|Abbiejean Malory Kane-Archer|
|First appearance||Archer Vice: Arrival/Departure|
|Voiced by||Kimberly Woods (Season 11)|
|Age||5 (as of season 11)|
Lana Kane (Mother)|
Sterling Archer (Father)
Lemuel Kane (Maternal Grandfather)
Claudette Kane (Maternal Grandmother)
Ms. Kane (Maternal Aunt)
Malory Archer (Paternal Grandmother)
Ron Cadillac (Paternal Step-Grandfather)
Bub (Paternal Great-Grandmother)
Nikolai Jakov (possible paternal grandfather)
Character History[edit | edit source]
When Lana Kane becomes fixated on having a baby she secretly visits the sperm bank, examining many specimens before choosing a frozen vial provided by Sterling Archer. In part two of the season four finale, Lana reveals her resultant pregnancy, much to everyone's shock. Cyril Figgis, who recently resumed dating Lana after their break-up though under strict rules, asks when she was planning to tell him; Lana then reveals Cyril isn't the father. She tries to explain to a seemingly-cuckolded and enraged Cyril that the biological father is a donor, but is cut off when he escapes through the sea vents. Lana's pregnancy effectively ends their relationship and Cyril is infuriated at her for months.
For most of the fifth season, Lana is pregnant and throughout said time she fosters her maternal instincts by "mothering" her friends, even Archer who despises it. In each episode, she finds her patience being pushed to its limit by their crazy antics and begins regretting her decision to become pregnant. In the season 5 finale, Lana's baby is born in a Central American airport. Archer, who sought certification as a doula, tries to help deliver the baby, though Lana screams at him as she believes he is responsible for buying the cocaine. She even tries to do crack out of a meth pipe and shoot him in the face, however, the gun is empty. When push comes to shove, Malory comes to the rescue when Archer provides little support.
While on the flight home, Lana is finally able to pull Archer aside to recount the story of her visit to the sperm bank; Archer, however, tunes her out, instead fixating on the baby, who has begun to exhibit some of his mannerisms. Snapping to focus, Archer asks Lana what she's been talking about and she calmly introduces him to his daughter, Abbiejean. Though Archer disappeared for 6 weeks after A.J. was born, he admits he still plans to be a parent to her.
Archer was absent for the first six weeks of her life as he went on a crazed bender from shock ending up drunk in a south Asian country with a small deer in his motel and possible lady boys in the shower. She is largely protected from the antics and insanity of the other members sometimes violently like when Kreiger kidnapped her for his experiments in growing cyborg teddybear. She is currently the most protected member of the family.
Later in the episode "Nellis" Malory suggests that Lana changes A.J.'s middle name to "Malory" and although Lana tries to deny it Malory ends up getting her way by bribing Lana and fake crying until Lana finally relents and agrees to change her middle name to Malory while A.J.'s grandmother immediately demands a notarized copy of her revised birth certificate on her desk and offers Lana some more money to have A.J. christened at a white church.
Though it was all an act, in "Sitting", Lana does unintentionally put her in harm's way by hiring an actor who did use a real gun, to test Archer's abilities as a father and protector of A.J. Though he succeeded in protecting her, he becomes angry that he got shot and that they put him through the whole rouse on purpose.
In "The Kanes", she finally gets to meet her maternal grandparents who instantly love her. Though the family event is ruined when Slater stages a burglary, not knowing she and her parents would be there.
This made Archer upset as well as Lana, when the opened fire with A.J. in the house. During the next few episodes, A.J. is judged constantly by Malory believing she's getting too fat in baby standards. Despite both parents' disagreement, she's shown to try and force A.J. on a diet. In "Reignition Sequence", Archer threatens he will have her arrested if she tries to give A.J. diet pills. Lana also angrily reminds her to feed her, fear that she's putting her on the diet. Their suspicions were right, after being hung up. Malory tries to make A.J. have an ice chip instead of her milk.
