Courtney Gears is a famous robotic pop singer, who shot to stardom thanks to her galactic #1 'anti-squishie' song. Her first appearance was in Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
, where she made appearances handing out prizes to winners of Annihilation Nation. At the start of the game, Ratchet
reveals he is a big fan of Gears, though he does confess its not because of her singing talents. However, she seems more interested in Clank
, hoping to land a part in his upcoming movie Secret Agent Clank. While with Clank at the Holo Star studios, she knocks him out and kidnapps him, bringing him to Dr. Nefarious
, and replacing him with an identical looking robot called Klunk
As the game progresses, Ratchet and the rest of the Q-Force
realise she is working for Nefarious and that she is using her music videos to brainwash the galaxy's robots into figthing against all 'squishies'. Later, she captures Skidd McMarxx
, and turns him into a robot while testing out the Bio-Bliterator. This is enough for Ratchet to hunt her down, and eventually manages to defeat her, though she is not completely destroyed.
In Ratchet: Deadlocked
, it is mentioned that she has made a miraculous recoverey, after the chariman of Vox Industries, Gleeman Vox
, vowed to help in her reconstruction and rehabilitation - on condition he gains all rights to her image. It is also revealed that her poularity has decreased dramatically, mainly due to her non-robotic fanbase feeling alienated after she tried to destroy them. She was also dropped from her record label, who hired Skidd McMarxx to replace her, though he adopts a different style - choosing to read poetry aloud instead of traditional singing.
In Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
, Captain Qwark
reveals she has been involved in an explicit holotape, that had accidentally been leaked, a copy of which Qwark
just so happens to possess.