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Villain Overview
The battle was fierce, but the Order of the Stone emerged triumphant, saving the land and ensuring that peace and prosperity would reign forever.
~ Jesse reading out of the enchanted book in the Order of the Stone's temple.

Jesse is the playable main protagonist of the video game, Minecraft: Story Mode developed by Telltale Games, whose gender and look is chosen by the player.

Depending on the player's choices, Jesse can be portrayed as a generally kind, caring, and loyal friend, or as an egotistical, selfish, rude, and even greedy person who will do anything to get what he/she wants, like the Eversource.

The male version was voiced by Patton Oswalt (who also played Remy from Ratatouille), and the female version was voiced by Catherine Taber (who also played Padmé Amidala from Star Wars: The Clone Wars).

Biography

Appearance

Jesse's appearance and gender can be customised by the Player. Male Jesse wears a shirt and pants held up by suspenders, and female Jesse wears a T-shirt with overalls.

Personality

Jesse's personality depends mostly on the Player's choices. He/she can be a Pure Good at best or an Anti-Villain at worst.

Depending on what the player chooses, Jesse can have a very a defamatory, snarky, and rude attitude. He/she can also be harsh and vituperative towards anybody, even his/her friends and his/her own pet pig, Reuben. In Season 1, Episode 5 however, Jesse may grow more selfish and greedy in his/her quest to find the Eversource and can even become more ruthless and aggressive towards anyone who gets in his/her way. Jesse can also show that he/she is also capable of letting others die without showing any remorse. Jesse can also show no concern for the safety of his/her friends and can accuse someone for a crime with little to no evidence, even if they are innocent. He/she can also argue with his/her friends if they disagree with him/her or question his/her leadership. In Season 2, Jesse can also become more cocky and arrogant, probably due to being the leader of Beacontown. He/she can also be bossy towards Radar, who is only tying to impress Jesse.

In Season 1, Jesse can also be immensely hostile and traitorous towards Lukas and Ivor. He/she may have trouble trusting Lukas and will sometimes get into arguments with him. Jesse also, understandably has trust issues with Ivor, presumably because he created the Wither Storm and scammed Petra on a deal. In Season 2, Jesse can also be harsh towards Jack and even seems to be jealous of him. When was distressed after seeing the loot of his deceased friend, Jesse showed no sympathy for the treasure hunter, showing that he/she can lack any empathy.

Regardless of the player's choices however, Jesse does truly care for his/her friends, even if he/she chooses not to show it, as shown when he/she is visibly upset when Reuben dies, is shocked speechless if Aiden pushes Lukas off the edge of Sky City, is clearly horrified when his/her friends are presumably killed in the White Pumpkin's trap and when Lukas and Petra/Ivor are seemingly killed by Nell, Jesse is enraged and brutally attacks her, not knowing that they respawned.

Also regardless of the player's choices, both Olivia and Axel consider Jesse as their best friend. Olivia mentions in Episode 1 that Jesse takes Reuben with him/her everywhere he/she goes, suggesting a strong bond. In Season Two, regardless of player decisions, the residents of Beacontown seem to genuinely look up to Jesse and respect him/her. He/she also seemed to have a caring and loving side for Petra, whom he/she fell in love with.

Villainous Acts

Season 1

The Order of the Stone

  • Insulted Olivia by telling her that she can be anything but a winner.
  • Told Aiden to shut up. (Debatable, as Aiden was being quite rude, making fun of Jesse and friends and even calling Reuben "food".)
  • Made his/her friends come with him to find Reuben instead of letting them protect the build, resulting the gang to lose. (Although Olivia and Axel seemed to prefer protecting their build instead helping Jesse find Reuben)
  • Harshly scolded Reuben for running off after his Ender Dragon costume is set on fire, even though it wasn't Reuben's fault.
  • Refused Petra's advice on getting along with Lukas.
  • Lied to Ivor that he/she has the skull.
  • Threatened Aiden by telling him that he/she will get revenge on him.
  • Did not do anything to save Reuben from Otis the Butcher, causing Reuben to beat up Otis by himself to save himself.
  • Told his/her gang that they should get a little payback on Ivor.
  • Agreed with Axel on getting payback on Ivor by stealing something from him.
  • Took Ivor's potion for himself/herself.
  • Did not say anything when Ivor was going to grab Olivia, which would allow Ivor to grab her by the shirt, even though Olivia accidentally knocked a potion off the counter.
  • Warned Gabriel instead of going back to the basement to find Lukas. (Debatable, as Jesse is still trying to help Lukas either way.)
  • Blamed Lukas for Petra not escaping the Wither Storm.
  • Punched Ivor for his misdeeds.
  • Did not give Lukas his/her cookie. (Debatable, as Lukas said he didn't need the cookie.)
  • Let Lukas leave the shelter. (This can be debated, as Lukas will have to face the consequences for leaving the shelter.)

