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--->'''Mission description:''' "All the world's a stage, FIND / And all the men and women merely players, A / They all have their exits and entrances, WAY / And one man is in his time plays many parts, OUT!"

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--->'''Mission -->'''Mission description:''' "All the world's a stage, FIND / And all the men and women merely players, A / They all have their exits and entrances, WAY / And one man is in his time plays many parts, OUT!"


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* Planet Orxon in the first game. Once the homeworld of the Blarg race, the entire planet was reduced to a desolate, radioactive wasteland by Drek as part of his money-swindling scheme. Powerful mutants roam freely, pipes dump chemical waste into what remains of the planet's water sources, and the atmosphere is so toxic that the surface is blanketed in ''green'' fog. Ratchet can't explore at all without the O2 Mask. Appropriately, this planet marks the point where the game [[DifficultySpike stops pulling punches]]; Clank goes on a grueling solo mission through the abandoned factories while Ratchet faces hordes of freakishly tough mutants.
** Even the level's soundtrack ''sounds'' desolate and toxic. Clank's section is no better, with an incredibly foreboding track to go with it.
* The first game has planet Oltanis, a dark, rainy city caught in a perpetual lightning storm, filled with dark alleyways and electric robots with glowing eyes. Previous locations in the game like Batalia were already war-torn, but Oltanis is utterly ''decimated''; the sheer scale of the destruction is horrific. Charred husks of skyscrapers act as lightning rods, robot commandos swarm the streets, and the city is completely devoid of any living creatures except for a single salesman who has gone insane. Sadly Clank cannot leave the ship because of lightning, leaving Ratchet to go and explore the city by HIMSELF, missing some of his most useful maneuvers. The level is widely considered to be [[ThatOneLevel the most difficult in the game.]]
* The unlockable "big head enemies" cheat. Fighting the game's menacing creatures may not be too scary, but just wait until their ugly heads swell to an unnatural size.
* In the HD port of the first Ratchet and Clank, due to a graphical error right at the end of the PDA cutscene on Oltanis, Captain Qwark's pupils inexplicably disappear. While it doesn't sound that creepy on it's own, it can be a rather unexpected surprise for new players.
* Similarly, the HD port of Deadlocked has an error in the first battle's cutscene where the camera clips inside Ratchet's face, and it looks very, very freaky.
* Going Commando has planet Snivelak, a dark, glowing lava world that is home to the Thugs' headquarters. It could be said that the planet is one of the darkest and scariest locations in the entire series, and it marks the introduction of a severe DifficultySpike, even moreso than the infamous planet Boldan before it.
** The Swamp monsters from the same game. We first see one throttling a scientist before fighting Ratchet, while never showing more than two tentacles and an eye stalk. Kinda creepy, but it gets far worse when you face the second one as a BonusBoss. You get into its lair by sliding down a pipe, and then falling, to end up trapped in a dark cavern with no solid ground and no apparent way out. And then the monster reveals itself: A horrific, slug-like ''thing'' (a giant version of the mutant swamp beasts fought throughout the level) with lots and lots of teeth, tentacles, and pincers. It tries to ''eat Ratchet alive'', and if it succeeds, he takes a lot of damage.
** Heck, the swamp planet as a whole. Dark, foreboding, and dotted with nerdish, teddy-bear looking mall employees who are all either eaten or liquified by the local wildlife with no chance of saving them... the planet may be the first real level in the game, but GreenHillZone it ain't.
* ''Up Your Arsenal'', Qwark's Hideout is guarded by [[BossInMooksClothing security robots that look like Qwark]]. As with many enemies their armor falls apart as they take damage, revealing the silver robot beneath the armor. The scary part is that when they fall down, you can't assume they're destroyed. They've lost their legs, but they will drag their torsos across the ground with their hands to try and swipe at you, looking like robotic zombies. And to cap it all off, the Qwark-bots take an ''insane'' amount of punishment before falling, furthering the zombie impression.

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* Planet Orxon in the first game. Once the homeworld of the Blarg race, the entire planet was reduced to a desolate, radioactive wasteland by Drek as part of his money-swindling scheme. Powerful mutants roam freely, pipes dump chemical waste into what remains of the planet's water sources, and the atmosphere is so toxic that the surface is blanketed in ''green'' fog. Ratchet can't explore at all without the O2 Mask. Appropriately, this planet marks the point where the game [[DifficultySpike stops pulling punches]]; Clank goes on a grueling solo mission through the abandoned factories while Ratchet faces hordes of freakishly tough mutants.
** Even the level's soundtrack ''sounds'' desolate and toxic. Clank's section is no better, with an incredibly foreboding track to go with it.
* The first game has planet Oltanis, a dark, rainy city caught in a perpetual lightning storm, filled with dark alleyways and electric robots with glowing eyes. Previous locations in the game like Batalia were already war-torn, but Oltanis is utterly ''decimated''; the sheer scale of the destruction is horrific. Charred husks of skyscrapers act as lightning rods, robot commandos swarm the streets, and the city is completely devoid of any living creatures except for a single salesman who has gone insane. Sadly Clank cannot leave the ship because of lightning, leaving Ratchet to go and explore the city by HIMSELF, missing some of his most useful maneuvers. The level is widely considered to be [[ThatOneLevel the most difficult in the game.]]
* The unlockable "big head enemies" cheat. Fighting the game's menacing creatures may not be too scary, but just wait until their ugly heads swell to an unnatural size.
* In the HD port of the first Ratchet and Clank, due to a graphical error right at the end of the PDA cutscene on Oltanis, Captain Qwark's pupils inexplicably disappear. While it doesn't sound that creepy on it's own, it can be a rather unexpected surprise for new players.
* Similarly, the HD port of Deadlocked has an error in the first battle's cutscene where the camera clips inside Ratchet's face, and it looks very, very freaky.
* Going Commando has planet Snivelak, a dark, glowing lava world that is home to the Thugs' headquarters. It could be said that the planet is one of the darkest and scariest locations in the entire series, and it marks the introduction of a severe DifficultySpike, even moreso than the infamous planet Boldan before it.
** The Swamp monsters from the same game. We first see one throttling a scientist before fighting Ratchet, while never showing more than two tentacles and an eye stalk. Kinda creepy, but it gets far worse when you face the second one as a BonusBoss. You get into its lair by sliding down a pipe, and then falling, to end up trapped in a dark cavern with no solid ground and no apparent way out. And then the monster reveals itself: A horrific, slug-like ''thing'' (a giant version of the mutant swamp beasts fought throughout the level) with lots and lots of teeth, tentacles, and pincers. It tries to ''eat Ratchet alive'', and if it succeeds, he takes a lot of damage.
** Heck, the swamp planet as a whole. Dark, foreboding, and dotted with nerdish, teddy-bear looking mall employees who are all either eaten or liquified by the local wildlife with no chance of saving them... the planet may be the first real level in the game, but GreenHillZone it ain't.
* ''Up Your Arsenal'', Qwark's Hideout is guarded by [[BossInMooksClothing security robots that look like Qwark]]. As with many enemies their armor falls apart as they take damage, revealing the silver robot beneath the armor. The scary part is that when they fall down, you can't assume they're destroyed. They've lost their legs, but they will drag their torsos across the ground with their hands to try and swipe at you, looking like robotic zombies. And to cap it all off, the Qwark-bots take an ''insane'' amount of punishment before falling, furthering the zombie impression.



