Before I opened this I was like "please include Infamous 1 Cole and Kessler (spoiler btw)." Infamous 2 Cole is way more redneck-y and awkward; iF1 Cole is pure badass. iF2 Zeke > iF1 Zeke though.
Will you marry me?
I picked out the ring and everything
No seriously though, I've disconnected the two in my mind. Much like Dante, Cole is like "Coole" or something. Although I'm okay with iF2 Cole as a different person; just not as THE Cole.
They don't seem all that different to me, I actually kind of like Infamous 2 Cole better, Infamous 1 Cole always sounded like he had a pole up his ass even if I liked the character. Redneck-y might not be the best word to describe him though. While the southern accent doesn't really fit him, it's FAR from redneck-y, thank goodness too. Don't think I could have stood to play Infamous 2 if he was.
I'm pretty sure he sounds like that because he's a city dweller. Not just a guy living in EC, but a courier who does "urban exploration" in the sewers.