Since her debut in April, Rena Mero
hadn’t been allowed anywhere near a microphone...And what did she have to say now, for the first time, that was so important? 'When it comes to Karate Fighters, Tiger Ninja’s my Wildman!
' Now I know how Lisa Simpson
felt when she got her talking Malibu Stacy doll.
Holy crap, they talked! They actually talked!
The apocalypse has finally begun, pigs are flying
, Satan is skating his way to work, and I'm pretty sure I just became a monkey's uncle.
I think we've all established fairly swiftly that Conrad isn't the swiftest tool in the Franco-developed
box. In fairness, we didn't fully know Conrad's level of douchebaggy-ness 'cause he didn't speak. We could go on the fact that he had, like, a cowlick hairstyle and brown leather jacket — although we've now added a hoodie
underneath his leather jacket, so make of that what you will.
Tex's personality is far more fleshed out. You got hints of his voice from the lengthy monologues before each location in the earlier games, but here he's a jaded, sarcastic, slightly goofy yet remarkably likable protagonist. A lot of this has to do with Chris Jones' portrayal of Tex — it's pretty clear that he's not a professional actor, and can't really pull off the whole 'tough guy' act. But he brings the subtle swagger of someone who really wishes
he were a tough guy, and that's the whole part of his charm.
: [to an unconscious Jak]
Say something Jak! Just this once! Jak
: [Waking up] I'm gonna kill Praxis!
Er, sorry, he's new to the whole 'conversation' thing.
, on Jak's newfound ability of speech, in Jak II
: I can talk! Ross
: How'd you manage that? Barry
: I used my vocal box! And now I can speak words! *coughs* I'm not used to it! Arin
: Is that the first time you've spoken in, like, forever? Barry
: Ever! Ross
: I think I saw a moth fly out of your mouth.
Gee, it sure is boring around here!
"Hey, cool, Dave! He can talk!"