Allen Rickham

Registry of the Evolved Database

File #30 Oct 2008 09:41

Name Allen Matthew Rickham Aliases
Status Unregistered Evolved Ability Metal Mimicry
Gender Male Race/Eth. Caucasian
Birthdate March 27, 1955 Age 54
Height 6' 4" Build Average
Eyes Hazel Hair Brown
Residence Unknown
Employment Unknown
Parents Lawrence Rickham (father; deceased)
Elisabeth Rickham (mother; deceased)
Siblings None
Marital Status Marie Rickham (wife; estranged) Children Vincent Rickham (son; estranged)
First Seen Presidential Debate Last Seen United We Stand, Part III

Allen Rickham was the New Hampshire State Senator running for election of President of the United States of America in the 2008 Presidential Elections, highlighted as a champion of Evolved rights and civil liberties.

He defeated Republican candidate Andrew Mitchell and Independent candidate Nathan Petrelli in November by securing both the popular and electoral vote, and was preparing for his inaugriation in 2009 before unexpectedly stepping down from the position of president-elect, disappearing from the stage of politics. His vice-presidential candidate Nathan Petrelli would instead ascend to his position as president.

Allen Rickham
portrayed by

Lance Henrickson



"Since the Second World War, various political leaders have fostered fear in the American people - fear of communism, fear of terrorism, fear of immigrants, fear of people based on race and religion, fears of gays and lesbians in love who just want to get married. Fear of people who are born different. It is fear that allows our political leaders to manipulate us all and to distort our national priorities."

Animal Rights

Rickham identifies himself as a vegan, and he is a long-time advocate of the ethical treatment of animals. He has stated that "As a necessary component of the living world, we must extend compassion to one another and to every living thing.

Death penalty

Rickham strongly opposes the death penalty. He states that because human judgments are "fallible and often wrong", we do not have the moral authority to take human life. He advocates elimination of the federal death penalty "even if unpopular" and has introduced a national moratorium on executions. He has contended that 98% of those executed have been poor.

Rickham has introduced legislation that would abolish the death penalty under federal law.


Rickham has said that "Welcoming immigrants to our shores has been one of our country's vital traditions since its very inception." He supports immigration reform and giving resident undocumented workers "a clear road map to legal status". In 2001, Rickham was a co-sponsor of H.R. 500, which would have given legal status to all those living in the U.S. for at least five years.

Rickham directly opposes legislation in Congress which would force visitors to the United States from other countries to register under the Linderman Act before entering the country, even if their homeland is not in complience with the act.

Civil liberties

The American Civil Liberties Union gave Rickham a 100% rating on civil liberties for the 2006-2007 legislative session. In addition he has been given a 89% lifetime rating by the ACLU.

Rickham supports same-sex marriage and opposes the definition of marriage as "between a man and a woman". Rather, he feels that all citizens deserve equal treatment under the law, and should be allowed to choose for themselves who they want to marry. He has also voted for the expansion of hate crime laws in the United States and against banning LGBT adoption in Washington, D.C.

Rickham has opposed the USA PATRIOT Act since its inception. He voted against the act in 2001, and against its renewal in 2006. He voted for an amendment to the constitution outlawing flag burning and desecration.

In 2007, Rickham voted "no" to the Linderman Act, despite pressure from constituents to ratify the Bill as it passed through Congress. In that same year he voted to require the Department of Defense to present a detailed plan for transferring prisoners out of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, and lobbied to prevent Homeland Security from overstepping the "basic fundamental human rights" of any United States Citizen in which they would be incarcerated for "a condition they were born with."

Linderman Act

Rickham continues to make efforts to stand against the Linderman Act, deeming it "a slap in the face of this country's forefathers" and a "misguided step towards fear-mongering genocide." Rickham stands in the forefront of the growing opposition of the Linderman Act, and vocally opposes the proposal to the United Nations to make complience with the Evolved Registry mandatory to all UN members.


Date Title Participants
12/19 Prelude to Disaster Steve, Sylar and Rickham
Disaster Within Disaster, Part II Abby, Alexander, Cat, Conrad, Dina, Edward, Elias, Elisabeth, Helena, Matt, Owen, Rickham, Sylar, Trask, Wu Long
After The Ball Was Over Abby, Cat, Conrad, Edward, Elvis, Helena, and Rickham
12/20 Licking the Wound Abby, Cat, Edward, Helena, Matt, Rickham and Teo
01/02 Be Honest Rickham and Steve
01/06 Atlas Pondered Matt and Rickham
01/25 Far To Fall Rickham and Steve

Trivia and Notes:

  • Allen Rickham keeps his status as an Evolved secret from even members of his family. This power he possesses is both his greatest secret and his most important motivating force behind his career to champion the rights of others.
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