Rick and Morty Season 6 options a number of hilarious references to each Marvel and DC Comics with a number of mentions in virtually each single episode.
Warning! This submit incorporates SPOILERS for Rick and Morty season 6!
Greater than another season that is come earlier than, Rick and Morty season 6 incorporates a huge quantity of references to each Marvel and DC Comics. With each franchises dominating popular culture, they’re the right targets for the irreverent and meta sequence to make enjoyable of, that includes a number of the most hilarious jokes and critiques (a lot of that are fairly correct). Virtually each single episode of Rick and Morty season 6 options a number of references to each superhero franchises.
Surprisingly, “Closing DeSmithation” and “Ricktional Mortpoon’s Rickmas Mortcation” are the one episodes that do not characteristic any digs at Marvel or DC. Past these two, Rick Sanchez and his grandson relentlessly roast the most important superhero universes for almost all of the brand new season. Here is each reference to Marvel and DC Comics in Rick and Morty season 6.
Avengers: Endgame And The Darkish Knight Returns in “Solaricks”
Within the premiere episode of Rick and Morty season 6, “Solaricks” Rick and Morty recreate the opening scene of Avengers: Endgame the place Iron Man was stranded in area, going through the aftermath of the Citadel’s destruction which concluded Rick and Morty season 5. House Beth even fills the position of Captain Marvel who reveals as much as save the day. Hilariously, Rick pretends to not know Iron Man’s title which Morty factors out is a wierd joke.
The premiere additionally sees Morty reuniting with the unique Jerry from the Cronenberg-reality. Having survived on his personal, Jerry reveals he’d been engaged on himself. As such, he is learn a group of books resembling Eat, Pray, Love, The 4 Agreements, and Frank Miller’s Darkish Knight Returns, some of the iconic Batman tales of all time. There’s additionally a quick scene the place Summer time has Wolverine claws.
The Snyder Reduce Will get A Shout-Out In Rick and Morty Episode 2
In “Rick: A Mort Nicely Lived,” Rick makes an attempt to save lots of Morty from a malfunctioning VR sport that cut up Morty’s consciousness throughout billions of NPCs. Nonetheless, Rick reveals he would not want each fraction of Morty to agree to depart, figuring out that 8% could be a suitable portion to depart behind to die. Whereas this angers the fraction of Morty often known as Marta, Rick factors out that slicing 8% of something is mostly acceptable. In any case, “8% of the Snyder Reduce was Batman dreaming,” a humorous critique of the Justice League that claims the Knightmare sequences had been pointless.
“Bethic Twinstinct” Is Mainly Marvel’s Loki (However Weirder)
Visiting the Smith Household for Thanksgiving, House Beth quickly engages in an intimate relationship with Beth which they fail to cover from the remainder of the household in “Bethic Twinstinct”. Persevering with the development of Rick and Morty having tousled Thanksgiving episodes, it could possibly be argued that Beth and her clone’s unusual and narcissistic romance mirrors Marvel’s Loki the place the God of Mischief has turn out to be romantic with Sylvie, a variant of himself from one other timeline. Whereas the shared idea is downright unusual whatever the sequence, Rick and Morty season 6’s model is definitely the extra twisted depiction.
Rick and Morty References Rocket Raccoon and Thor In “Night time Household”
Rick and Morty season 6 continues the MCU joke the place Rick pretends to not know one other Marvel character’s title. In “Night time Household,” Rick and Morty begin a podcast to speak about their new shredded abs, and Rick data an advert about boxers, claiming he has a pair with “the raccoon man from that one film,” which is clearly Guardians of the Galaxy’s Rocket Raccoon. Nonetheless, Morty wrongly clarifies that Rick’s speaking about Star Wars’ Chewbacca.
“Night time Household” additionally incorporates a callback to Avengers: Infinity Battle the place Thor travels to Nidavellir to forge a brand new weapon to exchange his hammer Mjolnir. When the night time model of the Smith Household smashes all of the dinner plates after the day household refused to scrape their meals, Rick travels to the same cosmic forge to create unbreakable plates, quite than merely agreeing to wash his plate.
“Juricksic Mort” Options Extra Than Simply Dinosaur References (MCU and Ant-Man)
Whereas the majority of the references naturally belong to Jurassic Park within the aptly titled “Juricksic Mort” episode, there are a handful of MCU jokes when dinosaurs are revealed to be a extremely developed species from area who supply to take over the planet. Giving humanity an opportunity to calm down, the dinosaurs recommend they give attention to making extra Marvel films and that they need to spherical out “that Ant-Man character,” a hilarious joke in Rick and Morty contemplating the upcoming Ant-Man sequel coming in 2023. There are additionally references to Thanos and the precise variety of Marvel films (on the time of the episode’s launch).
