Revile is the main antagonist in the first book of the series, The Accidental Hero. He's also mentioned in the second and makes a last appearance in the final book as an ally to Jack and his friends.
Revile appeared to the Imagine Nation in the first invasion to Earth with the Rüstov. He earned the name due to his ability to regenerate after every hit, mortal or otherwise, and for being the worst enemy the country and world had to ever face. However, Revile's mission wasn't with the Rüstov, but rather personal, which comes to life when he finally faces Legend and Stendeval. To them, he admits that he's come back from the future, after having destroyed Earth, the first of a long line of planets that he might as well have single-highhandedly destroy. He came back in time to prevent it all by killing a baby, Jack, and doing so would destroy him, Revile. Because he was only a baby, Legend and Stendeval defended him, Legend sacrificing himself to defeat Revile and the Rüstov while Stendeval went away to take away the baby and keep him safe, leaving him in St. Barnaby's.
It took twelve years for Revile to regenerate, and when he did, he relocated his younger self in New Jersey, where he goes and tries to kill Jack once again, but reconsiders, gaining some hope that maybe this new past might have a chance to not turn into Revile. After keeping a close eye on Jack, seeing him get to the Imagine Nation and his initial trials to get into the School of Thought, Revile gave up upon seeing the Rüstovs' insistence to take the young Jack. After Jazen's death, Revile saves Jack from the Rüstov and reveals himself to Jack. Ignoring Jack's pleas, Revile tries to kill him, stopped by the Inner Circle and Peacemakers, and any other super hero in Empire City. In the end, Jack is the one that finally stops Revile, imprisoning him in his former grave in Wrekzaw Isle, in many ways, condemned to melt in a fire and recreate over and over again without a chance to get out.
Two years after his defeat, Revile is freed by the present Revile after Jack is overtaken by the infection. Initially, Revile is distraught, feeling he failed, until he saw that Jack, while overtaken by the infection, was still in control of himself. Jack convinces him, and together, fight against the Rüstov. Revile stays behind while Jack and his friends go to the Magus in the mothership, Revile fighting in Empire City alongside both super heroes and supervillains against the Rüstov Armada. Being connected, Revile and Jack saw the status of each other's fight, and when Jack was almost defeated, Revile came into the mothership to sacrifice himself and save Jack, which gives Jack the chance to finally defeat the Magus and all of the Rüstov. It is assumed that after saving Earth and the Imagine Nation, Revile is no longer a threat when Jack returns to his normal state, though still infected by Khalix.
Physical Appearance Edit
Revile is described to be large and intimidating, a red light that shines from his chest and sometimes uses as a weapon. Like other Rüstov, he's mostly a machine and rotting away, but without his mask, it's just a darker version of Jack's face.
Revile is aloof and cold, bearing the guilt of the death of the planets he caused in his time, demonstrating a lot of pain when he tries to kill Jack the first time. However, at the final fight, Revile proves to be very helpful and sacrifices himself for Jack.
Other than his past version, Revile has no one. Before people learn that Revile is Jack's future, the people connect him with the Rüstov, especially the Magus as the parasite that controlled him was Khalix, the son of the Magus.
Being infected, particularly by Khalix, Revile is able to regenerate after being attacked, whether mortally or superficially. During the regeneration stage, Revile is able to use debris and weapons to make his attacks much stronger and take out legions. He also uses the light of his chest as a weapon itself.