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20% Said This Was Their Least Favorite Rick And Morty Villain

The premiere episode of "Rick and Morty" Season 5, which began airing on June 20, introduced viewers to Mr. Nimbus (voiced by series co-creator Dan Harmon), a hypersexual, perpetually fussy undersea deity of sorts. "Rick and Morty" producer Scott Marder revealed that Mr. Nimbus was inspired in equal parts by iconic glam rock star David Bowie and Marvel comics antihero Namor the Sub-Mariner. Mr. Nimbus is something of a villain in his first and so far only "Rick and Morty" appearance. Though he's not quite evil, his enmity with Rick (Justin Roiland) is the primary source of fuel for the interlinked conflicts that ensue between he and Rick, as well as Morty (also Justin Roiland), and his love interest Jessica (Kari Wahlgren).

Mr. Nimbus arguably ranks among the more inspired villains to factor into "Rick and Morty" thus far. A thread on the "Rick and Morty" subreddit titled "I hope we see Mr. Nimbus again," for example, was upvoted upwards of 20,000 times.

Looper polled "Rick and Morty" fans to delve into the other end of the "Rick and Morty" villain spectrum and find out which antagonist from throughout the show's history viewers like the least. In first place, edging out the accurately named Fart by just 0.32%, was none other than the Devil of biblical legend — or at least, a sort of messed up and pathetic version of the ruler of all things evil and unholy, as he happens to be in the hands of "Rick and Morty" — with 19.97% of the total vote.

(Retail) Hell

The "Rick and Morty" Devil serves as the villain of the Season 1 episode "Something Ricked This Way Comes." Upon its opening, Summer is working a new job at an antique shop called Needful Things. Its owner introduces himself as Mr. Needful, but when he reveals that every item he sells seems to curse its buyer, Rick correctly suspects Mr. Needful of being the Devil in disguise.

One reason the Devil proves unpopular among fans of "Rick and Morty" is the fact that Rick's knowledge of his existence seems to contradict his lack of belief in any sort of god or afterlife. This issue has been discussed in multiple threads on Reddit, including one in which user detective_yeti contrasts a scene in which Rick literally denies the existence of a Hell against his very meeting with the Devil. His unpopularity, then, isn't necessarily the direct result of his weakness as an antagonist but the manner in which the existence of a Devil is incongruous with much of the rest of "Rick and Morty."

Fans' reasons for disliking Fart, who landed in second place with 19.65% of votes, are likely much more straightforward. The creature is essentially a sentient fart, which isn't the most inspired or aesthetically appealing idea for a villain. In third place was Snowball, with 16.67% of the vote. Snowball is a small white dog that gains sentience in the Season 1 episode "Lawnmower Dog." One Reddit user described the scene in which Snowball attains sentience as "heartbreaking," so those who voted for Snowball as their least favorite villain may have felt similarly.