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|Date of Birth||August 1987? (Leo)|
|Forum Posts|| jonastko|
|Portrayed by|| Jackson Davis |
|List of Jonas's blogs|
Videos with Jonas
Jonas Wharton a.k.a. jonastko is a Revver/YouTube user who started leaving video comments on Bree's videos and eventually became friends with Bree and Daniel. Most of his initial videos take place in what he says is his father's study.
Jonas's first videos were uploaded from his house. He lived there alone because his parents were reportedly lost at sea when he was thirteen years old. He seems to have inherited their house, a cabin in the mountains, and a large sum of money.
- 1 Background
- 2 lonelygirl15
- 3 LG15: The Resistance
- 4 The Truth About His Family
- 5 Notes
- 6 Fan Activity
- 7 Etymology of Jonas
- 8 Theories
Although an amount of money is never given, Jonas owns a large house, a cabin, at least two vehicles, and appears to have paid all of Bree and Daniel's bills for several months. Jonas has also mentioned that he does not work and has no intention to. Prior to turning 18, he had a full-time nanny and attended a lot of psychotherapy. To support this lifestyle indefinitely, Jonas must have inherited at least several million dollars.
Jonas says that he has been too quick to trust people in the past. He has been taken advantage of for his money and mentions that once he stopped throwing giant parties, a lot of his friends stopped calling him.
Many fans have observed that Jonas is something of a "lonelyboy". While Bree turned to books and stuffed animals, Jonas has turned to pop-culture and sports. Jonas makes constant references to movies and TV shows, often very obscure ones, and also enjoys extreme sports, boxing and foosball.
Adventures with TAAG
Jonas offered Bree and Daniel help in the form of shelter and financial support. Bree and Daniel were wary of going to live with a stranger that they met over the internet, but Jonas insisted. He gave them a virtual tour of his house and suggested that they test him so he could prove that his trustworthiness. Daniel took his suggestions and asked fans to vote on what they thought they should do. Fans chose to trust Jonas, but Daniel refused to go, leaving Bree alone with Jonas. He eventually came to live with them at Christmas time.
Jonas gained Bree and Daniel's trust and friendship after he came through for Daniel when Bree ran away, and after he helped them escape when Bree's father died. When Daniel was abducted by OpAphid, Jonas was quick to offer his assistance, and also to assure Daniel that while they were on the road nothing would happen between Bree and himself. Although they were forced to sleep in a bed together on their way to rescue Daniel, Jonas very gentlemanly created "The Great Wall of Jonas"-a barrier between him and Bree while they slept. Jonas also participated in Daniel's rescue, although he had previously expressed concerns about Bree's method of rescue.
After the rescue, BDJ's decided that Jonas's house was too risky to stay at, and headed to his cabin in the mountains. While on the ride up there, they all got along, almost as soon as they arrived, tension began. Beginning with Bree and Jonas's outing in the snow that excluded Daniel, causing him to lash out in a video where he expressed his jealousy and contempt for Jonas. While Bree attempted to keep the peace, both boys refused to discuss their derision until they were able to crack the file given to them by Tachyon when she and Brother helped save Daniel, and the feud seemed to have ended and their trust back in tact.
This trust was temporarily shattered, however, when Bree suspected Jonas of being in the Order and held him hostage. Jonas managed to prove his innocence in the eyes of Bree and Daniel by showing them a document written by his father proving his parents were against the Order.
Jonas didn't forgive Bree for holding him hostage right away, but stuck with her and Daniel. He brought Bree and Daniel to his Aunt Alex's house, who was away on business at the time. Jonas tried breaking into his Aunt's office to see if there was more information about his parents and their involvement with the Order, but ended up cutting his hand in the process. After a trip to a local veterinarian to get fixed, Jonas found a folder containing names of people who were also against the Order but had disappeared. Jonas's aunt came back in town, and Jonas and Daniel were invited by Alex to a fashion party. Daniel and Alex appeared to be very interested in each other, much to Jonas's dismay. Jonas's cousin Toby was also at this party, whom he hadn't seen since his parents funeral. Bree posted a video saying there was a photo at the party which she thought was Alex and Lucy and warned the guys to leave Alex's home and meet up with her.
