not to leave him. Everyone, including Jace, believe they’ve lost Alec before Alec finally speaks, Alec’s soul/consciousness having found his way back, following Jace through the bond they’ve shared for so long. It’s this defining moment that Jace will be arriving from after having saved Alec and willingly turned himself over to the Clave to be tried as a traitor.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOUR CHARACTER?:

Love. Family. A desire to protect and a small desire that seems to come naturally to him, a desire to show off his super Shadowhunter abilities. In the beginning, Jace seems to be driven by revenge, claiming he’s never been in love, and behaving as if he has no emotions. Shadowhunters have to learn to act, not feel. Emotions get in the way. But as the show progresses Jace begins to be motivated by love, by his family, by developing relationships with Simon Lewis and even Magnus Bane.

It’s the relationships he builds that drive him forward, make him want to fight harder and to do the right thing, stop demons and stop his father. He also has an underlying desire to prove he is nothing like his father, something he fears deeply.

Jace is also innately good and kind despite the projected self-assurance and ego others see. He wants to help others. He wants to protect. He wants to make his father proud. But I think with his adopted parents he simply wants to be loved as a son. Although he was raised to believe ‘to love is to destroy and to be loved is to be destroyed’ Jace has been evolving beyond his father's words.

WHAT IMPRESSION DO OTHERS TEND TO HAVE OF YOUR CHARACTER?:

What they see is they get. Jace appears to be an arrogant, emotionless, soldier, driven by the need to show off and by the exhilaration of the fight. He chases excitement and never backs down. He’s stubborn, strong willed, and self-centered, but he loves and protects Alec and Isabelle without hesitation. He’s sarcastically blunt and outspoken.

Simon Lewis compares him to a bully he once knew. He sees Jace as a jock-type-bully who does what he wants without any regard for the feelings of others. But it’s Simon who stands up to Jace and it’s Simon Jace rescues on more than one occasion. I think deep down Jace admires Simon for the kind of courage he shows despite being a Mundane and I think it’s Simon who really tears down the instilled attitude that Mundane are annoying and weak and Shadowhunters are better than them. So while he starts out and maintains that Jace is a jerk throughout the first season, Jace and Simon seem to come to an unspoken arrangement of trust and potential friendship.

Alec sees Jace differently and probably more honestly than anyone. He knows Jace’s moods, reactions, and the reasons behind his behavior. He knows of Jace’s past and because they’ve grown up together, learning to fight together, and then becoming closer than any two Shadowhunters can become by taking an oath to be parabatai, he can feel Jace and know him more intimately than anyone can. He knows that Jace is arrogant and strong willed, but he also knows how deeply he does feel and can love.

Isabelle sees Jace as a brother, a protector, as a badass Shadowhunter. She and Jace are very similar in their desire to leap in and fight and have a little fun while riding the world of demons. She and Jace definitely keep Alec on his toes as older brother.

IN WHAT WAYS DOES THAT IMPRESSION DIFFER FROM WHO YOUR CHARACTER REALLY IS?:

On the outside Jace appears arrogant, cocky, quick to jump in and act rather than think things through first. He thinks highly of himself, making comments about his looks and talents, mostly said very seriously. But Jace is guarded, he uses sarcasm to deflect, and while he is one of the best Shadowhunters of his generation, he’s insecure. He is strong, he one of the best Shadowhunters, and he knows this. It was drilled into him his entire life. To be the best you must believe you are the best. Have no doubts, do not hesitate.

While his life with his father is vague in the show, his reactions to his father tell us a lot about his life growing up. Michael Wayland, after having been discovered alive by Jace, shows Jace a mixture of care and tough parenting that borders on veiled bullying. While his adopted mother treated him like a prize, the best child and the best Shadowhunter, the pride of the Lightwood family, showing him favoritism while being painfully hard on her own children.

Interestingly, Jace is even more sarcastic and defensive around Simon Lewis, Clary Fairchild’s/Fray’s best friend. A mundane he helps save more than once and spends more time with than Clary, who is supposedly his love interest. He is more himself with Isabelle, Alec, and Simon than he is with anyone else, even Clary, who he intentionally pushes away when it’s revealed their siblings.

But there are moments where we see Jace being thoughtful, feeling betrayed, heartbroken, reaching out to someone, hesitating, doubting himself, questioning what he believes, and even regretting hurting Alec the moment he says or does something. Jace is learning to open up more while still trying to discover who he is as a person and where he fits in everything between.

He is growing past his father's words and expectations and becoming the person he truly is beneath the facade. So when Valentine/Michael re-enters his life he turns everything upside down and Jace finds himself battling between the desire of a boy who still loves his father and wants to prove himself and the man who wants to protect, to love, and to be loved.

HOW DOES YOUR CHARACTER HANDLE CRISIS OR ADVERSITY?:

Fight. Jace fights, the way he was taught to fight. He doesn’t quit. But he does hide himself, his emotions, and keeps others at safe distance. He does what he must to keep going and to make things right again, to protect the people he cares about and even the ones he pretends not to care about. The only person who can see through his facade is Alec. The only person he talks to about Clary, about his father, about anything, is Alec. And even then it takes him a long time to finally open up and admit when he was wrong. Alec is very important to him. His first friend and someone who has never treated him like a prize or a weapon.

