From the Rick and Mortys creators to the internet, you may be overthinking the canon stuff

From the Rick and Mortys creators to the internet, you may be overthinking the canon stuff ...

It appeared as if Rick and Morty's main Rick (from universe C-137) would exert another quick one on the audience. Though things appeared to be bleak at the end of season 5, with Evil Morty blowing up the multiverse as we knew it and leaving the titular Rick and Morty in limbo as they tried to escape a destructing Council of Ricks, it wouldnt be the first time Rick managed to destroy the Galactic Federations entire system from inside their prison.

Rick C-137s backstory was much darker than we had anticipated until now. After years of trying to track him down, killing numerous Ricks, and generally getting messed up, he crash-landed himself in a timeline where a Rick had abandoned his grown-up daughter and settled in.

If you are unsure whether or not this is the Rick and Mortys Rick backstory, or if he had another trick up his sleeve in the season 6 opener, Dan Harmon is here to remind us to keep the fuck under control.

Harmon explains Polygon and there's a lot more to the story. However, im quite comfortable saying that I don't like to be coy, and when we're being ambiguous, we always say we're being ambiguous.

Harmon cites season 3's The Rickshank Rickdemption and what he dubs the Shoneys Revelation, when Rick appeared to be trapped in a tragic memory to bait the Galactic Federation poking around in his head. At the time, Harmon claims it was shown as a possible fabrication, but one that he himself liked as a true background.

Harmon claims that at the start of season 6, I didnt want to impose it, because I liked it. Or perhaps not! I find that a bit shady to fans. Thats how he showed Morty the truth. And we cant refute that.

Justin Roiland, who co-created the show with Harmon and voices Rick, Morty, and a slew of other people in it, believes the change will benefit the audience more than the characters themselves. Ricks actions resonate differently.

Since the horrible shit that happened to him is real, how will that alter their perception of him? Roiland replies. Does it make him more sympathetic? Maybe not. Because he'll always be the same guy who's always been a fucking idiot.

He's learned how to put these walls up because he lost something enormously important to him. [...] But it's still fucking dark to carry it. So it'll be interesting to see the fans' reaction more than the character.

Harmon and Roiland say theres more breathing room for them to focus on achieving the perfect balance of canonical storytelling and the wacky, one-off adventures that the show is known for. They aren't planning on pulling the rug out of under us anytime soon.

Harmon concludes that there's certainly a lot more to the story than we saw initially. [But] it's basically a confirmation of the Shoneys' false out, you know?