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Detective Frieda Frisk was an extremely driven and ambitious police officer who worked on several high-profile cases. She was tall and thin, with short blonde hair.

Early Appearance[]

Chief Patton brought Det. Frisk in to work on the case of the murdered millionaire Phil Fillagree.

Frisk's relationship with Dick Tracy started out as antagonistic, as Frisk saw Tracy as an obstacle to her career. When Tracy was accused of contaminating evidence, Frisk was suspected of framing him. Later, when Tracy was proven innocent, Frisk planned to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. She believed that Tracy would attempt to discredit her, but Tracy talked her down and the two resolved their differences. The Fillagree case was later solved, and Frisk remained a member of the Major Crimes Unit.

Frisk led a solitary lifestyle, eating alone and working on holidays. Tracy invited her to his house for Christmas dinner in 2003.



Later, Frisk took an interest in the unsolved case of Sal Monella, who had resurfaced and was promoting a suspicious rock concert at the city stadium. At the conclusion of the concert, Frisk confronted Monella, who then fled. Monella jumped into the back of a passing garbage truck, and Frisk followed him, jumping in as well. Shots were fired. The truck later dumped its contents onto a garbage scow, which then unloaded its cargo into the river.

No traces of Frisk or Monella were found, except for one of Frisk's shoes. She was officially listed as "missing" (March 9, 2004).

The Return of Frisk[]


In 2019, Detective Frisk reappeared, engaged in private detective work. She encountered Dick Tracy while investigating a case involving a baby broker. She told Tracy that she had survived her encounter with Sal Monella (though Monella apparently did not) but had decided not to return to the MCU.

Frisk had uncovered information about Lizz's biological parents, which she provided to her former colleague. She also revealed that she herself had been one of the babies sold by the baby broker Clair Howell. Frisk was then reunited with her birth mother, a woman named Lily Seven. Unbeknownst to Frisk, Seven had been tasked by Clair Howell with getting Frisk to stop her investigations.

Lily Seven drugged Frisk, whose unconscious form was taken by the Howells to the top of a tall building. She was tied up and left there, with the expectation that she would either succumb to the elements or fall to her death while attempting to free herself. Frisk was rescued by Dick Tracy, who was alerted to her peril by Frisk's Wrist Geenee, which was hidden on her person.

The Howells are presumed to have been killed while attempting to flee the city. Frisk told Dick Tracy that she planned to continue her efforts to find the other "Howell babies" and provide them with information about their birth families. She also indicated that would return to the city when Lily Seven came to trial.