Rikti

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Overview

The Rikti are an alien race that invaded earth during the Rikti War. Their invasion was halted due to the heroics of Vanguard at the cost of untold lives. They remain entrenched on earth and pose a danger to everyone they encounter.

Background

Rikti official info (Copied from the City of Villains official website [1])

The fact that the Rikti Invasion is over for the time being does not mean that the other-dimensional invaders are cleansed from the city. In fact, quite the opposite is true. No one knows for sure how many Rikti still lurk beneath the streets of Paragon City and other great battleground cities like Rome and Kuala Lumpur. Some estimates put the number at a few thousand. Others suggest that there are ten or twenty times that many still menacing the planet. While the danger of total worldwide enslavement to an alien race seems to have passed for the time being, the Rikti still present a daily and ever-growing threat.

The affect of the Rikti on human culture and society has not been entirely negative. The world they come from is quite a bit more advanced than our own, technologically speaking. During the war and in subsequent raids on Rikti cells, heroes have recovered literally thousands of tons of Rikti technology. From spaceships to handguns, the Rikti brought a startling array of weapons and other technology with them. Ever since the first alien energy rifle fell into the hands of a human scientist, we have been learning from their scientific discoveries.

The war walls that divide up Paragon City employ force fields based on Rikti technology. Vanguard has begun to employ a prototype 'rapid response' portal system designed after Rikti teleporters and many heroes benefit from an emergency teleportation system that sends them directly to a hospital when their life signs reach a critical level. Once they get there, they find themselves rejuvenated by hospital beds that repair damage at a cellular level using a system inspired by the Rikti transmogrification vats.

The benefits reaped from Rikti technology have only begun to appear and are certain to transform our entire world in the years to come. Right now though, they pose a problem as well. Not all of the discarded or lost Rikti technology fell into the hands of the heroes and governments of the world. Every month, more and more of it makes its way into the hands of Paragon City's criminal element. The black market for alien artifacts is booming, with even a simple side arm or communication device selling for tens of thousands of dollars. An early attempt to auction a Rikti helmet on eBay™ got a high bid of $35,320 before the government cracked down, arresting the seller and fining the company. A more serious problem came when a local gang found a stash of Rikti assault weapons, turning them overnight into a group with the firepower to level a city block in a matter of minutes. Fortunately, a group of young heroes captured the gang as they attempted to rob a liquor store, but the potential danger was obvious to everyone (except perhaps the dimwitted thieves).

Current international laws clearly state that any artifact of alien technology must be immediately turned over to the local government who will then turn it over to the Vanguard. The Vanguard - in addition to its other duties, has taken on the role of clearinghouse for captured alien technology. They then apportion out the finds to different research facilities around the world. Vanguard security personnel are stationed at each of these labs, both to ensure their safety and to see that the scientists share whatever discoveries they make with the rest of the world community.

Many private research and development firms now operate under government contract to help unlock the potential in captured Rikti tech. Among the most significant is Crey Industries, who made some of the earliest and quickest advances in Rikti research. They hold the patent on the emergency teleportation system that so many heroes use every day in their fight against evil. However, Crey recently lost all of its contracts and was forbidden to work on Rikti research after the Vanguard discovered that the company possessed a number of Rikti weapons and rare suits of advanced combat armor that the rest of the world knew nothing about. The Countess Crey maintained that it was simply a clerical error, but the Vanguard remained unimpressed and seized all the alien artifacts known to be in Crey's possession. Crey has assured the UN that it no longer has any interest in alien research and is pursuing its own projects from now on.

Higher level contacts reveal that the Rikti are in fact descended from humanity. In their own dimension, an advanced alien species of unknown origin converted the humans of the Rikti dimension into what they are now. The Rikti are born as what we consider ordinary, but around adolescence changes begin, and they begin to morph into full Rikti aliens. To this end, humans of Prime Earth may also be converted into Rikti, but usually adults must go through years of regimen before becoming a Rikti citizen. The Restructurist Rikti faction ignores this unlike their Traditionalist opposition, and use Rikti converts as soldiers.

On their world the Rikti allowed their gods to die out and have always had an aversion to worshipping supernatural and/or mystical beings. Their lack of faith and interest in such things created a vulnerability over time. More recently, members of the Restructionist faction within the Rikti are reconsidering this position. In fact some of them even have magical powers from their Primal Earth Mu blood. The Rikti have also begun questioning their stance on this with the resurgence of the Midnight Squad. The recent attacks from a purely magical source have cut the Rikti more deeply than they’d like to admit.

Villain types

Underlings

Rikti Monkey

Often referred to as ruin monkeys, these horrible creatures were created by the Rikti, then let loose in the city to wreak havoc. They roam in packs and pounce with tremendous speed and ferocity. Unfortunately, the Rikti seem to have a never-ending supply of them.

Notes

Rikti monkeys that appear out of Portals are classified as Small rather than Underlings.

Powers

PsychicBlast MentalBlast.png Psychic Dart Ranged, Minor Damage (Psionic), Foe -Recharge
This basic attack does minor Psionic damage, and can slightly reduce a target's attack speed, but has a very fast attack rate.

Inherent Brawl.png Monkey Brawl Melee, Smash Damage
Rikti Monkey brawling attacks.

FlamingShield Burn.png Monkey Gas (Post Death Special, Point Blank Area of Effect, Damage over Time, Toxic)
Anyone that passes through this gas will take damage from the fumes.

