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Jane Eyre (Alysson Hall)
Jane Eyre is a 21 year old university student, who received her bachelor's in nursing, and began a second degree in childhood development. She was raised by her abusive aunt Mrs Reed. She attended Brocklehurst Private School after winning a scholarship at age 12. She accepted a position of a live-in tutor with the Rochesters.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Jane is supposed to look rather plain. Jane's actress is very attractive, but her appearance is not pumped up and she really looks like a normal girl who can be good-looking if she tries. When Jane shoots her vlog, she has all kinds of looks: goofy, happy, scared, exhausted, tearful, visibly upset, dishevelled or with a prim and proper bun; wrapped up in an unflattering jumper, wearing her pyjamas or an elegant black dress or really sexy outfits like skinny jeans.
- Adorkable: Jane is kind of a cute girl. She has a plushy cat, she likes making stuff from post-it notes, she bowls with an orange and empty coke bottles, and she wears dorky hats — one is an owl.
- Age Lift: A very minor one. Jane Eyre is 21. In the book, she was 18 when she went to live in Thornfield.
- Brainy Brunette: Jane is very smart and intelligent. She was good at school and she can analyse things fairly accurately. She can tutor and keep Adele the genius child challenged.
- Bookworm: In her very first episode, she talks about her books and how important they are for her. Her room in Mr Rochester's house has a small library and she mentions the books she reads from time to time.
- Companion Cube: Downplayed example is Jane's toy plushy cat. Considering Jane's lack of friends, it's understandable she bonds and still relates to her toy, but she only showed her twice and didn't really talk to her.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Jane became a nurse, but she found out that it's not a job for her. She wants a change, and becomes a personal tutor. It's a job she enjoys, but she feels something is missing from her life and she really longs to experience lot of different stuff.
- Friendless Background: She had one true friend Helen who died of cancer when they were at school. She doesn't have any other friends of her age and her step-aunt's family was abusive. Poor Jane, in some of her vlogs her longing to have friends is painful to watch.
- Friend to All Children: She finds kids "a gazillion times better than most adults". Adele is fond of her, and she can bring up her child side. She persuaded her to draw pictures and they painted nails together.
- Genius Book Club: She's a great reader and she likes classics, though she also reads fantasy and popular books.
- Happy Dance: Jane is doing a happy dance mainly waving her arms and singing quietly when she tells her viewers that she's got a reply from a prospective employer, Grace Poole.
- Hidden Depths: Book Jane is a talented artist who draws and paints. Webseries Jane passionately likes photography, and she's quite good and it makes her happy. It also represents a bond with her late friend Helen.
- Hopeless with Tech: She claims it takes her forever to set up her camera and start recording. Sometimes she messes up audio or editing. She even happens to turn on her camera accidentally.
- Little Black Dress: Like in the book, Jane wears a simple black dress to most formal occasions. She wore it for her first formal dinner with the Rochester family and also for the Thornfield Rebranding Event.
- Lovable Coward: Though dignified and generally very nice, Jane is easily scared. However, given the tone of the story and the way her suspicions are confirmed, most people would freak out.
- Magical Nanny: Jane was hired as tutor/nanny for precocious Adele. She's great for her and makes her happy and she has feelings for her employer. Unlike standard version of the trope, however, she has little influence on the household in general.
- Ms. Imagination: Jane likes dreaming a lot. She likes wandering in a rose garden and pretends it's summer all the time. She likes playing, dancing and singing in empty houses.
- No Social Skills: She's shown to behave a bit strange around people. She knows it and tries to deal with it as best as she can.
- Parental Abandonment: She grew up with her step-aunt Mrs Reed, who is emotionally abusive, and then she went to school at the age of 12. She doesn't have anybody she can consider family. She's also friendless and doesn't have a place she could call her home, poor lamb.
- Properly Paranoid: Episode 13 confirms her suspicions and her camera actually records some of the weird and freaky stuff, with strange noises and shadows. Her vlog entry #13 looks almost paranormal. However, her cam is old and broken, so her recording is in all probability more disturbing than the reality was.
