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Raa of the Caves

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Albert Rackham

Albert "Billy Bob" Rackham is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. He was created by Archie Goodwin and George Tuska and first appeared in Hero for Hire #1 (June 1972).

Albert Rackham was a prison guard at Seagate Prison; he was a racist abusive man who took particular interest in Carl Lucas. He attempted to kill Lucas when he volunteered for Noah Burstein's experiment, unintentionally giving him powers. Rackham however did not know that Lucas survived. Even after Lucas escaped, changing his name to Luke Cage, Rackham continued to work at Seagate abusing Comanche and Shades.[1][2]

Rackham lost his job at Seagate and tried looking for new employment. He eventually ran into Daily Bugle reporter Phil Fox, who had discovered that Luke Cage is actually Carl Lucas. With this knowledge, the two decide to blackmail Cage to work for them.[3] They attempted to kidnap Claire Temple, but instead got Mrs. Jenks, a client of Cage. This blunder resulted in Rackham killing Fox and making it seem as if Claire kidnapped her.[4] In order to save Mrs. Jenks, Cage teams up with Shades and Comanche, who were looking to enact their revenge on Rackham. After finding Rackham, they end up in a battle with Stiletto. In the confusion, Rackham is hit and killed by an ambulance and Mrs. Jenks dies, but not before she clears Claire's name.[5]

In other media

Albert Rackham appears in Luke Cage played by Chance Kelly. He appears in Step in the Arena fulfilling the same role as in the comics. This version of Rackham however, holds fighting rings within the prison and has Lucas participate threatening Reva Connors if he doesn't continue. Lucas agrees to Burstein's experiment offering to out Rackham in exchange. Rackham finds out through Shades about Lucas' plan and attempts to kill Lucas as he is undergoing the process. The machine explodes killing Rackham, but gives Lucas his powers.

Holden Radcliffe

Holden Radcliffe is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. He was created by Marc Sumerak and Mike Hawthorne and first appeared Machine Teen #1 (July 2005).

He was a businessman and scientist interested in developing androids as soldiers. When scientist Aaron Isaacs goes on the run with ADAM, an android created at the Holden Radcliffe Corporation, Radcliffe becomes obsessed with finding them both.[6] One of his minions, Officer Michaels, captures Aaron, Adam and his friends Carly and J.T.[7] He is killed when Isaacs separates ADAM's computer core from his body, initiating a self-destruct sequence in the latter; Radcliffe is caught in the explosion.[8]

In other media

Radcliffe is portrayed by John Hannah in the television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.[9] Here he is more sympathetic than his comic book counterpart and takes a keen interest in Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons as he feels that they respect his work. He first appears in The Singularity when Fitz and Simmons come to him for help in battling Hive, but gets kidnapped and is forced to create Inhumans. For the rest of the season, Hive keeps him confined threatening his life if he does not comply. Eventually he is rescued by S.H.I.E.L.D. and is inspired to create Life Model Decoys starting with his A.I., AIDA. In The Ghost, Radcliffe shows Fitz who is skeptical, as it goes against Radcliffe's court restraint, but is nevertheless confidant that it would benefit mankind. In the episode Uprising, Radcliffe helps Simmons in getting Melinda May out of her psychosis by killing her and reviving her, effectively resetting her brain.

Radioactive Man

Chen Lu

Igor Stancheck

Radion the Atomic Man

Radion the Atomic Man first appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #9 (May 1975), and was created by Steve Gerber, Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe. Exposure to radioactive isotopes caused Dr. Henri Sorel to mutate into an inhuman being who could generate blasts of nuclear energy, and warped his personality. The Puppet Master agreed to assist Radion in exchange for his help. Radion amplified the radiation in the Puppet Master's clay, enabling him to use Thor to attack the Fantastic Four. When Wundarr the Aquarian arrived to help, he absorbed Radion's powers, causing Radion to flee. Sorel then constructed a suit of armor to contain his energies and protect himself from reaching critical mass. He renamed himself the Ravager and traveled to London. He is also known as the Atom.


Main article: Radius (comics)

Peggy Rae

Margaret "Peggy" Rae was created by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank and first appeared in Avengers Vol. 3 #62 (February 2003). She is the ex-wife of Scott Lang and together had a daughter named Cassie. She remarries to a police officer named Blake Burdick. Peggy has an uneven relationship with Scott due to their divorce and has some slight resentment towards superheroes in general. She gets a court ruling that limits the amount of time Scott can spend with his daughter.[10] She finally came to terms with Scott and Cassie's superhero lives when they both defeat Darren Cross as the newly christened Yellowjacket and even drops the court ruling.[11]

In other media

She appears in Ant-Man as Margaret "Maggie" Lang, played by Judy Greer. Her name change is possibly so as not to confuse her with Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell. Her relationship with Scott is once again uneven, but she is shown to be more hopeful of him reforming. After their divorce, she becomes engaged to a police officer named Jim Paxton. She tells Scott that if he could find a stable job and pay for Cassie's child support then Scott can see his daughter on a regular basis. When asked by Cassie if Scott was a "bad man", Maggie informs her that he "just gets confused sometimes". Maggie called the police when Darren Cross, in his Yellowjacket armor, holds Cassie captive, but luckily Scott arrives to rescue her. By the end of the film, she and Paxton, amend their friendship with Scott.

