|Full Name||Vanessa Barone|
|Debut||Season 2 Episode 21|
|Closing||Season 5 Episode 7|
"Ah, been called a lot of things: relic hunter, mercenary, thief. But Vanessa Barone, nice lady? Ha, ha! That is a new one."
Vanessa Barone is an experienced relic hunter, mercenary and thief who came into conflict with Jackie Chan in the search for ancient treasure on at least more than two occasions.
Vanessa is a bold, pompous and aggressive person. She appears rather proud of her notoriety, humorously remarking at Jackie unexpectedly referring to her as a "nice lady". She also commented on how Jackie was taking priceless artifacts out of what she describes as the "greedy little hands" of herself and several other villains.
Jackie first encountered Vanessa when they both journeyed to an ancient temple hidden beneath Venice in search of the Eye of Aurora; a magical artifact that can teleport the user to any location by saying "Return to (name of destination)". Jackie desired to turn the necklace over to a museum, but Vanessa wanted to use it to steal all the treasures of the world. Vanessa managed to get it by feigning injury which prompted Jackie to aid her, only for her to kick him down and take the necklace before teleporting to Pontello, a canal within Venice.
Jackie followed her along the canal where she was found riding a gondola, gloating over her prize. Jackie siezed the Eye of Aurora from her and used it to travel to Uncle's shop; however, he left his jacket behind with his wallet which Vanessa used to track him down. Eventually, Vanessa arrived at Uncle's shop where she discovered Jackie's location after overhearing Tohru say it, despite Uncle's efforts to keep him hidden.
Vanessa found Jackie in Summit Hill tied up during a lesson with the Buttercup Scouts. Jade then arrived after teleporting to and from Siberia with the necklace. After a brief scuffle, both Vanessa and Jackie ended up traveling to Peru, Mount Everest, the Sahara desert and then Summit Hill again where the necklace was broken into two parts. Jackie then devised a plan to trick Vanessa by offering to let her have his half of the necklace as well as telling her about the location of another treasure. Vanessa suspected that Jackie was planning on sending her to Desolación Island to have her arrested, and Jackie fooled her into saying "Return to Desolación Island" and he touched her half of the necklace with his for a brief moment, sending her to the island along with the Buttercups who had latched onto her at that very moment, leaving a dismayed Jackie behind. On the island, the scouts then managed dispatch and tie down Vanessa by the time Jackie arrived.
Vanessa encountered Jackie once again when she teamed up with 4 other enemies to get the Silver Iguana of Awramba. Vanessa and the other four chased after him, only for Jackie to get rescued by Jade in a hang-glider.
Powers and Abilities
Vanessa is a woman of many talents, though her preferred occupation is unclear and has been called a number of things like treasure hunter, mercenary or thief. It can be inferred that she is highly skilled in all of these areas due to her memories of them.
Vanessa is a capable hand-to-hand fighter, but is especially proficient with the use of a bullwhip.
- "If you're lying, you're going to need a lot more bandages." Scouts Honor
- "Brilliant, you must have been a real A+ student, Chan." Scouts Honor
- "Remember us Chan? You snatched the Nepilla Opal, the Sword of Badang, and NOW the Silver Iguana of Awramba right out of our greedy little hands." Antler Action
- Vanessa Baron is probably modeled after Lara Croft, as both of them are female treasure-hunting bad-asses who speak with an English accent.