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Rico (or Ricardo) Giuseppe Abandonato or Champ is a lanky, tall man with light ginger-brown hair  (with the occasional moustache), bluish-green eyes, and pale (but fair) skin ; with various scars on his body. He mainly wears a brown trenchcoat, with a pink tie and white undershirt (like Émile). He has a slight Iberian (Spain) accent .
He is an IP officer and Émile's best friend. The two are inseparable. Even though he has been mentioned in one of Émile's flashbacks, he finally appears in chapter 39. He saves Émile's life in chapter 41. He also escapes from the hospital in the next chapter. Even though he's homosexual, he is starting to fall in love with Cecilia . He later marries her in the three months Émile was gone .