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Rikki Mortis was the girlfriend and accomplice of Abner Kadaver. She was a slender young woman with short black hair, light brown eyes and full lips. She typically dressed in "goth"-style clothes and sometimes wore a painted beauty mark on her cheek.

As a young adult, Rikki was a friend of Dethany Dendrobia. Rikki had a talent for mechanical engineering and also some skill with computers.

Aide to Abner Kadaver[]

Rikki aided Abner Kadaver in several ways. She smuggled him out of prison after he had faked his death, and she abducted Bonnie and Ray Tracy as part of Abner's plot to trap and kill Dick Tracy. When Abner pursued Dick Tracy to Europe, Rikki took on Abner's contracts and committed killings on her own. She often used her vehicle known as The Vampire Car.

After Abner was presumed killed, Rikki swore revenge on Dick Tracy and his friends and family. She contacted Police Chief Pat Patton's nephew Packard in prison and recruited him as part of a plan to lure Chief Patton into a trap. Rikki chased Pat Patton in her Vampire Car, but the vehicle's operations were taken over by the artificial intelligence known as Matty Squared. Squared was working for Mr. Bribery, who disapproved of Rikki's methods, so Squared destroyed the Vampire Car.

Rikki was able to jump clear of the vehicle before it exploded. She was arrested by Chief Patton.

Freed by Abner[]

Some time later, Rikki was shown being transported to a hearing. She was intercepted and freed by the returned Abner Kadaver. They escaped to a hideout where Abner provided her with new outfits that matched her previous ones. At this time, her skin had seemed to have taken on a more pallid complexion.

Rikki aided Abner in his effort to kill Charlie 21 on behalf of the Apparatus. Abner claimed to be suffering from a terminal illness, but Rikki preferred not to discuss the matter or what the future may hold for them. Rikki discovered that Charlie 21 was present at the final dress rehearsal of Vitamin Flintheart's production of Shakespeare's The Tempest at the Patterson Playhouse and alerted Abner. After an unsuccessful attempt to kill Charlie, Abner and Rikki were confronted by Ten of Spades. Kadaver grappled with Ten of Spades in an attempt to give Rikki time to escape. Ten of Spades shot Abner, then was subdued by Dick Tracy. Rikki stayed with Abner, whispering something to him as he apparently died.

Later, Rikki was returned to prison where she was shown to have befriended Quiver Trembly. Rikki informed Quiver that she was pregnant with Abner's child. Some time after that, Rikki was broken out of prison by Fata Morgana, a former associate of Abner's.

Notes[]

  • "Rikki Mortis" seems to be the character's legal name. It is not clear if it is her birth name or if she changed it at some point.
  • Rikki Mortis was shown to have very little interaction (if any) with Abner Kadaver's associates from Mr. Crime's gang, the Apparatus, or the Black Hearts.
  • In addition to her "civilian" wardrobe, Rikki also had access to other disguises, including wigs.
  • Rikki's skin tone has been depicted in a variety of shades, from pink/caucasian to pallid white to sepulchral green.
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