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Rick Dicker is a government agent of the former National Supers Agency (NSA), and is now head of the Super Relocation Program, a government program that helps former Supers get situated into normal life.

Synopsis

"As supervisor of the Super Relocation Program, Agent Rick Dicker has a tough job helping Supers stay undercover―especially Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible). When Bob blows his cover at Insuricare, Rick says he can't help any more. But the gruff-talking agent is obviously proud when the Incredibles beat the Omnidroid. Rick tells Bob, "The people of this country are indebted to you.""[1]

Personality

Dicker is an aloof yet caring person. He shows little emotion, even when faced with a very stressful or joyful occasion. However, he shows compassion when need be, such as when he told Bob and Helen the Super Relocation Program was being shut down. He tends to be blunt to other people, telling things as it is.

Physical appearance

Rick Dicker has a long head, large nose, blue eyes and short, grey hair. He is almost exclusively seen dressed in a dark grey suit and pants, with a black tie and white shirt. In the second half of the sequel, he is dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, after he lost his job as head of the Super Relocation Program after it was shut down.

The Incredibles

Rick was first seen at Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl's wedding, along with Lucius Best, Gazerbeam, Edna Mode, Dynaguy, Stratogale, Thunderhead, and Meta Man.

Due to Bob Parr's constant need to help others like in the old days, resulting in trouble, Rick had to pay people to keep things quiet, erase memories and relocate the Parrs, so much that it was getting very exhausting and too expensive for the government. When Bob angrily threw his boss through five walls, Rick had no choice but to leave Bob to fend for himself. But he did offer one last chance for relocation, which Bob turned down.

When Bob, his family, and Frozone defeated the Omnidroid v.10, Rick drove them home, informing them that he and his colleagues had frozen Syndrome's assets and would be ready with handcuffs if he appears anywhere. Bob asked if the Supers can come out of hiding, to which Rick replied that the politicians would figure that out, but commended them for doing a good job.

Jack-Jack Attack

Rick was interrogating Kari McKeen, who was looking after Jack-Jack Parr. She had a bad time trying to look after him when his powers awoke. She eventually got fed up when Syndrome arrived, claiming to be the replacement babysitter. Rick asks her if she told anyone; she answered that she told her parents, but they thought she was joking. She really wanted to forget everything, in which Rick was glad to do, placing a plunger on her head to erase her memories of Jack-Jack.

Incredibles 2

Rick was interrogating Tony Rydinger. Tony had seen Violet without her mask on while on superhero duty, who he was supposed to go to the movies with. He wanted to forget seeing her like that, in which Rick was glad to make happen, placing a plunger on his head to specifically erase his memory of Violet in her supersuit, though it ends up erasing all of his memories of her.

While Rick was dedicated to Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible, he was ultimately answerable to the U.S. government, who had had enough of Rick's protecting the Incredibles. The bank robbery conducted by the Underminer, the Incredibles failure to capture him, stop the robbery and prevent collateral damage was the final catalyst, the government ultimately shut down the Superhero relocation program, essentially leaving any heroes not acclimated to civilian life to finally fend for themselves, with the warning of legal action if they caused any further damage. Since the Superhero relocation program was dissolved, Rick Dicker no longer was needed as a government agent, and was forced into retirement. He did, however, manage to get a last minute approval before the program's termination to relocate the Parrs to a motel and pay for two weeks' lodging. Helen and Bob thank Rick for all he has done for them.

Rick Dicker was later seen wearing more casual clothes and cleaning out his office when Bob rings him to enquire about Tony's memory wipe. He apologized for Violet's dilemma, saying his mind wipe of Tony worked too well.

Rick made one last appearance in the film, watching happily in court that Supers are deemed legal again.

Trivia

  • Rick plays homage to Agent K from Men in Black with his no-smile policy, facial features and distinguishing clothes preferences during on or off-duties.
  • His name is a reference to Rick Deckard from Blade Runner.
  • His appearance strongly resembles 37th US President Richard Nixon, as well as Rick's voice actor in the first film Bud Luckey. Rick's appearance may be based off one or both of them.
  • Rick Dicker telling the Incredibles about politicians deciding if supers can come out of hiding but commending them doing a good job alludes to the second film where supers are still illegal in the beginning of the film, though they are later made legal largely due to Winston Deavor's campaign.
  • In the comic, Crisis In Mid-Life, it was revealed that Rick has a son named Rick Junior.

Gallery

The Incredibles

Jack-Jack Attack

Incredibles 2

References

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