Jenka is the leader of a squad consisting of herself and three other wild Jägers, responsible for searching for a Heterodyne heir.
She has long white hair, skin of a warm grey shade, and changeable eyes. She wears a cavalry-inspired dark purple outfit with a cloak and a breastplate; a pistol of some sort is holstered on her left hip, although she seems to prefer fighting with a broadsword; and seems to be right-handed. She also keeps her lower face wrapped, giving her an air of mystery past that of "what, a female Jäger?!".
Jenka Füst, when attempting to rescue her squad from the town of Zumzum's gallows. Due to small town paranoia, she is attacked and defends herself capably until she attacks Agatha, who had shot at her with a death ray. Or perhaps it's more accurate to say she's about to inflict a very painful lesson, when she and Füst by Othar Tryggvassen and Krosp. This gives Agatha time to free the other three Jägers who then "chase" her out of town.riding her huge bear,
After Mechanicsburg, which Jägers are currently forbidden to enter, and tells them she had been traveling, delivering messages and "causink trouble".by the "three eediots", she goes off for "more instructions" while leaving her boys to keep Agatha in one piece. She at
She is present in the Martellus von Blitzengaard after the Time-Skip. As she gives a report of activity in the pass, she is surprised to see her lady Agatha had returned. Jenka is still wearing the same hat and cape, but doesn't have on her breast plate, scabbard, or holster, which isn't surprising, since she is not out in the field. Her lower face is covered by her scarf, as usual.after Agatha escapes
She reappears Paris serving as "The head of the Mechanicsburg diplomatic corps", and looking and sounding very different; just check out that second picture. In way of explanation, she makes a passing comment about her duties requiring many faces. She also contributes to distracting the rampaging undead Andronicus Valois; she's especially good at this, as it's quickly made clear the two of them have a personal history, even beyond the fact she was evidently some sort of personal assistant and/or bodyguard for Andronicus's betrothed Euphrosynia Heterodynein (or, more accurately, beneath)
The Many Faces of Jenka Edit
It isn't clear exactly what Jenka means when she says she requires many faces. She could be referring to ordinary disguise techniques and good acting ability, but she is a Jäger and may have special abilities. Mamma Gkika can at will; perhaps Jenka can change her facial appearance. The appearance of her eyes is different when she shows up in the story at different times. Perhaps this is due to her special Jäger abilities, or it could also be the case that part of the seeming change in the appearance of Jenka's eyes stems from artistic conventions or limitations, Phil's individual drawing style, or even from the fact that the authors or colorists forgot what color Jenka's eyes were last time she appeared, since there are long periods in the story in which she doesn't appear at all.
When she first appears, her eyes arebut soon she has (or triangular, if we limit the description to the part of the iris we can see.) A few pages later, in a night scene, giving her the appearance of having slit pupils like a cat.
On her next appearance, a closeup shows her withEven later, in a continuation of the same scene, she has
In another scene, she is clearly shown withthat nearly match her clothing, the beneath Paris.
In a brief appearance in Volume 13, her
And then there's her teeth. When we finally see them in Paris, rather than being typical Jäger fangs, they look.. pretty human. It is then strongly implied that she's ashamed by this fact, and this is the reason for the aforementioned scarf. It is eventually revealed that Andronicus is somehow personally responsible for this unfortunate condition...
Fan Theories Edit
Fans love to speculate about the mysterious Jenka. (Hey, she's awesome and we've never even seen her face...or we hadn't till December 9th 2015, and didn't know for sure it was her until December 11th, 2015) Discussion about Jenka can be found on the Fan Theories forum.
- ↑ "Hee! I serve the House of Heterodyne in many ways, My Lady! Naturally,
- ↑ Jenka's irises often appear dark in when she is shown from a distance, but this may be due to the difficulty of drawing and coloring a human (or Jäger) eye in a small space.
- ↑ There have been three colorists for the main story of Girl Genius over time, but only one of them did the coloring at any one time.