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7th Mar '15 11:54:14 AM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:350:One of the many interpretations of Jenny Everywhere]]

->''"The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed."''
-->--The license for Jenny Everywhere

[[http://www.theshifterarchive.com/ Jenny Everywhere]] is the world's first open-source fictional character. Although she appears mainly in {{webcomic}}s, Jenny is [[PublicDomainCharacter freely available]] for use in other media, and must remain so.

Jenny has no official Web site (the closest thing would be [[http://www.theshifterarchive.com/ The Shifter Archive]]), publication or BackStory. Jenny has the power to shift between parallel universes, or she exists in every universe, or both. Her appearance varies, but the creator has this as a general description which writers honor to varying degrees:

->''She has short, dark hair. She usually wears aviation goggles on top of her head and a scarf around her neck. Otherwise, she dresses in comfortable clothes. She is average size and has a good body image. She has loads of confidence and charisma. She appears to be Asian or Native American. She has a ready smile.''

Additionally, her common depiction by writers has her as enthusiastic, kind, generally angst-free, and eager for adventure and toast.

Jenny was created by Canadian cartoonist Steven Wintle on the loosely GrantMorrison-centric counterculture forum [[http://www.barbelith.com/ Barbelith]], where she appeared in a bunch of comics. Eventually interest in her died out there, but she's gone on to appear in many, many other webcomics and stories.
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'''This character provides examples of these tropes:'''
* AuthorAppeal: Naturally, different versions of Jenny tend to reflect their interests. In some of the Barbelith stories, she spent a lot of time clubbing and obsessing over music. In the nudist webcomic ''[[http://loxieandzoot.comicgenesis.com/d/20040510.html Loxie and Zoot]]''[=/=]''TheBarePit'', she got naked (thankfully that was done by someone who can actually draw). In '''[[http://easybreather.comicgenesis.com/d/20080519.html The Easy Breather]]'', she inspires Samantha by showing her a DVD.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Her creator merely says that "she appears to be Asian or Native American."
* DependingOnTheWriter: Actively encouraged, the nature of Jenny's character means that her various incarnations often vary wildly between stories, though her base personality stays generally true to the brief, by and large. This even goes for the nature of her powers.
** Her EvilCounterpart, Jenny Nowhere, also an open source character, is even more so. The Shifter Archive FAQ suggests that "in each universe there's a Jenny Everywhere who's recognizably Jenny Everywhere in name, character and appearance... and somewhere in each universe there's a Jenny Nowhere who's recognizably Jenny Nowhere InNameOnly."
* DependingOnTheArtist: As above, Jenny's specific appearance is deliberately vague so as to give freedom to the creators.
* DimensionalTraveler
* EvilCounterpart: Jenny Nowhere (see above).
* GenkiGirl
* GogglesDoNothing: One story hints that Jenny inherited them from her mother, who was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart an aviator]].
* InterpretativeCharacter: Pretty much her entire shtick.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Jenny verges on this sometimes.
* MeaningfulName: She is supposed to exist in all possible realities, and is thus pretty much "everywhere". Also her power to "shift" between realities gives her the title/nickname "The Shifter".
* PluckyGirl
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Toast
* WeirdnessMagnet
* [[WalkingTheEarth Walking]] TheMultiverse
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'''This character has appeared in the following works:'''
* ''[[FanFic/Hottie3TheBestFanFicInTheWorld Hottie 5: Fifty Shades of Epic]]''
* ''Webcomic/AutumnBay'' [[http://autumnbaycomics.com/comics/41 here]].
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3374.htm here]].
* ''TheBarePit''
* ''Webcomic/TheCrossoverlord''
* ''Webcomic/{{Crossoverkill}}''
* ''FanFic/CrownsOfTheKingdom''
* ''[[http://easybreather.comicgenesis.com/ The Easy Breather]]''
* [[http://ficly.com/tags/Jenny%20Everywhere A number of stories on Ficly]]
* HeroesAlliance
* ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops''
* ''Webcomic/KazasMateGwenna'': [[http://kaza-and-gwenna.webcomic.ws/comics/119 Shows up to meet her contractual obligation, then leaves before she'd have to join the main cast]].
* ''Webcomic/LifeAndDeath''
* ''[[{{Mezzacotta}} Lightning Made of Owls]]'' [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/owls/?comic=323 here]].
* ''ScandalSheet''
* ''[[http://alaxr274.deviantart.com/gallery/36864527 Super Milestone Wars 2]]''
* Literature/TheISOTdHouseOneWomanGoesFrom2012To1952: And her Villainous Counterpart, as well.
* ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': Two appearances:
** [[http://www.timeslikethis.com/?id=73 She's at a nightclub]] talking trash about her [[Music/TommyTutone ex-boyfriend]]... a guy who plans to exact revenge for the breakup by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/867-5309/Jenny making a song out of her phone number]]. Yes, she's ''that'' Jenny.
** She's now [[http://www.timeslikethis.com/?id=344 got a revenue stream]], thanks to Cassie [[{{Retcon}} Retconing]] her into becoming one of the founders of Jenn-Air.
* ''Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou'': Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red
* ''Webcomic/UnionOfHeroes''
* ''[[http://quarktime.net Jenny Everywhere's Infinite: Quark Time]]''
* ''Literature/TheGenesisOfJennyEverywhere'', an (as yet unfinished) attempt at creating a backstory for one incarnation of Jenny.
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/JennyEverywhere_by_DianaNock.gif]]
[[caption-width-right:350:One of the many interpretations of Jenny Everywhere]]

