Jane Foster
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Portrayed by Natalie Portman
Statistics
Full Name Jane Foster
Age 30
Height 5'3"
Build Petite
Eyes Brown
Hair Brunette
Skin Caucasian
Factions S.H.I.E.L.D

Quoted!

Noted astrophysicist, believed brilliant or eccentric or a hack, and the pioneer of the controversial Foster Theory.

Reputation

Considered one of the top astrophysicists of this generation, Dr. Jane Foster is similarly noted to be one of the most controversial, reviled among the academic community for chasing what she has published the Foster Theory: the possibility of wormhole-generation technology. While it's a claim that's made her a bit of an outcast among her peers, the woman remains undaunted in progressing her work — what which many call an unhealthy obsession.

Biography

Raised in the suburbs of Willowdale, Virgina, Jane Foster had the semi-average upbringing. She lost her mother at an early age and was raised wholly by her doting father, a career research professor at the nearby Culver University. It was inevitable she'd mirror her father and inherit all his interests, discovering at quite young an age her natural proficiency in the sciences. She was especially boring as a teenager, devoted to her academics and never really one for hobbies — save for stargazing with her father.

She was finishing her undergrad at Culver when the tiny Foster family received the unfortunate news of her father's illness: an undetected brain tumour that gave him six months. He only survived three, with Jane there by his side; she was working on her honours thesis in the hospice room when he finally slipped away. She took her father's death hard, though to family friends, Jane seemed to be enduring in stride, focused on her work. But she was in shock, felt like an orphan, and was deteriorating inside — letting herself simply go numb.

Fortunately, she found rescue, and her father's old friend, Erik Selvig — an astrophyicist lecturer at Culver — knew better. He began regular, forced visitations which dragged Jane out of her self-denying hell, and slowly assumed a role in her life. He soon became a mentor and rock to Jane, who found herself impassioned to specialize in his field.

She continued her post-grad work under him, and in turn, Erik found himself with a surrogate daughter. And Jane flourished in the following years, professionally and academically, demonstrating even as a student the ability to release published work after published work, generating theories and ideas that strenuously tested the present theories of astrophysics. She also had her first, serious relationship in Dr. Donald Blake, a young medical resident who won, and ultimately broke, Jane's very inexperienced heart.

Happily given up on personal relationships, she concentrated on her doctoral work and graduated, soon receiving staggering offers to join applied laboratories all over the world. Even NASA was at her door. Erik was pretty sure Jane would be heading their way.

So count his disbelief — with that of many others — for her to choose independent research, Jane struck with a near overnight obsession between theoretical links between auroral phenomena and Einstein-Rosen bridges. Erik thought she was joking. Jane took more than a little offence to that. She used her father's inheritance and what little amassed grant money (given only on her reputation alone) to skip out to the middle of nowhere in Puente Antiguo, New Mexico. Following what she believed was a staggering wealth of evidence, she set up shop, bought and began building her own equipment, and hired an intern — Darcy Lewis.

She was the only applicant.

There the two women chased New Mexico storms, again and again and again. Living out of a trailer, Jane refused to quit — and her gut led her right when the proposed phenomena began occurring at frequent rates. She pleaded Erik to fly in to finally show him she isn't joking, forced Darcy to drive the three of them into a tornado, and hit a shirtless hobo with her truck. Twice.

Introduced to them as Thor, the Norse god of thunder, Jane found herself with a very strange and impractical fascination for the crazy man. Trusting her gut led her so far, and she decided to trust it again, wrestling against all common sense to trust his declarations — that he was some landed god from an Einstein-Rosen bridge denied his supernatural powers — and decided to assist his strange quest in returning them. It got her research eyed by a strange government agency named S.H.I.E.L.D, that confiscated all of Jane's work, equipment, and notes. Not to mention, Darcy's iPod.

