Real Name: Julio Esteban Richter
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Rictor can create seismic waves and release them through his fingertips. This creates earthquakes, shockwaves and control over the Earth through touch.
As a child, young Julio Esteban Richter was forced to watch his father, an arms merchant, being killed by the time-tossed villain known as Stryfe. Later, Rictor was captured by the anti-mutant organization called The Right, who connected him to a machine that amplified his already uncontrollable power of earthquake generation to wreak havoc. Rictor was freed by the original X-Factor team and was accepted by them as a trainee member. During the chaos, he was assisted by Boom Boom, who talked him out of a severe emotional crisis.
Rictor and his friends spent much time living on the sentient craft named 'Ship'. This was the base for X-Factor whom he helped a few times
For a time, Rictor was part of the group known as the X-Terminators, though they folded into the New Mutants after the events of Inferno.
Rictor developed romantic feelings for Wolfsbane while on the team. Rictor and friends traveled to Asgard, where he assumed a protective role over her, even helping her pass by Cerberus. Rictor would later face former X-Factor ally Caliban, who had become the latest Horseman of Apocalypse known as Death, as well as Sabretooth battling in the Morlock tunnels under New York. Rictor was severely injured by Sabretooth, but was saved by Cable and the other New Mutants.
Rictor was later captured alongside Storm, Boom Boom, Wolfsbane, and Warlock by forces of the island nation Genosha. Only he and Boom Boom escaped unscathed. The combined efforts of the X-Men, X-Factor, and New Mutants led to him being freed and Rictor would be instrumental in toppling the Genoshan government. During the adventure, Rictor shared a heartfelt kiss with Wolfsbane and was later heart-broken when she chose (a bit against her will) to stay behind.
After the business in Genosha, Rictor left the New Mutants. Rictor, was by then convinced that Cable - from whom Stryfe had been cloned - was the man who killed his father, and he agreed to join the Canadian government's Weapon P.R.I.M.E. team. The team's sole purpose was the apprehension of Cable, but thanks to both Cable and the New Mutants now known as X-Force, this was averted.
Rictor came to join X-Force, just in time to be captured by the X-Men and X-Factor who were seeking Cable for an entirely different crime, the attempted murder of Professor X. This had also been perpetrated by Stryfe. Rictor would meet up with Wolfsbane, again sharing a kiss. This ended badly, with Wolfsbane accidentally biting him. Rictor and the X-Force team were at first held captive in the X-Mansion, before being officially released. The team used the Mansion for a time as their Headquarters before leaving.
Rictor would later leave X-Force when his cousin and uncle were shot during an arms deal, only to return when his close friend Shatterstar was undergoing an identity crisis. Shatterstar decided to accompany Rictor to the Richter home in Mexico to try and end Rictor's family's arms-dealing business. Both characters have since appeared separately so one assumes they succeeded.
Rictor would later be one of several mutants (amongst them other former members of X-Force) who joined Professor X's restructured X-Corporation. During the X-Corporation's confrontation with Weapon XII was a total catastrophe however, and led to the death one of their members, Darkstar. Rictor left X-Corporation either before or after the events of House of M.
Rictor lost his mutant powers during the M-Day. He again attempted suicide, almost perishing due to the efforts of a duplicate of Jamie Madrox. He is now appearing in Peter David's revamped X-Factor, under the employ of Multiple Man also known as Jaime Madrox, and again, is teamed up with Wolfsbane. Rictor was last seen visiting Quicksilver, discussing the possibility of getting his powers back. In X-Factor #14 Rictor made a joke to Madrox about having had a sexual relationship with Quicksilver. He admitted that he was joking. When Madrox makes a joking comment about making Shatterstar jealous Rictor over-reacts.
Quicksilver approached Rictor and gave him his powers back, so he could use Rictor as intermediary in giving other mutants back their powers, which caused the re-powered mutants to later explode. Finding out that he had been tricked, Rictor made the power Quicksilver gave him return to Quicksilver; this led to the Crystals in Quicksilver's body exploding. Now it appears Rictor is again de-powered.
Rictor's mutant powers were deactivated on M-Day.
First Appearance: X-Factor (1986) #17
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#1 Marvel Limited: X-Men Famous Firsts (1995)
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- '"To Begin the World Over Again" Part Three'
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
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#6 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
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#270 Uncanny X-Men (2019)
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#46 Wolverine Encyclopedia (1996)
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#1 X-Factor Forever (2010)
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- 'Something Worth Fighting for'#32
- 'Child's Play (First Move): With a Roll of the Dice'#33
- 'Child's Play, Third Move: Rules Were Made To Be Broken'#34
- 'Guns and Poses'#35
- 'Beg Tomorrow'#36
- 'Genocidal Tendencies'#38
- 'Life Signs, Part 2: The Faith Dancers'#39
- 'Letting Go'#40
- 'Holding On'#41
- 'The Fun House'#43
- 'Teapot In a Tempest'#44
- '...Already In Progress...'#59
- 'Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been'#60
- 'I Know You Are But What Am I'#61
- 'And Now...It's Another Thrilling Adventure of Cable and Shatterstar'#63
- 'Wish You Were Here'#64
- 'The Haunting of Castle Doom'#66
- 'Tragic Kingdom'#67
- 'Roadside Attractions'#70
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