AND THE HOLOGRAMS
day she's Jerrica Benton the cool-headed president of Starlight Music.
But, by night she's the mysterious Jem. Lead singer of Jem and the Holograms
who leapt out of nowhere straight to the top of the charts. Jerrica
also runs the Starlight Foundation, a home for foster girls. She has recently
found great success in her Jem persona. She's won the Indy 500, been nominated
for an Oscar, and even travelled through time. The only people who know
of Jem's secret are her best friends, the other Holograms. In fact, the
double life has begun to exhaust Jerrica. Her Jemstar earrings are actually
remote micro projectors for Synergy. She touches one of the earrings to
activate them and says, "Showtime Synergy," to cue the computer to project
the Jem hologram, and "Show's over Synergy," to stop the projection.
Synergy can project a hologram of anything, and Jerrica has often used
to get her out of a tough jam or to escape from her rivals, the Misfits.
The holograms look and sound as real as can be and she has been able
to fool most people that she and Jem are two separate people. In
fact, Jerrica has led her own boyfriend Rio Pacheco into falling in love
with her alter-ego Jem. She doesn't dare tell him the truth, because
she's terribly afraid of losing him. So, Jerrica puts up with the
love triangle that she's turned her life into. Most recently, however,
fallen under the charms of Riot, the lead singer of the Stingers. This
caused even more trouble for her. Riot, who is much more easygoing
than Rio likes Jem for her mystery, and does not try to find out
who she really is. And so the love-triangle turns into a web of love and
Like A Dream version of Jem is a bit more mature than the Jem seen in the
cartoon. She’s had a lot more hardships, but remains a quick-thinker,
with a level head on her shoulders. However, her insecurity as Jerrica
remains, as she often wonders if she makes the right decisions for the
band. Her whirlwind life never stopping, Jerrica has taken on even more
responsibility, after Starlight Music collapsed. She helped with the creation
and introduction of WildStar Music, and has even taken on two new Starlight
Girls. But this hasn't stopped her from having a personal life. She's
been romantically linked to Rio, Riot, Bass and Fire.
Benton is the youngest member of Jem and the Holograms. She's only about
19 or 20. She usually plays either keyboards or guitar in the band.
Since Kimber is still so young, she often acts impulsively without
thinking about the consequences of her actions. She's either leading on
her two boyfriends, or walking out on her friends because she's not
always in the spotlight. She does have a lot of heart though. She
always forgives and forgets. She uses that heart in the writing of all
of the songs that Jem and the Holograms perform. The death of her parents
really affected her. But she's learned to cope, and even make a friend
in Stormer, one of the Misfits.
after leaving the Holograms, joining The Misfits, becoming Jem for a time,
and eventually returning to The Holograms, an older and wiser Kimber has
finally realized where she belongs. Thanks to a major discovery, Kimber
realized that Emmett Benton planned on giving her, her mother’s Jemstar
necklace, and to her surprise, he imbedded it with a direct link to Synergy.
Now Kimber wears the Jemstar necklace wherever she goes, to remember her
parents, and Synergy helps her out whenever she gets into trouble.
Leith was Jacqui Benton's first Starlight Girl. She grew up in with Jerrica
and Kimber, and shares most of the same values that they do. Aja
plays guitar for the Holograms. Recently she found love with Craig
Phillips, Stormer's brother. This, however, was after a misunderstanding
that Stormer was actually Craig's wife. Aja is a bit hot-headed and
stubborn at times. But that has never gotten in the way of her friendship
with the Holograms. Aja is chinese and learned a bit of the language when
she was young. She is also a big fitness fanatic. She's always the
one to be giving aerobics lessons to the Starlight Girls or getting
into shape for the next concert.
and heartache have made Aja all the more tougher since last meeting her.
Aja has taken on a leadership role within the Holograms, often serving
as Jerrica’s right hand, in addition to handling things on the business
end. A true workaholic, Aja’s dedication to both Starlight Music
and Jem and the Holograms is un-wavering. Big changes occurred in
her personality after marrying a criminal, and then after his untimely
death. Often she’s regarded as the group’s ice queen, she has been found
to allow her heart to melt for the people she cares about.
newest member of Jem and the Holograms, Amethyste is also the most boisterous.
Often being the first to speak her mind, she sometimes gets herself in
over her head. Though she is the most abrasive member, often at ends
with Kimber, the two are also a perfect match. Amy has found a family in
The Holograms. Amy also has a love for speed and adventure, and is an avid
extreme sports enthusiast.
Elmsford was also one of Jacqui Benton's first Starlight Girls. She is
very loving and loyal to her friends, but can often appear to be
shy at first glance. However, when someone either upsets her or her
friends, Shana will be the first one to tell that person off. Shana started
off in Jem and the Holograms as their drummer, but later decided
to play her guitar in the band. Shana is a fashion designer and artist.
She is the creator of many of the groups outrageous fashions. At one time
she left the group to pursue her fashion career. She also works with
Regine helping her with her design career. She met her current boyfriend
Anthony Julian on Countess Du Voisen's yacht.
recently wed her longtime love, Anthony, and since then, the two have been
concentrating on their marriage. Shana and Anthony now have a baby daughter named "Jacqui" after Jacqui Benton.