- Shrinking Violet: Jane is naturally rather quiet, but it's probably a result of being repressed and abused in the past. She tries to be optimistic, but she still expects people to be horrible to her. She starts vlogging because she considers it brave. She thinks outsiders might offer her advice and help.
- Spot of Tea: Her drink of choice.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She shows her sugar side mostly to Adele.
E. D. Rochester (Adam J. Wright)
E. D. Rochester is CEO of Thornfield Aluminium Exports which has been handed down to him through his family. Grace Poole is his assistant who lives in his house and hired Jane Eyre to tutor his daughter Adele.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Mr Rochester of the book is not a good-looking man. He doesn't consider himself handsome in this version either, but the truth is, he's very attractive if a bit weird. Commentators call him "geeky handsome".
- The Alcoholic: He always drinks, mostly scotch. He also seems to have a high tolerance of alcohol as he appears drunk, but moments later he looks fine, composed and almost sober. He probably pretends to be drunk sometimes.
- Damned by Faint Praise: When Jane asks Grace about Mr Rochester for the first time, Grace starts talking about his company and their family tradition. She also says that he's... a man, and then stops. Eventually she says he's "great", but it doesn't sound too convincing. Jane later admits that Grace having a hard time to describe him properly is justified because he's full of contradictions and difficult to understand.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Dark and Troubled Present also. Something haunts him, and he's full of opposing ideas.
- Deadpan Snarker: Grace describes him as such. She says one can never be sure if he really means what he says and that it's hard to figure out what he's feeling. He's rather snide, and can be very blunt, verging on rude. However, other times he's almost sweet when he shows his interest or gratitude to Jane.
- Does Not Like Spam: Downplayed example. Grace Poole says Mr Rochester has a mild aversion to uncooked tomatoes.
- Drowning My Sorrows: He's mostly seen with a glass of scotch in his hand, and he says he finds it easier to drink than to regret.
- Friendless Background: Adele says he doesn't have any friends except Grace Poole who takes care of him, and then a few friends from school who come to visit. Also, there's Miss Blanche Ingram, but that's it.
- Heroes Love Dogs: His dog Pilot is his constant companion.
- In-Series Nickname: Warren calls him by his first and middle name initials: E.D.
- Jerkass: In episode "A New Age of Aluminium", he behaves like a drunk ass. There are some speculation that he might have just pretended to be a jerk to achieve his goal and that he might have pretended to be drunk. However, he was horribly sneering, obnoxious and cruel at the party to virtually everybody. He mocked his guests, he cruelly insulted Luisa Eshton, Grace was really on edge, he embarrassed Blanche and scared Jane. Yet he was as charming as ever. According to Grace's tweets, the night turned out a success and they had positive response from their customers.
- Manipulative Bastard: Lurking in episode "A New Age of Aluminium" when he pretends to be drunk to mess up with other guests. He manipulated Blanche into thinking they're heading into a romantic relationship.
- Nice Guy: Played With. Jane expected him to be horrible, based on Grace's vague description and Adele's drawings. She finds out he's not abusive, which she thought he would be, but he's teasing, weird and bossy. In episode 13, Jane says that he seems a nice man, though a little negative, moody, sharp, dismissive,... but in a good way.
- Parental Neglect: He's rather unconcerned about his daughter other than keeping her intellectually challenged because she's extremely gifted. Though he's not an extreme version and it's probably because he has his issues. He might genuinely try to do his best, but Adele still must suffer emotionally.
- Perma-Stubble: When his face is shown, it has facial hair. Appropriate for a mysterious figure.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: As a CEO of a big company, he often wears nice suits and sometmes is seen in vests. He also sports exquisite watches, smart phones, interesting ties or bowties. But most importantly, he likes funky socks.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Tall, Dark and Mysterious. He's not super handsome, but he's a bit of a muscular Hunk who sports funky striped socks, expensive clothes and watch, he has mysterious tattoos and stubble. Jane, your viewers will crush on your boss pretty soon. He doesn't consider himself attractive, though.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Tall, well-built, tanned complexion, dark hair, stubble, and snarky, bossy and almost rude.
