I want Mr. Zurkon in the game but its garbage that people get ap do attacking him. Like I have said before he is a novelty move. He can net you 17 so and that's if the other person stands still and let's it happen(which is unlikely), his aim when people are moving is not that good, they have to be fairly close or he won't shoot at them. Realistically he may get you 8-10ap if your lucky. If him getting hit gets people ap then so should hitting sackboys fan, teleport hole or electric pad, spikes monkeys, fat princesses guards or get rid of it. It's not fair that Ratchet is the only character who gets penalized for summoning something. I still want Mr. Zurkon in his moves even though he is not that helpful, but make it so other players don't get ap for hitting him that's trash. They need to fix it and get rid of that. There is no way to justify this.
Yeah there is. It's called "He's a distraction." Most of the time, if people notice him, they go straight for him. You know what I do then? I hit 'em with the side-Triangle combo or something that'll knock them back. Yeah, they got a small amount of AP from hitting him, but I just got halfway to a lvl1.
You have to stop judging him from the perspective of how much AP he DIRECTLY nets you vs. how much he can net the opponent. He's worth much more when you think about what he can INDIRECTLY get you.
Not to mention the fact that Ratchet's already one of the game's best characters, so buffing Zurkon would probably push him over the edge.