Anyway, would you be kind enough to loan your dear old uncle 90 Precursor Orbs so he can get underway?”— Explorer
The Precursor LegacyEdit
The Explorer is referred to in the game as Jak's Uncle. This is never expanded upon, so it is unclear if they were meant to be literally related, however the following installments in the series make it clear that their family relation is impossible due to Jak's time travel based origins. In their adventures, Jak and Daxter trade 90 Precursor Orbs with the Explorer, who needs them for supplies, in exchange for a Power Cell.
The Explorer is fairly sophisticated in his demeanor, referring to Jak as "m'boy". He is likely wise due to his past experiences.
The Explorer has a staff, and wears clothing similar to that of Jak. He has a beard, and a monocle on his right eye.
- It was revealed by Naughty Dog that Jak's uncle was created before the plot of Jak II was conceived, and he was intentionally not mentioned again after the events of the first game to avoid creating continuity errors.
- In the Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy game box you can find a map of the in-game world. On the bottom of the page there is a message written in ink, reading "Jak, m'boy, I hope this will be useful in your quest. Your uncle."
- It can be assumed that Jak's Uncle is the one who gave Jak his clothing prior to The Precursor Legacy, as they dress similarly.