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That’s what makes me evil… being sick of him. If you’ve ever been sick of him, you’ve been evil, too.
—Evil Morty explaining his beliefs to Morty

Evil Morty, is the main antagonist the animated adult science fiction tv series Rick and Morty.

This Morty is one of the many versions of Morty from across the multiverse, but unlike the other he finally grew tired of the sociopathic and reckless behavior of the multi-verses Ricks, becoming ruthless, highly intelligent Morty with intelligent and cunning rivaling that of a Rick. Before its near-total destruction, Evil Morty served as the first Morty to be democratically elected President of The Citadel, and had consolidated his power in a coup by eliminating any disagreeable Ricks in the Shadow Council. He later used this rise to power to fabricate an escape from the Central Finite Curve, killing many of the Ricks and Mortys within The Citadel. Due to his previously mysterious nature, he was at the center of various theories. As of the season 5 finale, none of the theories have been confirmed.


The future President Morty wearing an eye patch.[1]

Evil Morty, also known as Eye Patch Morty, first appeared in "Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind", where he remotely controlled Evil Rick using a transmitter hidden beneath his eye patch. Using Evil Rick as a ruse, Eye Patch Morty killed off twenty-seven known Ricks from various dimensions, as well as capturing, torturing, and enslaving hundreds of Mortys. After Evil Rick is killed by a horde of rabid Mortys, Eye Patch Morty is "rescued" by the Council of Ricks. During Evil Rick's autopsy, a Rick officer notices that Evil Rick has a receiver in his head, allowing him to be remotely controlled. As they speculate as to who has the transmitter, the next scene shows Evil Morty taking off his distinctive eyepatch. The eyepatch is revealed to be the transmitter, and he was the one controlling "Evil Rick". Evil Morty subsequently smashes the transmitter under his foot, achieving anonymity and access to the Citadel, which presumably was the intended result of his entire plan.

A year later, in "The Ricklantis Mixup," now going by the alias “Candidate Morty” (presumably having survived the Citadel battle in "The Rickshank Rickdemption"), he secretly develops an alter-ego to become a presidential candidate in an election for the newly democratic Citadel of Ricks. His candidacy is considered a joke by the Ricks of the Citadel due to being a Morty who no one takes seriously, including his Campaign Manager Morty. But, after making a rousing speech about the class divide between the various Ricks and Mortys on the Citadel during the debate, he quickly earned praise and support. Shortly after the speech, he promptly fires Campaign Manager Morty.

The former-Candidate Morty, now President of the Citadel, snaps for the guard to kill most of the council.

Campaign Manager Morty is depressed and drinking heavily in a bar when an Investigator Rick gives him a file revealing Candidate Morty's past as Eye Patch Morty and true nature as being the one to have been controlling "Evil Rick". Horrified at the truth, Campaign Manager Morty tries to assassinate Evil Morty to prevent him from winning the election and is quickly arrested. Unfortunately for him, He Evil Morty survived the assassination attempt and won.

The files Campaign Manager Morty had.

Although Campaign Manager Morty tries to reveal Candidate Morty's true identity as Evil Morty to the authorities, he is executed by being ejected into space with the file. The now “President Morty” meets with Rick Leaders on a shadow council of Ricks, who tell him that they were the real power in the Citadel long before the Council of Ricks and that he'll have no real power. He asks for those who feel this way to raise their hands; he snaps his fingers and all the Ricks with raised hands are swiftly executed. The remaining two instantly back down and cooperate. Evil Morty then sets his plans into motion by eliminating the old school that partnered Mortys with Ricks, creating new Citadel police rules that allowed a Rick police officer to go free after killing his Morty partner, and turning himself into a dictator. He creates new banners and throws every Rick or Morty that opposed him out of the airlock.

Evil Morty appears in "Never Ricking Morty", where he is in an anthology created by Story Lord. He is seen with his trademark eyepatch along with cyborg arm and a cape. He leads his army against Rick and Morty.

