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|First appearance||Divine Madness|
|Last appearance||Black Friday|
|Created by||Robert Muchamore|
|Birth name||Rathbone Regan|
|Family||Joel Regan (father), Rat has at least 44 known siblings|
Gregory Rathbone, previously Rathbone Reagan and more commonly known as Rat, is a character in Robert Muchamore's acclaimed CHERUB series. He was born in the Australian outback as the youngest son of Joel Reagan, the leader of a religious cult The Survivors. He is also the on-off boyfriend of Lauren Adams.
Background and early life
Rathbone was born in the Australian outback. He was brought up in difficult conditions, living all of his early life in the Survivor's ark, a building in North Australia home to the Survivors cult, set up by Joel Reagan. His mother committed suicide when Rathbone was young.
Rat is highly intelligent, claiming to have an IQ of 197. However, he has little real-world skills due to his sheltered upbringing.
|Mission where Rat was recruited|
|Mission controller(s)||John Jones|
Rathbone first met James Adams in 'The Survivors' ark by playing a practical joke on him. They are then both thrashed and forced to spend a day in the sweatbox; a metal shed. James then asked Rat to get him and his sister "cushier" jobs, such as office work, as opposed to the warehouse or laundry. At the end of the book Rat helps James and Lauren escape and joins CHERUB.
Man vs Beast
Rat played a very small part in Man vs Beast, as he was taking part in basic training.
Rat played a small part in this book as well. He helped to take revenge on Norman Large, a former CHERUB training instructor for threatening Lauren.
|Mission in The Sleepwalker|
|Location(s)||Hampstead, North London|
Greg's part in The Sleepwalker is moderately important. He visits Lauren on the mission twice. The second time he visited he helped with the arrest of Asif Bin Hassam.
Rat is the main protagonist in the short book, Dark Sun. He and fellow CHERUB agent Andy Lagan infiltrate a terrorist's house during a sleepover which culminates in a fight with the terrorist's daughter who has returned from a nightclub.
In The General, Rat and several others go on a training exercise in near Las Vegas with the many other special military forces. British special forces, and CHERUB agents against the American military.
Brigands M. C.
Rat again has a small role in Brigands MC. He nearly breaks up with Lauren after acting jealously towards Dante after accusing Lauren of flirting with him.
- Muchamore, Robert (2006). CHERUB: Divine Madness. CHERUB. 5. Hodder. ISBN 978-0-340-89434-7.
- Muchamore, Robert (2006). CHERUB: Man vs Beast. CHERUB. 6. Hodder. ISBN 978-0-340-91169-3.
- Muchamore, Robert (2007). CHERUB: Mad Dogs. CHERUB. 8. Hodder. ISBN 978-0-340-91171-6.
- Muchamore, Robert (2008). CHERUB: The General. CHERUB. 10. Hodder. ISBN 978-0-340-93184-4.