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The Suicide Squad Character Fans Agree Should Have Their Own Spin-Off

Contains spoilers for "The Suicide Squad"

James Gunn has genuinely done the remarkable with his latest superhero effort — "The Suicide Squad." He took a bunch of predominantly D-list supervillains from the comics and turned them into three-dimensional characters you root for until the very end. Sure, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is in there, who's one of the most popular and beloved comic antiheroes at the moment, but numerous other faces are about to become household names. 

It was clear Gunn had stumbled into something special when, before "The Suicide Squad" even coming out, Warner Bros. announced Peacemaker (John Cena) would receive his own spin-off series to debut on HBO Max. Now that we've seen the movie and its subsequent post-credits scene, we have a better idea of what that series will entail as the staff from Belle Reve go to visit him in the hospital and mention how he's going to "save the f***ing world."

Peacemaker will live on in one form or another, but there's another member of Task Force X that fans hope we haven't seen the last of.

Ratcatcher 2 is the breakout star of The Suicide Squad

Everyone from Bloodsport (Idris Elba) to Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian) gets a chance to shine in "The Suicide Squad." However, fans have developed a soft spot for the perpetually sleepy Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior). She may be a criminal, but she has a heart of gold, as evidenced in how she cares for her rodent companion, Sebastian, and makes a genuine effort to become King Shark's friend. It all leads to a tear-shedding flashback in the film's finale, where we see a younger version of the character talk with her dad about how even rats deserve respect.

You have to go to Reddit to find scores of people talking about how much they love Ratcatcher 2, with u/Objective-Menu3158 writing, "I need a ratcatcher spinoff. The actress is wonderful and the character was fantastic." Another user brings up how it even seemed as though "The Suicide Squad" hinted we could see more of the villain-turned-antihero, stating, "Casting Taika [Waititi] as her dad made it seem like a prequel spinoff would be a possibility." Getting someone of Waititi's caliber for such a small role certainly makes it seem like more of the father/daughter duo would come. Still, perhaps James Gunn merely wanted a superb actor to deliver the line, "Rats are the lowliest and most despised of all creatures. If they have purpose, so do we all."

Her powers, namely the ability to control rats, are unique, and whether we get a prequel or sequel, it would be a ton of fun to see Cleo Cazo summon swarms of rodents to do her bidding. Could her HBO Max series be next? We'll have to wait and see.