One-Off Characters: Season Two, Part One

One-Off Characters: Season Two, Part One

 

Just like Part one, it's time to look at some of the unimportant people that graced season two. They may not be plot-relevant, but they interacted with the main cast in some form or another. Let's see what the first five episodes of second season has to offer.

 

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The Deer

First Appearance:"A Rickle in Time"

The Deer is just a regular deer and has no notable qualities other than being a deer. It, however, had the misfortune of being run over by Jerry (though it's later revealed to have been struck by a bullet prior.) Being a horse surgeon, Beth is reasonably sure a deer is close enough to equestrians that she can perform surgery on it.

Beth drags the deer to the local veterinarian, but in spite of her best efforts, she cannot save the creature. Jerry calls the Cervine Institute to gather the animal so they can give it the best treatment available. Her husband's action destroys whatever fragile ego Beth has.

It's only on the drive home that she finds out the Cervine Institute never existed in the first place; this was all a plan Jerry concocted with employees from the Coldstone Creamery to relocate the deer so Beth can finish what she left off. Warmed by Jerry's encouragement, Beth successfully mends the deer.

 

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The Veterinarian

First Appearance: “A Rickle in Time”

Next time she hosts a dinner party, the Vet will surely have quite the anecdote. When Beth marches into the surgery room with a wounded deer, the Vet tries to tell her she has no chance of saving the thing. Beth stubbornly refuses to listen and operates on the poor creature while the Vet smugly looks on. Beth eventually proves her wrong, even if she wasn't around to witness it.

The Vet has taken a vow to never harm any animals...except when sterilizing, boarding, euthanizing, or eating them at every meal. Still, the point stands.

 

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The Hunter and His Lawyer

First Appearance: “A Rickle in Time”

Jerry thought he ran over a deer, but Beth finds out it had been injured from a stray bullet shortly before their car collided with it. It was the work of a hunter, a surprisingly calm man in spite of the weird event that unfolds before his eyes. He follows the Smiths to the veterinarian and tries to reclaim what his rightfully his. Beth and the Veterinarian both refuse, so the Hunter phones his lawyer who reaffirms that under law, the deer belongs to him.

Neither get what they want, but the lawyer has the petty satisfaction of coercing Beth into admitting her services were inadequate in order for the Cervine Institute to fly the deer to safety. Beth would eventually prove him wrong.



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Jerryboree Caretaker

First Appearance: "Mortynight Run"

This friendly looking alien is the caretaker of the Jerryboree, a daycare for the many alternate Jerrys. Because Jerrys are fragile creatures who could not survive outside of their home planet, one of the alternate Ricks created and profited off the Jerryboree.

Some of the Jerrys take it well, others do not. It doesn't matter to the caretaker, she treats them all with the same condescending tone you'd give a toddler. She doesn't keep any of the Jerrys under lock and key because that would be illegal, so they're free to leave at any time. Sadly, they always come crawling back.

 

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Roy

First Appearance: “Mortynight Run”

Roy is the fictional character of the virtual reality game of the same name. The game is so immersive that players often feel like they are Roy. In Morty's playthrough, Roy starts off as a star football player who eventually marriages his high school sweetheart. His finances take a dip by the time he's a family man, forcing him to work in a carpet store owned by his father-in-law. The real tragedy strikes when he gets cancer. Thankfully he fights back and finds renewed faith in his life. In his early 50s, Roy eventually passes away when he tries to grab a carpet from atop and falls off the stool he was balancing on.

We don't know what Rick's playthrough of Roy is, but even in a video game he's a non-conformist, taking Roy “off the grid” and refusing to give him a social security card.

At the end of “Mortynight Run”, Roy 2 has been released.

 

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Beta 7

First Appearance: Auto-Erotic Assimilation

Beta 7, like Unity, is a hive mind. The two have an alliance, but Beta 7 wishes for something more. They're easily jealous of Unity's relationship with Rick. Beta 7 seems to be a bit of stuffed shirt, a direct contrast to Rick's chaotic behavior. They get the last laugh though, Unity goes to them after their breakup with Rick, knowing Beta 7 is reliable and won't drag them down.

 

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Unfortunate Alien

First Appearance: “Auto-Erotic Assimilation”

This little guy has an adorably ugly-cute design going for it, but that doesn't stop a depressed Rick from using it as an unfortunate guinea pig. Rick activates a machine that disintegrates the tiny alien into dust. He then tries to commit suicide with it, but barely misses the laser before he wallows in pain.

 

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Uncle Steve

First Appearance: "Total Rickall"

Uncle Steve is Jerry's brother and an all-around nice guy. He's been living with the Smiths family for years, so in appreciation for their hospitality, Steve treats them to a vacation. If this sounds too good to be true, it is. Rick shoots Uncle Steve, revealing him for what he truly is: a parasitic alien that can multiple by implanting false memories to make it seem like the person they're in disguise was real all along.

