Ridge and his friend Clifton Joseph use to live on the streets when they were taken against their will as young teens by a scientist named Oonagh Mullarkey who worked for Gena-Sys Corporation. Mullarkey discovered that Ridge had latent mutant abilities so she had him and four other teens with powers taken to her lab where she would wipe out their real memories. Mullarkey implanted false memories and personality matrixes into each teen and boosted their own powers and abilities by altering their genetic coding. During the genetic alteration process, Ridge's body mutated in an extreme manner and was given super hard blue skin, large convex eyes and a bestial anatomy. Ridge and the other four teens would become the group Genetix where Mullarkey had plans to have them become operatives for the MyS-TECH organization.
Ridge was created by Andy Lanning and Phil Gascoine in 1993 and first appeared in Codename: Genetix # 1.
Powers & Abilities
Ridge has enhanced stamina, speed and his super hard blue skin provides enhanced durability. Ridge has large convex eyes that provides enhanced vision with the ability to see on various frequencies outside of normal human vision. Ridge has claw-like hands and feet that make him an excellent climber on various surfaces. Ridge also has forearm barbs that he can use to slash and slice. Ridge's bestial anatomy also gives him greater leaping ability and agility. Ridge can also go into a frenzy mode when he fights, making him more dangerous and savage.