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~ Rick's catchphrase that translates to "I AM IN GREAT PAIN PLEASE HELP ME".
Because I don't respect therapy. Because I'm a scientist. Because I invent, transform, create, and destroy for a living and when I don't like something about the world, I change it.
~ Rick's ideology.

Richard "Rick" D. Sanchez, simply known as Rick Sanchez or just Rick (Earth Rick Sanchez C-137 to other Ricks) is one of the two titular main protagonists (alongside Morty Smith) of the science fiction adult animated comedy series Rick and Morty. He is the grandfather of Morty Smith and Summer Smith, ex-husband of Diane Sanchez, father of Beth Sanchez-Smith and father-in-law of Jerry Smith.

He is also an extremely immoral and reckless alcoholic genius who constantly places his family, especially his grandson Morty, in dangerous situations while looking down on others, especially his son-in-law. He is a parody of Doc Brown from Back to the Future, Bert from Sesame Street and the Doctor from Doctor Who.

He is voiced by Justin Roiland, who voiced Earl of Lemongrab in Adventure Time and Blendin Blandin in Gravity Falls.


Rick is a male human whose current biological body possibly makes him in his late 50s, 60s or older with a sometimes-hunched pose from poring over his scientific endeavors. He has slight eyebags, a unibrow accompanied by a crease on his forehead and the bottom of his lips are usually covered in green drool from near-constant intoxication. He has spiked grayish-blue hair with a bald spot on the back of his head and dirty gray skin. He dominantly wears a short-sleeve light blue shirt tucked into brown pants held up by a black belt with a gold buckle, a long-sleeve white coat, white socks and black shoes.


Well, he's not a villain, Summer, but... he shouldn't be your hero. He's more like a demon or a—super f-cked-up god.
~ Morty on Rick's nature.

Rick's personality is overall complicated. It is implied he suffers intense trauma, self-loathing and loneliness he copes with through abuse of substances and destructive tendencies. Rick is incredibly paranoid, sardonic, revolutionary, cold, grumpy, nihilistic, violent, reckless, destructive, anarchic, fatalistic, selfish, narcissistic and blunt. These traits are acuter when intoxicated, as after getting drunk enough he is partially-asleep and acting crazier than usual. He has often displayed a more laid-back, carefree and over-rationalized approach to life compared to most, something that makes him rightfully appear apathetic and indifferent.

While he cares very little for even himself, he does genuinely love most of his family and the closest friends from his rebellion days despite the typical attitudes he shows them. He very rarely treats anyone with slight-to-moderate decency, respect or politeness, specializing in belittling, taunting or putting down others and throwing his unwanted two-cents in. One of the few things that really makes Rick lose his temper are the theft of his works, having harm come to his family and friends and double-crossing him; strangely enough he rarely holds grudges for specific actions, even the aforementioned ones.

Rick's moral standing is even more complex. He will not hesitate in breaking laws to get what he wants, although he has no problem staying within legal boundaries if to his benefit. However, Rick does seem to be sickened by unnecessary violence, though he will usually not attempt to stop it. He noticeably lacks a firm moral compass in all situations. Because of his dislike for work, Rick had no formal occupation. Most of his vehicles and workshops were self-powered and he typically retrieved anything using his portal gun. However, when money was needed Rick would act as a paid hunter, take advantage of opportunities or sell his creations to those willing to buy.

The only aspects of Rick relatable to most is that he acknowledges people's consent and usually does not resort to double-crossing himself. According to alternate versions from other dimensions, Rick sits roughly in the middle of his counterparts in terms of good and evil and is possibly one of the only surviving Ricks to actually care about his loved ones as people and not just tools.

Rick has a relatively negative and gray view of life and lacks religious tendencies. Despite having met and defeated supernatural beings, he is an admitted agnostic and atheist who denies the existence of any higher power. He does manage to enjoy himself every now and then, particularly with his family and friends. Despite this, not even they are safe from his habitual reproach upon the mistakes and shortcomings of others, which he doles out in a quasi- or pseudo-cathartic manner.

