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We should've killed Quaid on Mars.
~ Richter voicing his hatred towards Quaid.
You have to make a decision, sir. (Cohaagen: Kill him.) It's about goddamn time!
~ Richter after being told by Cohaagen to finally kill Quaid.

Richter is the secondary antagonist of the 1990 film Total Recall. He is known to be Vilos Cohaagen's chief lieutenant and second-in-command of the Mars Colony Security Force, bent on killing Douglas Quaid, the hero of the film.

He was portrayed by Michael Ironside, who also played Darryl Revok in the 1981 film Scanners, Overdog in the 1983 film Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, General Katana in the 1991 film Highlander II: The Quickening, Dial in the 1993 film Free Willy, Colonel Dugan in the 1994 film The Next Karate Kid. Nolan Pierce in Walker, Texas Ranger, and Emperor Zanramon in the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Lewis Snart in the CW TV series The Flash. He voiced Tyler in the 2000 animated sequel film Heavy Metal 2000. He also voiced Darkseid in the 2003 animated series Justice League / Justice League Unlimited.

Biography

When Douglas Quaid told Lori that he killed his coworker Harry and his men after they attacked him for going to Rekall, Lori is more shocked that he went to Rekall than his admission of a killing, likely thinking that was a delusion. Quaid shows Lori Harry's blood on his hands to prove this was not imaginary, and Lori is appalled that her husband went to those "brain butchers" at Rekall. Lori says that she will take Doug to a doctor, and when she uses a picturephone, a man's face immediately appears, which is the first appearance of Richter. It is shown that Richter has a seething hatred for Quaid, all stemming from a grudge that Quaid was sleeping and making love to an undercover Lori (who is known to be Richter's wife). Prior to Richter showing up, Quaid hit Lori when she tried to subdue him and escaped. Richter and his goons arrive to see Lori down on the floor. When one of the men offers to help Lori to her feet, Richter hits him and coldly says "Do not touch my wife". Helm has all the men follow Quaid out into the subway, while Richter briefly stays behind to make out with Lori, then orders her to pack her belongings. As such, he tried to kill Quaid multiple times, which has also earned him the ire of Cohaagen, who has repeatedly ordered that Quaid is to be brought to him alive without risks.

Richter, along with Helm and his men, follow Quaid around the streets due to a tracking device implanted inside Quaid's skull. However, after getting a suitcase full of money, fake IDs, disguises, and a video recorded by Hauser, Quaid was able to remove the implant from his skull before escaping, much to Richter's fury. Realizing now that Quaid is heading back to Mars to uncover more clues about his past identity, Richter orders his men to return to Mars at once.

Quaid was able to return Mars to uncover more secrets about his past identity, killing several of Richter's men, including Lori and Dr. Edgemar during the way. Upon seeing Lori's corpse, Richter mourned for her, grew vengeful and became bent on killing Quaid until Cohaagen threatens to have him killed if he tries to defy his orders again. Following Lori's death, Richter chases down Quaid (who is escaping on a taxi with Melina and Benny) to the colony's red-district Venusville, where he orders his men to kill several people when they refuse to explain about Quaid's whereabouts. Eventually, following Helm's death, Ritcher is forced to pull his men back when Everett delivers a message of Cohaagen ordering for Venusville's ventilation to be cut off.

After meeting the Resistance, Quaid finds out that Richter himself is a part of a conspiracy crafted by Cohaagen regarding to the discovery of an alien reactor that can produce oxygen to create a breathable atmosphere for Mars, and that Cohaagen makes no attempt to turn it on, for in fear that it would end his abusive monopoly on air and his control over the colony. Despite being part of the conspiracy, Richter doesn't agree with Cohaagen's scientists that the reactor would ignite all the terbinium on the planet and cause a planetary meltdown. Richter even wisely suggested that they should turn on the reactor to see exactly what would happen, but the greedy Cohaagen refused by calling him an idiot.

When the Resistance are found out by Cohaagen's men and killed (thanks to Benny, who was in league with Cohaagen all the time), Richter brings Quaid and Melina brings over to Cohaagen, who explains about using Quaid as a pawn to lead him to the Resistance so that he can wipe them out. Cohaagen then orders Quaid and Melina to be erased of their memories, and Richter takes the opportunity to punch Quaid in the face before leaving. However, Quaid frees himself and Melina before they escape and plan to activate the reactor. As such, Cohaagen reluctantly orders Richter to kill them both, much to Richter's delight. During the final battle after his remaining men are shot down to their deaths, Richter engages into a fight against Quaid on an elevator, where he ends up dangling on the side for dear life.

See you at the party, Richter!
~ Douglas Quaid mocking Richter's death

Noticing an ascent coming closer as the elevator goes up, Richter grabs Quaid by the neck as he intends to have him killed along with himself by the ascent in revenge for Lori's death. However, Quaid moves away and Richter ends up getting his arms torn off by the ascent, sending Richter screaming as he falls to his death a hundred feet below.

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Total Recall (1990): Mars Colony Security Force (Vilos Cohaagen, Carl Hauser, Richter, Lori, Helm, Everett, Benny & Harry) | Dr. Edgemar
Total Recall (2012): United Federation of Britain (Vilos Cohaagen, Carl Hauser, Lori, Harry & Police Synthetics)

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