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10 Most Important Rick and Morty Theories! | Channel Frederator

10 Most Important Rick and Morty Theories! | Channel Frederator
how can anybody read these there's no pictures hello there I'm Jacob with

Channel

Frederator

and with the long Easter weekend upon us we've all taken some time to what is it people do at Easter again so as you can see we're gonna be doing things a little differently today instead of a regular episode of cartoon conspiracy we're gonna take some time to reflect on some past episodes although real talk it probably would have taken just as much time to do a new episode of one of them put this whole setup together oh no we like to have fun on cartoon conspiracy but sometimes we like to dive into the meteor stuff stuff that only the

most

academic of intellectuals can grasp people like Socrates or Aristotle or his son eras toddler you know what I can't keep up this pompous act anymore today we're gonna be looking at some old episodes of

Rick

and

Morty

cartoon conspiracies and I'm gonna be here with you the whole time saying random stupid sheep in between so kick back throw this on in the background if you have to study or cook or whatever it is you do in your free time and let's just have ourselves a a good grand ol time and to start things off we've arbitrarily chosen this episode about the upcoming season for happy belated Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating I hope you enjoyed your time by eating a ton of food probably watching a ton of football and probably watching a bunch of YouTube videos in a desperate attempt to avoid...
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interacting with your family it's okay you can admit it I totally understand we're your family now and speaking of Thanksgiving did you see that new

Rick

and

Morty

short that went up during the weekend it was a strangely moving look into the life of mr. poopy butthole between seasons 2 & 3 I know you're waiting for a punchline but there isn't one I'm not joking it was actually really touching but having seen that we can't help but wonder well what are we gonna do this break at this point season four could be literal years away so there's ample time for us to ask what's gonna happen next I mean the season ended on a bit of a weird note effectively rebooting the series anew so now what well that is what we're gonna talk about today I'm Jacob with

Channel

Frederator

and let's do something a little different this week and take a quick look at some

Rick

and

Morty

theories

that have risen to prominence since the airing of season 3 think of it as kind of like three little

Rick

on minisodes of cartoon conspiracy minisodes like that mr. poopy butthole short that went up last week and I literally just made that connection now but whatever let's just go with it we've got a lot to cover so let's dive right into our first theory which is that

Rick

and

Morty

actually takes place over a shuffled timeline not alternate timelines not time-travel but one consistent chronological timeline that simply presented out of order you know like...
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a Christopher Nolan movie that's set in space not that one though this theory seems to originate from a thread by reddit user Callie matress who noticed that depending on which episode you're watching the characters seem to act different they always keep the same core personality traits but the way that they act and react to certain situations seems to change randomly being

Rick

and

Morty

this led them to the conclusion that all of these differences in character actions obviously mean that these are all alternate universe versions of all of these characters and I mean that makes sense to give the understatement of the century it's not exactly something that's unprecedented in this show but this theory goes on to suggest that through the entire run of the series we've actually been seeing two stories play out in two different universes but presented to us as if they were happening simultaneously when in reality one story actually chronologically happened before the other one the first time line in what Callie matress calls universe 5 1 2 6 details

Rick

's adventures with his first

Morty

who would eventually become evil

Morty

following this less than desirable outcome

Rick

leaves universe 5 1 to 6 and hightails it to good ol c-137 where he starts over with a new

Morty

where the present-day time line begins so instead of the series chronology looking like this it should actually look like what you're seeing on screen right now the common thread of this...
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timeline of course being

Rick

who is always the same

Rick

you know what I'm gonna need a visual for this one okay so according to Callie mattress when our

Rick

inhabited universe 5 1 to 6 he was significantly more impulsive and careless than now where he's shown to be a little kinder and significantly more depressed than previously meanwhile you have other characters like

Morty

who's 5 1 to 6 variation appeared to be smarter more courageous and much more successful with women than c-137

Morty

who's more of a follower less successful with the ladies and not quite as smart based on that it would make sense that five one to six more tea would eventually become evil more tea he seems to have all of the qualifications and Cali mattress pointed out subtle character differences in the rest of our main heroes as well they go into way more detail so I'll link to the thread in the comments if you want to give it a read but this is the simple version but of course how does this theory hold up well this theory was proposed when season three was still airing so they were only able to sort through the episodes up until rest and relaxation which they claimed happened in universe five one to six so let's see if we can't finish their job for them although we don't really need to because in the very next episode there's a massive contradiction if we're to assume the truth of this graph in the RIC Lantis mix-up evil

Morty

is already present and by the end...
of the episode he's ruling the Citadel but at the same time the mourning that accompanied

Rick

was both more abrasive and apparently had a fling with a mermaid in Atlantis and these are both personality traits that would supposedly apply to five one two six

morty

evil

morty

who's already present elsewhere in the episode not to mention that the events of this episode are a direct result of what happened in the

rick

shank redemption which is an episode that they claim happened in the c-137 timeline so the whole notion of this being a 5 1 to 6 episode is completely gone so with this in mind that leaves us with one of two possibilities either a a chart like this can still be applied it's just that the parameters of this one are inaccurate or be character differences are just the result of having different writers on the show and while some motivations may appear inconsistent in the grand scheme a lot of their actions come out of a necessity to move the plot forward not to mention that since this theory focuses so intently on individual character traits that kind of ignores a lot of overarching plot details throughout the rest of the season things like you know beth and jerry's separation which i guess would have to have happened in both timelines I guess I mean you know before it completely stops making sense so with all of this in mind on the plausibility meter as much as it pains me because I love this idea I'd have to write this shuffled timeline theory one...
eye patch out of five next up let's for a bit discuss that niggling doubt that the season finale left all of us with that we may never get a straight answer for did

Rick

actually clone Beth well

Rick

does say in the Richer Ian Moir he did that he didn't clone Beth but when has

Rick

ever been someone we can trust when he's not trying to benefit himself and the end of the episode much like the ABCs of Beth backpedals and makes it all ambiguous again as

Rick

told Beth no matter the outcome it's still symbolic of Beth having made a choice which brings her a step closer to self-discovery which means that

Rick

doesn't have to deal with her emotional strife anymore it's just that as far as we can tell he didn't realize that this would lead to him being relegated to the bottom of the family dynamic but some

theories

have stated if Beth is a clone it could open up some interesting story opportunities what if for example our Beth did clone herself and then went out on a bunch of crazy adventures like her father I mean we all know that she still respects and kind of idolizes her father even after the ABCs of Beth so could she eventually become her father as she previously stated in that episode could we even see a counsel of Beth's in the future actually more

important

ly can we confirm any of these thoughts does it even matter in this case well firstly in the ABCs of Beth

Rick

tells Beth that the clone would have zero chance of becoming self-aware and...
going Bladerunner and in the very next episode Beth starts freaking out that she might be a clone so these two facts don't seem to gel that well plus we found that earlier in the season

rick

has literally devised the method to erase memories so if Beth did clone herself why wouldn't risk just start Beth's mind blowers and remove the memory of the clone being a clone to begin with and while the idea of a counsel of Beth's is really cool it's still nothing but just baseless speculation but the reason we're not actually spending a whole lot of time on this theory is because no matter what the show teases us or whatever evidence we can pull it really doesn't matter in a multiverse of infinite possibilities some Beth's probably took

Rick

up on his offer so regardless of what happened to our Beth all eventualities will probably play out anyway that's pretty much the point of this whole dilemma and since I got served two weeks ago by the creator of Hey Arnold I should probably take off the real intent a bit more seriously so on the plausibility meter that I'm not gonna pull up I'm gonna have to give this like schrödinger's rating it's in a constant super state of zero out of five and five out of five because by the show's own admission this train of thought is pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme next we've got the amazing theory that's been thrown around since the season finale which is that any discussion about...
season four is premature because season three isn't over yet and as crazy as it is there's actually way more supporting evidence for this theory than there probably should be after all season 3 was originally supposed to be 14 episodes that got cut down to 10 so who's to say that number isn't actually 11 firstly let's not forget that the first episode of season 3 did air on April Fool's Day several months before the season continued which forced us to never ever trust anything to come out of the mouths of Dan Harmon and Justin roiland ever again see this is why April fools day is the worst holiday because even when good stuff happens I still develop trust issues but because of this unorthodox method of airing episodes this has led some people to believe that maybe there's one more still down the line for us maybe sometime next month which leads us to our next argument after the supposed season 3 finale Mr poopy bought whole teas that's about the premiere of season 4 saying that the next time we saw him naturally this was many people think that maybe there's a Christmas special that they've been saving for us after all networks like the BBC are known for airing one episode holiday specials of their long-running series with many people pointing to Doctor Who as a prime example of this a show that

Rick

mentions in the supposed season 3 finale comparing himself to the Time Lord and finally earlier when season 3 was still airing after the...

