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The Agorians were a species in the Breegus System. Agorians were known for being a race of aggressive warriors, who had a never-ending thirst for battle and bloodshed. They would always start campaigns to conquer entire civilizations at the slightest provocation, or for no provocation at all. They also operate a massive, traveling coliseum-ship called the Agorian Battleplex in the Korthos Sector, where live blood sports and gladiatorial combat were viewed by large numbers of Agorian audiences. Species like the Vullards or Fongoids, despite being non-aggressive, were held in particular contempt by many of the Agorians, who perceived them to be "weak"; as such, the Agorian military started unprovoked invasions against Vullard and Fongoid settlements on a regular basis. The Agorians did; however, consider themselves and honorable species, and would not break their code of honor often. However, the Agorians themselves would constantly change their own code of honor to better suit their needs.

The Agorians are the only known sentient species in the galaxy to have completely stopped evolving.

In the field of battle, Agorians were typically led by Agorian riders ridding an Agorian Beast. [1]

History

Pre-Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

After Captain Qwark escaped back to Quantos with some Fongoids, he asked if there were any races in the galaxy that despised Nefarious and his goons. The Fongoids (either on purpose or by accident) suggested the warlike Agorians and even got the Agorians to pick up Qwark and take him to the Agorian Battleplex to discuss an alliance. Ratchet smelled something bad about the idea, but Captain Qwark ignored the advice. Despite Qwarks efforts and the Agorians hatred of Dr. Nefarious, the Agorians apparently had no real intention of doing anything about the Nefarious problem and instead had become a gladiator (partly Qwark's fault because he told them was a blood thristy warrior).

When Ratchet went in search of the Obsidian Eye, he had to fight off Agorians who were attacking the planet Lumos in order to get help from the Vullards with locating it. The Agorian Riders were the chiefs of their race, and had to be eradicated before Lumos could be secured.[2]

At the same time, Qwark found himself entered into the Bronze Cup at the Agorian Battleplex, and required Ratchet to help him through it.

Later on, Ratchet had to travel back in time on Morklon to save a Fongoid village from being destroyed by Commander Argos, a famous Agorian leader.

Agorian biology

According to the Intergalactic Society of Evolutionary Biologists, Agorians were the only known race to stop evolving in the known universe, and no signs of change had been witnessed in known history. Agorians had large upper bodies but tiny legs; however, these legs are strong enough to help propel them across the battlefield. Agorians were also born by the mother laying eggs similar to Earth reptiles. Agorians apparently had many Glarf-Knells, a type of organ found in Agorians. [citation needed]

Councils, Department and Unions

The Agorian Council For Equal-Opportunity Dismemberment was an Agorian council that governed Battleplex Arena challenges, made sure everyone was equal in combat, created challenges and etc. The council decided which warriors would be honered. If a warrior was decided to honerable, he would have his very own statue inside the Battleplex Lobby; however, Rogan the Mediocre had an uncle on the council that used his power to make Rogan a "honered" Agorian warrior with his own statue, even though everyone knew he was an honerless amateur. The council also settles disputes, including the incident with Local Hunter's Union 865.

The Agorian Public Health and Water Slide Department is part of the Agorian Government and deals with Agorian public health and water slides. The department warned the Agorian Council For Equal-Opportunity Dismemberment againest using deadly Virox Poison gas in an Agorian Battleplex Arena challenge known as Toxic Engagement. This challenge involves a Gladiator to fight a War Grok with Nerve Gas in the arena and using only a Wrench. The Agorian Council For Equal-Opportunity Dismemberment ignored the warning and did it anyway, though Ratchet defeated the War Grok anyway.

Gallery

Notable members

  • Commander Argos
  • General Glahm
  • Ortax the Merciless
  • Serus the Cheat
  • Rogan the Mediocre
  • Percy the Incongruous
  • Ivan the Beautiful
  • Osiris the Malevolent
  • Donna the Promiscuous
  • Agorian Announcer

Ranks

In the list the top is the lowest rank and descends until the bottom, which is the highest rank.

