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Ryder Jackson
RyderJackson
Occupation Student
Residence Summer Bay House (2017-)
Gender Male
Relationships Coco Astoni (girlfriend)
Raffy Morrison (former attraction; his side)
Ty Anderson (crush; Ty's side, kissed)
Family Unnamed father
Quinn Jackson (mother)
Alf Stewart (maternal grandfather)
Mary Jackson (maternal grandmother)
Roo Stewart (aunt)
Duncan Stewart (uncle)
Owen Dalby (uncle)
Martha MacKenzie (cousin)
Ric Dalby (cousin)
First Appearance 25 October 2017
Portrayed by Lukas Radovich

Ryder Jackson is the son of Quinn Jackson and the grandson of Alf Stewart and Mary Jackson. He is also the nephew of Roo Stewart, Owen Dalby and Duncan Stewart. He is also the cousin of Ric Dalby and Martha MacKenzie and Coco Astoni's love interest and boyfriend.

Storylines

Ryder steals some sandwiches from the Summer Bay Surf Club. Later he steals money from VJ Patterson and Hunter King, who give chase and catch him. They bring him to Alf Stewart and Ryder tells him that he is his grandson. Alf does not believe Ryder, until he tells him and Roo that his mother is Quinn Jackson.

Ryder tells them he has lost his phone and cannot give them Quinn's contact details. Ryder takes money from Alf's wallet and leaves. He returns to the Surf Club where he meets Coco Astoni, who he became attracted to and he offers to buy her a drink. Roo finds Ryder and he tells her he does not want to go back to his mother's, so she takes him back to Summer Bay House.

Ryder and Coco have lunch together where Coco gives out 'her' number to him, but he is unaware that Coco actually gave him her father, Ben Astoni's number instead. Ryder kept calling for Coco and Ben threatens Ryder for harassing Coco. Quinn later calls Alf and states that Ryder’s is his grandson. He is then asked to go back to camp but Roo decides he should stay in Summer Bay. Alf allows it and Ryder was delighted.

Ryder met and became attracted to Raffy Morrison at the Surf Club and they play pool together. Alf later force Ryder to do some housework and chores around the house. Ryder became best friends with Raffy and Coco. When Ryder overheard that Raffy and Coco plans a girls movie night at Raffy's house, Ryder decided to join them and they allow him to come. When Ryder meets Raffy's older brother Brody Morgan, Brody called Ryder "Rooster" and "Richard".

When Coco arrives to the house, in a pretty dress, Ryder became fascinated how beautiful she was and invites her to sit with him. As the movie starts, Ryder starts to put his arms around Raffy and Coco. During the movie, Ryder starts to flirt with Raffy, which annoys Coco, who secretly likes him. When Coco saw how Raffy and Ryder were close, she leaves. The next day, Ryder meets Raffy at the Diner, with her older sister Tori Morgan. Raffy, who knew about Coco's crush on him, told Ryder that they'll never be an item, which Ryder respects her decision.

Ryder helps Coco when she organises Glow Day at Summer Bay. But the next morning, as he slept on the couch, Coco came to Ryder's house and wakes him up. Ryder cracks and harshly tells her to stay away from him, causing her to flee in tears. Later, at the Surf Club, Ryder gave Coco a blow kiss as he walked right passed her. Ryder was later partnered up with Coco and Raffy’s bully, Jennifer Dutton, which annoys them. Desperate to beat Raffy and Coco, Ryder races fast, causing Jennifer to fall and sprained her wrist.

Roo confronts him for going too fast, and Ryder cracks at her. That night, Ryder starts to walk out of his room, as he passed Alf, who tries to talk to him and Ryder falls down the stairs. Alf assumes that Ryder is sleeping walking. That morning, Ryder caught Roo looking through his bag and Ryder gets angry at Roo for accusing him for using drugs. Ryder cracks at Roo telling her that she’s worse than his mother. Ryder later apologised to Coco for shouting her. Later, Roo apologised to Ryder and asked him to promise” her to tell him what’s wrong. Ryder accepts her promise and made truce with Roo.

When VJ was about to depart with his daughter, Luc Patterson, Ryder told everyone that he’ll be the next VJ, but a bit not muscular, which VJ tells him to shut up. When Ryder’s mother, Quinn Jackson arrives to Summer Bay to see him and their family, Quinn badmouth about Ryder to Roo, who was offended by Quinn’s harsh words. When Ryder walks in on Quinn and Roo arguing, Quinn tells Ryder to pack his bags because they’re leaving.

While packing, Ryder talks with VJ’s mother Leah Patterson-Baker before about to leave. As he tells Quinn that he’s ready. Quinn tells him that they’re not leaving as she decided to stay in a Summer Bay for a couple of days, after realising that Ryder is happy at Summer Bay, delighting him and Roo. When Quinn and Roo were arguing about Ryder staying in Summer Bay, Ryder cracks and stole Alf's jeep, and accidentally hit Roo, who was taken to hospital. Ryder felt guilty and apologise to Roo, who forgives him. Ryder and Raffy stole one of Alf's boats for a joyride and went on an island, where they found the dead body of Dennis Novak, buried in the sand.

