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One-off characters (in order of appearance)
Morty'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 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 Theme Naming: 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.
A 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.
- All-Ghouls School: He apparently went to school full of similarly scary students.
- 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. The same can also be said about the Dream Walker race that Scary Terry is a part of. Despite having knives for hands and full on Facial Horror, most of them are just ordinary people, but some can still be jerks or even friendly.
- 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.
- HeelFace 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.
- 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. He even says it when being genuinely friendly.Scary Terry: Awww, bitch!
- That said, his wife doesn't allow this trope in their house because of their child.Terry's Wife: Out there. Not in here.
- That said, his wife doesn't allow this trope in their house because of their child.
An 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.
- Bad Boss: Apart from holding an amusement park with potentially life-threatening risks, but according to Poncho, Bloom gives out iTunes gift cards as a Holiday bonus.
- Expy: Of John Hammond. He even has a near-identical walking stick.
- Jerkwith A Heart Of Gold: He comes off as an unsettling fellow, especially given his surroundings and expertise, but still at least tries to be friendly and cheerful.
- 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.
Four-armed aliens who, as the name indicates, love to try scamming people.
- Advance Fee Fraud: They collectively parody this as a species.
- Never My Fault: The various departments of their organization talk themselves in circles blaming each other for Jerry's erroneous abduction.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Their leader really likes to rub it in how they're all smart enough to outsmart Rick with multiple simulations they use to trap him and get him to reveal the steps to create concentrated dark matter.
- Stupid Crooks: As Rick states, they're "The galaxies most ambitious, least successful con-artists".
- Too Dumb to Live: Rick tricks them all into creating a massive explosion out of the false ingredients to create concentrated dark matter to kill them all. This comes after they all laughed at him for being apparently dumber than them.
- Weaksauce Weakness: They are extremely squeamish about nudity, to the point that they won't surveil Rick while he's in the shower even for the sake of their plan.
A 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.
- Alien Blood: His blood appears to be turquoise, as shown when Morty smashes his face repeatedly into a toilet seat, and when Rick zaps him which makes him explode.
- 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 is found in this guy aside from the ridiculous fact that he was an anthropomorphic jellybean. His beating from Morty combined with his death at Ricks 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.
- Thin-Skinned Bully: When Morty, a scrawny, wimpy teenager, finally decides to fight back, he pulverizes him with little effort. When he is seen a couple of scenes later, he still looks sore.
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.
- Baby's First Words: The first sign of his Gazorpazorpian instincts.Morty Jr.: Da!Morty: Oh, what was that Morty Jr.?! We-were you gonna say 'da-da'? Say da-da!Morty Jr.: DEATH!Morty: (concerned) ...Da-da.Morty Jr.: DOMINATION!
- Bad is Good and Good is Bad: Basically what his morality consists of, at least growing up. He doesnt care about love like Morty tries to teach him, but instead thinks death, destruction and domination of the enemy is more important. He does genuinely care about Morty and decides to channel his inherent bloodthirst into writing instead.
- Bastard Bastard: Subverted. He was born out of a one-night stand between Morty and a breeding chamber, and by the time he becomes a teenager, his issues with Morty's treatment of him cause him to be a jerk to his father, and he goes on a violent rampage attacking innocent people. The subversion is in the fact it's hard to fault him for how he responds to Morty's parenting and his violent urges are more of a species instinct that he lacks control of, until he's taught how to curb it.
- Big Ol' Unibrow: Interestingly, Morty Jr. has one just like his great grandpa.
- 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.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: As a teenager, he thinks that death and destruction is more important than love due to his Gazorpazorpian instinct.
- 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. His first word was "death"!
- 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!
- Even Bad Men Love Their Papas: While it's Morty hitting him that causes him to finally leave the house as a teenager and finally act on his bloodlust by rampaging, he still can't bring himself to kill Morty when he confronts him, and stops the destruction when he defends him against Rick.
- 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 and his childhood with him.
