Ratchet comes from a race of aliens who refrain from any sorts of physical contact. Their society has achieved longer life, eradicated disease a reduced crime to a philosophical level because of this. However, Ratchet wishes to meet real friends. He leaves his pod only to be stopped by Isolation Police. Ratchet is fired upon and sentenced to 80 years of imprisonment. After two years his tendrils are amputated. He goes on a hunger strike but is force fed by robotic arms after 14 years. Finally after 40 years, Ratchet begins to hallucinate until it drives him mad with rage. A Red Ring crashes through his prison wall as a new tendril grows to take it.
Ratchet was created by Geoff Johns and artist Shane Davis.
Not much has been revealed about Ratchet's character until the recent Red Lanterns series aside from his original appearance fighting alongside Atrocitus during Blackest Night.
Major Story Arcs
As a member of the Red Lantern Corps, Ratchet participated in the attack on the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps. Ratchet participated in the abduction of Sinestro as well as his torture on Ysmault.
Ratchet has appeared in the New 52's Red Lanterns by Peter Milligan. Atrocitus asks him to jump into the Blood Ocean to relive his greatest pain and regain his sentience. Before being thrown into the the Blood Ocean, Ratchet had gathered with Bleez and Zilius Zox to discuss possibly killing Atrocitus. Atrocitus sends Bleez back into the Blood Ocean to retrieve her fellow lanterns. As she pulls out Ratchet and Zilius Zox, Ratchet asks Bleez how they can possibly serve as both judge, jury and executioner to the universe's vengeance. Upon meeting Red Lantern Skallox, Ratchet is disappointed to see that rage is felt by both the innocent and the wicked and that their mission is not a moral crusade.
Rise of the Third Army
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After Atrocitus' crusade against Krona and Abysmus he returns to Ysmault with a corpse from the Third Army. Realizing the Guardians are behind the army, he sends his Lanterns to retrieve blood and strengthen their power battery. Believing Ratchet to be the most intelligent and trustworthy of his Red Lanterns, Atrocitus tasks him with guarding the power battery while they are away.
Powers & Abilities:
During the attack on the Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps Ratchet displays the same powers used by his fellow Red Lanterns to lead a brutal attack in space. The extent of his powers have remain to be seen. According to Atrocitus, Ratchet is highly intelligent.
Space Sector: Unknown
Sector Partner: ?