|“||You were wrong, Samos. Dark Eco CAN be controlled! We've learned its secrets. And now we can reshape the world to our liking!||„|
|~ Gol Acheron to Samos about himself and Maia Acheron with their discovery of the Dark Eco.|
Gol Acheron is one of the two main antagonists, alongside his wicked sister Maia, of Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy.
He was voiced by Dee Snider.
Gol's past prior to the events of The Precursor Legacy are unknown. Samos reveals that Gol was a sage and that "no one had spoken to him in ages", indicating that he was known for staying isolated. Through Samos' knowledge of Gol, it is apparent that during the events of Jak II future Samos told his past self to give the Rift Gate and Rift Rider to Gol so he can maintain them until the day when Jak, Daxter, Samos and Keira would later find them.
At some point prior to the game, Gol and his sister Maia, were driven insane by their exposure to Dark Eco, which lead them to turn against humanity, planning to recreate the world by dominating it with Dark Eco from the Precursor Silos scattered throughout the land. To that end, they used Lurkers to search for Precursor artifacts to rebuild and enhance the functional remains of a Precursor robot. They also kidnapped the four other Sages - Samos, the Blue Sage, the Red Sage and the Yellow Sage - in order to use their power to recharge the robot.
Throughout the events of the game, it is made clear that Gol is the embodiment of evil. Also, despite the fact that he lacks the sadistic nature that Maia has, it is incredibly apparent that he is the unofficial leader of the duo.
After Jak manages to defeat the two by using white ego against the Precursor robot that they are inside, they are launched into the silo containing dark ego, which sinks in and they are presumed dead. However, Samos's claim that "the Dark Eco probably destroyed them" heavily hints the possibility that Gol and Maia may still be alive in the containment of the robot. This is yet to be confirmed.
Gol's age is difficult to guess due to his strange appearance. His skin has been turned grayish-blue, like Dark Jak, by his long exposure to Dark Eco, and his jaw appears to have grown bony spurs, just like some (if not all) of the lurkers have. The glove that he wears on his right hand has several tubes entering his skin; the reason for this is unknown. It is also unknown why Gol wears a belt that dangles three spherical weights. It is possible that due to the large amount of Dark Eco exposure he uses them as a means of weighing his body down to prevent it from floating away. It may also be a symbol of him being in a state controlled by Dark Eco forever. Gol has a distorted voice, and his breathing is labored.
Gol's appearance prior to his exposure to Dark Eco is not known, But he is at first unrecognizable to Samos, hinting that the changes that he has undergone are quite substantial.
Powers and Abilities
Gol uses his mastery of Dark Eco to fly and teleport. Since Jak fights the robot and not the Sages themselves, it is unknown what his offensive capabilities may be. However, since he and Maia were able to capture the other Sages (and Maia mentions that the Red Sage, who is the strongest of the good sages, gave up with little effort), his power abilities may be substantial, though less than that of their incomplete Precursor Robot - which was defeated by Jak.
Despite Samos's hint at the end of The Precursor Legacy, Gol and Maia have not yet resurfaced. However, Gol makes a cameo appearance in Daxter, during one of the dream sequences.
- Gol's surname, "Acheron", is identical to the name of the river of woe that circled the Underworld in Greek mythology.
- Gol and Maia are twins, according to a trivia question on an old (now defunct) Naughty Dog Precursor Legacy website.
- Gol is named after Gil Archeron, the man who supposedly made the first Jak and Daxter game; The Lost Levels.
- Gol was voiced by Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider.
- Despite Samos's hinting at the end of The Precursor Legacy, the siblings have not yet resurfaced.