Courtney Gears is a supporting antagonist in the video game Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal. She is a robotic pop star that worked for Dr. Nefarious.
She was voiced by Melissa Disney in Up Your Arsenal, and Nika Futterman in Deadlocked.
Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal
Her first appearance was at a legal Gladiator show called Annihilation Nation, where she handed over the Thyrra- Guise, as a prize for winning a gauntlet, to Ratchet. Later in the game, Ratchet and Clank found one of her music videos (see video below), that led to suspicion that she was affiliated to Nefarious. After Ratchet and Clank won another Annihilation Nation match, Clank arranged a meeting with her at the Holostar Studios. At the studios, however, she shows her true side by kidnapping Clank and replace him with Klunk, Clank's evil twin. Later she kidnaps Skidd, a comrade of Ratchet, and turns him into a robot. She plans to do the same with Ratchet, however, despite her impressive fighting abilities and backup dancers, Ratchet defeats her and seemingly destroys her.
It is revealed Courtney Gears had survived and made a cameo appearance in Ratchet Deadlocked. Her first cameo was when the DreadZone commentators, Dallas and Juanita, reported that Courtney recently recovered from being attacked by "psychotic fans" (Those "fans" were Ratchet and Clank) and that she has released an album entitled (ironically) "Don't hurt me like that". It is also revealed that she once dated a robot named, Reactor. At first, she dumped him when he was a math teacher. Later, when Reactor became a famous gladiator, she came rushing back to him.
Ratchet & Clank comic series
Courtney Gears' posters appeared in the prison that Ratchet, Clank, and General Glahm were located in, She returned to her old appearance but she now had blonde hair.
- Her name is a pun on Britney Spears, also a pop- star.
- Courtney Gears had feelings for Nefarious which he did not appear to return, as she referred to him as 'darling' and often flirted with him. Though Nefarious was angry when Qwark insulted her, meaning he may have cared for her at least.
- It is unknown if she was on the DreadZone station when Ratchet was a gladiator.
- It is also unknown how she reacted to Reactor's death, though it is unlikely that she cared, as she was only with him for his money.