Thor managed to return her kindness by returning Jane her notebook, and though she still did not have any evidence he was some ancient, celebrated god, she found herself captivated and believing his confirmation of life beyond Earth, and the existence of a great Einstein-Rosen bridge that links countless realms.

Then Thor's very godly friends showed up. Then Thor's malevolent brother sent a giant fireball-spitting angry robot to raze Puente Antiguo. Jane was pretty much convinced, when, upon laying his life to help her little town, the crazy truck-hit hobo reclaimed his worthiness and was restored to larger-than-life godhood. Unfortunately, as soon as the truth came to light, he had to leave — to go save his own realm and stop a genocide.

Jane never saw him again. She tried looking for him through her obsessed work, but soon she ate the rest of her funds, and few believed her to give her any grants. She assumed S.H.I.E.L.D had a hand in that. So count Jane not entirely surprised, and maybe even a little resigned, when after a good year of struggling to perpetuate her newfound Foster Theory (which at this point was not being measured well with failing equipment, and she could no longer even afford Darcy), the G-men approached her to work for them. They will pay her to prove her theory, which is that the Earth is immeasurably linked to other realms, and the bridge exists — and can be opened — to bring civilization into a new age. Or so Jane thought.

Feeling her hand a bit forced, she nonetheless accepted. And relocated to New York City, given rent in Brooklyn and allowed management of a covert lab. Sworn to nondisclosure, and effectively consigning herself and all her things as S.H.I.E.L.D property, Jane continued on her work. To her, it's a necessary evil to have her theory proven and have her research see the light of day. This work is what she lives for. It's the reason why she was fated to look up at the stars.

IC History

Character Details

Jane Foster has the soul of an explorer. Restless and fearless and insatiably curious, she is not a woman consigned to lay roots but seek "home" inside a journey. She is obsessed with the stars, and now given evidence of vast worlds beyond Earth, has made her life pursuit to bridge the barriers of time and distance — and unite the universe for her to discover.

An astrophysicist and engineer, Jane is happily married to her work — and treats it more as a raison d'etre. She believes her genius is Promethean in nature, meant to warm the Earth and its people by bringing them better fires, but there is also her own selfish component: she wants to learn. She /needs/ to learn. Her mind is voracious, and its gluttony to ingest new subjects is never satisfied. Without a constructive outlet, Jane would quickly and easily become the epitome of "genius falling into madness", unable to do anything but turn her desperate intelligence onto anything around her in the hopes to find new "projects" or means to occupy her mind. Left alone for too long, and she may start dissecting the toaster.

Of course, this scientific devotion has come with its downside, and outside her work, Jane is a little pathetic, almost the archetypal "loner genius" who has dismissed much of the world in favour of her own mind. Her environment and life almost directly reflect the state of her mind: congested, cluttered, and hopelessly disorganized, filled to the brim with odd and errant objects that have all briefly, at some time, won her full attention. Though many concede to find her odd, reserved, and slavishly (monstrously) protective of her work, Jane is known to be somewhat level-headed, if not sometimes stubborn, gentle, and well-meaning.

Relationships

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SOUNDTRACK

TRIVIA

  • Jane Foster sources directly from the MCU (with a few comic homages mixed in). Background only pulls from the first Thor movie. Sorry, Thor 2!
  • She is a huge nerd. If it is part of nerd culture, Jane probably knows about it, probably has it, probably loves it. Her Skyrim save is in the hundreds of hours.
  • NYC transit still befuddles her. Why do the lines all change on the weekends?!
  • Jane hates HYDRA more than anything.
  • Current triggers: dishonesty of any kind, mind control, improper or irresponsible conduct of the scientific process.
  • She still hopes to one day see space.

RP Logs & Journals

November 02, 2018: Huge Success

Tim and Zatanna, in active pursuit of the demonic Dragon and his Consort, formulate a plan to take them both out with the help of their friends, some portals, and a very annoyed Tony Stark.

