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Ralph, as seen in Rampage: Total Destruction.

"My what sharp teeth Ralph has! The well-balanced wolf likes to howl through the city, tossing taxicabs (or whatever else gets in his way), into buildings or into the distance. we've heard hungry like the wolf, but this is ridiculous!"

Rampage: Total Destruction

Ralph is a wolf monster and is usually depicted as the third protagonist out of The Wrecking Crew, the other two being George and Lizzie.

He made his first debut in Rampage (1986), then reappeared in Rampage: World Tour, Rampage 2: Universal Tour, Rampage Through Time, Rampage: Puzzle Attack, and the most recent game in the series, Rampage: Total Destruction. He was also scheduled to appear in Rampage (cancelled Kinect reboot) but the project was inevitably cancelled in late 2012.

BackgroundEdit

In every Rampage game, Ralph, along with George and Lizzie, are typically mutated into monsters through experiments conducted at Scumlabs (or any other science-related quandary). These experiments go horribly wrong and transform them into giant monsters. This is the generic origin for most monsters that appear in the Rampage franchise. However it differs slightly in each game:

Rampage (1986)Edit

Ralph was an ordinary human until he became mutated by a food additive in a hot dog, becoming a giant sized wolf as a result. Coincidentally, Lizzie and George also became mutated into giant monsters. Throughout the game the trio desolate every high-rise city, destroying buildings, gorge on civilians, smash vehicles and eradicate offensive military forces which stood in their wake of destruction until they reach Plano, Illinois, the final level of the game.

Ralph is the only monster able to hold bussiness men.

Rampage: World Tour (1997)Edit

Ralph's origin is in fact asymmetrical to his origin in Rampage (1986). This time he is a scientist working at a Scumlabs facility until an explosion occurred, mutating him into a giant sized werewolf. Ralph, George, and Lizzie, mutated by the blast, travel the world to destroy all of Scumlab's bases and all of the Scumlabs employees.

At the end of the game, the last Scumlabs employee, Dr Elizabeth Veronica, tries to eliminate Ralph with a ray gun, only to have shrunk him and his friends, ending up inside her ship.

Rampage 2: Universal Tour (1999)Edit

Ralph (along with George and Lizzie) are unplayable at the beginning of the game, as they are all imprisoned in heavy duty cages for the whole world to see. This is because Dr Elizabeth Veronica captured them once they were tiny. They are in New York City, Tokyo and Ralph was held captive in London. He awaits for his rescue when the newer monsters Boris, Curtis and Ruby are created from another explosion created during an experiment in a new lab in Salt Lake City.

Once Ralph's cage has been smashed open, he is unlocked as a playable monster. The code to play as Ralph is 'LVPVS'.

After Ralph, George and Lizzie have been freed, they are all playable during the invasion of the aliens when they attempt to conquer the Earth.

Rampage Through Time (2000)Edit

Ralph returns to Earth after having dealt with the alien invasion aftermath, smashing straight through the roof of the building housing the time machine and hopping in. He then immediately dashes towards the time machine, entering through the portal that opened up.

He and the rest of the monsters then begin to terrorize the past, present and future, thus creating a distruption through important events in history, messing up the time stream.

Rampage: Puzzle Attack (2001)Edit

Ralph will occasionally climb the side of the bin the player is dropping blocks in and jump into the bin if the player has achieved a specific goal or objective.

In Rescue Mode, sometimes Ralph is imprisoned in a huge metal cage at the bottom of the screen until the player frees him by removing all the blocks on top of his cage before time runs out.

Rampage: Total Destruction (2006)Edit

Ralph drank some Scum Soda, causing him to have a violent reaction, transforming him into a giant sized werewolf. He is one of the 6 initially playable monsters that broke out of his Cryo-Tube, along with George, Lizzie, Rhett, Ramsey and Gilman.

At the end of the game, when Ralph reaches the final Scum Soda base in New York City, a Scum Blimp will try to fire green lasers at him, of which deal a great amount of damage if the rays do make contact with him.

In the credits, Ralph can be seen standing on the left hand side of George.

Rampage (Cancelled Kinect Reboot) (2012)Edit

Ralph had initially been confirmed for the new Rampage Reboot for the Kinect, but there has been no definite confirmation of his prior role in this game.

Andrew Baker, a graphics artist, drew up a concept of the new game, featuring Ralph, George and Lizzie on the front of it, including a few other mystery monsters, even a mech, covered in a silhouette.

This was revealed on March 29th, 2012 on Kotaku, Game Revolution and a host of other websites.

AppearanceEdit

  • Debut: Rampage (arcade game)
  • Likes: Howling, Meat

Through each game, Ralph portrays distinctly different physical characteristics. In general he is always depicted with having blue fur with peach coloured skin highlights, a light blue underbelly, black claws on his fingers and toes, mean-looking pointy ears, sharp teeth, beard-like tuffs of fur sticking out either side of his head and a brown nose on the end of his muzzle. Ralph has digitigrade legs and a bushy tail flailing behind him.

