The Council of Ricks was the governing body over all Ricks within reality. The Council was created when Ricks from multiple dimensions decided to form a way for Ricks to protect one another from their enemies across realities and ruled from their secret headquarters called The Citadel.
The Council consisted of six Ricks who stood out from the rest. The spokesman for the Council was Riq IV. The other Council members were Rick Prime, Quantum Rick, Maximums Rickimus, Zeta Alpha Rick, and Ricktiminus Sancheziminius. Rick C-137 was offered a spot on the Council but adamantly refused it, condemning the Council. Afterwards they deemed him "the rogue," for he is one of the few Ricks, along with The Scientist Formerly Known as Rick, who refused to comply with the Council's rules.
The Council of Ricks were capable of giving Ricks a Morty in the event that the Morty from their timeline dies. To the Council and most Ricks, Mortys are nothing more than cloaking devices to hide Ricks from dangers. Some Ricks in the Citadel go so far as to sell accessories and insurance for Mortys, treating them like objects and accessories.
The Council had military forces consisting mainly of uniformed Ricks, although some Mortys are seen serving as soldiers of the Council as well as assistants. A small part of the Council's military were SEAL Team Ricks, a special forces unit consisting of five Ricks who were all killed by Rick C-137 while on a mission to kill him.
The Council had the capability to impose punishment on those they convicted of crimes, one of such sentencings was to the Machine of Unspeakable Doom which "swaps your conscious and unconscious minds, rendering your fantasies pointless while everything you've known becomes impossible to grasp. Also every ten seconds it stabs your balls".
The Council made their first appearance in "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind". When 27 Ricks are found murdered and their respective Mortys are kidnapped, the Council of Ricks order the arrest of Rick C-137 and accuse him of the crimes due to his refusal to participate in their affairs. Angry that he was framed, Rick escapes the Council with Morty to go after the real culprit who set him up and finds that another Rick is supposedly responsible for murdering their counterparts while stealing their Mortys to conceal his presence. After Morty leads a rebellion of alternate Mortys against the "evil" Rick, a few members of the Council make an appearance at the crime scene to help their militia gather up Mortys to send back to their original dimensions. At the Citadel, the Council begrudgingly reward Rick with a ticket, making him eligible for a Free Replacement Morty, in the event that his current Morty is injured, or dies.
In "The Rickshank Rickdemption", the Council is infiltrated by Rick C-137, either disguised as Quantum Rick or using Quantum Rick's body as host, who then proceeds to murder all other existing Council members, with the help of Morty and Summer.
The fate of Council member Quantum Rick is currently unknown as it was not seen what happened to him before Rick C-137 took on his appearance. He may possibly be in exile, killed, or under the occupancy of Rick C-137's control. This could mean that Quantum Rick is the sole surviving member of the Council, as all the others were either shot through the head, chest; or heavily electrocuted.
- Zeta Alpha Rick and Riq IV were invited by Rick to Summer's and Rick's party in "Ricksy Business".
- The 'Council of Ricks' badge features an upside down Flux Capacitor.
- The Council of Ricks is a reference to the Interdimensional Council of Reeds from Jonathan Hickman's run of the Fantastic Four..