Ratchet & Clank Game Script
Version 1.2
Adapted by Beverley Wooff (GameFAQs name 'Rexy') [(c) 2003-2004]
Contact: bev.wooff@gmail.com

This script can be seen at http://www.gamefaqs.com.

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Table of Contents
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1. Updates
2. Disclaimer
3. Script Map
4. Game Script
5. Credits

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1. Updates
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Version 1.0 (01/27/03): The script is up!

Version 1.1 (03/01/03): Some of the grammar and dialogue's been altered, and I
added a map to this thing. Just to prevent you from getting lost :P

Version 1.11 (04/06/03): Just a few tweaks in some of the early dialogue.

Version 1.12 (7/12/04): Yaiee!  It's been a long while since I last updated
the script file!  Thanks go to Louis Delorme for noticing that I spelt Qwark's
name wrong, so it's just a case of going in and changing the errors.  Also
note that I tidied up some of the dialogue, mainly near the start of the
script.

Version 1.2 (16/8/12): You read that right. 8 YEARS since the last update.
With the advent of the HD re-release of the original trilogy (Happy 10th
Anniversary!), and especially with the uprising of Youtube over the past few
years, I see it as a good chance to tidy up the script again, making a lot of
fixes for any misheard lines during the cinematics and one or two cutscenes. My
email has also changed during that time as well :P

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2. Disclaimer
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This is my first ever script that I've adapted for a videogame. I hope you
enjoy this script as much as I enjoyed writing it. Most of these scenes are
based on the cinematics and in-level movies that you get in the goodies menu,
once you finish the game the first time. The script was taken down while
viewing the movies - most of which ended up being played several times through
the goodies menu - and taking down what I remembered each time. The subtitles
were also turned on for a bit of help in taking down the longer pieces of
dialogue. And that is how I do my scripts. Not to mention that my grammar isn't
perfect, but it's my way of telling the story. Thank you very much.

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3. Script Map
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Hold down CTRL and press F to bring up the Find menu. Then, type in the code
that corresponds to the part of the script that you're looking for.

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Intro - Clank's Arrival---------------------------------------------------STRT
Kyzil Plateau, Veldin (part I)--------------------------------------------VLD1
Tobruk Crater, Novalis-----------------------------------------------------NVL
Metropolis, Kerwan---------------------------------------------------------KRW
Outpost X11, Aridia (part I)----------------------------------------------ARD1
Logging Site, Eudora-------------------------------------------------------EDR
Blarg Tactical Research Station, Nebula G34-------------------------------BTRS
Blackwater City, Rilgar----------------------------------------------------RLG
Outpoxt X11, Aridia (part II)---------------------------------------------ARD2
Captain Qwark's Headquarters, Umbris---------------------------------------UMR
Fort Krontos, Batalia (part I)--------------------------------------------BTL1
Kogor Refinery, Orxon (part I)--------------------------------------------ORX1
Fort Krontos, Batalia (part II)-------------------------------------------BTL2
Blarg Depot, Gaspar--------------------------------------------------------GSP
Jowai Resort, Pokitaru (part I)-------------------------------------------PKT1
Kogor Refiniery, Orxon (part II)------------------------------------------ORX2
Bomb Factory, Hoven--------------------------------------------------------HVN
Jowai Resort, Pokitaru----------------------------------------------------PKT2
Gemlik Moonbase, Oltanis Orbit---------------------------------------------GML
Gorda City Ruins, Oltanis--------------------------------------------------OLT
Robot Plant, Quartu (part I)----------------------------------------------QRTI
Gadgetron Site, Kalebo III-------------------------------------------------KLB
Robot Plant, Quartu (part II)---------------------------------------------QRT2
Drek's Fleet, Veldin Orbit-------------------------------------------------DRK
Kyzil Plateau, Veldin (part II)-------------------------------------------VLD2
Finale - Hygeinator Advert-------------------------------------------------FNL
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4. Game Script
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|                               INTRODUCTION                                 |
|                              Clank's Arrival                               |
|                                 Code STRT                                  |
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[Kyzil Plateau, Planet Veldin - 11:13am local time]

The scene opens with Ratchet walking over to a ship outside his garage for a
home. He jumps onto a crate, then uses his wrench to start working on the
engine inside it. After a few seconds, he stood back in silence, and then
pressed a button on a glove on his left hand.

Helpdesk girl: Final step - attach Robotic Ignition System. Thank you for
using helpdesk technology.

At that sight, Ratchet sighed, as he knew that he was getting much closer - but
not quite - to his dream of becoming a space explorer.

[Meanwhile, in a factory on a nearby planet]

We see a conveyor belt, producing large robot warriors in great numbers. But
all of a sudden, an error message came up on a computer screen. That resulted
in Clank being spurted out. He looked at his surroundings, and came across a
yellow robot at the other end of the room - an infobot. He looked at it, and 
it displayed a message for him. Meanwhile, in the shadows, a large sentry bot 
looked towards him. Once the infobot reached the end of the message, the robot 
came to try and swipe it from Clank, but he immediately took hold of it, ran
out of the factory and slid down a slide, which lead right into a space
shuttle. He took a grip of the controls, and that sent him blasting up high
towards the sky. Two other large robots came soon afterwards, and they entered
their respective ships and started chasing him.

[Approaching Planet Veldin - 11:47am local time]

The chase continued. Two plasma shots were fired towards Clank, whom evaded
them. With utter panic, he continued to try and lose the robot warriors, until
a shot hit his ship in the back, sending him flying down towards the planet's
surface.

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|                               KYZIL PLATEAU                                |
|                           Planet Veldin (part 1)                           |
|                                 Code VLD1                                  |
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Faster and faster Clank went, until he landed with a crash, with the ship
destroyed, and himself on the floor, unconscious. The sound caused Ratchet to
go over there, and find the rubble for himself. He picked up Clank, and went
back to his home.

Later, we see him tweakening his engine again. At that point, Clank started to
recover, and once he saw Ratchet, he started making his way towards him. And
then, he spoke.

Clank: Interesting.
Ratchet: YAIEE!!!

At that point, Ratchet fell from his crate onto the floor. Sooner or later, he
stood back up.

Clank: You're quite handy with your wrench.
Ratchet: You bet! I built that ship with it.
Clank: Hmmm... currently I am in search of someone who could be of assistance
of saving the Solar System. Do you know where I'll find that fellow?

He pointed to a poster of Captain Qwark, hanging inside Ratchet's garage.

Ratchet: Well, he's on the radio every week. Other than that, no. Hey, what's
with all this save the Solar System stuff anyway?

The infobot emerged onto the scene, and displayed the answer to Ratchet's
question. The scene in there showed a room in a space ship, where we see the
game's villain, Chairman Drek.

Drek: Hello, citizens of-

A picture of Novalis is shown on the screen, with its name in bright white
letters underneath.

Drek: My race, the Blarg, have a small problem. Our planet has become so
polluted, overpopulated and poisonous that we are no longer able to dwell here.
But I, Chairman Drek, have a solution. We are constructing a pristine new world
using the choices of planetary components available. So, what does this mean to
you, you might ask? Using highly sophisticated technology, which you couldn't
possibly understand, we will be extracting a large portion of your planet and
adding it to our new one. Unfortunately, this change in mass will cause your
planet to spin out of control and drift into the sun where it will explode into
a flaming ball of gas, but, of course, sacrifices must be made. Thank you for
your co-operation.
Director: CUT!
Drek: And if you don't like it, you can take your whiny snivelling snot nosed
populations, form a line behind me and you can kiss my-

There was silence for a couple of seconds.

Drek: Are we still on? Well turn it off, you idiot!

The infobot was finished with the message, and it returned to Clank.

Ratchet: The people on those planets are hosed! Well, good luck getting 
Captain Qwark to help you.
Clank: Actually, you could help me. If you could use your ship to take me to
the co-ordinates contained in this infobot, I might be able to gather further
information there.
Ratchet: Even if I wanted to, I can't. I'm missing a crucial component of the
ship.

There was silence for a few seconds, as Clank looked at the ship and
thought. Then, he came up with a solution.

Clank: The Robotic Ignition System!
Ratchet: How did you know what?
Clank: I sir happen to be equipped with the latest in Robotic Ignition
Systems. My programming allows me to start any ship I choose.
Ratchet: So I agree to take you to this... wherever it is... and you get this
ship started for me?
Clank: That is what I'm proposing.

As he finished his sentence, the two enemy ships came down on the planet. 
Then, all was settled.

Ratchet: Deal!

[Chairman Drek's Flagship]

From the window view, we see the two in their ship, leaving their planet.
Chairman Drek was watching them through that window.

Drek: This could be a problem. Take care of it.

A dark shadow with a round top of the head and an antennae left the scene.
Meanwhile, back on Ratchet's ship...

Ratchet: Whoa, this is great!

He looked back at his home planet, which was getting further away from him.

Ratchet: So THAT'S where I've been stuck this whole time!
Clank: Please return your appendages to the steering mechanism, sir.
Ratchet: Huh? Oh right, heh. sorry. Oh, and by the way, you can stop calling me
sir. The name's Ratchet.
Clank: Pleased to make your acquaintance, sir.
Ratchet: You got a name?
Clank: My serial number is B54296-

Just when he tried to finish off, the ship was accidentally tilted to the left
slightly.

Ratchet: Oops! I'll just call you Clank for short. Hang on!

They came closer to Novalis, but that is where we'll leave them for now.

[Back on Chairman Drek's flagship]

Drek is in his main room, with a robot lieutenant and a mayor with him.

Drek: So you'll see, it would be most beneficial if your citizens were not in
the city when my workers begin removing it.
Mayor: Preposterous! I will not stand for this!
Drek: Unfortunately, you have no choice in the matter.
Mayor: Let's just see what Captain Qwark has to say about that, my good man!

This just left Drek laughing vilely.

Mayor: I don't see what's so funny. Captain Qwark could dispatch you without
even breaking a sweat! You, you puny...
Drek: You have now officially worn out your welcome, and my patience!

The lieutenant picks him out and starts leaving.

Mayor: This is your last chance! Stop this madness now!
Drek: Okay, wait... you're right, I WILL withdraw my troops!
Mayor: Really?
Drek: No! He's all yours gentlemen! Try not to leave any marks!

