Doctor Richard "Rick" Levy was a Weyland-Yutani Corporation employee who helped Corporal Dwayne Hicks escape from Michael Weyland and Weyland-Yutani's captivity and send a distress call, only to be presumably captured and likely killed.
Before working as a scientist for Weyland-Yutani, Levy built his career creating weapons, creating what he later described as "some real works of art".
After Weyland captured Cpl. Hicks and Samwell Stone from the Fiorina 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit, Levy administered chemicals to Cpl. Hicks during his interrogation to aid the questioning, although he did not recommend it.
Betrayal and escape
- "Sorry sir. I can't let this go any further."
"What are you talking about? You do see the hypocrisy in this coming from a man who's built his career creating weapons."
"Granted — and I've created some real works of art. But you my friend you're really pushing the bounds of sanity here. I'm not going to take part in torturing families. Corporal, let's move."
- ―Levy and Weyland (from Stasis Interrupted)
As Weyland was boasting to Hicks about how the company's atrocities were covered up and that every resource, including the colonists, were expendable when it came to the study of the Xenomorphs, Levy betrayed Weyland grabbing a nearby M41A Pulse Rifle MK2 and forcing the PMC in the room to free Hicks, declaring he would take no more part in torturing families.
Levy and Hicks escaped and proceeded through the ship killing many PMCs and decided they should go to the still under construction Origin Facility's communications relay station on LV-426 to send Hicks' distress message to the United States Colonial Marine Corps. The two boarded a Type 337 EEV and used it to crash land on LV-426's surface.
Hicks and Levy exited the EEV's wreckage and proceeded to the relay station righting. Levy and Hicks fought their way there killing many PMCs and Xenomorphs and even surviving an encounter with the Second Acheron Queen and managing to kill a Crusher. Once at the station Levy attempted to send Hicks' call but he was interrupted when Michael contacted Levy and told him that he would not allow him to send the distress call. Weyland then destroyed the relay, but before the relay was destroyed Levy got through most of the distress call. The relay station was then surrounded by PMCs arriving in APCs who also managed to capture the Second Acheron Queen. Hicks was eventually recaptured and interrogated but Levy's ultimate fate is unknown, but it is likely he was captured by Weyland-Yutani and executed.