Irani Rael

Irani Rael is a fictional alien in Marvel Comics. She was created by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Wellinton Alves and Geraldo Borges and first appeared in Nova Vol. 4 #18 (December 2008).

Irani Rael is a Rigellian who was recruited into the Nova Corps after it was destroyed by the Annihilation Wave. She became a Nova Centurion alongside new recruits; Qubit, Malik, Tarcel, Morrow and Fraktur; by the Xandarian Worldmind. Rael and her new comrades arrive on Earth to aid Nova Prime Richard Rider and his brother, Robbie who had also become a new recruit.[12]

She has since fought alongside the rest of the Nova Corps on Earth against such threats as the Serpent Society and Dragon Man.[13] She also aided in fighting the Imperial Guard and Emperor Vulcan where many of her comrades were killed.[14] After fighting Ego the Living Planet, it became apparent to Rider that the new recruits did not have proper training resulting Rael and several others agreeing to be downgraded. Rael became a Nova Millennian.[15]

In other media

Irani Rael appears in Guardians of the Galaxy played by Glenn Close. This version of the character is a Nova Prime from Xandar and even though her character was confirmed as Irani Rael, the marketing and end credits list her as simply Nova Prime.

Rael is seen leading the Nova Corps' effort in finding and imprisoning Ronan the Accuser even contacting the Kree to at least condemn his actions. She is later confronted by Rhomann Dey when he informs her that the Guardians of the Galaxy wished to help in defeating Ronan when he begins his attack on Xandar. After some hesitation, she agrees sending the Nova Corps out to stall Ronan's ship. In the aftermath, Rael helps Peter Quill find some clues to his ancestral background. She is last seen putting away the Power Stone in the Nova Corps' vault.

Glenn Close is expected to reprise her role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.[16]


Main article: Rage (comics)


Raggadorr is a powerful mystical entity (possibly a demon) whom Doctor Strange and other sorcerers have invoked. He is also a member of the Octessence. Raggadorr was one of the entities who confronted Doctor Strange about his use of invocation of him for power, and sought to conscript him into service during the War of Seven Spheres. Strange instead invoked the Enchantment of Emancipation, and refused to serve Raggadorr or any other being in their war. As a result, Strange lost the ability to call upon any of these beings for power.[17]


Main article: Ragnarok (comics)

Tamara Rahn

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Main article: Raiders (comics)

Rain Boy

For the anime of the same name, see Rain Boy (anime).

Rain Boy is a mutant whose first appearance was in X-Men vol. 2 #171. Rain Boy is one of the students at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning assigned to Gambit's training squad, the Chevaliers.[18] Rain Boy loses his mutant powers on M-Day. His current whereabouts are unknown. Rain Boy is able to expel his liquid body (water) as pressurized streams.



Main article: Rajah (comics)


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Rebel Ralston

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Ramonda was created by Christopher Priest and first appeared in Marvel Comics Presents Vol. 1 #14 (March 1989).

Ramonda is Queen Mother of Wakanda, mother to Shuri and step-mother to T'Challa. She is the second wife of T'Chaka.

In other media

Angela Bassett will portray Ramonda in the 2018 film Black Panther.[19]




Ramrod is a foreman on an offshore oil rig. He was turned into a cyborg by corrupt attorney Kerwin J. Broderick and Moondragon, using the advanced technology of Titan. He was given a steel skeleton and superhuman strength. This steel-skulled mercenary was sent to battle heroes in San Francisco.[20] He then teamed with Dark Messiah and Terrex in Kerwin J. Broderick's attempt to take over San Francisco.[21] Ramrod later battled Spider-Man again.[22] He was later among the costumed criminals who attacked the Fantastic Four during a Congressional hearing.[23] Ramrod was also defeated in a match by Captain America, impersonating Crossbones, during an AIM weapons show.[24] Ramrod was transformed into a cyborg by Moondragon using Titanian advanced technology. He has superhuman strength, stamina, and durability. He possesses a steel skeleton; various visible portions of his body are also plated with steel, including his head (except for his face and ears), the upper part of his chest and back, parts of his arms, and his knuckles. Ramrod is a good hand-to-hand combatant, using street fighting methods.