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|                              TOBRUK CRATER                                 |
|                              Planet Novalis                                |
|                                 Code NVL                                   |
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[Entering atmosphere of Planet Novalis]

The ship crashes into a wall, causing Ratchet to fall towards the ground,
screaming, until he landed on his back with a thud.

Ratchet: Oooomph!

A few seconds later, he looked around from his position.

Ratchet: Uhm... Clank... where are you?
Clank: (muffled) I'm right here.

The signal caused Ratchet to sit up, showing Clank underneath him.

Ratchet: Oh, sorry about that.

He stood up.

Ratchet: Well, we're not leaving the way we came in.
Clank: Perhaps we could prochure a ship from one of the inhabitants.
Ratchet: If there are any left.

The two made their way round the surface of the planet, and came across a ship
heading down towards the sky. Three robots emerged, and they took them out
easily. Sooner or later, the mayor came out, looking panicked.

Mayor: Don't hurt me! Don't hurt me! Who are you? Mercenaries? Torturers?
Assassins? I'll tell you anything! Here, take my infobot, it's all I got left.
Clank: Sir, we're not assass-
Ratchet: Hold on, let's see what he's got.

The infobot started playing a message. It started with a scenario with Captain
Qwark surrounded by a snagglebeast. He took out his laser and tried to fire at
it, but... it didn't work. The beast brought its head forward and attempted to
eat him.

[Action freezes]

Qwark's voice: Has THIS ever happened to you?

The scene switches to outside a repair shop in a bustling city.

Qwark: Hi, I'm Captain Qwark, and believe me, there's nothing worse than
starring down a Blargian Snagglebeast - from the inside - and knowing your
equipment isn't functioning properly! That's why I come to Al's Robo Shack for
all my electronic needs. Al has been the exclusive repair shop for my super
electro gadgets since I was knee high to a sand mouse! If Al can't fix it, it's
not broke, right Al?
Al: (shyly) Er...
Qwark: You said it pal! So if you're fighting crime, or just fighting grime,
heheh, come to Al's Robo Shack in Metropolis for all your robotic repairs. 
Al's Robo Shack, it's Qwarktastic!

The advertisement was over, and the infobot went towards Clank.

Clank: Do you know what this means?
Ratchet: Yeah, Captain Qwark has really sold out.
Clank: No, it means Captain Qwark is on Metropolis! We could tell him about
this invasion...
Ratchet: If we had a ship...
Mayor: Huh? Uh... a ship? You mean... you're not gonna torture me? Well, as
planetary chairman I could arrange for you to borrow our courier ship!
Ratchet: Cool!
Clank: You can count on us, sir.
Ratchet: Right, thank you, your chairman shippliness.

The two left that scene, and explored the planet even more. They came across a
waterworker, struggling with his job.

Waterworker: Dadblast-it!
Ratchet: (laughs lightly) Look, Plumber's Crack!
Waterworker: (turns around) What did you just say?
Ratchet: I said "Look, the plumber's back."
Waterworker: Alright wise guy, shouldn't you be on one of them escape
transports?
Ratchet: Escape transports?
Waterworker: Newsflash, giant robots attacking! The escape transports have
taken all the rich fokes off this goddarn planet!
Ratchet: So why aren't you on one?
Waterworker: Socialeconomic disperity.
Ratchet: What?
Clank: He hasn't got enough bolts.
Waterworker: Working people have to wait for Captain Qwark to save us!
Ratchet: Well, got anything worth a lot of bolts?

The waterworker pulled out an infobot and showed it to them both.

Waterworker: I got this thing - shows two weirdos ditching their ship. It's 
got coordinates to a desert planet too.
Clank: An infobot! Ratchet, we could use that.

They paid for the infobot, and that caused the waterworker to reach a sewer
pipe and slide down it.

Waterworker: Geromino!
Ratchet: Did he just slide down a sewer pipe?

The infobot displayed the message to them, showing Skid McMarx, a
hoverboarding professional, and his agent, riding in a ship, heading towards a
missile storm.

Skid: Mayday, mayday! This is the solarship Radical. We seem to be under 
attack from the planet's surface!
Agent: Relax Skid, it looks like some sort of fireworks display. Probably in
your honor.
Skid: Whoa, that was close...

Then, something hit the ship.

Skid: Aaaagh!
Agent: Pipe down, I can't concentrate!
Skid: Ooh, we've been hit!
Agent: Er... an unexpected detour. When we land I'll see if I can scare up an
exhibition for you.
Skid: But I'm not gonna live that long!

Somehow, another missile came right towards them.

Agent: Kid, let's am-scray!
Skid: Eject! Eject!

Both Skid and the Agent escaped from the ship. The message finished, and the
infobot reached Clank.

Ratchet: Did you see that guy on the left? That was Skid McMarx.
Clank: Does he know about Captain Qwark?
Ratchet: I doubt it. He's a Pro Hoverboarder, always going off about how cool
he is.
Clank: Looks like he's in trouble.
Ratchet: I'll say! I never saw him look so freaked out...

Sooner or later, the two slid down the pipe themselves and returned to their
ship, where they set off for Metropolis in Kerwan.

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|                                METROPOLIS                                  |
|                               Planet Kerwan                                |
|                                 Code KRW                                   |
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Once there, they started the search for Al's Robo Shack. Within no time at
all, they arrived in the owner's presence.

Clank: Ratchet, that's the man we saw on the infobot. Remember? He knows
Captain Qwark!
Ratchet: Hey, you're that robot guy, right?
Al: No, actually I build robots. I myself am not a robot guy per se,
heheheheh...
Ratchet: Nerd.
Clank: I like him.
Al: So, now that we've clared that up, what can I do for you?
Clank: Well, we saw your infobot announcement. You were with Captain Qwark.
We're trying to find Captain Qwark. We thought you could help us.
Al: Your logic is commendable, however I haven't seen Captain Qwark since we
shot that commercial. Say, do you run on standard XP-18 sisterboards?
Clank: Version 7.66.
Al: Back at ya! I may be able to help you out after all. How does a helipack
upgrade sound?
Ratchet: Upgrade?
Al: Natch. Since he's a seven-six-six, I could have the little guy up and
flying in no time! Of course, I'll just need my fee for service.

It was paid for in no time at all. And as Al spoke his next line, he raised
Clank to his level.

Al: Okay, this won't hurt a bit.
Clank: Hey wait!

Within a few seconds, drilling would be heard. Then, Clank was seen showing 
off a set of helicopter blades on the top of his head and the tips of his
arms.

Clank: Ratchet, am I cool now?
Ratchet: Hey, you're da man, Clank!
Al: You're welcome!

The two leave, and progress further into the city. On one aspect, they came
across another infobot near the engine of a train. They boarded it, and soon,
it started too move. They carefully made their way to the front, where the
infobot flew off to the arrival platform once at the next stop. They jump off,
and reach it, where it played a message between Chairman Drek, from his
spaceship, and the robot lieutenant, from a logging site.

Lieutenant: (salutes) Greetings, Executive Chairman Drek!
Drek: Dispense with the pleasantaries, lieutenant. My sources tell me you're
behind schedule. You must prepare this planet to be harvested for our new
world!
Lieutenant: Yes sir. As you can see, everything is moving along, as planned.

In the background, one robot ended up slashing another in half with its axe.

Drek: I'm counting on you, lieutenant. And as your former commander can tell
you, I don't take disappointment well.
Lieutenant: Yes sir! I won't fail!

The message was over, and the infobot went to Clank.

Clank: Drek is destroying yet another planet!
Ratchet: Yeah, but if that's the kind of help he's getting, I don't think we
have anything to worry about.
Clank: You should not underestimate Chairman Drek. He is quite dangerous. We
must find Captain Qwark!
Ratchet: Look, that lieutenant doesn't seem so tough. Let's take him out
ourselves!
Clank: Perhaps we can persuade the lieutenant to tell us where Drek is!
Ratchet: Haha... now you're talking!

The two made their way down to ground level, and there was a glimmer of 
Captain Qwark in the distance. They went up to it, and saw a robotic figure of 
him, attatched to the ground with a spring.

Robo Qwark: Welcome to the Captain Qwark fitness course! If you're strong
enough, fast enough and clever enough to beat my fitness challenge, you will
receive a reward from my head trainer! Simply make your way to the third 
island to complete the course. Good luck! (starts speaking fast) Qwark 
enterprises is not responsible for sprains, broken bones, snapped tendons, 
bruised egos or accidental death incurred while taking the challenge.

This immediately brought Clank into asking questions to the robot...

Clank: Excuse me captain, but we have more pressing issues. We urgently need
your assistance.
Ratchet: Clank?
Clank: Yes?
Ratchet: Do you notice anything unusual about Captain Qwark?
Clank: Well I find the fact that he has a spring where his legs should be to 
be quite puzzling.
Ratchet: And why do you think that is?
Clank: Possibly an injury occurred while battling evil?
Ratchet: This is't the real Captain Qwark, you numskull! It's a robot!
Clank: Oh.

The two tackled the course at their very best, and they were greeted by the
trainer at the end... very cold heartedly.

Trainer: Listen up, you lardballs! That was the most pathetic display I have
ever seen on that obstacle course!
Ratchet: Whadaya mean?
Clank: We finished the circuit, ma'am.
Trainer: Ya, but it was veak, veak, VEAK! Vhen I was competing I would devour
courses like that for breakfast!
Ratchet: Bet that's not all.
Trainer: If it were up to me, you would drill, drill, drill for the rest of 
the day! But somehow you managed to impress that fool Captain Qwark!
Clank: Captain Qwark knows about us?
Trainer: He certainly does. And vorst of all, he wants me to give you a prize
for that ridiculous performance!
Ratchet: Cool, what is it?
Trainer: I'm supposed to give you a Svingshot, so you can svay to and fro like
little insects!
Ratchet: Alright, let's see it.
Trainer: Not so fast! Today the two of you disgraced my obstacle course, so I
am going to make you pay!
Clank: But that prize is ours from the captain. That's not fair.
Woman: Too bad, life's not fair.

They paid for it with ease, and within seconds, the Swingshot was in Ratchet's
grip.

Ratchet: Sweet! I bet Captain Qwark uses stuff like this all the time.
Trainer: Ha! Real men can sving without silly toys like that!

She went onto a taxi, and leered at them for one last time.

