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The Many Overpowered Weapons in the Ratchet and Clank Series! - An AnimeFan Brainstorm

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Hello everyone, AnimeFanFTW here, with another brainstorm blog, and today's brainstorm will be a bit more knowledgeable. Today, I'll be showcasing the many overpowered and ridiculous weapons in Sony's fantastic platform/adventure series, Ratchet and Clank!

If you have seen my blog on the Ratchet and Clank movie trailer, you would know that I absolutely love the series. With so many interesting characters, over the top weapons, and fantastic games, I'm honestly surprised it was such an underrated gem back in its PS2 days. And while the newly released PS4 game and movie released, giving new gamers exposure to this great series, it's very clear that alot of people still don't know much about the series. Heck, one look at the Ratchet & Clank VS Jak & Daxter Death Battle comment section shows that a ton of people don't know much about the games. So today, I decided to make a blog showcasing one of the series's most prized feature: it's over the top weapons. Every single R&C game has many crazy and powerful weapons for Ratchet to use, some kinda powerful, and some so powerful, that it would make you question why Insomniac didn't nerf it before the game released.

I won't cover all the overpowered weapons, otherwise I would be here all day. So instead, I'll just talk about my favorite weapons, and explain how it's very powerful. Even though I haven't played all the games in the series, all weapons in all the games will be researched to find my favorites. So hope you enjoy, and hope you learn a thing or two.
Let's start with a weapon from the first Ratchet and Clank, the Agents of Doom.
The Many Overpowered Weapons in the Ratchet and Clank Series! - An AnimeFan Brainstorm
This little glove throws down little combat drones whose sole purpose is to run into enemies and either bite them or explode. The explosions did heaps of damage to big and small enemies, and the damage would spread to all the enemies in a group if they were close enough. Granted, in the first game, they couldn't hit flying targets, but it was still a pretty powerful weapon. The weapon would later makes appearances in other games. In Ratchet and Clank 3, when fully upgraded, the drones gain the ability to fly for a short time, have little gatling guns, and would explode with the power of a tiny nuke. Overall, a pretty powerful weapon for such cute little guys.
The Many Overpowered Weapons in the Ratchet and Clank Series! - An AnimeFan Brainstorm

The next weapon is highly regarded as the most overpowered weapon in videogame history. Making its debut in Ratchet and Clank 2: The Bouncer.
The Many Overpowered Weapons in the Ratchet and Clank Series! - An AnimeFan Brainstorm
This weapon is simply ridiculous. Basically, the Bouncer is a gun that shoots out a big bomb. And when the bomb explodes, it creates a ton of bouncing little bombs, which scatter around the area, and then explode again. Even if you can only get the weapon after playing half way through R&C 2, and even though it costed 100,000 bolts, this weapon was extremely overpowered, and would decimate almost any enemy with one shot. And when upgraded 3 times to the Mega Heavy Bouncer, and with the Acid Mod equipped to it, the Bouncer becomes so powerful, that its explosions can sometimes cause your game to lag. It also returns in later games, with its most famous reappearances being in Ratchet and Clank 3, and the PS4 reboot, as a pre-order bonus. Simply put, it earns the title as one of the most powerful weapons in videogame history.

Sticking to Ratchet and Clank 2, is another insanely powerful weapon, the Plasma Coil.

Although not quite as devastating and explosive as the Bouncer, the Plasma Coil is easily one of the most powerful weapons in the series. It basically fires a plasma ball, which shoot lightning at any enemies that are close enough to the ball. It doesn't sound that powerful, but not only is the lightning very powerful, it can one-shot small to medium sized enemies very quickly, and can be used to clear a room in seconds. And it also does a good amount of damage to huge enemies as well. In some situations, the Plasma Coil can be more devastating and more powerful then the Bouncer. And when fully upgraded, with the Acid mod equipped, much like the Bouncer, it is a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, it only appears in Ratchet and Clank 2 and 3, so its potential to be improved apon is gone.

Another weapon that is overpowered, but for different reasons, is the Groovitron.

