Jonas Kahnwald is the son of Michael and Hannah Kahnwald. Following his father´s suicide, Jonas was left traumatized. After Mikkel Nielsen´s disappearance, Jonas found a map in his father's art studio and received a package from a stranger, leading him to discover a wormhole that brings him into the past and later, the future.
Family background Edit
Jonas is the son of Hannah and Michael Kahnwald. Michael Kahnwald was originally Mikkel Nielsen, who travelled through time from 2019 to 1986. Ines Kahnwald adopted young Mikkel. Thus, Jonas´ biological paternal family are the Nielsens: Ulrich and Katharina are his grandparents and Martha and Magnus are his aunt and uncle.
Jonas has an introverted, quiet personality type, with a form of PTSD due to the death of his father. He is curious about the concept of time travel seen in his future self (the stranger) and realised that he must destroy wormholes in order for everything to go back to normal. In the future he is much the same but more jaded and cynical unaware he is creating the wormhole.
Mental Health Edit
Jonas has hallucinations and dreams of his father Michael/Mikkel which are a manifestation of his PTSD during high anxiety for which he is taking medication, Amitriptyline, prescribed by Peter Doppler. Examples of this are the following. In S1:E1 Secrets, Jonas hears someone call his name and sees Michael covered in black substance just after Mikkel goes missing in the forest near the cave. In S1:E2 Lies the next morning Jonas dreams of black substance oozing from his ear and when he looks in the mirror sees Michael covered in black substance again just prior to waking up. In ("Alpha and Omega") Jonas dreams he is awoken by a hand on his shoulder and when he turns over in bed he sees Mikkel lying next to him, after he really wakes up he throws away his medication. Finally in ("Alpha and Omega"), after Jonas/The Stranger activates the apparatus in the cave and sits down he turns to see Michael also sitting near him covered in black substance. The black substance could be oil based black paint since Michael was a painter and several of his paintings were exclusively in black.