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Such a good boy! And after you finish off Bigweld, there'll be nobody out there to fix them.
~ Madame Gasket to Phineas T. Ratchet
(Ratchet: "We need to find out who this is and stop him.")
"Not stop him. Crush him! Destroy him! And by the way, I brought you a little something for your desk."
~ Ratchet and Madame Gasket about their plot.

Madame Gasket is the hidden true main antagonist of Blue Sky's 2nd animated feature film, Robots. She is Rodney's archenemy, Bigweld's arch-rival, Phineas T. Ratchet's mother, and the leader and boss in the Chop Shop.

She was voiced by Jim Broadbent who also played Lord Kelvin.

Personality

She is also known for being manipulative, hot-tempered, sarcastic, ruthless, cunning, greedy, and evil. Despite her evil nature, she does genuinely love her son, Phineas T. Ratchet, even giving him a heart-shaped picture with herself on it.

Role

Madame Gasket runs the Chop Shop: a massive factory where discarded metal and outmoded robots are collected, recycled, and recirculated. In order to increase her profits, she had her son Ratchet take control of Bigweld Industries, the world's sole provider of spare robot parts (for some odd reason) and have it instead distribute upgrades (which for another odd reason, seems to be more profitable).

Through this, she intended to render the city's lower class population outmoded and (presumably) resell the resulting scrap metal to upgrade manufacturers. As a mother, she is very fond of (if not somewhat mean-spirited to) to Ratchet. In the film's climax, in an epic battle with Bigweld, Rodney, and the others; she was about to order her armies of Chop Shop workers and giant sweepers to attack the protagonists when Piper came to the rescue with all the outmodes Rodney had repaired prior. During the battle as Gasket's army is being defeated, she tries to finish Bigweld off, but he is rescued by Rodney. Gasket then battles Wonderbot, but is overpowered and thrown into a slag pot and into the melting furnace.

When the pot swings out of the furnace, Madame Gasket is nowhere to be seen and has perished in the furnace, much to Ratchet's horror.

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Trivia

  • It is unknown why or how she became evil or why she is against outmodes, especially since she herself is an outmode. It is possible that she was separated from the rest of the outmodes, eventually becoming a "sick, twisted evil robot", similar to how the Indominus rex from Jurassic World was separated from the rest of the dinosaurs and became evil.
  • Despite being a female, she is voiced by the male actor, Jim Broadbent.
  • She is very similar to Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd.
  • She is also very similar to Queen Gnorga from the 1994 Don Bluth film, A Troll in Central Park.
  • Her relationship with Ratchet is similar to Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming from the 2004 computer-animated DreamWorks film, Shrek 2, where the mother is the main antagonist and the son is the secondary antagonist. Also, the mother dies, but the son survives. However, Prince Charming would later die in the 2007 sequel of Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, while Ratchet's movie hasn't had a sequel he can be the main villain in.
  • Although Ratchet drove the plot of the film, Gasket is the true main villain because she had bigger plans and is revealed to be Ratchet's mother. She is also the true mastermind behind the film's primary threat, treated her son like her apprentice, used her slaves like puppets and somewhat put Ratchet's father in chains.
  • Gasket is the first main antagonist of the Blue Sky Studios movie who is a parent.

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