Appearing in several games, with the first being Tools of Descruction, and the most recent being the PS4 reboot, the Groovitron does one simple thing: it makes your enemies dance. It sounds weak, even useless, but its anything but useless. Whenever any enemies are affected by the Groovitron, they cannot attack, and are forced to dance until the effect wears off. This can leave enemies extremely vulnerable to any weapon the user has. A person with the Groovitron and the Bouncer, for example, would be near untouchable. In fact, it is so powerful, that when IGN interviewed the creators of the series, Insomniac Games, they said that the Groovitron was planned for the earlier games in the series, but because it was so unbalanced and powerful, they scraped it. Which really gives you an idea on how useful it is. Also, fun fact: in the PS4 reboot, all the enemies and NPC's in the game have unique dances when attacked by the Groovitron.

Next is a weapon that is so powerful, you don't even need to do much to see how powerful it is: The Miniturret Glove.

Debuting in Ratchet and Clank 2 (Man, Ratchet and Clank 2 has alot of overpowered weapons...), and appearing in R&C 3 and Size Matters, the Miniturret Glove was a weapon that would simply throw down little turrets that would fire at enemies for you, while you do other stuff. When upgraded, it fires homing mini-rockets, and would generally destroys lots of enemies. While not insanely powerful like the Bouncer or Plasma Coil, this weapon is extremely versatile, and is useful in basically all situations. Couple that with the reliable damage it dishes out, and the fact you don't even need to try to fight with it, it's an extremely powerful weapon in most situations. Also, this weapon is well known for allowing you to wall hack. I'm not kidding.

Before we go on to the most powerful weapons the series has ever had, let's look at one more weapon: The Tesla Claw.

Appearing in Ratchet and Clank 1, this weapon was known in the series to be the first overpowered weapon in the series. This weapon basically fires a continuous beam of lightning that auto-aims to enemies, and can one-shot small enemies. It's known to be very versatile, being able to do reliable damage to medium to large enemies. Simply standing there firing the weapon will deal with most enemies in your way, and it has alot of ammo, so continuously firing the weapon for long periods of time is a powerful strategy. Although not the most damaging weapon in the game, and the fact the weapon was heavily nerfed in Ratchet and Clank 2, the Tesla Claw was a very useful weapon.

Now, a list of Ratchet and Clank weapons cannot be complete without talking about a class of weapon in this series. Weapons so powerful, it has become a series staple. Ladies and gentleman, the RYNO's, the Zodiac and the Harbringer.

All the RYNO's, the Zodiac (from Ratchet and Clank 2), and the Harbringer (from Ratchet Deadlocked), are hard to obtain weapons, that usually cost millions of bolts, and can be obtained normally near the end of the game, or in New Game +. These weapons easily do the most damage, and some of them are capable of defeating many bosses, and even final bosses in just a few shots. The RYNO 1 shots rockets like a machine gun, the Zodiac vaporizes all enemies with electricity, the fully upgraded RYNO 3 dissolves all enemies in the area, the Harbringer shots extremely powerful lasers from the sky, decimating the ground below, heck, the RYNO V fires machine gun bullets and rockets, while the famous classical song 1812 Overture plays in the background. These end-game weapons are insanely overpowered, and extremely fun to use. Some people consider Ratchet and Clank's end-game weapons to be the most powerful weapons in videogame history. And I can certainly see why.

Ratchet and Clank's arsenal of weapons contain one of the most unique, most powerful, and most silly weapons ever created, and I certainly hope I've educated you on some of the most powerful. There is so many more powerful weapons to go over, but I think it's best to let other people discover those weapons themselves. If you haven't played the series yet, please do play it. I guarantee you'll have a blast.
Ratchet and Clank is better then Jak and Daxter. Fite me. :^)

Until the next blog...

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10/17/2016 9:17 am
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A Texture pack of all of these would be radical!

*electric guitar noices!*
10/17/2016 4:07 pm
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It would be pretty cool, but Ratchet and Clank isn't exactly the most popular series.
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