Jump LongJump.png Monkey Jumping
Rikti Monkeys can inherently jump real high and travel very fast.


Wild Rikti Monkey

Rikti Monkeys often attack in packs

Often referred to as ruin monkeys, these horrible creatures were created by the Rikti, then let loose in the city to wreak havoc. They roam in packs and pounce with tremendous speed and ferocity. Unfortunately, the Rikti seem to have a never-ending supply of them.

Powers

PsychicBlast MentalBlast.png Psychic Dart Ranged, Minor Damage (Psionic), Foe -Recharge
This basic attack does minor Psionic damage, and can slightly reduce a target's attack speed, but has a very fast attack rate.

Inherent Brawl.png Monkey Brawl Melee, Smash Damage
Rikti Monkey brawling attacks.

FlamingShield Burn.png Monkey Gas (Post Death Special, Point Blank Area of Effect, Damage over Time, Toxic)
Anyone that passes through this gas will take damage from the fumes.

Jump LongJump.png Monkey Jumping
Rikti Monkeys can inherently jump real high and travel very fast.


Vicious Rikti Monkey

Often referred to as ruin monkeys, these horrible creatures were created by the Rikti, then let loose in the city to wreak havoc. They roam in packs and pounce with tremendous speed and ferocity. Unfortunately, the Rikti seem to have a never-ending supply of them.

Powers

PsychicBlast MentalBlast.png Psychic Dart Ranged, Minor Damage (Psionic), Foe -Recharge
This basic attack does minor Psionic damage, and can slightly reduce a target's attack speed, but has a very fast attack rate.

Inherent Brawl.png Monkey Brawl Melee, Smash Damage
Rikti Monkey brawling attacks.

FlamingShield Burn.png Monkey Gas (Post Death Special, Point Blank Area of Effect, Damage over Time, Toxic)
Anyone that passes through this gas will take damage from the fumes.

Jump LongJump.png Monkey Jumping
Rikti Monkeys can inherently jump real high and travel very fast.


Minions

Drone

Rikti Drone

During the Rikti War these flying Drones swarmed all over the city's skies. Today these machines still sweep through the air with some frequency. Their quick evasive maneuvering, sophisticated scanners and powerful energy cannon make them a constant menace.

Powers

Flight TravelFlight.png Fly Self Fly
Rikti Drones can Fly.

Temporary PVP DebuffDefense.png Drone Blast Ranged, Energy, Foe Knockdown
The Rikti Drones Blasts deal a lot of damage and can Knockdown foes.

Power Missing.png No Melee attacks No Hand to Hand
Drones don´t have any Melee attacks at all

Leadership Tactics.png  ??? +Perception
Rikti Drones can see through Stealth and Invisibility

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Defense (Melee, Ranged, Psionic), Resist Sleep, Fear
The Drones maneuverability make it very hard to hit, and they have good defense to melee and ranged attacks, but they are relatively fragile otherwise. Since they are machines, they are immune to Sleep and Fear powers and are resistant to psionic damage.


Improved Drone

Rikti Improved Drone

Alec Parson is a senior forensic scientist working for MICIR, the Ministry of Information Criminal Investigation and Research. He has a passion for robotics and all things Clockwork related.

Powers

Flight TravelFlight.png Fly Self Fly
Rikti Drones can Fly.

Temporary PVP DebuffDefense.png Drone Blast Ranged, Energy, Foe Knockdown
The Rikti Drones Blasts deal a lot of damage and can Knockdown foes.

Power Missing.png No Melee attacks No Hand to Hand
Drones don´t have any Melee attacks at all

Leadership Tactics.png  ??? +Perception
Rikti Drones can see through Stealth and Invisibility

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Defense (Melee, Ranged, Psionic), Resist Sleep, Fear
The Drones maneuverability make it very hard to hit, and they have good defense to melee and ranged attacks, but they are relatively fragile otherwise. Since they are machines, they are immune to Sleep and Fear powers and are resistant to psionic damage.



Advanced Drone

Rikti Advanced Drone

During the Rikti War these flying Drones swarmed all over the city's skies. Today these machines still sweep through the air with some frequency. Their quick evasive maneuvering, sophisticated scanners and powerful energy cannon make them a constant menace.

Powers

Flight TravelFlight.png Fly Self Fly
Rikti Drones can Fly.

Temporary PVP DebuffDefense.png Drone Blast Ranged, Energy, Foe Knockdown
The Rikti Drones Blasts deal a lot of damage and can Knockdown foes.

Power Missing.png No Melee attacks No Hand to Hand
Drones don´t have any Melee attacks at all

Leadership Tactics.png  ??? +Perception
Rikti Drones can see through Stealth and Invisibility

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Defense (Melee, Ranged, Psionic), Resist Sleep, Fear
The Drones maneuverability make it very hard to hit, and they have good defense to melee and ranged attacks, but they are relatively fragile otherwise. Since they are machines, they are immune to Sleep and Fear powers and are resistant to psionic damage.


Conscript

The Rikti have come to stand for everything humans hate and fear in the universe. Their unprovoked invasion of Earth has left much of the planet traumatized and angry. Even out of their battle armor, their high-tech weaponry makes Rikti dangerous opponents.

Powers

Rikti Conscript.jpg

MedievalWeapons BattleAxe.png Rikti Rifle Ranged, Energy, Foe Knockback, Disorient
The Rikti Rifle takes a while to recharge, but deals a lot of damage and can Knockback and Disorient foes.

