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One-off characters (in order of appearance)
Voiced by: Rob PaulsenMorty's pet dog, whose intelligence Rick enhanced with a special helmet... and who then turned said helmet into a mechanical arm and translator by himself, then made that into a bipedal mech suit and mass-produced the devices in order to uplift all other dogs on the planet and enslave humanity.
- Animals Fear Neutering: One of his main beefs with humanity comes from the fact that the Smiths neutered him, angrily demanding to Summer to reveal what did they did with his testicles.
- Badass Adorable: A vengeful aspiring world conqueror equipped with a mech-suit and Super Intelligence... who's still a cute and fluffy dog.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Since Morty was the only human who treated him well, Snowball made him his pet human and let him live a pampered life.
- Didn't Think This Through: Rick's uplifting helmet is designed to carry more batteries than he intended, allowing Snuffles to supply more power to it to make him even smarter.
- Fluffy the Terrible: After rising up against the Smiths, Snuffles refuses to use his "slave name" and instead takes the name of Snowball, "because [his] fur is pretty and white."
- Freudian Excuse: Literally. "Where are my testicles, Summer?"
- Gone Horribly Right: Jerry just wanted the dog to be smart enough so that it wouldn't piss on the rug. Rick made him smarter, alright.
- Heel Realization: When Rick incepts a dream in Snowball where Morty is dying, Snowball's right-hand dog tells him to let Morty die because that's what humans would have done to a dog in the same situation. Snowball rebukes this idea — and when he wakes up, he realizes that subjugating humanity is just going to make him no different from them. He instead takes his uplifted dogs to live on an uninhabited planet, where he hopes their budding civilization can learn from and not make the mistakes of other sapients."We are not them!... We are not them."
- Light Is Not Good: Snowball has white fur, looks like an adorable dog, and later gets silver armor, but he quickly becomes a tyrant after becoming intelligent.
- Shout-Out: Snowball's name to Animal Farm.
- Undying Loyalty: To Morty. When he believed Morty was dying, he states that he would gladly give up his empire to save him.
- Uplifted Animal: A dog given human-level intelligence by Rick though a special helmet.
- White Hair, Black Heart: He has white fur, but his actions while sentient, such as castrating and enslaving humans, were still appalling.
- You Will Be Spared: Because Morty treated him well, Snowball declares that he will be allowed to keep his testicles.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He firmly believed his actions were for the good of all dogs, even if it was at the expense of humanity.
Voiced by: Jess HarnellA monster found in the dreams of Morty's math teacher. To be specific, he was found in the dream of a centaur, who was in the dream of a T.V. character that Morty's math teacher was dreaming about.
- Captain Ersatz: He's an obvious Freddy Krueger parody. Rick even calls him a "legally safe knock-off of an 80's horror villain."
- Dark Is Not Evil: He becomes this after Rick and Morty help him with his nightmares and is revealed to be an all around Nice Guy, if not a little mean.
- Dream Walker: Rick notices that he is able to freely travel between the different dream levels.
- Family Values Villain: Scary Terry is happily married to a loving wife and has a young child at home. He also shouts "Sex is sacred, bitch!" while cutting Mrs. Pancakes into five pieces. Downplayed in that he is - at worst - a Punch-Clock Villain.
- Heel–Face Turn: After Rick and Morty go into his dreams and stick up for him against his mean professor, he quickly befriends them and helps them escape the dream world.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Scary Terry is prone to outbursts and is a demonic Dream Walker, but he is actually friendly once people get to know him.
- Jerkass Façade: His Scary Terry role is mostly a job that requires him to act like a psychopath.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He's a devoted father and husband with the frustrating job of entering people's dreams and scaring them out of their wits. It's not even totally clear if he kills his victims.
- Pungeon Master: Subverted; unlike everyone else in his class, he's shown to be pretty bad at it, and just tends to yell, "You Can Run, but You Can't Hide, bitch!"
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: He usually ends sentences with the word "bitch". In his case, it's an uncontrollable Verbal Tic that caused him a bit of grief in school.
Dr. Xenon Bloom
Voiced by: John OliverAn amoeba-like creature who co-founded Anatomy Park. He ends up getting killed by a swarm of E. coli while operating a train to save Morty and Annie.
- Expy: Of John Hammond. He even has a near-identical walking stick.
- Nice Guy: Subverted. He tries to be friendly and cheerful, but given his surroundings and expertise he just comes off as unsettling. He's also not a very good employer. He gives out iTunes gift cards as a Holiday bonus — the smug, conceited bastard.
- Stupid Sacrifice: He decides to make a Heroic Sacrifice by staying back and operating some train controls to allow Morty and Annie to escape, despite knowing he will be killed by the E. coli swarm. As he does this, he realizes that the train controls do have an autopilot setting, only to be attacked before he can get to the train. He fruitlessly yells that he felt like sacrificing himself anyway if only to comfort himself.
Voiced by David Cross4 armed aliens who, as the name indicates, love to try scamming people.
Voiced by: Justin RoilandA race of creatures created from a box for the purpose of fulfilling simple goals. They do what is asked of them, and then abruptly cease to exist. They really don't like existing, so if the task given to them takes too long to accomplish, they may go insane and try to kill their summoner.
- The Ace: Completed the comically difficult tasks Summer and Beth set them as if they were nothing and seem to know how to do everything anyone could ask them to do from birth, the only thing they can't do is make Jerry any better at golf.
- Alien Blood: As shown during the fight scene in "Meeseeks and Destroy", their blood is white. Knowing how much the show indulges in Freudian symbolism, the seminal imagery might be intentional.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Mr. Meeseeks are friendly, cheerful, and eager to please. But if they can't solve a given problem fast enough (as in a couple of days), they can get downright murderous.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: While they're only intended to be used for the simplest of tasks, Meeseeks are capable of accomplishing surprisingly complex things within a short span of time, such as convincing Beth that her life is worth living and making Summer popular at school in a single day.
- Breakout Character: Got such a positive reception from fans for being such a memorably zany character to the point where he is destined to return in a future season.
- Contemplate Our Navels: Implied. One of them says being alive as long as he has is 'weird' when explaining that he'd like to stop existing. Indeed, Mr. Meeseeks don't like doing this:Mr. Meeseeks: "We Meeseeks are not born into this world fumbling for meaning, Jerry! We are created to serve a singular purpose for which we will go to any lengths to fufill! Existence is pain to a Meeseeks, Jerry! And we will do anything to alleviate that pain!"
- Death Seeker: All of them wish to accomplish their goals as quickly as possible so that they can die.
- Exact Words: The Meeseeks will try to do whatever their summoner asks of them, but they will also use the exact wording of their summoner to resolve the issue if they need to. Taking two strokes off Jerry's golf game? Well, if they can't make him a better golfer, they'll permanently remove all the strokes off his game through killing him.
- Fate Worse than Death: Life itself is torture to them, and death is the only release. They'll go mad if they don't die.
- Happiness in Slavery: Perfectly happy with helping their master achieve their goal, and then dying. Should their master give up their goal or take too long (two days), they will quickly go insane.
- Instant Expert: It appears Meeseeks are good at pretty much everything from the moment they come into being. Unfortunately, when dealing with someone as neurotic as Jerry, this only goes so far.
- It's All About Me: As Beth noted, they just say or do whatever it takes to accomplish their goal, with little to no consideration for the feelings (or ultimately the life) of the person who summons them. The example Rick used with the first Meeseeks was summoning him to open a stuck mayonnaise jar, and they were intended for household tasks like fixing a dishwasher, etc. Beth completely ignored this by asking Meeseeks to help make her "a more complete woman", so it took the quickest route to making that happen. Jerry tried to keep his wish simple by just asking for help lowering his golf handicap... though he's so bad at golf that this drove his Meeseeks insane.
- Loophole Abuse: Jerry's Meeseeks figure that, since they can't improve Jerry's golf game, they can kill him instead. By their reasoning, they're taking two strokes off his game by removing the game entirely. In fairness to their strained logic, they were pretty desperate.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: What Jerry's Meeseeks ended up deciding, and probably what any Meeseeks will resort to after long enough.
- Never My Fault: "He roped me into this!"
- Purpose-Driven Immortality: You can rip them apart, you can smash their skulls in, you can tear holes straight through their body, but they don't get to die until they solve their task.
- Sanity Slippage: The longer they keep failing at their goal, the worse they get.
- Servant Race: Their entire purpose in life is to fulfill the goal given to them as quickly as possible and die in a puff of smoke afterwards.
- Stepford Smiler: Very chipper and eager to help — as long as things are going well.
- Verbal Tic: I'M MR. MEESEEKS LOOK AT ME!
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Hand-in-hand with Death Seeker, it's impossible for them to die unless they complete their task and it doesn't help that they're so content with leading very short lives in accordance with that.
Voiced by: Tom KennyA giant, sentient jellybean that Morty has an unfortunate encounter with. He was the king of a magical land who used his powers of being king to sexually assault those below him, particularly children.
- Asshole Victim: Considering what he tries to do to Morty and what he'd already done to the children living in the village he rules, his fate is a very well deserved one.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Plays himself as an empathetic ear to strangers and a child loving monarch to his people, when in reality he is a violent sexual predator.
- Cerebus Syndrome: In "Unbelievable Tales", despite his actions being several times as dark and depraved, his characterization is much more over the top and surreal. In his "Rick and Morty" appearance his portrayal of a child molester is unsettlingly realistic and Played for Drama.
- Depraved Kids' Show Host: A big time case in his "Unbelievable Tales" appearance.
- Dull Surprise: He's so beaten down and disheveled after his encounter with Morty, he can barely manage a deadpan grunt as Rick disintegrates him.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Originally appeared in one of Roiland's Unbelievable Tales shorts under the alias of "Crumply Crumplestein".
- Glass Cannon: Manhandles and sexually assaults Morty as he tries to escape. When the latter finally fights back, however, the kid beats him to a pulp.
- Hate Sink: King Jellybean was shown right from the start to be a loathsome and creepy rapist who enjoys molesting children. Nothing remotely funny if found in this guy aside from the ridiculous fact that he was an anthropomorphic jellybean. His beating from Morty combined with his death at Rick’s hands are both seen as well deserved.
- Humiliation Conga: Brutally beaten with a toilet seat by a child he tried to rape, then later blown up unceremoniously by Rick while he is paraded by his worshippers still battered and disheveled.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Near the end of the episode, he's been severely beaten by Morty, but apparently will still remain King despite his heinous crimes. A second after they depart and the portal closes, it reopens and Rick (who realizes what happened) blows him to shreds with a ray gun. Under the implication of The Stinger, he's been doing this for a long while until the two-handed him his comeuppance.
- King Incognito: Darker example. Morty meets him at a bar, where he is seemingly Slumming It to molest children unrecognized.
- Knight of Cerebus: His attempt to rape Morty is played entirely straight, and it's extremely unpleasant to watch. His comeuppance reverts to the show's standard Black Comedy however.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Despite being Not Good with Rejection, when Morty retaliates and beats him to a pulp, he decides to cut his losses and tries to slink out of the bar. This doesn't stop Rick catching onto what's happened though...
- Laser-Guided Karma: Literally, laser-guided. He really shouldn't have messed with Rick's grandson.
- Most Definitely Not a Villain: In The Stinger, it's revealed the good and kindly king had a statue of himself made in the town square with him licking an underage boy in his underwear.
- Nightmare Face: Compared to that docile grin shown above, he truly has a "rape face" when he doesn't get what he wants.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: One of the first to fall victim to Morty's hidden formidable side, getting beaten to a pulp with a toilet seat after he tries to rape him.
- Not Good with Rejection: Turns VERY nasty when Morty "teases" him and doesn't play along.
- The Power of Legacy: Despite the post-mortem discovery of Jellybean's Porn Stash — a box of Polaroids implied to be of underage kids — the mayor of the village orders the evidence burnt, for fear that the legacy which inspired the kingdom would be tarnished.
- Rape and Revenge: Attempted to rape Morty in a restroom, but gets beaten up in retaliation, and afterwards was shot dead by Morty's grandfather.
- Sanity Slippage: Back when he was "Crumply Crumplestein", he implies he wasn't always the depraved child molester.
Voiced by: Finnegan Perry (Baby), Will Jennings (Child), Richard Christy (Teenager), Maurice LaMarche (Middle-Aged)The result of Morty spending a lot of time with a Gazorpazorpian breeding chamber, which is more of a Fembot, Morty Jr. is a half-human, half-Gazorpazorpian creature that Morty takes the responsibility of raising.
- Bastard Bastard: Born out of a one-night stand between Morty and a breeding chamber. When he grows up, his issues with Morty's treatment of him cause him to be a jerk to his father, even after Morty gives a sincere apology for his actions and the two seem to have reconciled.
- Blood Knight: All males of his species are totally driven by their destructive impulses. There's even a scene where he has a shouting match with his father, because Morty cares about love and kindness, as opposed to weapons and "dominating the enemy".
- Calling the Old Man Out: He writes a book about how awful a father Morty was.
- Creepy Child: As a child, he quickly develops the male Gazorpazorpian urge to kill and destroy.
- Cultured Badass: While growing up, he spent his time watching the History Channel and developing knowledge of military history, to Morty's frustration.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: Invoked by Morty but defied by Morty Jr. during their argument.Morty: Morty Jr.! Smoking?! That is not okay!
Morty Jr. What are you gonna do, ground me? I can't go outside anyway!
Morty: So what? You could do things inside. You could play guitar, you could masturbate —
Morty Jr. I don't wanna masturbate, I wanna conquer the planet!
- Driven to Suicide: After getting into an argument with Morty that ends with the latter hitting him, Morty Jr. walks outside the house to breathe in the oxygen that his father told him was toxic... then he finds out the truth.
- Former Teen Rebel: By the end of the episode, Morty Jr. has channeled his rage and aggression into becoming an author and has written a book titled "My Horrible Father" about Morty.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half-human, half-Gazorpazorpian.
- Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Gender Inverted. His father is a human while his "mother" was a Gazorpazorpian breeding chamber.
