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The Ratcatcher as seen in the Character Bios

Otis Flannegan (a.k.a. The Ratcatcher) is a villain from the Batman series. He started out as an actual Ratcatcher, but he soon found out he had the ability to control the rats. He then started using them for his criminal purposes. He was later killed by the OMACs.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

The Ratcatcher doesn't appear in the game Batman: Arkham Asylum. One of the Riddler's riddles revolves around him.

He has an entry in the Character bios. His profile states:

Once employed as an actual rat catcher in Gotham, Otis Flannegan soon started using his natural gift – an affinity with and ability to control rats – to stage a variety of crimes. Eventually his control over the vermin grew until he threatened Gotham City with a veritable army of rodents. Incarcerated many times at Blackgate, he’s able to do as much damage within prison as without, using his loyal pets to relay messages and transport materials inside the maze of ventilation ducts that wind throughout the giant prison.

Batman: Arkham City

A poster advertising Ratcatcher's skills as an exterminator can be seen. In the prison city he sold things like buttons or gum, using his rats to smuggle in the smaller necessities, that were next to unattainable in the prison. This angered the top man in Arkham; Penguin. He was last seen being dragged into the museum by Peunguin's gang along with an army of rats. Penguin also used his rats as a torture device. Its implied Penguin had him killed, however later two henchmen talk about watching another guy being eaten alive by rats, suggesting the Ratcatcher mnaged to survive.

Batman: Arkham Origins

He never makes a physical appearance in this game, but you can find his mask and gloves at the My Alibi which is in the Coventry District.


Real Name: Otis Flannegan

Occupation: Professional Criminal

Base of Operations: Gotham City

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Brown

Height: 5 ft 11 in

Weight: 155 lb

First Appearance: Detective Comics #585 (April, 1988)


  • Thorough knowledge of Gotham's sewer system and Blackgate Prison's layout
  • Eerie ability to wordlessly communicate with and command all rats
  • Overvalues rodent life, especially in comparison to human life

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