Jason Youngblood

Jason Youngblood
Character Profile
Born 3010[1]
Affiliation House Youngblood
Rank Captain[1]
Profession MechWarrior
Parents Jeremiah Youngblood (father)[1]
Children Jeremiah Youngblood II


Jason Youngblood was the son of Jeremiah Youngblood. As an 18-year-old MechWarrior cadet at the Pacifica Training School, he recreated the Crescent Hawks and took command of the unit to fend off a Draconis Combine attack on Chara III in 3028. Subsequently, he was promoted to Lieutenant and given the unit as his own by Katrina Steiner. He led the unit at least up to the Battle of Luthien in late 3051, where he led the defense, first of part of the front line, later of the capital city itself. He flew over the battlefield several times, one landing beside Takashi Kurita. The irony to be fighting beside Kuritans, his family's traditional enemies, wasn't lost to him... but when Takashi respectfully bowed to him, Jason was so impressed than he abandoned all his hate to the Kuritans, returned the gesture and fought at his side. Jason, as a handful of Hawks, survived the battle, but his LAM didn't. Once again in Arc-Royal, Morgan Kell gifted him a new 'Mech, and convinced him to remain, as the Hawks, as part of the Hounds, but he, as the Hawks, were relieved of active duty and placed in charge of training a new generation of MechWarriors on anti-Clan tactics. He asked that to spend more time with his son.[2]

Jason Youngblood's son was named Jeremiah after his grandfather.[3]


For most of his career Jason Youngblood piloted the Phoenix Hawk LAM he inherited from his father, which he had found in a Star League cache. After it suffered crippling damage during the Crescent Hawks' participation in the Battle of Luthien, he was unable to make it repaired and started piloting an ordinary but brand-new Phoenix Hawk instead, which Morgan Kell had given him.[4][5]

Clan origins?[edit]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

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In an advertisement flyer for the computer game BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge, Jeremiah's son Jason (born in 3010) rallies the Crescent Hawks in 3029, announcing they will rescue his father and later confront the Clans "who even now are mobilizing against the Inner Sphere"—knowledge he should not have as an Inner Sphere citizen.

If taken at face value, Jason's knowledge of the Clans mobilizing against the Inner Sphere as early as 3029 can only be explained by assuming that he learned of this from a Clan descendant who secretly came to the Inner Sphere with Wolf's Dragoons, possibly a parent.

Fans have speculated[6] that his father Jeremiah Youngblood might have transferred from the Dragoons to Snord's Irregulars, where he could have acquired his Phoenix Hawk LAM in the Irregulars' battle against the Marik 405th Aerospace Wing on Alula Australis (where they fought several LAMs and emerged victorious). In 3012, Snord's Irregulars and the Kell Hounds fought together against Marik forces on Castor. Snord is noted to have befriended the Kells, and Jeremiah Youngblood is first mentioned as a Kell Hounds member in this engagement.[7] He could conceivably have transferred from Snord's Irregulars to the Kell Hounds then.

However, since the Youngblood family is described to go back to the early Age of War, it has alternatively been suggested that it would have to have been his mother, not his father, who may have been of Clan origin.

When asked about the issue, Line Developer Herbert A. Beas II simply answered "No", apparently dismissing the theory altogether.[8]

This issue is also raised in Jason Youngblood's own profile in Spotlight On: Crescent Hawks, but the character dismisses such claims as rumormongering.[9]

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  • Jason Youngblood was the player's alter ego in the Crescent Hawks Inception and Crescent Hawks Revenge computer games. Although the canonicity of computer games is generally questionable, most content from these particular games was canonized, including Jason, his father, the Crescent Hawks and the games' general storylines.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Spotlight On: Crescent Hawks, p. 4
  2. Yesterday's Enemy
  3. BattleCorps scenario Cornered Prey
  4. Combat Manual: Mercenaries
  5. Yesterday's Enemy
  6. In this thread on the BattleTech forum
  7. The Kell Hounds, p. 6
  8. In an official answer in this thread on the BattleTech Forum
  9. Spotlight On: Crescent Hawks