- "I'll do everything I can to help you."
- ―Jonah to Chip, Found
Jonah Skidmore is a thirteen year old boy, living in the twenty-first century and the main protaganist in The Missing series. He is the adopted son of Michael and Linda Skidmore. He has a sister who is a year younger, named Katherine. Jonah plays soccer and baskeball(pretty good at it, too) and is tall. He has brown hair, dimples, freckles, pale skin, and beautiful eyes (according to his Mom). Jonah plays trumpet in his school band, though it is unknown how good he is at it. His best friend is Chip and he has a crush on Andrea Crowell. Jonah is shown to be slightly mischievous with a good sense of humor. He is slightly paranoid and more streetsmart than his sister. He is kind, thoughtful, and empathetic. He is fairly smart, is good at math, and his identity has yet to be revealed in book 8. The only clue we have...in Sent, Jonah says "But this is no different from regular life. When have you ever known what's going to happen in the future?" JB later says these are the words of a famous philosopher revered in his time......(the future)
Before the MissingEdit
Jonah and the other missing children were kidnapped by Gary and Hodge which transformed them into babies. However, he was adopted by Michael and Linda and lived a normal life until he recieves a mysterious letter saying that he is one of the missing. Soon after, his best friend (Chip Winston) recieves the same letter. They both recieve another letter that says "Beware! They're coming back to get you."
Jonah, Chip, and Katherine (Jonah's adoptive sister) are trapped in a cave by two men named Mr. Hodge and Gary. It turns out they are trapped with the other thirty-three people that are missing from history. A man who the three call JB (stands for Janitor Boy as they first saw him when he was disguised as a janitor for the FBI) appears with a woman named Angela Dupre and saves them, but sends Jonah, Katherine, Chip, and a boy named Alex back in time.
Jonah and Katherine save Chip and Alex from their deaths at the end of Sent. Once returned to the 21st century, Jonah is allowed to live normally for a while. But, he is once again sent back in time with Katherine, a girl named Andrea(Who he develops a crush for) who is Virgina Dare and...a dog named Dare. JB has no idea why that was the combination of living things to have the most chance of success, but still sends them back in time. However, things don't exactly go as planned. A time traveler code-named Second decides to manipulate them by sending them to the wrong area and trapping Antonio and Brendan with them.
This results in Second sending Jonah and Katherine to 1611 where Jonah has to play John Hudson and Katherine's an invisible spy.