Rick

Lantis mix-up but before the Victorian mourning date Dan Harmon himself heavily implied in an interview that evil

Morty

would return at the end of the season but then of course the episode aired end nothing no evil

Morty

so between these three things and a lot of other random pieces of circumstantial evidence like writer Ryan Ridley being shown here in a behind-the-scenes interview from September wearing a

Rick

and

Morty

Christmas sweater what's going on here is there enough evidence out there to suggest that season 3 isn't actually over yet I mean look at this point we pretty much can't trust anything that the creator's or the writers are the staff directly say like ever it seems like the more that they want us to believe something it's more likely that that thing probably isn't true they are absolute masters and messing with us while some seem to be teasing us with the possibility others are going in the completely opposite direction here's a tweet of writer Dan butterman vehemently denying the exist of a Christmas episode but putting aside any direct remarks from creators or staff this is surprisingly solid I mean my knee-jerk reaction would be to criticize this theory for aimlessly comparing the BBC's broadcast standards to Americas and then calling the whole thing a desperate reach by those who were disappointed by the season finale what Adult Swim has made a name for itself in unique broadcast methods they've already aired one...
episode wildly out of step with the rest of the season who's to say they won't do it again and between this the Doctor Who remark mr. poopy buttholes remark and the other subtler things like that Christmas sweater I'm split in thinking that this is either totally true or a truly pointless misdirection that has had way too much thought put into it I'm actually kind of conflicted here the evidence is pretty solid but I have massive trust issues so on the plausibility meter call it wishful thinking but I'm going to rate the plausibility of season three not being over yet two point five of mr. poopy buttholes hats out of five and finally we're going to end with something all-around more plausible which is the significance of the scene we see in

Morty

's mine blowers of mr. poopy butthole proposing to

Morty

the answer based on the newest short released last week we see that mrs. poopy butthole was proposed to in the same spot so the

most

likely answer is that this was probably just the practice run and

Rick

and

Morty

were helping their buddy get over those proposal jitters maybe the memory was erased because

Rick

didn't one more demon know that he cared or maybe

Morty

fell in love with mr. poopy butthole or maybe

Morty

one of the engagement to be a surprise to him no more evidence no more discussion this is my head cannon now and nobody can take it from me this theory gets 4.5 of mr. poopy bottles engagement rings out of five all right I know we kind...
of blitz through a lot today but let us know what do you think whether it's about any of the

theories

we talked about today or any

theories

that you might have for the show going forward and if you're not sure well then maybe you can answer this question that we didn't really get to today what do you think Tammy and Phoenix person are up to now some of you may be thinking that that Christmas special theory isn't accurate anymore because it's 2018 now and there was no Christmas special in 2017 and you know what you're probably right next we're going to go back way back to before I owned a proper microphone and was a relatively new face on

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Frederator

and this episode is all about just how self-aware

Rick

might be enjoy the sudden downgrade in audio quality

Rick

and

Morty

is a pretty big rabbit hole when it comes to

theories

and this is because basically anything is possible in it the show goes out of its way constantly to remind us of this

most

ly by displaying to us that the centerpiece of the show is an alcoholic maniac who basically does whatever he wants without regard for anything also he has access to a practically infinite number of parallel universes

Rick

's mannerisms have become loved by us all partly because a lot of what he does breaks the fourth wall and has fun with the medium of TV in general now there are usually two different thoughts that people will have when taking these jokes into account either they're just that...
jokes that aren't meant to be read into but this is

Rick

and

Morty

we're talking about have you seen how lab early this show is structured there are universes like on top of universes in terms of content which leads us to the second idea what if these jokes are in fact b

rick

s cries for help does

Rick

know he's a fictional character and if so would this be why his outlook is so nihilistic

rick

has shown signs of self-awareness before both in the show and also directly referencing it outside of the show he's addressed the full-on lack of a fourth wall before an outside material like

Rick

and

Morty

's famous couch gag on The Simpsons or multiple promos for the show that appeared on Adult Swim but events that occur outside of the show are of dubious canonicity at best so let's focus on what we can see and extrapolate from the show itself has said before

rick

has broken the fourth wall many times now breaking the fourth wall is a pretty common trope in TV and movies usually through an aside said by a character or something like that but

Rick

seems to draw attention to it pretty often

most

notably through his use of catchphrases and direct lines to the camera I mean who would talk directly to a camera who does that but every now and again

Rick

will say something a bit more obtuse that seems to show awareness of the inner workings of say a TV show in interdimensional cable - tempting fate he refers to the general sequence of events of his life at that moment...
as a sequel also stating that they pretty much nailed it the first time is that the nurse that he's speaking to has no idea what this crazy old man is babbling about this is because you may have noticed but every time a fourth-wall joke happens it's always

Rick

no one else in the show seems to acknowledge when he makes a fourth-wall joke and they certainly don't get in on the joke themselves but let's take a look at the

most

obvious evidence for this theory in the episodes rixty minutes and the aforementioned interdimensional Cable to

Rick

Morty

and companies spend their time watching different TV shows from infinite universes leading to infinite TV possibilities while the episodes are mainly an opportunity for the writers and the voice actors and the staff to do basically whatever they want these episodes also have some pretty huge implications for

Rick

if there are infinite universes with infinite TV possibilities that must mean that somewhere out there there's a universe where

Rick

is just a character on a TV show and somewhere in the back of

Rick

's mind he must know this he's a smart guy so

Rick

knows that he is a TV character in other dimensions

Rick

is fully aware that

Rick

as an abstract concept is a fictional character to some extent possibly in an infinite number of universes we can give him that but can we get more specific what about our

Rick

specifically why would the

Rick

that we follow throughout the show

Rick

and

Morty

do things like...
say roll credits that's the end of season 1 at the end of

Rick

see business now here's where we're going to get a bit theoretical scientifically I mean

Rick

is in a special situation to say the least the logic of

Rick

and

Morty

seems to be governed by a theory in quantum mechanics known as the many-worlds interpretation first proposed by Hugh Everett in 1957 in the broadest of strokes it put forward the hypothesis of the existence of infinite universes with infinite outcomes to infinite possibilities all existing simultaneously but it also proposed these universes exist in a vacuum individual universes as well as people within these universes exist independently of each other and don't have any effect on or knowledge of their other selves in other realities and this is for the

most

part true and

Rick

and

Morty

as well and then there's

Rick

himself who is such a loose cannon that there's a whole council of

rick

s dedicated to keeping him and other wild-card

Rick

's in line our

Rick

dimension c-137

rick

has completely rejected this council and goes off on his own anyway causing chaos and destruction in his wake so this specific

Rick

situation is a pretty unique one and would probably be instantly recognizable if c-137

Rick

were to see it on TV somewhere another thing is that if there are infinite

Rick

's that are TV characters would that also mean that there are infinite

Rick

's that aren't TV characters the short answer is we have no idea...
because concepts like infinity are really hard to talk about without getting caught up in these technicalities and the long answer is a bunch of philosophy and quantum theory I am NOT a scientist so even if it made sense for Steve 1:37

Rick

to just assume that he specifically was a TV character why would he choose to express it so obviously and so frequently

Rick

is a man of facts not beliefs so if he's going to continue to break the fourth wall like he does that must mean that something somewhere must have clicked for him right and the answer to that is yes in the post-credits scene of the season two finale the wedding squatchers we see that literally everybody's favorite character mr. poopy butthole is watching that very episode on his TV and we can be certain that this is the very same mister poopy butthole that we've already met since he goes out of his way to remind the audience of the trauma he endured at the end of the episode Total Recall so we can be confident in saying that this is the same version of this character who just so happens to be very good friends with c-137

Rick

and the other

important

detail is that he is unmistakably watching

Rick

and

Morty

Adult Swim's

Rick

and

Morty

which shows that in the Canon of

Rick

and

Morty

not only is c-137

Rick

a TV character but he's also a cartoon character in whatever universe mr. poopy butthole is currently residing in since he and

Rick

are such good friends and since mr. goopy butthole is such a...
crazed fan of the show that poor pizza guy we can make the logical leap that

Rick

's been made aware that his personal escapades are on television this scene which initially seemed like an afterthought to season two could actually be one of the

most

important

moments in the history of the show so far and this revelation brings us to something that

Rick

says in

Rick

potion number nine while trying to convince

Morty

to bury their dead counterparts so that they can take their place you know normal stuff

Rick

tells Maury that it's best to not think about realities that don't affect you direct could this be what he means could it be that ever since realizing he's a TV character he's been finding it impossible to shake is he becoming more aware of just how absurd his life is obviously

rick

chooses to have a bit of fun with this realization from time to time doing whatever he wants with little to no regard for consequences but could these actually be the cries for help of a broken man who's had his foundations rocked why else would we be told that Wubba lubba dub dub means I am in great pain please help me in bird person's language as far as this theory goes there isn't much denying the fact that in

Rick

and

Morty

Rick

is aware that he is to some extent a fictional character infinite possibilities means just that in a broad sense but that's all big-picture stuff as far as the more specific sense goes it's still possible that Steve 137

rick

...
hasn't quite achieved full self-awareness it's entirely possible that he hasn't discovered that whatever universe mr. poopy butthole is in has

Rick

and

Morty

as a TV show we've never seen this realization play out on screen so there's always the distinct possibility that c-137

Rick

just doesn't know one thing though is that if

Rick

is self-aware the idea of himself obsessing over his own life is kind of weird and not just because he sometimes has the world's shortest attention span in rixty minutes he chides Jerry Beth and summer for being so self-absorbed and only wanting to watch alternate reality versions of themselves while he and

Morty

however happily watched whatever their interdimensional cable system has cooked up for them isn't that crazy in both

Rick

's T minutes and interdimensional cable - they were always just one

channel

flip away from Adult Swim's

Rick

and

Morty

I like to imagine that if they came across at a scene like the one in space balls would happen what about the business we touched on before where

Rick

's actions could be a cry for help well how

Rick

operates can be interesting I mean he has no regard for consequences or the feelings of others he just goes off and does whatever he wants you could argue that the reason he doesn't care is because if he does something horrible enough he could just pop universes and start all over again like he's done before in

rick

potion number 9 and lord knows how many...
times before that but that's not necessarily true he says at the end of the episode we can't do this every week we've only got three or four more of these tops which opens up a whole other can of worms about the finiteness of the infinite possibilities constantly to the show but for our purposes today it's just not always a viable option for him so why does he act like this if you knew your life was a TV show when you do the things that

Rick

does it's impossible for me to say but since you still have things like morals and self-preservation skills your answer would probably be no I hope I hope you still have these things you should they're good things to have but these are of course things

Rick

lacks could it be that his confidence under moments of stress is because

Rick

knows he'll always make it out for the next episode is it possible that he already knows how it's all going to end granting him the freedom to do whatever he wants at times it seems like if he is aware he's actively trying to break the show that is his life by doing the outlandish things that he does kind of like an interdimensional Truman Show it seems like the season 2 finale would be one of the only ways for the show to end so Leon c-137

