Jacob Hopkins is an antagonistic character in The Owl House. He is the Gravesfield Historical Society (GHS) museum curator in Gravesfield, a town in the Human Realm. In reality, he made secret findings in his hideout within the GHS about the existence of witches and demons, intending to expose their origins.
Jacob is a light-skinned male human with brushed-back brown hair, as well as short facial hair. He wears square glasses with a thick black frame and has been seen to dress professionally.
Normally, Jacob has a casual, yet helpful work persona, as can be seen when he is talking to "Luz". However, his true personality is more obsessive, being interested in outlandish conspiracy theories. Jacob is easy to fool and seems selfish, making Camila Noceda agree that she can't share his findings until he does. He has little regard for others around him, as he was willing to attack Camila and threaten Vee despite them both pleading for Vee's innocence. Most notably, he possesses a surprising amount of knowledge of the Demon Realm: he has encountered (and photographed) Eda Clawthorne's cursed form, which is what inspired him to learn more about witches and demons. However, he is completely off base with this information, as he actually believes that witches and demons are aliens from Mars that intend to steal human teeth and create a time machine, which even Luz deems very ridiculous. He is rather narrow-minded in his misuse of information, especially since he only wanted to use his "prize money" to verify his MewTube account once he made his discovery public. Jacob considers himself a "good guy" for his exposing efforts, which he uses this as justification for his actions; thus making him unable to grasp the true harm he brings to others.
Jacob was a resident of Gravesfield who was fascinated with witch and demon folklore weaved into the town's history after hearing the legend of the two brothers who disappeared into the Demon Realm. He sought to expose them as aliens like "Martians" who have arrived from Mars trying to steal humans' teeth to construct a time machine. A few years before Luz arrived in the Demon Realm, Jacob witnessed Eda during an escapade as the Owl Beast in Gravesfield, thus fueling his search further. Jacob's activities ranged from collecting items from the Demon Realm, such as the Hexes Hold'em deck Eda dumped and somehow, a Training Wand (though he doesn't know what it is or how to use it), to setting up traps and spy cameras at the abandoned house to capture demons. He would publish his findings in the Gravesfield Reporter in order to spread his word to the public.
He managed to trap Vee in his office after at least a week of setting up cameras and snares, with the intent of dissecting her for his MewTube channel. This, however, was prevented by Camila, who he lets in under the false pretense that she works for the president of the United States — allowing her to access Vee, whom she discovered was a living creature from the Demon Realm. When Camila chooses to free Vee, Jacob dons his armor in an attempt to stop her from escaping. However, he is struck hard by a green flip-flop Camila owns and is trapped in the same cage that Vee was in.
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- While his surname is not mentioned in the episode, it is listed in the article he wrote for the town newspaper - Gravesfield Reporter.
- He is a certified member of the Flat Earth Society, and has a framed certificate of membership hanging in his office, as seen in "Yesterday's Lie".
- Despite Eda's fake identity she uses in the Human Realm, Jacob still found out her real name.
- Jacob shares his name with actor Jacob Hopkins, who was one of the voices of the titular character from "The Amazing World of Gumball".
- His surname may also be a reference to Matthew Hopkins, a 17th-century English witch hunter who falsely accused hundreds of being witches. Hopkins' efforts would directly inspire the first instances of witch hunts in colonial New England, beginning in Connecticut, which Gravesfield is located in.
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