|Real Name||Vincent Marinelli|
|Wild Card Traits||Rat-like appearance|
|Affiliations||Department of Internal Affairs|
|First Appearance||Fort Freak|
Vincent "Ratboy" Marinelli is a fictional character in the Wild Cards series of books.
Vincent Marinelli was born a joker with the appearance of a large rat. Years after joining the Department of Internal Affairs, he became embroiled in a case of police corruption within the halls of Fort Freak. Dirty cops had killed Joe Twitch, but Black Tongue, the only witness to the crime, looked to be the prime suspect. Marinelli joined with young lawyer Charlie "Flipper" Herriman in a bid to find out the truth while Herriman sought to clear the young man's name.
Wild Card Traits Edit
Ratboy is, to outward appearances, a human-sized rat.
Vincent has the appearance of a giant rat. He is much shorter than most people, but certainly much larger than any normal rat.
All throughout his childhood he was referred to by his joker name "Ratboy", especially by his siblings, so the name no longer bothers him, but he hates it when people call him "Vinnie".
Ratboy's father is, ironically, an exterminator. When he grew up, Ratboy joined, ironically, The Department of Internal Affairs. The irony is not lost on him.
Selected Reading Edit
- Wild Cards Volume XXI: Fort Freak