|Jasper Xanthium Arlow|
|Date of Birth:||
12 ABY (age 25)
1.52 m / 5’
46kg / 101lbs
Copper, waist length
|Chronology & Political Information|
Mechanic, Droid Engineer
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- "People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway."
- ―Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution
- "Gotta be the good."
- ―Jasper's personal motto.
Born into a big, happy family, it’s no surprise that Jasper is loud, energetic, always smiling, and endlessly positive. For the past six years she’s been traipsing the galaxy in search of her older brother, who left home when she was very young. Jasper has managed to survive on her own without much issue, recently discovering that her brother’s last known residence was on New Tython. Through her best friend, Elequin, Arcia Cortel's nearly-adoptive daughter, Jasper learned of New Tython’s fate and found her way to Odan-Urr.
A Brief History
Fifteen years before her birth, Jasper's parents, Helen and Roan Arlow, purchased a small, rundown building on the outskirts of Coronet City. Chasing the Corellian Dream, the couple converted the space into a cafe and repair shop with a small living space on the second floor. In hopes for a bright future, they named the shop 'Arlow and Sons'. That wish came true just a year later when their first child, a son, was born.
Years passed and the Arlow family flourished. Helen and Roan were blessed with five more children- ironically, all girls. Jasper was their last born, a complete surprise for the couple and joyfully welcomed into the big family. The children's days were filled with early morning homeschooling lessons, time spent learning their father's trade, and hours helping their mother around the cafe.
When Jasper was 7 years old, her 17 year old brother, Tobais, ran away from home unexpectedly. His absence left a deep scar on the family. Jasper's parents were distraught and heavily encouraged all their daughters to remain close to home and instructed them that the galaxy and space were too dangerous to travel.
For the next eleven years, Jasper spent her evenings tinkering on the roof of their shop, dreaming of finding her brother and of traveling through the stars.
The Arlow Flower
The day Jasper left home, her mother gave her a Silver Locket. The locket has a red cloisonné flower on the front and contains a holopic of her family inside. Jasper has adopted this five-pointed rose motif as her personal symbol. The colors each represent a different aspect of her life philosophies. Red petals to honor those who have fought for justice, yellow as the point of positivity from which all should center their lives, with leaves of blue to symbolize freedom. Jasper paints this design on virtually everything she can get her hands on.
Jasper's Droid Family
Droids are Peoples Too!
From a young age, Jasper has shown an affinity for droids of all shape and size. She's spent her life painstakingly and lovingly crafting them for herself and others to function as friends, caretakers and bodyguards. She is very rarely seen without at least one of her metallic friends in tow. While they're one big, happy, oily family, and often make up for Jasper's shortcomings, be it reaching something on a top shelf or launching a rocket at some attacker, unexpected situations happen, and Jasper is sometimes left distressed and stranded without her robotic companions, forced to rely on herself.
Rex (KX-series Security Droid)
Built from the salvaged chassis of a KX-Series Security Droid, Rex is Jasper’s Hand in combat as well as a ‘caretaker’ of sorts. Jasper’s needs come first in Rex’s mind. He is forever busy ensuring that she is comfortable and safe. Rex has been upgraded to perform more subtle and smoother movements than a standard issue of his series. This does reduce his reflex time and general movement speed, but allows him to better serve in his caretaker role for Jasper. Additionally, Rex has been designed with combat efficiency in mind and will fight on behalf of Jasper. As well as all of her droids, Jasper has given Rex a custom paint job. His legs are painted with bold yellow and pink stripes (to match her lucky socks) while the rest of his body is covered in Jasper’s signature five-pointed red rose symbol.
Jasper painstakingly and lovingly crafted Rex to function as her friend, caretaker, and bodyguard. He’s essentially her security blanket. She will never abandon him, treats him the very same as any humanoid. Jasper worries for his safety and will put herself in harm’s way to rescue him from the battlefield.
Spot (BB-unit Droid)
Jasper's second companion droid was designed to assist the girl with repairs as well as piloting. Spot was given a personality more akin to a puppy than a person and follows Jasper around accordingly. He is very vocal, often chatting with the girl at a lightspeed pace. Similarly to Rex, this droid also has a 'caretaker' programming and will go to excessive lengths to ensure that she is happy and safe. Jasper has modified Spot by fitting him with a compartment for additional storage. (9 times out of 10 the compartment is jam-packed with Snack-its or candy.) In order to do so, Jasper removed all interface components Spot uses for connecting to terminals. As well as all of her droids, Jasper has covered Spot with her signature flower motif.
