Meta-example - Ty the Tasmanian Tiger copied off of Jak and Daxter, or vice versa.Either Ty the Tasmanian Tiger copied Jak and Daxter or vice versa. Think about it. Both of their first games had basically hub locations that branched out to different areas that you could only access after completing the last hub. Both of their second games were much more open world with quests strewn about the map. Finally, their third games were both very similar to their second games with the addition of a Darker and Edgier plotline and venturing out into some sort of wasteland.
Gol and Maia are in an incestuous relationship.Judging from the... strange way they treat each other, it's not that far off. All the dark eco they've come into contact with has physically and psychologically altered them. Who knows what kind of insanity it all may have caused, to the point where they... You get the idea.
The rift gate was a trapIt's generally accepted that the precursors fled the metal heads through the rift gate when they were defeated. But then why was the rift gate deactivated and locked behind a huge door when it was found? Also, the first thing Metal kor says when you open the gate at the start
The precursors are actually near-powerlessThere's obviously the bit that they depended on a 15 year old boy to save the world, but more relating to the joke when Tess is turned into an ottsel. The only power the precursors have shown is that of turning others into more precursors.
The Dark Makers are robots.Three versions to this WMG:
The events in Daxter are just Daxter spinning a yarn, and are highly exaggerated.Implied in the last cutscene. Explains why there were no Metal Bugs or Kaeden in Jak 2 - Daxter did work as an exterminator, but he was just handling regular bugs with regular equipment to earn some cash, which he fluffed up into an epic tale of adventure about smiting mini-Metal Heads with flamethrowers and ultrasonic bug grenades in an effort to steal some limelight from Bad Ass "Metal Head Masher" Jak. Kaeden was a rival exterminator or other enemy of Daxter who got turned into a Big Bad for the sake of his story.
The events in Daxter are just Daxter spinning a yarn, and are completely fictional.Alternate version of the above WMG. Daxter really did spend those two years searching for Jak, and just made up a goofy, lighthearted story to tell Jak after the fact, either because he didn't want to trouble Jak with the real story of the horrible crap he went through as a tiny, nearly defenseless critter in a hostile, unfamiliar world, or because he's a braggart who can't resist telling outrageous tall tales. After all, the idea that Daxter really did forget about his best friend and spend almost two years goofing around while Jak was being tortured by Praxis? Ouch.
TLF takes place in an alternate universe that bears a coincidental resemblance to the J&D universe in some ways.Hence the many differences in the world, character personalities.
Light eco powers in Jak 3 correspond to the powers given by all the other eco colors.
The White Eco in TPL is what kept Jak alive and sane in RenegadeI believe that the White Eco is the only thing that kept Jak from mutating into an Eldritch Abomination in Jak II. We're never told directly what happened to the others (but oh God can we guess...), but Jak is different because of his exposure to a primordial, raw form of Light Eco. The White Eco stayed deep within his body, and when the Dark Eco started pulsing through him in measured quantities, the White Eco counteracted it.
Daxter's Super Drowning Skills in Daxter are because he was holding an electric flyswatter through the entire game.
Ottsel Dummy is Willard, the mentally challenged miner from TPL.After Willard fell into a pool of dark eco and ended up as an ottsel, the Precursors took pity on him and allowed him to join their group, hence why Ottsel Dummy's intelligence level doesn't really match up with the Precursors' "godly beings" status.
Metal Head skull gems are actually Metal Head eggs.The skull gems do resemble the Metal Head eggs Jak destroys at the strip mine, just smaller. The eggs at the strip mine might just be unnaturally bloated because of the large amounts of eco they were gorging on. The Metal Head life cycle goes like this: after breeding, the female carries around the fertilized egg until she dies, after which the egg pops off, absorbs the eco left behind by its parent's corpse, and eventually hatches into a new Metal Head. The only Metal Heads with skull gems were the "pregnant" ones, so to speak, hence why some of the Metal Heads dropped skull gems and some didn't. The Precursors wanted Jak to collect the skull gems and turn them over to their oracles so the eggs wouldn't get a chance to hatch.
The Skull gems are actually brains
"Ottsel" is a word that Daxter made up himself, not the actual name for the precursor species.I believe Daxter is the only one who actually says "ottsel" in any of the games, and that would explain both the "How does Daxter know what he was turned into if the precursors = ottsels thing is a big secret" and "Why can't a half-otter creature swim" Fridge Logic.
There are two types of ottsels: sentient "Precursor" ottsels and normal animal ottsels.After all, if all ottsels were precursors, and the fact that the precursors are ottsels is a big secret, how would Daxter know what creature he had been turned into? Alternately, the Precursors could be the original ottsels, while the normal animal ottsels were other animals that were transformed into ottsels through eco exposure.
The precursors' goofiness(and maybe even their ottsel appearance) was an act put on to earn Jak's trust.Jak was angry, bitter, recently traumatized and ridiculously powerful, not to mention quite experienced when it came to destroying precursor battle robots - in short, he was dangerous. Taking a cue from the one Jak was most devoted to, they imitated Daxter's antics to the best of their ability, hoping to endear themselves to Jak with the "small goofy orange creature" routine that he seemed to respond positively to and avoid Jak turning on them/relapsing into the "I'm through saving the world" mindset/otherwise screwing things up royally.
