|name = Rickie Lukens |image = RickieLukens-GTA5.png |size = 230px |games = Grand Theft Auto V |gender = M |status = Alive |dob = |pob = Los Santos |home = Los Santos |nationality = Flag of the United States American |family = |affiliations = Lifeinvader (Formerly)
Michael De Santa |businesses = Software Designer
Freelance Hacker |voice = Perry Silver }}

Rickie Lukens is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing in Grand Theft Auto V, he is one of the hackers available to use in the Heists.


Rickie has the lowest starting stats of all the hackers, and thus, has the lowest cut: 4%. He is portrayed as being childish, immature, unprofessional and very faux-charismatic.


Events of GTA V

Rickie is first encountered in the Friend Request mission, where he unwittingly helps Michael infiltrate the Lifeinvader HQ, as he mistakes him for tech support and calls up him to his cubicle to fix his computer.

Rickie is subsequently fired from Lifeinvader after Jay Norris' murder, and calls up Michael to offer his services as a programmer, after which he becomes available as a hacker for heists.

If the player chooses him for The Jewel Store Job, he will only provide the crew with 30 seconds to rob the store before the alarms go off. This will cause Michael to berate him, and say that he regrets hiring "a hacker who can't install anti-virus software".

In The Bureau Raid's roof method, if the player chooses him for the first time, he will simply guess at the process of hacking the FIB mainframe. When the sprinklers are triggered, he states that he doesn't even know where to begin turning them off. Michael will get frustrated when he hears this. However, if Rickie already has experience from the Jewel Store job, he will know exactly what you need to do to hack the computer. Rickie is also able to quickly turn off the sprinklers. When Michael notices the sprinklers going off, Rickie will comment: "It's still raining, gentlemen?"

In [[The Big Score (GTA V)|The Big Score]'s subtle approach, if he is chosen for the first time, there will be a considerable four-second lag time when Franklin is controlling the traffic lights. If Rickie has experience from one previous heist, this time is reduced to two seconds; if he has experience from both previous jobs, there will be no lag time whatsoever.

If Rickie is not chosen for heists, he will call Michael twice to complain.

Mission Appearences



Rickie's skills include:

  • Systems Knowledge
  • Decryption Skill
  • Access Speed


  • It is obvious he's into cosplay as he has a picture of an obese girl wearing an elf outfit as a wallpaper on his computer.
  • After Michael sabotages the prototype, if he waits long enough before he leaves the Lifeinvader offices, it is possible to see Rickie playing air guitar with his co-worker.



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