Ruckus is the flamboyant leader of the Nasty Boys with the ability to absorb the sound waves around him and send them back with concussive force by screaming. Although Mister Sinister favored Ruckus, he often kept him in reserve. Unfortunately, Ruckus' youth makes him arrogant, as seen when he and his comrade, Ramrod, robbed a convenience store and obliterated a group of police officers. The act did not go unpunished, and when returning to base, Ruckus was put in his place. While working with a renegade Madrox dupe, Ruckus was put in direct conflict with the mutant group X-Factor. Flying in a hovercraft, he went after Polaris, using the sound of a firecracker to amplify and literally rock her world. She was eventually able to take him out, but he escaped with teammate Gorgeous George.
He appeared much later, along with the rest of the Nasty Boys, on a mission to stop Malice who had inhabited Havok's body. During the battle, Ruckus was the first to strike, using his power to catch Malice off guard. Eventually, X-Factor joined the battle and Ruckus was taken out by Strong Guy. After the battle, Mr. Sinister grabbed his Nasty Boys and fled.
He was eventually hired by Mystique to assassinate presidential candidate Senator Robert Kelly, but was foiled by the X-Men.