Rio Morales is a very young woman with long dark and light brown hair with the back tied into a hair bun. She has brown eye shadow with red lipstick and nail polish. She wears a tea green shirt with a light black waistcoat, pants with a belt with a gold buckle and light black high heels.
Rio Morales is shown to be a kind and loving mother to her son Miles, and cared for her deceased husband, Jefferson Davis. She also has moments where she worries that she will never see her son after he got stranded in Spider-Man's universe. She also showed concern for Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen during their battle with Spider-Man's evil counterpart, Wolf Spider.
However, she was happy to reunite with her son and they both decide to live in Spider-Man's universe so that they will always stay together.
Rio Morales met and married Jefferson Davis and they had a son named Miles Morales. At some point, Jefferson died and Miles got bitten by a radio active spider. After the death of the Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles became the new Ultimate Spider-Man and his mother found out about his powers and superhero life at some point even though she is not used to his powers.
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Miles From Home
It is Rio's birthday and she is vacuuming the curtains until Miles arrives which startles her with her pointing out that she is still not used to his powers. Miles apologizes and tells her that there is something in a pink box in his hands that she's interested in. He opens it to reveal that he bought a tres leches cake, which makes her excitedly happy due to it being her favorite. Miles tells her that "The best mom in the world deserves the best cake in the world" and wishes her happy birthday with her giving him a kiss on the cheek. Rio reveals that she saw him on the news today and that the Ultimate Green Goblin looked so dangerous. Miles reasons that she knows that he has to do this and that it's kind of his responsibility.
While looking at the family photo, she reveals that his father used to say the same thing, that he always helped everyone else before helping himself. Miles reveals that he knows and reveals that he will finish the vacuuming for her with her protesting that she's almost finished but he points out that it's her birthday and to help herself to some cake. However, Spider-Man comes to get Miles' help due to Doctor Octopus and along with Doctor Strange's nemesis, Baron Karl Mordo trying to use the Siege Perilous to bring the Ultimate Green Goblin into their universe (and also due to their Green Goblin being fully cured back into Norman Osborn). which is disrupting their universe. During the battle, Miles decides to sacrifice everything by destroying the Siege Perilous. During the moment of when he is shocking the Ultimate Green Goblin's hand, the Siege Perilous shows other worlds with Miles seeing his mother before he destroys the Siege Perilous which has him and the Ultimate Green Goblin stranded. However, Doctor Strange believes that there is enough residual dimensional energy to send Miles back home.
Unfortunately, Rio and Miles see each other but Doctor Strange cannot bridge their worlds and reveals it to be nothing but a window which he cannot hold. Rio asks where he is but Miles apologizes because someone's in danger with Rio assuring him that it was his responsibility to help. Miles tells her that he doesn't know how yet but he will find a way to get back to her. Rio assures that she knows he will and bids Miles farewell before the window disappears.
Rio is seen in a flashback when Spider-Man explains the events of Miles being trapped in his dimension.
Return to the Spider-Verse: Part 1
A while later, much to Miles and Peter Parker's confusion, Spider-Ham and Spyder-Knight appear in the Parker house. Suddenly, they hear Rio asking where she is and Miles runs to hug her but the moment is cut short when she, Spider-Ham and Spyder-Knight disappear. After arriving in K'un L'un, Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid (a new spider name for Miles Morales) learn from Doctor Strange, Madame Web and Nick Fury that due to their actions of destroying the Siege Perilous, the shards of the Siege Perilous had scattered into many dimensions and now the fragments are pulling themselves together bringing along whatever alternate dimension they happen to be in smashing into each other. Director Fury, Doctor Strange and Madame Web task the two with finding the pieces of the Siege Perilous and putting them back together before they destroy everything. Doctor Strange and Madame Web open up a portal and Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid enter to find the other pieces.
Return to the Spider-Verse: Part 2
Rio makes a cameo in a flashback when Spider-Man explains that he and Kid Arachnid are trying to get the pieces of the Siege Perilous before every universe can collapse in on itself.
Return to the Spider-Verse: Part 3
Rio makes a cameo in a flashback when Spider-Man once again explains that he and Kid Arachnid are trying to get the pieces of the Siege Perilous before every universe can collapse in on itself and that an evil spider named Wolf Spider is trying to gather them for a different reason.
