Clank's mother is a character in Ratchet & Clank. She is a computer located on Quartu, stationed inside the blarg robot factory that produced Clank. She harbored disdain for Chairman Drek's plans for destruction. While she normally produces sentry-bots to serve as blarg security forces, she instead created Clank through what appeared to be a deliberate malfunction, and also appeared to be able to create infobots containing Drek's plans, releasing them twice. She is only capable of communicating through text on her screen.
When Clank was born in the factory, a nearby infobot that revealed Drek's plans to destroy Novalis convinced Clank to flee and seek help. During the mission "Infiltrate the secure area", when Clank returned to the factory with Ratchet, she briefly spoke with Clank, congratulating him on his progress thus far and releasing an infobot revealing Drek's plans to destroy Veldin with the Deplanetizer. This infuriated Ratchet, encouraging him to take revenge on Drek.
Behind the scenes
Clank's mother did not appear in the 2016 re-imagined game or the 2016 movie, though Clank does return to the robot factory on Quartu, where he was produced. Clank is produced when the factory malfunctions after being struck by a lightning bolt, which is implied to be caused by the Zoni's lightning.