|“||Passepartout, did you say your name was? What a curious appellation!||”|
Jules Verne is a character who appears at the beginning of the journey around the world on the Amphitrite Express , starting from the second playthrough.
Verne was a French novelist, poet and playwright and author of Around the World in Eighty Days, the novel on which 80 Days is based.
His appearance in the game is a cameo that pays homage to his work being the origin of the game.
Verne appears interested in Passepartout and his own journey and character, alluding to him being a character of his own creation. His dialogue mentions his dislike of romance being the centre of novels and interest in realistic, accurate fiction.
Verne can be encountered if the player immediately chooses the 'converse' option while aboard the Amphitrite Express, having a brief conversation with him about routes and his craft.