Characters: Jak and Daxter
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Voiced By: Aaron Lohr (The Precursor Legacy), Mike Erwin (Jak II - Combat Racing, Move Heroes), Josh Keaton (The Lost Frontier, All Stars Battle Royale)The hero, chosen by the Precursors to protect the world. He has amazing eco-channeling powers. Due to two years of torturous Dark Eco experiments at the hands of Baron Praxis, he has a monstrous alter-ego called Dark Jak. However, he has been blessed by the Precursors with Light Eco, therefore balancing him out. He can be angry and violent at times, but he is a hero at heart.
- Ace Pilot/Badass Driver: Jak's vehicle skills are top notch, and have been a core aspect of his charcater since The Precursor Legacy.
- Anti-Hero: He started out as a fairly standard hero, then became an Unscrupulous Hero after two years of torture and Dark Eco experimentation at the beginning of II. He then gradually became a Pragmatic Hero through the events of that game as his rage against the Baron subsided. By the end of 3, he has developed further into a Knight in Sour Armor, as he's considerably warmed up to most of his allies.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Well, pissed off and vengeful, at least.
- Black Eyes of Evil: When in his Dark form.
- Brought Down to Badass: In The Lost Frontier, he's unable to use his Dark/Light powers due to the world-wide Eco shortage. Doesn't hinder him much.
- Cursed with Awesome: After two years of torture and experimentation, Jak gains Dark Eco powers. The Baron and the Oracle warn that it will drive him insane and kill him horribly, people who watch him in action are terrified, and Count Veger concludes that because of it Jak is an abomination who deserves only death. Nevertheless, it makes him immensely powerful and exactly what he was intended to be: the only thing capable of taking down the Metal Head leader.
- Cute Mute: During the first game only.
- The Cutie: In the first game.
- Corrupt the Cutie: The two years spent in captivity resulted in Jak gaining a more badass attitude, appearance, and a dark form.
- Dark Is Not Evil: One of the reasons Jak is banished from Haven is because he is tainted with Dark Eco. While he's rather darker than he used to be, he still has his heart in the right place.
- Deadpan Snarker: From II onward. A bit angrier than most, but still a snarker.
- Defrosting Ice King: In II he starts out aggressive and hostile and doesn't care about the big picture, saving people or making new friends as long as he gets his revenge. As he defrosts he turns into a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and comes to deeply care about people other than himself.
- Eleventh Hour Super Power: At the end of the first game Jak gets access to Light Eco to defeat the precursor robot. II also allows you a chance to transform into Dark Jak during the final boss fight, regardless of your eco meter.
- Expository Hair Style Change/Good Hair, Evil Hair: In II, you know Jak is going to be all badass now when you see that he's grown a soul patch. Likewise, you can tell he's matured and mellowed out a bit (a bit) at the start of 3 when he trades it in for a goatee.
- Facepalm: A couple times, usually in response to Daxter.
- Friend to All Living Things: Well, not to the Metal Heads, or Dark Makers, or Lurkers at first. But Jak himself has stated more than once that he's "good with animals".
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Although Light Jak's eyes glow, the "doom" part comes from the fact that he can use the Morph Gun in that mode, not from the Light powers themselves.
- Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Starts with eyes that take up half his face in TPL; when he takes a level in badass in II they become noticeably smaller.
- Good Is Not Nice: Sure, he is ultimately good at heart, but he is not exactly jovial.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: He has glowing tentacle energy wings in Light form.
- Heroic Lineage: He is a descendant of the "great warrior" Damas and the founder of Haven City, Mar.
- Heroic Mime: In the first game. Careful observations of the cutscenes in the first game shows that, several times, he tries to start talking before getting interrupted. At some point he just gives up and goes along with everything. (He does say "Ouch!" sometimes when he takes a hit, but the voice is notably deeper and goofier than his voice in II onward.) Lampshaded in the sequel by Daxter:
- "Say something! Just this once!"
- "Er, sorry. He's new to the whole 'conversation' thing."
- "Maybe this guy's a mute, like you used to be."
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Is constantly painted as a bad guy by those in power, culminating in Veger having him kicked out of Haven even though he saved the city.
- Horned Humanoid: As Dark Jak in II, though strangely enough not in 3.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is oftentimes rude, unmannered, and pissed off, but his conscience always gets the better of him.
- Light Is Good: Light Jak
- Limit Break: Dark Jak
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: In II and the opening cutscene of 3; Jak is forced to cut it short so that he could survive in the desert.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Damas is Jak's father.
- Multicolored Hair: Jak's yellow hair has green roots. His facial hair and eyebrows are also green.
- My Nayme Is: Take the very common name Jack and substract a c. (As stated in this article, "Jak" is South African, which "in addition to its Japanese-styled art (...) is another example of the series' multicultural slant.")
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: But hey, at least Jak cleans up his messes.
- Noodle Incident: Who knows what happened with that wumpbee nest on his ninth birthday?