(permalink: log:8218 | tags: atli dr._jane_foster impulse inferno iron_man nyc raven red_robin spider-man the_winter_soldier zatanna_zatara | posted: 03 Nov 2018 07:41)

October 30, 2018: Dealing with Genius

Jane Foster, Rachel Summers and Jean Grey take the task of waking up one Tony Stark. God save their souls

(permalink: log:8213 | tags: agent_carter dr._jane_foster inferno iron_man marvel_girl nyc phoenix pthe | posted: 01 Nov 2018 05:58)

October 12, 2018: Revenging New York

When a pair of demons figure out they can make blood magic potions out of enhanced humans, a demon army immediately swarms through Hell's Kitchen towards Mutant Town. GMed by Tony Stark.

(permalink: log:8116 | tags: amaterasu boomerang bruiser dr._jane_foster hawkeye_ii inferno iron_man punisher speed the_winter_soldier thor wiccan | posted: 13 Oct 2018 15:50)

September 30, 2018: Answers

Dated to just before Weekend at Tony's. Jane, tending to the comatose Tony, confides some of her fears and worries to Bucky. The age-old question of whether Howard or Tony Stark was a bigger asshole is answered.

(permalink: log:8057 | tags: dr._jane_foster pthe the_winter_soldier | posted: 30 Sep 2018 19:54)

September 05, 2018: Unwelcome Revelations

Jane Foster and Bucky Barnes head to Stark Tower to see what they can do for a friend and to yell at him for being himself.

(permalink: log:7924 | tags: dr._jane_foster iron_man pthe the_winter_soldier | posted: 06 Sep 2018 07:14)

August 30, 2018: T.N.T.

The Avengers +1 go to a visit to the Alps to a lovely ski resort! And blow it up.

(permalink: log:7884 | tags: avengers caitlin_fairchild dr._jane_foster iron_guard iron_man kang kate_bishop marvel_girl pthe speed the_winter_soldier t.n.t. wiccan | posted: 31 Aug 2018 06:18)

August 22, 2018: Fix Everything Pt. III

Guardians spark war against Asgard. The appearance of the Destroyer. A star falls, but a Hammer rises.

(permalink: log:7847 | tags: atli dr._jane_foster groot loki rocket starlord the_winter_soldier | posted: 23 Aug 2018 07:23)

August 14, 2018: Highway to Hell

Tracking down an underground ritual chamber of the Cult of Blood, the Titans (plus some old timers) find something both familiar and unexpected… and something especially familiar to Bucky Barnes and Jane Foster.

Y'know, the old timers.

:(

(permalink: log:7812 | tags: cyborg dr._jane_foster impulse nico_minoru pthe raven sister_grimm spider-man starlord the_winter_soldier zatanna_zatara | posted: 14 Aug 2018 08:20)

August 13, 2018: A Bridge to Sell

Jane and Bucky have their clandestine activities interrupted by a woman who wants to make a deal.

(permalink: log:7810 | tags: angela dr._jane_foster the_winter_soldier | posted: 13 Aug 2018 21:25)

August 07, 2018: Thunderstruck

Tony Stark, with a few Avengers in tow, drops by the Xavier Institute a second time, tempting fate and the patience of his hosts to discuss a collaboration with the X-Men and pass out some information.

(permalink: log:7781 | tags: bruiser cable captain_america cyclops dr._jane_foster elf iron_man meggan pthe shadowcat speed the_winter_soldier wiccan | posted: 07 Aug 2018 04:36)

July 22, 2018: Fix Everything Pt. II

The intrepid group of heroes (?) arrive at Chronux. But where is this Gorr the God Butcher? And what is it with snakes?

(permalink: log:7710 | tags: atli dr._jane_foster groot loki rocket starlord the_winter_soldier | posted: 22 Jul 2018 05:55)

July 16, 2018: Defenders Disassemble

A mixed group gathers to plot about Wilson Fisk, and disagreements separate them again.

