"We both know if there's a truth in the universe: it's that Ricks don't care about Mortys."
- —Evil Rick
Evil Rick appeared only in "Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind" as the main antagonist. Evil Rick was vastly different from C-137 Rick. After his death, Ricks from the Council of the Ricks opened his head, revealing sophisticated robotics which lead them to believe that he was being remotely controlled. Unbeknownst to them, he was under the control of Evil Morty. Evil Morty had been killing Ricks to accumulate Mortys. Evil Morty had been torturing the Mortys through this Rick, creating thousands of Mortys that were filled with hatred towards the Ricks. However, when this Rick was killed by the Mortys, his plan became moot. It is revealed in the end that his actions had been controlled by a receiver, with the transmitter being inside Evil Morty's eyepatch.
Evil Rick looked similar to most Ricks, except he wore a black shirt instead of light blue, had dark circles under his eyes, and a scar across his mouth and lips.
Towards the end of Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind, the Mortys broke free. Having grown tired of Evil Rick and his torturing, they all barraged him and over-powered him. Their anger and frustration appeared to be to the point that they kept beating his (assumed) dead body until the alternate Ricks came to calm the Mortys down.