- One-Man Army: Fully capable of taking on endless waves of Krimzon Guards and the Metal Heads by himself.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Jak was originally named Mar, after his ancestor.
- Parental Abandonment: As Explained in the Third game, Jak "never knew [his] father". His father turns out to be Damas. His mother's fate (or even name) is left unmentioned, though she's likely dead given that Damas is single when met. She might have been killed when Praxis took over, or died out in the wastes.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Simply being armed with his morph gun makes him this (the thing has a mini nuke), but his Dark form especially is capable of wreaking havoc and taking out dozens of enemies just by punching the ground.
- Phlebotinum Rebel: After being involuntarily experimented on during the two years between the first and second games.
- Quick Draw: Pulls out his morph gun and puts it back in less than a second.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Jak is the blue to Daxter's red, while he is the red to Keira's blue.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something/Warrior Prince
- The Speechless: In TPL, he only occasionally says "ouch" or yells when he falls a long way.
- Silent Snarker: In the first game.
- Suddenly Voiced: From the second game onward.
- Super Mode: His Light and Dark forms.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Dark Jak from the second game onwards. The third adds a Superpowered Good side to contrast.
- Took a Level in Badass: Following the switchover from TPL to II.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In both cases it's actually justified. The first time, Jak spent two years getting tortured and getting injected with Dark Eco which takes a toll on his personality. The second time, he's exiled by the very city he previously saved. Both times he eventually mellows out.
- Trigger Happy: Chiding Krew for his love for weapons comes across as slightly hypocritical considering how much Jak loves his BFG.
- Troubled, but Cute: Badass jerkass with a heart of gold facing two years of wrongful imprisonment, experimentation, torture, exile, and the death of his father.
- The Voiceless: In the first game.
- Winged Humanoid: As Light Jak.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Baron Praxis specifically warns Jak that although the Dark Eco has imbued him with great power, it will eventually drive him insane.
- Wolverine Claws: Again, Dark Jak
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Jak gains both Dark Eco and Light Eco powers. Though not referring to him directly, he is even told that "the two types, light and dark, when combined form great energies."
- Younger Than They Look: Many a fan was under the impression that he was in his early twenties in the second game, until the official stats in Jak X revealed he was only 17 then. His bio on the official Jak X site states that "Jak from Jak 3 is a seasoned hero, with etched lines on his face that show the many challenges he's overcome." About the 19-year-old Jak from Jak X it's said that "his once youthful face now shows the wear and tear of a hero."
Voiced By: Max CasellaThe sidekick, at least at first. His ego is enormous, and he is always telling tall tales, mostly about his adventures with Jak, although he stretches the truth to make him seem like the hero. His friends seem to like Jak better than him (for the most part), but they just can't resist his unique charm... though he still irritates them to some degree. Most consider him to be a nuisance and a coward, but they're wrong (well, at least about the coward part).
- All Men Are Perverts
- And Your Reward Is Clothes: In universe. What do The Precursors grant him? Pants.
- Badass Boast: Too bad he's a two-foot-tall mustelid, otherwise people might believe him.
- Badass Driver: The Class Two Race in Jak II, and after buying him from the Secrets Shop in Jak X.
- Baleful Polymorph: If you didn't play the first game, you probably don't know that Daxter was once human, and the whole point of the first game was changing him back... which obviously didn't happen, to the joy of fans everywhere.
- Beast and Beauty: Obviously the "beast" part of his relationship with Tess, though since she's the protective one, it's a subversion.
- Berserk Button: Daxter will get really mad with anyone who hurts Jak, whether physically or mentally, and lives to brag about it (such as Veger). This is even lampshaded in-game.
- Blessed with Suck / Cursed with Awesome: At first. He eventually accepts his ottsel state, if not because he's essentially taken the form of a god.
- Butt Monkey: This is lampshaded in the second game, when Daxter is too Genre Savvy to climb up a totem pole and get an artifact. Of course, when Jak manages to grab it, the pole collapses, and one piece falls onto the poor ottsel.Daxter: It's a curse, isn't it!?
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Daxter gets drunk off his ass in Jak II. Possibly justified since 1) he's small, and 2) he chugged a lot of booze in less than a minute. He seems to have learned his lesson, as we don't see him get drunk again. He also gets props for sobering up pretty quickly (and with no hangover, either).
- He gets an Alcohol Hic while intoxicated as well.
- Captain Obvious: Noted in TPL, often stating how to defeat enemies after the player has tried for the first time.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- Deadpan Snarker: On occasion. Normally, he's all snark with a side of ham.
- Deuteragonist: He is half of the first game's title after all.
- Game Over Man: Has a line for every game over except for falls, lava, and drowning.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: After changing into an ottsel, only his gloves and goggles are left of his original outfit.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: At the end of Jak 3.
- I Am Not a Rat or a mouse, or a muskrat, or...
- Killer Rabbit: Daxter can kick some serious ass when he needs to.
