For his weapon I am going to make it a tool he uses to help fix his space ship. It will be a multiform hand held tool which although is very useful at repairing things could also be quite dangerous if used as a weapon.
The Hero's spaceship will be a two man vehicle, space for the hero and sidekick. It can operate in space as well as hover along on a planets surface.
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Star Wars: Star Fighter
Mass Effect: Normandy