Assembly Required

  • Launched Reuben in the Cow-A-Pult. (Redstonia)
  • Insulted Olivia by telling her that she's just as good as the other engineers. (Redstonia)
  • Stole a repeater from the Disco Mickey, causing the deaths of several cows. (Redstonia)
  • Did not help Ellegaard build a command block. (Redstonia)
  • Was mean to the other Griefers by telling them to back off. (Boom Town)
  • Kept the amulet whilst Axel distracted the griefers. (Boom Town)
  • Insulted Magnus by telling him that he and Axel will find Ellegard instead. (Boom Town)
  • Got mad at Magnus after he threw TNT back at him by telling Magnus that he did a bad throw. (Boom Town)
  • Told Axel/Olivia that this isn't his/her fight. (Debatable, as Jesse may have wanted to make sure Axel/Olivia didn't get in trouble with the Order.)
  • Decides to go out to find Soren the Architect's fortress during the day according to Ellegaard/Magnus's plan because hostile mobs spawn at night. (Although the Wither Storm might catch up to Jesse and the Order of the Stone if they stay at night.)
  • Talked bad about Axel/Olivia to Magnus/Ellegard.
  • Told his gang to forget about Magnus and Ellegaard. (Although they did abandon the group after an argument)
  • Did not try to convince Petra/Gabriel to let Ivor go. (Debatable, as for all Jesse knew, if Ivor escaped, he could possibly cause more trouble.)

The Last Place You Look

  • Told his/her gang that they don't need Magnus or Ellegaard.
  • Chose to go after the amulet, and had Lukas save Axel and Reuben. (This is debatable, as Jesse is trying to help Reuben and Axel either way.)
  • Told Lukas to stay away from Reuben, despite Lukas comforting Reuben. (Saved the amulet)
  • Led his/her friends through The End instead of giving Lukas a chance.
  • Does not keep Gabriel/Petra's secret by sharing it with Lukas. (Although, like Gabriel/Petra said, it could make it worse.)
  • Did not high-five Reuben.
  • Didn't become friends with Soren.
  • Showed no concerns for Magnus or Ellegard.
  • Chose not to promise to a dying Magnus/Ellegaard to save all the survivors.

A Block and a Hard Place

  • Let Lukas leave to go find his friends on bad terms.
  • Ate all the potatoes as soon he/she found them instead of sharing with his/her hungry teammates.
  • Does not go into the Witch's hut to get the cake in order to feed his/her gang, and/or the Potion of Leaping to defend himself. (This is debatable, as while Jesse and his/her friends needed a cake because they were very hungry, and Jesse might need the Potion of Leaping to escape danger, these items were inside a witch hut and thus, taking the cake or the Potion of Leaping would be stealing.)
  • Decided to explore the maze instead of finding another way.
  • Said that Ivor is stupid.
  • Called Ivor a madman, despite learning that his Wither Storm plan backfired. (Although there where probably better and easier ways to expose the Order.)
  • Did not comfort Reuben before his death.
  • Convinced Gabriel to keep the secret about the Order.

Order Up!

In this episode, Jesse may grow noticeably worse.