Rick

's terms but the one big thing to remember here is that the motivations behind

Rick

's actions don't necessarily have to do with him achieving a sense of self-awareness the amount of things that he's seen and done in...
his life would desensitize anyone to just about everything that we can say for sure but it certainly wouldn't help if you knew that everything you did was just a TV show and other universes

Rick

believes he acts under free will but

Rick

and

Morty

has a writing staff animators voice actors everything that would suggest the opposite it would throw

Rick

's perception of everything he's ever known out of order unknowing of what's real and what isn't there are a few ways that

Rick

could choose to cope with this situation on one of many hands he could embrace this knowing that everything is predetermined that just taking comfort at him but c-137

Rick

in true

Rick

fashion chooses a more nihilist approach this philosophy is

most

closely associated with German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who described nihilism as again in the broadest possible strokes abandonment of both moral values and a belief in an overall purpose in life to Nietzsche this would be brought on primarily by the rejection of religious doctrines which yes

Rick

has very clearly done that but based on what

Rick

's seen it's pretty undeniable that he would probably show signs of this philosophy on both the moral and existential sides regardless this mindset isn't necessarily meant to be taken as a downer though in fact a lot of people find this school of thought liberating if nothing is of any consequence what's to stop you from doing anything responsibly it could be a useful tool...
for self-actualization but in relation to possibly just being a TV character

Rick

approaches the whole idea pretty passively and just sort of rolls with them hence the fourth wall jokes and the catchphrases that he busts out pretty frequently but he also seems to be brought down just as frequently by the sheer amount of unanswerable existential questions that this brings upon him hence the meaning behind that previously mentioned catchphrase and this in turn leads to him mentally retreating rationalizing everything and forcing himself not to think too hard about things that aren't worth his time now there's no denying that

rick

has a brilliant mind and minds like his tend to want to know the answers to life's greatest questions we can't be sure of

Rick

ever wanted that but what would happen if you were to venture out beyond the final frontier in pursuit of life's greatest answers wanting to know what your greater purpose was and finding out that one of the answers is you say Wubba lubba dub dub and belch on TV how could your first reaction be anything other than what the butter robots reaction was to its purpose now there's way more Don Pak philosophically with this theory we've really only scratched the surface and we didn't even talk about all the other schools of thought presented in the show furthermore we still don't know a whole lot about

Rick

in general really but with Dan Harmon and Justin roiland saying that there may be a secret...
plot in the works behind the scenes is it possible we could see

Rick

deal with the existential crisis of being a cartoon character in later seasons these are all tough questions but all in all I'll have to give the

Rick

is a nihilist because he's aware he's a fictional character conspiracy there has to be a better name for that for real fake doors out of five but what about you do you think

Rick

is aware he's a fictional character and if so what do you make of the things he does in the show do you think he does all this in an effort to keep the show running or do you think he might be trying to sabotage the show and get it cancelled or maybe neither maybe he's just doing what he does because that's what he does life truly is meaningless and we've all been dealt twos and fours in the poker game of life our next episode is one of the more bananas

theories

we've ever covered on cartoon conspiracy but when the season 3 premiere aired they asked me to talk about it so here it is so there's this show that people have been talking about but I don't think I've ever heard of it I think it's called b

rick

and mortar or something what is this show did you people watch this show are there

theories

for this show all right so unless you live under a rock you've probably already heard of dan harmon and justin roiland amazing reverse April Fool's prank where they actually premiered season 3 episode 1 of

Rick

and

Morty

on the one day we...
all expected a fake Oh Who am I kidding we've already seen it and if you haven't what you should then you can join the rest of us in wanting McDonald's Szechuan sauce to come back even though the majority of us probably haven't had it myself included the real conspiracy will be whether or not McDonald's chooses to bring it back for next year's move on film but we can look into that at a later date because today we'll be looking at a few other elements of this new episode because one or two details have made people take another look at

Rick

and

Morty

's relationship or should I say

Rick

and also

Rick

does

Morty

eventually grow up to become his own grandfather so this theory seems eerily similar to our over the garden wall Steven universe theory from the other week except the differences here are a we're only going to be looking through the evidence of one show and be that show is

Rick

and

Morty

so it's probably going to be a lot more complicated so what am I talking about how could I rationalize that

Morty

could eventually grow up to become

Rick

well the idea that

Rick

and

Morty

are the same person is an idea that's been floating around since the show's premiere because that seems like something that could happen in a show like this and there have been some instances in this show that have been pointed to as evidence for this idea first of all and

most

similarly

Rick

and

Morty

are both voiced by Justin roiland and share similar...
speech patterns they both stammer a lot especially when pronouncing w's not to mention that the way they talk has got a somewhat looser feel to it it's got al

most

an improvisational tone but apart from the behind the scenes similarities there's a lot of other stuff we can look at for instance

Rick

's idea of killing the

Rick

and

Morty

of another dimension and taking their place in

Rick

potion number nine was significantly more scarring to

morty

than it was to

rick

which implies that

rick

has done this many times before and it could further explain how

Rick

was able to usurp the role of his own grandfather in the first place somewhere far enough down the timeline

Morty

/ let's call our hypothetical

Morty

who eventually grows up to be

Rick

Rick

prime

Rick

prime would just have to murder

Morty

's original grandfather and then take his place and from that point we've only seen alternate universes where this chain of events or something similar already happened which is why we've only seen

Rick

as

Morty

's grandfather in the central finite curve as opposed to whoever

Morty

Prime's original grandfather was but again moving away from the infinite yet limited amount of universes this show presents us with the season 3 premiere also gives us some pretty thought-provoking tidbits as well in the episode titled the

Rick

shank redemption great naming scheme by the way for all of your episodes a plus

Rick

shows corn belly is Daniel his origin story in...
great detail showing us not only a younger more optimistic

Rick

but also his family in this flashback

Rick

mentions offhand that he used to wear blue pants which in a moment as dire as it was is a weird thing to focus on obviously it could just be interpreted as a quick gag acknowledgment of something just really mundane in a wild scenario but some people are taking it as a subtle hint that

Rick

and a certain other character who wears blue pants might share a bit more in common than we once thought on top of that in that same flashback we're shown one Diane Sanchez supposedly

Rick

's wife and some have pointed out that Diane bears a striking resemblance to someone we've seen in the past that's right it's Annie from anatomy Park and in a convenient coincidence annie is one of the only other characters in the show we've ever seen

Morty

get particularly close with however apart from the obvious like there are different names there are definitely some problems with assuming that Annie and Diane are the same person which we will be getting to soon so just stay your YouTube commenting fingers for just a couple of minutes while we're still on the subject of the new episode there was also one site we were granted when summer and

Morty

were brought to the

Rick

's in the moment they arrive we see a

Morty

's seemingly unaccompanied by a

Rick

but instead dressed as

Rick

hair and all on the surface this looks like it could once again just be a random...
visual gag not unlike the

Morty

's we see a few seconds later that looked like dipper and Mabel from gravity falls but if we take a look at this

Morty

his skin tone differs from

most

of the other

Morty

's we've met his skin tone is actually more in line with

Rick

's which may suggest that this is actually a young

Rick

in the middle of his transition from

Morty

to

Rick

I mean after all he is wearing blue pants I mean at a surface glance all of this does kind of make sense to a degree

Rick

does have some massive self-loathing issues which would explain why he's so harsh to

Morty

and

Morty

is clearly on the route to becoming massively desensitized to the unforgiving nature of the multiverse much like

Rick

has been for a as of yet undisclosed amount of time but one of the big lasting questions here is how could

Morty

be so smart to eventually grow up to become

Rick

because

Morty

is not exactly how do I put this delicately naturally gifted he is Jerry's son after all well it all comes back again to season 1 episode 1 when

Rick

is convincing

Morty

to put the mega seeds which grant super intelligence way up inside his but

Rick

says he can't do it himself because he's done it so many times before that they would just fall out which just provides some horrifying mental imagery but if

Rick

has been smuggling these seeds for as long as he says he's been could the first time he smuggled them have been when he was younger when his grandfather convinced him...
to smuggle them through interdimensional customs if

Morty

kept ingesting the mega seeds it could explain how an older

Morty

would have the brain capacity to do the things that would eventually lead to him becoming

Rick

Prime eventually culminating in him killing his own grandfather and taking his place to set this whole chain of events into motion once again did you stay those YouTube commenting fingers because right now we're going to talk about the

most

pressing issue with this theory that I have not addressed yet

Rick

's story about himself in the

Rick

shank redemption is revealed to be a complete fabrication so we can't be sure if any of it was real or if it was just what

Rick

projected to make the story seem more convincing though since according to corn belly's Daniel you're unable to change the details of a memory it stands to reason that none of what we saw in

Rick

's flashback was truthful of course in our real world the details of our memories change all the time which actually makes our own memories super unreliable think back to the earliest memory you ever had chances are it probably never happened scary right but Cornelius Daniels use of the word memory seems to refer less to the subjective view of events of which your perception is constantly changing but more as a fixed point in time with hard facts that are irrefutable so based on all that not only can we not confirm Diane Sanchez's appearance we can't even confirm that she even...
existed we can't even be sure if that's what

Rick

used to look like for all we know he could have been the spitting image of

Morty

at this point any evidence that relates to

Rick

and

Morty

being the same person based on this flashback is impossible to confirm or deny but there is a very heavy skew towards the deny column the one detail that seems to stick out from this emotionally charged scene is