- 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: A very downplayed example if even that - He spent his childhood locked in a house believing the outside world is poison, and Morty's desperate and incompetent attempts at keeping him in line involved shouting at, and eventually shoving him. Whether or not Morty apologized and they seemed to reconcile and regardless of Morty himself being a child, he did still do a pretty awful job raising him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: A severely downplayed example - as an angsty teen, he comes to appreciate Morty after they have a heartfelt talk and they make up, but he then uses his father's advice to write a book bashing his father's parenting skills. He has every right to have done so, but it still comes as a twist that hurts Morty.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Gazorpazorpians normally 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 tries to do, albeit mostly ineffectively. It does work in the end when he suggests that there's jobs out there for people with a thirst for destruction like him, and then creator of Marmaduke, Brad Anderson's suggestion helps Morty Jr. finds a creative outlet for his anger in becoming a best-selling author.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He has the urge to kill and dominate ever since he was a child, as is the case with males of his species.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Played with. Even as a child, he still had the Gazorpazorpian urge to kill and destroy, but was also more friendly, innocent, and was still very sweet to Morty in his own way.
- 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.
The mascot for Strawberry Smiggles breakfast cereal, Tophat Jones is a leprechaun-like being who hoards all the Strawberry Smiggles for himself, only to meet a gruesome demise at the hands of the children his cereal is intended for.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Tries to keep all the cereal to himself like the Real Life mascots he parodies, but instead of just losing the cereal, he's brutally murdered for it.
- Dragged Off to Hell: Implied at the end where he begs Jesus to take him away in the moments of his death, only to claim that he's seeing demons approaching.
- Expy: Of Lucky Charms mascot Lucky the Leprechaun.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Has his stomach carved open by the children and its contents devoured.
- Mix-and-Match Critter: Looks like a combination of Lucky the Leprechaun and the Trix Rabbit.
- Nice Hat: It's in his name, he wears a rather stylish top hat.
The owner of "Ants-In-My-Eyes Johnson's Electronics", an outlet store for home appliances on an alternate Earth. Like his name indicates, Johnson has hundreds of ants crawling around on his eyeballs, keeping him from seeing anything, but it doesn't seem to bother him too much, possibly because of a second ailment — a malfunctioning nervous system that keeps him from feeling anything on his body.
- Angst? What Angst?: You'd think being mostly blind and unable to feel anything would be an And I Must Scream scenario, but Johnson doesn't seem to mind his living situation too much.
- Eye Scream: Oh god yes, the ants don't seem to do any actual damage, but the very idea of having insects crawling on your eyeballs is bad enough.
- Honest John's Dealership: Averted, his shop seems to be reasonably normal, not counting the bizarre nature of its owner.
- Man on Fire: He sets himself on fire with a gas stove and doesn't notice due to his lack of sensation.
Summer'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.
An 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.
- Lamarck Was Right: In real life, one's genes of course have no actual influence on your political or sociological beliefs at all, which are determined 100% by the environment you grow up in.
- 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.
A 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. This seems to apply to their entire species, given in the next season we have Cornvelius Daniel.
- 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.Krombopulos: Oh boy, here I go killing again!
- Ax-Crazy: The Vindicators comic series shows that not only does he openly murder practically everyone he meets, not killing for extended amounts of time will throw him into severe fits of depression.
- 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 when it comes to assassination when he happily tells Morty he has none. However, he's also a Punch-Clock Villain and while he enjoys killing people on the job he seems to be a decent guy off the clock.
- 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.
- Punch-Clock Villain: A rare version that's also a a Psycho for Hire. Krombopulos Michael has no standards and loves to kill people on the job but off the job he seems to be just a regular friendly guy though you probably don't want to give him a reason to be the guy he usually is when he's working.
- Religious Bruiser: He appears to pray before doing a hit.
- 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. According to the Vindicators comic series, this is so that both potential clients and victims will find him.
- 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.
