There's something instantly charming about Jenny Romano. She's cute, playful in a genuine way, and fun to interact with even in scripted scenes. That's all thanks to the way Jackie Estacado sees her: his lifelong love, she is the one bright spot in Jackie's life in the midst of the… well, Darkness that surrounds him. So naturally, when it comes time to hit Jackie where it hurts, there's only one place to go.
Against the backdrop of ludicrous violence and incredible evil that defines The Darkness, Jackie's time with Jenny serves as a sharp contrast and welcome respite. Sitting in her apartment watching a movie seems shockingly normal compared to everything else going on, giving Jackie a sense of humanity and grounding--and let's face it, they're pretty adorable. Which is why, as the Darkness forces Jackie to stand on one side of a locked door and watch her die, the player can't help but feel exactly how the game wanted them to feel: that something beautiful has been destroyed, and there's only darkness left. Ouch.