Patrick Mahony

Ramrod (Patrick Mahony) is a mutant. His first appearance was in X-Factor #75. Hr was recruited by Mister Sinister to serve as the leader of the Nasty Boys as Ramrod, a group of young mutants whose first and only missions were against the government sponsored X-Factor.[25] However, he and his friend Ruckus were more interested in beer runs and a quick buck than in Mister Sinister's agendas. In the Nasty Boys' first and only missions against the government version of X-Factor, Ramrod used his powers to great effect against the heroes, but he was ultimately subdued by the multiple fists of Jamie Madrox. Ramrod escaped, and disappeared after Sinister effectively abandoned the Nasty Boys.[26] Ramrod can manipulate the fabric of wooden materials, causing them to grow at a fantastic rate and reform themselves into different sizes and shapes.


Samuel Caulkin aka Ramshot is a member of an armored group of vigilantes dubbed The Jury. Caulkin was recruited into the Jury by General Orwell Taylor to help him avenge the death of his youngest son Hugh. Samuel and Hugh were close friends from their time in the army. Soon after Hugh left the army he became a Guardsman at the Vault a prison for super powered criminals. Not long after Hugh was murdered by Venom during his escape. Ramshot has a suit of armor that allows him to fly. He also emits a sonic type blast he calls a battering pulse.

Ranaq the Devourer

Ranaq, The Devourer appears in Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #18 but his origin is expanded upon in issue 19. Ranaq appears as a floating shape of blob-like energy or corrupted flesh marked by evil red eyes and grotesquely large yellow teeth. He is summoned by a shaman in 19th-century Calgary, the summoning forced by fortune-seeker Zebediah "Zeb" Chase and his young cohort Lucas Strang. The two hold the shaman's granddaughter hostage and force the shaman to summon the Devourer. Zeb and Lucas use magical talismans to protect themselves from Ranaq but these same talismans prevent them from touching the treasure and prostitutes that they force Ranaq to conjure. It is unrevealed as to whether these treasures and women are real or merely illusions. When Zeb removes his talisman to embrace a prostitute, the woman's face turns into a gigantic maw that consumes Zeb, allowing Ranaq to possess the man. According to the shaman, this need for a human body makes Ranaq the weakest of the Great Beasts. Lucas Strang turns his talisman into a magic bullet and kills Ranaq in mortal form; he is cursed with a 100-year lifespan until Ranaq's soul is released after Zeb Chase's grave is disturbed in the year 1985.


Rancor is a mutant from an alternate future. The character, created by Jim Valentino, first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy #8 (January 1991) as the leader of a world settled by mutants of the alternate timeline/reality Marvel Comics designated as Earth-691. Within the context of the stories, Rancor is the leader of New Haven and claims to be a direct descendant of Wolverine. She initially crosses paths with the Guardians of the Galaxy when she is trying to eliminate the Resistance.[27] She later steals one of Wolverine's claws from a Shi'ar museum[28] as part of a plan to find her ancestor. In the course of her quest, she loses possession of the claw during a confrontation with Talon.[29] She regains the claw when she is recruited by Doctor Doom.[30] She eventually turns against Doom and discovers he is in possession of Wolverine's skeleton.[31] The confrontation results in her being severely wounded and rescued by the Guardians of the Galaxy.[32]


Main article: Random (comics)


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Main article: Ranter

Ransak the Reject

Ransak the Reject was created by Jack Kirby, and first appeared in Eternals #8 (Feb 1977). Ransak is a member of the race known as the Deviants. He is the son of Maelstrom (whose father, Phaeder, was an Inhuman) and Medula. He is shunned and feared by other Deviants because he is not subject to the deformity of their race, his humanlike (or Eternal-like) appearance seeming freakish to them. An outcast, he funneled his rage at his rejection into becoming an expert killer fighting in the gladiatorial arenas that became his home. Ransak has superhuman strength and durability sufficient to battle an Eternal in personal combat. He has a lifetime's experience in gladiatorial combat, and is thus a formidable fighter. He is prone to berserker-like rages during which he can ignore painful injuries and attacks.

Kavita Rao

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Rapier (Dominic Tyrone) was a former partner of Silvermane. He achieved recognition as the heroic Rapier while planning revenge against his crime-boss partner. He fought Spider-Man inconclusively.[33] Like many others, Rapier died at the “Bar With No Name” when shot by the Scourge of the Underworld.[34] Rapier used an electro-stun sword, which delivered an electrical shock that caused unconsciousness. Rapier first appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #2 (1980), and was created by Ralph Macchio and Jim Mooney.

Monica Rappaccini

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Gary Wilton, Jr.

Damon Ryder

Brenda Dragp


Mikhail Rasputin

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Mister Rasputin

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Gustav Krueger

Main article: Rattler (comics)

Heath Benson


Henry Bingham


Raunch (also known as Sister Pleasure) is a member of the Sisters of Sin. A member of the Sisters of Sin, Raunch was a young disciple of the Red Skull. Her physical age was accelerated into an adult, calling herself Sister Pleasure. She and her Sisters attacked Captain America but were defeated, and eventually restored to her natural age. However, soon after, she returned alongside the Sisters of Sin, this time as a younger adult. She and her sisters were once again defeated by Captain America. Raunch can force an opponent to fall asleep with her gaze. Sister Pleasure first appeared in Captain America #294-296 (June–August 1984), and was created by J.M. DeMatteis and Paul Neary.


