5 Biggest Rick And Morty Theories That Are Still Plausible After Season 7

5 Biggest Rick And Morty Theories That Are Still Plausible After Season 7

Summary Unraveling Rick and Morty season 7 theories - some debunked, new ones emerging like the season finale theory.

Summer as the most powerful Sanchez, overshadowing Morty. Is she secretly more intelligent and capable?

The Citadel of Ricks is still active after Evil Morty's attack, possibly evolving into the Citadel of Mortys.

Following the release of Rick and Morty season 7, it’s worth considering which of the show’s theories are still plausible now the most recent installment is finished. Before its initial broadcast, several theories about Rick and Morty season 7 began to culminate, but some are now disproven. However, new concepts are now replacing those, such as the Rick and Morty season 7 finale theory.

The Rick and Morty cast of characters is shaken up in season 7, with Ian Cardoni voicing Rick Sanchez and Harry Belden taking over as Morty Smith. The hilarious animated TV show frequently proves that nothing is quite what it seems, which has resulted in some wild theories from audiences about their backstories, previous plotlines, and characters in general. However, some ongoing Rick and Morty theories are still possible, even after the end of season 7.

5 Summer Is The Most Powerful Sanchez

Despite Being A Smith, Summer May Be Stronger Than Rick

The idea that Summer (Spencer Grammer) is the most powerful member of her family isn’t a new theory, but it is still relevant. Summer doesn’t play a huge role in the early seasons of Rick and Morty, but over time, she starts to get more involved in the space-age adventures of the titular characters. It’s repeatedly implied that Morty is Rick’s prodigy, which makes sense, considering that he is his grandfather’s right-hand man. However, Summer has also proven herself to be more useful and intelligent than Morty and perhaps just as good as Rick.

For example, it’s established in the episode "Morty's Mind Blowers" that Summer often has to clear up Morty and Rick’s messes. The pair seem to wipe their own memories frequently while doing “mind blowers,” and Summer immediately knows how to fix the situation, even asking which scenario they’re experiencing. She also keeps in contact with her giant space baby from the season 5 episode “Rickdependence Spray” without Rick’s knowledge, which is impressive for someone with supposedly limited brainpower. However, the fact that the show isn’t pushing more of Summer in the narrative implies a possible red herring.

Reddit user Mammoth_Wonder8677 also suggests that the show is purposely distracting audiences with Rick and Morty’s adventures so that Summer’s eventual breakthrough is a shock. A great example of this slow development is in the season 7 episode "Wet Kuat Amortican Summer." Rick gives Summer an Attribute Slider to thank her for her help after another off-screen “mind blowers” session, and she uses the device and her intelligence to make her brother trip up. Summer is the most important Smith, but she is unaware of her own potential to be the most powerful Sanchez.

4 Kyle Is Related To Rick Somehow

Rick's Arch Nemesis Mentions His First Sidekick Kyle In Season 5

In season 5, episode 1, "Mort Dinner Rick Andre," Mr. Nimbus (Dan Harmon) makes a passing comment about Kyle, Rick’s first assistant. Nimbus makes this remark when comparing Kyle to Morty, which confuses everyone. It’s not clear who Kyle is in Rick and Morty or what his relationship with Rick is, but if Nimbus knows him, then he must be important. Another reference to Kyle appears later in the season, in the episode “Forgetting Sarick Mortshall.” When Rick spins his “Better Things than Morty," there is a visible tab with the words “Kyle 2.0” printed on it.

However, one theory suggests that Kyle is related to Rick. Although more context has now been explained about Rick’s original universe and relationship with Diane, there’s still a chance Rick has more than one child. Rick C-137 famously chases Rick Prime in Rick and Morty across the multiverses to try and get revenge, and Diane is already dead in all of these dimensions. But there’s a case where, in one of these parallels, Diane dies in or after childbirth with Kyle, leaving Rick to raise his son alone.

There’s also a chance that Kyle isn’t Rick’s son and is actually a Morty. Reddit user RealJohnGillman mentions that in the season 2 episode “Get Schwifty,” Morty asks, “Who’s that baby?” when he sees a photograph of Rick holding an infant. It’s bizarre that Morty doesn’t recognize himself, but this may be because it isn’t him; it’s Kyle. It’s already apparent that Rick messes around with clones regularly, so there’s a possibility that Kyle is Morty’s duplicate. Rick jumps between the universes before settling down, so he may encounter a world with no Beth (Sarah Chalke) but a Kyle instead.

