- Taken from official bio
When Rico came out to close friends at Poseidon Prep, the entire school knew he was gay by the end of the day. Rico was ridiculed and harassed, especially by the other Latino students who made sure to call out "maricón" whenever he walked by. Stifled by the incredible isolation that he felt, Rico flunked out. To make matters worse, somehow his parents got the whole scoop. Already unhappy about his academic failings, Rico's parents promptly kicked him out onto the streets. His father's final words to him were, "no tengo un hijo". "I do not have a son."
Rico-Chet can violently repel objects away from his body, turning normally innocuous objects like ball bearings into deadly weapons.