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Dr. Rajit Ratha is a scientist and colleague of Dr. Curt Connors.


Dr. Rajit Ratha was a high-level scientist and businessman who worked for Oscorp with Dr. Curt Connors. He was the overseer of Connors' limb regeneration project, as well as Richard Parker's spider project. He felt that the former project could help save the life of the terminally ill Norman Osborn, whom he had temporarily replaced as CEO.

Ratha briefly met Peter Parker mere minutes prior to him getting his powers. As Ratha was walking in Oscorp Tower, he bumped into Peter and dropped an envelope concerning Richard's work. As Peter picked it up, he briefly saw the contents and followed Ratha into where they were keeping the spiders.

When Connors finished his limb regeneration project, thanks to Parker's input, he informed Ratha of his discovery. Ratha immediately wanted to give the formula to Norman Osborn, but Connors refused. Ratha took it anyway and left to go to the veterans hospital to test the formula. To prevent this, Connors, meanwhile, ejected the formula into himself, causing him to become the Lizard. The Lizard, desired by the formula to kill Ratha, hunted him down over to a bridge (where he was stuck in traffic) and threw his car, among others, over the bridge. Spider-Man was able to stop the car from falling into the water with his webbing.[2]

The Lizard appeared to eventually succeed in killing Dr. Ratha.[3] His body was found badly decomposed in the sewers beneath lower Manhattan. This news was later covered by The Daily Bugle.[1]


  • Ratha appears in a deleted scene with Peter in Conners' underground lab, and is killed by the Lizard when he bit his head off. The portion of the film was cut due to unknown reasons.
  • Many fans have speculated Ratha to be a secret antagonist for wanting Connors to commence human trials on their cure for Norman Osborn, although he was simply going to great lengths to cure his employer and had no intentions of evil.
  • Rajit Ratha knew Richard Parker as well.
  • The character was originally named Nels Van Adder, who in the comics was the first recipient of the goblin formula and became the Proto-Goblin. The character's name was changed following Irrfan Khan's casting.[4]