Cora Veralux is a young Markazian working for the Galactic Rangers. She is the youngest Ranger to be recruited. She befriended Ratchet and Clank after they saved her and the Galactic Rangers in Aleero City, planet Kerwan.
Pre-Ratchet & Clank
Cora was born and raised on Novalis, she dreamed of becoming a Galactic Ranger and spent her entire life trying to achieve that goal, becoming the youngest to be accepted into the team. She once sported a sweater and glasses and had braces when she took her first cadet photo. A statue was built in her honor on her homeworld in the small town of the Tobruk Crater.
Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
Cora visited Veldin with Qwark and Brax to help with tryouts to find a new Galactic Ranger. With ease, a young local named Ratchet easily passes these trials. When being interviewed, Cora reads over Ratchet's dangerous criminal past and becomes cautious of him. Qwark is not impressed and he personally rejects him. With no luck of finding a new ranger, Cora travels back to Aleero City with the two and the next morning is caught up in fighting off a large invasion from the Blarg. She and the other rangers try to take down the Blargian Warbots from destroying the Hall of Heroes but their firepower isn't enough to repel the invaders; however, two mysterious heroes save the day when they take down the source of the invasion, the mothership. The rangers are saved and Cora is thankful of the two heroes who turn out to be Ratchet and his new sidekick and friend Clank.
Cora later works with the duo when fighting off a Blarg invasion on Batalia. She and the two fought their way to Fort Kronos where Ratchet used the Star Watch Defense Cannon and successfully shot down the Battleships which caused the Blarg to repeal back to their homeworld on Quartu. Afterward, Cora, along with the rest of the Galactic Rangers, agree to assault Drek Industries on Quartu. She pairs up with Ratchet & Clank once again and the three are soon ambushed by Evil Zurkons as they infiltrated the Warbot Factory. She gets information from Drek's attendant, Zed that Drek is targeting her planet, Novalis. After another successful mission, Cora assists the Rangers as they tried to board the Deplanetiser. After the destruction of planet Novalis, she and the other Rangers use mag-boosters to steer the Deplanetiser off course, causing it to obliterate New Quartu rather than Umbris.
Ratchet & Clank (movie)
Cora travels to the Kyzil Plateau on Veldin with Qwark and Brax to help with tryouts to find a new Galactic Ranger. When Ratchet is interviewed, Cora reads over Ratchet's dangerous criminal past and becomes cautious of him. Qwark is not impressed and he personally rejects him. With no luck of finding a new ranger, Cora travels back to Aleero City with the two and the next morning while discussing about Cora thought of them urgently needing a new addition to the team, the Rangers get caught up in fighting off a large invasion from Blarg Warbots. Things soon seem hopeless when Cora and the rangers are surrounded by Victor Von Ion and the warbots but Ratchet & Clank save the rangers and Hall of Heroes when they take down the source of the invasion, the mothership. Cora, Brax, and Qwark watch Ratchet as he awkwardly practices using new weapons in the VR Deck. Later, Cora and the rest of the Rangers agree to an assault on Drek Industries. After halo jumping into Skorg City, Ratchet, and Clank stick together and sneak through the Warbot factory. Cora bossily demands Ratchet not listen to Clank or himself and listen to her as she was his Senior Ranger. Not knowing Drek was actually watching their every move, he releases the Zurkons to take care of the intruders. Cora quickly notices them when they appear with her motion scan. They fend themselves from the Zurkons as they attack but soon find safety in another room with the door shut behind. In this room, they find out about Drek's plans for the Deplanetiser and his plan to build the perfect planet. She gets information from Drek's attendant, Zed demanding he tell her everything which he literally does and rambles on with nonsense stories about his pet Parakeet. Cora highly frustrated threats Zed even more after holding him over a cliff and letting go of him for a second. Scaring Zed into finally telling her that Drek is targeting Novalis next. She is fearful of this because the planet is highly populated and her and the rangers quickly warn the citizens of Novalis to evacuate which is successfully done.
Cora and the Rangers soon assault the Deplanetiser with Qwark being reluctant to stop Drek and merely talk things over she tells Qwark that the time for talk was done after Drek already having destroyed way too many planets. After Ratchet unsuccessful tries to deactivate the Deplanetiser by removing it's core, Novalis is destroyed, her and the other Rangers are saddened as they witness the destruction. Back on Veldin with Ratchet giving up, her and the other Rangers arrive in the Starship Phoenix to convince Ratchet to get back on the team. Cora tells Ratchet that we all make mistakes and proceeds to show Ratchet her embarrassing cadet photo. Ratchet along with Brax get a good laugh at the photo so Cora then shows Ratchet Brax's embarrassing photo. After convincing him to come back to the Rangers, she and the others assault the Deplanetiser and use the mag-boosters to steer the Deplanetiser off course, causing it to obliterate New Quartu (and Drek along with it) rather than Umbris thus saving the Solana Galaxy from ultimate destruction
Cora is strong-willed, intelligent, and tomboyish who has a no-nonsense personality and no time for humor or childishness. Although still a teen, she possess maturity beyond her age.
Being a Galactic Ranger, Cora is a skilled combatant. She is shown using dual Combusters, and on one of Ratchet's posters she is shown wielding a Constructo Pistol. In the movie, she is very agile as she is able to dodge an explosion point blank.
- The symbol on the jewel, locked in her tiara is actually the symbol of the Cragmite Empire in the original series. This and the fact she is a Markazian, a race native in the Polaris Galaxy in the original series, implies she has at least some ties to the Cragmite Empire.
- She is the second female Markazian to appear in the series along with Talwyn Apogee.
- She is voiced by former Disney Channel teen actress Bella Thorne in both her appearances in the movie and game.