Rick

's comment about blue pants it's such an innocuous thing well I mention it at all a well-known tactic in bad Liars is that they'll often try to fill in extra details to make their story seem more believable when in reality the inclusion of these small details makes the story sound rehearsed if one of your friends were late to meet you which one of these excuses would you be more likely to believe them saying sorry traffic was brutal or them saying sorry I know I took forever but like you know traffic just took a really long time and there was this really old person who was trying to cross the street and they were just taking forever because they had this umbrella that just kept getting caught in the wind and then I was just sitting in my car we all know exactly what you're doing Eric you inconsiderate

Rick

being the subvert of every trope known to man must be aware of this rookie mistake so why would he try to force such a meaningless detail as blue pants to make his story more believe voltic corn belly is Daniel that's not the genius

Rick

we know...
Daniel would have believed anything he showed him anyway so based on these assumptions which they admittedly are assumptions he would have to be telling the truth about the blue pants because what would be the purpose otherwise I'm talking like from a grander story perspective here what would be the significance we know that the I'm gonna call him the

Rick

Morty

from the season three premiere also wears blue pants as well as

most

other

Morty

's but you know who else wears blue pants a ton of people in fact weigh more than a ton of people a ton of people is not that many people not the least of which both beth and jerry what if

rick

and jerry are the same person so can we really be confident in saying that

rick

submission that he used to wear blue pants as evidence of him and

morty

being the same person well not really now moving away from the season premiere while the whole thing of the speech patterns is a curious similarity within the context of the show's universe you could just as easily write it off I mean

Rick

and

Morty

even if they aren't the same person are still related after all and on top of that when you spend enough time with a certain person you begin to adopt certain mannerisms from them which to a large degree includes speech and of all the people in the family

Rick

and

Morty

definitely spend the

most

time with each other so this doesn't actually seem all that weird as for the mega-cd REE the idea that

Morty

could use these seeds to...
further his own intelligence well that has its own share of problems first since we haven't really seen

Morty

indulge in these seeds since the pilot it would mean that any events which would lend him the intelligence to eventually become

Rick

in the future would have had to have happened after everything we've seen in the series which to be fair isn't a deal breaker here we have no idea how long the series will go okay well we have some idea but maybe after the series run

Morty

could start regularly ingesting mega seeds it could happen but there's also the matter of the brain seizing multiple functions after a few hours of the seeds of dissolving in

Morty

's body it seems like the only way to stop this from happening would be if

Rick

Prime were constantly drinking the seed juice from some sort of flask or something if only there was another theory that covered that more in depth unfortunately if the only thing we can turn to substantiate one of our

theories

is another one of our

theories

that doesn't really hold water or juice and with all the talk of

Rick

and

Morty

being the same person and a major catalyst in this weird ridiculous infinite time loop I just have another quick point that I need to get off my chest if this theory is true my god how messed up would

Rick

Prime's family be Beth would be both his mother and his daughter summer would be his sister and his granddaughter Jerry would still just be Jerry and

Morty

would be his own grandfather...
like Philip J fry and it would only be slightly less weird than what fry did to reach the same result and actually there is one more thing that makes all of this if e'er and of course its timelines because timelines ruin everything if

Morty

grew up into Rik prime destroyed his own universe through some chain of events hopped universes like he's previously done in Rik potion number nine and then killed his original grandfather to take his place this causes just a bunch of problems why would

Rick

prime choose to become

Morty

's grandfather rather than just killing that universes version of himself like he's done in the past how would

Rick

Prime have convinced Beth that he was actually her father maybe he brainwashed her with one of his infinite gadgets and if he instead did this before Beth was born to sidestep the whole issue would that universes

Morty

even be born to begin with it's kind of like the dead grandfather paradox only instead of going back in time to kill your grandfather you did it across multiple universes and then took his place okay so it's not entirely the same thing but depending on how far back in time

Rick

Prime would have gone in order to accomplish this it could be comparable here's the thing with this theory as well as a bunch of other

theories

for this show narratives that take place across multiple timelines and universes are absolute beasts and yet

rick

and

morty

manages to keep many elements of its narrative intact often...
drawing attention to the particularly

important

elements like the

rick

and

morty

buried in the backyard and the Cronenberg universe but much of the time since this show takes place across a massive variety of universes

rick

and

morty

seems to take things like timeline issues or time paradoxes and just adopt its own absurdist philosophy which is basically it just caused a lot of carnage across multiple universes and don't think about it too much nothing really matters anyway unless it's to serve our own

Rick

and

Morty

this philosophy is even illustrated in

Rick

's day-to-day complete disregard for every other conceivable universe with the virtually infinite

Rick

's and

Morty

's we've seen throughout the series any consideration of things like timeline paradoxes seems al

most

laughable we have practically no choice but to take what we see in the show at face value and only really deem worth two the slices of continuity that were given like the aforementioned Cronenberg universe and birdperson I mean phoenix person's post credit sequence of the season three premiere basically I'm just washing my hands of trying too hard science this show please understand does that mean there's nothing to be inferred from certain hints we see in the show of course not that

Morty

dressed like

Rick

is still a big unanswered question in all of this but for a great deal of the other evidence in today's Theory there are a few too many holes for us to confidently...
say that

Rick

and

Morty

might actually be a redundant title with all that in mind I'm going to rate the plausibility of

Rick

and

Morty

being the same person one packet of McDonald's Mulan Szechuan sauce out of five but maybe I'm wrong on this one what do you think do you think

Morty

could eventually grow up to be

Rick

raising a

Morty

of his own how do you think the show would go about revealing something like that and of course what discontinued fast food item do you want to come back more than any other so by now you probably I made a louder noise line I thought it was going to so by now you're probably getting sick of my big stupid face which first of all ouch but second of all thanks for your dedication for actively watching this entire video but before we go back to me throwing to other videos of me here's an episode from the beforetime the long long ago when evil

Morty

had only appeared on the show once before as opposed to now two and a half years later where evil

Morty

has appeared twice it's not me it's Emily here's Susan Emily episode take it away Emily with the newest season underway it's easy to say that

Rick

and

Morty

has quickly become one of the best adult animated shows on TV now not only is it totally hilarious and

most

ly improvised it's got a surprisingly deep and complex plot and naturally with any show involving time travel or dimension coffee several

theories

have come up about alternate realities but this one is...
probably the biggest is the more tea we know and love not

Rick

's first

Morty

could

rick

's original

morty

actually be evil

morty

for those of you who have no idea what i'm talking about

Rick

and

Morty

is an Adult Swim show created by Justin roiland and Dan Harmon the show follows the crazy misadventures of super scientist and alcoholic

Rick

who comes to live with his daughter's family after skipping out on them 20 years ago

Rick

immediately bonds with his wimpy teenage grandson

Morty

and recruits him to be the Marty McFly to his Doc Brown

Rick

and where you spend their days travelling through alternate dimensions and universes usually causing more harm than good

Rick

's backstory is crazy confusing and

most

notably very vague we have al

most

no idea of what

Rick

was doing before he returned to the earth dimension of seat 137 so naturally this sparked a a lot of conspiracies in the

Rick

and

Morty

fandom this particular Theory stems from the episode close

Rick

counters of the

Rick

kind in which

Rick

and

Morty

are accused of crimes against alternate

Rick

's where they're then arrested and taken through an interdimensional portal to the Council of

Rick

's which is made up of every

Rick

from every dimension with their own unique

Morty

the pair spends the majority of the episode trying to find out who is killing off these risks to kidnap their

Morty

's at the end of the episode is revealed that evil

Rick

who was their main suspect was actually being...
controlled by evil

Morty

now who is evil

Morty

really and how has one more tea out of infinite realities and universes become a hyper-intelligent mastermind with a deep hatred for

Rick

's especially the

Rick

we know from dimension c-137 why out of infant

Rick

s does he pick this

Rick

to frame for his crimes download his brain contents and then murder well it could be that evil Mori was

Rick

's 137 s original

Morty

this would explain why evil

Morty

has such a personal vendetta against

Rick

but evil

Morty

is like straight up evil what could have happened to him that made him want to murder all of the

Rick

's in all of the universe well some believe that evil

Morty

or

Rick

's original

Morty

was abandoned which we can actually see in the show's title sequence yeah in that quick second

Rick

jumps into a portal and

Morty

is left to fend for himself in an unknown dimension building up quite possibly the biggest grudge ever against his grandfather this doesn't make a whole lot of sense until you realize that at the beginning of the series it stated that

Rick

has been absent from his family for 20 years and

Morty

is only 14 so there's no way

Rick

could have any memories of this

Morty

but in close F

rick

counters of the

Rick

kind we see

Rick

get teary-eyed over a memory of

Morty

as a baby how is that possible if he never knew him as the baby unless it was a different

Morty

Morty

he left on some planet many many years ago another idea suggests that even

Morty

is...
actually the reason

Rick

caused deliberates this morning it kind of seems like she's purposefully making

Morty

stupid because in the dimension where

Rick

was probably a good grandfather he taught

Morty

too much make me

Morty

too smart and too cocky ultimately transforming him into evil

Morty

so could the

Morty

we know and love actually just be a replacement and could

Rick

's original

Morty

be out to erase all

Rick

's from existence with the show that has dozens of different universes and multiple dimensions I can spear see like this might be tough to solve but thankfully this isn't our first rodeo the theory of this

Morty

beam version 2.0 isn't entirely impossible the end of clothes t

rick

counters of the RIC kind b

rick

says bad things happen with the cocky

Morty

I'll tell you when you're older and then it cuts to evil

Morty

so it seems more likely that evil

Morty

Rick

's original

Morty

is the baby in

Rick

's memory it's possible that the guilt from what he did to evil

Morty

many years ago what ultimately turned this

Morty

evil is what made

rick

tear up it also explains why

rick

got so emotional when evil

rick

said all

Morty

's are replaceable because to this

Rick

they definitely aren't it's funny for being such a crude show this degree is actually really sweet and with the newest season well underway I think we still have a lot to learn about the crazy