  • Let Ivor's lava house get demolished, even though there is another way around it, since Axel and Olivia can craft glass out of sand blocks to make the lava safer. (This is debatable, as Jesse might not believe (or even know) that there was another way around Ivor's lava house.)
  • Ran away from the guards instead of helping Ivor. (This is debatable, as Ivor may be selfish in his desire and only care about material things at this point.)
  • Called Isa a control freak. (Helped Ivor)
  • Accused Isa of just wanting power. (Helped Ivor)
  • Told Reginald he sucked. (Helped Ivor)
  • Did not take Milo's oath. (Go with Milo)
  • Told everyone at the Build Club, including Milo, to back off. (Go with Milo)
  • Threatened people in the Build Club by telling them that he/she knows how to use a crafting table better than them, and insulted them by calling them "chumps". (Go with Milo)
  • Decided to take the Eversource for himself/herself and his/her group, despite the fact that Sky City needed it to survive.
  • Went to back up Lukas in his fight with Aiden instead of rescuing Isa.
  • Did not show any concern for Lukas after his fall. (Rescue Isa)
  • Chose to send Aiden over the edge of Sky City.
  • Left only Isa or only Milo in power.

A Portal to Mystery

  • Insulted TorqueDawg back. (Although TorqueDawg insulted Jesse and his/her friends first for no real reason.)
  • Did not show any pity for TorqueDawg after his death.
  • Kept the enchanted flint and steel hidden from CaptainSparklez. (Debatable, as given the situation, it's probably hard for Jesse to trust anyone aside from his/her friends.)
  • Accused Dan, Lizzie, or Stampy of being a murderer, despite having little to no evidence.
  • Chose to go after The White Pumpkin instead of helping DanTDM/LDShadowLady fight of the spiders in the library. (Debatable, as if The White Pumpkin escaped, she would be able to set off even more traps.)
  • Did not defend Lukas after he was falsely accused of being The White Pumpkin.
  • Does not give enough evidence to convict Cassie Rose. (This is debatable, as it could be just plain incompetence and bad memory instead of actual villainy.)
  • Did not help dig Cassie Rose out of the fallen sand.
  • Said Cassie deserved to "die", despite her tragic backstory. (Although she did try to kill everyone for the enchanted flint and steel when she could have just asked for it.)
  • Said to Cassie that cats suck. (More rude than villainous)
  • Told Cassie that she got what she deserved. (Although she had murdered at least three people)
  • Chose to leave Cassie Rose alone without giving her cat, Winslow, to her for company. (This is debatable, as while Cassie Rose dearly misses her home and having Winslow with her would probably be her only comfort, Winslow, being a relatively innocent cat, would be trapped with his owner, possibly for the rest of his life.)

Access Denied

  • Argued with Petra. (Debatable, as Jesse might be trying to protect Petra.)
  • Told Petra she should be the one to apologize for her outburst. (Argued with Petra)
  • Told the group that Petra ditched them. (Argued with Petra)
  • Didn't help Petra kill the Mind Controlled Zombie, despite her call for help, even though there's a higher risk that the Mind-Controlled Zombie could have easily killed Petra if he/she didn't. (Debatable, as Petra might not have needed Jesse's help after all.)
  • Lied to the mind-controlled citizens from Crown Mesa that he/she and his/her gang are definitely from there.
  • Chose to be uncooperative with PAMA. (Debatable, as while Jesse could be being rude, he/she could also be protecting the lives of other people in different worlds that could be chipped by PAMA.)
  • Did not show any concerns for Harper when they were being chased by mind-controlled Zombies.
  • Called PAMA a big, dumb machine, and told it to prepare to be destroyed by him/her. (Although PAMA had sadistically taunted Jesse about Reuben's death)
  • Told PAMA that it (PAMA) is useless. (although PAMA was trying to manipulate Jesse)
  • Didn't defend Harper from the citizens of Crown Mesa who blamed her for all the damage PAMA caused, causing them to reject her.
  • Accused Harper of lying.

