Rick is a fuzzy, brown haired, bulky man in his 20-30s. Rick has a common law relationship with Aunt Alice and like her is a drug addict. An ex-convict with numerous tattoos, Wade endured episodes of physical abuse from Rick before he is killed at the hands of Nolan Sorrento when IOI destroys Alice's trailer stack.
In the film version he is shown losing their rent money in an OASIS competition. He later steals Wade's haptic equipment and tells him, via cellphone, never to return home just before his death.