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    Ethan 
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Voiced by: Daniel Benson
First appearance: "Anatomy Park"

Summer's boyfriend, who's shown to be extremely clingy and dealing with his own insecurities. His body becomes the building site for the new Anatomy Park, but given Rick's frustration that it won't include a "Pirates of the Pancreas", that may not be permanent. The replacement dimension version of him was later seen in "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy".


  • Body Horror: Morty uses the Morphizer-XE to horribly mutilate him for dumping Summer and breaking her heart.
  • The Bus Came Back: He's Put on a Bus after "Anatomy Park," and doesn't reappear until 15 episodes later in "Get Schwifty."
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Ethan was molested by his older brother in a fishing trip.
  • Drama Queen: In his initial appearance in C-137, he crashes the Smith family's Christmas dinner to ask Summer why she hasn't been texting him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: See Body Horror above. Morty basically dooms him to a lifetime of pain and despair, because he dumped Summer and made her insecure about her body, and there is absolutely no indication that he will ever revert back to his normal self. And by all appearances, Morty also left Ethan stranded at the campsite, forcing him to haul his malformed body all the way back to civilization on his own; judging by his pace during the after-credits scene, this might take some time.
  • Freudian Excuse: Played for Black Comedy, when Jacob gets Ethan to reveal why he is so touchy and it turns out to be because his older brother molested him.
  • Has a Type: If you take Summer's word for it, Ethan has a distinct preference for girls with large breasts. Played for Laughs.
  • It's All About Me: He barges into the Smiths' house and demands to know why Summer hasn't been texting him. When she explains that Jerry took her phone away and wanted her to spend time with her family, his only response is to angrily ask if she stopped to consider how that might affect him.
  • Rape as Backstory: In a tear-filled confession he admits that his older brother molested him as a child.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Given the events of "The Whirly-Dirly Conspiracy", its unknown how Annie and the new Anatomy Park are faring, or if they even existed inside Ethan in this dimension.
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    Mr. Meeseeks 
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Voiced by: Justin Roiland
First appearance: "Meeseeks and Destroy"

"I'm Mr. Meseeks, look at me!"

A race of creatures created from a box for the purpose of fulfilling simple goals. They do what is asked of them, and then abruptly cease to exist. They really don't like existing, so if the task given to them takes too long to accomplish, they may go insane and try to kill their summoner. Go here for their self-demonstrating page.


  • Adorkable: As long as things are going smoothly.
  • The Ace: Completed the comically difficult tasks Summer and Beth set them as if they were nothing and seem to know how to do everything anyone could ask them to do from birth, the only thing they can't do is make Jerry any better at golf. This may be because dealing with Summer and Beth only required the Meeseeks to emotionally manipulate and/or convince others which they are very good at thanks to their unflinchingly upbeat personalities. Where as Jerry wanted them to make him better at a physical task that required skill but was unwilling to actually change his behavior.
  • Alien Blood: As shown during the fight scene in "Meeseeks and Destroy", their blood is white. Knowing how much the show indulges in Freudian symbolism, the seminal imagery might be intentional.
  • Ax-Crazy: If they can't finish their assigned task in a short enough amount of time, they'll summon more and more Meeseeks trying to solve the problem, start beating the pulp out of each other, and destroy everything in their path to get to and kill the person who assigned them the Impossible Task so they can die.
  • Benevolent Genie: Initially, they'll be perfectly happy to fulfill your request the way you intended. However, if they can't do it in a timely manner, the Meeseeks will seek out more flexible ways to grant your wish as they become more frustrated and desperate.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Mr. Meeseeks are friendly, cheerful, and eager to please. But if they can't solve a given problem fast enough (as in a couple of days), they can get downright murderous.
  • Breakout Character: Got such a positive reception from fans for being such a memorably zany character to the point where he is destined to return in a future season.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: While they're only intended to be used for the simplest of tasks, Meeseeks are capable of accomplishing surprisingly complex things within a short span of time, such as convincing Beth that her life is worth living and making Summer popular at school in a single day.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm Mr. Meeseeks, look at me!"
  • Contemplate Our Navels: Implied. One of them says being alive as long as he has is 'weird' when explaining that he'd like to stop existing. Indeed, Mr. Meeseeks don't like doing this:
    Mr. Meeseeks: "We Meeseeks are not born into this world fumbling for meaning, Jerry! We are created to serve a singular purpose for which we will go to any lengths to fufill! Existence is pain to a Meeseeks, Jerry! And we will do anything to alleviate that pain!"
  • Death Seeker: They are designed to only exist for the purpose of completing one assigned goal, upon the success of which they will poof out of existence. Since they were not meant to exist any longer than absolutely necessary to achieve said goal, they wish to accomplish their task quickly as possible so that they can die, since hanging around any longer gets "weird" for them.
  • Ditto Aliens: They all look and act alike. Justified via function over form.
  • Exact Words: The Meeseeks will try to do whatever their summoner asks of them, but they will also use the exact wording of their summoner to resolve the issue if they need to. Taking two strokes off Jerry's golf game? Well, if they can't make him a better golfer, they'll permanently remove all the strokes off his game through killing him.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Life itself is torture to them, and death is the only release. They'll go mad if they don't die.
  • Goal in Life: To fulfill the singular task they were assigned after being summoned, and then die.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Perfectly happy with helping their master achieve their goal, and then dying. Should their master give up their goal or take too long (two days), they will quickly go insane.
  • Instant Expert: It appears Meeseeks are good at pretty much everything from the moment they come into being. Unfortunately, when dealing with someone as neurotic as Jerry, this only goes so far.
  • It Can Think: Although they appear to have one-track minds, multiple Meeseeks when summoned to solve the same problem will come up with different solutions. And if forced to stay alive long enough, causing them great pain, they'll eventually hit on a different answer...
  • It's All About Me: As Beth noted, they just say or do whatever it takes to accomplish their goal, with little to no consideration for the feelings (or ultimately the life) of the person who summons them. The example Rick used with the first Meeseeks was summoning him to open a stuck mayonnaise jar, and they were intended for household tasks like fixing a dishwasher, etc. Beth completely ignored this by asking Meeseeks to help make her "a more complete woman", so it took the quickest route to making that happen. Jerry tried to keep his wish simple by just asking for help lowering his golf handicap... though he's so bad at golf that this drove his Meeseeks insane.
  • Loophole Abuse: Jerry's Meeseeks figure that, since they can't improve Jerry's golf game, they can kill him instead. By their reasoning, they're taking all strokes off his game by removing the player entirely. In fairness to their strained logic, they were pretty desperate.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: What Jerry's Meeseeks ended up deciding, and probably what any Meeseeks will resort to after long enough.
  • Large Ham: They have No Indoor Voice, even the one just giving Beth relationship advice.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: It is impossible to inflict lethal harm on a Meeseeks before they finish their task. When dozens of Meeseeks are losing their minds trying to take two strokes off Jerry's golf game, they start beating each other senseless and tearing each others' limbs off, but it doesn't kill any of them.
  • Not Used to Freedom: The concept of continued existence without/beyond fulfilling their request drives them insane.
  • One-Gender Race: All Meeseeks are male and called "Mr. Meeseeks".
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: Meeseeks have blue bodies and some of them have orange tufts of hair on their heads.
  • Parrot Exposition: Given their clone-like nature, this happens twice within the episode, first with their catchphrase, then "He roped me into this!"
  • Perma-Stubble: When alive for long enough, some Meeseeks start growing this.
  • Purpose-Driven Immortality: You can rip them apart, you can smash their skulls in, you can tear holes straight through their body, but they don't get to die until they solve their task.
  • Sanity Slippage: The longer they keep failing at their goal, the worse they get.
  • Servant Race: Their entire purpose in life is to fulfill the goal given to them as quickly as possible and die in a puff of smoke afterwards.
  • Stepford Smiler: Very chipper and eager to help — as long as things are going well.
  • Unfulfilled Purpose Misery: The Meeseeks lose their sanity when they can't fulfill their assigned task.
  • Verbal Tic: I'M MR. MEESEEKS LOOK AT ME!
  • We Are as Mayflies: Meeseeks are only meant to be alive for the exact amount of time it takes to complete the one task they have been assigned, which is usually no more than a few hours. Two days is considered an eternity in Meeseeks time.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Hand-in-hand with Death Seeker, it's impossible for them to die unless they complete their task and it doesn't help that they're so content with leading very short lives in accordance with that.

