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Kevin Johnson is planning to take over the internet one small blog at a time. A Dartmouth grade with a penchant for having fun, drinking, and all things entertaining, Kevin will do his finest to add thoughtful, insightful looks at gaming and video games in general-- but do not worry, he can be just as snarky as the rest of the internet, 4chan excluded.

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I'm currently in the process of writing a Ratchet & Clank screenplay exclusively for Destructoid! It takes place between R&C4: Deadlocked (the last PS2 game) and R&C: Tools of Destruction (the first PS3 game). I know fan fics tend to get pushed aside as lame, but so far the criticism has been positive, so hopefully if you do decide to read this, you won't sigh in annoyance.

So enjoy!

Ratchet and Clank: All or Nothing

Part 1.

Part 2.

Part 3.

Part 4.

Part 5.

Part 6.

Part 7.

Part 8.

Part 9.

Part 10.

Part 11.

Part 12.

Part 13.

Part 14.

Part 15.

Part 16.

Part 17.

Part 18.

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Here's the next batch.

This next couple of scenes were a little tricky, and I'll have to really work to fix them up, so feedback on these will be most requested. If you every seen Gladiator, Sleepy Hollow, Lucky Number Slevin, or the Saw movies, they have these flashes, these moments of reflection, like really quick flashbacks. They're called "Quick Flashes" according to The Screenwriter's Bible, but I'm not sure if they're formatted correctly, as the book doesn't exactly explain it in detail. I'll need to purchase a screenplay from those movies and compare/contrast.

Right now, though, if things make sense here, just let me know if you can. Thanks!

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Part 14 is here.

INT. MEGARUMBLE’S UNDERGROUND QUARTERS – DAY

A groggy Lombax slowly awakens to find himself in chains. Green eyes look around as the Lombax's location slowly comes into a clear view—refurbished prison quarters. Cozy, with beds, benches, and lockers, but complete with jail bars, massive metal gates, and security cameras.

As his surroundings come into focus, he realizes that Dr. Nefarious, Lawrence and the Thug Leader are standing in the background. They wave at him.

Suddenly, Drek's face comes right into view, up close and personal.

DREK
Hello, Ratchet. I have to admit I expected you three hours ago.

RATCHET
Huh? What? What's going on?

He struggles in his chains.

RATCHET
Where's Clank? Where's my crew?

DREK
My dear Lombax, I think you have more pressing matters to consider than the location of your sorry excuse for friends.

RATCHET
You--!

Ratchet tries to attack Drek but can't. All three villains laugh.

THUG LEADER
Looks like you's stuck between a rock and uh… um… er…

LAWRENCE
A hard place, perhaps?

THUG LEADER
Hard place? Dat don't make no sense. Stupid robot.

DR. NEFARIOUS
What!? You dare speak ill of the robot race! Once I am done here, you squishes will be nothing more than an organic ooze used to lubricate trash compactors!

THUG LEADER
Ya. Sure. Whatever. It's good t' have goals, I suppose.

DR. NEFARIOUS (furious)
Oooooo--!

He snaps in anger, but completely freezes, triggering his head to elicit a soap opera show, where a SOAP OPERA ACTOR and a SOAP OPERA ACTRESS speak their horrid parts.

SOAP OPERA ACTOR
-- to leave you again. But I must! For you see, I have another lover!

SOAP OPERA ACTRESS
But you cannot! For you see, I am that same lover!

LAWRENCE
Oh, dear, you've done gone and riled him up a bit.

Drek and Ratchet just stare at all this.

DREK
Are you done?

LAWRENCE
In one moment, Mister Drek.

Lawrence slaps Dr. Nefarious hard, knocking him out of his trace and putting him back into his rant mode.

DR. NEFARIOUS
--oooooo! Mark my words, you filthy, air breathing waste receptacles, after the day is over—

DREK
Nefarious, I am having a moment here—

DR. NEFARIOUS
-- I swear on the race of my own kind you will be completely and utterly annihilated off the face of the universe! Everyone single one of you!

Drek looses his cool.