The behaviors listed above left their impacts as seen with almost every version of his family: Beth shows a reluctant idolization, devotion and admiration stemming from an overall lack of presence, which leads to her vehemently coming to his aid at the expense of her family life; Jerry dislikes Rick as much as Rick does him while unsuccessfully convincing his wife to focus on more important things; Summer is exasperated and embarrassed with her family and especially her mother for imitating her grandfather; and Morty is forced to endure things that sorely test his own sense of morality and ethics on a regular basis, leaving him increasingly embittered towards Rick and with a growing cynicism of his own.

He drinks heavily and is never completely sober, speaking in burps and usually carrying a flask with him. His most villainous activities seem to happen when he is intoxicated.


While Rick's backstory remains a mystery, it's clear he always loved science, being able to rewire and fix a television around the age of 12. It is also implied that he had a bad relationship with his father.

A few decades later, Rick married a woman named Diane and had a daughter named Beth. Rick eventually became a scientist, struggling to invent teleportation. One day, he was visited by an alternate version of himself, who offered him the ability to travel to different realities, but Rick refused. Soon after, when Rick told Dianne that he would quit science and was going to get ice cream with her and their daughter, the other Rick sent a bomb through a portal, which killed Diane and Beth.

This prompted him to create interdimensional portal gun in the hopes of getting revenge. Despite killing many of his alternate selves, he never found the one who killed his family. Eventually, other Ricks banded together to stop him, but he managed to kill them all. He finally got rid of them by helping the Council of Ricks build the Citadel of Ricks and Central Finite Curve.

When Beth was still alive, Rick noticed nigh-psychosis in her when she asked him to build things with disturbing implicated uses. To protect the neighborhood and hopefully not have to clean up his daughter's messes, he created an imaginary world she played in until one of her friends named Tommy Lipkip came along and got lost thanks to her stranding him out of jealousy, which unfortunately resulted in his father Joseph Lipkip somehow being convicted of cannibalizing his own son.

At one point he was part of a band and later an intergalactic terrorist group with several of his closest friends, including Squanchy and Birdperson, fighting to overthrow the oppressively totalitarian Galactic Federation despite its caring and friendly facade.

Eventually Rick came into the life of an alternate version of his daughter's family after a twenty-year absence, learning about the conception of his granddaughter Summer and being present for the birth and early years of his grandson Morty. During this time and previously, Rick was prone to repeatedly jumping through spatial and dimensional barriers, traveling to alien worlds or other unusual places in order to collect materials needed for his experiments and gadgets or make money by doing shady business. His grandchildren were quickly recruited to help him; although appalled at first they became corrupted by Rick, adopting aspects of his callous and violent persona.

During this period they managed to decimate at least one version of Earth, nearly cause (inter)planetary chaos multiple times, take down groups such as the Federation and Council of Ricks and even cause the divorce of Beth from the insecure Jerry, who Rick never approved of and constantly degraded, to which he would blatantly point out his father-in-law's toxic presence despite Beth's attempts at defending her father.

Powers and Abilities

You don't know who I am! And you don't know what I can do! I'm Doctor Who in this motherf****r!
~ Rick Sanchez

Despite being only human, Earth Rick C-137 is easily one of the most dangerous entities in the universe and multiverse as he has defeated several powerful beings and organizations, sometimes while intoxicated. Although in recent times he's had help and luck, Rick survived crazy adventures for decades on end with very few allies and lots of enemies.


Rick is incredibly intelligent and frequently mentioned as the smartest human being in any one universe. This is proven to be true when it is revealed he lives within the central finite curve which separates all the universes where he is the smartest man in the universe. He makes countless discoveries and invents numerous gadgets and substances. He seems to specialize in advanced robotics above all else and could easily work through or around most obstacles.

Long-term planning, deception and manipulation are effortless tasks for Rick when he saw through a multilayered Zigerian simulation and pretended to fall for it and simultaneously destroyed the Council, collapsed the Federation and triggered his daughter's divorce in one fell swoop.