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Rikti Sword (Melee, Energy/Lethal) Foe Disorient
You are Disoriented.


Infantry

The Rikti have come to stand for everything humans hate and fear in the universe. Their unprovoked invasion of Earth has left much of the planet traumatized and angry. Even out of their battle armor, their high-tech weaponry makes Rikti dangerous opponents.

Powers

Rikti Infantry.jpg

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Rikti Pistol Ranged, Energy, Foe Disorient
The Rikti pistol deals nominal damage, but can Disorient its target.

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Rikti Sword (Melee, Energy/Lethal) Foe Disorient
You are Disoriented.


Communications Officer

The Rikti have come to stand for everything humans hate and fear in the universe. Their unprovoked invasion of Earth has left much of the planet traumatized and angry. Even out of their battle armor, their high-tech weaponry makes Rikti dangerous opponents.

Note: Communications Officers con as lieutenants even though they are minions

Powers

Rikti CommunicationsOfficer.jpg

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Rikti Pistol Ranged, Energy, Foe Disorient
The Rikti pistol deals nominal damage, but can Disorient its target.

FireTrap FireImps.png Transponder Build Transponder
The Rikti Communications Officer can create an inter-dimensional Transponder. Other Rikti soldiers can teleport in through this Transponder to join their allies. This power is interruptible. The Transponder can be destroyed.


Guardian

The Rikti have come to stand for everything humans hate and fear in the universe. Their unprovoked invasion of Earth has left much of the planet traumatized and angry. Even out of their battle armor, their high-tech weaponry makes Rikti dangerous opponents.

Powers

Rikti Guardian.jpg

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Rikti Pistol Ranged, Energy, Foe Disorient
The Rikti pistol deals nominal damage, but can Disorient its target.

Power Missing.png No Melee attacks No Hand to Hand
Guardians don´t have any Melee attacks at all

ForceField DeflectionShield.png Protection Shield Ranged, Ally +Defense (Smash, Lethal, Fire, Cold, Energy, Negative)
The Rikti Protection Shield protects others from Smashing, Lethal, Fire, Cold, Energy, and Negative Energy attacks for a limited time. The magnetic nature of the shield makes attacks less likely to land and affect your ally. Multiple Shields can be stacked on one target to improve the defense.

RadiationPoisoning RadiationEmission.png Radiation Emission Area of Effect, Ally Heal
The Radiation Emission power utilizes the healing properties of radiation to re-energize your allies. This power radiates out from the Rikti and restores some health to all nearby allies.

RadiationPoisoning AccelerateMetabolism.png Accelerate Metabolism Ally +Speed, +Damage, +Recovery
Activating this power emits radiation that increases the running speed, attack speed, Endurance Recovery and Damage potential of all nearby allies. Affected Ritki Metabolism is increased so much that they become resistant to effects such as Sleep, Hold, Disorient and Immobilization. The Riktis are not protected from such effects, they just wear off faster.


Lieutenants

Headman

Lieutenants are much stronger than Minions, and often have greater powers or weapons. A single Hero should be able to defeat one Lieutenant and maybe a Minion.

Powers

MedievalWeapons BattleAxe.png Rikti Rifle Ranged, Energy, Foe Knockback, Disorient
The Rikti Rifle takes a while to recharge, but deals a lot of damage and can Knockback and Disorient foes.

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Rikti Sword (Melee, Energy/Lethal) Foe Disorient
You are Disoriented.


Headman Gunman

The Rikti battle armor is more advanced than any armor found on Earth. It offers the alien invaders protection from most normal kinds of physical attack. Armed with powerful energy weapons, these armored soldiers continue to pose a deadly threath to humans everywhere.

Powers

Rikti HeadmanGunman.jpg

Teleportation Teleport.png Teleport Self Teleport
The Rikti Gunman can Teleport long distances.

MedievalWeapons BattleAxe.png Rikti Rifle Ranged, Energy, Foe Knockdown, Disorient
The Rikti Gunman has a powerful cannon built into his armor. This weapon takes a while to recharge, but deals a lot of damage and can Knockdown and Disorient foes.

Power Missing.png No Melee attacks No Hand to Hand
Headman Gunman don´t have any Melee attacks at all

Jump LongJump.png Super Leap Super Leap
The Rikti Gunman can Leap to building tops without problem


Chief Mentalist

The Rikti battle armor is more advanced than any armor found on Earth. It offers the alien invaders protection from most normal kinds of physical attack. Armed with powerful energy weapons, these armored soldiers continue to pose a deadly threath to humans everywhere.

Powers

Rikti ChiefMentalist.jpg

PsychicBlast MentalBlast.png Mental Blast Ranged, Psionic, Foe -Recharge
The basic psionic attack does moderate damage and can slightly reduce a target's attack speed.

MentalControl Hypnotize.png Mesmerize Ranged Psionic, Foe Sleep
Hypnotize painfully enraptures a target with psychic energy rendering him unconscious. The target will remain asleep for some time, but will awaken if attacked.

MentalControl Command.png Dominate Ranged, Foe Hold
Tear at the mind of a single target foe. Dominate renders a victim helpless, lost in his own mind and unable to defend himself.

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Rikti Sword (Melee, Energy/Lethal) Foe Disorient
You are Disoriented.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Resistances: Smash, Lethal, Energy, Psionic, Resist Sleep, Confuse, Fear
Rikti Mentalist armor makes them are resistant to Lethal, Smashing, and Energy damage. Their enhanced mental powers also make them resistant to Sleep, Confuse, Fear and Psionic damage.