DREK
Now listen to me you fake, pathetic pile of gears! You have the audacity to speak on the behalf of robot kind? You were nothing but moronic, failed, living mad scientist who was embarrassingly dispatched by Captain Qwark, of all people! You became a robot by pure dumb idiocy. So if you do not shut up this instant I will make it my personal mission to make sure every robot in the entire universe knows about your embarrassing secret, forcing you to return you that asteroid that I saved your wretched, feeble behind from!

Nefarious is absolutely dumb-stricken silent.

The Thug Leader tries to stifle his laughter.

LAWRENCE
I believe you have just been p-owned, sir.

DR. NEFARIOUS
LAWRENCE!

The robot waiter and blue skin creature just break in hysterics.

DR. NEFARIOUS
I'll just go and prepare everything upstairs. Join me when you stop giggling like fools!

Nefarious storms off in a huff. The Thug Leader and Lawrence follow, still laughing crazily.

Drek rolls his eyes.

DREK
As you can most likely tell, Ratchet, it was me who put this entire plan together.

RATCHET
Plan?

Drek grins. He turns around and faces the Lombax up close.

DREK
You haven't figured it out yet? Tisk, tisk, Ratchet. Maybe you have been out of it recently, cause people are always trying to kill you.

Ratchet looks at Drek closely.

QUICK FLASH - RATCHET REMEMBERING – DAY

-- Ratchet sits in the Gadgetron office during his job interview.

RATCHET
Uh… no. I've been out of it, recently. Cause people are always trying to kill me.

INT. MEGARUMBLE’S UNDERGROUND QUARTERS – DAY

Drek smiles at Ratchet's facial expressions as the Lombax begins to remember.

DREK
I've realized something, Ratchet, while I was in jail.

Drek's face moves in closer.

FLASHBACK – DREK IN PRISON – DAY

Drek is adorned in orange prison clothes. His eyes are glued to the TV screen, watching some sort of game show battle, where Ratchet is shooting and blowing up robot enemies left and right.

DREK (V.O.)
Pondering so long how you could have stopped me. Then Qwark and the Thug Leader. And Nefarious. Entire armies of goons, Blargians, Tyrranoids, and robots. And then, while I watched you during your stint in Dreadzone, it hit me.

Drek's eyes shimmer with a stroke of realization.

INT. MEGARUMBLE’S UNDERGROUND QUARTERS – DAY

Drek glares at Ratchet, right in the eye.

DREK
You're not normal. You're different. I needed to know about you. I needed to understand you.

Ratchet says nothing, but his breathing grows slightly heavier.

FLASHBACK – DREK EXPLORES DREDZONE REMAINS – NIGHT

Drek sits in the back of a limo-ship, staring at the floating remains of what looks to be an outer space stadium. Hovering, destroyed bleachers, seats, food stands, robot parts, ship parts, lights, and other debris fill the vacuous space.

DREK (V.O.)
Clearly you can't just finish off someone like you by throwing a bunch of bullets and explosions at you. No. You would have to be disposed of another way. A businessman must always prepare.

Drek squints carefully as he sees the remains of a complex ship compartment, filled with ruined computer equipment and machines.

DREK (V.O.)
Gleeman Vox had one heck of system going. He was using technology that was beyond the scope of this universe, most of it just plain illegal. But very, very powerful.[/i]

Drek grins.

FLASHBACK – SALVAGING DREADZONE – NIGHT

The area of space is now filled with robots and creatures in space suits, busily organizing and restructuring the debris, using large ships and crane-like aircraft to haul the parts around.

DREK (V.O.)
I put quite a bit of bolts into exploiting Dreadzone capabilities. I hired the Thug-4-Less goons to assist, and even managed to find that worthless Nefarious floating helplessly on a rock.

Dr. Nefarious and Lawrence work on the mechanical panel against a partially destroyed satellite system. Lawrence hands Dr. Nefarious a few tools as the robot scientist fiddles with the wiring.

Nefarious is suddenly shocked by a huge current and freezes again, with a goofy look on his face. The wiring lights up though, and the satellite dish begins to move. Lawrence gives a thumbs up—

-- to Drek, who is inside a nearby ship, a more complex, larger one, complete with a series of consoles and computers all its own. Drek proceeds to fiddle with the controls, the satellite rotating slowly as the signals it receive trigger several different "channels" that flash across the screen.

