Ratchet & Clank is a platforming & third-person shooter series that stars Ratchet, a gun-wielding Lombax, and his robot friend Clank. Although the game is animated and is generally rated E10+ or T by the ESRB, they often get away with certain things that defy their kid-friendly ratings. Hell, even developers Insomniac Games stated that Ratchet & Clank's main audience, isn't kids, but late teenagers and adults.
Almost every title of the series contains a sexual joke or pun. Some were so explicit that Sony shot their idea down and forced them to replace it with one that was less explicit.
The focal point of the games are guns: shotguns, handguns, rifles, grenades, nuclear bombs, flamethrowers, tazers, etc. Some may be wacky, like a burp gun, or a dance-hypnosis mine, but most of them are realistic guns that fire bullets. In Tools of Destruction, when a weapon is fired, red blood spills from the creature, although sometimes the blood is green for the centipedes.
The Crotchitizer is depicted as either a dildo or a self-masturbation device. Constant jokes about it were made in Up Your Arsenal, and it has returned in the recent games, such as All 4 One and Full Frontal Assault.
The use of mild-to-moderate profanity such as "shit", "ass" and "bitch".
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In Novalis, you can see the plumber's butt crack.
Ratchet: Hey, look! Plumber's crack!
Plumber: What did you just say?
Ratchet: I said, uh, 'Look, the Plumber's back!'
The cover art in the back tells you to "blow $@!& up".
In Blackwater City, the (in)famous trick where performing flips over the hoverboard race announcer's head will cause her boobs to enlarge. See it in action here.
One moment that didn't get past the Radar in the original game; in demos for this game when you're watching Qwark's infobot for Umbris and see the pic of him fixing a dam leak with his finger, there is a sign hanging nearby that says "Leaky Dyke". While the pic of Qwark fixing the dam leak is still in the game, the sign was obviously removed.
Chairman Drek: And if you don't like it you can take your whiny, snivelling, snot-nosed populations, form a line behind me and kiss my- We're still on? Well turn it off, you idiot!
The name "Drek" seems like a harmless villain name, until you know it's a Slovenian slang word for feces.
One of the unlockable spoof magazine covers is blatantly a robot girly mag.
A skill point you earn on Veldin for killing ten Troopers with the wrench is called "Going Commando."
During the commercial for the Hygeniator with Qwark, he states that it can take care of any grooming needs. Qwark then turns it on to "demonstrate" and it cuts to a shot of Ratchet and Clank watching the ad. Ratchet closes his eyes, but Clank is suprisingly into it. Cue excessive moaning from Qwark.
Ratchet: Turn it off, TURN IT OFF!
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
The title. It was changed to "Ratchet & Clank: Locked & Loaded" for the European edition.
The Platinum Trophy for the game is called "He Went Commando".
After it is revealed that Abercrombie Fizzwidget is really Qwark in disguise:
Angela Cross: Alright, just what the *boop* is going on?
At the end of the game, Qwark tries out the Crotchitizer. It grabs his crotch and begins twisting it, causing Qwark to scream in pain.
The infobot for Planet Snivelak:
Thugs-4-Less Leader: ...Er, I mean, I'm like the wind; you never know where I might show up next. And I blow hard, and I can be cooling on a warm summer day...
During the Giant Clank battle above Dobbo, the Thug Leader tells Ratchet when the battle begins that he's gonna "kick your arse", but because it's quickly drowned out by the subsequent noise of battle, it's easy to miss.
The cutscene introducing planet Barlow has this from one of the Desert Riders;
Rider:: Before I became a desert rider, I didn't fit in anywheres. I had low self-esteem, bad breath, and...thing for ladie's undergarments.
A cutscene on Planet Notak:
The Thief: If your men aren't here pronto, you can kiss this contract goodbye!
Thugs-4-Less Leader: Er, oh yeah?! Well, you can kiss your, uh, uh... your, your... Ugh. You know what I mean! Ah, dangit.
In Planet Todano, when robot Fizzwidget is talking about the model rockets:
Fizzwidget: This is the triple B, or big badass bomb.
"Son of a Qwark!"
After rescuing Angela on Planet Greblin:
Angela: Here's my employee card.
Ratchet: 20% off discount at Groovy Lube?
Angela: Oh! Whoops! Wrong one!
The Groovy Lube grand opening is also mentioned in the game's first cutscene.
On the back of the game, it says, "Kicking @$$ one planet at a time".
During The Reveal when Fizzwidget reveals himself to be Qwark in disguise, the camera shows him from the back and looks like he's opening his fly. Ratchet freaks out.
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
The title. Again. Edited to "Ratchet & Clank 3" in other parts of the world.
The Nature's Mysteries TV commerical:
"I seen 'im run right through our camping site. He was butt-naked, screaming, and holding a bananner! Or, maybe it weren't a bananner... It could be- ONE OF NATURE'S MYSTERIES!"
On Planet Marcadia, when the President is introduced to Ratchet:
President: My daughter tells me you're a man who's good with his hands, Ratchet.
Ratchet: Sir, I swear, I never!
A literal case of Getting "Crap" Past the Radar; On Aquatos in the sewers where you mine crystals for the Plumber, his response to what the sewer crystals are once you're finished collecting them basically states that they're hardened Amoeboid Turds, nothelped that the King Amoeboids make a very questionable expression during their death animation, just before their sewer crystal flies toward you.
