* AngstWhatAngst - [[spoiler:Keira gets over Phoenix dying almost immediately... at which point she starts [[MakeOutKids making out with Jak]]]].
* BestBossEver: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ1OxAKdfhc&feature=related final boss]] of ''The Precursor Legacy''
* [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Alligator Mission]]: There's a mission in ''Jak 3'' where Daxter gets sucked into a computer and has to play a Pac-Man style game to find a MacGuffin. It evidently wasn't supposed to be ''that'' much of a stretch, since the character who put him into the computer [[BrainUploading was one with the computer himself]], but Daxter's ''whole body'' getting sucked through the ''screen''?
* ClicheStorm: One of the biggest complaints with ''TLF''.
* ContestedSequel: TLF, partly due to the above, partly for not having anything to do with the previous games. To be fair, the trilogy ''did'', in fact, ''end''.
* Crowning X of Y:
** MomentOfAwesome: Jak vs. Floating War Factory. Jak wins.
** FunnyMoments: [[Funny/JakAndDaxter Several]], but ''Jak 3'''s [[TheReveal Reveal]] probably takes the cake.
** HeartwarmingMoment: The "find my son" scene from ''Jak 3'', followed by a true testament to Daxter's friendship.
*** Also: "I'm proud of ya, Dax."
** CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Plenty of examples, but ''Jak II'''s final boss music is tops.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Erol in the second game.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Jinx only appeared in three or four missions, and we didn't see him at all outside of them. ''Why'' does he have so many fangirls?
** Naughty Dog must have caught on, since he got a [[AscendedExtra much bigger role]] in ''Jak 3''.
* EvilIsSexy: Razer is all over this. [[spoiler:Rayn seems to be going for BeautyEqualsGoodness, especially in comparison to her father, but turns out to be this.]]
** And in the first game, say what you will about Maia, but unlike her brother, the Dark Eco didn't seem to do anything negative to her body...
* FanPreferredCouple: Jak/Ashelin for those who want to see TheHero get with the hot BadAss chick.
** NaughtyDog seemed to have caught on to that [[spoiler:because in ''Jak 3'', Ashelin becomes Jak's LoveInterest while Jak's previous LoveInterest Keira is DemotedToExtra, while Torn, who was implied to be with Ashelin by ''Jak II's'' end, doesn't react at all]]. Of course [[spoiler:massive InternetBacklash ensued. Eventually in ''Jak X'', [[AuthorsSavingThrow Keira and Jak were back together, as were Ashelin and Torn]], and the Jak/Ashelin romance was never mentioned again]].
* GoddamnedBoss: [[spoiler: Skyheed certainly can be if you haven't upgraded your ship, and your stats properly.]]
* GoodBadBugs: The barriers in ''Jak II'' give you an interesting one: until ''you'' get a Security Pass, ''no one'' can get through... including the Krimzon Guard.
** In ''Jak 3'', it's possible to gain infinite height using Light Flight by flapping your wings twice, cancelling by using the Light Shield in mid-air, then flapping again, keep repeating and you can soar all the way to the top of the screen.
* HilariousInHindsight: Jak 3 takes place largely in a desert setting. Guess where the third Uncharted largely takes place...
** Also, Keira, Jak's official LoveInterest, gets a [[{{TheOtherDarrin}} change in voice actress]] from Anna Garduno to Creator/TaraStrong in her third official appearance. Strong is also the original voice actress for Talwyn Apogee in the ''RatchetAndClank'' series; in 2013, Talwyn, who's Ratchet's LoveInterest, gets a change in voice actress in ''her'' third official appearance.
* IronWoobie: Jak, starting with the second game, which opens with him being flung into a strange new place, arrested for seemingly no reason, and tortured and experimented on with Dark Eco for ''two years''. And in the third game, not only is he banished by the same city he saved, but near the end, [[spoiler:Damas dies in his arms, right as he realizes [[LukeIAmYourFather just who Damas was]]]].
* ItsEasySoItSucks: Some people complained that ''TPL'' fit this trope, but ''[[NintendoHard Jak II]]'' certainly shut them up.
* MisBlamed: Many fans hate High Impact because of ''TLF'', even though the game's writers work for '''Naughty Dog''' and the scriptwriter is the same one that did the rest of the series.
