Who is one of your favorite characters from the Students of Jump series?
That depends on what you mean by character. Human character: I would say Mick Jenkins from books 1, 2 and 3. Non-human character: Puff from book 4.
Mick Jenkins: I really like Mick because he is a good mix of the tough old bird that won't take anything from anybody and the kind fellow with a soft spot for those he cares about. (I always imagined he looked like Brian Dennehy. His face always came to mind when I thought of Mick.)
|Brian Dennehy was the inspiration||f||or Mick Jenkins|
Mick is used to being the boss, running the show, the guy with the last say. At the same time, he pays attention to people, and he has serious limitations that keep him from doing the things he wants to do, so when someone else is facing terrible loss or feeling frozen with uncertainty, Mick can sympathize. But he doesn't approach the issue soft. He hits you where it hurts so that you know where the pain is coming from and can begin to figure out what will get you through it. And he's not gentle with his own flaws either. He faces them head on. Mick and his better half, Emily, are the main characters in book 3, No-Time like the Present.
In a sense, Puff is Mick in miniature and on split-second steroid injections. And he can hold your hair back in a mean French braid. Just as his best human friend Sarrah Marsh.