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Jennifer "Jenny" Wakeman, also known as XJ9, is the main heroine of My Life as a Teenage Robot series.

Jenny is a "16-year-old robot" (built 5 years ago) to which the title refers, a state-of-the-art sentient gynoid automaton created by Dr. Noreen Wakeman five years prior to the series, though she was designed as a 16-year-old girl. Though XJ-9 was designed to be Earth's protector, armed to the teeth with a wide range of weapons, devices, and transformations, she wants to live the life of a normal teenager and often makes this desire quite apparent to her friends and creator.

In the XP4 fics, Jenny debuted in the XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!.

In the AWA fics, Jenny is listed as a purchased slave from the Slave Fortress.


Jenny stands at 6.6 feet (2.01 m) tall and weighs roughly 600 lbs. She has blue "pigtails" with bolts connecting them to her head that can act as rocket boosters, blue "bangs", white skin, blue "clothes" (a crop top, a miniskirt, and knee socks), a belly-bolt (a bolt that simulates a belly button) which doubles as a linchpin (as mentioned in "Around the World in Eighty Pieces"), hands with 4 fingers each and center holes, a "false nose". Jenny has no ears, instead possessing an auditory system "decades ahead of its time" ("Ear No Evil"). Her body processes are carried out by a fully-functioning metallic brain, to which her eyes are connected ("Mind Over Matter"). Her body also contains several access ports for downloading, charging, and other purposes.


Thanks to having advanced artificial intelligence, Jenny's personality is that of an eager, young, tomboyish teenager. She desires a sense of freedom but also wants acceptance from her peers. She generally possesses a kind personality and likes anything pertaining to teenage activities, but hates it when her mother or her duties get in her way of her enjoyment. Unfortunately, being kind and sweet, she is easily trusting of others and, as a result, can be quite naive. The Crust Cousins, Brit and Tiff, have often taken advantage of this for self-gain or to humiliate Jenny. Despite this, she can nonetheless also be mischievous, careless, and stubborn at times.

In her duties as a crime fighter and global responder, she is vigilant and determined to get the job done, though she can be reckless and quick to jump the gun in very few instances.

XP4 Fanfics

Jenny is part of the Heroes Coalitions and is member of the Fairy Knights. She also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!

In Chapter 3, Jenny alongside her team, the Fairy Knights, are seen walking around Mount Altana somewhere in the kingdon of Fiore when they came across a group of Emotionless and defeated them. Later, they met up with Gelman and made their way to Magnolia.


Jenny is a robot designed to protect earth from any threat, and accordingly she has a vast amount of superhuman abilities and weapons to do so.

  • Superhuman Strength: According to the opening, Jenny has the strength of one million and seventy men, but the exact magnitude is unknown. This is because her strength, like most of her powers, has fluctuated over the series. However, her strength should effortlessly range into the multi-ton level at the very least, as she easily surpasses the capacity to lift 100 tons, but how much more is not known exactly. In the first episode she stops a meteor by herself, and she has hit the ground so hard that she causes earthquakes in the city.
  • Superhuman Speed: She possesses greater speed than the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: She has superhuman reaction speed.
  • Superhuman Agility: Jenny's agility is far beyond that of even an olympic level athlete, as is her balance and coordination.
  • Invulnerability: Her outer shell is made from an extremely durable titanium alloy, built to withstand heavy impacts and damage, rendering her almost totally impervious to damage. However, her internal mechanisms are generally less durable and more easy to damage.
  • Superhuman Stamina: As a robot, she can exert herself for hours, and days before she runs out of energy.
  • ​Superhuman Hearing: Jenny shows that she has super hearing from the first episode by burning a hole into a disk that was about to hit her in the back of her head. 
  • Telescopic Vision: She can see further than any human being.
    • Electromagnetic Vision: She has the ability to see different kinds of EM spectrum, some of them real, some others fictional:
      • Digital Vision: Makes everything looks like an 8-bit video game
      • Ultraviolet Vision: The ability to see ultraviolet light.
      • Infrared Vision: The ability to see heat radiation.
      • X-Ray Vision: The ability to see through solid objects.
      • Rainbow Vision: Makes everything look multicolor, with a 60's style.
      • "Heat" Vision: Makes everything look "hot" (i.e. Dr. Wakeman wearing a bathing suit while everything else is melting).
      • Sausage Vision: Makes everything look like sausages.
  • Flight: Jenny has rocket boosters to fly located in her feet and "hair". She can travel at speeds beyond the speed of sound by exiting the Earth’s atmosphere with ease.
  • Various Weaponry: Jenny's signature fighting style, consisting or unfolding a nearly unlimited number of weapons from inside her own mechanized body, although seeming random, are always chosen to fit the situation, even when looking absurd.
  • Energy Beam: She can fire energy blasts from her hands, feet, chest, eyes and "hair". She also has a wide array of weapons to do so.
  • Stretchy Arms and Extendo-Fingers: She can stretch out her arms and fingers for miles. In “Raggedy Android” she used this ability to stop a runaway Ferris wheel.
  • Shapeshifting: She can shapeshift into several (robotic) forms, such as a giant spider. "Victim of Fashion" shows that she can adapt new forms simply by scanning the imagery.
  • Multilingualism: Jenny has integrated CDs containing data for every single language in the world, allowing her to speak every language known to mankind.
  • Corrosive Reflex: She can defend herself by using The Acid Reflex Lamination, made by triple polycarbonate lamination. This protects her against corrosive substances.


  • Jenny is the only character to appear in every episode.
  • She possesses the phone numbers of her enemies, as revealed in "Humiliation 101", including the Clusterand the Space Bikers.
  • Jenny's voice actress, Janice Kawaye, has done her voice in both English and Japanese, as she speaks the latter language fluently.
  • Jenny's V.A. has also voiced Ami from Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi, Gi from Captain Planet and the Planeteers, and Kim and Kam from Class of 3000.
  • Jenny is ambidextrous, equally adept in using both hands.
  • Strangely, Jenny is seen blinking throughout the series, despite the fact a robot shouldn't need to.
  • According to the XJ-IX master plan, Jenny runs on 450 Volts.
  • According to the XJ-IX master plan, Jenny uses hydronium as rocket fuel.
  • On the 'Teenage Robot Blog' by the creators, you can see early versions of XJ-IX from 1998, where Jenny had antennas.


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