Jade is a young photographer who owns and runs an orphanage along with her "uncle" Pey'j, an anthropomorphic pig, on the planet Hillys. She is particularly skilled in the use of a fighting staff known as a Daï-jo.
In Beyond Good and Evil Jade is drawn into a conspiracy plot involving the entire population of the planet Hillys. She joins the IRIS Network, an underground freedom-fighting group of reporters, becoming one of their key spies, her IRIS code-name is Shauni.
Most of her outfit, including her lipstick, is green. She uses a Daï-Jo as her main weapon.