I understand that. Its just with Bender's Nigh-Omniscience and Rick seeming inability to resist soul hax Bender would utilize his advantage as soon as possible.
I'm sure Rick may be able to invent a device that can resist soul removal but given that he has not displayed such technology yet in the series it would be a NLF to assume he can just create something he hasn't created before.
I’m not even sure if Nigh Omniscient can even help out here since it only applies to their verse, but perhaps it could just serve as precognition. But don’t quote me on that, nigh omniscient and omniscients in debates are wonky. And also, would Bender even lead with that?
Like I said, I know nothing of Rick so please don’t take whatever I say as absolute truth. I’m just trying to “balance” things out here.
I'm not too sure iirc in the episode he spammed the picture on people. Bender might not use it first, but he also has precog so who knows. Rick might also figure out the photo steals souls beforehand during prep time and destroy it the first chance he gets.
"Oh, shit!" Rick said, falling down onto the floor. It appears Bender was superior to him. As if he was one step ahead of him the entire fight. Suddenly, it zoomed out, showing an arcade machine. "PLAYER 1 WINS."
"This is a piece of shit." Rick says, hammered. "I agree. Wanna go get a beer?" Bender asked Rick. "You bet!" They both then laughed as the screen started to iris out. "Wow. Somebody really wants to end the short." Rick said, laughing.