Rick and Morty
Time to get Schwifty! Part of Cartoon Network's [adult swim], Rick and Morty is an animated show that follows the misadventures of alcoholic mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his nervous, good-hearted grandson Morty Smith. They have a love/hate relationship as Rick constantly belittles his sidekick, and Morty takes issue with most of Rick’s cynical viewpoints and decisions. They travel across infinite timelines and dimensions using Rick’s portal gun on varying escapades, creating havoc and destruction everywhere they go. After disappearing for almost 20 years, Rick arrives at his daughter Beth’s doorstep out of the blue. She welcomes him back wholeheartedly, but Jerry, Beth’s husband, isn’t as accepting. Jerry does not approve of Rick’s influence on his kids Morty and Summer, especially when he includes them on his dangerous exploits. With their marriage already on the rocks, Rick makes it worse by not hiding the fact that he hates Jerry. They come across many different Ricks and Mortys during their travels as each dimension has their own pair. Some even start the Council of Ricks, a secret society of Ricks who built The Citadel and created their own Seal Team Ricks. Our Rick, Rick Sanchez of Earth Dimension C-137, has no affiliation to them claiming that the fact that they started a government makes them all less Rick than him. These adventures take you to some pretty bizarre places like Anatomy Park, Gazorpazorp, and Planet Squanch as well as encounters with characters like The Vindicators, Unity, Abradolf Lincler, and Scary Terry. You never know where Rick and Morty will end up, just hope they don’t destroy any universes or existence itself in the process. Aww Geez Rick. Make sure to check out all the Rick and Morty shirts from Ripple Junction, to find your universal favorite.
Rick and Morty Characters
“Wubba lubba dub dub!” Rick Sanchez is Beth’s father and grandfather to Summer and Morty. Rick is a genius scientist capable of traveling to different planets and dimensions. His brilliance is often compromised by his jaded personal views and love for alcohol, good thing he has the hardest working liver in the galaxy. Once in the rock band The Flesh Curtains with friends Birdperson and Squanchy, he now spends his days performing experiments in the garage of Beth’s house or dragging Morty on adventures. Rick’s bond with Morty is incredibly strong across all dimensions and timelines. The Rickest Rick of them all, he refuses to join the Council of Ricks as it goes against his anti-government stance. None of that matters, all of this has always been about getting the McNuggets’ Szechuan Sauce.
Morty Smith is the 14-year-old grandson of Rick Sanchez, son of Jerry and Beth, and brother to Summer. Morty is a good-natured but easily manipulated teenager, making him the perfect sidekick for Rick. Inheriting some of his dad’s traits, he is not overly intelligent or brave and is often insecure about himself. Morty stutters when nervous and his voice cracks constantly. His love interest is Jessica, a fellow student, but fails to gain her affection. Morty accompanies Rick on his adventures, sometimes against his will. With multiple dimensions, each Rick has his own Morty, showing the importance of their bond. Mortys actually act as cloaking devices for Ricks as their brainwaves “mask” Ricks’ genius brainwaves because they… are… “Morty” waves. Morty tries to do the right thing in most situations, to a fault at times. Aww, Geez Rick.
Rick and Morty Technology
Rick’s Portal Gun
The greatest piece of technology in the entire universe is Rick’s Portal Gun. It allows the user to travel to different locations in the known universe, as well as other dimensions and realities. The Galactic Federation is after Rick for his rebel crimes, but they also desire his Portal Gun so they can increase their dominance across the universe. Good thing it is perfect for getting away from enemies. Chasing Rick and Morty into a portal may lead to some undesirable locations like Greasy Grandma World or the deadly Blender Dimension. If creating your own, just make sure your math isn’t off as you may disintegrate. Just like internet browser history, it keeps a log of the locations visited, and as Rick stated: “Oh, come on. Don’t look at another man’s portal gun history. We-we all go to weird places.”
Rick’s Space Cruiser is the best way to navigate outer space. The engine requires a Mega Seed, just don’t remind Morty. He doesn’t need to relive smuggling it through interdimensional customs. Rick invented the Microverse Battery to supply power to his cruiser. It contains a miniature universe of organic life who produce electricity for their society. Unbeknownst to them, most of the generated power is going to this battery. The cruiser is equipped with an arsenal of weapons and artificial intelligence. The AI is incredibly dependable as demonstrated by its actions when told to “Keep Summer safe.” This directive leads to a man being cut into pieces by a laser and a police standoff. But hey, the AI did negotiate a peace treaty between mankind and Giant Telepathic Spiders.