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Jacques Bonnefoy is an ESAS agent, though it's certainly been suggested now and again that he should have been in Bad Slash. He is written by Zingenmir, and was co-created and originally co-written with Lily Winterwood.

Agent Profile[]


Jacques has the good fortune to look exactly like Captain Jack Harkness, circa 2008. He's handsome, tall, brunet, and blue-eyed. For clothing, he favors a black military jacket with the ESAS waterlily flash patch on the shoulder, together with good boots and perhaps a few too many layers. He also has a navy WWII RAF coat. He doesn't wear it often.


Jacques is about as flirty as Jack Harkness (that is, extremely and with just about everyone), but with a far greater tendency to sing, dance, and annoy people with French. Perhaps the strongest difference between him and Jack has so far only been seen in the badfic that created him: the way he acts when he's in love. He is usually cool under fire, and can grow melancholy if he sits and thinks for too long. He generally tries to avoid this.

Brief History[]

Jacques began life as a character replacement in a Sue Lord fic (see pages 15–16 of the Multiverse Monitor's post-2013 Blackout edition for details on Sue Lords). While there are quite a few differences thanks to perspective, gaps in canon, and information released later generally not applying, he does have Jack Harkness' memories until early Torchwood season two; they're frequently both a help and a hindrance. (Personal knowledge of the Whoniverse and what it's like to travel with the Doctor and be Jack Harkness? Great! Personal knowledge of what it's like to be killed multiple times, wake up with two years of memories missing, and wait over a century to be able to ask if there's a cure for immortality? Gr—yeah, not so much.)

PPC Career[]

Jacques was recruited in late April 2013 by three collaborating teams of agents. He was renamed on the spot by Agent Christianne Shieh. Soon after aiding in the completion of the Sue Lord mission (and picking up the Torchwood mini-Reaper jack harkness), he ended up in ESAS. In the months after recruitment, he completed some essential work with FicPsych and was assigned to Nurse Jenni Robinson for "maintenance sessions." This lasted all of thirty minutes. He was subsequently reassigned to Mirrad, which freed him to grow...closer to Jenni.

Jacques is involved with the Troupe By Any Other Name, and has played Calpurnia in Julius Caesar and Dr Frank-N-Furter in the shadow cast for a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He is good friends with Agents Luxury and Dax (of course) and has been temporarily partnered with a number of other people (including Dawn McKenna, Gurnirel, and Naergondir), some of whom are now his friends as well.

In 2019, Jacques read Mo Dao Zu Shi, watched the Chinese drama adaptation (Chén Qíng Lìng/The Untamed), and, of course, found himself doing missions there, especially after the fandom explosion caused by the drama airing in late June. In spring of 2020, he was banned from both continua. At some point, he started going to games of the HQ mahjong circuit: in May 2020, he was spotted flirting with Agent Wei at one by DBS agent Liu Siyuan, an acquaintance.

Jacques has a Torchwood mini-Reaper: jack harkness has shared his RC since the day he moved in.

He does not currently have a permanent partner.


Jacques serves as a sort of uncle-figure to the three Sato children (Ruby, Seren, and Owain), who live in the Nursery. This came about because their biological parents encompass most of the Torchwood team, including Jack Harkness himself.

Cai Bonnefoy, age 6 or 7.

In January 2019, Jacques rescued and adopted Dudley Dursley's uncanonical twin brother. He renamed the baby Cai Evan Bonnefoy.


  • April - Involved in the Blackout (out of order).
  • April - Recruited.
  • June - Meets Jenni Robinson.
  • June - Starts seeing Mirrad for FicPsych "maintenance sessions."
  • July - Has his first date with Jenni.
  • Works with Dawn McKenna on multiple missions.
  • Meets the Sato children for the first time.
  • Becomes the Sato children's uncle-figure.
  • March 15-May 30 - Performs as Calpurnia in Julius Caesar.
  • March 26 - Jacques attends a Purim party dressed as Ianto Jones. He has a run-in with some toddlers and green slime.
  • October 31 - Performs as Dr Frank-N-Furter in the Rocky Horror Picture Show screening's shadow cast.
  • Meets Dax.
  • September 27 - Is visited by Dawn and Zeb.
  • January 30 - Has an unusual sort of date.
  • October 29 - Meets Charlotte Webb at Rudi's.
  • August 15 - Visits the Sato children after a nightmare.
  • Meets and begins to spend time with Marian, a waitress at La Trattoria in New Caledonia.
  • March 26 - Teams up with Ix Saibhir and Charlotte Webb for a crossover mission.
  • June - Attends the wedding of Ix and Charlotte.
  • July - Teams up with Dax and Lorson Rho for a Harry Potter/Torchwood crossover mission. Marian visits Jacques in HQ for the first time.
  • December - Begins a mission to the Legendary Badfic "Partially Kissed Hero."
  • January - Returns from the "Partially Kissed Hero" mission with a rescued baby.
  • January - Adopts and names Cai Evan Bonnefoy.
  • March - Reads Mo Dao Zu Shi and, in late March, begins to go on missions there.
  • June/July - Watches Chén Qíng Lìng/The Untamed (the Chinese drama versions of MDZS), just in time for the fanfic explosion.
  • Spring - Is banned from the Mo Dao Zu Shi continuum (and the Chinese drama adaptation, Chén Qíng Lìng/The Untamed, for good measure).
  • May - Attends a mahjong game at which Liu Siyuan spots him flirting with Agent Wei.

Mission Reports[]


  • "Exposé," Part 1, Part 2 (alternate link)
    • In which Rita Skeeter (or a replacement who contrived to keep the name) is working for the Multiverse Monitor and has interviewed Jacques in 2018. Part 1 contains excerpts from her interview; part 2 reveals the final two excerpts from Jacques' perspective as they happened.
  • "Far Out"
    • Young Wizards AU, prequel to "Gambit." In which wizards Jacques and Dawn meet for the first time, and work together despite beginning to clash.
  • "Gambit" - T-rated (violence and description/discussion thereof)
    • Young Wizards AU. In which wizards Jacques Bonnefoy and Dawn McKenna face off against the Lone Power.