American Dragon Jake Long
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Rose (alias Huntsgirl) is the main romantic love interest, crush, and girlfriend of the titular character throughout most of their relationship until the events of "Homecoming", and once again at the end of "The Hong Kong Longs".

Due to the importance placed on the existence of dragon-shaped birthmarks, Rose was kidnapped as a newborn and raised since birth as a member of the Huntsclan, becoming apprentice to the Huntsman, her life's goal being to slay a dragon. It was only until she fell in love with Jake and discovered his identity as a dragon that she secretly defected from the Huntsclan, opting instead to help Jake out.

Physical Appearance[]

Rose is well-known for being a considerably attractive young woman. She has long blonde hair, baby blue eyes (astral blue in Season 2) and a slender, almost hourglass-like figure. Also, in her next year of school, she is shown to have pierced ears. She has a birthmark on her right palm and wrist resembling a Chinese dragon, otherwise known as the "Mark of the Huntsclan".

When first encountered as the Huntsgirl, her Huntsclan uniform was green with black ku-lii slippers. However, upon returning to the Huntsclan Academy, it was changed to a dark purple-red with black boots.

Her initial casual clothing was a white t-shirt with blue borders, bright pink pants with a flower motif on the leg, clog sandals, and a pink headband. At the school dance, she wore a dark purple sleeveless dress with a black headband. Her winter attire consisted of a bright pink snow jacket, with white pants and pink shoes.

Later, after being sent back to the Academy, she wore a similar casual outfit, although her t-shirt was changed to a v-neck with no borders, the pants were darker without a flower motif, more flat looking sandals and she no longer wore a headband. Additionally, she wore pale blue earrings, a dark brown belt and a matching flower necklace. Her formal dress for this season was a dark mauve-colored dress, with only one sleeve on her right shoulder, a slit up the left leg, and a matching set of silver earrings and a bracelet. Her winter attire for this season was a puffy white coat, her regular pants, pink boots, along with matching pink mittens and toboggan.

Her outfits tended to change during her dream dates with Jake, often reflecting whatever setting or environment they were in. In her dream of Paris, Rose wore a white halter top, a long pink skirt, sandals, and her hair pulled back into a high ponytail. In Jake's dream of Hawaii she was seen wearing a bright pink strapless dress printed with yellow flowers, a white lei, and a purple hibiscus flower in her hair.

After the events of Homecoming and her life subsequently rewritten, Rose now wore a white cropped t-shirt, a purple skirt, tennis shoes, and a blue flower necklace similar to her old one.

After moving to Hong Kong, she wore her new school's uniform which consisted of a white t-shirt with a dark blue and gold striped tie, a matching blue and green plaid skirt, and some navy blue Mary Janes. During the final fight with the Dark Dragon, she wore an outfit somewhat similar to her Huntsgirl uniform, a maroon turtleneck shirt with matching pants, a black jacket, black boots, and black gloves, with her hair pulled back into a braid.

Background Info/History[]

On the day that Rose and her twin sister were born, the nurse tending to them and their mother pointed out Rose’s dragon birthmark on her right hand. Shortly after this, another nurse wheeled them into a room where the Huntsman was waiting. He forcibly took Rose away from her family (although would later tell her that her parents had died when she was a baby) and raised and trained her himself as a skilled member of the Huntsclan. At some point during her childhood, Rose attended an elite Huntsclan Academy upstate.

Upon arriving in New York City, Rose (as Huntsgirl) had a brief encounter with dragon Jake, where she very nearly defeated him in battle before Lao Shi interfered. The next day, Rose would start attending Millard Fillmore Middle School, where Jake accidentally crashed into her with his skateboard, causing her to drop her books. Upon helping her pick them up, Jake took note of her birthmark, which he initially mistook for a tattoo. After this meeting, Jake immediately became infatuated with Rose.

Sometime later, Rose and her friend Courtney became obsessed with a teen pop star named Jaren MacArthur. Jake overheard them gushing about him one day, and mistook the conversation to be about himself, which only resulted in him embarrassing himself in front of Rose. Later on, he used his shapeshifting powers to turn into Jaren in order to impress Rose, but instead made her feel awkward and uncomfortable when he attempted to sing a song about her. Around this time, the Huntsclan had the Orb of Malorfus in their possession, which Jake went undercover by shapeshifting as Ralph to try and intercept it. When his identity was compromised, he was kidnapped, appearing as Jaren. As Huntsgirl, Rose wasted no opportunity to flirt with him, despite knowing that he wasn’t the real Jaren.

When the time came for the school dance, Brad asked Rose to go with him, to which she agreed. Jake attempted to ask her to the dance later, and she somewhat disappointingly told him she was going with Brad instead. On the night of the dance, Jake had brought his own date Jasmine, since he had lied to Rose earlier that he was bringing a date. When Brad saw Jasmine, he did not hesitate to ditch Rose, telling her the only reason he had even asked her out was “to dance with the prettiest girl in the room.” Rose was left alone and heartbroken before Jake approached her and comforted her, saying he wanted to dance with the prettiest girl in the room. The two danced, and at some point had their picture taken together. When Jasmine is revealed to be a Nix and began sucking the other students’ souls from their bodies, Rose was one of them, but seemingly did not remember what had happened when she was returned to normal. As Jake was leaving, Rose came up to him and thanked him for the dance, saying that they both came with the wrong people and that next time they would make better choices.

During this time, while not at school, Rose was busy helping the Huntsman with his schemes, such as trying to hunt leprechauns and griffin eggs, with each attempt being thwarted by Jake.

Rose eventually tried out for the drama club, winning herself the lead role in “Antony and Cleopatra.” When Jake learned of this, he decided to try out for the play as well, hoping it would allow him to get closer to Rose. His audition was successful, and he won the role of Antony. Rose was excited to begin rehearsing with Jake, but hesitant about allowing him over to her house to practice. She eventually agreed, and the two began to rehearse at the penthouse mansion she shared with the Huntsman. Jake was impressed with her house, and she told him that she lived there with her “uncle.” As the two began rehearsing the scene with the kiss, the Huntsman came home unexpectedly early, to which Rose panicked and shoved Jake under a table. When the Huntsman questioned why Rose had six different locks on the door and grew suspicious that someone else was there, Rose fervently denied it and managed to throw Jake out the door before the Huntsman discovered him. The Huntsman then informed Rose of his plan to capture the magic scarab beetle, to which Rose questioned why such a bug was important in the first place. He revealed to her that the beetle had the power to bring the dead back to life, and that he intended to use it to revive deceased Huntsclan members to aid in their fight against dragons.

Rose and Jake’s next few attempts to rehearse for the play only ended in failure, and during their rehearsal at Trixie’s house, the beetle got loose. Rose and Jake both came up with excuses to leave, and began battling each other on the rooftop over the beetle. Their battle was cut short when the Huntsman appeared and successfully caught the beetle.

The night of the play was also the night that the Huntsman planned on using the beetle’s powers, and Rose sadly told Jake that she would not be able to make the play due to a “family thing”, to which he said the same thing. However, Rose thought for a moment and said she might be able to make it back in time if she hurried. During the Huntsman’s ritual, Jake and Lao Shi showed up to stop it. During the fight, a blast from a Hunts-staff accidentally hit Rose in the leg, and she wasn’t able to make it to the play afterwards. The next day at school, her leg was bandaged and she was in crutches, and apologized to Jake for not making it, claiming that she had tripped and sprained her ankle. Jake seemed suspicious of her claim for a moment, before brushing it off and suggesting that the two of them audition for Romeo and Juliet next, or better yet just go on an actual date. Rose happily agrees and tells him she would talk to him later.