Return to the Spider-Verse: Part 4
After Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid land back into the Miles' home dimension, the Ultimate Universe, they discover that a new spider-themed hero called Spider-Gwen AKA Spider-Woman whose real name is Gwen Stacy had taken over being the spider-themed hero after Kid Arachnid and the Ultimate Green Goblin disappeared. It is also revealed that the Aunt May of this universe is a friend of Rio's and calls her for Miles but finds that she's not getting an answer from her phone. It is revealed that May traced a shard of the Siege Perilous to the police station and while Spider-Gwen distracts her father, Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid sneak into the evidence room and get the last shard of the Siege Perilous. However, they hear muffling and discover that Wolf Spider is also in the evidence room. He thanks them for gathering the fragments for him and that he will take them now. Spider-Man refuses but Wolf Spider reveals that he had kidnapped Rio and tied up and gagged her while using her as leverage, which shocks Kid Arachnid. Spider-Man demands that he let her go but Wolf Spider ignores him and backs them off by walking with her forward. Spider-Man wonders how he found Rio with Kid Arachnid replying that he doesn't know but vows to not let him hurt her. Wolf Spider asks him what matters the most: The Siege Perilous or his mother. This tears Kid Arachnid apart but Aunt May (by communicating) tells them to use their taser webs on a generator. Kid Arachnid uses his webs to snatch his mother way while Spider-Man uses his taser webs on the generator which knocks Wolf Spider down. Rio is happy that her son has come back with Kid Arachnid the same way but wishes that he could've had a smooth reunion. Rio reveals that Wolf Spider found her at work and asks who he is. Spider-Man reveals that they don't know but he has been a pain in their butts while traveling more than one dimension. Wolf Spider recovers and attacks them. Kid Arachnid locks his mother up with the evidence so that Wolf Spider will not harm her. He reveals himself to have four bio-organic spider arms. Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid fight Wolf Spider until Spider-Gwen helps them while saving her father, Captain George Stacy, in the process. Spider-Man takes the rest of the shards from Wolf Spider which fixes the Siege Perilous. After letting his mother out, she asks if this is what being Spider-Man is really like with Kid Arachnid revealing like it's almost everyday. Rio finds it exciting until Captain Stacy returns to arrest the spider-themed heroes. Aunt May gives them a hint of escaping through the blast hole in the wall which is how all spider-people get in and they leave the station. They head back to the Morales apartment and Miles celebrates for being back home. Gwen is sad that he can walk in and out with his costume on but she doesn't. Peter assures and reasons that he thought his Aunt May would be mad at him for keeping his secret from her but she was actually proud and that parents can surprise anyone. Rio enters with the tres leches cake that she saved which surprises Miles. She reveals that she wasn't going to eat it alone, that she froze it and knew that he would make it back. Miles believes that it's time for him and Peter to say goodbye and requests that he say goodbye to the Web-Warriors for him and Peter tells him that they will be missing their "Kid Brother". Rio is confused by the team's name and Miles reveals that they are friends of his who have kind of been like a family to him. The wall is blasted by Wolf Spider who has returned and it knocks Rio out. Wolf Spider reveals himself to be an evil Peter Parker who killed his Miles Morales and steals the Siege Perilous and escapes with it. However, Spider-Man, Kid Arachnid and Spider-Gwen follow him to the a cave under the docks of the river and the other spiders from the other dimensions are able to defeat Wolf Spider. They head back to the surface only to run into Captain Stacy. He reveals that he now knows that his daughter is Spider-Gwen because after he followed a trail to an explosion to Miles' apartment, that Rio helped him see things with a new perspective and understands why she couldn't tell him and he and Gwen make amends. Aunt May helps Spider-Man get ready to go home until Kid Arachnid and Rio appear. Spider-Man believes it to be goodbye but Kid Arachnid reveals that he and his mother have been talking with her adding that she doesn't have any other family, except her son and that wherever he is that will be home and Kid Arachnid points out that his world has a new spider hero to protect it. Spider-Man is surprised by this and Kid Arachnid reveals that someone's got to keep the Web-Warriors in line in which Spider-Man agrees. Aunt May bids farewell to Spider-Man and requests that he says hi to his Aunt May for her. Spider-Man, Kid Arachnid and Rio enter the portal and return back to the main dimension. Spider-Man asks Director Fury if he missed them until Director Fury pulls out a gun and asks who he is with Spider-Man explaining it's him. Kid Arachnid believes that they've entered the wrong reality until Director Fury to everyone's surprise chuckles, which reveals that he was just joking. Director Fury congratulates Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid for saving reality and Spider-Man asks if they doubted the which has Director Fury, Madame Web and Doctor Strange walking away. Rio remarks that she is going to like living in the main universe with Kid Arachnid remarking that this dimension is nothing. It is indicated that she and Kid Arachnid now live somewhere in the main universe.
Friends and Allies
- Spider-Man/Peter Parker - Ally
- Spider-Gwen/Gwen Stacy - Ally
- Aunt May - Friend
- George Stacy - Ally
- Doctor Strange/Dr. Stephen Strange - Ally
- S.H.I.E.L.D. - Allies
- Wolf Spider/Peter Parker - Enemy and Kidnapper
f - flashback
- Rio likes tres leches cake.