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Center of the Universe
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- "This is your home! The Great Clock! A marvel of science and sorcery, engineered by the brightest Zoni in all of existence and constructed in the exact center of the universe! (Give or take fifty feet.)"
- ―Doctor Nefarious to Clank.[src]
The Great Clock, also known as the keeper of time or simply the time keeper, was located in the center of the universe (give or take fifty feet) in the Breegus System and was where Clank was trapped by Dr. Nefarious. The Zoni brought Clank there because he was the rightful owner of the Clock after inheriting it from his father, Orvus, the leader of the Zoni. Clank also befriended a robot named Sigmund here who was the Junior Caretaker of the facility and referred to the clock as the universe's contingency plan. It was constructed to keep the balance of time in order after improper use of time travel by the Fongoids created a small tear in the space-time continuum, destroying 83 celestial entities. Orvus claimed that using the clock improperly could rip the universe apart, and that under no circumstance should the Clock be used as a time machine (at least not for trips longer than six minutes).
Due to Nefarious destroying various equipment using his Hypersonic Brainwave Scrambler and the Nefarious troopers, time distortions began to appear on planets throughout the galaxy. Clank was given the task of fixing these distortions so that time was in working order once again after unlocking the Orvus Chamber, and defeating Nefarious, Ratchet and Clank and redeemed Alister Azimuth, who wanted to use the clock to prevent the battle of Fastoon. Clank would then promote Sigmund to Senior Caretaker, and return to Ratchet.
The Great Clock had planet rooms which Clank entered in order to fix various time distortions on the surface of such planets. To fix the time on a planet, Clank took control of a beam that came out of his Chronoscepter and he could aim it at parts of planets that were frozen. Sometimes, Ratchet could not enter a part of a planet, but coincidentally Clank could fix that without Ratchet knowing, allowing him to progress.
SectionsEditThere were various different parts to the Great Clock.
Great Clock: Sector OneEdit
Great Clock: Sector One was a sector of the Great Clock. This sector held a repair chamber, and ended with a view of the exterior working of The Great Clock. Clank first awoke here to see chaos caused by the hypersonic brainwave scrambler.
Great Clock: Sector TwoEdit
Great Clock: Sector Two was a sector of the Great Clock. This is the sector with the first Mnemonic Station wich Clank met with Orvus and learnt how to use the Chronosepter, throw Time Bombs and repair broken objects.
Great Clock: Sector ThreeEdit
Great Clock: Sector FourEdit
Great Clock: Sector Four was a sector of the Great Clock in which memonic station iota was located.
Great Clock: Sector FiveEdit
Great Clock: Sector Five was a sector of the Great Clock at which there were landing pads for spacecraft.
Other sections of the Great ClockEdit
- Deck nine particle accelerator
- Solana terminal 6, a section of the Great Clock presumably related to the Solana Galaxy.
- Orvus Chamber - main room of Great Clock where the flow of time can be changed.
- Great Clock: Sector Nine
- According to Orvus and Nefarious, the Zoni were the ones who engineered the masterpiece, lead by Orvus, in the center of the universe.
- According to Lawrence, 117,000 Zoni guarded and maintained the Great Clock before Nefarious set his Hypersonic Brainwave Scrambler loose and dwindled their numbers to 305, and then to 120. Ratchet had rescued 40 scattered Zoni throughout the Breegus System with the Zoni Vessel and returned them to the Clock, and the rest of the remaining Zoni seemed to return in the end.
- The Great Clock had over 4.3 trillion moving parts, making it the most complicated piece of machinery in the known universe. Second was the IRIS Supercomputer, and third was a Terachnoid juice maker.
- According to Alister Azimuth, Kaden was the first outsider to theorize it ever existed.
- The computer that governs the Great Clock runs on PK-17 sisterboards with a raritanium vector shell. The only other computer with this setup was the IRIS.
- There is a plot-hole regarding its real name. On Torren IV, Alister says to Ratchet that "Clock is a rather crude translation of the runes on Quantos. It specifically says 'Keeper of Time.'" But during recordings of Orvus, (such as the orientation video), Orvus himself calls it a clock ("The clock, like time itself, is a gift..."). However it could be that he wasn't speaking his own language.
- There's another plot-hole regarding the time travel capabilities. If the Clock can't be used directly for time travels that are longer than six minutes (as it would rip the very fabric of existence), it can, however, be used indirectly as a time machine. The Clock can fix time anomalies but can also create them. For example, on Morklon, Sigmund creates a time rift to allow Ratchet and Clank to travel 10 years in the past, and changing history by helping the Fongoids winning the Gimlick Valley battle, which constitutes a paradox.
- This is the only location that it appeared the first and last level in the game, the other one being planet Veldin in Ratchet & Clank.