Rick is also incredibly clever, adaptable, resourceful and capable of turning even a hopeless situation to his favor with nothing but his wits and some basic materials, the best example being him creating a biomechanical exoskeleton made of hostile rat and cockroach parts while he was nothing but a talking pickle. Rick could be surprised when something goes beyond his prior expectations; he could also not accurately predict or interpret the actions of his drunken self, alternate versions and other forms.

Physical Fitness

Despite his advanced age and unhealthy habits Rick still retains impressive strength and endurance. Rick is shown to have extensive cybernetic and bionic enhancements; however, he has went through and swapped multiple bodies so it is unlikely they were all enhanced. When in bodies not physically aged or even remotely human Rick normally displays near-superhuman physical attributes.

Combat Prowess

Rick appears to be proficient at combat and could effectively use just about any melee or projectile weapon he could get his hands on or make; he is also a magnificent and excellent trap builder.


Being a scientist and inventor among other things Rick both makes and buys an extensive and vast arsenal of various weapons, gadgets, vehicles and other creations, having something for just about any occasion. However, there are a few things he usually keeps with him more often. Most of the items he uses are sophisticated Rube Goldberg machines, something pointed out more than a few times.

Portal Gun

Rick's most infamous and coveted invention the portal gun creates a green portal that allows him and others to instantly travel to any part of a universe and other dimensions. Because of this Rick is incredibly difficult to capture or track down. The gun could also be used as a makeshift weapon if needed; opening portals inside objects would slice them in half, they could have something come out of them into the paths of pursuers or others could be transported elsewhere and the gun could be overloaded to produce a black hole-like explosion. Rick and his counterparts are the only beings who possess and could make a portal gun.


A ship shaped like a flying saucer that is the typical form of transportation for Rick in space. It is powered by a small universe full of slaves and has numerous weapons, gadgets and a semi-sentient onboard computer; it is implied the ship has enough armaments to wipe out a large human army without trouble. It also has an unnecessarily cruel and brutal security system which uses various forms of horrific torture involving both mental and bodily harm. Unfortunately, Rick seems to put very little effort into cleaning it, and the interior is always cluttered with junk. A "running gag" in the series occurs whenever somone opens one of the doors - either to enter or exit it - and empty liquor bottles fall onto the ground as a result.


Rick is often seen carrying alien or homemade sidearms when violence is needed.

