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Jake (the Dog) is an awesomely awesome dog from the TV show called Adventure Time. He is one of the main characters, alongside Finn (the Human). Jake and Finn do crazy, adventurous and stupid things.a magical dog and Finn's constant companion, best friend, and stepbrother. Jake has Stretchy Powers, which allow him to stretch and manipulate his body, coming in handy on innumerable occasions throughout his and Finn's adventures. He is the son of Joshua andMargaret. Jake has a brother named Jermaine. Jake is 28 in magical dog years,[1] but he rarely acts maturely. He is around 14 in human years. Both he and his girlfriend, Lady Rainicorn, share a passion for playing the viola. He has to follow Finn around because, Finn is a little mental and needs help so, he doesn't hurt anyone or open doors with his head.

Stretchy PowersEdit

Jake has the awesome power to stretch out his limbs and apendiges effortlessly. A helpful stretch he uses is Key Hand. It makes his hand function like a key. He can also make his face face look like Ricardio the Heart Guy.->


Jake's normal form is a yellow-colored bulldog with large, characteristic eyes.

[1]Jake's invisible spider web "pants."He can morph into all sorts of fantastic shapes thanks to his Stretchy Powers. He also wears transparent pants made of spider webs spun by pixies. He also has another pair of pants which is seen in the episode "What was Missing". When he was a puppy, he was small enough that his father, Joshua, could loom over him. In "The Silent King", his insides smell like vanilla, thanks to a wizard's curse.

In the Animated Short, he basically was the same, but his eyes stayed the same throughout the episode, and his hands had no fingers.


Jake's Stretchy Powers enable him to modify the size, shape, and dimensions of every part of his body. Not only can he stretch and contort himself into highly specific forms, but he can also rearrange his internal organs, and teeth. In "Evicted!" he was able to shrink and move his internal organs and blood into his left thumb. Also in "Jake vs. Me-Mow" , he enlarged his liver 51 times a dog his size, preventing him from dying from Me-Mow's poison. One frequent use of his powers is Key Hand, which he uses to pick locks. As shown in "Mystery Train," he is also able to stretch himself to "create" an entirely new person, as long as they remain connected to him. Jake can be stretched by force as seen in "Ocean of Fear," when Finn stretched Jake's ears to avoid making contact with the ocean. Pen Ward has said in an interview that Jake uses his powers lazily and doesn't know their full extent. In "The Witch's Garden," Jake claims to have obtained his powers by rolling around in a magical mud puddle as a puppy, but in an interview Pendleton Ward stated that this is not how Jake got his powers, he just could not remember.

In the episode "The Limit," Jake's Stretchy Powers are put to the test. It is revealed that while Jake can stretch his body to incredible lengths, he does have a limit. As he approaches this limit, his body becomes dangerously thin. Once his mass is distributed along a certain length of his body, it becomes difficult for him to support himself; at one point, Jake was forced to walk along the ground. If he were to stretch beyond his absolute limit, it is presumed that he would completely thin out and die.

Being a magical dog, Jake, perhaps unsurprisingly, also has an acute sense of smell, as he can apparently smell the precise location of an object miles away. He also owns a sword, a shield and an axe but seldom uses them in combat. In "Mystery Train," when disguised as the Conductor, he briefly uses a sword to fight Finn, who effortlessly defeats him. This demonstrates that Jake is not proficient in swordplay, at least relative to Finn, but that could have just been part of his birthday party possibly making him better at swordsmanship. It is then that he also displays a prowess for skateboarding, as he performs jumps, ollies, and grinds; several atop a moving train.

Jake also has a supernaturally powerful imagination (on the verge of having psychic powers) as seen in "Rainy Day Daydream." Anything he imagines becomes reality; however, only he can see his own creations, and it is shown that he can control organisms.

Jake is a skilled musician as well, particularly with the viola, which can have peculiar effects when playing certain pieces; he is able to summon snakes when he plays the first movement of "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by Mozart. Jake also plays the acoustic guitar, as seen when he plays the titular song in "Susan Strong." In "Death in Bloom," Finn describes Jake as "the musical one." However, in "What Was Missing," he breaks his viola himself, as seen in the 30-second trailer. It is also shown in "Incendium" that he can play ukulele. Jake is an average singer.

In "Freak City," Jake claims he can sense when Finn is about to cry, saying "it's like a mother-daughter thing." Apparently, Jake can also calm down Finn with his saliva.