Rick

and

Morty

universe so on the plausibility meter I give the

Rick

and

Morty

...
conspiracy for a bird off link lers out of five anybody notice there's a fire over there two and a half years after Emily gave us her take on evil

Morty

we decided to revisit the idea as well as a couple of other

theories

about evil

Morty

because we felt like it and that did not sound nearly as epic or authoritative as it did when I wrote it but here it is I don't need to reintroduce

Rick

and

Morty

right Adult Swim show created by Dan Harmon and Justin Royal and crazy interdimensional travels we're all on the same page here right so as you may recall we've taken a look at a handful of

theories

that cover the spectrum of just how chaotic this show can be but among all of them there is one theory that's worth revisiting with the upcoming season and that's concerning the identity of the evil

Morty

in-close

Rick

counters of the

Rick

kind he was quite the departure from the general idea of

Morty

that we've come to accept but other than a

Morty

obviously who is this what could his intentions be and

most

important

ly will he finally make his return in season 3 so because this is

Rick

and

Morty

and because a lot of details can get lost in the shuffle let's approach this pragmatically and first establish everything that we know and let's start with what we can infer from the one the only evil

Morty

or i patch more neo some people call him Ferg I don't know some stupid reason it's in close

Rick

counters where it's revealed that evil

Morty

...
was actually remotely controlling evil

Rick

so he can pretty much discount evil

Rick

entirely and attribute all of his words and actions to evil

Morty

however we can also be pretty confident in saying that evil

Morty

and evil

Rick

probably don't share any other connection you know like evil

Morty

being evil

Rick

's

Morty

how can we be so sure there are a couple of reasons but

most

prevalent is that evil Maury appeared to view evil

Rick

as just means to an end also because of the blending in with the

Rick

'less

Morty

's we can be confident in saying that evil

Morty

is a

Rick

las'

Morty

and has been one for quite some time since

Morty

's are a virtually infinite resource to

Rick

's there isn't really any reason for

most

Rick

's to pursue a

morty

for too long before giving up and reapplying for a new morning to be assigned to them but notice how I said

most

Rick

's well that's because there's at least one

Rick

that may care more about

Morty

than he actually lets on and that's our hero good old

Rick

from dimension c-137 yet on second thought good ol is really not the descriptor I should be using for him so we know that c-137

Rick

cares a mite more about his

Morty

than a lot of other

Rick

's to do since he tears up at viewing memories of Morni in clothes

Rick

counters but he also seems to be the

Rick

who is the

most

uncompromising in his beliefs when compared to all of the

Rick

's in the central finite curve with his tenuous...
relationship with the Council of

Rick

's being the primary source for that claim insert clip of the Council of

Rick

's being destroyed by c-137

Rick

here but even at the end of close

Rick

counters

Rick

doesn't grant

Morty

any sort of positive reinforcement as he doesn't believe

Morty

will gain anything from it further illustrating just how set in his ways that

Rick

is whether others like it or not so with that preliminary information in mind we're next going to establish what I'm going to call the

Rick

and

Morty

relative valign Minh spectrum or REM Ram Raz for short although we're probably never going to call it that we'll be referring to this chart throughout this video to help give us a bit of insight on the nature of different iterations of

Rick

and

Morty

as revealed once again in close

Rick

counters

Rick

's use

Morty

's as camouflage this is because their brainwave patterns perfectly cancel each other out effectively making them diametrically opposed foes and based on

Rick

and

Morty

's conversations in close

Rick

counters their two respective defining character traits seem to be related to intelligence and empathy we can relatively easily place

most

incarnations of

Rick

and

Morty

on a four-way spectrum consisting of these two axes on the x-axis we have a spectrum ranging from

Rick

's super intelligence to

Morty

's

Morty

brainwaves while on the y-axis we have

Morty

's empathy at the top and

Rick

's cold uncompromising...
outlook at the bottom obviously given the infinite possibilities of

Rick

and

Morty

a study of a couple dozen

Rick

's and

Morty

's would probably result in a scatter plot that looks something like this but there are a few extremes that may be

important

to figuring out who exactly evil

Morty

could be firstly in the bottom right the

most

uncompromising and the

most

intelligent the richest

Rick

is arguably our good friend c-137

Rick

if for no other reason than he self identified himself as the

Rick

a st

rick

en

Rick

counters perfect and just as

Rick

says it should go without saying that the

Rick

is t

rick

should have the more deist

Morty

's so we can place the

Morty

we follow through

most

of the show at the opposite extreme possessing the standard

morty

waves as well as displaying the

most

empathy of all

Morty

's and just to quickly fill out the other extremes the oddest

Rick

out that we've met so far would obviously be the

Rick

from universe Jay 19 Zeta 7 who will from now on just refer to as doofus

Rick

after all he's a total outcast from all of the other

Rick

's for seemingly no other reason than he's just more empathetic to other people especially Jerry which like why no wonder he's weird but since doofus

Rick

appears to oddly still be a genius capable of interdimensional travel he's still intelligent which would comfortably place him in the top right corner earning the title of the Maurice

Rick

as for our missing corner here seems like a cold...
uncompromising

morty

who still possessed a

morty

brainwave pattern would fit comfortably there so are we good to assume that evil

Morty

is in fact the richest more tea and before we go any further yes I'm aware of how problematic this chart can be for a show whose core concept is about infinite parallel universes but the show doesn't seem to concern itself much with this problem so we won't either yes there are practically infinite

Rick

's but for all intents and purposes there has to be a limit after all we still don't even know what the limitations of the central finite curve even are so there's no sense dwelling on it okay with all of this preliminary stuff taken care of let's get to some

theories

about evil Maureen three of them to be exact and from there we might be able to determine if evil

Morty

is poised to come back in season three okay we're a bit all over the place right now but before we dive any deeper it's

important

to keep in mind that taking literally anything in

Rick

and

Morty

at face value is kind of an exercise in futility so all we can really do is speculate all right now with that in mind let's get rolling first up one theory that surfaced is that evil

Morty

could actually be doofus

Rick

's

Morty

given how completely opposite they are to both each other as well as our general perception of

Rick

and

Morty

this seems like a pretty good idea and that's not even factoring in that both characters were introduced in...
the same episode and if we refer to the RAM R as oh my god we actually use the name seems like evil

Morty

and doofus

Rick

would cancel each other out and fill out the main four corners of our spectrum so slam dunk right well no it never is you should know this by now the massive problem with this is that doofus

Rick

mentions to Jerry that he never had any kids and to counter this some fans have theorized that just as doofus

Rick

is a

Rick

without a

morty

maybe evil

Morty

is a

morty

without a

Rick

but that's more difficult to justify because that's not how time or genetics works not every

Rick

needs a

morty

but every

morty

would probably need a

rick

i mean unless they were a clone in which case this theory could still work but that's a whole other can of worms that we honestly don't have time for today another idea concerning doofus

rick

is that maybe he and evil

morty

were originally a normal

rick

and

morty

who had their consciousness swapped for some unspecified reason

most

likely to hide

rick

from the council of

rick

s after all what better

morty

camouflage is there other than actually being a

morty

and as of the

rick

shank redemption we know that this technology exists and can be used without any ill effects so it's definitely an interesting idea however it doesn't quite explain a lot of things like why evil Marty feels that he needs to kill other

Rick

's to gain power or why doofus

Rick

if he's a

morty

in the body of a

Rick

would decide to...
continue this act along after he was abandoned by evil

Morty

and that's under very little scrutiny given more time there's probably a lot more threads that don't quite add up next up we have the theory that regardless of who evil

Morty

is he set off on a

Rick

killing rampage in order to free other

Morty

's of the oppression that they endure and honestly regardless of who evil

Morty

is that's not the craziest idea for the purposes of this theory it doesn't really matter who evil

Morty

originally belonged to but regardless it would serve to make any other theory about evil

Morty

way more interesting also funnily enough evil

Morty

would essentially be setting himself up as the savior of the church of the good

Morty

being the one

Morty

to rise up and deliver all

Morty

's from their oppressors if he were to lead a revolution against the

Rick

's it would stand to reason that all followers of the religion would rally behind him look at how quickly they stood behind the

Morty

we follow throughout the show in close

Rick

counters however if this were the case evil

Morty

doesn't seem to have any problem oppressing other

Morty

's as long as it's for his benefit case in point the protective wall of

Morty

's granted puppeteering a

Rick

throughout

Rick

counters would require him to employ some diabolical

Rick

like tactics but it's still a point worth mentioning though it can be easily waved away by well you know he was undercover you can't...
make god complex omelet without breaking a few

Morty

's I just realized I was super mocking there but you could actually wave all that away with that exact logic but finally we're going to examine one more theory which has a bit more for us to bite into and this is that evil

Morty

is actually c-137

Rick

's original

Morty

but notice how I'm not saying that he's more dc1 37 this is because

Rick

's original

Morty

is not c-137

Morty

by the way if this theory sounds familiar it's because we've briefly looked at it before in an earlier cartoon conspiracy but there are some additional details that make this theory a bit meteor that we're going to take a look at right now we never hear our

Morty

mention anything about originating from a dimension was anything other than the now Cronenberg c-137 and usurping the positions of the

Rick

and

Morty

of the dimension that they currently occupy was pretty scarring to him so seeing as these all seem to be new experiences for him this would make our

Morty

unquestionably c-137

Morty

as we know since Beth has mentioned didn't know less than 400 times

Rick

left her family quite some time ago before recently coming back

most

fans have come to accept that

Rick

was gone for about 20 years but it's never specifically stated in the show though we can definitely assume that it's longer than

Morty

has been alive so we have all of this time in

Rick

's life that's just unaccounted for so and here's...
the million dollar question what was he doing actually let's answer that question with another question how did evil

Morty

get to be so intelligent 99.9% of all other

Morty

's his age are of about the same intelligence that is to say nowhere near

Rick

's ability but evil

Morty

is consistently way more clever than normal and how else could this be accomplished unless he at one point spent an inordinate amount of time with a

