Rick And Morty's sixth season really hit the ground floor running thanks in part to a portal gun accident that saw the Smith Family returning to their respective original universes. As a result of this journey, we were given a closer look at the return of Rick Prime, the Rick who is set to be a big villain in the future of the Adult Swim series. We had the opportunity to chat with series co-creator Justin Roiland when it came to Rick Prime and how he differs from the Ricks we've seen so far.
As fans of the series know, "Rick Prime" was the Rick Sanchez that inadvertently started it all, being the one responsible for the death of the family of the Rick that we know. With our Rick seeking to get revenge, it seems as though the villainous version of Rick Sanchez, who decided to forsake his family in exchange for traveling the multiverse, has some schemes that are brewing in the background and might just be revealed before the season comes to an end.
Prime Rick And Morty
Our own Nick Valdez took the opportunity to chat with Justin Roiland, with the co-creator of the series revealing that the Prime Rick is far scarier than the one we know, while also confirming that this villain is severely lacking when it comes to the humanity department:
"He's certainly a scarier Rick. He's devoid of empathy. I feel like our Rick that we're following at least has a little bit of that. You can tell he, as much as he may want to deny it and not feed into it for himself, you can tell that there's a little bit of attachment to this version of the family and this Morty that he's got. This other Rick is diabolical, super intelligent. Obviously, a force to be reckoned with for sure. But scarier just because there isn't any of the humanity in there...zero humanity at all. Yeah, it certainly changes how we look at our Rick ever so slightly, for sure."
Do you think we'll see Prime Rick return before season six's season finale? Do you think we might see Prime Rick and Evil Morty team up? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Adult Swim.