After a short reunion, the three headed to Las Vegas. While there, Bree went to tour Vegas, while Jonas and Daniel got drunk. After three days in Vegas, BDJ was abducted by the Order, who psychologically tortured them and temporarily persuaded Bree to do the Ceremony. The three were able to escape their captors, and began trying to piece together what had happened to them during that time.
New Love Lost
After their escape, they lived out of Jonas's car, but eventually decided to track Alex down, which took them to Mexico. While they were there, they overheard her arguing with a member of the Order about BDJ's kidnapping. The next day, Bree was left alone to think about their plight while Daniel and Jonas once again got drunk.
The following day, Daniel and Bree went to Alex and confronted her about her activities in the Order. Alex denied that she knew anything about the kidnapping that took place in Vegas. Daniel seemed to believe her, and later helped Alex film and edit a video explaining her true feelings. Jonas's forgiveness last only few days, until Alex alerted the Order to BDJ's location. However, when the Order arrived, Alex said that they were there for her, not Bree. Apparently, according to Alex, the Order had found a new girl to complete the Ceremony and no longer needed Bree.
After finding out about Alex's true allegiance, BDJ headed to a bunker where Bree began investigating who the new girl might be. While they were in the bunker, Jonas and Bree were forced to hold an intervention for Daniel, as he had started, once again, drinking heavily. After their attempted intervention, Bree found more information on a possible lead to the new girl, who she began to believe was a girl named Jules. While Bree was busy investigating the possibility of a new girl, Jonas tried to hypnotize himself and Daniel to find out what happened to them in captivity, but had no success. Within days, Bree noticed posts from a girl named Taylor living in Zavalla, Texas who told her that she recognized Julia. After nearly a fortnight spent in the bunker, the three decided to leave and find Julia to warn her that she was in danger.
Upon leaving the bunker, Daniel, Bree, and Jonas headed to Texas to find the new Ceremony girl. BDJ teamed up with Sarah and Taylor and were able to locate Jules. Later, Bree gave herself up to save Jules, and Daniel and Jonas spent the next month following the Order and trying to save her. Finally locating where Bree had been hidden, Daniel, along with Jonas and Sarah, went to her, where they forcibly took back a brainwashed Bree.
A short while after trying to "unbrainwash" a very resistant Bree, Jonas became convinced that she had snapped out of it and the two started to become closer. Although Daniel was suspicious that Jonas was Taking Advantage of Her, Jonas continued getting closer to Bree and slept with her the day before she ran back to the Hymn of One.
Recruiting the help of Spencer Gilman, the son of Isaac Gilman, Jonas once again set out to save Bree. Through many hardships, TAAG followed Bree's trail all the way to the Ceremony, where Bree died. Directly after her death, Jonas was shattered, Taylor said:"...I think, when Bree died, it's like... she took him with her. He's empty and emotionless... He isn't Jonas anymore."
Life After Bree
After the death of Bree, Jonas fell into a deep depression which many thought he would not recover from.
Jonas, like many other characters, announced he would no longer be posting videos. Soon after this, however, the mysterious LaRezisto posted a video showing his parents and telling Jonas that they are alive. Although Jonas initially reacted in anger at seeing his parents again, he decided to reunite with them. At this reunion, Jonas met his adopted sister, Emma, for the first time and also found out that his parents are active members of the Hymn of One. Taylor found out that Emma was the next trait positive girl, and after The Order invaded their home and demanded Emma, Jonas took her on the run. Later, he lost Emma when he decided to trust LaRezisto and handed Emma over to Claire, the woman behind the LaRezisto posts. When several alarming videos were posted by Emma and Claire, Jonas started to become obsessed with finding a code in Emma's gestures.
After an upsetting phone call with his father, Jonas told us he would no longer be helping anyone and only focusing on getting Emma back, but he was soon back to fighting the Order by helping Daniel and Sonia kidnap the new Ceremony baby. After Mallory secretly got information from Chris, Daniel posted a video following Chris to a meeting in which it was revealed that the HoO had created a partnership between themselves, Verdus Pharmaceuticals, and the Wyman Foundation.