Trainer: The two of you make me sick!

And with a snort, the taxi took her away from the area. This left the pair of
them to return to their ship and travel to Aridia.

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|                          Planet Aridia (part 1)                            |
|                                Code ARD1                                   |
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No sooner than they arrived, they very quickly came face to face with Skid.

Ratchet: It's him! Skid McMarx!
Clank: That man from the infobot.
Skid: In the flesh, little dude! You guys get a load of that epic space battle
I was in?
Ratchet: We saw you screaming for help.
Skid: Uh, that was like a war cry. My agent and I got ambushed on the way to
hoverboard practice.
Clank: Did he survive the crash, sir?
Skid: Aah, he's okay. But I've had a little trouble getting back to my ship...

(camera zooms out, showing a group of sand sharks nearby)

Skid: ...due to my sprained ankle.
Ratchet: Oh come on!
Skid: If you can take out all the sandsharks, I just might have a spare
hoverboard for you!
Clank: We'd love to help you Mr McMarx, but Ratchet and I need to find Captain-
Ratchet: Shhh! One of your boards? Hmmm... I've always wanted a decent
hoverboard... alright, you just keep that foot elevated.

So Ratchet stormed in the area and took out all the sand sharks. Later, Skid
was back at his ship, and once there he opened it up and took out a hoverboard.

Skid: Here man, catch.

He tossed it over to Ratchet's arms, and he immediately beamed at the sight of
it.

Ratchet: A brand new Z-3000! You can't even buy these!
Skid: Well, I gotta bail. Catch you dudes in the hoverboard races.

Skid leaves the scene. This left the two to explore the factory nearby and 
they got the Tresspasser on the way.

Ratchet: Yes!

Sooner or later, they found Skid's agent, with his escape pod in a nervous
wreck... and so was he, trying to make contact on his mobile phone, but no
luck.

Agent: Aargh, no signal whatsoever! This down time is killing me!
Clank: Do you need medical attention, sir?
Agent: Don't be so literal, son! The problem is I'm stranded on this backwater
planet and my star client is nowhere to be found!
Ratchet: Hey, we saw you on that infobot! You're Skid's agent!
Agent: WAS Skid's agent. Haven't seen him since our ship crashed, and an agent
without a client is like a flea without a dog! Say, you look like an athletic
kid. If you can bring back the championship prize from the hoverboard races in
Blackwater City, I'll make you my next star!
Clank: We have no time for trivial matters, sir.
Ratchet: Hmmm... I could be the next Skid McMarx!

Excited as he was, they left the area, and headed to Eudora. 

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|                               Planet Eudora                                |
|                                 Code EDR                                   |
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Meanwhile, back on Drek's ship, the big cheese looked at his planet, which was
currently eclipsing the sun.

Drek: Yes, quite lovely. That should just about do it.

He presses a button near him and holds it down as he spoke his next line.

Drek: Commander, we are finished with this world. Commence towing our planet 
to its next destination.

He released the button, and then pressed it again for the next command. The
action then goes back and forth between Drek in his ship, and the robot
lieutenant at the logging site.

Drek: Lieutenant!
Lieutenant: Yes sir!
Drek: You have fulfiled your tree quota. Barely.
Lieutenant: We are ready to return to base!
Drek: Not so fast, lieutenant! Just because we don't need any more trees
doesn't mean THEY should have them! Destroy everything! Hehehe!

A while later, our heroes arrived at Eudora. Once there, they found the suck
cannon...

Ratchet: Sweet!

...and with careful timing, they found the robot lieutenant. Once there, Clank
jumped down and attempted some karate poses. That caused an infobot to drop
from the lieutenant, causing him to run and leave the area. Behind Clank, was
Ratchet, in a threatening pose with his wrench, whom soon hid his weapon and
smiled at his companion.

Ratchet: You sure showed him!
Clank: I suppose I did.

The infobot showed a commercial. It started off with a scientist with a 
wrench, trying to tighten a nut in a pipe, but it snaps off and oil is 
splattered onto his face.

Drek's voice: Is your current occupation leaving a rotten taste in your mouth?

(scene switches to the main room for the station)

Drek: Then you need to know about BTS - Blarg Tactical Research Station. Hi,
I'm Surpreme Executive Chairman Drek, and we here at BTS are seeking motivated
individuals to fill positions in these exciting careers.

(scene shows a scientist sliding down with grind boots, but he trips up and
lands on his groin before falling off)

Drek's voice: Grindboot tester, warhead assembly technician...

(scene shows another scientist trying to feed a chicken to a monster, but the
monster ate the scientist instead)

Drek's voice: ...mutant animal husbandry, robot repairman...

(scene shows one scientist sucking another inside a suck cannon, causing him 
to rebound into a bottomless pit below)

Drek's voice: ...Suck Cannon test dummy, administrative assistant...

(scene switches back to Drek in the main room)

Drek: So call BTS! Build our weapons while you build your future!

(scene switches to the same scientist at the start of the commercial)

Scientist: I'm calling BTS today!

The commercial ended, and the infobot went to Clank.

Ratchet: Now we're talkin'! Did you see all the cool gadgets they were making?
Let's go get some!
Clank: No, we must continue our search for Captain Qwark.
Ratchet: You're absolutely right.
Clank: I am?
Ratchet: Sure, we need to find Qwark. Although when we find him, wouldn't it 
be nice to tell him where Drek is?
Clank: I suppose.
Ratchet: Well, we go to the space station and talk to the scientists. They
work for Drek, so they're bound to know where he is.
Clank: I am unsure about your logic.
Ratchet: Aah, you think too much! Come on, let's go!

So they returned to their ship and made their way to the Blarg Station.

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|                      BLARG TACTICAL RESEARCH STATION                       |
|                                 Nebula G34                                 |
|                                  Code BTRS                                 |
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Their first exhibition was a long route towards a scientist, trying to avoid 
monsters eating him. They defeated them, and he gave out a sigh of relief.

Inventor: Whew, I thought I was a goner this time. Some nano-wit in genetics
must have left the cages open again.
Ratchet: You can come down now.
Inventor: Honestly, a Gadget Engineer deserves a bit more respect if you ask
me!
Clank: So, you are an inventor?
Inventor: Gadget Engineer, I create revolutionary devices for Surpreme
Executive Chairman Drek. For instance...

He roots into his pocket and takes out a couple of red boots.

Inventor: Viola! My soon to be patented GRINDBOOTS.

Ratchet still looked at him curiously.

Inventor: Look, I need to get out of here so I can find a new job. How about I
sell you these, at cost?
Ratchet: Sell? After we just saved your scrawny butt?
Inventor: Alright, I'll give you the employee discount too.

It was paid for.

Inventor: Well, thanks. I'm gonna get outta here while I still can.

The inventor leaves via a small shuttle near the ship. As he leaves, Ratchet
looked at the boots, with a proud smile on his face. Then, they leave via a
grind rail towards another door. Once down there, he sent Clank outside. He
found a large compressing gadget, and he immediately stuffed it inside his
robotic storage before cackling with success. He returned and showed it to
Ratchet.

Clank: I'm back.
Ratchet: So you are.
Clank: And, I found this.

He tossed the gadget into his arms, and he looked at it curiously.

Ratchet: Hey, cool! It's a... a... what is it?
Clank: A hydrodisplacer.
Ratchet: (looking shy) Great, I always wanted one of those... I guess...

They left that area, and found a shuttle. They took it to a distant Blarg 
ship, and ended up exploring it and accidentally pressing the self-destruct 
switch. They got out, grabbing an infobot with them. Once they left, they 
looked at the robot and it displayed a news report on its screen. In the 
background, we see a soldier taking on an amoeba-like monster.

Darla: This is Darla Gratch reporting live from Blackwater City. We've just 
learnt that Captain Qwark will be presenting the grand prize at the
Intergalactic Hoverboard Championship, which will be held here over the next
few days.

In the background, the monster ate up the soldier, and slowly approached Darla.

Darla: In related news, this planet has recently been suffering from an
infestation of strange amoeboid creatures. The city's administration has
assured this reporter that every step has been taken to eradicate these
nuisances. Darla Gratch, Channel 2 news.

As the monster was about to eat her, the screen was turned off. Then, the
infobot went towards Clank.

[NOTE: This next part can not be viewed if you haven't seen Skid or his agent
back at Aridia.]

Ratchet: Did you see that?
Clank: Yes. I hope the poor woman is alright.
Ratchet: Aah, she's fine... I think. I was talking about the hoverboard races.

The two leave for Rilgar.

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|                              BLACKWATER CITY                               |
|                               Planet Rilgar                                |
|                                 Code RLG                                   |
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Once there, they headed for the track, and on their way they came across a
salesman.

Salesman: RYNO for your robot - trade ya.
Ratchet: Well... okay!
Clank: Ratchet!
Ratchet: I'm kidding! Sorry, he's not for sale. And what's a RYNO anyway?
Salesman: Rip Ya a New One.
Ratchet: What did you just say to me?
Salesman: R-Y-N-O - Rip Ya a New One.
Clank: Why, that's the most powerful missile launcher in the galaxy! I know
it's worth a lot of bolts! He must have stolen it from the Blarg!
Salesman: Stolen? Look Trash Can, did I says anything about it being hot?
You'd better watch your mouth or I'll-
Ratchet: Wait, don't tell me - Rip Ya a New One.

Sooner or later, they paid for it (strange, ever since it costs 150'000
bolts!). The weapon was tossed into his arms and Ratchet immediately tried to
carry it, but...

Ratchet: Urgh, this thing is heavy!
Salesman: Yeah, try carrying it around in yer trenchcoat for 2 months.
Clank: Thank you, sir. We'll be sure to tell everyone about your services.
Salesman: *picks up Clank by the neck* Listen, little twerp! If you tell anyone
what you saw or what we's talked about--
Ratchet: Do I even have to say it?

Ratchet aimed the gun at the salesman, whom stepped back with both arms in the
air.

Salesman: Youse two have a nice day!

After that, the two continued their way to the Raceway Plaza, where they were
greated by a trophy girl.

Trophy girl: Welcome to the Hovercon Intergalactic Hoverboarding Competition!
Captain Qwark's giving away a brand new Platinum Zoomerator to the winner of
this competition!