Roger (B1 Battle Droid)
The first droid Jasper ever rebuilt from scraps was an antique B1 Battle Droid she named Roger. To this day, Jasper still maintains him meticulously. Roger holds a special place in his owner's heart and often enjoys gloating about it. and most beloved companion droid was designed to assist the girl with repairs as well as piloting. Spot was given a personality more akin to a puppy than a person and follows Jasper around accordingly. He is very vocal, often chatting with the girl at a lightspeed pace. Similarly to Rex, this droid also has a 'caretaker' programming and will go to excessive lengths to ensure that she is happy and safe. Jasper has modified Spot by fitting him with a compartment for additional storage. (9 times out of 10 the compartment is jam-packed with Snack-its or candy.) In order to do so, Jasper removed all interface components Spot uses for connecting to terminals. As well as all of her droids, Jasper has covered Spot with her signature flower motif.
Jasper Arlow is a Human woman of short stature who is rarely seen without a dimpled smile poised upon her strawberry-pink lips. Her fair, freckled skin is often covered with splotches of dirt and grease from long hours spent tinkering away at work. The boisterously twangy drawl of her sing-song voice tends to fill any space with an excited energy. Jasper’s lean, almost boyish figure frequently causes those around her to overlook the girl, either passing her off as "one of the guys," or just nothing spectacular to look at in general.
Vibrant, emerald-green eyes seem to glow with a joyful blaze, accented sharply by a thick, waist-length head of copper. Jasper typically ties her hair up, with colorful ribbons, into two messy buns atop her head to keep it out of her way while working. Despite her best efforts, random strands still manage to fall in the way. At the end of the day or for formal occasions, she keeps her hair to one side in a single braid or will let down to swing freely.
Jasper’s style is fairly eccentric, but her main requirements for clothing is that they must be fun, functional, and comfortable. Turquoise cotton shirts, baggy cargo shorts, and a brown denim jacket are her go-to choices for everyday attire. She pairs her leather work boots with obnoxiously loud socks, one of which must *always* be pink and yellow striped, "for good luck."
While working, she tends to wear standard-issue olive green coveralls over her everyday clothing. In addition, she wears her leather tool belt fitted with various small pouches and clips for her tools.
For more formal events, Jasper will wear simple dresses, but still insist on pairing them with her lucky socks.
- "I call 'er Kiss Kiss cause she's only got two of them special payloads."
- ―Jasper Arlow
Blaster Name: Kiss Kiss Modifications: Collapsible stock has been removed. Blaster has been retrofitted with a Viper Grenade Launcher. Custom grip has also been installed. Custom paint job featuring The Arlow Flower, Kiki the dancing Twi'lek, her father's shop logo of two gears and a striped banner, and two Viper Grenades crossed to look like a heart.
Personality and Traits
The young girl is persistent in her attempts at spreading joy. She will go far out of her way to lend a helping hand to virtually anyone, even an enemy or a droid. Her personal motto is: "Gotta be the good" and she will embody that phrase until her dying breath. Most tend to think that Jasper doesn't take things seriously or that she doesn’t understand the gravity of a dire situation. While not entirely inaccurate, Jasper does understand danger and will shape up and hold it together when she has to. She is exceptionally good with machinery and technology. She can fix or jury-rig broken equipment under heavy fire or stress with relative ease. Slicing is equally easy, specifically communication systems and locks or security cameras. That being said, when it comes to battle itself, Jasper is all but useless. She can shoot a gun and, by biscuits, she’ll unload her clip into a group of ‘bad guys’- whether or not she hits anything is an entirely different story. And when guns fail, well, Jasper will kick, bite and holler into exhaustion. Aware of her shortcomings, she built Rex, a modified KX-series Security Droid, who carries her equally souped-up E-11 blaster, Kiss Kiss.
Notes For Writing Jasper
- Jasper has a very distinctive dialect that is most similar to a Tennessean or Southern Appalachian accent. For example, she would pronounce 'wash' as 'wahrsh' or 'roof' as 'ruhf'. She rambles. She can’t pronounce big words well. She speaks with a country drawl that doesn’t necessarily translate to every single word she says.
- Imagine that you have a six year old girl, who’s an engineering prodigy, following you around. She’s going ask for a snack, get tired and want to be carried, have a question for everything... but if you want her to slice into the security cams or rig the conduits to blow, she’s capable and efficient.
- Jasper will not cry in front of others unless someone she cares about has died or been seriously injured.
- She is happy and kind- not stupid.
- All of Jasper's droids refer to her as "Commander", even Spot, although he speaks Binary. This is merely a personal joke of Jasper's. She created all of her droid's Programs, subroutines, and commands and has chosen to have them refer to her as "Commander", if for no other reason than to make herself laugh.
Music to Write By
- Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
- Barracuda by Heart
- I Feel Good by James Brown
- Mr. Blue Sky - E.L.O