|“||Yeah, maybe we're just trying to be helpful, because we had nothing better to do! We're not babysitters! We're super heroines!!||”|
—Jessica, Miraculous New York
Jessica Keynes also known as "Jess" is a superhero in the United States of America and Knightowl's partner and daughter. She is initially known as Sparrow. After she recovers the Eagle Miraculous from Miraclonizer, she uses it to free the superheroes from the Miraculous' power. With the Eagle Miraculous, when inhabited by Liiri, Jess transforms into the super-heroine Eagle, gaining the power of freedom.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Sightings
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 References
Jess is a girl of medium height with black hair and grey eyes. She is of Native American ethnicity and wears her hair in traditional leather-bound side braids.
Sparrow has a dark gray mask covering her face, with the top of the mask being dark brown. Over her mask, she wears goggles with gray straps and circular red lenses. She also wears a brown hooded jacket. The hood is worn over her head, and it's designed after the head of a sparrow, having a dark gray beak, white markings on its forehead and the sides, and an eye with a dark brown pupil. Underneath her jacket, she has a white suit, and over it, she has dark gray buckles around her torso. On her upper left leg, there is a dark brown bag with pockets, and she wears gray gloves.
When transformed into Eagle with the assistance of Liiri, Jessica's costume strongly reflects her native American heritage. It is a two-piece brown-and-grey costume with charcoal grey gloves and tan boots. The sleeves of the tunic end with white cored black tassles intended to resemble eagle feathers and have s distincive light grey eye mask with a yellow beaked nose guard.
The transformation also alters Jessica's traditional disc earrings into more elaborate gold-and-blue decorations with dangling gold-and-blue eagle feather charms.
Sparrow is witty and supportive. Some instances make her exasperated when others are confused, but she supplies any information they need.
In the New York special, Jessica has a strong desire to prove herself as a hero sometimes leading her to being disobedient towards her superiors. She also enjoys helping others just as helping Adrien and Marinette admit their feelings. Like her mother she can be a bit judgemental as she overestimated Ladybug and Cat Noir.
As Eagle, most of her personality remains the same and Jessica was able to adapt quickly to her new powers.
As a Civilian
Jess is as skilled as Luka Couffaine when playing the guitar. She is also skilled at skateboarding.
When transformed into Eagle, Jess possesses enhanced strength, speed and agility. She is also given the power by Liiri to use Liberation which allows her to either free a person from their self-imposed limitations (being them mental or emotional) or to remind them of the boundaries and responsibilities that come with freedom, nullifying its effect. Her weapon appears to be something similar to Ladybug's yo-yo.
Sparrow and Knightowl are partners, but Sparrow is seen as a sidekick by Knightowl, which she doesn't appreciate much, mainly when Knightowl doesn't give her the possibility of being her own superhero and give her missions that seem to be not very important.
It is revealed that Knightowl is Jess' mother, Barbara Keynes. Like Chloe, she had a strong desire to prove herself to her mother sometimes leading her to disobey orders. But upon seeing her mother and adult heroes run wild because of Miracolizer and Hawk Moth, Jessica as Sparrow came determined to save her, by using the Eagle Miraculous she returned the adults back to normal. After Miraclonizer's defeat and reunion with her mother Jessica looked dissappointed, expecting another scalding about disobeying, and was surprised by her mother's recognition about becoming a fully fledged hero and happily embraced her.
Sparrow gets along okay with Ladybug and Cat Noir, liking their ideas and teasing them. In one case, she facepalms at them when they are confused by President Camilla Hombee revealing her secret identity. She relates to an unknown degree to their frustration with the way others see them as well. When Knightowl insults Cat Noir, Sparrow tries to cheer him up by pointing she is viewed the same way by Knightowl, but unlike Cat Noir, she "doesn't have a cute partner". Later, when Knightowl dismisses Ladybug's plan to stop the Trash Krakken, Sparrow sticks up for her and points out that her plan is far less destructive and more sensible than Knightowl's.
During the New York special, as she heard of the French heroes Jess greatly admired them for their independence. Despite seeing that they didn't do well with first impressions as the trouble with Hawk Moth escalated when he akumatized Techno-Pirate again into Miracolizer which caused the adult heroes to run wild, and upon Aeon's reasoning she realized they needed the French duo's help. She worked well along side them and upon retrieving the Eagle Miraculous from Ladybug, Jess was able to return the adult heroes to normal and stop the titular villain. With the mission over, she attempted to return the jewel back to Ladybug but seeing her bravery and courage she was entrusted by the heroine to keep it knowing it will be safe and used wisely.
