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18th May '16 12:34:42 AM CutePenguin123
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** Fortunately, The HD Trilogy averts this by allowing you to move whilst firing it.
11th May '16 5:20:45 AM MegaMarioMan
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** Happens again [[spoiler: right at the end of the game, when Ratchet, Clank and Angela are held at gunpoint while Captain Qwark explains his comeback plan. The problem is, you're being held up by Megacorp Troopers, and not even the upgraded versions you've been fighting the whole level, the earlier forms from just beyond the game's halfway point. At this point, Ratchet, even on a minimalist playthrough, would probably have more than enough firepower to massacre them several times over.]]

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** Happens again [[spoiler: right [[spoiler:right at the end of the game, when Ratchet, Clank and Angela are held at gunpoint while Captain Qwark explains his comeback plan. The problem is, you're being held up by Megacorp Troopers, and not even the upgraded versions you've been fighting the whole level, the earlier forms from just beyond the game's halfway point. At this point, Ratchet, even on a minimalist playthrough, would probably have more than enough firepower to massacre them several times over.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: As left-field as the big ending twist seems on a first playthrough, there's actually a lot leading up to it if you look back. [[spoiler: [[ShowWithinAShow The Behind the Hero]] segments, for example, which only served to remind the player that Qwark still exists. The fact that Mr Fizzwidget quite clearly wants to get rid of you right from the start, (evident from as early as the end cutscene of the first level) plus, if you listen closely enough, you can kinda tell that his voice sounds like Qwark's. Admittedly, Jim Ward does do the voice for both of them, and the real Fizzwidget only sounds slightly more serious.]] And there's the [[spoiler: false]] password Mr Fizzwidget gives you for the Disposal Facility: [[spoiler: Qwarktastic.]]
** The French version spills the beans immediately to anyone who played the first game: [[spoiler:Fake!]]Fizzwidget sounds ''exactly'' like [[spoiler: Qwark]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: As left-field as the big ending twist seems on a first playthrough, there's actually a lot leading up to it if you look back. [[spoiler: [[ShowWithinAShow [[spoiler:[[ShowWithinAShow The Behind the Hero]] segments, for example, which only served to remind the player that Qwark still exists. The fact that Mr Fizzwidget quite clearly wants to get rid of you right from the start, (evident from as early as the end cutscene of the first level) plus, if you listen closely enough, you can kinda tell that his voice sounds like Qwark's. Admittedly, Jim Ward does do the voice for both of them, and the real Fizzwidget only sounds slightly more serious.]] And there's the [[spoiler: false]] [[spoiler:false]] password Mr Fizzwidget gives you for the Disposal Facility: [[spoiler: Qwarktastic.[[spoiler:Qwarktastic.]]
** The French version spills the beans immediately to anyone who played the first game: [[spoiler:Fake!]]Fizzwidget sounds ''exactly'' like [[spoiler: Qwark]].[[spoiler:Qwark]].



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Captain Qwark's plan to pacify the Protopet and take credit for "saving" the galaxy from it backfires horribly when using the helix-o-morph causes it to become a giant monster and eat him.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Captain [[spoiler:Captain Qwark's plan to pacify the Protopet and take credit for "saving" the galaxy from it backfires horribly when using the helix-o-morph causes it to become a giant monster and eat him.]]



* KillerRabbit: The Gadgetron Hound of Cuddly Death was intended to be a cuddly companion before Gadgetron vanished. [[spoiler: The Protopet is Megacorp's version, looking like puffballs with feet and antennae, but being capable of omnicide]].

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* KillerRabbit: The Gadgetron Hound of Cuddly Death was intended to be a cuddly companion before Gadgetron vanished. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Protopet is Megacorp's version, looking like puffballs with feet and antennae, but being capable of omnicide]].