- Tattoo as Character Type: He has several tattoos on his arm(s). They look like a diamond or a paper plane — definitely some kind of geometrical objects with sharp lines. One is light and the other dark. Suffice to say, his tattoos are as mysterious as he is. Some viewers speculated that one of them might be a Harry Potter tattoo.
- Troubled, but Cute: He's out of the preferred young teenage age but otherwise he fits perfectly: a pair of jeans, a leather jacket, tattoos, and stubble. He can be extremely harsh or even rude to Jane, but he's still attractive and fangirls swoon over him.
Grace Poole (Patricia Trinh)
Grace Poole is Mr. Rochesters personal assistant. She's responsible for Thornfield Exports.note She hired Jane Eyre as a personal tutor for Adele, Mr. Rochesters daughter.
- Age Lift: This Grace Poole is significantly younger than both Grace Poole and Mrs Fairfax of the book who are older women, especially Mrs Fairfax. A clearly case of Pragmatic Adaptation as the cast and crew appear to consist of several friends from school.
- Clock Queen: She meticulously plans her schedule, and also Adele's, Jane's and Mr Rochester's. She's ridiculously stressed and she tries to organize everybody else' life. Some of her instructions are extremely detailed. At the party, she's very nervous that she doesn't know what Mr Rochester's surprise might be. However, true to the trope, she manages to pull off "damage control" successfully. She has mysterious and slightly villainous feel. Susanna the maid is certain she's hiding something, but she's convinced that Grace is not a bad person.
- Composite Character: Combination of Grace Poole and Mrs Fairfax. She has scary and mysterious vibes of Grace Poole, a servant at Thornfield. Mrs Fairfax was kind, friendly and caring, though not very bright.
- Emotionless Girl: She's civil and probably well-intentioned, but emotionally unavailable, blunt and authoritative kind. Jane looks like she could use a friendly soul close to her age, but Ms Poole cannot give that to her. Her friendlier side occurred mostly at the beginning of the series.
- Granola Girl: She's obsessed with healthy lifestyle and especially food — she's gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan. According to her, it's the only way to go.
- Married to the Job: She's an extremely devoted personal assistant. There are no hints she would have a life of her own, except the fact that she might be connected to Mr Rochester more than as his employee.
- Must Have Caffeine: Coffee is her favourite drink, but she never takes sugar or milk. She even drinks coffee at a party from a cup that should by appearance contain cocktail or wine.
- Nice Girl: Zig-Zagged. She has her moments when she's genuinely nice to Jane and very caring. Other times she is nervous, impatient or downright nasty.
- Workaholic: She seems to be always working. When she talks to Jane, she's usually about to start phoning or pull out some papers to sign or documents to fill in.
Adele Rochester (Juliet McLaughlin)
Adele Rochester is a precocious and intelligent 8 year old who Jane has been hired to teach. She is fond of fencing, opera, ballet, and learning.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Adele is a wonder kid who works all the time for futile homework assignments. But she is kind to Jane and probably likes her a lot. She knows all about art forms of the twentieth century, she knows Latin and her French is adorable.
- Character Blog: She tweets quite a lot, especially some random bits of trivia she finds interesting, or science jokes. Her image is a picture of young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
- Child Prodigy: Adele is eight years old, and she nails art (both analysis and drawing), opera, ballet, Latin (intermediate courses), advanced marine zoology, applied physics, fencing... And she is English-French bilingual, and probably picked up some Spanish.
- Gratuitous French: She's bilingual and sometimes she insists on speaking French with Jane.
- Gratuitous Latin: She uses Latin in her tweets sometimes.
- Hair Decorations: She often sports a ponytail or plaid, and so she wears various bands, ribbons and headbands. In one episode, it's clear that she and Jane were experimenting with hairstyles and hair decoration, and they are both wearing very nice headbands.
