On the Lombax Dimension
So because IG doesn’t give any explanations and we have to resort to fan theories, I’d like to give my two cents on the whole Lombax dimension thing.
By the time ToD rolls around, I believe it’s safe to say that Ratchet is in his early twenties (at least), therefore it really hasn’t been a long time since the Lombaxes fled Polaris. But here’s the thing, when Tachyon used the Dimensionator to open the portal to the Lombax dimension, we saw this:
This is clearly a city with sophisticated technology. That, at first, is not surprising, as it is established that the Lombaxes are genius engineers. But what has me question is the time-span and location. The Lombaxes had fled about 20 or so years ago to a new planet. Are you telling me that they familiarized themselves with this new, supposedly unknown planet fast enough to build this big, future-like city (possibly cities too) in that short amount of time?
Is this a case of poorly thought out writing? To be frank, probably. But I’d like to propose another possibility.
The way this race is established leads me to think that this was a calculated strategy. What I mean by that is that they discovered the technology to travel different dimensions. You think they wouldn’t take advantage of that? Sure, at first it was to bring peace to Polaris, but on a practical standpoint, there is so much more you can do with that sort of power. I think that, in the event of another Great War or whatever disaster that would end in their extinction, the Lombaxes colonized some vacant planet in another dimension as a sort of “Plan B”. So yeah, I think this whole Lombax Dimension was thought out and prepared in advance. It would explain how they could have big cities by the time Ratchet’s barely an adult, at least. I don’t know, food for thought, I guess.