Watcher, Administrative; Head of Gray Sector; Colonel
Marital Status: Single/Committed
only natural that Colonel Jocasta Rosenberg would find
herself working for the Watchers Council and even more
natural that she would find herself heading Gray Sector, the
division of the Council dedicated to the investigation and
study of magical, supernatural, or paranormal events. After
all, magic is in her blood. Her mother was a witch, and her
great-great grandmother was none other than the original
Willow Rosenberg, one of the founders of the new Council as
well as one of the most powerful magic-users of all time.
didn't immediately take to the notion of working for the
Council, though. She feared being constantly compared to her
world-saving, Council-building ancestor and being expected
to be "Willow, Part Deux." She also distrusted the
Council because of its part in her mother's death during the
Coven Rebellion. However, due to the influence of her friend
and mentor, Sebastian Giles, Jo made the decision to join
the Council-a decision which she has never regretted.
she has always firmly believed in the mission of the
Council, Jocasta has had serious issues about many of its
policies, such as its stance on magic. She has also harbored
deep doubts concerning its leadership. These doubts turned
out to be well founded when she and Giles discovered that
Chairman Horatio Tyrell planned to overthrow the Council by
creating a demon army based on the original Initiative
experiment, Project 314.
her research on Tyrell and the 314 Project, Jocasta
consulted the Progenitor File, an interactive database
created from the journals and libraries of Willow Rosenberg.
Its holographic interface was a personality construct based
on Willow herself. Contact with the "Willowgram"
was restricted to the Chairman of the Council and to anyone
with a DNA match to the Rosenberg line. Due to her lineage,
Jocasta was able to access the database and gain the
information necessary to stop Tyrell.
the struggle against Tyrell, Jocasta was aided by Katherine
Allison, a Slayer to whom Jo was immediately attracted. As
the two women worked and fought side by side, they connected
with each other in a very deep way. In Sunnydale, as they
waited for reinforcements to arrive for their confrontation
with Tyrell's demon army, Jocasta and Katherine finally
threw caution to the wind and acted on their feelings for
the battle at Tyrell's Sunnydale facility, Jocasta led the
spell that she and Giles and Katherine cast to empower
Aurora and give her the ability to defeat Eve, the central
command unit controlling the entire demon army. Since
returning to the Council Headquarters in Cleveland, Jocasta
has resumed her duties in Gray Sector, often calling upon
Katherine for additional assistance. Outside the office, Jo
and Katie continue to pursue their growing relationship.
has many special abilities. She has an innate talent for
magic, although it is currently untapped due to the
Council's ban on the use of magic. Her areas of
specialization are magic and the occult, demon biology,
human cybernetics, and computer science. Although she has
had the standard defense training required of all Watchers,
she still hates flying, especially when her cousin Antonia
Allister is in the pilot's chair.
is a classic workaholic, often pulling all- nighters in her
office and stoking herself up with double mochas. She has a
headstrong and fiery temperament, but underneath it all lies
a soft and caring heart. Jocasta's closest personal ties are
with Antonia, Giles, and Lex Harris.
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