[NOTE: If you haven't seen Skid's agent, then you won't get this next part of
the dialogue.]

Clank: A Platinum Zoomerator! Perhaps that will be proof of your 
accomplishment that Skid's agent requires.
Trophy girl: Wait, do you guys mean Skid McMarx?
Ratchet: Yeah, Skid couldn't make it, so we're here to, you know, fill in for
him.
Trophy girl: Guess we'll see about that.

The two entered the race, and with great skill, they were first past the 
finish line. They were greeted by the face of Captain Qwark on a monitor, and 
the trophy girl with the zoomerator in her hands.

Qwark: Hi folks, Captain Qwark here. It is my distinct pleasure to introduce
this year's Hovercon Intergalactic Champions! Let's give it up for newcomers-

A monochrome image of the two heroes was brought on screen.

Robot voice: Ratchet and Clank!
Ratchet: (points at the monitor) Hey look, that's us!
Qwark: Today's winners will take home a brand new Professional Grade Model T-
15 Platinum Zoomerator! Manufactured by Gadgetron, this hoverboard drive 
delivers more lift, speed and manoeuverability than any other anti-grav device
on the market!

As he spoke, the trophy girl glamorously slipped the zoomerator into Ratchet's
hands. Then, the audience started cheering.

Qwark: Well folks, that's all the time we have. Tonight, remember to set your
infobots to the Qwark Classic Channel for tonight's episode of "Dogfight Over
Death Canyon", starring yours truly. Thank you and have a Qwarktastic day!

The two left, and made a long route round to Qwark's trailer, where they were
stopped by a bouncer.

Bouncer: Hey hey hey! Press conference is over! Captain Qwark don't want no
more reporters bugging him in his trailer!
Ratchet: Oh... you see, my friend and I need to speak to the Captain about a
matter of galactic security.
Bouncer: You mean you and your walking camera? You paparazzi make me sick! Now
beat it!
Clank: But sir, I'm sure that Captain Qwark will understand once we-
Bouncer: No, no, save it. I know how it works. You convince me to let you in.
You snap a picture of the captain in his underpants.
Ratchet: ...underpants?
Bouncer: Then, you sell the picture to the Info-Tabloids for a million bolts!
Ratchet: You got it all wrong!
Bouncer: Meanwhile, I'm stuck here making six bolts an hour and I have to
listen to a lecture from that cheapskate Qwark! So you don't get in unless I
get a kickback, in advance!

They paid him, and the bouncer made way.

Bouncer: You see how it works - you grease the hinges, the door opens.

The two head inside the trailer, where they come face to face with the 
captain, lying down on some sort of sunbed.

Clank: Captain... Qwark?

Qwark sat up with a start.

Qwark: Whazzat?
Ratchet: It's Ratchet and Clank, Captain! You know, from the-
Qwark: Oh yes, yes, I know who you are.
Ratchet: You do?

Qwark brought himself to his feet, and walked his way over to them.

Qwark: Yes, and thank the Galaxy you found me.
Ratchet: Huh?
Qwark: There's an awful plot being hatched to destroy our planets!
Clank: Ratchet, he knows!
Ratchet: Great. Does that mean we can go hoverboarding now?
Qwark: My friends, we're all in grave danger, and together we can put a stop 
to this madness.
Ratchet: Together? You mean, you want OUR help?
Qwark: Look Ratchet, I've been keeping an eye on you, and I've never seen
anyone with such raw talent. You are a true hero in the making.
Ratchet: Really? You mean, I could be famous?
Qwark: Oh, absolutely. Oh, here, take this.

He brought out an infobot, which played an infomercial. Throughout the whole
thing, slides are shown, mostly of Captain Qwark in poses that match with the
script, and an orchestral version of "Land of Hope and Glory" was played in the
background.

Qwark's voice: What makes one man toil in obscurity while another becomes a
hero? Is it strength, compassion, determination, or just pure blind luck? Wise
men through the ages have struggled with that very question, but Captain Qwark
knows the secret! That's why he's been able to defeat more desparates, rescue
more damsels in distress and save more civilisations than any other hero in
the Galaxy! Now is your opportunity to see if you got the stuff heroes are
made of! This infobot contains coordinates to Qwark's secret base. Can you
quickly conquer Qwark's killer candidate of qwonfounded complextions? Can you
quickly qwon - can, can you Qwarkly quick - eurgh! Just make your way through
the defenses to the center of the base! Prove yourself, learn the secret, and
earn your place in Galactic History! (starts speaking fast) Consult your doctor
before attempting any straineous exercise. Not responsible for death or
dismemberment. Your results may vary.

The infomercial finished, and the infobot moved over to Clank's side. We now
see Qwark with a microphone in his hand, speaking through it proudly.

Qwark: Meet me at... uh... (puts the microphone away) Meet me at my
headquarters.
Ratchet: Hey, "Captain Ratchet" - what do you think?
Clank: We won't fail you sir, we promise!

The two head back to their ship, and before they did anything else, they
returned to Aridia.

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|                           Planet Aridia (part 2)                           |
|                                 Code ARD2                                  |
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Over there, they gave their hoverboarding prize to Skid's agent.

Agent: Fantastic! You got it! Great work kid!
Ratchet: So, are you gonna represent me?
Agent: You bet kid! And as a signing bonus, I got... this!

He rooted into his shuttle, and pulled out a helmet with large antennaes at 
the top, and green goggles attached.

Ratchet: Cool helmet!
Clank: That is a Sonic Summoner. It is used to attract sand mice.
Agent: Right, and it's all yours! Well, I'm off to finalise the paperwork! 
I'll have my people call your people!

The agent walked off, and this left a curious expression on Clank's face.

Clank: Do YOU have people?

The two left, and setted off for Umbris, where Qwark's HQ is situated.

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|                               Planet Umbris                                |
|                                  Code UMR                                  |
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They met up with Captain Qwark again, only this time he was riding a
helicopter with one hand and holding a megaphone in another, speaking their
instructions through there.

Qwark: Welcome to my challenge course. Now is your chance to prove yourself
strong and brave! (brings the megaphone away from him) Like me, heheh. (brings
it back towards him) Conquer it and you'll join in my fight against evil!
Ratchet: HAVEN'T WE DONE ENOUGH ALREADY?
Qwark: What? I can't hear you!
Ratchet: I SAID - HAVEN'T - WE - DONE-
Qwark: Sorry, still having trouble! Tell me later!
Ratchet: LATER?! WE MIGHT BE DEAD BY THEN!
Qwark: What?

As Qwark said his final line, the helicopter flew him back to his base.

Ratchet: Alright Clank, let's get going.

The two tackled the obstacle course, and eventually they met up with Qwark
again, in the center of the base.

Qwark: Well, well. You two continue to surprise me.

He jumped onto a hovering platform, as the two came closer. Clank made his way
in the center of the platform at the end, while Ratchet stopped just outside
it.

Qwark: Step into the Ring of Heroes and I will truly give what you deserve.
Clank: Ratchet, this is no time for you to become cautious! We have reached 
our goal!
Ratchet: I don't know. There's something fishy going on around here.
Qwark: Listen to your little metal friend, Ratchet. Your destiny is just mere
steps away.
Ratchet: It's just something doesn't seem right.

At that point, Clank rushed to Ratchet, and dragged him to the center of the
platform.

Clank: This is it! Qwark is going to help us stop Chairman Drek!

Qwark looked down at the two, with a suspicious look on his face.

Qwark: Why thank you Clank. You have been... most helpful.

At his last two words, he brought out a remote, pressed a button, and that 
sent the two falling to a pit down below. Ratchet was first to land, with a 
thud on his back.

Ratchet: Oof!

However, Clank landed gently with his heli-pack, with his feet landing on
Ratchet's stomach. That caused him to push him away.

Ratchet: Get offa me, you idiot!

Up ahead, Captain Qwark came down on his platform, laughing... vilely!

Qwark: I love it when a plan comes together!
Clank: What do you mean?
Ratchet: What do you think he means, genius? He's not gonna help us, he's 
gonna kill us!
Qwark: You catch on quick. Although there is one problem with your hypothesis-
I'm not going to kill you.
Ratchet: You're not?
Qwark: No. He is!

In another corner, was a snagglebeast chained to two stone pillars, trying to
break free.

Clank: But... why?
Qwark: (imitates Clank's gestures sarcastically) But why? (stops imitating)
It's really not that difficult to decipher! I'm the official spokesman for
Drek's new planet. I don't want you two getting in the way of my comeback!
Ratchet: This isn't over, Qwark!
Qwark: No... but it will be soon.

The snagglebeast broke out, and started attacking them both. But after a long
battle, he was defeated and sent to the lava pits below. A door opened, 
showing an infobot and a red luxury ship with the Qwark symbol on it.

Clank: I wonder what that infobot is for...?
Ratchet: Maybe it could replace you.

The infobot displayed a message - an SOS message from a commando.

Commando: We're pinned down! We're pinned down! The ships are hammering our
position from the aisle!

A missile stormed near him.

Commando: That was a little TOO close! We need support, NOW!

There was silence.

Commando: Actually, I need support. My entire battalion went AWOL and required
me to fight this war on my own! If the enemy doesn't kill those guys, I will!
I'm not gonna last much longer! Requesting immediate assistance! Over and out!

The infobot finished its message, and went to Clank.

Clank: Those are Drek's ships destroying that planet! We must help that
commando!
Ratchet: Are you serious? That's it! I am outta here! Captain Qwark is gonna 
be sorry he messed with me!
Clank: This is not about Captain Qwark any more. There are innocent lives 
being lost.
Ratchet: Yeah, well I'm done with this stupid hero stuff! I got my own agenda
now!
Clank: Ratchet, this is not like you.
Ratchet: What do you know about me? You spent this whole time looking for
Qwark. You don't know anything about me!
Clank: I know that you will do the right thing.
Ratchet: Well right now the only thing I wanna do is find Qwark!

Ratchet jumped in the ship, but he couldn't start it.

Ratchet: How do you start this stupid thing?
Clank: Have you forgotten? You need a Robotic Ignition System.

As he spoke his line, Clank flew his way up with his heli-pack blades.

Clank: I will start the ship as long as you help that commando.
Ratchet: So... blackmail, is it? Fine. Just shut up and start the ship.