Villainous Moments

  • In the middle of the night, Rick got drunk and built a neutrino bomb to destroy the world; however, Morty stopped him and Rick claimed it was all a test. He later froze Morty's bully Frank Palicky which caused him to shatter in front of Summer who had a crush on him. He then had Morty painfully smuggle Mega Seeds from another dimension's planet inside his rectum; when this failed due to Interdimensional Customs attempting to commence a scan with new equipment, he had Morty run to a portal machine and shoot several Gromflomites after inadvertently making him think they were literal robots. After buttering up Morty's parents to let him stay Rick claimed to Morty that school was a waste of time and lied about Frank's death to Summer's face. In fact, because he frequently pulled Morty out he had spent only seven hours in two months of a semester at school.
  • Bird Person claimed that he and Rick had committed atrocities in their effort to overthrow the Federation but did not give the details.
  • Rick likely traumatized America, if not half the world by enlarging a dead naked Reuben in space to enlarge a shrunken Morty and Annie; he reshrunk Annie even though Morty had fallen in love with her.
  • He tricked the Zigerians and their leader Prince Nebulon into blowing themselves up with what they believed to be the formula for concentrated dark matter following his and Jerry's escape from an overwhelmed simulation. He later threatened Morty in bed with a knife while drunk again to see if he was still part of a simulation.
  • Rick told Morty that his parents' marriage was hanging by a thread. He had also shown disdain for Jerry because he impregnated Beth with Summer when the two were in high school during a prom night. Rick made a huge mistake by giving Morty a serum to make his crush Jessica love him because a flu epidemic made the serum spread through Morty's school and everywhere else (sans the direct relatives of Morty's family). He tried to fix it using mantis DNA but made things worse and transformed nearly everyone on Earth into mantis-human hybrids that wanted to mate with and then eat Morty. He used various DNA samples in one final serum but instead turned nearly everyone on Earth into horrible mutations called Cronenbergs. The mess was seemingly irreversible so Rick went with Morty to another universe where they both died from an unfinished experiment after supposedly finding the real cure; Rick implicitly admitted doing it several times before. Morty was traumatized over this catastrophe while Rick didn't (seem to) care about him and his grandson digging their own graves.
  • He sold an antimatter weapon to Krombopulos Michael and used the alien currency Flurbos to play at the space arcade Blips and Chitz; when Morty prevented Michael from fulfilling his contract by accidentally running him over with the spaceship Rick berated him for killing him and saving the target, a cloud of psychic gas dubbed Fart and suggested finishing what the late assassin started multiple times. When the ship's mechanic Gearhead notified authorities, Rick clogged his mouth with sticks and shoved his "gearsticles" into his face. He later assisted in destroying their pursuers and referred to Morty's name as a replacement word for "shit".
  • Rick started a store called Curse Purge Plus! solely to anger Summer and Lucius Needful and destroy their business. He laughed when Summer stated his actions drove Lucius to attempt suicide and lit his store on fire with people inside when he grew bored of it. After Lucius inevitably betrayed Summer and took their website for himself, she and Rick worked out while using steroids, became extremely muscular and brutalized Lucius and other mean-spirited people.
  • He assaulted several members of the Council after being accused of killing other Ricks and kidnapping their Mortys. He also revealed to his Morty that all Mortys were actually meant to serve as human cloaking devices disguising the intellect of their Ricks.
  • He sent Morty, Abradolf Lincler and Nancy out to get Kalaxian Crystals on an unknown planet. After Morty and Nancy returned, Rick didn't care about how Lincler appeared to have died during the mission, since he wanted to use the crystals as another substance to Morty's confusion and anger. At the end of the episode Rick froze time so Beth and Jerry wouldn't realize the party destroyed the house and he and his grandchildren proceeded to cause mayhem without consequences.
  • It was established that at some point, Rick stole a Time Crystal from the Fourth Dimension which caught the attention of interdimensional law enforcement officer Shleemypants. He, Summer and Morty defeated him by creating multiple overlapping fractured timelines to beat him up in and killing his living weapon Chris.
  • Although intending to save the world from the Cromulons, Rick broke into the Pentagon and turned two federal agents into snakes with a watch when they approached him. At the end of the episode he did the same thing to General Nathan and killed him afterwards, although the latter was attempting to shoot him, Morty and the President.
  • After being dumped for good by his hive mind ex-girlfriend Unity following her realization of his toxic nature, Rick unfroze an infantile alien creature he kept in the garage and disintegrated it before attempting to disintegrate his head, although he failed in doing so due to passing out from intoxication. He later attempted to confront Unity alongside an oblivious Morty after she barricaded herself in a fortress with fellow hive mind Beta-Seven, mostly refusing to leave even after being threatened with destruction. In a separate instance Jerry and Beth discovered he was keeping an alien prisoner named Blim-Blam beneath the garage to study and patent the cure for its rare disease.
  • Rick built and enslaved an entire miniature universe to power his vehicle's battery, setting back its technological progression once the inhabitants found a way to generate their own electricity through the work of his contemporary and counterpart Zeep Xanflorp. When they went into Zeep's miniature universe and that universe's own miniature universe, he and Zeep squabbled after getting stranded to Morty's frustration; Rick revealed the actual purpose of the first miniature universe to Zeep's horror. After they escaped with Morty he then fought Zeep and destroyed the second miniature universe. Before this, he engaged an elaborate defense protocol on his vehicle that killed, injured and/or traumatized many people, including his own granddaughter.
  • After transporting his mind from his Tiny Rick body back into his original body due to the toll inhabiting a younger version of himself took on him, Rick decided to abandon his Operation Phoenix and brutally murdered his clones with an axe in front of his grandchildren. Beforehand he killed the newest teacher at Morty's school for being a vampire.
