Real Name: Bob Stirrat

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: (former) Owner of and dispatcher at the Hellhouse

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: C.F., Deadpool, Domino, Fenway, Alestair Grunch, Roach, T-Ray, Typhoid Mary, other Hellhouse mercs.

Enemies: The Hand, T-Ray, some Hellhouse mercenaries

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Formerly the Hellhouse

First Appearance: Deadpool III#1 (January, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Patch is a shrewd businessman. He doesn't possess any suerhuman abilities, but has on occasion been shown to use guns.

History: (Deadpool III#26 (fb) - BTS) - At some point Patch and Alestair Grunch were friends and partners, but under unrevealed circumstances they became quite bitter towards each other. Also, they both somehow managed to anger the ninja group called the Hand.

(Deadpool Team-Up#1) - When a helicopter landed in front of Hellhouse, Patch thought someone was attacking and rallied his mercs to help, but it turned out to be a customer looking for Deadpool.

(Deadpool III#1) - Patch asked Deadpool for his cut from a mission in Bolivia. Later Patch gave 'Pool a mission to attack a Canadian research base in Antarctica.

(Deadpool III#3) - As Deadpool had trouble regrowing a finger that had been chopped off, Patch took bets on how long it would take for him to regrow it.

(Deadpool III#5) - Patch returned to Hellhouse after going to buy an ice cream sandwich and found T-Ray in a dispute with Weasel. Later he got an order for a merc to kill thirty members of a mob family for three million dollars, but when he realized that they also wanted to kill their kids, he thought that nobody would want it. T-Ray took the mission and Patch stormed into his office saying "Don't anyone say nuthin. Nuthin. What do you think we do here, bake cookies?"

(Deadpool III#6) - Deadpool returned to Hellhouse and Patch told him he was on three days probation for running out on a personal vendetta in the middle of arson season. But Patch forgave him when 'Pool gave him some chocolates shaped like something dirty.

(Deadpool III#7) - Deadpool brought Typhoid Mary to Hellhouse and asked Patch to give her a job. Patch wasn't sure at first, but after Mary gave a demonstration of her skills by roughing up C.F., Patch was sold. While Patch was filling out paperwork with Mary, T-Ray confronted Deadpool and burned his mask off. Patch, finally sick of their drama, told T-Ray he was on probation for a month, but T-Ray asked who was going to make him leave. Patch offered to pay the first merc to kick T-Ray out, but none accepted.

(Deadpool III#9) - C.F. and Fenway distracted Patch while Deadpool roughed up mercs in the Hellhouse to show he was better than T-Ray. When Patch caught on he chastised Deadpool, who then asked if he could get a heroic gig. Patch checked, but he hadn't updated the hero file in a long time.

(X-Force I#73) - Patch got a call from Domino, who was looking for work. He told Deadpool he wouldn't believe who just called and Deadpool began guessing.

(X-Force I#76 (fb)) - Patch welcomed Domino back to the Hellhouse and gave her an assignment.

(Deadpool III#12) - Patch told Typhoid Mary that there still had not been any word from Deadpool for her.

(Deadpool III#14) - T-Ray arrived at Hellhouse and announced to Patch that he had beat Deadpool, leaving Deadpool's belt pinned to the wall as a token.

(Deadpool III#16 (fb)) - Patch told C.F. and Fenway that since Deadpool had been beaten and T-Ray had gone away business had been booming for Hellhouse. He added that if he had known it woul dbe like this, he would have paid T-Ray to do it long ago. They were unaware that Deadpool was watching them from a hiding place above. After Deadpool was gone Ajax arrived and declared that he was going to kill Deadpool, so Patch offered to go get his personal file.

(Deadpool III#30 (fb) - BTS) - With Deadpool gone, the Hellhouse attracted an unruly element nd the mercs became more loyal to the absent T-Ray than to Patch.

(Deadpool III#30) - Alestair Grunch showed up at the Hellhouse asking Patch's help saving Deadpool from T-Ray. Patch agreed put aside his differences with Alestair difference to help and called Wade. Wade came and was attacked by mercenaries who wanted to impress T-Ray, so Patch, C.F. and Fenway helped him fight his way through. Patch and Deadpool got to Grunch just in time to see him eaten alive by demoniac cats.

(Deadpool III#61) - Patch was among the mourners at Deadpool's funeral.

Comments: Created by Joe Kelly, Ed McGuinness, Nathan Massengill and Norman Lee

The name "Patch" would apparently be short for "dispatcher".

"Patch" really is short for "dispatcher". This was revealed in an interview with Joe Kelly, Ed McGuinness and Matt Idelson in Marvel Vision#12. The interview was reprinted in several other comics like Excalibur I#104.

In Deadpool III#7 Patch mentioned that he gave up the skin trade in the Seventies, "while it was still fashionable". If he wasn't just being snide, that would be a former occupation of his. Also, Patch is a big fan of Liza Minnelli.

Patch received a real name in the Hellhouse profile in Deadpool Corps: Rank and Foul.

Profile by Patrick D Ryall

Patch should not be confused with:

Images taken from:

Deadpool III#1, page 23, panel 1
Deadpool III#30, page 6, panel 2

Deadpool III#1 (January, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Nathan Massengill & Norman Lee (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#3 (March, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Nathan Massengill & Norman Lee (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#5 (May, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ed McGuinness & Kevin Lau (pencils), Nathan Massengill (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#6 (June, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Nathan Massengill & Norman Lee (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#7 (August, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Nathan Massengill (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#9 (October, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Nathan Massengill (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
X-Force I#73 (January, 1998) - John Francis Moore (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Mark Morales, Scott Hanna & Sean Parsons (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Deadpool III#12 (January, 1998) - Joe Kelly & Shannon Denton (writers), Pete Woods (pencils), Nathan Massengill & Walden Wong (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#14 (March, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), Walter McDaniel (pencils), Anibal Rodriguez (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
X-Force I#76 (April, 1998) - Adam Pollina & John Francis Moores (writers), Mike Miller (artist), Mark Powers (editor)
Deadpool III#16 (May, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), Walter McDaniel (pencils), Anibal Rodriguez & Rodney Ramos (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool Team-Up#1 (December, 1998) - James Felder (writer), Pete Woods (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#26 (March, 1999) - Joe Kelly & James Felder (writers), Pete Woods (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#30 (August, 1999) - Joe Kelly (writer), Pete Woods (pencils), Shelander (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Deadpool III#61 (February, 2002) - Frank Tieri (writer), Jim Calafiore (pencils), Jon Holdredge (inks), Mike Marts (editor)

Last updated: 04/17/05

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