Meanwhile, at Chairman Drek's flagship, Drek himself was seen facing the
window, with Captain Qwark standing behind him.

Drek: Back so soon?
Qwark: (after a couple of seconds) Oh... you're talking to me...
Drek: I'm not on the habit of talking to myself, you buffoon. Did you get rid
of them?
Qwark: Yes! ...no... well I... I had this plan and I thought-
Drek: You thought! You thought! I do the thinking around here, you slug
brained idiot! I simply needed you to eliminate those two nuisances before 
they can cause any real trouble!
Qwark: But I wanted to-
Drek: Do you still want to be the highly paid spokesman for my planet?
Qwark: Yeah...
Drek: Then the next time I send you to do a job, I want RESULTS!!! Now get out
of my sight!

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|                           Planet Batalia (part 1)                          |
|                                 Code BTL1                                  |
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Back with our heroes, they arrived at Batalia, where they came face to face
with the commando upon arrival.

Commando: At attention, you deserting maggots!

Without thinking, the two saluted at him.

Commando: The next time you soldiers try to go AWOL I'll shoot you myself!
Ratchet: Look, I just wanna-
Commando: Zip it worm! You see those bombers? If you don't get to the turrets
and knock those ships out of the sky, this whole town's gonna be rubble! Meet
me at the city entrance!

The commando marched off.

Clank: He needs our help!
Ratchet: Yeah, well why don't you go on and help him... into another trap.
Well, go on, go fight some evil.
Clank: At least I'm not a coward!
Ratchet: Whatever. As soon as I find Qwark I'm selling you for scrap.

They made their way to the city entrance, where they saw the commando looking
towards a bolt across a broken bridge.

Commando: Blasted thing, it won't budge! I've tried everything I know short of
nuclear weaponry... hmmm... no, never mind.
Ratchet: Well, you tried. See ya.

Ratchet tried to leave, but...

Commando: Not so fast soldier! You're going into that compound even if I have
to throw you!

He looked around, and saw a magna-strip leading to another side of the city.

Commando: Aha! That ventilation shaft leads to the turret platform! Soldier,
find a way to use that shaft to infiltrate the compound undetected!
Clank: Hmmm...
Commando: You've shown bravery by making it this far, and for that, I reward
you.

He brought out an infobot and placed it near them.

Commando: I intercepted this communique that you might find useful. Take it.
I'm off to find my battalion. Good luck.

The infobot displayed a message - another message from Drek.

Drek: Hello once again fellow Blarg, I hope this message finds you well! As
many of you know, our home planet is no longer habitable. We've abandoned our
factories, our laboratories and our happy lives because of the encroaching
pollution, leaving much behind. Fortunately, the nearby planets will supply us
with all we need to create our new home, which is nearing completion! Once our
scientists locate the ideal orbit, our new world will be perfect! So reserve
your space now, prime locations are filling up fast. Good day!

The infobot finished its message and went to Clank.

Clank: Now do you understand why we must stop him? He won't rest until he's
destroyed every planet in the galaxy!
Ratchet: Yeah, well I got bigger fish to fry.
Clank: Bigger than the galaxy?
Ratchet: Well, different fish anyway. Look, didn't that commando guy said we
can get into that compound?
Clank: Yes. By using the ventilation shaft. But we need something special to
walk on that.
Ratchet: Fine, let's get going then. We'll come back later.

The two reach their ship, but their attention was caught on a grind rail. They
started going down there, and at the end of it all they reached an army
deserter.

Deserter: Halt! Who are you? What are you doing?

Clank brought his hands up as he spoke his next line.

Clank: We are on a mission to save the galaxy!
Ratchet: Speak for yourself, and put your hands down, you look ridiculous.
Deserter: Actually, I don't care who you are. I've gotta get the heck outta
here. I joined the army to get money to go to college. I never knew I'd end up
in a war! Go figure.
Clank: This is a noble cause, sir.
Deserter: Noble my hiney. I just want to get home to my family.

From behind his back, he brought out an infobot.

Deserter: Here, I pulled this off a busted robot. Give me some bolts for bus
fare and it's yours.

They paid for it.

Deserter: Thanks a bunch. Good luck saving the galaxy or whatever.

He dived into the water, while the infobot displayed a message to Drek.

Blarg scientist: Greetings, Surpreme Executive Chairman Drek. As you can see
we're about to test our newest automated Pilot's Helmet. This helmet allows 
pilots to control our latest hi-tech fighters using only their thoughts. Please
enjoy the demostration.

As he spoke, a tester went inside the jet fighter. Then, when he finshed
speaking, the ship started getting ready for blast off... until it suddenly
took off backwards, and crashed to a wall.

Blarg scientist: Ooh, we still have a... a few minor adjustments to make...

As he spoke again, the helmet landed on the floor. The infobot finished its
message and went to Clank.

Ratchet: Whoa! If they ever get the kinks worked out of that thing, I have GOT
to get me one of those!
Clank: If they are working for Chairman Drek, they may know where he is.
Ratchet: Is that all you can think about, Drek this and Drek that? I got my own
problems!
Clank: If you cannot see the importance of this situation, you do have
problems.
Ratchet: Yeah, well if you're so smart, how come you fell for Qwark's stupid
trick?

All that Clank did was look up at Ratchet in silence.

Ratchet: Ah, forget it. We both need to get to this planet and that's all that
matters.

The two returned to their ship and left the planet towards Orxon.

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|                            Planet Orxon (part 1)                           |
|                                 Code ORX1                                  |
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They landed, and the door opened - the air was impossible to breathe in. Clank
jumped out, but Ratchet was left holding his breath. The panel closed, and he
released his hold, leaving Clank to go around exploring himself. Once there,
he came across a set of magnaboots. As he came closer to him, they were
thrusted onto his chest.

Clank: Oomph!

He pulled them off, and continued his exploration. Later, he came across an
infobot. He saw the message for himself.

Clank: Hmmm... better not let Ratchet see this one.

The infobot went to Clank, and he went back to the ship, where he displayed 
his findings to his partner. First came the magnaboots, which he tossed into
Ratchet's hands... but he was brought over and got stuck to them.

Ratchet: Hey, are you giving me these or not?
Clank: They are magnetic. I appear to be stuck to them.
Ratchet: Oh.

Clank released his grip, and crashed into the side of the ship, with his eyes
focusing on his robotic body.

Ratchet: What do you have in there?
Clank: Gears. Metal filings. Dust.
Ratchet: You know what I mean. What is it?
Clank: I will show you this but you must promise to stay focused on our
mission.
Ratchet: Is it something about Qwark?

The infobot came out and displayed its message again, and it was a commercial.

Resort owner: Cities are full of smog, swamps are full of muck and dark pits
are full of dark, but here at Jowai Resort the sun shines twenty-four hours a
day! Visitors get a free O2 mask to explore our warm waters! The benign marine
life will welcome you to the big blue world under the sea! You can also use our
complimentary flippers to partake in speed swimming! So come to Jowai Resort,
and leave your world and your troubles behind!

The infobot finished displaying the message, and it returned to Clank. At this
time, Ratchet started beaming.

Ratchet: Jowai Resort, Pokitaru!
Clank: I knew it.
Ratchet: Oh come on! Switch off your nerd circuits and have some fun! Look,
we'll go just long enough to pick up the O2 mask.
Clank: Perhaps the extra oxygen will help your brain to function properly!
Ratchet: Yeah, and maybe the salt water will rust your mouth shut!
Clank: Hmph!

Before anything else, they made their way back to Batalia.

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|                           Planet Batalia (part 2)                          |
|                                 Code BTL2                                  |
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They used the magnaboots to reach the turret platform, and where they faced a
real surprise.

Waterworker: Hey, I know you two.
Ratchet: Look, the plumber's back!
Waterworker: Very funny.
Clank: What are you doing here, sir?
Waterworker: Maintenance, what else? I help fix this planet's useless air
defences.
Ratchet: Well you'd better hurry up.
Waterworker: The turret works fine, you little yahoo! It's the locals. They
haven't got the skilled manpower to use it!
Ratchet: I'm a pretty good shot!
Waterworker: You? No, I'm gonna lose my job...
Ratchet: Oh c'mon! What's the sense of keeping up a turret if no one's gonna
use it? Besides, the Blarg chased you off the last planet. Why don't we pay 
'em back?
Waterworker: Well, alright, go on if you want. Just don't break anything.

And so he jumped in the turret, and took on all the bombers.

Waterworker: Well, well, well. Looks like he's good for something after
all. Here, take this.

Something was tossed into Ratchet's hand - a long pipe with a silver dish at
the bottom.

Ratchet: What is it?
Waterworker: It detects underground bolts. My grandfather designed it to suck
up loose change on any planet in the galaxy. What a cheap old man he was...
Well, see ya around sometime.

With the new gadget in hand, they returned to their ship and headed for 
Gaspar.

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|                                 BLARG DEPOT                                |
|                                Planet Gaspar                               |
|                                  Code GSP                                  |
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After a long and winding search, they came across the Pilot's Helmet.

Ratchet: Now THIS is cool!

Then, they left for Pokitaru.

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|                                JOWAI RESORT                                |
|                          Planet Pokitaru (part 1)                          |
|                                 Code PKT1                                  |
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That was where they faced the resort owner, who was looking panicked.

Resort owner: Hey, you two are the first friendly faces I've seen in weeks!
...you ARE friendly, aren't you?
Ratchet: To you, yes. (leers at Clank) To him, no.
Resort owner: Well friend, have I got a deal for you. Since the Blarg began
dumping their toxic sludge into our ocean, the wildlife has-
Clank: Become ravenous mutants?
Resort owner: Yeah, you could say that. All my customers either left or became
lunch, so I'm closing the place down. However, I just so happen to have one -
count 'em one - O2 mask left.
Ratchet: How much?
Resort owner: It's not for sale.
Clank: But you said-
Resort owner: I said I had a deal! And indeed I do. You boys get rid of those
blarg ships and it's yours. Just escort me to the other end of the island and
you can use our jet fighter.
Ratchet: Jet fighter eh? Alright, but you better not try to stiff us!

The two escorted him to the other end of the island, where they came across a
garage with a large lock on it.

