Near the end of Dina and Jesse's relationship, the two had a sexual encounter that resulted in Dina becoming pregnant with JJ. She revealed her pregnancy to Ellie near the end of their first day in Seattle while they were sheltered inside a theater, thus explaining Dina's recent bouts of sickness. Sometime after Ellie and Dina left Seattle, JJ was born.
Events of The Last of Us Part II
JJ is first seen in his crib inside Ellie and Dina's house on their farm. Ellie picks him up and carries him into the kitchen, where the three dance with each other. JJ accompanies Ellie during her chores on the farm, but while in the barn, Ellie suffers a panic attack from the events of Joel's death almost a year earlier, making JJ cry. Dina rushed to the barn and quickly calmed JJ down.
Personality and traits
JJ appears to be a cheerful baby. He loves to dance, as shown when Ellie and Dina are dancing together in the kitchen, and he laughs and squeals when Ellie makes faces at him in the bathroom mirror.
Design and appearance
JJ has fine, dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. In his first appearance, he wears a onesie with animal details. In his second appearance, he wears one in dark green. According to a letter written by Jesse's mother, JJ greatly resembled Jesse when he was that age.
Ellie is JJ's adoptive mother. She affectionately nicknamed him "Potato" and would frequently bond with him by taking him outdoors to goat herd or watch the sunset. Ellie would often cradle him and walk him around the house as well, showing him pictures of his family members and having conversations with him.
According to Dina, Jesse is JJ's biological father. While JJ never met his father, Dina promised to ensure that JJ knows about Jesse's legacy. Based on Ellie's journal, Dina tells JJ about Jesse regularly, and Jesse's parents have visited the farm at least once.
- The Last of Us Part II, confirmed on Twitter that the second "J" in "JJ" does not stand for "Junior", ruling out names such as "Jesse Jr." and "Joel Jr.". , writer and director of