Rick

who taught him from a very young age and I forget which

Rick

has very vivid memories of a young

Morty

again oh that's right c-137

Rick

not to mention the photo of

Rick

holding a baby

Morty

in bird person's home so let's entertain this thought just a little bit longer let's assume that c-137

Rick

actually raised his original

Morty

but then screwed the kid up causing him to then return to dimension c-137 to raise his original

Morty

wait a minute that doesn't make sense unless of course c-137

Rick

isn't actually from dimension c-137 by turning our thinking around may I present to you the best possible now I immediately retract that I don't want that kind of pressure a possible explanation for the origins of evil

Morty

meticulously crafted from some evidence assumption and a lot of speculation in an unknown dimension Dimension X our

rick

c-137

rick

raises his original

Morty

to be just like himself but goes a little too far over the course of several years this young

Morty

is slowly corrupted and eventually desensitized...
to all aspects of interdimensional travel including the disposability of

Morty

's themselves combined with the intelligence game displaces this warty from the natural order and makes him essentially equal with our

Rick

and that's a situation which obviously won't end well this

Morty

now evil

Morty

inevitably turns on

Rick

which results in the two parting ways under less than amicable terms

Rick

flees to a dimension in which Beth's father left and died or left and never returned to assume the role of that universes

Rick

to try all over again with a fresh new

Morty

and this dimension is dimension c-137 c-137 could be a dimension in which the original c-137

Rick

had already died leaving our

Rick

to take his place like in

Rick

potion number nine based on his actions in that episode it seems like he's done this before this would explain why

Rick

still pushes

Morty

to chase scientific pursuits

Rick

may have screwed up with his original

Morty

but he uses these mistakes to teach a new

Morty

more responsibly it's slightly more responsive Lee it also explains a couple of other niggling questions like why exactly evil Morni would go after c-137

Rick

in the first place I know he says it's because of his evil factor in his evil database so that he can kill him and then gain his knowledge but honestly just vengeance for his mistreatment of his original

Morty

is more than an acceptable motive after all we do see a memory of a

morty

being electrified who could very...
well be

rick

's original

morty

so it's not like c-137

Rick

's hands are clean really it would also explain

Rick

's welling up when he sees his memories of baby

Morty

Rick

's not one to admit his regrets easily but this would definitely be something he could feel genuine remorse for and finally the biggest piece of evidence that links c-137

Rick

- evil

Morty

is the exchange held at the end of

Rick

counters

Rick

tells

Morty

not to let anything get to his head because a

morty

that gets too cocky can cause problems and be a real bad thing for everybody on top of

Rick

sounding like he was speaking from experience he also tells Maury that he'll explain more when he's older from there the episode cuts to literally what evil

Morty

was doing basic film language would dictate that ending a scene on an unanswered question and then cutting to a seemingly unrelated scene would denote meaning between the two a cut like that generally for shadows or implies a connection between the two events granted with Harmon and Weiland at the helm here they could be intentionally burying the lede because that's what they do but traditional conventions do support c-137

rick

and evil

morty

having a strong connection based on the evidence we've seen it looks like evil

morty

being c-137

rick

's original

morty

would be the

most

likely and

most

dramatic answer to who exactly evil

morty

is as for whether he'll return in season 3 with just how much from the past was...
called back to in the first episode of season 3 like phoenix person and the Cronenberg universe it looks like season 3 will largely be a season for revisiting unresolved plot threads and evil

Morty

is one of the biggest so I would rate the plausibility of evil

morty

revealing himself to be c-137

rick

's original

morty

and returning this season 3.5 vouchers for a free replacement

morty

out of 5 but this is

rick

and

morty

and everybody and their mom has

theories

about it so let's open up the floor what do you think who do you think evil

Morty

/ eyepatch

Morty

really is do you think he's going to show up in season 3 or do you think that that plug threads just gonna be left dangling just tantalizing us with possibilities I'm not trying to accomplish anything I just like poking fires homicide about two months after that episode aired evil

Morty

actually did come back in the show so chalk one up to us for calling in but ever since that episode we started getting messages from people asking us what we thought was going to happen with evil Maury and oh boy it's uncomfortable a couple of weeks ago on cartoon conspiracy we found ourselves diving into

Rick

and

Morty

's the real antis mix-up to dissect the bubbling tension within the Citadel

Rick

's as well as the oppressive environment they're in and today we're bringing you what is pretty much part two of this theory and while we are going to revisit some discussion about the Citadel our main focus...
today of course is our boy evil

Morty

by the way this is a

Rick

and

Morty

episode so if you still somehow aren't caught up on

Rick

and

Morty

there are going to be some pretty major season 3 spoilers in this video but yes since we last took a look at the perpetual mystery that is evil

Morty

not only has he returned but he's also become the new democratically elected leader of the Citadel of

Rick

's which is a interesting path for evil

Morty

to take I think we can safely say none of us were expecting this moment especially since it was kind of shoved into the middle of the season as opposed to leaving it at the end for some sort of epic mind-blown cliffhanger thing but while that reveal was pretty shocking it's kind of hard to know what to think about it since we know so little about evil

Morty

much less his MO or his end goal so today that's what we're gonna try to figure out I'm Jacob with

Channel

Frederator

and let's examine the enigma that is the inner machinations of evil

Morty

's mind to figure out what exactly is his plan for the Citadel of

Rick

's let's first take a look at evil

Morty

within the context of the show as a whole as well as within the context of the relentless mix up and from there we'll dig a little deeper into his plans one of the overall themes of season 3 driven home by the season finale seems to be what

rick

has been saying since the very beginning which is that a nothing matters and feve the answer to...
whatever question you have is don't think about it with season 3 stretching to re-establish the status quo that seasons one and two seem to be edging away from while it doesn't completely discount some of the unanswered questions of the show it's quick to remind us that once

Rick

explained his philosophy to Beth the fact that Beth used her choice to embrace what she already has is just as valid as

Rick

's disdain and apathy towards the same situation any satisfaction we may take from our lives or the choices that we make is directly dependent on how we choose to perceive them which honestly could also say a lot about how

Rick

and

Morty

is received by the public as a whole but of course that's not gonna fly with us today while this show definitely plays fast and loose with the idea of continuity the show absolutely maintains little vertical slices of story that we're constantly reminded of things like Tami's role Phoenix person who is currently m.i.a the Cronenberg c-137 universe and of course the Citadel of

Rick

's so as we take a look at the reclaim tiss mix-up let's examine evil

Morty

through a few different lenses first how did he gain his popularity second what were his immediate actions upon gaining power and third good knowing evil

Morty

's ideology allow us to better understand his actions and before we get started it's worth noting that evil

Morty

's actions may or may not be tied to his true identity and while we did come...
to the conclusion that evil

Morty

could be the

Rick

that we follow throughout the show's original

Morty

this has never been confirmed we're going to sidestep this for now for all intents and purposes today evil

Morty

is just a

Rick

--less

Morty

with an unknown agenda so how was evil

Morty

able to use the citadel's politically fragile state to his own advantage well what does that even mean in what way could the Citadel be considered politically fragile firstly it seems like evil

Morty

's

most

fundamental step in his playbook is to cater to those who are marginalized by the rest of society

Morty

's are often seen as second-class citizens and have a pretty strong bias against them in the Citadel as evidenced by one of the Citadel's primary news sources openly mocking the

Morty

party at the beginning of the episode the newscasters vastly underestimate the more Tea Party's potential going so far as to insinuate that evil Maury looks adorable simply playing politics as opposed to posing an actual threat another factor of evil

Morty

strategy can be seen on the whiteboard behind the initial conversation between evil

Morty

and his campaign manager we see a whiteboard that sites divided Citadel as an aspect of the

Morty

advantage so it seems like a big part of evil

Morty

strategy is to also cater to those

Rick

's who feel marginalized by other

Rick

's who are placed higher in the social hierarchy for seemingly arbitrary frivolous reasons evil

Morty

also...
appears to be the only candidate who brings up the issue of the Citadel facing a systemic problem from the top down rather than the other way around as

most

Rick

's seem content to see the issue while the majority of

Rick

's see their society crumbling because of vagrant homeless

Morty

's and disgruntled

Rick

's evil

Morty

brings to light that these are all symptomatic of the real problem which is those at the top who are content with the current system that whether it means to or not only strengthens the divide between the disenfranchised and the entitled and evil

Morty

takes it upon himself to be that voice for the voiceless he tells the metaphorical 1% that their days are numbered and the revolution is coming for them democratically he means for now and like we mentioned a few weeks ago there's also the factor that the Citadel is an absolutely soul-crushing environment on top of all the systemic problems already mentioned this is a world where the feeling of toppling the oppressive machine is itself branded packaged and sold as a commodity this is a world where the mystique of a

morty

throwing himself into a wishing portal in the fleeting hope of things in proving is immediately ripped away with the reveal that the portal is just a garbage dump even if Slick

Morty

's wish did kind of come true the reality check were given seemingly Rob's his message of its meaning this kind of environment would also play to those who felt abandoned by the system and...
they would probably become more willing to do something to impart actual change do something to actually disrupt the system as opposed to buying that feeling through simple

Rick

's do something like vote for a fringe political candidate as we all know in the world of politics talk is cheap words are just words and speeches are for campaigning and once evil

Morty

wins the election now is the time for action I just spilled water everywhere but even before his odd anti monologue we do see some changes take effect as a direct result of evil

Morty

winning the election so what happens well firstly the new citadel's codes apparently absolve cop

Rick

of everything he did from being caught up in the warring gangs of

Morty

Town to killing his own partner his own partner a

Morty

who believed himself to be freer than

most

other

Morty

's by leaning into the oppressive nature of the Citadel but in the end his own brash outlook of

