Rick brings in a lot of experience from the military in dealing with his assigned ‘suicide squad’ – at first, he hates all of them for being sociopathic criminals (“scumbags” in his mind), but the more time he spends with Harley in particular, the more he comes to see the merits in them being reckless, opportunistic, and good in a fight. He finds it frustrating when they don’t listen to him and break formation, or go into battle without being given an exact order, because he tends to toe the line with his boss and obey her—up until a moral line is crossed, and then he refuses to go along with it (he won’t cover up the American involvement in the torture of innocent men, women, and children, causing him to get into a fight to the death with Peacemaker). He has a patriotic viewpoint and likes to ingratiate himself with the locals, in an attempt to work with them toward a goal. (If they help each other, she can avenge her murdered family and he can complete his mission.) Rick wants to get in and out with a minimum of fuss, but also at times lets his emotions to get in the way of his logical judgments. It would be more reasonable to leave Harley behind, yet he has them all go on a rescue mission for her because he’s falling in love with her. Though sent in the first film to rid June of the demonic entity possessing her, Rick fell in love with her (a violation of his orders). He also became friendly with those in his squad and went out of his way to reward them for good behavior (allowing Deadshot to have a longer unsupervised visit with his daughter). His scruples won’t allow him to participate in any action he sees as immoral. Rick doesn’t question things at all, and tends to believe what his superior officers tell him, but is also capable of completely changing the purpose of his mission and its intent, veering off his end goal to find a girl he cares about, and instead of wanting to protect and destroy the information he found, caring about making it public, because…

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… it’s the right thing to do. Rick hates most of the people he has to work with on a daily basis because they are all “scumbags” in his mind – criminals from all kinds of different classes, who have no ethics and no concern for the common good he so esteems. It’s only after they prove themselves not without conscience that he starts to care about them. He refuses to do anything he deems immoral, including take part in a cover-up of the sins of the government he holds so dear. He can’t remain silent about the horribly unethical experiments performed by the US government and their allies on prisoners and bystanders. He also thinks a great deal with his heart and his emotions rather than his head – falling in love with women he shouldn’t, allowing them to influence his decisions, and being unable to separate his personal feelings from their fates. He cares about loving and being loved, and subconsciously pursues this when around women.