- Little Professor Dialog: Adele often slips into Little Professor Monologue when she explains the concept of belief in ghosts, various conception of beauty or the importance of interaction with modern social media.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Their house is ultra-modern and lavishly decorated, and she has her personal tutor and loads of courses and activities. However, she has no play dates, no teddy bears, crayons are new to her, and no friends are ever mentioned. Jane says that Adele might be lonely. You think, Jane? Grace Poole does mention that some of Adele's activities are chosen for social reasons, so she might have snatched some friends while attending Advanced Marine Zoology or at an Applied Physics boot camp.
- Missing Mom: There is no Mrs Rochester...
- Nightmare Fuel Coloring Book: Adele's picture of her father is disturbing. Mr Rochester is drawn on a mountain as a very distant figure. Her second picture is a man with a big apple in his face. Jane is visibly upset.
- Parental Abandonment: Her mother is out of the picture and her father is very rarely present. When he is present, he's distant and seems bossy.
- Parental Neglect: Her father seems to be rather neglectful towards Adele. He doesn't particularly care for her and is inattentive or bossy, but he has issues himself and he tries to be kind. She says he always brings her presents and she genuinely likes what she sees when she opens her box. She's also rather cheerful in his presence, so he can't be all bad.
- Race Lift: She's ambiguously brown in this version. Her father is not, which adds to a mysterious layer to her origin and family situation.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Her usual mode of speaking. Crayons are trivial and finger nail art rather cathartic.
- Smart People Know Latin: She frequents intermediate level lessons.
- Wise Beyond Her Years: She's too mature for her age; for instance, what kid doesn't cry when her father is leaving for a year without saying a word? Adele is... stoic.
Suzanna-Maria Ramirez Gonzalez (Angie Lopez)
One of the maids in the Rochester residence. She doesn't live in the house but she comes there to work every other day.
- Closer to Earth: She mocks Jane for being impractical and having no social skills. Seeing Jane goofing around without even noticing her, she doesn't think Jane can be a useful and good teacher.
- Gratuitous Spanish: For her it was probably perfectly natural. Both for the character and the actor.
- Maid: Her job at the Rochester's household.
- Motor Mouth: She says her rather long name in one breath and it's no wonder that Jane is perplexed.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She speaks perfect English, but she pretends struggling with it. She speaks only Spanish with Grace Poole.
- Plucky Comic Relief: There are some fun moments in this webseries, but it mostly plays with the gloomy and spooky atmosphere, and sometimes it's suffocating. Susanna-Maria's appearance was fun and hilarious. Her attitude towards Jane is somewhat understandable.
- Spicy Latina: She seems lively, moody and a bit surly. She's bothered that Jane cannot pick up her clothes for washing. She is very pleased and looks excited when Jane is nice to her, but displeased when Jane doesn't understand her name in Spanish.
Pilot is a Bernese Mountain Dog. He's E. D. Rochester's dog and often travels with him whenever he goes away.
- Big, Friendly Dog: He's huge and affectionate. Adele must be fond of Pilot as she drew a beautiful picture of him. In pointillism!
- Canine Companion: He's Mr Rochester's faithful dog. He usually travels with him.
- Character Blog: Pilot has a Twitter account. It's revealed that the person behind the account is Mr Rochester.
- Heroes Love Dogs: Mr Rochester is rather apathetic about most stuff, but he seems very fond of him.
- Loyal Animal Companion: Mr Rochester's loyal dog.
Blanche Ingram (Alissa Hansen)
Blanche comes from a wealthy family but is a self-made business woman as well. Blanche's PR firm is Ingram Consulting Ltd and they are doing PR campaigne for Thornfield Aluminium Exports. Blanche comes from the same social circles as Rochester and have known each other for a long time.
- The Ace: When Jane hears about her and googles her, she thinks Blanche is perfect and nails everything. She's from a wealthy family, but also a self-made businesswoman who has her own company. She graduated from Harvard with degree in Business. She advocates equal opportunities for women and funds a scholarship for innovative women. She's a model and a trained dancer, and she guest-starred in a Vampire show. She designed her own line of vodka.
- All Women Love Shoes: She's wearing Louboutins at one party. The high heels are uncomfortable eventhough she's sitting, so she decided to take them off. She tweets about shoping for shoes, too.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her oufit for one party with purple top and black skirt allowed her to show off her belly and her slim and well-proportioned body.
