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    Linda/Jailbreak
    “You know, women are always coming up with stuff that men are taking credit for” Liar.
    Gender: Female
    Type: Satellite Love Interest/Mary Sue
    Age: Young Adult
    Species: Princess Emoji
    Portrayed by: Anna Faris
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: The Emoji Movie


    Jailbreak (real name Linda) is the tritagonist, and the love interest, later girlfriend of Gene Meh in the critically panned The Emoji Movie. She is voiced by Anna Faris.

    Why She Can't 💔 Break Out of Jail

    1. The reason why she exists was to cash in on the popularity of Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie and Olivia "Sombra" Colomar from Overwatch, in terms of both personality and character design because all three characters have blue hair, or purple for Sombra, and are notorious hackers, but with none of the charm and likability those two characters had.
    2. She gets no character development for most of the movie and has very flat characterization throughout the movie other than revealing that she was formerly a princess. Well, in hindsight, every character in The Emoji Movie has the same problem.
    3. Her relationship with Gene feels forced, bland and dull.
    4. Similar to Willie Scott from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, she seems to have a bad temper towards others around her to the point of being unlikable, as she never shuts up every time she's on-screen, but this is partially understandable considering how she was treated by her mother as a kid.
    5. Basically, she is almost a Mary Sue with no personality other than being a strong, independent female character who mostly exists to promote nothing but girl-power.
      • Speaking of girl power, during the scenes in both the Candy Crush app and the Spotify app, she complains about how sexist she perceives the society she lives in to be because of her line, "You know, women are always coming up with stuff that men are taking credit for.", but then changes back to her former self at the end of the movie, (the princess emoji) which as mentioned above she assumed was sexist, hereby making her look like a complete hypocrite. Other than that, she usually talks about other things not related to feminism, including the princess and bride thing being a myth, and her motivations.
      • Not only that, her claim of female emojis being only princesses and brides because of her line, "Did you realize that on the first emoji set, a woman can either be a princess or a bride?" falls flat on its face when considering Mary Meh, Gene's mother, and Smiler are both females that aren't princesses nor brides. The latter was even the original emoji and founder. There's no reason Jailbreak shouldn't be able to go as a hacker.
      • At one point during the scene in the Cloud, she tells Gene that she wants to be more than just a princess. Why does Jailbreak need to keep her reveal mysterious? This is one of the few plot holes in the film that are never explained.
    6. She is also an example of a satellite love interest, which is to say a love interest of the main character who is underdeveloped. It feels like Tony Leondis and Eric Siegel decided to make her exit in the film just to promote girl power (see WSC💔BOOJ #5).
    7. Her voice acting by Anna Faris is shockingly mediocre.
    8. She, along with her friends, didn't show any mercy for Akiko Glitter (from Just Dance) and other likable characters that were deleted from existence and were responsible for all the destruction that happened throughout the movie.
    9. In the junior novelization of the film, her temper is even worse. This can be blamed on Hi-5, who was made into an even more insufferable character in that book.
    10. Her design is unoriginal and when after she reveals herself as a princess is unfitting

    Redeeming Qualities 💘

    1. Her design is somewhat decent like every The Emoji Movie character, despite it being unoriginal and unfitting.
    2. She does have her weaknesses, such as the inability to enter the cloud alone and dance, which at least doesn't make her a complete Mary Sue.
    3. At least she apologized to Gene Meh for what happened in the Cloud.
    4. She redeemed herself in the third act and started to help others when she saved Gene from getting killed by Smiler and her bots.
    5. In the short film found on the DVD, Blu-Ray, and some HD digital copies, and the short is also on YouTube, titled Jailbreak Decoded, some of her bad characterization is justified as her strict single mother had treated her unfairly as a child. Some of her characterizations are also explained in the book adaptation "The Emoji Movie: Break Out".
    6. At least she cares and loves Gene (despite their relationship being forced, bland, and dull as mentioned above in WSX'tBOoJ#4), and she cares for Hi-5.

    Trivia

    • Linda/Jailbreak was originally set to be voiced by Ilana Glazer in the film, but for unknown reasons, she was replaced by Anna Faris for the role.
    • Anna Faris herself hated The Emoji Movie and regretted playing the role of Linda/Jailbreak in said film.

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