— Wise to Shadow
Jerome Wise, is a human seen in Shadow the Hedgehog 2. In the public human eyes he is seen as the peaceful, respectable leader of The Church Of Wiseology, a powerful religious group, that is seemingly helping the world. In reality Wise is a violent, mentally unstable and power hungry man who has no respect for the lives of others.
Jerome's appearance is similar to that of him in Sonic X, a Caucasian man in a suit with light brown hair. The main difference in STH2A, is Wise's gruffier, skinnier look. His hair is also noticeable much messier.
Jerome shares with Shadow that previous to the game's events he was an adviser to the President but was held responsible for Shadow almost killing him in Shadow 1. After said events, Wise was subsequently fired from his job. Afterwards he apparently lost the respect of many of his peers and was left by his wife. Unable to hold down a job Wise became homeless for a short while, before resorting to a life of crime. With years of crime under his belt, the mentally unstable Wise established his mafia like organization, under the guise of a religious establishment, which grew in popularity until it became an international phenomenon.
Jerome is characterized as a mentally unstable tyrant obsessed with power. In addition Wise also extreme cases of narcissistic behavior, believing all others are below him or not nearly as important. Wise also shows extreme hate for any who oppose his opinions or goals, such as Darke Hash, E-123 Omega and Shadow the Hedgehog.