Shiv Helix is a character in Ratchet & Clank. He is a major criminal who had committed many crimes around the Solana Galaxy, and was Captain Qwark's cellmate while he was incarcerated in the Aleero City Penitentiary on planet Kerwan. Shiv is a huge fan of Captain Qwark. While imprisoned with Qwark, he was willing to hear Qwark retell the events of his life, which made up the events of the 2016 release of Ratchet & Clank.
Shiv is a criminal who has committed crimes throughout the galaxy, that resulted in him doing time in maximum security prisons including the Eternal Pits of Zordoom, the Iron Holds on Novalis, and others. Being a huge fan of Qwark, he had dreams of being arrested by him, and pre-ordered the holo-game based on the Ratchet & Clank holo-film, which is based on Qwark's life.
After one crime, Shiv was imprisoned in the Aleero City Penitentiary, alongside Zed, Solitary Bill, and Qwark. He expressed delight at being imprisoned with Qwark, and told him that he had pre-ordered the holo-game based on the holo-film based on his life. Qwark was upset that he had never been consulted about its production, and that no one would ever hear his side. Helix took pity on him and wanted to hear more of his story.
As Qwark told the story throughout Shiv's stay in the prison, Shiv was both shocked and impressed to hear that Qwark betrayed the Galactic Rangers out of jealousy towards Ratchet and Clank. Qwark concluded his story while the two were doing community service, picking up litter outside the Hall of Heroes. Shiv claimed that he enjoyed Qwark's story so much that he even rooted for Ratchet and Clank, despite normally wishing that heroes die. When Ratchet and Clank arrived to greet Qwark, Helix used it as an opportunity to steal a Combuster and fight off Solana Trooper guards, then escape in Ratchet's class-g Star Jumper. This concluded with Ratchet, Clank, and Qwark working together to go after him.
Shiv is a short, purple alien with a scar across his left eye and a robotic left hand. He wears prison garb along with his inmate number, 117. While he is a dangerous criminal, Shiv is also a huge fan of Captain Qwark and is attentive when listening to his stories.