His next video was a dramatic, unedited copy of the current tape in the camera, showing us how he, Daniel and Sarah had found the solution to Emma's code on the forums and broken into Pleasant Manor, only to be surrounded by Shadows and seemingly doomed. Luckily, Virgil had either followed them or obtained the location elsewhere, and stormed in at just the right moment, allowing Jonas and the gang to leave with Emma.
While he was glad Emma was saved, Jonas was also devastated about how easily LaRezisto had played and used him, and vowed to stop trying to save the Ceremony Girls in favor of bringing down the Order as a whole. Initially, though, his new mission didn't receive a ton of support, as both Daniel and Sarah were busy contemplating and managing their own lives. Jonas decided to take matters into his own hands and investiged the connections between the Hymn of One, Verdus Pharmaceuticals and the Wyman Foundation.
Going After the Lullaby Project
After realizing the connection was nothing more than each organization was a front for the Order, Jonas decided to investigate the Lullaby Project. Taking Sarah along with him, the two infiltrated the The Lullaby Project Center and found multi-vitamins from Verdus Pharmaceuticals there. After making a narrow escape, they went with Daniel on a stakeout, following a Lullaby Project truck. However, Jonas and Sarah disappeared in the midst of their investigation, leaving Daniel alone, believing that his friends had been abducted. After four long days in the back of the Lullaby Project truck, Jonas and Sarah were able to finally post a video telling us that they had been investigating when they got locked in and unable to escape. Although they were rescued from the truck the following day, it was not by Daniel. Their rescuers were Carl, Chris, and Claudia, who welcomed them to the Lullaby Project. While Sarah felt like the Lullaby Project was innocent, Jonas remained suspicious of anything related to the HoO, and decided to leave. Although Sarah went with him, he soon became frustrated with her and left her alone in the desert.
Feeling guilty, he returned, but Sarah had vanished. At first, Jonas was very worried, but after finding out Sarah had talked to Taylor and was fine, he began focusing on a mysterious package he had received at his motel door. Unable to understand the tapes contents, he posted his findings on the website for everyone to see, and then, still unable to make heads or tails of it, posted another VHS video left at his door. When Taylor made the discovery that one could see the doctors face, Jonas set out to the Lullaby camp to speak with him. Once there, Jonas found Dr. Hart packing his bags and getting ready to leave the encampment. After leaving, Jonas had a sit down with the doctor, who told him that the trait positive girls' blood had been altered, causing them to die at an early age.
A few days later, Jonas and Dr. Hart were disrupted by knocking at their door, afraid they had been found by Verdus, they began to flee, however, before they could, the hotel manager got into their room with Emma, who had made her way to Jonas. Jonas later explained that Emma had run away after showing her parents Gina's videos and they wouldn't listen to her. After a disturbing conference call which Virgil somehow hacked into, Jonas and Dr. Hart decided to take Emma and run, but not before realizing they were being stalked. Realizing there might be a spy betraying them, Jonas posted a video warning everyone to be careful and not giving away where they were or where they were headed.
The next day, Jonas and Dr. Hart, went to meet with a reporter from the Times who claimed he wanted to interview them about Verdus and the Order, however, before the reporter arrived, thugs from Verdus somehow found their location and kidnapped Dr. Hart. Days later Jonas really did meet with the reporter who told him he would not print the story unless he had Dr. Hart to back it up. After saving Sarah from the HoO, Jonas and Jennie kept Emma with them in Mexico while Daniel took Sarah home.
While still in Mexico, Jonas and Jennie were able to spy on Carl and Lucy, but Carl sees them and gives them a note from Dr. Hart saying to meet them at the lullaby village. Although when they found Dr. Hart he told them he was sorry and to run, Lucy and a watcher pulled up in an SUV and were able to knock out Jonas and kidnap Emma.
