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Ratchet and Clank by ZaidaCrescent Ratchet and Clank by ZaidaCrescent
A fluffy little catlike alien with a semiautomatic death-ray and a walking spaceship navigation system who can turn into a jetpack and beat you at chess all in one afternoon?
SIGN ME UP.

Seriously though, I love these games so much. They're fun and different, and even though they're one of the most overtly violent game series on the market, somehow it just seems like a fun adventure.

Ratchet and Clank, and all related characters (including the Zoni) belong to Insomniac Studios.
Do not steal them. You don't steal something that can blow your head off as soon as turn you into a sheep. That's just poor planning.
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks better without footwear, although he hasn't been barefoot in a game for a while now.
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   Digital Artist
I imagine he has to protect his feet from the hazards of intergalactic travel and battle and such... :'x
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He had the same concerns in the first game and apart from the magnaboots and grindboots (used in very specific situations) no footwear.
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   Digital Artist
True, but by the first mission in Going Commando, he'd gotten himself a fair bit of combat training.  In the first game, he was pretty new to the whole interplanetary-travel-thing, and was kind of feeling things out as he went along.  Heck, he was pretty much out saving planets in the Lombax equivalent of jeans and a t-shirt.

I'm thinking that it's much more convenient for him to have the multi-purpose boots as part of his armor/uniform to begin with, instead of needing to swap out his gear to suit the situation.  (Nevermind that sometimes that was done automatically in terms of gameplay.)  It's similar to the helmet issue; by the second title, it was part of his standard equipment -- no need to put on an O2 mask in low-oxygen environments or anything like that.  

...Mind you, this is just a bit of fun speculation into the lore; I reckon the Insomniac devs have the real answers.  (Might have something to do with his silhouette value, or maintaining desired colour schemes...)  And anyway, I'm just glad he's out of that terrible fullbody armor garbage from Deadlocked.  At least in other titles, you can opt out of the full armor sets (or even swap out the model skin).  :P

Either way, I miss seeing his weird, fluffy little feet...  Maybe we'll get to see them again in the upcoming reboot, though.
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I doubt we're going to see him barefoot much. From what I understand, the reboot has his appearance from the later games. Maybe in a scene or two (perhaps at the beginning and end). Mind you, it probably makes more sense to use real footwear and armor when fighting against large enemy armies, but these games were never really big on common sense or realism.

But a pair of shoes which look like they could actually fit his claws would be nice.
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Now that I'd like to see.  It never made much sense to me that they designed such tiny, humanoid footwear for him.  It seems like it would be extremely uncomfortable to cram his feet into them, and I've been bothered by the design choice ever since GC.

At least in the first one, the shoes looked like they might accommodate his claws.

But then again, you're right -- it's not exactly a franchise where realism was much a concern...and that's kind of part of what makes it such a fun series.  Give and take, yeah?
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. Still, the more fanservice-based mobile games (Size Matters and Secret Agent Clank) have Ratchet dressed lightly again, even though those are non-canon.
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SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work here. I love this franchise and these two characters. 
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you!  I'm fond of them, too~

Are you looking forward to the movie? :)
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SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ohhhhhhhhh yes!!! 

I know that videogame movies rarely if ever work but I think that's because almost all of them were live action. The fact that Ratchet and Clank is already like a Pixar movie is going to help tremendously. Not to mention that all the voice actors from the game will be in it and Insomniac is heavily involved in it's development. 
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014   Digital Artist
You're absolutely right!  I think that's the reason I'm so excited about it myself, haha~  It seems like the transition from cartoony video game to cartoony movie ought to be much smoother, more natural than some other game franchises.  I'm just trying to keep my expectations from leaping over the moon at this point~!
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Capt-Red Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Who doesn't like Ratchet and Clank? that impossible! This series is unforgettable! Finally in brief, I like very much your style of drawing. :)
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Digital Artist
It really is! :D

Thanks so much!  I'm glad you like my work! :'3
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thunderfir-poketeam Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hell yeah, these games rock.
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Digital Artist
They sure do! :)
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Sfoanni4c Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sign me up too!
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   Digital Artist
:highfive:
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Sfoanni4c Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah!
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LovelyLittlelombax Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahahah, what you said at the end :')
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Digital Artist
:P
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outerbluefox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
This is great and completely agree this series is so much fun and the relationship between Ratchet and Clank is like THE best friendship in video games and In my opinion Ratchet and Clank should be the official Sony mascots.

my only problem is with this pic is giving Ratchet those claws on his feet don't mean to offend just think it deducts from his cuteness, sorry.
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   Digital Artist
I agree; it would have been neat if Playstation could have had mascots, but I wonder if it would have been a dual-mascot deal between Ratchet and Jak...?  And for that matter, it might have been between Spyro and Crash, since they were kind of spiritual predecessors to them...

No worries; everyone has their preferences.  I just miss seeing his weird little Lombax feet, personally--to me, they help sell his "alien-ness" but he's been wearing shoes/boots since Going Commando (which still boggles my mind as to how he can fit those side-claws of his into shoes as narrow as he wears without discomfort).  I guess you could blame that particular choice on some nostalgia on my part. :)
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outerbluefox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Well I can see Spyro and Crash sharing the title of mascot like the Mario and Link of Sony, but not Jak, I love Jak and Daxter, and I'd love to see a new game but I don't feel the Jak and Daxter games have the same passion as the Ratchet and Clank games especially now.
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014   Digital Artist
I think with the Jak series, the main soul of the storyline was in the initial trilogy--after that, they started to go a bit all over the map, particularly with the titles not developed by NaughtyDog.  (Daxter for the PSP wasn't too bad, but The Lost Frontier was such a huge letdown for me... :/ )  I really enjoy Jak X though; the story is a bit of a reach, but it's a fun game nonetheless. 

It just seemed to me that Insomniac and NaughtyDog had the most "mascot-ish" protagonists for their games through the first and second Playstation consoles.
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outerbluefox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Oh Apparently ratchet did have feet claws whoops! ignore the first half of my previous comment
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CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
+fav Love it!
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear it!  Thanks! :D
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ShamEyy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
This is really wonderful!
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so much!  I'm glad you like it! :D
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aniwablue Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
:aww: So wonderfu! Really well draw! I love this game!
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!  I love the games too! :D
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aniwablue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
So sweet to read that! And truly welcome!
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LlawlietVemo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Incredible I love it. :)
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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LlawlietVemo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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yugijak Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have to agree with that.

And he can do PLENTY more than just blow you up. He could turn you against your friends. He could vaporize you. He could suck you up and then shoot you like a missile. He's got so much weaponry the only language he needs to understand is the one that makes his trigger finger move.
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TheAwkwardKhajiit Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excuse me while I put this into my Sig...






Is that OK XD
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yugijak Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Go ahead!  The both of them are amazing people.  Especially since they take it all in stride.
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TheAwkwardKhajiit Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you x3
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yugijak Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem.
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Digital Artist
THIS ^
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yugijak Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm only speaking the truth.
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yugijak Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, pretty much.
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Dragon-Art14 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! >w<
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Dragon-Art14 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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NZolozabal Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
If you love the games, then you'll love what they have planned in the future... [link]
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Yep, I've definitely heard about their plans to make a movie. I'm just glad they finally decided to actually make one! :D
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sonicwindartist Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS. Gorgeous :D
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ZaidaCrescent Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it! :D
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