- Large Ham
- Lovable Sex Maniac.
- Male Gaze: Daxter looks at Tess' boobs when they meet at the bar. At least he looked her in the face first, though.
- Man Hug: An incredibly inebriated Daxter hugs Jak while slurring "I love you, man!" (Which earns him a disturbed look from Jak.)
- Mars Needs Women: Daxter does have an excuse, being that he used to be human.
- Mascot with Attitude
- Miles Gloriosus: Usually.
- Mix-and-Match Critter: He's an ottsel, an otter/weasel hybrid.
- Moment Killer: Little bastard has horrible timing.
- Morality Pet: He's Jak's.
- Non-Action Guy: At first.
- Out of Focus: In TLF. He's still there, but contributes surprisingly little to the plot and gets far less dialogue — especially noticeable in the many cutscenes where he's reduced to standing around doing nothing, or providing the odd Funny Background Event while Jak does all the talking. This is, of course, a complete reversal of their original roles.
- Physical God: Considering he's taken the form of a precursor.
- Quick Draw: Whenever Jak is on a Zoomer.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Jak's blue oni.
- Riding the Bomb: One of his more badass moments.
- Side Kick
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Starting with the Darker and Edgier (and T-rated) sequel.
- Slasher Smile: Oddly enough.
- Snarky Non-Human Sidekick
- Superpowered Evil Side: In TLF. He becomes about eight feet tall and has unbelievably Narmy bunny ears.
- Talking Animal: Duh.
- Took a Level in Badass: Daxter's change is subtle and usually ignored, but it's there.
- Trigger Happy: Whenever he gets a chance to use the damn thing.
- Undying Loyalty: To his Heterosexual Life Partner Jak (albeit not without complaints).
- Weasel Mascot
Voiced By: Anna Garduno (The Precursor Legacy - Jak II), Tara Strong (Jak 3 - The Lost Frontier)A gifted mechanic, inventor, and racer, Keira is an invaluable help. She invents both the Zoomer and the Jet-Board. She is courageous, kind and independent, though she exhibits some jealousy whenever a rival for Jak's affections shows up. She's not a fighter in a "bash-your-skull-in" sense, but she's willing to get out on the track and blow things up.
- Adrenaline Makeover: She finally gets a new outfit in TLF, where she accompanies Jak and Daxter on their newest adventure.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Keira develops a crush on Erol in the second game. Subverted as she refuses to believe that he is actually evil, causing her to nearly break up with Jak.
- All There in the Manual: Her surname, Hagai.
- Badass Driver: Jak X.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her standard outfit until The Lost Frontier.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty.
- Daddy's Girl: And she's not happy about it.
- Demoted to Extra: In 3.
- Faux Action Girl: In The Lost Frontier. Ashelin she ain't.
- First Girl Wins: She was Jak's love interest from the very beginning, though the role was given to Ashelin in Jak 3. Jak X fixed this, possibly due to fan outrage.
- Green Eyes
- Guns Akimbo: After her aforementioned Adrenaline Makeover.
- Horrible Judge of Character: When it comes to Erol.
- Mad Eco Sage's Beautiful Daughter
- Ms. Fanservice
- Mechanics Are Sexy: Erol to Keira.
- One of the Boys: Her oldest (and presumably closest) friends are Jak and Daxter, and she likes to tinker with machines.
- The Other Darrin: Her new voice actress caused quite a stir in the fanbase (and caused Naughty Dog to give her a bit part in Jak 3). X redeemed Keira, despite retaining the new actress.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Keira serves as the blue to Jak's red.
- Wrench Wench: For vehicles.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her green and blue hair.
Voiced By: Warren BurtonThe Sage of Green Eco and one of the wisest men on the planet (if he does say so himself), he acts as a father figure for Jak and Daxter. He applauds Jak's heroism while scolding Daxter's ridiculous antics, though he does realize that Daxter is a big help to Jak. He is very protective of Keira, his only child. He is absolutely enthralled with the mystery of the Precursors.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has green skin.
- Big Good: Although this role is reduced in the later games.
- Cynical Mentor
- Eccentric Mentor: Although not as nice as the former trope namer (Dumbledore).
- Future Me Scares Me: Averted, as he and his younger self just bicker all the time.
- Guest Star Party Member: Twice in the second game as his younger self. His older self also serves as a guest in one of the missions.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Overprotective Dad: Though, it's perfectly reasonable: he wants his daughter to stay in the garage fixing cars, not out on the track getting shot at.
- Parental Substitute: He is a father figure for Jak and Daxter.
- Rebel Leader: As the Shadow.
- Team Dad: His age makes him more like the Team Grandpa, though.
Voiced By: Cutter MitchellA higher-up in the Underground, a resistance movement against Baron Praxis. He is normally calm, cool, and collected, but he also has a hint of rage in his personality that tends to come out when he's anxious. While he at first was distrustful of Jak and Daxter, they both eventually earn his respect.
