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- "Don't worry, yeah? I'm gonna get you outta here alive."
"I'm going to get you out of here alive."
- ―Bloodsport and Ratcatcher 2[src]
Cleo Cazo is the daughter and protégée of the original Ratcatcher, dubbing herself Ratcatcher 2. Under his guidance she turned to a life of crime, while being aided by an army of small rodents which she can communicate with and control. After being arrested, she became a member of the second Task Force X strike team sent to Corto Maltese, where she formed a close relationship with Bloodsport.
Cleo Cazo was born to the criminal known as Ratcatcher. He taught her to tame, train, and control rats over the years, and when Ratcatcher was taken down by the Batman, the young woman took up his mantle and became Ratcatcher 2, using her trained rats to commit crimes.
Life of crime and capture
While a criminal, Cleo evaded the police several times and grew quite fond of one rat in particular, who she named Sebastian and treated as a pet. Unfortunately, Clio was caught by local law enforcement after robbing a bank and sent to Belle Reve, where she became a member of Task Force X.
Corto Maltese mission
In 2021, the team, including Ratcatcher 2, went to Corto Maltese to destroy the prison and laboratory known as Jotunheim, formerly used by the Nazi Party, as well as wipe out all traces of the mysterious Project Starfish. While on the mission, she met and befriended Bloodsport, and formed a close father/daughter type relationship with him.
Cleo is sweet and endearing, but completely out of her element as a member of the Suicide Squad. She sees the good in everyone, and attempts to make friends with them, even dangerous serial killers like King Shark and the Peacemaker. However, her innocence does not make her helpless. Her ability to control all rats makes her a powerful enemy, and she will help anyone she's able to.
Powers and abilities
- Rat manipulation: Ratcatcher can easily tame and train rats with the rat communicator to do tasks for her.
- Mind control: Ratcatcher can control the minds of rats and force them to do her bidding.
To be added
- Ratcatcher mask: The smell of the sewers, where rats usually live, can be overpowering to the human nose, so Ratcatcher cleverly wears a mask with a filtration system, ensuring she doesn't need to breathe in the smell and fumes of the sewer system while controlling her rats.
- Rat communicator: To be added
- This version of Ratcatcher is gender-swapped and is named after the first Ratcatcher, who trained her to be his protégé at a young age.
- Ratcatcher 2 is a fan of poisonous gas.
- While the DCEU's original Ratcatcher, is more true to the comic version, this version of the Ratcatcher is an original character created for the DC Extended Universe.
Behind the scenes
- According to The Suicide Squad script, Idris Elba's character will act as a surrogate father to Ratcatcher 2.
- Katie Eischen was a stunt double for Daniela Melchior in the role of Ratcatcher 2.
- James Gunn (@JamesGunn) - Twitter
- Mancuso, Vinnie (April 30, 2019). James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Casts Newcomer in Ratcatcher Role. Collider.
- "The Suicide Squad - Exclusive Trailer Breakdown with Director James Gunn" - YouTube
- Sneider, Jeff (March 7, 2019). ‘Suicide Squad 2’ Exclusive: Meet the New Characters James Gunn Will Introduce in Sequel. Collider.
- Gunn, James (writer and director) (August 6, 2021). The Suicide Squad.
|Task Force X|
|Members||Harley Quinn | Deadshot | Katana | Killer Croc | Bloodsport | Peacemaker | Ratcatcher 2 | King Shark | Weasel | Vigilante|
|Supporting members||Flo Crawley | Emilia Harcourt | Briscoe | Fitzgibbon|
|Former members||Enchantress | June Moone | Slipknot | El Diablo | Rick Flag | Captain Boomerang | Polka-Dot Man | Detachable Kid | Javelin | Blackguard | Mongal | Savant|