  • When Birdperson's wedding to Tammy Guetermann went sour after Tammy revealed herself to be an undercover Federation agent and seemingly killed her husband, Rick fled with his family and berated his grandchildren for helping convince him to go along.
  • Rick intended to take over his clan by getting rid of Jerry, hoping Beth would choose to divorce him. Rick did so because he felt betrayed since Jerry tried to turn him in to the Federation first so Rick wanted to get rid of both of them. This later led to Jerry suffering an unemployed, low-class single life in a rundown condo. He also virtually eliminated both the Federation and Council, causing her divorce.
  • Rick took his grandkids with him to a post-apocalyptic dimension as a way of dealing with their parents' divorce; while Summer ruthlessly murdered people Rick got Morty involved in a fighting arena by injecting him with the muscle memories of a dead villager nicknamed Armothy. Rick later helped his grandchildren fight off and kill the dimension's inhabitants and forced Morty to drown the slave trader responsible for Armothy's demise by assisting in his murder.
  • Rick took enjoyment in murdering numerous Cat People when they tried to attack him, Morty and a Cat Person named Arthricia during a The Purge-style event on another world, telling Morty they were justified due to trying to save an innocent girl; he even had his family send advanced equipment to increase their effectiveness in combat. He and Arthricia also killed the higher-class Cat People for orchestrating the event in the first place and cursed her for shooting him in the liver when she took his vehicle with the intent of eliminating her world's rulers.
  • Rick felt jealous about Morty idolizing the superhero group the Vindicators so he went out for a drink to pull himself together. However, this caused Rick to become completely intoxicated, resulting in a more sinister version of himself called Drunk Rick; he thus wound up being the main antagonist of the episode alongside Supernova. This led to him setting up a dangerous Jigsaw-esque game he, Morty and the Vindicators ended up in after he killed their greatest enemy Worldender and resulted in the Vindicators, except for Supernova being destroyed after infighting and personal breakdowns. After Morty solved the puzzles, he received another message from Drunk Rick intended for Noob-Noob, the only one to laugh at his jokes, rather than Morty to the latter's outrage; adding insult to injury he forgot about Noob-Noob and allowed Supernova to escape.
  • He accidentally poisoned Jerry with mixed alien substances hidden in ice cream and blasted Jerry's doctor after he was sent into an uncontrollable rage caused by Jerry coughing and throwing up on him.
  • Rick tried to get out of family therapy sessions ordered by his grandchildren's school by turning himself into the form of a talking pickle named Pickle Rick or Solen'ya and convincing Beth he was trying something new. After getting lost in the local drainage systems he killed multiple sewer rats using a suit crafted out of rat and cockroach body parts. He soon engaged in a battle of wits with a European terrorist organization's agency director, murdering most of his employees with improvised weapons and the director himself with a cache of set explosives after befriending a prisoner named Jaguar. He later outright stated his reasons for avoiding therapy to his family's therapist Doctor Wong, saying he didn't respect people such as her.
  • Rick decided to take Jerry on his next adventure since Morty was worried his father might eventually commit suicide; after realizing Jerry accepted a deal from assassins led by Risotto Groupon to have him destroyed on the Whirly Dirly ride, Rick felt betrayed yet again and left him to be eaten by an alien snake after they accidentally deactivated and brought down the surrounding immortality field. Groupon had told Jerry the story of how he and his kingdom were overthrown by aliens using technology sold by Rick, who then playfully reminded Jerry of his breakup with Beth following the collapse of the Federation and Council, which goaded him into going on the ride in the first place. When Jerry scolded Rick for stealing the family calling him a "self-righteous piece of shit", Rick volleyed back letting Jerry know he was "a predator" who used his cowardice and pitiful ways to make others feel sorry for him, like when he got Beth pregnant with Summer at 17 years of age causing her to give up her life goals. Rick rescued Jerry only because he needed organic bait to have an alien creature take them back to the resort they had left. He later blasted Groupon who attempted to kill him and spare Jerry before they were caught up in hallucinations from a spaceship's energies which made Groupon question his actions.
  • Rick killed an alien baby.
  • Rick erased Morty's memories of him screwing up so he continued to appear infallible in Morty's eyes; Morty's discovery of this resulted in a brawl that ended with both their memories wiped clean before Summer restored them. He and Morty later got angry at Summer for supposedly letting them fall asleep during Interdimensional Cable.
  • He showed Beth the imaginary world he created for her when she was younger, describing his actions being done for the safety of their neighborhood. When Beth questioned her purpose in existing, Rick offered to make a realistic clone of her while she left to travel beyond her home without the rest of her family's knowledge. He later left Jerry a voicemail message saying he had intercourse with his ex-girlfriend Keara following her breakup with Jerry and her next boyfriend Carmox's death at Rick's hands.
  • He and Morty cut all ties relating to the President, to which war was declared on them. He single-handedly killed several government Secret Service agents without even touching them and several more using his gadgets; he requested a selfie from the President himself and got into a battle after he refused. He later stated he would have attempted to kill Jerry with a loaded gun after he and Beth reconciled.
  • He had everyone at Heist-Con steal it to get back at Miles Knightly for stealing something he wanted, which resulted in rabid attendees tearing Knightly limb from limb. He and Heistotron then engaged in a heist-off and spent the entire episode out-heisting one another; however, the whole thing was a complicated scheme that convinced Morty to give up on pitching a heist movie to Netflix.
  • He and Morty virtually destroyed the alien civilization Glorzo twice, once after killing the facehuggers possessing them, devastating multiple buildings and enacting their planet's version of Pearl Harbor, and again after trying to escape with Summer by using Morty's harmonica to send them back to their primitive state.


