Spatters are some of the spawns of the Shadow Blot, and like him, are made of both Paint and Thinner. Spatters first appear in their more common form as being just naked. However, as one progresses into Gremlin Village, they will begin to look like the dolls from the It's a Small World attraction in the Disney Parks. They will also wear many other outfits depending on which attraction they are in. Epic Mickey designer Warren Spector has stated "They're the popcorn unit" Warren then goes on to say "you need something that the player can just swat away". The Spatters have been described as funny, stupid and silly.
Spatters will charge Mickey and attempt to hurt him by slamming their heads on the floor. They give a hesitation before attacking again which makes them a very simple unit to fight. They will come individually, or in small groups. Although they will take a more difficult turn when using the effective "strength in numbers" trick, Mickey can turn this back on them with his Paint effect. This will turn the Spatters into Painted light blue versions of themselves that will salute Mickey and attack their former friends.
Using a TV on them will result in them to stop attacking you. They'll lay on their stomachs prop their head up with their hands and wave their legs back and forth in the air in a calm manner. Attacking them with anything (Paint, Thinner, Spin Attack) will break them out of the trance and go back to attack or continue watching if you painted them.
The Fake Shadow Blot is able to spawn Spatters using his powers. He will likely to spawn some Spatters during the boss battle after the player sprayed Paint or Thinner into his mouth for the first time. Befriending the Spatter will make no difference at this moment. Ironically, if the befriended Spatter hit by the fake Shadow Blot's attack, it will changed back into the normal Spatter and will start to attack the player again.
The Spatters are numerous, and inhabit every adventure world Mickey will come across. In the first game, they also wear outfits corresponding to which parts of the Wasteland they are found.
Known Locations where they are encountered:
- Gremlin Village - Outfits vary depending on which part of the level they are encountered, including a Pharaoh's headdress (Jungle Boat Ride), Chinese triangular hat and robes (Asian Boat Ride), and European hat and clothes (Village and European Boat Ride).
- Mickeyjunk Mountain - Normal appearance
- Tomorrow City - Wearing green Tron outfits, though they wear red ones later on when Mickey returns here.
- Ventureland - Wearing pirate outfits. These replaced the Camp Pirate Whales.
- Lonesome Manor - Wearing tuxedos and top hats.
- Dark Beauty Castle - Wearing jester outfits.
"What would a monster be without his minions? The Blot is no exception to this rule, and he has shown that he's more than capable of cranking out as many minions as he wants. Spatters come in all shapes and all sizes, and each of them poses a different danger. How Mickey chooses to deal with the Spatters will say a great deal about his character. The Spatters either may be wiped out of existence... or else they could wind up being redeemed and becoming devoted aides to Mickey Mouse in his determination to right the wrong he has unleashed upon... Wasteland!"
"SPATTERS- Minions created by the Blot, they followed all orders given to them by their master. When the Blot was destroyed, these little creatures wandered lost and alone through Wasteland, until finding a home in Blot Alley and the Gulch." - Epic Mickey Facebook page description
Spatters are in the sequel to Epic Mickey. They now live in the Disney Gulch and a place called Blot Alley. Some are trained by Ghost Ian to be more friendly to everyone (except Mickey, due to all blotlings disliking him).
In Blot Alley, upon notice of Mickey's presence they will attempt to ring a bell. If the bell is rung too many times (or if Mickey himself rings it), Ian will grow annoyed at Mickey for causing trouble. The same applies if Mickey thins out the Spatters. However, if Mickey gets through by painting the Spatters, Ian will be pleased and hand Mickey a pin for his efforts.
Most were forced by the Mad Doctor to pilot his Blotworx.
In Epic Mickey: The Power of IllusionSpatters are the second types of enemies encountered after the Blue Mushroom in the game. Here, the Spatters cannot be redeemed at all. If Mickey gets close to a Spatter, it'll use its headbash. To defeat a Spatter, Mickey must avoid its attack and then jump on it when holding the B button.
- Originally, Spatters came in more colorful varieties. In addition to the pictured black with a green streak, there was also blue with a yellow streak and red with a blue streak.
- Also, Spatters originally came out of contraptions called Spatter Spawners. In the end, the Spatters were either just there, or they came out of special pipes.
- The Blotlings that are painted will attack other Blotlings, but after it has taken enough hits, it will snap out of the paint trance and resume attacking you.
- Spatters seem to have round ears similar to Mickey, just a bit smaller.
- Spatters cannot defeat Beetleworx; just distract them.
- As art for the game shows, some/all Spatters were going to have wings, this never came to be in the first game but in the second game the idea may have been use on the Dropwing Blotling.