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Wendell Lumos[1], also known simply as the Gadgetron CEO, is a character in Ratchet & Clank and the 2016 re-imagined game, with a cameo in Up Your Arsenal. He is the CEO of Gadgetron Corporation, the largest supplier of weapons and gadgets in the Solana Galaxy, and runs the Gadgetron site on planet Kalebo III. Lumos has a slightly green reptilian appearance, appearing to be the same species as Moby, the Gadgetron vendor tradesman, and has an elderly appearance, though his outfit and hair are different between his original and re-imagined appearance.

History

Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet and Clank traveled to Kalebo III to find new equipment, specifically the Hologuise to sneak past the Sentry-bots on Quartu. To hunt them down, Chairman Drek sent his most elite blarg troops to kill them, requesting they take down Gadgetron in the process if necessary. However, Wendell Lumos was entirely unconcerned about the invasion due to the strength of Gadgetron's defenses being the best in the galaxy.[2]

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Ratchet and Clank meet Wendell Lumos.

After "Get past the blarg," Ratchet and Clank found Wendell Lumos in his office. Lumos asked Ratchet to volunteer to represent his new hoverboard line, requesting him to beat his test robots in a race. After winning the hoverboard race, Lumos filmed Ratchet and Clank for a hoverboard ad, though he appeared unimpressed with their awkward footage. After Ratchet requested an employee discount, Lumos told him he must be an employee for two years before it kicked in,[3] but gave him the Hologuise.

Re-imagined

The 2016 re-imagined game and movie are in-universe fictional accounts of the original Ratchet & Clank.
The re-imagined game describes Captain Qwark's account of events, while the re-imagined film is an in-universe holofilm. As Qwark is an unreliable narrator, and the holofilm is fiction, any events that contradict the original are non-canon (though those which correspond still apply). Please see Project:Bulletin board/Canon for the wiki's coverage of canon.
Wendell Lumos from from R&C (2016) screen

Lumos in his office at the Gadgetron Site

In Qwark's retelling of events, Wendell Lumos had a similar role, but a different personality. Unlike the original, Wendell Lumos was concerned about the blarg attack, and thus locked himself in his office. Ratchet and Clank asked Lumos about the Hologuise, to which Lumos stated the gadget was out of stock, but could still be obtained as a prize for the hoverboard race. Lumos requested Ratchet use the Hydrodisplacer to drain water covering the race track around the site, and allow hoverboard races to be open. Ratchet won the race, and obtained the Hologuise. Lumos thanked them for participation.

Up Your Arsenal

As two years had passed, Ratchet was eligible for the Gadgetron employee discount.[3] Lumos' portrait appeared on the Gadgetron vendor as an option to check the player's memory card for Ratchet & Clank save data.

Behind the scenes

Wendell Lumos from R&C (2016) concept art

Wendell Lumos re-imagined concept art.

Wendell Lumos was voiced by Jim Ward, the voice of Captain Qwark, in the original. In the re-imagining, he was voiced by Marc Graue.

Lumos was given a different design for his re-imagined appearance. Multiple characters using Lumos' character model appeared in Skidd McMarx' video to Agnogg Buckwash on Aridia, representing Skidd's Gadgetron sponsors.

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