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Real name)
Rory Regan

First appearance)
Ragman #1
(August/September 1976)

Personal comment)
I didn't really change to much about this Creator, just made him look darker.

“Bringing the authorities into the situation may complicate matters, but I do have feelings.Innocent lives must not be imperiled…In addition to feelings, I have patience.I have kept these men away from the stairwells while the building is being evacuated.Thus, patience has its rewards.And thankfully, its limits.”

“I allow the rags to rustle and swirl in the building’s still air and make sure that the thugs notice them.It is important that there be no doubt that the rags are alive…and that they are invincible.”

When Rory Regan was a child, he helped his father work in his pawn shop, Rags 'n' Tatters, in Gotham City. Rory's father constantly promised he would make a better life for Rory. Rory's father was also passionate about the neighborhood. He wanted to make a change in his community and used his pawn shop to help others when ever he could. One day while drinking behind the store, Rory's father and his friends found money stuffed in a mattress that had just been pawned off at the store. Unfortunately the money was stolen from a armored car heist and doom was near. A short time later the thieves came back to get their stolen loot. Rory's father was outside again with his friends when the thieves showed up. They started interrogating the men and even shot down electrical wires to torture the men into revealing where the money was. When Rory showed up, he saw his father and friends on the brink of death and intense pain. Instinctively Rory reached out to help his father. Pulling his father from the wire, a bolt of electricity went through everyone and grounded out Rory himself. the shock completely knocked out Rory and when he woke all of his father's friends and his father were dead. Not only that but the thieves turned murderers were gone.
Distraught and wanting vengeance, Rory got an old costume of a that his father had made for him when he went to a costume party. The costume was a bunch of rags sewn together so he could look like a real rag-man at the party. this was on obvious play on his occupation but now the costume became more. Now, Rory would use the costume to punish those who had killed his father and his father's friends. As the Ragman, Rory discovered that somehow the physical attributes of the men who were killed was transferred to Rory somehow. As if the electricity carried their strengths directly to Rory. He had the abilities of a prized boxer and agility of a Olympic acrobat, as well as the strength of a massive body builder.