When we left in Part 1 (which you can read here), Ralph had "earned" a medal, but found himself into an escape pod with a pretty nasty alien creature called a Cy-Bug latched onto him, and landed in a racing game called Sugar Rush. Felix was searching for Ralph, because the big guy's quest for recognition took too long and he didn't show up when a girl tried to play Fix-It Felix Jr., so now their entire world could be unplugged! Thankfully, he can now count on Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun, from the game Hero's Duty who fears that the runaway Cy-Bug might cause a virtualpocalypse.
Okay, that pun was not intended.
|Finally a place dedicated to chewing scenery!|
During that time, Felix and Calhoun have gone from Hero's Duty to Game Central Station. Sergeant Calhoun explains that the Cy-Bugs were programmed like viruses; all they only ever do is reproducing or attacking life forms. And the only way to destroy all of them at once is to use a beacon that will produce a destructive beam of light that will attract all of them and destroy them. Like a giant bug zapper. Wow, those who designed Hero's Duty really didn't think twice about that kind of thing... well, then again, they probably didn't believe that there was life inside the game they created. We also get a nice little moment from Calhoun's programmed backstory: Her fiancé was eaten alive by a Cy-Bug at the altar, because she didn't do a perimeter check on that one day. Yay. Never mind the fact that this has probably technically never even happened for real and is all in her memories nonetheless...
|Zoom in on the Jumbo-Tron. There are plenty of weird|
names on it.
|Rack your brain, Nick. There HAS to be a reference here to|
one of Disney's properties... Maybe?
|It's the cake that spills the cup!|
...Okay, that was pretty bad. But still better than "Fungeon".
|Stop breaking her homemade kart! It's not gona win anyway!|
At first, Ralph is still angry, but he makes Vanellope laugh by mentioning Hero's Duty (seriously though, these jokes could have been removed for the most part, Vanellope's jokes aren't even so funny, they all revolve around the same poop joke). After Ralph shows off his incredible strength, the two come to an agreement.
|Just showing the difference in size... Ralph is 9 feet tall,|
Vanellope is maybe 2 feet tall. Gives you an idea...
|For a racing game, it sure has a lot of places without any|
And no, going Turbo does not mean giving super-speed to a snail. That would be an unnatural abomination!
|Urgh, you gotta be kidding me!|
|You can tell she loves it.|
|"Careful not to hit me!" BAM.|
Thankfully, Ralph can get plenty of physical damage, he was
practically MADE to survive getting hurt a lot!
Guess that's an adavntage of being a video game villain...
|He's tampering with this world's code! Dude, that's mighty|
dangerous! Imagine you create a MissingNo by accident!
|PTSD in full force here...|
So, Ralph and Vanellope prepare for the race, but Vanellope goes back in the cola mountain to get something. King Candy comes by (how did he know Ralph was there?) and tries to reason with Ralph that Vanellope can't race. If she does, the players could see her glitching, and therefore Mr. Litwak would put the Out Of Order sign over Sugar Rush, and then their game would be in danger. And if Sugar Rush gets unplugged, everyone will be able to escape... Except Vanellope, due to her glitch. She'll die in the game once it gets unplugged. There is too much at stake there, and Candy claims he's doing all this for the good of Sugar Rush and everyone inside it. Oh, and he also gives back Ralph's medal. Candy's arguments make enough sense for Ralph, so the king leaves the place and lets Ralph do the rest.
|Neither can I make a joke here. It's too heart-breaking.|
Oh, I have to end it here for today... Tell you what. I'll be back Friday with the chilling conclusion. Is that good for you? Good! See ya in four days. I'll just.. gently weep in the meantime. Wreck-It Ralph, why must you make me so teary-eyed?