Bosses

Chief Mentalist

The Rikti battle armor is more advanced than any armor found on Earth. It offers the alien invaders protection from most normal kinds of physical attack. Armed with powerful energy weapons, these armored soldiers continue to pose a deadly threat to humans everywhere.

Powers

MentalControl Hypnotize.png Mesmerize Ranged, Psionic, Foe Sleep
Hypnotize painfully enraptures a target with psychic energy rendering him unconscious. The target will remain asleep for some time, but will awaken if attacked.

MentalControl Command.png Dominate Ranged, Foe Hold
Tear at the mind of a single target foe. Dominate renders a victim helpless, lost in his own mind and unable to defend himself.

MentalControl Confuse.png Mass Hypnosis Targeted Area of Effect, Foe Sleep
Hypnotizes a group of foes at a distance and puts them to Sleep. The targets will remain asleep for some time, but will awaken if attacked. This power deals no damage, but if done discretely, the targets won't even be aware of your presence.

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Greater Rikti Sword (Melee, Energy/Lethal) Foe Disorient
You are Disoriented.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Resistances: Smash, Lethal, Energy, Psionic, Resist Sleep, Confuse, Fear
Rikti Mentalist armor makes them are resistant to Lethal, Smashing, and Energy damage. Their enhanced mental powers also make them resistant to Sleep, Confuse, Fear and Psionic damage.


Chief Mesmerist

The Rikti battle armor is more advanced than any armor found on Earth. It offers the alien invaders protection from most normal kinds of physical attack. Armed with powerful energy weapons, these armored soldiers continue to pose a deadly threath to humans everywhere.

Powers

Rikti ChiefMesmerist.jpg

PsychicBlast MentalBlast.png Mental Blast Ranged, Psionic, Foe -Recharge
The basic psionic attack does moderate damage and can slightly reduce a target's attack speed.

MentalControl MassHypnosis.png Total Domination Targeted Area of Effect, Foe Hold
Tear at the mind of a group of foes around one targeted foe. Dominate renders its victims helpless, lost in their own mind and unable to defend themselves.

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Rikti Sword (Melee, Energy/Lethal) Foe Disorient
You are Disoriented.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Resistances: Smash, Lethal, Energy, Psionic, Resist Sleep, Confuse, Fear
Rikti Mentalist armor makes them are resistant to Lethal, Smashing, and Energy damage. Their enhanced mental powers also make them resistant to Sleep, Confuse, Fear and Psionic damage.


Chief Soldier

The Rikti battle armor is more advanced than any armor found on Earth. It offers the alien invaders protection from most normal kinds of physical attack. Armed with powerful energy weapons, these armored soldiers continue to pose a deadly threath to humans everywhere.

Note: There are two versions of Chief Soldiers. Both have the same name but different looks and slightly different behavior. One version has rounded shoulders and will only use the Greater Rikti Sword in melee. The other has sharp, spiky shoulders, and will alternate the Greater Rikti Sword and Rikti Rifle in melee range.

Powers

Rikti ChiefSoldier.jpg

MedievalWeapons BattleAxe.png Rikti Rifle Ranged, Energy, Foe Knockback, Disorient
The Rikti Rifle takes a while to recharge, but deals a lot of damage and can Knockback and Disorient foes.

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Greater Rikti Sword (Melee, Energy/Lethal) Foe Disorient
You are Disoriented.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Resistances: Smash, Lethal, Energy. Resist: Sleep
Rikti Boss armor makes them are resistant to Lethal, Smashing, and Energy damage. They are also resistant to Sleep.


Rikti Priest

Though the Rikti are not known to be religious, they do have a number of individuals that fill a role similar to priests in their society. These cultural officials also investigate instances of aberrant thought, and seek to correct them. Few had ever been seen on Earth, until recently.

Powers

Rikti Priest.jpg

Empathy RegenerationAura.png Regeneration Aura Melee, AoE, Ally/Self +Recovery

PsychicBlast MentalBlast.png Mental Blast Ranged, Psionic, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
The Mental Blast has slowed your reflexes. Your attack speed is reduced.

MentalControl MassHypnosis.png Mass Hypnosis Ranged, AoE, Foe Sleep
You have been put to Sleep. You are helpless until the effect is broken.

MentalControl Freeze.png Total Domination (Melee, Energy/Lethal) Foe Disorient
Your mind is being dominated. You are held

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Rikti Sword (Melee, Energy/Lethal) Foe Disorient
You are Disoriented.

KineticBoost Transfusion.png Transfusion Ranged (Targetted Area of Effect), Foe -Endurance, -Regeneration, Team Heal
Transfusion drains an enemy of some endurance and reduces the target's regeneration rate, and transfers that energy, in the form of hit points, to all allies near the affected foe. You can use Transfusion to heal yourself as well as your allies.

KineticBoost KineticTransfer.png Fulcrum Shift Ranged (Foe AoE), Foe -DMG, Team +DMG
Fulcrum Shift drains the power of a targeted foe and all foes nearby, transferring it to all adjacent allies, the caster, and those near the caster. Affected foes will deal less damage, while your affected allies will deal more. The more foes that are affected, the more power your allies receive. Fulcrum Shift can dramatically turn the tide of a melee battle.


Elite Bosses

Heavy Assault Suit

These assault suits have been developed by the Rikti specifically to deal with superpowered enemies. They provide excellent protection and firepower and provide excellent flight capabilities.