*** In a bit of BlackHumor, one of Megacorp's commercials for the Protopet shows a boy named Billy interacting with the creature. [[DissonantSerenity The narrator blithely prattles on about how happy Billy is,]] oblivious to Billy's terrified screams for help and the way the Protopet is tossing him around like a ragdoll.

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*** In a bit of BlackHumor, BlackComedy, one of Megacorp's commercials for the Protopet shows a boy named Billy interacting with the creature. [[DissonantSerenity The narrator blithely prattles on about how happy Billy is,]] oblivious to Billy's terrified screams for help and the way the Protopet is tossing him around like a ragdoll.



*** Deadlocked has the Reapers, a mutant gorilla hedgehog crocodile race.

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*** Deadlocked ''Deadlocked'' also has the Reapers, a mutant gorilla hedgehog crocodile race. race.
** ''Size Matters'' has the Technomites - a vast, microscopic race that is responsible for the development and operation of ''almost all technology in the known universe'', which ends up [[GreenEyedMonster turning against the galaxy]] because they feel that their accomplishments don't garner enough respect. The fact that the enemy is invisible to the naked eye and yet potentially controls every piece of machinery in existence would've allowed the Technomites to be a far more dangerous threat, [[RedHerring if that'd been their plan]]. The main antagonist of the game, Otto Destruct, really planned on using his army of Ratchet clones to kidnap all the smartest beings in the universe and steal their intelligence so that he would become the most intelligent being in all of existence.
*** It also doesn't help that the whole thing is a CassandraTruth (at first).
---->'''Ratchet (to Clank):''' "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis There ARE...NO...TECHNOMITES!!]]"



** ''A Crack in Time'' has [[spoiler:General Azimuth, whose mad determination to undo his past mistakes and risk ''shattering the fabric of time and space'' can be quite horrific after seeing him as a hero for most of the game up until that point]].
** Although it's a GaidenGame, ''Size Matters'' has the Technomites - a vast, microscopic race that is responsible for the development and operation of ''almost all technology in the known universe'', which ends up [[GreenEyedMonster turning against the galaxy]] because they feel that their accomplishments don't garner enough respect. The fact that the enemy is invisible to the naked eye and yet potentially controls every piece of machinery in existence would've allowed the Technomites to be a far more dangerous threat, [[RedHerring if that'd been their plan]].
*** It also doesn't help that the whole thing is a CassandraTruth (at first).
---->'''Ratchet (to Clank):''' "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis There ARE...NO...TECHNOMITES!!]]"
** At one point of ''Size Matters'', Ratchet is captured by the Technomites and sent to a research facility. As he's strapped to the operating table, doctors approach with sharp surgical tools and a ''chainsaw'' before he blanks out and gets sent to the surreal, freakishly difficult Dreamtime level, implied to be Ratchet hallucinating while the Technomites experiment on him.
** The main antagonist of the game, Otto Destruct, planned on using his army of Ratchet clones to kidnap all the smartest beings in the universe and steal their intelligence so that he would become the most intelligent being in all of existence.
* In ''Tools Of Destruction'' there are giant jellyfish in Stratus City, they do not hurt you but the way they are just there is unsettling.
* ''Tools'' has the Mag-Net Launcher, which locks an enemy in place while dealing electrical damage to them. Imagine being stuck in place, incapable of striking back as you are slowly electrocuted to death...
* ''A Crack In Time'' has the Tetramites, swarms of invincible insects that can kill Ratchet in just a few seconds. The only ways to kill them are with the Omniwrench or the Voltan Ivy. Nothing else will kill or even slow them down. Even with the wrench and ivy, the nests which respawn Tetramites are indestructible. There is scary music that plays around them, and if they touch Ratchet, his jump is severely limited, making it hard to escape them. With their invincibility, massive health draining, scary music, and massive numbers, they can be very frightening.
* ''Into the Nexus'' runs on this since it is taking a [[DarkerAndEdgier spookier direction]].
** The Meero Orphanage on Yerek is disturbingly similar to current-day Chernoybl. Plus, in front of it is an endlessly spinning merry-go-round and a disturbing hopscotch court that goes to seven, before reaching a square with a dead expression drawn on the very edge of the cliff. And let's not forget the creepy singing robots that are out front too.

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** ''A Crack in Time'' has [[spoiler:General General Azimuth, whose mad determination to undo his past mistakes and risk ''shattering the fabric of time and space'' can be quite horrific after seeing him as a hero for most of the game up until that point]].
** Although it's a GaidenGame, ''Size Matters'' has
point.

* In
the Technomites - a vast, microscopic race that is responsible for HD port of the development and operation of ''almost all technology in first ''Ratchet & Clank'' game, due to a graphical error right at the known universe'', which ends up [[GreenEyedMonster turning against end of the galaxy]] because they feel that their accomplishments don't garner enough respect. The fact that the enemy is invisible to the naked eye and yet potentially controls every piece of machinery in existence would've allowed the Technomites to be a far more dangerous threat, [[RedHerring if that'd been their plan]].
*** It also
PDA cutscene on Oltanis, Captain Qwark's pupils inexplicably disappear. While it doesn't help sound that creepy on it's own, it can be a rather unexpected surprise for new players.
** Similarly, the HD port of ''Deadlocked'' has an error in the first battle's cutscene where the camera clips inside Ratchet's face, and it looks very, very freaky.

