Olive Silverlock, Maps Mizoguchi and Pomeline Fritch recruited him to pick the lock for them when they broke into the North Hall and he began spending time with the three girls following this adventure gone wrong. When Maps formed the Detective Club he was one of its starting members.
His omnipresent sunglasses are worn so that he can hide the bruising around his eyes from his abusive father.
- Driving: Colton does not have a drivers license but does know how to drive a car, as exhibited when he stole Director Hammer's car to save Kyle from Hugo Strange.
- Lock Picking: Colton's skill at lock picking is what caused the Detective Club to recruit him.
- Multilingualism: Colton speaks English and at least some Spanish.
- 33 Appearances of Colton Rivera (Prime Earth)
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