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Full name

Aja Leith






Lead guitarist and backup vocalist of The Holograms


Starlight Foundation

Voiced by

Cathianne Blore


"Hey, I'm crazy, but I'm not THAT crazy."

For other uses, see Aja (disambiguation).

Aja Leith is the lead guitarist of Jem and The Holograms and foster sister of Jerrica, Kimber and Shana.


Aja is an Asian-American who moved in with the Bentons at the age of 11 after her parents possibly died. Jerrica and Kimber disliked her at first, but she eventually grew on them. She had also became friends with Rio because of their shared
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interests. When Jerrica's mother made a treehouse for the three girls, Aja made them recite a friendship pledge. The girls then finalized it by making lemonade.

Despite being her foster parents, Jacqui's and Emmet's deaths still affected her as they were the ones who made her feel like a part of a true family.

When Synergy gave them the musical instruments their father left for them, she, along with Jerrica, Kimber and Shana, formed the all-girl rock band known as The Holograms, where she became the main guitarist.


Aja has bright, blue hair and blue eyes. It is unknown if this is her natural hair color, but in Out of the Past when she arrives to Starlight House as a child, she already has blue hair, implying that it has always been this color or she has been dying it since an early age. Her original outfit consists of a lavender sweater with a belt, a purple skirt, purple tights and purple heels. Her promotional artwork outfit is a pink, latex top, a blue and purple leopard-print skirt and pink heels.


Aja is a headstrong tomboy who can still express her feminine side at times. She can be very sensitive and sometimes makes snap judgements. She is very intuitive and can easily see people's true intentions before others do. She is loyal to her friends and cares about keeping Jem's true identity from being revealed. She has a very good relationship with her fellow foster sisters and friends. Aja enjoys repairing things and occasionally works as the band's mechanic.

Due to her vast knowledge on mechanics and electronics, Aja is generally the one who leads the other girls when they have to get down to business, either it is to dismantle or reassemble Synergy, retrieve information from her memory bank, or when restoring a car. This is what probably made her the unofficial chauffeur for the band, as she is the one usually seen behind the wheel of the many vehicles the Holograms use for transportation. It is not shown often, but in a few episodes it appears that Aja does have a bit of a temper at times.


Craig Phillips

In The Talent Search (Part 1), while The Holograms were looking for a new drummer to replace Shana, Aja met Craig Phillips. She and Craig fell in love and continued their relationship even though he wasn't chosen as the new drummer. In Britrock, Aja is reunited with Craig in Europe. Unbeknownst to her, Craig was Stormer's brother. When Craig tried to introduce Aja to his
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sister, she mistook Stormer for Craig's wife instead and ran off feeling betrayed. When Kimber explained to her that Stormer was his sister, Aja, ashamed, hurried back to apologize to him, when a bomb set by henchmen sent to kill Mason Hawthorne, exploded at that precise moment and the building started to collapse. Aja and the others managed to rescue Craig and Stormer, and the two rekindled their relationship.


See: Aja/Gallery


  • Aja is the only member of the Holograms to date a relative to one of the Misfits.
  • Aja was the first foster girl to arrive at Starlight House.
  • In the early concept, Aja was called "Jade" and Kimber was named "Aja". Ironically, they share the same voice actress.
  • Aja is of Asian descent. It is implied that she is Japanese, because of the kimono she wears in one of the episodes. However, when the band goes to China, she wants to pick up a local newspaper to brush up on her Mandarin Chinese. It is possible that in early drafts, when Aja was still named Jade, she was planned to be Japanese instead of Chinese.
  • Aja is the same age as Jerrica.
  • Her voice sounded a little deeper at the beginning of the series.
  • She was the first member of the Holograms to be seen in the series.
  • She is the third member of the Holograms to have an official boyfriend.
  • Aja was the least featured Hologram in the series, since she had the least storylines.
  • Her skill as a mechanic is probably what makes her the primary driver of the Rockin' Roadster.
  • Even though it was in a book that was licensed by Hasbro, instead of the cartoon, Aja apparently also knows how to play the flute.
  • It should be noted out of the Holograms as children Aja is the only one who has a different hair length as a child compared to when she was an adult.
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