i need your help! i really like jade but i can't imagine her being as powerful as john, rose, or dave despite the fact that she's god tier and has the power of the green sun. how do i correct this??? i /know/ she's strong, but i can't imagine her as strong as them ): this is /not/ jade hate to be clear
Alrighty then FIRST, we need to get you past the adorableness. Because lets face it jade is adorable and sweet and usually those things aren’t often associated with STRONG physically or mentally [which is wrong but hey that is how shit is portrayed a lot by ppl these days and it kinda sticks in your sub-conscious whether you like it or not].
So we’re gonna start with addressing mental strength.
Other than just being kawaii as fuck, Jade is also metal as fuck. I mean she hollowed out and stuffed her own grandpa once he died because she knew that is the kind of ‘burial’ he would have wanted [“family tradition”], and she was only a little kid.
She pretty much took care of herself for the rest of her life [sure she had an omnipotent dog to help, but she did most of it on her own. It’s not like Becquerel could talk to her. He couldn’t give her advice or help her through tough times with anything other than being there for her. Jade had to tough it out solo or talk to her friends online and that was all she had.]
Then with all the bullying she dealt with from the trolls on a regular basis and Vriska putting her to sleep every 10 minutes for a laugh and all this shit starts to add up. But DESPITE all that, Jade still ends up being a really kind and decent person. She’s also fearless and rad as hell ok.
And people say ‘oh well she fell apart at the sight of Dave’s dead body she’s a wuss,’ but no one seems to ask WHY.
First of all people shouldn’t act like they wouldn’t flip the fuck out if they saw their friend’s dead body just lying around ok. Second, Jade gets upset because she has empathy and she’s a human being. Because one of her best friends [and one of the only 3 people she has in her life at that time mind you] is dead.
Her breaking down isn’t a sign of weakness it just shows that her friends mean EVERYTHING to her, and the thought of anything happening to them is her worst nightmare. Who wouldn’t fall apart?
Now, addressing physical strength.
Before we even get into the god tier stuff, we need to talk about Jade’s other abilities. Jade is an expert markswoman and is more than sufficient in hand to hand combat. She is shown to kick ass even without a weapon for quite some time before she gets her superpowers.
And what does Jade do once she gets those incredible space powers? SHE TRAINS. She wasn’t complacent with being ‘all-powerful.’ She climbed her way up the echeladder until she no longer needed a strife specibus at all. And even though her powers surpass any weapon she could wield, she decided to start training with different weapons just for the hell of it.
She was confident enough with a sword to challenge Dave to a sparring match. Dave who is supposed to be this great warrior guy, yet he has barely trained at all during his trip. He hasn’t even reached the tier where he no longer needs a strife specibus, so it is definitely canon that he’s at a lower level than Jade [even without Jade’s power boost from Bec].
Jade is so strong because she strives to better herself at every turn. She works hard to be the best she can be in everything she does. Whether that’s science, combat, space powers, or just being friendly, Jade goes all-in.
And to be honest, the only beta kid even remotely close to on par with her at the moment would be John [because of his fight with Bec Noir] and even then he’s still miles behind because of her power-up. [[new zappy powers are kinda ????? and he doesn’t seem to be in control of them yet]]
Dave has been pretty slack as far as training goes [i think the sparring thing was only really something he did with Bro, i doubt he’s trained very much on his own as he seems disinterested in it, and now he’s refusing to even use his time powers. Which are the only thing that would possibly cause Jade any problems].
Rose is drunk off her ass and has been probably the most slack of any of them during the 3 year trip on the meteor [although tbh her god tier is more of a support class, her powers aren’t meant to be about strength anyway they help to make the team stronger].
And even if Jade’s powers got a downgrade [which, if the green sun is destroyed, is very likely] Jade would still be far more lethal than the other beta kids because Space control is hella dangerous.
But with Jade’s personality we only ever got to see the ‘nice side’ of space powers, until now.
One thing you have to understand is that, as a Witch of Space, Jade controls and manipulates Matter: the basic fabric of the universe. She only uses her powers for good unless she’s being mind-controlled. But if Jade get’s backed into a corner I think we’re in for quite a show.
Because Jade can literally vaporise people, and the only thing stopping her is that kind and loving personality. If Jade were like Aranea or [god forbid] Gamzee, then everyone would have been dead long ago.
The reason Jade’s powers are so scary is because they’re only limited by her creativity and desire for destruction [or lack thereof]. Because if she decided to, she could just destroy anyone or anything in her path. One snap of her fingers and they would be gone. Dust. And if that isn’t pure, raw power, then I don’t know what is.