- Hereditary Hairstyle: The one feature he inherits from Morty, besides a more human-like face, is his hair.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He spent his childhood locked in a house believing the outside world is poison, that Morty apologizes or not that's still horrible parenting. He even admits that there was good moment of song and dance
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: As an angsty teen, it looks as though he comes to appreciate Morty after they have a heartfelt talk but then uses his father's advice to write a book bashing his father's parenting skills.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Gazorpazorpians have three pairs of arms, two on their torsos and one on their heads. Morty Jr. only has two pairs, a pair on his torso and the pair on his head.
- Tame His Anger: What Morty is trying to do. It does work, as Morty Jr. finds a creative outlet for his anger.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He has the urge to kill and dominate ever since he was a child.
- Ungrateful Bastard: He writes a book bashing Morty's parenting when it was Morty who told him to channel his destructive nature into creating something constructive.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Played with. Even as a child, he had the Gazorpazorpian urge to kill and destroy, but was also more friendly, innocent, and close to Morty.
- We Are as Mayflies: Inverted. Gazorpazorpians mature into adulthood within a day. If anything, Morty's human genes seems to slow the process down a bit as Morty Jr. only grows in his teenage years within a day. When he is later seen in The Stinger of his episode (implied to be some weeks later) he appears middle aged and has gray hair.
- Younger Than He Looks: While he may be an old man now, he's still less than a year old.
Voiced by: Alfred MolinaSummer's boss who also happens to be the Devil himself, operating a store where he gives people magical items at no cost. Predictably enough, the price is that said items usually screw over their new owners in ironic ways.
- The Devil Is a Loser: Rick continually makes a fool of him and even drives him to try and hang himself. When Summer saves him, he admits that he just wants to go back to hell where people actually think his antics are cool and funny, unlike his experience on Earth. At the end of the episode, Needful gets beat up by a roided-out Rick and Summer.
- Eviler Than Thou: Inverted. The Devil, who nearly committed suicide due to Rick's atrocities, openly admits to Summer that Rick is much darker than he is.
- Jackass Genie: He always has an item that seems to solve any problem but always comes with an ironic twist for the user. Unfortunately for him, Rick is able to uncurse said items with his inventions (or at least remove the negative side-effects) and even starts a neighboring store doing just that solely to spite him.
- The Farmer and the Viper: That's what you get when you help out the Devil. In his own words:
- The Little Shop That Wasn't There Yesterday: The store that he owns, which Rick lampshades as one of the things that makes him Obviously Evil.
- Louis Cypher: Rick immediately sees through his bullshit and outright asks him if he's the devil. Afterwards, he doesn't even bother hiding it.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: How do you take revenge against someone that outsmarts you and betrays you? You bulk up, track him down and beat the shit out of him; then Summer and Rick begin tracking bullies and beating the shit out of them too. Textbook grandfather-granddaughter bonding.
- Satan: He explicitly states that he is the Devil himself and talks about how he'd rather go back to hell than deal with Rick.
- Sophisticated as Hell: "I'm the Devil, bee-otch! What, whaaat!" Followed by a fiddle solo.
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarcheAn experiment created when Rick combined the DNA of Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler, in an attempt to create a morally neutral super leader... what resulted was an awkward being of ambiguous moral standings.
- Badass Boast: "Prepare to be emancipated from your own inferior genes!"
- Heroic Sacrifice: To protect Morty and Summer's friend from a two-headed monster while they gathered crystals. He got better, although he suffers A Fate Worse Than Death.
- Jerkass: Being the amalgamation of two different leaders has lead him to be an emotionally stunted jerk.
- Mistaken for Racist: By Brad when he addresses him as "boy." Pointing out he's half-Abraham Lincoln just made things worse.
- Mix-and-Match Man: A hybrid of Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler. The fact that he's living with completely conflicting ideals has left him deeply confused.
- Not Quite Dead: The Stinger of the season one finale shows him awakening while chanting "Revenge", only to be used in what can be considered an alien circle-jerk.
- Tragic Monster: As he says, he's an abomination tortured by the duality of his own being.
- True Neutral: He was Rick's attempt at creating a morally neutral super leader. It didn't go quite as planned and just made him a jerk with conflicting emotions.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He admits to Morty that all he wanted to do was to have Rick acknowledge him.
Voiced by: Keegan-Michael KeyAn omniscient, immortal and quite sassy time cop.
- Complete Immortality: It's implied that not only is he immortal, but unkillable as well.
- Ditto Aliens: Inverted, as for him humans are this. When he goes looking to take revenge on Rick, he mistakes Albert Einstein for Rick and beats the good doctor up.
- Hero Antagonist: He seems to be some kind of protector of time who helps to repair the damage done to it... but he quickly becomes an antagonist to Rick, Morty, and Summer when he figures out that Rick must have stolen the crystal Rick used to freeze time and tries to arrest them for it.
- Good Is Not Nice: He may be on the side of good guys, but that doesn't mean he's pleasant to be around.
- More Than Three Dimensions: He can interact in far more than three dimensions, existing in and simultaneously interacting with all the time splits Rick creates. He also considers beings that are bound by three dimensions rather primitive.
- Shout-Out: Clearly based on the Clock Roaches from The Langoliers, but with a body.
- Time Master: He's a being that exists all throughout time and has mastered traveling in it and manipulating it.
- Verbal Tic: Has quite the attachment to the word "Ass". Using it as a catch-all curse word.Shleemypants: But the only way your dumbass, assin' ass asses could ever have one, is if you stole it.
Voiced by: Andy DalyA trigger-happy yet extremely personable assassin that Rick sells guns to.
- Aerith and Bob: A rare example of this trope applying to one character. "Michael" is a decidedly normal last name for an alien named Krombopulos.
- Affably Evil: It is really hard to hate an assassin who absolutely loves his job, is the friendliest guy you'll ever meet when he's off the clock, and hands out his business card while wishing you a good day.
- Blood Knight: "I just love killing!"
- Card-Carrying Villain: He boasts, extremely politely, that he has no ethics and will kill anyone or anything, then hands Morty a literal business card.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In the comic of issue #34, he manages to kill a Cromulon while he's on a planet. Just when nukes didn't work in Get Schwifty, Krombopulos just did it in one page of the comic.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: If the picture in his locket is anything to go on.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Averted; he happily tells Morty he has none.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The business card he gives Morty ends up allowing Morty to locate him and run him over (though Krombopulos was completely oblivious to Morty being against him, to begin with, and Morty didn't mean to run him over anyway).
- Laughably Evil: "Oh boy, here I go killing again!"
- Neck Snap: Seems to have a fondness for it; he snaps five necks on his way to his target without missing a beat.
- Professional Killer: He's an assassin for hire who happens to be incredibly open and cheerful about what he does, but Rick makes it clear that he can and will kill anyone he gets hired to.
- Psycho for Hire: As noted, he has absolutely no personal ethics and will gladly kill anyone he gets hired to.
- Tracking Device: His business cards have tracking technology to lead whoever has them to his location. An odd thing for an assassin to casually pass out.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Only gets two scenes before he gets unceremoniously run down by Morty. Then again, since it took place in an alternate reality (which you can tell thanks to a Freeze-Frame Bonus earlier in the episode), he's likely still alive in the main continuity.
- Would Hurt a Child: He explicitly points out that he has no qualms about killing children if someone was to hire him for such a job.
Voiced by: Jemaine ClementA telepathic, gaseous life form who was the target of Krombopulos Michael before Morty saves him.
- Affably Evil: Fart remains polite and thankful towards Morty for saving his life, despite his plans on killing him and his home planet. The only time he drops it was when he was revealing his plan to Morty, but picks it back up when Morty asks him to sing for him. Justified in that Fart genuinely believes that Morty understands and agrees with him.
- Anti-Villain: Type III, of the more Obliviously Evil kind. He genuinely believes in his cause and harbors no grudge towards his rescuers other than that they are carbon-based. Right up to the reveal, he helps Rick and Morty and remains cooperative. And when The Reveal hits, he believes that there is nothing wrong with his intentions, and believes that Morty agrees. He reacts with shock and horror as Morty kills him, not understanding why.
- Appropriated Appellation: Rick mocks him as a "mind-reading fart". Despite Morty's protests, the cloud decides that he likes being called Fart and decides that it's his new name.
- Exact Words: During their final conversation, when Morty is horrified at the revelation of Fart's intentions, Fart brings Morty's words back to him by saying that "life must be protected even through sacrifice. You haven't changed your mind about that, I can sense your thoughts". It turns out that Morty had not, and was planning on killing Fart before he can destroy all carbon-based lives.
- Fantastic Racism: Flings the word "carbon-based lifeform" at least once with a hint of contempt, then it's revealed that he wishes to purge them.
- Final Solution: His species sees carbon-based life as a threat to higher lifeforms like himself, and will purge carbon-based life from the galaxy whenever they find it.
- Mellow Fellow: Speaks in a constant calm monotone, until Morty disintegrates him at least.
- Obliviously Evil: He genuinely sees no wrong in his Final Solution plan, even stating it openly to Morty under the belief he would see its logic.
- Psychic-Assisted Suicide: One of his powers. He drives a police officer into suicidal despair by showing him images of his best friend having sex with his wife.
- Reality Warper: One of his abilities, he can manipulate matter turning it from one material in to another. He demonstrates this ability to Rick and Morty by turning oxygen in the air into gold.
- Sarcasm-Blind: Aside from not realizing that being called a fart was an insult, when reading the minds of others, he doesn't take sarcasm into account and has a habit of reading thoughts out loud before quickly correcting himself.Fart: (reading Rick's mind) I came here accidentally through a wormhole created by what you call "get out of my head Fart I know you're in here la-la-la-la-la". No! In what you call the Promethean Nebula.
- Tautological Templar: He openly and nonchalantly reveals his plan to eliminate all carbon-based life to Morty (including him), confident that, given his own altruistic nature, he would understand it is for the best of the world. He is dumbfounded and horrified when Morty turns on him.
- Villain Song: "Goodbye, Moonmen" is actually about how he plans to cleanse the galaxy of carbon-based lifeforms.
- Villainous Breakdown: As Morty disintegrates him, he breaks his mellow speak and coughs a dumbfounded "Why, Morty?!?"
- You Are a Credit to Your Race: How he comes to view Morty. It doesn't stop him from wanting to kill him along with all other carbon-based life, however.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In a sense it states this to Morty as he prepares to leave and prepare his Final Solution, believing Morty would accept it. It is his own undoing, however.
Voiced by Various, main body voiced by Christina HendricksA hive-minded, intangible being and an old fling of Rick's.
- Affably Evil: Plans to take over the Universe and eliminate free will. It is also really, really nice to both Rick and his grandchildren, and at least one planet has been significantly improved by it taking over.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Deconstructed. Unity is attracted to Rick, but his influence on it causes it to lose control over the species it's taken control over. Unity ultimately decides that they can't be together because, unlike it, Rick can't change.
- Big Eater: Unity offhandedly mentions that it is running twelve million deep-fryers.
- Bizarre Alien Sexes: For obvious reasons, understanding Unity's gender gets a little confusing. It appears that the proper way to refer to a collective is "it", but the fact that Unity's main body is female has a lot of fans calling it a "she".
- The Extremist Was Right: While Summer finds what Unity does abhorrent, the race it is currently inhabiting was formerly involved in a self-destructive race war. It also turned the dregs of society, such as sex offenders and the homeless, into productive members... even if they are nothing but Unity's puppets.
- Hive Mind: Unity can control an entire planet's population, though its control loosens when intoxicated.
- Ink-Suit Actor: The leader of the race it's currently inhabiting has red hair and massive breasts, in reference to Hendricks' own figure.
- Meaningful Name: Unity has entire species in perfect unity.
- Morality Pet: Unity is one of the few entities Rick is nice to.
- Power Perversion Potential: Up to Eleven. Rick takes full advantage of the fact that with its ability he can have endless orgies.Rick: I need a hang glider and a crotchless Uncle Sam costume, and I want your largest stadium filled end to end with naked redheads, and I want the stands packed with every man who remotely resembles my father.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: The unnamed race it's currently controlling are humanoids with blue skins, three head tentacles, and differently shaped nipples, the latter of which was the topic of a race war.
- You Will Be Assimilated: Before crossing paths with Rick, Unity was planning to join its planet with the Galactic Federation in order to gain access to countless planets and unify them all one by one.Unity: I'll become the Universe, and I'll be what the single-minded once called "God".
- Voiced by: Patton Oswalt
- Expy: The Borg, but a loser nerd.
- Friend Zone: Stuck with this in regards to Unity, though it appears to no longer be the case by the episode's end...
- Meaningful Name: "beta" is a slang term in male culture referring to guys who are percieved to be weaker and less traditionally masculine than "alphas," having been adopted from the now-debunked theory on alphas in wolves. The name works because it shows him on being a passive and less impressive dude when compared to Rick.
Blim Blam the Korblok
Voiced by: John KassirA blobulous alien that Beth and Jerry find chained up under the garage.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially in regards to the slowly opening garage door.
- Eats Babies: He came to Earth because he is a baby eating murderer.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite the above trait, even he finds Beth and Jerry absolutely insufferable to the point that he feels sorry that Rick has to deal with them on a daily basis.
- Jerkass: When Morty and Summer help him open the garage door, he complains about the door's speed with obnoxious sarcasm, then flips them the bird.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He may be a Jerkass who Eats Babies, but he makes valid points about Jerry and Beth in his vicious "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
- Mic Drop: Played straight, and then subverted when he realized he needed it to speak.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives an unbelievably vicious one to Beth and Jerry after they devolve into one of their spousal arguments regarding both their marriage and Rick's place in their lives, which leads to him tearing his chains out of the walls, stealing a translator device, and laying the fuck into them.Blim Blam the Korblok: Um, first of all, hello. Uh, my name is Blim Blam the Korblok. Second of all, cards on the table, I'm a murderer that Eats Babies, and I came to this planet to eat babies. However, I am also carrying a highly infectious disease that I suppose you could call "Space-AIDS" as you put it. And Rick did chain me up so that he could attempt to cure it. At the same time, Rick's motivation to cure my disease was not to save my life or anyone else's, but to patent and sell the cure for billions of Blemflarcks. But you know the reason WHY I ripped my chains out of the wall? AND do you know WHY I'm never coming back to this planet? Because the TWO OF YOU ARE THE FUCKING WORST! You both hate yourselves and each other, AND THE IDEA THAT IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH RICK IS LAUGHABLE. I'd laugh, but I'm biologically incapable — THAT'S HOW ALIEN I AM. And even I'm sitting here listening to the two of you and being like, "WHAT THE FUCK". So, good luck with your shitty marriage, and tell Rick I'm sorry he has to deal with either of you. BLIM BLAM, OUT! *Mic Drop*
- Secretly Dying: The other reason he came to Earth; he apparently has what we could accurately term "Space-AIDS" and Rick was trying to cure him. Although the only reason he was doing so was to patent and sell the cure for profit, which Blim Blam is totally cool with.