(permalink: log:7682 | tags: boomerang claire_temple daredevil dr._jane_foster foggy_nelson iron_fist jessica_jones know_my_name power-man samael six the_winter_soldier | posted: 17 Jul 2018 03:13)

July 13, 2018: The Cost of Condos

A number of individuals with stakes in the Hell's Kitchen bombings both personal and otherwise gather to investigate one of the bombs discovered and trade information. A plan of action going forward is worked out.

(permalink: log:7665 | tags: daredevil dr._jane_foster jessica_jones know_my_name red_robin spider-man the_winter_soldier | posted: 13 Jul 2018 05:33)

June 29, 2018: Blowin' Up the Kitchen: Part 3

Death and destruction reign in Hell's Kitchen as a mass bombing rages. These are the tales of the heroes who took the top of the kitchen.

(permalink: log:7587 | tags: angela boomerang dr._jane_foster foggy_nelson hercules kingpin know_my_name moonstar punisher rapture sister_grimm spider-man the_winter_soldier | posted: 30 Jun 2018 05:13)

June 29, 2018: Fix Everything Pt. I

Atli Wodendottir has 1% of a plan, and in order to stop Gorr the God Butcher from potentially causing future destruction, she rounds up her good friends and sorta relatives to work out the other 99% as they travel to Chronux. (Backdated)

(permalink: log:7582 | tags: atli dr._jane_foster groot loki rocket starlord the_winter_soldier | posted: 30 Jun 2018 03:45)

June 17, 2018: The Gordian Knot

Bucky Barnes, Jane Foster, and Jessica Jones meet for one of their regular dinners out. Things get a little tense and awkward when the topic of registration comes up at the dinner table.

(permalink: log:7543 | tags: dr._jane_foster jessica_jones the_winter_soldier tnp | posted: 18 Jun 2018 02:54)

June 10, 2018: Repaying An Old Debt

Jane Foster finds herself in the surprisingly charming company of the infamous assassin, Slade Wilson.

(permalink: log:7514 | tags: deathstroke dr._jane_foster know_my_name | posted: 11 Jun 2018 03:30)

May 31, 2018: Prophylaxis

Bucky and Jane talk registration, in mind of all the things which have happened to them in the past year and a half.

(permalink: log:7458 | tags: dr._jane_foster the_winter_soldier tnp | posted: 31 May 2018 05:18)

May 10, 2018: Declaration of War

Determined to save Matt Murdock's soul, Bucky Barnes and Jane Foster seek out Wilson Fisk directly.

(permalink: log:7384 | tags: dr._jane_foster kingpin know_my_name the_winter_soldier | posted: 11 May 2018 03:37)

May 02, 2018: A Place Called Chronux

Atli (and Toothbender) come to see Bucky and Jane on the matter of a very important Space Quest. And also maybe to find out if Jane might be her forebear.

(permalink: log:7337 | tags: atli dr._jane_foster the_winter_soldier | posted: 03 May 2018 15:28)

April 25, 2018: Role Reversals

Daredevil, driven to the brink, has kidnapped the leaders of the Russian mob in a desperate hunt for Wilson Fisk. It's up to Bucky Barnes and Jane Foster to keep the vigilante from losing himself along the way.

(permalink: log:7310 | tags: daredevil dr._jane_foster kingpin know_my_name the_winter_soldier | posted: 27 Apr 2018 01:59)

April 15, 2018: Housecleaning

Dani speaks with Bucky and Jane about hunting down the person who betrayed Coulson.

(permalink: log:7262 | tags: dr._jane_foster implosion moonstar the_winter_soldier | posted: 16 Apr 2018 03:41)

April 11, 2018: To Absent Friends

S.H.I.E.L.D. associates and friends gather to lay Phil Coulson to rest.

(permalink: log:7250 | tags: agent-13 agent_nakano atli captain_america dr._jane_foster groot implosion iron_man merrow moonstar rocket the_winter_soldier to_absent_friends white_queen | posted: 12 Apr 2018 04:47)

April 05, 2018: It Was Supposed To Be Simple

A routine checkup of a lab that has suddenly gone dark by some of the newest Avengers turns dangerous and violent as an old enemy rears its head once again. After all, cut off one head, and two more shall take its place. GMed by Tony Stark.

