Aris Jones is the only male member of a group of female teenagers called Group B. His name is likely a shortened form of Aristotle, the great mathematician.
Aris is portrayed by Jacob Lofland, who also portrays Neckbone in Mud, Owen Briggs in Little Accidents, Kendal Crowne in Justified, Colby Pitt in Texas Rising, Daniel in Free State of Jones, Josh in Go North, and Young Eli McCullough in The Son.
In the Scorch Trials film, Aris, who was the first maze survivor to end up in the WCKD facility, notices that Thomas claimed that something unusual was happening in the facility just as he did so they both planned to investigate what was through the door that was guarded. The next day after meeting Thomas inside the air vents, he and Aris swiped one of the guards keycard and enter the harvesting room, It is revealed that WCKD's leader, Ava Paige, is still alive and that Janson is working for WCKD, as they discuss the experiment on the Immunes and that Janson has yet to find the Right Arm, a resistance group located at the mountains. The group, including Aris, but without Tim, escapes the facility, as Janson orders his WCKD troops to track them down, where they find themselves in the deserted outside world – the Scorch. The two girls from Group B sneak up on the ragtag group of Gladers, Brenda, and Jorge with Harriet holding them at gunpoint. Sonya orders the Gladers on their feet from their hiding places behind abandoned cars but freezes when she sees Aris traveling with the group. Overjoyed, she embraces him, relieved to see him alive. The group eventually arrive at the Right Arm's relief camps, where other innocent survivors are present, and are greeted by Vince, who leads the Right Arm and is in charge of deciding whether they can stay or not. Later that evening, Teresa calls WCKD to her location, believing that WCKD's motivations are good, leading to an ambush by WCKD. Ava and Janson arrive and confront the Right Arm before WCKD troops capture survivors for experimentation, which were Aris, Minho, and Sonya.
Physical Appearance and Personality
Aris is described as a boy who has olive skin and "dark hair cut surprisingly short". It is implied that he was taller than Teresa, as she had to stand on her toes to reach his cheek for a kiss.
In the films, Aris is portrayed by Jacob Lofland, who has light skin and brown hair.
- Disease Immunity: Aris was shown to be immune to the effects of the deadly Flare virus.
- Baseball Bat: During the Scorch Trials, Aris carried a metal bat and swung it on an incoming Crank’s leg.