    Gearhead 
Voiced by: Scott Chernoff
First appearance: "Ricksy Business"

"D'you even know my real name? It's Revolio Clockberg Jr! I belong to an entire species of gear people. Calling me 'gearhead' is like calling a Chinese person 'Asia Face'."

A somewhat shady acquaintance of Rick from a civilisation of mechanical beings. He doesn't like to be called "Gearhead".


  • Ambiguously Bi: Gearhead was heavily implied to be gay through his effeminate voice and gestures, and the fact that he apparently owns a gay magazine that could be seen in his workshop. However, he was seen flirting with a couple of college aged gear girls in the post credits scene of "Vindicators 3"
  • Back for the Dead: He returns in "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender" only to trip while retreating from his lie of being a Vindicator, falling apart in the process.
  • The Bus Came Back: He reappears at the end and credits scene of "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender", twelve episodes since his previous appearance in "Mortynight Run".
  • Butt-Monkey: Almost nothing good ever happens to him. From him getting his "gearsticles" ripped off to tripping and breaking into dozens of pieces, while fleeing.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": In the midst of his betrayal of Rick in "Mortynight Run", he admits that he hates how Rick calls him "Gearhead", considering it to be an insult.
  • Easily Forgiven: The fact that he's at the party in the end of "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender" shows that Rick has forgiven him. Although, if one believes the theory that the Rick and Morty in "Mortynight Run" are not the Rick and Morty of the series, i.e not Rick and Morty C-137, it means that this Gearhead never had the chance to betray Rick since Morty C-137 didn't get involved with Krombopulos Michael and Fart, so in theory Rick would have no problems with him. Although given that he points out Gearhead's presence to Morty after speaking about betrayal it may be that either this isn't the case or he is aware that a different Gearhead sold out a different Rick, but doesn't care.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Betrays Rick, Morty, and Fart to his world's police, for a high ransom.
  • Groin Attack: Is at the receiving end by Rick, who literally removes Gearhead's balls and shoves them in Gearhead's mouth.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He does resemble his voice actor, Scott Chernoff, with the addition of gears on his face.

    Birdperson/Phoenixperson 
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Voiced by: Dan Harmon
First appearance: "Ricksy Business"

"In Bird culture, this is considered a dick move."

He is Rick's best friend and attends the party looking for a new mate after breaking up with his previous soul-partner spirit-bond. And he's a superhero of some sort being called to said party via a beacon.


  • Aliens Steal Cable: Rick mentioned once that Birdperson annually holds viewing parties for the Oscars, but...
    Rick: By the way, our TV signals take light years to reach his planet. Nobody tell him that Braveheart wins!
  • Atrocious Alias: Tammy isn't exactly jazzed about his new moniker of Phoenixperson. Rick, Beth and her clone share the same sentiment.
  • Bird People: Well, it is right there in his name.
  • The Cameo: Appears in Pocket Mortys (complete with a line of spoken dialogue from Harmon) to get Rick back to the Healing Center when all of his Mortys are KO'ed.
  • Came Back Wrong: After Rick's escape from prison, Tammy revives him into a cyborg, dubbed Phoenixperson, turning him into a loyal soldier of the Federation. After Rick retrieves his body in the Season 4 finale he seems intent on fixing the damage.
  • Captain Ersatz: Birdperson is confirmed to be a parody of The Hawk from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
  • The Comically Serious: He has a serious and sombre demeanor, which makes him stand out amongst Rick's other friends.
  • Death Equals Emotion: Inversion, his only visible facial expression (confusion) was right before he got shot up by Tammy.
  • The Dragon: Unwillingly becomes one to Tammy after being reconstructed in Phoenixperson.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Season four shows, while he's loyal to Tammy, his resurrection as a cyborg has made him infinitely more dangerous than her or any of her Gromflomite masters.
  • Evil Former Friend: Not that he had much choice in the matter with the Federation rebuilding him as a cyborg. It still results in him becoming an enemy of Rick and the two face off in the Season 4 finale, after which Rick takes him back to Earth and plans on fixing him.
  • Face–Monster Turn: After getting resurrected into a cyborg, Birdperson becomes a weapon for Tammy to use, which automatically but unwillingly makes him one of the antagonists of the show. He and Rick fight in the Season 4 finale which shows Birdperson is still completely in love with Tammy despite what she did to him. Rick at least intends to fix him after he's shut down.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Somehow he is fully taken in by an invisible Jerry puppetting Tammy's corpse despite Rick telling him she was dead, her deathly complexion, and the numerous wounds covering her body including a bullet hole right between the eyes. Phoenixperson even says she's acting strangely but only catches on when Jerry accidentally becomes visible again.
  • Fallen Hero: While he admits to doing terrible things to stop the Galactic Federation, he still fought against evil with noble intentions, only to be killed by them and resurrected as their cyborg enforcer.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: They fought together against The Galactic Federation.
    Birdperson: [to Beth] The road your father and I walked together is soaked deeply with the blood of both friends and enemies. We have committed numerous atrocities in the name of freedom.
    Rick: [to Morty] Birdperson's big day, Morty, was at Blood Ridge at Glap-Flap's third moon against the Gromflomites!
  • Interspecies Romance: With Summer's high school friend, Tammy. She even moved to his homeworld. It, unfortunately, turned out to all be a ruse.
  • I Owe You My Life: Rick saved his life in the past, which is why Birdperson is willing to look past Rick's surface flaws and see the deeply troubled person underneath.
  • Honey Trap: He falls victim to this as Tammy is actually a galactic agent trying to bring him and his terrorist friends down.
  • Hypothetical Fight Debate: His succinct response to Rick when the latter wonders this as they're fighting in the Season 4 finale doubles as a What the Hell, Hero? moment.
    Rick: It's funny. I always wondered who would win if we ever fought.
    Birdperson: Then you were always a bad friend.
  • Love Martyr: Even as a cyborg who was killed and then rebuilt as a weapon by Tammy, his love for her remains.
  • My Biological Clock Is Ticking: It must be severe, considering it is his wedding vow.
    Birdperson: Tammy, I was approaching infertility when I met you, but there is still time. I am yours until my death.
  • May–December Romance: He's in his forties, and Tammy is 19. But that's probably the least unusual aspect of their relationship.
  • No Sympathy: Generally comes off as this towards Morty due to his near blind loyalty towards Rick. Whenever Morty suggests drawing the line with Rick's treatment of him, no matter how justified, Birdperson will fully take Rick's side and usually passive aggressively guilt sling Morty.
  • Not So Stoic: He usually speaks in a flat voice and only displays emotions on a few occasions.
    • The first time is when Tammy reveals she's an undercover Galactic Federation operative. Just before she shoots him dead, Birdperson becomes visibly upset and confused.
    • The second is after his resurrection as Phoenixperson, when Rick reveals he killed Tammy and then calls him "pussy-whipped" for still loving her despite what she did to him, after which he actually screams in anger and attacks. Later, Jerry accidentally desecrating Tammy's corpse is enough to send him into an Unstoppable Rage.
  • Opposites Attract: Despite being stoic, calm and rational, Birdperson is shown to be a steady relationship with Tammy, Summer's raunchy party-girl friend from school. Subverted when it's revealed she was actually a deep-cover agent for the galactic federation, running a honeypot operation to find him and a number of his friends who participate in galactic rebellion.
  • Power Trio: With Rick Sanchez and Squanchy.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Becomes one for Tammy and the Galactic Federation after his death and resurrection as a cyborg.
  • Self-Applied Nickname: He was renamed Phoenixperson by the Federation agents that rebuilt him following his death, and much to the consternation of everyone around him, he insists that others call him that.
  • Spock Speak: Except for one instance of yelling, he always speaks in a flat tone. His lines also often fall into the Expospeak Gag.
  • The Stoic: He rarely emotes, only speaks in a flat tone of voice, and remains straight faced despite whatever absurdity is going on around him.
  • Third-Person Person: Refers to himself as such.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • No matter what kind of dangerous, selfish stunts Rick pulls, Birdperson will always take his side. A Deconstruction of sorts since where Morty can at least keep Rick in check with Tough Love, Birdperson's blind loyalty and distain for rebuttal of any sorts towards Rick tends to only enable his self destructive behavior.
    • As Phoenixperson, he's still in love with Tammy despite what she did to him. How much of this is due to being rebuilt as a cyborg is unknown. He completely looses it when he finds out she's dead, is relieved when Jerry puppets her body to pretend she's alive, and then goes utterly berserk when he realizes Jerry's just desecrating her corpse.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Tammy and the remnant of the Galactic Federation resurrect him as a cyborg called Phoenixperson.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He's rebuilt as an unstoppable death machine capable of disemboweling Rick and defeating two Beths, but he also has a conveniently placed on-off switch on his back.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Mentions in "The Wedding Squanchers" that he and Rick have committed a number of atrocities in the name of freedom from the galactic federation.

    Squanchy 
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Voiced by: Tom Kenny
First appearance: "Ricksy Business"

One of Rick's closest friends, Squanchy is a cat-like alien from the planet Squanch.


  • Caught with Your Pants Down: Morty and Jessica catch him squanching in a closet during "Ricksy Business".
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may look like a silly cartoon character with a high-pitched voice and a goofy speech pattern (see below), but if the situation gets grim, he's perfectly able to turn into a 15 feet tall hulking beast while retaining his awareness and tear through mooks while shrugging off Frickin' Laser Beams.
  • A Friend in Need: Distracts the Federation Forces so that Rick and his family can escape a shootout.
    Squanchy: There's no time to squanch, get your family out of here! I got this!
  • Hulking Out: He has some kind of liquid in one of his teeth that turns him into a huge beast.
  • Smurfing: His species uses the word "squanch" like this, which Beth brings up.
  • Power Trio: With Rick Sanchez and Birdperson.
  • True Companions: Squanchy personally hosts, caters, and acts as the officiant at Birdperson's wedding. When Rick calls Birdperson his best friend, Squanchy disappointingly takes off a bracelet that says "Rick's BFF". Though he still doesn't hesitate to stay behind in the resulting shootout so that Rick and his family can escape.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Last time he's seen, he was doing pretty well against agents of the Galactic Federations while covering Rick's escape, but he's not seen again in the maximum security prison at the end of the episode, meaning he's either dead or on the run. That he was last seen going after Tammy, who turns up alive in the season 3 premiere, does not bode well for him.

    Mr. Poopybutthole 
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Voiced by: Justin Roiland
First appearance: "Total Rickall"

One of the many new characters that show up after the parasites get into the house. He is a diminutive yellow rod-shaped being dressed in a light blue shirt, knee-high blue pants, brown shoes and a blue-rimmed top-hat.


  • All There in the Manual: The showrunners, when pressed, did eventually give him an origin story in an interview that crosses into Don't Explain the Joke territory: he's a more benign and advanced Energy Being form of the brain parasites that feeds by forming real friendships with lower lifeforms. The easiest way for him to do so is to insert himself into the lives of lifeforms that have experienced memory loss or alteration.
  • Babies Ever After: The Stinger for the season 3 finale reveals he got himself cleaned up and has a wife and kid.
  • Breakout Character: Similar to Mr. Meeseeks, he was a memorably zany character that got a positive reception and even reappeared in The Stingers for the finales of seasons 2 and 3, has made numerous cameo appearances, and returns for a substantial role in a season four episode.
  • Continuity Nod: He's still shown requiring treatment for his injury from Beth in "The Wedding Squanchers".
  • Catchphrase: "Oooh-wee!"
  • Cool Teacher: Season 4 reveals that he's a college lecturer, and well liked by his students.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: His apartment feature a framed picture with a handgun and the words "Guns Aren't Fun", understandably from his experience with Beth.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: The Stinger to the Season 2 finale shows that he was watching the episode on TV, telling the audience to tune in for season 3.
  • Functional Addict: The season 2 finale implies he is addicted to some kind of painkiller, though the Season 3 finale implies that he has managed to kick the habit.
  • Gratuitous Use of the Tallit: Averted. He's only shown wearing a tallit during his wedding — one of the instances where it's appropriate to wear one.
  • Heroic BSoD: After Beth shoots him, his cheery attitude is left broken and he secludes himself from the family. Abiding by "The Wedding Squanchers", he's recovered his cheery attitude, if still left a tad unhinged.
  • Informed Judaism: He has a Jewish Wedding, but doesn't follow Kosher or appear to have religious items in his household.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Has a little grey cat that he affectionately calls "Kitty."
  • Nice Guy: So nice that no one has a single negative memory of him—at least not one where he's the cause of the unpleasantness. After he's shot, he even apologizes for this.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a top hat.
  • Nice Jewish Boy: His wedding photos show him having a Jewish Wedding.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Jumps and clambers onto a pizza delivery guy in excitement over the season two finale in its stinger.
  • Red Herring: Despite being just as wacky as any of the parasitic beings, Mr. Poopy Butthole turns out to not be one of the parasites. When Beth shoots him, he bleeds red blood and is left severely crippled.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Parodied and later played straight when it turns out he isn't a parasite.
  • Take That, Audience!:
    • The season 2 stinger has Mr. PBH grapple with his pizza delivery man using questions and antics like a stereotypical fan might, before getting rather unhinged thinking about the lengthy wait for Season Three, outright mocking the fans who would/were acting the same way.
    • In the season 3 stinger, he turns up and apologizes to the audience for his absence this season, as he has been rather busy now that he is married, has a child, and have been working on finishing up a GED. He then tells the audience that he hopes they did something worthwhile with their lives during the break between the two seasons, rather than just waiting around for the show to come back.
  • Unfortunate Names: Do we really have to spell it out? Notably, when Jerry calls for an ambulance after Mr. Poopybutthole has been shot by Beth, he audibly stops himself from saying "Mr. Poopybutthole" to the dispatch, instead referring to him as a "longtime family friend."
  • Walking Spoiler: Dear lord. He was not a parasite! Though Dan Harmon's explanation for him is that he is a parasite, just a more advanced and benevolent one.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After being on a personal upwards trajectory since the end of Season 2, Rick's interference in "One Crew Over the Crewcoo's Morty" gets him fired from his professorship at a university, albeit unintentionally. Rick even sincerely apologizes to him for that one.
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    Mr. President 
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Voiced by: Keith David
First appearance: "Get Schwifty"

"I'm the God damned President of the United fucking States!"

The president of the United States.


  • Action Politician: Becomes one by the time of The Rickchurian Mortydate, complete with greater physical durability, mastery of gadgets, and operating his own Powered Armor, showing himself capable of holding his own in a fight against Rick. It's also revealed that his administration has somehow managed to reverse-engineer its own portal technology, which while not as strong as Rick's is functional (i.e. it can teleport and transport without splinching or disintegrating people).
  • Always Someone Better: Mr. President is annoyed to no end in knowing that Rick is literally better, smarter, and more powerful than the full force of the United States Government, its military, and its laws in every conceivable way. He refuses to accept that the most powerful government on the planet can easily be defeated by one man, and refuses to coexist with an infinitely superior god. Things were fine when Rick allowed him to think that the government had Rick under their control when they asked him to do specific tasks that only he was suitable for, but that ended when the duo blew off the government for being glorified pest controllers.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The portal technology the military developed requires the time and resources to be spent manually airlifting the platform to its destination just so the President can step through it.
  • Code Name: Goes by Blue Bird.
  • The Ditz: He briefly considers that people die when he names them after being informed that the musicians he name-dropped are dead, was unable to tell that the planet was teleported until someone physically turned him towards the monitor, and is way too willing to trust the fate of the planet to Rick rather than consider any other option.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In The Rickchurian Mortydate, the episode literally tries to heavily imply the fact he has a one-sided love-hate relationship with Rick and Morty. Either he hates they're disrespecting his flawed authority, or he becomes deeply hurt he's going to cut ties with them.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: He may be The Ditz but raises several good points during the episode, mainly that Rick does know what is going on and that his knowledge of top secret projects isn't surprising given his level of technology. He also refuses to resort to nuclear warfare against the alien force threatening Earth, which proves to be a wise choice.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He looks almost exactly like his voice actor.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: After Rick saves the world, the President bluntly tells Morty that he is not allowed to speak of their involvement to the public and that the government will deny everything they say (and probably worse).
  • No Name Given: His actual name is never given.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: He's something of a President Buffoon in regards to his obsession with trying to outdo Rick. In "The Rickchurian Mortydate", he's capable of being an Action Politician as he personally goes on adventures and fights Rick.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: His policy in regards to Rick and Morty is that as long as they'll help him out at his request, he does not hold them accountable to the law, though he does become pettier when they tell him they think that it's because he is incapable of that. It isn't until the very end of the season 3 finale, where Rick poses as an alternate-dimension "Fly Fishing Rick" that the two put aside their grudge, with the creators stating the President knows it's the same Rick but is willing to play along to amend the relationship and save face.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Even more so than Rick, who is an anarchist, nihilist, and partly a villain, but the POTUS' administration has successfully created teleportation technology that actually works and he uses it for a mundane feud with Rick. In the real-world, technology of this sort would overnight alter all transportation and communications industries, and that is just for a start of what it could do.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In his first appearance in Get Schwifty, he came off as a buffoon who his own bodyguard tried to frag in an attempt to nuke the Cromulons (which didn't work anyway). In Rickchurian Mortydate, he becomes an Action Politician and a Tony Stark-esque Science Hero and dukes it out with Rick and manages to score a draw, which most Rick antagonists never claim.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Get Schwifty he was incredibly friendly to them, but he becomes a bit less reasonable in The Rickchurian Mortydate, where he begins taking Rick and Morty for granted by frequently enlisting their help and not showing much in the way of gratitude. When Rick and Morty say they think he's incapable of holding them accountable for their actions instead of lenient in exchange for a quid pro quo relationship, he declares them enemies of the United States and spends the rest of an episode fighting them over a petty grudge. He does mend fences with them by the end of the episode though.