Ratchet: We're here, now where's that fighter?
Resort owner: Right there in that locked garage. One tourist crashes a jet and
wham! Hehe... lawsuit!
Clank: That lock is unlike any I have seen!
Resort owner: Very astute observation, Mr. Shiny. I can't open it either. I
don't trust the tourists, and the board of directors don't trust me. So we 
have a little problem.
Ratchet: WE have a little problem? I just want the O2 mask. So if you can't
open up the lock, that's YOUR problem! Now cough up the mask!
Resort owner: I can see that you really want to fly our jet, so I'll tell you
what. Go talk to Bob in his roboshack. He knows about these locks.

So the two went to the roboshack to their left, and came across a large headed
cat-like figure. That was the figure of Bob, the owner of the roboshack.

Bob: Well, well... whadda we got here?

As he spoke, he picked up Clank to his level.

Clank: Hey, watch it!
Bob: I recognise that work. You've been to see Al, ain'tcha?
Ratchet: Yeah, he installed the heli-pack.
Bob: I kin see that. I taught that idjit brother of mine everything he knows.
Look, if you want some real hardware, I kin fix this lil' feller up with a
thruster pack!
Clank: Ooh!
Ratchet: Will that help us get past that weird lock by the fighter garage?
Bob: Ah, you know about those gizmos, huh? That sure as heck will. It's got a
real special power slam move built right in!
Ratchet: It's a good thing I need it to get to that jet or you'll be outta
luck, pal!

Clank jumped off the desk, and they paid for it. As soon as that was done, Bob
was about to bring Clank back up to his level, but...

Clank: I've got it.

He flew up to him with the heli-pack blades.

Bob: I'll have yeh fixed up faster'n a horny toad a hoppin'!

There was drilling for two seconds, as the upgrade was soon installed onto him.

Bob: There ya are lil' buddy! Better an' new!
Clank: That's right, I am da man!

However, all that Ratchet could do was stretch and yawn.

Ratchet: Yeah... not bad.

They left the roboshack and accessed the fighter garage, where they took out
the jet fighter and shot down the blarg ships. At the end, the Resort Owner 
got out the O2 mask.

Resort owner: Well I guess that should do it. Here you go.

He tosses it over to Ratchet's hands, whom had an expression filled with
relief, with a slight bit of anger inside him.

Ratchet: It's about time.

They headed back to their ship, but once there they stumbled across a teleport
switch that took them to the sewers underground. Eventually, they found a
young scrap merchant with a strange device in his hands.

Ratchet: Hey, what are you doing here?
Merchant: I'm searching for a very elusive and secret substance.
Clank: Raritanium?
Merchant: Uhhh, maybe?
Clank: The oceans on this planet are said to be an excellent source of that
element.
Merchant: Well, not anymore. All that toxic dumping has obscured any trace of
it.

He brought out his strange device, which was shown as a pendant with a swirl
in it, and it glowed from light green to cyan repeatedly.

Merchant: (in a cheesy hypnotist voice) You will find Raritanium for me!
Ratchet: (sarcastically) No I will not!

That caused the merchant to look at his pendant angrily.

Merchant: Piece of junk! (shows the pendant again) My latest invention - the
Persuader! I intended to use it to control people's minds, but the only thing
it's gotten me so far is a discount from Gadgetron vendors.
Ratchet: Hey, I could use that!
Merchant: Well, I'll trade it for some Raritanium!
Clank: I believe that planet Hoven is an excellent source of that element.

The two leave to explore Orxon with the O2 mask.

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|                               KOGOR REFINERY                               |
|                            Planet Orxon (part 2)                           |
|                                 Code ORX2                                  |
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Once landed, they stepped out together for their exhibition, and sooner or
later, they came across a vending machine. Some bolts were slipped in, and out
came a can of Premium Nanotech. Ratchet drunk it, and then sighed. Then he
used his fists to squash it flat. He paid again, for a can of Ultra Nanotech.
Again, he drank it, but he gave out a long burp at the end. Then, he brought
the can onto his head and squashed it. Later, they found an infobot. After
following it around the refinery, it finally showed its message to them -
another plan from Drek. We see him on the surface of a snow filled planet.

Drek: Hello again everyone, Surpreme Executive Chairman Drek here to fill you
in on our progress. We have now found the perfect orbit for our planet, one
which will allow for the optimum temperature, all year round! However, there is
a planet now occupying that orbit, and sadly for its few insignificant
inhabitants, it must be destroyed. That's why we've created this - the Planet
Buster Maximus, a device capable of blowing an entire planet to sub-atomic
particles! We're quite proud of it! Here's how it works. We attach the Planet
Buster to this ship, fly it into orbit around the planet, and let it go!
Kaboom! Heheh, quite ingenious really. Once our trained professionals put the
finishing touches on our new planet, everything will be complete! Thank you!
Goodbye!

The infobot finished its message and went to Clank.

Ratchet: Now this guy's gonna blow up an entire planet? That's just mean!
Clank: That's what I've been telling you.
Ratchet: Look, I'm still gunning for Qwark, but if we end up taking out Drek
too, heh, fine!

There was silence. Clank looked up towards him.

Ratchet: What?
Clank: You DO care.
Ratchet: Don't push it pal.

The two leave for Hoven.

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|                                BOMB FACTORY                                |
|                                Planet Hoven                                |
|                                  Code HVN                                  |
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As they step out, they saw the ship carrying the Planet Buster, close to a
factory.

Clank: That must be the ship that will transport the bomb.
Ratchet: Ya think? Great work detective.

The two made their way across the snowy region towards the factory. But...

Clank: We are too late! The ship is leaving!
Ratchet: Hang on, there's an unused turret over there! Hey, are you thinking
what I'm thinking?
Clank: I seriously doubt it.

The two reach the turret, and used it to destroy the ship and send the bomb
towards the freezing waters, where it landed without any harm done to
anything. Then, behind the turret, an infobot came and showed another message.

Drek: Men, you are about to embark on a very dangerous mission. We will be
launching a heavily armed surprise attack from our new moon base against the
completely unarmed planet. Actually, that doesn't sound too dangerous...
*abrupt cough* Nevertheless... your orders are simple - destroy anything that
moves. Steal the power generators from Gorda City. Then, destroy anything,
that... doesn't move! Oh, and don't forget - have fun!

The infobot finished its message, and went to Clank.

Clank: We must get to the moon base and stop Drek.
Ratchet: No, we have to get to the moon base to find Qwark. If Drek is there,
Qwark is probably with him!
Clank: But Drek is going to destroy that city! We must get to the base!
Ratchet: That's what I said!
Clank: No, that is what I said!
Ratchet: Fine!
Clank: Fine!
Ratchet: ...fine!

They left the area. However, looking at the planet even more, they saw a
builder with a large drill in his hand.

Builder: Awww, heck!
Clank: Is there a problem, sir?
Builder: Ya'll wouldn't have any spare parts, would you?
Ratchet: (gestures at Clank) Help yourself.

Clank looked up at Ratchet furiously.

Builder: These dang rocks keep breaking my drill!
Clank: That 'rock' is Raritanium!
Ratchet: Let me take a look at that drill.

He brought his ear up close to it, shook it, and then he slammed it with his
fist. The drill started turning again.

Builder: Well shoot my dog and call me Sally! Thanks partner!
Ratchet No problem. I suppose I could take that rock off your hands too.
Builder: Heck, here you go!

The rock went into his hands, and he looked down at it with a smile. They left
that area, and then, they reached another roboshack. There was a figure
standing there with a visor over its face.

Ratchet: Hey buddy, what's shakin'?

The figure lifted the visor over its head, or should we say, HER head! The two
have came across a roboshack owner called Edwina.

Edwina: Oh my goodness!

She picks up Clank, and starts gesturing at him nicely.

Edwina: Aren't you... (kisses him) ...just a little angel?
Clank: Hehehe... actually, I'm a little robot.
Edwina: Heh heh, you're funny too!
Ratchet: Yeah, well looks aren't everything.
Edwina: YOU be NICE! (turns back to Clank) I think I got something special for
you! How would you like a Hydropack upgrade!
Clank: That would be quite helpful for swimming underwater.
Ratchet: Whatever.

The upgrade was paid for, and Clank was seen with water 'wings' in no time.

Edwina: There ya go sweetie! You look so handsome!
Clank: Thank you miss. Your craftpersonship is excellent.
Ratchet: If you two are through...
Clank: Jealous?
Edwina: You can come back and see me any old time!

She winked as the two left for their ship and travelled back to Pokitaru.

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|                                JOWAI RESORT                                |
|                          Planet Pokitaru (part 2)                          |
|                                 Code PKT2                                  |
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They returned to the sewers, where they met back up with the scrap merchant.

Merchant: Perfect! This is precisely what I need! (brings out the Persuader
again and speaks in his hypnotist voice) You will bring me more Raritanium!
Ratchet: You CAN'T be serious!
Merchant: Ah well, I tried.

He tossed the Persuader into Ratchet's hand, and he attatched it to his chest.
They returned to their ship and made their way to the Gemlik Base.

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|                              GEMLIK MOONBASE                               |
|                               Oltanis Orbit                                |
|                                  Code GML                                  |
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[Surpreme Executive Chairman Drek's flagship - Oltanis Orbit]

Aboard the fleet, Drek and Qwark were seen walking side by side towards a
small shuttle in the middle of the room.

Drek: It is time to begin your new assignment.
Qwark: Ah, a photo op by your shiny new shuttle! Terrific idea!
Drek: (sigh) You really are an idiot...
Qwark: What?
Drek: YOU are to take that shuttle to the moon base and ambush those two
miscreants when they arrive!
Qwark: Oh yes! Heh, er, who are they again?

With a growl, he pointed towards a wanted poster with Ratchet and Clank on
there.

Drek: THOSE TWO!
Qwark: Oh, of course! There's just one problem, I'm-
Drek: Too washed up for ground combat? True. That is why I will be loaning you
my star fighter! You can still fly, can't you?

Qwark couldn't help but nod at this point.

Drek: It's settled then. You will acquire the star fighter once you get to the
moon. Screw this up and the endorsement deal is OFF!
Qwark: (large gasp) But that would ruin me! (angrily) You wouldn't!
Drek: Hehheh, try me.

Qwark went towards the ship - which once inside he looked awfully cramped - 
and left the area.

Meanwhile, at the entrance to the base, the heroes arrived and looked around.

