Rick is an alcoholic living in the Smith household with his daughter and her family. He would constantly be picked on by Morty for being of lower intelligence and for drinking. One day Rick had a dream where he was the smart one and Morty was an idiot. Morty used this to mock Rick while telling him to come to the garage. Once there, Morty told Rick to hand him a screwdriver before continuing to mock his dream, even finding it so ridiculous that he decided to tell the Council of Mortys about it later. Rick, in anger, grabbed a hammer and repeatedly hit Morty in the back of his head with it, killing him. This was witnessed by Rick and Morty from Dimension C-132.
Rick is a dumb, elderly lazy man who dreams of being better than his grandson. Enduring years of mockery for his lower intelligence, he developed a secret hate for Morty, which led Rick to later murder him in rage. He did not seem to take joy in this, pointing to him being less sadistic than Ricks from other dimensions.