|Aliases||Scratch the Cat Burglar, Pookey|
|Weapon(s) of choice||Criminal Cake Gun, Felonious Fish Club, ball and chain|
|Out of universe information|
|Era(s)||Archie, Video games|
|First appearance||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures December 1991|
|Created by||Ryan Brown|
Hallocat is a mutant cat, a member of the Uncanny Trio, and enemy of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Archie Adventure Series
Hallocat (previously known as ‘Pookey’ before the mutation) was a truckers pet cat, his owner had been illegally dumping toxic waste for a chemical plant whose foreman did not want to dispose of the waste properly in an effort to cut costs. One day, Pookey got under the foreman’s feet, tripping him. In a fit of anger, the foreman picked him up and threw him into a vat of toxic waste (which was actually mutagen). He believed the cat to be killed. Instead, the cat mutated.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #27
Hallocat was renamed Scratch for the toy line. He is one of the most sought-after TMNT action figures ever made and can sell for hundreds of dollars in on-line auctions. Very few were produced and he was among the last of the villains to be released.
Hallocat (Scratch) appears in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue for the Gameboy.
He returned briefly in 2009, as a character on a special t-shirt created by Fernando Leon Gonzales and Ryan Brown, as a fund-raising method for TMNT writer Jake Black’s medical bills.