    Dr. Wong 
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I get the impression that this family values science.
Voiced by: Susan Sarandon
First appearence: "Pickle Rick"

An insightful family therapist who also specializes in treating coprophagia. After having incidents in school, Beth takes Morty and Summer to her, where she analyzes the family's dysfunctional relationship, particularly, Beth's relationship with Rick and how it reflects in the family.


  • Always Someone Better: The only character in the show, so-far, to score a victory on Rick, in that she prevents the latter from getting in the last word. She does this by acknowledging Rick's great intelligence and even admitting that she understands why someone like him would mock and belittle her vocation but also pointing out that Rick can't handle life not being an adventure while she can.
  • Base-Breaking Character: In-Universe. The family literally is evenly split about her, with Beth and Rick disliking her and disregarding her advice while Morty and Summer are shown to have liked her and, specially considering everything they've been through, really would like her to help them.
  • Boring, but Practical: Her view on therapy. She explains to Rick and Beth they will have to put work on it, and may find themselves bored senselessly in having to go through that, but that it's a work necessary in order to build a healthier relationship between the family. In season four, after Beth gets back together with Jerry, decides to focus on raising her kids and takes no more crap from Rick, it's shown that the family does keep seeing her.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: She acknowledges Rick and Beth's reasoning for aversion to therapy, before proceeding to make a straightforward point that Rick is suffering inside a limbo between narcissism and nihilism that pushes him away from dealing his own problems with his extended family especially when he is directly responsible for his daughter's divorce with Jerry, including disproportionately attempting to avoid going to therapy by turning himself into a pickle. Beth meanwhile tries to deflect her own problems on her kids.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Various things around her office (and the title on her door) reveals that her professions are family therapy....and Coprophagia recovery.
  • The Comically Serious: She is unflappably calm, detached, and approachable, providing a reasonable analysis of the Smith family's problems. She doesn't even blink when they describe the more absurd and surreal parts of their life, especially when Rick himself shows up as a pickle. And even her "The Reason You Suck" Speech for Rick is devoid of condescension or judgment. Of course, as a therapist, she has to be this.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She outright calls Jerry's fixation on puppets "crazy".
  • Everything Is Racist: Beth calls her name a racist thing, though that seems to be more out of spite when she gets cornered by her when asked about the content of the syringe.
  • Paste Eater: She specializes in helping people overcome Coprophagia.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She gives a calm dissection of Rick's personal problems, down to how it affected the rest of the family, which had led him to becoming a pickle in a bionic rat suit covered in blood and feces minutes away from dying.
  • Seen It All: Is not surprised in the least that Rick turned himself into a pickle. Justified, as this is the same universe Rick!C-137 stayed in where Dr. Wong lived through an Alien Invasion.
  • The Shrink: Of the awesome variety. She actually gets through to Rick, causing him to apologize to Beth for lying as well as to spend time with her.
  • The Stoic: Justified in that she is a therapist and therefore needs to keep a calm demeanor in order to help her patients.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted with her presence, but played straight by the end of the episode. Everything she says is pertinent and necessary for the family to become healthier and she could probably help Summer and Morty a lot, however, Rick and Beth disregard her and don't intend to come back down to even ignoring the kids' will to see her again.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight:
    • Rick as a walking, talking and dying pickle doesn't startle her in the least, she simply welcomes him into the office and they continue the session either way.
    • She's none too phased by Tammy leading Federation soldiers into her office, attacking her patients, and then having her office destroyed by Rick's shooting the invading aliens. Her only question is about the voice-activated flamethrower Rick had installed in her office to incinerate her if she annoyed him too much.

The Galactic Federation

    In General 
Voiced by: Various
First appearance: Pilot

For over 850 glaagnars, the Galactic Federation has helped quintillions of other sentient life forms assimilate into our vision of one united universe. We stand scrung in scrung with thousands of planets; perhaps yours will be next!

An organization that governs thousands of planets throughout the universe. Rick and his family have occasionally interacted with its operatives throughout their adventures. In the second season finale, they take over Earth. In Season Three, Rick causes the collapse of the government by completely devaluing their currency.


