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    Rio Blast's real name

    So I went looking for a "real" name for Rio Blast. And I'm sure MOTUC gave him some silly name or just pulled something out of Toy Guru's ass. I ended up finding this.

    https://kidadl.com/baby-names/meaning-of/rio

    Rio is a Hispanic name.

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    Yeah tbh I was expecting his real name to be something Hispanic.

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    I guess they went with logic that they have to justify why he's called "Rio Blast" anyway. Rio doesn't mean anything specific, especially to Eternians (in some continuities, Rio is from space, but I think he's still not from Earth).

    Kinda the same reason why Marvel's Black Bolt was revealed to be named Blackagar Boltagon.

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    I think I'm going to go with Rio B. Garcia. I picked Garcia because of how common it is so he can be an kind of "every man" Rio is his name and B. for an embarrassing middle name. After his upgrade he gets the nick name "Blast" so Rio "Blast" Garcia.

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    Rio is Spanish for river, so "Rio Blast" means "River Blast". No wonder the Star comic partnered him with Snout Spout.

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    I went with Rio Blast being a complete nickname in one of my stories. His real name was Rick Bass, a sort of call back to Bass Reeves, with his real nickname being Rio. After he becomes what he later becomes, he uses the name of Blast, and then becomes Rio Blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCX-Eternia View Post
    No wonder the Star comic partnered him with Snout Spout.
    Well, that is just Mattel telling what figures to use in the comic. And what figures were coming out at that time. Rio Blast and Snout Spout were both released in '86.
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