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The Death of Rats was a rodent version of Death that came into being when Death went missing during Reaper Man, who also specialised in guinea pigs. It appears exactly as one would expect- just like Death, but instead of a human skeleton it possesses that of a rodent. It appears alongside Death in multiple illustrations.

Death of Rats

As an anthropomorphic personification, Death of Rats is able to project behaviour and emotion Death himself cannot, such as mischief. It escorts gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs as well as rats. In Soul Music, Death of Rats also attended to the Head of the Musicians Guild, implying that being a rat in a metaphorical sense is close enough.

It often consorts with a raven who acts as a translator, possibly one of Blind Io's before they were decommissioned.