- Badass Normal: He only takes part in one mission in the series.
- Badass Driver: Jak X.
- Beta Couple: With Ashelin.
- Da Chief: Of the New Krimzon Guard and its successor, the Freedom League.
- Facial Markings
- Escort Mission: Near the end of the third game, you're required to protect Torn (who joins as a Guest Star Party Member) from a horde of enemies until he reaches the Metal Head nest.
- Good Is Not Nice
- Guns Akimbo
- Guttural Growler
- Heel-Face Turn: He was a Krimzon Guard before the events of Jak II.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Subverted. He's certainly rough around the edges and is far from the Wide-Eyed Idealist, but he's ultimately a part of the Underground simply because he believes in the cause.
- Mission Control: For Underground and Freedom League missions in Jak II and Jak 3 respectively.
- Perma Stubble
- Sadistic Choice: Okay, Torn: Ashelin or the Underground? Pick one.
Voiced By: Susan EisenbergThe daughter of Baron Praxis is a fiery redhead who takes nothing from nobody. She has always relied solely on herself, and doesn't like to trust her life to anyone else, but once Jak and Daxter enter her life, she finds herself making more friends.
- Action Girl
- Badass Driver: In Jak X
- Badass Normal
- Badass Princess
- Bare Your Midriff
- Beta Couple: With Torn.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica, for one game anyway.
- Face-Heel Turn: Subverted. Ashelin temporarily sides with her father after he obtains the Precursor Stone, but when Vin reveals to her that it would destroy everything, she rejoins Jak.
- Facial Markings
- Ms. Fanservice
- Fiery Redhead
- Firing One-Handed
- Green Eyes
- Guest Star Party Member: Ashelin fights alongside you in several battles, making her among the most active guests.
- Promoted to Love Interest: In the third game, so some degree; this was left behind in Jak X, though.
- She did flirt with Jak in the second game a few times, so the promotion didn't come out of nowhere.
- Rebellious Princess: She takes this to extremes by being a double agent for the Underground, who is working to topple the Baron's rule.
- Sexy Walk: Mixed with Male Gaze as the camera tends to focus on her butt while she's doing it.
- Statuesque Stunner: 6 foot exact.
- Stripperiffic: The only female Krimzon Guard we see, she wears a "uniform" like this. Jak X adds some more cloth to her outfit.
Voiced By: Britton A. HillThis member of the Underground specializes in gun design and runs the shooting range. She's courageous, feisty, and willing to help on the front lines however she can. She's a true-blue blonde, absolutely in love with cute fuzzy things, especially Daxter, and seems to believe all of his outlandish tales.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: As an Ottsel.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Beast and Beauty: The "beauty" component of her relationship with Daxter. Subverted because she is the protective one.
- Dirty Harriet: Slight aversion: Tess works as a barmaid (and nothing else) at Krew's bar in order to pass his secrets to Torn and the Underground.
- Dumb Blonde: Usually.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Genius Ditz
- Small Girl, Big Gun
- Took a Level in Badass: She goes from Fanservice to an expert weapon designer.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?
- Wrench Wench: For weapons.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: At the end of 3, he becomes the new king of Spargus City.
- Badass Driver: In Jak X.
- Badass Normal
- Escort Mission: Always takes place in these.
- Green Eyes
- Guest Star Party Member: Sig is more likely to serve as a guest than any other character.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Reddas, anyone?
- I Want Them Alive: About Krew, who Jak has already killed. Sorry, big guy.
- Momma's Boy: Possibly. "She'd give me a warm glass of yakow milk... and my little Poopsie Bear..."
- Not Quite Dead: Sig seems to be killed by a Metalpede at the end of Jak II. He reappears triumphantly at the party in the outro, in perfect health. Which, in hindsight, makes Vin's serious offscreen death even more depressing than when the player was made to think both he and Sig were dead.
Voiced By: Chris CoxThis monkaw is wise, but at times can act like an idiot. A rather odious individual, he often twists Onin's words to his own liking, summarizing them in an impolite manner. He's cowardly, only looks out for himself, and is constantly changing alliances.
Onin is a blind soothsayer who speaks in hand gestures, interpreted by Pecker, who sits in her bowl-like hat. She is very wise, but sometimes "speaks" in riddles.
The Precursor Legacy
Gol and Maia
Voiced By: Dee Snider and Jennifer HagoodTHE advertisement as to why you should keep as far as is humanely and sanely possible from Dark Eco. Gol Acheron, the Sage of Dark Eco, and his sister, Maia, are the villains of the first installment.
- Absolute Cleavage: Have you seen Maia's outfit?
- Big Bad Duumvirate: They seem to get along quite well.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Quite probably because they're dead. Even if they did survive being submerged in Dark Eco, they were left at a point where they would have to contend with hordes of Metal heads while the main plot moved centuries into the future. Still, they're never even mentioned again.
