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| I'll just call you Clank for short!
"Beacon Operator" is not the subject's real name. The real name is unknown, and a canonical nickname or title which is mentioned in the series is used instead, as deemed the most appropriate title.
The Beacon Operator was one of the Hoolefoids whom Ratchet helped out on Hoolefar Island on Planet Merdegraw. He looked quite different from most of the other Hoolefoids, as he had a much stumpier, rounder head with a less pointy lower jaw.
He spoke in a New Jersey accent, and boasts about being a labor union member, specifically Local Beacon Union 3-19, and refused to do anything against union regulation.
Ratchet ended up helping him fix the bolt cranks by purchasing the VersaBolt that the Smuggler stole from the crank. In the end he was one of the few present when Ratchet retrieved the coordinates to Clank's whereabouts, in the Breegus Nebula.
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty (first appearance)