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Revitiligo is a fictional skin disease which Uncle Ruckus claims to be afflicted with. It is basically "reverse vitiligo" (or as Ruckus says, "it's the opposite of what Michael Jackson's got"); so instead of causing someone's skin to gradually turn more pale like normal vitiligo, revitiligo would cause someone's skin to gradually turn darker over time.

Ruckus was raised by his mother under the delusion that he was born as a white boy who had revitiligo, which led to him being abandoned by his biological white parents and given away to adoptive black parents, Mister and Bunny Ruckus. The former confirms in "The Color Ruckus" that he and Bunny are his biological parents, Bunny making the ailment up due to her prejudice towards fellow African Americans, incorrectly thinking Ruckus would be better off thinking he wasn't a person of color himself. This doesn't stop Bunny from feeding him lies, nor from Ruckus buying them.

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