Who is the coolest member of Jem and the Holograms?

Jem-and-Holograms

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Whoooooa Jem! She’s truly outrageous! Truly, truly, truly outrageous! But, come on, is she really? Without the rest of her band, the Holograms, Jem would just be some crazy lady in Diablo Cody’s dreams that has multiple personalities and speaks to inanimate objects on her ear, homeskillet. So which Hologram is cooler than the title character? If you ask me, I’d have to go with Jem/Jerrica’s little sister Kimber, but that’s just because I know how it feels to be an under-appreciated younger sibling. But I’d prefer to let you all decide, PopWatchers. Vote after the jump: Who is the coolest member of Jem and the Holograms?

Jem
Instrument:
Vocals. Who has time to learn an instrument when you’re two people?
Fashion Sense: Pink hair on pink clothing. Very matchy-matchy. Yet a fashion inspiration to many, including Rock of Love 2‘s Angelique.
Favorite Spice Girl: Ginger.
Streng
th: Split personality. You won’t like her when she’s angry — which is okay, because she’s actually milquetoast and actually rarely gets angry. Also: She’s got computers on her side, an obvious advantage when Skynet takes over.
Weakness:
An inflated sense of self-importance. A whole song that repeatedly declares your outrageousness? Really? If you’ve gotta flaunt it, you probably don’t got it. But blame it on insecurity — after all, she does have a boyfriend, Rio, who’s two-timing her with her alter-ego… and she doesn’t seem to mind.

Kimber
Instrument:
Keyboards. Jerrica’s younger sister can play Bach and Chopin, but, the rebel that she is, she’s shoving synthesized music in her parents’ faces for all those piano lessons.
Fashion Sense:
Blazing red hair contrasted with a tight, white blazer. Very Texan news anchor.
Favorite Spice Girl: Baby.
Strength: Talent. Kimber writes all the songs…
Weakness: …yet it’s always about Jem, Jem, Jem! Jealousy!

Aja
Instrument:
Lead guitar.
Fashion Sense: Bright blue hair undoubtedly styled by a Flowbee.
Favorite Spice Girl: Sporty.
Strength: As the driver of the Rockin’ Roadster, she’s the key figure when the Holograms need to rush to a concert, run away from the Misfits, or make over $200 million at the box office racing Vin Diesel.
Weakness: She keeps her enemies close, but could that be detrimental for the Holograms? Aja’s boyfriend is the brother of one of the Misfits. Can we really trust her?

Shana
Instrument:
Drums, Bass. (Don’t say it, Cartman.)
Fashion Sense: A weakness for silver lame paired with purple curls that would make Grimace jealous.
Favorite Spice Girl: Posh.
Strength: With a boyfriend in the industry, she’s the Holograms best shot to climbing the Billboard charts.
Weakness: She’s a quitter — not only did she briefly leave the Holograms to pursue her passion for fashion, but she quit that job once her boss proved too mean. Shouldn’t she have taken her frustration out on the printer instead?

Raya*
Instrument: Drums.
Fashion Sense: Pink hair extensions undoubtedly fashioned by Ken Paves, paired with a hipster bow tie.
Favorite Spice Girl: Scary. (That hair!)
Strength:
She won a nationwide talent search to be in the band, and didn’t even have to get anyone cheesecake from Brooklyn.
Weakness:
Her repeated insistence that the Holograms cover The Decemberists songs.


*Not pictured. She’s the Bonus Jonas of Jem.

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  • Kathgal

    yeah…it was all about the Misfits for me. Rock on Pizzazz!

    • An Average Sized Mustache

      Ditto. They wrote Astro Zombies which pretty much gives them a free pass for life.

    • Rain

      Pizzazz was my fav as well!

  • Lindi

    Where is this coming from? This is very random. You must have caught an episode on HUB like I did.

    • Mariah

      It’s not random at all. For the past few days ew has been holding polls on the coolest characters from various vintagesque cartoons.

  • Amanda

    I always liked Stormy from the Misfits. Sidenote – I hope this Jem renewal will make my dolls worth something. Glitter&Gold Jem ftw! lol

    • AC

      Yes! Glitter and Gold!

  • Lindi

    I loved my Jem doll and light up earrings. I just hated that she was made bigger than my barbie. And of course there were barbie and the rockers that came out at the same time. They were so lame compared to Jem.

    • Amanda

      Oh, I had Barbie & the Rockers too. And the stage. And 3 Jem dolls. I have 3 boxes in my garage that my mother keeps insisting I sell on ebay, but I really don’t think anyone wants that stuff. Childhood memories. :)

    • Jen

      Oh my gosh, I would have never, ever remembered Barbie & the Rockers until you mentioned them. But now that I do, I can totally hum their theme song and sing a few of the words. They were definitely not as cool as Jem and co.

    • Alli

      I had both as a child. The cool thing about Barbie and the Rockers was how their arms would swivel when you twisted them.

    • Shasta

      Derek (Derrick?) from Barbie and the Rockers was the hottest doll ever.

  • jennie

    i’ve been dvring the episodes on HUB. I’m such a loser and I don’t care.

    • Lindi

      That is a good idea. Each episode ends in a cliff hanger. You are a genious not a loser.

      • jennie

        hahah. thanx.

    • Kim

      @jennie, if by loser you mean freakin awesome then, yes, you’re a loser

    • Kelmar

      Count me in as part of the loser’s club! Love watching my DVR’d episodes of Jem!

    • D

      You’re not a loser….I am doing the same thing!!! Lol!!!

  • Amy

    I thought Jem was facinating. As a child I thought it would be fun to be a mild mannered girl by day, rock star by night just by touching my cool star earring. Now, I think that would be exhausting, or too like Hannah Montana. I wonder if they got the idea for that show from Jem?

  • dee-dee

    I love how Jem has no surname.

    Cher, Madonna, Jem. LOL!

  • Heather

    I love Kimber! She was my favorite as a kid. I wanted to name my first kid Kimber.

  • Madison

    I love, love, love Jem!!! I constantly watched the VHS tapes growing up. I have to admitt I still wish I could find an earring like hers lol. Who doesn’t want a star earring with cool powers?

  • Ap

    Well…I liked Stormer from The Misfits. I always thought she might want to crossover to The Holograms since she and Kimber got along during that one episode.

    Couldn’t stand Kimber…way too whiney. But I LOVED her look.

    I’m 30 and I still remember all of this for some reason.

    • jennie

      ME TOO!!!! Showtime Synergy!

  • Tara

    JEM! No one else is the same!

  • RtG

    I always loved Synergy!

  • BrandonK

    My theory is that my childhood fascination with Jem proves people are born gay. ;0)

  • Jeni B

    I always liked Roxy from the Misfits. She was a total jerk and also illiterate, and yet I thought she was awesome.

  • Shay

    Since the HUB shows episodes at 730 in the morning my morning routine consists of getting up and ready, getting the kid fed, and watching Jem while I drink coffee before I go to work. Its awesome.

    • Zoe

      Me too. I have literally altered my schedule and now get up earlier, so that I can sit down at 7:30 and watch the Hub when I eat breakfast. Thank you Hub for adding such a fun new thing to my summer!

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