|Jack / Jill Steele|
Rival's bust, by Cheshire
|Full name||Jack / Jill Steele|
|Gender||Male / Female|
|Sex||Male / Female|
|Occupation||Trust Fund Baby|
|Family||Maximilian Steele (Father)|
Victor Steele (Uncle)|
Captain Steele (Cousin)
Shade Irons (Half-Cousin)
Your Rival in the game, Jack/Jill Steele is an arrogant young man or woman whose gender you choose during character creation. They are your cousin, the child of Maximilian Steele, a billionaire who came to his fortune by siphoning off of your father's success. When Victor Steele dies, Jack/Jill is quick to take on their father's role and attempt to steal your fortune by using your similar genetics to unlock Victor's probes. Thus, one of your main goal in Trials in Tainted Space is to stop your cousin from stealing your inheritance.
Jack and Jill are vaguely described in the game, though art universally depicts them as having a slender frame with little muscle, usually with a dark shirt under a red vest. Your cousin's blonde, with short hair kept neatly trimmed, and is sometimes depicted as wearing glasses.
History/Personality/Information of Note
Your cousin is arrogant and self-assured, convinced of his/her superiority to you. Likely due to their father's own attitude towards Victor Steele, Jack/Jill is snide and condescending, looking to take advantage of you at every turn. They've lived a life of comfort and plenty despite he/she, and his/her father before him/her, taking none of the risks that you and your father must.
Jack/Jill is encountered on Mhen'ga, Tarkus, Myrellion and Zheng Shi all of these times in close proximity to the dataprobe your father has sent to the planet. S/He is protected by Dane up until the events of Queen Taivra's Palace, a huge ausar bodyguard, and in the first fight against you, uses a gunship to escape with the dataprobe's information. Following his failure to protect them from Queensguard and the Nyrean Praetorians, the Rival fired Dane and replaced him with Feruze. S/He certainly doesn't fight fair.
The rival cousin is directly related to the main story's questline.
The rival's names, Jack and Jill, are a reference to the old Nursery Rhyme "Jack and Jill". Coincidentally, their names are also shortened version of the masturbation euphemisms Jacking and Jilling off .