Over the years, across multiple timelines and endless realities, Rick and Morty has given us some of the most memorable and unusual characters in science fiction. Their slate of supporting characters, while sometimes mystifying, is unrivaled for its creativity. It's no wonder considering the plethora of worlds Rick and his high pitched grandson have visited.
In season three the show took some inspiration from Mad Max in the second episode 'Rickmancing the Stone,' and introduced us to a team of Death-Stalkers. This troop of junk metal wearing, hot wheel driving, desert warriors worshipped a large, green rock, which Rock coveted for its value as a source of energy. While in the midst of the Death-Stalkers, Morty and Summer become attached as a means of dealing with their parent's divorce, ingratiating themselves in the midst of this motley crew. Meanwhile, back in their reality Beth is left with robotic versions of the family she doesn't know is off fighting in the Blood Dome.
This episode introduces some great whacky characters into the multiverse of Rick and Morty, and here they are, ranked.
10 MOHAWK GUY
Ranked tenth on this list is a blink and you'll miss it appearance from Mohawk Guy. The first of the scavengers to be taken out (and there are a lot who don't make it past this one episode), Mohawk Guy can be seen in the very first chase, as Rick, Morty and Summer are introduced to the Death-Stalkers.
His appearance is incredibly short lived as Rick orders Morty to aim for the 'one with the mohawk,' then upon discovering that a whole lot of the Death-Stalkers have the same hairstyle, gives more in-depth description of this guy, before Morty takes him out.
Not making it to the end of the episode is a common threat with the characters in this episode, although not inappropriately, as the Death-Stalkers believe in nothing. Colossus is the second scavenger to be taken out, this time by Summer.
He is adorned in dolls heads, something his leader will read him for in a later scene as being a sign of vanity, and when he is taken out, the leader welcomes Summer and her family into the tribe, glad to have been relieved of such a weakness. Colossus is worth mentioning simply for his role, that is his death, being the motivating factor responsible for our heroes joining up with the Death-Stalkers and surviving that first chase.
8 BLUE FOOTPRINT GUY
Another of the Death-Stalkers not to make it out of the episode alive, Blue Footprint Guy, quite literally named for the blue footprint on his face, makes a couple of memorable appearances.
His most notable moment comes after Rick, attempting to escape opens a portal and crashes his truck through the roof of the garage. Blue Footprint Guy comes tumbling through the portal, exclaiming: 'My Body is chrome, my blood is gasoline!' Right before Rick puts an end to his shenanigans. He's worth mentioning for his hilarious character design as well.
7 LEASH MAN
Summer and the leader of the Death-Stalkers hit it off in this episode and in one scene after the leader asserts that there's no greater bond between and Death-Stalker and their car, Summer asks 'what about the weird guys on leashes then?'
Turns out, these weird guys on leashes are more like interns. Which is proven correct at the end of the scene when this guy pops his head into the tent about to go on a coffee run and wondering if he can get them something. It's one of the best lines in the episode, as the juxtaposition between the corporate concept of an intern is in such stark opposition to this war-torn dystopia
Eli is first introduced in the episode as the announcer during the battles within the Blood Dome, an arena with many similarities to the Thunder Dome, although let's not get into it in the Semantics Dome. As a big fan of violence, Eli is cold-blooded and savage in his enjoyment of the various messy and gore-filled battles.
His character really gets his payoff towards the end of the episode when the Death-Stalker commune has been transformed by the power of Isotope-322 and Rick into a more familiar suburban landscape. Eli is Summer's annoying neighbor by this point, the kind who complains if his neighbor is using the wrong colored bin for recyclables. It's a hilarious turnaround for the character, especially as he also has a girlfriend now and their expecting.
5 ROBOT MORTY AND SUMMER
While the others are away with the Death-Stalkers, Beth is stuck at home by herself. Not that she'd know it, as Rick has left robot versions of her kids to keep her in the dark about their absence. As far as robot replacements go, these two are pretty convincing and even help Beth comes to a realization about her crumbling family.
It all gets a bit much for Robot Morty, however, when summoned to the garage to be deactivated he becomes sentient and exclaims his need to become human and run through streams! Maybe in another episode?
4 ROYAL WASHERS
Well, these two make a very brief appearance but are worth giving a decent ranking for their simply hilarious and unenviable roles as the washers of very specific areas of the King. Areas which we won't mention here. It should be noted if they veer away from their designated washing areas, there will be trouble for these two, which seems like reason enough to give them a decent ranking.
3 LORD HERDERFINGER
This is the evil King who destroyed villages and families and who Morty's enhanced arm is seeking revenge upon. He's a perfect sniveling evil guy, even going so far as to play the victim when faced with his families terrible past. He's a disciple and lowly and, unfortunately for Morty, takes a little longer to kick than is desirable.
Hemorrhage is the aptly named leader of the Death-Stalkers. With a bucket for a mask, he seems impenetrable and unfeeling upon first meeting. Although, as the episode progresses so does his connection with Summer. Until finally, he feels brave enough to remove the bucket, revealing a rather strange and unnecessary mustache underneath.
His transformation into a lazy, slob of a husband when the commune is transformed into suburbia, is a great comment on contemporary society. And the mustache beneath the helmet is a great gag reveal.
Perhaps, the strongest contender in the Blood-Dome, Armothy is the name given to the sentient arm Morty grows after being injected with its cell memories by Rick. At first, the arm is just a handy tool for Morty to work out some of his pent up aggression within the dome, but it turns out the arm has a mission all its own, a mission for vengeance.
The arm's family was destroyed by the evil King and he cannot rest until the King is taken care of. Over the episode, Morty and Armothy forge a strong bond and because of Armothy, Morty learns a valuable lesson about facing his problems head-on. If only Armothy couldn't have hung around a bit longer Morty wouldn't have had to finish off his mission for him.