[[AC:Ratchet & Clank (2002)
* Planet Orxon. Once the homeworld of the Blarg race, the entire planet was reduced to a desolate, radioactive wasteland by Drek as part of his money-swindling scheme. Powerful mutants roam freely, pipes dump chemical waste into what remains of the planet's water sources, and the atmosphere is so toxic
that the whole thing surface is blanketed in ''green'' fog. Ratchet can't explore at all without the O2 Mask. Appropriately, this planet marks the point where the game [[DifficultySpike stops pulling punches]]; Clank goes on a grueling solo mission through the abandoned factories while Ratchet faces hordes of freakishly tough mutants.
** Even the level's soundtrack ''sounds'' desolate and toxic. Clank's section is no better, with an incredibly foreboding track to go with it.
* Planet Oltanis' Gorda City
is a CassandraTruth (at first).
---->'''Ratchet (to Clank):''' "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis There ARE...NO...TECHNOMITES!!]]"
**
dark, rainy metropolis caught in a perpetual lightning storm, filled with dark alleyways and electric robots with glowing eyes. Previous locations in the game like Batalia were already war-torn, but Oltanis is utterly ''decimated''; the sheer scale of the destruction is horrific. Charred husks of skyscrapers act as lightning rods, robot commandos swarm the streets, and the city is completely devoid of any living creatures except for a single salesman who has gone insane. Sadly Clank cannot leave the ship because of lightning, leaving Ratchet to go and explore the city by HIMSELF, missing some of his most useful maneuvers. The level is widely considered to be [[ThatOneLevel the most difficult in the game.]]
* The unlockable "big head enemies" cheat. Fighting the game's menacing creatures may not be too scary, but just wait until their ugly heads swell to an unnatural size.

[[AC:Going Commando]]
* The Swamp monsters from planet Oozla. We first see one throttling a scientist before fighting Ratchet, while never showing more than two tentacles and an eye stalk. Kinda creepy, but it gets far worse when you face the second one as a BonusBoss. You get into its lair by sliding down a pipe, and then falling, to end up trapped in a dark cavern with no solid ground and no apparent way out. And then the monster reveals itself: A horrific, slug-like ''thing'' (a giant version of the mutant swamp beasts fought throughout the level) with lots and lots of teeth, tentacles, and pincers. It tries to ''eat Ratchet alive'', and if it succeeds, he takes a lot of damage.
* Heck, Oozla itself as a whole. Dark, foreboding, and dotted with nerdish, teddy-bear looking mall employees who are all either eaten or liquified by the local wildlife with no chance of saving them... the planet may be the first real level in the game, but GreenHillZone it ain't.
* Later into the game is planet Snivelak (the page image), a dark, glowing lava world that is home to the Thugs' headquarters. It could be said that the planet is one of the darkest and scariest locations in the entire series, and it marks the introduction of a severe DifficultySpike, even moreso than the infamous planet Boldan before it.

[[AC:Up Your Arsenal]]
* Qwark's Hideout is guarded by [[BossInMooksClothing security robots that look like Qwark]]. As with many enemies their armor falls apart as they take damage, revealing the silver robot beneath the armor. The scary part is that when they fall down, you can't assume they're destroyed. They've lost their legs, but they will drag their torsos across the ground with their hands to try and swipe at you, looking like robotic zombies. And to cap it all off, the Qwark-bots take an ''insane'' amount of punishment before falling, furthering the zombie impression.

[[AC:Size Matters]]
*
At one point of ''Size Matters'', point, Ratchet is captured by the Technomites and sent to a research facility. As he's strapped to the operating table, doctors approach with sharp surgical tools and a ''chainsaw'' before he blanks out and gets sent to the surreal, freakishly difficult Dreamtime level, implied to be Ratchet hallucinating while the Technomites experiment on him. \n** The main antagonist of mission description for Dreamtime more or less speaks for itself:
--->'''Mission description:''' "All
the game, Otto Destruct, planned on using his army of Ratchet clones to kidnap world's a stage, FIND / And all the smartest beings in the universe men and steal women merely players, A / They all have their intelligence so that he would become the most intelligent being exits and entrances, WAY / And one man is in all his time plays many parts, OUT!"

[[AC:Tools
of existence.
Destruction]]
* In ''Tools Of Destruction'' there are giant jellyfish in Kortog's Stratus City, they do not hurt you but the way they are just there is unsettling.
* ''Tools'' has the The Mag-Net Launcher, which Launcher locks an enemy in place while dealing electrical damage to them. Imagine being stuck in place, incapable of striking back as you are slowly electrocuted to death...
death...

[[AC:A Crack in Time]]
* ''A Crack In in Time'' has the Tetramites, swarms of invincible insects that can kill Ratchet in just a few seconds. The only ways to kill them are with the Omniwrench or the Voltan Ivy. Nothing else will kill or even slow them down. Even with the wrench and ivy, the nests which respawn Tetramites are indestructible. There is scary music that plays around them, and if they touch Ratchet, his jump is severely limited, making it hard to escape them. With their invincibility, massive health draining, scary music, and massive numbers, they can be very frightening.
frightening.

[[AC:Into the Nexus]]
* ''Into the Nexus'' runs on this since it is taking NightmareFuel out of its aim to take a [[DarkerAndEdgier spookier direction]].
"spookier direction"]]. Vendra in particular makes her entrance by shorting out all power and gravity to the Nebulox Seven, turning it against the heroes, ''kills'' Cronk and Zephyr and then tries to kill Ratchet as well.
** The Meero Orphanage on Yerek is disturbingly similar to current-day Chernoybl.Chernoybl, and is completely abandoned to boot. Plus, in front of it is an endlessly spinning merry-go-round and a disturbing hopscotch court that goes to seven, before reaching a square with a dead expression drawn on the very edge of the cliff. And let's not forget the creepy singing robots that are out front too.too.

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** Beyond a more organic design, the film's version of Dr. Nefarious is also surprisingly less comedic than his canon counterpart, being more FauxAffablyEvil as opposed to his usual hamminess. And after gleefully disposing of Drek, he's plans to ''destroy the entire star system'' just to spite the Galactic Rangers, not caring if he gets caught in the crossfire. Novalis may have been evacuated in time, but that couldn't be pulled off a second time with a disaster this big. And to think that his StartOfDarkness here only happened because Captain Qwark mistreated him as a Galactic Ranger.

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** Beyond a more organic design, the film's version of Dr. Nefarious is also surprisingly less comedic than his canon counterpart, being more FauxAffablyEvil as opposed to his usual hamminess. And after gleefully disposing of Drek, he's plans to ''destroy the entire star system'' just to spite the Galactic Rangers, ultimately not caring if he gets caught in the crossfire. Novalis may have been evacuated in time, but that sure as heck couldn't be pulled off a second time with a disaster this big. And to think that his StartOfDarkness here only happened because Captain Qwark mistreated him as a Galactic Ranger.



