Real Name: Julio Richter
Identity/Class: Alternate Earth (Earth-92131) human mutant
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier), Avalanche (Dominikos Petrakis), Blob (Fred J. Dukes), Caliban, Domino (Neena Thurman), Feral (Maria Callasantos), Mystique (Raven Darkholme), Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier), Pyro (St. John Allerdyce), Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida), Warpath (James Proudstar), X-Men (Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Storm/Ororo Munroe)
Enemies: Genoshan magistrates (Boone, Leader and unrevealed others), Sentinels, Bolivar Trask
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Hammer Bay, Genosha
First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (February 13, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Rictor is a mutant who possesses the ability to generate and manipulate seismic energy and creating tremendously powerful vibrations in any nearby object, inducing earthquake-like phenomena and causing objects to shatter or crumble.
Height: 5'9" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 145 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" - BTS) - Along many other mutants, Rictor was apprehended and imprisoned on Genosha. Outfitted with power-dampening collars to prevent them from using their mutant abilities the imprisoned mutants were made to work as slave-workers to complete a dam which would power a Sentinel factory.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island") - Rictor, Sunfire, Feral and other slave-workers were in for a shock when three of the X-Men: Storm, Gambit and Jubilee were also imprisoned and forced to work alongside them. However, when the Magistrates deactivated the collars Storm immediately tried to escape and was quickly rendered immobile by a Sentinel and placed in the "box" (isolation). Not long after, the slave-workers once again stopped work when the Magistrates noticed a fire in the nearby forest (courtesy of time traveler Cable), to be safe all slave-workers were returned to their cells.
That night, the slave-workers were woken by the optimistic Jubilee, who escaped her cell and urged the mutants to join an uprising. Rictor and the others refused, believing they would be released when the work on the dam was finished. However, the following morning morale had shifted as the mutants told Jubilee they would join the uprising. Sadly Jubilee's uprising failed when she proved unable to deactivate the power-dampening collars, Rictor and Aurora were among those who quickly surrendered.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" - BTS) - The following day, Gambit acquired the power-dampening collar's key, freed his friends and together agreed to free the slave-workers.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island") - Rictor, Northstar, Warpath and many other slave-workers were shocked when the X-Men returned, successfully deactivating the power-dampening collars. Freed, Rictor and the others joined the X-Men in their fight against the Magistrates and Sentinels. Having defeated them, Jubilee urged the former slaves to help them deal with the Sentinel factory. Sunfire, speaking for the former slaves refused reminding her of their last failed uprising and explained they would take over Genosha as a whole after which they left. To deal with the Sentinel factory, Storm then summoned a powerful storm causing the dam to collapse and destroy the factory.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" - BTS) - When Magneto spoke at the United Nations, revealing his mutants-only utopia on Asteroid M, he showed them footage of mutant oppression, amongst it was footage of Rictor as a slave-worker in Genosha.
Comments: Created by Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson;
adapted by Mark Edward Edens and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)
Rictor wears the Genoshan-mutates costume he was forced to wear in New Mutants I#95 (1990) in all green and from Uncanny X-Men I#271 (1990) in the same color-scheme as his cartoon-appearance.
When, in 2015's Secret Wars, the Multiverse was destroyed following the incursions of planets it appeared as if Reality-92131 was drafted onto Battleworld as the Westchester domain. All Earth-92131 profiles on the Marvel Appendix reflected that information, however, this has since been debunked with the news that the original X-Men: The Animated Series will receive a brand new season to pick up where the original series ended. As such the reality seen in two volumes of X-Men '92 (2015-2017) now have their own reality-designation. The X-Men '92: House of XCII 2022 series was inspired by both the animated series and Hickman's House of X run but is its own separate reality. Nearly thirty years after X-Men: The Animated Series first debuted the new season will appear on Disney+ in fall 2023.
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X-Men The Art and Making of The Animated Series book, p58 (main image, digitally colored by MarvellousLuke)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (jumping Magistrate)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (attacking Magistrates)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (February 13, 1993) - Mark Edward Edens (writer), Kathi Castillo, Rick Hoberg, Louis Williams (model design), Thibault Descamps, Steve Olds (prop design), Steve Olds (layout design), Jeff Richards, Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Medelson (color key design), Dan Gausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Grey Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboard directors), Fred Carillo, Pat Agnasin, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" (October 21, 1995) - Steven Melching, David Dermott (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russel Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Sue Peters (animation director), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Tifany Lenhart (assistant editor)
First Posted: 05/01/2020
Last Updated: 04/04/2023
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