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March 14, 2018: Who Did That To You?

After catching the news, Bucky Barnes and Jane Foster race to check on Jessica Jones. They come bearing gifts and much-needed aid.

(permalink: log:7121 | tags: dr._jane_foster jessica_jones know_your_name the_winter_soldier tnp | posted: 20 Mar 2018 05:39)

March 11, 2018: IT'S SCIENCE

Owen, Dani, Bucky and Jane are doing SCIENCE. Magical science. Okay maybe Owen is just sleeping off some alcohol poisoning. :)

(permalink: log:7113 | tags: boomerang dr._jane_foster moonstar the_winter_soldier | posted: 19 Mar 2018 00:26)

March 11, 2018: Clean Slate

Bucky and Jane work towards making amends with Tony Stark — all in an effort to wipe the last traces of their brief, corrupted mark free from the world.

(permalink: log:7083 | tags: dr._jane_foster iron_man pthe the_winter_soldier | posted: 11 Mar 2018 07:42)

March 02, 2018: Penance and Reconciliation

Bucky Barnes and Jane Foster continue their apology tour by paying a visit to Matt Murdock, who has his own thoughts on how they can best make amends and move forward.

(permalink: log:7051 | tags: daredevil dr._jane_foster searching_for_self the_winter_soldier | posted: 06 Mar 2018 02:07)

February 22, 2018: In the Grip of Your Shadow

Bucky Barnes and Jane Foster come to issue an apology to one Jessica Jones. But the detective wants something else entirely.

(permalink: log:6995 | tags: dr._jane_foster jessica_jones the_winter_soldier | posted: 22 Feb 2018 14:39)

February 13, 2018: Apology Alcohol

The former Heralds of the Demon Bear, as part of the apology tour, check in with Emery and Owen. There is alcohol and a significant amount of awkwardness.

(permalink: log:6966 | tags: boomerang dr._jane_foster moonstar samael the_winter_soldier | posted: 20 Feb 2018 01:11)

February 11, 2018: In for some Weirdness

Jane Foster and James Barnes visit Dr. Strange to talk about bears, physics and magic.

(permalink: log:6917 | tags: doctor_strange dr._jane_foster the_winter_soldier | posted: 11 Feb 2018 23:25)

February 09, 2018: Highway to Hell

Tony Stark makes good on his word to reclaim his weapons tech from the Genoshan Magistrates. Magneto cameo by Pietro/Wanda.

(permalink: log:6904 | tags: atli captain_america dr._jane_foster greb iron_man magneto merrow ms._marvel polaris the_winter_soldier | posted: 09 Feb 2018 07:57)

January 28, 2018: The Strange Case of Dr. Kinsey Sheridan

Newly reclaimed from the Demon Bear, Jane Foster and James Barnes try to undo the damage done to Kinsey Sheridan, her on-board A.I., and (tangentially) her boyfriend and their lawyer.

(permalink: log:6916 | tags: daredevil dr._jane_foster six solving_for_self the_winter_soldier | posted: 11 Feb 2018 04:59)

January 27, 2018: Demon Bear: Finale: Power Sundered

The final confrontation with the Demon Bear. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS PLOT. THANK YOU TO MY TWO CO-STORYTELLERS BUCKY AND JANE.

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January 13, 2018: Demon Bear: Clean Slate

Winter comes to Tony Stark, as the Demon Bear's former heralds — now its masters — resurface to pay him a polite call, and take all that is his.

(permalink: log:6781 | tags: dr._jane_foster iron_man rodb the_winter_soldier | posted: 13 Jan 2018 10:48)

January 05, 2018: Demon Bear: The Guardians of the Galaxy

This occurred in December before Dani was freed from the Bear.

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