 

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Cousin Nicky

First Appearance: “Total Rickall”

When the Smiths and Mr. Poopy Butthole were trapped in an elevator, Cousin Nicky saved the day by rescuing them. Alas, this Italian stereotype was a parasitic alien as well.

 

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Mr. Beauregard

First Appearance: “Total Rickall”

The next major parasitic disguise took on the form of the Smith's butler. Beauregard was quite the godsend to these folks. When they were kidnapped by a Nazi while looking for ancient treasure, Beauregard was the one who rescued them, having realized that he preferred not to retire. He helped Jerry out of a more mundane situation when his head got stuck between the banister. Luckily, marmalade was the cure that literally gave Jerry the slip. When Morty had no one to go to the dance with, Beauregard volunteered as his date, dress and all.

 

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Frankenstein

First Appearance: “Total Rickall”

Frankenstein looks like the classic monster based on Mary Shelley's famous novel, but he's not a lost, misunderstood soul or a generic Halloween baddie here; this Frankenstein is a man with his head together. All we know about him before his parasitic reveal was that he and Rick were in the Vietnam War together.

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Pencilvester

First Appearance: “Total Rickall”

A talking, anthropomorphic pencil, Pencilvester is a particularly good friend of Rick, so much so that he is reluctant to kill him when the Smiths go on a shooting spree to get rid of all the parasites. Morty had to be the one to do it.

 

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Tinkles

First Appearance: “Total Rickall”

Tinkles is a flying sheep and Summer's friend. At night, she often whisks the teen off to a magical land of music and rainbow where Summer can party and have fun. The Smiths and their friends don't believe her when she claims Tinkles is real. They use this as justification to kill Summer, thinking she's the parasitic alien. Luckily, Tinkles arrives in time to spare Summer's life. Course, we all know Tinkles is yet another fabrication.

 

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Sleepy Gary

First Appearance: “Total Rickall”

Sleepy Gary is Beth's loving husband, Jerry's best friend, and father to Summer and Morty. True to his name, his gimmick is that he's a grown man clad in pajamas who really wants to sleep. As usual, he's another alien parasite in disguise, potentially the most personal one of the lot.

The false memories reveal that Sleepy Gary and Jerry are in a tryst, unbeknownst to Beth. Wrought with anxiety, Jerry drags Gary aside and confesses that he might be the parasite. Gary refuses to believe it and supports him. Needless to say, when the Smiths find out Sleepy Gary is the culprit, they're both devastated, but none more so than Jerry.

 

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Reverse Giraffe

First Appearance: “Total Rickall”

Reverse Giraffe is a creature with short arms and legs and a body entirely made out of his neck. He's the one who pins the blame on Rick, thinking he is the real parasite. After all, it seems highly suspicious that a comically genius scientist just came to the Smith household one day, doesn't it?

 

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Pastor Bob

First Appearance: "Get Schwifty"

Pastor Bob tried to keep the chaos down to a minimum when the Cromulons arrived. Humankind were confused and scared, if not enlightened that this alien might in fact be God. Though Bob tried to keep the faith alive, the majority of the neighborhood sided with Principal Vagina when the latter decides to create a new religion based on the Cromulons.


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Greebybobes Band

First Appearance: “Get Schwifty”

The Cromulons teleported five planets to their dimension so they could compete against each other in a Battle of the Bands. Whoever lost would have their world destroyed. When it was the Greebybobes' turn, the band leader protests, peacefully telling everyone and the Cromulons that they have too much musical integrity to degrade themselves to this competition.

Their planet is promptly blown up. There's one every season.

 

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The Alphabetrium People

First Appearance: “Get Schwifty”

The Alphabetrium world is made up of sentients who are letters of the Alphabet. Alphabetrium is ruled by a council composed of Magnesium J, Hydrogen F, and Magma Q, the last of whom was Ice-T's father.

This is where Ice-T originally hailed from. When on Earth, he donned a human disguise, but in his home planet, he was originally Water-T, literally a letter T made of liquid. He was transformed into a frozen block of ice by the council as punishment for not caring enough. Thanks To Rick, he started to care and returned home to fight in the war with the Numbericons.

 

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The Numericons

First Appearance: “Get Schwifty”

Aliens shaped like giant numbers, the Numbericons are the sworn enemies of the Alphabetrium people. They sport a lizard-like appearance for some odd reason, perhaps to emphasize that they're evil.

When the Numericans attack, Magma-Q was one of the unfortunate victims. This angers his son, Ice-T (now Water-T) and he now plans to get his revenge against those mathematical freaks.

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Updated 11/19/2016 By neoyi in the fan site Rick and Morty

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