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Qwark's starfighter[1][2] was a ship piloted by Captain Qwark and given to him by Chairman Drek[2] in Ratchet & Clank. Qwark piloted the ship on the Gemlik Base to destroy Ratchet and Clank. The two eventually caught him on the moonbase and piloted a jet fighter to defeat him. The starfighter crashed onto planet Oltanis after it was shot down by Ratchet.

History

Shortly after Ratchet and Clank left Hoven and had destroyed the PlanetBuster Maximus, Drek instructed Qwark to take the shuttle from his water tanker to the Gemlik Base, where Qwark would acquire the starfighter. Having previously lost patience with Qwark's failed efforts to defeat Ratchet and Clank by luring them into a trap on Umbris, Drek ordered Qwark to destroy Ratchet and Clank with the starfighter or the endorsement deal would terminate.[2]

Shoot down Captain Qwark gameplay

The dogfight between Ratchet and Qwark.

After catching up to Qwark in "Explore base", Qwark hopped into the starfighter, daring them to catch him. The two obtained the jet fighter at the base and fought Qwark's starfighter in "Shoot down Captain Qwark". After a long dogfight, in which they fought the starfighter and its summoned blarg space fighters to defend it, they damaged the ship, destroying one turbine each time heavy damage was dealt, leaving it with only one left. Once destroyed, the ship spiraled out of control, with Qwark pleading that Ratchet had "passed the test"[3] as he hurled down to Oltanis. The starfighter was not found since, though Qwark was found on Oltanis, attempting to hide under the identity "Steve McQwark".

Characteristics

Qwark's starfighter was a large, green ship with orange windows. It had a wide, round appearance with six engine turbines on the back—two on its left side, two on its right, and two in the main fuselage in the center. As the ship sustained damage, that part of the ship, along with a turbine, fell off, though the ship was still able to function.

The starfighter fired several rockets behind it and dropped mines to those that chased it. It also had a tractor beam on its front below the central fuselage, which it could use to lock a jet fighter in place while firing missiles. Additionally, the ship had an indestructible shield, that it activated after having three of its turbines destroyed.

Combat

Behind the scenes

In the 2016 re-imagined game, Victor Von Ion pilots a Class G Dreadship outside the Deplanetizer in "Take down Victor Von Ion", a dogfight very similar to the fight with Qwark's starfighter.

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