Jool

Joolushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis


Jool (full name: Joolushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis) is a young Interion woman of remarkable academic accomplishments. Her striking beauty is offset by her fiery temperament. Although Jool is book-smart, she has led a sheltered life until now. Moya's crew has taught her about humility, compassion and courage.
Jool is a young Interion woman of remarkable academic accomplishment. Strikingly beautiful, with orange-and-yellow-hued skin offset by a mane of wild, silken hair, she has a fiery temperament to match her visage.

Raised in a peaceful star system, Jool attended a rigorous series of universities and rose through the meritocracy to earn respect and privilege. Her background, social status and intellect gave her exposure to the arts and the graces of a finer life. She's proficient in everything from music and art to biology, chemistry and universal cosmology. ("Eat Me") However, all of this was "book knowledge" Jool is brilliant, but she'd never been tested in the real world. Despite her prodigious factual base, she hadn't proved her mettle in hard experience.

While on an archaeological expedition to the other side of the galaxy -- the equivalent of visiting Italy to study ancient sculpture -- her group of fellow young intellectuals was hijacked and forced into slavery. Near death, her body was sold for medical research. For 22 cycles, Jool was in frozen stasis, her organs earmarked for sale to anyone who had the money to purchase them. ("Self-Inflicted Wounds, Part 1: Could'a, Would'a, Should'a")

However, before she could be dissected and carved up, John Crichton and the others aboard Moya rescued her. ("Season of Death") Though Jool was saved, two cousins of hers that had also been in her group died. She blamed their deaths on Crichton until she got to know the Human better.

When vexed, Jool lashes out with a biting wit. When cornered, she fights like an angry hunting cat -- even if a rational argument eludes her. However, when she's at ease she can charm the scales off a snake. Despite all this, Jool is not a hard woman. She's full of charm and sass and verve and vinegar. Her intelligence makes her confident. Her reason makes her clever. Her genetics makes her sexy. And her experience with the crew of Moya has made her a bit easier to live with.

After more than a cycle with the crew of Moya, Jool finally left to follow her own chosen destiny. With the help of Crichton, Chiana and D'Argo, she freed the priests of Arnessk from a 12,000-cycle-long state of suspended animation. As a scholar of Arnesskan history, Jool decided to stay behind with the priests to ease their transition into a vastly changed galaxy. ("What Was Lost, Part 2: Resurrection")

Jool

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