A Journey's End

  • Attacked Nell a second time for "killing" Lukas and Ivor/Petra in the Spleef Game, despite that she only eliminated them because of the competition. (Debatable, as he/she didn't know that it was a competition and thought his/her friends were actually dead. Also, Nell was the one that supposedly killed his friends.)
  • Told Hadrian and Mevia that they will pay for Lukas and Ivor/Petra's apparent deaths.
  • Rejected Hadrian's first deal with him. (Although Jesse's Gang needed the Atlas to return home, which clearly wasn't involved in Hadrian's first deal)
  • Told Hadrian to get out of his/her face when the latter tried to interview him/her. (Not as villainous as it is rude, although Hadrian is usually even more rude)
  • Rejected Em's deal to "team up" against the gladiators during the race. (Debatable, as it could be hard for Jesse to trust Em)
  • Chose to beat Em at the race instead of saving Nell from falling in the lava. (Although leaving someone else behind to die during the race in order to win is considered cheating)
  • Called Em a liar after her motives for needing to get Jesse eliminated were revealed.
  • Stopped to talk to Sebastian the miner, causing him/her and Slab to be late, and get Slab in trouble. (This is debatable, as Jesse could have needed some of Sebastian's help for him/her and his/her friends to get back home.)
  • Touched anything in Hadrian's Palace, including attempting to take Tim's armor for himself/herself instead of just looking at it, even after Slab's advice to not touch anything.
  • Told Hadrian that he/she's tired of listening to his "blab". (More rude than villainous)
  • Rejected Hadrian's new deal to lose the games and go to the mines in his/her friends' place. (Debatable, as this can be attributed to simply (and rightfully) not trusting Hadrian)
  • Did not tell the other competitors about Tim not being real.
  • Insulted the Gladiators by calling them "big lugs".
  • Did not allow Ivor to say goodbye to Harper.
  • Told his/her gang to stop Ivor after the latter stole the Atlas and the enchanted flint and steel, and headed to the Portal Network. (This can be debated, as Jesse could be trying to keep Ivor safe. Also, Jesse's friends appear to be fine with chasing Ivor.)

Season 2

Hero in Residence

  • Told Lucas, Axel and Olivia that they were lame.
  • Acted like he/she was the boss to Radar, telling him not to disappoint him/her.
  • Chose to win the race instead of helping Petra fight off the spiders.
  • Called Lluna a "big, ugly, llama thing".
  • Wrote on the sign, "TOP SECRET. GO AWAY.", even though it would cause other citizens to be interested, and unknowingly fall into the Heckmouth.
  • Showed jealously towards Jack.
  • Told Radar that Beacontown would be fine. (Although there would eventually be chaos all over the town)
  • Demanded that Jack move his feet, despite the latter clearly being stressed and worried.
  • Didn't show sympathy towards Jack, even though he seemed to be suffering from post traumatic stress after seeing the remains of his friend, Sammy.

Giant Consequences

Jesse can cross the Moral Event Horizon more times in this episode.

  • Told the Prismarine Colossus that no one in Beacontown going by his/her name.
  • Chose to run away from the Prismarine Colossus instead of facing it.
  • Did not say anything when Lukas asked him/her about the residents of Beacontown, presumably meaning Jesse might not care about them at that moment.
  • Didn't mention Jack or "Vos" helping him/her fight "the Admin" (actually a Prismarine Colossus) while talking to them.
  • Chose to attack Romeo's Snowman. (This is debatable, as Jesse did not know what the Snowman could do.)
  • Showed interest in joining Romeo.
  • Didn't help Radar up from the edge in Romeo's "Awesome, Fantastic, Super-Deadly Icy Palace of Despair".
  • Chose to leave Stella to die in the palace instead of thawing her from the ice.

Jailhouse Block

  • Chose to join the Warden. (This is debatable, as Jesse might be tying to save Radar).
  • Sheared Geoff to get promoted instead of refusing the Warden's order.
  • Demanded a lever, and didn't get Stella's help.
  • Didn't show any sympathy towards the Warden after Xara killed him.
  • Left Xara behind instead of coming back to help her.

Below the Bedrock

  • Did not show any concern for Xara after discovering her oasis was destroyed.
  • Refused PorkChop's deal. (This is debatable, as Jesse might not trust PorkChop at this point.)
  • Attempted to punch Ivor.
  • Didn't feel bad for any of the Admins.
  • Argued with Petra in the cabin.
  • Hurt Petra's feelings.
  • Told Xara that they'd make Romeo pay.
  • Did not give Xara her bed. (This is debatable, as Xara would be left behind in the Underneath, and it's unknown at this point if she survived.)
  • Did not let Radar save the townspeople from the Giant Enderman. (This is debatable, as he/she might just want to show concern for Radar.)