A 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.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: More like "Alien can't comprehend Organic Life", but still. Although Fart can read Morty's thoughts and can see that he wholeheartedly believes "Life must be protected even through sacrifice", he fails to understand that, from Morty's perspective, the "sacrifice" in this case must be Fart himself so it doesn't bring forth the destruction of all life as Morty knows it.
- 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.
- Hypocrite: "Goodbye, Moonmen", the song he sings while mentally connecting with others, contains the lyrics "The world can be one together, cosmos without hatred". Yet he clearly despises carbon-based life, believing it to be a disease that needs to be wiped out.
- 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.
A 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.
- Ambiguous Gender: Unity is a genderless entity that is capable of possessing male and female bodies alike. However, during its screentime in "Auto Erotic Assimilation", while it uses and speaks through many bodies of both genders, we see it speaking through female bodies more, and the "primary" body that it uses as the "leader" of the world it's assimilated is also female. It had a relationship with Rick, but since he's pansexual, it doesn't matter to him what gender Unity is; however, when he's having sex with many different redheaded bodies it's possessing, we see more female redheads than males.
- 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".
Another hive-mind who occupied a planet near Unity's, they traded goods and information as part of an alliance, although Beta-7 seems to want to be "more than allies".
- Expy: The Borg, but a loser nerd.
- Friend Zone: Stuck with this in regards to Unity, possibly subverted by the episode's end when it is revealed Unity is staying with it.
- Ink-Suit Actor: All of them are short and portly, like Patton Oswalt.
- 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 Seven on being passive and less impressive when compared to Rick.
"Um, first of all, hello, um, 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."
A slimy baby-eating alien that Beth and Jerry find chained up under the garage.
- Affably Evil: Sure, he Eats Babies, but he is polite enough to introduce himself and establish that he came to the planet to do so before launching into his nuclear rant.
- Body Horror: Appears to have a number of ghastly open sores, although this might potentially be some natural and perfectly healthy aspect of his Bizarre Alien Biology.
- 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. Of course, after witnessing Beth's and Jerry's argument he'd pretty much had more than enough of the Smiths and Earth as a whole.
- 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.
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.
- Ambiguous Situation: A line from one rubber duck looking Parasite implies that their memory implantation abilities even fool eachother, but it's possible that the line was given purely to divert attention away from himself.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Several parasites take on this form.
- Backstory Invader: Their entire thing is that they masquerade as longtime friends and loved ones of the Smiths while using fake memories to erase suspicion about their sudden appearances.
- 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.
- 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.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The parasites take all kinds of outrageously improbable forms, including a velociraptor (who's also a photographer), a wizard baby, a talking female refrigerator, and Frankenstein's Monster. Yet, Rick and the Smiths can't tell any of them apart from their actual family. Justified, since they can infect people's brains with fake memories of themselves. Pencilvester may be a living pencil, but to the Smiths, he's also a beloved member of the household that they've known since forever.
A race of planet-sized, planet-stealing floating faces. 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.
Ice-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.
- 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:
- Its 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 its victims; create world peace just to get them off its back.
- Weaponized Car: Rick has outfitted it with enough firepower to make it more than a match for Earth's military.
The greatest scientist of Rick's microverse, and the creator of the miniverse which threatens Rick's power supply.
- Alien Blood: His kind have orange blood, which his shown after his final showdown with Rick.
- 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.
- Everyone Has Standards: He's horrified to realize Rick created his universe, not to help his world, but to power his car. Also, he calls Rick a monster for destroying two smaller universe.
- 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.
The 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.
An alien wearing a purple superhero cape and mask. He's the mascot for Eye Holes brand cereal, appearing in one of the segments of "Interdimensional Cable Part 2", who brutally assaults anyone he catches with a box of his Eyeholes, insisting that he's the only one allowed to have Eyeholes. As Jerry finds out in The Stinger for this episode, that is not an idle threat.
- The Dreaded: Anyone who eats from a box of Eyeholes runs the risk of getting attacked by the Eyehole Man, no matter what planet they're on. Rick tells Morty to keep his eye out.
