|The Venture Bros. character|
A Very Venture Halloween
Venture Libre (Comes to Puerto Bahia and very likely written out of the plot of future episodes)
|Full name||Ricombinate lusus naturae|
|Species||Unknown; genetically engineered mutant|
Likes to "sniff balls"
Ben (Former master)
RICO is a minor character on The Venture Bros.
As Dean Venture intrudes upon Potter's House, RICO becomes agitated and takes Dean by surprise, knocking him out. After Dean awakens in Ben's care, RICO keeps sniffing Dean's genitals. Although RICO isn't used to guests, he seems to (by Ben's estimation) have taken a liking to Dean, or at least his balls.
Episode Appearances Edit
- RICO is short for Ricombinate lusus naturae.
- Ben implies that RICO may have acrofrontofacionasal dysostosis, an extremely rare disorder characterized by intellectual disability, short stature, hypertelorism, broad notched nasal tip, cleft lip/palate, postaxial camptobrachypolysyndactyly, fibular hypoplasia, and anomalies of foot structure.
- According to show creator Jackson Publick, "You can't really see it in the art, but I think RICO was supposed to look like he had some Rusty DNA in him."
- RICO's name was spelled "Reco" (Recombinant lusus naturae) in the subtitles for the episode A Very Venture Halloween and "RICO" in the book Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros.