|“||We can do this if we stick together.||„|
|~ Jay to his friends.|
Jay is one of the tritagonists in the Descendants franchise. He is the son of Jafar.
Jay is described as a boy with long dark hair, who's muscular. He has dark chocolate eyes, that could charm anyone especially the girls. He wears a jacket and blue jeans and has a red cap on his head.
Jay is a sneaky, confident, and handsome guy. Jay was raised to believe that he must get everything and to forget others as well. He's vengeful like Mal and he's athletic. As the son of Jafar, Jay wants to gain his father's respect by stealing the "big prize". He isn't fond with how friendship works. Jay has always charm his way to get what he wants back on the Isle. Like the others, Jay was never shown affection by his parent so, when he tries out for the tourney team and makes it, he gets a chance to see what's it like to be a part of something as special. He's shown to have kleptomaniac tendencies, as he often steals objects on the fly. He can also be a flirt, having flirted with several girls in the film including Lonnie and Audrey and in Wicked World flirting with CJ. He tends to be very rough and enjoys fighting with others or pushing those that get in his way as shown in his first practice Tourney match. As the film progresses, he grows to believe and enjoy friendship as he tells Mal, Evie, and Carlos they need to work together to steal the wand and even came to the defense of Evie against Chad. By the end of the film, he is determined to become good though he has yet to fully give up his kleptomaniac ways. In addition, he seems to retain his tough confrontational attitude and will get into fights with those who anger him, such as with Carlos in episode 10 of Wicked World.
In the novel Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel, he displays a mild-tempered and smart exterior, as he takes Chad's assault with stride and manages to keep his greed from taking over when confronting the Golden Cobra.
It is shown that Jay, he has matured into the role of an older brother figure within the VK group. Particularly in his protective nature towards the girls, Mal and Evie, in terms of romantic relationships and their enemies. Furthermore, he is shown to be brotherly and jokes with Carlos similar to an older brother to a younger one.
He also chosen by Maleficent to steal the Fairy Godmother's magic wand in order to give it to Maleficent. He was also a klepto, constantly looking for things to steal. When they arrived at, Auradon, he noticed Aurora's daughter Audrey, and flirted with her. So, he joined the tourney team with Carlos, he became the best tourney player of all time. While he started as an aggressive bully determined to hog the spotlight, Jay eventually learned from the tourney coach the importance of being a team player. Jay took this advice to heart, and in the tourney championship game, he demonstrated a quite admirable amount of humility by helping Ben score the winning goal when he could have easily scored it himself if he wanted to. He was very protective over Evie when she's bullied by Chad, He also confronted Maleficent by trying to take her scepter, but Mal finally defeated Maleficent who turn to a lizard. At the after party Jay danced with Audrey.
Mal confides her issues in her friends Evie, Carlos and Jay, but they are content with their new lives in Auradon and do not wish to return to the Isle of the Lost.
Ben, Evie, Jay and Carlos learn of Mal's departure and sneak onto the Isle to find her, but Gil recognizes them. Carlos and Jay return to Auradon Prep, where they create a replica of the wand using a 3D printer. They are caught by Lonnie, Mulan's daughter, who blackmails them into letting her come, having previously been rejected from Jay's sports team based on her gender.
Mal's group return, handing over the fake wand in exchange for Ben, but Uma realizes the forgery. The group flee back to Auradon, but Mal and Ben's relationship is still rocky. The villains' children come to terms that they cannot run from their pasts and agree to be honest with themselves and each other. Jay appoints Lonnie as the captain of his team.