Rick and Morty kicked off season 6 of the show with the introduction of a massive new villain, Rick Prime, and the co-creator behind the show teased one of the big theories surrounding this villain ahead of the final episodes of the series. season ! Rick Prime’s introduction to the series not only brings a new villain to the proceedings, but opens up a whole new world of questions and potential possibilities about where the animated series might go from here. At the same time, this new villain also changed our perspective on how we see Rick and how he defines himself.
As rick and morty prepares to return to Adult Swim with the final episodes of Season 6 starting November 20, ComicBook.com had the chance to speak with rick and morty co-creator (and the voice behind Rick Prime) Justin Roiland about the new villain and had to ask whether or not this villain was the “Rickest Rick” that C-137 Rick has always called himself. It turns out that while this isn’t a confirmation or de-confirmation, the full answer is complicated.
Is Rick Prime the “Rickest Rick”?
When asked if Rick Prime could be considered the “Rickest Rick” in the Multiverse, Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland began his response with, “It’s interesting because it depends on your definition. What does that mean? Rickest Rick. He’s definitely a scarier Rick. He’s devoid of empathy. I feel like our Rick we’re following has at least some of it. You can tell him, even if he wants to deny it and not feed for himself, you can tell there’s a bit of attachment to this version of the family and this Morty that he has .”
Digging further into what makes Rick Prime so different from C-137 Rick, Roiland continued, “This other Rick is evil, super smart. Obviously a force to be reckoned with for sure. But scarier just because there’s no humanity in that. I guess if that’s your definition of being the most Rick, then yeah, having no humanity at all. Yeah, that definitely changes the way we look at our Rick very lightly, that’s for sure.
It seems that defining ‘Rickest Rick’ comes with a lot more complications than Rick Prime’s debut sparked, so hopefully we get to see more of the villain like rick and morty Season 6 continues from Sunday, November 20 at 11:00 PM EST! Do you think Rick Prime is the real “Rickest Rick”? Let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things anime and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!