Jace Herondale

"Jonathan and I were both trained by Valentine. If anyone can take him down, it's me."

–Jace, Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen
Portrayed by Dominic “Homophobe” Sherwood.

Biographical Information

Name: Jonathan Christopher Wayland
Jonathan Christopher Wayland
Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern
Species: Shadowhunter
Current Residence: New York Institute


Known relatives:

Stephen Herondale (father, decreased)
Céline Herondale (mother, decreased)
Imogen Herondale (grandmother, deceased)
Robert Lightwood (adoptive father)
Maryse Lightwood (adoptive mother)
Alec Lightwood (adoptive brother)
Isabelle Lightwood (adoptive sister)
Max Lightwood (adoptive brother)
Valentine Morgenstern (as Michael Wayland)
(foster father, decreased)
Significant other(s):
Kaelie (sexual, decreased)
Clary Fairchild
Status: Alive

Physical Description

Gender: Male
Hair Color:Dirty Blonde
Eye Color:Blue and brown


Jace is seen as headstrong, stubborn, narcissistic, determined and
an expert Shadowhunter,
Jace is a natural-born leader and is Alec's second-in-command
whenever on assignments with him and Isabelle. Jace
headstrong and often prefers to act first and ask permission
later. Tough, resourceful, and confident, Jace takes slaying demons in his stride,
often admiring himself while he does so.
He is incredibly loyal to his allies and will stop at nothing to
help and save them when necessary. Jace is prepared
to risk his life and standing with the Clave to protect others,
easily doing so to prevent harm to others. As the
adoptive son of Maryse and Robert, he has a fierce love for
his adoptive family, especially his adoptive siblings
Alec and Isabelle, whom he can be quite protective of.
Like most of his kind, Jace was raised to view love and feelings
as a distraction from their sacred mission, though
he was not completely averse to it either, specifically
after Clary's presence and influence.
Jace is usually sarcastic and humorous. He is
also incredibly stubborn, as seen with his recurring arguments with Alec. He
can be impatient and easily annoyed when things are not moving forward, or
when his skill is called into question. Beneath the humor lies
a darker side, one where Jace has always felt like an outsider and was further
driven to believe he was tainted after Valentine's lie. He
is prone to excessive drinking and indulging in sex to distract
himself from more negative emotions, preferring those outlets to talking
about his feelings with someone.

Skills and Abilities

Nephilim physiology: Being Nephilim, Jace possesses a variety
of enhanced physical and mental abilities
granted to him by the angel blood of Raziel
in his veins and also by the angelic Marks of the Gray Book. This
includes enhanced strength, speed, agility, stamina,
and coordination, which continue to improve
over time and practice.
The Sight: As a Shadowhunter, Jace is naturally and able to easily see
through most magical illusions and layers
of glamour over reality.
Runic magic: Due to the angel blood in their veins,
all Shadowhunters are all able to apply runes on their
skin without any real danger. These Marks, in turn,
give varied effects that serve to benefit the wearer.
Use of heavenly weapons: As a Nephilim, Jace is also able to perform
tasks unique to their species, such as the ability
to use and call on the power of angels for their
seraph blades, as well as to handle any heavenly
weapons or objects with effect, which would normally
not work for other species. In particular, these
are tools made of adamas and
forged by Iron Sisters.
Parabatai bond: Due to his parabatai bond with
Alec Lightwood, Jace is able to call on more
strength in battle and is able to use certain
runes or magic exclusive to parabatai. The runes
drawn on him by, or shared with, Alec
also give a considerably stronger effect.
This also allows them to parabatai track.
Angelic blood empowerment:Like Clary, Jace has pure angel blood, due to an experiment
performed on him as an unborn child, and this apparently
gave him enhanced strength, speed, and
others superior to those of normal Shadowhunters'.
Blood connection:Because of their angel blood, Clary and Jace
share a connection, both with each other and
with their source of their blood, Ithuriel. In addition,
Clary's blood relation to Jonathan Morgenstern
gives Jace an indirect connection to him as well.
Expert hand-to-hand combatant: Jace is highly skilled in armed and unarmed combat.
Expert swordsman:Jace is highly skilled and proficient in swordsmanship.
Skilled pianist: Jace is highly proficient in playing the piano,
from being under the tutelage of Valentine
Morgenstern during his childhood.


Basic Shadowhunter gear, including: a steles, seraph blades, and witchlight.
Herondale family ring:When Imogen Herondale learned that Jace was a Herondale,
she gave him the family ring, which
previously belonged to his mother, Céline.

Credit: Jace Herondale's Wiki