Among all of the dragons and squanchy space snakes soon heading our way, Rick and Morty has also teased the return of Evil Morty in season four.
Last time we saw the villainous double was back in season three’s standout episode, ‘Tales From the Citadel’, where Evil Morty became the Citadel President.
Since then, it feels like fans have been waiting to find out what happened to him next even longer than Rick has been trying to find his beloved Szechuan sauce. Fortunately, season four is closer than ever, and the team behind Rick and Morty have now teased Evil Morty’s imminent return via their official Twitter account:
Over the years, a number of fan theories have popped up claiming that this version of Morty we see is actually Evil Morty and his near-death experience here is what inspired him to become evil in the first place.
Most versions of the theory argue that Evil Morty is in fact the original Morty Rick knew first in his home dimension, and that’s why the first episode establishes that Rick is returning after a long absence. He left for such a long time because he thought himself responsible for the death of his own Morty.
What Rick doesn’t know is that the original Morty survived somehow, growing resentful of his grandfather, and he’s been plotting revenge against all Ricks ever since. This would also explain why he’s become a cyborg of sorts, replacing the broken body parts those monsters broke with robotic enhancements.
But what evidence is there to support this?
Well, for one thing, we know that it’s possible to leave your dimension behind and insert yourself in a new one, just like Rick and Morty did in the episode ‘Rick Potion No. 9’. Therefore, it’s entirely possible that Rick might have left his own Morty-less dimension to join the one this show is set in.