|Name:||Richard "Rick" O'Connell,|
|Occupation:||Medjai (honorary), Adventurer, Archaeologist, FFL Colonel (formerly), Mercenary (formerly)|
|Relationships:||Evelyn (wife), Jonathan Carnahan (brother in law), Alex O'Connell (son), Ardeth Bay (friend)|
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Richard "Rick" O'Connell is the main character in The Mummy trilogy by Sommers. He is an American adventurer, hightly decorated veteran of WW1 (Knight of Legion of Honor, Médaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre) a former Captain of the French Foreign Legion. Also known as Ricochet O'Connell out only O'Connell.
Sommers the director, commented that he felt the actor Brendan Fraser fit the Errol Flynn swashbuckling character he had envisioned perfectly for Richard O'Connell. The actor understood that his character "doesn't take himself too seriously, otherwise the audience can't go on that journey with him.
In the first film he served as a captain in the French Foreign Legion before becoming an adventurer. Evelyn and her brother Jonathan met him in a Cairo prison, where Evelyn negotiates his release early in the movie so that he can lead them to the ancient city of Hamunaptra, as he is one of the few men to ever visit the city and return alive.
In the second film, Rick and Evelyn are now married, and have an 8-year-old son named Alex and live in an elaborate Baroque estate outside London. When his son is kidnapped by sand bandits, O'Connell must race to thwart the rise of a returned and even more powerful Imhotep.In the third film, Rick has retired to a quiet life of fishing and motorcar driving in the countryside. He's bored with his wealth and status as the greatest adventurer alive. In a twist of fate however, his son, Alex (Luke Ford) ends up going to China and waking up the most terrifying mummies of this place.