  • Aerith and Bob: A truly bizarre twist on this. The main "insect people" that seem to be the heads of the Federation follow a naming convention where they all have a very alien-sounding first name, and then a totally mundane last name: Like "Krombopulus Michael" or "Cornvelius Daniel."
  • After the End: Ever since Rick caused their economy to collapse, the Galactic Federation's entire civilization has collapsed into anarchy and madness.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Most Federation officials seem fairly benevolent, only opposing Rick and Morty whenever they do something illegal like the smuggling plot in the pilot. Even hunting down Rick isn't necessarily evil, considering he's a wanted criminal. Although it's implied through dialogue and Tammy's actions that they are more villainous than they seem. However, it becomes far less ambiguous with the official G-Fed tumblr showing that they'll gladly steamroll over human rights and happiness for their own profit and amusement, and the wide makeup of the Resistance against them suggests that Earth isn't the first planet to fall victim to these offences.
  • Alien Blood: The aliens who run the Federation, the Gromflomites, have dark blue blood.
  • Apocalyptic Log: The Galactic Federation's website still runs after Rick collapsed the Government ... and now runs stories on the end of civilization.
  • Asshole Victims: Birdperson claimed that he, Rick and Squanchy have led a rebellion against the federation and have committed several atrocities against them in the name of freedom. The Galactic Federation seems to have by and large deserved being on the receiving end of these atrocities, as they been repeatedly shown to be a thuggish and oppressive government entirely willing to use torture and military violence, to constantly spy on its citizens and to commit multiple atrocities of its own to maintain power, as shown throughout their appearances in the show and in their own tumblr-esque website. "The Rickshank Redemption" made them more of this when Rick topples them for their actions in "The Wedding Squanchers".
  • Big Brother Is Watching: A Galactic Federation tumblr started up to promote Season 3 shows that the G-Fed graciously offers complementary mandatory surveillance to everyone under their rule, with a pair of camera feeds on their tumblr showing feeds of Mr. Poopybutthole's living room and Jerry playing with his iPad on the toilet.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: They seem to operate on something like this. They're a totalitarian government that'd probably make Hitler proud, though they commend Shrimply Pibbles and they plaster his quotes around their website.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The Gromflomites that make up their government and military initially appear as interdimensional customs agents in the pilot. The organization itself isn't properly introduced until season 2, where it's alluded to multiple times before becoming one of the show's main antagonists.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: According to Rick, they'll do this to the Smiths to get his location out of them. It never comes to that, though, but their casual cruelty towards humans suggests he wasn't wrong.
  • Culture Police: The McGlaargle the Crime Gromflomite comic on Rickstaverse shows a PSA comic explaining that Pornography, Religious Works like the Bible, and Textbooks not approved by the Federation are all banned publications that are to be burned and possession of such material is a prisonable offence as a light sentence.
  • Dark Secret: The Property Clones, two genetically engineered Gromflomites, are still selling real estate after the collapse of The Galactic Federation. One of the properties they are selling is a bombed out store-front for 1000 ration packs; they automatically assume you had to do something unspeakably evil to afford it.
    Property Clones: "We don’t need to know what you did to get them, that's on YOUR conscience!"
  • Eats Babies: Their website has a video called "Five Tasty Recipes You Can Make With Your Unborn Offspring" describing some easy meals that starving Gromflomites can make from the larvae in their birthing danglers. While the video tries to be cheery about it, the Gromflomites in it have lost all hope and at the end one even commits suicide with poison after eating one of these.
  • The Empire: An oppressive government ruling over much of the galaxy.
  • Ethnic Menial Labor: Since the Galactic Federation collapsed, the surviving Gromflomites have to work as cheap laborers on other worlds just to survive.
  • Even Mooks Have Loved Ones:
    • In the pilot, Rick tells Morty it's okay to shoot them because they're just robots. After one starts bleeding and his comrade expresses concerns about the dying man's wife and kids, Rick clarifies he didn't mean it literally. He just disrespects them because they're bureaucrats.
    • In the season four finale, two Gromflomite soldiers are implied to be dating, with one insecure about why the other hasn't introduced him to his family yet, seconds before they're both blown up.
  • Evil vs. Evil:
    • In "Mortynight Run", the Federation has imprisoned a gaseous alien from another dimension named Fart to harness his ability to alter matter, such as turning oxygen into gold. While Fart treats Morty with genuine friendliness, he reveals at the end of the episode that he and his race are comprised of genocidal Knight Templars that destroy carbon based lifeforms wherever they find them in the name of "peace." In this case, the Galactic Federation would count as "Evil" in an Evil Versus Oblivion scenario.
    • In "Auto Erotic Assimilation", the Hive Mind Unity has assimilated an entire planet, which it plans to use to join the Federation. From there, Unity plans on gaining access to all Federation controlled planets, assimilating all life there and then in the universe until it becomes "what the single-minded call God." In this case, the Federation remains unaware of Unity's intentions and Unity is A Lighter Shade of Black since it's genuinely Affably Evil and does improve the lives of those it takes over, albeit at the cost of their freewill.
  • The Federation: What they portray themselves as. In reality, they’re a totalitarian, racist regime.
  • Galactic Conqueror: The Federation conquered 6,048 planets before its collapse, with the intention of taking over the entire galaxy. The rebuilt "New Federation" has similar motives, which Rick dismisses by saying everyone in the galaxy wants to take over the galaxy.
  • Government Drug Enforcement: After they take over Earth, humans are paid in food pills.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Rick and his friends believe it to be this, and the official Galactic Federation tumblr feed suggest they have a more than valid point. It's suggested that Rick's rebellion against them has contributed significantly to his current state of mind.
  • Hellhole Prison: They keep criminals chained to wall segments and stacked like Jenga pieces.
  • Hypocrite: The galactic federation are basically financial hypocrites. They gave Jerry ostensibly complimentary pills, and then charged him for the medicine at 7000 credits and forced a job on him. They were later revealed to only pay their employees in pills, technically meaning that Jerry could never pay off that debt to them before it was eventually revealed that their official currency is actually the blemflarck. Given that he was awarded for exemplary performance multiple times without ever finding out what his job actually was, it may have served no purpose but to keep him busy. Their financial hypocrisy is a contributing factor to their downfall, all while the planets they took over didn't receive the extensive harm that their conquerors did. After all, the Federation had a single, unified currency, but Earth doesn't.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: With the Federation Government destroyed, many Gromflomites have been driven to cannibalism. This includes eating their own unborn offspring and using the hollowed out skulls of their friends as eating bowls.
  • The Infiltration: They manage to infiltrate both Rick's and the Smith family's friends through Tammy, whose charade manages to fool everyone.
  • Insectoid Aliens: The Gromflomites, a race of humanoid insects, are their most shown species. Gromflomites with hunchbacks serve as basic infantry and scientists, while ones that stand erect like Krombopulous Michael serve higher and more public functions such as Elite Mooks, Newscasters, and Politicians.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Their plans ultimately lead to the death of Birdperson, the occupation of Earth and the biggest Downer Ending in the series.
  • Master Race: Despite being called a "federation", their military, government, and even media seems to consist only of Gromflomites. The only exception is Tammy, whose role as a spy involved being (looking) human.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: One of the main reasons Rick hates them. He even sees their bureaucracy as a sufficient excuse to murder off their Mooks without mercy.
  • People's Republic of Tyranny: They eventually show themselves to a repressive, expansionist empire entirely controlled by one species.
  • Vestigial Empire: Rick causes the Galactic Federation to collapse in season 3, causing them to become this. By the end of the season 4 they've managed to rebuild themselves as the "new and improved" Galactic Federation.
  • Vichy Earth: After they assimilate Earth we see a massive increase in alien tourism, wide-ranging distribution of antidepressants, and improved job placement programs. However, this also comes with heaping helpings of Fantastic Racism, as we also see two alien tourists playing keepaway with Mr. Goldenfold's hat at the end of "Wedding Squanchers" — and that turns out to be the tip of the iceberg. The G-Fed tumblr shows them treating Humans as little more than clickbait fodder, invading their homes and brodcasting their memories for entertainment (before erasing the memories of the abduction), performing "Shape Optimization" on them (ie turning humans into cube shapes), and providing their other subjects with wildly inaccurate facts about Earth and humanity (such as dinosaurs having been a hoax by Ancient Astronauts or claiming the OK hand sign means "please examine my various holes"), a story about the Feds forcibly appointing a non-human to a CEO position in an Earth corporation — and all this in addition to a security feed of a despondent Beth drinking wine in the dining room showing that multiple pictures of Gromflomites have been added to the walls or used to replace family portraits.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: Its soldiers are generally treated sympathetically, such as when one is injured during Rick and Morty's escape in the pilot. Rick couldn't care less about them, though, brushing them off as soulless bureaucrats.
  • Walking Spoiler: For manipulating the characters through Tammy, a Walking Spoiler herself.
  • We Will Spend Credits in the Future: In "Wedding Squanchers", their main unit of currency is referred to as "Fed Creds". It's implied that they have undergone some form of Ridiculous Future Inflation, seeing as how they charge Jerry 7,000 credits for who-knows-what. (Maybe they're Jerry's previous debts being translated to the new currency, but I digress.) Rick eventually devalues their currency to 0, which causes their entire economy to collapse.
  • Would Hurt a Child: McGlaargle the Crime Gromflomite states that force is authorized against children who resist arrest, regardless of how much actual threat they pose to the Federation authorities.

    Federation President 
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche
First appearance: "The Rickshank Redemption"

"Deploy the galactic militia and declare martial law."

The President of the Galactic Federation.


  • Big Bad Wannabe: As the leader of the Federation that's terrorized Rick and the galaxy at large, you'd think he might be a formidable foe. Instead, after Rick renders their government's currency useless, the President is unable to even keep his inner-circle under control without money, and he decides to immediately kill himself rather than deal with the fallout of Rick's actions. The Federation eventually recovers from this collapse and new rulers replace him without missing a beat.
  • Driven to Suicide: After Rick causes the Federation's economic collapse instead of bickering over money like his advisors do, the President suggests, then demonstrates, what he believes is a viable alternative.
    President: Gentlemen, gentlemen, gentlemen! There's a solution here you're not seeing. (calmly pulls out a gun and shoots himself in the head)
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The Galactic Federation as a whole serves as one of the series Big Bads, plays a role in Rick's mysterious past and triggers major story developments in the Season 2 finale, the Season 3 premiere, and the Season 4 finale. However, despite being the Federation's leader, the President's role in the plot is nonexistent, leaving Federation agents like Tammy to do the heavy lifting.
  • Minor Major Character: As the President of the Galactic Federation, he's leader of one of the series' biggest recurring enemies. Yet despite the importance of his organization, he personally has no plot relevance and never interacts with the protagonists. In fact, his existence isn't even revealed until the third season premiere where his introductory scene is the same one where he commits suicide. The Federation itself continues to plague the heroes long after his death.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He's one of the de facto main villains of the series, but he never personally gets involved in the action.
  • President Evil: Given that the Galactic Federation enslaves and destroys planets, he's this by default.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: His only scene is the same one where he commits suicide.
  • Your Head Asplode: The gun he uses to kill himself doesn't so much blow his brains out as it does liquify his skull.
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    Tammy Guterman 
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Voiced by: Cassie Steele
First appearance: "Ricksy Business"

"Gosh, I look around this room and I think, 'Uh, Tammy, you're a high school senior from the planet Earth and you're marrying a forty-year-old bird person, like whaaat?'[...]But then I think, you know, in a lot of ways, I'm not a high school senior from the planet Earth. In a lot of ways what I really am (becomes deadly serious and shows her badge) is a deep-cover agent for the Galactic Federation and you guys are a group of wanted criminals and this entire building is, in a certain sense, surrounded."