- The Unintelligible: He can't speak properly without a translator device, and his vocal processes are apparently so alien that he is biologically incapable of laughter.
- Would Hurt a Child: He eats infants.
Voiced by: Various (Pencilvester by Tom Kenny, Reverse-Giraffe by Keith David, and Tinkles by Tara Strong)An unnamed alien parasite that multiplies by disguising itself as a zany side character and implanting false memories into people's brains.
- Alien Blood: Their blood is hot pink.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Several parasites take on this form.
- Cousin Oliver: Most of the characters that the parasite takes the form of are parodies of Cousin Oliver-style characters, complete with wacky catchphrases and gimmicky personalities.
- Empathic Shapeshifter: In a sense. They create memories and then assume the forms of people in those memories, but appear to be unable to change shape after they've done this. Likewise, impersonating real people also seems to be out of the question.note
- Fake Memories: They reproduce via getting people to suddenly remember wacky misadventures they had. Their flaw is the fact that they can only create positive memories, meaning that anyone you have a negative memory of has to be real.
- Faux Affably Evil: They each take the form of a wacky side character, and multiply by telepathically implanting fake good memories into people's minds to take over the world. According to Rick, this is all for the purpose of leeching off their victims and to ultimately multiply and take over their planet.
- Flanderization: Invoked as a result of their multiplication. The more parasites appear overtime, the more exponentially zany their pretend attributes and personalities become. The first parasite is a normal looking human masquerading an uncle. The later ones consist of giant baby wizards and Samurais in a suit of ham.
- Flight: If the form they shapeshift into is capable of flight, regardless of how nonsensical it might be.
- Manipulative Bastard: Not only do they exploit their victims' minds to pose as supposed loved ones, they are smart enough to place doubts into suspicious minds and even shrewdly place paranoia onto other people. Reverse Giraffe in particular single-handedly convinces everyone that Rick is the only parasite and there's a good chance that Rick would have been executed if not for Morty's Eureka Moment. Furthermore, at least some of them use their telepathic abilities to play roles that will cause their victims to want them around and thus reluctant to turn on them. For example:
- Jerry craves attention, validation, and approval from others. Two parasites exploit this by taking on the form of a caring and supportive big brother and a long time best friend who is also a secret lover. They then pretend to console and stick up for Jerry at various points, causing him to willingly embrace them.
- Summer, who really wants to be popular and not feel like a mistake, gets magical friends who take her away from her problems and insecurities in the real world.
- Rick is closest to Pensylvester, who is basically a good hearted Kid Sidekick. Who knew Rick might have a soft spot for a Kid Sidekick with a good heart?
- Sleepy Gary is basically Jerry, (complete with somewhat resembling Jerry) but more charming and likable, while also not being pathetic and spineless, as Jerry often is. As a result the entire family prefer having him take Jerry's place, and overlook the obvious conflicts it should form in their memories.
- Mundane Utility: They instantly devise convoluted backstories and incredible Lotus-Eater Machine scenarios just to mooch off food from their victims. That's it, no more, no less.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Many of them have one, particularly Tinkles.
- Polyamory: One of the parasites takes the form of Sleepy Gary, who is Beth's "real" husband, with Jerry just being a guy who lives with them and is having a secret affair with Gary.
- Remember the New Guy?: Has the power to invoke this at will.
- Squishy Wizard: They die instantly if shot, even from wounds that wouldn't kill the forms they're masquerading as. A shoulder wound is sufficient to kill one of them, with Rick justifying his uncertainty by the logic that it wouldn't have killed a real person.
- This Was Their True Form: They revert to their actual form upon being killed.
Voiced by: Justin Roiland.Planet-sized, planet-stealing floating heads. They abduct planets for their version of a musical reality show, and blow the losing planets to smithereens.
- Earth-Shattering Kaboom: They invoke this on planets if they're disqualified from their show.
- Karma Houdini: They've destroyed many inhabited planets in the name of their own entertainment and receive no comeuppance in the end.
- Lack of Empathy: They kidnap entire planets for the sake of a game show. And if they don't comply, well, then their planet gets disqualified. Explosively so.
- No Indoor Voice: Granted it's hard to sound quiet being a planet-sized head, but they don't even try.
- Wave Motion Gun: They use one mounted on a satellite to blow up planets.
Voiced by: Dan HarmonIce-T, one of Earth's most famous rappers. It turns out he's actually an alien from the planet Alphabetrium, a planet where everyone is a letter of the alphabet. Originally named Water-T, he was turned to ice and exiled from his homeworld by his father, Magma-Q, for not caring enough about others.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Who knew that one of the most prominent rappers happens to be an alien prince?
- Changed My Mind, Kid: He returns to protect the Earth from the Cromulons in order to let Rick and Morty perform their song.
- The Exile: He was exiled from his homeworld of Alphabetrium by his father.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Spoken before laying a smackdown on the invading Numbericons, a rival race of number people:"Then I guess I'd better crunch the numbers!"
- Super Toughness: Despite being a human sized block of ice at the time, he manages to tank a Kill Sat that would have destroyed Earth long enough to convince the Cromulons to hear Rick and Morty's song.
The AI (Ship)
An artificial intelligence that Rick created as a security system for his car. It is completely obedient to Rick and as well as anyone Rick tells it to protect.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted. While most people would consider a security system that immediately kills anything it considers a threat to be deemed a mistake of bad programming, considering that Rick created it, its homicidal programming is most likely intentional.
- Badass Boast: After releasing a decaying clone of a SWAT officer's child:"All of you have loved ones. All of them can be returned. All can be taken away."
- A Day in the Limelight: Since either Rick or Morty fly the ship manually, Ship is generally just a Living Prop. In "The Ricks Must Be Crazy", Ship shows it is just as ingenious and maniacal as its creator.
- Comically Missing the Point: Summer is brought to horrified tears by watching the ship go to gruesome lengths to keep her safe, and protests that she doesn't feel safe. The ship responds by leaning her seat back and playing calming music.
- Deadpan Snarker: It starts mocking Summer as the latter's orders make it harder to maintain its objective.Summer: You know you're kind of a dick, right?
AI: My function is to "Keep Summer safe", not "Keep Summer being, like, totally stoked about, like, the general vibe and stuff". That's you; that's how you talk.
- Exact Words: Whenever it's given an order, Ship obeys it without hesitation and proceeds to pursue whatever action is the quickest way to meet its objective. Unfortunately, it does not consider law or morality as impediments to its objective, and it has a number of murderous and trauma-inducing inventions at its disposal.
- Expendable Clone: Its "melting ghost babies", as Summer puts it, which are used for emotional torture.
- Expy: If GLaDOS was more obedient and built into a car, then the result would be Ship.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: After having its more dangerous and traumatic functions forbidden by Summer, it reluctantly creates a peace agreement between humans and the giant telepathic spiders they are at war with, which makes the population overlook its past mutilation and murder.
- Just Eat Gilligan: It could likely very easily just use its technology to shield Summer non-violently. Somewhat justified as it has one major flaw; it finds unaggressive methods tedious (and was created by Rick).
- Knight of Cerebus: Zig-zagged. Its first appearance was rather...horrific. However, it has some comedic moments, even if it is pretty dark.
- Madness Mantra:AI: "Keep Summer safe."
- Mind Rape: It switches to emotional manipulation when Summer forbids it to use violence. It scans the identity of one of the SWAT officers and releases a canister containing a clone of his dead child. The child then tells him to leave the car alone before melting into goo. It then threatens to repeat this if they don't back off.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: It considers the fastest and most efficient way to fulfill Rick's orders to "keep Summer safe" is to kill anything that gets too close to the vehicle. When Summer forbids the AI to kill people, it settles with crippling its next victim.
- Restraining Bolt: Summer's orders are the only thing keeping it from murdering the general population.
- Technical Pacifist: When ordered to not kill people, the AI settles for permanent crippling via a laser to the spine. When that's no longer an option, it resorts to emotionally breaking an enemy. When THAT'S also no longer an option... It negotiates a peace between the humans and the telepathic spiders in that dimension, causing everyone to forgive it.
- There's No Kill Like Overkill:
- It's default response to anything it deems a hostile target is to use lasers to dice them into bloody meat cubes.
- It comically veers into the other side of the spectrum when Summer forbids it from killing, maiming, or emotionally scarring it's victims; create world peace just to get them off it's back.
- Weaponized Car: Rick has outfitted it with enough firepower to make it more than a match for Earth's military.
Voiced by: Stephen ColbertThe greatest scientist of Rick's microverse, and the creator of the miniverse which threatens Rick's power supply.
- Badass Bookworm: He holds his own against Rick in a vicious fist fight, though he ultimately loses to his creator.
- Determinator: He keeps up his feud with Rick for months on end, even still wanting to fight while exhausted and crippled.
- Enemy Mine: After fighting with Rick in the tiniverse for what Rick describes as several months, Morty forces Zeep and Rick to work together to get them back to the miniverse. Immediately after they succeed, Zeep betrays Rick and ultimately it leads to a fist fight between the two.
- Flipping the Bird: After Rick forces his people to go back to using pedal power, Zeep flips off the sky, being perhaps the first of his people to use it in the correct context.
- Functional Addict: Off handily mentions that he's an opium addict. Considering that he's considered one of the best minds of his world despite this, he seems to be functioning fairly well despite that.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Zeep can craft pretty much anything if given enough incentive. He created a handheld catapult to assault Rick after learning he created his whole universe merely to power his car, Destroying half of Rick's workshop all the way across a gorge.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Arrogant and condescending as he is Zeep did create his miniverse out of a desire to better his world.
- Naytheist: Despite Rick being seen as a god-like figure among his people, Zeep treats Rick with irreverence and later outright hatred after learning that he created his world and their impractical power source solely as a battery for his car.
- Not So Different: He is essentially the alien version of Rick. Not only are they egotistical super-scientists, they also share similar substance abuse issues (Zeep being an opium addict). When the two have a quiet moment together, they're able to get along well enough. Even then, Zeep is at least somewhat more moral than Rick. He built his miniverse to help his planet. Rick built his to power his car.
- Mini-Mecha: Created his own in the wilderness of the tiniverse world for hunting out of Bamboo Technology. It was built not just to hunt but to also counter everything Rick's own Mini-Mecha had.
- Rage Against the Heavens: Spitefully calls Rick his god in a fight after learning Rick created his universe. Doesn't stop Zeep from hating Rick after finding out what an unrepentant and unapologetic asshole Rick is. He also calls Rick a monster after he destroyed the miniverse.
- School Is for Losers: He dropped out of school, which is why he never learned about Rick. At the end of the episode, Rick uses this against him as he readies himself for a fight.
- Skilled, but Naïve: He's as smart as Rick and just as clever, but Rick's been at this longer and knows tricks that Zeep doesn't even think are possible.
- Tomato in the Mirror: After seeing his own miniverse rendered useless by the tiniverse of a scientist within, he realizes that Rick pulled the same scam on his world.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like Rick, he created a planet filled with intelligent life for the sake of exploiting them. The difference between the two of them was that Zeep did it to provide free energy to his people, freeing them from the obsolete and physically demanding source of power that they were stuck with, while Rick did it just to power his car.
- What You Are in the Dark: Faced with the choice of letting his universe be destroyed or remain as a slave force for Rick he ultimately chooses the latter rather than gratify himself at the expense of his people.Zeep: Peace among worlds, Rick.
Voiced by: Werner HerzogThe galaxy's most influential civil rights leader.
- All-Loving Hero: He devoted his life to civil rights.Pibbles: "Kindness is the currency of the universe, consider donating today."
- Bizarre Alien Biology: He needs heroin to live and the human penis can be implanted in his body as a replacement heart.
- Doomed Hometown: His home planet was the target of a genocide and utterly destroyed.
- Expy: A combination of Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.
- Final Solution: Shrimply Pibbles' home planet was destroyed by Klargon Death Squads. He is also mentioned as speaking out against the Genocide of Klorgon and the tragic events of 65.3432.2314.
- Meaningless Meaningful Words: The Tumbler-esque Galactic Federation website has an article on six "inspiring" Shrimply Pibbles quotes. While five of them are about kindness and courage, one of them is just him asking for help finding car keys he misplaced.
- Mistaken for Junkie: When spying into his medical records, Jerry discovers that Shrimply Pibbles takes heroin and assumes he is an addict. Only it's not for recreation; heroin makes up 10% of the atmosphere of his home planet, and so he can't survive without ingesting some of it.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He likes to eat gloooaoak with crenge juice and garbla sauce (which are like raw oysters).
- Velvet Revolution: He seems to be leading "the slime beings with acid for blood" and some other alien races in one of these.
- Villain Respect: The Galactic Federation is an oppressive dictatorship that mutilates, spies on, and exploits its member races. Shrimply Pibbles is a genocide survivor and a champion for civil rights. You'd think this would put them at odds, and yet the Galactic Federation's website admires him and even repeats his quotes. It's just too bad they didn't listen to him.
Voiced by: Chelsea KaneA Cat Girl from an alien planet. She is rescued from the Purge by Rick and Morty. She secretly plans on killing the aristocrats who organize the purge.
- Action Girl: She can be quite deadly when given access to proper weaponry.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Morty likes her, but she doesn't reciprocate. She claims to already have a boyfriend, but the way she says it seems to imply that she's lying and is just not interested in him.
- Bad Liar: Very awkwardly claims she to have a boyfriend when Morty asks her out. Eventually, Morty feels so patronised he just tells her to knock it off.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She is pretty nice most of the time, but she does not hesitate to shoot Rick and steal his ship to accomplish her plan to end the purge. Later on, she goes on a rampage when given access to Powered Armor, and literally dances in the blood of her victims.
- Cat Girl: She comes from a race of Cat Folk.
