Characters / Jak and Daxter

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"Let's go topside and see what kind of trouble we can get into."

Voiced By: Aaron Lohr (The Precursor Legacy), Mike Erwin (Jak II - Combat Racing, Move Heroes), Josh Keaton (The Lost Frontier, All Stars Battle Royale)
Voiced By (Japanese): Shoutarou Morikubo

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: 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.
  • Badass Adorable: In the first game, since he was kept intentionally mute.
  • Badass Biker: Whenever he's on a Zoomer, at least.
  • Badass Driver: In 3 and X, Jak's racing skills really come into focus. He even knows it.
    Jak: If there's one thing I can do, it's race!
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: The experiments performed on Jak turn him from a Cute Mute into someone the good guys are glad they have on their side... only because he'd be a nightmare to deal with otherwise.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: When in his Dark form.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Brooding Boy to Keira's Gentle Girl.
  • 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.
  • The Comically Serious: He often acts in stoic and serious manner towards Daxter's comical antics.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: The two years spent in captivity resulted in Jak gaining a more badass attitude, appearance, and a dark form.
  • 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. It's implied in that game that Jak can talk, but he keeps getting interrupted or chooses not to bother, aside from Voice Grunting. By II, he's gotten over this.
  • 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, though.
  • 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.
  • Emo Teen: He becomes this in II, due to being tortured and imprisonment for two years.
  • Expository Hair Style Change: In II, you know Jak is going to be all badass now when you see that he's grown a goatee and now sports long hair. Likewise, you can tell he's matured and mellowed out a bit at the start of 3 when he grows out his facial hair into a beard and gets a haircut.
  • 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. 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. That may have to do with being constantly backstabbed and betrayed by everyone except Daxter.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: He has glowing tentacle energy wings in Light form.
  • Guttural Growler: Once he starts speaking, he uses a growling voice, though not nearly as raspy as Torn's voice.
  • 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 multiple times 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 Jak and Daxter saved the city.
  • Horned Humanoid: As Dark Jak in II, though strangely enough not in 3.
  • Jerkass: At the start of Jak ll.
  • 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, which uses Light Eco.
  • Limit Break: Dark Jak is treated as such in II. Less so in the third game, but it does have some very strong abilities capable of wiping out waves of enemies in seconds.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: In II. In 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: Subverted. Damas tells Jak to look for his son, Mar. Said son just so happens to be wearing the same amulet that a younger Jak was wearing. Jak puts it together almost immediately... but Damas dies before Jak can tell him.
  • 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 subtract 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.")
  • Noodle Incident: Who knows what happened with that wumpbee nest on his ninth birthday? We'll never know.
  • 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.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Though he is becoming more lively.
  • 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.
  • Power Gives You Wings: One of the last upgrades Jak gains for his Light Eco Super Mode.
  • 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.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Daxter's Sensitive Guy.
  • The Speechless: In TPL, he only occasionally says "ouch" or yells when he falls a long way.
  • Shout-Out: Jak's crouch jump animation and spin attack should look extremely familiar if you've played a certain other Naughty Dog franchise.
  • Silent Snarker: In the first game, his moods are conveyed through very animated facial expressions.
  • The Stoic: He rarely shows any emotion except from the usual teen angst and anger.
  • Suddenly Voiced: From the second game onward, he starts talking. His first line ("I'm gonna kill Praxis!") was treated as especially shocking to Daxter.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: From Jak 2 onwards, as he gradually warms up to his companions.
  • Super Mode: His Light and Dark forms. Dark Jak makes him invulnerable while letting him tear enemies to shreds while Light Jak provides him with utility-based powers such as healing and time control.
  • 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, though that was because of Dark Eco experimentation. However, even with that, Jak becomes noticeably harder to kill and grittier in his attitude.
  • 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.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The first game showed that Jak wasn't always the bitter, rude jerk he grew up to be.
  • Warrior Prince: Jak 3 reveals that he's the son of Damas, thus making him the true heir of Haven City.
  • Winged Humanoid: As Light Jak, he gains tentacle wings.
  • 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: Dark Jak can gain these, which increases his melee damage.
  • 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."
    • Also, in the first game, Jak looks and sounds (when he yells) to be at least around 18 years old. Jak X's bio for his first incarnation reveals that he was only 15.

