Ill Ratt (イル・ラット, Iru Ratto) is a member of the SPK who acts as a spy for Mello.


Ratt has short brown hair and is seen wearing a black suit and tie.


After the founding of the SPK, Ratt walks outside their headquarters and asks a citizen to borrow his phone, supplying Mello with information he had obtained about the Death Note.

Ratt is briefly seen being ordered by Steve Mason to get John McEnroe to pick up Soichiro Yagami and his daughter Sayu, who had been kidnapped by Mello and the Mafia to trade for the Death Note. After Mello obtains the notebook, he uses it to kill the majority of the other SPK members, including Ratt. Ratt commits suicide by shooting himself in the head. With this, Mello ensures that Near will be unable to use the spy to find the Mafia.

In other mediaEdit

In the anime, he is not revealed to be a spy.

In Death Note Relight 2: L's Successors, Kiyomi Takada sends his photo to Teru Mikami. With his Shinigami Eyes, Mikami sees that he is using an alias and writes his real name in the notebook. Due to the details written by Mikami, Ratt aims his gun at Near. Halle Lidner alerts Near, and Near jumps out of his chair. Ratt shoots the computer, after which he is shot and killed by Linder.


In Death Note 13: How to Read, Takeshi Obata said that while designing the SPK members, he drew Ratt as being "suspicious looking" to further his character as a spy.


  • Ratt's lifespan is only shown in Relight 2 and is revealed to be 0235 21.