Artwork from the Dawn of Souls version.
|Final Fantasy II character|
Ricard joins forces with Firion for some time. He was ordered to find the ultimate magic, but his ship was swallowed up by the Leviathan. He first meets Firion inside the Leviathan where he finds out that the Dragoons were killed (depending on the player's choice). He then joins forces with Firion, Maria, and Guy. They use his ship to get out of the Leviathan and journey to find the ultimate magic.
After getting into the Mysidian tower they get through all the obstacles and find the door leading to the ultimate magic. But they find Minwu at the door telling them to stand back while he uses all his energy to open the door. As a result, Minwu dies. They then find the ultimate magic and travel to Fynn where they are informed of the Emperor's Cyclone. They go down to a part of Fynn's castle to rejuvenate the Wyvern.
Ricard then accompanies Firion and his party into the Cyclone to defeat the Emperor for the first time. When Leon attempts to assume the throne of Palamecia, the heroes travel there and confront him. When the Emperor suddenly returns from the dead as the Dark Emperor, Ricard attacks the Emperor to create a diversion while the other three heroes, accompanied by Leon, get picked up by the Wyvern and escape from the Dark Emperor. Ricard is no match for the undead Emperor and is easily slain.
In the Dawn of Souls remake, Ricard is seen in Heaven fighting a worm-like creature (similar to the one that him with Firion's party fights inside the Leviathan) when Minwu and the others join him. After they defeat it they travel to find out where they are. They later confront the Light Emperor who ask for their forgiveness but an image of Elina and Kain tell him not to be fooled by the Light Emperor, because in reality the Light Emperor is as evil as his dark side. Ricard then summons the will to fight the Light Emperor and defeat him. Upon his defeat, Ricard can finally rest in peace, knowing that the future of the world is now in good hands.
Ricard is a Dragoon, so he has a high level with spears. The player should level his stats insanely, give him high-level magic like Holy and Flare, and powerful weapons so he will have high HP, strong attacks and magic, since he is the last temporary character to be played, thus making him an invaluable asset for the party in Soul of Rebirth mode because most enemies are quite tough to handle even at the very beginning, but this is only for the Game Boy Advance and PSP versions, since the Soul of Rebirth is only in those two versions. He also has the normal traits of a Dragoon, having high Vitality and Defense. In the NES and PS1 versions, he has more levels with swords than spears.
|Main playable characters|
|Firion - Maria - Guy - Leon|
|Other playable characters|
|Minwu - Josef - Gordon - Leila - Ricard|
|Soul of Rebirth|
|Borghen - Cid - Cid's Underling - Deumion - Elena - Princess Hilda - The Emperor - Nelly - Paul - Tobul|
|Deist - Fynn - Kashuan - Mysidia - Palamecia - Snowfield|
|Altair - Gatrea - Fynn - Paloom - Poft - Salamand - Semitt Falls - Bafsk - Bafsk Sewers - Snow Cave - Kashuan - Dreadnought - Castle Deist - Deist Cavern - Coliseum - Fynn Castle - Mysidia - Tropical Island - Cave of Mysidia - Leviathan - Mysidian Tower - Cyclone - Palamecia Castle - Jade Passage - Pandaemonium - Raqia - Machanon - Arubboth - Arcane Labyrinth|
|Beavers - Black Mask - Crystal Rod - Dreadnought - Egil's Torch - Goddess's Bell - Leviathan - Mythril - Snowcraft - Soul of Rebirth - Sunfire - White Mask - Wild Rose Rebellion - Wyvern|
|All Sounds of Final Fantasy I & II - Final Fantasy I & II Original Soundtrack|
|"Main Theme" - "Rebel Army Theme" - "Love Will Grow"|
|Final Fantasy II Muma no Meikyū|
|Armor - Bestiary - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Items - Spells - Translations - Wallpapers - Weapons|