"Raya" Allonso became Jem and the Holograms new drummer after winning a
talent contest held by Starlight Music. The group desperately needed a
new drummer while Shana left the band for a short time. However, she stayed
with the Holograms and became fast friends with them after accidently discovering
Jem's secret. Raya is a very loving person, and gets it from her large
latino family. She is the only daughter among three brothers. The family
owns and operates a greenhouse in
Central Los Angeles.
most reserved Hologram is often the wildest, when it comes to love, and
adventure. Like the other Holograms, Raya has seen love come and go, and
has found a deeper bond to her sisters, the Holograms as a result.
Raya spends a lot of her time working with The Starlight Foundation in
order to ensure better lives for foster children around the world. And
at home, she plays big sister to many of the Starlight Girls, taking special
care of the two newest and youngest orphans, Mindy and Tenisha.
Dvorak is Jem and the Holograms' choreographer. She, like her mother Nadia,
lives for the dance. Nadia was a famous dancer in the Zagreb Ballet,
in Yugoslavia. Danse went through formal training here in the U.S.
Her mother came to the states after Danse's parents separated. Unfortunately
her father was believed dead. He was actually being held prisoner by the
evil Victor Crosach. Separated by a natural disaster, Danse lost
contact with her mother. Recently, however, she has learned of her
father being alive, and the two have begun to search for Nadia. Danse is
one of the volunteers for Haven House, a home for teenage runaways.
has been re-united with her long lost cousin, Bass, and together the two
traveled to their parents' homeland of Zagreb to discover secrets about
their past. Danse even learned of her long-lost mother.
Montgomery grew up with a dream of becoming a famous filmmaker. She now
is fulfilling that dream. She's won several awards for her work.
She currently works as a music video director, working with Jem and
the Holograms. She first met Jem while filming a documentary on their first
movie, Starbright. They all became good friends and Video is even
considered to be one of the un-official members of theHolograms.
She often accompanies them on their trips and concerts. Recently, she
the Holograms traveleld to Mexico to shoot her award winning video. The
money was donated to a school in Mexico. Video's only real threat
is that of her cousin, Clash, who always tries to ruin her career.
Yet, time, and time again she gets the jump on her mischevious cousin.
is Jerrica Benton's boyfriend. Rio is Jem's stage manager and technician.
The problem is that he doesn't know that these two women are one
and the same. The worst part is that he's fallen in love with both
of them. Rio is one of the most sought-after technical engineers in the
state of California. He is the best there is at what he does. He
seems to just have a natural talent for his job. The best part is
that he loves what he does. He and Jerrica grew up together. They've been
inseparable ever since. That is until the mysterious Jem walked into
his life. Lately he feels like he's being pulled into
directions. Now with the arrival of the Stingers, Rio is faced with even
more competition. It seems that Riot has also fallen in love with
Jem. Plus Minx has decided that Rio would be a perfect pawn for her
to manipulate. The trouble is that he won't give her the tme of day.
finally breaking up with Jerrica Benton, Rio drifted away from Jem and
the Holograms for a while. During this time Rio and Zhana dated for a while.
Now back with the group he's supported all this time, Rio finds himself
still harboring feelings for Jem.
is an ultra-advanced computer built by Emmett Benton. She was created to
enhance the enjoyment of music, by linking it to holographic images.
He created Synergy and left her to his daughters as his dying gift.
The human image that Synergy maintains is actually based on Emmett's late
is capable of producing holograms of just about anything. In fact, Jerrica
wears Synergy's remote transmitters in her Jemstar earrings. That's how
she transforms into Jem, by placing a holographic image over her own body.
of Synergy's holograms can move and act just as their real counteparts
do. No waiting for downloads there. Synergy is often used by the girls
to get them out of tight situations. Such as the time that Jerrica created
a hologram of a monsoon to fool the criminals that were kidnapping them.
Synergy seems to have a sentient intelligence all her own. She always tries
to help Jerrica and the other girls with their problems just as a mother
might. In fact, she has on occasion gone against their wishes in order
to help them. One might almost think that Synergy is capable of producing
is capable of creating holograms and sending them all across the world
through the earrings by feeding through satellites and modems. When she's
wearing the earrings Jerrica is able to have Synergy project up to 2 holograms
at a time. One from each earring. So if Jerrica is in her Jem mode, she
can only produce one other hologram. Synergy can only project in the line-of-sight
from the earrings. So when the earrings are covered or move away from something,
the hologram will fade.
has two forms. One of a human-like form that is projected through the earrings,
and the other of the actual computer. The Synergy computer is kept in a
secret room in Starlight Mansion which is hidden by a constant holographic
as well as being a hologram projector, is probably one of the most powerful
computers in the world. That is the reason that Eric Raymond wants to get
his hands on her. He discovered Synergy after hiring a private detective
to keep an eye on Jem. All he knows so far is that Jem and the Holograms
have some sort of a machine, in which they cannot perfom without. But he
did manage to get his hands on a picture of Synergy, which he can release
to the press at any time.
has been determined that Synergy is kept in a room which seperates Jem
and Jerrica's rooms. It can be assumed that this room was not originally
intended to serve as a bedroom, but instead a large sitting room.
Thanks to Synergy's holographic wall, this room appears as three rooms
instead of one. Synergy recently underwent upgrades allowing her holograms
to incorporate photon light energy, which gives them substance. She
also bonded with an artificially intelligent holographic projection of
Emmett Benton, who often helps the girls out in times of need.