Jack Starbright
Jack Starbright is Alex Rider's closest and best friend, a 28 year old American girl, originally Ian Rider's housekeeper and after his death Alex's legal guardian. She has appeared in every novel so far, with her most prominent roles being in Eagle Strike and Scorpia Rising. She is described as slim, with tangled red hair, and a boyish, round face that "is always cheerful, even when in a bad mood". She has a crooked smile, and is described to look more like a big sister than a housekeeper. She is killed during the events of Scorpia Rising.

She came to London from Washington D.C. when she was twenty-one to study law, but never left, and has known Alex since he was seven years old. After the death of Ian Rider, Jack became Alex's legal guardian, and continued to live with him in Chelsea. She is very protective of Alex, having looked after him for several years, and as a result has developed a strong relationship with him.

In most of the novels, Jack appears at the beginning and the end of the story, but does not have a part in the major plot. However, in Eagle Strike, she helps investigate Damian Cray's organization by travelling with him through Europe, and assists in pickpocketing a V.I.P.'s ticket in order to get into the premiere of Damian Cray's new video-game console, the Gameslayer.

In the original version of Scorpia, Jack hires a tutor to help Alex catch up with the schoolwork he missed because of his various missions, having become concerned about the way Alex's assignments have affected him. In Snakehead, it is revealed that Jack had met Alex's godfather and John Rider's best man, Ash. She had a brief relationship with him - it is implied that the relationship was of a romantic nature.

She strongly disapproves of MI6's demands of Alex, but Alex and Jack have a somewhat "unspoken agreement" not to discuss his MI6 life. In Stormbreaker, her visa was close to expiring, and Blunt used this to blackmail Alex into working for MI6. Jack speaks fluent French, and although being a good cook refuses to make anything that takes longer than ten minutes. Jack's name may be short for Jackie or Jacqueline - in Stormbreaker, it is mentioned that Alex once asked, but she never revealed what it was.

In Scorpia Rising, Jack is planning to return to America, after her father has a stroke, and she feels that Alex no longer needs her. However, after an incident with a sniper (arranged by Blunt), she travels with Alex to Cairo to spy on former war hero Erik Gunter. After being captured by Razim in the act of doing so, Jack manages to break out of her cell, knock out a guard and steal a Land Rover. However, Razim has been allowing her to do so, and, with Alex watching on television (and as part of his measurement of pain experiment), has Julius Grief detonate a bomb placed underneath Jack's Land Rover, and the car explodes, killing Jack instantly.
Other Results: 4 Series
Stories
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Alex sinks into depression as he faces his first Christmas without his uncle, Ian Rider.
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Alan Blunt, Yassen Gregorovich, Tom Harris, Tulip Jones, Alex Rider, Helen Rider, Ian Rider, John Rider, Julia Rothman, Jack Starbright
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 17833 • Views: 1051
[Report This] Published: 09/01/2009 Updated: 10/01/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: It's in the name. Originally would have been a onshot but will expand to two. Rated T for strong language. Please don't flame
Categories: Angst
Characters: Alex Rider, Jack Starbright, K Unit
Warnings: Character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 1424 • Views: 31
[Report This] Published: 26/11/2011 Updated: 26/11/2011
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: It was a never-ending cycle, time after time after time. As soon as one mission was over, MI6 sent him on another. And still the clock winked.
Categories: Drabble
Characters: Alex Rider, Jack Starbright
Warnings: Character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 303 • Views: 12
[Report This] Published: 19/11/2011 Updated: 19/11/2011
Rated: Adults only
Summary: Alex is unable to kill Yassen, and they both know it, so Alex has perfected the avoidance method in dealing with the assassin. When circumstances bring them together, face to face, for the first time in seven years, Yassen wants Alex‘s life, but in an entirely unexpected way.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Slash , Slash > Alex/Yassen
Characters: Alex Rider, Jack Starbright, John Rider, Julia Rothman, Nile, Original Male Character, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich
Warnings: Abuse, AU, Dub-con, Sex, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 11 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 43790 • Views: 9578
[Report This] Published: 11/04/2009 Updated: 30/01/2010
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Coincidence can be a bitch. But maybe sometimes, it's not really coincidence at all. Maybe things were meant to work out a certain way. And maybe it's exactly what you need. AU Post-Scorpia. Jack/Wolf
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Romance, Humour
Characters: Alex Rider, Jack Starbright, Wolf
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 1973 • Views: 192
[Report This] Published: 19/06/2009 Updated: 19/06/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Feature