* Remember back when Clank stated that the Dimensionator was too dangerous to use, given its potential to glitch out portals and such? Well, luckily for you, ''Rift Apart'' [[AscendedFridgeHorror shows us the catastrophe that could've happened]] if Tachyon (or Vendra or even Ratchet) kept toying around with it: the dimensions have begun collapsing on one another, and spontaneous portals have begun appearing, forcibly throwing everyone from our protagonists to average [=NPCs=] across the infinite realms of all creation. [[ParanoiaFuel Imagine that you're simply going about your day, only for a strange giant hole to suddenly pop up in front of you without warning, sucking you in with no way for you to escape its pull, with you being thrown into a void with]] '''[[ParanoiaFuel literally no idea]]''' [[ParanoiaFuel of where you'll eventually end up on the other side, seemingly no way of ever getting back home, and no guarantee that you'll even land safely on solid, level ground or end up somewhere without, as just one example,]] '''''[[ParanoiaFuel a giant bloodthristy alien monster out to eat you.]]''''' It's suddenly a very good thing that the Lombaxes kept their Great War technology under lock and key—otherwise this catastrophe could've already happened a '''long''' time ago.
** Listen to Clank's voice during the dimension-hopping montage after the Megalopolis demo: even if it's mostly in his typical "polite but firm" range, you can clearly hear an unusual tinge of urgency and panic in it. He's the guy that Ratchet usually looks to for all the answers, and he has '''no idea''' what the two can do to fix this mess, if they even ''can''. There's no giant clock-machine that can patch up the holes made by this disaster, so he and Ratchet can only ''hope'' they can fix this problem in the long run.
** And then at the end of the demo, Ratchet and Clank are forced into a battle with space pirates, and following a split-second explosion on the deck, the two get forcibly separated from one another as Clank is thrown into another portal. Sure, ''we'' know that Clank arrives on the other side safely, but imagine this from Ratchet's perspective—your best friend has been lost to who-knows-where in a time where the ''entire universe'' is bound to be in a crisis, and there's nothing you can do about it.
*** Worse still: it already took ''two years'' for him to consult the IRIS supercomputer, travel across Merdegraw in the ''hopes'' of finding a clue as to where Clank would be, and search the massive Breegus Nebula to tail Nefarious and find Clank somewhere in any trail of breadcrumbs that would be left behind by the doctor. But '''that''' disappearance was due to an organized kidnapping. Now wherever Clank is could be ''literally anywhere'', the Dimensionator is currently lost and ''broken'' as far as they know, and even with the slight chance of them crossing paths, the whole thing could just happen again without warning. We don't yet know how Ratchet reacted once the two were separated, but if any of this is an indication—combined with how ''he's'' the one [[NiceJobBreakingItHero responsible for causing Nefarious' Dimensionator to bug out and cause this catastrophe]]—the poor lombax must be panicking up a sweat right now.

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[[AC:Rift Apart]]
* Remember back when Clank stated that insisted how the Dimensionator was too dangerous to use, given its potential to glitch out portals and such? Well, luckily for you, ''Rift Apart'' [[AscendedFridgeHorror shows us the catastrophe that could've happened]] if Tachyon (or Vendra or even Ratchet) kept toying around with it: the dimensions have begun collapsing on one another, and spontaneous portals have begun appearing, forcibly throwing everyone ''everyone'' from our protagonists to the average [=NPCs=] [=NPC=] across the infinite realms of all creation. [[ParanoiaFuel Imagine that you're simply going about your day, only for a strange giant hole to suddenly pop up in front of you without warning, sucking you getting sucked in with no way for you to escape its pull, with you being thrown into a void with]] '''[[ParanoiaFuel literally no idea]]''' [[ParanoiaFuel of where you'll eventually end up on the other side, seemingly no way of ever getting back home, and no guarantee that you'll even land safely on solid, level ground or end up somewhere without, as just one example,]] '''''[[ParanoiaFuel a giant bloodthristy alien monster out to eat you.]]''''' It's suddenly a very good thing that the Lombaxes kept their Great War technology under lock and key—otherwise this catastrophe could've already happened a '''long''' time ago.
** Listen to Clank's voice during the dimension-hopping montage after the Megalopolis demo: even if it's mostly in his typical "polite but firm" range, you can clearly hear an unusual tinge of urgency and panic in it.it, almost on the verge of breaking. He's the guy that Ratchet usually looks to for all the answers, and he has '''no idea''' what the two can do to fix this mess, if they even ''can''. There's no giant clock-machine that can patch up the holes made by this disaster, so he and Ratchet can only ''hope'' they can fix this problem in the long run.
** And then at the end of the demo, Ratchet and Clank are forced into a battle with space pirates, and following a split-second explosion on the deck, the two get forcibly separated from one another as Clank is thrown into another portal. Sure, ''we'' know that Clank arrives on the other side safely, but imagine this from Ratchet's perspective—your best friend has been lost to who-knows-where in a time where the ''entire universe'' is bound to be in a crisis, and there's nothing you can do about it.
*** Worse still: it already took ''two years'' for him to consult the IRIS supercomputer, travel across Merdegraw in the ''hopes'' of finding a clue as to where Clank would be, and search the massive Breegus Nebula to tail Nefarious and find Clank somewhere in any trail of breadcrumbs that would be left behind by the doctor. But '''that''' disappearance was due to an organized kidnapping. Now wherever Clank is could be ''literally anywhere'', the Dimensionator is currently lost and ''broken'' as far as they know, and even with the slight chance of them crossing paths, the whole thing could just happen again without warning. We don't yet know how Ratchet reacted once the two were separated, but if any of this is an indication—combined with how ''he's'' the one [[NiceJobBreakingItHero responsible for causing Nefarious' Dimensionator to bug out and cause this catastrophe]]—the poor lombax must be panicking up a sweat right now.now.
** The implication that Dr. Nefarious (well, ''a'' Dr. Nefarious as far as we know) succeeded in conquering the galaxy. If the robotic arm sported by the new Lombax girl is any indication, he sure hasn't been treating it kindly.


** ''Deadlocked'' sees heroes abducted and forced to compete in a reality TV show called [=DreadZone=] where they are forced to compete for their lives against impossible odds. The producers and hosts of the show want as many contestants to die as possible, and if a hero refuses to compete, or tries to escape, then their permanently-affixed Deadlock collar EXPLODES.