Ravage 2099

Main article: Ravage 2099

Maureen Raven


Main article: Ravonna

Rawhide Kid

Main article: Rawhide Kid


Rax is a mutant whose first appearance was in X-Men v2, #100. A member of the race of supermutants known as the Neo, Rax became the new leader, or Jaeger, of the Neo after the accidental death of the former Jaeger, Hunter, at the hands of Cecilia Reyes. Rax wielded a high-tech crossbow which he could fire with uncanny accuracy before it was destroyed in battle with Cecilia Reyes. The hidden Neo civilization was devastated when the High Evolutionary removed all mutants' powers, and it was this act that caused the Neo to declare war on both humans and mutants alike. Rax had peak human strength, speed, endurance, and reflexes, extra-human senses enable him to sense base emotions and track others by trace genetic material, hydraulic crossbow.

Razor Fist

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Main article: Razorback (comics)


The Reanimator is a mutant supervillain. While at his base, Reanimator watched as Wolverine (actually a Skrull posing as Wolverine) and Nightcrawler arrived searching for Magneto. He then unleashed several robots, including a double of Magneto, on the two X-Men. Wolverine and Nightcrawler destroyed the robots and left without fighting Reanimator himself.


Gunther Strauss

Pantu Hurageb


Main article: Recorder (comics)

Red Celestial

The Red Celestial is a Celestial. The character, created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, only appeared in Thor #417 (May, 1990). Within the context of the stories, the Red Celestial is the Celestial tasked with helping to birth the Blue Celestial.

Red Barbarian

Main article: Red Barbarian

Red Ghost

Main article: Red Ghost

Red Guardian

Main article: Red Guardian

Aleksey Lebedev

Alexei Shostakov

Dr. Tania Belinsky

Josef Petkus

Krassno Granitsky


Nicolai Krylenko

Red Lotus

Main article: Red Lotus (comics)

Red Hulk

Main article: Thunderbolt Ross

Red Nine

Main article: Red Nine

Red Raven



Redford Raven

Red Ronin

Main article: Red Ronin

Red She-Hulk

Main article: Betty Ross

Red Shift

Main article: Red Shift (comics)

Red Skull

Johann Schmidt

Main article: Red Skull


George John Maxon

Albert Malik

Red Sonja

Main article: Red Sonja

Red Wolf

Main article: Red Wolf (comics)

Red/Blue Judge

The Red/Blue Judge is a Celestial in the Marvel Universe. Within the context of the stories, the Red/Blue Judge is the second known Celestial with the right to judge worlds. When Kosmos and Kubik travel the universe, they encounter this strange Celestial standing alone. It allows them to enter its mind to see some of the Celestials' secrets. It eventually judges them worthy of life.


Main article: Redstone (comics)

Malcolm Reeves

Malcolm Reeves is a mutant whose first appearance was in The Brotherhood #4. After his wife threatened to expose him as a mutant, Malcolm Reeves ordered his friend Perot to attempt to take her mutant powers away, hoping it would calm her down. The procedure went wrong, as always, and she died instead. Getting a call from his daughter, Malon, Malcolm was deeply angered that someone would dare attempt to kidnap her. Malcolm called Charles Xavier and demanded Xavier explain what was going on, and Xavier broke it to him that it was probably the mutant terrorist sect, The Brotherhood. Malcolm Reeves could transform into something of a flaming skeleton. Despite the fact that he was a powerful mutant, he hated his own kind and lived in total fear of being outed as one.

Malon Reeves

Malon Estella Reeves is a mutant whose first appearance was in The Brotherhood #4. Malon somehow escaped her mansion, while the Brotherhood's London Cell ripped through her bodyguards in an attempt to kidnap/recruit her. The team's flyer, Clive, followed, but Malon ran him over with her sportscar. Trying to find a safe place, Malon ran to a club where many of her friends frequented. The Brotherhood followed and tore through everyone there too. Just when she thought she was stuck, her latent mutant powers kicked in, burning Bela's hand and destroying Fiona's zombies. A backhand from Bryson was enough to put her out, however. Malon could fire energy blasts from her hands.


