Name: Jenna Rhodes
School: Aurora High School
Hobbies and Interests: Detective Fiction, Law, Politics, Debate, Culinary Arts, Swimming.
Appearance: Standing at around 5'8 and weighing roughly 135 lbs, Jenna sports a notably slim yet reasonably athletic body thanks to her regular swimming exercises. Because of her mixed Ghanaian and Iranian heritage, her smooth skin is light brown in colour, and her large eyes are a deep dark brown. She is considered by most to be moderately attractive, with a slender face, thin eyebrows and reasonably full lips. Her straight black hair is very long, easily reaching her lower back, and whilst she usually just puts in back with a red headband on occasion she will tie it back into a ponytail whenever she's going swimming.
Whilst she usually avoids wearing the same clothes every day, one of her favoured pieces of clothing is her long orange cardigan, and she is rarely found not wearing it. Apart from that, she tends to wear a variety of different dresses, pants, shirts and so on. On the day of the trip in particular, she was wearing a pair of black pants, a red spaghetti-strap tank top underneath her cardigan and a pair of brown loathers. Jenna is also rarely found without make-up, which usually consists of some lip gloss and black eyeliner.
Biography: Jenna Rhodes father, an African-American man named Johnathan Rhodes, is a praised and highly respected member of the Seattle Police Department who's become something of a local hero in the neighbourhood Jenna grew up in. Her Iranian-American mother Sara is a lawyer who originally met Jonathan during the middle of a courtroom trial where she defended him after he was falsely accused of abusing his authority. After proving him of being innocent, Sara and Jonathan agreed to go have coffee afterwards. Five years later, the two ended up getting married, and before long Sara gave birth to Jenna Rhodes on the 13th of May 1994.
Since an early age, Jenna has always enjoyed solving puzzles. As a child, every inch of her bedroom floor was covered in jigsaw puzzles, much to her parent's annoyance. This, alongside her steadily growing love of reading, eventually led to her growing up to love reading mystery novels. For years, there was absolutely nothing Jenna found more entertaining than a good mystery novel. Especially those centred around detectives solving seemingly perfect crimes, the works of Arther Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie in particular being amongst her all-time favourites. She would spend hours at a time reading them, constantly guessing as to who would turn out to be the murderer in the end. And half the time, her guesses would turn out to be correct.
Part of the reason why she has always loved detective fiction has always been because of her parents influence. Her father in particular influenced her to specifically seek out detective novels over other types of mystery novels. Whilst most people respected Jonathan Rhodes to some degree, nobody held him with as high regard as his daughter Jenna. Jonathan to her symbolised everything that a truly good human being should strive towards: He was strong, brave, passionate about what he believed in, and never gave up in the face of disaster. These were qualities which Jenna had grown to embrace and emulate, and as a result she has grown up to become a very strong willed and assertive person.
Whilst she had always been interested in detective fiction, and had always greatly respected her father's work, it wasn't until a very memorable event occurred when she was fourteen that she finally realised that she was destined to join the police force herself. She and her family were out having a bite to eat in a nearby cafe when a young hoodlum held the place up at gunpoint, forcing everyone inside to hand over their wallets. Naturally, seeing as this was the first time in her life when she was in actual danger, Jenna was absolutely terrified. For a brief moment in time, she genuinely thought she was going to die. Her father on the other hand was completely calm and in full control of the situation. He could tell that the hoodlum was highly inexperienced, and as a result it was very easy for him to trick the hoodlum into lowering his guard so that he could pin him down, quickly disarming the hoodlum and forcing him into submission whilst the manager called the SPD. After witnessing her father successfully stopping a robbery before her very eyes, Jenna became convinced that she too was destined to become a great cop just like her father, and as a result her studies began to focus on all the necessities required for someone to join the police force.
Of course, there was other things which Jenna had grown to love beside the SPD. Ever since she was a little girl, Jenna had always enjoyed making cakes and preparing treats, which in turn has led her to her growing to love cooking meals of all kinds and variations. Whilst she usually isn't all too fond of most physical sports, she does have a knack for swimming, and as a result she regularly visits the local swimming pool in order to keep fit and healthy.
However, if there was one activity in the world which interests Jenna almost as much as her love for reading detective novels, it would have to be her love for debates. Jenna has made herself quite a reputation in Aurora high as a particularly opinionated debater, especially when it comes to subjects which she's very knowledgable about such as law and politics. However, during debates her determination to prove that she is right can sometimes make her come across as being very stubborn, seeing as she very rarely changes her mind once she has an opinion on something.
Personality wise, on the outside Jenna comes across as being an extremely polite and friendly person. Whilst she isn't exactly introverted, she often approaches situations in a calm and rational manner, very rarely raising her voice or getting angry. Which makes the very rare occasions wherein she loses her cool come across as very shocking to those who have never seen her act in such a way before. That said, for the most part, she generally tries to get along with most people. And despite her reputation in the debating society, she's renown as being a kind and thoughtful person by most of her classmates.
However, what stops her from becoming too popular amongst her peers is the fact some of her opinions can come across as being somewhat polarising. She and her family have been staunch supporters of the Republican party for as long as she could remember, and she makes little effort to hide the fact that some of her beliefs are somewhat unpopular amongst her more liberal classmates. This, along with the fact that she is a devout and outspoken Catholic, has put some people off liking her based on her beliefs alone. Despite this, for the most part she genuinely tries to get along with most people, even those whose lifestyles she generally disapproves of. Also, whilst she has had several crushes in the past, Jenna swore an oath of abstinence when she was sixteen, and to this day has refused to ever get herself romantically involved in anyone until she's older.
Advantages: Jenna is considerably brave and strong willed, which along with the fact that she has already experienced what it's like in a hostage situation would mean that it would be highly unlikely that she would crack under the pressure. Her assertive nature would make her a natural leader, and whilst her skills at swimming might not amount to much on the island they have helped her grow up to become a very fit and healthy person.
Disadvantages: Jenna is far from the most popular person in her school because of her polarising beliefs, and as a result not all of her classmates would immediately trust her. Her stubborn nature and refusal to admit when she's wrong could easily hinder her in the long run, and her lawful nature would make the idea of being forced to kill her classmates by terrorists seem like the most abhorrent thing imaginable.
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