->''"The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed."''
-->--The license for Jenny Everywhere

[[http://www.theshifterarchive.com/ Jenny Everywhere]] is the world's first open-source fictional character. Although she appears mainly in {{webcomic}}s, Jenny is [[PublicDomainCharacter freely available]] for use in other media, and must remain so.

Jenny has no official Web site (the closest thing would be [[http://www.theshifterarchive.com/ The Shifter Archive]]), publication or BackStory. Jenny has the power to shift between parallel universes, or she exists in every universe, or both. Her appearance varies, but the creator has this as a general description which writers honor to varying degrees:

->''She has short, dark hair. She usually wears aviation goggles on top of her head and a scarf around her neck. Otherwise, she dresses in comfortable clothes. She is average size and has a good body image. She has loads of confidence and charisma. She appears to be Asian or Native American. She has a ready smile.''

Additionally, her common depiction by writers has her as enthusiastic, kind, generally angst-free, and eager for adventure and toast.

Jenny was created by Canadian cartoonist Steven Wintle on the loosely GrantMorrison-centric counterculture forum [[http://www.barbelith.com/ Barbelith]], where she appeared in a bunch of comics. Eventually interest in her died out there, but she's gone on to appear in many, many other webcomics and stories.
----
'''This character provides examples of these tropes:'''
* AuthorAppeal: Naturally, different versions of Jenny tend to reflect their interests. In some of the Barbelith stories, she spent a lot of time clubbing and obsessing over music. In the nudist webcomic ''[[http://loxieandzoot.comicgenesis.com/d/20040510.html Loxie and Zoot]]''[=/=]''TheBarePit'', she got naked (thankfully that was done by someone who can actually draw). In '''[[http://easybreather.comicgenesis.com/d/20080519.html The Easy Breather]]'', she inspires Samantha by showing her a DVD.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Her creator merely says that "she appears to be Asian or Native American."
* DependingOnTheWriter: Actively encouraged, the nature of Jenny's character means that her various incarnations often vary wildly between stories, though her base personality stays generally true to the brief, by and large. This even goes for the nature of her powers.
** Her EvilCounterpart, Jenny Nowhere, also an open source character, is even more so. The Shifter Archive FAQ suggests that "in each universe there's a Jenny Everywhere who's recognizably Jenny Everywhere in name, character and appearance... and somewhere in each universe there's a Jenny Nowhere who's recognizably Jenny Nowhere InNameOnly."
* DependingOnTheArtist: As above, Jenny's specific appearance is deliberately vague so as to give freedom to the creators.
* DimensionalTraveler
* EvilCounterpart: Jenny Nowhere (see above).
* GenkiGirl
* GogglesDoNothing: One story hints that Jenny inherited them from her mother, who was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart an aviator]].
* InterpretativeCharacter: Pretty much her entire shtick.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Jenny verges on this sometimes.
* MeaningfulName: She is supposed to exist in all possible realities, and is thus pretty much "everywhere". Also her power to "shift" between realities gives her the title/nickname "The Shifter".
* PluckyGirl
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Toast
* WeirdnessMagnet
* [[WalkingTheEarth Walking]] TheMultiverse
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'''This character has appeared in the following works:'''