** How positively they're portrayed zigzags as the game progresses. Fizzwidget seems a decent enough guy at first, and the employees at the Megacorp Outlet largely meet their ends because the Thief's goons deactivated the perimeter defences, not because of the company's neglect. At best, their robots were made with good intentions but poor test control, suggesting incompetence rather than outright malice. And [[spoiler: despite the suspicious behaviour of Fizzwidget, they turn out to be [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawns]] to Qwark's insane plan]].
** On the other hand, they host at least two BloodSport tournaments, the Tabora video shows a corrupt past, they have no qualms about getting Thugs to terminate a prior contract in order to protect the [=CEO=], they have a [[NoOSHACompliance weapons factory surrounded by fields of tourist-eating mutant test-squirrels]], they made unstoppable snowbeasts that got out of control on Grelbin, and most of the game's enemies consist of vicious Megacorp products that are either outright lethal or malfunctioning in some way, showing them as both incompetent and immoral. Under [[spoiler: Fake Fizzwidget's]] management, [[ApocalypseHow they even bring about a serious disaster across the galaxy, albeit unintentionally]], but it's implied that they deployed the Extermibots to take care of the problem.

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** How positively they're portrayed zigzags as the game progresses. Fizzwidget seems a decent enough guy at first, and the employees at the Megacorp Outlet largely meet their ends because the Thief's goons deactivated the perimeter defences, not because of the company's neglect. At best, their robots were made with good intentions but poor test control, suggesting incompetence rather than outright malice. And [[spoiler: despite [[spoiler:despite the suspicious behaviour of Fizzwidget, they turn out to be [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawns]] to Qwark's insane plan]].
** On the other hand, they host at least two BloodSport tournaments, the Tabora video shows a corrupt past, they have no qualms about getting Thugs to terminate a prior contract in order to protect the [=CEO=], they have a [[NoOSHACompliance weapons factory surrounded by fields of tourist-eating mutant test-squirrels]], they made unstoppable snowbeasts that got out of control on Grelbin, and most of the game's enemies consist of vicious Megacorp products that are either outright lethal or malfunctioning in some way, showing them as both incompetent and immoral. Under [[spoiler: Fake [[spoiler:Fake Fizzwidget's]] management, [[ApocalypseHow they even bring about a serious disaster across the galaxy, albeit unintentionally]], but it's implied that they deployed the Extermibots to take care of the problem.



* PsychoForHire: The Thug Leader, with an emphasis on the "hire" part, as [[spoiler: the Thugs quickly switch loyalties when offered "a lot of bolts" by Megacorp halfway through the game]]. The Leader doesn't take the business personally until Ratchet keeps thwarting him, and by the time Ratchet is heading for Boldan, he's practically declared it a personal vendetta.

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* PsychoForHire: The Thug Leader, with an emphasis on the "hire" part, as [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Thugs quickly switch loyalties when offered "a lot of bolts" by Megacorp halfway through the game]]. The Leader doesn't take the business personally until Ratchet keeps thwarting him, and by the time Ratchet is heading for Boldan, he's practically declared it a personal vendetta.



* RecurringBoss: The Thug Leader, most conspicuously in the mechs. You fight him at least three times during the game ([[spoiler: the Chopper on Endako, the first Mech fight on Dobbo, and the second Mech fight on Snivelak]]).

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* RecurringBoss: The Thug Leader, most conspicuously in the mechs. You fight him at least three times during the game ([[spoiler: the ([[spoiler:the Chopper on Endako, the first Mech fight on Dobbo, and the second Mech fight on Snivelak]]).
10th May '16 12:49:10 PM MegaMarioMan
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* EngineeredHeroics: [[spoiler:Qwark's plan to regain popularity]].

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* EngineeredHeroics: [[spoiler:Qwark's [[spoiler:A key factor of Captain Qwark's plan; disgraced due to his actions in the first game, he puts in motion a plan to regain popularity]].provide cute pets to the galaxy that are really vicious monsters, with him saving the day after the pets go on the rampage. It doesn't work out the way he hoped.]]
12th Apr '16 11:55:55 PM BattleMaster
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* MagikarpPower: A very odd example, since it doesn't come around until a NewGamePlus. The Gravity Bomb is an okay crowd control weapon early on. Its upgraded form, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mini-Nuke]] is great, but kinda loses out to other weapons later in the game. Then, in a NewGamePlus, you notice its Mega version costs a whopping 1,500,000 bolts, the same as the game's InfinityPlusOneSword. There is a good reason for this: let's just say that, once you buy it, the 'mini' in its name deserves to be dropped. It has more than twice as much ammo (20 as opposed to 8) and one shots nearly everything in the game (including [[DemonicSpiders Y.E.T.Is]]). And this is before it upgrades to Ultra.

