Julio Richter/Shatterstar

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Pairing: Julio Richter/Shatterstar
Alternative name(s): Rictor/Shatterstar, Ricstar
Gender category: Slash, M/M
Fandom: X-Force, X-Factor (Comics), X-Men, (Marvel Comics)
Canonical?: Yes
Prevalence: Fairly popular in X-Force and X-Factor, fairly rare overall in X-Men
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Julio Richter/Shatterstar is the slash pairing of Julio Richter (Rictor) and Shatterstar from X-Force fandom. They have a canonical relationship.


During X-Factor #45 (August 2009), the two of them share a kiss, and have since become an official couple.


In 2000, the only main archive for Rictor/Shatterstar: The Rictor and Shatterstar Page was created, although fanworks were being created before that (at least by 1999[1]). Fanworks could also be found on personal archives and X-Men LiveJournal slash communities, such as X-slash (which was created in 2003). The LJ community, ricstar, was created in 2005 and by 2015 it has 325 members. Fanfiction at Fanfiction.net weren't posted with the tags of Rictor & Shatterstar until 2011.

Tangerine, Jane St. Clair, and Viridian5 are possibly the first ones to write for the ship.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fan Art


Archives & Fannish Links



  1. ^ AO3 has several works archived from 1999 at the earliest.