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Jason Frudnick is the main character in most of the Blaster Master adventures. He's the husband of Eve, father of Roddy and Elfie, and destroyer of the Plutonium Boss after finding his pet frog, Fred. His last name is sometimes known as Gardner, perhaps as a nod to Kane Gardner, the main character of Meta Fight whom Jason was based on.

Jason is most famous for piloting Sophia 3rd and Sophia 4th. His primary weapon is the Gun, and he uses short-range supplementary Grenades. There's not much known about him, other than he grew up as a normal teenage boy and seems to possess a strong sense of bravery. After inheriting Sophia 3rd, he learned quickly how to operate, maintain, and even improve on the original alien technology.

Appearances & SynopsesEdit

Blaster MasterEdit

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Jason is a normal teenager who owns a pet frog named Fred. One day, Fred escapes from his tank and jumps outside onto a chest filled with a radioactive substance, causing the frog to grow in size. Fred's weight causes the chest to sink into the ground, causing him to fall into a large hole. Jason follows his frog down the hole to the underworld, where he comes across the tank Sophia 3rd parked next to the entrance to the Forest. Realizing something is wrong with the environment, Jason equips the combat suit and pilots the tank.

Jason adventures through the underworld, fighting lurking monsters. Journeying even deeper underground, he eventually fights Underworld Lord and saves the world from a mutant invasion. Jason restores Fred in the ending.

Worlds of Power: Blaster MasterEdit

Events follow much the same course as they do above, except that Jason, now given the last name Frudnick, meets a woman named Eve when encountering Sophia 3rd and is hastily introduced to operating the tank's systems during their initial ride. They also meet up with Alex, one of Jason's high school friends, who is pursuing his own missing pet.

Blaster Master 2Edit

Jason has elected to pursue a quieter life following his last underground adventure, but stores Sophia 3rd in a barn just in case. That case arises when the Lightning Beings scrap it as part of their plan to stop the Earth's rotation, prompting him to rebuild the remnants into Sophia 4th and retaliate.

Blaster Master BoyEdit

Blaster Master: Enemy BelowEdit

Ostensibly taking place between the two numbered Blaster Master titles, Jason is contacted to resume piloting a refitted Sophia 3rd after experiments on the original batch of mutants go awry.

Blaster Master: Blasting AgainEdit

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An adult Jason pictured alongside Eve in Blasting Again’s instruction manual. The game marks both the first time the Japanese games recognized the American Blaster Master lore as canon, and her first visual depiction as a blonde.

A much older Jason eventually forms a family with Eve, fathers Roddy, and adopts Elfie, but never truly settles down, and is described as killed in action against the Lightning Beings.

Blaster Master ZeroEdit

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Jason in Blaster Master Zero.

Jason Frudnick is a well-known scientist who specializes in robotics. One day, while he is out exploring, he stumbles across a strange creature he's never seen before. Believing it to be a creature from before the ice age, Jason manages to capture it and names it Fred. He then proceeds to study it, hoping to learn about what life was like before the ice age.

However, Fred manages to escape from terrarium, and disappears through a wormhole. Jason follows it, and ends up in a cave far underground. He finds no sign of Fred, but instead finds the tank known as SOPHIA III. The tank opens for him, and he decides to use it to track down Fred.

Blaster Master Zero 2Edit

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Jason in Blaster Master Zero 2.

A few months have passed since the events of Blaster Master Zero's true ending. Eve was successfully rescued from the Invem Sophia and the Mutant Core destroyed, saving Earth from the threat of invasion. However, some mutant cells still remained within Eve, causing rampant corruption and visible mutation of her body. Jason frantically searches the underground for a cure to the point where Sophia Zero and his Blaster Rifle nearly break down beyond repair, but to no avail. Seeing as no cure can be found on Earth, Jason believes that Planet Sophia, where Eve and the Sophia Metal Attackers originated, could have a means of saving her. They construct Gaia-SOPHIA, a Metal Attacker capable of theoretically unlimited space travel, and set off into the cosmos.

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