Powers

Rikti HeavyAssaultSuit.jpg

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Fusion Pulse Ranged Energy, +Energy DoT, -RES (all), -Regen
You are on fire! Your resistances and regeneration rate have been reduced.

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Fusion Explosion Ranged, Energy, Damage over Time, Energy, Foe -Regen, -Resistances
You are on fire! Your resistances and regeneration rate have been reduced.

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Laser Lance Ranged Energy, -Def
Your defense has been reduced.

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Sweeping Laser Ranged (Cone) Energy, -Def
Your defense has been reduced.


Rikti Magus

Rikti Magus.jpg

Main Article: Rikti Magus

These radical members of the Rikti's Restructurist faction have mastered magical arts stolen from the Circle of Thorns.

Powers

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Lightning Bolt Ranged, Energy, Foe -Endurance
The Rikti Magus can send a large blast of electrical energy at a foe. Lightning Bolt deals good damage and also drains some endurance.

PsychicBlast MentalBlast.png Mental Blast Ranged, Psionic, Foe -Recharge
The basic psionic attack does moderate damage and can slightly reduce a target's attack speed.

EarthGrasp Quicksand.png Stalagmites (Ranged, Targeted Area of Effect) Foe Disorient, -Defense
The Rikti Magus has left you Disoriented with his Stalagmites attack. Your Defense is lowered.

FireBlast FireBall.png Fire Ball (Ranged) Targeted Area of Effect, (Smash/ Fire, Damage over Time, Fire)
A Fireball consumes a targeted foe, and any other enemy in a tight radius. Anyone in that area is burned and damaged over a short period of time.


Death: Rider

Main Article: Death: Rider

No Rikti warriors are more feared than those known as the 4 Riders. Said to have suffered some strange transformation during the crossing between worlds, even their fellow Rikti are terrified of them. The Rider known as Toxic infects his foes, weakening them and their allies.

Powers

Rikti HeavyAssaultSuit.jpg

Fly

Laser Lance

Sweeping Laser

Fusion Pulse

Fusion Explosion

Fusion Overload

Armored Exoskeleton

Cloak of Fear

Oppressive Gloom

Death Shroud

Touch of Fear

Life Drain

Siphon Life

Resistance


Famine: Rider

Main Article: Famine: Rider

No Rikti warriors are more feared than those known as the 4 Riders. Said to have suffered some strange transformation during the crossing between worlds, even their fellow Rikti are terrified of them. The Rider known as Scarcity can starve his foes of life and energy, destroying the form within.

Powers

Rikti HeavyAssaultSuit.jpg

Fly

Laser Lance

Sweeping Laser

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Fusion Pulse Ranged, Energy, Damage over Time, Energy, Foe -Regen, -Resistances
You are on fire! Your resistances and regeneration rate have been reduced.

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Fusion Explosion Ranged, Energy, Damage over Time, Energy, Foe -Regen, -Resistances
You are on fire! Your resistances and regeneration rate have been reduced.

Fusion Overload

Armored Exoskeleton

Paralytic Blast

ElectricityManipulation ShockingGrasp.png Paralytic Aura PBAoE, Energy, Damage over Time, Foe -Recovery, -Spd, -Rech, Fear
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Resistance


Pestilence: Rider

Main Article: Pestilence: Rider

No Rikti warriors are more feared than those known as the 4 Riders. Said to have suffered some strange transformation during the crossing between worlds, even their fellow Rikti are terrified of them. The Rider known as Toxic infects his foes, weakening them and their allies.

Powers

Rikti HeavyAssaultSuit.jpg

Fly

Laser Lance

Sweeping Laser

Fusion Pulse

Fusion Explosion

Fusion Overload

Armored Exoskeleton

Resistance

Envenom

Weaken


War: Rider

Main Article: War: Rider

No Rikti warriors are more feared than those known as the 4 Riders. Said to have suffered some strange transformation during the crossing between worlds, even their fellow Rikti are terrified of them. The Rider known as War specializes in pure destruction, aiding his allies as he annihilates his foes.

Powers

Rikti HeavyAssaultSuit.jpg

Fly

Laser Lance

Sweeping Laser

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Fusion Pulse Ranged, Energy, Damage over Time, Energy, Foe -Regen, -Resistances
You are on fire! Your resistances and regeneration rate have been reduced.

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Fusion Explosion Ranged, Energy, Damage over Time, Energy, Foe -Regen, -Resistances
You are on fire! Your resistances and regeneration rate have been reduced.

Fusion Overload

Armored Exoskeleton

Assault

Tactics

Resistance


Archvillains

Dra'Gon

Main article: Dra'Gon

The Dragon is a decorated Rikti general, a hero for them from the first Rikti war. He was caught on the homeworld side of the dimensional barrier when Hero 1 and the rest of the Omega Team sealed the pathway between our world and theirs.

Powers

Dra'Gon

FireBlast FireBlast.png Fire Blast Ranged, Fire, Damage over Time (Fire)
Sends a blast of fire at a targeted foe and sets the target on fire for a short period of time. Slower recharge rate than Flares, but more damage.

FireBlast FireBall.png Fire Ball (Ranged) Targeted Area of Effect, Fire/Smash, Damage over Time, Fire
A Fireball consumes a targeted foe, and any other enemy in a tight radius. Anyone in that area is burned and damaged over a short period of time.