Rose’s relationship with Jake only continued to grow, and at school he would catch her as she fell down some stairs, and got her the last pudding cup that she wanted. Eventually, the two of them went on their first date to the park, where they were building a snowman. When Rose left to grab branches for its arms, Jake used his fire breath to melt the snowman into an ice sculpture of her, to which she was thoroughly shocked and impressed. Just as the two were about to share their first kiss, Rose got a page from the Huntsclan and had to leave.

Soon after, Rose attended the same class ski trip as Jake, who wanted to use the weekend to spend time with her and “tell her something important.” Rose had wanted to spend time with him, but kept getting interrupted by Brad. While at the ski resort, the Huntsman ordered Rose to track down and kill the Abominable Snowman, but she was thwarted by Jake, and in turn lost her ski pass. Later that day, she is on the phone with the Huntsman and tells him she would not be bringing back the pelt of the Abominable Snowman, but rather Jake’s pelt instead.

Rose was embarrassed later on when Jake, Trixie, and Spud walked in on her doing intense exercises, having flipped her bed up against the wall to do pull ups on. Unbeknownst to her, Trixie and Spud had started growing suspicious that she was Huntsgirl, and were trying to prove so to Jake. That night, Rose set up a trap for Jake on the mountain and the two fought, and Jake managed to pin Rose against a tree and ripped off her glove, eyeing her birthmark. Rose broke free, shoving her hand in Jake’s face and telling him that her birthmark was assurance that she was born to slay dragons. When she unintentionally causes an avalanche, she gets stuck in the snow, but is rescued by Jake. She yells at him that they’re supposed to be mortal enemies, and that him saving her did not change her mission. She was about to slay him with her staff before Trixie and Spud tackle her from above on a ski lift, and she flees. The next day, Rose felt guilty for not getting to spend time with Jake that weekend and attempts to apologize and sit with him on the bus, to which he coldly rejects her.

Rose allows Jake his space for a while, not realizing that the reason he was avoiding her was because he had found out her true identity. She attempts to talk to him one morning, but he awkwardly makes up an excuse and backs away, falling down the stairs. Despite his rejections, Rose still holds a lot of feelings for Jake and treasures the photo she has of the two of them from the school dance. When the Huntsman calls her down to prepare for the Huntsclan’s annual “Grand Equinox Hunt”, Rose sighs as she puts on her uniform, seeming to have grown somewhat disinterested in the Huntsclan. The Huntsclan then successfully kidnaps Jake, along with a few other magical creatures, and holds them hostage at a camp upstate to prepare for the hunt the next day.

Rose approaches him that night, eagerly awaiting the morning where she would finally slay him, but remarks that something about Jake’s eyes feels familiar to her. Jake attempts to rationalize with her, questioning why she’s doing this, to which she can only seem to reason that “it’s her destiny” because of her birthmark. Jake assures her that she is not like the Huntsman, and that “every thorn has to have a rose.” Rose is disturbed by his word choice, and unbeknownst to her, Jake had managed to swipe the key she had on her to unlock himself and the other creatures.

The next morning, Rose and the other Huntsclan members realize that Jake has escaped, and they begin to hunt him down. Rose manages to corner Jake by herself and ties him against a tree. Just as she is preparing her staff to slay him, Jake shouts her name, which startles her. She asks him to repeat what he said, to which he tells her that if she wants to say goodbye, she should do so to his human face. He transforms back into a human, and a stunned Rose takes off her mask and stares at him, before charging at him and cutting the ties and running off, ignoring him crying out her name.

When the Huntsman learns that Rose had come so close to slaying Jake but didn’t, he revoked her status as his apprentice and sent her back to the Huntsclan Academy upstate, where she became an assistant to the dragon slaying professor. Unbeknownst to the rest of the clan, Rose had already resolved in her mind to turn against them and help Jake in any way she could, as her feelings for him were strong enough to break the years of being taught that dragons were disgusting and should be slain. During the months she spent at the academy, Rose fashioned herself a dream charm bracelet, which would allow her to travel through anyone’s dreams and subconscious, and she preferred to spend her nights this way rather than talk with her classmates about things like getting dragon blood out of blouses.

At some point during her time at the academy, Rose caught wind of the Huntsman’s plot to destroy all magical creatures, but didn’t know any details. She decided to use her dream charm to enter Jake’s dreams and warn him. When Jake questioned what would happen to her, Rose told him that it would be too dangerous to try and save her, but Jake assured her that she was worth it, and kissed her. Later on, Rose would come close to seeing Jake, as he opened up a portal that would lead him to her location, but ended up not being able to as he had to stop a Krylock instead.

Weeks later, when Jake and Spud showed up at the academy disguised as students, Rose was shocked but happy to see Jake, and agreed to help the two boys get information from the Huntsman’s main computer about what his plan was. The next day in class, Jake accidentally blew up the potions lab, resulting in him and Spud getting thrown to a Kraken as punishment. Rose helped them out by sneaking up to the main power source of the arena and cutting the wires, allowing Jake to use his dragon powers to defeat the Kraken.

The next day, the students were hosting a dance at the academy, and Rose approached Jake and asked him to go with her, to which he eagerly agreed. She told him that the dance hall was actually located directly above the computer room, and that tonight would be a good opportunity to access it. When Jake tried to convince her to come back to New York City with them afterwards, Rose told him she could not, and that the only way she could leave the academy was to slay a dragon. While at the dance, Rose distracted her classmates by spreading a rumor about something another girl said, which caused a huge fight among two girls. During the chaos, she, Jake, and Spud snuck down to the computer room, where Spud was able to retrieve the information off of it. Just as Rose was about to help them escape through the teleportation room, Jake and Spud were caught by the Huntsman as imposters, and Jake turned into a dragon, and was subsequently kidnapped. The Huntsman saw this as a prime opportunity for Rose to finally slay a dragon, to which she reluctantly agrees.

That night, Rose snuck into Jake’s cell with the intention of freeing him. Jake tried to convince her to slay him in order for her to go back to New York and stop the Huntsman’s plan. Rose refused, wanting to believe there was another way. Jake then had the idea for Rose to mix up the potion he had accidentally made earlier, that would give a dragon the temporary appearance of death. Rose did so, and planted it in the battle dome beforehand. As the two were on their way to the arena the next morning, Rose voiced her concern to Jake, and asked him if he had any last requests. Jake told her he had just one, and reached over to pull her mask up and kiss her, to which she kissed him back.

Upon arriving in the arena, the two pretended to battle for some time, long enough for Jake to find the potion and drink it, and Rose then struck him with a fatal hit behind his left ear. Spud became enraged with Rose, believing her to have actually killed Jake, and yelled at her. Rose assured Spud about the potion, and both were relieved when Jake woke up unharmed. Rose then helped the two of them finally escape, and was finally reinstated with the Huntsman and able to move back to New York City, where she re-enrolled in Millard Fillmore Middle School once again. She approached Jake at the dance, who was thrilled to see her once more. When he suggested that the two of them would be fighting side by side from now on, Rose warned him that the Huntsman would be keeping a close eye on her, and that they would have to be careful and not be seen too much together. The two shook hands, and were interrupted by Brad who dragged Rose off to dance with him, much to her dismay.

