Rick and Morty Season 3 is coming in a few days and we can’t BRRRAP wait! Since we don’t have a portal gun to teleport ourselves to the 30th of July, we thought it would be a good time instead to revisit some of the most mind blowing Rick and Morty theories out there.
Now, a good number of mind boggling theories have sprouted since the show began years ago. As much as we’d like to talk about all of them we, unfortunately, don’t have a device that stops time for six months. We had to drill it down to five which we’re sharing with you! Here are our top pics for…
The 5 most mind blowing Rick and Morty theories. Enjoy!
1. Eye-patch Morty is C-137 Morty
Eyepatch Morty is seen first on episode 110 and so far he is the only version of the character who is intelligent. This episode is probably the most important one, at least so far, in the entire series.
Why, you ask? Because Eyepatch Morty holds the answer to the all the mysteries of who and what Rick Sanchez really is.
There was never any evidence that our Morty is from the same universe as C-137 Rick. This opens the possibility that there is a timeline in the multiverse wherein the real C-137 Morty lost his Rick or was abandoned.
In the opening credits there is one particular scene where Rick portal guns his way out of a mess leaving a certain Morty behind to die. At least that’s what it seems – we never actually see what happens after the two green monsters pounce on Morty. Whatever the case, it’s highly likely that left-for-dead Morty is in fact evil Morty who somehow survives his supposedly dire fate.
To back this theory up, let’s go back to episode 110 where our Rick’s memory is being flashed on screen by evil-morty-controlled-Rick. Within those memories we see our Rick with a baby Morty. There’s one big problem here – Rick has been gone for twenty years and our Morty is only 14 years old! He could not possibly have any memory of a baby C-137 Morty!
This could mean that the Morty we are following isn’t really from Earth C-137, but thinks he is because Rick told him so. When in fact, the real C-137 Morty is Eyepatch Morty. If you pay close attention you’ll notice how C-137 Rick says things like,
“A cocky Morty can lead to some big problems.”
This could imply that he had an experience with a Morty who became rather… cocky.
THOUGHT: Could it be that cocky Morties are more powerful that their Ricks?
Is that the reason Ricks always keep their Morty dumb? Is C-137 the Mortiest Morty? Is the Mortiest Morty more intelligent than the Rickest Rick? There are so many questions which still need to be answered standing as proof that this is a mind blowing Rick and Morty theory!
2. Mr. Poopybutthole is a parasite.
Before we get to the second mind blowing Rick and Morty theory, let’s admit one thing: we all sort of assumed from the beginning that Mr. Poopybutthole was a parasite. At least right until the Beth shoots him at the dinner table.
This is why we all fell off our seats in shock when he didn’t die after what’s probably the most distressing scene in the series. This theory goes very deep because it suggests that if Mr. Poopybutthole isn’t a parasite, then one of the main characters is. Why?
According to Rick, when the last parasite is killed, no more will show up. So when he shoots Steve, who is supposedly the first and last parasite to be discovered, that should have been the end of it. But then how did all the other fake characters show up?
Right after the opening credits, Mr. Poopybutthole joins in casually though, seemingly out of nowhere. It’s suspicious because all evidence point to him being a fake character with made up memories with the family. But then, other parasites start to manifest imaginary forms and get in the minds of everyone, causing rick to initiate operation house lockdown.
We find out soon enough that parasites are unable to create bad memories and not having any means they couldn’t possibly be real. This actually serves as proof that Mr. Poopybutthole is in fact a real character. Or so we are led to believe.
The problem with this “fact” is that nobody actually ever really confirms it. It was only Morty who sort of put together the idea and Rick went along because there really was no evidence proving it was wrong. They end up killing off all the characters which they have no bad memories of in an epic all orchestra of intergalactic-gun shooting.
BUT DID YOU NOTICE…. where Mr. Poopybutthole was during the massacre of parasites? This theory suggests that Mr. Poopybutthole has a more advanced mind and is a step ahead of the other parasites in realizing the deadly fate they would be in. So to escape, he created a memory about Beth shooting him.