FireBlast ArcOfFire.png Fire Breath (Ranged) Cone, Fire, Damage over Time, Fire
Dra'Gon breaths forth a cone of fire that burns all foes within it's narrow cone. Very accurate and very deadly at medium range.

FieryFray TargetedLightMelee.png Scorch (Melee) Smashing/Fire, Damage over Time (Fire)
Dra'Gon's hands are engulfed in flames, igniting the target.

FieryFray Scorch.png Cremate (Melee) High Damage Smashing/Fire
Dra'Gon's hands are engulfed in flames, igniting the target.

FieryFray Incinerate.png Incinerate (Melee) High Damage over Time (Fire)
This concentrated attack violently sets a foe on fire and deals lots of damage over time.

FlamingShield Consume.png Consume (PBAOE) Fire Damage, Self +Endurance
Dra'Gon can Consume some fuel from his nearby enemies to recover Endurance.


Hro'Dtohz

Main Article: Lord of War: Hro'Dtohz

The Supreme Commander of the Rikti Lineage of War, Hro'Dtohz is the one responsible for commanding the vast power of the Rikti Military in their war against Earth. A ruthless tactical genius with his own twisted code of honor, he is set on humanity's extermination or subsumption.

Powers

Hro'Dtohz

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Blade Slice Melee, Lethal, Energy, Foe Knockback, Disorient
You are Disoriented.

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Blade Eviscerate Melee, Lethal, Energy, Foe Knockback, Disorient
You are Disoriented.

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Blade Carve Melee, Lethal, Energy, Foe Knockback, Disorient
You are Disoriented.

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Blade Swing Melee, Lethal, Energy, Foe Knockback, Disorient
You are Disoriented.

MedievalWeapons BattleAxe.png Rikti Rifle Ranged, Energy, Foe Knockback, Disorient
You are Disoriented.

Transponder

Resistance


The Honoree

Main Article: The Honoree

The Honoree reminds you of Hero 1, the hero who was sent to the Rikti homeworld and successfully destroyed the bridge between their world and ours. It is quite possible that Hero 1 was captured on the Rikti homeworld and subjected to mutations similar to what the Lost undergo, creating this new abomination.

Powers

The Honoree

PowerPunch Quick.png Barrage Melee, Smashing/Energy, Foe Disorient
Barrage is a short, quick one-two combo punch. Deals little damage, but is quick and has a chance to Disorient the target.

PowerPunch EnergyPunch.png Energy Punch Melee, Smashing/Energy, Foe Disorient
Powerful focused punch that may Disorient your opponent!

PowerPunch BoneSmasher.png Bone Smasher Melee, Smashing/Energy, Foe Disorient
The Bone Smasher is a slow attack, but makes up for it with a greater damage. Has a greater chance to Disorient than Energy Punch.

PowerPunch Flurry.png Flurry Melee, Area of Effect Smashing/Energy, Foe Disorient
Launches a dizzying attack against everything in a nearby area.

PowerPunch TotalFocus.png Total Focus Melee, Smashing/Energy, Foe Disorient
Total Focus is complete mastery over Energy Melee. This is a very slow, but incredibly devastating attack that can knock out most opponents, leaving them Disoriented. Due to the exhausting nature of Total Focus, recharge time is very long. Damage: Extreme, Recharge: Long.

PsychicBlast MentalBlast.png Mental Blast Ranged, Psionic, Foe -Recharge
The basic psionic attack does moderate damage and can slightly reduce a target's attack speed.

MentalControl Freeze.png Total Domination Ranged, Area of Effect Foe Hold
You are held.

EnergyAssault PowerBlast.png Power Blast Ranged, Moderate Damage(Energy/Smash), Foe: Knockback
A much more powerful, yet slower version of Power Bolt. Power Blast sends a focused beam of energy at a foe that can knock him back.

Invulnerability Unstoppable.png Unstoppable Self, +Resistance(Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Immobilize, Knockback), +Res(All but Psi)
When you activate this power, you become totally resistant to all smashing and lethal damage, and extremely resistant to most other damage, but also to most Disorient, Immobilization, Hold, Knockback and Sleep effects. Endurance recovery is also increased. Costs very little Endurance to activate, but when it wears off you are vulnerable again, and drained of some Health and Endurance.

Note: Unstoppable as used by Honoree allows him to resist Smash and Lethal damage at 100% resistance.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Res( S50 L50 F30 C30 E40 N20 P50 T20 )
Archvillain Resistance.

Giant Monsters

U'Kon Gr'ai

Main Article: U'Kon Gr'ai

The Rikti Master At Arms is the head of ships Security. A powerful warrior and mentalist, he takes his responsibilities seriously.

Powers

U'Kon Gr'ai

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Named enemies

Quantum Infantry (Minion)

The Rikti have come to stand for everything humans hate and fear in the universe. Their unprovoked invasion of Earth has left much of the planet traumatized and angry. Even out of their battle armor, their high-tech weaponry makes Rikti dangerous opponents

Powers

AssaultWeapons ShotgunBuckShot.png Quantum Array Gun (Ranged, Negative) Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and Movement rate have been slowed by the Quantum Array Gun.


Headman Quantum Soldier (Lieutenant)

The Rikti battle armor is more advanced than any armor found on Earth. It offers the alien invaders protection from most normal kinds of physical attack. Armed with powerful energy weapons, these armored soldiers continue to pose a deadly threath to humans everywhere.

Powers

AssaultWeapons ShotgunBuckShot.png Quantum Array Gun (Ranged, Negative) Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and Movement rate have been slowed by the Quantum Array Gun.


