1st thing, he’s confused and scared, requiring
rescue and taking Rick’s word for everything
He’s in constant pain, and assumes he’s gone to hell
Quickly becomes suicidal in the face of hardship
Defers all autonomy and thought to Rick, out of fear and
“Yes Rick, I agree Rick.” As he’s downcast, and knows he can’t
argue, but for reasons beyond just fear of provoking Rick
Exists in a constant state of defeat
Any action of Rick’s reminds him of his own failings
(annoying voice, etc)
“I don’t like confrontation!” “I don’t like this, this is
scary!” is the most assertive he gets, as well as the attempt for creativity with his toxic-clay pottery
Doesn’t understand Rick or his anger, but that’s simply the way of things
Doesn’t want to be on camera, too ugly :c
“I got the tank,” but no accomplishment matters in the face
of his shittiness
Summary: This poor bastard. Zero self-esteem and he relinquishes all autonomy and agency to the abusive Rick, leaving him completely helpless and useless. He is consumed by his own perceived failings and would rather not exist at all.
1st thing, he’s indifferent to Rick’s apology to
the spa hand, and his first action is suggesting shuffle music
Not only shuffle, but actually forms a plan to continue such
adventure and spontaneity
“I love you, Rick.” Acknowledges appreciation for Rick’s
pride in him, and shows that his bond with Rick is something Morty still
Clever in class, and unafraid to speak up now. Social
anxiety is gone, replaced with confidence.
Capable of solving everyone’s problems, almost as if by
magic. Much like Rick.
Uncaring for others’ emotions or opinions, unphased by
either. Much like Rick.
“Happy to help, Rick!”
Enamored, or at least obsessed with the infinite possibilities
Solution to the mysterious voicemails is not acknowledged.
Rather, the problem is Rick’s concern over them, which Morty addresses by simply
stealing and breaking the phone.
This required tricking Rick by taking advantage of his trust
in him. No mind is paid to his distress. Much like.. well, Rick.
Rick’s emotional needs are not acknowledged, despite him
seeming aware of them.
The phone is the problem, not the Toxics.
Confident his way is always the correct way (“I downgraded
to a clamshell” once with Rick, and again with Jessica)
Goes blank at being called garbage by Toxic Rick.
“Seems like he’s in a lot of pain. Tch, lot o’ pain.” Pretty
callous acknowledgement there.
“But y’know, you shouldn’t have to deal with that, man!” Telling
of his world outlook having no room for the plights of others, even Rick’s
distress over the situation is disregarded. Health to Morty involves a
disconnection from anything that might hold him back or demand his sympathy.
Offers shallow, yuppie buzzwords as advice rather than
offering an interpersonal connection or thoughtful solution. Distance.
“Big fat brain missing eating all those big fat problems,”
is his descriptor for Rick. He also ruffles his hair, making it doubly
He sees this as just what Rick does.
“Focus on the Good.” Something our Morty struggles with.
“Taking that away from me.. That wouldn’t be healthy.” For a
brief moment, we see him rattled by a threat, and there’s subtext implying his
readiness to turn on Rick in an instant to keep his vanquished self at bay.
Leaves Rick troubled in the parking lot, with empty
assurances of “World’s greatest grandpa!”
No scruples calling Jessica stupid, even thinly veiling disdain
behind “haha just kidding”.
Impatient with others, casually rude. Talks over others,
rambling freely, practically unaware of consequences he wouldn’t even care
about now anyway.
Doesn’t get hung up on his own stammering
Describes himself as “only a child in the ways that matter,”
implying his experiences (and mentality) are years ahead of his body.
Slams table when Jessica doesn’t meet expectations,
immediately insisting she try detox.. His way is the only way, once again.
Further, he tried taking her phone. For control, to break it
“You’re your own person, Stacy.” At first sounds respectful,
but his wonton disinterest in people would be a good reason for his lack of
Far too pleased with himself
Refers to the Toxins as ‘stuff’, disowning and severing
himself from them. “The bad parts of us” have been removed and this is as it
Actually calls Rick a “useless old turd” when he refuses to
stop the Toxics.
Onto Rick’s ploy immediately with the traced call.
Had Jessica listen in on his conversation with his new girlfriend.
“You’re a better man than me Rick, I’m healthy enough to
admit that!” And he runs. Ditching Rick, and his suffering inner demons.
When finally caught, it’s as though he knew there would be
no other way with this Rick. “Do what you gotta do.”
Ego-maniacal and self-interested without conscience, even as described by his new partner.
Summary: Over-confident, spontaneous, capable, arrogant, controlling, and indifferent to others’ needs. Toxic Rick calls him a “sociopath”, which doesn’t sound far off the mark. This is a dangerous and egotistic Morty who resembles much more of a Rick than any Morty should..
me and my family were watching suits when my brother just turns to me and says: “ohhh it’s called suits because that’s what they wear AND they deal with law suits oh my god” we’re on season 6.
that’s how long it’s taken for him to realise.
my mother has never looked so disappointed