Jason McCardy is a character in Ginger Snaps who develops an interest in Ginger Fitzgerald and was infected with lycanthropy.

History[edit | edit source]

Ginger[edit | edit source]

He develops an interest in Ginger Fitzgerald seen after seeing images of her from the Fitzgerald sister's "Life in Bailey Downs" presentation and seeing her visibly rubbing her back due to her cramps, where he says to his friends Ben and Tim that "looks like she's good to go." He invited Ginger to smoke marijuana, which she eventually agrees to.

Lycanthropy[edit | edit source]

Ginger finally gave Jason what he had been looking for and the two engaged in unprotected sex in the back of Jason's car. Ginger transmitted her infection to him and within a few days he began exhibiting signs of lycanthropy. He became more aggressive, his facial features grew distorted and he even began growing a tail. The final break to Jason's psyche was when he began urinating blood. He came upon Ginger's sister Brigitte and told her what had been happening. As he described it, he was "way out on the corner of Fucked-Up and Evil". He demonstrated his feral tendencies by massacring his family dog.

During Halloween, Jason's craze rose and he began terrorizing a young boy. Brigitte found Jason in the midst of terrorizing him and targeted Brigitte, who stabs him in the neck with the syringe. The solution appeared to have worked and the symptoms quickly disappeared. In a daze, Jason got up and returned to school.


Relationships[edit | edit source]

Ginger[edit | edit source]

He develops an interest in Ginger Fitzgerald after becoming attracted to her physical appearance from puberty and from lycanthropy, where she develops a more sexual, aggressive behavior and further physical changes. Later, Jason and Ginger had sex, and he acquired the lycanthropy infection from her. He appears to have broken up with Ginger after he corners Brigitte in the janitor's room at school and grills her on what to do regarding his changes. In the deleted scenes, he reveals to Tim and Ben that he broke up with Ginger.


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Trivia[edit | edit source]

In the second film, it is revealed that the Monkshood is a temporary cure, so it is possible Jason still suffers from lycanthropy. It is speculated that he even might be the werewolf that Brigitte Fitzgerald is on the run from in the sequel. See Fan Theories.

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