- Disney Death: Both get thrown into the Dark Eco silo and are sealed forever.
- Evil Brits: In accent, if nothing else.
- Half-Identical Twins: Although not revealed in-game, according to the old Naughty Dog website, they are twins.
- Humongous Mecha: Their master plan involves getting one of these made from Precursor technology. The Final Boss is the one they finally get their hands on.
- Informed Attribute: How powerful they are in person. They apparently beat the other four sages without much difficulty, but we never get to see how much trouble they are on their own.
- In Their Own Image: Their master plan is to beak open the Dark Eco silos and use the massive amounts of the stuff within to remake the world as they see fit.
- Power Floats: They seem to be the only sages capable of sustained levitation; they're never seen touching the ground once.
- Red Right Hand: Gol's cybernetic fist, the large black streaks on Maia's face, the blue skin and white hair.
- Starter Villains: Of the series.
- This Is Your Brain on Evil: Gol and Maia were performing Dark Eco experiments, and exposure to the stuff eventually twisted them mad. They had apparently lived in harmony with the other sages until this point.
- Vader Breath: All that Dark Eco experimentation doesn't look like it was any good for Gol's lungs.
- Voice of the Legion: Gol, for reasons unknown.
Voiced By: Clancy BrownThe ruthless, tyrannical ruler of Haven City. Ashelin's father.
- Aristocrats Are Evil
- Artificial Face: Had half of his face replaced after a failed attack on the Metal Head nest left him injured.
- Badass Moustache
- The Empire: He and his Krimzon Guard.
- Eyepatch of Power: His bionic eye.
- Knight Templar: The Metal Heads won't win, even if he has to arrange for everyone to lose.
- Large Ham
- Lord Error-Prone
- Monster Protection Racket
- Red(dish) Eyes Take Warning
- Tactical Suicide Boss
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: He wanted to use a bomb that can destroy the universe to blow up the Metal Head Nest... yeah.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Emphasis on the EXTREME part. He's willing to do anything he sees as necessary to stop the Metal Heads from destroying the city.
Voiced By: David HermanThe commander of the Krimzon Guard and Praxis's right-hand man, this ruthless KG was the best racer in the city until Jak came along.
- Back from the Dead: Returns as a cyborg in the third game.
- Big Bad: in the third game.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: In the third game, the only parts of him that aren't machinery are his right hand and the left side of his face.
- The Dragon: To Baron Praxis and later to the Dark Makers.
- Dragon Ascendant
- Driven by Envy / If I Can't Have You : His envy towards Jak for winning back Keira's respect after a nasty near-break up causes Erol to attempt to run over Jak with his bike, which results in him crashing into barrels of Dark Eco and becoming a cyborg.
- Green-Eyed Monster
- Evil Counterpart: To Torn. To a slightly lesser extent, Jak too.
- Evil Redhead
- Jerkass: Particularly the charming, handsome, arrogant dickish type.
- Took A Level In Jerk Ass: He's a massive tool in the second game, but he's much worse in the third.
- Karmic Death: He crashes into a stash of Eco and explodes when trying to run Jak over with a zoomer. Subverted because he is revealed to be alive in the third game.
- Omnicidal Maniac: In Jak 3.
- The Rival: Is this to Jak in racing and winning Keira's affections.
- Smug Snake
- Spell My Name with an "S": In Jak II it's spelled Erol, in 3 Errol.
- Villainous Breakdown
Voiced By: Sherman HowardThis wise old man is a member of the Underground and guardian of The Kid. He is very knowledgeable in regards to Metal Heads.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Or more specifically, Metal Head in human's clothing.
- Big Bad: As the Medal Head leader, he serves this role in Jak II.
- Gray Eyes: Subverted. He seems to be perfectly innocent until he's revealed to be the Metal Head Leader.
- Omnicidal Maniac
- The Reveal: He's really the Metal Head Leader in disguise.
- Treacherous Advisor
- The Villain Makes the Plot: Setting in motion his prophecised defeat was the reason Jak was sent back in time for the first game, and the reason he was sent into the future at the start of the second.
- Voice of the Legion: Lighter than most examples, but it's there.
- Walking Spoiler
The heir to the throne of Haven City, this adorable child doesn't go anywhere without his pet crocadog, who likes no one but the boy.
- Chekhov's Gunman: The Kid is the heir to the throne of Haven City, but that's not why he's important. It's because he's Jak.
- Escort Mission: At one point, you are required to take the boy to Vin. Due to his young age, he does not become a Guest Star Party Member.
- Friend to All Living Things: The snarling, unpleasant crocodog he keeps around seems to adore him and Jak.
- Future Badass
- Future Me Scares Me: Averted: he takes a shine to Jak.
Voiced By: Willliam MinkinThis Jabba the Hut look-alike runs the Hip Hog Heaven Saloon. He was a gang lord in Kras City before he came to Haven. He is obsessed with weapons.