The light eco/Light Jak tamed Dark Jak.Hence why his only use before Light Jak was mowing down legions of enemies, but after Light Jak the dark powers could be used to conveniently blast random obstacles out of the way or sneak around invisible.
Daxter's role is deeper than Plucky Comic Relief; his comforting familiarity/distracting goofiness/whathaveyou was the only thing keeping Jak sane from Jak 2 onward, particularly where Dark Jak was concerned.Pretty common Fanon, and Daxter does seem to be the only one who gets many smiles(not of the "yay, I get to go kill something/blow something up/do something dangerous" variety) out of the rather angsty Jak, not mention snapping Jak right out of Dark Jak mode in the beginning of Jak 2, and safely riding on Dark Jak's shoulder while he goes berserk on hoards of enemies. Furthermore, it's possible that, as Jak became more comfortable with this new world he found himself in, had Dark Jak balanced out with Light Jak and began to form close bonds with people other than Daxter(particularly Keira), his need for Daxter diminished, hence the rather cold, dismissive behavior towards Daxter in TLF. (...or else HIG just doesn't know how to write Jak and Daxter's relationship.)
The Lost Frontier was somehow influenced by The Edge Chronicles.Pointy-eared Sky Pirates on the edge of the world, eh? It could be a coincidence, but there's also precursor text on Phoenix's airship that translates to "open sky", a phrase repeated constantly throughout the Edge series.
Jak will eventually become his own ancestor via time travel, making the House of Mar a loop that begins and ends with Jak.In other words, the answer to the "Is Jak Mar or a descendant of Mar?" question is "both."
"Real" Precursor Orbs are actually small, coin-sized objects. They only appear large in-game to make them more convenient to collect, gameplay-wise.Crazier things have been used as currency in real life, but paying for things with large quantities of football-sized artifacts still seems rather awkward.
Onin was once a Heroic Mime, like Jak originally was.Furthermore, when Jak becomes old and sagely, he will become mute once more and become an Onin-like soothsayer, with Daxter his snarky interpreter.
Daxter is an orphan.After all, we never saw his parents in TPL and they've never been mentioned. One would think that telling his parents would have been one of the first things they would have done after his transformation. Plus, he elected to stay in the future/present instead of going back to Sandover... wouldn't he at least have thought about seeing his family again before making that decision?
Jak's Uncle is MarIt's very ambiguous whether Jak IS Mar or named after Mar. Personally, I like the latter the best since it gives off a more defined legacy, plus it gives Jak's Uncle a place in the actual timeline. Jak's Uncle could have been in cahoots with either Samos or the Precursors to watch over young Jak when he was sent to the future. Perhaps knowing of what's to come, he would create Haven City sometime after the 15-year-old Jak travels back to his true time period. True, there is a statue of Mar in Jak II who looks nothing like him, but I always chalked that up to people "fluffing up" the myth of Mar and creating what they assumed Mar looked like. I mean, it HAS been 300 years.
The Precursors can turn into beings of Light Eco, but choose to stay as Ottsels most of the time.When Jak turns into his Light form he looks to be composed of pure Eco/Energy, kinda like the humanoid Precursor hologram we see at various points in the series. Daxter himself is proof that one with Precursor blood can transform into another form after being exposed to large amounts of eco, much like Jak and the people of Aeropa. It's possible that the Precursors are the Light Jak equivalent to the Dark Maker's Dark Jak, and that they just use the holograms because they don't feel like staying transformed all the time, preferring their Ottsel forms.
Jak losing a number of his Dark abilities at the start of Jak 3 is caused by heatstroke sustained in the Wasteland.Such as Dark Giant and Invulnerability. After all, according to Damas he was very close to death.
The Jak and Daxter trilogy is set in the same universe as Star ControlThe unnamed planet in the Jak and Daxter trilogy is littered with ancient ruins and artifacts left by a long gone ancient race referred to as the precursors. Though the precursor revelation in Jak 3 may cloud this.
The green sun in the sky is, in fact, the Green SunAnd the Precursors were the winners of a previous Sburb session, possibly one played by ottsels.
Kleiver was always a member of Mizo's gang.He already fit the naming scheme, after all.
The Krimzon Guard were never aiming at JakInstead, they anticipated him moving out of the way of their fire, and aimed around him in hopes that he'd dodge right into their attacks.
Jak knew about Dark Dax all alongRemember when Jak and Dax first met Tym? The first thing Tym points out about Jak is that he's been tainted with dark eco. He could sense the eco inside of others. Maybe Jak can do the same. This would also explain why Jak stopped Daxter everytime he tried to bring his new powers up. If Daxter mentioned his powers in front of Skyheed they may have tried to experiment on Daxter. Sure, Jak didn't know that at the time, but what he did know was that Skyheed had an interest in him because of his powers. He protected Dax by keeping him out of Skyheed's interests. Then there was the time at the hangar when Jak found that kick ass jet. Jak was probably concerned about any survailance that was in the hangar and anyone who might report Dax's condition to Skyheed. This also explains how Jak knows exactly where to be when Daxter changes back and tumbles out of the elevators he comes back out of at the end of the Dark Daxter sequences. When Dax finally changes in front of him Jak was unsuprised because he knew from the get go and only offered his support with that "Chew before you swallow" line because he knew what Daxter was going through.