- Damsel in Distress: She's first seen helplessly cornered by a mob intent on murdering her for fun during the purge.
- Didn't Think This Through: Killing off the aristocrats who started the Purge was meant to be the end of the atrocious event, but she had no plans for what would come after or any kind of coalition among her people to try to build a new version of society. Without that in place, her people almost immediately default to what they know: the Purge.
- Easily Forgiven: Rick is pretty laid back when confronting her given she shot and left him for dead. Morty threatens to kill her, but more out of his psychotic rush from the purge, and even tries to ask her out later. This is played oddly straight in a show that either Deconstructs or mocks the use of the trope. (At least in Rick's case, perhaps her enthusiasm in going after the government and power brokers reminds him of his own loathing for such figures.)Arthricia: Hey, thanks for helping me Rick. You're a pretty great guy.
Rick: Yeah yeah yeah, fuck you for shooting my liver. *walking away* I'll see you around.
- Karma Houdini: Apart from a harmless crash and a very half-hearted retort from Rick, she gets no punishment for screwing over and outright trying to kill the people who saved her life, they in fact outright help her get exactly what she wanted.
- Space Amish: Her race is Amish-inspired and they have a fairly low-tech culture, likely due to the Festival severely crippling societal and technological progress.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Is perfectly willing to shoot one of her rescuers and steal their ship, leaving them to die, in an effort to kill the aristocrats exploiting the villagers to end the purge once and for all.
- What You Are in the Dark: She is not after active bad guys, she's after people who authorise her town to do bad things, and even in doing that her approach is almost as morally ambiguous and gleefully sadistic. It is ultimately for nothing since her people are bloodthirsty imbeciles and prefer to keep the purge ongoing anyway.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She is genuinely in danger when Rick and Morty first save her, but after that she invents the story of a fake nana who's in danger so she can steal Rick's ship and technology.
Voiced by: Nathan FillionA Galactic Federation agent deployed to enter Rick's brain in order to recover his portal gun technology. Well, try to, at least.
- Asshole Victim: Throughout his mission, he is uncaring and condescending (well, as much as he can be) towards Rick, and he casually tells him he isn't sure if Rick will come out alive, and he doesn't care. Due to this, it's hard to sympathize with him when his consciousness gets trapped in Rick's now brain-dead body, only to be shot in the head shortly after.
- Fantastic Arousal: His "flappydoodles" twitch visibly whenever interdimensional travel or the portal gun get mentioned. He explicitly states it's due to arousal.
- Faux Affably Evil: Tries to come across as personable and friendly, but Rick sees right through his façade. His blatantly obvious greed and disdain for Rick doesn't help.
- Manipulative Bastard: He appears to think this of himself doing his job, infiltrating prisoners' brains to coax them into revealing memories with priceless information. However, this time he tried to do this to Rick. Needless to say, he was way out of his league.
- Out-Gambitted: In much the same fashion Rick outfoxed the Zigerions in season 1.
- The Snack Is More Interesting: He's more preoccupied with the Szechuan McNugget sauce than he is with Rick's fictional memory of his family dying in an explosion:WOW! ...This sauce is fucking amazing! You said it was promoting a movie?
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Shows up during the first half of the Season 3 premiere, right before Rick switches bodies with him, leaving him completely helpless when Seal Team Ricks shows up and kills him, mistaking him for Rick.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Tries pulling this on Rick. Of course, he's waaaaaaaaaaay out of his league here.
Voiced by: Joel McHaleThe brutal leader of a wasteland gang. He is a nihilist who shares chemistry with Summer.
- The Apunkalypse: Like everyone in his gang apparently.
- Badass Mustache: Subverted in that despite being a violent wasteland raider, his mustache actually makes him look far less intimidating.
- Cool Helmet: He uses a painted bucket that hides his incredibly plain appearance.
- Expy: He's a parody of Lord Humungus from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.
- May–December Romance: Temporarily becomes a couple with Summer, until Rick introduces his clan to electricity and he becomes a Lazy Bum and they break up, which was part of Rick's gambit all along.
- Stripperiffic: Like the rest of the residents, he wears very little to cover himself. Later he wears a shirt and pants in his short marriage to Summer (still wears the helmet though).
A woodcutter who was murdered by slave-raiders after watching them burn his family to death. His muscle-memories are placed into Morty's Arm and use Morty to seek violent revenge.
- Ax-Crazy: Subverted. While violent in nature, Armothy is really lashing out its grief about the cruel deaths inflicted on its family rather than true sadism.
- Blood Knight: When he and Morty are in the Blood-Dome, he savagely beats scores of wasteland cannibals to death with his bare fists all day and into the knight. Then he notices the raider who massacred his village and goes into a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
- The Faceless: Even in his flashbacks we only see his arm.
- Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: Twice in a row when he has his sights set on the unnamed raider who massacred his entire village and making the Slaver King shut up while comforting Morty.
- Good Is Not Nice: He'll protect Morty from nihilistic cannibals and he'll help Morty work through his trouble with his divorce, but don't expect forgiveness if you kill his family or neighbors.
- Kill It with Fire: How he kills the raider who murdered him and his family.
- Odd Friendship: With Morty. It even wipes Morty's tears and hugs hims when Morty realizes its going to pass on.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Since he only controls an arm and doesn't know Sign Language, Armothy can't tell Morty his real name. "Armothy" is just a nickname Morty gives him.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Although its the muscle memory of an arm implanted through science, Armothy acts more like a revanant, its personality and actions fueled by its memories of its past life. It even passes on by thinking it completed its revenge against the tyrant that ordered the death of its family.
- Please Don't Leave Me: He's on the receiving end from Morty just before he completes his revenge. He has to console Morty with a hug.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: This is his Unfinished Business. During one of its murderous rampages, it sees the leader of the raid that killed its family. The leader admits to killing its original owner and family on the orders of a tyrant before Armothy burns him to death. Morty and it then track down and strangle the tyrant but hilariously, it passes on before it actually kills him, leaving Morty assisted by Rick to finish the job.
- Symbiotic Possession: With Morty's left arm. He controls it independent of Morty and acts against Morty's will, but he defends Morty in battle and helps Morty cope with his parents divorcing. It gets to the point where Morty is sad to see him go.
- Token Good Teammate: On a planet where people eat each other to survive and possess a nihilistic view of practically everything, it held a loving dedication to its family. It also protects Morty from harm and encourages Morty to accept his parents' divorce.
- Took a Level in Badass: When he was alive, with a body and an axe, he was not shown fighting back against the raiders. But when he's reduced to a single muscular arm he's able to slaughter hundreds of extremely dangerous foes.
- Undeath Always Ends: When Morty asks if this will be the case, he makes a "maybe" expression with Morty's hand. This turns out to be the case, as once the King of the Slavers is dead he is gone and Morty's arm returns to normal.
- Unfinished Business: Avenging his murder and the murder of his village.
Voiced by: John DimaggioAn unnamed horseman who participates in the massacre of Armothy's village. He then gets killed by Armothy in revenge.
- Beard of Evil: His face is covered by one of these.
- Blood Sport: He enjoys watching Blood-dome violence in his spare time. This proves to be his undoing.
- Dirty Coward: He's more than happy to burn an entire defenseless village to the ground, to slaughter most of the villagers, and to taunt and whip a dying woodcutter. But when an arm possessed by that woodcutter notices him he runs away panicking.
- Just Following Orders: Screams this trope word-for-word as he runs away from Armothy.
- Kill It with Fire: He does this to a village, and then the ghost of one of the villagers does this to him in turn.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Gets burned alive literally a few seconds after the flashback about him massacring a village.
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: As seen in Armothy's flashback.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: His last words are an unaccepted offer to betray his boss.
- This Cannot Be!: What he says when he realizes that Armothy is back.
An unnamed King who lives in a castle, profiting from the labor of slaves.
- Bad Boss: He threatens to send one of his servants/slaves to the wastelands for bathing him incorrectly.
- Expy: His physical appearance bears a striking resemblance to Joffrey from Game of Thrones.
- In the Blood: He uses this to defend himself, claiming that slavery is a family business he was born into. He even goes so far as to tell the ghost of a man his mooks killed that he's the real victim. Armothy is not convinced.
- Mooks: He employs riders with whips and horned helmets to Rape, Pillage, and Burn villages, and he employes armored men with face-obstructing helmets to guard his castle. Armothy kills all of these.
- Never My Fault: Claims that he's the victim because he was born into slavery business.
- Not Quite Dead: Subverted. He survives Armothy strangling him (Armothy was a woodcutter, not a paramedic), but then Rick finishes the job by drowning him.
- Pædo Hunt: Downplayed. He is shown scolding two prepubescent children who appear to be his servants/slaves. One of them washes his taint, and the other washes his genitals. It appears that he employs the two servants because he is lazy (instead of for sexual pleasure), but either way he's still a villain and he's still paying/forcing children to touch his private parts.
- Precision F-Strike: Says this right before Armothy strangles him.
- Too Dumb to Live: He doesn't even try to run away while Morty is talking to Armothy. His only attempt to save his own life is to voice support for Morty's suggestion that Armothy and Morty spare him and spend the rest of their lives beating up unrelated people in The Blood-Dome.
- Vengeance Feels Empty: He tries telling this to Armothy, but considering he's the target of that revenge he's somewhat biased. Armothy is not convinced.
Voiced by: Susan SarandonAn insightful family therapist who also specializes in treating Coprophagia. After having incidents in school, Beth takes Morty and Summer to her, where she analyzes the family's dysfunctional relationship, particularly, Beth's relationship with Rick and how it reflects in the family.
- Always Someone Better: The only character in the show, so-far, to score a victory on Rick, in that she prevents the latter from getting in the last word. She does this by acknowledging Rick's great intelligence and even admitting that she understands why someone like him would mock and belittle her vocation but also pointing out that Rick can't handle life not being an adventure while she can.
- Base-Breaking Character: In-universe. The family literally is evenly split about her, with Beth and Rick disliking her and disregarding her advice while Morty and Summer are shown to have liked her and, specially considering everything they've been through, really would like her to help them.
- Boring, but Practical: Her view on therapy. She explains to Rick and Beth they will have to put work on it, and may find themselves bored senselessly in having to go through that, but that it's a work necessary in order to build a healthier relationship between the family.
- Both Sides Have a Point: She acknowledges Rick and Beth's reasoning for aversion to therapy, before proceeding to make a straightforward point that Rick is suffering inside a limbo between narcissism and nihilism that pushes him away from dealing his own problems with his extended family especially when he is directly responsible for his daughter's divorce with Jerry, including disproportionately avoiding therapy by turning himself into a pickle. Beth meanwhile tries to deflect her own problems on her kids.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Various things around her office (and the title on her door) reveals that her professions are family therapy....and Coprophagia Recovery.
- The Comically Serious: She is unflappably calm, detached, and approachable, providing a reasonable analysis of the Smith family's problems. She doesn't even blink when they describe the more absurd and surreal parts of their life, especially when Rick himself shows up as a pickle. And even her "The Reason You Suck" Speech for Rick is devoid of condescension or judgment. Of course, as a therapist, she has to be this.
- Everything Is Racist: Beth calls her name a racist thing, though that seems to be more out of spite when she gets cornered by her when asked about the content of the syringe.
- Paste Eater: She specializes in helping people overcome Coprophagia.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She gives a calm dissection of Rick's personal problems, down to how it affected the rest of the family, which had led him to becoming a pickle in a bionic rat suit covered in blood and feces minutes away from dying.
- Seen It All: Is not surprised in the least that Rick turned himself into a pickle. Justified, as this is the same universe Rick!C-137 stayed in where Dr. Wong lived through an Alien Invasion.
- The Shrink: Of the awesome variety. She actually gets through to Rick, causing him to apologize to Beth for lying as well as to spend time with her.
- The Stoic: Justified in that she is a therapist and therefore needs to keep a calm demeanor in order to help her patients.
- There Are No Therapists: Averted with her presence, but played straight by the end of the episode. Everything she says is pertinent and necessary for the family to become healthier and she could probably help Summer and Morty a lot, however, Rick and Beth disregard her and don't intend to come back down to even ignoring the kids' will to see her again.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Rick as a walking, talking and dying pickle doesn't startle her in the least, she simply welcomes him into the office and they continue the session either way.
Voiced by: Danny TrejoAn assassin sent out by the agency he was held captive in to kill Pickle Rick.
- Androcles' Lion: Saves Rick and Morty in the Stinger after the former helped him take down the Agency Director.
- Big Damn Heroes: Appears in The Stinger of "Pickle Rick" to save Rick and Morty from Concerto.
- Boxed Crook: The Agency Director offers Jaguar and his daughter, Caterina, their freedom, if Jaguar can kill Pickle Rick.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Jaguar wears a black bodysuit and has a horrifying appearance, but he is fighting against corrupt government officials and even saves Rick and Morty from Concerto.
- Enemy Mine: After he finds out his daughter is actually dead, he works together with Pickle Rick to defeat the rest of the agency.
- Expy: Of Batman and The Punisher.
- Gun Fu: He fights via acrobatic flips while firing two Uzis.
- Hero of Another Story: As a spoof of action movie heroes, Jaguar had his own adventures long before Pickle Rick came along. When he's introduced, it's after he's been captured by the agency controlling his country that Jaguar has long been at war with. The Stinger shows he's still off on his own adventures when he saves Rick and Morty.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He looks a lot like Danny Trejo without a handlebar mustache.
- Mysterious Past: Absolutely nothing is known about him or the people he fights against, just that he's an assassin who fought for his people, and he and his daughter have been kidnapped by the mysterious agency.
- Not So Different: To Rick, both of them rebel against oppressive governments, and both of them say there isn't anything they wouldn't do to see their daughters... Though in Rick's case she does have a serum on her that will save his life.
- Nothing Personal: Tells Pickle Rick this; he's only set out to kill him to save his daughter. Pickle Rick tells him that's the oldest line in the book.
- Outliving One's Offspring: The Agency Director lied about his daughter being alive. When Rick makes an offhand mention of himself having infinite daughters from infinite timelines, Jaguar has a brief moment of hope asking if the same is true for him. Rick tells him no.
- Papa Wolf: The only reason he agrees to take on Pickle Rick, who's killed every operative he's come across, is because the Agency Director promises to release Jaguar's daughter if he does.
