Film Theory: We're Watching Evil Morty's Origin Story! (Rick and Morty Season 5)

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This season of Rick and Morty feels different... and I'm not the only one to think so! Many fans of the series have pointed out how this felt like a return to season on Rick and Morty, dropping the more overarching story feel of the past few seasons. I think that was done for a REASON! A reason that I think is based on something fans have been asking to see for a long time - Evil Morty's origin story! Theorists, get ready for a wild timey-wimey ride!

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  1. SethLord


    4 mínútum síðan

    Are you using internet explorer to upload this or something? This our morty being evil theory has been the prevailing one amongst fans since like, the episode in the citadel with the election.

  2. Arash Zareh

    Arash Zareh

    25 mínútum síðan

    In the newsest episode they say that its the c 137 rick

  3. Silent


    49 mínútum síðan

    Anyone know where to watch Rick and Morty season 5, I have looked in a lot of services and can't find season 5.

    • Toxy Toxel

      Toxy Toxel

      43 mínútum síðan

      The videos on ISboths are probably not available in you're country but you can pay adult swim's website to see them

  4. Rodolfo Espinoza

    Rodolfo Espinoza

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Man I really wanted this theory to be true but in episode 7 it's has just been said that this is in fact Rick c-137



    4 klukkustundum síðan

    They said c137 in the bew ep

  6. Hoching Siu

    Hoching Siu

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Rick is running out of mega seeds

  7. secu


    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Here's my theory. It was quite unusual to see rick together with the family and with space beth, especially after Season 4. Therefore, there is a possibility that at the end of Season 3, instead of rick hiding the fact that Beth had a clone, she was told instantly about it, to give them time to get over the situation which opened a new timeline. Therefore, the events of Season 4 didn't play out how it usually was. But since rick was able to keep that bond with Beth, they had a stronger relationship and rick softened up and lost control of his prior self.

  8. TheHachebe


    8 klukkustundum síðan

    every episode ever could be about another dimentions rick and morty...

  9. MW Sage

    MW Sage

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    So this is just the theory we’ve been having since season 2

  10. Yannick van Dijk

    Yannick van Dijk

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Rick was called specifically C-137 in episode 7. What now Mat-Pat 😢

    • Bruh Bruh

      Bruh Bruh

      8 klukkustundum síðan

      Yep, just watched the new episode and came here to see if anyone mentioned it.

  11. Mitchell Farslow

    Mitchell Farslow

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    The episode where Rick encounters mr nimbus he admits to mr nimbus that he went to Atlantis and had intercourse with mermaids and his reply back to Rick was “I knew that was you”

  12. Trippy Playz

    Trippy Playz

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    They also seem to have less censorship

  13. Latifa Jawad

    Latifa Jawad

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Fun fact: if his theory is right about a multi unevers then its a uneverse that ghost rick tried to rekrate morty and his results where xs1 test morty(from pocket morty) or guilty rick becuz in the XS1 test morty "about" it reads: this morty is created by a rick in his dying days. And if the multi verse theory is not facts then rick is morty, and morty is rick cuz in pocket mortys you can encounter a morty named old morty that looks like rick

  14. Dabbler Deluxe

    Dabbler Deluxe

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    so last ep rick was confirmed as C137

  15. Mantis42


    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Rick fell in love to the extent he was probably rolling on some kind of alien molly

  16. Drew Greenaway

    Drew Greenaway

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    And then in episode 7 rick is referred to as c-137

  17. thomas newcomb

    thomas newcomb

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    I would like to add that summer puts on a 2010 pair of glasses which made me suspicious also

    • thomas newcomb

      thomas newcomb

      14 klukkustundum síðan

      Nvm you mentioned it

  18. Nick Lopez

    Nick Lopez

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Okay okay he going to talk about the next one about the show itself summer said You should watch anime. New episode around anime right? Do you think to watch the anime Rick and morty that it's connect this idk I'm baked and on 3%

  19. Mills


    18 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey film theory I know gotron disproved this theory I have another idea it could be just let me know if you’re interested in hearing it I think it can give real insight to what the last episodes will hold.

  20. Leonard Washington

    Leonard Washington

    19 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey guys the show has been playing for almost 10 years. It’s called character development

  21. PoisonBass


    19 klukkustundum síðan

    S5e7 they make reference to there neighbor gene but I thought gene died in the season premiere when after they stopped time could help confirm this is a different universe then c-132

    • Brad Hatfield

      Brad Hatfield

      18 klukkustundum síðan

      Only problem I can see with that is Rick has made references that they've switched dimensions between that time as almost a joke but like when the squirrels caught on to Morty hearing them...