Main article: Reignfire

Ransak the Reject

Main article: Ransak the Reject


REM-RAM (Marcus Andrews) is a mutant who first appeared in X-Men: Magneto War #1. Little is known of the past of the mutant known as REM-RAM apart from that he is from Antwerp in Belgium.[35] He is discovered by Fabian Cortez, who manipulates the boy into joining the Acolytes.[36] REM-RAM is manipulated into using his powers against the X-Men specifically Xavier. Xavier's natural telepathy makes him resistant to REM-RAM's powers. His dreams are not affected directly, only altered slightly. REM-RAM was able to expand the subconscious mind of those around him, sending them into a dream state where he can scan and manipulate the repressed thoughts found in their minds. REM-RAM died during Cassandra Nova's Sentinel assault on Genosha and he was reanimated by Selene during the events of Necrosha


Remnant exists in the universe of the Squadron Supreme. Remnant, along with Pinball and Mink was originally an enemy of the Squadron Supreme's Nighthawk. When Nighthawk quit the Squadron Supreme he formed a new team, known as the Redeemers, to try to stop the Squadron's Utopia Program. Nighthawk turned to his old foes and offered them the opportunity to join his cause, which they accepted. When the Redeemers confronted the Squadron, and all-out fight broke out which caused the deaths of several members of both teams. Pinball and Nighthawk were among those killed, but Remnant and the Mink survived the battle and have not been heard from since. Remnant is able to animate cloth and ensnare opponents with it. He can also fly.


Replica is a Skrull from an alternate future and a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Galactic Guardians.The character, created by Jim Valentino, first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy #9 (February 1991) as an inhabitant of the alternate timeline/reality Marvel Comics designated as Earth-691. Within the context of the stories, Replica is a devout member of the Universal Church of Truth who lives in disguise on the planet New Haven under the rule of Rancor. When the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive, she joins them and the Resistance against Rancor.[37] When the Guardians leave New Haven, she stows away on their ship as an insect only to be discovered by Yondu.[38] Over time she assists the Guardians against a Stark saboteur, the Spirit of Vengeance, and the Grand Inquisitor. She also reveals that she is a member of the Universal Church of Truth and a Skrull as she officially joins the Guardians.[39] Later, in order to save the lives of the Guardians, she gives herself as a playmate to her god, Protégé (comics).[40]


Main article: Reptil


Main article: Reptyl

Clive Reston

Main article: Clive Reston


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Main article: Revanche (comics)



Reverb is a supervillain who uses a battlesuit with ultrasonic weaponry. He first appeared in Amazing Spider-Girl #2. (November 1998) Randolph (Also known as "Randy", no last name given) was one of the Hobgoblin's hired muscle. When Spider-Girl began investigating the Hobgoblin's criminal affairs, Randolph was given the armor to stop her. Calling himself "Reverb", he battled Spider-Girl, who eventually defeated by forcing him deep into wet cement, just before his sound blasters went full power. This resulted in a sonic backlash that incapacitated the villain.


Main article: Gene Nation



Dr. Cecilia Reyes

Cecilia Reyes is a mutant. The character, created by Scott Lobdell and Carlos Pacheco, first appeared in X-Men vol 2 #65 in June 1997. Within the context of the stories, Cecilia Reyes joins forces with Iceman and other mutants to escape New York City when she is targeted by Operation: Zero Tolerance, a government-backed anti-mutant task force.[41] Soon after, she uses her medical skills to save Cyclops' life and officially becomes a member of the X-Men.[42] When she is kidnapped by interdimensional demons called N'Garai, she escapes with the other civilians who had been abducted.[43] When offered a new life by the Shadow King, Reyes chooses to remain who she is.[44] She also makes a cameo appearance in NYX when she saves the life of Tatiana. The runaways grow suspicious of her and flew her apartment before she can get the X-Men to help the kids. [45]


Main article: Rhapsody (comics)


Main article: Rhino (comics)

Val Rhymin

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Ricadonna is one of the main characters in the Daughters of the Dragon comic series. In the series, Ricadonna is a multi-billionaire. She is a mob-queen and enemy of Misty Knight. She had previously been imprisoned by Misty Knight. In her first appearance, a foursome of villains steal from her while she is at a party. Ricadonna's teddy cam survives the thieves' expert robbery and she uses the footage to discover their identities. She has two of them, Freezer Burn and 8-Ball slain. Freezer Burn's girlfriend is also killed.

Zander Rice

Dr. Zander Rice is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He was created by Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost and Billy Tan. His first appearance was in X-23 #1 (March 2005).

