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John F. Kennedy, mostly referred as JFK, is a side character and a minor antagonist in the 2003 show, Clone High. He is a clone of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of The United States. He attends Clone High High School and is one of the most popular kids at his school. He is also Cleopatra's ex-boyfriend.
Why He Generally Rocks
- For a character that uses both the "Jerk Jock" and the "Mean Popular Boy" tropes, JFK manages to stand out from the other characters that use the same tropes as him by using the two tropes in a good way and his appearance to help make him unique.
- His iconic speech language and mannerisms that mostly consist of "ers" and "uhs" that JFK uses in most of his sentences.
- JFK is also very athletic, due to being a part of his school's basketball team, track team, and field team.
- JFK is one of the few clones in the show that are very faithful to their original counterparts. He happens to have a Boston accent and is called "Jack" by Ponce and Cleopatra just like the original JFK.
- JFK also wants to live up to the reputation of his clone father by being a womanizer.
- Strangely enough, JFK being an unloyal boyfriend to Cleopatra references how the real JFK had actual affairs with other woman such as Marilyn Monroe.
- Speaking of Marilyn Monroe, in the first episode of Clone High, JFK tells Julius Caesar that he invaded Monroe's "Bay of Pigs" which references the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion which was an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro from power in Cuba.
- "Ha ha ha! Nothing bad ever happens to the Kennedys! *scream*."
- "I like your funny words magic man".
- Despite being a jerk to Gandhi, there are times where JFK has bonded with him, such as the scene where they both write songs such as "G-Spot Rocks The G-Spot".
- Speaking of songs, JFK is also a decent singer.
- In the later episodes, we learn that JFK has a more nicer and vulnerable side when he grieves over the death of his best friend Ponce and when he tells Joan that he likes her when she's being herself, which is a very sweet thing to say.
- For someone that is 16, JFK is INCREDIBLY perverted and horny
- He once asked 4 girls that were with him to come to his house so they can have sex with JFK in his bathtub.
- He once cross-dressed in an episode when he and Gandhi went to Cleopatra's house to see her and Joan fighting in their underwear, or skivvies, up close.
- He can be a hypocrite at times, like how he got mad at Cleopatra for cheating on him with Abe, even though JFK was cheating on Cleo with another girl.
- He can be mean-spirited sometimes too, where he would pick on less-popular students such as Abe and Gandhi (especially the latter).
- While he is a decent singer, his singing can sound really scratchy and off-tune
- JFK is never called by his full name from anyone in Clone High. He is instead referred by either his initials, his last name "Kennedy", or "Jack".
- It's heavily implied that JFK is bisexual, since in one of the episodes, JFK fell in love with another guy (who was actually Joan in disguise).
- JFK, Abe, and Gandhi are the three main male characters, whose clone fathers were all assassinated.
- Aged up versions of JFK and Abe briefly appear in a “Clone College” poster in the background of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
- JFK's appearance in early concept art for the show was far closer to the real JFK's appearance, but was changed for a more exaggerated and simplified look.
- JFK has a tattoo of him and Ponce De Leon, as shown in "Litter Kills: Litterally", which was never seen before, or at any time after this point (much like Ponce himself).
- The infamous quote of JFK proclaiming "Nothing bad ever happens to the Kennedys" just before his car flips over is a reference to the Kennedy curse, a supposed curse on the Kennedy family that has seemingly led to several of its members being killed, horribly injured or left in other negative situations.
- He references the curse again in Litter Kills: Litterally when he mentions to Abe how he, as a Kennedy, isn't "accustomed to tragedy". Clearly, Abe is unaware of the curse, and its implications by the media in relation to his clone father's tragic fate.
- JFK will sometimes say "Bobby!" when he is hit, a reference to the real JFK's brother, Robert F. Kennedy, a U.S. senator who was assassinated in 1968, as he was on his way to being elected president. RFK himself, however, doesn't appear in the series, and isn't ever mentioned, aside from JFK's exclamations of pain.
- In late 2020, he became a meme on the app TikTok because of his accent and personality.
- His Birthday is May 29, 1986.
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