Tuesday, 28 September 2021

J is for... Jasmine

A young girl who lived in Cardiff, in a house next to an ancient piece of woodland. A lonely girl, Jasmine Pierce was bullied at school and unable to get on with her stepfather. She found solace playing alone in the forest. Here she befriended a race of Faery-like creatures. Captain Jack Harkness of Torchwood had encountered these creatures once before, in India at the turn of the 20th Century. Some soldiers under his command had run over and killed a child. It transpired that this child was a Chosen One, selected to join the Faeries. In revenge, they wiped out Jack's platoon. Jasmine had also been selected as a Chosen One. Whenever anyone threatened her, the Faeries would step in and harm them. A paedophile who attempted to snatch her was killed in his police cell, choked on rose petals. It was these which made Jack realise the connection to events in India, as his men had also been choked in this way. 
Jasmine's stepfather attempted to block off her route to the woods, but this prompted the Faeries to attack and kill him. Jack realised that he could not stop the creatures from taking what they wanted, and he was forced to allow Jasmine to go away with them, as was her wish. Some time later, Gwen Cooper noted that a girl resembling Jasmine appeared in the famous Cottingley Fairy photographs.

Played by: Lara Phillipart. Appearances: TW: Small Worlds (2006).
  • Lara also appears as one of the family who all sit down together to watch the coronation in The Idiot's Lantern
  • Her sister has also appeared in Torchwood, in the second series episode Sleeper.

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