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** ''Deadlocked'' sees heroes abducted and forced to compete in a reality TV show called [=DreadZone=] where they are forced to compete for their lives against impossible odds. The captured contestants have to fight thousands of enemy forces or each other in order to achieve their freedom and are forced to wear electroshock Deadlock Collars to keep themselves in line. The producers and hosts of the show want as many contestants to die as possible, and if a hero refuses to compete, or tries to escape, then their permanently-affixed Deadlock collar EXPLODES. The owner of DreadZone has been kidnapping dozens of heroes and many have died in his games before Ratchet came along.

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** The main antagonist of the game, Otto Destruct, planned on using his army of Ratchet clones to kidnap all the smartest beings in the universe and steal their intelligence so that he would become the most intelligent being in all of existence.


** Beyond a more organic design, Dr. Nefarious is also surprisingly less comedic than his canon counterpart, being more FauxAffablyEvil as opposed to his usual hamminess. And after gleefully disposing of Drek, he's plans to ''destroy the entire star system'' just to spite the Galactic Rangers, not caring if he gets caught in the crossfire. Novalis may have been evacuated in time, but that couldn't be pulled off a second time with a disaster this big. And to think that his StartOfDarkness here only happened because Captain Qwark mistreated him as a Galactic Ranger.

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** Beyond a more organic design, the film's version of Dr. Nefarious is also surprisingly less comedic than his canon counterpart, being more FauxAffablyEvil as opposed to his usual hamminess. And after gleefully disposing of Drek, he's plans to ''destroy the entire star system'' just to spite the Galactic Rangers, not caring if he gets caught in the crossfire. Novalis may have been evacuated in time, but that couldn't be pulled off a second time with a disaster this big. And to think that his StartOfDarkness here only happened because Captain Qwark mistreated him as a Galactic Ranger.


* In the 2016 ''Ratchet and Clank'', Drek's Deplanetizer blows apart the ''entire planet of Novalis, on-screen.'' Although it's mentioned that the living inhabitants were evacuated in time, the sheer devastation wreaked on the peaceful, beautiful planet deals a serious blow to the resistance and sends Ratchet into a HeroicBSOD

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* In Even if the 2016 ''Ratchet & Clank'' film and Clank'', game are generally LighterAndSofter than their source material, they still have their moments of this:
** Worth noting is the changes done to Quartu, given how it's the Blarg homeworld in this continuity. Forget the rather plain-looking planet with a jaunty tune from the original game—this Quartu is a ''dark'', dreary looking world full of factories, obviously suffering from the very heavy pollution that Drek's father inflicted on it. It's like if the Blarg took the factory on Yeedil from ''Going Commando'' and hired Dr. Nefarious as their interior decorator.
*** Clank's initial escape is much more scary in the game, given the darker aesthetics and the presence of Victor Von Ion. He's a tiny, sentient little robot who's just been given life ''moments ago'', and his first conscious experience is being chased by a big, scary warbot eager to tear him to scrap.
** In the game, Ratchet and Clank getting trapped in with the Blargian Snagglebeast in Nebula G34 is scary given the context. Aesthetic-wise, the updated graphics give the arena a more hellish look, and you can tell that Ratchet is utterly ''terrified'' by the monster in front of him. But it's also important to remember that Qwark very likely ''knew'' this is what the Blarg were making, and yet sent these two on a suicide mission just so they could stop hogging his spotlight. AdaptationalHeroism only goes so far sometimes.
**
Drek's Deplanetizer blows apart the ''entire planet of Novalis, on-screen.'' Although it's mentioned that the living inhabitants were evacuated in time, the sheer devastation wreaked on the peaceful, beautiful planet deals a serious blow to the resistance and sends Ratchet into a HeroicBSODHeroicBSOD.
** Many players have taken note that Drek—while still a {{Jerkass}}—is less evil in this version of the story, with ''his father'' being the one to pollute the Blarg homeworld this time and his desire to make a new planet for his people being ''slightly'' more genuine. However, even if the film downplays him into more of a WellIntentionedExtremist, the way he's written in the game has him [[TruerToTheText retain some of his original counterpart's wrath and malice]]. Even if he's still played for comedy, he's more outwardly aggressive towards his forces, and during the first visit to the Deplanetizer, we hear him admit that, like his original counterpart, he's [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist not planning to stop at just New Quartu]]:
--->'''Drek''': After I've built us a new home world, I'll make another, and another! ''(chuckles)'' Can you imagine? Dozens of Blarg-owned planets, forged not by nature, but by ''my'' company. We'll create ''an entire empire'' using your galaxy's wasted planets! I suppose this will leave many of your citizens homeless or, well, dead... but sacrifices ''must be made!''
*** It's also worth noting that he ''gleefully'' rubs it in that he's destroying the home planet of one of the Rangers:
---->'''Drek:''' Is it true Cora Veralux is from Novalis? Oh, this is just too good! Not only do I get a choice piece of planet for New Quartu, but I get to destroy a Galactic Ranger's home? Talk about a ''win-win!''
*** And as revealed in the film via throwaway dialogue, the only reason Novalis was evacuated in time was due to the Blarg, with Drek engineering it in advance in order to sway Qwark into joining their side. Drek would've been willing to blow up a planet with millions of sentient people on it regardless.
** Beyond a more organic design, Dr. Nefarious is also surprisingly less comedic than his canon counterpart, being more FauxAffablyEvil as opposed to his usual hamminess. And after gleefully disposing of Drek, he's plans to ''destroy the entire star system'' just to spite the Galactic Rangers, not caring if he gets caught in the crossfire. Novalis may have been evacuated in time, but that couldn't be pulled off a second time with a disaster this big. And to think that his StartOfDarkness here only happened because Captain Qwark mistreated him as a Galactic Ranger.
*** While she thankfully manages to overcome this by the end of the movie and game, Elaris, the new tech whiz for the Galactic Rangers, is shown to be at the same risk of SanitySlippage that Nefarious went through, and it's shown that the [[IgnoredExpert stress and disrespect]] from the other Rangers ''is'' slowly putting a dent in her psyche.
* Remember back when Clank stated that the Dimensionator was too dangerous to use, given its potential to glitch out portals and such? Well, luckily for you, ''Rift Apart'' [[AscendedFridgeHorror shows us the catastrophe that could've happened]] if Tachyon (or Vendra or even Ratchet) kept toying around with it: the dimensions have begun collapsing on one another, and spontaneous portals have begun appearing, forcibly throwing everyone from our protagonists to average [=NPCs=] across the infinite realms of all creation. [[ParanoiaFuel Imagine that you're simply going about your day, only for a strange giant hole to suddenly pop up in front of you without warning, sucking you in with no way for you to escape its pull, with you being thrown into a void with]] '''[[ParanoiaFuel literally no idea]]''' [[ParanoiaFuel of where you'll eventually end up on the other side, seemingly no way of ever getting back home, and no guarantee that you'll even land safely on solid, level ground or end up somewhere without, as just one example,]] '''''[[ParanoiaFuel a giant bloodthristy alien monster out to eat you.]]''''' It's suddenly a very good thing that the Lombaxes kept their Great War technology under lock and key—otherwise this catastrophe could've already happened a '''long''' time ago.
** Listen to Clank's voice during the dimension-hopping montage after the Megalopolis demo: even if it's mostly in his typical "polite but firm" range, you can clearly hear an unusual tinge of urgency and panic in it. He's the guy that Ratchet usually looks to for all the answers, and he has '''no idea''' what the two can do to fix this mess, if they even ''can''. There's no giant clock-machine that can patch up the holes made by this disaster, so he and Ratchet can only ''hope'' they can fix this problem in the long run.
** And then at the end of the demo, Ratchet and Clank are forced into a battle with space pirates, and following a split-second explosion on the deck, the two get forcibly separated from one another as Clank is thrown into another portal. Sure, ''we'' know that Clank arrives on the other side safely, but imagine this from Ratchet's perspective—your best friend has been lost to who-knows-where in a time where the ''entire universe'' is bound to be in a crisis, and there's nothing you can do about it.
*** Worse still: it already took ''two years'' for him to consult the IRIS supercomputer, travel across Merdegraw in the ''hopes'' of finding a clue as to where Clank would be, and search the massive Breegus Nebula to tail Nefarious and find Clank somewhere in any trail of breadcrumbs that would be left behind by the doctor. But '''that''' disappearance was due to an organized kidnapping. Now wherever Clank is could be ''literally anywhere'', the Dimensionator is currently lost and ''broken'' as far as they know, and even with the slight chance of them crossing paths, the whole thing could just happen again without warning. We don't yet know how Ratchet reacted once the two were separated, but if any of this is an indication—combined with how ''he's'' the one [[NiceJobBreakingItHero responsible for causing Nefarious' Dimensionator to bug out and cause this catastrophe]]—the poor lombax must be panicking up a sweat right now.


