The Rift Inducer was a Gadgetron weapon that created black holes that would suck up any enemy that was near. Until it was upgraded into the Rift Ripper, The Rift Inducer was more useful against small enemies in large packs, as Bosses and very large enemies could not be sucked into black holes. Ratchet could get this weapon at Lot 42 in the Holostar Studios for 180,000 bolts. The black holes would combine into a bigger one if more than one black hole was close to another. After reaching a certain level, the Rift Inducer would create holes that shock enemies if they do not get sucked in fast enough. The shocking would not kill the enemies, but would weaken them to the point of being vulnerable to the black hole. This weapon seems to made an inconsistency in the series. The in-game description stated that enemies were transported to "unknown dimensions", similar to what the Dimensionator did. However, since the Dimensionator was a device to teleport people and things far larger than the Rift Inducer could, that could be a misconception.
GrummelNet released a modified version of the Rift Inducer, it is possible Gadgetron provided them with the technology to create it. They also added a 5000 suffix to it. This version released a portal with a hungry alien creature called 'Fred'. He pulled in any enemies that were in his range, and would hit them with incredible power if they were too large for him to grab.
|V1||Creates black hole that sucks up enemies||1,000|
|V2||Rifts will combine if near||1,300|
|Rift Ripper||Rifts shock enemies||2,000|
Sources and referencesEdit
|Weapons and gadgets in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal|