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Before his thirteenth birthday, Jake started getting glimpses of his dragon heritage. On his thirteenth birthday, his magical abilities emerged fully and he was set to protect an underground magical community existing within his city and throughout the world.
Under the training of his grandfather, Lao Shiand his animal guardian, Fu DogJake would be taught in the methods of his dragon abilities, and his duties as a magical guardian. According to his grandfather, the Greater New York is the American Dragon's territory and if he can make it here, he can make it anywhere.
However that means Jake must figure out how to control his newly awakened dragon abilities, such as fire breathing, flying and shape-shifting; allowing him to perform his duties. Jake lives in a West-side brownstone at Shorn Eagle Dr .
His father, a human businessman, is completely unaware he married into a family of dragons.
Jake's mother is a professional caterer who is also a dragon except she is human-locked, meaning she is unable to transform or utilize typical dragon abilities as often times they may skip a generation. Jake tries to ignore his brilliant yet pesky younger sister Haley, a nascent dragon, to no avail.
Jake's Dragon Master is his wise Grandpa and the former Chinese Dragon who, upon arrival to the United States, established an electronics shop on Canal Street and took Jake under his wing. Despite the generation gap, Grandpa is patiently training Jake to master the fundamentals of being a dragon, unlock his potential, and to be on time for his lessons.
Grandpa's sidekick, the not-so-patient Fu Dog, acts as Jake's animal guardian. Jake initially comes off as the average, laid-back and flirtatious at times teenager who tries hard to present himself as a king of cool, and to a certain degree he is pretty cool.
This is frequently proven by his tendency to keep up with the newest developments and styles, or personal interests such as video games, popular music, extreme sports and hot girls.
Jake is shown to have a particular passion for skateboarding and is very proficient at it as well. Unfortunately, more often than not, Jake has a tendency to be stubborn and, at times, careless, both of which tend to come back and bite him in the end.
He frequently looks for shortcuts in his day-to-day life and usually pays the price for this when he fails to think things through. Fortunately, though, when all is said and done, Jake proves to be a very responsible teenager, he is always quick to acknowledge when he is the one at fault and always takes it upon himself to set things right no matter what.
For example, he once spoke out against his father, Jonathan, which led to Jonathan feeling a bit hurt. He is shown to have a longstanding rivalry with his little sister, Haley, and he absolutely hates it when Haley lords her accomplishments over him and makes him look inferior by comparison. Jake is, at times, put at odds with his grandfather, but even so, it is shown that he has nothing but respect for Lao Shi.
He also has a very close bond with his animal guardian, Fu Dog. Jake has nothing but loyalty toward his friends, Trixie and Spud, and they reciprocate this by being unquestionably loyal to him as well.
Jake is also shown to be very trusting of his friends with almost everything, including his secret. Finally, the person who Jake cares the most about is Rose. In one occasion, it was implied that he cares for her more than his own life. While many of his associates felt that Jake was making a mistake by having a crush on Rose, mainly due to her also being the Huntsgirl, Jake still trusted his love interest fully, mainly because she once had the perfect opportunity to slay him yet passed it up.
Jake had trouble letting Rose go at first, but it did seem clear that he genuinely wanted to move on. Though when all is said and done, Jake loves Rose more than anything and would never allow anything to happen to her.
It may seem Jake is a bit superficial, but in truth, he does put some stock in a person general personality more than he does their appearance.
Dragon Heritage Main article: Dragons Jake possesses a myriad of superhuman abilities native to his race. While he starts his career still learning them, these powers improve over time.
Initially  Jake wears a dark navy dress suit with red dress shirt, yellow necktie, and black and white dress shoes. At times    Jake wears a purple and black tuxedo. When he is a dragon he looks like a tall, muscular, red dragon. Trixie Carter Trixie is like a sister to Jake.
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