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* Insanely Rich
* Weapon Master
While Rictus is an ordinary man and possesses no special powers, Professor Seltzer (one of the most intelligent people on the planet) warns The Killer that he could "eat him for breakfast", implying that Rictus can match The Killer in terms of marksmanship and combat skills at least. However, these abilities are never demonstrated, as when they finally do face each other, The Killer easily executes Rictus by deflecting one of his own bullets back at him, and then slitting his throat. Being one of the Council implies a degree of business acumen and intellect also, and he also demonstrates some charisma and leadership skills, convincing large amounts of supervillains to join his mission.
Mr. Rictus is one of the super villains that rid the earth of heroes and took over world, and is head of the Australian chapter of the Fraternity. He's self-considered most great supervillain of the world.
From Wanted: Dossier:
"Once, he saved souls. Now, he damns them. The man who would become Mr. Rictus was once a devout Christian, the most pious of men. But he died briefly on the operating table after a horrible accident. He expected heaven, but found...
No God. No heaven. No afterlife. None of what he had been promised for living his devout life. Just a void. And the void left a void in his heart.
The incident created a man without a conscience. Rictus now lives completely without moral compass. He knows there is no eternal consequence for his action. He lives for the day, and that is all.
Rictus does everything you've ever thought about in your darkest moments. Every whim he comes up with, he caters to. And his whims tend toward the dark end of the spectrum.
If he wants to eat, fuck, or kill something, he does it, without thought. He is the creature of pure id. Rictus spent years embracing a light, a light that was never there. Now, there is only darkness."
Was originally supposed to be named The Martyr.
First Appearance: Wanted (2003) #2
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Mark Millar Collection (2016)
Savage Dragon (1993)
The Fraternity (Image)
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