One of Summer's friends in high school who ends up hooking up with Birdperson.


  • Ambiguously Human: She's able to pose as a human teenager but she also works for the Galactic Federation, meaning she might not be human but a Human Alien, since there are 762 planets 90% similar to Earth under Federation control. Her "parents" were actually androids, while she's flesh and blood. But she did grab Beth as a human shield when Rick ordered his smart guns not to hit any humans (or therapists).
  • Big Bad Ensemble: She and Evil Morty are arguably the main antagonists of the series, though they are never seen together and their plans presumably have nothing to do with each other. She is killed in the season 4 finale, leaving Evil Morty as the sole remaining Overarching Villain.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While undercover she acts like a good friend to Summer and a loving partner to Birdperson. Once she no longer needs to keep up the charade she reveals a much more ruthless and callous side, gunning down Birdperson with no remorse and, in season four, she's pretty blasé about Earth's impending destruction at the hands of the Federation.
  • Boom, Headshot!: She's finished in the Season 4 finale by a well-placed shot between the eyes.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Birdperson's (apparently) teenage girlfriend winds up becoming the show's biggest recurring villain.
  • Dark Action Girl: Able to use a laser rifle with deadly accuracy during a shootout with the Anti-Federation Insurgents at Birdperson's Wedding. It takes Squanchy in Super Mode to stop her.
  • Deep Cover Agent: Stayed on Earth long enough to become one of Summer's friends, and entered a long-term relationship with Birdperson.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: She's much more competent and dangerous than her superiors in the Galactic Federation, to the point where she's able to survive its collapse in the Season 3 premiere. She seems aware of this but still willingly serves them.
    Tammy: My bosses are bugs, Rick. You killed the old ones, the new ones are half my age.
  • Enormous Engagement Ring: Subverted. The stone is big because it's a pinecone. Though Birdperson's grandmother did fight a squirrel for it...
  • Evil Costume Switch: After being outed as a villain, she ditches her Earth attire for an all black and red Federation uniform.
  • False Friend: She posed as one of Summer's friends but never cared abut her. She was just an infiltrator sent by the Galactic Federation to gather all of their enemies in one place to capture or kill them.
  • Hate Sink: Tammy has received a lot of hate from fans for murdering Birdperson, killing, injuring, or arresting all of Rick's friends, and putting all of the main characters in danger just to attempt to arrest Rick. She may have also killed Squanchy.
  • The Heavy: She serves as this for the Galactic Federation, as their most visible operative, and drives much of the plot forward. The Federation's President doesn't even appear until his suicide in the Season 3 premiere, and Season 4 has her mentioning some unseen superiors.
  • Honey Trap: Seduced Birdperson in order to get him and his allies all in one spot so the Federation could capture or kill them all.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The episodes she plays a large part in, while retaining their comedic edge, tend to be more drama-heavy than the show's typical one-off adventure episodes. Rick lampshades this by calling her "over-serialized."
  • Likes Older Men: Birdperson's at least 40, and she's still in high school. It's eventually revealed to just be an act as part of a Honey Trap.
  • Made of Iron: Survives being set on fire and shot in the Season 4 finale, only to show up not long after in full fighting shape and no apparent pain, sporting some very nasty burns. It takes a bullet to the head to put her down for good.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Acts like a friendly and somewhat ditzy and amorous girl, but is actually a ruthless and cunning Federation operative. She even outsmarted Rick.
  • Of Corpse He's Alive: An invisible Jerry uses her body as a puppet to distract Phoenixperson. It surprisingly works, at least until, Jerry being Jerry, he messes it up, but it buys Space Beth enough time to deactivate Phoenixperson.
  • Really Gets Around: Gives off this impression at Rick's party. Turns out it was really an act for a Honey Trap.
  • Stop, or I Will Shoot!:
    • Blows a shocked and heartbroken Birdperson away, and starts mowing people down after giving them a token offer of surrender. Granted, they are all very dangerous people.
    • She tries something similar on Rick when they meet again. At first she says her bosses consider him a "non-threat" so long as he's left alone, and advises him to find a new Earth since they're going to destroy the current one. However, the second Rick argues with her, she happily tells her bosses he resisted and tries to shoot him then and there. It's implied she was deliberately goading Rick so she could kill him without disobeying her superiors.
      Rick: You can't tell me what to do!
      Tammy: Awesome! (speaks into her comm) He resisted, we can shoot him!
  • Til Murder Do Us Part: Minutes after marrying Birdperson, she reveals her true allegiance and kills him. She then has him rebuilt as a cyborg super soldier for the Federation.
  • Token Human: Whether an actual human or just a humanoid alien, she's still the only non-Gromflomite seen in a position of power in the Federation.
  • Vague Age: Given that she's an undercover agent, she may have been trained from an early age, or simply Older Than She Looks.
  • Walking Spoiler: As of the second season finale, it's more or less impossible to talk about her without revealing she's a spy for the Galactic Federation sent to track down Rick and his cohorts.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: She has Birdperson resurrected as a cyborg.

    Cornvelius Daniel 
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Voiced by: Nathan Fillion
Appears in: "The Rickshank Redemption"

"Man, I told the money bugs. I said, 'You know who this guy is, right? You want me to get intel out of the smartest mammal in the galaxy you better give me a decent brainalyzer.'"

A Galactic Federation agent deployed to enter Rick's brain in order to recover his portal gun technology. Well, try to, at least.


  • Asshole Victim: Throughout his mission, he is uncaring and condescending (well, as much as he can be) towards Rick, and he casually tells him he isn't sure if Rick will come out alive, and he doesn't care. Due to this, it's hard to sympathize with him when his consciousness gets trapped in Rick's now brain-dead body, only to be shot in the head shortly after.
  • Big "NO!": He lets one out just before Rick leaves him behind to steal his body.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Daniel dies when Rick D-99 of Seal Team Rick shoots Rick C-137 in the head after Rick C-137 swapped bodies with Daniel. Then his physical body dies when another member of Seal Team Rick shoots him in the head after Rick transfers his consciousness to Rick D-99.
  • Fantastic Arousal: His "flappydoodles" twitch visibly whenever interdimensional travel or the portal gun get mentioned. He explicitly states it's due to arousal.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Tries to come across as personable and friendly, but Rick sees right through his façade. His blatantly obvious greed and disdain for Rick doesn't help.
  • Grand Theft Me: Has his body stolen by Rick while Rick leaves his consciousness trapped in Rick's, soon to be braindead, body. Rick originally intended to use it to topple the Federation but had to improvise and keep bodysurfing after the Citadel of Ricks became involved.
  • Lack of Empathy: While watching an, unknown at the time, fake memory of Rick's wife and child dying, Daniel is more focused on munching on McNuggets with Szechuan Sauce. Also, after he thinks he's gotten what he wants, he cheerfully bids Rick goodbye while telling him he'll leave Rick connected to the machine that will liquefy his brain.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He appears to think this of himself doing his job, infiltrating prisoners' brains to coax them into revealing memories with priceless information. However, this time he tried to do this to Rick. Needless to say, he was way out of his league.
  • Out-Gambitted: In much the same fashion Rick outfoxed the Zigerions in season 1. Rick shows Daniel his memory of discovering interdimensional portal technology, but then reveals the whole thing was fake and the formula Daniel just sent to his superiors was actually a virus allowing Rick to take control of the brainalyzer and hijack Daniel's body while trapping Daniel in Rick's.
  • Smug Snake: His attempts to feign chumminess with Rick is undermined by his utter callousness over the death of Rick's family in a, revealed to be fake, origin story, and smug gloating over Rick's impending brain death after he thinks he has what he wants. Unsurprisingly, trying to manipulate then discard the smartest mammal in the universe, does not go well for him.
  • The Snack Is More Interesting: He's more preoccupied with the Szechuan McNugget sauce than he is with Rick's fictional memory of his family dying in an explosion:
    "WOW! ...This sauce is fucking amazing! You said it was promoting a movie?"
  • Villainous Breakdown: He freaks out when he realizes Rick's played him and rendered him trapped in Rick's dying body while Rick takes control of Daniel's.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Shows up during the first half of the Season 3 premiere, right before Rick switches bodies with him, leaving him completely helpless when Seal Team Ricks shows up and kills him, mistaking him for Rick.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Tries pulling this on Rick after getting the formula to, what he thinks, is interdimensional portal technology. He plans on leaving Rick hooked up to a machine that'll leave him braindead, not realizing Rick had anticipated this and played him.