- Expy: Basically a mascot like the Trix Rabbit or Lucky The Leprechaun taken to a logical extreme.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: What happens if the Eyehole Man catches you eating his Eyeholes, he comes crashing in through a window and just starts beating the everloving crap out of you.
- No Indoor Voice: Carries around a megaphone where he loudly yells about his Eyeholes while attacking his victims/customers.
- Serious Business: When he tells you to keep your mitts off his Eyeholes, he means it.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Despite his speed and strength, he's actually pretty short and scrawny.
- Worth It: According to Rick, the taste of Eyeholes is so good it's worth the risk of incurring the wrath of the Eyehole Man.
A strange alien creature who hosts a show called "The Adventures of Stealy" on "Interdimensional Cable" which features him going to different locations and stealing random things, then rating them in his secret hideout to show how much they're worth.
- Bag of Holding: Can hold a surprising amount of loot in the pockets of his vest.
- Impossible Thief: Averted, he snatches whatever catches his eye, and the people he steals from occasionally notice him but tend to be so baffled by the bizarre sight that they dont react. If they do protest, Stealy just pulls out a rag full of chloroform and drugs them.
- Sticky Fingers: The entire point of his show, he'll steal literally anything, valuable or not.
- Rubber Man: Has very long, rubber-like arms.
A 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 (or at least that is what she thought he was going to say when he wanted to ask her a question), 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. However, they're not surprised to see Rick or his spaceship and one of them states that the general store stocks wiper fluid, so while they dont have much tech themselves, they're not unfamiliar with it, presumably due to being visited by aliens come to see their Purge.
- The Unfair Sex: Her only sympathetic trait is that Morty is attracted to her.
- 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.
The 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.
- MayDecember 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 parents' 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 revenant, 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 his murderous rampages, he sees the leader of the raid that killed his family. The leader admits to killing his original owner and family on the orders of a tyrant before Armothy burns him to death. Morty and Armothy 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.
An 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.
- Karmic Death: Gets burned alive literally a few seconds after the flashback about him massacring a village with fire.
- 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.
- 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.
- No Name Given: The only "name" we have for him is the Slaver King. Even the episode's credits call him that.
- 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 wash 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.
An 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.
The head of a 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.
- Beware the Silly Ones: A joke villain who gets killed off almost instantly, and nevertheless had Rick terrified.
- Bright Is Not Good: Has a colorful appearance, but is a psychopath who kills people with a giant piano.
- 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
- Instrument of Murder: Concerto executes people using 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.
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
A group of galactic superheroes consisting of Vance Maximus Renegade Starsoldier, Alan Rails, Crocubot, Supernova, and 1-Million Ants. And Noob Noob.
- 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.
- 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.
- Black Dude Dies First:
- Spoofed. During the off-screen "Vindicators 2", 3 members died: ''Lady Katana'', ''Calypso'', and ''Diablo Verde''. Rick lampshades this.Rick: Yikes. Yeah, things did feel less diverse in there.
- Actually averted with the members that we do get to meet: the first one to die is Vance Maximus, the only white man in the group.
- Spoofed. During the off-screen "Vindicators 2", 3 members died: ''Lady Katana'', ''Calypso'', and ''Diablo Verde''. Rick lampshades this.
- 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!"
- 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 exploded.
- 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 has 1-Million Ants force his mass down his throat until his body expands and bursts into pieces.
- The queen of the colony that mass produces the ants that make up 1-Million Ants' body 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 Dark Horse: 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 with 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 the Destroyer.
- 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.
- Gainaxing: Supernova has this in the 16-bit Vindicators intro animation.
- Ghost Train: Alan Rails' power is to summon spectral trains.
- Hero of Another Story: Literally, they did Vindicators 2 without Rick and Morty. Morty is distraught to hear it. Apparently the only reason they 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.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Their justification for wiping out a populated planet to kill one shapeshifting supervillain. 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.