  22. jen fanatic

    jen fanatic

    23 klukkustundum síðan

    I swear if season 5 ends with Morty putting on the eyepatch and this season being evil Morty's backstory I will scream. Omg that would blow me away. I would totally lose it. XD

  23. Riolu fan

    Riolu fan

    23 klukkustundum síðan

    İ think the rick and morty creators just forgot about the fact that rick doesnt love

  24. Ken Rivers

    Ken Rivers

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I have a theory. Evil morty is really summer transferred into a morty body. She prob made it to being his fav sidekick then dropped for morty. Her being smart and upset she is trying to ruin all ricks...

  25. Jack Charlie Wilson

    Jack Charlie Wilson

    Degi Síðan síðan

    In the power rangers spin-off episode, when all the Ricks are gathered. He is literally called Rick c-137.

  26. Floyd Nimrod

    Floyd Nimrod

    Degi Síðan síðan

    The new writers aren't very good, I think that's all to it honestly.

  27. Gaming with Andrew

    Gaming with Andrew

    Degi Síðan síðan

    This weeks proves that it’s evil Morty ep 7

  28. Saineitslikedaim


    Degi Síðan síðan

    He was wrong

  29. Zay Fresco

    Zay Fresco

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Sorry to bust a bubble but they were referenced as C-137 during this previous episode

  30. david efrati

    david efrati

    Degi Síðan síðan

    #debunked episode seven

  31. WTF_ OWL

    WTF_ OWL

    Degi Síðan síðan

    There is one guy called Soderling. He is a russian theorist and he already solved this theory in a different way. U should watch his video.

  32. DØTMΛN


    Degi Síðan síðan

    DUDE with the new episode that released d3 days ago this theory could be right!!

  33. Rhodium 365

    Rhodium 365

    Degi Síðan síðan

    rip this theory "don't get me wrong c137"

    • DØTMΛN


      Degi Síðan síðan

      maybe this is evil rick (who is controlled by evil morty), impostering the rickerst rick

  34. Cherry YT

    Cherry YT

    Degi Síðan síðan

    My friend MattPatt over here must have missed the announcement that Justin Roiland gave when he said Rick and Morty were to “age like the simpsons” as if they don’t age at all

  35. Burton Jekel

    Burton Jekel

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Since this theory has been debunked I’m just gonna come out and say it. I do not like this new season.

  36. Vanessa Su

    Vanessa Su

    Degi Síðan síðan

    episode 7 they specifically say c-137 when the other ricks are talking to rick so

  37. Trotty -

    Trotty -

    Degi Síðan síðan

    What if evil morty IS rick c-137’s morty

  38. Nicholas Nolan

    Nicholas Nolan

    Degi Síðan síðan

    People have theorised this in every season since season 3

  39. cr


    Degi Síðan síðan

    C137 Morty = Evil Morty?

  40. Pickle ?

    Pickle ?

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I believe this is our rick but with his old family. He seems to have done the whole dimension hopping thing before and maybe this is the cocky morty he was talking about in that one cidadel episode

    • Pickle ?

      Pickle ?

      17 klukkustundum síðan

      @Salvatore Villetta yeah exactly

    • Salvatore Villetta

      Salvatore Villetta

      19 klukkustundum síðan

      But then, Morty, the one from Season 1-4 isnt 137 If thats the Morty Rick went to after fucking Up with evil Morty, right?

  41. the sparky pinaplle

    the sparky pinaplle

    Degi Síðan síðan

    The new episode said c 137

    • the sparky pinaplle

      the sparky pinaplle

      23 klukkustundum síðan

      Well a good theory could be that evil Morty and his Rick moved in after they went to c 132

    • Le Bonin

      Le Bonin

      Degi Síðan síðan

      came here to say this. Obviously he didn’t knew (and coudn’t because he posted this video before the episode confirming it was released) but yeh this whole video is basicaly meaningless cuz of that...Props for the theory attempt tho no shade. Harsh timing considering this video got released on 17th of July and the Rick and Morty episode ruining it premired it the very next day

  42. Potato Starch

    Potato Starch

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Quick question could evil morty actually be the morty of earth C-137 from the future🤔? This question keeps bugging me.

  43. Original Beginnings

    Original Beginnings

    Degi Síðan síðan

    They debunked this one in the last episode

  44. M1ZO


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Well now we now it isn’t true unless rock was Lying about him self to other rick in s5e7 😕💔

  45. Master Beo

    Master Beo

    Degi Síðan síðan

    2:51 man you've got this backwards as heck. Rick was not in love with this big elbowed alien women, he lusted for hence why he didn't go on an emotional Bender and consider suicide like her did with Unity. He loved Unity.

