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                              JAX CHARACTER GUIDE
                             (Major Jackson Briggs)
    --------------- Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
    --------------- Character Guide (PS2)
    --------------- Jax
    --------------- By CruZer_69
    --------------- Email : cruzer_eyvazli_69@hotmail.co.uk
    --------------- Started : 21/01/07
    --------------- Finished : 22/01/07
    --------------- Version 1.02
    Version History
    UPDATE! Version 1.01 (23/01/07)
     Corrected a bit in 'THANKS'
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    UPDATE! verison 1.02 (26/10/07)
     Corrected another bit in 'THANKS'
     Added Verison History
                                Please read the below 
    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
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    violation of copyright.
    Copyright 2007 Riyad Eyvazli
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their 
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    If you see something wrong in this guide or something I haven't said then
    e-mail me and tell me. Don't send me loads of junk because I will not 
    answer you and will simply ignore it.If you sent me an email and I haven't
    repied, just be patient because I don't check my email every day.
    Thank you!
                                 Please read the above 
    --------------------------- TABLE OF CONTENTS --------------------------------
     1) Jax's info               =========================================== JI11
     2) Jax's moves              =========================================== JM22
        a) Muay Thai             =========================================== JMT3
        b) Muay Thai in air      =========================================== MTIA
        c) Tonfa                 =========================================== JT55
        d) Tonfa in air          =========================================== JTIA
        e) Special Moves         =========================================== JSM7
     3) Jax's History            =========================================== JH88
     4) Jax's Strategy           =========================================== JS99
     5) Jax's Points             =========================================== JPGB
     6) Sites                    =========================================== SAFD
     7) Thanks                   =========================================== TTRT
    Note: Use the numbers and letters on the end to put in the search function
           "Ctrl + f" to get to a place quicker.
    ================================ JAX'S INFO ======================== - JI11 -
    Jax appeared in quite a lot of Mortal Kombat games. Nearly all of them. He is
    not a bad charcter at all, although his speed lets him down a bit. Jax mostly
    uses his fists like a boxer, not a lot of his moves concist of kicks or leg
    swipes. Also Jax has changed a lot in his appearance throughout the Mortal
    Kombat games. He went from a naked body to a beret and robotic arms. Jax's 
    Tonfas are even more short ranged than his Muay Thai itself so that cerainly
    isn't a very good thing. He also has only three specials however they fulfil
    all needs for rangeness, although the machine gun isn't very strong.
    As I had mentioned before Jax has changed in appearance. His first costume
    is like this : He wears a red beret, small black goggles (or sunglasses). 
    Instead of arms he has robotic ones making him more powerful. His Torso is 
    naked apart from machine gun bullets coming from the left shoulder diagonally
    to his left hip. Coming from his right shoulder is what looks like a metallic
    pipe possible the connected to his arms. It does the same as the bullets but
    the other way. He wears combat turquoise trousers and black combat boots. He
    also wears pads on his knees and wears a white belt. Lastly but not leastly
    he carries a machine gun on his back. Jax's second costume is completely
    different. He now wears this : A black cap backwards , A grey sleeveless
    hoodie, a yellow sleeveless jacket, a golden Mortal Kombat bling - bling on
    his chest, white belt, black and white boxing gloves, machine gun on his back,
    black combat trousers, black combat boots and one yellow stripe just above his
    In Muay Thai Jax looks very offensive. He is hopping slightly from leg to leg,
    knees bent just a liitle bit and his arms way in front of his face  - pacing
    as he hops. and his eyes are looking into the opponents ones. In Tonfa 
    position he's calmed down a bit. He brings his arms a bit down and a bit 
    towards himself and stops hoppping but instead is just shifting around and 
    only moving his body.
    The following are the games Jax appears in. Next to it is where he is 
    positioned in the "Choose your Fighter" screen.
