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Ricky Smith

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Ricky Smith

TARDIS Data Core

Ricky Smith was Mickey Smith's equivalent in an alternative universe, and fought Cybus Industries.

Ricky and Mickey had similar upbringings. Their respective fathers, each named Jackson Smith, left each of them at an early age. While Mickey's grandmother Rita-Anne, who had raised him, died in 2002 after tripping on loose carpeting and falling down a flight of stairs, Ricky's version of his grandmother still lived, though she felt neglected by him.

Ricky belonged to, and had assumed leadership of, the Preachers, a guerilla band who opposed John Lumic, Cybus Industries, and the Cybermen Lumic had created. He had also learned how to use an AK-47.

Yet as he later admitted, his boasted title as "London's most wanted" came from having unpaid parking tickets all over London. He said he viewed parking violations as another way to strike back at the system. Previously a person known as Thin Jimmy had held the title of most wanted in London.

When Ricky met Mickey by accident at the Preachers' base, Ricky immediately suspected subterfuge. Mickey gained his counterpart's grudging trust and was brought along with the other Preachers in their van. He also gave the Tenth Doctor his trust. The Preachers joined forces with Rose and the Tenth Doctor. Evading Cybermen, everyone split up, with Ricky and Mickey forming a group of two.

Ricky died while running from a Cyberman, electrocuted while trying to climb over a chain link fence as Mickey looked on helplessly from the other side. In his memory, Mickey decided to stay on the parallel Earth to take Ricky's role and help to liberate countries other than England from the Cybermen.

Ricky had a much more tough, take-charge demeanour than Mickey. Despite his militancy, Ricky cared deeply about his beliefs and treated his fellow Preachers with absolute respect. He also gave the Doctor and Mickey the benefit of the doubt.

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