Jim, Jay and Jake are three characters in the Angry Birds series of games created by Rovio Entertainment. They were first introduced in 2009 with the original launch of the game. Originally, they were presented as a single small blue bird in animated shorts and promotional art. However their game ability to launch as a single bird, then split into to three birds was incorporated into the character and they were changed to be a trio of identical birds.
They first appeared in the 10th level of Poached Eggs and have appeared as playable characters in every version and episode of the game released so far, though they are not necessarily in all levels. In the Fuji TV exclusive episode Sakura Ninja, the Blue Birds appear dressed as taiko drummers. This was the first time they have appeared in costume in any game and completely new game sprites were created for this episode.
These birds are the weakest playable characters but have the unique ability to multiply into three identical copies. This ability is triggered by touching the screen or clicking the mouse (depending on the version of the game the player is using).
The Blue Bird's splitting ability can be exploited in different ways. By splitting just before impact with an obstacle, the three birds' force on impact is concentrated for maximum force. Alternately, the birds can be split early allowing them to spread out and hit more obstacles at once.
While the Blue Birds do not cause much damage with most obstacles, they do have a unique strength against glass/ice, able to penetrate it with surprising ease.
The Blue Birds have a short temper when it comes to egg theft and, like most of the Flock, become enraged easily when eggs are discovered missing. However, they have a childlike aspect to themselves. They are daring and inquisitive and often get themselves into trouble and cause mischief, causing the Flock to have to intervene. They are the youngest members of The Flock.
Little is known about Blue Birds’ history before the events of the first Angry Birds game. Red Mad, Yellow Bird, one Blue Bird, and Bomb were the first to discover the first eggs missing after severely attacking an insect for landing on their eggs.
In the course of the battles with the Pigs, he has traveled to many different locations and environments, including the desert, underground caves and beaches. The Pigs never rest in their quest to steal eggs and the Flock often has to retrieve their eggs on holidays and special occasions. In one instance, the Pigs captured the entire Flock, including The Blues. It was only for the actions of Terence, the Big Brother Bird that the Flock was freed.
At an indeterminate time later, the Flock was captured as rare birds and taken to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where they fought with Blu, Jewel and their friends against Nigel the cockatoo and Mauro and his marmosets.
The Blues were the first to notice the inadvertent capture of the Orange Bird and assisted in his rescue from the Pig fortress. Orange Bird has been a part of The Flock since.
In addition to Rio, The Blue Birds have also traveled to China twice. While there the second time, The Blues, while hiding, watched the Pigs’ production of the Mighty Dragon puppet show and witnessed the Dragon’s attack. They also visited Japan, where they dressed as taiko drummers.
In another adventure, The Blues and the Flock were whisked into Space via a wormhole, gained super powers as a result of the wormhole, and fought the Space King and the Space Pigs. During this time, despite their adventurous nature, they were often homesick.
- The Blue Bird Plush Toy has three tail feathers, rather than two.
- The Blue Birds are the only birds who have no eyebrows, except in some cinematic trailers.
- Their eyelids appear to change color in different media. In the games, their eyelids are red, but in several of the animated shorts, their eyelids are blue.
- They are possibly based upon the Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu.
- Pulling back noise: A-gir
- Launch noise: Aho ha howa!
- Ability noise: Pop!
- Corpse noise: Hol! Pen! Eeh! Woah!
Blue Birds have appeared in the following games:
- Angry Birds
- Angry Birds Rio
- Angry Birds Seasons
- Angry Birds Facebook
- Angry Birds Space (as the Lightning Birds)
- Angry Birds Star Wars (as Rebel Pilots)
- Angry Birds Chrome
- Angry Birds Google+
- Angry Birds Volcano
- Angry Birds Magic
- Angry Birds in The Hunt For The Golden Pistachio
- Angry Birds Vuela Tazos
- Angry Birds Winter Wonderland
- Angry Birds Fuji TV
- Angry Birds Heikki