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Riglevio is a demon that's capable of possessing humans and controlling their forms and their abilities. He's also capable of manipulating others and augmenting the abilities of others.
Riglevio originally planned to possess the Avenger known as Wonder Man to control his vast strength, but first chose to possess someone close to him.
When Firebird began closely working with The West Coast Avengers, which Wonder Man was a part of, Riglevio decided it would be in his best intrest to possess one of her fellow teammates from The Rangers, as the purity of Firebird's soul wouldn't allow him to possess her directly. When the Texas Twister's powers began to fade, he feared he'd lose his act in a rodeo circut and the love of his life, his partner Shooting Star. Riglevio promised the Texas Twister that he could restore his powers, for a price, of course. Texas Twister soon regained his full powers, and Riglevio soon came to collect his fee. The Texas Twister begged and pleaded with Riglevio to take anyone else's soul but his, and surprisingly, Riglevio agreed. The soul he decided to take over was Shooting Star's, and he placed a spell on the Texas Twister so that he wasn't able to tell anyone about what had transpired.
After feeling rejected by the West Coast Avengers after never being offered to join their ranks despite taking part in a bunch of adventures with them, Firebird contacted her old teammates, The Rangers to meet her at the WCA compound and suggested they form a solid team. As Shooting Star, Riglevio led The Rangers, all under his manipulation, to the compound, and at first, pretended to want to take Firebird back and form a team. However, when Riglevio, still in the form of Shooting Star touched Firebird, she sensed his evil, and a battle broke out as the possession of The Rangers was realized.
The WCA were able to defeat The Rangers, and Firebird forced Riglevio to reveal his true form. Riglevio claimed that Shooting Star had never existed, and Texas Twister, still under his spell, was unable to speak the truth. Somehow, Riglevio had a connection to Master Pandemonium, who Firebird was searching for in the first place, and as The Rangers left, The WCA had Riglevio reveal to them how to find Pandemonium, and Mockingbird disguised herself in Shooting Star's costume to do just that (locking up Riglevio before they left).
Meanwhile, The Texas Twister studied all he could in books of magic until he learned how to free Shooting Star. The Texas Twister returned to the WCA compound and had Hawkeye show him to Riglevio. He professed his love for him/Shooting Star, and kissed him. This act banished Riglevio from Shooting Star's body, revealing that the demon had lied and that Shooting Star actually had existed. Riglevio then possessed the Texas Twister and battled Hawkeye and Shooting Star. Knowing that Hawkeye, as an Avenger, couldn't kill, Riglevio taunted him that he couldn't be stopped unless he was killed. Shooting Star however, shot him in the leg, and threatened to end his life. Believing her, he followed their orders to possess a statue of a solider nearby, freeing Texas Twister from his control. Hawkeye then had the statue sent to Damion Hellstrom for safe keeping.
First Appearance: West Coast Avengers (1985) #8
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Marvel Zombies: The Book of Angels, Demons & Various Monstrosities (2007)
Solo Avengers (1987)
#18 West Coast Avengers (1985)
- 'When You Wish Upon a Star!'
- 'A Bird in the Hand!'#9
- 'Hot Pursuit'
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