Rick and Morty fans can always count on some level of death and destruction to occur in every episode of the beloved sci-fi animation, but not all adult cartoon deaths are created equal. Read on for a quick rundown of the top six most brutal (and disgusting) Rick and Morty deaths that have aired over the years.
The Deaths Of The Tina-teers – A Rickconvenient Mort (Season 5, Episode 3)
Planetina is a Rick and Morty reimagining of the popular ‘90s hero “Captain Planet.” Morty has the hots for Planetina who he quickly finds out is being heavily exploited by her Tina-teers, and sets his purpose to free her from their tyranny.
When one of the Tina-teers (Eddie) attacks Morty for trying to interfere with their plan, Morty goes off the deep end. He first bites Eddie’s finger off, then burns him alive with the fire ring.
Morty then finds out that the other Tina-teers plan to sell her, and he bursts into the room on a rampage, killing them all. Later in the episode, Planetina goes on her own rampage to save the planet and kills so many people in so many brutal ways that Morty is turned off and loses interest.
Annihilating Aliens – Total Rickall (Season 2, Episode 4)
In this episode, after a parasitic alien infection, the Smiths have to sort out who is real and who is infected. The key is that anyone Rick and Morty have positive memories about is an alien, and anyone who spawns troublesome memories is real. Anyone whom the dynamic duo has positive memories about has to die.
As Rick and Morty proceed to gun down everyone linked to a positive memory in a violent slaughter, each death results in the character morphing into a disgusting alien worm that withers up into nothing and perishes. The most disturbing part of the deaths is that most of the characters spend time begging for their lives before being killed.
Toxic Children – Rest And Ricklaxation (Season 3, Episode 6)
Though Rick and Morty planned on having a nice, relaxing spa day, the outing shifts into a nightmare when the duo’s toxic selves are extracted by one of Rick’s quirky creations. Toxic Rick then crafts a device that blankets the whole world, causing everyone’s toxic selves to take over, and mayhem ensues.
When a kid’s birthday party is infected with the toxicity, the Mickey Mouse impersonator shouts to the kids that there “is no Santa Claus,” and the children attack!
When the toxic machine is reversed, viewers get to see just how out of hand the party became when the decapitated Mickey impersonator is revealed. The children also began to turn on each other before being released from the spell, and now they are left to digest the horror of the crimes they have committed.
The Demise Of Vance Maximus – Vindicators 3: The Return Of Worldender (Season 3, Episode 4)
The creators of Rick and Morty have clearly displayed their dislike for an array of Marvel superhero movies over the years, and this episode was no exception. Possibly the most overt proof of their dismay was shown in this episode when Morty and the Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired team of superheroes get trapped in a Saw-inspired setting crafted by a very intoxicated Rick.
When the leader of the team, Vance Maximus (voiced by Christian Slater), begins to panic, he flies up to a vent in the ceiling to escape. As soon as he enters the vent, he is shot and diced up by one of Rick’s macabre traps, and the lower half of his body falls, splattering on the ground.
Clean Cut kill – The Ricks Must Be Crazy (Season 2, Episode 6)
In this episode, Summer is trapped inside The Space Cruiser by Rick. Her grandfather then orders the ship’s computer to “keep Summer safe,” and what follows is a series of twisted events.
One man who approaches the ship begins pestering and yelling at Summer, and the ship swiftly takes care of the disturbance. The computer enables a Resident Evil type of laser to cut the man into tiny cubes and resolve the problem.
A Sting In The Eye – Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat (Season 4, Episode 1)
After Rick takes Morty to Forbodulun Prime to collect death crystals, Morty unknowingly keeps one crystal for himself. When Rick is killed, Morty is to cooperate with his spawned clone to bring him back but deviates from the plan to use his death crystal to create a long and happy life with Jessica.
In true Rick and Morty fashion, the episode has a plethora of twists and turns before ending up in the desert with a giant, out-of-control, Rick clone. Morty ends up using the crystal to turn into a Venom-like goo monster that doesn’t conquer the out-of-control Rick, but gives it mass.
Hologram Rick is only defeated when Wasp Rick stings him right in the eye, injecting thousands of slimy wasp eggs that hatch and burst out of his face in a quite disgusting display of horror.
That about wraps it up for this unfortunate alignment of debauchery. To view other ingenious manners of animated murder and mayhem, you can find every episode of Rick and Morty streaming on Hulu with an active subscription to the channel.