Biographical Information
Full Name: Jessica Starn
DOB: Unknown
Age: 27
Status: Deceased
Death: Issue 24
Cause of Death: Bitten by the undead
Shot by Connor before reanimation
Affiliation: Flake's Camp (Previously)
The Warehouse (Previously)
Occupation: Unknown
Gender: Female
Family: Robbie (Brother)
Scrap (Pet Dog)
Unnamed (Daughter)
Molly Timel (Adopted Daughter)
Romances: Derrik (Former/Ex Boyfriend)
Other Information
First appearance: "Issue 1"
Last appearance: "Issue 24"
Portrayed by: Melissa Benoist
Created by: AmazingPurry
Theme: Misguided Ghosts - Paramore
Jessica Starn, also affectionatly called Jess or Jessy, is a main character first introduced in Issue 1 of Dead Weight. Surviving alongside her twin brother, Robbie, Jessica is determined to reunite with her daughter. Eager to stay strong, she takes Molly Timel under her wing after her mother's death, hopeful that she'll be able to protect her from the nightmares of their new world.

Before The ApocalypseEdit

Not alot is known about Jessica's life before the apocalypse except she owned a pet dog, Scrap. She was a mother to a young daughter, having given birth close to when the outbreak started. It's currently unknown what happened to her or her father, Derrik.

Dead WeightEdit

The Warehouse, Grace and SabrinaEdit

Jessica is first seen visiting Robbie on the roof of their safehouse, showing concern for her brother who had been on the roof for a while. Afterwards, she meets Sally while heading to bed. Jessica falls asleep but later she is awoken by Robbie who warns her of a horde beginning to break into their safezone. The siblings manage to escape the warehouse unharmed, coming across their dog, Scrap, in the process. Jessica seemingly wants to go back, possibly to rescue her friends but Robbie takes her away and the trio make their way into the forest, the warehouse uninhabitable.

Flake's CampEdit

The HordeEdit

The SpecificsEdit


Killed VictimsEdit

  • Numerous counts of the undead


Jessica can be rather closed off to people she has just met. She is sweet, caring and a good listener to those all around her. Although not seeming very well prepared to handle the new world, she relies on her friends to guide her.


  • Oli (Accidentally)
  • Connor (Caused, Before Reanimation)
  • The Undead

While in the market looking for people she may know, Connor and other members of The Specifics come through with the undead, planning on keeping them for the next punishment. Before they can store them inside their cage, one of them slips from Oli's hands and ends up biting Jessica.

Before she can say goodbye to her friends and brother, Robbie, she succumbs to blood loss. Connor shoots her in the head, much to the distraught of Robbie.




Robbie cares very much about his sister, Jessica. Despite it being the end of the world they still find time to joke around and help eachother through situations. It is known that Robbie would do anything to protect her.


"I know. Sorry, I shouldn’t overflow you with emotional baggage. No. It’s fine. I did it a lot with my friend, Sally."
—Mika and Jessica[src]

Sally and Jessica appeared to be good friends. Jessica mentioned to Mika how she used to confide in Sally when things got rough, which shows how they had a bond.


Despite only knowing each other for a short time, it is shown that they somehow grew close. Mika seemed very fond of Jessica, calling her the sweetest girl she'd ever met. Jessica was visibly shook up by Mika's death.


Jessica seemed to instantly grow fond of Sammy and her sister, Molly. After their mother's death, she took the responsibility to care for them after her passing. During the horde attack on Flake's camp, she had to witness Sammy's death.


Jessica seemed to instantly grow fond of Molly and her sister, Sammy. After their mother's death, she took the responsibility to care for them after her passing.


Dead Weight Characters
The Warehouse Sally MiddletonJonathan
Starn Family Jessica StarnRobbie Starn
Flake's Camp FlakeDrake Casco
Berry Family GraceSabrina
Timel Family MollySammyMika
Yaz Family CooperMarkAmyHarry
Sable's Downtown Garage CarlosMelissaDarrynTanyaNancy
The Specifics ConnorHayleyVickySamAlisonTraceyMichaelBethOliDeanAndrew
The Airport AbrehamWesleyJanice
Other Survivors BriSeanScarlette
Animals ScrapPig
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