  46. Master Beo

    Master Beo

    Degi Síðan síðan

    The crack around the house that keeps appearing happened in the season finale of season 1. If this takes place before that, that crack just wouldn't be there. Ricks referred to as c137 as well in episode 7. I dunno about this theory

  47. Electric Jester

    Electric Jester

    Degi Síðan síðan

    In the go go ferret episode one of the ricks called our Rick C-137 Rick, and throughout the episode called back to earlier parts of the season, primarily insest baby. Which at the very least proves this theory to be partially wrong. However, your points about character development seeming outa wack and such is still very valid. What if we are watching C-137 Rick's past and Evil Morty is the original C-137 Morty and is presumed dead by C-137 Rick. And 'our' Morty is a replacement Morty.

  48. kilo


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Let me explain they have a hundred episode contract

  49. Cheese


    Degi Síðan síðan

    smh it's not even his theory.

  50. Shaxui X

    Shaxui X

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Episode 7 basically proves his different Morty theory Nice

  51. KanatiHD


    Degi Síðan síðan

    The Rick and Morty we're watching at least from episode 6 is C-137

  52. The TrueDragon345

    The TrueDragon345

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Yeah, and take notice how the family is kinda shitting on Morty compared to previous seasons.

  53. serb


    Degi Síðan síðan

    in the latest episode, another rick calls our rick c137, also they talk about the baby so that shows at least these two episodes are c137

  54. Hirmuinen


    Degi Síðan síðan

    This week’s episode will be juicy for evil morty theories😳

  55. Fiore e

    Fiore e

    Degi Síðan síðan

    OMG I’m mind blown rn!! this actually can be true cuz u know me too I noticed that Rick have changed this season and I’ve been thinking about the evil Morty it’s been so long since his last appearance that I thought the writers forgotten him 😂 And about Jessica I was so shocked about what happened to her in 501 because she is considered an important character for Morty to be himself and to lose her like that it’s like killing a main character 🤷🏻‍♀️

  56. Jari Wilderink

    Jari Wilderink

    Degi Síðan síðan

    They already said in episode 7 that they were c-137

  57. J


    2 dögum síðan

    Another thing is the horse people underground, they brought that up as if it was cannon the whole time but we've never seen or heard of them before, that could be something they've been doing the whole time in their dimension, while our Rick and Morty have never had to deal with those horse fellers and ladies before... Man this theory would rectify everything wrong with this season

  58. Chrystian Marrero

    Chrystian Marrero

    2 dögum síðan

    Guys, come on. This season has simply been full of bad writing. Most of season four also felt subpar. The writers are just getting lazy because they know that their fan base will always revere them as some sort of gods.

  59. Jayden Anderson

    Jayden Anderson

    2 dögum síðan

    Hey I live near morty, I live in Washington state not far from Seattle

  60. Ty Jensen

    Ty Jensen

    2 dögum síðan

    Actively debunked. The megazord episode specifically mentions that: this rick is c137, clone beth happened, "Naruto Smith" happened. Thus tying the plotlines together all the way back to last season's throughline which ties itself to most of the rest of the series. Lovely theory, but it's digging a little bit more ambitiously than the series creators.

  61. SNR Team

    SNR Team

    2 dögum síðan

    The other ricks called Rick “C137” so does this disprove this theory?

  62. the original skittle

    the original skittle

    2 dögum síðan

    What if this is just a story train ad?

  63. Lawrence Manzo

    Lawrence Manzo

    2 dögum síðan

    Dude I hope you are correct- I’ve been assuming it was just poor writing quality. There has been so much bad writing out of Hollywood lately that it fits Occams razor...

  64. Jon B

    Jon B

    2 dögum síðan

    The oje and only reason why these characters feel different is because of shitty writing

  65. Jon B

    Jon B

    2 dögum síðan

    In the most recent episode with the gogotrons, rick is referred to by another rick as C-137

  66. Jon B

    Jon B

    2 dögum síðan

    This doesn't make sense as this morty we have been watching has all the memories since season 1 and the creators confirmed they will never do time travel

    • The_Grim _Gamer

      The_Grim _Gamer

      2 dögum síðan

      Infinite Universes. Infinite Rick and Morty adventures. Some different Rick and Morty versions can have similar adventures.