Some weeks later, Rose walked with Jake to school one morning, the both of them expressing the relief they felt that they didn’t have to hide their true identities from one another anymore. Rose commented that the Huntsman had raised her to believe dragons were disgusting, and then became downcast as she remembered that the Huntsman was still watching her closely. She told Jake that spending time with him might be too risky right now, and suggested she just use her dream charm if she ever needed to talk with him. Jake assured her that it was safe, and that the Huntsclan “[is] gonna come out of nowhere”, but is interrupted by 88 and 89 being pursued by the Guardian Serpent. The two Huntsboys tease Rose for being on a date with her boyfriend, much to her and Jake’s embarrassment. As the serpent continued its attack, Jake quickly leapt into action, and Rose quickly followed suit. After the two defeated the serpent, Jake asked Rose out to dinner later that night, but Rose told him no, as she was afraid that 88 and 89 had seen the two of them fighting together.

Later that day at school, Rotwood assigned the class with a science project in which they would pair up with partners. Jake pulls Rose’s name out of the hat, although she was unaware that he did that on purpose to spend time with her. Worried about being partners with him, Rose tried to convince Rotwood that she and Jake couldn’t be partners because the two couldn’t stand one another. She tried to prove this by saying that Jake wears too much hair gel, much to his dismay. Rotwood refuses to let them switch partners. Later on, Rose assures a downcast Jake that he doesn’t wear too much hair gel, but quickly retracts this and says that while he does, she thinks it’s cute. Jake assures her that the two of them being partners for a school project wouldn’t look suspicious, and Rose considers this, agreeing to meet him the next evening at the library.

That same night, Rose was confronted by the Huntsman, along with 88 and 89, about having fought alongside Jake that morning. Rose tried to deflect their accusations, claiming that she was fighting against both Jake and the serpent. When she questions the Huntsman about why it’s so important that they capture the serpent and its skull, the Huntsman finally lets her in on his plan: to use the skulls to bring about the end of all magical creatures. The next morning at school, Rose attempts to tell Jake of what she’d learned, but Jake is acting strange and avoiding her. That night at the library, Rose waits for him, but is shocked when he shows up in dragon form, telling her that they can’t be seen together and that it’s too dangerous. Since Jake still would not let her tell him about the Huntsman’s plan, Rose decides to use her dream charm to enter Fu Dog’s dream, slightly disgusted by him surrounded by female dogs. She informs him that the Huntsman is sending her, 88, and 89 to hunt down the serpent and collect the skull that night, and that Jake must get there first.

When she arrives at the serpent’s cavern that night, Rose sends 88 and 89 after it, hoping not to get too involved in the battle. When she realizes that the two of them aren’t competently fighting, she leaps into action, and is nearly bested by the serpent herself before she would be able to get free, and skull accidentally lands in her hands. She holds the skull up, seemingly showing 88 and 89 that she got it, but in reality was holding it up so that Jake could snatch it from her instead. 88 and 89 berate her for letting Jake get away with the skull, which she denies.

When they arrive back at the Huntsclan lair, 88 and 89 voice their suspicions to the Huntsman that Rose is secretly working with Jake, to which she fervently denies. The Huntsman, seemingly suspicious of her as well, demands that she bring him the pelt of the dragon she slayed back at the academy, and that her refusal to do so would be considered an act of treason. Feeling hopeless, Rose resolves that her only solution is to flee the city, and she makes her way to the electronics shop to warn Jake and tell him goodbye.

When Jake still would not see her and ducks into the bathroom to avoid her, she informs him that the Huntsman is using the serpent to track the skull, and that he and the skull need to get out of there, fast. She follows him outside to an alleyway, where the Huntsman and the snake show up, and she hides behind a dumpster. When it seems like the Huntsman is about to defeat Jake, Rose acts quickly and stuns him with her Huntsstaff, allowing Jake to free himself and collect the skull. She sadly tells him that she has to leave the city, and Jake guiltily confesses to having set up the science partner project in order to spend time with her. He then finally reveals the reason for avoiding her the past two days: his molting cycle. Rose is shocked to see the state of his skin, but assures him that she likes him for who he is, and that his skin doesn’t matter to her. When the Huntsman begins to stir, Jake suddenly has an idea to use Trixie and Spud’s skin cream to shed off his dragon pelt and use it as proof for the Huntsman. When Rose presents him with the pelt, the Huntsman praises her for a job well done.

The next morning at school, Rose shows up to class late and finds that Jake is up front, having to present the project they had not worked on. Rose thinks fast, and shows Rotwood her dream charm bracelet. He is immediately fascinated by it, but claims that the “slipshod craftsmanship” proves that it is not an authentic dream charm bracelet, and gives them a C-, to which they both sigh in relief.

After school, Rose is talking with Jake, and is still shocked that he thought she would freak out about his looks, and that she was cool with the fact that he is a dragon. Jake questions where they take their relationship from here, and Rose sadly tells him that the Huntsman would still be keeping an eye on her, and that as much as she would love to hang out with him, it was too dangerous. Jake teases her for saying she would “love to” hang out with him, telling her that she had it bad for him. Rose gives him a cheeky reply before handing him a dream charm bracelet of his own, showing him that she still had hers, and that the two can meet each other in their dreams from here on out.

Rose began meeting with Jake nearly every night in their dreams, having literal “dream dates” that often caused Jake to be late for school in the mornings. During one date through a dream version of Paris, Rose reveals to Jake that her parents had died when she was an infant and she was therefore adopted by the Huntsclan, a story which she believed to be true at the time. Later, in Jake’s dream of Hawaii, Rose tried to tell Jake something she “would never have the courage to say in the real world” (most likely that she loves him) but was interrupted when Jake woke up to his alarm.

The next night, Rose set up a hot air balloon dream date, telling Jake she got the idea from watching The Voyage Channel. When she began to notice how distracted Jake was as a result of stress about an upcoming test, she had the idea to literally climb into Rotwood’s mind and lift the answer key, and introduced Jake to the dream corridor in which they can access anyone’s dreams and subconscious. When Jake questioned how she even learned of this, she told him that she spent her nights at The Huntsclan Academy exploring the dream realm rather than chatting with the other girls about getting dragon blood stains out of blouses.

The two explored Rotwood’s mind, watching through his childhood memories until they finally stumbled upon an infant Rotwood sitting on top of the answer sheet. Rose picked him up, remarking to Jake that baby Rotwood was cute before becoming disgusted when he let out a large belch. She and Jake were then suddenly ambushed by a Chimera, a monster that had been lying dormant in Rotwood’s subconscious. She and Jake quickly deflected the attacks of the chimera and were able to escape Rotwood’s mind unharmed.

The next day, Rose noticed that throughout school, people were in a bad mood as a result of nightmares they had the night before, and she quickly realized the nightmares all involved a monster that sounded like the Chimera. She approached Jake, Trixie, and Spud with this discovery, and told Jake that they must have accidentally let the Chimera out of Rotwood’s mind. Jake scoffed, telling her that there’s no way he could have let that happen, but Rose questioned if he had shut the door on their way out, to which Jake dejectedly realized he had not.

She went with Jake, Trixie, and Spud to Lao Shi’s shop, where she attempted to hide behind Jake while Lao Shi yelled at him for letting the Chimera out. Fu Dog said he would be able to create a snare to capture the beast, but that it would be loud and the group should find another place to fall asleep and enter the dream realm. Rose mentioned it would be best to find a quiet, calm place, to which Spud suggested the school library.

