Rick and Morty Analysis
people are saying that morty is scared of rick now, but I disagree. In fact, I think it’s entirely missing the point, considering if anything, Morty is MUCH less scared of rick now than season 1. And It’s not a matter of Morty no longer enjoying adventures, either. Morty never enjoyed the adventures- he was in awe of his grandfather, and wanted to impress him (kind of where summer is now). That’s why he agreed to the majority of the adventures. No, what’s different about Morty now is that Morty has realized his own power- specifically, the power he holds over rick. He is slowly realizing that Rick needs him for far more than just a human cloaking device- It’s safe to say that Rick connects Morty with his own self-esteem. Notice how he always goes the farthest off the rails when Morty isn’t kissing his ass.
What’s changed about Rick and Morty’s relationship is the power dynamic. It’s no longer teacher-student. They’re moving to a state of codependency, where Morty has realized the power he has over Rick and, due to his family issues, has begun to see the adventures as a form of escapism- JUST LIKE RICK DOES.
A rick and morty who are virtual equals. the rick-est rick, and the morty-est morty.