|Full Name||Rick Wheeler|
|First Appearance||F-Zero: GP Legend (2003)|
|Latest Appearance||F-Zero Climax (2004)|
The extent of Rick's bodily damages were so massive that he couldn't have possibly been revived by current medical science technology of the era, which is why he was put into cryo-sleep shortly after and kept in a stable condition of suspended-animation for 150 years, awakening in the year 2201. After being awoken by Dr. Stewart and Jody Summer, Rick was enlisted as a member of the Elite Mobile Task Force and ended up with the Dragon Bird (a machine Dr. Clash was working on at the time) after using it to pursue a Haruka which he believed still existed in this timeline. He is to race in every F-Zero Grand Prix in which wanted criminals who are after the big prize money offered for their own evil gain take part in from now on.
Rick Wheeler appears as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Universe. He is a clone of Captain Falcon, and substitutes electricity for fire for all of his moves. In addition, one of his alternate costumes changes his appearance to his role as Captain Falcon from the end of the F-Zero Anime where he became the new Captain Falcon. This costume changes his Final Smash to the Blue Falcon GT. Rick Wheeler is one of two playable F-Zero pilots whose machine isn't seen racing in Mute City. The other is Kent Akechi.
Rick Wheeler returns to the F-Zero franchise once again in F-Zero U as the pilot of the Dragon Bird. In addition, his alter-ego Young Captain Falcon appears as a selectable character with the Blue Falcon GT. He is a part of the F-Zero GP Legend DLC Pack.
Rick Wheeler appears in Jake's Super Smash Bros. as an alternate costume for Captain Falcon. Like several other characters who appears as alternate costumes, Rick is acknowledged as a separate character by the game's announcer, and has his own voice clips provided by his original voice actors, Greg Abbey (in English) and Toshiyuki Morikawa (in Japanese).