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- “We both know if there's a truth in the universe: it's that Ricks don't care about Mortys.”
- —Evil Rick
Evil Rick was the secondary antagonist of Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind.
Almost nothing is known about Evil Rick's true personality or intentions, and it is not clear if he shares Evil Morty's desire to overthrow the Council of Ricks. According to Roiland and Harmon, Evil Rick was a real Rick with cybernetic implants (as opposed to a full robot), and none of his actions were carried out at his own will; they were all Evil Morty's doing. Evil Morty had been torturing all captured Mortys through Evil Rick in order to create hatred towards all Ricks.
Evil Rick looked identical to most Ricks, except that his shirt was black instead of light blue, his eyes had dark circles underneath, and his lips had a scar going across it.
Towards the end of Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind, the Mortys broke free. Having grown tired of Evil Rick, they all barraged and over-powered him. Their anger and frustration got to the point that they kept beating his corpse until the alternate Ricks came to calm the Mortys down. After his death, the members of the Council of Ricks opened his head, and discovered sophisticated robotics which lead them to believe that he was being remotely controlled. Unbeknownst to them, the receiver that controlled him was linked to a transmitter inside Evil Morty's eyepatch. This also reveals to the audience, but not the Council of Ricks, that Evil Morty had been literally using "Evil" Rick, and every word uttered by him had actually come from Evil Morty. A photograph of "Evil" Rick under the control of Evil Morty is later seen in "Tales From The Citadel".
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