- The Beautiful Elite: The word "glamourous" describes her very well. Everything in her life is beautiful, exquisite and expensive.
- Character Blog: Blanche tweets a lot and she has a webpage presenting her as a successful woman in business, modelling and entertainment.
- Drowning My Sorrows: After the implied falling out with Mr Rochester, she starts partying and drinking. She tweets about it quite extensively."Shots are never the right choice but then, sometimes theyre the only choice."
- Fashionista: She's a model and dresses very elegantly. She's likely to point out what she is wearing and that it's expensive and uncomfortable.
- Innocently Insensitive: When Warren records their party conversation, little do they know they picked up Jane's cam. Blanche keeps speaking about her nanny who was a horrible person. She doesn't know that Jane will play the video and hear it.
- Meaningful Name: Adele says that Blanche means white and that it's derived from old perception that white skin was the ultimate mark of beauty.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Vlog Blanche is based on a real life personality, a model Xenia Tchoumitcheva.
- Omniglot: Blanche claims she's fluent in eight languages.
- Proud Beauty: She's aware of the fact that she's very good-looking, and not afraid of using it to her advantage.
- The Proud Elite: She comes from old money family. She's tall, fit, gorgeous, elegant and sophisticated.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's a model and therefore very tall. She absolutely looms over Grace, and she's about as tall as Mr Rochester and Warren Danton who are both tall guys.
Warren Danton (Lucas Blaney)
Warren is a rich socialite who attended Harvard with Blanche Ingram and Edward Rochester. He remains prevalent in both Miss Ingram and Mr Rochester's life.
- Guyliner: He wears it for the Rebranding Event. He mentions "guyliner" by name and seems to be a fan, though he could be snarking.
- Idle Rich: He appears to have no job, unlike his friends Mr Rochester and Miss Ingram.
- Ivy League for Everyone: He's a Harvard graduate.
- Hard-Drinking Party Guy: When his beautiful friend Blanche is down, he takes her partying, dancing and drinking.Blanche: (on twitter) Warren shows up and there's no choice. Gonna party.
- Jerkass: When he talked about Adele, he actually said Anabell with very sneering voice. At the Rebranding Event, he played a prankster and was fairly jerkish and annoying to most guests. Still a light version compared to Rochester's antics.
- The Nicknamer: He likes calling people with nicknames. He calls Luisa Eshton with several nicknames as Lucille, Louie, Lulu and Lucifer; he calls Edward Rochester by his initials E.D. and Grace is Gracie P.
- Socialite: Male version. He's a Harvard graduate, but has no other job than partying with Blanche Ingram.
Johanna Reed (Courtney Shields)
The oldest and most outgoing of Jane's two cousins. When they were kids, she was the "popular girl."
- Annoying Younger Sibling: She's actually older than Liz and Jane, but she's clingy and annoying with her exaggerated sweetness, excited screams and sudden, super-quick mood swings.
- Attention Deficit Oh Shiny
- Feminine Women Can Cook: She fancies herself a dedicated baker who knows her way around the kitchen, but her products are usually disasters.
- Flower in Her Hair: She wears a pink flower in her hair when she and Jane bake.
- Genki Girl: She's very loud, energetic and unfortunately, obnoxious.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: She's the pretty one and the fun one. She also thinks she's intelligent, but Jane has a different opinion.
- It's All About Me: Jane sums her up as living in a world where she's the center of everyone's universe.
- The Pollyanna: Her mother's cancer is terminal, and she's still upbeat. She stays the same after Mrs Reed's death. Jane thinks it's her way of mourning.
Elizabeth "Liz" Reed (Fojan-Nixie Shabrang)
The youngest and most introverted of Jane's two cousins. She's a musician, and very passionate about music in general, though that's about all she's passionate about.
- Dreadful Musician: She's a downplayed example. She's dedicated to her music and knows a lot about obscure genres, and her singing and playing is not awful. It's just that a song titled "I hate you, leave me alone" might bore her listeners. Lyrics included "I don't care that your cookies don't suck anymore."