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* MagikarpPower: A very odd example, since it doesn't come around until a NewGamePlus. The Gravity Bomb is an okay crowd control weapon early on. Its upgraded form, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mini-Nuke]] is great, but kinda loses out to other weapons later in the game. Then, in a NewGamePlus, you notice its Mega version costs a whopping 1,500,000 bolts, the same as the game's InfinityPlusOneSword. There is a good reason for this: let's just say that, once you buy it, the 'mini' in its name deserves to be dropped. It has more than twice as much ammo (20 as opposed to 8) and one shots nearly everything in the game (including [[DemonicSpiders Y.E.T.Is]]). And this is before it upgrades to Ultra.Mega.


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** The Shock and Acid weapon mods get this in Challenge mode, as they're not given any damage boosts even if the weapon they're attached to is upgraded to Ultra or Mega level. They consequently deal so little damage that they're effectively irrelevant.
4th Apr '16 12:51:43 PM MegaMarioMan
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** The Zodiac. It can insta-kill virtually anything that isn't a late boss battle, and takes out all enemies onscreen with just one shot. However, not only does it only have four ammo slots, but the price of each shot at a vendor is ''ten thousand'' bolts. It also locks you in place while firing (which takes a short time, and will fail to fire if Ratchet takes damage before it goes off. It's only the fact that the ammo can be gained more cheaply at an ammo box that prevents this weapon from simply being useless. It's still the absolute worst superweapon of any game in the series by a long shot.

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** The Zodiac. It can insta-kill virtually anything that isn't a late boss battle, and takes out all enemies onscreen with just one shot. However, not only does it only have four ammo slots, but the price of each shot at a vendor is ''ten thousand'' bolts. It also locks you in place while firing (which takes a short time, time), and will fail to fire if Ratchet takes damage before it goes off. It's only the fact that the ammo can be gained more cheaply at an ammo box out of crates that prevents this weapon from simply being useless. It's still the absolute worst superweapon of any game in the series by a long shot.



* BagOfSpilling: This is partially justified, as Abercrombie Fizzwidget teleported them to another galaxy on short notice. However, the Swingshot and Grindboots can be obtained again as though Ratchet had simply brought them along, which raises the question of why he couldn't bring his other weapons too. At least the vendor on Planet Barlow gives him a chance to buy some of the better weapons of the previous title.

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This is partially justified, as Abercrombie Fizzwidget teleported them to another galaxy on short notice. However, the Swingshot and Grindboots can be obtained again as though Ratchet had simply brought them along, which raises the question of why he couldn't bring his other weapons too. At least the vendor on Planet Barlow gives him a chance to buy some of the better weapons of the previous title.



* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The pink robot with a crush on Clank ends up becoming quite important later on. Twice!]]

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[[spoiler:The pink robot with a crush on Clank ends up becoming quite important later on. Twice!]]



** The robotic Abercrombie Fizzwidget who gives tour guides on Todano [[spoiler:reappears on Boldan handing out Protopets, and ends up being used to frame Ratchet "for attempting to bump off Mr Fizzwidget".]]

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** The robotic Abercrombie Fizzwidget who gives tour guides on Todano [[spoiler:reappears on Boldan handing out Protopets, and ends up being used to frame Ratchet "for attempting to bump off Mr Mr. Fizzwidget".]]



* CuteClumsyGirl: Angela has some aspects of this. [[spoiler: And it's even evident before her reveal.]]

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* CuteClumsyGirl: Angela has some aspects of this. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And it's even evident before her reveal.]]



** On Boldan, Ratchet mows down countless numbers of heavily armed Thugs-4-Less mooks--and when he's cornered by the Thug Leader and two normal mooks to be falsely arrested for "attempting to bump off Mr. Fizzwidget" [[note]] Nevermind that the Fizzwidget they were about to attack is blatantly a robot, but it's really just a flimsy excuse for the Thugs to get Ratchet out of Megacorp's way [[/note]], they throw in the towel without even putting up a fight.