     Mortal Kombat II  : ( Middle row, furthest right)
     Mortal Kombat III : ( In the top row, right in the middle)
     Ultimate Mortal Kombat III : ( In the top row, right in the middle)
     Mortal Kombat Trilogy : ( In here there are two Jaxs ; the MK III one and 
                                the MK II one ; the MK III one is in the 2nd row
                                7th from left and the second one is one the last 
                                row , 3rd from left)
     Mortal Kombat IV  : ( He is in the 2nd row, 2nd from left )
     Mortal Kombat Gold: ( He is in the 2nd row, 2nd from left )
     Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance : ( In row 6 and in the middle)
     Mortal Kombat Unchained
     Mortal Kombat Armageddon : ( On the 3rd row, 5th from left)
    Jax is in every single game except for MK I and MK Deception ,and obviously
    Shaolin Monks.
    ================================ JAX'S MOVES ======================= - JM22 -
                                                                         - JMT3 -
    =========  MUAY THAI (On PS2)
    --------- Key :
    --------- Attack 1 - Square
    --------- Attack 2 - Triangle
    --------- Attack 3 - X
    --------- Attack 4 - Circle
    --------- L1 - L1
    COMBINATION            NAME                    DISCRIPTION
     1                     Quick Hook Punch        A smack in the face
     Down + 1              Upward Elbow            Crouches down a bit and elbows
     2                     Turning Hand            Turns and smacks in the face
     Down + 2              Uppercut                An Uppercut
     3                     Spinning Sidekick       Turns and kicks in the chest
     Back + 3              Knee Striker            A Big knee hitting them up
     Down + 3              Ducking Cross           Crouches and smacks in the face
     4                     Thrusting Foot          A boot in the face
     Back + 4              Spinning Dragon         A slow sweep
     Up + 4                Throat Kick             A huge kick in the face
     Down + 4              Clean Low hit           Crouches and hits legs lightly
     1,1                   Ring King               Two smacks to the face.
     Down + 1,Down + 1     Fury Elbows             Crouches and does 2 elbow hits
     2,2                   Teeth Smasher           Does two turn smacks
     1,3                   Kick Boxing Combo       Smacks,turns and then kicks
     2,4                   Blurry Boot             Turn smacks and then boots
     1,1,1                 3-Hit Shocker           Does 3 Smacks
     1,1,2                 Spin Fists              2 Smacks then a turn smack
     1,1,3                 Hard Power              2 Smacks then boots
     1,1,2,2               Heavy Kombat            Does 2 smacks then 2 turn smacks
     1,1,2,3               Unleashed Pain          2 Smacks, turn smack then boot
     1,1,L1                Sneak Attack            2 Smacks then gets out Tonfa
                                                   and smacks the enemy down
    ========= MUAY THAI IN AIR                                           - MTIA -
    --------- Key :
    --------- Attack 1 - Square
    --------- Attack 2 - Triangle
    --------- Attack 3 - X
    --------- Attack 4 - Circle
    --------- L1 - L1
    COMBINATION            NAME                    
     1                     Fallout
     2                     Airborne
     3                     Straight Up
     4                     Oevr head air toss
     1,1                   Flying Kick
     2,2                   Power Slam
     3,3                   Straight Forward
     1,1,1                 Gravity Strike
     1,1,2                 Toss Ya!