* MostWonderfulSound: The roar of your Dark Eco maxing out in ''Jak X''. Hell yeah. Also the charging noise of the Wave Concussor.
* MoralEventHorizon: When exactly Baron Praxis crossed it is up for debate, but it's widely accepted that he ''crossed'' it.
** For ''Jak 3'', you easily could replace "Baron Praxis" with "Count Veger" in the above statement, though many point to his [[spoiler:gloating to Jak immediately after Damas' death]].
** In TLF, [[spoiler:this is the whole reason why Phoenix does his pirating thing in the first place. He quit his military post in the Aeropan air force because it was the Aeropans who, apparently, started the hideous, mind-altering Dark Warrior Project that Haven later picked up.]]
*** [[spoiler:Even better, the source of dark eco that Aeropa used to fuel the Project was none other than the huge crystal core of their planet, meaning that they were destroying their entire world in the process.]]
** As for Erol, there are only "[[{{Disney/Hercules}} two words]]" that can describe that he's crossed the line: "[[spoiler:I win, Jak!]]"
*** [[spoiler:And this was in the second game...]]
* NightmareFuel: The [[BorderPatrol Lurker Shark]] in the first game, and the Kraken tentacle in the third.
** [[spoiler:Metal Kor]]'s first appearance. First, this unseen, [[EvilSoundsDeep deep]] voice says, "Finally! The last Rift Gate has been opened!" and several freaky creatures that look like giant insects come through the portal, followed by some HUGE beast that roars loudly and says, "You cannot hide from me, boy!" I'm pretty sure anyone would shit themselves if something like that happened to them.
** Dark Daxter, contrary to earlier reports, doesn't [[HulkSpeak talk like the Hulk]] and seems to be of his usual intelligence. What makes this fit the trope is that Daxter is [[OmnicidalManiac genocidal]] and [[AxCrazy bloodthirsty]] while dark, but everything he says sounds frighteningly ''in character''.
--> Aww, I broke this one. Still hungry--time for more meat-snacks!
** The boulder chase in the Tomb of Mar in the second game that at first seems to be a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''. What really takes the scare factor UpToEleven is when [[spoiler:a giant spider comes out of the bolder.]]
* PlayerPunch: [[spoiler:Damas]]'s death makes you want to [[KillItWithFire Kill Veger With Fire]].
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: The [[IncrediblyLamePun Hellcrap]] Cruiser went from being useless in ''Jak II'' to being instrumental in [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a certain mission]] in ''Jak 3''.
* ScrappyMechanic: Rail-grinding in ''Jak 3''; it's fine when you're grinding a straight rail, but try to grind any rail with turns or bumps, and more often than not you'll end up going backwards on the rail for no reason or getting thrown off, and it's seemingly random as to when it happens, so there appears to be no consistent way to stay on (though jumping sometimes works), you just have to get really lucky most of the time. This is especially painful if you're trying to get all the orbs in Spargus Village: there are several orbs that are only accessible by grinding a long rail that spirals upwards and then jumping off to a building that you can't reach otherwise (unless you use Light Flight) and 95% of the time when you try and grind that rail, you'll end up falling off at some point no matter which way you move the analog stick. Some people just resort to using the Light Flight infinite jump glitch to the orb at the very top of the rail.
* ShipToShipCombat: The aforementioned Jak/Keira and Jak/Ashelin shippers.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The Haven City Guard Pursuit theme has a melody oddly similar to Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Damas's death]].
* ThatOneBoss: The 4th to last boss in TLF (that Deep Purple monkey thing), that [[spoiler:can use blue eco to slow down time just like you. Chances that you'll not notice this the first time are quite high. And even when you get it, the boss will still be very hard to take down.]]
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: It seems this way to a few fans of the original ''Jak and Daxter'', when ''Jak 2'' changed everything.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Jak II was [[EpilepticTrees claimed]] by some to be a thinly veiled protest against the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the Bush administration ([[FauxSymbolism as supposedly represented by the MetalHead War and Baron Praxis respectively]]), particularly accusations that that they are wars that were fought solely for political and/or economic gain by governments that had illegitimately gained power.[[note]]With Baron Praxis's usurpation of power supposedly paralleling the Presidential election of 2000[[/note]] There is no proof of that NaughtyDog had any sort of political agenda when they made the game and for that matter had been in development well before the controversies regarding the Iraq War began.