Jessica is extremely close to her best friend, treating her, like Majestia, as more than just a machine. The two are always paired together as their alter egos, during the fight against Techlonizer she was completely horrified when Cat Noir accidentally destroyed her with his powers, but grateful that she was fixed. But upon finding out that Hawk Moth was in New York and that he's responsible for what's been going on in New York, she listened to Aeon's reasoning of needing Ladybug and Cat Noir.
When Jessica met the guardian, he wanted her to return the lost Eagle Miraculous to him. However after she asked him about the possibility of teaming up and bring together a new team of Miraculous holders in New York he agreed.
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Absent|
|1. "Santa Claws":||Absent||14. "Frightningale":||Absent|
|2. "The Collector":||Absent||15. "Syren":||Absent|
|3. "Prime Queen":||Absent||16. "Zombizou":||Absent|
|4. "Despair Bear":||Absent||17. "Frozer":||Absent|
|5. "Riposte":||Absent||18. "Style Queen":||Absent|
|6. "Befana":||Absent||19. "Troublemaker":||Absent|
|7. "Robostus":||Absent||20. "Queen Wasp":||Absent|
|8. "The Dark Owl":||Pictured||21. "Reverser":||Absent|
|9. "Gigantitan":||Absent||22. "Anansi":||Absent|
|10. "Glaciator":||Absent||23. "Malediktator":||Absent|
|11. "Sapotis":||Absent||24. "Sandboy":||Absent|
|12. "Gorizilla":||Absent||25. "Catalyst":||Absent|
|13. "Captain Hardrock":||Absent||26. "Mayura":||Absent|
|Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Theme Song:||Absent|
|1. "Chameleon":||Absent||14. "Stormy Weather 2":||Absent|
|2. "Animaestro":||Absent||15. "Kwamibuster":||Absent|
|3. "Bakerix":||Absent||16. "Feast":||Absent|
|4. "Backwarder":||Absent||17. "Reflekdoll":||Absent|
|5. "Gamer 2.0":||Absent||18. "Ikari Gozen":||Absent|
|6. "Weredad":||Absent||19. "Desperada":||Absent|
|7. "Silencer":||Absent||20. "Startrain":||Absent|
|8. "Oni-Chan":||Absent||21. "Timetagger":||Absent|
|9. "Miraculer":||Absent||22. "Cat Blanc":||Absent|
|10. "Oblivio":||Absent||23. "Félix":||Absent|
|11. "Party Crasher":||Toy Version||24. "Ladybug":||Absent|
|12. "Christmaster":||Absent||25. "Heart Hunter":||Absent|
|13. "The Puppeteer 2":||Absent||26. "Miracle Queen":||Absent|
|"Miraculous New York":||Appears||"Miraculous Shanghai":||Absent|
|"Miraculous Brazil":||Absent||"Miraculous Football Special":||Absent|
|"Ladybug in Halloween":||Absent|
Comics and books
|"Issue 1":||Absent||"Issue 5":||Unknown|
|"Issue 2":||Appears||"Issue 6":||Unknown|
|"Issue 3":||Appears||"Issue 7":||Unknown|
|"Issue 4":||Appears||"Issue 8":||Unknown|
|Other Comics & Books|
|Ladybug Artbook:||Appears||Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug:||Unknown|
|Miraculous: Tales of Cat Noir:||Unknown||Tales of Miraculous:||Unknown|
- Prior to her debut in Miraculous Adventures, Sparrow was originally part of the first conception of the Quantic Kids, a team of teenage superheroes composed of Ladybug, Cat Noir, Mercury, and Melodie. Sparrow was replaced with Kid Mime by producers in a later stage of production. However, the entire concept was ultimately discarded.
- In Miraculous Adventures, Cat Noir refers to her as "Birdy."
- This was later revealed to be either an error or a nickname.
- In concept art, it appears that Sparrow throws a kind of dart/weapon. The way she held her left arm back and had her index and middle finger positioned is like how archers hold back a bowstring.
- Sparrow appears on a comic book cover with Knightowl in "The Dark Owl".
- She appears in the "Miraculous New York" special episode.
- In European falconry, a 'Jess' is a leather cord used to bind a bird of prey's talons to its handler's glove whist being carried. 
- Her surname may be a reference to John Maynard Keynes, who wrote a book using the term "animal spirits" to describe the instincts, proclivities, and emotions that influence and guide human behavior.
- As revealed in "Miraculous New York", the current Knightowl and Sparrow are legacy superheroes, as the original versions of them (a father and son team) were long gone before the events of the series and many generations had passed since then.
- Just as Knightowl was based off of Batman, Jessica's alterego Sparrow shares some similarities with The Dark Knight's partner Robin (Dick Grayson).
- Both were partners of the main heroes.
- They both started out as one hero before changing into another.
- Eagle is the only Miraculous holder to have any type of hero training before using a Miraculous.
- She is the second known female to wield the Eagle Miraculous following the Ancient Chinese Eagle Miraculous holder.
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