     1,1,3                 Ending it now
     3,3,2                 Grounded
     1,1,4                 Air Death 
     3,3,3                 Air Kick
     3,3,4                 Time to hover
    ========= TONFA (On PS2)                                             - JT55 -
    --------- Key :
    --------- Attack 1 - Square
    --------- Attack 2 - Triangle
    --------- Attack 3 - X
    --------- Attack 4 - Circle
    --------- L1 - L1
    COMBINATION            NAME                    DISCRIPTION
     1                     Night Stick Lite        A spin hit
     Back + 1              Watch Out               A smack down
     Up + 1                face Bash               Hits with both Tonfas in face
     Down + 1              Tonfa Low Strike        Spin hits low
     2                     Twirl it around         Overhead hit
     Back + 2              Fancy Spins             Two spin hit    
     Down + 2              Uppercutting Tonfa      An Uppercut 
     3                     Face Krack              Opposite way double spin hit
     Back + 3              Head Hit                A huge tonfa hit
     Down + 3              Low Kick                A low kick
     4                     Medium Kick             End of Tonfa strike
     Back + 4              Sneaky                  Low tonfa trip up
     Up + 4                Dodge attack            Massive tonfa hit making bounce
     DOwn + 4              Ankle Kick              Very low kick
     1,1                   Turning it up           Two spin hits
     Back + 2,1            Watchmen                3 tonfa spin hits
     Back + 2, Back + 1    Watching you            3 tonfa spin hits making bounce
     Back + 2,2            Pain with sticks        3 Tonfa spin hits making down
     Back + 2,4            Beat Em Up              2 Tonfa spin hits and a jab
     4,4                   Darkness Sticks         2 Elbow Jabs
     1,1,Up + 1            Sink Hole               2 Spin hits then double hit
     Back + 2,1,1          Crowd Kontrol           4 Spin hits         
     Back + 2,4,4          Darkness Pain           Two spin hits then 2 elbow jabs
     Back + 2,1,1,Up + 1   Red Lights              4 spin hits then double hit
    ========= TONFA IN AIR (On PS2)                                      - JTIA -
    --------- Key :
    --------- Attack 1 - Square
    --------- Attack 2 - Triangle
    --------- Attack 3 - X
    --------- Attack 4 - Circle
    --------- L1 - L1
    COMBINATION            NAME 
     1                     Thrash Out
     2                     Bogie
     3                     Long Legs
     4                     Spinning feet grab
     1,1                   Rebel
     3,3,                  Airborne kick
     1,1,1                 Fresh Air
     1,1,2                 Spinning attack
     1,1,3                 Lucky wind
     3,3,2                 Somersault
     1,1,4                 Flip Down
     3,3,3                 Boot to the face
     3,3,4                 Pincer Throw                   
     1,1,3,3               Guiding Light
     1,1,3,4               Zero Gravity
    ========= SPECIAL MOVES (On PS2)                                     - JSM7 -
    --------- Key :
    --------- Attack 1 - Square
    --------- Attack 2 - Triangle
    --------- Attack 3 - X
    --------- Attack 4 - Circle
    --------- L1 - L1
    --------- R1 - R1
    COMBINATION            NAME                    DISCRIPTION
     R1                    Shocking Blows          Takes them, does two punches
                                                   to the face and then a big knee
     Down,Forward + 1      Pistion Punches         3 Robotic punches
     Down, Up + 3          Ground Pound            Smacks the ground making a 
                                                   purple wave
     Back,Forward + 4      Machine Gun             Shoots from his machine gun
    ============================= JAX'S HISTORY ======================== - JH88 - 
    From www.wikipedia.com. Much appriciated for this.
     = = = = = ABOUT JAX
    Jax was the first African American character in the Mortal Kombat series and 
    made his debut in the second game. He is portrayed as an archetypical 
    American hero. In the chain of command of the Special Forces, he is Sonya 
    Blade's direct superior and clearly the catalyzing force of Sonya's 
    impulsiveness. Jax is clear-headed, careful, and always keeping a watch on 
    what his men are doing. When the need arises, he is a beast on the 
    battlefield with the attitude and ferocity of a lion. He unscrupulously 
    makes use of the most advanced technology to improve both himself and his 
     = = = = = STORYLINE
    Jax made his first chronological appearance in Mortal Kombat II, though, in 
    terms of the storyline, his first adventure is depicted in Mortal Kombat: 
    Special Forces. This game opened depicting a prison break at Special Forces'
    detention facility. Jax, driving along a highway, received a transmission 
    from his fellow Special Forces operative Gemini detailing the escape and the 
    escapees: No Face, Tasia, Jarek and Tremor. She informed him that they had 
    escaped to a warehouse on the town's south side, likely receiving assistance 
    from an outside source. Jax surmised that source to be Kano. He received 
    another transmission from one Lieutenant Sanchez, whose squad had arrived 
    at the warehouse. After the transmission was cut off at the source, Jax 
    arrived at the scene to find the squad destroyed. For this, he swore he 
    would achieve vengeance against Kano. Using prototype bionic implants on 
    his arms in order to enhance his strength, Jax set out to find his enemy.