- The Chessmaster: In Jak II, he's manipulating the Underground, the Baron, and the Metal Heads for his own profit. He's giving the Underground information about the Baron's dealings with the Metal Heads in return for favours, among which he has Jak retrieve the ruby key from the statue of Mar. The key he uses to sell the entire city out to the Metal Heads by opening a tunnel to the city through the underport. However, at the same time, he's helping the Baron build the Piercer Bomb and planning to use it along with the Precursor Stone to destroy the Metal Head nest, suggesting that he didn't really plan on letting the Metal Heads take the city. Even if they had destroyed the city, Krew's crime empire extended itself to Kras City, making it probably easy for him to recover from Haven's potential destruction. He also shows an impressive posthumous talent for scheming in Jak X, one that destroys Mizo's empire and places Krew's daughter Rayn on top of the Kras City underworld.
- Companion Cube: Krew likes weapons a little (okay, a lot) too much.
- Evil Brit
- Fat Bastard
- I'm a Humanitarian: The credits for Jak II, where the characters speak like they're actors. Krew proudly says he "slimmed down" to 520 for his role, and it was thanks to his personal trainer. Krew then admits that he ate him, as if it were a slip in his otherwise strict diet.
- Meaningful Name: At least for the Japanese dub. The onomatopoeia "kuru-kuru" means for something to go round and round. And considering what Krew is...
- Obi-Wan Moment: When he's left behind with the set-off Piercer bomb, he just mutters a calm: "Oh, well."
- The Quisling: He sells out Haven City to the Metal Heads, though since he was also helping Praxis build the piercer bomb to destroy the Metal Head nest, he may just have been trying to profit off the Metal Heads before doublecrossing them.
- Posthumous Character: In Jak X.
- The Rat
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Vader Breath
- Verbal Tic: 'ey?
- Villainous Glutton
- Video Wills / The Tape Knew You Would Say That: Krew's holographic will in Jak X
Voiced By: Robert Patrick BenedictThis computer whiz is paranoid of everything and suffers from Hora-quanophobia (fear of Metal Heads). He works for the Baron as the foreman of his eco-mining operations, but he relays information to the Underground.
- Brain Uploading: Vin "survives" a Metal Head attack by doing this.
- Cool Gun: Has his own little high-tech laser pistol. He's... not such a good shot.
- Demoted to Extra: In Jak 3, even with his prior death.
- Distressed Dude: And it's up to Jak to save him.
- Grenade Hot Potato: Thrown to him by Daxter. He promptly throws it back. Who throws it back again, and so on.
- Hollywood Hacker
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: When he first meets Jak and Daxter, he shoots wildly at them, with predictable results.
- Killed Off for Real
- The Load: At least, the Baron and everyone else think so. They left him to die at the Mining Facility.
- Non-Action Guy
- Properly Paranoid: It proves to be not such a bad thing to be terrified to death of.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: Things start taking a turn for the dark around the time he's killed.
- Sound-Only Death: Lives long enough to scream over the radio to Jak who the real Big Bad is, before the Metal Heads cut him off permanently. Vin's Famous Last Words even provides the trope's quote.
Voiced By: Alan BlumenfeldBrutter owns a trinket stand in the bazaar, and tries to free his Lurker brethren from captivity. He also owns a fish cannery, and Daxter met him when on the job before he got around to releasing Jak from prison.
- Brother Chuck: See above.
- The Ditz: Though he seems fairly intelligent by Lurker standards.
- The Dreaded: Meta-example — savvy players dread having to do anything for Brutter, because he's usually connected to missions that make the difficulty of Battletoads look forgiving!
- Hulk Speak
- Third-Person Person
- What Measure Is a Mook?: All those Cannon Fodder Lurkers you beat up in the first game don't seem like such bad guys now, eh?
- ...you might think twice after the "Get Seal Piece in Slums" mission, though.
Voiced By: Cutter MitchellNot much is known about this pyromaniac, except that he's a smoker and he loves explosives. He is quite the sarcastic guy.
- Aristocrats Are Evil
- Badass Longcoat: You have to admit, his blue coat looks quite cool.
- Bald of Evil
- Be Careful What You Wish For: He wishes to become a Precursor. There were aspects of this he was not expecting. Along with Kleiver taking him in as a sidekick.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He positions himself to be the biggest thorn in Jak's side, but is mostly upstaged by Errol and the Dark Makers. Still, he did set the entire plot of the trilogy in motion by kidnapping young Jak from Damas — not half bad.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Count Veger was mostly responsible for kicking Jak out of Haven City, but there's nothing really personal between them... except for the fact that Veger knew all along that Jak was Damas's son, and in fact separated the two of them in the first place.
- *Click* Hello: He pulls one of these in Jak 3, though we don't hear a click: he announces his presence by shouting at Jak.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: He is transformed into a tiny, furry precursor.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Early concept art for Count Veger shows him sporting a mustache that greatly resembles that of a certain dictator.