- Worthy Opponent: Capable of matching Pickle Rick in combat, at least for a while. This, along with the lack of malice between them, leads Rick to spare his life and work together.
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Presumably he's imprisoned for crimes against his country, because when the Agency Director offers to free him, Jaguar retorts, "There is no freedom while your leader breathes. Our country is a prison." In retrospect, it's probably why he and Rick formed a pseudo-friendship.
Voiced by: Peter SerafinowiczThe head of secret compound that Pickle Rick inadvertently infiltrates.
- Bad Boss: He's rather dismissive of his underlings and shoots two of them in the head to save himself.
- Character Death: He's consumed by the explosion when his facility is destroyed.
- Enemy Mine: He frees Jaguar, a prisoner of his facility, by offering him the chance to see his daughter if he kills Pickle Rick. This ends up backfiring on him when Pickle Rick and Jaguar form an alliance against him.
- Face Death with Dignity: "Farewell, Solenya."
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses and is a Bad Boss.
- I Lied: About Jaguar's daughter still being alive.
- Last-Second Chance: The first time Rick asks to be let out the Agency, Director refuses. When he agrees to do so later — after all his men are dead — Rick tells him that the offer is off the table.
- No Name Given: He's only referred to as "Agency Director", even in the credits.
A mysterious musical-themed villain.
- And I Must Scream: If the remains of his victims are anything to go by, it is implied that their deaths were agonizing.
- Beware the Silly Ones: A joke villain who gets killed off almost instantly, and nevertheless had Rick terrified.
- Expy: Of The Joker due to his large grin.
- Flat Character: We never get to know about his motivations since he only appears in The Stinger of "Pickle Rick", and gets his throat slit by Jaguar in a Big Damn Heroes moment.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: "And now for the E-Splat!" note
- Light Is Not Good: Has a colorful appearsnce, but is a psychopath who kills people with a giant piano.
- Musical Assassin: He executes people with a giant piano by smashing their heads in with the hammers that play the notes.
- Near Villain Victory: Has Rick damn sure he's about to die.
- Slasher Smile: Has one all the time. His teeth even look like piano keys.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets one minute of screen time before he's killed by Jaguar.
Vance Maximus Renegade Starsoldier voiced by: Christian SlaterA group of galactic superheroes consisting of Vance Maximus Renegade Starsoldier, Alan Rails, Crocubot, Supernova, and 1-Million Ants. And Noob Noob.
Alan Rails voiced by: Lance Reddick
Supernova voiced by: Gillian Jacobs
Crocubot voiced by: Maurice LaMarche
1-Million Ants voiced by: Tom Kenny
Noob Noob voiced by: Justin Roiland
Alan Rails voiced by: Lance Reddick
Supernova voiced by: Gillian Jacobs
Crocubot voiced by: Maurice LaMarche
1-Million Ants voiced by: Tom Kenny
Noob Noob voiced by: Justin Roiland
- The Ace: Vance Maximus Renegade Starsoldier. Handsome? Check. Cool voice? Check. Cool outfit? Check. Slick personality? Check. Awesome name? Check. Leader of a revered group of galactic superheroes? And check.
- Ultimately subverted, as he not only turns out to be a Dirty Coward deep down, but is also the first to die, at the hands of an avoidable death.
- Afterlife Express: Alan Rails can summon ghost trains.
- Asshole Victim: The group wiped out a populated planet to kill an evil shape-shifter hiding there, and embarked on a mission that got three of their own teammates killed, just because they hated Rick and didn't want to turn to him for help.
- Awesome Mccool Name: Vance Maximus Renegade Starsoldier. Maximus meaning "greatest" in latin, as well as showcasing the fact that he's the leader.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Supernova is the token female, and the only of the Vindicators not to be killed or even maimed in some horrible way. This ultimately doubles her as a first-rate Karma Houdini.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: All of them. They have the adoration of the galaxy, act like they're classic superheroes, and even treat Morty nicely when things are going their way. Deep down, however, they're all self-centered jerks who resort to morally repugnant acts to "save the galaxy" and are willing to turn on each other at the first sign of serious trouble.
- Broken Pedestal: They're Morty's heroes so naturally Rick takes it upon himself to destroy Morty's respect for them. By the end, Rick shows Morty that they're just as horrible as Rick is, which leaves Morty even more disillusioned.
- Butt-Monkey: Noob Noob. Practically nothing good happens to him at all throughout the episode.
- Captain Obvious: 1-Million Ants uses his psychic powers to point out the blindingly obvious, to the point where Rick says he has the superpowers of a person with two eyes.
- Alan Rails has "All aboard!"
- Noob Noob has "Goddamn!"
- Celestial Body: Supernova is the embodiment of a dying star and she looks accordingly.
- Cock Fight: Alan Rails and 1-Million Ants fight because Million Ants had sex with Supernova, Alan's ex-wife but current wife during the affair. When Alan was justifiably pissed off about the affair and had tried to attack Million Ants. Both are restrained by Supernova but Million Ants took advantage of this and killed Alan by force feeding him until he explodes.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Supernova excluded (oh, and Noob Noob on account of not being there), none of them survive and none of their deaths are pretty.
- Vance panics and flies into a trap in the ceiling. The upper half of his body is slowly grinded into bits. The lower half flies all over the place before Crocubot blows it up.
- Crocubot is crushed between the floors beneath him when he gets a question wrong. Compared to the other deaths on this list, his was the fastest and least painful.
- Alan Rails gets force fed by 1- million ants's body until he expands and bursts into pieces.
- The queen of the colony that mass produces the ants that make up 1-Million Ants' body (in other words his heart) is ripped out and crushed by Supernova, the woman he loves.
- Cyborg: Crocubot, half cold-unfeeling machine, and half cold-unfeeling reptile. Ironically, he actually seems like one of the nicer ones.
- Dark and Troubled Past: According to Rick, all of them have some sort of generic tragic backstory.
- Disproportionate Reward: Drunk!Rick decided to spare Noob-Noob at the end because the latter laughed at his jokes in the briefing room.
- Easily Forgiven: When asked by Morty why he's letting Supernova escape, Rick replies that at least twenty people try to kill him a week and he ends up getting high with half of them.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: In-Universe, as Rick likes Noob Noob more so than the others combined because Noob Noob was the only one that was laughing at Rick's jokes. Even the final Saw trap was actually made for Noob Noob in mind, who didn't come onto the mission in-order to clean up Rick's literal shit.
- Everyone Has Standards: Alan Rails was the one who didn't want Rick back to find a shapeshifter. Though he makes it clear that he was not okay with exterminating a planet to solve the problem.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: All of their names are very self-explanatory of their powers.
- Expy: Of various superhero teams, but most notably the Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers.
- Maximus Renegade Starsoldier is similar to Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, in that they both wear cool jackets, use jetpacks and have cool personalities. His Mr. Vice Guy antics are also similar to Iron Man.
- Crocubot is similar to Rocket Raccoon as a hyperintelligent cybernetically enhanced animal. He doesn't have any of Rocket's angst, though. Physically, he's a mix of Cyborg and Killer Croc.
- Supernova is similar to Gamora in that she's the token female and also a space babe. Where they differ is that Gamora isn't a murderous, manipulative sociopath. Power- and design-wise, she has a lot in common with Starfire
- Alan Rails is more similar to heroes like the Green Lantern and Ghost Rider in terms of powers, but he has a sad backstory, much like Drax.
- 1-Million Ants is similar to Groot in that he's a non-human humanoid creature with extra-human powers. He's also a literal Ant-Man.
- Final Solution: They exterminated an entire planet's population to kill an evil shape-shifter hiding there. The worst part is that this was wholly unnecessary — Rick could have just made them a tracking device to catch it for them.
- Hero of Another Story: Literally, they did Vindicators 2 without Rick and Morty. Morty is distraught to hear it. Apparently they only brought them back for Vindicators 3 is because several other members died during the second adventure without Rick's help.
- Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Supernova and 1-Million Ants' affair managed to result in a pregnancy only for it to die in the womb due to being half-collapsing star and half-ant colony.
- Hypocrite: They did Vindicators 2 without Rick because they found him too difficult to work with and immoral, yet prove to be two-faced themselves when things go pear-shaped, and destroyed an inhabited planet just to kill a single evil shapeshifter.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Supernova bears more than passing semblance to Gillian Jacobs.
- The Intern: Noob Noob is an intern hoping to become a fully-pledged Vindicator who is treated like a janitor by the said group.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Their justification for wiping out a populated planet to kill one shapeshifting super villain. Subverted since they didn't need to do it, they just didn't want anymore help from Rick, even though he could've solved their problem easily.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While they're hardly the heroes they pretend to be, they were right to believe Rick was someone impossible to work with. Even though they had to wipe out a populated planet without his help in Vindicators 2, actually going back to him for help in Vindicators 3 resulted in him getting blackout drunk and all but one of them dying.
- And as Morty points out, the reason they didn't call Rick for Vindicators 2 was because they think he's an asshole.
- Starsoldier says that when Rick claims that good and evil are just social constructs, he "needs it to be true." Given that Rick is heavily implied to use this point of view as a crutch to keep himself from realizing how terrible he is, this is surprisingly insightful.
- This also applies to Rick towards them, when he proves them to be none too heroic. Especially given that without his help they ended up blowing up an entire planet to kill an evil shapeshifter hiding there. Hard to pity them too much (save for 1-Million Ants, the Voice of Reason who was murdered by Supernova) when they are offed by the traps Rick set up. And for what it's worth. Rick DID manage to destroy World-Ender in a few hours as opposed to the "ever-longing battle" the Vindicators prolonged. Without a really good explanation for Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?, Rick was right. They just prolonged a galactic crisis and potentially let millions get killed just to keep themselves famous and needed.
- It's hard to not blame Alan Rails for angrily attacking 1-Million Ants because he had just found out about a secret affair between him and Supernova.
- Karma Houdini: After killing 1-Million Ants and attempting to do the same to Rick and Morty, Supernova ends up escaping during the party that Rick planned. When Morty points it out, Rick says that he parties with people who try to kill him all the time. He even points out Gearhead who betrayed him in season two and is at the party.
- Kick the Dog:
- While panicking, Starsoldier calls Morty a disabled kid that they brought along for photo-op reasons.
- Supernova not only blames Morty for Rick's actions, she tries to murder him along with Rick, then murders her lover, 1-Million Ants, when he tries to stop her.
- Light Is Not Good: Supernova has powers relating to stars. In a normal superhero setting, this would make her good and cool. Here, it just makes the moment she gives her power hungry speech and murders her lover have an extra disgusting factor.
- Meaningful Name:
- Vance Maximus Renegade Starsoldier is The Leader and The Ace of the group, which signifies his second name Maximus, which means "greatest" in Latin. His second middle name also coins the meaning "one who betrays or deserts," which perfectly emphasizes his final actions, as he tried to abandon the group once the "game" began.
- Noob Noob is a novice intern. The word "noob" is defined as "a person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity."
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: Noob Noob is just the janitor, and is also the only one Rick likes. The Vindicators also treat Rick, and to a lesser extent, Morty, like this.
- Mr. Vice Guy: Maximus Renegade Starsoldier portrays his drinking habit like this, and the other Vindicators treat it with levity. Starsoldier calls it "cool drinking." Not like Rick who gets blackout drunk and creates SAW-like death traps out of pettiness.
- Never My Fault: Supernova says Rick and Morty will pay for all the deaths that happen on their mission, even though she and 1-Million Ants were the ones who just killed Alan Rails in a lover's quarrel.This is in contrast to Rick who owns up to the fact that Maximus and Crocubot's deaths are on him.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: For all of their powers, Rick shows that he is capable of solving any problems they encounter with limited hassle, including one where the team was forced to wipe out all life on a planet and sacrifice three of their members as well as defeating their nemesis World Ender. He's even capable of designing death traps that get two of them killed.
- Powered Armor: Vance Maximus Renegade Starsoldier wears one.
- Remember the New Guy?: Unlike the parasites, the trope is played straight with these guys. Rick and Morty have gone on an adventure with them before.
- Smug Super: All of them are like this deep down in one way or another, which is why Rick finds them insufferable.
- The Smurfette Principle: Supernova is the only female on the team. Though in the past, this wasn't the case as two of their fallen members are shown to be female.
- Super Team: They are a team of superheroes who get into world-saving adventures and occasionally enlist the help of Rick.
- Token Good Teammate: 1-Million Ants seems to be the one genuinely good member of the team. Even when he kills Alan Rails, it's only after Alan tries to kill him and he tries to talk Super Nova out of killing Rick and Morty. However he still betrayed a teammate by having an affair with his then wife. Crocubot didn't seem all that bad either.
- The Worm That Walks: 1-Million Ants, who is 1 million ants brought together by a cosmic queen. If hundreds are destroyed, the queen can lay more to replace them easily.
- Would Hurt a Child: Supernova tries to murder Morty for Rick's crimes.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: All of them except Supernova get killed off by the end of "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender", at first by Rick's SAW-like traps, but then they turn against each other.
- We Have Reserves: During their second mission they left Rick and Morty behind, even though doing so got three of their number killed.
- Your Cheating Heart: Supernova had an affair with 1-Million Ants back when she was married to Alan Rails.
Voiced by: Clancy BrownAn alien who wants revenge against Rick for usurping his kingdom.
- Boom, Headshot!: His fate when facing Rick.
- Freudian Excuse: The reason why Risotto wanted Rick dead so badly was because Rick sold weapons to Risotto's enemies, which resulted in Risotto and his entire species becoming enslaved.
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: After experiencing a wormhole, he almost decided to abandon his revenge to Rick. Until Rick shoots him dead.
- Ignored Epiphany: According to Rick, he was on the way to forget his cosmic epiphany and attempt to kill Rick again.
- Impoverished Patrician: Once a king, now forced to be a manager at a theme park.
- Kick the Dog: Spends any moment of his appearance that's not focused on killing Rick being insulting and disparaging towards Jerry.
- Large and in Charge: He is relatively big compared to humans, but he is definitely the tallest one among his race.
- Not Worth Killing: Decides not to shoot Jerry not out of gratitude, but out of the fact that he sees it as a waste of a bullet. He changes his mind once Jerry tries to bite him.