In "Rickmurai Jack", Evil Morty invites Rick C-137 and Morty to have dinner with him. He asks Rick to tell him how to bring down the Central Finite Curve, but Rick refuses. He implies to Morty that Rick C-137 helped create the Citadel, and says it's a shame that Rick won't help. Despite this, he should have what he needs anyway; Rick's brain was scanned during the appetizers (he had kept previous scans taken by Evil Rick in "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind"). Just to make sure, he checks Rick's memories on the brain-scanning device planted in the dining room. Morty apologizes to Rick for bringing him to the Citadel. Evil Morty expresses disdain for Morty's sell-out nature, but says that it would be pointless to hate him for it; Mortys are "bred" by the Citadel for their forgiveness. The Citadel has become a self-perpetuating market for Mortys, with Citadel Ricks manipulating events to ensure Jerrys and Beths end up together and creating endless Morty clones from their offspring.

Rick tries to shoot Evil Morty, but the shot is blocked by a force-shield; Evil Morty tells the guards to let Rick and Morty go. Rick opens a portal to leave, but after seeing Evil Morty's smug face realizes that it's a trap; Evil Morty has hacked his portal gun, again. After defeating the guards, Evil Morty tells Rick that he can't run from his past. Rick shoots at Evil Morty again, but the force-shield is still up. Evil Morty asks Rick why he thought the shield would be down the second time. Rick says it's just him expressing disapproval at his dialogue.

Rick C-137 and his Morty encounter Evil Morty again at the Citadel's Dimensional Drive as he is preparing to bring down the Central Finite Curve. Evil Morty explains to Morty that Ricks see themselves as the underdogs, and in this way justify all of their heinous actions to themselves. They built the Central Finite Curve, a multidimensional wall that separates all the infinite universes where Rick isn't the smartest man alive from all the infinite universes where he is the smartest man alive. Evil Morty says that what makes him "evil" is being sick of Rick and his toxic, immature and sociopathic behavior and wanting to leave it all behind and that any Morty who has ever been sick of Rick has also been Evil Morty and that inside the Curve, they all become Evil Morty sooner or later; he is destroying the Central Finite Curve and the Citadel to free himself of Rick.

Evil Morty activating his Eyepatch.

Evil Morty activates his Dimensional Drive protocol, powering it with the blood of Operation Phoenix clones to create an opening in the Central Finite Curve. The Citadel starts to break apart and Evil Morty offers Morty a chance to escape with him. Rick tells Morty it's a better deal than staying, but Morty chooses to remain with Rick. It is soon revealed that Evil Morty anticipated this and revealed the only thing on the ship besides the seat is a toilet.

Rick and Morty leave the chamber together, and Evil Morty gets into his small spaceship. He flies through the opening in the Central Finite Curve and uses his own portal gun, one filled with a unique golden fluid. His current whereabouts are unknown.


Evil Morty ripping off his eyepatch exposing wiring from his eye.

Evil Morty is a cold, manipulative, sadistic, cunning, ruthless, highly intelligent, and tyrannical dictator, almost mirroring most Ricks and even exceeding them at times. He shows no hesitation in killing Ricks or even Mortys who don't agree with his ideals and shows delight when he finally has the opportunity to put his plans into action.

Evil Morty is also willing to watch through Evil Rick as hundreds of Mortys suffer in pain, creating the large camouflage dome for his base of operations. Despite speaking about equality for Ricks and Mortys, he is willing to use or even sacrifice versions of himself for his goals.

When Evil Morty was first seen, little was shown about him, but he stated that it is impossible for a Morty to defeat a Rick. In the episode, it was revealed that he was controlling his Rick and it was possibly his idea to capture Mortys in order to hide from the Citadel of Ricks. Unlike other Mortys, Evil Morty speaks in a serious, monotone voice, and lacks a stutter in his speech. Evil Morty's ability to control Evil Rick and become a president shows that, in terms of logical intelligence (as opposed to emotional intelligence), he is much smarter than the average Morty. Ultimately, he outplays even Rick C-137 and breaks through the Finite Curve.

When "Evil Rick" (actually Evil Morty controlling his form) noticed Rick C-137 crying over his memories, he taunts him by saying that Ricks don't care about Mortys. Since Evil Morty was controlling Evil Rick, this suggests that he believes all Ricks treat their Mortys like disposable and replaceable objects. In "Rickmurai Jack" he repeats this, believing and even justifying that Mortys are only bred by Ricks for camouflage and to feel superior, justifying this by showing how Ricks continuously force infinite Jerrys and Beths to be together and create endless Morty clones from their offspring.