Rick and Morty Goes Huge With DC and Marvel References In “Full Meta Jackrick”
Changing into extra meta than ever, Rick and Morty’s “Full Meta Jackrick” options a number of Marvel and DC references. Starting with Jesus Christ breaking Rick’s again, Sanchez screams within the aftermath that he was “Baned,” a reference to the Batman villain who famously broke Batman’s again within the comics and The Darkish Knight Rises. Likewise, the Story Practice’s author claims the Citadel of Ricks initially needed a plot much like the episode from Batman: The Animated Collection the place all Batman’s foes speak about how they virtually defeated him.
Rick and Morty finally face the Self-Referential Six, a crew of heroes embodying completely different narrative units (resembling Marvel’s Illuminati). Nonetheless, they’re quickly attacked by Rhett Caan, a strong being who could make something occur as if it at all times had been, mirroring Scarlet Witch and her killing-spree in Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity in addition to Physician Manhattan from the Watchmen universe. Joseph Campbell later reveals that the idea of change is Rick’s kryptonite, a basic reference to Superman’s main weak spot. Lastly, the episode’s closing DC reference is Morty speaking with the Story Practice author about his spec script for a Inexperienced Arrow film (and the way dangerous it’s).
Rick and Morty Episode 8 Options A number of Marvel and DC-Impressed Villains
In Rick and Morty season 6’s “Analyze Piss,” the episode incorporates a assortment of villains mirroring basic Marvel and DC foes who search to antagonize Rick, starting with the return of Mr. Nimbus, the counterpart to Namor the Sub-Mariner. That is adopted by Cookie Magneto who carries a delicate warning in regards to the MCU depicting the actual Magneto, in addition to Mister Calypso who’s meant to resemble DC’s Mister Mxyzptlk. Nonetheless, the primary villain is Piss Grasp who flies on a glider, not not like Spider-Man’s nemesis Inexperienced Goblin.
Selecting to go to remedy to voice his irritations, Rick brings up Calypso who confirmed as much as merely name Rick an indignant drunk. That is clearly who Rick is, and Sanchez voices his annoyance by saying “you do not shoot Batman in his f***ing Batman emblem.” Following Jerry’s choice to combat Piss Grasp when Rick would not, Jerry is chosen by the Council of the Orb who appear like DC’s Guardians of Oa. Rick begrudgingly builds Jerry his personal Iron Man go well with which he then makes use of to explode a world stuffed with Hitlers who’ve assembled like DC’s Legion of Doom, and a handful appear like its members resembling Gorilla Grodd and the Riddler.
“A Rick in King Mortur’s Mort” Options A Weapon Impressed By Marvel’s Blade
In Rick and Morty season 6, episode 9, Morty accepts a sword from two Knights of the Solar (in opposition to Rick’s recommendation). As such, Morty inadvertently turns into a knight himself the place he’ll be pressured to chop off his genitals to point out his fealty. To get out of it, Rick provides Morty a high-tech sword that makes use of AI to be taught from its opponent’s assaults. With the sword having already watched Marvel’s Blade starring Wesley Snipes, Morty simply bests the Solar King in fight. The movie’s villain Deacon Frost will get a shout-out as nicely.
Rick and Morty’s Finale References Star Wars (For The Identical Motive As Marvel and DC)
Whereas there aren’t any main Marvel or DC references within the finale for Rick and Morty season 6, it is value noting that the sequence dedicates practically all the episode to referencing the popular culture big that’s Star Wars earlier than organising Rick and Morty season 7. After Rick provides Morty an precise lightsaber for Christmas, the episode covers Morty’s makes an attempt to save lots of the world after he drops the long-lasting weapon straight down the place it might finally explode the Earth’s core. The Rick and Morty finale additionally options the President critiquing the present state of the Star Wars franchise beneath Disney whereas additionally having a secret bunker stuffed with memorabilia contained in the White Home (full together with his personal droid military).
Hilariously, Rick and Morty season 6 appears to reference Star Wars for a similar purpose it referenced Marvel and DC so incessantly. Many of the jokes are critiques of the franchises’ respective affect on popular culture and extra importantly their flaws. It definitely feels as if Rick and Morty’s writers have been utilizing the sequence’ personal sizable reputation as a platform, one thing that shall be entertaining to see proceed in future seasons as nicely.