Ratchet headcanons

Because going through the tag gets me hype for the Ratchet and Clank movie and I could always use more of my fluffy gun happy son.

Lombaxes are one of the few Apex Predators in the Galaxy.

Ratchet continually has several projects lying around to tinker with whenever he’s stuck on his other projects, or slacking off from doing work at Grim’s garage.

The crazy projects that Ratchet gets up to in between saving galaxies remind me of this trope Science-Related Memetic Disorder. Mostly the compulsion to create without any use for said created item.

Due to working at a spaceship garage, he’s met and dealt with plenty of species. Watching them leave after getting their ships fixed had to be the worst part of a job. Ratchet has itchy feet and wants to explore the galaxy. After he becomes famous, there’s a few people who go ‘HEY THAT’S THAT LITTLE FUZZY KID FROM VELDIN!’

He grew up in a desert; if anyone asked him for water, he’d give them some.

Absolute tourist. Takes terrible pictures next to the big landmarks. If there’s a regional dish, he’ll try it. Clank has had to carry anti-allergens because of this. 

Clank also has access to Ratchet’s medical records and Ratchet’s permission to perform emergency medical procedures if they’re not in range of proper medical help.

Ratchet does repairs to Clank as well. No experimenting, just fixing broken limbs and wires.

Can and does sew his own clothes. He’s offered to make some for Clank, and Quark has come to him for last minute tuxedo adjustments. He even crochets, and tried collecting his own shed fur to make yarn in another haphazard scheme.

Part of the reason why Ratchet was relegated to ‘bumbling butler sidekick’ in Secret Agent Clank was that he’s an endangered species. No film studio wants a lawsuit or government up their butts for hurting a ‘piece of intergalactic history’.

After getting Aphelion, he’d sometimes sneak away and ask her things about Lombax culture. She doesn’t know much, but there is some music she plays for him. He sits in the cockpit and lets himself fall asleep to it.

Okay so after the events of Into the Nexus, Ratchet goes on an even bigger journey, traveling from galaxy to galaxy. He says that he’s trying to find a place for a whole species to live in harmony. Mostly everyone assumes that Ratchet knows how to bring the Lombaxes back, and is trying to find them a planet.

But it’s not the Lombaxes. It’s the Nethers.

And once Ratchet finds a good spot, he’ll break Vendra and Neftin out of prison and take them to the Nethers new home.

He trusts her to lead them better, this time.