"Nobody hurts MY best friend and lives to brag about it."
Voiced By: Max Casella (English), Teiyuu Ichiryuusai (Japanese)

The 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).

  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: In universe. What do The Precursors grant him? Pants.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: After changing into an ottsel, only his gloves and goggles are left of his original outfit.
  • 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: 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 refuses 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).
  • Captain Obvious: Noted in TPL, often stating how to defeat enemies after the player has tried for the first time.
  • Cowardly Lion: In spite of his usual desire to leave the conflict entirely, he never leaves Jak's side even though he's terrified of dying.
  • 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.
  • Funny Background Event: A frequent case for him in terms of Out of Focus as seen below, but it also applies to Jak whenever he enters either of his two modes; for Dark Jak, Daxter gives off a bloodthirsty feral gesture. Light Jak however makes him puts his hands together in a praying fashion.
  • Game-Over Man: Has a line for every game over except for falls, lava, and drowning.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: At the end of Jak 3.
  • I Am Not Weasel: Though he actually is part-wessel, Daxter has been mistaken for different kinds of rodents.
  • Killer Rabbit: Daxter can kick some serious ass when he needs to. He even has floppy ears like a bunny!
  • 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.

    Keira Hagai
"I can win it all!"
Voiced By: Anna Garduno (The Precursor Legacy - Jak II), Tara Strong (Jak 3 - The Lost Frontier)
Voiced By (Japanese): Kyouko Hiyami

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.

    Samos Hagai
"Be watchful of those in front of you, but beware of those behind."
Voiced By: Warren Burton (English), Ichirou Nagai (Japanese)

The 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 Mitchell (English), Rikiya Koyama (Japanese)

A 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.

  • 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.

"Keep talking and I'll raise your voice a couple of octaves."
Voiced By: Susan Eisenberg (English), Yuu Asakawa (Japanese)

The 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.

  • 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.
  • 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. Hill (English), Yumi Touma (Japanese)

This 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.

  • 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.

Voiced By: Phil LaMarr (English), Jouji Nakata (Japanese)

This Wastelander hunts Metal Heads for fun and uses their trophies for his armor. Even though he's a hardcore fighter, he has a sensitive side, but it's well hidden from outsiders. He's more than ready to rumble, especially if his friends need help. When Jak impresses him with his sharp-shooting, it signals the beginning of what becomes a good friendship. He even comes to respect Daxter, complimenting his story-telling prowess.

  • Guest-Star Party Member: Sig is more likely to serve as a guest than any other character.
  • 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.
  • Phrase Catcher: Whenever Sig makes his entrance (or, at one point, exit), Jak and Daxter tend to shout "Sig!" in unison.

"Birds do not school. They flock. So flock off!"
Voiced By: Chris Cox (English), Wataru Takagi (Japanese)

This 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.

  • Silent Snarker: Especially when Pecker is attempting to translate her messages.

The Precursor Legacy

    Blue Sage
"Good work, fellows! Old Samos was right about you!"
Voiced By: John Di Crosta
The Blue Sage is a master of blue eco, he lived in and watched over Rock Village until he was captured by Gol Acheron and Maia Acheron along with the other sages to power an ancient Precursor robot. After he was rescued by Jak and Daxter he helped by using his powers with the other sages to break the force field surrounding the robot. After the final battle, the Blue Sage thanked Jak for saving him and made a note of his "amazing talent for channeling eco."

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has blue skin.
  • Badass Mustache: Sports a lightning-shaped white mustache.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Created a levitation machine to lift a boulder blocking the pathway to the evil Lurker Klaww. The warrior of the village even refers to him has a mechanical genius.
  • High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle.
  • Magic Staff: He channels blue eco through a metal staff with a glowing blue glass ball on the end.
  • Motor Mouth: His rapid-fire manner of speech and excitable personality reflect the characteristics of the eco he studies.
  • Nice Guy: Out of the four sages, he's the most appreciative of Jak's efforts in rescuing him.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a large overturned bowl-shaped hat with several antennae sticking out, said bowl is connected to a small barrel on his left wrist by a tube.
  • The Professor
  • Rube Goldberg Device: His lab is full of them.

