Okay, the purpose of this post is to address and explain to people (And to a certain someone. Sorry bud, but I can't keep quiet about the problems this character has) the problems Jewel has brought, and will bring, to the comic of Grim Tales. I have some insider information from the creators of Jewel, and how they think she is going to be the fucking god send to the comic, when in fact her character has little to no impact to the comic as a whole!
First off, let's talk about the origins of Jewel for some background. She was created by Bleed and Numa, well, Numa comissioned her to Bleed, and now they somehow both co-own her (don't ask me how that works), who is suppoed to be the future daughter of Mimi and Grim Junior in a ruined future of the underworld if Him were to destroy it. There is some more information about here on this very wiki here, just search her name "Jewel" on this wiki and it should be the first result that comes up.
So, where should I begin? How about the fact that Mimi was meant to be infertile because of what Him did to her, but now, somehow in the future, she can produce kids all of the sudden. Jewel was meant to be a GT OC, and that's it, but now that's she in the comic, any original and unique ideas have to be changes around her existence. But that's not even the worst of it.
Let's talk about how she was introduced. This character is the spwan of two of the main characters, who are powerful in their own right, so you would think she would get some kind of powerful but mysterious introduction, right? Wrong, she's introduced as a damn waitress, giving food to another of the worst character in GT, Chi, who ogles Jewel because she looks like her fuckmate Mimi. Because that's what we need, more Chi showing how she "loves" girls, especially if they look like Mimi.
Did you know how Jewel got in the comic in the first place? Well apparently, Numa, Bleed's best butt buddy, a litter of kittens died and Bleed felt so bad for him he decided to stick in Jewel in the comic on the spot with no ryme or reason. Now you're thinking "Aww, that's so sweet! What's wrong with that?" What's wrong with it is Numa losing his cats is HIS problem, not the comics. Why should the comic suffer quality just because his animals died. (Unrelated Note: I've lost a dog before, had to put her down because she was sick, and was very sad about it, but I don't expect free stuff and favors just because of that. I love animals, I am an animal lover, but there is a time and a place to grieve, and it shouldn't affect a quality of work just because you lost an animal.) So I should ask Bleed to put a shitty character of mine into his comic because I lost a pet before, sounds fair, right? And it wasn't like Jewel was a short one page cameo either, she's a full fledged character in the comic. If it was a stupid cameo, I wouldn't be upset, but why is Jewel a full character in the comic? Now her complicated backstory and everything is included which means the story has to reform around HER now in a way. Besides, there are WAY better OC's in the comic that could be included in GT, or any Bleed comic. I mean, look at all of Grids OC's, like for example, Barasia. Full of character, reasonable backstory, and character depth. Hell, even this site's admin as a GT OC that would be a way better fit that Jewel.
Now, I want to talk about the impact Jewel has, or is going to have, in the comic according to Bleed and Numa. Numa claims the comic will now be forever changed simply because Jewel is in here now. Not because they got a writer better than NEK the dickless coward, but because Jewel has "powers" and her heritage of Grim Junior and Mimi will somehow change the face of the comic forever. Okay, GT was not built around Jewel. The story of GT involves many characters, places, dimensions, etc. Not just one character who was added on the spot with no forethought whatsoever. The story should not reform around a character that was included on a whim. See, this is what the creator thinks, that the story is now A-OK because this one character has shown up. Because of her, all the problems of GT has been fixed. And because of her, she'll change the future within the comics story because she is so important and blah blah blah! GT STILL suck ass! Nothings changed, except now we have a character that wasn't supposed to be in the comic at all in the first place! Now the story has to be changed because she's here in the comic. A story shoudn't be changed ultimately because of one character. GT has been going on for a decade now. It wasn't like the comic was made for her, was built for her arrival, was concieved for her existence. She WOULDN'T exist if the comic wasn't made in the first place! And this is what Bleed AND Numa do not understand.
Also, about Jewel's powers, one of the creators, Numa, said she has blood necromancy powers, which makes no sense, since if you're dead you have no blood. So it's just called blood manipulation powers, the power to, you know, control blood. Which seems kind of useless because 80% of the underworld population does not have blood. And Numa said this is also supposed to change the upcoming war somehow, like her powers are going to somehow make the ultimate difference just because she can control blood.
In fact, other than her name, Numa pretty much did not come up with anything about Jewel. I mean, he did some, but a lot of it got refined and corrected and fixed by none other than former GT writer, and the only true writer for GT, Griddles. He had to fit her backstory, powers, and pretty much everything about Jewel in order for her to fit into the GT story. In fact, also, Numa owns nothing of Jewel except for the name, Bleed pretty much owns her. Yes, they both co-owner, but the ownership is more like : Bleed 99.99% Numa 0.01%.
Oh, you're going to love this. Now that Jewel is in the comic, Bleed has been working on a "battle outfit" for her. Now Numa, one of Jewel's co-owners, claims Bleed wasn't going to make her look slutty, a thing Bleed is known for, making girls wear slutty clothes, so it's going to be okay, right? Right?
.....Well. Let's start with the obvious. No pants. On all three possbile designs. Like, why? Does she need to have no pants? And while one is a stupid ass typical maid outfit, the other two are sweaters with hoods, and Jewel is wearing some kind of skin thin leotard? Oh, and the sketch has been x-rayed so you can see her ass. Nice. She does not look slutty at all.....WHERE IS HER PANTS!? It's just, so typical and boring. It's an overused anime/manga cliche that's annoying and stupid at this point. Give her pants and a better outfit.
Sigh, are you beginning to see the frustrations of all this? The creators of Jewel are delusions and false gradures about her, conforming a decade old story around a character added on a whim and shouldn't be in the comic in the first place. The comic needs a better writer and needs to focus on SOOOOO many other characters and story arcs that need explaining, other than wasting time and energy on this not impotant character that did not need to be here in the first place!
Jewel is the perfect character for a shallow fan story of wish fulfilment, but in Grim Tales she is the worst thing to happen at the worst time.