Behind the Portal: Rick and Morty’s 10 Most Memorable Side Characters

Join us through the multiverse as we celebrate the unsung heroes of Rick and Morty.

Behind the Portal: Rick and Morty’s 10 Most Memorable Side Characters


  • 'Rick and Morty' has become a cultural phenomenon.
  • We encounter a myriad of personalities, each more bizarre and hilarious than the last.
  • We delve into the 10 side characters who have left an indelible mark on 'Rick and Morty.'
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Venturing through the chaotic realms of interdimensional travel and dark humor, ‘Rick and Morty’ has become a cultural phenomenon, not just for its titular characters but also for the rich tapestry of side characters that inhabit its wild universe. As we navigate the multiverse with the eccentric genius Rick Sanchez and his somewhat reluctant companion Morty Smith, we encounter a myriad of personalities, each more bizarre and hilarious than the last.


In this exploration of the animated series that has redefined sci-fi comedy, we delve into the 10 side characters who have left an indelible mark on ‘Rick and Morty.’ From meeseeks to extraterrestrial love interests, these characters bring their unique flair, wit, and absurdity to the show, stealing scenes and earning a special place in the hearts of fans. Join us on a journey through the multiverse as we celebrate the unsung heroes, the scene-stealers, and the downright weird characters that make ‘Rick and Morty’ an unforgettable experience.

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10. Noob-Noob


In Season 3, Episode 4, titled Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender, Rick and Morty join the Vindicators, a superhero team, to go on a mission. Throughout the episode, Rick becomes increasingly intoxicated and obnoxious, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. Noob-Noob is the only member of the Vindicators who survives the chaos, as he was not part of the mission and was cleaning up the mess left behind by the others. Despite his minor role and limited screen time, Noob-Noob became a fan favorite due to his resilience and the humorous contrast between his unassuming character and the dramatic events happening around him.

9. Krombopulos Michael

Krombopulos Michael

Krombopulos Michael is hired by Rick to purchase an anti-matter gun for him. During their interactions, it becomes clear that Krombopulos Michael is a professional killer who takes great joy in his work. He exudes a cheerful and carefree demeanor, expressing excitement about the prospect of various assassination jobs. Unfortunately, Krombopulos Michael meets an unexpected end in the same episode when he is killed by Morty, who accidentally shoots him while trying to defend himself and Summer from hostile aliens. Despite his limited screen time, Krombopulos Michael has left a lasting impression on fans of the show for his unique and comedic portrayal.

8. Scary Terry

Scary Terry

A parody of the horror movie character Freddy Krueger. In the episode, Rick and Morty find themselves trapped in a dream within a dream and encounter Scary Terry in the dream world. Much to their surprise, Scary Terry struggles with a personal insecurity—he is self-conscious about his lack of creativity and the simplicity of his catchphrase, “You can run, but you can’t hide, bitch!” Throughout the episode, Scary Terry becomes an ally to Rick and Morty, helping them navigate the dream world. Despite his menacing exterior, the character’s vulnerabilities and comedic elements contribute to his popularity among fans. Scary Terry’s catchphrase and humorous struggles with self-esteem have become iconic within the Rick and Morty fan community.


7. Unity


Introduced in the episode titled Auto Erotic Assimilation. She is a hive mind entity that can assimilate and control the minds of individuals, creating a collective consciousness. Unity is portrayed as an old flame of Rick Sanchez. In the episode, Rick reunites with Unity, and it becomes clear that they have a complicated history. Unity is capable of assuming various forms, and her ability to control entire planets makes her a powerful and influential entity. The episode explores the challenges and consequences of a relationship with a being like Unity, who struggles with the ethical implications of her actions. The episode delves into the complexities of relationships and the consequences of unchecked influence.

6. Mr. Meeseeks

Mr. Meeseeks

These characters are blue, humanoid creatures created by a Meeseeks Box, a device with a button that, when pressed, summons a Mr. Meeseeks to fulfill a specific task. Their purpose is to assist the person who summoned them until the task is completed, at which point they cease to exist. Mr. Meeseeks has a simple and distinctive appearance, featuring a round body, stick limbs, and a face with a large smile. They are known for their catchphrase, “I’m Mr. Meeseeks! Look at me!” Despite their seemingly helpful and friendly nature, Mr. Meeseeks can become agitated and frustrated if the task proves to be difficult or if it takes an extended period to complete.

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5. Squanchy


Squanchy is portrayed as a friend of Rick Sanchez and is often seen at social gatherings or parties. He is a recurring character who makes appearances in various episodes, usually in the background or during moments of celebration. While Squanchy initially seems like a party-loving and carefree character, he is revealed to have a more complex side in Season 2, Episode 10, titled The Wedding Squanchers. During Birdperson’s wedding, Squanchy transforms into a more powerful and intense form when the situation becomes dire. The character’s name has also become synonymous with his distinctive way of speaking, as fans often use “squanch” as a stand-in for various words in a playful manner.

4. Tammy


Tammy seems to be a typical teenage girl, and her role appears to be that of a friend attending the house party thrown by Summer when their parents are away. However, Tammy’s character takes on greater significance in later seasons. In Season 2, Tammy is revealed to be an undercover agent for the Galactic Federation. Her true allegiance is exposed The Wedding Squanchers, during Birdperson’s wedding. It turns out that Tammy was working undercover to infiltrate the Smith family and their associates. Tammy’s betrayal leads to significant consequences, as the Galactic Federation captures Rick and puts him on trial. The revelation of Tammy’s true identity adds a twist to the narrative and contributes to the complexities of the show’s plot.

3. Evil Morty

Evil Morty

Evil Morty becomes a more significant and intriguing character in The Ricklantis Mixup. In this episode, it is revealed that Evil Morty has risen to power and become the president of the Citadel of Ricks, a hub for various versions of Rick and Morty from different dimensions. Throughout the series, Evil Morty’s motives and origins remain shrouded in mystery. He appears to be more intelligent and scheming than the typical Morty, and his character challenges the assumptions about the relationship between Ricks and Mortys in the multiverse. Evil Morty’s storyline is marked by political intrigue and a desire for autonomy and independence from Ricks.


2. Birdperson


During Birdperson’s wedding to Tammy in The Wedding Squanchers, it is revealed that he has been a close ally of Rick for many years. Birdperson is portrayed as wise and experienced, having participated in various adventures with Rick across the multiverse. However, the celebration takes a dark turn when Tammy is revealed to be an undercover agent for the Galactic Federation, and the wedding ends in tragedy. In The Rickshank Rickdemption, Birdperson undergoes a transformation and is resurrected as Phoenixperson after being captured and reconstructed by the Galactic Federation. His transformation into Phoenixperson represents a significant shift in the character’s arc, and he becomes a tool of the Galactic Federation.

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1. Mr. Poopbutthole

Mr. Poopbutthole

Mr. Poopybutthole is initially thought to be one of the parasites due to the lack of memories involving him. However, he is revealed to be a real character, and the episode ends with a montage of genuine memories involving Mr. Poopybutthole, highlighting his presence in various moments throughout the series. Mr. Poopybutthole has since made additional appearances in the show, often in post-credits scenes. He is characterized by his yellow skin, a top hat, and a cane. Despite his somewhat absurd appearance, Mr. Poopybutthole has become a beloved character among fans for his optimistic personality and unexpected role in the series. Mr. Poopybutthole’s unique presence adds an element of unpredictability to the show, contributing to the series’ overall comedy.


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Written by David Moya

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