Jara Bint Rih is the Protagonist and titular character in Shade . She is ex-Military and a well trained fighter. However an event in World War Three has left her paralyzed. She is confined to a wheelchair and best friends with Lucia Mason.
Not much is known about her early life. She fought in World War Three and something happened to her in the war that left her paralyzed and not fond of society in general. She became a very sulking and depressed person. However she found a new lease on life when she started collecting parts of a suit. It is not yet known how she knew of the suit or how she got the parts.
It was the day when the War officially ended when Jara became Shade. When Lucia called her to inform her that she found the last part of the suit, Jara immediately went to Lucias garage. There she found the last part, the helmet and was filled with joy. A gang however was following her, believing her to be an easy target. She was armed with a gun but the gang overpowered Jara anyway. They threw her into the back room and then tried to rape Lucia.
Jara however put on the suit in hopes to fight back against her attackers. The suit worked and now Jara can walk and fight again. After that she took the suit for a testrun and ended up escaping the police. She managed to outsmart them and head back to the garage where Lucia gave her a new device for her suit - an energy coupling, capable of lifting heavy objects or grab on to something in the distance.
- Full Name: Jara Bint Rih
- Born: April 2nd 2076 in New York
- Height: 179cm
- Weight: 62kg
- Hair: Black
- Eyes: Green
- Occupation: Former U.S. Marine Corps, retired due to injuries on her legs sustained during combat