Other Ricks and Mortys

    Evil Rick 
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"We both know that if there's any truth in the universe, it's that Ricks don't care about Mortys."
All voiced by: Justin Roiland
Appears in: "Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind"

"See, Rick, you’re not as clever as you think you are. I wanted you to find me. We’re not so [belch] different, you and I."

A sarcastic clapping, serial killer alternate version of Rick. In reality, he is a robotic puppet being controlled by Evil Morty.


  • Actually a Doombot: Evil Rick is just a drone being controlled by Evil Morty.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When Evil Rick sees Rick C137 crying over fond memories of Morty as a baby, he mocks the notion that a Rick could ever care about a Morty. With the reveal that Evil Rick was just a puppet, it's highly probable this was Evil Morty's true feelings.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Evil Rick has a list of Ricks in order of how evil they are, with Rick C-137 being marginally less evil than himself. There's one Rick who stands between both of them, but he's weird as hell.
  • Evil Twin: They both are alternate timelines to the duo. Moreso the Morty.
  • Expendable Clone: Evil Rick travels from one timeline to the next to eliminate other Ricks and kidnap their Mortys and subject them to the Morty-Dome to hide himself.
  • Get It Over With: Evil Rick yells this trope as he is being beaten to death by the other Mortys he imprisoned... although since he's Actually a Doombot, it may have really just been Evil Morty playing the part to the end, or Evil Rick dying as himself.
    "Do your worst, you little bastards! Kill me! DO IT! DO ITTTTTTTTT!"
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Evil Rick has a scar on his lips to contrast his Morty's Eyepatch of Power.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Shares this spot with Mr. Jellybean. They both have few funny lines and are excessively cruel and darker than any of the other villainous characters shown thus far. His true identity as a puppet controlled by Evil Morty effectively catapults Evil Morty to this status as well.
  • Lack of Empathy: Prime Rick makes note that the Morty-Dome idea can be achieved by a lot less Mortys and a jumper-cable. Evil Rick/Morty took the extra step by subjecting hundreds of Mortys to Cold-Blooded Torture.
  • Not So Different: Quoted exactly when he compares himself to Rick C-137.

    Tiny Rick 
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Appears in: "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez"

A younger clone of Rick with Rick's consciousness in it. note 


  • The Ace: He quickly becomes the most popular kid at school. Morty also notes that he is an extremely good wingman, having managed to set up a date between him and Jessica.
  • Alternate Self: Tiny Rick is just Rick in a teenage body, but the change in hormones and brain chemistry change Rick's normal outlook and behavior in a similar manner to psychological drugs. The way Tiny Rick is always positive and upbeat is more than a little similar to the affects of someone taking an anti depressant.
  • Body Backup Drive: Tiny Rick was a part what Rick had dubbed "Operation Phoenix", a series of clones of himself at different growth states he could transfer his consciousness to in the event he died. The whole unfortunate business that happened with Tiny Rick, however, leads Rick to conclude that the project was a mistake, so he destroys all the clones with an axe.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Summer and Morty uses depressing music to invoke this in him, combining it with his innate teenage angst and makes him want to return to cynical old age.
  • Double Consciousness: Tiny Rick isn't really a separate consciousness or a personality split from Rick's, but instead he's Rick changed into a teenager. The changes to Rick's personality are due to being in a younger teenage body with a younger teenage brain. Tiny Rick's brain is less developed and the chemical balances of his body changes Rick's mood and emotions in a similar fashion to someone taking psychological medication giving him an upbeat personality, a constant feeling of happiness, and a child's tendency to not focus on the negative. Unfortunately, Rick's foul mood, cynicism, and perpetual focus on the negative aspects of life are a large part of who he is so when he's in his teenage body, he's not himself.
  • Enemy Within: His "teenager" identity eventually gets in a battle for dominance with his real personality.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: The teenaged clone body's hormones is the reason for the emerging of the Tiny Rick identity and said identity's eventual takeover.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Though the clone has the original Rick's consciousness, the teenage hormones in his body cause a different identity to develop and take over. Rick communicates through "Tiny" Rick's subconscious, causing him to beg for Morty and Summer to save him from himself through Tiny Rick's artistic endeavors.
  • Teens Are Short: As the name indicates, he's much shorter than his adult self. He's the same height as the somewhat-below average for his age Morty.
  • Teen Genius: He's still Rick, after all, so this logically applies.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Everyone is fully aware that he's an 80-year-old man in a child's body. They just don't care.
  • Verbal Tic: He frequently interrupts himself to remind everyone that he is, in fact, Tiny Rick.

    Healthy Rick and Healthy Morty 
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Appear in: "Rest and Ricklaxation"

The positive sides of Rick and Morty's personalities, at least from their perspectives. Healthy Rick is a meek and polite Cool Old Guy that feels a sense of responsibility towards his large knowledge and Healthy Morty is an upbeat popular kid who never loses self-confidence.


  • Ambiguous Situation: At the end of the episode, Healthy Morty does not ends the call that he suspects Rick is using to track him down. Whether it was his own decision to get his toxins back, a subconscious decision or an accident is anyone's guess. The DVD commentary confirmed that Morty unconsciously left his phone on.
  • The Ace: Not long before he came around, Healthy Morty gets seemingly everyone in the school to love him and helps with their homework (including math and music). He moves on to become a successful stock broker with a hot, red headed girlfriend. Speaking of which, see Kid A Nova below.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: And they're healthy enough to admit that.
  • Extreme Doormat: Downplayed with Healthy Rick. He wasn't okay with getting trapped in the toxic dimension and will fight if he has to. But he was briefly willing to let Toxic Rick turn the whole world toxic.
  • The Fettered: Healthy Rick abhors violence and only does it when prompted. He gets a Groin Attack for it.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Healthy Rick is almost always friendly, polite and an overall Nice Guy. He also has zero qualms with exploiting Toxic Rick's attachment to Toxic Morty, repeatedly shooting and wounding Toxic Morty in order to browbeat Toxic Rick into re-merging with him.
  • Kid A Nova: After Jessica quickly leaves their dinner date ("I think you'd get bored with me"), he later gets two older women to fall for him.
  • Lack of Empathy: They both have lost a lot of their capacity for feeling empathy towards others and each other. Especially Healthy Morthy, who becomes a full blown sociopath.
  • Literal Split Personality: The embodiments of Rick and Morty's good traits.
  • Likes Older Women: Healthy Morty dates two older women (Stacey and Jacqueline).
  • Love Is a Weakness: Neither of them have many feelings left. Specifically, they feel no empathy towards others or even each other, because the true Rick and Morty considered, respectively, attachment to family and capacity of empathy to be things that are bad for them.
  • Motor Mouth: Healthy Morty loves to talk.
  • Moral Sociopathy: What Rick becomes without his full personality-traits — he's kind, reasonable, pacifistic, and moral, but lacking in any real empathetic connections with anyone.
  • Nice Guy: They both lack any of the toxic attributes of the originals... Or just what the originals think are toxic attributes.
  • The Sociopath: As it turns out later, they're nice versions of this. They lack Regular Rick's love for his family and Morty's capacity for empathy, traits they both consider to be negative, so they went over to the Toxic versions of themselves. In turn, they lack remorse and sadness as well. Healthy Morty wasn't bothered by Jessica leaving their dinner date in the least and quickly moved on to Stacey, then he moved on another woman named Jacqueline after Stacey was trapped in the toxic dimension. Healthy Rick uses this to his advantage to get Toxic Rick to fuse with him again by shooting Toxic Morty in the limbs.
  • Science Hero: Healthy Rick is a much more conventional version of the trope. He concerns himself with the well-being of others and thinks out the consequences of his actions. That being said he won't hesitate to sacrifice one person to save many others, even if its his own grandson.
  • Shadow Archetype: A perfect Inverted Trope. They are the best and healthiest version of Rick and Morty from their own perspectives...which amount to two polite sociopaths incapable of attachment and empathy for other people. Healthy Rick, despite his politeness and generally nice demeanor, feels completely indifferent slapping Healthy Morty and shooting Toxic Morty, which abhors Toxic Rick, who still cares for his family. Healthy Morty is so eager to be himself and so utterly selfish, he does not care for the sacrifices Rick made to absorb his own toxic self, refuses to absorb Toxic Morty and leaves his family behind with not an ounce of regret in his mind (at least initially).
  • The Unfettered: In somewhat a positive way. Unlike like most examples of this trope that are evil because they aren't hampered by morality, Healthy Morty has none of the originals' insecurities and depression to hold his desires back. In this case being a productive, confident optimist. On the other hand, Healthy Morty lacks the empathy and caringness of the original Morty making him unrepentantly selfish.

