Not to be confused with the official version above.
Cole SprouseBirth Year -
40 ABYSpecies -
New Jedi OrderRank -
5' 6"Weight -
105 lbs.Hair Color -
Sandy BlondEye Color -
Arguably, the first thing one tends to notice about the fair-skinned boy is not his softened facial features. Nor is it the freckles that dot his face and body, or his lean and tall build. Rather, it is his wild, blond hair. Reaching almost to his shoulder, Jerek likes to keep his hair out of his hazel eyes, but little else is done to tame it. Its natural straightness doesn't keep it from looking like a mop, and its dishwater color only serves to add to the comparison. The boy's lanky frame further compounds the distinction, and is most effective in making most standard-sized clothing look baggy on his slender figure. His figure belies the boy's strength, slimming trained muscles that stretch along the adolescent's five and-a-half foot height. His physical progress, compounded by his training so far, seems to predict a well-built figure by the time Jerek enters adulthood. Personality -
Being half of a twin pair tends to lend itself to something of a split personality, with each twin carrying a part. Jerek and Elias were just such a pair. Where Elias was confident and aggressive, Jerek was more cautious and passive. He had a calm approach that his brother envied, eschewed grudges and focused on analyzing problems rather than jumping headlong into the fray in the hopes of finding a solution.
With the loss of his twin brother, Jerek suffered for years from having half a personality. His lack of self-confidence and over-cautiousness betrayed him and left him open to bullying and disappointment. Raw intelligence has done some to help Jerek overcome the problem, while a rivalry with a fellow student in the Ossus Academy helped to bolster his self-confidence. Still, Jerek's caution and tendency to over-analyze an issue can still stop him short of achievement. Education & Training -
Besides normal schooling during his early years, Jerek has been a student of the Ossus Academy since he was eight. There he was trained with many of the Jedi's techniques. His natural intellect and curiosity did much to help Jerek achieve high marks in his theory and academic classes. Jerek showed himself to be almost as equally attuned to Force techniques as in physical moves, sliding quite easily into the role of a Jedi Sentinel. Force Powers:
-Augmentation - 7%
-Perception - 8%
-Telekinesis - 15%
-Telepathy - 5%Lightsaber Form -
Form III Soresu
Although Jerek was trained in several styles, Soresu remains his preferred and most adept style. Jerek is moderately proficient in Soresu, while somewhat proficient in Form I, Shii-Cho
, and partially trained in Form II, Makashi
Jedi Padawan Robes
Civilian ClothesKey Background Events -
Jerek Zenduu was born as one half of a pair of twins. His identical twinned brother, Elias, was born roughly 45 minutes before him, a trait that Elias held high above his younger twin's head throughout their childhood. Though born in an era of uncertainty, the Galaxy soon stabilized. Peace took hold, leaving Jerek and Elias to a relatively quiet childhood, filled with typical childhood endeavors.
Yet life on the Outer Rim is unequivocally unstable, regardless of the Galaxy's best intentions. It was on the Outer Rim that the Zenduu twins grew up, and this was the fact that would soon destroy their home, their family and irreparably damage their lives. When the boys were just eight years old, their hometown was razed by a party of raiders. By the time the dust had settled, Jerek's father lay dead and Elias was nowhere to be found.
Though tested, as customary, by the Jedi when they were small, Jerek's parents refused to give up their boys. With the loss of her husband and one son, his mother made the heart wrenching choice to send Jerek to the Jedi to study and be safe from the perils of life on the frontier. Despite his screams of protest, Jerek was taken from the last vestigates of home that he had, and brought to the Jedi Academy on Ossus for training.
Jerek struggled in his first few months at the Academy. The sudden transition from his home, the death of his father, being dragged from his mother and the loss of his twin brother weighed heavily on his heart. The Jedi's training was interesting, and while it appealed to Jerek's natural curiosity, the constant physical and mental exertion required by the Jedi Masters had a punishing effect on the already-battered child.
To make matters worse, Vul Abaan, the Academy's top student in Jerek's initiate class, was a bully who had set his sights on Jerek by the first few weeks. Spotting Jerek's intellect, Vul admonished him whenever possible, keeping Jerek feeling small. After several months, the boy's pent-up frustration had finally hit boiling point, and Jerek lashed out at Vul. The argument devolved into a full-fledged brawl. Despite his small size and his depression, Jerek nearly came out on top, only falling to Vul's blow as the Jedi Masters discovered their fight. Though punished severely by the Academy's masters, Jerek's attitude reformed and he became a worthy student. Jerek and Vul continued to be rivals, though on a much less dramatic scale, throughout Jerek's Academy years.
By the time Jerek was fourteen, the Masters of the Ossus Academy decided that Jerek was fit to move on to the next portion of his training. Now a Jedi Padawan, Jerek searches for a Jedi Master.