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|Born:||01 May 2345|
|Assignment(s):||Executive officer, SEAL Team Alpha-6|
Ryan Theodore Dicker was born on 1 May 2345 in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Earth. As a teenager, he lived on Sherman's Planet, a joint Federation-Klingon border colony. While there, he befriended Austin and Alan Eyler. (Star Trek: Pendragon: "Wounded Soldiers", "Not Home Yet", "No Rusty Swords")
Dicker entered Starfleet Academy in 2364 and was assigned to Nebula Squadron along with Cadets Alex Grant, Bryan Shive, Brendan Wise and Nathan Reed. While Dicker became good friends with Shive, Reed and Wise, there was bad blood between himself and Grant from the start.
He was selected for the Advanced Tactical Training Program in 2367, where he was taught by Lieutenant Timothy Sinclair. He excelled in marksmanship and ground combat training. Due to his tall stature, Sinclair gave Dicker the nickname "Longshanks."
As part of Operation Return in 2374, he was among the officers deployed on the ground to retake Starfleet Headquarters. When he recognized signs of an energy buildup in the complex, he led his men to cover before the paralithium bomb detonated. His quick thinking saved the lives of a dozen officers. While searching for survivors, it was Ryan that found the body of Lieutenant Jean Sinclair. (PDN: "Wounded Soldiers", "The Acolytes", "Ruling from the Tomb")
He returned to the Advanced Tactical Training Center on Mars and and joined the SEAL trainees there. Two of his instructors were Lieutenants Justin Shive and Antonius Strube. Completing the program, he was assigned to SEAL Team Alpha-6.
After the Gorn sneak attack on Starbase 11 in September 2375, Dicker and the rest of Team Alpha-6 were deployed on the USS Prometheus and fought on the front lines of the Federation-Gorn Conflict. They fought the Gorn for thirteen months before the cease fire. (PDN: "No Rusty Swords", "To Face the Gathering Storm", Building Camelot)
In early 2377, Dicker and Team Alpha-6 were posted to the USS Sentinel on an eighteen-month recon mission in the Gamma Quadrant. The team was charged with tracking down Jem'Hadar that went rogue after the fall of the Dominion. (PDN: "To Follow a Sinking Star", "Destiny's Forge", "Shadows of the Fire", "The Dying of the Light")
Upon their return in 2378, Dicker stood down with the rest of Team Alpha-6 for standard rotation. He began assisting with the SEALs training program. When Team Alpha-6 was assigned to the USS Pendragon in 2379, Dicker remained with the trainees. (PDN: "True North", "Wounded Solders")
In 2381, Lieutenant Dicker rejoined SEAL Team Alpha-6 on the Pendragon, after the loss of Lieutenant Commander Joshua Gorman and other members of the team. While part of the Pendragon crew, his callsign was "Shifty." (Star Trek: Pendragon: "Not Home Yet", "No Rusty Swords")
Background notes and triviaEdit
- Star Trek: Pendragon is a fan fiction series written (primarily) by T.L. Morgan. Images of actors are used in photomanipulations to simulate the "cast" of the series. In these photomanipulations, Ryan Dicker is "played" by Damien Winters.
- Other actors considered for the role include Dick Van Dyke, Michael Vartan, Shawn Ashmore, Christopher Gorham, David Anders and Ryan Stiles.