|This article is about a character in Umineko no Naku Koro ni.|
- "You know, it's always possible for people to create another `self' inside them, a self that they can truly grow to like. I'm not talking about escaping from reality, okay? ...When I'm that other self, I can really feel like I'm living a great life. So no matter how constrained and boring everyday life gets to be, I can always live on without suffocating."
- — Jessica to Kanon, Turn of the Golden Witch
Jessica Ushiromiya (右代宮 朱志香 Ushiromiya Jeshika) is the daughter of Krauss Ushiromiya and Natsuhi Ushiromiya who has the potential to inherit the headship of the Ushiromiya family because of her father being the firstborn child.
Krauss and Natsuhi's daughter.
In the absence of any irregularities, it is thought that she will eventually inherit the headship of the Ushiromiya family (or technically, her husband will). However, she seems to have no interest in all of this.
She was born with weak bronchi and is sometimes assailed by sudden asthma attacks.
Jessica is a very pretty and slender fair-skinned young girl with rather curly blonde hair, usually tied up in a ponytail. Her eyes are black in the original visual novel color and have varying colors between adaptations:
- Grayish-blue eyes in the anime
- Clearer blue in the PS3 version
Most of the time, she wears a blue jacket with a white blouse and a red tie underneath, combined with a red miniskirt, knee-length stockings and black shoes. She wears the One-Winged Eagle on her sleeve. Her sleeves cover her hands a bit.
Jessica is very hot-headed. She has no interest in money or in the headship of the family and tends to act impulsively. When it comes to talking about love, Jessica often gets flustered and can barely hide her feelings. Jessica is especially strong in her feelings towards Kanon and does everything she can to make him open up to her. When Jessica gets determined, there is nothing she cannot do.
Skills and Abilities Edit
Jessica plays in a band and has some skill in singing and playing guitar.
Jessica also hides a pair of brass knuckles in her pocket and tends to pull them out when her friends are being annoying. In magical combat, however, Jessica can punch faster than the speed of sound and enchant her knuckles with various upgrades, including armor-piercing and fire.
Jessica was raised by Krauss and Natsuhi to become a suitable head for the family. In school, Jessica is the student council president and studies hard for tests.
- Krauss Ushiromiya - father
- Natsuhi Ushiromiya - mother
- Lion Ushiromiya - foster brother/cousin/uncle
- George Ushiromiya - older cousin
- Battler Ushiromiya - cousin
- Maria Ushiromiya - cousin
- Shannon - friend
- Kanon - love interest
- Ange Ushiromiya - younger cousin
- Kinzo Ushiromiya - grandfather
- Eva Ushiromiya - aunt
- Rudolf Ushiromiya - uncle
- Rosa Ushiromiya - aunt
- Hideyoshi Ushiromiya - uncle
- Kyrie Ushiromiya - aunt
- Yasuda - cousin/aunt/foster sister (until the cliff incident)
Role in the GamesEdit
Jessica is first introduced. She greets Battler at the dock and fights off his advances when he tries to grope her, threatening to do the same to him.
In the end, Jessica becomes one of the last survivors and dies on the tenth twilight.
Even though she was given a precious invitation to the Golden Land, a single fool refused to believe in the witch, and all of the magic disappeared.
She was then chewed to bits by demons and went to hell.
After the first twilight, Jessica accuses the 19th guest Beatrice of being the culprit. After heading to the VIP room and finding nothing, she heads back to her own room with Kanon. There, Beatrice attacks both of them and aims to make them sacrifices for the second twilight.
Found in her own room in the mansion, with a weapon shaped like a stake rammed into her back.
Finally, at the very end, she got to be with the person she loved. She must have been happy.
When the survivors inspect Jessica's room later and find Kanon's corpse missing, they begin accusing him of murdering Jessica. Jessica and Kanon's spirits appear to deny this, but their cries go unheard.
During a scuffle with Eva, Jessica becomes blinded when Eva's gun fires off. While resting in the servant's room, EVA-Beatrice murders Nanjo outside and plans to do the same to Jessica. Beatrice soon appears, summoning Kanon's ghost to guide Jessica to the parlor and hide in the curtains.
She certainly was joined with Kanon in the Golden Land. They both apologized for their own cowardice, communicating their true and honest feelings. And, they hugged each other until their final moments.
Afterwards, she was chewed to pieces by demons and went to hell. It's all right. Kanon is with her.
As part of Kinzo's test, Jessica is summoned to her room and encounters Ronove. During their fight, she shows extreme prowess in hand-to-hand combat, enchanting her fists with various upgrades.
She dies when George is teleported in front of her, her head being destroyed with a kick. Ronove temporarily brings her back to life so she can give a message to Battler over the phone.
Her corpse was found in her room on the second floor of the mansion. About half of her head was destroyed. It's probably reasonable to assume that she was murdered with a powerful gun or something similar.
She was smashed by her own attack due to George's counter-offensive specialized barrier.
Jessica is killed in the first twilight.
Her corpse was found in the cousins' room on the second floor of the guesthouse.
The direct cause of death is unknown, but her neck was sliced open by a sharp blade. The wound was deep enough that anyone could easily confirm her death with absolute certainty.
As part of the love trial, Jessica targets Kyrie. After Kyrie barricades herself in a guest room, Jessica uses enchantments to burn her to death through the keyhole.
In the Tea Party, she was killed by Kyrie. After Kyrie missed a shot to her head, she smashed Jessica's face with the rifle.
Other Appearances Edit
In the latter, she summons the demons of love again to help Jessica mend her friendship with her friend, later obtaining a book of spells to try and earn Kanon's love.
Jessica is a playable character, specializing in rapid close-ranged attacks. Her special ability is "Shave Boost", which increases chip damage. She has story modes with Shannon and George.
- The name Jessica means "God Beholds" in Hebrew.
- In Ougon Musou Kyoku, Jessica's alternate color palette gives her the color palette of Natsuhi Ushiromiya.
- When Jessica was about to kill Kyrie during the love trial, her eyes change into having cat pupils. This was a reoccurring trait in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni where characters viewed as insane by the protagonist would gain cat pupils.
- Jessica knows how to play the electric guitar.
- Jessica is nicknamed Jessie by her friends and classmates.
- In the anime, manga, original Visual Novel and PC versions of Ougon Musou Kyoku, Jessica is dressed as Marisa Kirisame while singing or performing her Meta Special.