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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.


In General

  • Almost every title of the series contains a sexual joke or pun. "Going Commando", "Up Your Arsenal", "Size Matters", "Quest For Booty", and "Full Frontal Assault" are a few examples. Some were so explicit that Sony shot their idea down and forced them to replace it with one that was less explicit: the original title of "A Crack In Time" was going to be "Clock Blockers," "All 4 One" had working titles such as "4-Play", "Bros B4 Foes" and "Fiends with Benefits", and "Into the Nexus" was originally "Into the Nether Regions", which made it into the game as a trophy. The latest game in the franchise, and the first to be relased on the Playstation 5, will be titled "Rift Apart". Replace the "F" with the "P" and vice versa, and say it out loud...
  • 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.
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  • The Crotchetizer is depicted as either a dildo or a self-masturbation device (well, technically it's always presented as a one-gadget set of Noodle Implements, but it's not hard to read between the lines). Constant jokes about it were made in Up Your Arsenal, and it has returned in more recent games such as All 4 One and Full Frontal Assault.

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  • 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.
  • Planet Kerwan. Say its syllables backwards. note 
  • After giving Ratchet the Swingshot:
    Ratchet: I bet Captain Quark uses stuff like this all the time.
    Helga: Ha! Real men can swing without silly toys like that!
  • 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 Hygienator 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!
    • Which somehow didn't stop Ratchet from getting one for himself sometime before the sequel.
  • The robotic lieutenant on the planet Eudora, as soon as he spots Ratchet drops an Infobot from his behind.

     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 *BLEEP!* 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: Cause I've got wind!... Err, 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...
  • 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 a...thing for ladies' undergarments.
  • 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.
  • Before proceeding to Maktar Nebula, Ratchet has a brief space battle in "Wupash Nebula". In case you don't get it, try pronouncing it.
  • "And... I blow hard! And I can be cooling on a warm summer day... And, uh... Well, you get the idea."

     Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal 
  • The title.note  Again. Edited to "Ratchet & Clank 3" in other parts of the world.
  • The Nature's Mysteries TV commerical has this gem. When developers Mike Stout and Tony Garcia did a commentary on the game, they admitted they were shocked that this line got through:
    "I seen 'im run right through our camping site. He was buck-nekkid, screamin', and holdin' 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—!
  • 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.
  • When Qwark rounds up everyone for the Q-Force, he picks Helga for her "sensual powers of seduction".
  • During Qwark's "funeral":
    President: Quark's loss is a true tragedy. The man was a hero. Brave, honest, kind, and humble to the core.
    Clank: (actually Klunk) What a load of bullsh- *slapped by Ratchet*
    Ratchet: SHHH!
  • Sometimes the announcer for Annihilation Nation screams, "Oh baby, let's get it on!"
  • When Dr. Nefarious malfunctions, he suddenly switches to "Oh, Lance! I can't, it's not right. You're my cousin's uncle's son!"note .
  • 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!
    Qwark: AAUUUOOOGGH!!!
  • This gem:
    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 was I to know 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. note 
  • One of Galactic Rangers commanders reminisces about having to defend a position with nothing but a Morph-o-ray and a half-charged crotchitizer.
    Galactic Ranger: Is that why some of the older guys call you "cabin boy", sarge?
  • This conversation:
    Nefarious: Captain Qwark. You've put on a lot of weight since last we met!
    Qwark: Yeah? Well, Courtney Gears didn't seem to mind. *winks*
    Nefarious: QWAAAAAA—-
    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*
    Nefarious: ——AAAAAAARKKKKKKK!
  • 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!
  • As Qwark is escaping from Nefarious' headquarters in the secret fifth vidcomic:
    Nefarious: Whoever brings me the head of Captain Quark 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 
  • 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 teenager (although gender was undisclosed) might have for essentially a supercharged vacuum cleaner.

     Ratchet: Deadlocked 
  • Many of the skill points.
    • All Balls.
    • The Turn-On
    • Drunk on Joy
    • Get Some Balls
    • Cow Patties
  • "Ooh... it makes you wet, doesn't it?"
  • While being interviewed by Juanita, Ace Hardlight is very clearly trying to look down her blouse.
  • When The Dreadzone Arena is about to get blown up, you hear the announcers go through a Get a Hold of Yourself, Man! scene. It sounds a lot like roleplay. In case you're too dense to catch it, the male one comments on how hot it was to call his female co-host "Mama."
  • The very last lines of the game:
    Lance: Oh Janice... it's been so long... *mwah mwah*... Too long...
    Janice: Oh Lance! *Mwa! Mwa! Mwa!* You make me feel like a young boy again!
    Lance: ...Say what?

     Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters 

     Secret Agent Clank 
  • One arena level has you play as Ratchet in a prison shower while Censor Boxes cover the naked bodies of both him and the enemies he has to fight. That said, are you reminded of anything else in particular?
  • One scene has a robot woman pull off a Victoria's Secret Compartment.
  • This exchange:
    Clank: (confused) Ratchet? Is that REALLY you?
    Ratchet: Oh, it's me alright! Big floppy ears, big green eyes, big hands, big- (bends down)
    Clank: RATCHET!
    Ratchet: (pulls up one of his feet) -feet. What?

     Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction 
  • "You killed his parents, you burned down his home, well, you actually didn't do any of that stuff, but he's pissed off anyway."
  • "The Alpha Disruptor is guaranteed to deliver a galactic can of whoopass."
  • On Planet Ardolis, Captain Slag and Rusty Pete sing this:
    Me hearties sing chanties of girls in loose panties
    Who linger by the shore
    For sixpence I'll love 'er, then ditch that landlubber
    A pirate evermore!
  • In the Rakar Star Cluster, one of the aerial fights is against a boss named "Iron Crotch Caruso".
    • You also get a skill point for killing the "Iron Crotch" in under 2:30.
  • "Watch where your swinging that thing! Almost cut me bloody head off!"
  • Qwark's color commentary during Ratchet's arena battles provides some eyebrow raising moments. When Ratchet is fighting two huge enemies at once, Qwark says this:
    Haven't seen two on one action like that since the new Courtney Gears video hit the web!
    • Another example has him randomly plug an add for adult diapers. "Incontinence happens to the best of us."
    • Qwark also mentions starring in the Hero Sandwich.
  • This conversation about testicles:
    Zephyr: You rookies got the stones for a HALO jump?
    Clank: I do not understand. What are stones? Do I have them?
    Ratchet: I'll tell you later,
  • "Attention lads! Usage of IRIS supercomputer is restricted to educational purposes only. Do not download games, music or... alternative cinema without me approval!"
  • Slim Cognito is, according to the IRIS Supercomputer, currently doing time in Zordoom Prison for "...exposing his Class B Gravity Cannon to a group of female Tumfoids during a rock concert in Meridian City."
  • On Planet Ardolis:
    Captain Slag: Pete! Skewer that saucy wench!
    Rusty Pete: Aye, Cap'n! Skewering! (sounds of metal clashing)
    Captain Slag: Arr! Me wee cannonballs!

     Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty 
  • The title. AGAIN.
  • After sighting the BS-33 Omegatron station:
    Ratchet: At least we know what the BS stands for.
  • "Aw, S%&$#!"
    • Edited to "Aw, crap!" for the European version.
  • An exceptionally overt example, wherein Space Pirate Rusty Pete describes a Noodle Incident which heavily implies he went to a party and got extremely drunk, then... well...
    Rusty Pete: Well, I was a bit sauced at the time. Woke up three days later wearing an evening gown and spooning a Kerchu.

     Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time 
  • The title for this game may not be all that bad, but the original title was supposed to be "Clock Blockers".
  • The movie that Qwark was filming prior to the game was called "My Blaster Runs Hot".
  • "I'm just a BLOODY head on a BLOODY stick!"
  • "Oh crap! Abort! Abort!"
  • During the battle with Ratchet:
    Azimuth: Aw, shit!
  • The stinger of the game has Snowball eating Qwark in a rape-like position. You see him thrusting back and forth, while Qwark says...

     Ratchet & Clank Wild Storm comic 

Issue 1: Ears of War

  • "Ah, crap."

Issue 2: Friends With Benefits

  • The title.
  • "You know I was this close to breaking my ass out of here?"

Issue 4: Thanks for the Armories

  • "Oh, crap."

Issue 5: Multiple Organisms

  • The TITLE.
  • "Holy crap! ...No, I mean holy crap, I didn't know what this was and almost used it to make pancakes last summer."

     Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One 
  • The list of all the original titles.
    • "4-Play"
    • "Bros b4 Foes"
    • "Fiends with Benefits"
    • "Multiple Organisms"
  • The platinum trophy for the game is called 4-Play.
  • This:
    Nefarious: Kick some squishy ass!
  • After getting his ship knocked down:
    Nefarious: Son of a- BLAAGGGGH!
  • Qwark says this quite a lot when you play with him:
    Qwark: I'm gonna deliver a galactic can of whoop-ass.
  • After Qwark is implied to have slept with someone during the journey:
    Ratchet: Quit screwing people, Qwark!
  • After leaving Luminopolis and heading out to Aldaros Plains:
    Qwark:"Bad news, my friends. I think I left my hero underwear back in presidential pair is a bit too tight on the crotch."
  • Sometimes when playing with Clank, he will say this:
    Clank: "I will respect your right to attack, but I am afraid after this fight your logic may only revert back at you in your stones."
    • Doubles as a reference to TOD, in which Clank asks what stones are and where he has them.
  • This conversation:
    Qwark: OH GOD! This sucks!
    Nefarious: You know who else sucks?
    Qwark: Who?
    Nefarious: YOU DO!!! HA HA HA!!!
  • This exchange between Clank & Qwark:
    Clank: [to Commander Spog] I know someone who can fix you.
    Qwark: Well I don't mean to brag, but I did modify my crochitizer with a vibrate function that I like to call: "The Happy Platypus".
  • For the "Copernicus Qwark" manual inside the art, it says "CROTCHETIZER ENABLED".
  • There are several points throughout the game where Qwark and Nefarious begin bonding over their shared adventures... and then immediately get really uncomfortable about it.

     Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault 
  • The title. AGAIN. Edited to "Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force" in other countries.
  • During the opening sequence, Ratchet mentions Qwark's "private sector". Clank starts to chuckle.
  • After finding out who Zurgo is on the Korgon Refinery:
    Qwark: He wrote some pretty disturbing fanfiction...
  • After the Phoenix II gets hijacked by Zurgo:
    Zurgo: All those arrests and scandals! The nude pictures! The protopets! The malfunctioning crotchitizers!
  • When Zurgo transforms into Qwark to ruin his reputation:
    Zurgo: I'm a big, narcissistic blowhard!
  • After Zurgo admits his plot to assassinate Qwark over the Phoenix II speakers:
    Zurgo: You know, those things in your room that you don't want your parents to see... because you're dead!

     Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus 
  • The working title for this game was "Into the Nether Regions". Said title is in the game proper as the name of a Trophy.
  • From the Destructapalooza infomercial:
    Thug: Before Destructapalooza, I was CEO of a respectable mutual fund and brokerage firm. Now I prey on the living because the economy's in the sh-
  • Some of the skill points are named "Clock Blockers", "Glass Ball Buster" and "Up Your Arsenal".