    Red Sage
"Heh heh heh heh...! You've finally come to rescue me! Do you know how long I've been in here? Heh heh heh...! What are your names?"
Voiced By: Sherman Howard
The Red Sage is a master of red eco who lived in the Volcanic Crater until he was captured by Gol and Maia to power their Precursor robot. According to Maia the sage did not resist at all when he was captured (although the state of his lab would imply a brief scuffle). After Jak freed him eventually he congratulated them on their success and combined his power with the other three sages to break the force shield surrounding the Precursor Robot. At the end of the game, he commented on Keira's potential to become a sage...

    Yellow Sage 
The Yellow Sage is a master of yellow eco who lived next to Gol and Maia's citadel until he was captured by them to power their Precursor robot. He doesn't seem very grateful to Jak rescuing him, simply embarassed that a boy and his rat had to rescue him, as well as contemplating to eat Daxter.

    Gol and Maia Acheron
"Enjoy your front-row seats to the re-creation of the world!"

These siblings are THE 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.

Tropes pertaining to both siblings:

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Both siblings have blue skin and white hair.
  • 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 Villain Death: Both get thrown into the Dark Eco silo and are sealed forever.
  • 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.
  • Half-Identical Twins: Although not revealed in-game, according to the old Naughty Dog website, they are twins.
  • Power Floats: They seem to be the only sages besides Samos capable of sustained levitation; they're never seen touching the ground once.
  • Starter Villain: Of the series.
  • Teleportation: Both are capable of this.
  • 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.
  • Uncertain Doom: Although Gol and Maia were presumed dead as the robot's remains sunk into the silo, this remained somewhat ambiguous as Samos stated that "the dark eco probably destroyed them....probably..."
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The two really shouldn't have been messing around with Dark Eco.

Gol Acheron
"You were wrong, Samos. Dark eco can be controlled! We've learned its secrets. And now we can reshape the world to our liking!"
Voiced By: Dee Snider (English), Masa'aki Tsukada (Japanese).
More calculated than his sister, Gol disregarded the advice of Samos concerning Dark Eco, which inevitably led to his own downfall. Despite the obvious devastating effects of dark Eco, he believes that the twisted world he envisions will be a beautiful one, because he "has seen the true powers of dark Eco"

  • Drunk on the Dark Side
  • Evil Is Hammy: Gol has his moments.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Much less attractive than his sister, possibly due to him being more corrupted than her.
  • Evil Old Folks: Gol appears to be an elderly man, though whether he was already this old his age or if it was due to his long exposure to dark eco is unknown.
  • Offstage Villainy: He and Maia were able to capture the other sages rather easily.
  • Red Right Hand: He wears a glove on his right hand which has several tubes entering his skin, its purpose is unknown.
  • Shout-Out: Gol is voiced by Twisted Sister frontman, Dee Snider. This is referenced in the final boss fight when Gol exclaims: "We're not gonna take it!"
  • Vader Breath: All that Dark Eco experimentation doesn't look like it was any good for Gol's lungs.
  • Voice of the Legion: Unlike Maia, Gol has a heavily distorted voice, and his breathing is labored, suggesting his exposure to dark eco could have been more severe or more prolonged.
  • You Don't Look Like You: His appearance prior to his exposure to dark eco is not known, but Samos barely recognized him at first, suggesting that the changes that he underwent were quite substantial.