Clank: I did not see Drek's ship. We must have missed him.
Ratchet: Aargh! Who knows where Qwark is now? If we're gonna catch those two,
we'll need a faster ship!
Clank: Perhaps this space station will supply the ship we need.
Ratchet: Well, we're here. Let's go check it out.

The two explored the ship as deep as they can. But sooner or later, they
reached Captain Qwark, leering at them.

Qwark: Hello, "Captain Ratchet"!
Ratchet: Aaaargh!

He lunged himself towards Qwark, but he jumps away from him and disappeared.
Then, we see him on a wing of his assigned star fighter, looking down at the
two, laughing vilely.

Qwark: Come and get me, hero!

The ship leaves the scene. However, Clank looked in the direction of a garage,
where a jet fighter is seen parked.

Clank: Perhaps we could obtain a ship in there!
Ratchet: Great idea! Let's go!

They took the ship to the skies, and after plenty of time, they sent Qwark
plummeting down towards another planet, screaming SOS cries as loud as he
could. This left a happy face for Ratchet.

Ratchet: Yes! Qwark is history!
Clank: Despite my earlier criticism, I must admit, your piloting skills are
improving!
Ratchet: I knew you'd come around!
Clank: But that has not helped us locate Drek!
Ratchet: C'mon Clank, can't you just once relax and enjoy a little... success?

He looked in front of him now, and that was where he came across a large dark
purple jet ship.

Ratchet: Hey, you wanna catch Drek? Betcha this baby can do it!

The infobot came out of the cockpit, and displayed another news report. In the
background we see a blue skinned man running around the area, screaming his
head off.

Darla: This is Darla Gratch reporting live from Gorda City. This once peaceful
planet is being torn apart today in an unprovoked attack. It now seems certain
that Surpreme Executive Chairman Drek will not be disuaded in his efforts to
destroy the galaxy for his own selfish needs. All hope certainly seems lost.
Darla Gratch, Channel 2 news.

The infobot finished its message, and went to Clank. Meanwhile, Ratchet looked
down with disappointment.

Ratchet: Umm...
Clank: Yes, I know, it is worse than I expected too.
Ratchet: Look, maybe you were right. This is a lot bigger than you or me. I 
was really selfish focusing on Qwark.
Clank: It is not too late to stop Drek.
Ratchet: (starts to lighten up) Hey, yeah! We got this new ship! Let's go get
him!
Clank: Now you are talking!

The two board the ship, and make their way to Oltanis.

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|                               Planet Oltanis                               |
|                                  Code OLT                                  |
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On arrival, they faced an electric storm, and Clank was immediately struck by
lightning and sent to the ground. Ratchet faced him with panic, and furiously
tried to shake him conscious.

Ratchet: Clank?! Clank! C'mon! Wake up!

Clank soon came to, but came to the wrong starting conclusion.

Clank: Captain... Qwark?
Ratchet: Ha... no goofball, it's me, Ratchet.
Clank: What... happened?
Ratchet: You got toasted by lightning! This place is having one heck of a
storm. You won't be safe up there. I'll be right back.

This left Clank in his ship as Ratchet started exploring the area. On his
travels, he found the Morph-o-ray...

Ratchet: Sweet!

...and much later on, he saw a familiar figure near a desk in the middle of 
the ruins of the city.

Ratchet: Captain Qwark!
Qwark: Where?

He starts looking around, stupidly.

Ratchet: Come on Qwark, I know it's you!
Qwark: Uh... the name's Steve. Pleased to meet you.
Ratchet: Look "Steve", I need to know where Drek is before it's too late!
Qwark: Did you say "too late"?

He got out a board, and started reading from it, with the lack of acting skill
in his speech.

Qwark: Son, it is never too late to acquire the latest in the long line of
quality products from Gadgetron. I have for you, today only, the Gadgetron PDA.
Ratchet: Public Display of Affection?
Qwark: (slightly angrily) No, no, no, Personal Delivery Assistant! (starts
reading from the board again) This device allows you to purchase ammunition
wherever and whenever you want it.
Ratchet: Yeah, how can you tell it works?
Qwark: You can always trust Gadgetron quality or my name's not... uh... Steve.

As he spoke his "name" out, his antennae drooped down. Soon afterwards,
Ratchet paid for it.

Qwark: (starts beaming) Thank you and have a Qwarktastic day!
Ratchet: What did you say?
Qwark: (quietly and in a depressed tone) Nothing.

Ratchet left that area. Much later on, he found a shop, owned by the same blue
person in the news report. He started speaking loudly as he spoke.

Owner: Hey, hey, welcome to my shop! What can I get you!?
Ratchet: (gestures a short figure with one of his hands) I'm looking for Drek!
Owner: Sure! Yeah, we got lots of stuff on sale! After the bombing, no one's
been around to buy anything!
Ratchet: Are you okay?
Owner: Low prices? You bet! I can make you a deal on a busted turborator, a
mangled carboniser or... I got this infobot!
Ratchet: Guess that bombing was pretty loud, huh?
Owner: Oh ho! You are one shrewd negotiator! I tell ya what, I can let this
infobot go for half price!

He paid for it.

Owner: Well, that's about it for me!
Ratchet: Thanks!
Owner: Quit your complaining, I gave you a great deal! Sheesh!

He left the scene, and the infobot showed an advertisement on it.

Announcer: Afraid to go out at night? Afraid to go out during the day? Just
plain afraid? Then you'll need THIS - the Ultra-Mech unlimited! This mech is
the ultimate in personal defense systems! Blarg Industries is now taking
preorders! Get yours before it's too late!

The infobot stopped playing. Ratchet took it by its neck and started smiling.

Ratchet: Now that's what I call serious fire power! Clank's gonna be jealous 
if he sees this!

He leaves the area and returns to his ship, where he and Clank left the area.

[Ultimate Surpreme Executive Drek's flagship, Oltanis Orbit]

Meanwhile, Drek is seen with a Blarg Scientist, looking down at a picture of
Gorda City.

Blarg scientist: Well I guess Qwark didn't eliminate them.
Drek: How observant of you.
Blarg scientist: Thank you sir.
Drek: Now if you were only so diligent in doing your OWN job!
Blarg scientist: Yes, sir.
Drek: Since our new planet is nearly finished, we need a plan to remove the
world that is occupying our selected orbit! This time it must be absoltely
foolproof!

There was silence, as the scientist tried to think.

Drek: Time is wasting!

This left more strain on the scientist as he took steps back to the entrance.

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|                           Planet Quartu (part 1)                           |
|                                 Code QRT1                                  |
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Meanwhile, the heroes arrived at the plant. First, they found the Bolt
Grabber in a cooling tower.

Ratchet: All right!

Then, they came across a scientist near a yellow platform.

Scientist: Hmmm... was it Pi over Infinity or...
Ratchet: Hey! You need help fixing that thing?
Scientist: Actually, I'm trying to destroy it.
Clank: Why?
Scientist: I was contracted to re-engineer my enlarging machine to create huge
heavily-armed mechs.
Ratchet: So THAT'S where those mechs came from!
Scientist: Precisely! Had I known Drek was behind this I never would have done
it.
Clank: Is there anything we can do?
Scientist: Well, if you volunteer to be enlarged, you may be able to stop
those mechs long enough for me to sabotage this machine.
Clank: And then you will change me back?
Scientist: Ah, I've never tried that, but in theory, yes.

They stood on the platform, and Clank was enlarged by up to twenty times. This
is the form that is referred to as "Giant Clank". The two went around the
testing area, and got rid of all the mechs.

Scientist: Well done. Now just step into the machine and we'll see what
happens.

Clank stood back on the platform and became small again.

Ratchet: Nice to have you back, I guess.
Scientist: I recaliberated the controls to allow only your specific circuit
pattern.
Clank: Aaah, perfect.
Scientist: I don't know how to thank you two. Maybe this will help!

He got out an infobot, and it started playing an advertisement.

Announer: New! New! New! From Gadgetron, the makers of weapons and other fine
products comes the Hologuise!

(we see a cat-like scientist testing the device for himself)

Announcer: With the hologuise, you can fool robots into thinking you're one of
them!

(screen shows a picture of a hologuise robot and a real robot playing Chess)

Announcer: Match your wits against other robots!

(screen shows several hologuise robots working together)

Announcer: Work on robotic assembly lines!

(screen shows some robots throwing a party)

Announcer: Attend robot parties!

(screen turns back to normal, and the hologuise robot changes back to the cat
scientist)

Announcer: The Hologuise, available only at Gadgetron Headquaters for a 
limited time!

(in the background, one of the larger robots gets mad and squashes the cat
with one of his feet)

Announcer: Not to be used for illegal purposes. Wear only in sanctioned areas.
You will not actually become a robot.

The infobot finshed its message, and went over to Clank.

Ratchet: If I can get that thing I'll be able to get past those robot guards!
Clank: Robots are not so easily fooled.
Ratchet: Aaah! What's that?

He points behind Clank, whom turns around at the sight.

Clank: Where?

There was a few moments of silence, before Clank turned round again.

Ratchet: Uh, huh.

The two leave for Kalebo III, the home of the Gadgetron HQ.

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|                               GADGETRON SITE                               |
|                             Planet Kalebo III                              |
|                                  Code KLB                                  |
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[Ultimate Surpreme Executive Chairman Drek's flagship - Kalebo III orbit]

On deck, Drek was seen looking at a picture of the two in their spaceship.

Drek: This is starting to become annoying.

He turns around and faces three soldiers holding big guns.

Drek: I'm not sure why I bother with you incompetent idiots... alright, I'll
try this one more time.

The three do a threatening pose.

Drek: You are my most elite troops. I'm sending you down to the planet's
surface to destroy those troublemakers! Now go!

They start to leave, but he spoke again.

Drek: Oh, and if you have to destroy Gadgetron to get rid of them, so be it!

Down at the planet's surface, the two stormed through their attacks, reached
the lobby and found the Gadgetron boss.

Ratchet: Excuse me sir, I was wondering if you were concerned about the...
uh... invasion?
Boss:  Son, our defences are the best money can buy. Don't give it a second
thought! You ever been on a hoverboard?
Ratchet: Yeah, once or twice.
Boss: I am in search of a hip young star to represent my newest line of 
boards. Someone the kids can look up to.
Ratchet: Then I am your man!