3 Rick And Morty Is One Big Time Loop

The Concept Of Time Is Blurry Throughout The Show

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The concept of time is ridiculously complicated in Rick and Morty, so it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that it’s more confusing than it initially seems. One theory suggests that Rick and Morty are stuck in a paradox, which explains why so many of the later episodes start to feel familiar. The possibility that Rick and Morty’s time loop theory is true is established in a few moments throughout the show. For example, the Citadel of Ricks and the Central Finite Curve. In "Rickmurai Jack," Evil Morty seems unfazed by the Citadel’s unhinged chaos, implying he’s lived these days already.

The potential of a time loop is also traceable back to the Rick and Morty pilot. In the episode’s final scenes, Rick says, “Over and over, rickandmortyadventures.com. All 100 years.” He makes a similar comment again in the season 7 episode “Unmortricken” when Evil Morty encounters him, drunk and lying on the floor of the garage. This season 7 reference may indicate that the time loop theory is correct, and the show is teasing audiences with this comment. There are several other small details throughout the show that support this idea.

Although it’s not unusual for a show to use a non-linear narrative and for its characters to never age, Rick and Morty is so meta that it doesn’t make a lot of sense for the show to adopt the same format. Everyone is the same age all of the time, which is notable because time passes in the show, yet Summer is still a high school student. Rick admits putting Dimension C-137 in a time loop in the season 6 episode “Solaricks,” so perhaps he has done the same for their new universe.

2 Both Beths Are Clones

Rick Still Has The Real Beth Kept Safe Out Of Fear For Her Wellbeing

In the season 4 episode "The ABCs of Beth,” Rick makes a clone of Beth, mixes the two versions up, and then sends one of them out to explore space. The other remains at home, unaware of anything being different and living her standard Earth life. Despite her requesting him to do this, Beth doesn’t remember Rick actually proceeding with the cloning and is stunned when she finds out. Beth is adamant that Rick tell her if she’s the clone or not. However, he has no clue either and purposely randomized the selection to avoid hurting himself.

In later seasons, Beth and Space Beth form a twisted bond that results in a sexual relationship, which they eventually open up to Jerry (Chris Parnell), too. Over time, the two decide that it doesn’t matter which of them is the clone, but one theory suggests that they are both duplicates. The idea that Beth and Space Beth are both clones makes a lot of sense purely because of Rick’s past behavior. Rick thrives on being as chaotic as possible, so maybe he creates two clones so that when Beth realizes her mistake, he can make her look a fool.

However, a more likely scenario is that Rick creates two Beth clones to keep her safe, and his actual daughter is in a vat under the garage somewhere. Rick’s whole motivation is based on his grief over Diane’s death, and that’s why he reunites with Beth as an adult. It seems logical that Rick realizes just how fragile human life is, especially since adventuring with Morty, and so ensures that there is a backup of Beth so that he never has to lose her. Although it seems a bit profound for the deranged genius, Rick has done stranger things before.

1 The Citadel Of Ricks Is Still Active

Rick's Enigmatic Political Group Survived Evil Morty

In "Rickmurai Jack," Rick and Morty’s Evil Morty destroys the Citadel of Ricks, but season 7 implies that some remnants of the organization are still around. After breaking down the Central Finite Curve and escaping to a universe with no Ricks, Evil Morty sighs with relief—that is until “Unmortricken.” The show’s main Rick and Morty manages to track Evil Morty down, but Rick reinstating the Curve with such ease suggests that a higher power may be involved. The Citadel may not be as absent as they all believe, and some smaller details support this.

For example, there are dozens of different Ricks and Mortys in “Unmortricken,” but just because they aren’t wearing the Citadel robes, it doesn’t mean they aren’t members. The enigmatic group is made from Rick’s worst qualities, so naturally, they’d enjoy manipulating him from afar. However, there’s a possibility that the Citadel looks very different from what it did before. In fact, it may now be the Citadel of Mortys instead. Rick evacuates all the Mortys from Mortyburg as the Citadel collapses, but it’s unclear as to where they went.

Before its destruction, the Citadel has several escape pods, which is how Evil Morty escapes, but maybe he isn’t the only one who survives. Evil Morty is the former President of the Citadel, and there’s an equal chance that a handful of escapees will either take their revenge against him or become his allies. Rick Sanchez is always his own worst enemy in the show, with his grandson being second on the list at points. So, the scarce remains of the Citadel group still existing can’t be completely disregarded, especially in Rick and Morty.

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