American Dragon Jake Long
Jersey Devil

The Jersey Devil[1] was a magical creature which was often considered by scientific researchers as a cryptid, a creature the existence of which is in doubt due to lack of proof. It supposedly inhabited the Pine Barrens in Southern New Jersey.


During the events of "The Long Weekend", the wood Sprites living in the Pine Barrens revealed to Jake a prophecy about the Jersey Devil. According to the stars, once every hundred years, a great evil would rise from the woods and attack the Sprites for seven consecutive nights. The Jersey Devil would raid their crop supplies and pillage their food storage, which would leave them to starve during the winter. The stars also reveal that a hero would appear every one hundred years to defeat the Jersey Devil and restore peace to the Sprite village.

Physical Appearance[]

The Jersey Devil exhibited a highly unique physical appearance. Its body resembled that of a brown moose, accompanied by a lion-like tail. The head was adorned with gray fur and characterized by deep red glowing eyes. Furthermore, it possessed short, rounded antlers atop its head, while its back at the shoulder region featured gray avian wings. Its limbs consisted of hooves for feet and pincer-like hands.

Magical Powers[]

Since it was often described as a bipedal creature, the Jersey Devil could stand on its two hind legs just as easily as a human. It could also use its two front pincer-like hooves just like hands. It could fly very high thanks to its wings and often enveloped itself with them to camouflage its body in the foliage of the forest. As seen very briefly, it hasd a sensitive nose (if hit in that area, it would most likely flee). The Jersey Devil could not speak and only came out at night.

The Jersey Devil was a very intelligent creature. When fighting the American Dragon, it often managed to counterattack Jake's moves. It could use the surrounding environment to its advantage and even lured Jake into his own trap. The Jersey Devil was very cunning, and would stop at nothing to deliver its rampage.

Current Status[]

The Jersey Devil was caught in a net and thrown off a steep cliff. It was unclear whether it survived or not. However, due to the Sprites' prophecy, a Jersey Devil should return after another a hundred years to restart its rampaging cycle.


  • It was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.
  • The Jersey Devil's cry was a mix of roars and screeches.
  • Jake's father, Jonathan, mistook the Jersey Devil for a bear.
  • The Jersey Devil could be affected by the stunning effects of bear spray.
  • Fu Dog and Lao Shi never mentioned the Jersey Devil in the entire series.
  • The legend of the Jersey Devil inspired the name of New Jersey's NHL ice hockey team, the New Jersey Devils.
  • When Jake hit the Jersey Devil on the nose, the creature's screeches sounded like a dog's.
  • In cryptozoology, the Jersey Devil was described to be a winged half bird, half horse, standing upright on hoof feet with a reptilian tail, and to a hairy creature walking on all fours, resembling a cross between a monkey and a dog.


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