Ruckus (comics)

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Ruckus, art by Larry Stroman.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Factor #75 (Feb 1992)
Created by Peter David
Larry Stroman
In-story information
Alter ego Clement Wilson
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations Nasty Boys
Abilities Able to absorb the sounds around him and send them back with concussive force through his vocal cords.

Ruckus (Clement Wilson) is a fictional mutant super villain in the Marvel Comics universe and flamboyant leader of the Nasty Boys.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Given Ruckus's ability to absorb the sound waves around him and send them back with concussive force by screaming, Mister Sinister favored Ruckus and often kept him in reserve. Unfortunately, Ruckus' youth makes him arrogant, as seen when he and his comrade, Ramrod, robbed a convenience store and obliterated a group of police officers. The act did not go unpunished, and when returning to base, Ruckus was put in his place. While working with a renegade Madrox dupe, Ruckus was put in direct conflict with the mutant group X-Factor. Flying in a hovercraft, he went after Polaris, using the sound of a firecracker to amplify and literally rock her world. Polaris was eventually able to take him out, but he escaped with teammate Gorgeous George.[volume & issue needed]

He appeared much later, along with the rest of the Nasty Boys, on a mission to stop Malice who had inhabited Havok's body. During the battle, Ruckus was the first to strike, using his power to catch Malice off guard. Eventually, X-Factor joined the battle and Ruckus was taken out by Strong Guy. After the battle, Mr. Sinister grabbed his Nasty Boys and fled.[volume & issue needed]

Ruckus was eventually hired by Mystique to assassinate Senator Kelly, but failed to when the X-Men showed up.[volume & issue needed]

Ruckus retained his mutant powers after the M-Day, but eventually grew disillusioned with being a mutant and ashamed at all the evil deeds he had done. He then came to the San Francisco Institute of Bio-Social Studies who had developed a mutant cure, one which caused irreparable brain damage to any that take it. Ruckus voluntarily took the cure on camera, losing his powers like he wanted, but forced to live the life of an invalid afterward.[1]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Ruckus has the ability to absorb the sound waves around him and send them back with concussive force using his vocal cords.

Other versions[edit]

What If?[edit]

Ruckus appeared in a What if? storyline where Magneto took over the United States of America. He was eventually killed by Wolverine along with the other Nasty Boys.[volume & issue needed]

In other media[edit]


  • Ruckus played a prominent role as leader of the Nasty Boys on the 1990s X-Men series, voiced by the show's voice director Dan Hennessey. He seemed to be older, but retained his youthful arrogance. The others often cracked jokes at him being Sinister's "lapdog".


  • Ruckus also appeared in several issues of X-Men Adventures, a comic book based on the animated series.


  1. ^ X-Men: Legacy vol. 2 #11