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The flanker[1][2][3] is a wasp-like metal bug that appears in the construction site, strip mine, and the tanker during Daxter. Flankers commonly appear alone, in pairs or accompanying other bugs like the metal back. Rarely, groups of three are seen and if a spawner is present parties of four or five may be formed.

Flanker concept art

Concept art.

As their name suggests, they attack by flanking an enemy and stinging them. They are quite quick when moving, but pause for a split-second to strike, allowing the player to dodge by moving or jumping away. They are very weak, however, and die with a single strike from the electric bug swatter or a single spray from the spray gun, no matter the attachment. They bear resemblance to the metal jacket from Jak II and Jak 3.


Metal Bugs faction
Enemies from the Jak and Daxter series