The Rick Sanchez of this universe was a political figure and had previously helped the President with sterilizing China, for which Rick received a signed photo of the two men shaking hands. Prior to helping the fascist regime's takeover, Rick had a more normal relationship with his Morty; even going on fun adventures together. This shift in Rick's priorities greatly annoyed Morty, who missed the old fun trips with his grandfather.
Rick Sanchez appeared in this universe when his backup accidentally got rerouted to this Rick's Operation Phoenix. While this universe's Rick wanted to kill the foreign Rick, Morty instead killed his own grandfather and forced the new Rick to go on a "classic Rick and Morty adventure" with him. The two flew into space in Rick's Space Cruiser with Gearhead in the back, but a scuffle involving a Mr. Meeseeks ended in the death of everyone in the Space Cruiser.