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These 16 Rick and Morty Fan Theories Will Blow Your Mind

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Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty is one of the twistiest, timey-wimey shows on television. Because of its multi-layered narrative structure, there are hundreds of Rick and Morty fan theories (if not more), all supported by quotes from the show. This list looks at some of the most interesting theories that cut through the BS and elaborate on the show's philosophical elements. Some fan theories about Rick and Morty are so good that you might question everything you thought you knew about the weirdest grandfather, and grandson duo on television. Some of these Rick and Morty conspiracy theories might even substantiate your own theories about the show. Take a look at these crazy good Rick and Morty theories and try not to lose your mind.

The big question at the center of almost every Rick and Morty theory is “Who is Rick Sanchez?” And why is he so obsessed with Morty? This list has theories about whether or not Rick and Morty are from the same universe, ponders the upsides of cloning, and even plumbs the depths of the most important substance in the world: ice cream. Also: what is the nature of science? All of these Rick and Morty fan theories have a nugget of truth in them, and they’ll change the way you watch the show forever.

Vote up the fan theories that are actually kind of smart, and then leave a comment with what you think is really going on in the Rick and Morty universe.

  • 1
    4522 VOTES

    The Rickest Morty Is the Ultimate Villain

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    Are you wondering what happened to the Rickest Morty? Well one Redditor posits that the Morty who vowed to take revenge on the council of Ricks wasn't actually defeated in his Morty dome and will be coming back in further seasons to steal Rick's intelligence and make himself the ultimate villain.

    Now that we've seen him get elected as President of the Citadel, this theory seems almost sure to be accurate. 

    Does this make sense?
  • 2
    4630 VOTES

    Rick Hasn't Always Been with the Morty We Know and Love

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    Are you ready for this? Rick might not be from Morty's universe. There's a very good possibility that the Rick we know came from another universe where his family was dead for one reason or another and that when he showed up on his family's doorstep he was actually brand new to the universe.
    Does this make sense?
  • 3
    3073 VOTES

    The Mortiest Morty Is Very Special

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    Ricks need Morties help mask their superior brain waves, so it makes sense that the Rickest Rick, who's the most intelligent Rick, would hang out with a Morty who comes with his own special advantage. The Mortiest Morty's got charisma baby!
    Does this make sense?
  • 4
    4786 VOTES

    Rick Is So Smart Because of Super Trees

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    In the first episode of the series we not only learn that super trees and their seeds are important to Rick's research, but that when ingested they make you super smart. It would make sense that Rick's been distilling super tree seeds into the liquid that he keeps in his flask to help his stay one step ahead of all the other Ricks.
    Does this make sense?