Neutral Good: The laws of planets are necessary but unfortunately easily overridden by the scum of the galaxy (smugglers, traffickers, pirates, raiders, etc) – she follows her oath and life in the Green Lantern Corps with dutiful loyalty but her playful and often times arrogant personality can lead to trouble.
Green Lantern Corps
/origin and backstory/
Jade is the offspring of a thorn named Rose and Alan Scott, a green lantern. Alan Scott met her mother when their homeworld was at the brunt of an invasion of raiders who had the goal of syphoning the planet’s resources (aka lush forests and clean oceans) to sell it to sellers of illegal resource on the black market. A quarter of the population died from the initial offense which they were utterly defenseless from and another quarter of the planet died from the sheer pain of the planet that was linked to their body upon birth. The druid-esque people attempted to fight back and if it wasn’t for the support of the Green Lanterns they might of suffered much much more casualties.
Jade’s mother was grateful with Alan Scott and fell in love with him initially resulting in the birth of Jade, which for the most part of Jade’s childhood she knew little about. Later in her life Alan Scott returned to the planet and discovered he had a daughter and asked the Green Lantern Corps to put him on reserve officer status while he raised his daughter (even though she was already a teenager by this time). The stories of his Green Lantern exploits and the Justice Society of Earth dazzled the spritzy teenager and she became infatuated with planetary exploration—leaving her homeworld at eighteen when she came of age.
Jade traveled for three years, checking out worlds one year at a time until she came to a planet that suffered at the hands of similar raiders but this time the Green Lanterns they did not come and Jade and the colonists had to attempt a fight back. Unable to control earth through druid-esque “magic” due to her halfbreed connection Jade was at the brunt of both physical combat which she didn’t know how to deal with and emotional combat that the planet screamed out as it was ruptured and torn into. Eventually the sector’s homeworld sent aid and for almost six months Jade struggled in a “half” coma where the planets pains cried out in her brain and heart. When she awoke she left the planet and instead of returning home from the experience dared herself to be stronger. This indomitable willpower was noticed by the Green Lantern Corps and she was inducted and trained by Sinestro when she was twenty-five. She was surprised to be following in the same footsteps of her father and she found herself a little over-confident even after the difficult training under Sinestro.
She now travels as a first year member of the Corps doing what they do best: beating up bad guys.
/powers and abilities/
Like most members of the Corps, Jade is capable of producing green constructs through the power of will. But in addition to this Jade’s ability as a thorn comes in spades: she can connect with nature and although she cannot control it, she has a full on understanding and mental link towards it. This is a double-sided sword in that she can feel planetary pain and torment through natural disturbances.
/how is this character different?/
Well, her mother isn’t practically poison ivy but instead part of a race called the Thorn who are in-tune with nature to the highest degree. Not to mention she'll be zooming around with Hal Jordan instead of the usual Rayner team-ups and watnot. Also Jade does NOT get her powers from the starheart or any of that. She's an alien.
/what is your goal with this character?/
To help Archangel build the Green Lantern Corps as well as create good cosmic police stories.
/sample post – two full paragraphs. dialogue./
“It’s like I fell in the pits of Poppo, I still can’t believe it.”
The whole idea of “Green Lanterns” were kind of children’s story to Jade, a denizen of a race of people called the Thorn. It was something she had been tucked into bed about as she heard stories of a father she hadn’t met until she was a teenaged youth and how he grouped together his forces and saved the planet. Her mother was pretty grateful and all—some would say too grateful and giving birth to Jade was seen not “pure” but not entirely out of nature so it wasn’t like Jade was seen as a blemish of her people when she was a child. She was born with half of her peoples latent abilities and found herself never really fitting in. But here she was after only eight years of leaving her homeworld and she was a frakking Green Lantern! This was way too stellar for her to even comprehend. It wasn’t like Jade had just found out either since she had finished basic training with Sinestro—one of the toughest lanterns out there and now she was flying through the galaxy with the power of will on her side. It was like an energy that Jade couldn’t get over and all of the people who didn’t have power rings? Well they all sort of needed to understand that Jade was awesome – or at least that’s how it all played out in Jade’s head. She may have been twenty-six cycles of age but damn it to a black hole if she wasn’t acting like an energetic teenager. But really it didn’t really matter to Jade, she was too thrilled to care if her fellow Lanterns thought she was acting too much like a kid.
“Heck yeah! We should like go to Apokolips and totally kick them in their shins!”
Jade was excited, she didn’t know what she was thinking or saying. Generally, Green Lantern recruits like Jade were not common in the Green Lantern Corps. The usual youthful energy was often snubbed out during training as a recruit and by the time they got to their first year assignment they were calm or at least not overtly enthusiastic to the level of this degree. Jade was special though and came at the right time as one of the Green Lanterns of Sector 2816 passed away and his ring had reverted back until it found a new host. This host happened to be a hyperactive female that still acted like a sixteen year old. Maybe her missions would sober and condition her… but for now the Corps had to deal with what they had. At least she was good-willed.
Kilowog raised a brow as he held out his hands, “Hold it, Jade, we don’t do that.”
“Why not? They’re frakking bullies!”
“Messing with the treaties of the New Gods is probably one of them.”
Another lantern quipped back and Jade turned around as she took a heavy sigh.
“Fine! But I don’t want to stay here until a sun goes nova or a space worm comes out of a black hole.”
She pouted, crossing her arms as she moved back down to the seat in the mess hall of the Corps.
“You’ll get assigned eventually, trust me.”
“Right, okay. Want to do some drills?”
“Do you ever lose that energy of yours?”