Scorpia doesn’t take well to MI6’s threats regarding Alex. In response, they attack anyone he's ever known. Including K Unit. Wolf will have to put aside any grudges he still holds to keep Alex alive. But keeping him alive will be harder then they know.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Friendship
Characters: Alex Rider, Fox (Ben Daniels), Jack Starbright, K Unit, Original Male Character, Scorpia, Tom Harris, Wolf
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 4 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 13916 • Views: 1692
[Report This] Published: 04/03/2009 Updated: 10/12/2009
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: Alex thinks he's done with espionage, but SCORPIA thinks otherwise. They target Alex and drag others in too. Now he's going to train with the SAS for his 'protection' so needless to say things look rough. Oh, and his class is coming too.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Friendship, Humour
Characters: Alan Blunt, Fox (Ben Daniels), Tom Harris, Tulip Jones, Alex Rider, Derek Smithers, Jack Starbright, Wolf
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 49959 • Views: 1751
[Report This] Published: 08/06/2009 Updated: 21/11/2009
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Post Snakehead. Ben Daniels calls on Alex with a few choice words. Alex realises he has a duty he can't ignore. And hadn't he always known he could never give this up? First in the For Neither Queen, Nor Country series.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Fox (Ben Daniels), Alex Rider, Jack Starbright
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 1707 • Views: 432
[Report This] Published: 20/04/2009 Updated: 21/04/2009
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: What do you get when you add scheming schoolboys, paranoid spooks, and the most awesome webcomic in the world? A good time!
Categories: Friendship, Humour, Crack
Characters: Alan Blunt, John Crawley, Tom Harris, Tulip Jones, Alex Rider, Jack Starbright
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 7932 • Views: 202
[Report This] Published: 14/06/2009 Updated: 14/06/2009
Rated: General - all ages
Summary: Losing someone you love is hard. Jack/Ian
Categories: Angst
Characters: Jack Starbright
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 2885 • Views: 376
[Report This] Published: 05/03/2009 Updated: 06/03/2009
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: Alex finds himself captive on Christmas. It may turn out to be his worst Christmas ever.
Categories: Mission, Angst
Characters: Alex Rider, Jack Starbright, Wolf
Warnings: Character death, Torture, Violence
Series: The Road Taken
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 7475 • Views: 2394
[Report This] Published: 14/06/2009 Updated: 14/06/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Jack's death has left Alex standing on a precipice. But it's something else that pushes him over the edge. Sequel to "No Signs of Weakness" and prequel to "Reeducation."
Categories: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Alex Rider, Fox (Ben Daniels), Jack Starbright, Sabina Pleasure, Scorpia, Tom Harris
Warnings: AU, Character death, Torture, Violence
Series: The Road Taken
Chapters: 3 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 4059 • Views: 703
[Report This] Published: 22/07/2009 Updated: 09/08/2009
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Just because Alex gets to stay in school doesn't mean he gets to be normal. He's got a lot to learn, and so do they. K-Unit is gonna be here. Mostly Ben/Alex bonding. And of course the rest of them. Rated for some themes and language. *Cross posted to FF.net*
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Alex Rider, Jack Starbright, K Unit
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 4213 • Views: 296
[Report This] Published: 08/11/2009 Updated: 08/11/2009
Rated: Restricted - no under 16s
Summary: At MI6's insistence Alex goes back to Scorpia once again. He ends up in a situation he never thought he'd find himself in, with people he couldn't trust.
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Slash > Alex/Yassen, *Fests & challenges* > Spy Fest 2011
Characters: Alan Blunt, Alex Rider, Derek Smithers, Jack Starbright, Original Female character, Original Male Character, Tulip Jones, Yassen Gregorovich, Zeljan Kurst
Warnings: AU, SPOILERS for Scorpia Rising, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Completed: Yes • Words: 19612 • Views: 210
[Report This] Published: 26/09/2011 Updated: 26/09/2011
Rated: Not suitable for young children
Summary: Throw a pebble in a pond and you get ripples. Throw a boulder and you get waves. Throw in a life-changing secret, 24 teenagers and a fresh danger to the world, and you get Alex Rider's life. Sequel to Repercussions.
Categories: Mission, Action/Adventure, Friendship
Characters: Tom Harris, Original Male Character, Alex Rider, Jack Starbright
Warnings: AU
Series: The Third Law
Chapters: 2 [Table of Contents]
Completed: No • Words: 2200 • Views: 228
[Report This] Published: 19/07/2009 Updated: 23/06/2010