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Richard Weeks
Rick
You'll keep her a secret your whole life?
Biography
Full Name Richard
Race Human
Sex Male
Relationships Shelly - Wife
Junior - Son
Brad Armstrong - Friend
Sticky Angoneli - Friend
Cheeks Gaywood - Friend
Buddy - Adoptive Niece
Affiliation None
Location Various in Olathe
Gameplay
Appearances LISA: THE PAINFUL
Mentioned LISA THE JOYFUL
"I don't know, Brad. I wish my life was more like yours... I'm pretty stupid Brad, but I'm not that stupid. My wife hates me... And my son. That's a whole nother story... My job sucks. My whole life's a joke. I mean look at you man. No nagging wife, no kids. You teach martial arts. Your life's awesome!"
―Rick to Brad in a flashback

Richard Weeks, nicknamed Rick, is a main character in LISA: THE PAINFUL and is one of Brad's friends.

Before the events of Lisa The RPG and the White Flash, Rick was a white collar worker, living with his wife Shelly, his son Junior, and his friend Brad Armstrong.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

Rick is a handsome looking man, wearing a pink suit before the white flash, and wearing its rags afterwards. He has been friends with Brad since childhood.

StoryEdit

PastPlayground
The story of Lisa: The RPG begins with Rick, Cheeks and Sticky being beaten up by a group of children over the boys stealing their ball. Brad steps in and lies to the children that he stole the balls to protect his friends to be beaten up instead.
Baby secret
After the white flash, Brad finds Buddy and brings her back to his friends. Rick and the others are met by amazement as there are no women after the White Flash and therefore, no babies. They note that they can give her to Rando to begin repopulating the human race and that they will be given resources in return. Brad however wants to keep Buddy inside to protect her from the outside world, shunning the possibility of depopulation. Brad sees this as a second chance of retribution and to be able to protect someone else and make of for his perceived failure of protecting Lisa from Marty, despite the possible consequences to the human race.


Brad Joy Baby
The Sacrifice

The men then commit to raising Buddy themselves, with Brad attempting to quit his Joy addiction. They build a cave underneath the house to raise her in secret. We then see the struggle over many years of them building the cave with Brad slowly balding. The song that plays while we see this montage is 'The Sacrifice', this may just mean the sacrifice of time that Brad is making to raise Buddy, but also the sacrifice of the future of the entire human race, to give Brad another chance of protecting someone.

Cheeks Dead
After Brad finds Terry Hintz and returns to his house to find Cheeks dying with Rick and Sticky missing.

FlashbackEdit

RickFlashback1
Upon entering a door to the Factory Town, Brad will enter a flashback of his past with Rick, seemingly before the White Flash and after Lisa's death. Brad walks in on Rick's masculine Wife, Shelly, greeting each other. She continues on to say Rick should be home soon with very little enthusiasm. After a short while Rick returns home from what looks like a white collar job. Rick asks Shelly if she has started dinner as he mentioned Brad was coming to visit, she nonchalantly brushes this off and states she hasn't started dinner. Rick ends up covering up for her and orders takeout, showing that Shelly doesn't seem to care about either of them. Rick also asks where Junior, his son, is in which Shelly says she doesn't care again.

Junior
Upon finishing dinner, his 'son' Junior comes downstairs. Junior is obviously a black male alluding to Shelly cheating on Rick and keeping the child. Junior proceeds to tell Rick "Fuck you old man". and leaves promptly. Shelly also takes her leave to watch TV -- alone.

RickSad
Rick and Brad go outside to speak over a few beers starting small talk over his new lawnmower. Rick gives up and confesses to Brad that he wants a life like him and that his wife hates him and that he knows that his son is a 'whole 'nother story'. He thinks of himself as a joke and that his life is a joke. He admires that Brad has no wife or kids, that he teaches martial arts and that his life is awesome.

LisaRickFlashback
Bringing Brad back down, he has a hallucination of Lisa, with her standing inbetween himself and Rick. He tells Brad not to forget about her, showing how while Rick believed he has it hard, Brad has scars that will never heal. The hallucination ends with Brad laying infront of the entrance to the Factory Town.

Rick's CleansingEdit

Area1-2RickFound
Rick is next found to the east of Area 1, injured on the ground. Rick's eyes light up as Brad exclaims that he is thankful that Rick is alive. After asking where Buddy is, Rick swiftly runs away from Brad. With a hallucination of Lisa looking on, Rick punches Brad as he approaches and runs away again. Brad catches up to Rick and tackles him.

