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Lead agent of the National Supers Agency whose responsibility it is to keep superhero identities secret. Mr. Incredible's constant acts of daring-do make his job difficult.
He Sleeps in the Suit.
Agent Rick Dicker of the National Supers Agency is an exasperated man whose life is made difficult by superheroes that have a constant itch for justice. Rick acts as the lead superhero secret identity concealer. He acts to cover-up any revelations of a superhero's identity. Typically, a superhero uses a super power in public, and Agent Dicker responds by throwing around his limited Federal budget to buy silence and relocate superheroes. He also has the technology to erase memories. Superheroes such as Mr. Incredible frequently reveal their identity and cause a hassle for the elderly agent. Rick Dicker is dedicated agent who believes in his mission.
Agent Rick Dicker is voiced by Pixar character designer and banjo player Bud Luckey. He is most well known for voicing the narrator in the Pixar Short Boundin'.
Rick Dicker (right) at the Wedding of Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl.
Agent Rick Dicker's work at the National Supers Agency involves acting as a liaison with superheroes. He assigns tasks to superheroes that wish to serve the Federal government. By contracting with superheroes, the government can stop much more dangerous crime. He forms friendships with many of these superheroes including Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Frozone, Gazerbeam, and many others. He even is acquaintances with the popular fashion designer Edna Mode. At the top of the Golden Age of Superheroes, Agent Rick Dicker is an important Federal agent with an important job of keeping the world safe.
However, once lawsuits start being filed against superheroes, Agent Dicker and the National Supers Agency adapt their charter. Over the last fifteen years, superheroes are forced into hiding and cannot use their powers without government permission. Agent Dicker relocates superheroes, giving them new identities or restoring old, secret ones. Whenever an incident occurs that reveals the identity of a superhero, Agent Dicker stretches the limited budget of his small agency to rectify the situation. He bribes witnesses, pays out settlements to prevent court cases, and selectively erases the memories of victims. He then relocates the outed superhero to a new city with a new identity.
Mr. Incredible leaves Messes for Agent Dicker to Clean Up.
Agent Rick Dicker has a lot of experience dealing with cover-ups, especially with Mr. Incredible. Mr. Incredible and his family are relocated numerous times. Mr. Incredible secretly fights crime as a vigilante with his friend Frozone. On numerous occasions, Agent Dicker relocates him, his wife Elastigirl, his daughter Violet, and his son Dash due to Mr. Incredible unveiling his identity in public. The longest period of calm with Mr. Incredible is three years. Agent Dicker enjoys the peace of Mr. Incredible not making trouble; however, this peace ends abruptly when Mr. Incredible loses his temper and throws his boss, Gilbert Huph, through a series of wall. Agent Dicker needs to payoff Gilbert Huph's company, Gilbert Huph, and witnesses. For good measure, Agent Dicker also erases the memory of Mr. Huph.
Rick Dicker and the Incredibles in a Limo.
On occasion, Agent Rick Dicker and the National Supers Agency have a chance to be joyous and thankful. After the defeat of Syndrome and the Omnidroid Version 10, Agent Dicker escorts Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and their children home. He thanks them for their service and explains that his Agency is acting to freeze Syndrome's accounts and apprehend the would-be super villain. When Agent Dicker and the Incredibles arrive at the Incredible household, they discover Syndrome kidnapping Jack-Jack Parr, the youngest Incredible. Jack-Jack manages to free himself using a variety of powers, and Agent Dicker is left to deal with the aftermath of the superhero incident. He hopes that one day superheroes can come out of hiding and his job becomes less intermittently manic.
RIck Dicker Erases the Memory of a Teenage Girl.
Agent Rick Dicker interviews Kari McKeen. Kari is the family babysitter that witnessed the incident with Jack-Jack and Syndrome. She explains how she watched Jack-Jack while the Incredibles, known by the surname Parr, were out of town for an emergency. She says she tried to teach the baby using flashcards but Jack-Jack started manifesting superpowers such as levitation, impermeability, iron skin, flame generation, and telekinesis. She then describes her relief as Syndrome showed up claiming to be another babysitter. At the conclusion of the debriefing, Agent Rick Dicker wipes Kari McKeen's memory with an electronic brain plunger.
Personality and Traits
Rick Dicker Used to be a lot More Depressing.
Agent Rick Dicker is crushed by his job. The task of protecting superheroes from the angry mob of the general public has taken its toll on him over the years. In the fifteen year period since superheroes have gone into hiding, Agent Dicker does not age physically but does age in cynicism. He like superheroes and their eagerness to help, but he wishes things were different. He prefers if superheroes would be allowed to come out of hiding. This way he can return to the task of helping the public rather than lying to it. Agent Dicker is a generally affable man who is willing to bend the rules for a friend. His deep monotone acts as an intimidating factor when negotiating or interviewing victims and witnesses. As such, he has a dark sense of humor.
One of the many puns and allusions included in Rick Dicker's name is that it sounds like Agent Rick Deckard -- the "skinjob" hunter from Blade Runner.