* The Sewer Sharks in the first three games. They are gigantic, ugly fish that eat Ratchet and Clank in [[OneHitKill one bite]]. They mostly act as simple BoarderPatrol, and in that case, are not that frightening aside from their general appearance. In certain areas however, (Qwark's training center on Umbris in the first game, and the factory in Canal City on Notak in the second game) their areas actually had to be traversed. In the first instance, their water had to be drained so Ratchet could go down and defeat them to clear the waters before refilling them. While they were easy to defeat with the water drained, if the player missed one by accident and refilled the waters, they would be eaten almost instantly, which could provide quite a {{Jumpscare}}. In the second instance, the player had to freeze their waters to escape them. If the player's finger slipped and they thawed the waters, they would be eaten.

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* The Sewer Sharks in the first three games. They are gigantic, ugly fish that eat Ratchet and Clank in [[OneHitKill one bite]]. They mostly act as simple BoarderPatrol, BorderPatrol, and in that case, are not that frightening aside from their general appearance. In certain areas however, (Qwark's training center on Umbris in the first game, and the factory in Canal City on Notak in the second game) their areas actually had to be traversed. In the first instance, their water had to be drained so Ratchet could go down and defeat them to clear the waters before refilling them. While they were easy to defeat with the water drained, if the player missed one by accident and refilled the waters, they would be eaten almost instantly, which could provide quite a {{Jumpscare}}. In the second instance, the player had to freeze their waters to escape them. If the player's finger slipped and they thawed the waters, they would be eaten.


** Although [[CanonDiscontinuity it isn't canon]] , ''Size Matters'' has the Technomites - a vast, microscopic race that is responsible for the development and operation of ''almost all technology in the known universe'', which ends up [[GreenEyedMonster turning against the galaxy]] because they feel that their accomplishments don't garner enough respect. The fact that the enemy is invisible to the naked eye and yet potentially controls every piece of machinery in existence would've allowed the Technomites to be a far more dangerous threat, [[RedHerring if that'd been their plan]].

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** Although [[CanonDiscontinuity it isn't canon]] , it's a GaidenGame, ''Size Matters'' has the Technomites - a vast, microscopic race that is responsible for the development and operation of ''almost all technology in the known universe'', which ends up [[GreenEyedMonster turning against the galaxy]] because they feel that their accomplishments don't garner enough respect. The fact that the enemy is invisible to the naked eye and yet potentially controls every piece of machinery in existence would've allowed the Technomites to be a far more dangerous threat, [[RedHerring if that'd been their plan]].


* The Sewer Sharks in the first three games. They are gigantic, ugly fish that eat Ratchet and Clank in [[OneHitKill one bite]]. They mostly act as simple BoarderPatrol, and in that case, are not that frightening aside from their general appearance. In certain areas however, (Qwark's training center on Umbris in the first game, and the factory in Canal City on Notak in the second game) their areas actually had to be traversed. In the first instance, their water had to be drained so Ratchet could go down and defeat them to clear the waters before refilling them. While they were easy to defeat with the water drained, if the player missed one by accident and refilled the waters, they would be eaten almost instantly, which could provide quite a {{Jumpscare}}. In the second instance, the player had to freeze their waters to escape them. If the player's finger slipped and they thawed the waters, they would be eaten.



** The Swamp monster from the same game. We first see it throttling a scientist before fighting Ratchet, while never showing more than a few tentacles and an eye stalk. Kinda creepy, but it gets far worse when you face it as a BonusBoss. You get into it's lair by sliding down a pipe, and then falling, to end up trapped in a dark cavern with no solid ground and no apparent way out. And then the monster reveals itself: A horrific, slug-like ''thing'' with lots and lots of teeth, tentacles, and pincers. It tries to ''eat Ratchet alive'', and if it succeeds, he [[OneHitKill instantly dies.]]
** Heck, the swamp planet as a whole. Dark, foreboding, and dotted with nerdish, teddy-bear looking mall employees who are all either eaten or liquified by the local wildlife with no chance of saving them... the planet may be the first real level in the game, but GreenHillZone it ain't.