Morty

's being the underlying problem of the Citadel eventually caused his downfall same old story

Rick

's kill and

Morty

's evil

Morty

also immediately abandons the curriculum of the unnamed

Morty

reform school that we see throughout the episode and while a rework of the classes is hinted at all we know right now is that it doesn't seem like these

Morty

's are going to be assigned any new

Rick

's anytime soon and of course the last thing we see evil

Morty

do in this episode is immediately execute all of his dissenters in the...
Citadel's shadow government as a show of force which is an interesting detail in a lot of democratic societies there are those you know actual real conspiracy theorists that suggest that either the country or the world or the universe is actually governed by some sort of ominous shadow government which would of course mean that whoever was elected into office doesn't have any actual real power in the

Rick

Lantis mix-up this has shown to be 100% entirely the case even when the Citadel of

Rick

's was purportedly run by the council of

rick

s but with evil

Morty

's actions at the end of the episode he is left as the singular unequivocal ruler of the Citadel so based on these actions coupled with his rise to power can we pin down evil Morni with any sort of ideology it's actually a little bit more difficult to do than it seems at first glance since the actual political platforms of each party in the episode aren't very well defined especially within the

Rick

's but in any case let's see what we can uncover first off the rigid class system within the Citadel pretty much uses

Morty

's as shorthand for the idea of systemic discrimination present in many societies there's even a short scene where the

Morty

's are throwing a pride parade to hammer this home evil

Morty

plays not only to these oppressed

Morty

's but also to the downtrodden

Rick

's acting as a voice for the common folk who will unite to displace the bourgeois

Rick

's from...
their ivory towers now this sort of populist political movement wherein politicians mess with the current social order in the suppose an interest of the common people is nothing new this sort of strategy has been in play for pretty much as long as democratic elections have been all the way from the disruptiveness of roman tribune Publius Clodius pull care in the 1st century BCE all the way to how populism is marriage with identity politics created symbols on all sides of the political spectrum in last year's presidential election but that's not where it ends with evil

Morty

while his campaign claims to be for the people this all seems to dissolve when you actually look at it closely as we've seen before while he does choose to be the voice for all of these abandoned

Morty

's he's not exactly above exploiting them himself and I'm not talking about political exploitation in closer encounters he literally tortures hundreds thousands of

Morty

's in order to cloak himself from the Citadel as well as the

Rick

that we follow throughout the show so it seems fair to say that evil

Morty

doesn't exactly help out his own kind through any sort of empathy everything and everyone exists solely to progress his unknown Machiavellian agenda evil

Morty

seems intent right now more than anything else to be the sole undisputed leader of the Citadel and that actually segues us pretty neatly into the dreaded topic of fascism fascism in its colloquial definition...
generally involves practices like silencing dissenters and autocratic dictatorships of course there are way way more defining characteristics but these are just a few of them fascism is a big umbrella term that encompasses a lot of stuff that we frankly don't have time for today but even based on those two things that we looked at even more he seems to be well on his way to establishing some sort of authoritarian dictatorship based on his first immediate acts when taking the office of president that didn't seem to be subject for any approval as well as his murder of the shadow government yeah that seems to be where we're going with this not only that but going back to the white board during a Ville

Morty

's campaign we can see a note that lists alternative news sources as another aspect of the

Morty

advantage with alternative noticeably in quotation marks now to be fair there are a few different ways we can interpret that I mean we could give Evil

Morty

the benefit of the doubt and say that he's planning some sort of huge brand new unbiased news network but within dictatorships the silencing or restriction of certain news media outlets in favor of those that are more acceptable sources is a well-known practice this strategy again has been used throughout history but it's still used in parts of the world today within certain states that value propaganda above all else so good evil

Morty

's plan for alternative news sources include shutting down the...

Rick

centric news present in the Citadel in favor of anti

Rick

propaganda but with all of this talk of evil

Morty

's ideology and fascism there is one rather large issue fascist leaders typically gain power through a rise in rampant nationalism something that the Citadel should be uniquely free of what other powers would the Citadel feel the need to feel superior to they don't seem to be any wavering tensions between the Citadel or any countries or planets or universes or any governing bodies at all heck the whole point of the Citadel is to hide

Rick

's from all other governing bodies the Citadel for the moment doesn't even seem all that concerned with the

Rick

that we follow throughout the show even though the last time they crossed paths with him he took the whole place down so without a common enemy for the entirety of the Citadel to unite against what's evil

Morty

's planned now so here's the million dollar question why the Citadel what does evil

Morty

have to gain by running the Citadel of

Rick

's he seemed to be doing just fine on his own well many

theories

still hold steadfast that this is all a plan to get back at the

Rick

that we follow throughout the show which would make sense if he is indeed our

Rick

's original

Morty

and yes at first glance this idea maze a tad overly simplistic but Dan Harmon and Justin roiland seemed to revel in subversion so this idea is totally still on the table that said it still does have its share of small...
problems well it's true that evil

Morty

might have a better chance at locating our

Rick

with the Citadel's resources backing him up evil Maury has already been face-to-face with our

Rick

from there it would seem relatively easy for him to find a way to track our

Rick

right it's a leap in logic but evil

Morty

has more than proven his capability to create a tracking device of that caliber furthermore when evil

Morty

actually had our

Rick

in his clutches he didn't seem that intent on killing him despite whatever evil

Rick

was actually saying knowing how

Rick

thinks if he really wanted our

Rick

dead he would have spared the theatrics have just done it so assuming that evil

Morty

's goal isn't to exact revenge on our

Rick

what are we left with well a common theory about evil

Morty

is that the influx of reckless

Morty

's in

Morty

town and the morning school is a direct result of the events in closer encounters of the

Rick

kind which would mean that the political unrest that we see in the Citadel would have been a long calculated con by evil

morty

stacking the deck in his favor by increasing the

morty

population right under the nose of the entire citadel before the political race even began now ignoring the issue that evil

Morty

would have had to have started this long before the Citadel ever became a democracy why would he feel the need to increase his political power through these displaced

Morty

's based on what we've seen uh pending the previous...
power dynamic was a pretty high priority of evil

Morty

good evil

Morty

's intentions simply be to elevate the status of

Morty

's within the eyes of all

Rick

's and

Morty

's abandoning the notion that

Morty

's are forever bound to be the sidekicks of

Rick

's a common theme found in the

Rick

Lantis mix-up finally realizing

Morty

's as their own individuals maybe we've been looking at this all wrong after all evil is a subjective term looking at things from an unbiased perspective evil

Morty

doesn't seem that much worse than the

Rick

that we follow throughout the show in that they're both horrible people I'm not saying that evil boardy is a saint or anything but keep in mind the reason we call him evil is not necessarily because he's evil it's just because he's an antagonist to our

Rick

besides evil

Morty

's actions might actually be a little less extreme in the Rek yes he may have murdered

Rick

's and exploited

Morty

's to climb the political ladder in a reprehensible display of the ends justifying the means but so far he still seems at least somewhat intent on pushing some sort of social reform with his newfound political power and then we have our

Rick

who murdered just about everyone in the Citadel before outright destroying the whole thing as well as the entire economy of the Galactic Federation as means to above all else separate Beth from Jerry not to mention it was also all in pursuit of that dim Szechuan sauce...
when comparing the two it seems like evil

Morty

has a much more structured plan for social reform within the Citadel compared to

Rick

's general apathy towards literally everything evil

Morty

just happened to go about all this and one of the

most

objectively evil ways imaginable you could probably even make the argument that evil

Morty

could be an extension of the dilemma bethe faced in the ABCs of Beth when faced with how to utilize the opportunities you're given is it better to make any choice as evil

Morty

does or no choice as our

Rick

seems committed to of course there are issues with this idea like campaign manager

Morty

insisting that evil Ward ease up to something much more sinister as well as the reason for absolving cop

Rick

of his crimes I mean we could speculate that evil

Morty

is planning on running the Citadel in a sort of Caesar isten ruling with an iron fist promoting a violent social order and pardoning cop

Rick

for purging the streets of

Morty

's who only encourage their negative stereotype it's all possible but with the vast amount of unanswered questions this is all just a projection of what could be good god the

Rick

lantus mix-up is so dense every single image has so many things going on but with everything we've taken a look at today there are so many unanswered questions about evil

Morty

and his plans with regards to the marginalized population of the Citadel as well as the

Rick

that we follow throughout the show and since we...
didn't really enter this episode with a hypothesis in mind we can't really assign this conspiracy a rating so this week I'm gonna leave it up to you how many envelopes filled with secrets out of five do you rate our conclusion that evil morni might actually just be looking for equality for

Morty

's do you think that evil

Morty

's plans could be something different does the name

morty

even anything anymore I've said

Morty

hundreds of times this week is just a collection of sounds now

Morty

our last theory for today is one that we came across doing its rounds on the internet and I just couldn't resist talking about it because it was so dumb it was so dumb and I really wanted to talk about how dumb it was okay that's not entirely fair no fan theory is truly dumb except for the really dumb ones but this one just had so many holes we could not stop ourselves from going after it and it is of course the suicide helmet theory so let's just jump into it because I've been sitting here for over an hour and I'm getting really tired because this is a lot more exhausting than you think it is my arms getting hot look here's the episode go well we've been taking a look at

Rick

and

Morty

quite a bit haven't we but I mean we have to the new season just ended so we got to get all of our discussion out there before the inevitable torrential downpour SHhhh post thing that's going to come with this season break but seriously with the end of...
season 3 we're all left wondering what's next for

Rick

and company

Rick

's now been relegated to the lowest status member of the family even below Jerry so we might as well just stick

Rick

in his own personal hell but even for someone with as many demons as

Rick

this might just be the last straw for him and one theory suggests that

Rick

has actually been planning to end it all ever since the show first premiered I'm Jacob with