Though Malory believes that she'd be AJ's legal guardian if anything to happen to her son and Lana, Lana eventually reveals to Archer that if anything were to happen to her (and only her), custody of their daughter would go to either Lana's parents, Lemuel and Claudette, or Lana's sister (who has yet to be seen or named). At first, Archer's against this and argues that Malory and Woodhouse should raise her, but after realizing what they're like (particularly his mom) and remembering what his own childhood was like as a result of it, he agrees that Lana's arrangement is ultimately what's best for their daughter.
She'd appear in "Drastic Voyage: Part I" and "Drastic Voyage: Part II", under Malory's care while Lana and Archer did a mission. During which due to the jeopardy of the plan, Lana reminds Archer that her parents are A.J.'s guardians. Archer still feels hurt by her statement and claims that A.J. could do worse for a guardian. To which the scene points to A.J. nearly getting an ashtray from a general.
Though he apologizes to Malory, she shrugs it off and says "she's use to it". Later flash backing, that A.J. got to enjoy some time with her step-grandfather Ron who was reading her Goldilocks and the Three Bears; but also while smoking in front of the baby. To which Malory snaps at him, though not for smoking in front of A.J. She snaps at him because she just cleaned the drapes, then kicks him onto the patio with A.J.
Then present, Malory states that she hopes A.J. will pick a smoking habit to help with her "battle of the bulge". Poor A.J. is then still forced through Malory's diet tactics, when she refuses to feed her. This forces Agent Holly, to feed her when Malory refuses. After the mission gets botched, she's seen being fed by Lana who's instantly suspicious of Malory again. When she asks why A.J.'s still hungry even after Malory claims she fed her, she instantly brushes her off and says "Who knows with her. A tapeworm?"
A.J. doesn't appear right away in season 7, though is mentioned several times. To which Lana mentions her as proof that she and Archer are in a relationship, when Shapiro tries hitting on her. His reaction upon learning of a baby, he goes "ewww", indicating he's not fond of children or at least babies.
She'd make her first appearance in "Deadly Prep", now 2 years old. Lana and Malory are insistent in putting her in a very prestigious pre pre kindergarten school, believing it'll jumpstart her academics. Though Archer's alright with public school, he goes along for A.J.'s sake. Until he recognizes, a member of the board was his former bully, Ivy. And while its clear Ivy is rude, obnoxious, and makes racist remarks both at Lana and at A.J. Lana grins and bears it, and forces Archer to take a case for Ivy.
Though its clear that Archer is still uncomfortable, Lana reminds him to think of A.J.'s future and not ruin it for her. Out of love for his daughter, he does as he is told. Lana tries further to get A.J. into the school by hoping to meet with the dean. A.J.'s later seen in Pam's care playing with her. Unfortunately both ideas blow up as Ivy just wanted to set Archer up for murder and tried to kill him.
Meanwhile, Lana's arrested as she's mistaken for a stalker. To which the dean immediately puts a restraining order on her. Archer is later seen at the prison, telling her that he thinks A.J. going to prep school would be a bad idea because of the bullying and snobbery and thinks A.J. will be fine in public school. Because no matter what school she goes to, he believes A.J. is smart and will excel no matter where she is. Plus he doesn’t want to be the one who would have to go pick her up and take her back home.
Some time before Archer woke up from his coma, Lana sent A.J. to a boarding school in Switzerland, per Robert's suggestion, so that she could get a good education which upsets Archer, possibly because he feels Lana is merely abandoning their child as much as he felt he was abandoned by Malory during his years at boarding school. It has also been revealed that in the short time A.J. lived at home, Lana took advantage that A.J. was forgetting who her real father was to hide from her the fact that Archer was her father and was raised to call Lana's husband Robert "daddy". A truth that gave Archer a lot of pain.
A.J. is kidnapped in "Caught Napping" and the team is severely strict on themselves to rescue her. Archer holds in his 'rampage' mode to be his most effective, whereas Lana unleashes fury at everyone in her path. Once the ransom is paid A.J.'s abductor decides to keep both the money and A.J. in order to train her to be an assassin and murder both of her parents. and escapes with her. In the climax, A.J. stomps on the foot of her abductor in order to run to her mother. She and Lana jump off the crashing sleigh to Aunt Pam's 'human airbag' arms. Archer longs for A.J. to call him Dad but she sees Robert as her father. Showing that she has no idea that Archer is her real father
Also, a distraught Malory worries aloud and laments not having given her granddaughter a gun. She then remembers she did, a 'cute little ruger'.
