Jude Mcgregor was a Nought and the first son of Ryan and Meggie McGregor. He had an older sister, Lynette McGregor, (who died after stepping in front of a bus) and a younger brother, Callum McGregor, who was later hanged. Jude was three years younger than Lynette and two years older than Callum. Jude's niece was Callie Rose McGregor-Hadley. Later in his life Jude became the general of the Liberation Militia, the most ruthless and ambitious ever. He was killed in the Isis hotel bombing.
Early life Edit
Jude lived with his parents, his brother and his sister in a run down home in Medowview. His family had very little money and all of their stuff was at least second hand. Jude was forced to leave school when his mother was fired by Jasmine Hadley, since then Jude harboured a strong resentment for Crosses and he often referred to Crosses as Daggers. It was the same as the crosses calling noughts Blankers.
Lynette, who turned insane after she was beaten up by a group of noughts for going out with a cross, was confronted by Jude when he was 17 and an argument occured. Lynette was convinced that she was a Cross and often had funny turns where she asked why she was with noughts and insisted that she was more important than her family; Jude found this very annoying and tried to tell her that she was a nought. Callum shouted at Jude that no one could stand him, so Jude let out an animal howl and attacked Callum. He was dragged off by their father, Ryan McGregor and slapped round the face. Ryan told his sons that three years ago Lynette was out with her boyfriend, Jed, and was beaten up by three or four nought men.
However, in that argument Jude had finally convinced Lynette that she was a nought, unable to cope with living in a world where she was inferior, Lynette gave up and commited suicide by walking in front of a bus. Everyone except Callum thought that this was an accident. Jude blamed Jed who had gone out with Lynette and hated Crosses even more.
Acting on his hatred Jude along with his father joined the terrorist group Liberation Militia and planned to bomb at the Dundale shopping centre which Sephy and her mother happened to be shopping at. Jude was told that there would be a warning 60 minutes before the bomb went off. This was a lie, the warning was given just a couple of minutes before causing complete panic. When Jude found this out he was upset that he had been lied to and didn't seem to be comfortable with the idea that people had died in the blast. After the bomb exploded, Jude's fingerprint's were found on a piece of bomb casing. His house was filled with tear gas in order to capture him. Jude however, was already on the run, the rest of his family were caught but he wasn't. Ryan was arrested and claimed he had planted the bomb to protect Jude, he only did this because the police had told him that they had Jude and that he would die if no one else took the blame. Ryan was questioned in court. He was convicted and sentenced to hanging. Ryan escaped the charge, thanks to his Cross lawyer Kelani Adams, but was destined to remain in prison for life. Ryan said that he would rather die than spend the rest of his life in prison and he died - by electrocution - in an attempt to escape jail. Jude left home to permanantly join the Militia.
Jude later emerged not long after his fathers death and invited Callum to join Liberation Militia, telling him there was nothing for him at home. A few years later news spread Persephone Hadley was returning from boarding school and they came up with a plan to kidnap and hold her for ransom. Jude, knowing the history between Callum and Sephy constantly tested Callum to see where his loyalties lay. When Callum proved his worth to the new Jude plotted where they would receive their demands, and they were visted by Andrew Dorn, the second in command to The General. Andrew was actually a traitor, and when Jude and the rest of Callum's cell, Morgan Green, Pete and Lelia left Callum to watch their prisoner. It turned out the police were tipped on where they would make the pick up, by Andrew Dorn.Pete was killed and Lelia was captured. Jude and Morgan came back was furious to find his brother had slept (he initially thought it was rape) with Sephy. While in a fight with his brother, Sepy slipped past them and escaped. They chased after her, and Callum found her but let her escape.
They went seperate ways and agreed to meet up on Callum's birthday. Callum went to see Sephy but was caught by Kamal Hadley and later hanged.
Eye for an Eye Edit
In the long sequal to crosses and noughts, aneye for an eye, Jude is featured heavily. Jude blamed Sephy for Callum's death and followed her to her apartment. (After she was thrown of her parents house for not having an abortion.) Minerva Hadley was there as well. Jude went to kill Sephy, but she wanted to die, so killing her would just put her out her misery. Minerva, who tried to run for the door was shot in the arm by Jude. Jude walked away, claiming he would get revenge on her through her child, while Sephy called an ambulance for Minerva.
Escape from hotel Edit
In the next book of the Noughts and Crosses Trilogy, Knife edge, Andrew Dorn is Jude's priority. He and Morgan are wanted, and hiding in a hotel, but are found out by police, but Morgan had a back-up plan. Jude had given Morgan this job. A Cross who supported Nought rights, Dylan Hoyle, got them to pretend they were lowly nought's working as his assiants. A simular plan had been ready everywhere else Morgan and Jude went. They escaped, Morgan thanked Dylan, but Jude still loathed all the crosses. He and Morgan spilt and contacted each other on mobile home once a month.