The group settled into a table in the library, Rose sharing her bracelet with Trixie as they all fell asleep and entered the dream realm. They chase down the corridor after the Chimera, passing through Trixie’s dream of being a doctor and eventually Jake stopped them all at Brad’s dream door, wanting to peek inside. Annoyed, Rose yanked him along to go find Lao Shi’s door. Lao Shi gave Jake the snare to trap the Chimera, and the group chased it into Spud’s dream. Rose and Trixie hop into a potato-shaped car driven by Spud into the city of "Spudopolis", where the three of them begin throwing baked potatoes at the Chimera. As they did this, Jake snuck up from behind with the snare, about to trap the beast, before Rotwood discovered the group sleeping in the library and woke up all but Spud.

As Rotwood chewed them out, Trixie managed to launch a potato bomb out the window, hitting Rotwood’s car to distract him. Acting fast, Rose, Trixie, and Jake all entered the dream once more, finding Spud falling off a building and onto a giant air cushion. After Spud faints, Rose insists that Trixie check on him while she and Jake go after the Chimera. The two are ambushed by the creature, who manages to knock the snare out of Jake’s hands and into a river. Rose tells Jake to go after it while she keeps the Chimera busy. She fights briefly with it, before taunting it to come follow her back into her own dream door. She is chased by the beast through her dream, which starts out being the Huntsclan Academy and eventually turns into a hospital. Rose hid behind a wall as the Chimera ran past her, giving her a chance to check out the scene, and she deduced that she must be far back in her own memories. She peers into a room, seeing a woman who has just given birth to twins, and quickly realizes it is the scene of her own birth as the woman calls the younger twin “Rose”. As her mother is wheeled off into another room, Rose follows, and watches as the Huntsman steals her away from her family after an undercover nurse had noticed the dragon birthmark on her hand.

Rose is shocked to learn the truth, that she had not been an orphan taken in by the Huntsclan as she had been told her whole life. Before she can really let the news sink in, the Chimera finds her and chases her back into Spud’s dream once again, where it corners her into an alley. Just as she is about to be attacked, Jake swoops in with the snare and successfully captures the beast. As he, Trixie, and Spud are cheering on their victory, Rose stares sadly back at her own dream door, the Huntsman’s words of “you are one of us” echoing in her mind. Jake notices her distraction, but she brushes it off and tells him she’s happy that they defeated the Chimera.

Sometime later, Rose tags along with the Huntsman on a mission to buy off one of the Aztec Skulls from some leprechauns. Rose is shocked to see that Jake, in human form. is the one delivering the skull, and he is equally as shocked to see her and the Huntsman there. When Jake is hesitant to give him the box, Rose shakes her head “no” at him, but eventually Jake tries to take the box back. Acting quickly, Rose kicks Jake, who goes flying back, and she pins him down with her spear before grabbing his collar and whispering to him that this was not the time to fight and that they would figure out a way to get the skull back later. Jake smiles at her before she tosses him into a bush, though not before wincing and checking to make sure he’s okay.

When Jake manages to convince the Huntsman to bring the skull back to the same meeting spot later on, Rose once again joins her, along with a horde of Huntsclan sentries. She and the Huntsclan fight off attacks from Jake’s side, before she signals to Jake, who blasts a fireball at the Huntsman. Rose tackles him to the ground to protect him from the fire, which in turn causes him to drop the skull and allow Jake to retrieve it.

As time passes, Rose’s relationship with Jake seemingly only grows stronger, and he eventually asks her to accompany him on the school’s Love Cruise. Rose is once again hesitant to spend time with Jake in person, but still agrees to go if he promises they would be careful. Unbeknownst to Rose, Lao Shi has grown concerned with how enamored Jake is with her, fearing that his love will distract him from his dragon duties. He approaches Rose with his concerns, asking her to break up with Jake for his own safety. Rose initially refuses, insisting that she could never break Jake’s heart, or her own. Lao Shi presses that an unfocused and distracted dragon results in a slain dragon, something that Rose remembered from the Huntsclan Academy.

Rose sadly and reluctantly agrees, and approaches Jake that afternoon as he is at a flower stand buying her roses. She tries to gently tell him that they shouldn’t go on the Love Cruise, and when Jake does not get the hint, she asks if he trusts her to which he hesitantly responds that he does. She tells him to trust that she genuinely has feelings for him, but that they need to spend time apart. She sadly kisses his cheek before walking away.

Later that night, Rose attends the Love Cruise with a nerdy, talkative girl named Stephanie who she appears to be growing more and more annoyed by. She then offers to get the two of them some punch, where she is approached by Brad who flirts with her. She angrily splashes some punch in his face before walking off, not realizing that she had been seen by Jake who misread the situation as her having ditched him for Brad. Unbeknownst to her, Jake had also come that night with Cupid’s Arrows that he had been guarding.

When a depressed Rose walked out onto the deck of the ship, she was followed by Jake who shot her with an arrow, fearing that she had fallen out of love with him. However, since Rose was already deeply in love with Jake, being hit by Cupid’s Arrow turned that love into hate, and she set her focus on trying to slay him. She pretended to flirt with him for a moment, telling him to close his eyes. While he did so, she quickly changed into her Huntsgirl clothes, staff in hand, and when he questioned why she was doing this she responded that it was because she hated him.

As Rose attacks him, Jake mainly tries to dodge and hide from her and eventually she calls for backup. As other Huntsclan sentries show up, they helped Rose corner Jake, in human form, and just as she is about to reveal his human identity to them, Jake hits her with another arrow, reversing its previous effects and Rose returns to normal, telling the Huntsclan that the dragon escaped and to go after him. When she realizes what Jake had done, she is deeply hurt and realizes that he is indeed becoming too distracted, and finally breaks off their relationship for good.

Despite their breakup, Rose and Jake both still care deeply for one another, even though Jake does everything he can to avoid her as he is too ashamed to face her. Rose is touched one day when she opens her locker and sees a stunning painting of herself, with Jake’s name signed at the bottom (although it was actually done by Haley).

Rose was friendly to Jake when she bumped into him at school sometime later, wishing him a happy homecoming. Jake remarks that they hadn’t seen each other in a while, but Rose reminds him that they had agreed to keep their relationship professional, to which Jake sarcastically tells her that he didn’t remember agreeing to that. As Rose awkwardly tries to leave, she and Jake are both approached by Sun Park, who informs them that they’ve been nominated as Homecoming king and queen. Rose is apprehensive about the news while Jake is thrilled. Before the two really have a chance to discuss, the Huntsman pages Rose to inform her that they’ve found the last Aztec Skull at the Central Park Zoo.

While on the mission to retrieve the skull, Rose realizes that 88 and 89 are getting away with it, and tackles Jake into a security room to warn him. Jake encourages her to at least think about going to Homecoming with him, and she considers this, promising him that they’d talk tomorrow.

The next day at school, Jake leads Rose into the cafeteria that he has turned into a little dance hall, telling her that if Homecoming wouldn’t be in the cards for them, they could at least have a ball of their own. Touched, Rose begins to dance with him, and assures him that her reservations about Homecoming aren’t because she doesn’t want to go with him, and confesses that all she really wants is a normal life without the Huntsclan. When Jake insists that she leave the Huntsclan after they destroy the Aztec Skulls, Rose asks him where she’s supposed to go, and Jake reminds her of her dream and that he would help her find her parents. Rose is beyond touch, and joyfully insists that she will go to Homecoming with him.