Jonas was brought home by Jennie, who later decided to stay with them, and immediately fell into an all-too-familiar depression, leading to drinking and questions like "How stupid is Jonas?". Luckily for him, however, Daniel and Sarah broke into Ted McKinley's apartment in the meantime, and obtained a memo. Jonas and Daniel met the fans and asked them to decipher its coded message, and, on the same day, bugged Lucy's car. Through that bug, they were able to track Lucy to Emma's location, and quickly found out that the house they were led to was actually owned by the name deciphered from the memo. Originally, they had contacted Virgil and expected to meet him there, but Virgil was captured and shot, giving Lucy the chance to escape with Emma. They found information about a house block Porter rented in his house, and saw Dr. Hart, and later Emma, in it. However, when Daniel only returned with Gina from it, Jonas disregarded his own safety and just stormed into the house, trying to safe Emma. Jonas sneaked through the building, avoiding dozens of Watchers, while following a Female Doctor. In an eerie case of déjà vu, he found Emma right when the Ceremony began, and, with Dr. Hart's help, was able to escape with her.
After their escape, Jonas and the gang took Gina with them into hiding. Once in hiding, tensions began to run high, as the girls outnumbered the boys. Although Daniel claimed that he could see much of Bree in Gina, Jonas remained doubtful. While Daniel and Sarah began to become closer again, Jonas and Jennie began fighting about Emma's choices. After Emma's choice to leave TAAG and rejoin her parents, Jonas flipped out on Jennie, but Gina stopped this by telling him that she was the one who gave Emma the money to leave. The next day, Jonas was remorseful about his reaction to Emma's departure and wished that he could apologize to his friends. Because tension was at it's highest at that point, Daniel decided to buy beer for everyone. While Daniel stayed sober, the rest partied. The next morning, Daniel was the only one feeling fine while the others were completely exhausted. On this morning, Jonas found that Sarah had posted Gina's drawings and Daniel recognized one of the drawings as Bree's mom. The whole gang had to once again relocate after seeing William Porter's Shadow in their latest video.
While Sarah and Daniel watched the video from William Porter's Shadow, Jonas found that Gina disappeared suddenly. Daniel and Jonas set out to look for Gina and found her at Bree's house. While they were leaving from Bree's house, a black SUV approached with Lucy and the Shadow inside. Jonas posted a video saying that they got away from the Shadow but that there's too much going on for him and that he couldn't sleep. Jonas got into a huge fight with Daniel because he went off on Gina for putting their lives at risk. Jonas realized that they couldn't control Gina because he tried doing that before with Emma.
Searching For Answers
TAAG decided to split up; Jonas and Jennie decided to go with Gina to find Bree's mom while Sarah and Daniel would stay back at the rented house. Gina watched Jonas and Jennie get ready to leave to look for Bree's mom and revealed that she felt guilty because she felt like she was splitting the team up. The next morning, Jonas tried to wake up Jennie, but did not realize that there was a Shadow waiting for them in the closet. Jonas left the room to go in the backyard when he heard Jennie scream his name. A Shadow chased Jennie out of the house but then got killed. After the team was shaken up from the Shadow, they decided to spend the day At the Beach to have fun and spend some time together. Jonas and Daniel talked things out and Daniel decided that Jonas was right; that finding Bree's mom was what's best for Gina. Jonas and Jennie get to work and figure out that the closest route to the Hymn of One is Sarah's connection to the Lullaby Project. However, Sarah reveals that she has slept with Carl, and he soon shows up and the two begin dating. Jonas and the others become wary of the couple, but accept his help in finding Bree's mom.
Bree's mom is finally located exiting a meeting with the Verdus Board of directors. However, the encounter ends badly, with Gina getting captured. However, She is returned hours later, with a disk containing footage of her and Bree as young children. After Gina meets with Elizabeth and is mugged, TAAG finds a message from Elizabeth in the house, asking to set up another meeting. Nervous, Daniel and Jonas decide to tag along for safety reasons, but Daniel becomes enraged and confronts Elizabeth. In turn, Elizabeth provides evidence implicating Lord Carruthers as the one responsible for Bree's death.
TAAG goes to Catalina Island to find a store called Alcombe Antiques, where Bree's Elder had purchased a puppet as for Bree prior to the Ceremony. At the location, they find a coat of arms, and are informed of its connection to a Hymn of One member in London with a fascination with puppets. TAAG celebrates (and Daniel gets drunk), and Jonas goes to London himself without the consensus of the group.