Beasts of Burden

Vehicles

Inventions

Encountered on

Agorian Controlled

Agorian invaded

Relationship with other races

Terachnoid

The Agorians had somewhat strange relationship with the Terachnoids. While the Terachnoids fit their description of species that was considered weak and therefore a perfect target for bullying, throughout A Crack in Time, no Terachnoid worlds our ships are attacked by the Agorians, whether this has been the case throughout their history is unknown. In fact, the Agorians were assisted in the technological department by the Terachnoids, since then Agorians were very stupid.

However, while the Agorians haven't been witnessed to attack the Terachnoids on a full scale level before, the Agorians will still use bully tactics against them, such as shoving a Terachnoid's head down a toilet or even going so far as to eat a helpless Terachnoid.

Vullard

The Vullards seemed to be a favorite for Agorian aggression, as numerous Vullard colonies were invaded, as well as their homeworld Lumos. The Agorians seemed to attack them because the Vullards tended to be nonviolent, making even bigger wusses in the eyes of the Agorians. However, it appears the relationship has cooled down after the Vullards gave the Agorians Vullard built Fusion Turrets for use in the Agorian Battleplex, causing the Agorians to cease their war with the Vullards to focus on their new enemy, Ratchet. It's unknown if they are still in this current position.

Tactics

Agorians are highly dangerous and resilient threats on the battlefield, capable of devastating attacks from close-quarters to long range. Explosives such as the Negotiator or the Constructo Bomb with the Skyburst and Barrage upgrades have been very effective against these enemies. The Constructo Shotgun is also a good choice, especially if it has the Choke and Galvanic upgrades.

Trivia

QForce skin - Agorian

The Agorian skin in Full Frontal Assault

  • The Agorians once had referees for the Agorian Battleplex; however, they killed them all one summer.
  • When exposed to red mist, an Agorian would go berserk.
  • The Agorians had an "honour system" when it came to arena battles. Although it was changed because the arena battles did not fit the system. The new Agorian code of semi-impenetrable honor could be found in the Hall of Knowledge.
  • The Agorian was an unlockable skin in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.
  • The Agorians did the Running Man dance while a Groovitron is activated.
  • Because Agorians were not particularly intelligent, they hired Terachnoids to do their organising and build their technology for them. Whether this included their spaceships and Hydra Tanks is unknown.
  • According to the Intergalactic Society of Evolutionary Biologists, Agorians are the only race to stop evolving and have made no evolutionary progress in all of recorded history. This implied that they were one of the oldest species in the universe. This is most likely a parody of the Vogons of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy written by Douglas Adams who also stopped evolving.
  • Despite their underdeveloped legs, Agorians were capable of surprisingly fast bursts of speed, making them deadly in close-quarters
  • There was a mini-game on Insomniac Moon where Ratchet could choose two classes of Agorians-one with armblades or a clusterbomb (and as more skill points were completed more classess were unlocked-like the one with a shield called phalanx and the ones that had the arm mounted flame thrower gun), customize their appearance and then pit them against four rounds of Nefarious' robot goons. If he lost he was unable to try again until he died or teleported to another section of the moon. If Ratchet's Agorians won they would dance at the customization area and a message would say "Soda and popcorn for all!."
  • While their height, along with many other characters was unknown, it could be assumed they were as tall or taller than Captain Qwark - as seen in the cutscene just before he and Ratchet teamed up against the War Grok. However, Qwark was bending down slightly so this is unconfirmed.
  • Famous Agorians often had titles in their name, such as Ortax the Merciless.
  • Agorians were the most frequently seen enemy in GrummelNet weapon previews. The only other seen enemy were Nefarious Troopers.
  • Agorians seemed to have incredibly powerful stomachs, as they could be seen eating their own bombs and not even appearing injured in the least.
  • The Agorian diet is unknown, but at the Battleplex they are seen downing sodas and popcorn seemingly without limit.
  • Captain Qwark said that the Agorians hated Nefarious. [citation needed]
  • When fighting in the Battleplex Arena, the Agorians sitting in the audience had little detail.
  • Lumos may be the Agorian homeworld, due to their falling back to the Huron Abyss, and Agorians having control in the Korthos sector.

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