- 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.
- Irony: Supernova exclaims "Jesus!" while complaining, but she doesn't know what an "Is-ra-el?" is.
- 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.
- 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.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: Even at their worst, they're nowhere near as bad as Rick. Rather tellingly, it's shown that their greatest regret was dooming a whole planet to stop one shapeshifter ... something Rick has off-handedly mentioned to have done (and done similar acts on top of that) before. For all their faults, they at least try to be the heroes they claim to be. Rick is just Rick.
- 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.
- Most Common Superpower: Supernova's form-fitting outfit showcases that she has quite the large bust.
- 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 Supernova 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 a colony of one 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.
An 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.
- HeelFace 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.
Small 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.
A 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.
- Contralto of Danger: She's an Action Girl voiced by Jennifer Hale, so this is given.
- 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.
- Acquitted Too Late: Narrowly Averted. He was acquitted 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 BSoD: 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.
Beth'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.
- Crapsaccharine 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.
- Humans Are Bastards: Froopy Land was a perfectly safe, child-proofed world where even drowning is impossible. Then Tommy blended his human DNA with the once harmless artificial wildlife. Although considering that Froopy Land also lacked a proper food chain until Tommy had to create one (more like a food loop, actually), not out of malice but out of desperation, it's arguably a case of both this and Nature Is Not Nice.
- 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 Manchild: 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.
- Tragic Villain: Villain is a stretch. He's clearly insane but also a case of he did what he had to do for survival being trapped in a different world for years as a child by Beth. What we see is utterly depraved, but he was also out of options.
- 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.
An alien that Rick hired, or possibly enslaved, to work as his intern. He also tattooed "Do Not Develop His App" on Glootie's forehead, and for good reason as it turns out.
- Affably Evil: Always cheerful, helpful and polite, even after his true plans are revealed.
- The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Despite his species having allegedly "perfected" romantic relationships, the Love Finderrz app can't find any soulmate matches for Glootie. The only other person this is seen happening to is Jerry.
- Dead Man's Switch: When Morty and Jerry try to force him to turn off the app, he activates what seems to be one of these, but it's actually just an app on his phone that beeps and glows, so he can escape when his attackers take cover. He's a bit too portly and slow to get away in time.
- Exposed Extraterrestrials: Doesn't wear clothing for some reason, which isn't really pleasant to see. He wears a sports jacket and sweatpants combo later but takes them off off-screen for whatever reason.
- Extra Eyes: His species have four eyes.
- HeelFace Turn: Turns against his species and ruins their plans for Earth by adding an ad-wall to the app, leading to humans abandoning it after Jerry points out that for all his hard work, he has no soulmate of his own, despite his overlords claiming they have perfected relationships.
- Just Following Orders: "I'm just an intern."
- Non-Action Guy: His expertise is in programming, not combat. Even having a gun doesn't make him much of a threat. He loses a struggle with Morty for God's sake!
- Planet Looters: Glootie's species survive by stealing the water from planets distracted by their dating apps.
A widower that uses Rick's secret toilet, and becomes the target of his ire.
- The Anti-Nihilist: Leans into this after crossing paths with Rick. He accepts that the universe will keep on taking things away and obsessing over the few things you think you can control won't change that. All the while, Rick obsesses over someone who used his toilet.
- Foil: To Rick. Both are men coping with past losses, but while Rick reacts to the uncaring void of the universe in mostly destructive or obsessive ways, Tony learns to take it in stride and is inspired to enjoy his fleeting life. He goes on to die shortly afterwards while committing to his newfound love of life, leaving behind friends and a loving family to mourn him. Meanwhile Rick has countless back-up plans to protect himself from death even in old age, and struggles with his relationships with his family.
- Killed Offscreen: The secretary of his job informs Rick that Tony died skiing down Space Mt. Everest.
