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A mural featuring Ryan the Lion.

Hello children. I am Ryan the Lion. I'm here to tell you about Peter the Parasite...
― Andrew Ryan[src]

Ryan the Lion is the mascot of Ryan the Lion Preparatory Academy. Named for and representing Andrew Ryan, Ryan is a children's propaganda character symbolizing Rapture's economic ideal, and is often seen facing off against his natural enemy, Peter the Parasite.


Behind the ScenesEdit

  • Ryan the Lion and Peter the Parasite are a cynical reworking of Aesop's fable, "The Lion and the Mouse." The original fable teaches the lesson that even the smallest contribution can be significant, while the Rapture equivalent extols Objectivism.
  • The Ryan the Lion & Peter the Parasite propaganda posters were designed by Kat Berkley,[1] who also made the slides for the educational shorts in one of the classrooms.[2]
  • Ryan the Lion and Peter the Parasite are the Rapture version of Dimwit & Duke from Columbia.


  1. #IrrationalJobs - Proudest Moments on YouTube
  2. Kat Berkley's ArtStation Profile (Archived)