WHICH 5 THINGS WILL YOUR CHARACTER REMEMBER UPON ARRIVAL, AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THEM?: Upon arrival, characters remember five distinct things about themselves. Those five things carry them through until their memories begin to return on their second or third day back. (See our FAQ for more info.)

Alec Lightwood. The most important person in his life. Someone he loves. He will specifically remember a wedding and Alec walking away from him to kiss Magnus Bane and then later a moment when he was sure Alec had died. Within these memories he remembers love, pain, loss, fear, and deep bond with Alec.

Valentine Morgenstern/Michael Wayland. Jace will remember his father in both forms. He will remember the moment Michael died and then the moment when Valentine chains him up and has him beaten in an attempt to break him.

I’ve chosen these two people and specific memories because they are the most important people in his life. They’ve affected him more than anyone else and have helped shape who has become over the years and how he copes with and interacts with others and the world.

Jace will remember his siblings: Clary Fairchild/Fray, Isabelle Lightwood, Max Lightwood, and Alec Lightwood. Although, his relationship with Alec and Clary are emotionally complex.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU FEEL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?:

There are a lot of important things Jace doesn’t remember and will eventually. One of them being his father, Valentine, revealing to him that he has demon blood as a result of Valentine’s early experiments while he was still growing inside his mother's womb. After Jace surrendered himself to Valentine he did try to kill his father, but Valentine tricked Jace, tested his loyalty, and then tried to beat him, verbally, emotionally, and physically, into compliance.

His father has always manipulated Jace and as a child he killed Jace’s Falcon as an example, telling him ‘to love is to destroy and to be loved is to be destroyed’. He also told Jace he was suppose to train the bird, not tame it. Jace worked hard with the Falcon, showing it kindness and love until the Falcon trusted him. When he showed his father that he had succeeded, Valentine/Michael took the Falcon and broke it’s neck. It’s one of the few real examples we have of his father's control over him.

We also see hints of their father-son relationship prior to Michael revealing himself to be Valentine in veiled hints of abuse that helps to explain why Jace behaves the way he does with anyone who isn’t close to him. This is important because Jace is coming from a canon point right after escaping from his father.


SKILLS, ABILITIES, & PHYSICAL WEAKNESSES: Include such things as supernatural/superhuman abilities, regular-human skills (ranging anywhere from combat to 'highly skilled at the lute'), and weaknesses along both spectrums ('weakened by kryptonite', 'has a bad knee').

Physiology:

Shadowhunters, or Nephilim, were created when a human asked Raziel, an angel, for help in protecting the world from demons. Raziel mixed his blood and the blood of humans in a cup, The Mortal Cup, and had the humans drink from it, creating the first Shadowhunters. Being half angel gives Nephilim heightened abilities, including strength, speed, agility, stamina, and coordination, which continue to improve over time and practice. It also allows them to use weapons forged from special materials, like seraph blades, and stele’s which they use to draw runes. Nephilim are stronger, faster, and more durable than humans, but they are half human and are not immortal. They can be injured and die.

The Sight:

As a Shadowhunter, Jace is naturally and easily able to see through most magical illusions and layers of glamour over reality.

Angelic Artifacts and Runes:

Runes are drawn onto the skin using the stele. Permanent runes are black and will never fade, while other runes that are temporary start off black and fade over time as they’re used up. Shadowhunters use runes to enhance their sight, hearing, speed, agility, coordination, and they can glamour themselves to not be seen or heard by anyone outside the Shadow World. Runes can also be drawn on surfaces or objects to burn, lock doors, or protect.

Fighting:

Jace was trained by his father almost from birth to fight demons. His training included hand-to-hand combat incorporating different styles from around the world and the use of a variety of weapons. He is an expert in combat, armed and unarmed, and is a highly skilled swordsman. His training continued under Hodge Starkweather after Jace moved into the New York Institute.

Parabatai Bond:

Due to his bond with Alec Lightwood, Jace is able to call on more strength in battle and is able to use certain runes exclusive to parabatai. The runes drawn on him by, or shared with, Alec also have a considerably stronger effect than if they had been drawn by any other Shadowhunter. Through The bond Alec and Jace fight as one in battle. They can feel emotions and know when the other is in pain.

INVENTORY: What items does your character come in with? Generally, this is a list of everything on your character's person, though we will allow UP TO THREE ITEMS not on your character's person at their canonpoint, but which are small enough to carry and which belong to them - as an example, their weapon even if their canonpoint has them unarmed. (Keep in mind that they won't wake up with these and will have to retrieve them later.)

Jace will be arriving in the clothes he was wearing and a few items he did not have on him at the time. His stele, which he had originally lost when he jumped off Valentine’s ship, a bone handled knife given to him as a gift by Alec Lightwood when they became parabatai, and a seraph blade.

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PROSE-HEAVY: NOTE: I’ve included the same link for both because each individual thread starts from the same post and I wanted to include the original post as the starting point for each thread. (Current TDM - Track and Field Option) https://bumfuckidaho.dreamwidth.org/3622.html?thread=1199398#cmt1199398
DIALOGUE-HEAVY: https://bumfuckidaho.dreamwidth.org/3622.html?thread=1199398#cmt1199398

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