One flaw with the Chopper, however, is that when Ratchet throws a disc, he stops in place for a second (much as he would when tossing his Omniwrench 8000), which can be critical when there are shots or heading towards Ratchet. The solution, however, is to have Ratchet toss a disc while he's jumping or flipping. Due to most battles requiring Ratchet to jump and flip to avoid shots and other attacks, this should only be a minor inconvenience to the player for all situations except for enemies close to Ratchet. With extended use, the Chopper will eventually upgrade into the Multi-Star.
Multi-StarThe Multi-Star is the upgraded form of the Chopper. In addition to a power boost, the discs Ratchet throws will split into two seperate discs upon hitting an enemy, which act as two original blades. This feature makes the Multi-Star a powerful and dangerous weapon against groups of enemies, as a group of three stars will split into six perilous stars. This ability also makes the Multi-Star very effective against bosses such as Chainblade, where the stars will split and target the lone boss on the battlefield.
- The Chopper, like the Tankbot Glove and Swingshot, attatch themselves to Ratchet's wrist, rather than being full gloves like the Bomb Glove or the Glove of Doom.
- The Chopper was originally called the Ninja Star Glove, possibly hinting at a different design for the weapon.
- When using the Multi-Star, the discs that Ratchet has thrown have an easy way to identify themselves. Stars that have not split yet leave behind a blue trail, while ones that have leave behind a pink/purple one.