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Jazz Jackraabbit
Jazz

Gender

Male

First Appearance

Jazz Jackrabbit (game)
July 30, 1994

Height

3'1

Weight

90 pounds

Fur Color

Green

Jazz Jackrabbit, a green anthropomorphic hare, who fights with his turtle nemesis, Devan Shell, in a science fiction parody of the fable of The Tortoise and the Hare.

Jazz is always at odds with his nemesis Devan Shell and much like console counterpart Mario always having to save his favorite damsel in distress, the princess Eva Earlong.

CreationEdit

Jazz was thought up in late 1993. The creator’s original plan was to make him an astronaut.

However during that time the space theme used in video games and other media had been so overused that it was decided that something else should be done.

The decision was then made for Jazz to become a green rabbit. The name Jazz as taken from one of the developer’s dog Jazz.

HistoryEdit

Jazz JackrabbitEdit

An evil mastermind tortoise named Devan Shell begins conquering planets, suppressing any native confrontation. One of such planets, Carrotus, is home to a peaceful hare kingdom that, once confronted by Shell, is able to provide enough resistance to fend him off.

Enraged by his loss, Devan decides to kidnap Carrotus princess Eva Earlong and hide her on a distant airbase of unknown location to weaken the hares. In response, the king chooses to send Carrotus' hero Jazz Jackrabbit, who carries a blue LFG-2000 gun, to various planets conquered by Devan that might contain clues to the location of Eva's imprisonment.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2Edit

Jazz chases Devan Shell through time, in order to retrieve the ring with which he planned to wed Eva. Jazz's brother, Spaz, and later his sister, Lori, are introduced and help him stop Devan.

Jazz Jackrabbit 3Edit

Jazz and his wife, Eva Earlong, settle down in Carrotus Castle to rule the planet and have children. Devan then comes to kidnap Jazz’s wife and kids. Devan is successful in snatching the kids away, taking them into an alternate universe using the Jazz 2 Time Machine. (converted to a Dimensional Machine) This alternate universe turns out to be the 3rd Dimension, and of course, Jazz must venture into the 360-degree world to rescue his children. During the search, Devan uses the kid's dreams against Jazz.

BiographyEdit

Jazz Jackrabbit is a 3'1", 90-pound anthropomorphic green rabbit. Strictly speaking, his surname, Jackrabbit, implies that he is a hare, but "hare" and "rabbit" are used interchangeably in the game. He comes from the planet Carrotus, and is a cross between Rambo and Bugs Bunny. He also has a red younger brother named Spaz, who seems to have a mental illness, and a yellow athletic sister named Lori. Together, they face the evil forces of Devan Shell, a nerdy, but vengefully sinister mad scientist turtle.

Jazz is in love with, and eventually marries the lovely Eva Earlong. His favorite food is carrot pizza, and his favorite book is Watership Down. He carries a gun called the LFG-2000.

AppearanceEdit

Original Jazz Jackrabbit seriesEdit

Jazz Jackrabbit is portrayed as a bandana wearing, gun toting rebel. He has dark green fur with a lighter green fur covering his torso and mouth area. He wears a backpack and always has his signature gun of which his catchphrase spawned from.

"When you're a little rabbit, carry a BIG GUN!”

Jazz Jackrabbit (Game boy Advance)Edit

Jazz is portrayed in a way that differs greatly from his original appearances. In this game Jazz is seen with a red shirt, navy blue pants, and an orange/green spotted gun.

Other AppearancesEdit

In December 2010, Epic Games released development kits for the Unreal Engine for iOS. One of the tutorials for these devkits features Jazz Jackrabbit as a top down twin-stick shooter game.

Jazz, along with Devan and Eva, made a cameo in One Must Fall: 2097, which was developed by Diversions Entertainment and published by Epic Games, in single-player tournament mode. Each character piloted a fighting mech that was suited to their individual personalities.

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