Chief Quantum Gunman (Boss)

The Rikti battle armor is more advanced than any armor found on Earth. It offers the alien invaders protection from most normal kinds of physical attack. Armed with powerful energy weapons, these armored soldiers continue to pose a deadly threath to humans everywhere.

Powers

AssaultWeapons ShotgunBuckShot.png Quantum Array Gun (Ranged, Negative) Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and Movement rate have been slowed by the Quantum Array Gun.


Rikti Magus (Boss)

These radical members of the Rikti's Restructurist faction have mastered magical arts stolen from the Circle of Thorns.

Powers

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Lightning Bolt Ranged, Energy, Foe -Endurance
The Rikti Magus can send a large blast of electrical energy at a foe. Lightning Bolt deals good damage and also drains some endurance.

PsychicBlast MentalBlast.png Mental Blast Ranged, Psionic, Foe -Recharge
The basic psionic attack does moderate damage and can slightly reduce a target's attack speed.

EarthGrasp Quicksand.png Stalagmites (Ranged, Targeted Area of Effect) Foe Disorient, -Defense
The Rikti Magus has left you Disoriented with his Stalagmites attack. Your Defense is lowered.

FireBlast FireBall.png Fire Ball (Ranged) Targeted Area of Effect (Fire)
A Fireball consumes a targeted foe, and any other enemy in a tight radius. Anyone in that area is burned and damaged over a short period of time.

IceFormation BlockOfIce.png Block of Ice (Ranged) Foe Hold, -Recharge, -Speed
You are Held in a Block of Ice. You are certain to be slowed from the cold when you break free.

MedievalWeapons MaceClobber.png Rikti Sword (Melee, Energy/Lethal) Foe Disorient
You are Disoriented.


C'Kelkah (Boss)

Main Article: C'Kelkah

This Rikti dignitary seems more open-minded than most of the strange, militant aliens. She may be the best hope for peace between humans and Rikti.

Powers

C'Kelkah

Greater Rikti Sword

Mental Blast

Mesmerize

Dominate

Resistance


Objects

Portal (minion)

Rikti portal

The Rikti Communications Officer can open a portal to bring more Rikti soldiers to Earth. It must be destroyed!

Powers

Power Missing.png Immobile Self Immobilize
Portals are immobile.

FireTrap FireImps.png Portal Summon
Rikti Portals can summon a number of Rikti soldiers.


Rikti Pylon

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A multi-purpose platform used by the Rikti. These pylon casings can house a wide variety of equipment, ranging from construction gear, to force field generators

Powers

Power Missing.png Immobile Self Immobilize
Rikti Pylons are immobile.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Swarm Missile Ranged Lethal, +Knockback
The Pylon can launch a pack of 8 Swarm missiles.


Force Field Generator Pod (Lieutenant)

This generator seems to serve two purposes. It not only keeps the Hydra safe from all attacks, but also appears to keep the fearsome creature under Rikti control.

Powers

Power Missing.png Immobile Self Immobilize
Force Field Generator Pods are immobile.


A Bomb (Elite Boss)

A Bomb

A Rikti Bomb that failed to detonate when dropped. It is apparently repairing itself. The A Bomb will start at approximately 25% health and unless attacked and defeated gradually build to 100% health. Once it reaches 100% it will detonate causing HP damage to any player in range.

Powers

RadiationPoisoning Fallout.png Nuclear blast Point Blank Area of Effect, Energy/Smashing, Damage over Time (Fire), Foe -Recovery
The nuclear blast has reduced your Endurance recovery.

Power Missing.png Immobile Self Immobilize
The A Bomb is immobile.


Transports

Rikti Drop Ship

A Rikti Transport ship. It also serves effectively as a Bomber.

Powers

Temporary Warburg MassiveDamage.png Nuclear Blast DoT Energy/Smashing, -Recovery
The Nuclear Blast has reduced your Endurance Recovery.

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Energy Burst Energy damage
Drop Ship shocks you with his Energy Burst for Energy damage!

Named bosses

  • Armored Rikti
  • C'Kelkah
  • Commander Kenslet
  • Commander Onakti
  • Danti
  • Deknar
  • Expedition Leader Lokut
  • Expedition Leader SSiphoth
  • Feklar
  • General Loc'Danan (Chief Mentalist) Found in Join Ouroboros mission from The Pilgrim
  • Gr'pht'r (Chief Mentalist)
  • Hu'Manst (Chief Soldier) Found in Defeat Rikti leader and minions mission from Operative Grillo
  • Kitanti
  • Klykte
  • Lutki
  • Lu'Bew
  • Major Sal'no (Chief Mentalist) Found in Join Ouroboros mission from The Pilgrim
  • Meklar
  • Melaktar
  • Nekli
  • Nen'Kulf
  • Olanto
  • Plektar
  • Po'Ken
  • Researcher Tilektu
  • Restructurist Chief Soldier
  • Rikti Chief
  • Rozen
  • Science Chief Pomekt
  • Seldak
  • Sentik
  • Sigmund
  • Sobekto
  • Stren
  • Terrigar
  • Traditionalist Chief Mesmerist
  • Traditionalist Chief Soldier
  • War Chief Kt'Mezzu
  • War Chief Topek
  • Ci'Dion
  • Argot'BurWot (Chief Soldier)

Notes

Spoilers

Origins

The Rikti are, in fact, genetically-modified humans. What drove the people of Rikti Earth to modify themselves is unknown, but the power of their technology is undeniable. During the short time of the Rikti War, they nearly exterminated all of Earth's superheroes.