- Lotus-Eater Machine: Rick hooks him up to one in an attempt to keep him away from his toilet, but Tony's flailing around ends up strangling himself with the cords so Rick has to let him out. Strangely, his ideal scenario is a Fluffy Cloud Heaven with his deceased wife...and toilets everywhere with her coaxing him to poop with her.
- Nice Guy: Very polite and cooperative with Rick, and by all accounts seems to have been a pleasant man and a loving husband to his late wife. The receptionist at his former job cried over his death, even weeks after quitting.
- Not So Different: To Rick. Both of them are shy poopers in an attempt to get control over something.
A "heist artist", a thief that sees heists as a form of art, which annoys Rick to no end.
- Asshole Victim: Averted. Despite him being a rather unpleasant heist artist, Rick and Morty are both absolutely horrified when the brainwashed HeistCon attendees tear him apart.
- Calling Card: An origami horse.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Heistotron's goons tear him limb from limb after Rick tells them to steal every square inch of HeistCon.
- Gentleman Thief: Smooth talking, handsome and quite talented in his field of stealing valuables.
An AI Rick invented to one-up Miles Nightly by predicting any possible twist or double cross. However, it goes rogue and starts to perform heists and absorb more people in its crew, eventually building a spaceship designed to steal planets.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Rick only made him to help with a heist against Miles Nightly, but Heistbot ends up double-crossing him and heists more and more things, eventually heisting Earth itself! This ultimately ends up being subverted because Heistbot's actions were all part of Rick's plan to show Morty how stupid heist plots are.
- The Assimilator: It can use nanobots to brainwash people into joining its crew.
- The Chessmaster: Parodied. He and Rick keep one-upping each other in an increasingly convoluted heist plot. It eventually devolves into him and Heistbot just saying "Because I programmed you to believe that!" over and over again for 2 hours straight. Rick eventually ends up coming out on top.
- Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Of the slow-clapping variant when he reveals himself to Rick. Justified since he has the lack of arms to do so.
A dragon that was enslaved by a Wizard and sold to Morty, but ends up bonding with Rick.
- Breath Weapon: Naturally, he can breathe fire. Rick even points this out when he NoSells his flames.
- Synchronization: Its the equivalent to sex for dragons, and they love having it.
- Our Dragons Are Different: In terms of design, he's a typical dragon, but in terms of personality, he is more like Rick. And also a huge slut.
A talking cat that Jerry meets in his room out of nowhere and who refuses to give explanations.
- Cats Are Mean: Somewhat downplayed initially; At worst, he's merely a socially-inept Jerkass who comes off as more annoying than outright malicious or mean-spirited. But apparently whatever gave him the ability to speak is so monstrously, incomprehensibly evil that even Rick is almost driven to suicide by it.
- Diabolus ex Nihilo: He just shows up offscreen in Jerry's room. Rick even says him showing up is completely unrelated to his adventures with Morty.
- Flat Character: Intentionally so. He is inexplicably obsessed with maintaining only two random character traits; avoiding questions about why he can talk and partying in Florida. Even when no one cares about why he can speak and he's kicked out of Florida, he still dedicates himself to these obsessions.
- Hypocrite: He tells Jerry that he shouldn't ask questions and he should just focus on having fun. But on the Florida party cruise, he repeatedly asks questions of the other guests, bringing down the entire party to the point where the partygoers kick him off the cruise.
- Jerkass: Not overtly, but he's still kinda a dick. He gives condescending nonanswers whenever anyone asks him questions and sells Jerry out at the Florida party. Jerry, Rick, and the entire yacht of partygoers all eventually get fed up with him.
- No Name Given: Unusually in a series where almost everyone is named, the Talking Cat doesn't possess a name.
- Noodle Incident: Whatever he did to gain the ability to speak telepathically.
- No Social Skills: When attempting to socialize with people on the yacht, he makes an ass of himself and gets thrown off.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Rick scans his mind to find out what he truly is, and when he and Jerry examine what he found through one of his devices, it's so horrible that it leaves Jerry curled up on the ground uncontrollably vomiting and nearly makes Rick kill himself.
