Jax by Interloper91

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                     MORTAL KOMBAT : ARMAGEDDON

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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'

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UPDATE! verison 1.02 (26/10/07)

 Corrected another bit in 'THANKS'

 Added Verison History

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--------------------------- 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

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================================ 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


 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 ==================================