Area1-2RickTied
Death's Call
After a black screen disappears, Brad asks Rick, whom he has tied to a power line pole, "What the hell is going on...". Rick tell Brad to "Stay out of it". Brad asks Rick where his 'Daughter' is. Rick scoffs at the idea that Buddy is his Daughter. Rick exclaims that Buddy is 'gone' and that she doesn't belong to Brad anymore. He says that "We're saving the world Brad. She's our only hope for re-population and you know it.". Brad tells Rick that he should know what they will do to her, however Rick retorts with "What do you suggest we do? Just die off?". Rick lays into Brad, saying that his little "family" isn't as important that the rest of the world and that he knows he is concerned with Buddy due to the guilt from Lisa. Brad proceeds to punch Rick, one of his only friends, in order to get him to tell Brad where Buddy is. After hitting him for a while, Brad decides enough is enough and picks up a nail studded club nearby. The flesh background appears due to the stress and shows that he is further and further giving into the Joy.

Area1-2RickMaim
Brad proceeds to maim Rick with the club. After two swings, Rick begs for Brad to stop. In his trance he continues to maim Rick with the club. Rick exclaims that "Buddy is with Sticky, hidden in a cave for Rando's--". Brad continues to hit Rick repeatedly with the club. The flesh background appears showing his transformation is occurring quickly as he attacks Rick more. After the screen turns red, Brad wakes up to find Rick seemingly dead and himself in the floor passed out.

Rick's Sacrifice Edit

Just before the Area 3 Crossroads, Brad encounters Sticky, conscious but wounded. Brad, believing that Sticky molested Buddy, confronts him about it. Sticky mocks Brad for calling Buddy his daughter, and says he did what needed to be done to save the human race. As an aggravated Brad readies a Fireball to kill Sticky, a badly-injured Rick rushes in front of Sticky, attempting to shield him from Brad. Brad simply orders Rick to move, but he instead begs Brad not to hurt Sticky. Brad is then given a choice whether to spare Rick and Sticky, or kill both of them. If he chooses to spare them, Brad angrily tells them to leave and never show their faces again. Rick will thank Brad, but Sticky will instead tell him "This isn't over". If he chooses to kill them, the game will white out, and then return to Brad standing in front of Rick and Sticky's corpses, which have been obliterated from the top. If Brad interacts with the corpses, the game will note that there is "No going back now."

If spared, Sticky returns at the end to prevent Brad from going to Buddy's island. Rick, however, will stay true to his promise and not reappear.

LISA: The Joyful Edit

While Rick himself does not reappear in this game, Buddy hallucinates his appearance after killing all of the warlords. He stands on the side of the list, along with an injured Sticky, Cheeks, Brad, and Rando. Curiously, he appears to have bandaged his face, even though Buddy did not witness his mutilation at Brad's hands and cannot have known about his injuries.

Richard Weeks
Battler Rick
Enemy information
Gameplay
Parameters
HP 1000 ATK 100
SP 0 DEF 10
SATK 10 AGI 10
SDEF 10 LUCK 10
Rewards
Exp 400 Mags 0
Features
HIT * 95% EVA * 5%
Attack Element: Physical
Actions
Punch Always 5
Scratch Always 5
Block Always 3
Blood cough Always 5
Cry Always 5
Defend Friend Always 5

Trivia Edit

  • He was originally meant to be Brad's party member along with Sticky and Cheeks.
  • Going up and interacting to Rick after torturing him says "He's finished" instead of the usual "He's dead" given to corpses in the game. This foreshadows Rick's late-game appearance. The same message is repeated for Rando's body after his battle, hinting his return in The Joyful after his presumed death.

Fan Content Appearances Edit

  • In LISA: The Pointless, Rick is never met or interacted with, instead he makes a cameo appearance on the television broadcast seen before the battle with Raymond Ripe. He appears to be tied down to a chair and all of the facial wounds Brad inflicted appear to have been treated. He is interviewed by a mysterious TV host who confronts him on the nature of 'sin'. He then delivers a speech on how things like friendship and hope are now nonexistent in a post-apocalyptic Olathe, and how people will betray and kill each other for no other reason then simply enjoying it. This is most likely in reference to Brad's actions during the course of LISA: The Painful RPG. At the end of the program the host notes that Rick has come to terms with his "sanctification", before a grinning figure brandishing a sickle grabs Rick by the shoulder. The power to the TV then cuts out, moments before Rick is seemingly murdered. This is assumed to be his canon death, implying that he and Sticky were spared by Brad towards the end of LISA: The Painful RPG.

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