In the background, a set of robots riding hoverboard zoom past the window.

Boss: If you can beat my test bots in a race, the job is yours!

The two race against them, and win with ease.

Boss: That was terrific! Now I just need you to say a few words about our hot
new boards!
Ratchet: (shocked) Huh? Now?
Boss: Of course! Just look into that camera right over there and say what 
comes naturally. Rolling!

The camera zooms towards Ratchet as he begun his 'words'.

Ratchet: Uh... hi? This is Ratchet for... uh... Gadgetron hoverboards. And if
you... um...
Clank: (interupts) Yo dudes. For the freshest boards in the galaxy, check out
the new XZ88, from Gadgetron! It's so hot, it's cool!
Boss: I think I got the wrong guy... that was... um... something...
Ratchet: Hey, I was thinking... do I get a discount on gadgets now?
Boss: Uh... you have to be with the company for two years before the employee
discount kicks in. However, I can let you have this.

He tossed the Hologuise into Ratchet's hands. He started smiling at it, as he
made his way through the lobby. Later...

Ratchet: Hey, we finally get to meet the help desk girl! I hope she's cute.
Clank: What should that matter?

They enter the office, and find the help desk girl, whom was, in fact... a
robot.

Ratchet: Ohhhh, maaaaaaaan...
Clank: (looks at her, smiling) Uh... so, uh, come here often?
Helpdesk girl: Actually, I work here, so I come here all the time.
Clank: Oh yeah, hehe...
Helpdesk girl: I've been following your progress. Here, shhh, take this. It's
a map-o-matic. It will be very helpful.

Clank holds the map-o-matic in his hands and looks at it.

Clank: I'll see you later.
Helpdesk girl: Bye sweetie.

She waved at them as they left. Back outside...

Clank: I think she likes me.

All that Ratchet could do was shrug. Then, they travelled back to Quartu.

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|                           Planet Quartu (part 2)                           |
|                                 Code QRT2                                  |
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Over there, they tackled the factory with the Hologuise. Deep inside, they
found a computer near a conveyor belt. (hint - the start of the game will be a
help to identify it) Ratchet brought his fist back, and banged the computer
with it.

Rathcet: That should do it!

The computer screen showed a series of words on it.

'Son_'

Clank: Mom?
Ratchet: Oh brother.

'You have done well_'

Clank: I tried, mom.

'There is still more to do_'

Clank: I know.

Suddenly, an infobot came on the conveyor belt.

Ratchet: Hey look, a sister!

The infobot played a message, and it's another one with Drek in it.

Drek: My fellow Blarg, our synthetic world is now fully functional and ready 
for habitation. However, there is one small obstacle in our way - this
pathetic lump of a planet.

(camera shows Veldin)

Drek: Due to some blunder of fate, it happens to occupy the Galaxy's most
perfect orbit. But no more!

(camera shows a large laser)

Drek: Behold, the Deplanetizer, the most powerful laser ever created! Soon we
will move the Deplanetizer into place, just above the planet's surface. I will
of course be on hand to press the button that will blow this mudball to
smithereens! No one wil even miss it! See you then!

The infobot finished its message and went to Clank. However, Ratchet stood
there, growling and clinching his fists in a rage.

Clank: Ratchet...? Are you... alright?
Ratchet: He... is going... to PAY!!!
Clank: Excuse me?
Ratchet: It shouldn't have taken me this long to see it! Drek is going to find
out what happens when you mess with MY home!

Silence happened, as Clank looked up, smiling.

Ratchet: What are you smiling at?
Clank: This is the Ratchet I always knew was there.
Ratchet: Okay, if we're gonna do this, we need to get onto Drek's ship. Then 
we can find out where he set up that laser!
Clank: I will try to make you proud Mom...

The two leave the scene, then the computer screen displays some last words on
it.

'You already have_'

The two leave for Drek's fleet.

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|                                DREK'S FLEET                                |
|                                Veldin Orbit                                |
|                                  Code DRK                                  |
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While exploring, they find a codebot.

Ratchet: All right!

Then, they made their way to Drek's main ship, destroying obstacles with a jet
fighter on the way. They saw a dark chair, and the two approached it
carefully, Ratchet with his wrench, and Clank with bare hands. The chair swung 
around... and showed an infobot. It displayed a TV advert.

Announcer: Tonight on Blarg TV, the adventure we've all been waiting for - the
total annihilation of an entire planet! Witness the power, the destruction and
the nothingness that follows! So join Ultimate Surpreme Executive Chairman 
Drek as he pushes the button that ends one world and begins another! Then, 
stay tuned for "The Galaxy's Funniest Superhero Bloopers", featuring Captain 
Qwark!

The infobot reaches Clank and he puts it away.

Ratchet: Now we know where he is! Let's get him!

The two leave for a return to Veldin.

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|                               KYZIL PLATEAU                                |
|                           Planet Veldin (part 2)                           |
|                                 Code VLD2                                  |
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After much exploring - and turning into Giant Clank - they approached Drek, in
a mech of his own.

Ratchet: Hey, what the...?
Drek: Hehehehe, imbeciles! After all the trouble you've gone through you're
about to die right where you started! (sniff) It's... (wipes his eyes) It's so
poetic...
Ratchet: This is it Clank! Let's get him!

Clank fought Drek and brought his health down by one point.

Drek: Hmmm... you may have been useful for me after all. Too bad you chose the
wrong side!

He brought out a ray that shrunk Clank down to size. This left Ratchet pulling
his weight down too much and the two falling to the battle ground. Then, they
started fighting him with their weapons and took him down to four health
points. They eventually reached a large platform, with the Deplanetizer
underneath them.

Drek: So, it has come to this. Once I step on this ignition switch a countdown
will commence, the end of which signals the destruction of your pitiful world.
Clank: There must be another way to make a home for your people.
Drek: You think that's what this is about? Who do you think polluted our last
world? I did. This is about one thing and one thing only - cash, and lots of
it! You see, I've been paid for every square inch of my new world. Once the
inhabitants move in, I will begin polluting this world as well, then the whole 
thing starts all over again. Ah, brilliant.
Clank: Why you... you... evil little...

Drek brought his mech over the button, and pressed it to commence a thirty-
second countdown.

Ratchet: Save it Clank. We have to stop that timer.

He pointed at another button, and they pressed it down with the thruster pack.
Then, they continued fighting him, with the occasional chases, button pressing
and preventing on the way. Eventually, Drek's mech fell onto a platform,
causing the Deplanetiser laser to be lifted up. He struggled to use the
controls to bring the mech back up, but all of a sudden, he was thrusted up to
the surface of the new planet.

Drek: Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhh!!!!

He landed on the planet with a thud, and a small white trail of smoke is seen
as he lands. The laser finished with its aim towards the new planet.

Clank: Ratchet?
Ratchet: What's up?

Clank gestured at the button that attempted to cause the destruction of their
world. They looked at that, then the laser, then at the button again.

Ratchet: You know, this time I AM thinking what you're thinking!

They reach the button, and they slammed onto the button. This caused the laser
to charge up, and fire a beam at the planet, causing it to break into
smithereens. Suddenly, boulders started falling down towards them.

Ratchet: This can't be good.

A boulder thrusted them to the side. We focus on Clank, whom is seen heading
over the edge of the platform... but he grabs onto the edge. Ratchet followed,
and grabbed onto his leg.

Ratchet: Whew, that was close!

They remained dangling around for a couple more seconds.

Ratchet: Uh, Clank... you can... heheh... pull us up now.

But he got the resposne that wasn't expected.

Clank: The servos in my arm appear to be... broken.
Ratchet: Broken? As in... fall to our deaths broken?
Clank: Uh... yes.

Clank releases his grip, and they are both sent tumbling towards the ground
below.

Ratchet: AaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Just when he was about to slam into the ground, Clank used his jets to shunt
Ratchet to safety, and he landed and rebounded three times, giving off 'oofs'
as he landed. Then, the two were seen sitting up, facing each other.

Ratchet: That was close! Thanks!
Clank: My arm appears to be... badly damaged.
Ratchet: Ah, you'll be alright.

Ratchet stood up, left the scene and walked across the bridge to his home.
This left Clank, alone, looking miserable. He stood up, and walked in the
opposite direction. He looked up at the canyon near him, hopeless, with his
injured arm dragging behind him. That was until...

Ratchet: Hey, Tin Can!

Clank turns back with a smile on his face, as Ratchet is seen running back
across the bridge. They stood a couple of inches between them.

Rathcet: Where do you think you're going? We... uh... still need to fix that
arm.

Clank's face lit up, as they both started walking over the bridge, together,
side by side. An adventure was over, as the red skies started to go deeper 
into the night.

(Credits run at this point)

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The scene is set in the shelter underneath the garage home, where we see both
Ratchet and Clank sitting on brown armchairs. In front of them, we see an
infobot displaying another TV commercial, this time featuring Captain Qwark.

Qwark: Do you have a problem with unwanted hair? Is painful itching in your
never regions causing you undue embarassment? Do you just plain stink? Then
you need this, the Gadgetron Personal Hygienator!

He gestures at a pink device, holding a toothbrush, a drill, shower gel, a
claw-like razor and a small towel on a rack.

Qwark: Hi, I'm Steve... (looks around) Mc... Qwark... and this little baby can
take care of any grooming needs that are just too much trouble for you to
handle yourself! (sniffs one of his armpits) Allow me to demonstrate.

He took hold of the device, and started using it. But physically, we don't see
what he's doing with it.

Qwark: Ah! Ah, yeah, ooh, ouch! Ooh! Oh, mommy!

However, the pair of them started covering their eyes with disgust at the
sight of the demo.

Ratchet: Turn it off! Turn it off!

Clank quickly grabbed the remote, and pressed a button to turn the infobot
off... and the camera.

~fin~

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5. Credits
==========

Thanks go to Sony Computer Entertainment America for publishing such an
entertaining platform title. Seeing what they did to market such a class game
has really worked out well, so congratulations! :)
Thanks also go to Insomniac for the creation of this epic title. They have
really worked hard in creating such a powerful title to rival many of 2002's
great hits out there, so well done!
My gratitude also goes out to LongLiveSonic, BeliminatorK and DocTabasco, all
from GameFAQs, for helping out with putting the RYNO end dialogue together.
Thank you guys!