Ricky never grew out of the young idealist phase of his teens. It’s normal to be a selfish, emotional, wreck when young, but Ricky is pushing 40 and still thinks his boss owes him a job. Donning a rat costume by night, Ricky becomes RATFIST, a champion of the intellect and protector of the little people! He starts out with no superhero powers. Then he mutates.
Rats only live to be 3 years old, but Milt is pushing 5. He hates cats, tolerates Ricky and is perhaps the most intelligent character in this whole goofed up story. Milt loves stinky cheese and hates tapeworms. Fashion don’t!
He’s the night shift security guard at the Simian Icthus Corporation. Apparently, he was having problems with his mere human traits and got a little help from man’s best friend.
He’s the head of a pseudo-governmental think tank called The Board of Planning and Fairness. He’s a 900-dollar-pen pusher for whom Ratfist collects data. It’s unclear if the Czar is good or bad, but good and bad are such binary, modern notions.
She’s beautiful, decent and loves our Ricky. What do you do when the perfect woman hates your favorite pet? Can Ricky really land this gal? Only time and this webcomic will tell. Gina is the kind of girl that doesn’t take much guff from a guy. Let’s face it, Ricky is a pretty distracted guy and I don’t think girls like Gina are used to being upstaged by anything.
This is the boss man. He’s the president and sole owner of the Simian Icthus Corporation. They are a pharmaceutical company that once did cancer research. Mr. Black is an old school business man with an aggressive do-it-yourself attitude. He wears really expensive suits.
After sprouting from Ricky’s backside, he was lopped and left to die on the living room floor. But life has a way and in a strange moment that blended the worst of science, magic and wishful thinking, TAIL was born. He is not a fully self sufficient being and finds his home on Ricky’s person. Tail has a psychic link with Ricky in that he is a conduit for Ricky’s subconscious. When watching Lost he rooted for “The Tail Section”.
Cooler still is that Tail works as a fine weapon, fulfilling Ricky’s self-said prophecy by becoming the literal “rat fist” of the Ratfist saga. He is flexible and able to bend, crawl around on his own, and grab outside buildings to help Ricky locomote through town.
The brilliant invention of Tad and Sheldon, this robot obeys the vocal commands of Ricky. It runs on a thermonuclear lithium ion particle acceleration battery and stuff. The Ratmobile will hone in on Ricky when called simply by thinking about it.
He’s a loud, angry, genius of electronics. If Ratfist needs any weapons he has Sheldon build it, leaving his best friend Tad to program it. Sheldon has bad skin, looks like a hat rack with skin stretched over it, and claims to have no need of women. He generally hates everyone, and resents the success of others. He has a cult-like worship of the ideal that is RATFIST. He loves manipulating the community, businesses, markets as if they were the contraptions in his garage.
The quiet one. Tad is a soft spoken programmer who works hard for Ricky, mostly because he has nothing else to live for. He is Sheldon’s best friend because he fears ending their friendship. Tad was home-schooled, graduated high school at the age of 7, graduated college at 8 and earned his first doctorate for computer programming before he was 11. Google and Facebook offered him an 8 figure salary upon graduation but he turned it down to program for Ain’t-It-Cool-News…they offered him more money.
Bitten by a radioactive miter cutting a can of Spam can wreak havoc on any teenager. But MiterSpam gained the power to cut any unknown meat mix at any angle using only his mind. He swings around town on a rope but is from England so he swings on the wrong side of the aerial street, making him prone to collisions in the sky.
Like Ricky, Rezza works as a DNA sequencing programmer at the Simian Icthus Corporation. A nominal Muslim but a devout academic liberal, Rezza is perfect for beheading any obstacle he encounters with the computer. He’s a humble, good friend of Ricky’s, and can’t afford to make ends meet on his meager salary he gets from Mr. Black.
One of Mr. Black’s security team volunteered to be bitten by a monkey and a trout. He gained the ability to stare, and grew a tail that
enables him to swim 80 miles per hour. His monkey attributes give him the ability to pull the arms off an average man. Richard Dawkins is quick to point out that MonkeyTrout is 98.9% human, but MonkeyTrout is really just 98.9% Richard Dawkins.
Space Tiki is a mysterious pagan idol that isn’t from this universe. Because he is not from this universe he can manipulate Earth’s lower life forms with ease. Space Tiki is very old and probably saw the beginning of the earth. He knew Ricky’s name, and claims he intended for Ricky to find the Tiki Key. Space Tiki sounds a little like a primitive islander, but also sports modern technology allowing him to have a glass dome that exposes his brain.