Fridge / Jak and Daxter

Fridge Brilliance
  • Though the scene still bothers me, I can take better comfort with the reveal of the Precursors in Jak 3 as Ottsels now. Their justification: it was foreshadowed few times throughout the game, explains why Daxter is the way he is, is an entirely funny scene, and importantly, remained unpredictable and surprising. I'll never fully accept it, but I can appreciate the creators wanting to do something different and succeeding admirably. - Neo Yi
    • There's also the line in the first game which says that the answer to who the Precursors were "rests on the shoulders of a young boy". - R Taco
    • In the first game Samos says "And if the whole hero thing doesn't work out, Daxter could always get a job controlling the village rat problem." What's his job during his game? Exterminator.
  • In the first exploreable area of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, upon visiting an ancient Precursor Oracle statue the human-turned ottsel Daxter verbally wonders if the precursors were as "UUUUUUUUUGGGGLYYYY, in person." Two games later, we find that the precursors are all otsells and look nothing like their robots or statues; the form Daxter had taken was in fact a precursor!
  • At the end of 3, Jak chooses to stay behind with Daxter instead of going off to save the universe. What's not to say that he did all that and then went back in time to look like he stayed behind?
    • That would imply that after Jak's universe trawling adventure he would return looking exactly the same, in the same clothes and with no appreciable age difference. Seems unlikely.
    • No, I always thought Jak did visit the universe and came back, using precursor technology to change his appearance at the end or even keep it in stasis throughout the journey as none of the ottsels in 3 look aged at all and they've been stuck in that statue for god knows how long.
  • Most of the things the Oracle says in the first game seem to refer to Daxter when you first play it. After Jak II: Renegade, I realized it's actually about Jak.
    Oracle: "Beware the dark light, for it has twisted the fate of one of you."
    • Ahh, but that's not even the half of it! When you think about it, each of the 3 Oracles tell Jak and Daxter about games 1 through 3. The first one in Sandover goes along the lines of "The darkness has touched one of you", referring to Daxter's transformation. The second one says "Beware the dark light, for it has twisted the fate of one of you", referring to Jak II's Dark Eco experimentation, resulting in his Superpowered Evil Side. The third and last one says something along the lines of "The future of one of you is bathed in glorious light", referring to one of 3 things: Jak getting his Light form, Daxter turning out to be a Precursor and/or Jak finding out he's Mar.
  • At first, one might questions how zoomers become so common place in the second game, considering Keira was working on one of the few in existence in the first game. Then, when it is revealed the city is actually in the future, it may be possible that Keira's work with the zoomer may have paved the way to them becoming more readily available, and even may have been the inspiration to make different variations, such as the car model. She wouldn't have invented them, but her work could have been the ground from which the others came from.
  • So, ottsels are half-otter, half-weasel, right? But both those animals have short ears, so why does Daxter have (comparatively) long ears? (Hint: Look at the humans' ears). Those humans have longer ears than Earth humans, so ottsels would have longer ears than Earth otters/weasels too!
  • More of a Fridge Funny moment regarding the true nature of ottsels. After Jak and Daxter save Seem from Erol and the Dark Makers he hints that he's aware of the fact that Daxter, and other ottsels, are in fact Precursors. Seeing as he was allied with Veger who was not aware of this either suggests a few things - Seem only found out before he was rescued, he always knew and refused to reveal this information... or he actually told Veger who didn't believe him.
  • In Daxter's solo game, one of the Ottsel's misadventures results in him unintentionally blowing up a very large supply of Dark Eco. Lo and behold, chronologically later in Jak 2, we find out that Baron Praxis is under pressure from the Metal Head Leader over a missed shipment. Huh. For an additional horror, given the short time that this takes place between this and Jak's rescue, its possinble that this may have caused the Baron to increase Jak's torture in hopes of having his weapon...

Fridge Horror
  • In Jak 2, you never get to see any children in Haven city, that is, until you escort the kid to the Power Station. In the middle of the mission, you hear a radio message stating that the baron wants every kid to be arrested... But you never know what happened to them, because THE BARON KILLED THEM ALL.
  • The Abandoned Research rig in The Lost Frontier. You can find Skeletons of both humans and animals, and the Computer displays found in the Control rooms have a diagram of some ape-like mutant. It also has creepy ambiance, with One of Jak's flashbacks from when he was tortured and experimented on. It also has some cell lights on, stating that PEOPLE ARE STILL LOCKED IN THERE.
  • Erol. Let's just say he has a uncontrollable fetish for Jak ...and he wants to destroy the planet in Jak 3
    Erol: I want more than just to win, eco-freak! I want you!
  • What happens to the prisoners in the Fortress?
  • The Piercer Bomb looks like the Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during WW2.
  • The Fate of The Aeropans.
  • More Fridge Tragedy if anything, but Jak himself. (big spoilers for the whole trilogy) He's never really had much of a choice in how he lives his life - he's basically a tool for other people, being ordered to do things, some of which involves risking his life (one of the people being Keira, his main love interest). Jak II reveals that a) he is royalty and b) he was only sent to the past in order to prepare to defeat Kor, and it also sees him being tortured for two years with Dark Eco which creates this monster inside of him. Erol - the very man who tortured him - seems to also have something going on with Keira, who refuses to listen to anything Jak says. Jak 3 is even WORSE, starting off with him being kicked out of the city due to circumstances that were always beyond his control, Erol comes back to attempt to destroy him, finding out that his best friend is a god and having to accept that these three other ottsels are the all-powerful Precursors, thereby kicking his religion entirely in the face. Jak is also reunited with his father, Damas, who dies without ever knowing that his son is not only alive, but holding him in his arms as he dies, and Jak also figures out that Damas is his father mere seconds after he dies. All his friends are spies or withholding information from him, which probably does nothing for his trust issues. Also, the Dark Eco in his veins is basically a ticking time bomb - it could kill him any second, or at the very least, drive him insane, with potentially disastrous consequences. On the bright side, he FINALLY gets a kiss! ...only it's with the daughter of the man who not only gave the order to torture Jak, but essentially demolished his family in the first place. This tropette would be surprised if Jak lived to see his twenties.