'Rick and Morty' Just Confirmed Whether Rick is Actually Morty | 22 Words

Rick and Morty has fast become a cult classic, with fans stretching across the vast reaches of the galaxy.

While we've all been eagerly awaiting the next installment of the 4th series, it seems as though some fans have been busy decoding an Adult Swim short, that could possibly be the biggest twist the show has ever unveiled.

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It had been a while since we've last had our Rick and Morty fix.

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Remember when the smash-hit sci-fi animation wrapped up its third season back in 2017? It left a weighty mad-scientist shaped void in our lives.

Written by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the adult cartoon has skyrocketed to small-screen stardom.

The show follows the intergalactic antics of an eccentric (and alcoholic) mad scientist, Rick, and his every-so-anxious grandson, Morty.

After having been missing for nearly twenty years, Rick arrives at daughter Beth's doorstep unannounced...

Much to Beth's husband's disapproval, Rick moves into the family home - and soon after embarks on ridiculous sci-fi adventures through time and space with his fourteen-year-old grandson, all while trying to balance conventional life.

As they explore distant universes, the duo find themselves in the midst mayhem and disaster...

From parasite infestations and to battling a weird rendition of Freddie Krueger to pickle Rick and of course, Mr. Meeseeks, the show hasn't fallen short of  "what the hell" moments - but that's why we all love it so much.

The show has firmly held near-universal critical acclaim.

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Praised by both fans and critics across the world, it comes as no surprise that the demand for a fourth season has been off the scale.

Many put its profound success down to its wacky yet insanely clever writing style...

Rick and Morty has been hailed as one of the funniest and ingenious shows on TV right now, which many put down to the perfect blend of mind-bogglingly iconic plotlines and its unique ability to fuse together moments of tragedy and sheer hilarity.

Its worldwide acclaim has seen the smash-hit animation get 3 seasons under its belt.

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And with each of the season proving equally as popular, it comes as no surprise that fans quickly demanded a fourth installment.

Work on season 4 has been ongoing, but no one knew when (or if) it would ever come out.

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There was a solid 3-year gap between seasons 1 and 2, but only a 1.5-year gap between the next 2 seasons.

So people were really anticipating the fourth.

Well, you'll be pleased to know the new, 5 episodes look like they are going to be packed full of even more bonkers antics and "what the hell" moments as its predecessors.

We first got a whiff of the fourth season when it was announced back in May last year.

The announcement came from a video Adult Swim put on their YouTube channel, which featured both Rick and Morty awkwardly announcing the new season.

"I can't believe we're back. We're going to be back, I mean. In 2019... of November."

Great job, Morty. You really nailed that announcement.

And of course, since the news broke, fans were theorizing what they thought the season will entail.

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Because between the Szechuan sauce and yelling at people on the internet, Rick and Morty fans can be a little intense.

A cameo from Kanye West was among the most popular rumors...

Having Kanye West hanging out with the eccentric Morty sounds like a recipe for some of the funniest episodes of the series, but this isn’t exactly concrete proof that Kanye will appear on the show.

But that isn't the only fan theory.

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The biggest speculation to come out of the fandom is that Rick is actually Morty.

Confusing is an understatement.

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It originates from the Rick and Morty spin-off called Rick and Morty vs Genocider.

Just to warn you, be prepared for a lot of spoilers...

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The 8-minute short starts off with Rick being hunted down by Evil Morty and the Citadel of Ricks, known in this episode as the Genociders, altering reality by warping people's memories.

Real Morty then heads to Japan to look for Rick.

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Discovering that the citizens of Tokyo are disappearing. After finding Rick he reassures Morty they’ll be reunited soon. Rick then hands over a potion that will turn him into a ‘Rip Van Winkle.’

Rick can then be heard referring to Morty as ‘Rick Sanchez,’ before leaving as Super Rick to fight the Citadel.

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Fans also spotted something crazy... Rick’s reflection can be seen overlapping Morty’s face, which led fans to believe that Rick is actually Morty. Yep, pretty far out.

Just to make it more confusing, at the end of the episode, Jerry calls Rick to say Morty has just been born, and we see him take a sip from his flask.

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The potion gives Morty all of Rick’s memories up until the moment Morty was born then turns Morty into Rick before the episode changes to the moment 0f Morty's birth.

While this did take place out of the series, it could still be relevant to the character's development.

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And according to co-creator Justin Roiland once said "technically everything is canon in an infinite multiverse," Which sounds pretty promising.

While there's no official proof that this could be true, fans are definitely keeping a lookout for the potion in other episodes.

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