The geekiest kid in school just became the biggest, buffest adventurer you've ever seen, but he'll learn that true courage and confidence can't be programmed.
Jumanji movie website[1]

Dr. Xander "Smolder" Bravestone is one of the five selectable playable characters in Jumanji's video game form that appears in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, as the chosen avatar of Spencer Gilpin.


Within the world of Jumanji, Bravestone is a renowned adventurer and archaeologist and is known across the seven continents for his amazing feats. After he saved Franklin "Mouse" Finbar's life from a warlord in Peru, he has never left Dr. Bravestone's side. [2]

He is a former colleague of Professor Russell Van Pelt. After receiving a letter from the Field Guide Nigel Billingsley, he arrived in Jumanji with his companions to answer the call for aid to lift the curse.

His symbol on the player select screen is a compass, reflecting his role as an archaeologist, explorer, and adventurer.


  • Strength: He is very strong and tough.
  • Speed: He can run very fast and can easily outpace the others in the group.
  • Climbing: He is very good at climbing.
  • Boomerang: He is skilled with weapons, especially with his boomerang.
  • Smoldering Intensity: He has a sort of intensity about him that can make him seem attractive when saying certain things.
  • Fearless: He is courageous in the face of danger.


  • Generosity:


  • He is the only character without a specific weakness in the film, however, the official site adds generosity to his weakness statistics.
    • Regardless of having no apparent weakness, he is not invincible and can still be killed.
  • His symbol on the closing credits next to his actor's credit is a Squirrel, referencing Spencer's fright of the Squirrel at the Vreeke House and when being spooked by another Squirrel at the Jaguar Shrine.
  • He has similarities to Indiana Jones from the Indiana Jones series and Rick O'Connell from The Mummy series.


Concept artwork


  1. Official Website
  2. First Jumanji 2 Photo Looks Almost Completely Different - GameSpot
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