Items

  • Command Block Tool/Weapon (Temporarily)
  • Enchanted Diamond Sword (since episode 4 until episode 8)
  • Enchanted Diamond Pickaxe
  • Enchanted Flint and Steel
  • White Pumpkin
  • Eversource Crown (from Sky City)
  • Ender Pearls
  • The Redstone Heart (a.k.a. PAMA's heart)
  • Lever
  • Flint and Steel
  • Portal Atlas (Temporarily)
  • Stone Sword (Temporarily)
  • Enchanted Shield
  • Other crafting items
  • Enchanted Diamond Axe
  • Tim's Armor (Temporarily)
  • Gold Sword (Temporarily and determinant)

Killed Victims/Slain Enemies/Fallen Allies

The list below shows the victims and enemies that Jesse has slain/killed. It also shows allies that have died indirectly due to Jesse's choices/were killed by any enemies.

  • The Wither Storm
  • Numerous Hostile Mobs
  • Magnus the Rogue (Indirectly Caused, Choice Dependent, Alternate Ellegard the Redstone Engineer, killed by Wither Storm)
  • Ellegaard the Redstone Engineer (Indirectly Caused, Choice Dependent, Alternate Magnus the Rogue, killed by Wither Storm)
  • Reuben (Pig) (Indirectly Caused; doomed to fall by Wither Storm)
  • CaptainSparklez (Killed by the White Pumpkin's traps)
  • LDShadowLady (Indirectly Caused, Choice Dependent, Alternate DanTDM, killed by the White Pumpkin)
  • DanTDM (Indirectly Caused, Choice Dependent, Alternate LDShadowLady, killed by the White Pumpkin)
  • PAMA (Prototype: Autonomous Management Agent)
  • The Admin's Statue

Death (Restart Part of Game)

Killed By

  • Hostile Mobs
  • Splash Potion of Harming
  • Wither Storm
  • Lava
  • TNT
  • Fall Damage
  • Aiden
  • Arrow of Poison
  • The White Pumpkin
  • PAMA (Made useful)
  • Petra (Chipped)
  • Lukas (Chipped)
  • Mind Controlled Citizens (Chipped)
  • The Admin's Statue

Jesse can also die by failing to avoid dangers. The Screen will go red, and the game will restart from the Chest Symbol.

Quotes

Gameplay

Note: This section is for quotes that have been added into the game, and therefore cannot be determined by the player.

Out of my way, chickens!
~ Jesse to some chickens while trying to escape the Wither Storm.
All right, empty your pockets. Let's see what we have to work with.
~ Jesse to the group about how to escape the trap.

Player-determined (Villainous)

I don't know when; I don't know how; but some day, far in the future, when you're least expecting it… we WILL get our revenge. (Aiden: Woah! I thought you were just joking!) Yeah; well, I wasn't.
~ Jesse threatening Aiden.
I say we take whatever we want! (Petra: Jesse, come on.) What, he stole from us! We should be able to steal from him and not feel bad about it!
~ Jesse and Petra regarding stealing from Ivor.
I saw it first… wink! (Axel: Hey, what gives?!?)
~ Jesse stealing the potion and not letting Axel do it.
We'll do our best… just take all the time you need to get back on your feet, okay?
~ Jesse not promising Magnus/Ellegard to save the people.
After everything she did, she got what she deserved!
~ Jesse to the rest of the group, refusing to sympathize with Cassie.
No way… I meant exactly what I said. (Petra: Yeah, well, so did I.)
~ Jesse and Petra arguing about their decisions.
Out of our way, you big lugs! We've got business with your bosses. (Clutch: That's some tough talk for someone so puny!) (Facemeat: Yeah!)
~ Jesse insulting the Gladiators.
The only loser I see around here is you.
~ Jesse insulting Romeo.