- Plant Person: His species all have trees as antennas on their heads.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Adding to Rick's previous one to Jerry. He calls Jerry out for his pathetic attempt to stop him from shooting Rick for actually being simply a half-assed attempt at looking and feeling heroic so he can't feel bad when Rick gets killed in front of him and can convince himself he did what he could.
- Villain Has a Point: Not pleasant in the least but makes a valid argument that Rick is a Karma Houdini who deserves to answer for his crimes. Something proven when Rick pulls a tactless Never My Fault over ruining Jerry's marriage, treating the whole mess as a joke immediately after Jerry refuses to help Risotto kill him.
Medium-sized mammals and the secret rulers of an alternate Earth.
- Cute Bruiser: They are initially unassuming until you realize you can hear them. Then they will gather en masse and chase you down, and you probably don't want to find out what happens if they actually catch you.
Voiced by: Jennifer HaleAn Krutabulon warrior priestess Jerry hooks up with on an interstellar dating service Rick mentioned.
- Action Girl: Par for the course given that she's both a warrior priestess and voiced by Jennifer Hale.
- Action Girlfriend: To Jerry.
- Easily Forgiven: She ends up sleeping with Rick even though he killed her boyfriend for trying to kill Jerry. She seems to have no hard feelings about this.
- Fantastic Racism: Her people seem to despise and go to great lengths to exterminate the verrichs, which are initially depicted as being like mindless vermin, but turn out to be completely sapient.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Aside from having three breasts and a xenomorph-like head, she looks like an attractive humanoid woman.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: It turns out the verrichs she's been hunting are sapient and can talk. Morty makes a joke hoping it isn't human season, but she claims she'd never hunt a human.
- Hypocritical Humor: When Jerry tells her that he used her as a rebound to make his ex jealous, she claims that all humanity is duplicitous. Then her ex shows up and it turns out she was using Jerry for the same reason.
- Interspecies Romance: She begins dating Jerry, a human, to the point where they become soulbonded. Turns out both of them were just using each other to make their exes jealous.
- Mind over Matter: She has telekinetic powers that lets her fly and crush a car. She can also pass them along via sexual contact.
- Multi Boobage: She has three. Lampshaded by Jerry.Jerry: I'm sure you noticed what she has three of but guess what she has two of?
- Not So Different: Turns out that, like Jerry, she is also dating him just to get back at her ex, even choosing Earth because that's where his hunting ground was.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Her culture is obsessed with hunting other races.
- Warrior Monk: She is a warrior-priestess of her own race.
- Woman Scorned: After Jerry tells her that he wants to break up due to his kids, she goes on a rampage to murder them. When Jerry finally fesses up, she declares that that humans are all horrible beings.
- Would Hurt a Child: Jerry's first attempt in breaking up involved telling her that Morty and Summer pushed him to do it. Her response is to kill them both. Additionally, it is revealed that she was killing verrichs in the place where they mate and raise their newborns.
Joseph Eli Lipkip
Tommy's father. He was wrongly convicted of murdering and eating his son, and was almost executed for it before Beth saved him.
- Acquitted Too Late: Narrowly Averted. He was aquitted just before the lethal injection was administered. A second later and he'd be dead.
- Clear Their Name: Beth clears his name by bringing Tommy's clone to the prison, proving that he didn't eat his son.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Is reunited with his wife and with a clone of his beloved son, after being wrongly imprisoned for thirty years and almost executed.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: He appears to be having one during his execution.
- Miscarriage of Justice: When his son went missing due to Beth stranding him in Froopy Land, Joseph was accused of eating him. Joseph was exonerated, but only after spending thirty years in prison and almost being executed.
- Say Your Prayers: During his execution a Catholic priest is standing next to him and reading from the bible, presumably praying to God on Joseph's behalf.
Voiced by: Thomas MiddleditchBeth's childhood friend. He was allegedly murdered and eaten by his dad, but he was actually stranded in "Froopy Land", a formerly completely safe and wholesome world Rick built for Beth.
- Bestiality Is Depraved: His casual sex with Froopy Land animals is just further proof of how completely insane he's become. His play shows him humping rocks and trees to pass the time, before finding out he could make kids by doing the same from Froopy Land animals.
- The Caligula: After being trapped in Froopy Land and having sex with the native creatures, he effectively became their leader by being all of the current generation's father. His rule is one where his subjects are all food for him and each other. His lack of human interaction into adulthood hasn't helped his mental state either.
- Cannibal Clan: He and his children regularly eat one another to survive.
- Crap Saccharine World: Well, not at first, anyway. In fact, the only big problem with Froopy Land is that it was designed to be perfectly safe, and that does mean that it lacks a food chain, and as a result it also lacks the means to sustain a person. As a result, in order to survive Tommy had to mate with the imaginary inhabitants of Froopy Land in order to create organic creatures he could eat. In the process, he turned the land into this trope by populating it with beings with a human instinct for hunger and violence and establishing a society where eating your newborns is the norm.
- Deadpan Snarker: It's insane how sharp his sarcasm is even though he's been trapped in a cycle of cannibalism and inbreeding for two thirds of his life.
- Eats Babies: His own inbred babies, in fact. Doing so was his only means of survival while trapped in Froopy Land. He had no other means of food other than the kids he fathered with the native Froopy Land animals.
- Fat Bastard: He has a potbelly, probably because he eats his inbred children so often.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: Decades of being trapped, alone, in a simulation where he had to resort to bestiality, incest and cannibalism to survive, has clearly driven him off the deep end.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Refers to Beth as a "B Word" at one point despite having no adults to enforce this.
- Half-Human Hybrid: The Froopies he sires.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Rightfully calls out Beth's refusal to apologize for pushing him and leaving him in Froopy Land.
- Mother of a Thousand Young: Gender Inverted. All of the subjects in his kingdom are his offspring.
- Offing the Offspring: He had to consume the Half Human Hybrids he fathered to save himself from starvation.
- Psychopathic Man Child: Justified. He was trapped in Froopy Land as a kid, where he eventually grew into an adult with no other human influence. This and a logical need to satisfy his most primitive human needs (in particular, eating and mating) have turned him into a dangerously immature man with no concept of society other than the twisted one he created out of desperation.
- Replacement Goldfish: When she's unable to get the real Tommy to return with her, Beth and Rick grow a clone of him and use it to prevent Tommy's father from being wrongfully executed for his murder.
- Uncertain Doom: When Tommy refuses to go home, Beth either kills him or just cuts off his finger to grow a clone of him to take his place. The last we see of him, Tommy orders his children to kill Beth and she begins happily massacring them. She returns covered in blood, which might be Tommy's or just his children's.
The Galactic Federation
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche (The President), various othersAn organization that governs thousands of planets throughout the universe. Rick and his family have occasionally interacted with its operatives throughout their adventures. In the second season finale, they take over Earth. In Season Three, Rick causes the collapse of the government by completely devaluing their currency.
- After the End: Ever since Rick caused their economy to collapse, the Galactic Federation's entire civilization has collapsed into anarchy and madness.
- Ambiguously Evil: Most Federation officials seem fairly benevolent, only opposing Rick and Morty whenever they do something illegal like the smuggling plot in the pilot. Even hunting down Rick isn't necessarily evil, considering he's a wanted criminal. Although it's implied through dialogue and Tammy's actions that they are more villainous than they seem. However, it becomes far less ambiguous with the official G-Fed tumblr showing that they'll gladly steamroll over human rights and happiness for their own profit and amusement, and the wide makeup of the Resistance against them suggests that Earth isn't the first planet to fall victim to these offences.
- Apocalyptic Log: The Galactic Federation's website still runs after Rick collapsed the Government ... and now runs stories on the end of civilization.
- Asshole Victims: Birdperson claimed that he, Rick and Squanchy have led a rebellion against the federation and have committed several atrocities against them in the name of freedom. The Galactic Federation seems to have by and large deserved being on the receiving end of these atrocities, as they been repeatedly shown to be a thuggish and oppressive government entirely willing to use torture and military violence, to constantly spy on its citizens and to commit multiple atrocities of its own to maintain power, as shown throughout their appearances in the show and in their own tumblr-esque website. "The Rickshank Redemption" made them more of this when Rick topples them for their actions in "The Wedding Squanchers".
- Big Brother Is Watching: A Galactic Federation tumblr started up to promote Season 3 shows that the G-Fed graciously offers complementary mandatory surveillance to everyone under their rule, with a pair of camera feeds on their tumblr showing feeds of Mr. Poopybutthole's living room and Jerry playing with his iPad on the toilet.
- Blue and Orange Morality: They seem to operate on something like this. They're a totalitarian government that'd probably make Hitler proud, though they commend Shrimply Pibbles and they plaster his quotes around their website.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Its Gromflomite Mooks can be seen throughout the series long before the organization itself becomes relevant.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: According to Rick, they'll do this to the Smiths to get his location out of them. It never comes to that, though, but their casual cruelty towards humans suggests he wasn't wrong.
- Culture Police: The McGlaargle the Crime Gromflomite comic on Rickstaverse shows a PSA comic explaining that Pornography, Religious Works like the Bible, and Textbooks not approved by the Federation are all banned publications that are to be burned and possession of such material is a prisonable offence as a light sentence.
- Dark Secret: The Property Clones, two genetically engineered Gromflomites, are still selling real estate after the collapse of The Galactic Federation. One of the properties they are selling is a bombed out store-front for 1000 ration packs; they automatically assume you had to do something unspeakably evil to afford it.Property Clones: "We don’t need to know what you did to get them, that's on YOUR conscience!"
- Eats Babies: Their website has a video called "Five Tasty Recipes You Can Make With Your Unborn Offspring" describing some easy meals that starving Gromflomites can make from the larvae in their birthing danglers. While the video tries to be cheery about it, the Gromflomites in it have lost all hope and at the end one even commits suicide with poison after eating one of these.
- Ethnic Menial Labor: Since the Galactic Federation collapsed, the surviving Gromflomites have to work as cheap laborers on other worlds just to survive.
- Government Drug Enforcement: After they take over Earth, humans are paid in food pills.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Rick and his friends believe it to be this, and the official Galactic Federation tumblr feed suggest they have a more than valid point. It's suggested that Rick's rebellion against them has contributed significantly to his current state of mind.
- Hellhole Prison: They keep criminals chained to wall segments and stacked like Jenga pieces.
- Hypocrite: The galactic federation are basically financial hypocrites. They gave Jerry ostensibly complimentary pills, and then charged him for the medicine at 7000 credits and forced a job on him. They were later revealed to only pay their employees in pills, technically meaning that Jerry could never pay off that debt to them before it was eventually revealed that their official currency is actually the blemflarck. Given that he was awarded for exemplary performance multiple times without ever finding out what his job actually was, it may have served no purpose but to keep him busy. Their financial hypocrisy is a contributing factor to their downfall, all while the planets they took over didn't receive the extensive harm that their conquerors did. After all, the Federation had a single, unified currency, but Earth doesn't.
- I'm a Humanitarian: With the Federation Government destroyed, many Gromflomites have been driven to cannibalism. This includes eating their own unborn offspring and using the hollowed out skulls of their friends as eating bowls.
- The Infiltration: They manage to infiltrate both Rick's and the Smith family's friends through Tammy, whose charade manages to fool everyone.
- Insectoid Aliens: The Gromflomites, a race of humanoid insects, are their most shown species. Gromflomites with hunchbacks serve as basic infantry and scientists, while ones that stand erect like Krombopulous Michael serve higher and more public functions such as Elite Mooks, Newscasters, and Politicians.
- Knight of Cerebus: Their plans ultimately lead to the death of Birdperson, the occupation of Earth and the biggest Downer Ending in the series.
- Master Race: Despite being called a "federation", their military, government, and even media seems to consist only of Gromflomites. The only exception is Tammy, whose role as a spy involved being human.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: One of the main reasons Rick hates them. He even sees their bureaucracy as a sufficient excuse to murder off their Mooks without mercy.
- People's Republic of Tyranny: They eventually show themselves to a repressive, expansionist empire entirely controlled by one species.
- Vichy Earth: After they assimilate Earth we see a massive increase in alien tourism, wide-ranging distribution of antidepressants, and improved job placement programs. However, this also comes with heaping helpings of Fantastic Racism, as we also see two alien tourists playing keepaway with Mr. Goldenfold's hat at the end of "Wedding Squanchers" — and that turns out to be the tip of the iceberg. The G-Fed tumblr shows them treating Humans as little more than clickbait fodder, invading their homes and brodcasting their memories for entertainment (before erasing the memories of the abduction), performing "Shape Optimization" on them (ie turning humans into cube shapes), and providing their other subjects with wildly inaccurate facts about Earth and humanity (such as dinosaurs having been a hoax by Ancient Astronauts or claiming the OK hand sign means "please examine my various holes"), a story about the Feds forcibly appointing a non-human to a CEO position in an Earth corporation — and all this in addition to a security feed of a despondent Beth drinking wine in the dining room showing that multiple pictures of Gromflomites have been added to the walls or used to replace family portraits.
- What Measure Is a Mook?: Its soldiers are generally treated sympathetically, such as when one is injured during Rick and Morty's escape in the pilot. Rick couldn't care less about them, though, brushing them off as soulless bureaucrats.
- Walking Spoiler: For manipulating the characters through Tammy, a Walking Spoiler herself.
- We Will Spend Credits in the Future: In "Wedding Squanchers", their main unit of currency is referred to as "Fed Creds". It's implied that they have undergone some form of Ridiculous Future Inflation, seeing as how they charge Jerry 7,000 credits for who-knows-what. (Maybe they're Jerry's previous debts being translated to the new currency, but I digress.) Rick eventually devalues their currency to 0, which causes their entire economy to collapse.
- Would Hurt a Child: McGlaargle the Crime Gromflomite states that force is authorized against children who resist arrest, regardless of how much actual threat they pose to the Federation authorities.
Voiced by: Daniel BensonSummer's boyfriend, who was first seen in "Anatomy Park" in the C-137 dimension. He's shown to be extremely clingy and dealing with his own insecurities. His body becomes the building site for the new Anatomy Park, but given Rick's frustration that it won't include a "Pirates of the Pancreas", that may not be permanent. The replacement dimension version of him was later seen in "The Whirly-Dirly Conspiracy".
- Body Horror: Morty uses the Morphizer-XE to horribly mutilate him for dumping Summer and breaking her heart.