One channel involves two robots hitting each other. Another has a Blargian walk into a room and trip over an Ottoman. Another channel shows Captain Qwark using a Crotchetizer on himself.

Drek flinches at that one and changes the channel again.

DREK (V.O.)
And then, I found it. The story of the Lombax.

On the screen is a shot of a number of Lombaxes interacting. Drek smiles widely.

INT. MEGARUMBLE’S UNDERGROUND QUARTERS – DAY

Ratchet's jaw drop at Drek.

DREK
Yes, Ratchet. Everything about you. How you work, how you think, how you act. I was generous enough to give you a little taste of itt.

The Lombax's breathing grows heavier.

QUICK FLASHES – RATCHET AND THE LOMBAX MEDIA

-- Ratchet struggles at the controls on his escape pod, trying to receive the signal.

-- Ratchet stares through the windshield of the Discovery at the Lombax video before him.

INT. MEGARUMBLE’S UNDERGROUND QUARTERS – DAY

Ratchet's eyes grow angry with a twinge of pain.

RATCHET
You…

DREK
Yes, Ratchet, me. And it was me who put this plan together. To frame you. To ruin you. To make you into nothing. If I couldn't finish you physically, I'd have to do it mentally.

Drek reaches out and pinches Ratchet's cheek. The Lombax jerks his face away.

QUICK FLASHES – DREK REVEALS THE PLAN'S DETAILS

-- Drek shakes hands with Fizzwidget in a crowded press conference.

DREK (V.O.)
I rebuilt Gadgetron and Megacorp from the ground up. I brought along Nefarious and the Thug Leader as well.

-- Scientists inject the Protopet with something.

DREK (V.O.)
I had the Protopet rewired per my specifications—

-- Ratchet fights off the Protopets on Veldin.

DREK (V.O.)
To attack only you, at the perfect moment.

-- The Lombax sleeps in his bed on Veldin. Outside his house, goons run around and place several cages with Protopets locked inside. Another goon slips into Ratchet's ship and removes the engine.

DREK (V.O.)
All placed while you slept, probably dreaming about your miserable existence at that point.

-- Ratchet and Sasha watch the video of the fake Ratchet planting bombs in the Gadgetron basement.

DREK (V.O.)
Nefarious built the perfect fake Ratchet to frame you, knowing full well—

-- The Lombax turns and run from the accusations on Veldin.

DREK (V.O.)
-- you'd run and fight for yourself, bring everyone down with you.

-- A saddened Ratchet speaks on videotape to the entire Discovery crew.

DREK (V.O.)
Your every move was a predictable as if written by a hack writer. Plus, it helped that I was tracking the Discovery. After all, who do you think sold it to Slim? Indirectly of course.

-- Slim Cognito on Obani speaks with Ratchet.

SLIM COGNITO
You'll be surprised what was left over after the Dreadzone incident.

DREK (V.O.)
He had no idea. Neither did you.

-- Ratchet flies the escape pod through space.

-- He crash-lands on Tebora's desert landscape.

-- He looks at himself in the water's reflection in the oasis.

-- He fights his robot counterpart within the outskirts of the cave.

DREK (V.O.)
Your every move was planned. Tracking Gears, fighting off the Galactic Rangers, running away like some sniveling, guilty wuss – oh, yes, that Lombax footage that you thought would help you, would save you, ended up being your very demise.

Ratchet screams.

INT. MEGARUMBLE’S UNDERGROUND QUARTERS – DAY

The Lombax pulls himself at the chains, furious, hurt, suffering from what he heard. He growls to Drek.

RATCHET
You got me! You happy now? Huh! Finish me then! Why don't you just end it right here, right now!?

Drek responds, perfectly calm.

DREK
Oh, Ratchet, I would love nothing more than to crush you in the palm of my hand. But I have better plans for you. You think it hurts now. Just you wait. I want to see you suffer to the very, very end.

Drek grins sickly, evilly, before he turns around and heads upstairs, leaving the Lombax alone to his thoughts.

An eerie silence fills the room. The only noise is the crackled breathing from Ratchet's mouth.

Suddenly, the platform he's on raises upward life a lift. He looks around in a panic as a set of massive doors open above him. A huge, bright light glares his vision as he's rises into the open air.



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