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Every Marvel Reference Hiding In Rick And Morty Season 6 Episode 1's Vending Machine

Contains spoilers for "Rick and Morty" Season 6, Episode 1

In "Rick and Morty," multidimensional mayhem is a family business. Space Beth (Sarah Chalke) outright states so in the first episode of "Rick and Morty" Season 6, after Rick (Justin Roiland) tasks Summer (Spencer Grammer) with saving him, Morty (Roiland), and Jerry (Chris Parnell) after a science mishap throws the trio back in their original dimensions. 

Fortunately for Summer, she has plenty of hardware to help her on the dangerous mission. Since she's a much better negotiator than her brother, she's been able to make Rick build her a personalized array of neat sci-fi gadgets. Her equipment is stored in a vending machine hidden under Rick's lab, and as it turns out, much of it is familiar from a universe that Rick earlier pretended to be unfamiliar with. Let's take a look at the multiple Marvel references hiding in Summer's vending machine.

Summer's Wolverine gloves are only the beginning

Early in the episode, Morty calls his grandfather out for pretending not to know what Iron Man's name is, despite the fact that Rick specifically referenced the opening of "Avengers: Endgame" mere seconds ago. The reason for Mort's annoyance is clear. Rick may have his subtler details, but he swings for the fences when it comes to weapon design – and one look at the contents of the vending machine proves that the guy knows his Marvel lore. 

Summer's main weapon of choice for the mission is a pair of gloves that give her a two-clawed version of Wolverine's iconic metal claws. However, there's plenty more where that came from. The most easily identifiable Marvel-themed gadgets in the vending machine are color-swapped versions of Cyclops' visor and Magneto's helmet, as well as a fairly accurate take on Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Other, less identifiable objects include a large high-tech cylinder on the top shelf, some test tubes containing purple cubes, and what appears to be a blender. 

 It's quite obvious that the Marvel references aren't there by accident, since Summer specifically calls her weapon of choice "Wolverine gloves." It's also worth noting that the Marvel versions of the visor and the helmet are inhibitors instead of power-giving objects, and Thor's hammer can only be lifted by the worthy. As such, it's unclear whether Rick's versions would grant Summer the powers of the various characters they reference, or if the super-scientist just made them to have a laugh. Since Summer clearly has fairly unrestricted access to the vending machine, it's entirely possible that this isn't the last time we see her using its contents.