Trivia

  • Oddly, If Jesse goes to Boom Town, regardless of his/her gender, he/she will always be called the KING of Boom Town.
  • Jesse is the first character in Minecraft: Story Mode that has two voice actors (Second is Cassie Rose), since the character has two different genders (chosen by The Player), while other characters have one.
  • In A Block and a Hard Place, if Jesse chooses to eat several potatoes, he/she (indirectly) mentions that potatoes are his/her favorite food.
  • In Episode 1, Jesse mentions that his/her motto is "No man left behind".
  • In Access Denied, if Jesse chooses not to deactivate PAMA, he/she will be attacked and killed by Petra/Lukas, PAMA will then be shown smiling. link here
  • In Access Denied, there are several chances of death which shows "You have been made useful!" instead of "You died!" if Jesse gets caught by PAMA.
    • However, if Jesse is killed during his/her final showdown with PAMA, the death screen will show "You died!" as usual.
    • The death screen also says, "You died!" in A Journey's End?, even though you don't truly die since you're eliminated in the Old Builder Games instead of dying.
    • In Season 2, the death screen does not say anything.
  • Jesse is currently the only character in Minecraft: Story Mode whose gender is decided by the player.
    • Telltale left an easter egg to this, when TorqueDawg states that Jesse is a boys/girls name, depending on the opposite gender.
  • The lightest skin-tone appearance for female Jesse bears near-striking resemblance to Isa.
  • In A Journey's End?, once Jesse is killed by Mevia, and when he/she respawns, this is the first time, ever since episode 3, that Jesse is seen without armor.
  • It is revealed in A Journey's End? that Jesse is ambidextrous, meaning he/she is able to use both of his/her arms equally (attack with sword with the right, mine with pickaxe on the left).
  • Jesse has, by far, the most aliases in Minecraft: Story Mode as a whole.
  • Jesse has almost every skill for different groups - builder, griefer, redstonist, architect, and warrior.
  • In episode 6, A Portal to Mystery, Jesse's portrait in a few shots can show the white male Jesse without armor, no matter which Jesse you have. This is most likely an oversight.
    • Curiously enough, that means that portrait picture was designed when Jesse could not have lost his/her armor.
  • Jesse appears in every episode title-card, except for Assembly Required's title-card.
  • Ivor, The White Pumpkin (or Cassie Rose), and PAMA have all commented on Jesse's tenacity during his/her struggles to survive in the game in Season 1:
    • In Episode 2, Ivor, before fighting Jesse and Petra/Gabriel, has commented on his/her tenacity, through it is misleading his/her path.
    • In Episode 6, The White Pumpkin calls Jesse "Incredibly Tenacious."
    • In Episode 7, PAMA calculates that Jesse's bravery and tenacity are impressive qualities.
  • Jesse is one of the clumsiest characters in the series, managing to drop/lose the amulet multiple times, fall over multiple times, and drop items such as the Command Block Weapon and the Enchanted Flint and Steel.
  • There was a single voice error for Jesse in "Episode 5" when talking with the Guard who protects the garden in Sky City.
  • Although there are currently no choices that can make Jesse a Pure Evil villain, they could be added on in future episodes. As of now, the worst type of villain Jesse can become is an Anti-Villain.
    • These choices could start taking place in the 5th and final episode of Season 2, Above and Beyond, and there could be choices that would cause him/her to cross the Moral Event Horizon.
      • Earlier, in Giant Consequences, Jesse can cross the Moral Event Horizon if he/she let Rader die in the Admin's Icy Palace (although Lukas saves Radar), and/or leaves Stella behind to die.
      • Also, in the 5th episode of Season 1, Order Up!, Jesse can cross the Moral Event Horizon if he/she chooses to send Aiden over the edge of Sky City.
      • However, despite these actions, he/she is still not Pure Evil, as he/she still truly cares about his/her friends, but this might be a foreshadowing to the Pure Evil villain Jesse could eventually become.
    • In the said episode, Jesse might have a choice to use Romeo's powers for evil. This choice could eventually make Jesse a Pure Evil villain.

External Links

           Minecraft Villains

Minecraft
Wither | Ender Dragon

Minecraft: Story Mode
Jesse | Ivor | Wither Storm | Ender Dragon | Aiden | White Pumpkin | PAMA | Hadrian | Mevia | Romeo | Prismarine Foes | Romeo's Snowman

Other Media
Pink Sheep | Purple Shep | Wife | Herobrine's Mother | Steve | The Narrator | Roblox Guest | Enderman | Israphel | Apple | Squid | PurpleVacktor | Diamond Pig | Captain Face Beard | Winter Soldier | Crazy Dog Lady | Yuki | Quicksilver | HYDRA | The Monster | Pigmen Army | Zupay

Alleged Sightings
Herobrine