So why don't you do us both a favor and pull the trigger?!?! Do it!! Do it motherf-cker!! Pull the f-cking trigger!!
~ Rick showing his suicidal tendencies.
I'm a scientist; because I invent, transform, create, and destroy for a living, and when I don't like something about the world, I change it.
~ Rick's philosophy.
Don't think about it!
~ Rick on living.
I’m sorry, Morty, it’s a bummer… in reality you’re as dumb as they come, and I needed those seeds real bad, and I had to give them up just to get your parents off my back. So now we’re gonna have to go get more. And then we’re gonna go on even more adventures after that, Morty. And you’re gonna keep your mouth shut about it, Morty, because the world is full of idiots that don’t understand what’s important. And they’ll tear us apart, Morty! But if you stick with me, I’m gonna accomplish great things, Morty, and you’re gonna be part of ’em. And together we’re gonna run around, Morty, we’re gonna… do all kinds of wonderful things, Morty. Just you and me, Morty. The outside world is our enemy, Morty. We’re the only friends we’ve got, Morty! It’s just Rick and Morty. Rick and Morty and their adventures, Morty. Rick and Morty forever and forever and a hundred years, Rick and Morty, some… things. Me and Rick and Morty runnin’ around and, Rick and Morty time, all day long forever, all a hundred days Rick and Morty! Forever a hundred times, over and over Rick and Morty… adventures dot com. W W W dot at Rick and Morty dot com W W W Rick and Morty adventures. A hundred years, every minute Rick and Morty dotcom. W W W a hundred times, Rick and Morty dotcom…
~ Rick's first drunken rant to Morty.
Listen Morty, I hate to break it to you, but what people call "love" is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, Morty, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it. Your parents are gonna do it. Break the cycle, Morty. Rise above. Focus on science.
~ Rick to Morty on his views of love.
Oh it gets darker Morty… Welcome to the darkest year of our adventures. First thing that’s different, no more dad Morty. He threatened to turn me in to the government, so I made him and the government go away. I replaced them both as the defacto-patriarch of your family, and your universe. Your mom wouldn’t have accepted me if I came home without you and your sister. So now you know the real reason I rescued you. I just took over the family Morty! And if you tell your mom or sister I said any of this, I’ll deny it. You’ll deny it… And they’ll take my side, because I’m a hero, Morty. And now you’re gonna have to do whatever I say, Morty. Forever! And I’ll go out and find some more of that Mulan, Szechuan Teriyaki dipping sauce, Morty. Because that’s what this is all about, Morty. That’s my one-armed man! I’m not driven by avenging my dead family, Morty! That was fake. I-I-I’m driven by finding that McNugget sauce. I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty! That’s my series arc, Morty. If it takes nine seasons, I want my McNugget dipping sauce, Szechuan sauce, Morty.That’s what’s gonna take us all the way to the end, Morty. Season… nine more seasons, Morty. Nine more seasons until I get that dipping Szechuan sauce. For 97 more years, Morty! I want that McNugget sauce, Morty.
~ Rick's second drunken rant to Morty.
To live is to risk it all; otherwise you're just an inert chunk of randomly assembled molecules drifting wherever the universe blows you...
~ Rick to Jerry.
I took your family? Who do you think had taken more from them when you shot 20 CCs of liquid dreamkiller into my daughter? She was Rick's daughter, Jerry! She had options! That all ended because she felt sorry for you. You act like prey, but you're a predator! You use pity to lure in your victims! That's how you survive! I survive cause I know everything, that snake survives because children wander off, and you survive 'cause people think "Oh, this poor piece of shit, he never gets a break! I can't stand the deafening silent wails of his wilting soul! I guess I'll hire him or marry him!"
~ Rick giving his dismissive views to Jerry.
And that's the end of the Morty-gets-a-dragon episode.
(Summer: Are you gonna slay it?)
First off, I always slay it, queen. Secondly, yes.
~ Rick planning to slay Balthromaw.
You don't know what I am!! And you don't know what I can do! I'm Doctor Who in this motherf-cker! I could be a clone! I could be a hologram! We could be clones controlled by robots controlled by special headsets that the real Rick and Morty are wearing while they're f-cking your mother!!'
~ Rick to a General in the White House.

