Let's make this a race then!”— Captain Phoenix
Captain Phoenix was the pirate leader of the ship the Phantom Blade and a major supporting character in Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier. Although initially appearing as a villain, it is revealed early on that he is not a bad guy, and he gradually becomes a close ally of Jak, although there is always tension between the two due to Keira, whom both have a crush on. Phoenix proves his heroism once and for all when he sacrifices himself to save Jak, Daxter and Keira and destroy Duke Skyheed.
Before The Lost FrontierEdit
Before Phoenix became a pirate, he was the commander of the Aeropan Air Forces. He was put in charge of a secret weapons program to make a new class warrior (similar to the Dark Warrior Program). When he realized what they were doing, he refused and tried to stop the program, but Skyheed wouldn't hear of it. So he took the only option remaining and kidnapped the program's chief scientist (later known as Tym) and marooned him on Brink Island to hide his work from the Aeropans. In the fight, Tym took a bad hit on the head which caused his severe memory loss. But, the kidnapping and marooning of the scientist proved to be too little and too late. When the Aeropans declared him an outlaw, he fought back and swore to destroy them. Phoenix later became captain of the Phantom Blade. He and his band of merry rogues often patrolled The Brink, robbing innocent travelers of their Eco supply.
The Lost FrontierEdit
Phoenix appeared in the opening cutscene to The Lost Fontier. Upon encountering Jak, Daxter, and Keira, he attempts to steal their Eco. However Phoenix finds himself distracted by Keira's beauty and the revelation that Jak can transform and fails to continue the job.
While Jak, Daxter, and Keira are in Aeropa, Phoenix steals the Eco Seeker and takes Keira along with it. When Jak and Daxter go after the his airship, Jak and Daxter are led into a trap which resulted into crashing on an Island. When they repair the Hellcat, they destroy the Phantom Blade's engine and defenses, causing Phoenix to let them land. Upon board, Jak and Phoenix get into an argument which is broken up by Keira. Keira then makes them shake hands. When they find both of the coordinate spheres for the Eco Seeker, they travel back to the Abandoned Research Rig. When they find the Eco Core, he is betrayed by Klout and they retreat after Keira begins to activate the Eco Core. He revealed to Jak, Daxter, and Keira that he thought Jak was an Aeropean after seeing Jak try to transform into Dark Jak, since the Aeropeans exposed themselves to Dark Eco.
When Skyheed begins taking energy from the Eco Core using the Behemoth, Pheonix drives the Phantom Blade directly through the Behemoth and the Eco Core causing the Phantom Blade to explode, sacrificing himself. This greatly damages the Behemoth. Immediately after he dies, Jak gets revenge by destroying the Behemoth once and for all.
Phoenix wears a purpleish and white shirt, with a holster over his shoulder. He wears goggles above his eyes and has long black hair. On his ears, he has several rings.
Phoenix has a very calm, smooth voice and is well spoken. He commands total respect from those around him and is fiercely protective of those who follow him. Although an outlaw and thief, he is generally a good person. He does have a concept of mercy, as he declined from killing Jak when he thought he was an Aeropan, when Keira begged him to spare Jak's life. He can, on occasion, get angry when opposed, however.
Phoenix has the entire Phantom Blade to back him up. He also wields a revolver-like pistol and, for most of the game, effectively possessed the Eco Seeker, as Keira was examining it for him.
Phoenix shows no supernatural abilities at any point in the game.
- Phoenix is very similar to the character Torn of Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X: Combat Racing. In their first appearance, both are seen fighting an organisation that they once worked for, Phoenix the Aeropans and Torn the Krimzon Guard. Both are also unsure of Jak when they first meet him, athough Torn is simply suspicious of "new faces" whilst Phoenix is a direct rival.
- Phoenix is the second of two men Keira has shown attraction to besides Jak, the first is Erol of Jak 2.
- Phoenix has also never learned how to swim. (Secrets in the TLF Say he has a flotee, because he never learned to swim)