Ricardo Banderas (リカルド・バンデラス, Rikarudo Banderasu?), nicknamed Rico (リコ, Riko?), is the massive demi-human and champion of gear battling. Rico is the massive champion of the Battling area in Nortune, the Imperial capital of Kislev. He has a sturdy reputation, and his size can be frightening. Despite being a prisoner, his lifestyle is superior to that of many nobles. Rico is one of the strongest characters, but one of the slowest. His attacks deal a lot of damage compared to any other character, which alone makes up for his speed.
Rico is actually the son of Kaiser Sigmund of Kislev, which is ironic as the man has an absolute discrimination towards demi-humans (which is even furthermore ironic considering that Sigmund was originally a demi-human native of Elru). Rico's mother died while he was a child, and though being sick and hated by others for having Rico as a son, she did her best to help him survive. After his mother's death, Rico became a criminal to survive and found his way into the Prison D-Block. His power and skill however made him Battler material, and he became the reigning champion of Kislev for many years, until he was defeated by Fei Fong Wong and Weltall. His one desire, despite his apparent disinterest, is to avenge his mother and himself.