Sam, also known as the Scrap Merchant, is a character in Ratchet & Clank with a mention in the Going Commando menu and a cameo in Up Your Arsenal. He is a civilian from Gorda City on planet Oltanis, who sold scrap parts in his store, and later founded a business, Sam's Extreme Travel and Scrap Metal.
Sam was first seen on Channel 2 News, screaming in terror in the background near Darla Gratch while his hair was fried. Sam managed to survive the blarg's attack on the planet, but has lost his hearing due to the loud bombing. Ratchet later encountered him during "Find the survivors of the blarg attack," though in conversation, he misheard everything Ratchet said, and offered him a broken turborator, a mangled carbonizer, or an infobot with coordinates to Quartu, for which he charged half price. Ratchet purchased the infobot for 2,000 bolts and thanked Sam, though Sam misheard his thanks as a complaint.
Following Chairman Drek's defeat, Sam pursued a more exciting life outside of Solana after his brush with death, and moved to the Bogon Galaxy. Here, Sam founded Sam's Extreme Travel and Scrap Metal, a travel agency which offered tours to locations including the Maktar Resort and Vukovar Canyon on planet Barlow. Later, Sam was in the audience watching the premiere for the Secret Agent Clank film.
Sam is a blue man with black spikes growing out of his skin, and much like many other people in the Solana Galaxy, has white hair and wears glasses. As a result of surviving the blarg's bombing of the planet, he is covered in soot, and the loud bombings deafened him.