Jessica Payne is the daughter of Johnny Payne, an ex-agent of the Federation stranded on Earth. She grew up in the wilds of Kentucky, using her telepathic powrers to control animals and terrorize the local town of Boulder. She was eventually found by Jaleb, who befriended her and, later, recruited her for his "meta-network" of Earth telepaths.
Jessiva and Doug Malone helped Jaleb control the starship Zothaqa during the assault of the Towers. They were then taken to New Camelot where they helped Prince Malinborne thwart another of Smodik's evil schemes. They have since returned to Earth. Jessica is romantically involved with Doug.