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Jack's mother - need your input by Nightfable Jack's mother - need your input by Nightfable
I'm piecing together a model I will use for the role of Jack's biological mother for later on in my comic. I'd really love to get your ideas like her name, what she is like, what she likes to do, her hobbies, likes & dislikes. What did she do after her loss of Jennifer? How did it change her? What would her reaction be to seeing her daughter after all these years, believing she was dead?

Anyway, just some food for thought. ;)

Shadow Broker Dossier:

Helios Medical Facility

Eden Prime, 2165

Tapped for possible Cerberus involvement

Doctor Castor: I'm so sorry. These things... there's so much about prenatal Element Zero exposure that we don't understand.

Unidentified Woman: But... no! No, she was fine! She was fine and happy! You just told me she needed a checkup!

DC: It happened quickly. We were unable to bring her back.

UW: You just said she needed a checkup! How did this happen?

DC: I'm very sorry.

UW: I want to see her!

DC: No ma'am. Believe me. After what the seizures did to the poor child's body, you don't.

UW: I don't... How did this happen?

DC: We don't know. I'll be honest. This isn't the first infant we've lost this way.

UW: Why? God. Why?

DC: We're working on treatments. The government doesn't put much effort into it, though. Don't want to interfere with their biotic recruitments.

UW: Sons of bitches. Those sons of bitches!

DC: Listen... this may not be the right time, but if you'd be willing to let us study your baby's body, we can do some tests.

UW: You want to keep her?

DC: I don't want another family to go through what you went through.

UW: I... Okay. Yes. Whatever helps.

DC: Thank you so much. The nurse will have you sign a few forms. I'm so sorry, ma'am.

(Unidentified Woman leaves at this point)

DC: Open a secure channel, authorization 3362... Yes. It's me. I've got a candidate... Yes, highest potential I've seen in years... No, the family has been dealt with. Send a team from Pragia ASAP.
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TheArtributor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Having freckles like Liara is a genius touch.
BeatchBall Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Writer
She looks like a Marie to me. But any name would do. As for what she's like, I think she would be Jack's opposite.
Quiet: would rather read a book then go to a party.
Loving: was very motherly to Jack.
Emotional: losing Jack probably almost killed her.
Strong: but not in a "stubborn/bitchy" way. More collected and controlled. Maybe she was a single mother and had to be strong for her little girl. She probably spent years morning Jack's lose, as well. She lost a little more of her incense after suffering thew pain like that but never quite forgot how it felt to have Jack smiling at her.
Just some ideas. Hope they help.
spothisto Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
In my mind Jack's mom has the same fierce spirit and smarts as Jack. She had to get those from somewhere. So i don't think she had just left it like that, not seeing her daughter's body. I think she would have, after couple of days of grieving, returned to the clinic and demand answers. Not getting them, she would begin to suspect that she was being lied to. I think she would have gone on to search for those answers and even found the Teltin Facility, but years later, when Jack had already escaped and the place lie in ruins. Then, thinking that her daughter really was dead, she would return to civilized world and look for a job that would prevent something similar happening to other families.

How she would have the investigative abilities to find Teltin Facility? Maybe she was a government agent in training when she had become pregnant and had fallen out of training. Maybe the father was a senior officer whose career she didn't want to hurt by burdening him with their daughter.

If she had been something of a spy, she could have infiltrated Cerberus. The doc in the clinic on Eden Prime had hinted that her daughter's 'death' was governments fault. Using that she might have convinced Cerberus recruiters that she was blaming the Alliance for her daughters death and wanted in.

Anyway, I wrote all that because you asked for opinions how their reunion would go. And by that background Jack's mom might very well try to kill Jack, because she would think that her daughter had been one of the other kids in Teltin Facility and that the Subject Zero had killed her girl.
Action packed reunion would suit Jack, I think.

But this is just in my head. I'll probably like wherever your story goes. The more Jack, the Better ;)

Model looks great, but I don't think she would be one to wear dresses.
Hornyzombee Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I'm with spothiso.I drabbled a bit about Jack's mum(self promoting my stuff here). In case you feel like reading it. I know Spotty has. ( thanks so much buddy.).[link] . She looks good to me.
Eewy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Really like this look you’ve created. Awesome that you’re doing all this! I was going to say that we already know her mother’s name before realizing it was just my own head-/fic-canon :D

I actually have a fairly lengthy background for her for the story, but as a short summary she was a loving, caring, level-headed city girl with dreams of rural life that the Eden Prime colony fulfilled. Her relationship with the father didn’t survive the loss of Jack, but they both re(common-law)married and had children separately later in life. She stayed on Eden Prime, at least until the geth war. If she met Jack again, I think she’d try her damndest be in her life again, though whether it would succeed is another matter. I can add more detail, if you like, but I feel like I’d be imposing on your story too much :( :)
Dragon-Claw666 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Great idéa having Jack's mother in your comic!

I have this mental image that she is like the polar opposite of Jack. I picture the mother belonging in the upper-middle class. Her name is also unixsex like Jack's which could be Alex, Charlie or Chris. Hobbies could be collecting art. And her reaction to seeing Jack again would probably be tears of joy, but Jack would probably be angry at her at first feeling abandoned by her, but eventually be glad to have a real family for the first time ever...
andersoncathy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like your idea a lot. :D
Dragon-Claw666 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
SuzakuTrip Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
In my head canon after losing Jennifer, Jack's mother fell apart. She had been somewhat of a wild girl, working in seedy clubs doing what she could to hitch a ride of the nearest freighter. When she lost Jennifer she erased that part of her life, remarried and eventually had twins. Having become a bit more stable, she named one of the girls after their long gone sister, the other daughter was named for her husband's mother. Rita and Jenna.

I imagine she enjoys bad music, but only listens to it when her family isn't around.
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