    Infiltrating the warehouse, Jax confronted No-Face and dispatched him. 
    Proceeding into the sewers, he did likewise to Tasia. At this point, Gemini 
    contacted Jax again and informed him that the Black Dragon were using a 
    corporate building as a front for their base of operations. At the building,
    Jax confronted and defeated Jarek. His investigation then led him to the 
    town of the lost city of Sin Kiang. There, he defeated Tremor and discovered
    a portal to Outworld. Surmising that the portal was linked to Kano's plans 
    of global domination, he entered. Jax caught up with Kano, who had acquired 
    an artifact called the Eye of Shitian. Through this artifact, Kano could 
    acquire great power. After an exchange of words, the two fought and Jax 
    emerged the victor. He used the Eye's power to bring them both back to 
    Earthrealm and brought Kano into custody, only to have the criminal escape 
    at a later date. At this point, Jax ceased using his bionic implants.
    Jax's first appareance on a fighting game was in Mortal Kombat II. Jax first 
    came across the Earthrealm warriors when he found Johnny Cage in the waters 
    close to the Special Forces Agency. Jax began interrogating him. Cage 
    explains his story and although is not trusted at first, is eventually set 
    free. Jax doesn't believe the story of Johnny Cage until he receives a video 
    signal from Sonya, whom is temporarily working with Kano to escape the 
    Outworld. As an apology for Jax not believing Cage, he visits him at a 
    commercial shoot where Johnny is being attacked. Jax participates in a 
    short battle with Kintaro here. The battle is interrupted when the 
    Earthrealm warriors arive to help. After they save Johnny from the 
    intruders, they travel into Outworld to compete in the tournament and save 
    Sonya. Soon Jax came to learn of the Emperor's dark plans for Earthrealm. 
    As soon as he had freed Sonya (and inadvertently Kano), he headed back home 
    to warn his government of the impending danger. He would find himself 
    frustrated, however, as not only did Kano escape back into Outworld, but 
    the government did not believe the major.
    Jax began to prepare for war covertly and once more outfitted his arms with 
    bionic implants. After helping foil Shao Kahn's attempt to permanently claim 
    Earth as his own, Jax became the commanding officer of the Outer World 
    Investigation Agency (OIA). They operated from an underground bunker and
    had scouts in various realms. Not only did they explore and map these 
    realms, but they also looked for and destroyed inter-realm portals that 
    could lead to Earth.
    He briefly assisted Raiden in the defeat of Shinnok after he found out that 
    Sonya was in Edenia. It was during these events that both he and Sonya would
    find the Lin Kuei cyborg Cyrax, malfunctioning and trapped in a desert. 
    Returning with him to their home base, they reversed the automation process, 
    restored his humanity, and gained a new ally.
    Years later, trouble would occur again. Not only were his agents Kenshi and 
    Cyrax lost in Outworld, but the OIA underground facility was nuked into 
    oblivion by the traitor Hsu Hao. When, soon after, Raiden summoned the 
    Earthrealm warriors to the abandoned island of Shang Tsung and asked them 
    to travel with him to Outworld to bring down the Deadly Alliance, Jax didn't
    hesitate. He used this trip as a cover to track down Hsu Hao and kill him 
    by tearing out his artificial heart.
