Rick and Morty fans have spotted a clue in the spin-off anime cartoon that may have just changed things forever.
A clue from the Adult Swim’s mini-episode suggested that Rick and Morty, are in fact, the same person.
Rick and Morty vs Genocider is a spin-off developed by Deen Digital, and part of the show’s canon, so its events should be taken as part of the established timeline.
In the anime, Rick gifts his grandson with a special potion, which he promises will turn him into a ‘Rip Van Winkle’ type (where he can sleep for a long time and not die).
Before they part ways, Rick addresses Morty by the name ‘Rick Sanchez,’ with both of their faces overlapping in the shot.
Rick then transforms into his super-form and dies mid-battle with the aliens.
At the end of the episode, Rick gets a phone call, where he finds out that Morty has just been born.
Taking a special potion from a flask, he drinks it, gifting Morty with all of Rick’s memories up until his birth, shifting the timeline.
So basically, this proves they are the same person, right?
Theories have also been doing the rounds on Reddit ahead of series five, and one fan, in particular, reinforced the idea that the pals are the same person.
‘Morties are Ricks in training. Rick calls his Morty Rick Sanchez after he hands him a serum in this video,’ they explained.
‘My theory is that each Morty ends up as a Rick and sets up his own family to train a Morty of his own.’
Series five of Rick and Morty is still in the making, with no release date in sight just yet.
However, fans can expect it to hit our screens very soon because co-creator Dan Harmon revealed that the writers were working on it during lockdown.
‘We had already finished season four, and the writers are working on season five in two-hour blocks through Zoom,’ he explained to The Wrap.
‘There are a lot of things that are better about a Zoom writers’ room, and they are balanced out by things that are worse.’
Rick and Morty Season 4, Part 1 is available to stream on Netflix.
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