One of the fans’ favorite characters on Rick and Morty is Evil Morty. But was he in the finale at all? What is the latest that we know about Evil Morty now that Season 4 is coming to a close? Read on for more details.
Evil Morty is one of the infinite versions of Morty. He has only appeared once so far in the series, in Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind, as the secondary antagonist and was last seen being rounded up with the other Rickless Mortys.
Unlike the other Mortys, he wears an eyepatch. Through unknown means, he gained a deep hatred for the Ricks, killing off twenty-seven known Ricks while capturing and torturing hundreds of his own Mortys to hide himself. After his Rick is killed by a horde of rabid Mortys, he is “rescued” by the Council of Ricks. During Evil Rick’s autopsy, a Rick officer notices that Evil Rick has a receiver in his head, allowing him to be remote controlled. As they speculate as to who has the transmitter, the next scene is a jump cut to Evil Morty taking off his distinctive eye-patch, which is revealed to be the transmitter, and he smashes it, allowing himself to blend into the horde of Rick-less Mortys being taken away on massive starships.
Although Evil Morty was featured quite a bit in the Season 4B trailer, he only appeared in the Story Train alternate universe. All the clips from the Season 4B trailer took place in the alternate universe and didn’t affect Rick and Morty‘s “real” universe at all.
And although Birdperson and Tammy appeared in the Season 4 finale, Evil Morty was not there. So no, you didn’t miss him. He wasn’t anywhere to be seen in the finale.
The last time we saw Evil Morty was in Season 3 Episode 7.
Evil Morty was the new President of the Citadel. It was a shocking revelation that we got at the end of the episode back in September 2017. The episode was called The Ricklantis Mixup.
The hints were all there. He was the Morty in the episode that was smarter than the rest of the Mortys and absolutely positive of his ability to win the election, despite the fact that the Ricks typically have an upper hand on the Mortys in the Citadel world. And then at the end of the episode, he calmly killed every Rick who believed he didn’t have true power and that they were going to stay in charge.
So that’s where we left Evil Morty. He had taken over the Citadel and he was now President. So he’s still somewhere, in the shadows, not yet figuring into the storyline.
But since Clone Beth, Birdperson, and Tammy all appeared in the Season 4 finale, you can be certain that Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland haven’t forgotten about Evil Morty. He will return one day when the viewers least expect it, and his return will be epic.