He also acknowledges his evil nature by laughing off his actions in potentially destroying the multiverse and killing trillions. He also states that he is called evil because he is the only Morty to be sick of Rick’s horrible actions and behavior.

Criminal Record

Evil Morty, unlike most, has no hesitation in committing atrocities in order to further his goals - whilst using his position as a Morty a cover and alibi to avoid being caught. These include:

  • Murder: He has killed a great number of Ricks and Mortys. It is possible he killed Evil Rick Sanchez before using his corpse as a puppet.
  • Mass Murder and Framing: In "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind", he killed 27 Ricks in such a way to frame C-137 Rick. After activating his Dimensional Drive protocol, he blew up the Citadel, essentially killing almost Rick and Morty inside.
  • Mass Abduction, Human Trafficking, Torture, and Imprisonment: In "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind", he imprisoned and tortured hundreds and possibly thousands of Mortys. It is possible he may have killed more Ricks or members of the family to obtain them.
  • Coup d'état: In "The Ricklantis Mixup", he mass executes the corrupt Shadow Council of Ricks in order to remove all his political opponents.

Episode appearances

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Prior to "Rickmurai Jack", the name "Evil Morty" had never been said in the show: because of Roiland's multiple voice roles, episodes featuring the character only credited Roiland as "Ricks" and "Mortys", and so this Morty was only ever known as "Eye-patch Morty" (from his appearance in "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind") and later "President Morty" (from "The Ricklantis Mixup"). Fans began referring to him as "Evil Morty" as a catch-all term describing his actions––crew members also began referring to him as "Evil Morty" shortly afterwards. In "Rickmurai Jack", the character acknowledges this title by remarking on how his actions make him "Evil," and Mr. Poopybutthole subsequently refers to him as Evil Morty in the post-credits sequence.


Evil Morty art by Peter Slavik.[2]

  • Evil Morty's starring episodes, "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind", "The Ricklantis Mixup", and "Rickmurai Jack" end with "For the Damaged Coda[3]" playing in the background (as well as the closing credits for the former two). The song has thus become President Morty's leitmotif.
  • The floating photographs of Evil Morty show the eye patch on the left eye, while the first time he was shown, the eye patch was on the right eye. Similarly, his jacket pocket is on the other side as well. It's uncertain whether this indicates a mirror image (intentional or not) or that the photos had been staged for Campaign Manager Morty by Evil Morty himself.
  • The nickname, "Evil Morty", was originally provided to this Morty by the wider fan community in reference to him controlling the explicitly named "Evil Rick", and was used unofficially by various members of the show's staff until the season 5 finale, when Rick calls him such. President Morty is amused that Rick is finally "all caught up".
    • At the Citadel's Dimensional Drive, Evil Morty also tells Morty that "now [he's] Evil Morty too" when Morty questions Rick's motives.
  • At the end of "Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind", Rick C-137 warns his Morty about becoming too smart for his own good, and he defers on explaining that statement to Morty until he is older. This appears to be a veiled reference to Evil Morty going rogue.
  • Evil Morty wanted the memories of the show's main Rick to find out how to deactivate the Finite Curve.
  • At one point, fans thought that Evil Morty might be an anti-hero instead of an outright villain. It was theorized that his more violent attempts at guaranteeing his own presidency stemmed from him realizing the potential of nearly all Ricks to inadvertently destroy everything and everyone around them permanently, including entire dimensions. However, the season 5 finale proved that his goals were ultimately selfish if sympathetic, bringing him closer to an anti-villain.
  • Despite showing mild sympathy for other Mortys, Evil Morty doesn't care that his plan will kill the Mortys on the Citadel. In fact, his machine is fueled, in part, by the blood of Mortys.
    • It is also worth noting that Evil Morty says that sellout Mortys "kill" him, indicating that he shows much distaste towards versions of himself who care about Rick's approval.
  • According to Rick, Evil Morty is the only person who's ever been able to hack his Portal Gun.



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