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** The Swamp monster monsters from the same game. We first see it one throttling a scientist before fighting Ratchet, while never showing more than a few two tentacles and an eye stalk. Kinda creepy, but it gets far worse when you face it the second one as a BonusBoss. You get into it's its lair by sliding down a pipe, and then falling, to end up trapped in a dark cavern with no solid ground and no apparent way out. And then the monster reveals itself: A horrific, slug-like ''thing'' (a giant version of the mutant swamp beasts fought throughout the level) with lots and lots of teeth, tentacles, and pincers. It tries to ''eat Ratchet alive'', and if it succeeds, he [[OneHitKill instantly dies.]]
takes a lot of damage.
** Heck, the swamp planet as a whole. Dark, foreboding, and dotted with nerdish, teddy-bear looking mall employees who are all either eaten or liquified by the local wildlife with no chance of saving them... the planet may be the first real level in the game, but GreenHillZone it ain't.


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* ''A Crack In Time'' has the Tetramites, swarms of invincible insects that can kill Ratchet in just a few seconds. The only ways to kill them are with the Omniwrench or the Voltan Ivy. Nothing else will kill or even slow them down. Even with the wrench and ivy, the nests which respawn Tetramites are indestructible. There is scary music that plays around them, and if they touch Ratchet, his jump is severely limited, making it hard to escape them. With their invincibility, massive health draining, scary music, and massive numbers, they can be very frightening.


*** How about the reason why it happened? [[spoiler:Qwark decided that since his reputation was ruined in the Solana galaxy, he would create a scheme that put thousands if not BILLIONS of lives in danger. [[FridgeHorror And then he put the batteries in the wrong way]]...]]


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** ''Tools of Destruction'''s main villain, [[OmnicidalManiac Emperor Tachyon]], has two aims: bring back a race of AlwaysChaoticEvil [[TheHeartless Cragmites]] so that they can resume draining and destroying entire planets of their resources and kill anyone who they happen not to like (which is pretty much ''everyone'', given Tachyon is an AbsoluteXenophobic), and [[FinalSolution kill every Lombax in existence]] - men, women, and children - and destroy all traces of their very existence.

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** ''Tools of Destruction'''s main villain, [[OmnicidalManiac Emperor Tachyon]], has two aims: bring back a race of AlwaysChaoticEvil [[TheHeartless Cragmites]] so that they can resume draining and destroying entire planets of their resources and kill anyone who they happen not to like (which is pretty much ''everyone'', given Tachyon is an AbsoluteXenophobic), AbsoluteXenophobe), and [[FinalSolution kill every Lombax in existence]] - men, women, and children - and destroy all traces of their very existence.



** Although [[CanonDiscontuity it isn't canon]] , ''Size Matters'' has the Technomites - a vast, microscopic race that is responsible for the development and operation of ''almost all technology in the known universe'', which ends up [[GreenEyedMonster turning against the galaxy]] because they feel that their accomplishments don't garner enough respect. The fact that the enemy is invisible to the naked eye and yet potentially controls every piece of machinery in existence would've allowed the Technomites to be a far more dangerous threat, [[RedHerring if that'd been their plan]].

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** Although [[CanonDiscontuity [[CanonDiscontinuity it isn't canon]] , ''Size Matters'' has the Technomites - a vast, microscopic race that is responsible for the development and operation of ''almost all technology in the known universe'', which ends up [[GreenEyedMonster turning against the galaxy]] because they feel that their accomplishments don't garner enough respect. The fact that the enemy is invisible to the naked eye and yet potentially controls every piece of machinery in existence would've allowed the Technomites to be a far more dangerous threat, [[RedHerring if that'd been their plan]].



* ''ToD'' has the Mag-Net Launcher, which locks an enemy in place while dealing electrical damage to them. Imagine being stuck in place, incapable of striking back as you are slowly electrocuted to death...

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* ''ToD'' ''Tools'' has the Mag-Net Launcher, which locks an enemy in place while dealing electrical damage to them. Imagine being stuck in place, incapable of striking back as you are slowly electrocuted to death...


** At one point of ''Size Matters'', Ratchet is captured by the Technomites and sent to a research facility. As he's strapped to the operating table, doctors approach with sharp surgical tools and a *chainsaw* before he blanks out and gets sent to the surreal, freakishly difficult "Dreamtime" level, implied to be Ratchet hallucinating while the Technomites experiment on him.

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** At one point of ''Size Matters'', Ratchet is captured by the Technomites and sent to a research facility. As he's strapped to the operating table, doctors approach with sharp surgical tools and a *chainsaw* ''chainsaw'' before he blanks out and gets sent to the surreal, freakishly difficult "Dreamtime" Dreamtime level, implied to be Ratchet hallucinating while the Technomites experiment on him.



** In the 2016 ''Ratchet and Clank'', Drek's Deplanetizer blows apart the ''entire planet of Novalis, on-screen.'' Although it's mentioned that the living inhabitants were evacuated in time, the sheer devastation wreaked on the peaceful, beautiful planet deals a serious blow to the resistance and sends Ratchet into a HeroicBSOD

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** * In the 2016 ''Ratchet and Clank'', Drek's Deplanetizer blows apart the ''entire planet of Novalis, on-screen.'' Although it's mentioned that the living inhabitants were evacuated in time, the sheer devastation wreaked on the peaceful, beautiful planet deals a serious blow to the resistance and sends Ratchet into a HeroicBSOD


* Planet Orxon in the first game. Once the homeworld of the Blarg race, the entire planet was reduced to a desolate, radioactive wasteland by Drek as part of his money-swindling scheme. Powerful mutants roam freely, pipes dump chemical waste into what remains of the planet's water sources, and the atmosphere is so toxic that the surface is blanketed in ''green'' fog. Ratchet can't explore at all without the O2 Mask. Appropriately, this planet marks the point where the game [[DifficultySpike stops pulling punches]]; Clank goes on a grueling solo mission through the abandoned factories, while Ratchet faces hordes of freakishly tough mutants.
** Hell, the level ''sounds'' toxic. Clank's section is no better, with an incredibly foreboding track to go with it.
* The first game has planet Oltanis, a dark, rainy city caught in a perpetual lightning storm, filled with dark alleyways and electric robots with glowing eyes. Previous locations in the game like Batalia were already war-torn, but Oltanis is utterly ''decimated''; the sheer scale of the destruction is horrific. Sadly Clank cannot leave the ship because of lightning, leaving Ratchet to go and explore the city by HIMSELF, missing some of his most useful maneuvers. The level is widely considered to be [[ThatOneLevel the hardest in the game.]]

