|“||The battle was fierce, but the Order of the Stone emerged triumphant, saving the land and ensuring that peace and prosperity would reign forever.||„|
|~ Jesse reading out of the enchanted book in the Order of the Stone's temple.|
Jesse is the main protagonist and playable character of Minecraft: Story Mode. Jesse's gender and look are chosen by the player. Depending on the player's choices, Jesse can be portrayed as a generally kind, caring, and loyal friend, or as an egotistical, selfish, rude, and even greedy person who will do anything to get what he or she wants, like the Eversource.
The male version is voiced by Patton Oswalt, who also played Remy from Ratatouille. The female version is voiced by Catherine Taber, who also played Padmé Amidala from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Lori Loud from The Loud House.
Jesse can be a male or female depending on the player's choice. The male version of Jesse wears a long-sleeve shirt and suspenders, though it becomes short-sleeved at the end of Season Two. The female version of Jesse wears a short-sleeve shirt, overalls, and a hair pin, and also has a smaller and rounder nose than the male version. Both versions have dark-colored hair and eyebrows, and their skin tone is also dependent on player's choice with more varieties available in Season Two.
Jesse's personality depends entirely on the player's choices. Depending on what the player chooses, at his or her best, Jesse is willing to do anything for his or her friends, and is extremely loyal and caring towards them, even if he or she chooses not to show it. He or she can be polite and attempt to get along with whoever he or she meets.
Jesse can also be generous, as shown when Axel gives the entire group cookies except for Lukas, Jesse can give him his or her cookie. Jesse can also choose to give the Eversource to the people of Sky City, as they need resources more than he or she does. He or she can also suggest that they and Cassie Rose, who was desperate to return home, share his or her Enchanted Flint and Steel.
Jesse can also be humble at times and even empathize with others who mistreated him or her, such as when TorqueDawg, who, moments after meeting him or her started to insult him or her and his or her friends, is killed in a trap, he or she can empathize with him. This can also be shown when Cassie Rose, who was a serial killer with a very tragic backstory, was supposedly killed in her own trap, Jesse can say that, despite the fact that she had done some terrible things, no one deserves to be trapped away from home like she was.
However, Jesse can have a very a snarky and rude attitude as well. He/she can also be harsh towards anybody, even his/her friends and even his/her own pet pig, Reuben. In Episode 5 however, Jesse may grow more selfish and greedy in his/her quest to find the Eversource and can even become more ruthless and hostile towards anyone who gets in his/her way. Jesse can also show that he/she is also capable of letting others die without showing any remorse. Jesse can also show no concern for the safety of his/her friends and can accuse someone for a crime with little to no evidence, even if they are innocent. He/she can also argue with his/her friends if they disagree with him/her or question his/her leadership.
Jesse can show immense hostility towards Lukas and Ivor. He/she may have trouble trusting Lukas and will sometimes get into arguments with him. Jesse also, understandably has trust issues with Ivor, presumably because he created the Wither Storm and scammed Petra on a deal.
Regardless of the player's choices however, Jesse does truly care for his or her friends, even if he or she chooses not to show it, as shown when he or she is visibly upset when Reuben dies, is shocked speechless if Aiden pushes Lukas off the edge of Sky City, is clearly horrified when his or her friends are presumably killed in the White Pumpkin's trap and when Lukas and Petra or Ivor are seemingly killed by Nell, Jesse is enraged and brutally attacks her, not knowing that they respawned.
Also regardless of the player's choices, both Olivia and Axel consider Jesse as their best friend. Olivia mentions in Episode 1 that Jesse takes Reuben with him or her everywhere he or she goes, suggesting a strong bond. In Season Two, regardless of player decisions, the residents of Beacontown seem to genuinely look up to Jesse and respect him or her.
- The scene when Jesse and Petra are falling off the bridge in the first episode is a reference to The LEGO Movie.
- According to TorqueDawg, Jesse is a unisex name.
- YouTuber "Smashbits Animations" made a parody of Jesse as a sarcastic serial killer.
- Biracial Jesse (both male and female) appears in the Netflix version of Minecraft: Story Mode. The only difference is that female Jesse is wearing blue overalls and black shoes.
Minecraft: Story Mode