Maia Acheron
"The Red Sage gave up with so little effort. No fun at all."
Voiced By: Jennifer Hagood (English), Youko Soumi(Japanese).
Like her brother, she did not heed Samos' advice and assisted Gol in experimenting with Dark Eco and was driven insane with him, though their affectionate sibling relationship remained. While she may not have been exposed to dark eco as long as him; however, she is just as mentally infected as him.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Have you seen her outfit?!
  • Blood Knight: Maia appears to be a little more sadistic than her brother (though Gol was more corrupted than Maia), encouraging the Lurker army to "deal harshly with anyone that strays from the village" as well as making numerous remarks about the kidnapping of the sages, noting that the lack of resistance from the Red Sage was "no fun at all".
  • Drunk on the Dark Side
  • Evil Brit: In accent, if nothing else.
  • Evil Laugh: Gives a rather chilling one after saying she and her brother "have big plans for [Samos]".
  • Evil Is Not a Toy
  • Evil Is Sexy: Unlike her brother, she's still quite attractive.
  • Facial Markings: She has two patches of a darker color on either side of her face, whether this is face paint or a result of the dark eco corruption is unknown.
  • Offstage Villainy: She and Gol were able to capture the other sages rather easily, although Maia mentions that the Red Sage, who is the strongest of the four, gave up with little effort.
  • Stripperiffic: She wears a Precursor metal corset on her upper body and nothing else.

Jak II

    Baron Praxis 
Voiced By: Clancy Brown (English), Daisuke Gouri (Japanese)

The ruthless, tyrannical ruler of Haven City. Ashelin's father.

  • The Empire: He and his Krimzon Guard.
  • Eyepatch of Power: His bionic eye.
  • Facial Horror: Had half of his face replaced after a failed attack on the Metal Head nest left him injured.
  • Knight Templar: The Metal Heads won't win, even if he has to arrange for everyone to lose.
  • 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.
  • The Unfettered: No quams about doing anything, including threatening to kill his own daughter, to get what he wants.

Voiced By: David Herman (English), Daisuke Kishio (Japanese)

The 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.

  • Driven by Envy: 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.
  • Jerkass: Particularly the charming, handsome, arrogant dickish type.
  • 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.

Voiced By: Sherman Howard (English), Hiroshi Naka (Japanese)

This wise old man is a member of the Underground and guardian of The Kid. He is very knowledgeable in regards to Metal Heads, as he is the leader of the Metal Heads.

  • Big Bad: The true big bad in Jak II, Baron Praxis never had a chance once he got serious.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Or more specifically, Metal Head in human's clothing.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Kills Baron Praxis, usurping his role as big bad right before the finale of Jak II.
  • Gray Eyes: Subverted. He seems to be perfectly innocent until he's revealed to be the Metal Head Leader.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's the reason for the crapsack state of the world, provides the motive of the big bad throughout Jak II, and 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. It takes until the finale to personally threaten Jak and company.
  • Meaningful Name: His name sounds like the word "Core". This is an early hint toward his leadership of the Metal Heads.
  • Red Right Hand: His facial hair and the gem on his forehead hint at his true identity.
  • The Reveal: He's really the Metal Head Leader in disguise.

    The Kid 
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.

Voiced By: Willliam Minkin (English), Chafuurin (Japanese)

This Jabba the Hutt 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.
  • The Dragon: Krew becomes one to Praxis following Erol's Disney Death, but Krew has other ideas.
  • Evil Brit: He speaks with a distinct Cockney accent.
  • Fat Bastard: He's so fat that he needs a personal hovercraft to move around.
  • 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Although Krew does treat Jak well throughout the game, in the end, he only cares about the profits from his shady deals.
  • Lack of Empathy: When five of his mercenaries were swept away with an artifact he wants, he laments that it was a great loss... Because the artifact was incredibly valuable, not at all caring about the mercenaries, who presumably drowned in the process.
  • 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.
  • Resignations Not Accepted: Jak finds out about the Piercer Bomb, and Krew tries to bribe him off with a gun upgrade to silence him. Jak refuses and proclaims he is done being a lackey, causing Krew to attack him to avoid being exposed.
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: In Jak X, the holographic will he left Jak after his death knows full well that they'd refuse to help Rayn and tells them that he poisoned their wine, even giving them a moment to be outraged.
  • Vader Breath: Due to being horrifically out of shape.
  • Verbal Tic: 'ey?
  • Villainous Glutton: Being a Jabba expy, he's a crime lord whose overindulgence has led to him being unable to move on his own weight.
  • Villainous Legacy: In Jak X, his influence kicks off the plot of the game.
  • Video Wills: Krew's holographic will in Jak X

"Actually... ah, ahh, I think everybody's trying to kill me!"
Voiced By: Robert Patrick Benedict (English), Hiroshi Yanaka (Japanese)

This 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.