Other appearances

The Simpsons

Rick and Morty appeared in the couch gag of Mathlete's Feat. Morty accidentally drove Rick's spaceship into the Simpson family's living room, killing them all. While Morty got the necessary materials to revive them, Rick ransacked the house and incapacitated Ned Flanders. Unfortunately, the Simpsons were recreated as monstrous Rick hybrids due to all the DNA vials being contaminated with Rick's saliva.

Family Guy

In Peterminator, Stewie Griffin "borrowed" Rick's portal gun.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Rick and Morty made a cameo giving Tasmanian Devil to LeBron James and Bugs Bunny; they said Taz was beyond their help and they were leaving him with Bugs and LeBron.





  • Although his actions affect Earth and the universe multiple times, he somehow manages to evade authorities or keep them ignorant about his activities. The only authorities that actually tried to grab him by the throat were the Federation and Citadel.
    • In The Rickchurian Mortydate the President explained that the government avoid trying to arrest Rick and Morty because they have saved the world on numerous occasions.
  • Unlike the stereotypical genius that hides their intelligence, his family is well-aware of and actively participates in his (mis)adventures, especially his grandchildren.
  • According to the Federation in Wedding Squanchers, Rick Sanchez C-137 has committed over 7,150,792 crimes and offenses.
  • Rick seems to have developed apathy towards his family, as Beth stated in The ABCs of Beth she is one of infinite Beths in the multiverse.
    • This also hinted through multiple fan theories at him being the one responsible for the existence of Evil Morty, since he went through different versions of his grandson who all died, of which Evil Morty was the only survivor.
  • Rick is obsessed with the Szechuan teriyaki dipping sauce McDonald's used to promote the original Mulan.
  • Rick hints at being autistic in The Rickchurian Mortydate, as while playing Minecraft with Morty he asked if autistic people loved the game and stated that he did.
  • A Rickle in Time established that like one of the characters who inspired him, most Ricks resemble Albert Einstein. Jerry even nicknamed him Albert Ein-Douche in Pilot.
  • He and Morty became character skins in Fortnite.
  • On the wanted poster of Ford Pines from Gravity Falls, there is a code that translates to "RICK WAS HERE".

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