Jude Whittaker was an outwardly gay student at Stanton High School, a good friend to Blaine, a photographer, and a member of the "Fab Five".
He's a quiet boy deeply attracted to photography and has been suggested to have had more than one exhibit at school. He is also the photographer for the school newspaper. He is a freshman when he first meets the rest of the Fabulous Five.
Like the others of the five, Jude commonly receives bouts of bullying like the rest, with the added destruction towards his camera and photographs. Blaine implies that Jude has received death threats from the bullies in their school.
Five and a half months after teaming up with Blaine and the rest of the Fab Five, Jude was beaten to within an inch of his life by his school bullies and left abandoned in an alley. Medical aid was attempted, but he passed away before even reaching the emergency room. His murderers were never convicted, and the general public believed it to be a mugging or he had gotten mixed up in a fight that went wrong.
Jude's camera was found in his bag at the scene, and Blaine holds the contents though he has never looked in them. It is hinted that there might be more to the story through the photographs, but no one knows for sure.
Facts about Jude
If He Hadn't Died
If Jude hadn’t died, Erin would’ve never become afraid and run away. If she never ran away, the pressure wouldn’t have been on Blaine, Micah and Shane. If the pressure hadn’t been on them, Shane and Micah would’ve never just given in and made out on the couch.
If they never did that, Blaine would’ve never had to come out, and Micah would never have disappeared. None of those things would happen. Blaine would’ve held on long enough with the Fabulous Five to make it through high school. He would’ve never gone to Dalton. Kurt would never have met him. [Read The Catalyst for more]
Age at Death: 15-16
Age Would Be In Canon Time: 16-17
Age Would Be In 2015: 20-21