The fourth and final new persona Peter Parker created as part of the Identity Crisis story was Ricochet. This costume was almost entirely Mary Jane’s idea. The bulk of the clothes of the Ricochet outfit come from a used clothing store she and Peter walked into to get costume ideas. Once Mary Jane found a leather jacket and shirt with a stylized ‘R’ on it from an old out-of-business bar, she had to have them. She even came up with the Ricochet name to fit with the ‘R’ logo.
Peter mostly just uses his heightened agility and acrobatic skill to hop and jump around as Ricochet. He also has four metal discs on each arm that he can throw that will bounce around a room and into people. It’s not explained how he manages to do this, but one can guess it has something to do with having gotten good with angles and his spider instincts he’s honed so well while web slinging around without hitting anything.
As Ricochet, Peter decides to act as a greedy bad guy looking to get some money on the side. He stops a robbery telling the crooks that if they wanted to get away with it they’d have to pay him a cut while they’re on his turf. In actuality he’s delaying them until the cops show up, and he’s also trying to get the attention of the criminal leader whose turf he’s actually on, The Black Tarantula, who had previously defeated and humiliated Spider-Man. Another villain by the name of Delilah who works for a rival crime lord known as The Rose, takes notice of Ricochet and after a test in battle, asks him if he would like to team up with her to take down the Black Tarantula. He agrees, and the two end up getting in a drawn out battle against two of the Black Tarantula’s henchmen, Bloodscream and Roughhouse.
When they prove too much for Ricochet and Delilah, mainly because Peter keeps trying to use his web shooters by instinct instead of his ricochet discs, Peter decides to mix things up. Tracking the two henchmen back to their harbour hangout, Peter attacks them, not as Ricochet, but as ALL FOUR of his new identities. He seperates the two, jumps in for a quick attack, temporarily besting one of them, then changes costumes and attacks the other. Believing they’re overwhelmed and being unprepared for the next set of new skills of the next hero that shows up, they’re soon beaten. While Roughhouse is unconscious from the sleeping darts of the Hornet, Bloodscream reveals their bosses’ plan to kidnap and/or attack several women from the university campus, one of whom is Mary Jane.
By this point in the story Peter realizes he can’t keep all the different identities straight, as he kept trying to use his webs while in other costumes. Also by now Peter had cleared Spider-Man’s name as the other heroes and he goes back to being Spider-Man to take on the Black Tarantula once again.
Of course I can’t end this without definitely confirming that Ricochet is seen along side all the other Identity Crisis heroes in the pages of Spider-Verse. In fact they’re all on the same page at the great final fight.