  • Properly Paranoid: Metal Heads 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 Blumenfeld (English), Hiroshi Iwasaki (Japanese)

Brutter 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!
  • Meaningful Name: His name is one of many Norwegian words for "brother" - appropriate, as he treats other members of his species like close siblings.
  • Nice Guy: He acts very nice to almost everyone he meets, and is quick to give help after you're an honorary Lurker.

Voiced By: Cutter Mitchell (English), Keijin Okuda (Japanese)

Not much is known about this pyromaniac, except that he's a smoker and he loves explosives. He is quite the sarcastic guy.

Jak 3

    Count Veger 
Voiced By: Phil LaMarr

Count Veger is obsessed with "destroying all shadows" and likes everything neat and tidy, but just can't accept that life is messy. He strongly distrusts Jak and his Dark Eco abilities. In some ways, Veger means well, but he's doing things the wrong way and for all the wrong reasons.

  • Bald of Evil: Well, balding, but as a pretty despicable person who's going bald, he fits.
  • 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.
  • Hate Sink: He's arrogant, condescending, throws around his weight until he's disbarred, and gloats that Damas never realized Jak was his son as he died.
  • 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: As much as he might like to, Jak never lays a finger on him. The closest times he comes to fighting Veger are when Veger sics a Precursor robot on him (and even then, Veger doesn't stick around to watch the fight), and much later when Veger holds him up at gunpoint, but ends up being too blindsided by learning the Precursors are all Ottsels (and turned into an Ottsel himself to do anything.
  • 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
"In the unforgiving Wasteland we value strength and survival above all."

The king of Spargus City, the home of refugees who were cast out of Haven City and left to die.

  • Bald of Awesome: You know you're a badass when you lose your hair and wear bones to decorate your scalp instead.
  • 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.

"This Wastelander is gonna waste you!"
Voiced By: Brian Bloom

Damas'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.
  • Jerkass: He likes to antagonize Jak for no good reason other than to be a dick, and often sends them off on missions without context as to what they're in for, which is usually nothing good.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Kleiver is the red to Damas's blue.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: His shtick of giving Jak new vehicles that he can gradually use as the game goes on, antagonistic behavior toward Jak when he doesn't get his way, and stature are fairly similar to Krew.

Voiced by: Tara Strong

Head 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 Queen: 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.

Jak X

Voiced By: Jeannie Elias

Rayn 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.

  • Manipulative Bitch: She was never actually poisoned and was manipulating Jak ino helping her build her criminal empire.
  • 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 
Voiced By: Phil LaMarr

"How does he keep that shine in his hair? I must know!"

G. T. Blitz is the less than pleasant announcer for the Kras City races. His father was one of the best racers on the planet before being murdered by the Kras City crime lord Mizo.

  • The Reveal: G. T. Blitz and Mizo are actually the same person; the latter does not have a wig.

Voiced By: David Herman

A champion racer turned street thug working for Mizo.

The Lost Frontier

    Captain Phoenix 
Voiced By: Robin Atkin Downes (English), Hiroaki Hirata (Japanese)

The 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.

  • 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.
  • Cool Airship: His very own flying pirate ship, the Phantom Blade.
  • Enemy Mine: Against Skyheed.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Jak.

Voiced By: Brian Bloom (English), Dai Matsumoto (Japanese)

Captain Phoenix's right hand man, and the muscle of the Phantom Blade.

  • The Dragon: Since it's not Ruskin, Klout is probably the closest thing Skyheed has.
  • Jerkass: Spends a lot of his time harassing Jak.
  • Mauve Shirt: He only seems to exist to betray the heroes, then die.

    Duke Skyheed 
Voiced By: Phil LaMarr (English), Juurouta Kosugi (Japanese)

The monarch of Aeropa, he offers Jak and the gang protection from the pirates. His main goal is finding the Eco Core, the source of all the world's eco, to try and 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.

    Chancellor Ruskin 
Voiced By: Chris Cox (English), Jin Urayama (Japanese)

Skyheed'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.

Voiced By: Phil LaMarr (English), Ken'ichi Ogata (Japanese)

An 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.

  • 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.