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Big heroes do big things.
―Qwark's inspirational quote  
Captain Qwark must fly like a bird!
―Qwark, wanting a Jetpack.  [R&C (PS4)]

Captain Qwark, whose full name was Copernicus Leslie Qwark, was an egotistical and selfish galactic hero and celebrity, and the former leader of the Galactic Rangers.


Pre-Ratchet & Clank

How he became a hero is unknown.[3]

Ratchet & Clank (PS4)

A newly imprisoned Captain Qwark meets his new cellmate who is also a huge fan of his, Shiv Helix Qwark is seen getting a message from his butler Zed before asking him to leave to have a conversation with Shiv, in the conversation, Shiv reveals that a game is being made based on his last adventure. Eager for attention, Qwark agrees to tell Shiv his side of the story.

Beginning on Veldin, Ratchet, a young Lombax who works as a mechanic for his adoptive father Grimroth Razz, dreams of joining the Galactic Rangers. While he easily passes the physical exam, his criminal past convinces Qwark to personally reject him.

Meanwhile, in a factory on Quartu, Drek and Nefarious oversee the creation of a massive warbot army. A defect, Clank is accidentally created when the factory is struck by lightning. Clank escapes to warn the Rangers of Drek`s invasion, but is shot down by the warbots and crashes on Veldin.

He is found by Ratchet and explains Drek's plan. They agree to go to Kerwan to warn the Galactic Rangers.

Later on Kerwan after helping the Rangers stop Drek`s invasion, Qwark reluctantly allows Ratchet & Clank to join the Rangers and provides them with a new ship. Qwark tells the duo an assignment he has for them called Operation: Fallen Star. The two went to investigate reports of activity at a remote blarg bio-lab in Nebula G34. They destroy several mutant specimens created by the blarg, and later discovered the Blargian Snagglebeast which Qwark knew of and intentionally sent them on the mission in hopes that Ratchet & Clank would perish at the hands of the beast so that he would no longer have to tolerate them as Rangers. However, Ratchet defeats the beast and receives coordinates to Gaspar and informs Qwark, who is shocked and disappointed to hear that they were still alive.

After a Ratchet & Clank help save Batalia, Qwark calls a meeting of the Rangers at the Starship Phoenix, where he proposes an assault on Quartu. The Rangers agree to the plan. They access Drek's files and discover his real plan: using the Deplanetizer, a weaponized space station created by Nefarious, Drek intends to destroy several planets so that he can combine their remains into an artificial world for his people. Learning that his first target is Novalis, Qwark goes to negotiate with Drek while the other Rangers battle his forces outside the station.

When Ratchet enters the Deplanetizer and tries to shut it down, Drek incapacitates him. Qwark reveals that he has been spying for Drek out of spite for Ratchet stealing his thunder. Drek then seals Ratchet in an escape pod and ejects him into space as the Rangers witness the destruction of Novalis. For several weeks, the loss of Qwark's leadership cripples the Rangers, and Drek quickly destroys five more planets.

Soon, an increasingly disillusioned Qwark confronts Drek for breaking his promise not to attack the Rangers any further. Nefarious arrives and mocks Qwark for his treason before sending him away. After Qwark leaves Nefarious betrays and kills Drek.

The Rangers used Qwark's alliance with the Blarg as advantage to disguise Ratchet as the infamous hero using a Hologuise which fooled the Warbots and Blarg. Ratchet then removes the Deplanetizer's power core, shutting off its firing capabilities. Before they can escape, Qwark shows up and tries to kill them until his jetpack malfunctions. Realizing the error of his ways, Qwark appoints Ratchet as the new leader of the Rangers so that he can take Nefarious into custody.

Nefarious then fires the Deplanitizer at Umbris, planning to destroy the system by blowing up Umbris` core. However, the rangers used mag-boosters to move the Deplanitizer, causing it to miss Umbris, destroying New Quartu instead. Ratchet manages to defeat Nefarious and they escape using a teleporter as the Deplanetizer enters Umbris` atmosphere and disintegrates.

Ratchet and Clank in the present day, visit Qwark in prison and chat while Shiv escapes in their ship. Ratchet ask Qwark if he wants to come along to stop Helix, seeing this as an opportunity to redeem himself, Qwark happily agrees without hesitation. [4]

Character Details


Qwark is a legend in his own mind and became a hero for all the wrong reasons (fame, glory and riches). He is self-serving, unintelligent, and extremely vain. He would do anything to keep his position, including helping a villain destroy a galaxy. He is not malicious, just dumb, and is so self-centered that he is not truly aware of how his actions affect others. However, he nevertheless reserves a degree of awareness and concern when it comes to his own team, going as far as to ensure their own safety if threatened. Although a flawed hero by standards, in his heart he still reserves a redeeming personality when confronted with his own misdoings.[3] He is scared of spiders, but not any other bugs.

Skills, abilities and weapons

Qwark was shown to possess two Combusters which he used in combat. He; however, preferred to use a single Combuster, and during his battle with Ratchet utilized a Combuster along with a jetpack for sustained flight, explosives, and his own Agents of Doom. Unlike previous versions of him, Qwark is shown to be fairly adept at combat, able to handle his own against enemies with a sufficient courage. His combat skills are so impressive, that even Rachet showed his own respects for his prowess during his fight with the former Galactic Ranger.




  1. Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Signature Series Guide: Qwark's height is mentioned in his profile of the Ratchet & Clank All 4 One BrandyGames Signature Series Guide.
  3. 3.0 3.1
  4. "First Video: Ratchet & Clank Movie Hits Theaters 2015" - James Stevenson, PlayStation Blog

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