They flee and kept it quiet from everyone. A week later, Ryder reunites with a new and confident Coco, who returns home from her week stay with her grandmother. Ryder noticed Coco's henna tattoo on her and looked at it. When Ryder prepares to leave to return to the city with Quinn, he hugs Raffy and Coco goodbye before he takes one look at Coco for the last time before leaving. When he returns to the Summer Bay House, Quinn told him that she realised how happy he is in Summer Bay and having friends and that she decided to let him stay in Summer Bay with Alf and Roo for good, delighting Ryder, Roo and Alf. Ryder told Coco and Raffy that he is staying for good and invites them to Quinn's farewell lunch.

Ryder takes Quinn to introduce Raffy and Coco and Quinn asked him which one of the girls is his girlfriend, and Ryder told her that she must guess before introducing them to Quinn, especially to Coco, who Quinn assumed that Coco is Ryder's girl. When Raffy leaves, Coco told him that she is very glad to meet his mother and Ryder replies he is glad too. When Quinn left and Ryder prepares to settle in Summer Bay for good, Roo asked Ryder if he would like to go to the movies with her and he accepts before inviting Coco and Raffy, but Coco kindly declines his offer before she returns home.

Ryder assists Coco with her efforts in protesting against the diner, insisting they go green and environmentally friendly. Ryder later learns from Raffy that Coco likes him. Ryder helps Coco with her protest and later unaware that he began to annoy her. Ryder tries to use the internet to impress Coco, but fails. After a talk with Alf, Ryder came to Coco's house to apologise to her, who forgives him. He later gave her a beautiful bouquet of paper flowers as a gift, he later tries to confess his feelings to Coco, but he chickens out. Ryder attends to Salt's relaunch party hosted by Brody.

Ryder saw Coco on the other side with Raffy and Roo convince him to ask Coco to dance with him, but he became shy. Roo pushes him to Coco and he went to her, where Raffy tells him to ask Coco to dance with him already, which he summon up the courage to ask Coco to dance, who accepts by taking his hand and they slow waltz happily. It was later seen that Ryder and Coco have been texting each other, which Coco get annoyed by her sister Ziggy Astoni. Ryder then tries to find a job so he doesn’t need to go to school. He asked Marilyn Chambers for a job at the Diner, but she kindly declines. Ryder then asked for a job a kids entertainment centre and was hired to be a clown. Ryder was happy that he got the job, but Coco, Raffy, Alf and Roo were not happy, especially Roo, who wanted to enroll Ryder to Summer Bay High.

Appearance

Ryder has brown curly hair and brown eyes. He wore dark coloured T-shirts, jeans, sneakers and a denim jacket. His haircut is the same style as Mason Morgan's previous haircut and VJ Patterson's haircut. He always wore a blue watch on his left wrist.

Relationships

Quinn Jackson

Ryder is the son of Quinn Jackson, Alf Stewart's daughter.

Alf Stewart

Ryder is Alf Stewart's grandson. Jackson goes in search of his grandfather in Summer Bay, he tells Alf that he is his grandson, Alf does not believe Ryder, until he reveals his mothers name. When Quinn calls Alf, he realised that Ryder is telling the truth.

Roo Stewart

Roo is Ryder's aunt. At first Roo is suspicious of Ryder as to why he will not give out his mothers phone number, she suspects he has run away. Roo finds Ryder makes the decision to look after Ryder at Summer Bay House.

Coco Astoni

Main Article: Ryder-Coco Relationship

Coco is Ryder's best friend and ex-girlfriend. Ryder instantly became attracted to Coco when he first saw her walking with her sister Ziggy Astoni at the Surf Club. He told her that she “melted his heart” and later offers to buy her a drink. They drank and talked together. Ryder meets Coco at the Diner and he asked her for her number, but unaware that Coco actually gave him her father, Ben Astoni's number instead. Ryder kept calling for Coco and Ben threatens Ryder for harassing Coco. Coco starts to have a crush on Ryder but was jealous when Ryder and Raffy flirt with each other. Ryder and Coco starts to flirt each other, hinting there might be a thing going on between them. Ryder's mother Quinn Jackson assumes that Coco is Ryder's girlfriend. Ryder finds out that Coco likes him and he tries to impress her but fails. Ryder gives Coco a bouquet of paper flowers as an apologise gift. Ryder also ask Coco to dance with him and they slow waltz together. When Coco was worried for her mother Maggie Astoni, who was sick, Ryder cheers her up. When Coco still worries for Maggie, Ryder thought Coco doesn't like him anymore, but Coco proves to him that she still does by kissing him. They went on a first date and start a relationship. However, when Ryder noticed that Coco has been texting and talking about her counsellor, Jeremy, he gets jealous which annoys Coco and she breaks up with him.

Raffy Morrison

Ryder became attracted to Raffy when she entered the Surf Club and they played pool together. Raffy's three older brothers Justin Morgan, Brody Morgan and Mason Morgan saw them playing and teased her if Ryder is her new boyfriend. When Raffy and Ryder became close, Brody and Justin became overprotective of Raffy and Justin disagrees about Raffy and Ryder since Ryder is three years older than Raffy. Raffy and Ryder start flirting causing Coco, who has feelings for Ryder, to get jealous. When Raffy, who knew Coco's crush on him, told Ryder that they'll never be an item. Ryder lost interest in Raffy and starts pursuing Coco, even he found out that Coco likes him.

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