Jake can also speak Korean, which he uses to communicate with Lady Rainicorn. In "Her Parents," he writes a note to Lady's mother and father using Hangul, the Korean writing system, and also greets them speaking in the formal Korean language.

In "Power Animal," Jake's body is filled with the souls of "a thousand partying demons," as a catch from his wish granted by the Party God . As a result, a few temporary powers where granted to him, such as the ability to fly (although, this might not have been flight, but merely a sort of homing beacon to find Finn, because Jake didn't appear to have any control over his direction). A side effect of receiving these powers was that his body began to glow, and his eyes became stars that flashed multiple colors.

In "The Chamber of Frozen Blades," Jake and Finn both gain powers similar to the Ice King by reading the First Edition: Ice Ninja Manual, but they lost their powers again after the episode is over.

Personality and character traitsEditEdit

Jake is generally laid-back and tends not to worry about things. He relies heavily on his powers (or Finn) to get him out of any dangerous predicament he gets himself into, which is often. He often cracks jokes at serious times, but if Finn is feeling disheartened Jake always has a lecture or a song to cheer him up. Acting as Finn's world-wise mentor, he is always willing to give input and advice about a situation, but his suggestions are usually inconsistent; they range from encouraging and helpful to ridiculous nonsense. He can be somewhat irresponsible at times, frequently leaving Finn to fight most of a battle on his own, but he always pulls through when he is needed most. Jake may be dyslexic, as evidenced by the fact that he writes backwards, as shown on his note to Finn in "Storytelling." However, Finn also writes backwards in several episodes, indicating that this may be the result of Joshua and Margaret's parenting style or a common mistake in the Land of Ooo.

Jake loves to eat. He likes junk food, especially pie and ice cream. He isn't afraid to try new foods (as seen in "Her Parents") and invents his own foods. There is little evidence of his ability to cook; for example, when he makes Korean food for Finn at the beginning of "Apple Thief," when he cooked all the food that he used to make theEverything Burrito, and he did make coffee in "Beautopia."

Jake is shown to have a very short attention span, as shown in "Power Animal". He can literally forget about a conversation in a moment, and start doing something completely unrelated, such as putting a ice cream cone in a toaster. In fact, Cinnamon Bun summarizes it quite nicely, saying, "Jake, you don't really focus at all."

Jake can also be rather fickle at times, a prime example of this is in The Duke when he convinces Finn to blame the Duke of Nuts for turning Princess Bubblegum green and bald but later spent the rest of the episode trying to convince Finn to confess that he did it.

Jake is very musical. He is often seen playing the viola. He has sung on multiple occasions throughout the series. Jake's most notable song occurred shortly after the House Hunting Song, when he sings to Finn about home being "where your heart is." He can play both the guitar, as shown in the episode "Susan Strong," and the ukulele, as seen in "Incendium." In the episode "Death in Bloom," Finn even says that, out of the two of them, Jake is the "musical one."

Jake is also known at being imaginative and creative, as seen in Rainy Day Daydream and his creativeness is shown by combining food like the Everything Burrito and the ice cream pizza. Even though they aren't quite great, Jake still sees them as delicious.

At times, Jake is shown to have somewhat of a dark side, entirely not present in Finn. Throughout the series, Jake makes some questionable comments and actions that come off as evil or selfish, such as in the episode "My Two Favorite People" when he laughs in an evil voice and in "Susan Strong" when he says, "We can rule them like gods. Angry gods." Another example of Jake's darker side is seen in the episode "Apple Thief," when he mentions that he used to "snatch old ladies' purses" and "hock stolen bikes." His darker side can also be seen in "Conquest of Cuteness" when he suggests squishing all the cute people instead of helping them feel better like Finn wanted to do. In addition, during the episode "Ghost Princess," Jake can be seen taking a ring and putting it inside of a skin pocket. He also had a bunch of stuff he stole hidden under his stomach flab. When he showed Finn and he confronted him about it, he simply said, "I didn't know it was wrong." And in the episode "Hot to the Touch," when Finn and Jake are flying in the robot suits NEPTR made Jake says, "I feel like I could touch the heavens, and sock angels."

Jake is not afraid of death as shown in "The New Frontier." He is a firm believer in fate and destiny. Jake is also religious and believes in Grob Gob Glob Grod and Glob World.


