Jacob is a free spirit, but not in the happy-go-lucky way - more in the I-don't-give-a-d*mn way. He's one of those people that just acts on random thoughts, ideas, or impulses. There's no method to his madness. He just does whatever he feels like doing. Most of the time, people like to label him as cool because he acts that way, but he could honestly give a rat's a** what people think.
One of Jake's more frustrating qualities is that he is good at everything. He'll have never touched a wood-carving tool in his life, but if he decides to make a bird house, it'll be the best d*mn bird house you've ever seen. And the worst part is - he simply doesn't care that he's good at everything. He could be terrible and it wouldn't change anything for him.
In general, Jacob is a pretty neutral guy. He doesn't pick sides, and he tends to play the middle ground or gray areas. He doesn't get too excited about things, but he also doesn't get too sad about them either. He's just neutral. The only time he ever shows any kind of frustration is when he has to deal with his sperm donor or his family. But not many people see that side of him.
Jake tends to go his own way and doesn't care a thing what anyone has to say about it. He's honestly good at everything he does, but he is not one to boast about it. He's the most nonchalant person you'll ever meet. Once you think you've got Jacob figured out, he'll throw you a curve ball that makes you question everything you know about him. Truly, you just never know what you're going to get with this kid.
Jacob Elias King was born on March 10 to Lindsey King and her whore of a boyfriend (married boyfriend - not to Lindsey, of course) in New York, United States. The "boyfriend" was only in New York on business and would only be there for a month. This obviously didn't stop Lindsey, and that's how she became a single, heart-broken mom. Not long after having Jake, she resorted to drugs and alcohol to ease her pain. He was probably around four years old at the time. Things had worsened by the age of eight. That was when he had his first magical encounter.
Lindsey didn't usually try to hurt or abuse Jacob, but sometimes she came close when she was under the influence. This particular time, she was absolutely drunk and higher than the Empire State. She had demanded another beer, and when Jake didn't oblige, she threatened him. Scared and helpless, Jacob sent the empty bottle in her hand flying against the wall. Lindsey became fearful and began treating him like a freak. That was almost better than confusing him with mixtures of love and hurt.
By some miracle - if you even want to call it that - the bastard that had gotten Lindsey pregnant was back in New York on business again. When Lindsey stumbled upon him again, she confronted him with Jake. She demanded that he take Jacob to London with him, and he agreed. Kind of.
He merely paid for the boy's plane ticket and set him up with a foster family in London, wanting nothing to do with him. It was great. Thankfully, his foster moms were kind people that gave him the love and affection he had needed (and secretly craved) his whole life. This didn't stop him from being closed off, however. He was a quiet kid and liked being alone.
That changed a bit when he was sent off to Hogwarts. There, he was a tad more outspoken and became known for his funny one-liners in class. Though he didn't really try to, he made some friends in the couple of years he's been there. Jake was also able to find some neat spots throughout the castle - that was one of his favorite parts. He really enjoyed magic and all the opportunities it gave him. In a way, magic changed his life.