Cora Veralux is a support character in the Ratchet & Clank 2016 re-imagined game and the Ratchet & Clank movie. She is a field operative for the Galactic Rangers, alongside Brax Lectrus, from planet Novalis, and the youngest Ranger to be recruited. She often fights alongside Ratchet and Clank during missions.
Cora was born and raised on Novalis, and became the youngest Ranger recruited. For her first cadet photo, she sported a sweater and glasses and had braces, a fact she later regretted. A statue was built in her honor on Novalis' Tobruk Crater.
Ratchet & Clank re-imagined
Cora visited Veldin along with Captain Qwark and Brax to help with tryouts to recruit a new Galactic Ranger. When being interviewed, Cora read over Ratchet's dangerous past, which was one of the reasons he was rejected. With no luck recruiting a new Ranger, she returned to Kerwan. Later, when blarg warbots attacked the planet, she helped fight them off in the Hall of Heroes, though Ratchet and Clank destroyed the Class G Dreadship and fended off the attack, leading to their recruitment. Cora watched Ratchet's weapons training along with Brax and Qwark, and despaired.
After securing her and the other Rangers an XK-81 Jetpack from Gaspar, Cora then helped Ratchet and Clank during their mission on planet Batalia, fighting alongside them on their way to Fort Krontos. After voting in favor of Qwark's simplistic plan to attack Quartu over Elaris and Clank's more thought out one, she joined the assault on planet Quartu to find Drek, pairing up with Ratchet and Clank, while being visibly annoyed with them and demanding they listen to her as their senior. The three were ambushed by Mr. Zurkons as they infiltrated the factory, though she managed to interrogate Zed to find new information. She eventually learned from him that Drek's next target was planet Novalis, which frightened her as the planet was populated.
Cora assisted the Rangers in her class-g Star Jumper while trying to stop the Deplanetizer from destroying Novalis. She withdrew from the battle along with Brax, while Ratchet went on ahead inside. However, Captain Qwark betrayed the Rangers, and the mission was unsuccessful. Later, as Clank convinced Ratchet to return to and lead the Rangers, Cora warmed up to Ratchet, admitting they all make mistakes, and revealed her embarrassing old cadet photo. The Rangers were successful in steering the Deplanetizer off course, causing it to destroy New Quartu rather than Umbris.
Cora is purple skinned with dark red hair, wearing a blue jewel on her head in a gold tiara, and standard purple Ranger uniform. She is strong-willed and tomboyish, with a no-nonsense personality and no time for humor or childishness. She is a skilled combatant, normally wielding dual Combusters and using an XK-81 Jetpack, though she has also been seen with a Warmonger and a Constructo Pistol. She is agile, and able to dodge explosions point blank.
Behind the scenes
Cora was voiced by Bella Thorne in both the movie and the game.
Cora's appearance is similar to very similar to Talwyn Apogee, a markazian, though her species is unconfirmed. Cora in gameplay also acts very similarly to Talwyn, flying around with a jetpack and using a pistol to fight enemies, suggesting she fills Talwyn's role.