- Even Evil Has Standards: A scene in Daxter has him arguing against the Dark Warrior Program, saying straight-up that it is a bad idea.
- Firing One-Handed: The former trope image was taken from a scene near the end where he threatens Jak.
- It's All About Me
- Karmic Transformation: He hates Daxter and eventually gets turned into an ottsel like him.
- Kick the Dog: His gloating to Jak immediately after Damas' death.
- Knight Templar: He practically is this trope: a strong supporter of Light Eco research and revealed to be one of the main villains of the overall series.
- Large Ham:Veger: I will rid the planet of this scourge soon enough. Pure light will rule the universe, and I will be the bright light that shines to every corner of the world and destroys all shadows!Daxter: Uh, excuse me, Count Vulgar...Veger: It's Veger!
- Last Name Basis: Maybe.
- Light Is Not Good
- Malicious Misnaming: Daxter's favorite method of annoying him.
- Obstructive Zealot: Oh, yeah.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: The little kid he abducted from Damas for his own greedy purposes was saved from his clutches, thrust into a Stable Time Loop in which he grew up, came back to his own time, and became a grown up Bad Ass extraordinare, and had a hand in seeing all of Veger's plotting explode in his face. Now that's bad karma.
- Smug Snake
- The Chessmaster: A little, although not that great at it. He was the one who had Jak taken from his father and later lost him to the Underground.
- The Unfought
- Twitchy Eye: He gets one after The Reveal.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He had enough influence to get Jak removed from the city and practically blamed for everything. Unfortunately for him, the publicity doesn't last forever.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He really wants to destroy the Metal Heads, and the Dark Makers, but does a lot of terrible things to meet that end.
Voiced By: Bumper Robinson
The king of Spargus City, the home of refugees who were cast out of Haven City and left to die.
- Asskicking Equals Authority
- Bald of Awesome: You know you're a badass when you lose your hair and wear bones to decorate your scalp instead.
- Big Damn Heroes
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: He dies in the arms of his son.
- A Father to His Men: Damas truly does care for Spargus City's refuges; the best example pre-climax is when four men are missing during a powerful sandstorm, and he sends Jak to save them (One gets killed by a Dark Maker boss before Jak could reach him, however).
- Guttural Growler
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Damas is Jak's father, but he doesn't live to find out.
- Poor Communication Kills: Damas never about the whole time travel thing and Jak hand no reason to bring it up. Thus, neither realized that they were father and son until Jak connected the dots during Damas' Last Request. He died before Jak could say anything.
- Purple Eyes
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Damas is the blue to Kleiver's red.
- Shoulders of Doom
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Wasteland Elder
Voiced By: Brian BloomDamas's second-in-command and the self-described "guy who runs Spargus". He immediately develops an unpleasant rivalry with Jak upon meeting him.
- Extreme Omnivore: He'll eat just about anything, but what he's really interested in is eating Daxter... Or maybe Veger.
- Fat Bastard: Not as much as Krew, but still.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Goes from being an unpleasant ally in Jak 3 to working for Mizo in Jak X.
- My Nayme Is
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Kleiver is the red to Damas's blue.
Voiced by: Tara StrongHead of Spargus' Precursor Monks. Seem is quite skeptical of Jak's status as a hero and distrusts him for his Dark Eco abilities, but comes to respect him.
- Ambiguous Gender: Even Naughty Dog can't seem to be able to make up their minds.
- Pointing towards male: Daxter refers to Seem as 'monk boy' and Seem never corrects him; the trophy for rescuing Seem at the temple is titled "dude in distress"; in the Spanish, Italian, German and French versions of the game Seem is stated to be male and is voiced by a male actor; a fan emailed Naughty Dog and the answer received was "Seem is male"; the official Jak 3 website gives Seem's gender as male.
- Pointing toward female: In the English version Seem is voiced by Tara Strong; the URL showing the final concept art on Bob Rafei's website contains "Seem girl merged"; another fan emailed Naughty Dog as well and the answer they received was "Seem is a girl"; the creator commentary and official guide refer to Seem as female.
- Defrosting Ice Person: Seem despises Jak at first because of his dark powers and doesn't believe he is the true hero, but over time comes to see he is and begins to respect him.
- Facial Markings: The red and yellow face paint resembles the head of a Precursor oracle.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: A subversion.
- The Stoic: Seem is quite no-nonsense and doesn't show much emotion.
- This Is Reality: The second time you approach Seem, Jak is being flippant towards Seem's warning, causing Seem to snap, "This isn't a game", to which Jak and Daxter look at the player.
Voiced By: Jeannie EliasRayn is Krew's daughter in Kras City and the heir to his criminal empire. She befriends Jak after they are poisoned by the toast in the late Krew's honour.
- Evil Brit
- Family Business: Rayn can't escape her father's criminal dealings.
- Karma Houdini
- Manipulative Bitch: She was never actually poisoned and was manipulating Jak ino helping her build her criminal empire.