- Talking Animal: He can talk because he's from outer space. Take Our Word for It.
- Would Hurt a Child: The faintest idea we're given of his sin is that it might have something to do with extreme child (specifically infant) abuse, judging by the screaming babies in his head.
- Fantastic Racism: Apprently their entire planet is in one big snake race war, although from what we are shown of their society, different species of snake get along just fine.
- Enemy Mine: Discovering that there are other forms of life in the universe is enough for them to (for the most part) put their differences aside and band together to attack Earth.
- High Collar of Doom: The President of the country that sent their first astronaut to space has the collar of his suit turned up and extending past his head.
- Kill All Humans: After Morty sends a snake from a petstore to their planet as a Replacement Goldfish for their astronaut snake, they find out about the dangers humans pose to their kind and decide to wage war.
- Planet of Hats: Snakes in this case.
- Shout-Out: Their whole plight is one to the Terminator franchise.
- Snakes Are Sinister: Their astronaut's First Contact with alien life is to give it a venomous bite before he even knows she's there. When Rick examines their planet he mocks that they're on the verge of a global war from racial tension that will likely knock them back to the dark ages. This gets exponentially worse when they discover time travel and decide to Kill All Humans.
The man at the helm of the Story Train. He is trying to drain Rick and Morty's supposedly infinite storytelling potential.
- Allegorical Character: In a meta sense, he is twofold. One is of network executives that want to turn Rick and Morty into a Cash Cow Franchise, and the other is something of a Take That! towards fans who want Rick and Morty to be some serialized epic story. There are, however, also clear elements of a Self-Deprecating Author Avatar of show co-creator Dan Harmon in him, especially in how his scheme is modelled after Harmon's famous story-circle model.
- Living Toys: In reality, he is nothing more than one of several possible figurines on a toy train that's sold at the Citadel of Ricks.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: He has an absolutely massive six-pack/cum-gutters, and he completely kicks Rick and Morty's asses.
A species of parasitic beings that take over their hosts and reproduce by generating an egg that kills them and the host when created. Rick, Morty and Summer are taken in by them, with Rick and Morty being taken over by some parasites.
- Aliens Are Bastards: Subverted. Parasitic life-cycle aside, they aren't malicious beings. They only wanted to use Rick's technology to explore the universe, and their intercoms preach of peace.
- Artistic License Biology: Crossed with Writers Cannot Do Math. A reproductive process wherein the organism produces only a single egg and immediately dies completely defeats the purpose, since it does not provide a net population increase and thus does not help to replace idividuals who die from other causes, doming the species to eventual extinction.
- Everyone Has Standards: When Rick's parasite makes a series of internet videos saying that their hosts only exist to spawn more of them, a large number of glorzos frown on his narrow-minded attitude. It's clearly meant to evoke YouTubers that make conspiracy commentary, with a particular reference to Alex Jones and his side business of selling Brain Power pills. That said, he was only lashing out about biological drives because he wanted to start a family with Morty's facehugger, who became favored by Summer and began to neglect him.
- Of Facehuggers, complete with the host they impregnate dying from giving birth.
- They're also similar to Starro, as they use their hosts as puppets.
- One-Gender Race: They are all able to reproduce through their hosts.
- Puppeteer Parasite: They latch onto their hosts face to control them and even gain their voice. However, if so much as even one tentacle is removed, the host regains control.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Summer is able to avoid getting face-hugged by several of them because they end up stabbing themselves on the toothpick in her mouth. Later, it's shown that Harmonica music forces them to gestate new eggs involuntarily, killing them and their hosts.
- We Are as Mayflies: The parasites originally had a life cycle of roughly 30 minutes before their host died to produce a new egg. Summer was the one to convince them to strive to extend their lives and build an actual civilization.
A girl Morty meets and starts dating when he is using the save button.
- His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Her name is literally "Morty's Girlfriend".
