name: J.E. "Ric" Richter
Former aliases: (as Genoshan slave) Unit 2347
Identity: Publicly known
Occupation: (current) Adventurer, commando, (former--alleged)
Soldier in unidentified Central American army, later X-Force
Legal status: Unrevealed citizenship, presumably Mexican,
with no known criminal record
Place of birth: Unrevealed, presumably Mexico
Marital status: Single
Known relatives: None
Base of operations: (current) Camp Verde, Arizona, (former)
X-Factor's Ship, New York City; X-Men Mansion, Salem Center,
New York State
Group affiliation:(current) X-Force, (former) Trainee
of X-Factor I, X-Terminators II, New Mutants, Weapon PRIME
First appearance: X-FACTOR #17
History: J.E. Richter is a mutant with the superhuman
power to generate powerful waves of vibrations which resemble
earthquakes. He was once captured by the Right (a subversive
organization founded by Cameron Hodge and dedicated to the elimination
of all superhuman mutants to ensure that they cannot dominate
normal humanity) and used by them to create havoc in San Francisco.
Rictor was freed by X-Factor and became their trainee. During
this time he became a member of the X-Terminators, which contended
with N'astirh and his demons in New York during the "Inferno".
Rictor joined the New Mutants and went with them to Asgard,
to battle Hela. He later fought Caliban, and was severely injured
by Sabretooth, although Cable and the New Mutants arrived in
time to save him. As a member of the New Mutants, Rictor stood
alongside them as they assisted Cable in his fight against Stryfe
and the Mutant Liberation Front. Rictor was captured and briefly
enslaved in Genosha. After that ordeal he left the New Mutants
hoping to bring Wolfsbane back with him from Genosha. Rictor,
convinced that Cable had been the man who killed his father
(it was actually Cable's clone, Stryfe), agreed to join Weapon
PRIME in trying to capture Cable. By this time the New Mutants
had evolved into X-Force and with their help Weapon PRIME's
mission to capture Cable failed. Rictor eventually returned
to join X-Force in time to be captured by the X-Men and X-Factor.
Rictor and the X-Force team moved into the X-Men's mansion,
which they now use as their main headquarters.
Height: 5 ft. 9 in.
Weight: 145 lbs.
Strength level: Normal
Known superhuman powers: Ability to generate powerful
waves of vibrations which can produce effects resembling those
of earthquakes. Rictor is immune to the harmful effects of the
vibrations he creates.