Critical Role‘s influence and popularity worldwide cannot be understated. The Dungeons & Dragons series has gained legions of fans for its engaging campaigns and characters. And one of the most engaging characters from the show’s second campaign is the one played by Laura Bailey: Jester Lavorre.
Filled with excitement and eagerness, Jester brought a lot of laughs and smiles to the audience while easily proving herself to be the strongest member of the Mighty Nein. Due to this quirky personality of hers, she has had multiple fun and interesting quotes throughout the campaign that should be recognized.
“We’re A Group, You Guys!”
Jester is visibly excited that the strange band of characters met in Trostenwald has become a group, as evidenced by this quote in the 2nd episode of the campaign.
This kind of quote certainly shows Jester’s personality. Out of all the characters in the Mighty Nein (as the group would later be called), she is the one that brings the most joy and excitement to the adventure. Very few things can bring her down, and the fact that she gets to meet and hang out with new people during a time of crisis in town makes her happy.
“I’ve Never Traveled With A Bunch Of People I Thought Would Die…”
Jester may be one of the most likable player characters, but she sometimes gets confused about certain things, especially at the start of the campaign.
During this scene, in which Jester is tending to an injured Molly, Beau gives her a healing kit and tells her that she’s in charge of healing as the party’s cleric. Jester is confused and objects to being thought of as the cleric, leading her to make this statement. However, as time goes on, Jester is more accepting of the role and has saved the Mighty Nein on more than one occasion while being the party’s cleric.
“Life Does Need Things To Live.”
Jester is not only involved in some of the best fights of the series, but that doesn’t stop her from spouting out some iconic lines like this one.
During this episode, when Molly tells Jester that it’s okay to live her life, Jester responds with this quote. Naturally, this line confuses some of her other companions due to its obvious nature. However, that doesn’t stop the quote from being very iconic, and a very Jester thing to say. And she’s not technically wrong. For life to exist, things do need to live. The line may be odd and obvious, but it isn’t a false statement.
“Do You Feel Like You’re Slowly Turning Into Water?”
In this scene, after Fjord’s terrifying vision causes him to cough up some seawater, Jester asks him if he’s turning into water. When he responds, she tells him that if he feels like he is to let the others know, so they can try to catch him in a jar. It’s an hilarious comment to make, especially given the relationship that the two would eventually grow to have by the end of the campaign.
“Be Well, Child. The Traveler Is With You.”
Jester is not afraid to try to spread the word of her god, The Traveler, to anyone who will listen. If she has a reason to talk about him, she will.
With this quote, she comforts an NPC, saying that the Traveler is with everyone. Jester’s devotion to the mysterious god throughout the campaign is absolute and unwavering. Little does she realize that the Traveler was once the archfey Artagan. It’s an intriguing mystery that takes up a bit of the latter half of the campaign, but lines like this one show Jester’s faith in The Traveler and her desire to spread that faith to others.
“Hey There, Mister Gentleman…”
Just because Jester has an incredibly overpowered build doesn’t mean she can’t struggle with some of the details of her spells, including the 25-word limit of Sending.
In this instance, when trying to cast Sending to send to The Gentleman, Jester quickly goes way past the 25-word limit. While this rambling quote may not seem like much, it shows off Jester’s quirky personality. She’s bright and excitable, and it doesn’t take her much to ramble on and get ahead of herself. This scene here is only one of many where her personality gets in the way of sending vital information off.
“Sometimes Things That Are The Most Beautiful…”
Jester has had some great moments of wise quotes during the campaign, including this one from the Mighty Nein’s time sailing over the ocean.
While in a conversation with one of her friends, Jester makes the comment that, “Sometimes things that are the most beautiful are the things that can hurt you the worst.” Surprisingly enough, this is a quote that can be true even in real life. Many things may seem deceptively beautiful but can turn out to be things that can seriously hurt anyone that gets close. Some wise words from one of the party’s oddest members and a very iconic quote from her without a doubt.
“Sometimes The People That Love You…”
Jester can easily come up with words of advice for any situation, such as on topics like love and relationships, which leads to this gem of advice that she has.
In this scene, Jester makes the comment that “Sometimes the people that love you want to keep you around so that they know you’re safe.” It’s a great comment to make and a hidden gem of wisdom. She and her friends all want to keep each other safe, so they stick around with each other to ensure that everyone stays alive. It really shows the bond that the Mighty Nein has with each other at this point, and how close they’ve become as friends.
“Maybe We Will Fight Vokodo And Then Everything Will Become Clear.”
Vokodo was a powerful enemy for the Mighty Nein to fight during Jester’s attempts to start of Traveler Con. But the whole incident of Traveler Con really showed just how far her devotion to him went.
Before the party went on to fight Vokodo, they talk to Jester about Traveler Con. Jester eventually admits that she is struggling with being conflicted about the Traveler’s demands while also not trying to trick his followers. With this quote, she is hoping that she will be able to figure things out after they defeat Vokodo. Not only does this show off what she’s feeling, it also shows off a clear part of her personality and how far she is willing to go with her beliefs.
“We Love You So Much And We Want You Back.”
The most heartbreaking part of the Might Nein campaign was when Molly came back to life as Lucien and became an enemy of the party. This leads to a massive fight between him and his followers at the end of the campaign.
The Mighty Nein are successful in killing him, but it is Jester that manages to strike the killing blow. As she does this, she tells Lucien that she knows that Molly is in there and wants him back. This is a sad quote for her to make, especially given that she is essentially killing her old friend. However, she had no choice but to eliminate Lucien once and for all, finally giving Molly a chance to rest in peace.