- Meaningful Name / You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- My Nayme Is
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter
- You Killed My Father: Jak killed Rayn's father and she becomes quite upset when she finds out, though she forgives him later.
G. T. Blitz/Mizo
- Announcer Chatter
- Bald of Evil: As Mizo.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: This would apply if Blitz's hair wasn't a wig.
- Engineered Public Confession
- Real Men Wear Pink
- The Reveal: G. T. Blitz and Mizo are actually the same person; the latter does not have a wig.
- Self-Made Orphan
- Tattooed Crook
- Walking Spoiler
- What Could Have Been: The commentary for Jak X states that Mizo was originally intended to be a split personality separate from Blitz, but this idea was dropped at the last minute because they thought it would be too complex to bring this up and explain in one cutscene. It may still be true in the final game, since Mizo refers to himself in plural during his Motive Rant.
Voiced By: David HermanA champion racer turned street thug working for Mizo.
The Lost Frontier
Voiced By: Robin Atkin DownesThe leader of the Sky Pirates, and the first antagonist Jak meets upon reaching the Brink. He spends his time stealing eco from anyone who crosses his path, and tries to steal the eco right out of the heroes Hellcat. He and Jak fight, but he escapes while their ship crash-lands on an island.
- Cool Airship: His very own flying pirate ship, the Phantom Blade.
- Enemy Mine: Against Skyheed.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Jak.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Loveable Rogue
- Redemption Equals Death
- Sky Pirate: Well, yeah.
- The Atoner: Worked on the Aeropan's own Dark Warrior Project, but realized it was wrong. He spends the game trying to make up for past mistakes and stopping Skyheed.
- The Rival: For Keira's affection.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: To prevent the completion of their own Dark Warrior Project, he abandons the lead scientist Tym on an island.
Voiced By: Brian BloomCaptain Phoenix's right hand man, and the muscle of the Phantom Blade.
Save The World. The truth is he's only trying to find the Eco Core so he can control all of the world's eco, and rule over the entire planet... Or destroy it if things don't go his way. He's also responsible for Aeropa's Dark Warrior Program.
- Affably Evil
- Ace Pilot: He's nothing if not a good pilot.
- Black Eyes of Evil: After he transforms.
- Cool Airship: The ACS Behemoth.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: When in his Dark Eco form.
- Evil Albino
- Evil All Along
- Evil Monarch
- Evil Sounds Deep: After his transformation.
- Fake Longevity: During one of his boss battles, you have to Attack Its Weak Point, then fight the Mooks, then Attack Its Weak Point, then fight the Mooks, and then Attack Its Weak Point, and then...
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Does Skyheed want to rule the world, or does he want to destroy it? Or does he want to use the power of Dark Eco to remake the world to his liking? It's... not entirely clear. All we know is that he's evil.
- Man of Wealth and Taste
- Omnicidal Maniac: He goes from wanting to rule the world, to trying to destroy it.
- One-Winged Angel: In his Dark Eco form.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Again, after he transforms.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Sequential Boss: You have to fight him four times in a row. Three times in a ship.
- Villain Teleportation
- Walking Spoiler
Voiced By: Chris CoxSkyheed's right-hand man. He immediately takes a dislike to Jak and Daxter, and makes them prove themselves worthy of protecting the Eco Seeker, the only device capable of finding the Eco Core. Even then, he still doesn't trust them. As it turns out, he was well aware of Skyheed's plan all along, and was secretly helping Jak the entire time.
- Badass Boast: He threatens to kill Skyheed even while he's in his Dark Eco form. Too bad he doesn't get a chance.
- Evil Albino: Subverted, unlike Skyheed, he actually does want what's best.
- Obviously Evil: Subverted. He's actually one of the good guys.
- Sacrificial Lion: He's killed off by Skyheed once he reveals his true alliance.
- Sharp-Dressed Man
- The Mole/Reverse Mole: He's actually been helping the heroes all along.
Absent-Minded Professor who spends his time building robots on an island that Jak crash-lands on. He repairs Jak's ship, and joins him on his quest for the Eco Core. He's actually the Dark Eco Sage who headed the Aeropa Dark Warrior Project.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander
- Continuity Nod: His mechanical glove looks almost exactly the same as the one worn by another Dark Eco Sage, Gol Acheron. His glasses look very similar to the other Absent Minded Mad Scientist, Vin.
- Easy Amnesia
- Humongous Mecha: He built one, but unfortunately it has the one thing Jak needs to get off the island. Battle Ensues.
- Karma Houdini: Tym was responsible for the development of the Eco-Chair that was used to pump Jak full of Dark Eco during his two years in prison. The fact that Jak DIDN'T rip him to tiny pieces like he tried to do with Errol and Praxis was VERY surprising.
- Mad Scientist
- My Nayme Is
- Talkative Loon
- The Magic Touch: At least when it comes to the Eco Core.