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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)
Voiced By (Japanese): Shoutarou MorikuboThe 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.
- 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.
- 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 Vocal 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is oftentimes rude, unmannered, and pissed off, but his conscience always gets the better of him.
- 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 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.")
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 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.
- 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: Or a mouse, or a muskrat, or...
- Killer Rabbit: Daxter can kick some serious ass when he needs to.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Voiced By: Anna Garduno (The Precursor Legacy - Jak II), Tara Strong (Jak 3 - The Lost Frontier)
Voiced By (Japanese): Kyouko HiyamiA 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: Briefly in 3. She returns to prominence in X and especially in The Lost Frontier.
- Fanservice Cover: She appeared on an issue of ''Playstation Magazine" in a Sexy Santa Dress. Kinda creepy when you consider the fact that she was fourteen at the time. Said cover is actually the trope image at this time.
- 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.
- Guns Akimbo: After her aforementioned Adrenaline Makeover.
- Horrible Judge of Character: When it comes to Erol.
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.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has green skin.
- Big Good: Although this role is reduced in the later games.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sadistic Choice: Okay, Torn: Ashelin or the Underground? Pick one.
- Badass Driver: In Jak X
- 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.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: As an Ottsel.
- 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.
- 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.
- Escort Mission: Always takes place in these.
- 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.
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
Voiced By: John Di CrostaThe 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.
Voiced By: Sherman HowardThe 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...
- Amazing Technicolor Population: It's hard to tell except for his face, but he has red skin.
- Badass Mustache
- Big Fun
- Mellow Fellow: Despite specializing in red eco (one of the more aggressive types of eco)the Red Sage seems to be a rather calm laid-back person.
- Old Master: He is shown to be wise and courteous, giving credit to Daxter and Keira for their efforts.
- Super Strength: Possibly considering he's the master of red eco.
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
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.
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.
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.
- Big Bad: Jak II is about your Roaring Rampage of Revenge against him, with the greater threat of the Metal Heads (initially) taking back stage.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Plans to best the Metal Heads, who put him in his place when it hit the fan.
- 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.
- Monster Protection Racket: Bribes the Metal Heads into attacking the city just enough to justify his tyrannical means.
- Not So Well-Intentioned Extremist: He claims his tyrannical rule is necessary to protect against the Metal Heads, only to have it revealed he's bribing them into attacking the city to justify his rule. Even his ultimate plan to backstab them is because the deal's about to fall apart.
- Pragmatic Villainy: His concern for protecting the city is for the sole sake of holding on to power.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Evil Counterpart: To Torn. To a slightly lesser extent, Jak too.
- 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.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In Jak II it's spelled Erol, in 3 Errol.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: He's a massive tool in the second game, but he's much worse in the third.
- Villainous Crush: Implied to have one for Keira.
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 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 Me Scares Me: Averted: he takes a shine to Jak.
Voiced By: Willliam Minkin (English), Chafuurin (Japanese)This 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.
- The Dragon: Krew becomes one to Praxis following Erol's Disney Death, but Krew has other ideas.
- 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.
- Verbal Tic: 'ey?
- Video Wills: Krew's holographic will in Jak X
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.
- Brain Uploading: Vin "survives" a Metal Head attack by doing this.
- Cool Guns: 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.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: When he first meets Jak and Daxter, he shoots wildly at them, with predictable results.
- The Load: At least, the Baron and everyone else think so. They left him to die at the Mining Facility.
- 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!
- 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.
Voiced By: Phil LaMarrCount 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.
- Badass Longcoat: You have to admit, his blue coat looks quite cool.
- 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.
- 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: Thinks the opposite, but takes it way to far.
- 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 badass extraordinare, and had a hand in seeing all of Veger's plotting explode in his face. Now that's bad karma.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Damas is Jak's father, but he doesn't live to find out.
- Poor Communication Kills: Damas never knew 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.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Damas is the blue to Kleiver's red.
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.
- 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.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Goes from being an unpleasant ally in Jak 3 to working for Mizo in Jak X.
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 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.
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.
- Family Business: Rayn can't escape her father's criminal dealings.
- 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 LaMarrG. 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 HermanA champion racer turned street thug working for Mizo.
- Ambiguously Gay: He uses flamboyant statements often.
- The Dragon: To Mizo
The Lost Frontier
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.
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.
- Ace Pilot: He's nothing if not a good pilot.
- Big Bad: Of The Last Frontier.
- Black Eyes of Evil: After he transforms.
- Cool Airship: The ACS Behemoth.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: When in his Dark Eco form.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Reverse Mole: He's actually been helping the heroes all along.
- Sacrificial Lion: He's killed off by Skyheed once he reveals his true alliance.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Magic Touch: At least when it comes to the Eco Core.