When she returned from school that afternoon, the Huntsman summoned her and sarcastically thanked her for taking time out of her busy social life to see him. Rose is confused for a moment, before he has 88 and 89 replay the footage he had discovered of her and Jake talking at the zoo. Rose is horrified and stunned as Huntsclan sentries surround her, and she swiftly takes them all out, grabbing hold of a staff and pointing it at the Huntsman. He demands that she retrieve the skulls in Jake’s possession, and she defiantly tells him that she’d never betray Jake, before he informs her that he knows the location of her parents, and that if she wants to see them, she will do what he says.

Seeing no other way out, Rose reluctantly helps the Huntsman break into Lao Shi’s shop that night and steal the remaining skulls, and they head for the Pantheon building to use the gargoyles there to activate the skulls, which happens to be where the Homecoming dance is taking place. Jake is devastated to see that she’d betrayed him, and she sorrowfully apologizes. A fight then breaks out between the dragons and Huntsclan, and Rose prevents Jake from taking any of the skulls. When he realizes that the Huntsman is blackmailing her with the safety of her parents, Rose tells him that she just wants a normal life and that now there’s only one way this can end, before successfully chaining him up.

Jake begs her not to go through with it, but she turns away and follows the Huntsman to the center of the gargoyles, where he begins to make his wish for the destruction of all magical creatures. Right before he can finish his wish, however, Rose shoots him with a blast from her staff and takes the skull he had been holding, finishing the wish as the destruction of all Huntsclan instead. Everyone is shocked by her wish and they all watch as the birthmarks of all the Huntsclan members begin to glow and they are all raised into the sky and disappear.

Rose walks over to Jake and releases him, and he questions why she would make that wish, to which she responds that this was the only way it could end, especially since the Huntsman now knew Jake’s human identity and would most likely come after his family. Rose assures him that now this way, everyone would be safe, and the two watch as the final Huntsclan member, the Huntsman, is raised into the air and vanishes.

When Rose begins to rise up into the air, she waves down to a stunned Jake, thanking him for everything and promising that she would never forget him. Jake panics, grabbing her hand in an attempt to save her, but she gently tells him to let her go and that she’d be okay. Jake reluctantly lets go of her, letting her fly up into the air before he quickly grabs one of the skulls, making his own wish that she had never been taken by the Huntsclan as a baby.

This wish resulted in Rose’s entire life and memories being altered, and she now lives happily with her parents (and most likely her twin), completely unaware of Jake and the magical world. Her dad accepts a new job in Hong Kong, and the day before their move, she runs into Jake after school, who accidentally knocks into her and causes her to drop her books. When he helps her pick them up, Rose remarks that he looks familiar and wonders if she knows him from somewhere. When Jake tells her that they don’t know each other, Rose sees her parents across the street and turns to leave, informing Jake about her family’s move when he asks if he’ll see her around. She tells him it was nice talking to him before crossing the street to meet her parents, who embrace her in a loving hug.

Months later, Rose is living in Hong Kong with her family, and is approached one evening by Jake, and she asks if she knows him. He then attempts to explain to her that they went to school together in New York and wants to talk to her. When questions what he wants to talk about, assuring him that she was open-minded when he said she wouldn’t believe him. Jake attempts to tell her the truth, about her previous life as Huntsgirl and the existence of dragons, and that he needed her help in slaying the Dark Dragon in order to save Lao Shi and the entire magical world. Naturally, Rose doesn’t believe him, and walks off. As he continues to follow her for a while and convince her to come with him, she angrily tells him to leave her alone, but before she can leave he grabs her hand and points out her birthmark, to which she is skeptical of how he knows about it. Realizing that Jake isn’t going to leave her alone, Rose decides to let him come to her house, but secretly calls her parents in order to get them to call the police. When they arrive at her house, Jake takes his jacket off before he realizes that her parents are there, asking her why she would call them. Rose assures him that he seems very nice but is suffering from powerful delusions and needs to let go. As the police haul him off, Jake begs her to remember him, and Rose stares at him with doubt in her eyes.

At some point that night, Rose realizes that Jake left his jacket in the entryway, and finds the photo of the two of them at their first school dance in his pocket, a photo that only exists because Jake had it with him when he made his wish at Homecoming. Seeing the photo brings back the memories of Rose’s previous life, and she doesn’t hesitate to make her way to Victoria Peak to help Jake. As she faces off against the Dark Dragon, the temple begins to disappear, as it only appears every 1,000 years. Jake and the other dragons all escape, not realizing that Rose was still inside. When Rose realizes the temple is beginning to crumble, she attempts to leave but has her leg pinned underneath a falling pillar. Refusing to lose her again, Jake flies in to save her, but Rose insists that he get out and let her go. When Jake finally gets her free, he scoops her into his arms and tries to fly out, but the Dark Dragon grabs his leg at the last second, attempting to drag the two of them down into the temple with him. Rose swiftly cuts off the end of his tail that is holding Jake, effectively freeing the two of them.

Once outside, a relieved Rose passionately kisses Jake on the lips, and he asks her how she remembered everything. She shows him the photo, explaining how it had jogged her memories, and Jake holds her hand as they stare lovingly at one another, seemingly having resumed their relationship from that point on.

Personality[]

Initially, her two sides were kept a secret, and as Rose was generally sweet and caring, but rather modest and somewhat shy. As the Huntsgirl, her good-hearted and sweet personality was almost the complete opposite: a daring, dedicated, and somewhat vicious persona filled her duties as a Huntsclan apprentice. She shared the same beliefs of the Huntsclan – of the vile and unnatural nature of magical creatures, especially dragons – and was compelled to carry out actions with that mindset.

Rose's more violent nature as the Huntsgirl often surfaced in her normal identity as she began to try and associate with Jake and his duties. It also caused her more "normal" life as Rose to surface in her duties as the Huntsgirl, which had her being perceived as acting oddly in the face of the Clan and her superior.

After she returned from the Academy with her new goal of helping Jake out, she grew very comfortable yet cautious around him out of fear of their relationship putting them both in danger. Around the time Jake's skin began molting, she appeared comfortable with lightly teasing him about the excessive amount of hair gel he used. Rose came off much more relaxed and carefree during their dream dates, away from the prying eyes of the Huntsman.

Natural Talents and Abilities, and Interests[]

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Rose/Huntsgirl with Huntsman

A few of her "normal" interests included an obsession over teen sensation Jaren MacCarther[1], as well as a talent for acting as she won the lead female role in the Millard Fillmore Middle School production of Antony and Cleopatra[2].

More of her natural abilities can be illustrated through her acts as the Huntsgirl. Rose has amazing acrobatic skills, as she is seen making tremendous leaps and bounds while fighting with large magical creatures[3][4]. She also has skill in hand-to-hand fighting and other physical combat techniques as well as skilled use in almost all of the Huntsclan's frequently used weaponry, of which the most primary one being a staff/spear which all Huntsclan members seem to carry. She is also a good archer with excellent accuracy[5]. She has also shown a somewhat deep understanding of various magical creatures and items, even discovering the various aspects of the "Dream Corridor" through her Dream Charm[6].

Appearances[]

Season One[]

Season Two[]

Personal Conflicts[]

Like Jake Long, Rose must deal with the personal conflicts in her life by being both Rose and the Huntsgirl. That is, until when Jake wished she had never been taken from her parents by the Huntsclan, thereby erasing her life as Huntsgirl from ever happening[7].

