This is the list of minor characters who appear throughout the original Ratchet & Clank series.
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
Miss Noodlebottom was Abercrombie Fizzwidget's secretary in the Bogon Galaxy. After seeing Ratchet and Clank on Behind the Hero. Captain Qwark, disguised as Fizzwidget, called her and informed her that he had found a new commando.
- “ …and don't forget to bring your own juice boxes this time… Hey, I saw that Cletus! You just earned yourself a write up! ”
- ―Thug Leader responding to Cletus' annoying game. [GC]
Cletus was a member of the Thugs-4-Less. Cletus was responsible for the lighting in the room where the Thug's Leader spoke to Ratchet and sometimes switched it on to annoy the Leader even though the Leader wanted it off.
James T. Fullbladder
- “ Dr. James T. Fullbladder reporting on MegaCorp experiment 13. This update is strictly classified, if you are watching this, you're fired. ”
- ―Dr. Fullbladder talking about in the Protopet experiment video. [GC]
Dr. Putridson and his partner
Dr. Putridson and his partner were a pair of MegaCorp scientist hired to test the Protopet. Putridson observed the behaviour of the original Protopet, while his partner tested the Protopet's aggression levels. It is indirectly shown in Dr. James T. Fullbladder's report that Putridson and his partner were eaten by the Mutant Protopet. However, both scientists were watching the premiere of the new Secret Agent Clank holo-vid at the end of Up Your Arsenal.
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Nature's Mysteries Narrator
He was voiced by James Arnold Taylor.
Bozell (mentioned only)
| I'll just call you Clank for short!
"Minor characters" 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.
- “ Subject 138… ”
- ―Gleeman Vox calls in another child to review the Ace Hardlight Action Figure. [Deadlocked]
- “ I'm Battle-Hawk, I can fly! ZOOM! (crash) Ouch! ”
- ―Lucy attempting to fly like Battle-Hawk, only to end up falling into the ground instead. [Deadlocked]
Lucy was a big fan of Battle-Hawk, going so far as to dress up like her.
Captain Lightspeed was a DreadZone contestant who was killed after attempting to enter another hero's living quarters.
- Behind the scenes
Agent Zero is presumably an in-joke by Insomniac Games, as a spy called Agent Zero appeared briefly in one of Insomniac Games's earlier games, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage. A mission in the game involves you needing to follow closely behind him without him noticing, in order to gain access to his secret club.
Quaternion X was one of DreadZone's greatest contestants, who had been abducted from his home of Metropolis, Kerwan, and forced to fight for Gleeman Vox at around the same time as Captain Starshield. Almost rivaling the latter in dread points, Quaternion X was killed in the Battledome before he could surpass the Captain. His favorite weapon was the Leviathan Flail, which he referred to as "the old ball and chain."
Quasar Flare was one of the gladiators on board the DreadZone. He was "terminated" before Ratchet's arrival to the station.
- “ Alright fresh meat, enough chit chat. Your next up in the Battledome, after "Mobius Man." And from the way he's fighting it won't be much longer. Now move it! ”
- ―Gleeman Vox, informing Ratchet that he is up next in the Battledome [Deadlocked]
Mobius Man was a long-running DreadZone contestant, whom was finally eliminated from the show when the Eviscerator cut him down in the Battledome on the same day as Ratchet's first arena challenge. Gleeman Vox stated to Ratchet that the way Mobius Man was fighting, he wouldn't be around much longer. This shows that Mobius Man might have been a clumsy fighter, and the way he got all the way to the Vindicator Tournament might have been through mere luck.
Mad Monkey McKnight
Mad Monkey McKnight was a popular DreadZone contestant, whom Ace Hardlight killed during the same season that saw the end of Captain Starshield and The Brown Ranger. He was larger than Captain Starshield and the Brown Ranger. He seemed to have a large gun for a right hand; with many tube-like devices around his body, suggesting his weapon was some kind of liquid shooter.
Eugene, a child viewer of DreadZone, was known to greatly admire Gammatron to the point of dressing up like him for fun.
The Brown Ranger
The Brown Ranger was a long-running DreadZone contestant from Metropolis, Kerwan. Much to the shock of the viewers he was killed by Ace Hardlight in the same season in which Captain Starshield and Mad Monkey McKnight were killed. He was taller than Captain Starshield, but shorter than Mad Monkey McKnight. He had many shoulder blades coming off the top part of his body.
- “ Attention heroes. We are detecting high levels of radiation in the containment area. If you reside next to, or near Uranium Man, you will die shortly. ”
- ―Gleeman Vox, over the intercom [Deadlocked]
Captain Nightingale was a long-running DreadZone contestant. Little was known about him, aside from the fact that his mother worked at the Station. It was unclear whether he escaped the DreadZone Station explosion or not.
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
Fred (space pirate)
|"Now it's your chance to become a hero!"|
Fred was a member of Angstrom Darkwater's crew. He used to give Rusty Pete wedgies on the annual holidays before he was killed by Captain Slag during his mutiny. Ratchet, Talwyn and Rusty Pete see his body during their visit to Morrow Caverns and later he returns as an Undead Pirate.
He wielded a Spiked Club.
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time
Fred (Nefarious Trooper)Nefarious Trooper Splitterbot equipped with saw blades. He was an engineer who owned another trooper five bolts for Azimuth's escape. After Ratchet destroyed some components to Vorselon's Ship, he took an elavotor up to fix it. After stating he was an engineer, he attacked Ratchet but was easily defeated.
Ratchet & Clank comics
Buccaneer (Vartax Detention Facility)
The Buccaneer was imprisoned in the Facility for unknown reasons. The pirate later met Clank and recognised him, helping him to escape from his cell.
Clank later returned to free the Pirate and the Pirate started an uprising by leading the other inmates in battle against the Prison Guards, allowing Ratchet, Clank and General Glahm to escape.
It is likely that he was released after Artemis Zogg's defeat.
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
Dave and Pete were Thug members of the Thugs-4-Less. Both owed another Thug ten bolts each but were separately killed by Ratchet in battle and was never able to pay the Thug which they owed back, who was also killed by Ratchet soon after.