  67. Nik Petrovic

    Nik Petrovic

    2 dögum síðan

    ugh last nights episode referenced so many things from c-137 timeline that you know this isnt evil morty... just a really shitty season of writing. 1 and 2 were epic with just a few misses 3 and 4 were a mixbag of great episodes and ram-it-down-your-throat garbage 5 got off to a decent start but has since been a string of THE 5 worst episodes of R&M to date. really hoping they find a way to save this show

  68. Adrian


    2 dögum síðan

    The newest episode mentions that they are the c137 versions of rick and morty

  69. Owen Mamrol

    Owen Mamrol

    2 dögum síðan

    I like the theory, but when you talk about it being out of order, in Season 5 Episode 1, Rick references that he's "already been to war with Atlantis when I D-Day'd that Mermaid puss." This is clearly a call back to Ricklantic Mixup when Morty and Rick talk about the mermaid puss in Atlantis, meaning that Season 5's first episode would have to come after Ricklantis Mixup (Season 3).

  70. Sidd


    2 dögum síðan

    This was debunked again. In the power rangers episode the cracks around the house are still there (caused from earlier seasons). Sorry.

  71. Jim blind

    Jim blind

    2 dögum síðan

    That ocean explanation dosen't completely correlate with what he's saying because Rick admits to going to Atlantis and nimbus comments that he knew it was him.

  72. Gamer.Girl.Power1234


    2 dögum síðan


  73. Wjamxs98


    2 dögum síðan

    It’s not in chronological order

  74. Mister


    2 dögum síðan

    DEFINITELY ISN’T C-137rick… MAYBE this is the CRONENBERG pair’s Origin story…

    • Ben Kotyk

      Ben Kotyk

      2 dögum síðan

      They said it was C-137 in episode 7

  75. Einav Donag

    Einav Donag

    2 dögum síðan

    In episode 7 summer reference the beth might be a clone thing from season 3

  76. global garbage

    global garbage

    2 dögum síðan

    What about summer referencing "Keep Summer Safe"? How does that work? Maybe that episode is... i dunno...

  77. Zeus


    2 dögum síðan

    Imagine interpreting something into a character not aging in a fucking cartoon



    2 dögum síðan

    4:05 He is still 14 maybe because in the Rick and morty game(Pocket Mortys)Rick said "i keep getting older but they keep staying the same age

  79. NiceRsProductions


    2 dögum síðan

    So. I'm inclined to agree that something is wrong with Morty's behavior, but I believe we're not seeing Evil Morty's origin, seeing how there are references to previous seasons adventures throughout the season, but rather, we're seeing Evil Morty act from within our Morty's (C-137) body. If everyone can remember Season 3's 1st episode, Rick uses a device to take over the bodies of numerous other individuals, being mostly other Ricks. He does need to initially leave behind some of his skills as his first transfer was to a body of a federation agent, one who could not properly hold onto everything Rick knew, but the transfers between the Rick bodies was without any issues. We can safely assume this is because the Ricks are compatible with each other, being capable of learning everything another Rick's knows, but having chose not to do so. Each Rick being individual from another Rick, etc. The same technology I speak of had, in fact, been brought to the Citadel of Ricks. While Rick does give an order to "Destroy the ship" he arrived at, he brought the entire Citadel to the prison, where the initial act of body transfer was done. He brought the ricks to the original spot he used this trick at. So the technology could've been recovered by the Citadel of Ricks during their reconstruction efforts. Seeing how Evil Morty became the president, it wouldn't be out of the question for him to have determined how Rick pulled off his stunts, and then use it against our Morty (C-137), who is compatible with him, and then have the council imprison our Morty while going to properly fool Rick by being his Morty. It would help explain some of the weird shenanigans with his behavior as Evil Morty haven't fully seen the growth our Morty experienced, and rather just mimic the actions of the average Morty as he knows them to be.

  80. Kyzyl


    2 dögum síðan

    While something is definitely off this season, I think episode 7 makes it more confusing. The whole episode seems to be hinting at a origin story for Evil Morty, but they also mention Rick as C-137 so now I dunno.

    • Edwin Murithi

      Edwin Murithi

      Degi Síðan síðan

      @Ben Kotyk that's because Rick & Morty C-137 are living in C-132 which are designations which cannot be changed

    • Ben Kotyk

      Ben Kotyk

      2 dögum síðan

      I noticed that too! I agree def something strange goin on.

  81. Jaime Moyano

    Jaime Moyano

    2 dögum síðan

    Imagine suffering such a huge drop in quality that fans actually start theorising that the show is in an alternate universe lmao.

  82. aloox


    2 dögum síðan

    matt in season 5 episode 7 when the had a meeting during a cookout was taking place they called the rick in season 5 C137.