Channel

Frederator

and today we're going to stumble into this incredibly dark theory and try to figure out once and for all has

Rick

been building his very own suicide helmet yes I am aware of how weird that last thing I just said was suicide helmet how does that even work helmets are supposed to protect your head well strap in because this one gets pretty gruesome so throughout the series we've been treated to several views of

Rick

's garage full of his unique gadgets and machinery but there's one piece of equipment in his garage that's appeared more than a few times this weird-lookin helmet thing that looks like a colander with a few Bapat appendages sticking out of them the show has even times shown

Rick

tinkering with it

most

notably at the beginning of indicators 3 so it's not like this is some sort of stock asset that the animators use there's thought put into this helmet with its first appearance being in the very second episode of the series at first glance many people have pointed out that this helmet...
is probably a throwback to Doc Brown's brainwave analyzer from back to the future films which makes sense because

Rick

was initially based on Doc Brown but what kind of fan theory is that that's not nearly dark enough we have to go deeper this theory gained traction recently because people started to notice a similarity in design between

Rick

's helmet and another helmet with strange protrusions that's been making its rounds on the internet lately as the story goes the guy who originally posted these photos had a brother-in-law who shadowed a coroner and during this time the coroner shared with the brother-in-law the

most

disturbing thing he's ever seen apparently back in the 60s or 70s there was a young man who constructed a helmet that was designed to fire eight shotgun shells into his head simultaneously and this was made possible by a complex trigger mechanism that the suicidal man designed himself in an amazing show of engineering prowess and while the credibility of the story is kind of shaky since it's been through the internet machine and basically turned into an urban legend these photos have endured all that and this helmets design bears a lot of similarities to the helmet that we see in

Rick

's garage it even has similar appendages sticking out of the top of the helmets so could

Rick

be designing his very own version of this so-called suicide helmets meticulously crafting a way to end it all in the richest way imaginable by engineering the...
means himself I mean it's no secret that

Rick

has a bit of a death wish assuming that the

Rick

we follow throughout the show is the same one just based on his adventures

rick

has had ample opportunity to die pretty much anytime he wants but of course so far he's never actually taken that opportunity but this is

Rick

that we're talking about and

Rick

seems like the kind of guy who believes that nobody not even other versions of himself gets to kill him but him philosopher Thomas has wrote on the topic of suicide that it is the ultimate freedom of man it's the ultimate way for someone to declare ownership of themselves and for someone like

Rick

who is more than aware that infinite versions of himself not only exist but try to govern his life the act of suicide would serve as the ultimate middle finger to all of those other

Rick

's who believe they have any control over him it would become his one final act of self-destructive rebellion that

Rick

has become so synonymous with and pushing all of that aside there's one more piece of evidence that's always brought up when talking about

Rick

's death wish

Rick

never wears a seat belt on his ship while

Morty

is always strapped in and this show is very careful with its details and little to nothing is an accident this is a very interesting detail that consistently animates and that's pretty much the suicide helmet theory and while it's incredibly dark and gruesome to imagine that

rick

has been...
secretly planning to kill himself at any moment throughout the entire run of the series is there anything that could convince us otherwise whoa okay we got a lot to cover here first let's take a look at the helmets basic design the helmet doesn't just cover the eyes it provides lenses so that the wearer can see what they're doing but given the possible nature of the helmet wouldn't it make more sense for the helmet to have a consistent shape all the way around just to mitigate any sort of mess that might happen I mean not to nitpick someone's suicide for technical reasons but for something so calculated if this helmets purpose is what this theory says it is what's the benefit of having an eyepiece there next just because the helmet has made multiple appearances in the show that doesn't actually guarantee anything case in point be al

most

obnoxiously labeled the time-travel stuff box that has appeared not just in the show on multiple occasions but also in the VR game

Rick

and

Morty

virtual reality this box is a constant in

Rick

's garage but the show has gone out of its way on multiple occasions to reference that they will never do anything relating to time-travel it's actually a pretty funny visual representation of all time-travel plots being shelved but unless the staff does start to do time-travel plots it seems like this box on the shelf is not some sort of Chekhov's gun waiting to go off and because of that we can't guarantee the...
eventual use of

Rick

's helmet either but ok I'll admit that that's not exactly the strongest point after all the time-travel box is more of a joke and we've never seen

Rick

interact with it in the same way that we've seen him interact with this helmet so let's examine

Rick

's death wish a little more closely Wells Aza's writings on suicide can be thought provoking the philosophy can just as easily be turned around

Rick

lives in a world where the pursuit of meaning in the absence of any sort of higher power is well absurd say it with me now nobody exists on purpose nobody belongs anywhere everybody's gonna die come watch TV and French absurdist philosopher Albert Camus wrote pretty much the opposite of zas saying that suicide was ultimately the rejection of free and that to flee from the chaotic world is not the way out and instead one must grab life by its absurdly large balls and just see how long they can hang on that may or may not be a direct quote from him I may have paraphrased that last part but depending on which episode you're watching this philosophy could totally apply to

Rick

so his outlook isn't as clear-cut as it might seem his philosophy like many others is complex and contradictory in a lot of areas and despite all waxing philosophical there's one more thing here that relates a bit more directly to the suicide helmet theory we've already seen

Rick

try to kill himself in one of the

most

emotional episode...
endings of the entire series and what's more no suicide helmet in sight would this not be the time for it to be visible more than any other time if nothing else for the sake of symbolism okay so moving right along I want to talk about the seat belt many theorists point to this as some sort of smoking gun that proves that

Rick

secretly wants to die why else would he do something so reckless despite only needing to take five seconds to make his journey so much safer it's a valid question but I think I have something a bit more convincing than just immediately assuming that

Rick

doesn't care if he lives or dies and what else would it be but the real world first off I'll admit that yes

Rick

doesn't wear his seat belt that much is obvious but you know who else doesn't wear their seat belt my grandparents and probably yours too

most

of us probably think it's unfathomable and reckless to drive without a seat belt which is good because it is but the thing to keep in mind is that

most

of us were probably born in the late 80s or the 90s or the 2000s we grew up with seatbelt laws but older generations like

Rick

's just didn't seatbelts didn't become mandatory for American car manufacturers until the 1960s and wearing a seatbelt wasn't made mandatory by law in America until new york passed the first legislation in 1984 which led to every other state passing similar laws with maine being the last state to enact mandatory seatbelt legislation on...
december 26th of 1995 except new hampshire which is the only state to have still not passed any legislation forcing adults to wear seatbelts what are you guys doing over there I mean I know your state motto is live free or die but you don't have to be damn literal about it and all right I'm just gonna throw a couple more numbers at you real quick according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2013 American seatbelt usage was at 87 percent pretty good right now take a guess as to what that number was a little over 30 years ago when that first lawn New York was passed guy your guess okay well I obviously can't predict what exactly your guess was was it 27 well to all of those who said 27 and also

most

of the rest of you you're wrong it was lower way lower it was only a measly 14% and to bring this back to

Rick

and

Morty

we know that a

Rick

is 7 B and B the Smiths live in Washington states so if the show takes place in the same time as our world then that would mean that

Rick

was 39 years old when these laws were first enacted in Washington in 1986 so combining the facts that

Rick

didn't grow up with seatbelt laws and the fact that

Rick

isn't the kind of person to let any government tell him what to do him not wearing a seatbelt seems a lot more like a grandpa thing and not a suicidal thing the reason his ship has seatbelts in the first place was more likely to accommodate

Morty

than anything else and finally let's come back to...
this idea that

Rick

's suicide helmet is actually a throwback to this internet story about the supposed real-life suicide helmets

Rick

and

Morty

more than any other show seems to have its finger on the pulse of what's popular although these days it seems to be setting internet trends rather than referencing them in any case thanks to some backwards Google engineering we found that the suicide helmet story

most

likely originated on an injure thread on November 22nd of 2014 which of course lines up perfectly with the helmets first appearance on the show on December 9th of 2013 turns out

Rick

and

Morty

's helmet actually came a year before the real-life suicide helmet story which would make it kind of difficult for the show to reference especially since you know and had to go through the animation pipeline even before it was on TV the only way for this theory to still be true would be if the writers sword a retroactive Lee decided that

Rick

's helmet is now a suicide helmet or if the staff somehow already knew about this helmet before its rise to prominence on the Internet but even given the incredibly small chance that that is the case it doesn't really deal with any of our previous counter arguments which have it taken lotta wind out of the sails of this theory when examining the idea of

Rick

's suicide helmet closely pretty much every aspect of it falls apart rather quickly this just seems like one of those

theories

that just goes the extra mile to be dark...
for the sake of being dark which is funny because

Rick

and

Morty

is plenty dark already I mean I can't deny that

Rick

is at least a bit suicidal but some pieces of evidence that this theory points to are just a little bit too much of a stretch for my tastes I know I bring up Occam's razor a lot but in the case of this helmet the simplest answer probably is the correct one and it is just a reference to

Rick

's original Back to the Future inspiration but even though the arguments against this theory are pretty overwhelming I'm not going to rate at 0 because on the off chance that the writers do decide to go in this direction I'm gonna look like a complete idiot so with that in mind I'm going to read the conspiracy of

Rick

's suicide helmet 0.5 boxes of time-travel stuff out of 5 but what do you think do you think that

Rick

is secretly been working on a suicide helmet throughout the duration of the show do you think that the helmet might serve some other story purpose and how emotionally struck were you by the end of the episode auto-erotic assimilation because I can tell you it just wrecked me for like a good week or so season 3 of

Rick

and

Morty

was quite the adventure here at

Channel

Frederator

I didn't sleep for the entire month of September isn't that great but obviously there's so much more we could talk about as much as we like to rag on

Rick

and

Morty

being four intellectuals this actually is a pretty stacked show so let us know any...

theories

you'd like us to take a look at in a later episode and of course don't forget to subscribe the

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