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This good character is a heroine.

Stacey is a character created by Kiki. She appeared in the episode "The Tale of the Closet Keepers".

History[]

Stacey was smart, funny, pretty and better at basketball than just about any guy in school. She was deaf and she couldn't hear. So she communicated through American Sign Language. Also by reading people's lips she could understand them too. However, to some people, communicating with her was frustrating.

One afternoon, her basketball team was heading on their way out, when her teammate Billy was complaining. He wanted to kick her off of their team, since having to sign every move to her was just too frustrating to him. Billy also rudely said that they can't win, if they had to do everything special for her.

Reading his lips, she understood him. Then she got upset and threw the ball hard at him and ran off. She stopped near the side of a run down townhouse building. Then she saw two strange men in business suits and sunglasses come downstairs Then they left the building. She was curious about the run down old building, so she went upstairs.

There she inadvertently entered a bizarre looking elevator. It took her inside a spaceship. She looked around the ship and noticed all the high tech equipment. Along with an interesting large world map on the wall. Then suddenly she noticed that the elevator door that brought her up twisted around. Then it locked into place. So now she was trapped.

The she hid when she heard more people coming. It was two other men in business suits. She observed them look at the world map on the wall and they clicked on a country. She figured that by doing this, the elevator would take passengers to that country. Then she climbed out of her hiding place and knocked something over. The sound got their attention, and she ran away before they could catch her

She entered a room, which was a holding cell block. Five other children from around the world were being kept prisoner in here. When she entered the room, she tripped off an alarm. Without knowing it, she set off an earsplitting sound wave. All the kids were now clutching their ears in pain, begging her to turn off the alarm. Finally she read one of their lips. Now she understood. So she turned off the alarm. Suddenly the administrator, known as The Keeper appeared.

Then the two men grabbed her from behind. Then she was thrown into what looked like a boy's bedroom. There was no actual furniture. It was all just painted on metal. Then she noticed the big glass window, to the side of the room. Then suddenly on the other side of it, three aliens interestingly looked at her. Then one of them takes a picture. She recoiled in horror at the sight of them.

Suddenly the Keeper came to speak to her. She read his lips as he explained to her that he was a zookeeper: Either a humanoid alien or an evolved human from some point in the future. He informed her that his spaceship was an Intergalactic Zoo. Also that he has captured various Earth children, from around the world. Which he has imprisoned in his zoo. So visiting aliens can handsomely pay to come and look at them. Just as Earth humans pay money at the zoo to see the animals at.

When realizing she wasn't answering him, he came to a conclusion that she was not very bright. Which might be to her advantage. Then he warns her, showing what will happen if she tries to escape. He did this by grabbing his henchmen and placing his head into the doorway. This caused earsplitting sound waves to go off. Now the guard was in agonizing and earsplitting pain. She nodded her head to tell the keeper that she understood.

Next the door opened, and Billy was forced inside. Billy was very surprised to see her there. He demanded to know where they were. After seeing that he had difficulty understanding her sign language, she did a series of charades and movements. This helped him realize that the ship was a zoo. Therefore they have been captured as the attractions for aliens to come and look at for their enjoyment. When Billy tried to escape, exiting out the door the sound waves went off. This caused him earsplitting pain.

Soon the doorway in she and Billy's cell opened. it lead them to a caged hallway. A girl named Emma told them to hurry or they wouldn't be fed. Then she gave them some feeding bowls. The kids were all fed what appeared to be lime green Jello.

Emma explained to Billy that she was the first kid taken to the zoo. Then four other kids from around the world came too: An African boy, a Swedish boy, a Mexican girl and a Vietnamese girl. Emma was amazed and excited to hear that she was deaf. Because she could escape and not be affected by the sound waves.

The the Keeper came in and screams at them. Then she read his lips, when he told his henchman to eliminate her. She was shocked and horrified. When she and Billy got back to their cell, he asked her why she looked so sad. She sign to him that it was because they planned to kill her. He tells her since she can't hear, she can just run off and escape. But she signs to him that the guards will still hear the alarms and catch her anyways. Also she can't leave without him.

Hearing this Billy was shocked and feels bad. He asks why to stay for him, since he hasn't been very nice to her. She actually speaks to him. Her voice is a bit high pitched, because she can't hear. She tells him that the reason they haven't been getting along very well is not because she can't hear. But it's because he's hasn't been listening well enough to try and understand her. He promises to listen from now on and they plan their escape.

Then she discovers that mirrors deflect the sound waves. So they carry the wall mirror above their heads and run out of their cell, without tripping the alarm. Then she freed all five of the other children. However since they are cameras everywhere the guards immediately show up. The guards try to stop them. So she turned the alarm onto them and they all run off.

Then she and Billy took them all to the master control room. Billy locked the door shut with a metal bar. Then she took them all to the the big touch screen world map. They at first don't understand what she meant by touching it. So Billy explained to them what she meant. It is that if they touch a country on the map, the elevator will take them there.

The African boy touched Cameroon and he was taken home. Then the Swedish boy touched Sweden, then he was taken home. The Vietnamese girl touched Vietnam and she was taken back home. Then the Mexican girl touched Mexico and she was taken back home. Emma was short and had trouble touching United Kingdom. So she lifted her up, now Emma was able to touch it and get in the elevator to get back home.

They were just about to go home, when The Keeper appeared. He grabbed Billy in a restrain, and threatened him with a sound wave gun. The Keeper was furious because they freed his specimens and ruined his zoo. She pretended that she was now affected by the sound waves, to lower his guard. Then she walked backwards leading the Keeper into the sound waves area. Billy then covered his ears and ducked down and yelled: 'Hit it!'. So she turned the sound waves onto full blast. Now the Keeper got a taste of his own medicine. As she and Billy made their escape, he kept uttering to them: "I'M GOING TO FIND YOU AND BRING YOU BACK!".

Then they entered the elevator and returned home. When they returned back home, Billy asked her how to thank her. She showed him how to say 'Thank you' in sign language. Then he signed it to her and she signed back the same sign. Which also means 'You're welcome' while also saying it to him. Then they both walk off together. Soon she and Billy finally settled their differences and became friends. Nobody believed their story about the zoo, but they always knew that they could talk about it.

Trivia[]

  • According to an interview from D.J. MacHale Bethanny Nurse, was originally cast to portray Kiki in the Pilot. However she replaced by Jodie Resther right before the episode was finally filmed.
  • Bethanny Nurse also appeared in the episode "The Tale of the Lonely Ghost" as Beth's friend Sally.
  • Bethanny Nurse isn't deaf in real life. In "The Tale of the Lonely Ghost", her character Sally, was she shown speaking and hearing perfectly to the character Beth.

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