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[Yeah, what is up people? It's Courtney Gears. Are you feeling me, robots? I'm feeling you.]
I see the future, and what do I see?
Robots going crazy across the galaxy!
Can't stand organics they're soft and squishy!
The time is now, we robots must be free!
[Do you want to be free? Then shout with me, yeah!]
This goes out to all you robots across the galaxy, it's time for you and me to rise up and strike back!
Don't stop until we dominate, won't you feel great, when we exterminate all organic life!
~ Courtney's song Death to Squishies.

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 gladiator show called Annihilation Nation, where she handed over the Tyhrra- Guise as a prize for winning a gauntlet, to Ratchet. Later in the game, Ratchet and Clank found one of her music videos that led to suspicion that she was affiliated with Dr. Nefarious. After Ratchet and Clank won another Annihilation Nation match, Ratchet makes a poor effort in starting a conversation to interrogate her about Nefarious, but Clank managed to arrange a meeting with her at the Holostar Studios. The two made a deal that if she could star in one of Clank's holofilms, she would tell him anything about Dr. Nefarious. After the filming takes place, she knocks out Clank and takes her to Nefarious personally. Nefarious reveals that he wants Clank on his side in his plot to conquer the Solana Galaxy. Clank refuses, and therefore ended up replaced with Klunk, who would be used to spy on Ratchet and the Q-Force. Later she kidnaps Skidd, an ally 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 comes out on top and nothing is seen of her for the rest of the game.

Ratchet: Deadlocked

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", referring Ratchet and Clank, even though the latter was technically not present. It is also revealed that she once dated a robot named Reactor. Initially she dumped him when he was a math teacher, but would rush back to him after Reactor became a famous gladiator in DreadZone. After the events of Deadlocked, she would only be seen in flashbacks, such as on the IRIS supercomputer in Tools of Destruction, or on posters in the comic book series.



  • Her name is a pun on Britney Spears, also a pop-star.
  • Courtney Gears seemingly 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 implied he had an intimate relationship with 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.


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Ratchet and Clank (2002): Chairman Drek | Captain Qwark
Going Commando: Captain Qwark | Thugs-4-Less Leader | The Unknown Thief
Up Your Arsenal: Dr. Nefarious | Lawrence | Courtney Gears | XJ-0461 2 'Klunk'
Deadlocked: Gleeman Vox | The Exterminators: Ace Hardlight | Shellshock | Reactor | The Eviscerator
Size Matters: Emperor Otto Destruct | Luna
Secret Agent Clank: XJ-0461 2 'Klunk' | Number Woo | Ivana Lottabolts

Future Timeline
Tools of Destruction: Emperor Tachyon | Romulus Slag | Rusty Pete
Quest for Booty: Captain Darkwater | Romulus Slag | Rusty Pete
A Crack in Time: Dr. Nefarious | Lawrence | Alister Azimuth | Flint Vorselon | Valkyries

Post Future Timeline
Comic Series: Artemis Zogg | Vorn Garblak
All 4 One: Loki Master
Full Frontal Assault: Stuart Zurgo
Into the Nexus: Mr. Eye | Vendra Prog | Neftin Prog
Rift Apart: Emperor Nefarious | Dr. Nefarious

Ratchet and Clank (2016)
Chairman Drek | Dr. Nefarious | Victor Von Ion | Zed