Jupiter Amantius North is one of the main characters in Nevermoor. His full title is "Captain Jupiter North of the Wundrous Society, the League of Explorers and the Federation of Nevermoorian Hoteliers". He placed a bid on Morrigan Crow so that she would enter the Wundrous Society as his candidate. Morrigan was destined to die on Eventide, so Jupiter whisks her away to Nevermoor in his Arachnopod Octavia.
- "Ginger was an understatement. . . Ginger of the Year or King Ginger or Big Gingery President of the Ginger Foundation for the Incurably Ginger would have been more accurate. His mane of bright copper waves could probably have won awards."
- ―Morrigan about Jupiter's hair[[src]]
Personality and Traits
Jupiter is a humorous, optimistic, and somewhat eccentric man. However, when people insult or threaten those he cares about, he instantly becomes serious and intimidating, as seen with his interactions with Baz Charlton. His common nickname for Morrigan is "Mog." He is usually optimistic and energetic, and has frequently been described as having a history involving “outrageous rule-breaking”. In Wundersmith, he frequently becomes weary and exhausted from his constantly unrewarding searches for missing people.
Abilities and Skills
- "No. I’m not a fortune-teller. I’m a Witness. That’s the name for it. I don’t see the way things will be, I see the way things are."
- ―Jupiter telling Morrigan about his talent[src]
Also known as Jack. Jack is Jupiter’s nephew, and it’s clear that they’re close. Jupiter tells Morrigan that he hopes she would be a bad influence on him, and he trusts Jack with much of his information regarding Morrigan, and recruits his nephew’s help whenever he needs it.
Jupiter is Morrigan’s patron, and he cares for her very much. He tries his best to make her feel comfortable and at home, and makes sure that she’s happy. When Morrigan thinks she’s cursed, Jupiter tries his very best to assure her that she’s not, and even goes to great length to crush her doubts about being a Wundersmith. He seems to think of Morrigan like a daughter.
Jupiter comes from the Latin Iuppiter, itself derived from the Indo-European Dyeu-pater, containing the elements Dyeus (root meaning "shine" or "sky") and pater ("father"). In Roman myth, Jupiter is the supreme god who presided over heaven and light and was responsible for the protection and laws of the Roman state. The planet Jupiter is also the largest in our solar system.
North is an English surname for someone who lived to the north. North as a direction marker ("north star, true north") is often thought of being a positive direction guide.