Rice's father worked on the Weapon X Program and was killed by a fleeing Wolverine. Years later, Rice works on recreating the Weapon X experiment with his mentor, Dr. Martin Sutter. He was eventually paired with Dr. Sarah Kinney, whom he did not get along with. When Sarah suggested making a female clone for Wolverine, Rice reluctantly agreed, but forced her to carry the embryo to term. Rice proceeded to mistreat and abuse Laura Kinney, who he called "Pet" and "Animal". Rice uses Laura's trigger scent to kill Sutter so that he can be in charge of the program and create more clones to sell on the market.[46] Laura is later ordered by her mother, Sarah, to kill Rice and destroy the facility. Laura gets back at Rice by calling him "Animal" upon his death, however in a cruel twist of fate, Rice hid a trigger scent in Sarah's hair and she too is murdered by her daughter.[47]

In other media

Zander Rice will appear in Logan, played by Richard E. Grant.[48]

Franklin Richards

Main article: Franklin Richards

Gail Richards

Gail Richards is a character exclusive to the Ultimate Marvel universe, created by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch, and is first introduced in Ultimates #1. She was Steve Rogers's fiancée before Captain America's supported demise.[49] She eventually becomes Bucky Barnes's wife and has a family. By the early 21st century, Gail was shocked to learned of Steve's survival and youthful preservation, and emotionally refused to be reunited unlike Bucky.[50] However, they later rekindle a friendship.[51] Unbeknownst to Rogers, Gail had conceived Captain America's son, and was "convinced" by the American government to give up their child to the military's supposed safety. In reality, the government trained her son to be the next super soldier but instead chose to be the Ultimate iteration of Red Skull. She is later given a chance to say goodbye to her son.[52]

The character is presumably based on Gail Richards from the 1944 Captain America film serial, portrayed by Lorna Gray. Gail Richards makes minor appearances in Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2.

Nathaniel Richards

Nathaniel Richards is a scientific genius and time traveler. The character, created by John Byrne, first appeared in Fantastic Four #272 (November 1984) as the long absent father of Reed Richards. Later stories have implied the character is the father of Huntara and Kristoff Vernard, and ancestor of Kang the Conqueror. Within the context of the stories, Nathaniel Richards is a scientific genius, inventor of the "time platform", and, during the 1950s, a member of S.H.I.E.L.D..[53] At some point after the birth of his son Reed, he begins to travel in time and alternate realities, leaving his son and wife Evelyn behind in his native time and reality. In one of the alternate realities he meets, marries, and has a son with a woman named Cassandra.

In the 2015 film Fantastic Four, Richards was briefly played by Tim Heidecker.

Valeria Richards

Main article: Valeria Richards

Molly Von Richtofen


Main article: Ricochet (comics)

Peter Parker

Johnny Gallo


Main article: Rictor


Ridge is a mutant whose first appearance was in Genetix #1. Ridge's past is unknown. He has a dramatically non-human appearance. As a member of Genetix, he maintains a close friendship with Shift. Ridge is superhumanly agile and can leap great distances. His skin is very dense, and he has razor sharp claws on both his hands and feet. He has steel barbs on his forearms, which double as weapons, and tools to help him to scale sheer surfaces. Ridge has two very large insectoid eyes which grant him 360 degree vision, and enable him to see in light frequencies outside of the normal visible range. He is prone to berserker rages.


Main article: Right-Winger (comics)


Main article: Ringer (comics)

Anthony Davis

Keith Kraft




Main article: Ringmaster (comics)

Fritz Tiboldt

Maynard Tidboldt

Ringo Kid

Main article: Ringo Kid


Rintrah is an other-dimensional mystic. The character, created by Peter B. Gillis and Chris Warner, first appeared in Doctor Strange #80 (December 1986). He was depicted as a green furred minotaur. Within the context of the stories, Rintrah comes from an other-dimensional planet called R'Vaal. There, because of his sensitivity to occult forces and his potential to become a skilled sorcerer, he is apprenticed to Enitharmon the Weaver. When Doctor Strange brings his Cloak of Levitation to Enitharmon for repair, the weaver sends Rintrah to return the restored cloak.[54] After delivering the cloak, Strange briefly, and with permission, possesses his body to fend off Urthona.[55] He remains with Strange for a short time before returning to his apprenticeship.[56]

Dallas Riordan

Main article: Dallas Riordan


Heidi Sladkin

Riot (Heidi Sladkin) is a member of the Skrull Kill Krew. Riot I turns into an armored insectoid form. In this form, she has great strength and sharp spines.

Heavy Mettle

Riot is a member of Joseph Manfredi's Heavy Mettle. During the Dark Reign storyline, Norman Osborn recruited him to join the Shadow Initiative.[57] Riot II's armor generates sonic energy which can be used in a concussive manner.


Ripjak is a Martian from an alternate future. The character, created by Michael Gallagher and Kevin West, first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy #54 (November 1994) as a resident of the alternate timeline/reality Marvel Comics designated as Earth-691. Within the context of the stories, Ripjak is a Martian (from the novel The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells) encased in and artificial exoskeleton and embued with a transfusion of Spider-Man's blood. The media dubs him the "Interplanetary Serial Killer" and he first encounters the Guardians of the Galaxy as an adversary. It is later revealed that Ripjak is not the killer the media presented but rather an agent of mercy. The planets he destroyed had been infected by the being known as Bubonicus, his actions were to prevent the contagions from spreading and end the suffering of those living there.


