Rick and Morty is now in the midst of its highly anticipated sixth season of the series, and its premiere episode has revealed what the "Mortyest Morty" really means in a whole new kind of context! Throughout the series thus far, the titular duo we have been following have been touted as the "Rickest Rick" and "Mortyest Morty" due to just how different they are from the many alternate versions of themselves. But as the Season 6 premiere further fleshed out some key pieces of Rick's origin story, it's given these titles some notable new meaning moving forward.
Rick and Morty's Season 6 premiere, "Solaricks," officially introduced Rick Prime to the series. This was the Rick that killed Rick C-137's Diane and Beth, and sent him on a spree that ultimately led him to where he is now with Morty. But the big wrench in that reveal is that the Morty he chose to live with, and thus the original universe seen at the beginning of the series, is in fact Rick Prime's grandson. So what Rick really means when he says that his Morty is the "Mortyest Morty," is that his Morty is actually "Morty Prime" and thus further tied into his grand mission overall.
With Rick finally explaining to Morty that his actual grandfather is the one that set him on his current path, Rick also notably points out that this Rick is the "real deal." He's the cold and unfeeling Rick that our Rick always touted himself to be, but this has further implications for the rest of the series as a whole. With Rick Prime back in the picture as of the Season 6 premiere, Rick C-137 is not the "Rickest Rick" and is really trying to hunt down that Rick together with the "Mortyest Morty" that Rick Prime had left behind long ago.
Although Evil Morty had seemed to be much more of a Morty than the one we have been following from the beginning, tying Morty into Rick Prime further demonstrates just how important this Morty is. It puts Rick's saving him in the past in all new context too as he could never truly let any harm come to this Morty because he serves as the reason Rick Prime would come back. At the end of the premiere, Rick assures that Morty won't be serving as bait going forward because Rick Prime truly doesn't care, but this is something that could play into the future of the season or seasons to come.
What do you think it means for the "Mortyest Morty" title heading in Rick and Morty's future? Curious to see how Rick Prime plays into the rest of the season? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!