Ragear was a fat, bumbling rat in the horde of Cluny the Scourge. He was, along with Mangefur, sent to find food for Cluny when he first arrived in Redwall. They found nothing but rotten sparrows and grass, and were flogged by Cluny as a result of their incompetent scavenging. When Cluny later set out with Shadow to steal Redwall Abbey's tapestry, he brought Ragear along as an expendable distraction; Ragear, however, considered it an honor to accompany the Scourge on such an important mission. Ragear was left behind during Cluny's escape; terrified, he blundered into Mossflower Woods and became lost. The next day, he woke up to find Matthias heading towards St. Ninian's. Ragear planned to capture the mouse and bring him to Cluny, but he bungled the affair; instead, Matthias knocked him out, tied him to an oak tree, and left him there. When Ragear awoke, he gnawed his way out of the bonds, but had no sooner done so when he was fatally bitten by the deadly adder Asmodeus Poisonteeth. His body was found by two other members of Cluny's gang, Cheesethief and Killconey. He was the first character known to be eaten by Asmodeus.