  • When Pendleton Ward was asked on his Formspring if the mud puddle that Jake rolled in as a pup was really where he got his powers, Pen stated that it wasn't, and that Jake just couldn't remember.[3]
  • Jake writes a newspaper column titled "Begs the Question."
  • It has been shown that he can either stretch his teeth or make new teeth.
  • Jake wears invisible pants spun from spider webs by pixies, as seen in the episode "Donny."
  • Jake is also known to have an eye patch collection, as seen in the episode "The Jiggler." However, most of them get ruined in that same episode.
  • He does a parody of the famous meme "Double Rainbow" in a commercial.
  • Jake was confirmed to be an English Bulldog on Pen's Formspring.[4]
  • Jake has a tendency to steal items without realizing what he is doing, as seen in "The Witch's Garden" and "City of Thieves." He also steals valuables from the graveyard in "Ghost Princess" but this is a conscious decision.
  • During a station break on Cartoon Network, Finn and Jake were voted the best duo of 2010, surpassing Regular Shows Mordecai and Rigby.
  • It is shown that he can play the acoustic guitar in "Susan Strong," though it sounds like a ukulele.
  • In the episode "The Silent King," Finn says that Jake's insides smell like vanilla, where Jake claims that it is because a wizard cursed him.
  • In "The Jiggler," Jake whistles a song but in "The Real You," he can't whistle.
  • Jake has a gender/species-swapped version of himself: Cake.
  • Jake appeared with Finn in two episodes of MAD. See References in other media for further details.
  • Jake has a bio suit in Project Exonaut.
  • Jake rarely wears his booties while in the Ice Kingdom, mainly because he can't flip the pages of a book with them. He only wore his booties in the "Pilot" and "The Chamber of Frozen Blades."
  • Jake shows signs of having a foot fetish, as shown at the end of "Freak City" and in "Another Way."
  • The form Jake uses to play viola with is inconsistent, as Jake holds his viola in his left hand in the episode "Evicted," but holds it with his right hand in the episode "My Two Favorite People," which is opposite from how violas are commonly played. Therefore, it is unknown whether Jake strings his instrument differently, as it would be strung A-D-G-C (to have the strings in the same relative positions), instead of the normal tuning, C-G-D-A.
  • He only has a minor part in the episodes, "It Came from the Nightosphere," "What is Life?," "Too Young," "Fionna and Cake," and "Thank You."
  • Jake seems to have a talent for beatboxing as shown in "Slow Love," "Conquest of Cuteness," "Dad's Dungeon," and "Daddy's Little Monster."
  • Jake gets annoyed or even angered when Finn plays his Viola badly; as seen in "Gut Grinder."
  • Apparently, both he and Finn are afraid of spiders as seen in "Marceline's Closet."
  • Jake has almost been murdered twice by Finn, likewise almost killing Finn twice (once unintentionally).
  • Jake's family might reappear in future episodes.[5]
  • In "Ghost Princess," Jake hated Softy Cheese after seeing Clarence die from eating it, but at the end of the episode, he starts eating it.
  • In "Gut Grinder," when anyone pat or rubbed Jake's belly, his eyes got crazy looking and he started to bark. When the old prisoner started to pet him, Jake started acting like and believed he was the Gut Grinder.
  • In the episode, "His Hero " Jake states he has a secret crush on Billy, and later says, "I love you, Billy!"
  • Jake is voiced by John DiMaggio, the voice of Bender from Futurama.
  • Jake played the following viola pieces in the episode "The Eyes": "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (Mozart), "Moonlight Sonata" (Beethoven) and "Symphony No. 5" (Beethoven).
  • In the Latin American dubbing of the episode "Hitman," Jake makes a reference about having a sister and nephews, being this a change in the script from the dubbing to fit in a joke about distrust.
  • Also in the Latin American dubbing of the episode "Conquest of Cuteness," Jake makes a subtle homosexual comment about Finn, which is also be a joke made in the dubbing.
  • Like Finn, Jake also faints in times of shock, as seen in the episode "Princess Monster Wife".
  • In the game Legends of Ooo, he says that he bathes once a year.
  • In the episode "Return to the Nightosphere" it is revealed that Jake can roughly speak Japanese.
  • In "My Two Favorite People" and "Her Parents" it is revealed that Jake is not color blind like actual dogs.
  • In Princess Cookie, Jake says he always wanted to be a mailman.
  • In the episode "Conquest of Cuteness," Jake was afraid of the hiss of a cutie.

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