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Jay, Jake, and Jim, otherwise known as the Blues, are identical characters in the Angry Birds series of games created by Rovio Entertainment. They were introduced in 2009 as the second characters introduced and core members of the original flock. Ever since their first appearance in Poached Eggs, they've appeared in numerous installments of the series as main characters.

Personality

The Blues' Description in Angry Birds Birdsonality (modified):

Quick and inventive, Jim Jake and Jay keep their friends amused with their latest mischief. They enjoy arguing and especially playing devil's advocates. Being such the creative types, they can have a hard time focusing on tasks - especially when they feel tedious or routine. But when they do focus, they're resourceful and inventive problem solvers.

Jim, Jake and Jay were born in a baby blue egg after the first battle with the pigs, with Red nearly sacrificing his own life in saving their lives.

It can be assumed that after these events, they grew up to be part of the core flock. It is unknown what happened to their parents, who do appear in the movie, but not in the game or any other instances.

The Blues are very mischevious birds, often getting into trouble for pranks at the other birds. They have a very close bond with each other, almost always being seen together.

Despite their childish nature, they can be very intelligent and cunning, and use this feature to get out of situations they find themselves in. They are extremely gifted in constructing contraptions, though this talent usually goes to fooling the pigs or the other members of the flock.

Sometimes they don't understand their boundaries and limits, or when to stop. This causes them to get into trouble, though they always manage to get out of the situations they find themselves in.

Though they can be very rude to their guardians and fellow flock members, they really do look up to the other birds. They see Matilda as a loving, gentle mother figure, Hal as a knowledgeable, kind role model, and Silver as a fellow young prankster.

Jim, Jake, and Jim's Involvment in Angry Birds

Angry Birds

The Blues first made their debut in the original Angry Birds game, where they were the second characters introduced and members of the core flock. After their introduction level in Poached Eggs 1-10, they become playable characters for all of the themes that follow. (excluding The Big Setup, which was dedicated entirely to Hal and Terence)

While in early cinematic trailers and promotions, there was only shown to be one, single blue bird, it has then on been confirmed that they are 3, seperate individuals, rather than one bird that duplicates itself.

Gameplay

The Blues' are the first birds to be introduced that have an ability, which is to split into 3. The birds are split with some force, so the top bird flies a bit upward while the bottom bird flies a bit downward, while the middle bird continues in the regular path.

The Blues are avid glass breakers. They can effectively tear through multiple blocks of glass with ease, as well as hit multiple, seperate weaker targets, such as balloons or pigs. However, when it comes to wood and stone, the Blues just cannot destroy much. They merely just bounce off of structures made of this material, especially when the structures are much thicker. However, they can potentially break a single shard of wood if the player activates their ability the split second before they hit the structure.

There is also a neon blue potion in Short Fuse that, when in contact with pigs, splits them in 3. This can rack up your points insanely and can have destructive effects, especially when the potion is cracked near multiple targets.

Angry Birds Seasons

Jay, Jake and Jim, along with the rest of the flock, appear in the next installment of the game as playable characters. They were introduced when the game was first released (previously known as Angry Birds Halloween) in the Trick or Treat theme as the second characters introduced, and then on appear in all of the following themes.

Unlike the other games, Seasons maintains its character designs, so the Blues keep their classic appearance.

Like all of the other characters, they have unlockable costumes.

The Blues, while not oftenly, will appear in cover art and promotional art as prominant characters. (such as Ham Dunk, where they and Bomb and Bubbles appeared in the cover art rather than Red)

They also appeared in the Ham'o'ween animation as the main characters, where they save Bubbles from being consumed by the pigs.

Strangely, though Bubbles is smaller than them in this animation, he appears much larger than them in-game.

Gameplay

The Blues bear the same exact ability that they have in the first game, with no major changes made to their size, strength, or speed. 

When it comes to water logic in Piglantis, they will be extremely weak if they don't have any speed. Thus, the player should only target structures and pigs close to the surface of the water, so that they can hit them immediately or first plunge into the water and then recieve some speed as they float to the surface.

They are also moderate at destroying sand and snow, which are very weak substances. It is suggested, because of this, that the player doesn't use them to destroy these materials, as if structures are supported by these materials, the Blues likely won't destroy enough of the material to knock the structures down.

Angry Birds Rio

Jay, Jake and Jim along with Red and Chuck are captured by the smugglers and sent to the Smuggler's Den in Rio. They are encaged in a room with other stolen birds, but due to their strength and rage they are able to break out of the cage, beginning the events of the game.

They are once again the second characters introduced, and after the player unlocks them they are playable characters in all of the themes that follow.

Once the flock defeats Nigel and frees all of the birds, they manage to hijack the plane and send it back to Piggy Island, where they manage to arrive just in time to save the eggs from being stolen by the pigs once again.

The Blues, along with the rest of the flock, go back to Rio to visit their friends Blue and Jewel, starting the Rio 2 segment.

In this segment, the Blues, like all the other characters, recieve design changes. Jay, Jake and Jim take on their Toons animation style, but no majro features of them are changed. They recieve newer outlines and shading.

Strangely, in the earlier promotional art and animations for the game, only one single blue bird was shown. However, this is likely because it hadn't been decided by Rovio whether they were 3 seperate birds or one single one.

Gameplay

The Blues maintain the same ability they have had the past two games, and no major changes are made to their speed, size or strength.

However, it is notable that marmosets and caged birds are much tougher targets then the pigs, who were very weak and easily popped. The Blues can easily break through the cages and marmosets but cannot destroy entire groups of them as they can with the pigs. 

The Blues are not very useful when it comes to directly harming bosses, so during boss battles the player should use them to knock down weakly supported structures or to activate TNT boxes.

Trivia

  • The Blues are the only characters to not have eyebrows. (excluding rare situations like the cinematic trailer)
  • A concept of the Blues was made in 2008, showing the ability for birds to split. They and Red are the only known birds who were developed at that time.
  • The Blues' ability was never changed or even slightly modified in any slingshot-based Angry Birds game.
  • They are the smallest characters in the game, though they are known to be larger than Bubbles in animations.
  • Jay was named "Jon" in an Angry Birds Comic as a typo. This also happened with Bomb, who was incorrectly named Bob in the Space Comic.
  • Jay is the oldest and leader of his brothers, Jake is the middle child, and Jim is the youngest.
  • When playing games that use their chrome designs, the Blues will immediately turn into corpses once the player activates their ability regardless of whether or not they touch a surface.

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