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* Planet Orxon in the first game. Once the homeworld of the Blarg race, the entire planet was reduced to a desolate, radioactive wasteland by Drek as part of his money-swindling scheme. Powerful mutants roam freely, pipes dump chemical waste into what remains of the planet's water sources, and the atmosphere is so toxic that the surface is blanketed in ''green'' fog. Ratchet can't explore at all without the O2 Mask. Appropriately, this planet marks the point where the game [[DifficultySpike stops pulling punches]]; Clank goes on a grueling solo mission through the abandoned factories, factories while Ratchet faces hordes of freakishly tough mutants.
** Hell, Even the level level's soundtrack ''sounds'' desolate and toxic. Clank's section is no better, with an incredibly foreboding track to go with it.
* The first game has planet Oltanis, a dark, rainy city caught in a perpetual lightning storm, filled with dark alleyways and electric robots with glowing eyes. Previous locations in the game like Batalia were already war-torn, but Oltanis is utterly ''decimated''; the sheer scale of the destruction is horrific. Charred husks of skyscrapers act as lightning rods, robot commandos swarm the streets, and the city is completely devoid of any living creatures except for a single salesman who has gone insane. Sadly Clank cannot leave the ship because of lightning, leaving Ratchet to go and explore the city by HIMSELF, missing some of his most useful maneuvers. The level is widely considered to be [[ThatOneLevel the hardest most difficult in the game.]]



* Going Commando has planet Snivelak. It could be said that the planet is one of the most darkest and scariest in the Ratchet and Clank series.

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* Going Commando has planet Snivelak. Snivelak, a dark, glowing lava world that is home to the Thugs' headquarters. It could be said that the planet is one of the most darkest and scariest locations in the Ratchet entire series, and Clank series.it marks the introduction of a severe DifficultySpike, even moreso than the infamous planet Boldan before it.



* ''Up Your Arsenal'', Qwark's Hideout is guarded by [[BossInMooksClothing security robots that look like Qwark]]. As with many enemies their armor falls apart as they take damage, revealing the silver robot beneath the armor. The scary part is that when they fall down, you can't assume they're destroyed. They've lost their legs, but they will drag their torsos across the ground with their hands to try and swipe at you, looking like robotic zombies.

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* ''Up Your Arsenal'', Qwark's Hideout is guarded by [[BossInMooksClothing security robots that look like Qwark]]. As with many enemies their armor falls apart as they take damage, revealing the silver robot beneath the armor. The scary part is that when they fall down, you can't assume they're destroyed. They've lost their legs, but they will drag their torsos across the ground with their hands to try and swipe at you, looking like robotic zombies. And to cap it all off, the Qwark-bots take an ''insane'' amount of punishment before falling, furthering the zombie impression.



*** Planet Orxon fell victim to Drek's scheme sometime before the game begins, and it provides a terrifying glimpse into the kind of world that Drek will create if he isn't stopped.



*** In a bit of BlackHumor, one of Megacorp's commercials for the Protopet shows a boy named Billy interacting with the creature. The narrator talks about how happy Billy is, while [[DissonantSerenity Billy screams for help, clearly terrified of the Protopet.]]
*** How about the reason why it happened? [[spoiler:Qwark decided that since his reputation was ruined in the Solana galaxy, he would cause a scheme that put thousands if not BILLIONS of lives in danger. [[FridgeHorror And then he put the batteries in the wrong way]]...]]

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*** In a bit of BlackHumor, one of Megacorp's commercials for the Protopet shows a boy named Billy interacting with the creature. [[DissonantSerenity The narrator talks blithely prattles on about how happy Billy is, while [[DissonantSerenity Billy is,]] oblivious to Billy's terrified screams for help, clearly terrified of help and the Protopet.]]
way the Protopet is tossing him around like a ragdoll.
*** How about the reason why it happened? [[spoiler:Qwark decided that since his reputation was ruined in the Solana galaxy, he would cause create a scheme that put thousands if not BILLIONS of lives in danger. [[FridgeHorror And then he put the batteries in the wrong way]]...]]



** ''Deadlocked'' sees heroes abducted and forced to compete in a reality TV show called [=DreadZone=] where they are forced to compete against impossible odds. The producers and hosts of the show want as many contestants to die as possible, and if a hero refuses to compete, or tries to escape, then their permanently-affixed Deadlock collar EXPLODES.
*** Deadlocked has the Reapers a mutant gorilla hedgehog crocodile race.

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** ''Deadlocked'' sees heroes abducted and forced to compete in a reality TV show called [=DreadZone=] where they are forced to compete for their lives against impossible odds. The producers and hosts of the show want as many contestants to die as possible, and if a hero refuses to compete, or tries to escape, then their permanently-affixed Deadlock collar EXPLODES.
*** Deadlocked has the Reapers Reapers, a mutant gorilla hedgehog crocodile race.



** At one point of ''Size Matters'', Ratchet is captured by the Technomites and sent to a research facility. As he's strapped to the operating table, doctors approach with sharp surgical tools and a *chainsaw* before he blanks out and gets sent to the surreal, freakishly difficult "Dreamtime" level - implied to be Ratchet hallucinating while the Technomites experiment on him.

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** At one point of ''Size Matters'', Ratchet is captured by the Technomites and sent to a research facility. As he's strapped to the operating table, doctors approach with sharp surgical tools and a *chainsaw* before he blanks out and gets sent to the surreal, freakishly difficult "Dreamtime" level - level, implied to be Ratchet hallucinating while the Technomites experiment on him.



** The Meero Orphanage on Yerek is disturbingly similar to current-day Chernoybl. Plus, in front of it is an endlessly spinning merry-go-round and a disturbing hopscotch court that goes to seven, before reaching a square with a dead expression drawn on the very edge of the cliff. And let's not forget the creepy singing robots that are out front too.

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** The Meero Orphanage on Yerek is disturbingly similar to current-day Chernoybl. Plus, in front of it is an endlessly spinning merry-go-round and a disturbing hopscotch court that goes to seven, before reaching a square with a dead expression drawn on the very edge of the cliff. And let's not forget the creepy singing robots that are out front too.too.
** In the 2016 ''Ratchet and Clank'', Drek's Deplanetizer blows apart the ''entire planet of Novalis, on-screen.'' Although it's mentioned that the living inhabitants were evacuated in time, the sheer devastation wreaked on the peaceful, beautiful planet deals a serious blow to the resistance and sends Ratchet into a HeroicBSOD

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