Main article: Riptide (comics)

Deborah Risman

Main article: Deborah Risman

Matthew Risman

Main article: Matthew Risman


Main article: Risque (comics)

Donald & Deborah Ritter


Rl'nnd is a Skrull invader. The character, created by Brian Reed and Adriana Melo, first appeared in Ms. Marvel (vol. 2) #25 (May 2008) as a Super-Skrull agent. Prior to this a character with a similar visual depiction and powers was featured in New Avengers: Illuminati #5 (January 2008), also written by Brian Reed. He has stated that the two characters are not the same.[58] Rl'nnd possesses the natural shapeshifting abilities of a Skrull. These have been augmented to allow him to mimic the abilities of members of the X-Men.

Chess Roberts

Chess Roberts is a reporter in Marvel Comics. She was created by Kurt Busiek and Sean Chen and first appeared in Iron Man Vol. 3 #1 (February 1998). Though only a minor character, her one significant act was reporting on the return of Iron Man (Tony Stark) after it was believed he was dead. She appears in Iron Man 2 played by Olivia Munn. Once again the role is minor as she reports on the Stark Expo which is held all year round. Initially, Munn was to play a paramour who flirts with Stark, but her scene got cut. Not wanting to lose Munn, Jon Favreau cast her as Roberts.[59]

Robbie Robertson

Randy Robertson

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Rock Python

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Rocket Raccoon

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Rocker Racer

Robert Farrell

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Main article: Rocketeers (comics)


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Main article: Rogue (comics)

Jack Rollins

Jack Rollins is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. He was created by Bob Harras and Paul Neary and first appeared in Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (June 1988).

Jack Rollins was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who infiltrated the Roxxon Energy Corporation and informed Nick Fury that there were traitors hiding among them. It's later revealed that he was one of the agents that was really a Life Model Decoy. After Fury defeats the Deltite, the LMD is destroyed. It is not known if Rollins is alive or not.[60]

In other media

Jack Rollins appears in Captain America: The Winter Soldier played by Callan Mulvey. Rollins is a member of S.T.R.I.K.E., which is depicted as the counter-terrorist organization under S.H.I.E.L.D.. He along with Brock Rumlow aid Captain America in rescuing S.H.I.E.L.D. agents from Georges Batroc. Later, it's revealed that he is a HYDRA double agent working for Alexander Pierce. He is present during Captain America, Black Widow and Falcon's capture and is one of the Winter Soldier's guards. He is later incapacitated by Black Widow when she disguises herself as one of the World Security Council members. His fate is unknown.


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Main article: Roma (comics)

Augustus Roman

Augustus Roman is CEO of Empire Unlimited felt abhorrence towards super-humans ever since his family died during a conflict between the Avengers and the Masters of Evil, where made a cameo appearance in Avengers Vol. 1 #277, until he recently made full appearance in Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #1.

Believing that super-humans, and their powers and abilities, including their weapons should be contained and controlled, Roman created a prison known as The Cellar, located in Ryker's Island. On the surface, The Cellar appeared to be nothing more than a holding facility, when in reality its super-powered inmates were restrained inhumanly, and had their powers replicated into a special suit designed for Roman, and now referring himself as Regent, the "savior of humanity". A former Osborn, Harry Lyman is soon find out Augustus' true identity as Regent, while learning his action for sudden disappearance of the super-humans alike. Even much more worst situation as Betty Brant, sent by Harry attempt to go to Augustus to ask him if he's actually a Regent, Augustus kidnaps Betty to cover his identity and his ruthless action from being exposed, so will the rest of the innocent people who may stumbled finds out his schemes. As Harry tries to expose Augustus' secret identity as a Regent for a disappearing of Betty, right before Regent captures him, Harry manage to call the original Spider-Man, as well as Iron Man that he finally finds out Augustus is Regent. Mary Jane soon catch up with Spider-Man and Iron Man, donning Peter's old Iron Spider suit to catch with them and rescues other missing super humans from Regent. As Spider-Man manage to find Harry and releases other captured super humans, and destroys the machine that powers Regent, Regent becomes powerless, surrounded by the other heroes and innocence he captured, and finally being arrested and put to justice, imprisoned in his own Cellar he created.


Ronan the Accuser

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Main article: Ronin (Marvel Comics)

Maya Lopez

Clint Barton

Alexei Shostakov

Eric Brooks

Richard Rory

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Bernie Rosenthal

Bernie Rosenthal is an artisan, lawyer, and romantic interest of Captain America. The character, created by Roger Stern and John Byrne, first appeared in Captain America #247 (July 1980). Within the context of the stories, Bernie Rosenthal is a glass blower and lawyer who has worked with Captain America. She meets him when she is a hostage of The Watchdogs. Over time she became his girlfriend and eventually his fiancée. Eventually she leaves to study law at the University of Wisconsin.

Arnold Roth

Arnold Roth is a homosexual friend of Captain America in the Marvel Universe. The character first appeared in Captain America #270. Within the context of the stories, Roth was a childhood friend of Steve Rogers in the 1930s.


