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"I just gotta man up and do it! Because I'm a guy who keeps his promises!"
Ricky is a 20-year-old college student who lost his mother at age 12. Since then, he has been cared for by his uncle and established a strong relationship with him. He also attends Bennett University, which is the same University where his uncle teaches.
In 2012, Prof. Wright requested that Ricky join him in investigating a request from Mother Gracia Delenikas, head of Marhawa Academy. While Ricky was initially drawn into the academy by its female students, he began to work with Doug in finding the source of the outbreak, initially presumed to be a case of the t-Virus, and quietly stop it without letting any word escape to the students.
When Ricky was bitten by a zombified Alisa Lin, however, his lack of any symptoms the morning after helped Wright to confirm that the outbreak was not a strain of t, but rather something else.
Ricky soon developed a crush on Bindi Bergara and revealed the truth of his investigation after the two of them witnessed the burning of the infected Alisa and Ra-Na Bee in an effort to cover up evidence.
After the incident at Marhawa Academy, he worked as a freelance photographer, being on the scene of the Lanshiang outbreak.