Secret Identity[]

By Rose secretly being the Huntsgirl, apprentice to the Huntsman, made her situation a parallel to Jake's, as neither were allowed to have what could be called a normal childhood experience. A good example of this was during the days leading up to the school play in which Jake looked forward to the opportunity to kiss her[2], and they were trying to rehearse their parts while also as Huntsgirl and American Dragon were fighting for possession of a Magical Scarab. Her secret identity was exposed while on a school ski trip weekend[8], even though she was unaware Jake was a dragon and thus knew it until much later[5]. Eventually[7], her life as the Huntsgirl was erased when Jake used the Aztec Skulls in order to save her from actual destruction by wishing she had never been kidnapped by the Huntsman.

Relationships[]

Jake Long[]

"Just trust that I really have feelings for you, but we need to spend some time apart."

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Rose meets Jake for the first time.

Bumping into Jake as she was starting to attend Millard Fillmore Middle School, Rose instantly became the object of his strong and pure romantic love and affections. At first, she was not too romantically involved with Jake, and agreed to go with Brad, to the upcoming school dance. While at the dance, Brad ditched her for Jake's date Jasmine, finding the latter to be prettier. Noticing Rose's heartbreak, Jake approached her and asked her to dance, saying that he wanted to dance with the prettiest girl in the room. After this, she showed more interest in Jake, and gradually began to spend more time with him at school sponsored functions, such as a dance[9], rehearsing for a school play[2], and eventually even a first date while on a class ski trip[8]. She even went as far as to allow Jake over to her home to rehearse for the play, knowing that the Huntsman would never allow her to bring guests over.

Rose's life as the Huntsgirl was something which kept interfering with her time with Jake, causing her to miss out on the play and take off right before the two could share their first kiss. Jake eventually discovered Rose to actually be the person who he had been fighting for months, and became hesitant to even spend mere seconds around her. She became rather worried, displaying apparent feelings for Jake, for his avoidance of her. During her participation in the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt, she soon started to realize that there was a rather familiar persona from the American Dragon, despite him being a creature she had been wanting to slay ever since she first laid eyes upon him[5]. Her suspicion turned out to be correct, as Jake revealed his identity just as she was about to slay him. Surprised and confused, she quickly ran off, sparing his life. Jake learned later at school that Rose had transferred to an unknown school, only leaving behind a photo taken of the two at a school dance for him.

Because of her failure to slay the American Dragon, Rose was sent back to the Huntsclan Academy, where she was kept in the dark about the Huntsclan's plans. Despite this, she did eventually catch wind of a terrible plot by the Huntsman, and used her dream charm bracelet to enter Jake's dreams and warn him. Jake asked what would happen to her, and she told him not to try to save her. Jake tells her that she's worth the danger, and kisses her. Sometime later, Jake and Spud showed up at the Huntsclan Academy, disguised as Huntsclan Trainees trying to recover the details of the Huntsman's plot[3]. Surprised and happy to see Jake again, she decided to help them with their mission. After Jake's identity as a dragon was compromised, the Huntsman used this opportunity to allow Rose to have a second chance at slaying a dragon. Despite her efforts to try and free Jake before their battle, Jake insists they go through with it, not wanting Rose to be blamed for his escape. The two concocted a plan where Rose would plant a potion in the battle dome for Jake to drink that would give him a temporary appearance of death. Moments before their battle, a worried Rose asks Jake if he has any last requests, resulting in the two sharing their first real-life kiss. Their battle plan proved to be successful, fooling the Huntsman into thinking Jake was dead. For her victory, Rose was able to be reinstated with the Huntsman and move back to New York City, where she would once again attend Millard Fillmore Middle School, but warned Jake that the Huntsman would be keeping a close watch on her.

Bumping into Jake as she was starting to attend Millard Fillmore Middle School, Rose instantly became the object of his strong and pure romantic love and affections. At first, she was not too romantically involved with Jake, and agreed to go with Brad, to the upcoming school dance. While at the dance, Brad ditched her for Jake's date Jasmine, finding the latter to be prettier. Noticing Rose's heartbreak, Jake approached her and asked her to dance, saying that he wanted to dance with the prettiest girl in the room. After this, she showed more interest in Jake, and gradually began to spend more time with him at school sponsored functions, such as a dance, rehearsing for a school play, and eventually even a first date while on a class ski trip. She even went as far as to allow Jake over to her home to rehearse for the play, knowing that the Huntsman would never allow her to bring guests over.

Rose's life as the Huntsgirl was something which kept interfering with her time with Jake, causing her to miss out on the play and take off right before the two could share their first kiss. Jake eventually discovered Rose to actually be the person who he had been fighting for months, and became hesitant to even spend mere seconds around her. She became rather worried, displaying apparent feelings for Jake, for his avoidance of her. During her participation in the Huntsclan's Grand Equinox Hunt, she soon started to realize that there was a rather familiar persona from the American Dragon, despite him being a creature she had been wanting to slay ever since she first laid eyes upon him. Her suspicion turned out to be correct, as Jake revealed his identity just as she was about to slay him. Surprised and confused, she quickly ran off, sparing his life. Jake learned later at school that Rose had transferred to an unknown school, only leaving behind a photo taken of the two at a school dance for him.

Because of her failure to slay the American Dragon, Rose was sent back to the Huntsclan Academy, where she was kept in the dark about the Huntsclan's plans. Despite this, she did eventually catch wind of a terrible plot by the Huntsman, and used her dream charm bracelet to enter Jake's dreams and warn him. Jake asked what would happen to her, and she told him not to try to save her. Jake tells her that she's worth the danger, and kisses her. Sometime later, Jake and Spud showed up at the Huntsclan Academy, disguised as Huntsclan Trainees trying to recover the details of the Huntsman's plot. Surprised and happy to see Jake again, she decided to help them with their mission. After Jake's identity as a dragon was compromised, the Huntsman used this opportunity to allow Rose to have a second chance at slaying a dragon. Despite her efforts to try and free Jake before their battle, Jake insists they go through with it, not wanting Rose to be blamed for his escape. The two concocted a plan where Rose would plant a potion in the battle dome for Jake to drink that would give him a temporary appearance of death. Moments before their battle, a worried Rose asks Jake if he has any last requests, resulting in the two sharing their first real-life kiss. Their battle plan proved to be successful, fooling the Huntsman into thinking Jake was dead. For her victory, Rose was able to be reinstated with the Huntsman and move back to New York City, where she would once again attend Millard Fillmore Middle School, but warned Jake that the Huntsman would be keeping a close watch on her.

After this, the two were finally in an established relationship, although Rose wanted to keep her distance from him somewhat out of fear that the Huntsman would find out about them. The two eventually seemed close enough to lightly tease one another, Rose about Jake’s hair gel use and Jake about her “having it bad for [him].” Their eventual dream dates, they only grew closer and closer, and Rose attempted to confess to Jake that she loves him, although was interrupted by his alarm going off. Despite this, she still showed a lot of signs of affection towards him, such as hugging his arm and holding his hand.

When she agreed to go with Jake to their school’s Love Cruise, Rose was approached by Lao Shi who asked her to break up with Jake out of concern for his own safety. Rose was vehemently against the idea, not wanting to break either of their hearts, but when Lao Shi reminded her that Jake’s distraction could result in him being slain, she reluctantly agreed. When she approached Jake later that day to break things off, she instead suggested that they “spend some time apart”, and kissed him on the cheek. Later that night after Jake used Cupid’s Arrow on her that resulted in her feelings for him being turned to hatred, she tried to slay him again, but was hit with another arrow before she could succeed. When she realized what Jake had done, she was heartbroken, and painfully told him that they would have to keep their relationship professional from that point on.