Main article: Roughhouse



Main article: Sentinel (comic book)

Donald Roxxon

Donald Roxxon was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, he first appears in Ultimate Spider-Man #86. Born to the wealthy Roxxon family, Donald didn't have to try hard at anything due to his rich background. But when he inherited his family's multi-conglomerate pharmaceutical empire, Donald's lack of business skills (as he even doesn't know what his company does) left him surrounded by rival businessmen (such as Justin Hammer) and even people within his own company as he seems to have little idea what the company actually does.[61] Targeted by superpowered mercenaries (Killer Shrike, Omega Red and the Spot), Donald hires Silver Sable to track down Spider-Man (Peter Parker) due to believing the young hero knew who was responsible and seems to be looking out for Roxxon. After Silver Sable captures and brings Spider-Man to Roxxon, Donald is obvious that the unmasked and interrogated Peter had in actuarially been around due a series of coincidences. Spider-Man escapes and ends up saving Roxxon from the Vulture (Blackie Drago) after Roxxon realizes that the mercenaries' benefactor is actually the Tinkerer (Elijah Stern).[62]

Phillip R. Roxxon

Phillip R. Roxxon was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, he first appears in Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man Vol 2 #22. Apparently the true heir of Roxxon name, Phillip secretly used guinea pigs in experiments to make super-soldiers (i.e. Bombshell, Peter Parker's female clone, and Cloak & Dagger),[63][64] as well as the restoration the Venom suit (before Dr. Conrad Marcus's theft),[65] all in his narrow minded attempt to outdo Norman Osborn. After a group of young heroes led by Spider-Woman and the new Spider-Man (Miles Morales) all realize they're each Roxxon's guinea pigs/super-soldiers, Roxxon is personally defeated by Miles before being detained by S.H.I.E.L.D. authorities.[66]

Royal Roy

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Ruby Thursday

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R. U. Reddy

R. U. Reddy (Winthrop Roan, Jr.) is a mutant and a member of the Thunderiders. He first appeared in Captain America #269 (May 1982), and was created by J. M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck. Winthrop Roan, Jr. was the singer in a rock band known as Ruff Stuff. With Honcho and Wolf, he formed the professional motorcyclist team called Team America, which was eventually known as the Thunderiders. R.U. Reddy is a mutant who shares a mental link with the four other members of the Thunderiders. The five mutants can project their collective physical skills, strength, and knowledge into another person without diminishing their own abilities in any way.

Wal Rus

Wal Rus is a fictional character in Marvel Comics. He was created by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #271 (May 1982)

Wal Rus is an anthropomorphic walrus and engineer who aided Rocket Raccoon in his fight in the Toy Wars of which his niece, Lylla, was the center of conflict. His metallic tusks were interchangeable and he could be used as tools or weapons.[67]

His adventures with Rocket were latered retconned when Rocket and Groot visited Halfworld and discovered that the halfworlders were actually service animals for mental patients.[68] Wal Rus served as one of the security guards who worked for Rocket and had to once again help his friend when one of the patients mental powers began to manifest after years of waiting.[69]

This was retconned, yet again and he was recently seen working for Rocket and Groot in rescuing Princess Lynx and fighting Blackjack O'Hare, his brigade and Lord Dyvyne.[70]

Henry Russo

The Russian

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Rust was a member of the mutant political group called the Resistants. He made his first appearance in Captain America #350. Rust possesses the mutant ability to cause metal to quickly rust, allowing him to corrode most metallic substances.


Ruth is an archangel in the service of Heaven and an enemy of the Ghost Rider. She first appeared in Ghost Rider (Road to Damnation) #1 (Nov. 2005). Ruth was created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Clayton Crain. The abilities and physical features of angels are widely varied and many seem able to alter their appearance at will, but most favor beautiful humanoid forms with large, birdlike wings growing from their backs. They are immortal and do not age. Most angels seem to have varying degrees of superhuman strength, and they often can fire bolts of heavenly fire from their hands or summon burning swords at will. They can make themselves invisible to humans, although rare sensitive humans may still see them.[71]


Ryder was created by Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and Steve Yeowell, and was the leader and founder of the Skrull Kill Krew, first appearing in Skrull Kill Krew #1 (1995). The man known only as Ryder was one of a number of people who had unintentionally eaten meat from Skrulls that had been brainwashed into transforming into cows and retaining that form for life. Some of the meat eaten by people transferred the Skrull's adaptable DNA code into the human's cells, resulting in a bizarre condition called Skrullovoria Induced Skrullophobia, in which these individuals not only gained shape-shifting powers equal to, or greater than, actual Skrulls, but also developed an intense fear or hatred of Skrulls. In addition to shapeshifting, Ryder can teleport, has enhanced strength and reflexes, and carries lots of firearms.

John Ryker

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