Not every animated series is gonna see Rick and Morty success right out of the gate. Sometimes a studio just needs something quick - maybe there's a fad they have to cash in on, or they've just been informed that their most popular franchise is super racist.
A lot of these stopgap characters don't last long. But the ones that become iconic will inevitably go through a ton of changes.
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Equipped a bionic hand that was a 16th-century technological marvel, Götz von Berlichingen is said to have delivered the invitation to rim him to a general who invited him to surrender, and in Germany, his name alone is now interpreted as the same