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** On Boldan, Ratchet mows down countless numbers of heavily armed Thugs-4-Less mooks--and when he's cornered by the Thug Leader and two normal mooks to be falsely arrested for "attempting to bump off Mr. Fizzwidget" [[note]] Nevermind [[note]]Nevermind that the Fizzwidget they were about to attack is blatantly a robot, but it's really just a flimsy excuse for the Thugs to get Ratchet out of Megacorp's way [[/note]], they throw in the towel without even putting up a fight.



* EvilLaugh: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]], when Ratchet and Clank reach the Thugs-4-Less base world, and encounter the Thug leader standing atop a HumongousMecha, who is laughing maniacally:
-->'''Ratchet:''' What's so funny?
-->'''Thug Leader:''' Er... Nothing, I guess.

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[[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]], when Ratchet and Clank reach the Thugs-4-Less base world, and encounter the Thug leader standing atop a HumongousMecha, who is laughing maniacally:
-->'''Ratchet:''' --->'''Ratchet:''' What's so funny?
-->'''Thug --->'''Thug Leader:''' Er... Nothing, I guess.



* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: The Qwark action figure comes off as this [[spoiler: if you haven't found the secret area on Todano where the fan boy lives]].

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* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: The Qwark action figure comes off as this [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if you haven't found the secret area on Todano where the fan boy lives]].



* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: The second arena announcer refers to the titular duo as "Ratchet... and some metal guy." (Winning a battle: "Ratchet and the metal guy win the prize!") It's still a big step up from the first announcer, who always referred to Ratchet as "This...guy."

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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: The second arena announcer refers to the titular duo as "Ratchet... and some metal guy." (Winning a battle: "Ratchet and the metal guy win the prize!") It's still a big step up from the first announcer, who always referred to Ratchet as "This...guy."" ("This guy's on a rampage!")
28th Mar '16 5:35:20 PM BattleMaster
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** The Zodiac. It can insta-kill virtually anything that isn't a late boss battle, and takes out all enemies onscreen with just one shot. However, not only does it only have four ammo slots, but the price of each shot at a vendor is ''ten thousand'' bolts. It's only the fact that the ammo can be gained more cheaply at an ammo box that prevents this weapon from simply being useless.

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** The Zodiac. It can insta-kill virtually anything that isn't a late boss battle, and takes out all enemies onscreen with just one shot. However, not only does it only have four ammo slots, but the price of each shot at a vendor is ''ten thousand'' bolts. It also locks you in place while firing (which takes a short time, and will fail to fire if Ratchet takes damage before it goes off. It's only the fact that the ammo can be gained more cheaply at an ammo box that prevents this weapon from simply being useless. It's still the absolute worst superweapon of any game in the series by a long shot.
21st Mar '16 6:03:07 AM MegaMarioMan
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* DepartmentOfReduncancyDepartment: In Challenge Mode, you can buy the Mega forms of your weapons. Some of them already have Mega in the name, resulting in Ratchet owning a Mega Megarocket Cannon and a Mega Megaturret Glove.

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* DepartmentOfReduncancyDepartment: DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In Challenge Mode, you can buy the Mega forms of your weapons. Some of them already have Mega in the name, resulting in Ratchet owning a Mega Megarocket Cannon and a Mega Megaturret Glove.
21st Mar '16 6:02:50 AM MegaMarioMan
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* DepartmentOfReduncancyDepartment: In Challenge Mode, you can buy the Mega forms of your weapons. Some of them already have Mega in the name, resulting in Ratchet owning a Mega Megarocket Cannon and a Mega Megaturret Glove.
14th Mar '16 10:32:16 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* TooDumbToLive: The Thugs-4-Less Leader chews out Ratchet and Clank live from his headquarters ''right in front of a screen detailing his exact location''. Brilliantly lampshaded by an incredulous Clank.
14th Mar '16 5:58:46 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ChargedAttack: The upgraded Mini-Rocket Tube, the Mega-Rocket Cannon, can be charged to fire up to 4 rockets at once.

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* ChargedAttack: The upgraded Mini-Rocket Minirocket Tube, aka the Mega-Rocket Megarocket Cannon, can be charged to fire up to 4 rockets at once.once.
* CheekCopy: One of the pictures from Clank's Day at Insomniac has the Mathematician doing this.


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* CouldntFindALighter: One of the pictures from Clank's Day at Insomniac has an MSR II (the flamethrower robot) lighting a cigarette for Dan Johnson.
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