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|“||I had a brother! I had a little baby brother! He was perfect, perfect in every way!||„|
|~ Rictus Erectus|
|~ Rictus' dying words|
Rictus Erectus is the secondary antagonist of Mad Max: Fury Road. He is the youngest son and heir of Immortan Joe. He is portrayed by actor and former wrestler Nathan Jones.
Mad Max: Fury Road
When Imperator Furiosa detours the Citadel, Immortan Joe, Rictus & the War Boys pursue her in the desert, and almost suceeded until a sandstorm emerged. One of the War Boys, Nux held Max as his blood bag, which allowed the two to inadvertently escape with Furiosa, who has stolen breeders of Joe known as the Wives. When Angharad, one of the wives dies, Rictus and Joe are enraged that the male baby she had had no defects.
During the gigantic battle between The War Boys, his father, Mad Max, Furiousa and The Wives, Max fought with Erectus and Max ultimately becomes the victor in their violent fight. He is tricked into allowing Furiosa enter the Gigahorse, Joe's vehicle, which ultimately led him to his death. Nux, who is about to be attacked by Rictus sacrifices himself by destroying the Rig, blocking the canyon with vehicles and allowing Max, Furiosa, and the Wives to escape in Joe's vehicle. Rictus is killed in the process of Nux's sacrifice.
Rictus is a an extremely large bald Herculean man. He wears an apparatus on his back with tubes connecting to his nose for breathing clean air. However, unlike his father he does not cover his mouth and jaw. He wears armor for trousers.