Upon arriving, he meets Steve, a member of the London-based group that is also fighting the Order. Lauren and Lee, two of Steve's friends, decide to throw Jonas a welcoming party. Their roommate, Charlie rejects the idea, but they go through with it anyway, and the night is, for the most part, a success. However, Jonas gets drunk and Charlie uses him to get back at Steve for not talking with her about their "relationship". Jonas and Steve attempt to track down Lord Carruthers, the man they believe is Bree's Elder. However, they are thrown out of the building where he works, and are ignored when they attempt to coerce information out of Rupert Van Helden (author of Finding the One who is engaged to one of Steve's friends). After they leave, they are victim to a drive by shooting where neither of them are hurt, but they believe Rupert has put a hit out on them.
However, the hit was actually the work of an Elder named Michelle Clore, who put out a hit on TAAG, and promised that whomever murdered them on camera would ascend to the status of Elder in the Order. However, her message was in Turkish, so it took a while to make sense of what she was saying. Alarmed by the video, Jonas heads back the airport to fly back to Los Angeles, Steve tagging along until he boards. However, the driver is actually an assassin, who is unable to kill Jonas after Steve kills him in self-defense. Scared, Jonas asks Steve to come back to America with him, which Steve accepts.
On the Offensive
Steve and Jonas fly into a Mexican Airport in order to try to hide from the Order. Steve's reception is much less warm than Jonas's was, as he is accused by Daniel of being a mole as soon as he arrives. The argument is cut short when an assassin arrives and begins shooting at the group, wounding Steve. TAAG flee, but call 911 and go back for Steve. While waiting for him to get discharged from the hospital, they encounter the Assassin again, and send Taylor his license plate number so she can find out more about him.
However, they are contacted through Daniel's laptop by Edward Salinas, a candidate for U.S. Congress, who is seeking ascension in the Order. Instead of running, TAAG decide to infiltrate (with the help of Nikki Bower), a fundrasier, where they try and fail to stop him. Daniel becomes enraged and blames Steve for the messup, the argument eventually turning into a choice for Jonas: Daniel or Steve. Reluctantly, Jonas chooses Daniel and Steve is left on the side of the road, angry and hurt.
In his next video, Jonas reiterates that he felt bad about the situation with Steve, but cites the danger they've been in since he entered the picture. He says that they are tired of running, and are going to take a proactive role in taking down Salinas. After joining up with Sarah, TAAG decides that Jennie would be the best candidate to infiltrate the Salinas Campaign. However, Jonas becomes extremely anxious, and decides to pose as Jennie's undercover persona's boyfriend, Bill, and pulls her from Elizabeth Avery's car after she lures her inside. Elizabeth reveals that Emma is in danger of dying, but is cut off by Jonas's actions.
In the next video, it is revealed that Jonas and Jennie had gone back to the van to hear what Elizabeth had to say. Elizabeth is upset that Jonas injured her hand when he tore Jennie from the car. She informs them that Emma has been targeted for the ceremony, but is allegedly unaware of her whereabouts. Desperate, Jonas asks Emma to contact them in the video, and she sends him a package that leads TAAG to her location. While en route, Jonas discovers that Elizabeth had broken into their hotel room and found Emma's location on his laptop. Upon arriving at the bunker, they discover Elizabeth dead and Emma missing, as well as notes on a white board in Emma's handwriting with information on the Resistance. Jonas, refusing to believe that the Order had captured Emma, attempts to contact her again via the video.
Emma, who had managed to escape, saw Jonas's video and met him at the location he had requested. They were almost caught by the Watcher that was tracking her, but make it safely back to the rented house. Emma insists that the experiences she had while she was away matured her, and tried to prove it by volunteering to save Carl, who had been captured by Salinas. Jonas is dead set against it at first, but reluctantly allows her to go on the condition that he'd go in if she were gone longer than five minutes.
On His Own
LG15: The Resistance
Where is He?
The Truth About His Family
Jonas so far has five family members who have been in the series.
- His parents were in a movement against the Order. They have no memory of the time before their disappearance and are now members of the Hymn Of One.
- His Aunt Alex was found to be part of the Order, though she later realigned her loyalties and helped fight the order.
- Jonas also has a cousin, Toby, whose alignment has not been confirmed.
- Jonas has an adopted sister, Emma, who is trait positive.