While the memory is definitely a negative one, it would not exactly reflect on him.
Instead, it would serve as a guilt on the part of Beth making her appear as the bad person.
Because of his ability to react quickly, Mr. Poopybutthole secured his spot on the show and can do whatever he wants – as a parasite.
3. We are not following the same Rick and Morty on every episode
Our Rick and Morty are introduced to us as originating from Earth C-137. However, it isn’t always clear whether or not we are actually seeing the same Rick and Morty on each episode. Could it be possible that we aren’t seeing C-137 versions of the two every other episode?
Yes, it’s definitely possible. Since the show works on the idea of infinite universes, it’s safe to say replacing the characters on each episode is quite easy to do. This can be proven on the episode where we are introduced to the Jerry day care center.
In exchange for depositing Morty’s dad, they clearly receive a ticket numbered 5126. Fast forward after all the adventures of that episode, it is time to retrieve Jerry C-137, which the characters we are following left behind.
Everything goes well until another set of Rick and Morty approach the ones we are following and ask if they are holding Jerry number 5126. The Morty of that episode brings out a Blips and Chips ticket instead indicating that they actually had the wrong Jerry – which also means we weren’t watching C-137 characters the whole time! BRRRAAP! What! Just imagine all the Jerries in alternate realities getting mixed up. This one’s definitely a mind blowing Rick and Morty theory.
4. The Real Reason Rick is Depressed
Being the smartest man in all possible alternate universes sounds like an awfully good perk, doesn’t it? If that were true, however, then why did Rick try to kill himself after breaking up with Unity? Was he really just depressed about being dumped? Or does being super intelligent mean also knowing things you would rather be oblivious about – such as your life’s purpose of being a cartoon character inside a TV show?
Before we go to the fourth mind blowing Rick and Morty theory, let’s take a look at Rick’s god-like abilities for clarity. He creates a mini universe whose sole purpose is to power his spacecraft. This mini universe then creates its own tiny universe to power its own world. You know how the cycle goes on from here.
The fact that Rick could destroy their entire universe at whim puts the lesser gods in a paradoxical existential crisis. Knowing their entire world’s purpose is to generate battery power for some guy’s spacecraft can’t be very fulfilling. It could, in fact be extremely depressing. This is the same curse god-Rick from Earth C-137 suffers from.
In this mind blowing Rick and Morty theory, Rick knows that he could potentially be living inside a greater universe created by someone else. That universe is us. We are watching Rick in a show created by Dan Harmon and Justin Rolland. These two are the gods in Rick’s ’umbrella’ of multiverses. It’s also what separates him from all the others in the Federation of Ricks because he know’s that, as the main character, he will never die.
This also explains Rick’s ability to break the 4th wall with the audience by actually speaking to them. You’ll notice how he suddenly says things like, “and that’s the way the news goes!” Or, “See you next week!”
This doesn’t mean he can see us but it definitely shows he is aware of being watched and his responsibility in keeping it that way. At any time, when nobody watches Rick and Morty anymore, the show could get cancelled and his world will be destroyed forever.
So he does what can to keep the series alive by doing crazy adventures and connecting with the viewers.
5. All fan theories are real
Rick and Morty is based on science fiction which uses the idea of multiverses and parallel dimensions very strongly. Quite simply, the show often points out, through Rick, that there are an infinite number of possibilities and that each one actually exists in its own universe.
Take Jerry for example. On the episode where Rick takes out the satellite which can pick up every TV channel from every single universe, there is one channel where Jerry is a movie star. Quite the opposite from the “loser-ish” role he plays in our dimension.
Using this exact same principle, we can assume that everything we think could have happened in the show, actually did happen. Whatever theory we have, no matter how little evidence we may have to support it, is an actual truth in one of Rick and Morty’s unlimited worlds.
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