After everything is over, A.J. spends some time with her mother, step-father, Lana's colleagues and her grandmother Malory, who subtly criticizes Lana over the fact that A.J. was eating carbohydrates (pretzels) while Archer stands far from them, still sad over the fact that everybody forgot about him, especially A.J. after hearing her call Robert "Daddy". Lana introduces A.J., who is drinking a juice box and holding her finger up to wait, to an eager Archer, even though Lana doesn't tell her daughter that Archer is her biological father. Archer learns his daughter called him 'Sleeping Beauty' during her the time she visited him while he was in coma, which makes Archer happy. Lana is embarrassed when A.J. reveals her mother referred to Archer as a 'Sperm-Delivery Device'. Archer then gives Lana a look and she defends herself by claiming that she "only did that once".
Appearance[edit | edit source]
As a baby, she always wore a pink onesie with a pink ribbon around her head. She inherited Lana's green eyes and hair.
As a toddler, she wore a cream colored dress with her curly brown hair tied with two ball hairbands.
As a preschooler, A.J. has her hair in a bun tied with a pink ribbon, a pink winter coat, blue jeans and blue snow boots.
Personality[edit | edit source]
As a preschooler, A.J. is overall a happy, brave and polite child. Despite her mother and stepfather sending her to boarding school far away from home, she seems to love them very much. A.J. even attacked a dangerous criminal to protect her mother. She also seems very fond of Archer, despite being unaware that he is her biological father. For example, during the times when Lana took her to see Archer while he was in coma, A.J. kissed him in an attempt to wake him up like in the tale of the "Sleeping Beauty".
A.J. show strong hints in both body language and perception, that she inherited Archer's plausible autistic traits, including a liking of dominating the conversation. An example of this is when A.J. first introduces herself to Archer, she like her farther has done on previous occasions, holds out her index finger as to interrupt and quiet Archer, while she finishes her juice box. This is something Archer is known to do with his whiskey and drinks. The behavior can seem intimidating in nature. As with the "Sleeping Beauty", her perceptive skills and exploits are remarkably similar to that of Archer's, e.g. when she recollects Lana's description of Archer as a 'Sperm-Delivery Device', and feels the need to bring this detail up, a kind of nitpicking Archer is known to do extensively. It is plausible these characteristics are due to her young age; as it's said the truth has to be heard from drunks and kids.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- A.J. was born in the Republic of San Marcos.
- When A.J. was first born, she exhibited similar traits of Archer, such as raising one finger to indicate "just a minute." This was a definite clue that she was his daughter seconds before Lana confirmed it.
- Despite both Archer and Lana's objections, Malory believes A.J. is getting fat and is shown forcing the baby to diet. Others reject Mallory's claims and affirm that A.J. is an average-sized baby. Archer has threatened to have her arrested on multiple occasions after restricting the baby's food.
- According to Lana, being impregnated with Archer's sperm was not her idea, but Malory's. However, when confronted, Malory told Lana to "prove it".
- Abbiejean was named after Lana's grandmother. This is also the name of creator Adam Reed's grandmother.
- In "Deadly Prep", it shows that A.J. has toy space ships and may be interested in astronomy.
- In "Sitting", it can be seen that among A.J.'s things that there is a stuffed ocelot. Her father has an extreme enthusiasm for wild felines and probably gave the toy to her in an effort to share that with her, further demonstrating his strong affection for his daughter.
- AJ has many things in common with her father, Archer:
- Both were born in war zones outside the US.
- Both their biological mothers were not married when they gave birth.
- Both have the middle name "Malory" after Archer's mother/A.J.'s grandmother. (In A.J.'s case, Malory used extensive manipulation to force Lana into adding this to the infant's original name.)
- Both were sent to boarding schools at five years old.
- Both of their mothers are spies.
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