- "Well, really, he's me. I needed a way of creating a body of historical works that would form the foundation for how magic is understood in the modern United States – at least in my fan fictions – and so I simply did what J.K. Rowling herself did, and made myself apart of that world."
- —Jacob Kingston on inserting himself into the Potterverse[src]
- "He's the Bathilda Bagshot of the United States – of North America, really. There isn't another magical historian like him."
- —Ilvermorny Wiki founder, Jacob Kingston, describes his in-universe incarnation[src]
An exceptional historian, Kingston was one of the few wizards to have gained the trust and friendship of a Sasquatch troop, who allowed him to learn their history, which later allowed him to publish a comprehensive book – the first of its kind – on the subject.
Behind the scenes
- Kingston signs his work as "J.K.," which is both his initials and a homage to J.K. Rowling herself.
- His birthplace and residence is a reference to the real-life Jacob Kingston's favorite author: Stephen King.
- He is depicted by Lewis Black, Kingston's favorite comedian, and also shares Black's ethnic background.