For The Young and the Restless fans, there are a few characters from the past and present who leave a lasting impression. Their notorious deeds have added an interesting and sometimes heartbreaking twist to the story. Though viewers may have hated them at the time or hated what they were doing, they left their mark on the show. Below are some of the most iconic characters of Y&R. These are people that have forever changed the direction of the plot of the show and how we feel about many of the regulars and their situations.
12. Ricky Williams
Ricky was born in 2002 to Paul and Isabella. Shortly after, Ricky went to live with Isabella’s parents and was raised by them. He didn’t come back until 2011 when he came to work as an intern for Avery during Sharon’s murder trial. After meeting his half-sister Heather, he took pictures of her kissing Adam. He decided to give her the photos instead of having them published in Restless Style. Phyllis got hold of the photos and published them on the internet ruining Heather’s reputation making her leave permanently. Ricky published another controversial article online and alienated Paul. After Daisy discovers a video of Ricky drowning his ex-girlfriend, she disappears making it appear as though Ricky killed her. Paul discovered an unconscious Eden in Ricky’s bathroom with Ricky holding a knife to her neck. Paul is forced to shoot him in the arm, but he falls out the window and dies.