Despite their breakup, it was clear that Rose was still deeply in love with Jake, and vice versa, and would still help him out in defeating the Huntsman.

When they ran into each other again right before Homecoming, Jake lamented that he hadn’t seen her for a while, to which she gently reminded him that they had to keep their relationship professional. To their surprise, Rose and Jake found themselves nominated as Homecoming King and Queen, and she promised Jake that she would consider going with him. The next day, Jake had set up the school cafeteria into a private ballroom for just the two of them, and Rose confessed that she did want to go with him, and that she wanted to be free of the Huntsclan. Jake assured her that he would help her find her real family, to which she was touched and overjoyed, and finally agreed to go to Homecoming with him.

Their night took a turn for the worse however as the Huntsman was made aware of Rose’s betrayal, and blackmailed her with the safety of her parents to retrieve the Aztec Skulls in Jake’s possession. When she showed up at the Homecoming dance with an army of Huntsclan members, Rose apologized to Jake for her betrayal. Unbeknownst to him, she had a plan that she soon put into action. She fought with Jake for a time, and eventually succeeded in chaining him up, preventing him from stopping the Huntsclan for placing the skulls in the pantheon statues.

Just as the Huntsman stepped up to make his wish for the destruction of all magical creatures, Rose shot him from behind and finished the sentence with the destruction of all Huntsclan instead, resulting in Huntsclan members one by one being lifted into the air by their birthmarks before vanishing. She then lets a horrified Jake free, who doesn't understand why she made the wish that she did. She assures him that this was for the best, and that by destroying the Huntsclan, he and his family would all be safe.

When she began to be pulled up into the air to her demise, Rose waved sadly down at Jake, thanking him for everything and promising to never forget him. Jake desperately tried to stop her from being lifted into the air along with her fellow Huntsclan members, but she gently told him to let go, and promised him that she would be okay. Refusing to let her die, Jake quickly used the skulls to instead wish that she had never been taken by the Huntsclan in the first place, and she disappeared.

This wish resulted in Rose's entire life being rewritten, and when Jake ran into her the next day after school, she had no memory of him, although did mention he looked really familiar to her. Jake thought this would result in the two of them being able to start over their relationship, but she soon informed him of her dad's job transfer, and that she and her family would be moving to Hong Kong shortly. As her parents arrived, Jake saw her off with a smile, happy that she was finally with her family as she always should've been.

Several months later, Rose was living happily with her family in Hong Kong. Unbeknownst to her, Jake and his family (along with Trixie and Spud) were on vacation in the city, where Lao Shi was kidnapped by the recently resurrected Dark Dragon, who was also trying to control all the dragons and rule over the magical world. Feeling helpless and desperate, Jake tracked Rose down and tried to convince her of her original life as a dragon slayer. Naturally, she didn't believe him, and his refusal to leave her alone resulted in her calling her parents, who in turn called the police. Jake begged Rose to try and remember him as the police hauled him off, but to no avail. It wasn't until later that she discovered that the photo of the two of them from the dance a couple of years prior had fallen out of his pocket, only still in existence because Jake had it on him when he wished for Rose's life to be rewritten. This restored all of her memories, and she quickly made her way to Victoria Peak to help in the battle against the Dark Dragon. As the temple began to collapse, Rose and the Dark Dragon were the only two left inside, continuing their battle before Rose was pinned underneath a pillar. Refusing to lose her once more, Jake flew in, and despite her begging him to let her go and save himself, he managed to get the pillar off of her and the two barely escaped. Rose then kissed him passionately, explaining how the photo had jogged her memory, and the two seemingly resumed their relationship.

Before she and Jake were officially together, Rose seemed somewhat shy around him, but would occasionally reciprocate his flirting attempts. After they were in an established relationship, Rose showed no hesitation with physical affection, and would often touch Jake's shoulder, hug his arm, or hold his hand, nor did she seem shy about the few times they kissed.

Brad Morton[]

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Football jock Brad Morton would never miss a chance to flirt with Rose, and that annoyed Jake to no end. Earlier on, it seemed like he had a chance with Rose, but during a school dance, he ditched her for the new girl, Jasmine, who was Jake's date for the evening[9]. Because of this, Rose has since started to view Brad in a less friendly light, as she seemed rather annoyed when she was made to sit next him on the bus[8], and appeared to be mildly uncomfortable when he flirted with her twice afterwards. Eventually[10], Rose had become completely disdainful of Brad and had no issue with humiliating him by splashing punch on him when he flirted with her. This could have been a sign that at that point her heart truly and completely belonged to Jake, but it is also possible that she has just lost all patience with Brad's antics.

Courtney[]

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Tallest girl Courtney is Rose's best friend who has a relationship with her, she and her friend considering about Teen pop sensation Jaren MacArthur who sings this song "Girl, don't be trippin'". Her friend always gets along with other girls but she has boy trouble.

The Huntsman[]

The Huntsman was Rose's primary caregiver for most of her life, having stolen her from her real parents right after she was born because of her birthmark. Despite this, she didn't seem to hold any sort of feelings for him like she would a father. She told Jake that the Huntsman was her uncle, although she only made this up on the spot as she couldn't divulge the true nature of their relationship to Jake at that point. Initially, she held a great deal of respect for her master, wanting nothing more than to please him and work her way up to his rank in the Huntsclan. Despite this, there were times she seemed a little unsure or even afraid of him and his temper.

After discovering that Jake was a dragon, Rose didn't hesitate to immediately switch to his side, as she had already fallen in love with him. She still kept up the facade that she was on the Huntsman's side and grew angry at him when he had accused her of not really slaying Jake at the Academy. When he eventually found out about her betrayal and blackmailed her, Rose decided to help him get the skulls, only to turn on him once more and wish for his demise, along with the entire Huntsclan.

Her Parents[]

When Rose went back into her subconscious, she found herself at the scene of her own birth, and witnessed her mother lovingly hold her and her twin sister as she gave her the name "Rose". Learning that her parents weren't dead and that she had instead been kidnapped at birth, Rose was shocked and upset, and later grew to realize that what she truly desired was to meet her parents and live a normal life with them. Despite not ever having met them, Rose feared for their lives when the Huntsman threatened them, and temporarily betrayed Jake to ensure their safety. When Jake made the wish for her to have never been taken by the Huntsclan, Rose's life was rewritten and she was shown to be very close to both of her parents, giving them both a loving hug when they picked her up from school. After Jake suddenly approached her again in Hong Kong months later, she feared him to be delusional and secretly called her parents to have the police waiting at their house when she got home.

Trixie and Spud[]

Initially, Rose didn't have much interaction with Trixie or Spud, but the two of them were supportive of Jake's pursuance of her in the beginning, and Trixie would nag him to just ask her out. When the two became suspicious of her being the Huntsgirl, they grew distrustful of her and warned Jake to stay away from her. When this suspicion turned out to be true, Trixie told Jake she didn't think Rose was "all that anyway".

When it was clear that Rose had officially turned over to Jake's side, Trixie and Spud both acted either neutral or friendly to her in the minimal interactions they had. During their trip to the dream realm, Rose rode in the back of a potato car with Trixie, being driven by Spud. The three of them worked together to launch baked potatoes at the Chimera.

