Eye Color:Brown Hair Color:Brown Jacob's style is mostly casual and plain, and he is 5 foot five. Since Jacob is kind of short compared to other guys, and doesn't dress to impress, he is a bit of a background character who doesn't really get noticed. He usually has a serious look on his face and does not smile often, except around Rico. His hair gets cut by Rico with scissors.
Jacob is reserved and quiet. He is not the best at talking to other people, but he is a good listener. He may act like he isn't listening, and may insult you. Even if he doesn't care, he still lends an ear if you need someone to vent to. He usually won't offer information about himself, but he will say something if someone asks. He is not a flashy and extroverted person, and doesn't feel comfortable with a lot of attention. Around the people he is close to, he is more responsive and social.
Jacob was born to Karen and Martin Upton early September of 1999. Everything was going well, but around the time he turned one, his dad wasn't around very often. Years passed and his dad was always out. Things went awry when Karen found out that Martin had been cheating on her. Soon after that, they divorced and his dad left to start a new family. Jacob didn't care since he never got to really know his dad anyway. Devastated, Karen started drinking to soothe the pain and that led to her taking harder drugs. She started to become unstable and it got to the point where Jacob felt unsafe and was scared of his own mother. Some days she'd be extremely happy and the next she was angry over every little thing. Jacob's uncle, Rico, finally stepped in and became the legal guardian of Jacob. Karen was sent to rehab and while there, Rico explained to Jacob that his mom still loves him and not to take anything that she did or said on drugs to heart. Jacob forgave her and he knew that rehab was the best thing for his mom.
When Rico took him in, it took Jacob a while to get used to him and his different ways of parenting. Jacob slowly started feeling more comfortable and opened up to Rico about everything. Rico became Jacob's best and only friend. At school, Jacob didn't make many friends except for the occasional kid who would feel bad for him. Jacob didn't really like anyone's pity and quickly cut off friendships where they seemed to think of being his friend as some kind of charity or service. He felt better by himself rather than with a bunch of loud kids, so he didn't really try to make friends.
Currently Jacob is still living with Rico, and even though they are a lower class family, they appreciate their home and each other. Jacob still does what he does at school, but he feels like he doesn't have a purpose. He's unmotivated and has no idea what he wants to do in the future.
Karen Upton: Jacob's mom. She loves him, but she just couldn't take care of him anymore. Karen really tried her hardest to be there for him, but she had to enlist the help of her brother, Rico, to take care of her son. Jacob visits her often to check up on how she is doing. See history. Rico:Jacob's uncle who took him in and became his legal guardian. Jacob and Rico are very close, and sometimes Jacob considers him more as a brother rather than a father. Although they are very different personality-wise, they get along pretty well. Rico sees Jacob as the son he never had.
Jacob has some half-siblings from his dad's new family. He has never met them and doesn't plan to anytime soon.
Sometimes he takes things literally.
He sucks at most sports except for soccer, but he doesn't care.
It is SO HARD to actually ROLEPLAY a QUIET AND UNTALKATIVE person ACCURATELY