The Vindicators are a superhero team who made their first appearance in Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender. The team's arch-nemesis is Worldender. They recruited Rick and Morty to help them once before, but later neglected to summon them for the second adventure due to "personality conflicts". This resulted in them destroying a planet in order to defeat an enemy known as Doom-Nomitron, a situation Rick could have prevented if he were there. Nearly all of them are killed when Rick, in a fit of drunken jealousy and contempt, set up a Saw-style gauntlet to prove the team is nothing but a bunch of hacks who aren't as unique or great as they think they are. This caused most of the team to die to Rick's traps or kill each other when tensions and inner turmoil turn them against each other. Supernova and Noob-Noob are currently the only members alive.
- Vance Maximus - De Facto Ex-Leader, Deceased
- Alan Rails - Deceased
- Crocubot - Deceased
- Million Ants - Deceased
- Morty Smith - Resigned
- Rick Sanchez - Resigned
- Lady Katana - Deceased
- Calypso - Deceased
- Diablo Verde - Deceased
- The Vindicators are a parody of various superhero teams, including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Justice League and Teen Titans.
- Their logo is a vertically inverted Avengers Logo with cross-hairs around it, creating a V rather than an A.
- As an intergalactic team, they appear to be unconcerned with Earth, as Supernova had not heard of Israel until Drunk Rick ranted about it.
- An additional member was planned for The Vindicators called "Arrowgirl"/"Quiver" and to star in the b-plot of the episode, but was cut along with the b-plot.
- More scrapped members include: Dr. Reach, man with stretching powers; conjoined twins, where one was very fit and attractive, and the other one wasn't; and a knitting grandma.
- Adult Swim ordered a Vindicators spin-off in 2021. The spin-off will be a digital series of around eight to 10 episodes in length, which Roiland estimates will run a little more than the length of a standard Rick and Morty episode. The spin-off is executive produced by Roiland, Harmon, and the writers of the episode Sarah Carbiener and Erica Rosbe.