Plumber: (sniffs crystal) "Fresh from the bowels of a King Amoeboid..." *cue disgusted reaction from Ratchet*
Everything about Courtney Gears, from her ultra-revealing outfit, to her suggestive dances and her seductive tone. Ratchet explains this clearly.
Ratchet: She's not the hottest pop star in the galaxy because of her singing.
The Courtney Gears music video. It features her doing suggestive moves and pole-dancing.
After the video, Ratchet makes breasts with his hands, and pretends to do her sexy dances.
On Planet Daxx after infiltrating Courtney Gears' headquarters:
Clank: It seems this computer was recently used to edit one of her music videos.
Ratchet: Oh! Let's watch it! I... uh... mean it...uh... it might contain a clue, or something.
On Holostar Studios:
Director: Alright, Clank, go kick some a- *speaker screeches*
When Qwark rounds up everyone for the Q-Force, he picks Helga for her "sensual powers of seduction".
During Qwark's "funeral":
President: The man was a hero...
Clank: (actually Klunk) What a load of bullsh- *slapped by Ratchet*
Sometimes the announcer for Annihilation Nation screams, "Oh baby, let's get it on!"
Galactic Ranger: Holy shit, he survived! I can't... I mean, I mean, I mean, we never doubted you, Sarge.
During the ride to Zeldrin Starport:
Qwark: Stand down, soldier. This is your captain speaking!
Ratchet: Captain, my a-
*random chaos and exclamations can be heard*
Ratchet: Don't sit on the flight stick!
In the Crash Site, the Supernova Taxi man smokes a big, thick cigar.
During the Battle of Red Rock Valley on Aridia:
Galactic Rangers: Go give those four-eyed scum-sacs a whooping!
Qwark: I'll bet your prom date came in a box that said "batteries not included"!
Courtney Gears tries to seduce Clank. It doesn't work.
Gears: I've got a few secrets of my own that might need your "special" investigation.
Clank: Uh, yes, um... *Ahem* I will report your concerns to the proper authorities.
A conversation with Skrunch the monkey:
Qwark: It was mating season! How could I have known she was your sister? *notices Ratchet and Clank (actually Klunk)* Uh... heh... Uh, how long have you two been standing there?
Clank: (actually Klunk) Too long.
After finding out Qwark abandoned them at the Crash Site:
Clank: We must have just missed them. This pocket crotchitizer is still warm.
Ratchet: Aw, gross!
During Skidd's robot transformation at Obani Draco:
Skidd: Woah, like, I never knew you were this kinky, Miss Gears.
Nefarious: My, my, Qwark, you've put on a lot of weight!
Qwark: Yeah? Well, Courtney Gears didn't seem to mind. *winks*
Lance: But that's what makes it so good, Janice. Feel it; my heart is pounding like an anvil!
Lawrence: Oh, this is the best part of my day. *hits Nefarious*
Qwark Vid-Comic 4:
Janice: The baby isn't yours.
Lance: What? Who? Who is the father?
Janice: Oh! Your evil twin brother, Englebert!
Lance: But Janice... I AM Engelbert!
Qwark is dressed up in drag for the Supernova Taxi to come pick him up, with big boobs for maximum effect. And then we get this gem:
Qwark: Do you have a spare charge pack for this thing?
Taxi Driver: B20 crotchitizer huh? This gets better every second!
When Al shows Ratchet Vid Comic #5:
Al: We found something... interesting in Qwark's quarters.
Ratchet: Hey, if it's another crotchitizer, I don't even wanna-
In the command center, Ratchet has this conversation with a Tyhrannoid in Tyhranesse:
Ratchet: Look, if you let me through, I'll lend you my "Amoeboids Gone Wild" holo-disc..
Tyhrannoid: Director's cut?
Ratchet: Of course. You won't believe what those slimy coeds are doing when the cameras are rolling!
Dr. Nefarious' "Galactic Idol" audition:
Nefarious: You are my... ROOOOBOT LOOOOOVER!!!! Makin' my spark plugs go ZAP! ZAP! ZAP! with your love!!! Ooh...
After Qwark breaks into Nefarious' headquarters:
Nefarious: Whoever kills his ass first gets a free lube job from me!
During the introduction of an Annihilation Nation contestant:
Announcer: Fred is a Gadgetron accountant who claims he once had a Morph-o-ray go off in his pants. What a champ! note In case you don't get the joke, the Morph-O-Ray is a gun that turns things into chickens. His cock became a cock!
On the manual, it states that "Ratchet will uncork the next smartass who gets in his way".
On Aquatos Ratchet and Clank find Slim Cognito hiding out after ‘A small run in with the cops concerning a Suck Cannon upgrade which was mistakenly sold to a minor’. Now consider what ‘alternative’ uses a teenage boy (Although gender was undisclosed) might have for essentially a supercharged vacuum cleaner and remember that once again this game is supposed to be for kids...
note Rated T for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language
The title, which refers to bondage gear. Edited to "Ratchet: Gladiator" in Europe.
Ratchet: ...me outta this thing you Blarg-headed Frakmonkey! I can barely breathe and my tail feels like it's shoved right up my a-"
Many of the skill points.
Drunk on Joy
Get Some Balls
"Ooh... it makes you wet, doesn't it?"
"It's time to blow S$#!@# up!"
"He's a pompous B$#%@$ with a charisma of Blargian-gnat cheese!"