    During the final attack on the Deadly Alliance, Jax along with the other 
    Earthrealm warriors were killed (He, Sonya and Johnny Cage were overwhelmed 
    by the Deadly Alliance's Tarkartan warriors). After Onaga defeated Raiden 
    and the Deadly Alliance, he resurrected Jax and his Earthrealm friends as 
    his slaves. Jax returns in Mortal Kombat: Unchained, and it is revealed that
    Jax is saved, thanks to the efforts of Ermac and the spirit of Liu Kang, 
    as shown in Ermac's Deception ending. Jax also returned in Mortal Kombat: 
    In his ending for Unchained, he brutally pounded Onaga senseless (Shujinko 
    failed despite absorbing Jax's fighting styles but lacking the raw anger 
    needed) his strength propelled by unexplained rage. As an encore, he 
    embedded the Netherrealm Kamidogu in the Dragon King's head.
    In his ending for Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Jax becomes a full cyborg after
    defeating Blaze, and leaves the Special Forces. He then takes control of the
    Tekunin by defeating Sektor, an apparent act of revenge after discovering 
    a neural control chip implanted in his brain by the Tekunin leader. The 
    ending also states that, after this, it is unknown if Jax would ever return 
    to the Special Forces.
    ============================= JAX'S STRATEGY ======================= - JS99 -
    Jax should be abused for his power. Mainly you should keep your enemy really 
    close to you as Jax is at his most deadliest then. Probably the only move he 
    has for further range is his machine gun which is really weak, can be easily
    blocked and dodged and then worse the enemy will use that position to his 
    advantage and blast you with something he/she has got under their sleeve.
    The move which I really like is the Knee Striker (Back + 3 ). It's unexpected,
    it's fast it's strong and it even pops the enemy up for further punishment. If
    you can, avoid the move Down + 4 Clean Low Hit. It's Weak, It doesn't deliver
    much impact and why do that when you can do the Spinning Dragon (Back + 4 ).
    It does twice as much damage and it sweeps. Another one of my favourite moves
    is the Throat kick (Up + 4 ) which is known for it's power and because it 
    smacks the enemy away giving you some time to actually think with the enemy
    always close to you.
    For Tonfa I advise you to use The Fancy Spins move (Back + 2 ) in conjugation
    with other buttons to it like 1,1 or anything else. Tonfa is short ranged
    but fast.
    Against Big Characters  : Use 8 way run and Pistion Punches more
    Against fast Characters : Use Tofa more
    Against Boss Characters : Use Muay Thai more
    Against Everyone else   : Use the 'Smack the Living Daylights out of them' ;)
         I  This is advise only. 
    =============================== JAX'S POINTS ======================= - JPGB -
    Jax has some Advantages and Disadvantages.
    ()  The Good :
               Unlocked at start
               Pretty powerful
               Easy Moves
               Not so little moves
               Arranged Specials (Close, Far etc.)
    ()  The Bad :
               Not a lot of Kick moves
               Not a lot of specials
               Short ranged
               Tonfa very short ranged
    () The Ugly :
               Tonfa :D
    ================================= SITES ============================ - SAFD -
    The following sites have my permission to put this FAQ onto their website if 
    they choose to. Any other sites, please do ask permission before you upload 
    it. I will almost certainly say yes. :)
    ================================== THANKS ========================== - TTRT -
    Well this is the end of the Character Guide. I hope it helped and that you 
    have enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it.
     Thanks to Gamefaqs
     Thanks to everyone who read this.
     Thanks to Jax for making me write this FAQ
     Thanks to Midway for creating an awesome game like Mortal Kombat:Armageddon
     Thanks to mortalkombatonline.com for some info.
     Thanks to the above websites in "Sites" if they got my FAQ.
     Thanks to www.wikipedia.com for Jax's history.
    And don't forget to write to me if you see errors.
    Copyright 2007 Riyad Eyvazli
    By CruZer_69
    ================================ END OF FAQ ==================================

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