    Toxic Rick and Toxic Morty 
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Appear in: "Rest and Ricklaxation"

The negative sides of Rick's and Morty's personalities, at least from their perspectives.


  • Anthropomorphic Personification: They're the embodiments of everything Rick and Morty seem to find negative and or wrong about themselves. This includes Rick's attachment to Morty (which he views as irrational) and Morty's empathy.
  • Assimilation Plot: Toxic Rick decides to toxify the whole world using a modified detoxification tank.
  • Being Good Sucks: The fact Toxic Morty is the one who has been saddled with Morty's moral compass and ability to feel empathy, seems to at least strongly imply that Morty feels weighed down by his nice nature and a strong sense of justice.
  • Chemistry Can Do Anything: In the detoxification tank, where everything is made of a nebulous toxin counterpart to conventional elements, Toxic Rick discovers a new form of electricity and constructs a device that allows him to escape after contacting Rick.
  • Enemy Without: Toxic Rick, as a personification of Rick's worst qualities, is this. Toxic Morty, on the other hand, is never shown to feel no real ill will towards his healthy counterpart and appears to really be only on Toxic Rick's side because he feels obligated to help him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Toxic Rick is nothing but Rick's worst traits, and even more abusive to Toxic Morty than Regular Rick is to Regular Morty, but when Toxic Morty is minutes away from dying, Toxic Rick shows genuine concern. He even gives up his own life by merging back with Healthy Rick to save Toxic Morty's life.
    Toxic Rick: Morty, not that I give a shit, but are you okay?
    Toxic Morty: Jesus Christ, it hurts!
    Toxic Rick: Relax, quit your bitching. You're going to be fine. Grandpa's here.
  • The Fettered: Toxic Morty is Morty's fetters personified, being his castoff moral compass, insecurity, and self-deprecation. Without the traits that Toxic Morty embodies, Morty is confident, capable...and an amoral sociopath.
  • A God Am I: Toxic Rick makes regular Rick look humble.
  • Jerkass: Toxic Rick is nothing but Rick's jerkassery and anger personified. On the other hand, he cares about Morty, whereas Healthy Rick does not.
  • Literal Split Personality: To Rick and Morty, been the cast-offs from the removal of all the negative aspects of their personality, as well as what the two of them perceive as their weaknesses. In the end, it turns that some of their traits are needed to keep Rick and Morty's personalities in balance.
  • Love Is a Weakness: Rick thinks so, so Toxic Rick ends up with all of his fondness for Morty and his family in general.
  • Shadow Archetype: Possibly the most literal example ever,note  they are the embodiment of the things that drive Rick and Morty crazy, everything that they dislike and fear about themselves. Anger, narcissism, and rudeness for Rick as well as self-worth issues, awkwardness and shyness for Morty. In another note, their capacity to feel attachment and empathy are also, respectively, in them.
  • Self-Deprecation: All Toxic Morty does is talk about how pathetic he is. It turns out that he practically is Morty's conscience; without his insecure and self-deprecating manners, Morty is extremely confident, but unfortunately, it also means he is entirely amoral and lacks any kind of grounding.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Toxic Rick allows himself to be reabsorbed into Healthy Rick so the resulting Regular Rick will save Toxic Morty's life. Unfortunately, Healthy Morty decides to run away before that can happen, resulting in Toxic Morty dying anyway.
  • Tsundere: Despite being relentlessly abusive of him, deep DEEP down, Toxic Rick still has an immeasurable amount of love for Toxic Morty. It's because Rick's love for Morty is so genuine, it's considered by him to be an irrational attachment, thus a negative trait.
  • The Unfettered: Rick is already pretty amoral, but Toxic Rick is basically the personification of all of his amorality, narcissism, and nihilism without anything (besides his love for Toxic Morty) to hold him back.

    Fascist Ricks and Fascist Morty 
Appear in: "Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat"

A series of alternate-dimension Ricks (and a Morty) that all support a fascist regime and never canceled Project Phoenix, allowing C-137 Rick to be cloned into their dimensions, much to his regret.


  • Affably Evil: Shrimp Rick establishes himself as one of the most polite and compassionate Ricks as he was concerned for C-137 Rick’s health when he came out of the cloning facility and had a very cordial conversation with C-137 about the similarities and differences of their cultures. It’s only when C-137 reveals that he isn’t a fascist that Shrimp Rick turns on him and even then he doesn’t personally kill him despite having the means to do so.
  • Bears Are Bad News: One of these Fascist Ricks is a blue-furred teddy bear.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Fascist Morty shot his Rick dead so he can have a "classic" adventure with C-137 Rick.
  • Token Good Teammate: Amongst the Fascist Ricks, Shrimp Rick is the only one of the group that behaves cordially to Rick and even has a friendly conversation with him, which makes him different from his other fascist counterpart and even the Ricks from the Citadel. That being said, as a fascist, he’s willing to betray Rick once he learns he doesn’t support fascism.

    Hologram Rick 
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Appears in: "Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat"

A holographic AI Rick installed into Morty to make sure Rick is cloned back whenever he's killed.


  • A God Am I: Upon being turned into a solid giant by the ferrofluid, he immediately declares "I'm a fucking god! You're fucked!".
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Becomes giant when he gains solid form.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Despite claiming that's a harmful AI stereotype, he turns evil when he becomes solid.
  • Eye Scream: He is killed when Wasp Rick lays his eggs in his eye, with the larva eating their way out moments later.
  • Hypocrite: Spends most of his screentime preaching about hologram rights and such. Then he gains solid form and instantly says being a hologram sucks.
  • One-Winged Angel: Upon stepping into the strange ferrofluid Morty unleashed, he turns solid and into a giant.
  • Soapbox Sadie: He cares a lot about hologram social issues like AI-phobia and solid privilege.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: He spends the majority of the episode preaching rights for holograms and how they were people too. This all gets thrown out the window once he gains solid form and stops caring.

    Wasp Rick 
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Appears in: "Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat"

Wasp Rick is a surprisingly kind alternate-dimension Rick, despite being a wasp.


  • Facial Horror: Wasp Rick explains that he can lay eggs into the eyes of his prey, which then eat their way out. He does this exact thing to Hologram Rick.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's about as pleasant as Ricks tend to be but he's shown to be quite warm to his family. It's actually an Invoked Trope on his end. As he explains it, the life of a wasp is so inherently horrific that having a bit of empathy isn't the worst way of doing things.
  • Pet the Dog: He ends up helping C-137 Rick get back to his dimension and to his body without much fuss. He even saves C-137 Rick and Morty from a gigantic Hologram Rick.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's the first alternate-dimensional Rick that C-137 Rick meets while body surfing that is not a fascist. Also unlike most Ricks, he also has a pretty good and stable relationship with the rest of the Smith family.
  • Wicked Wasps: As Wasp Rick explains, the life of a wasp means that you inherently start off life as an asshole. Ironically, this makes him one of the nicer Ricks and, notably for the episode he appears in, not a fascist.
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