- Emotionless Girl: Johanna accuses her of being one because of her lack of visible grieving over their mother, but she's really more The Stoic.
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: She's the intellectual one while her sister Joanna is the pretty one.
- Goth: She always wears black and looks gloomy.
- It's All About Me: Like Johanna, she is primarily self-centered. The difference between them (according to Jane) is that Johanna thinks she's the center of the universe, while Liz thinks she's the only person in the universe.
Simon-James Rivers ( Lucas Hall)
Simon-James Rivers is a medical graduate and the youngest sibling of the Rivers family. He lives with his two sisters-by-adoption, Diana and Mary, and the three take Jane in as their fourth roommate after Simon and Diana have saved her from a mugging.
- Adorkable: A little awkward, a little uptight, and not always the most observant of people, but charming nonetheless.
- Adaptation Name Change: St. John became Simon-James, which was promptly shortened to Simon.
- Affectionate Nickname: "S. J.", used by Diana and Mary.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To some degree. While his sisters obviously love him very much, they are also frequently frustrated (and sometimes genuinely quite angry) at his moods, his stubbornness and refusal to understand others' viewpoints, to the point that they have nicknames just to describe him "when he gets like this".
- Happily Adopted: His parents originally thought they couldn't conceive children, but in the time it took for the adoption process to go through, they had given birth to two girls, Diana and Mary. Elated with the thought of a third child, they decided to go through with the adoption anyway. The family love is obvious.
- No Social Skills: Unable to engage in small talk. It's adorable, and usually Played for Laughs.
- TV Genius: Has traits of this. He's highly intelligent but socially awkward, and his idea of fun seems to revolve around reading medical texts.
Diana Rivers (Elina Chidley)
The oldest of the Rivers sisters, Diana works as teaching assistant while getting her master's in anthropology. Her main interest is linguistics and cultural anthropology.
- Affectionate Nickname: Her parents used to call her "Dianimal". She and Mary still teasingly use their old nicknames for one another.
- Bookworm: Shes an enthusiastic student who spends a lot of time at the library.
- Cool Big Sis: Though she does hold it as her privilege as the oldest to make fun of her siblings, she's a very loving big sis and a caring human being in general.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Doesn't much like her childhood nickname "Dianimal".
- Nice Girl: Despite a lot of good-natured snark, she's a very compassionate person. She's the one who insists on taking Jane in after she's been attacked.
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: Frequently engages in it with Mary; whenever they're together they're always good-naturedly snarking at one another.
Mary Rivers (Emily Henney)
The younger of the Rivers sisters, Mary is a dancer and a dance instructor.
- Adaptational Sexuality: Shes a lesbian in this version of the story.
- Affectionate Nickname: Her parents used to call her "Marzipan".
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Deliberately plays this role to Diana, mostly for laughs.
- Audience Surrogate: Gets this role when she and Jane binge-watch Jane's videos. Mary's reactions echo the audience's reactions as displayed in the comments, right down to thinking Susanna is awesome.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Considers her childhood nickname "Marzipan" embarrassing, but her sister uses it to tease her with love, so it's not that horrible.
- Genki Girl: She's very energetic and upbeat, and moves about a lot.
- I Have This Friend...: Briefly adopts this tactic when confessing to Jane about her relationship problems.
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: With Diana; it's a tough call but Mary is probably the more snarky of the two.
- Straight Gay: Identifies as a lesbian (she does claim to have had a boyfriend when she was fourteen, "but that totally doesn't count!"), though there's no hint of her sexuality before she actually mentions it on-camera.
Rose Oliver (Ranae Miller)
Rose Oliver is the daughter of the chief of surgery at the hospital where Simon works, an old friend of the Rivers family, and one of Jane's colleagues.
- Adorkable: Especially around Simon, due to her extremely obvious crush on him.
- Dogged Nice Girl: She and Simon don't end up together.
- Uptown Girl: She comes from an extremely wealthy family and pampered background. Simon reasons that he could not date a girl like this, being a young, penniless doctor.