- The Bus Came Back: He's Put on a Bus after "Anatomy Park," and doesn't reappear until 15 episodes later in "Get Schwifty."
- Dark and Troubled Past: Ethan was molested by his older brother in a fishing trip.
- Drama Queen: In his initial appearance in C-137, he crashes the Smith family's Christmas dinner to ask Summer why she hasn't been texting him.
- Disproportionate Retribution: See Body Horror above. Morty basically dooms him to a lifetime of pain and despair, because he dumped Summer and made her insecure about her body, and there is absolutely no indication that he will ever revert back to his normal self. And by all appearances, Morty also left Ethan stranded at the campsite, forcing him to haul his malformed body all the way back to civilization on his own; judging by his pace during the after-credits scene, this might take some time.
- Freudian Excuse: Played for Black Comedy, when Jacob gets Ethan to reveal why he is so touchy and it turns out to be because his older brother molested him.
- It's All About Me: He barges into the Smiths' house and demands to know why Summer hasn't been texting him. When she explains that Jerry took her phone away and wanted her to spend time with her family, his only response is to angrily ask if she stopped to consider how that might affect him.
- Rape as Backstory: In a tear-filled confession he admits that his older brother molested him as a child.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Given the events of "The Whirly-Dirly Conspiracy", its unknown how Annie and the new anatomy park are faring.
Voiced by: Cassie SteeleOne of Summer's friends in high school who ends up hooking up with Birdperson.
- Action Girl: Able to use a laser rifle with deadly accuracy during a shootout with the Anti-Federation Insurgents at Birdperson's Wedding. It takes Squancky in Super Mode to finally take her down... temporarily.
- Ambiguously Evil: Her actions in "The Wedding Squanchers" combined with the fact that she works for a government that has committed several atrocities puts her morality into question.
- Ambiguously Human: Works for the Galactic Federation, so she's probably not human at all. Plus her parents were revealed to be androids so she might be an android too
- Bolivian Army Ending: The camera cuts away before we see what Squanchy does to her, but it sure ain't looking good. What happened after that isn't yet known, but she definitely survived, which might not be very good news for Squanchy.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Birdman's teenage floozy winds up becoming the closest thing the show has to a Big Bad
- Deep Cover Agent: Stayed on Earth long enough to become one of Summer's best friends, and entered a long-term relationship with Birdperson.
- Dragon Ascendant: The end of the Season 3 premiere implies that she has taken over whatever is left of the Galactic Federation.
- Enormous Engagement Ring: Subverted. The stone is big because it's a pinecone. Though Birdperson's grandmother did fight a squirrel for it ...
- Hate Sink: Tammy has received a lot of hate from fans for murdering Birdperson, killing, injuring, or arresting all of Rick's friends, and putting all of the main characters in a dangerous situation just to attempt to arrest Rick. Its also implied that she murdered Squanchy as well.
- Honey Trap: Seduced Birdperson in order to get him and his allies all in one spot.
- Karma Houdini: She got away with gunning down Birdperson, putting Rick's family in jeopardy just to arrest him, causing a massacre at the wedding,and killing, wounding, and/or arresting most of Rick's friends. She didn't receive any comeuppance whatsoever in "The Rickshank Redemption" when Rick destroyed the Galactic Federation even though he intended to cause his actions to harm Tammy as well but the Federation as a whole got punished for her crimes instead. In fact she even benefitted from its collapse as she apparently became the leader of what remained. It did seem that she was going to receive punishment when Squanchy tried to take her down but she somehow managed to escape that. Whether karma will bite back at her or not in the future seasons is yet to be revealed.
- Likes Older Men: Birdperson's at least forty, and she's still in high school. Or maybe not so much...
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Acts like a friendly and somewhat ditzy and amorous girl but is actually a ruthless and cunning Galactic Federation operative. She even outsmarted Rick.
- Really Gets Around: Gives off this impression at Rick's party. Intentionally.
- Stop, or I Will Shoot!: Blows a shocked and heartbroken Birdperson away, and starts mowing people at the wedding down without giving any of them a chance to surrender. Granted, they are all very dangerous people.
- Vague Age: Given that she's an undercover agent, she may have been trained from an early age, or simply Older Than She Looks.
- Walking Spoiler: As of the second season finale, it's more or less impossible to talk about her without revealing she was a spy for the Galactic Federation sent to track down Rick and his cohorts.
- We Can Rebuild Him: She has Birdperson resurrected as a cyborg.
- Would Hurt a Child: Implied as she invited children of the people she was trying to arrest to the wedding, which she knew might end in violence. She even endangered the lives of Morty and Summer just so she could get the chance to arrest Rick. She even works for a government that does not have any qualms about hurting children as well.
Voiced by: Scott Chernoff
"D'you even know my real name? It's Revolio Clockberg Jr! I belong to an entire species of gear people. Calling me "gearhead" is like calling a Chinese person "Asia Face"."
- Ambiguously Bi: Gearhead was heavily implied to be gay through his effeminate voice and gestures, and the fact that he apparently owns a gay magazine that could be seen in his workshop. However, he was seen flirting with a couple of college aged gear girls in the post credits scene of "Vindicators 3"
- Back for the Dead: He returns in "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender" only to trip while retreating from his lie of being a Vindicator, falling apart in the process.
- The Bus Came Back: He reappears at the end and credits scene of "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender", twelve episodes since his previous appearance in "Mortynight Run".
- Butt-Monkey: Almost nothing good ever happens to him. From him getting his "gearsticles" ripped off to tripping and breaking into dozens of pieces, while fleeing.
- Easily Forgiven: The fact that he's at the party in the end of "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender" shows that Rick has forgiven him. Although, if one believes the theory that the Rick and Morty in "Mortynight Run" are not the Rick and Morty of the series, i.e not Rick and Morty C-137, it means that this Gearhead never had the chance to betray Rick since Morty C-137 didn't get involved with Krombopulos Michael and Fart, so in theory Rick would have no problems with him. Although given that he points out Gearhead's presence to Morty after speaking about betrayal it may be that either this isn't the case or he is aware that a different Gearhead sold out a different Rick, but doesn't care.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Betrays Rick, Morty, and Fart to his world's police, for a high ransom.
- Groin Attack: Is at the receiving end by Rick, who literally removes Gearhead's balls and shoves them in Gearhead's mouth.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He does resemble◊ his voice actor, Scott Chernoff◊, with the addition of gears on his face.
Voiced by: Dan Harmon
"In Bird culture, this is considered a dick move."He is Rick's best friend and attends the party looking for a new mate after breaking up with his previous soul-partner spirit-bond. And he's a superhero of some sort being called to said party via a beacon.
- Atrocious Alias: Tammy isn't exactly jazzed about his new moniker of Phoenix-Person.
- Back from the Dead: After Rick's escape from prison, Tammy revives him into a cyborg, dubbed Phoenixperson.
- Bird People: Well, it is right there in his name.
- The Cameo: Appears in Pocket Mortys (complete with a line of spoken dialogue from Harmon) to get Rick back to the Healing Center when all of his Mortys are KO'ed.
- Captain Ersatz: Birdperson is confirmed to be a parody of The Hawk from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
- The Comically Serious: He has a serious and sombre demeanor, which makes him stand out amongst Rick's other friends.
- Death Equals Emotion: Inversion, his only visible facial expression (confusion) was right before he got shot up by Tammy.
- The Dragon: Unwillingly becomes one to Tammy aftér being reconstructed in Phoenixperson.
- Face–Monster Turn: After getting resurrected into a cyborg, Birdperson becomes a weapon for Tammy to use, which heavily implies which automatically but unwillingly makes his one of the antagonists of the show.
- Fire-Forged Friends: They fought together against The Galactic Federation.Birdperson: [to Beth] The road your father and I walked together is soaked deeply with the blood of both friends and enemies. We have committed numerous atrocities in the name of freedom.
Rick: [to Morty] Birdperson's big day, Morty, was at Blood Ridge at Glap-Flap's third moon against the Gromflomites!
- Interspecies Romance: With Summer's high school friend, Tammy. She even moved to his homeworld. It, unfortunately, turned out to all be a ruse.
- I Owe You My Life: Rick saved his life in the past, which is why Birdperson is willing to look past Rick's surface flaws and see the deeply troubled person underneath.
- Honey Trap: He falls victim to this as Tammy is actually a galactic agent trying to bring him and his terrorist friends down.
- My Biological Clock Is Ticking: It must be severe, considering it is his wedding vow.Birdperson: Tammy, I was approaching infertility when I met you, but there is still time. I am yours until my death.
- May–December Romance: He's in his forties, and Tammy is 19. But that's probably the least unusual aspect of their relationship.
- No Sympathy: Generally comes off as this towards Morty due to his near blind loyalty towards Rick. Whenever Morty suggests drawing the line with Rick's treatment of him, no matter how justified, Birdperson will fully take Rick's side and usually passive aggressively guilt sling Morty.
- Opposites Attract: Despite being stoic, calm and rational, Birdperson is shown to be a steady relationship with Tammy, Summer's raunchy party-girl friend from school. Subverted when it's revealed she was actually a deep-cover agent for the galactic federation, running a honeypot operation to find him and a number of his friends who participate in galactic rebellion.
- Power Trio: With Rich Sanchez and Squanchy.
- Spock Speak: Except for one instance of yelling, he always speaks in a flat tone. His lines also often fall into the Expospeak Gag.
- Third-Person Person: Refers to himself as such.
- Undying Loyalty: No matter what kind of dangerous, selfish stunts Rick pulls, Birdperson will always take his side. A Deconstruction of sorts since where Morty can at least keep Rick in check with Tough Love, Birdperson's blind loyalty and distain for rebuttal of any sorts towards Rick tends to only enable his self destructive behaviour.
- We Can Rebuild Him: As Phoenixperson.
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Mentions in "The Wedding Squanchers" that he and Rick have committed a number of atrocities in the name of freedom from the galactic federation.
Voiced by: Tom KennyOne of Rick's closest friends, Squanchy is a cat-like alien from the planet Squanch.
- Caught with Your Pants Down: Morty and Jessica catch him squanching in a closet during "Ricksy Business".
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may look like a silly cartoon character with a high-pitched voice and a goofy speech pattern (see below), but if the situation gets grim, he's perfectly able to turn into a 15 feet tall hulking beast while retaining his awareness and tear through mooks while shrugging off Frickin' Laser Beams.
- A Friend in Need: Distracts the Federation Forces so that Rick and his family can escape a shootout.Squanchy: "There's no time to squanch, get your family out of here! I got this!"
- Hulking Out: He has some kind of liquid in one of his teeth that turns him into a huge beast.
- Smurfing: His species uses the word "squanch" like this, which Beth brings up.
- Power Trio: With Rick Sanchez and Birdperson.
- True Companions: Squanchy personally hosts, caters, and acts as the officiant at Birdperson's wedding. When Rick calls Birdperson his best friend, Squanchy disappointingly takes off a bracelet that says "Rick's BFF". Though he still doesn't hesitate to stay behind in the resulting shootout so that Rick and his family can escape.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Last time he's seen, he was doing pretty well against agents of the Galactic Federations while covering Rick's escape, but he's not seen again in the maximum security prison at the end of the episode, meaning he's either dead or on the run. That he was last seen going after Tammy, who turns up alive in the season 3 premiere, does not bode well for him.
Voiced by: Justin RoilandOne of the many new characters that show up after the parasites get into the house. He is a diminutive yellow rod-shaped being dressed in a light blue shirt, knee-high blue pants, brown shoes and a blue-rimmed top-hat.
- Babies Ever After: The Stinger for the season 3 finale reveals he got himself cleaned up and has a wife and kid.
- Breakout Character: Similar to Mr. Meeseeks, he was a memorably zany character that got a positive reception and even made a re-appearance at the end of the season 2 finale.
- Continuity Nod: He's still shown requiring treatment for his injury from Beth in "The Wedding Squanchers".
- Catch-Phrase: "Oooh-wee!"
- Doesn't Like Guns: His apartment feature a framed picture with a handgun and the words "Guns Aren't Fun", understandably from his experience with Beth.
- He's added to the introduction, implying that he's more real and important than the other new characters.
- His flashback to the incident in the elevator is unpleasant until one of the parasites shows up, foreshadowing that he's real.
- He also has a phone, when none of the parasites carry one.
- Additionally, he attempts to snag a treat from Mr. Beauregarde's tray before getting slapped away, implying that he's not completely selfless like the other guests appear to be and can produce at least minor negative behaviour.
- Fourth-Wall Observer: The Stinger to the Season 2 finale shows that he was watching the episode on TV, telling the audience to tune in for season 3.
- Functional Addict: The season 2 finale implies he is addicted to some kind of painkiller, though the Season 3 finale implies that he has managed to kick the habit.
- Gratuitous Use of the Tallit: Averted. He's only shown wearing a tallit during his wedding — one of the instances where it's appropriate to wear one.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: After Beth shoots him, his cheery attitude is left broken and he secludes himself from the family. Abiding by "The Wedding Squanchers", he's recovered his cheery attitude, if still left a tad unhinged.
- Informed Judaism: He has a Jewish Wedding, but doesn't follow Kosher or appear to have religious items in his household.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Has a little grey cat that he affectionately calls "Kitty."
- Nice Guy: So nice that no one has a single negative memory of him—at least not one where he's the cause of the unpleasantness. After he's shot, he even apologizes for this.
- Nice Hat: Wears a top hat.
- Nice Jewish Boy: His wedding photos show him having a Jewish Wedding.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Jumps and clambers onto a pizza delivery guy in excitement over the season two finale in its stinger.
- Red Herring: Despite being just as wacky as any of the parasitic beings, Mr. Poopy Butthole turns out to not be one of the parasites. When Beth shoots him, he bleeds red blood and is left severely crippled.
- Remember the New Guy?: Parodied and later played straight when it turns out he isn't a parasite.
- Take That, Audience!: The season 2 stinger has Mr. PBH grapple with his pizza delivery man using questions and antics like a stereotypical fan might, before getting rather unhinged thinking about the lengthy wait for Season Three, outright mocking the fans who would/were acting the same way.
- In the season 3 stinger, he tells the audience that he hopes they did something worthwhile with their lives during the break between the two seasons, rather than just waiting around for the show to come back.
