Despite being mainly neutral in his first appearances in the main RP, the book plot of the characters depicts him as the main villain having been brainwashed by Giorgje Trewensky.
He is also responsible for a series of disastorous events coordinated by Johnathon Moriarty that lead to one of his many deaths.
Jared was the last Moriarty brother to debut in the Rp, though it could be argued he was the second as he was shot and killed in Jensen's disguise during the beginning of the Markus and Jensen plot.
There have been many speculations over whether Jared is alive or not. At the end of the Main Rp, Jared was somehow alive, even though he had "properly died" like three times. In some offspring Rps it was alluded to that Jared was alive and on hiatus in Moldova with Sally Donovan. The same was indicated in the Andersen Rp, in which Moriarty Mansion was blown up proving fatal for Jeremy Moriarty. However, this scenario was altered for the book; with Jared being the one to die in the explosion, only he doesn't die as per usual and is actually alive in Sweden. More recently, there have been nods to Jared being involved with the invisible network, having filled the criteria of being dead.
Jared was born on the 16th of April 1981 to Lord and Lady Moriarty in the county of Hampshire. As a twin he was always close to his 30 second senior, Jensen Moriarty. But where Jensen had expectation, Jared had freedom. He grew more as a person, less refined and more wild, more complacent to morality though considerate.
He attended Eton alongside his brother and achieved top marks, especially in Physical Subjects, becoming a strong member of the school's rowing team.
When it came to the family business, Jared was determined to impress his parents by any means necessary. This came through him practising skills for assassination. Due to this, Jared became one of the best assassins in Europe, attending a high class training college in Vienna, and earned his place in the four brothers as the secret weapon and tank. Publicly, Jared is the least known Moriarty due to his skill at remaining hidden and lack of interest in infamy.
In the Main Rp, initially Jared acted as a middle ground between Jensen and the rest of the world. Jared remained neutral, leaning good, unless provoked otherwise. In a dramatic turn of events, his father Johnathon went rampant and instructed him to burn down the house of Mycroft, Lestrade and their children, and dispose of them. After everyone escaped the fire, Jared went after them but was ambushed by Elton at the place where Mycroft had sought sanctuary. Elton stabbed Jared fatally and Jared died in the arms of Jensen. It was only then he revealed he never wanted to be bad, but he had no choice, and he didn't want to be split from his family by good and evil. His death marked the end of the Moriarty's pursuit for chaos.
Jared's survival was indicated several times, but he first returned during a bank robbery coordinated by Jeremy and André. There, it was obvious that he had changed. Jared had become cold and closed off. It is unknown what happened to him in the time between, but it could be related to the act in the book.
In the book, Jared Moriarty is killed in a robbery gone wrong (Set far earlier than the events of the Rp and the Main Events in the Book). Later, it is revealed that he was taken from the explosion by a Swedish Spy. He endured years of psychological torture from Sweden's leader Giorgje Twevensky. In present day, Jared is the head of The Invisible Network, who have taken over all of the main criminal networks. Jared is fuelled by hatred and has not memory of his family....at least, for a little while...
Behind the scenes Edit
Jared was played by Molly and there was a running joke that Jared was coming back.
Jared was created because Jensen was shot in the head three times by Greg in his first appearance and we needed an explanation as to how he was still alive...so we said it was his twin, Jared, who was shot.
The Moriartys had a nasty habit of dying and coming back to life. Many theories were brought up including the "fake bullets" theory because apparently every time they'd died it was gunfire and the guns had been loaded with blood pellets that slowed the heartbeat or something... Jared was the most prominent not because he died the most (Jeremy holds that title) but because his major death via Elton was a "legit" death. This was planned as the first time a character would die and would completely die. From this death, there was no coming back to life, he was dead, completely and utterly dead. It was traumatic, we all cried, especially me. Jared was actually dead, no coming back, nope, not at all, not one instance... until #JaredLives started.
In a joke about plot twists, somebody *cough*Molly*cough* said "Jared is alive". This started a whole plea for Jared to return from the dead, which we stood by and were like "Nope, Jared is dead, he died, he's dead, completely dead, he won't come back" but then he came back and we were like "Well, shit." And thus began a habit of him 'actually properly dying' and then not being dead. #JaredLives is the tagline for the book, and essentially the theme of the book is that Jared was meant to be dead but actually he isn't, oh no.
To save Jared from further death, I've hidden him in Moldova with Sally for now. Nobody can hurt you now Jared, don't worry...