Ralph's statistics such as weight have also been the same through every game too. He is considered as "average".

However in other Rampage games he cultivates a different appearance each time:

Rampage (1986)Edit

Ralph's physical stature looked more serious and realistic.

He had a greyish-white fur colour with cream coloured skin highlights and a white underbelly, red eyes, white claws on his fingers and toes, stout ears, sharp teeth and a black nose on the end of his muzzle. Ralph has straight legs and, funnily enough, has no tail in this game.

Rampage: World Tour (1997)Edit

Ralph's physical apperance changed; he then adopted a more cartoony art style.

He had blue fur with peach coloured skin highlights, a light blue underbelly, red eyes with yellow iris and black pupils, no claws on his fingers or toes, mean-looking pointy ears, sharp teeth, beard-like tuffs of fur sticking out either side of his head and a brown nose on the end of his muzzle. Ralph had straight legs, but still no tail.

Rampage 2: Universal Tour (1999)Edit

Ralph's physical still undertook a similar appearance to that of World Tour and only some slight changes were made.

He had black/navy blue fur with peach coloured skin highlights, no underbelly, red eyes with yellow iris and black pupils, cream claws on his fingers and toes, bent and sleasy ears, sharp teeth, beard-like tuffs of fur sticking out either side of his head and a dark blue nose on the end of his muzzle. Ralph had digitigrade-esk legs and, for the first time, inhabited a bushy tail.

Ralph continued to reuse this physical appearance through both Rampage Through Time (2000) and Rampage: Puzzle Attack (2001).

Rampage: Total Destruction (2006)Edit

Ralph's physical appearance again undergone a whole new look.

He had blue fur with peach coloured skin highlights, a light blue underbelly, white claws on his fingers and toes, mean-looking pointy ears, sharp teeth, beard-like tuffs of fur sticking out either side of his head and a brown nose on the end of his muzzle. Ralph has digitigrade legs and a bushy tail flailing behind him.

This is the most recognised and iconic image of Ralph that everybody distinguishes him to be.

On the box cover of Rampage: Total Destruction, Ralph looks much more different to how he looks ingame. He looks much more serious. He also has hair on his eyebrows, the same colour of which his skin is. His head is also smaller, his teeth are longer and his ears are straighter.

Rampage (Cancelled Kinect Reboot) (2012)Edit

Ralph looked almost entirely different looking to that of his last-gen predecessors.

He had dark blue fur still, but he portrayed a much more brittle, shaggy and bulked-up appearance. Ralph also had tan coloured skin highlights, a tan coloured underbelly, cream claws on his fingers and toes, lent back, floppy ears, razor-like teeth, beard-like tuffs of fur sticking out either side of his head and a dark brown nose on the end of his muzzle. Ralph repossesses his digitigrade legs, loses his bushy tail and, surprisingly, has a brown loincloth wrapped around his waste.

As this is mearly a concept, we cannot tell for definite if this was to be his final concept.

AbilitiesEdit

During Rampage (1986) and Rampage: World Tour, Ralph has equal statistics as George and Lizzie.

Ralph is a fairly rounded off monster, with stats similarly comparing to those of George's, except the ability to climb as George exceeds greatly in the climbing standards.

In most of the recent Rampage games, when Ralph eats a steak, it replenishs most (or all) of his health.

In Rampage: Total Destruction, Ralph has almost equal statistics as George, though Ralph has a better crush attack than George has.

Ralph's special is Super Howl. He unleashes a boisterous howl so loud that buildings simply crumble under the might of the deafening decibels. This ability is usable for Ralph in Rampage 2: Universal Tour and Rampage Through Time.

TriviaEdit

  • Ralph is the only monster considered to be original out of the the main 3. This is probably because a giant wolf was considerably unique.
  • In Midway Arcade Party Pak, for the Playstation 1 the creators said, in a video interview, that Ralphs name comes from the fact that the name Ralph is "almost an onomatopoeia for the sound a dog or wolf makes growling." 
  • According to the official website of Rampage: Total Destruction, the Channel 3 news reporter claims that Ralph enjoys taking walks with Amanda down the streets of Chicago.
  • In Kaiju Combat, the monster Lycanoid is a giant-sized werewolf monster created from skin-crafting nanites attacking septic werewolf scars. He bares some resemblance to Ralph in certain apsects. Lycanoid's patches of fur are blue, giving all the more reason to reference Ralph.  
  • In Rampage 2: Universal Tour, the code to unlock Ralph, "LVPVS", is secretly saying "LUPUS", the binominal name for a wolf (Canis Lupus). It is also based off Latin name for "wolf".
  • Ralph may have been inspired by many werewolf movies including The Wolfman (both the origianl 1941 film from Universal and the 2010 remake), Werewolf of London, and An American Werewolf in London.
  • In Rampage 2: Universal Tour, Ralph is held in a cage in London. This is a reference to Werewolf of London or perhaps An American Werewolf in London.

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