- Many have also speculated that Jonas is gay. This arose both from his friendship with Daniel, and his lack of interest in Bree. Although, in "Uncle Dan," Jonas is apparently interested in a girl named Carla who comes on to him very strongly. This is evidenced by his giddy reaction to the camera after she gives him a little kiss. He also rejects the advances of another man at the party, Damien. After getting Bree back, he and Bree were getting very close. It was confirmed that Bree lost her virginity to Jonas.
- On YouTube and Revver, Jonas uses the name jonastko. The name is a reference to Jonas's boxing hobby. The letters T.K.O. are used in boxing as an abbreviation for "Technical Knock-Out."
- During the time he worked for the show, writer Glenn Rubenstein based a lot of Jonas's personality off of his own. 
Fans remained largely suspicious of Jonas's motives in offering such generous support to Bree and Daniel. Fans noted that Jonas initially only extended support to Bree, rather than to both Bree and Daniel. Moreover, because he simultaneously became a member and posted his first video and showed interest in Bree when she was on the run from the Order, fans were suspicious that he may be connected with the Order. He is indeed connected to the Order through his family, which is divided into supporters and detractors of the Order. How much Jonas actually knows about the Order and its counter movements is unknown, but it seems to be very little.
Since the inclusion of Jonas as a regular, his popularity has slowly grown. In May 2007 a fan club was started in his honor. It is called the Secret Society of Jonas Fans because of the indication that Jonas is shy around accolades. Its members are required to type "Shhhh!!!" in their comments when in the IC section.
Etymology of Jonas
There are two possible derivations of the name Jonas:
- Jonas is the Latin derivation of the Greek form (Ionas) of the Hebrew name Jonah (dove). It is widely presumed that Jonas's name is a reference to the Biblical Jonah, who was swallowed by a fish, because this would tie in to the story of his lost parents. For further discussion, also see the LGPedia article, Water theme. Jonas is most widely used as a male name in German and Scandinavian cultures.
- Alternatively, Jonas is the Lithuanian variant of the English name John. John is derived from the Hebrew Johanas, which means "God is great," and which is the name of Biblical characters John the Baptist, John the Apostle, and John the Evangelist.
Be sure to check out some theories about Jonas.
|LG15: The Resistance Characters|
|Main Characters||Jonas · Sarah · Maggie · Reed|
|Recurring Characters||Dr. Alderman · Beaumont · Daniel · Estelle · Lucy · Doctors|
|Full Character List|
|Main Characters||Bree · Daniel · Jonas · Sarah · Taylor · Emma · Jennie · Gina|
|Supporting Characters||Gemma · OpAphid · Tachyon · Alex · Carl · Spencer · Mallory · Dr. Hart|
|Recurring Characters||Lucy · Nikki B · Virgil · Elizabeth Avery · Bree's Watcher · Brother · Sonia · Jules · The Whartons · Claire · Edward Salinas|
|Full Character List|
|Main Characters||Kate · Charlie · Gavin · Tariq · Steve · Julia · Lee · Lauren|
|Recurring Characters||Sophie · Dudley · Kate's Watcher · Dr. Griffin · Michelle · Terrence · Patricia · Clore's Shadow · Justin · Meryl · Rupert · Toe|
|Full Character List|
|Original Members||Raymond Wharton · Michael Carruthers · George Kiel|
|TAAG||Bree · Daniel · Jonas · Taylor · Sarah · Spencer · Emma · Jennie · Gina|
|Hymn of None||Maggie · Jonas · Sarah · Reed · Daniel|
|K-Team||Kate · Charlie · Gavin · Tariq · Steve · Sophie · Julia · Lee · Lauren|
|The FTO||Jeffrey · Raymond · Patricia · Lauren|
|Ola's Gang||Ola · Daniel · Kama · Natan · Justyna · Bartek · Dominika|
|Landsteiner||Ursyn · Ewa · Pyton · Karolina · Eryk|
|The Lasties||Chasina · Mitch · Antonia · Bray · Jayde · Leigh|
|European||Mason · Emma · Alizee · LaFleur|
|OpAphid ARG Characters|
|Main Characters||OpAphid · Tachyon · Brother · War Pylol|
|Recurring Characters||Cassie · Bree · Daniel · Gemma · Mom and Dad · Lucy|
|Full Character List|