Jude met a Cross woman named Cara Imega, she was rich and owned several salons and bars. She fell deeply in love with Jude, who told her his name was Steve Winner. He pretended to love her back, and occasionally, he did feel things. But he forced them down everytime. Cara cared about him, and in her bedroom, Jude finally lost it, and beat her up and left her for dead, stealing her money and walking away, but once out side he realised he was crying. Two days later, Cara Imega was dead and Jude was arrested, the experts had found his fingerprints all over her house.
Jude was sentenced to be hanged, but he claimed that he and sephy had been at Cara's house and left, but a man called Andrew Dorn was there, charging his phone, and Cara probally heard something she shouldn't have. Jude publically annouced that Andrew Dorn was working for the goverment. Sephy was forced to say it's true, not for Jude, as she hated him, but for Meggie, whom she and her baby Callie Rose McGregor Hadley were living with. Sephy knew that if Meggie's last child died, it would completely shatter her.
A news paper atrticle, by Minerva Hadley, announced that Andrew Dorn was dead, a bullet in the back of his head. He was killed by the L.M. after they discovered that he was a traitor. Jude was cleared of the charge of killing Cara but he still got two years in prison which is the altomatic sentance for belonging to the L.M. However, he said that he would be let out after only six or eight months if his behavior was good.
General of the L.M Edit
In the third book in the Noughts and Crosses trilogy, Checkmate, The General was captured, Jude had worked his way up in the LM and was named the next general. Morgan Green was his Personal assistant and right hand man, and Tanya was Morgan's assistant. He had meetings of 9 commanders, each commanding a reigon. Jonathan Kidd, commander oe south west, asked alot of questions, and was initally thought as a traitor. Anna Tenski, commander of the mid-west, turned out to be the traitor, working for secret services, after he had Morgan get their phones bugged. Jude killed Anna instantly in front of the other commanders, to show them what it would be like if they betrayed the L.M.
Contact with Callie Rose Edit
Jude contacted Callie Rose when she was ten, telling her he was her uncle, and making it seem like he was a good one. Jude did things to get on Callie's good side such as taking her to films that her mother wouldn't let her see. For the next few years he took her out frequently where he would feed her lies to make her hate her mother. At 15, Callie joined the L.M, after Jude showed her the hateful letter Callum wrote, but didn't mean. Jude got this letter when he robbed Sephy's house, he also took other valuables but only to make it seem like he was a normal burgular. Callie began training where she did a lot of physical work and learned to make bombs and use wepons. Jude organised for Callie to suicide bomb Kamal Hadley, her grandfather. On her 16th birthday Callie had the bombs which she had made herself, and was prepared to use them, but they were taken from her by Jasmine and Callie was locked in a cellar with Sephy for her own good.
Jasmine Hadley had discovered that Callie was going to become a suicide bomber and locked her in the celler to stop her. Jasmine was already dying of cancer, so she took the bomb planning to kill Jude with it. Before she detonated the bomb she spoke to Meggie McGregor, who as good as said that Jude needed to die. She said goodbye to her son and left. Jasmine set off the bomb, killing both herself and Jude. The last thing that Jude thought of was Cara, showing that he loved her more than anyone else. He died laughing because he thought that he was going to see her again.
Through his life Jude created rules for himself to help him survive, he numbered them, with Jude's law number one being the most important. Many of the laws relate to hating crosses, or never caring about people and they are often harsh and cruel. They contribute majorly to who Jude is as a person. Jude's laws are:
Never, ever allow yourself to feel. Feelings kill.
Never trust a cross. Ever
Watch your back.
Caring equals vulnerability. Never show either.
Never get so close to anyone or anything that you can't walk away at a moments notice if you have to.
Do unto others as they would do unto you - only do it first
Revenge is sweet like chocolate.
There are no such things as friends. Just acquaintances who haven't let you down yet.
The only person you can ever rely on is yourself.
Keep your blood hot and your heart cold.
Hate can feed the places where food would do no good
The key to a girl's heart is through her vanity
Staying focused requires more than keen eyesight.
Stay organized, stay one step ahead, stay alive.
If heaven is full of crosses, I'd rather live in hell.
Payback may be slow in coming but it always arrives.
The only good cross is a dead cross.
- Ask and don't get - but demand with menaces and receive with equanimity.
In Knife edge Jude began to make exceptions to the rules. He allowed himself to fall in love with a cross, Cara, and said that the rules didn't apply to her.
Jude had black hair and brown eyes, he resembled his mother, Meggie McGregor. Jude, as a nought, had pale skin.
Double Cross (mentioned only)