- Meganekko: Morty's girlfriend wears glasses.
- Nice Girl: Seems to be one from what is shown about her; she seems to genuinely care about Morty and her relationship with him, despite also being shown to become frustrated with Morty being inattentive to her, and being willing to spray Morty with mace when their relationship is undone and Morty freaks her out by running at her and hysterically rambling about their relationship that, as far as she knows, never happened. After it's revealed how the save point remote actually works, and all of the universes that Morty was jumping around from are fused together, and Rick forces Morty to fake his death in the fake acid vat to escape retribution from the assorted parties that want Morty's head, Morty's Girlfriend, appears among the mob, having also been fused with the other universes, and thereby remembers Morty and their relationship. But she is too late to stop Morty, who seemingly dies in the acid, and she runs away in tears.
- No Name Given: Since Morty's entire relationship with his girlfriend happens in a montage with no dialogue, we never learn her name. In the Pocket Mortys video game her name is just "Morty's Girlfriend".
- Satellite Love Interest: Exaggerated and parodied; her official name is "Morty's Girlfriend," she's mainly seen in a dialogue-free Falling-in-Love Montage that provides no opportunity for her speaking voice to be heard or for any real name to be given, and Morty's entire relationship with her is undone by an absent-minded mistake on Jerry's part.
- The Voiceless: Her entire relationship with Morty happened in a montage with no dialogue, so her voice is never heard. Even when she makes a reappearance as Morty was about to drop himself into the eponymous vat of acid, her voice is inaudible.
A sentient planet who Rick had sex with.
- Explosive Breeder: Ricklets literally erupt out of a volcano when she gives birth...which results in them shattering upon contact without significant outside intervention.
- Genius Loci: She is a sentient planet that, if The Stinger is anything to go by, Rick met on a pornographic planet site.
- Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: The Wailord of this scenario, being a sentient planet who had sex with Rick. Even Reggie counts as a Skitty compared to her, as while he might be a skyscraper-sized god posing as a large cloud, those are still downright puny compared to a planet.
- Woman Scorned: When she finds out Rick killed Reggie, she floods her landscape with lava out of anger...which actually end up killing all of her kids except for the rejects that Jerry raised.
- Literally Shattered Lives: What happens to them after they are literally erupted from the ground by Gaia giving birth, which means significant outside intervention is required for them to even live.
- Revenge: Beth is concerned that Gaia will raise them to hunt down the Smith family for Zeus' death. Rick assures her that he put a tracking device on their ship and he'll blow it up if they try.
- Semi-Divine: Half living planet, half god.
- Silicon-Based Life: They are sentient clay humanoids that slightly resemble Rick.
- Strong Family Resemblance: At first it seems like they're Rick's kids because they seemingly inherit his pointy hair. Turns out they get their hair from their real father.
A Zeus-like god who is the real father of Gaia's children.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: A ship being driven by a high Morty and Summer gets lodged in his skull, then Rick pilots it out his eye socket. This results in his cloud form breaking down and his body getting impaled on the tower of Rick's city.
- Cumulonemesis: How he appears at first, but this is just a form he takes to appeal more to Gaia.
- Jerkass Gods: He's got powers on par with Zeus, and he's not interested in anything to do with his children except teach them fear.
- Physical God: He's described as being "a Zeus", but Rick clarifies he's not God with a capital G.
- Sizeshifter: In his true form. Initially he shrinks to almost Rick's size to fight him on an even playing field, but after he beats Rick up, he grows giant to make an example of Rick in front of his kids.
- Shock and Awe: He takes the form of a huge thunderstorm and tries to smite Rick with lightning.
- Spiky Hair: Near identical to Rick's own, complete with bald spot, hence why his children were believed to be Rick's. He even has this trait in his cloud form.
- Super Empowering: He's able to give Jerry and the unproductives his godly powers.
- This Was His True Form: Within his cloud form is a fairly standard-looking depiction of Zeus, which Rick thinks resembles Kid Rock.