I don’t know but I don’t see Keira as the type who uses people. I feel like she was best in TPL though..I do feel Jak and Keira should of started as good friends until ND figured out how to do their relationship cause honestly sorry ND but ya fucked it up big time.
Like I see in TPL she wants to go with them on adventures but her father is strict and disapproving and doesn’t allow her to go and have fun with them cause of the dangers but he’s cool with two young teenage boys doing it instead. I understand he had faith Jak and Daxter would succeed but what if they didn’t? What if their Zoomer crashed over fire canyon or the lurker shark ate them or something? What then? That would kind of be on his shoulders since he didn’t seem to tell their guardians oh your kids are wanting to save the world..They’re gonna go drive across lava on a Zoomer.
But yeah back to the matter at hand Keira probably wanted to go with them and probably had an urge to prove herself to her father and show him she can do things but since he would of been like you ain’t going, she decided to build things to help them , aid them and try to prove herself as a valuable member to the team but she needed things to power the machines so that’s where the boy’s return the favour. She’s extremely useful in TPL without her they’d be screwed basically.
Okay onto Jak 2..Well Keira had matured and was in between an awkward phase of hormonal teenage female and young woman..(We all know what that’s like..Mood swings and stuff T-T) and again even though she’s alone at first she’s seemingly done better than everyone else at first. She’s proved that she can take care of herself, she’s set herself up as an established mechanic and seems to work at the stadium (I’m guessing) which is probably providing a somewhat steady income to get food,water,spare clothes and all that jazz, she’s probably meeting a lot of people day in day out so she won’t be alone constantly and be able to keep tabs on any local happenings and plus she’s using her intellect and skills to benefit herself in a good way.
Now here is where the awkward teen not quite a woman phase comes in. When she meets Jak well speaks to him from behind the curtain she’s somewhat angry like I can handle myself shit back off. Either she’s being bitchy due to hormonal mood swings (cause keep in mind Jak’s seventeen in 2 and she’s sixteen so still can happen) or she’s trying to appear tough so she won’t be walked all over on. But once she sees them she’s somewhat happy when she sees Daxter as he doesn’t look any different and he still seems the same as he was from Sandover. But when she sees Jak she says you’ve changed. By this she doesn’t mean it in a nasty way I figured out but like a oh you look a lot different from when I last saw you..You’ve grown up.. And plus last time she saw him he couldn’t speak so the new speaking voice Jak’s got is a big adjustment for here.
I think mostly throughout Jak 2 if she’s a judgy bitch with him it’s mostly hormones and probably are you crazy for working with a crime lord. Maybe she thinks Jak’s trying to become a criminal hence why she’s like this who knows. But yeah later she becomes alright with him again so yeah I’m guessing hormones are mostly to explain for it.
Jak 3 Keira’s hardly around..Maybe due to the mechanics business who knows. But yeah she’s basic pushed aside as Jak’s girlfriend once Jak and Ash kiss. With that kiss I don’t think there was any romantic interest before I just feel due to the heat of the dessert it may have made them both slightly nuts for a few..Like they could of hallucinated and saw each other as Keira and Torn or maybe just in general the heat was making them do whacky things. Heat can make people do strange shit honestly, so yeah it was just normal for Keira to be pissed off once she found out.
Maybe that’s why she’s very flirty in X cause she’s afraid Jak will loose interest in her and pursue another woman like Ashelin or Tess due to their more matured bodies, looks and the badass way they are. I’m guessing Keira sees Ash as a love rival in X specially when we see the picture of Jak holding them back and Keira’s got a big wrench.
She wants to protect what she sees as her but I feel deep down she’s terrified of loosing Jak since she’s not as ‘cool’ as Ashelin or Tess. She doesn’t make guns or probably doesn’t use them/know how to use them, her bust size isn’t as large it seems as Tess’ and Ashelin’s, she’s not like a nimble tough fighter like Ash and not a barmaid/underground agent like Tess she’s basically in a masculine type job where she repairs stuff. She doesn’t really contribute as much anymore cause it seems Tess has filled the role of supplying the boys things..Maybe deep down this frustrates Keira cause maybe she feels she’s not as useful as before.
Just a shot in the dark on my take on things..I could be completely wrong but still this is just what I think