The Q-Force was first formed in Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal, with the aim of defeating Dr. Nefarious. Captain Qwark took upon himself the role of team leader and mission planner, with Skrunch the One-Eyed Monkey, his long time friend and possible brother in law, acting as his assistant. Ratchet and Clank were chosen to carry out the missions, and ultimately be the ones to take on Nefarious face to face. Other characters from past games in the series who Qwark deemed 'worthy to wear the Q', included Big Al - chosen for his 'mastery of electronics', Helga - for her 'sensual powers of seduction' and
Skidd McMarxx - for his 'nerves of steel'. Also helping the group was Sasha, the daughter of the galaxy's mayor, who kept the team informed of the latest proceedings.
Throughout the game, Ratchet would receive the details of his next mission, each becoming more rediculous and perilous, as designed by Qwark - drawn with a pack of crayons. Occassionally, a member of the Q-Force would accompany Ratchet and Clank on a quest, providing a certain skill that would be necessary to progress.
The Q-Force make a comeback in Ratchet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault (Or in Europe it's called Ratchet and Clank: QForce.) which consists of Ratchet, Clank and Captain Qwark. The team were attacked by Stuart Zergo an ex Q-Force fan, once he started to realise how corrupt Captain Qwark really was he started a team to fight The Q-Force. The Plumber was also on there team, but he was actually not really The Plumber but rather Stuart Zurgo in disguise.