* ''[[FanFic/Hottie3TheBestFanFicInTheWorld Hottie 5: Fifty Shades of Epic]]''
* ''Webcomic/AutumnBay'' [[http://autumnbaycomics.com/comics/41 here]].
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3374.htm here]].
* ''TheBarePit''
* ''Webcomic/TheCrossoverlord''
* ''Webcomic/{{Crossoverkill}}''
* ''FanFic/CrownsOfTheKingdom''
* ''[[http://easybreather.comicgenesis.com/ The Easy Breather]]''
* [[http://ficly.com/tags/Jenny%20Everywhere A number of stories on Ficly]]
* HeroesAlliance
* ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops''
* ''Webcomic/KazasMateGwenna'': [[http://kaza-and-gwenna.webcomic.ws/comics/119 Shows up to meet her contractual obligation, then leaves before she'd have to join the main cast]].
* ''Webcomic/LifeAndDeath''
* ''[[{{Mezzacotta}} Lightning Made of Owls]]'' [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/owls/?comic=323 here]].
* ''ScandalSheet''
* ''[[http://alaxr274.deviantart.com/gallery/36864527 Super Milestone Wars 2]]''
* Literature/TheISOTdHouseOneWomanGoesFrom2012To1952: And her Villainous Counterpart, as well.
* ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': Two appearances:
** [[http://www.timeslikethis.com/?id=73 She's at a nightclub]] talking trash about her [[Music/TommyTutone ex-boyfriend]]... a guy who plans to exact revenge for the breakup by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/867-5309/Jenny making a song out of her phone number]]. Yes, she's ''that'' Jenny.
** She's now [[http://www.timeslikethis.com/?id=344 got a revenue stream]], thanks to Cassie [[{{Retcon}} Retconing]] her into becoming one of the founders of Jenn-Air.
* ''Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou'': Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red
* ''Webcomic/UnionOfHeroes''
* ''[[http://quarktime.net Jenny Everywhere's Infinite: Quark Time]]''
* ''Literature/TheGenesisOfJennyEverywhere'', an (as yet unfinished) attempt at creating a backstory for one incarnation of Jenny.
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22nd Feb '15 4:31:49 AM TheLyniezian
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* ''Literature/TheGenesisOfJennyEverywhere'', an (as yet unfinished) attempt at creating a backstory for one incarnation of Jenny.
27th Dec '14 8:21:58 AM Nesariel
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* ''Webcomic/AutumnBay'' [[http://autumnbaycomics.com/comics/41 here]].
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* ''[[FanFic/Hottie3TheBestFanFicInTheWorld Hottie 5: Fifty Shades of Epic]]

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3rd Oct '14 5:56:26 PM chrishouserez
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* ''[[FanFic/Hottie3TheBestFanFicInTheWorld Hottie 5: Fifty Shades of Epic]]
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* ''Webcomic/KazasMateGwenna'': [[http://kaza-and-gwenna.webcomic.ws/comics/119 Shows up to meet her contractual obligation, then leaves before she'd have to join the main cast]].
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* InterpretativeCharacter: Pretty much her entire shtick.
4th Feb '14 10:54:41 AM Dumanios
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* Literature/TheISOTdHouseOneWomanGoesFrom2012To1952: And her Villainous Counterpart, as well.
3rd Feb '14 7:25:39 AM Vir
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->''"The character of JennyEverywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed."''

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->''"The character of JennyEverywhere Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed."''
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* ''FanFic/CrownsOfTheKingdom''
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