Trivia[]

  • Rose's voice actress Mae Whitman also voices Katara in Avatar: the Last Airbender, opposite Jake's voice actor, Dante Basco, as Prince Zuko.
  • Rose's last name is never revealed.
  • Rose has the distinction of being both a villain and a hero at various times.
  • In an early draft [citation needed][7], Rose was going to end up slaying Sun Park, but the Disney Channel considered it as too dark and too Jetix. Rose was also set to lose her memory, just as she did in the actual episode, and stay in New York without remembering Jake but the Disney Channel told the writers that it would be too confusing to those who missed watching the show. Rose moving to Hong Kong was a last-minute addition[7].
  • Director Steve Loter said that Rose would have came back to New York after "Hong Kong Longs" had the series continued and that Jake and her would be together.[citation needed]
  • Jake's relationship with Rose was originally similar to Max Goof's relationship with Roxanne.
    • The boys like the girls, but are too shy to actually talk to them, only to find out that the girl already likes them.
  • Jake's relationship with Rose is also similar to Hercules' relationship with Megara.
    • The hero falls in love with the girl upon their first meeting, but then is devastated to learn that their love interest is working for the villain.
  • In Season 2[3], Jake and Rose shared their first real kiss.
  • Whilst in human form Jake is shorter than Rose, this remains the same across both seasons.
  • In Season 2[6], it was supposed to have revealed Rose's last name as Killdragonosa[citation needed]. Her last name in this episode originally came from one of the early incarnations of American Dragon: Jake Long according to Eddie Guzelian and Matt Negrete[citation needed]. However, this is not her real last name, just the one given to her by the Huntsclan.
  • Rose apparently has seven sets of Huntsclan garbs which she alternates by days in a hidden closet along with all her other Huntsclan items which is accessed by twisting the neck of a unicorn in her room, possibly a representation of breaking its neck.
  • It would seem that every time Jake says, "Hey!" to Rose, she would always reply by saying, "Hey yourself."
  • Rose was considerably thinner in Season 2, though her face looked more matured than in Season 1.
  • Rose's outfit had changed from Season 1 to 2.
  • Rose's pink headband with a flower on it can be seen on Rose's Print Shop[Wikia 1] on Disney Channel Games online.
  • In Season 2[3], Rose's first Dragon killing was Jake, but thanks to the potion he and Spud made, Jake was alive.
  • In Season 2[6], it showed that Rose had a twin sister, but this sibling was not seen[7].
  • It seems that after she and the Huntsman left their tower, she now lives in a broken down subway.
  • Thorn was the original name of Huntsgirl and was meant to match the good-bad girl duality of "Rose" and "Thorn". However to avoid a lawsuit from DC Comics, they had to change it.[11]
  • Early on in American Dragon's development, "Killdragonosa" was planned to be Rose's last name. However, since it was really cheesy and a tad obvious, it was nixed.[12]
  • Rose was originally going to be a Lois Lane-type school reporter, but the producers decided to give hers and Jake's relationship as much conflict as possible.[11]
  • Rose's design was influenced more by the Disney Channel executives who wanted her to be the 'teen girl audience entry point.'[13]
  • It is unclear whether or not Rose's life was literally re-written by Jake's wish, or if reality and her memories (along with the memories of everyone who did not witness the wish) were just altered. Considering the fact that Jake still had the photo of the two of them from the dance, and that this in turn jogged her memories, it appears to be the latter. Or Rose's 'memories' were just obtained from the 'Rose' of the other reality.
  • Rose seems to spend her free time either reading, exploring the dream realm, or watching shows on TV such as "America's Wackiest Home Videos" and The Voyage Channel.
  • In the original script for Fool's Gold, Rose was going to be with Jake, Trixie, and Spud at the arcade in the beginning, implying that she might like video games.
  • In an early draft for The Hong Kong Longs, Rose was going to be seen by Jake taking a ballet class, dancing with an almost supernatural grace and style, showing how her innate Huntsclan abilities were still present even if she doesn't remember them.
    • In this same draft, she was going to have an encounter with Jonathan as he attempts to get her to remember her former life.

References[]

Episodes[]

  1. Shapeshifter
  2. a b c Act 4, Scene 15
  3. a b c d The Academy
  4. Breakout
  5. a b c The Hunted
  6. a b c Dreamscape
  7. a b c d e Homecoming
  8. a b c Ski Trip
  9. a b Dragon Breath
  10. The Love Cruise
  11. a b Eddie Guzelian and Matt Negrete. Behind the Scenes. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  12. Matt Negrete. American Dragon Proboard. Bite Father, Bite Son. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  13. Chris Roman. Toonzone: American Dragon: Jake Long Premiere. (12-03-2004) Retrieved August 15, 2014.

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           Characters


Main Characters
Jake Long | Rose | Luong Lao Shi | Fu Dog | Trixie Carter | Arthur Spudinski | Haley Long | Jonathan Long | Susan Long

Allies
Sun Park | Veronica | Tooth Fairy | Petite Messenger Fairy | Hobie | Silver | Dolores Derceto | Nigel Thrall

Humans
Hans Rotwood | Brad Morton | Stacey Wintergrin | Kyle Wilkins | Courtney | Tracey | Lacey | Olivia Mears | Danika Hunnicutt | Dorothy Carter | Colonel Hank Carter | Officer Morton | Jaren MacArthur | Tommy King | Shaniqua Chulavista | Thad Rochefort-Chaise | Jasma Sancere | Ron Slam | Huntsgirl 18 | Rose's Parents | Benny | Judge Glamis Cutler | Carol St. Carmine | Joshua | Trisha | Frederick Buttersleeves | Mr. Lockjelly | Marnie Lockjelly | "Jake Long Junior"

Long Family
Patchouli Long | Cathy | Gregory | Andrew | Chiu | Mai

Magical Community
Dragon Council (Councilor Andam | Councilor Kulde | Councilor Omina | Councilor Kukulkhan) | Stan Lipkowski | Jasmine | Fred Nerk | Ralph the Goblin | McBreen | Jack Frost | Clooney | Reggie the Brownie | Bertha | Sam Spark | Brocamas | The Witches of Woodstock (Monica | Annika | Bubonica) | Esmerelda | Pix McGee | Mister Krunkers

Villains
Huntsman | Huntsclan | Huntsboys | The Dark Dragon | Councilor Chang | Bananas B | Eli Excelsior Pandarus | Herbert the Goblin | Nix | Dr. Diente | Yan Yan | Ophelia Ogelvy | King Hammer | Fury | Euryale | Medusa | Pooka | Mrs. Grumplestock | Sigmund Brock | Evil Jake | Vicky Fickling | Shackles Jack | Solitary Sam | Chain Gang Chuck | Peg Leg Pat | Hook Hand Ghost | Green Ghost | Tiburón | Queen Liliana | Strigoi | Johnny Wang | Coney Island Freaks

Magical Humans
Oracle | Santa Claus | Witch | Wizard

Magical Creatures
Dragons | Unicorn | Gargoyles | Dwarves | Trolls | Cyclops | Fairies | Pixies | Elves | Leprechauns | Goblins | Centaurs | Ogres | Imp | Merfolk | Brownies | Gnomes | Tooth Minions | Kumo | Giants | Sprites | Griffins | Jersey Devil | Gremlins | Harpies | Arachne | Magical Scarab Beetle | Shade Demons | Hairball Monster | Abominable Snowman (Yeti) | Hobgoblins | Gorgon | Krylock | Octo-puss | Doppelganger | Guardian Serpent | Nymph | Kraken | Kelpie | Magical Frogs | Moss Monster | Tentacled Monster | Chimera | Blobzilla | Werewolf | Ghost | Shark People | Sea Serpent | Avemetrus | Vault Demons | Giant Insect | Giant Mosquito | Iceberg Monster | Siren

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