    • X4Z


      2 dögum síðan

      Or just a big plot twist

    • X4Z


      2 dögum síðan

      Ya I got so fucking confused is the just getting trash

  83. ExTrEaMe LT

    ExTrEaMe LT

    2 dögum síðan

    For everyone watching this video it's not true. Season 5 episode 7 confirmed it's C-137 Rick

  84. Oliver Orchard

    Oliver Orchard

    2 dögum síðan

    I'm convinced that President Morty from the Rick universe thing is Evil Morty and I'm surprised no one is talking about it

    • Oliver Orchard

      Oliver Orchard

      18 klukkustundum síðan

      @Harry Barnett ahhh okay I was wondering why litterally no one was talking about it lol

    • Harry Barnett

      Harry Barnett

      2 dögum síðan

      thats confirmed

  85. Brayden Baxter -_-

    Brayden Baxter -_-

    2 dögum síðan

    if you just watched the latest episode they called rick- our rick C-137.

    • Brayden Baxter -_-

      Brayden Baxter -_-

      2 dögum síðan

      ik you get lots of tweets and since it’s like 12:30 you might not see it. but just thought you should know more cannon.

  86. Reinnemann2


    2 dögum síðan

    Another thing I don't get about Evil Morty: if Evil Morty is supposedly C137 Rick's original Morty, how does the timeline/multiverse work? Did Rick go to a cluster of the multiverse where things happened the same but were just like shifted by 10 years or was he supposedly with the family from Morty's birth until he was a teenager? I'm just a wee bit confused by it all.

  87. Atreyu Callahan

    Atreyu Callahan

    2 dögum síðan

    Welp. Thery denied

  88. batbeet


    2 dögum síðan

    What about the grave clearly showing the old Rick and morty from the dimension that they moved into thats apparent in the morty girlfriend episode?

  89. Alex Netherton

    Alex Netherton

    2 dögum síðan

    We were not supposed to leave...We have to go back, Kate...WE HAVE TO GO BACK! 100% best show on network TV.

  90. jgdeleonp


    2 dögum síðan

    i was roting for this theory until i saw episode 7 and they confirmed its rick C137 we are watching

  91. hustlinjustin


    2 dögum síðan

    The new episode confirmed that this was our rick and morty i think

  92. YourBoyTrue


    2 dögum síðan

    Well. This theory is debunked, it would seem. Episode 7 showed evidence of events from episode 4 while confirming in the same episode that the current events are taking place in C-137. However, maybe a case can be made that they are becoming each other? I don't know.

  93. Ethan


    2 dögum síðan

    Rick was addressed as C-137 in the newest episode (episode 7) not sure if that ruined the theory or not, but definitely something to think about.

    • Charles Banks

      Charles Banks

      Degi Síðan síðan

      @OneLastAngel no, you're thinking of C-132, C-137 is praying mantis hybrid people, which they had to leave because there was no fixing that earth

    • OneLastAngel


      Degi Síðan síðan

      Me who was coming over here to Wright this

    • OneLastAngel


      Degi Síðan síðan

      @Venoxide no he died and was buroed

    • Venoxide


      Degi Síðan síðan

      Why would it? Isn’t Evil morty C-137s original morty

    • Suyash Alva

      Suyash Alva

      Degi Síðan síðan

      Explain a bit more bro

  94. J F

    J F

    2 dögum síðan

    How about this theory: it's a fucking cartoon and as long as it slaps it doesn't have to make sense.

  95. Chilo Magaña

    Chilo Magaña

    2 dögum síðan

    Where can I watch season 5 I’m lost pls help

    • Chilo Magaña

      Chilo Magaña

      Degi Síðan síðan

      @George Lucas thanks

    • George Lucas

      George Lucas

      2 dögum síðan

      On ISboths

  96. Naishawn Austin

    Naishawn Austin

    3 dögum síðan

    Do Boruto

  97. Gabriele Giannoccaro

    Gabriele Giannoccaro

    3 dögum síðan

    Just watching ep 7 and EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART

  98. Matt Andews

    Matt Andews

    3 dögum síðan

    I don't think this theory rings true. For one simple reason: one of the episodes mentions Space Beth, and she's from season 4. So, if this were Evil Morty's origin story arc, season 4 would have to be too. Morty showing a different personality could be explained by different writers. In a profissional setting, writers try to be as consistent as possible, with them mimicking each other's style. But changes in style are inevitable.

  99. a moth's milk

    a moth's milk

    3 dögum síðan


  100. Max


    3 dögum síðan

    Also evil morty had wires in his eyes he might not even be human he could be another robot