According to Portal Corp intel, the Rikti weren't a particularly hostile people when their world was initially discovered a few years prior to the invasion. However, the current government on the Rikti Earth, (the Lineage of War) decided to invade our world. There is evidence that Nemesis was some how involved with bringing the LoW to power.

History

The Rikti exterminated all who believed in any gods, starving the gods of the faith that sustained them. This resulted in the gods’ death (apparently, they would like to do the same on Primal Earth – hence their hostility toward the Circle of Thorns, who worship Ermeeth). Their lack of faith and interest in such things created a vulnerability over time. More recently, members of the Restructionist faction (see further down) within the Rikti are reconsidering this position. In fact some of them even have magical powers from their Primal Earth Mu blood. The Rikti have also begun questioning their stance on this with the resurgence of the Midnight Squad. The recent attacks from a purely magical source have cut the Rikti more deeply than they’d like to admit.

Present Day

The War ended when the Omega Team (composed mostly of mages) went through the Rikti portal to their home world and created a magical barrier that prevents inter-dimensional travel between our two worlds.

Recently, the Rikti faction on Earth was able to develop a small, tenuous portal back to their homeworld, which becomes the focus of many missions for Vanguard.

Due to the events of the second Rikti invasion, the Rikti are now hostile to all other enemy groups, and will attack them if they spawn close to each other.

Rikti Factions

After the first Rikti War, and during the second Rikti War, two distinct factions of Rikti became apparent: The Traditionalists and the Restructurists. Much of this information (including spoilers) can be found in Serpent Drummer's story arc Dreams of Peace and Acts of War.

Rikti Traditionalists

The Rikti are traditionally pacifists, calling upon the Lineage of War only in dire times. The Rikti Traditionalists seek an end to the war, to return to their once peaceful ways and re-open communication and understanding between Earth and the Rikti Homeworld.

Rikti Restructurists

The Restructurist faction is headed by the Lineage of War, which seeks a higher place of stature within the Rikti society. Using the war with Earth as a tool to this end, they aim to shape Rikti society into a militaristic culture led by the Rikti Lord of War. A diplomatic end to the war would destroy this ambition, however, which make the Traditionalists on Earth a threat to them.

Apocrypha

According to the version of the Story Bible released, and generally confirmed by the Lore AMA, the "True Rikti" were a star-faring race whose planet became uninhabitable (due to either their star going nova or an environmental disaster). They were able to send out many generational ships, one of which landed on Earth in an alternate dimension thousands of years ago. Due to an unforeseen incompatibility with the ecosystem, the True Rikti were rendered sterile, and unable to reproduce. They discovered that with their advanced technology, they could modify humans to become Rikti. However, some of the gods and humans of this dimension's Earth opposed this transformation, and war broke out. Because the gods were sustained by magic and worship, following the defeat of a god, the True Rikti established themselves as the new gods, to prevent the defeated gods from reforming due to the prayers of their followers. This led to a process by which humans are converted into Rikti not just physically, but mentally as well, to prevent them from worshiping, and thereby reforming, the old gods. Eventually, modified humans became Rikti, and because they were ready for it, were told the truth of their origins without danger of worshiping the old gods.

For the most part, this worked, and the legacy of the True Rikti on Earth continued for millennia even after the original True Rikti died out. Their human heirs had plenty of time and knowledge to explore scientific advances, and developed instantaneous telepathic communication and teleportation technology, and achieved a sort of utopia. Unfortunately, records of a time before the True Rikti began their transformations surfaced, and it was revealed that they had originally intended to live side by side with humans. This caused a schism in Rikti society, leading a small minority of Rikti to be persecuted for their beliefs that the transformation was a bad thing, and was holding "humanity" back from its true potential. This group would have been largely forgotten, had it not been for Nemesis' attack on the Rikti homeworld. Using automatons of Primal Earth's heroes and old Rikti gods, Nemesis led the Rikti to believe that Primal Earth heroes and gods had attacked them. This gave the persecuted "human" Rikti hope, and helped lead to the end of the Rikti War.

Omega Team was prepared to sacrifice themselves to destroy the main Rikti base when they entered the main Rikti portal, but were contacted by this small group of dissenters. A god had been resurrected, and was able to work with Omega Team to create a magical shield to block Rikti Earth from Primal Earth. The spell to create the shield also had the side effect of letting the entire world know what had happened - the gods had returned, and had ended a brutal war. This bolstered the dissenters ranks, but also led to the main government cracking down on them. It is largely unknown what happened on Rikti Earth following this event, but some members of Omega Team survived to fight the Rikti, while Ruin took over the equivalent of the Australian continent.

Related Badges

File:Badge villain new rikti.png Bomb Specialist

You have disarmed 25 unexploded bombs.

File:Badge villain new rikti.png Chief

You have defeated 10 Rikti Heavy Assault mechs.

File:Badge vanguard 003.png Master At Arms

You have defeated the Rikti Master At Arms from the crashed ship in the Rikti War Zone.

File:V badge BattleDomeBadge.png Rikti Drone

This unit has been programmed to serve as your gladiator in the Arena.

File:Badge villain new rikti.png Sentry

You have defeated 100 of the invading Rikti hordes!

File:Badge villain rikti.png Zookeeper

You have earned the title Zookeeper by defeating the hordes of Ruin Monkeys that plague Paragon City.