Alek RichterBeginner Asked: November 22, 20212021-11-22T01:38:06+00:00 2021-11-22T01:38:06+00:00 Why do the characters in Rick and Morty have asterisk-shaped pupils (*)? I mean like this: As far as I can tell, all characters, share this trait. Assuming there’s no in-universe explanation, what’s the out-of-universe genesis of the character design? Another example: 1 Answer Alek Richter Beginner 2021-11-22T01:38:28+00:00Added an answer on November 22, 2021 at 1:38 am The creators discuss the unusual drawing of the pupils in the video below. In short, it’s 100% deliberate and is a holdover from the original short film that spawned the series, where the eyes (and the heads) were very sloppily drawn. When the new animated series was made and the lines were dramatically cleaned up, the artists wanted something of the old pilot episode to survive. 0 Reply Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.