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Ratio Hornblower was one of the puppet demons, demons who took the form of puppets in order to take over a local children's television show. Unlike the rest of his crew, Ratio's appearance was of a costumed human and he spoke only in a series of squeals.[1]


Ratio perfected the Nest Egg system that served as their energy conduit for sucking the life force out of children. His demise is at the hands of Fred and Wesley who shot and dismembered Ratio, respectively.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

  • His name is a reference to fictional Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower.
  • In the non-canonical Spike: Shadow Puppets, Ratio actually survived and hooked up with the Japanese branch of the Smile Time gang who planned to take their efforts to a global level.