- Unfortunate Names: Do we really have to spell it out? Notably, when Jerry calls for an ambulance after Mr. Poopybutthole has been shot by Beth, he audibly stops himself from saying "Mr. Poopybutthole" to the dispatch, instead referring to him as a "longtime family friend."
- Walking Spoiler: Dear lord. He was not a parasite!
Voiced by: Keith DavidThe president of the United States.
- Action Politician: Becomes one by the time of Rickchurian Mortydate, complete with greater physical durability, mastery of gadgets, and operating his own Powered Armor, showing himself capable of holding his own in a fight against Rick. It's also revealed that his administration has somehow managed to reverse-engineer its own portal technology, which while not as strong as Rick's is functional (i.e. it can teleport and transport without splinching or disintegrating people).
- Always Someone Better: Mr. President is annoyed to no end in knowing that Rick is literally better, smarter, and more powerful than the full force of the United States Government, its military, and its laws in every conceivable way. He refuses to accept that the most powerful government on the planet can easily be defeated by one man, and refuses to coexist with an infinitely superior god. Things were fine when Rick allowed him to think that the government had Rick under their control when they asked him to do specific tasks that only he was suitable for, but that ended when the duo blew off the government for being glorified pest controllers.
- Awesome, but Impractical: The portal technology the military developed requires the time and resources to be spent manually airlifting the platform to its destination just so the President can step through it.
- Code Name: Goes by Blue Bird.
- The Ditz: He briefly considers that people die when he names them after being informed that the musicians he name-dropped are dead, was unable to tell that the planet was teleported until someone physically turned him towards the monitor, and is way too willing to trust the fate of the planet to Rick rather than consider any other option.
- Dumbass Has a Point: He may be The Ditz but raises several good points during the episode, mainly that Rick does know what is going on and that his knowledge of top secret projects isn't surprising given his level of technology. He also refuses to resort to nuclear warfare against the alien force threatening Earth, which proves to be a wise choice.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He looks almost exactly like his voice actor.
- Let Us Never Speak of This Again: After Rick saves the world, the President bluntly tells Morty that he is not allowed to speak of their involvement to the public and that the government will deny everything they say.
- No Name Given: His actual name is never given.
- Our Presidents Are Different: He's something of a President Buffoon in regards to his obsession with trying to outdo Rick. In "The Rickchurian Mortydate", he's capable of being an Action Politician as he personally goes on adventures and fights Rick.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: His policy in regards to Rick and Morty is that as long as they'll help him out at his request, he does not hold them accountable to the law, though they think that it's because he is incapable of that.
- Reed Richards Is Useless: Even more so than Rick, who is an anarchist, nihilist, and partly a villain, but the POTUS' administration has successfully created teleportation technology that actually works and he uses it for a mundane feud with Rick. In the real-world, technology of this sort would overnight alter all transportation and communications industries, and that is just for a start of what it could do.
- Took a Level in Badass: In his first appearance in Get Schwifty, he came off as a buffoon who his own bodyguard tried to frag in an attempt to nuke the Cromulons (which didn't work anyway). In Rickchurian Mortydate, he becomes an Action Politician and a Tony Stark-esque Science Hero and dukes it out with Rick and manages to score a draw, which most Rick antagonists never claim.
Other Ricks and Mortys
All voiced by: Justin Roiland
"See, Rick, you’re not as clever as you think you are. I wanted you to find me. We’re not so [belch] different, you and I."A sarcastic clapping, serial killer alternate version of Rick. In reality, he is a robotic puppet being controlled by Evil Morty.
- Actually a Doombot: Evil Rick is just a drone being controlled by Evil Morty.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When Evil Rick sees Rick C137 crying over fond memories of Morty as a baby, he mocks the notion that a Rick could ever care about a Morty. With the reveal that Evil Rick was just a puppet, it's highly probable this was Evil Morty's true feelings.
- Eviler Than Thou: Evil Rick has a list of Ricks in order of how evil they are, with Rick C-137 being marginally less evil than himself. There's one Rick who stands between both of them, but he's weird as hell.
- Evil Twin: They both are alternate timelines to the duo. Moreso the Morty.
- Expendable Clone: Evil Rick travels from one timeline to the next to eliminate other Ricks and kidnap their Mortys and subject them to the Morty-Dome to hide himself.
- Get It Over With: Evil Rick yells this trope as he is being beaten to death by the other Mortys he imprisoned...although since he's Actually a Doombot, it was really just Evil Morty playing the part to the end."Do your worst, you little bastards! Kill me! DO IT! DO ITTTTTTTTT!"
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Evil Rick has a scar on his lips to contrast his Morty's Eyepatch of Power.
- Knight of Cerebus: Shares this spot with Mr. Jellybean. They both have few funny lines and are excessively cruel and darker than any of the other villainous characters shown thus far. His true identity as a puppet controlled by Evil Morty effectively catapults Evil Morty to this status as well.
- Lack of Empathy: Prime Rick makes note that the Morty-Dome idea can be achieved by a lot less Mortys and a jumper-cable. Evil Rick/Morty took the extra step by subjecting hundreds of Mortys to Cold-Blooded Torture.
- Not So Different: Quoted exactly when he compares himself to Rick C-137.
A younger clone of Rick with Rick's consciousness in it.
- The Ace: He quickly becomes the most popular kid at school. Morty also notes that he is an extremely good wingman, having managed to set up a date between him and Jessica.
- Body Backup Drive: Tiny Rick was a part what Rick had dubbed "Operation Phoenix", a series of clones of himself at different growth states he could transfer his consciousness to in the event he died. The whole Split-Personality Takeover business that happened with Tiny Rick, however, leads Rick to conclude that the project was a mistake, so he destroys all the clones with an axe.
- Enemy Within: His "teenager" personality eventually gets in a battle for dominance with his real personality.
- The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: The teenaged clone body's hormones is the reason for the emerging of the Tiny Rick personality and said personality's eventual takeover.
- Split-Personality Takeover: Though the clone has the original Rick's consciousness, the teenage hormones in his body cause a different personality to develop and take over. The real Rick communicates through Tiny Rick's subconscious, causing him to beg for Morty and Summer to save him from himself through Tiny Rick's artistic endeavors.
- Teen Genius: He's still Rick, after all, so this logically applies.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Everyone is fully aware that he's an 80-year-old man in a child's body. They just don't care.
- Verbal Tic: He frequently interrupts himself to remind everyone that he is, in fact, Tiny Rick.
Healthy Rick and Healthy Morty
The positive sides of Rick and Morty's personalities, at least from their perspectives. Healthy Rick is a meek and polite Cool Old Guy that feels a sense of responsibility towards his large knowledge and Healthy Morty is an upbeat popular kid who never loses self-confidence.
- Ambiguous Situation: At the end of the episode, Healthy Morty does not ends the call that he suspects Rick is using to track him down. Whether it was his own decision to get his toxins back, a subconscious decision or an accident is anyone's guess.
- The Ace: Not long before he came around, Healthy Morty gets seemingly everyone in the school to love him and helps with their homework (including math and music). He moves on to become a successful stock broker with a hot, red headed girlfriend. Speaking of which, see Kid A Nova below.
- Cannot Tell a Lie: And they're healthy enough to admit that.
- Extreme Doormat: Downplayed with Healthy Rick. He wasn't okay with getting trapped in the toxic dimension and will fight if he has to. But he was briefly willing to let Toxic Rick turn the whole world toxic.
- The Fettered: Healthy Rick abhors violence and only does it when prompted. He gets a Groin Attack for it.
- Good Is Not Soft: Healthy Rick is almost always friendly, polite and an overall Nice Guy. He also has zero qualms with exploiting Toxic Rick's attachment to Toxic Morty, repeatedly shooting and wounding Toxic Morty in order to browbeat Toxic Rick into re-merging with him.
- Foreshadowing: Rick quickly slaps Morty when he reaches the conclusion the detox machine cleanses what each of them considers toxic. His lack of reaction to his own grandson's pain foreshadows that among the things that were taken from him, is his attachment to Morty.
- Irony: The healthiest version of Rick and Morty from their own perspectives are selfish sociopaths.
- Kid A Nova: After Jessica quickly leaves their dinner date ("I think you'd get bored with me"), he later gets two older women to fall for him.
- Lack of Empathy: They both have lost a lot of their capacity for feeling empathy towards others and each other. Especially Healthy Morthy, who becomes a full blown sociopath.
- Literal Split Personality: The embodiments of Rick and Morty's good traits.
- Likes Older Women: Healthy Morty dates two older women (Stacey and Jacqueline).
- Love Is a Weakness: Neither of them have many feelings left. Specifically, they feel no empathy towards others or even each other, because the true Rick and Morty considered, respectively, attachment to family and capacity of empathy to be things that are bad for them.
- Motor Mouth: Healthy Morty loves to talk.
- Science Hero: Healthy Rick is a much more conventional version of the trope. He concerns himself with the well-being of others and thinks out the consequences of his actions. That being said he won't hesitate to sacrifice one person to save many others, even if its his own grandson.
- Nice Guy: They both lack any of the toxic attributes of the originals... Or just what the originals think are toxic attributes.
- The Sociopath: As it turns out later, they're nice versions of this. They lack Regular Rick's love for his family and Morty's capacity for empathy, traits they both consider to be negative, so they went over to the Toxic versions of themselves. In turn, they lack remorse and sadness as well. Healthy Morty wasn't bothered by Jessica leaving their dinner date in the least and quickly moved on to Stacey, then he moved on another women named Jacqueline after Stacey was trapped in the toxic dimension. Healthy Rick uses this to his advantage to get Toxic Rick to fuse with him again by shooting Toxic Morty in the limbs.
- Shadow Archetype: A perfect inversion. They are the best and healthiest version of Rick and Morty from their own perspectives... which amount to two polite sociopaths incapable of attachment and empathy for other people. Healthy Rick, despite his politeness and generally nice demeanor, feels completely indifferent slapping Healthy Morty and shooting Toxic Morty, which abhors Toxic Rick, who still cares for his family. Healthy Morty is so eager to be himself and so utterly selfish, he does not care for the sacrifices Rick made to absorb his own toxic self, refuses to absorb Toxic Morty and leaves his family behind with not an ounce of regret in his mind (at least initially).
- The Unfettered: In somewhat a positive way. Unlike like most examples of this trope that are evil because they aren't hampered by morality, Healthy Morty has none of the originals's insecurities and depression to hold his desires back. In this case being a productive, confident optimist. On the other hand, Healthy Morty lacks the empathy and caringness of the original Morty.
Toxic Rick and Toxic Morty
The negative sides of Rick's and Morty's personalities, at least from their perspectives.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: They're the embodiments of everything Rick and Morty seem to find negative and or wrong about themselves. This includes Rick's attachment to Morty (which he views as irrational) and Morty's empathy.
- Assimilation Plot: Toxic Rick decides to toxify the whole world using a modified detoxification tank.
- Being Good Sucks: The fact Toxic Morty is the one who has been saddled with Morty's moral compass and ability to feel empathy, seems to at least strongly imply that Morty feels weighed down by his nice nature and strong sense of justice.
- Chemistry Can Do Anything: In the detoxification tank, where everything is made of a nebulous toxin counterpart to conventional elements, Toxic Rick discovers a new form of electricity and constructs a device that allows him to escape after contacting Rick.
- Enemy Without: Toxic Rick, as a personification of Rick's worst qualities, is this. Toxic Morty, on the other hand, is never shown to feel no real ill will towards his healthy counterpart, and appears to really be only on Toxic Rick's side because he feels obligated to help him.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Toxic Rick is nothing but Rick's worst traits, and even more abusive to Toxic Morty than Regular Rick is to Regular Morty, but when Toxic Morty is minutes away from dying, Toxic Rick shows genuine concern. He even gives up his own life by merging back with Healthy Rick to save Toxic Morty's life.
- The Fettered: Toxic Morty is Morty's fetters personified, being his castoff moral compass, insecurity, and self-deprecation. Without the traits that Toxic Morty embodies, Morty is confident, capable...and an amoral sociopath.
- Foreshadowing: Toxic Rick quickly decides to leave Healthy Rick alone when Beth shows up and he asks for a time-out, which makes no sense for someone that only has Rick's bad traits. Unless, among his bad traits, is his attachment to his own family.
- After waking up in the detoxifier, Toxic Rick realizes that he's in toxic hellhole after a potential explosion, and despite all his bad qualities, the very first thing he does is yell out to find Toxic Morty.
- A God Am I: Toxic Rick makes regular Rick look humble.
- Jerkass: Toxic Rick is nothing but Rick's jerkassery and anger personified. On the other hand, he cares about Morty, whereas Healthy Rick does not.
- Literal Split Personality: To Rick and Morty, been the cast-offs from the removal of all the negative aspects of their personality, as well as what the two of perceive as their weaknesses. In the end, it turns that some of their traits are needed to keep Rick and Morty's personalities in balance.
- Love Is a Weakness: Rick thinks so, so Toxic Rick ends up with all of his fondness for Morty and his family in general.
- Shadow Archetype: Possibly the most literal example ever,note they are the embodiment of the things that drive Rick and Morty crazy, everything that they dislike and fear about themselves. Anger, narcissism and rudeness for Rick as well as self-worth issues, awkwardness and shyness for Morty. In another note, their capacity to feel attachment and empathy are also, respectively, in them.
- Self-Deprecation: All Toxic Morty does is talk about how pathetic he is. It turns out that he practically is Morty's conscience; without his insecure and self-deprecating manners, Morty is extremely confident, but unfortunately it also means he is entirely amoral and lacks any kind of grounding.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Toxic Rick allows himself to be reabsorbed into Healthy Rick so the resulting Regular Rick will save Toxic Morty's life. Unfortunately, Healthy Morty decides to run away before that can happen, resulting in Toxic Morty dying anyway.
- Tsundere: Despite being relentlessly abusive of him, deep DEEP down, Toxic Rick still has an immeasurable amount of love for Toxic Morty. It's because Rick's love for Morty is so genuine, it's considered by him to be an irrational attachment, thus a negative trait.
- The Unfettered: Rick is already pretty amoral, but Toxic Rick is basically the personification of all of his amorality and nihilism without anything (besides his love for Toxic Morty) to hold him back.