- Real Name: Julio Esteban Richter
- AKA: J.E., Joaquin “Jake” Murrieta, Mutate #527, R, Ric
- Family: Louis Alejandro Garabello Richter (father, deceased); Unidentified mother (presumably deceased); Unidentified stepmother; Gonzalo Richter (uncle); Omar Domingo Richter (cousin); Ramon Richter (cousin); Numerous unidentified siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles
- Base of Operation: Krakoa, Pacific Ocean, Formarly New Tian, California; X-Factor Investigations Headquarters, New York City, New York; XF Investigations Headquarters, Detroit, Michigan; X-Factor Headquarters, Mutant Town, New York City, New York; X-Corp, Paris, France; Xavier Institute, Salem Center, North Salem, Westchester County, New York; Murderworld; Camp Verde Reservation, Arizona; Ship; Phillips Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire; X-Factor Complex, New York City, New York; Guadalajara, Mexico
- Identity: Secret
- Citizenship: Mexican, Krakoan
- Martial Status: Single
- Occupation: Freedom fighter, adventurer, druid; formerly Private investigator, registered hero
- Education: Briefly attended boarding school
- Gender: Male
- Height: 5′9″ (1.75 m)
- Weight: 145 lbs (65.77 kg)
- Eyes: Brown
- Hair: Brown
- Unusual Feature: –
- Origin: Mutant, depowered on M-Day, later repowered by the Scarlet Witch
- Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)
He really likes to shake things up, doesn’t he? Introduced in X-Factor #17 (1987) by Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson, the son of a gun smuggler who witness his father being murdered by Stryfe. This caused his powers to activate, leading to the anti-Mutant group trying to use his powers to destroy San Francisco. He was rescued by the first X-Factor team and taken in as one of their trainees. He would remain with the group until they broke up. He would leave to go to school but would later join the other former trainees to become one of the X-Terminators. After a few adventures and the team breaking up, Rictor would join the New Mutants. While a member, he would begin a relationship with Wolfsbane.
When Wolfsbane decided to stay in Genosha, he would leave the team to try and find her. Believing Cable was the person who killed his father, he joined Weapon PRIME team to hunt down Cable. Learning the truth he would join X-Force with is fellow New Mutants. While on the team he would befriend Shatterstar. They would leave to try and stop his father’s gun smuggling business. After losing his powers after M-Day and suffering from depression, he would join Madrox’s X-factors Investigation. He was later sent to infiltrate the Purifiers to prevent from getting Baby Hope. He would later rescue Shatterstar and the two would begin a romantic relationship. Rictor found this relationship difficult, even more so when Wolfsbane claimed her baby was his. He would later learn the truth but help Wolfsbane as best he could while restarting his relationship with Shatterstar.
He would later be repowered by Scarlet Witch. After Wolfsbane had to give up her baby, she fell into depression. Rictor, along with Shatterstar, helped her through this and helped her reunited with her baby. She would leave X-Factor to raise her child under the protection of Werewolf by Night and Rictor would remain with X-Factor. The couple was believed killed by Mephisto but were instead sent back in time in the Mojoverse. He would aid the rebels and witness his birth of Shatterstar. He somehow wound up back in his own time and was living in New Tien. He was afraid to go to Krakoa with the rest of the mutants as his powers could destroy the island. Instead he joined Excalibur.
Rictor is not a character many people have heard of. However, he would gain a boast in people asking for a figure of him after Shatterstar was made and Hasbro showed interest in completing the original X-Force team. He would receive a figure as part of a 3-pack with Domino and Cannonball as a Pulse/Disney shop exclusive.
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Pulse and Disney Shop Exclusive Marvel Legends X-Force box set – Rictor with Domino and Cannonball
- After Rictor left New Mutant to join Wolfsbane on Genosha, he would return to his old New Mutant teammate. However, the team had become X-Force and Cable had left the team to Cannonball. The team even upgraded this costume with Rictor wearing this version.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- If you wan to complete the second line up of X-Factor, you may want to get this. If you have Shatterstar, you could get this as well. It will also needed for an X-men and Excalibur collections.
- Does it need a remake?:
Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.