Morbius

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I should've died years ago, Martine. Why am I still alive if not to fix this? To save my best friend, Milo. And everyone else like us.Michael Morbius to Martine Bancroft

Doctor Michael Morbius is the director of Horizon Labs who, in trying to find a cure for a rare blood disease he is suffering from, accidentally transformed himself into a living vampire. Though disgusted by his own bloodlust, he chooses to prey upon criminals he deems unworthy of life.

Biography

Early Life

Childhood

How long have you been here?"
"As long as I can remember.Lucien and Michael Morbius

Michael Morbius was born in 1985. At some point during his childhood, Morbius was sent to a private hospital in Greece, where he found out he had something missing from his blood, hence realising he had a rare blood disorder. At some point at his time in the hospital, Morbius got acquainted with the director, Doctor Emil Nicholas. However Morbius would often get bullied for his condition by people who went to the school near the hospital. While there, Morbius also got acquainted to various people who sat next to him, each whom he called "Milo," however they always got replaced.

Meeting Lucien

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Michael and Milo spending time together

Hello, Milo."
"My name’s Lucien. The person who was here before was Milo."
"No. He was also the new Milo. And before him was the other new Milo. I don’t even remember the first Milo.Michael Morbius to Lucien

One time when Morbius was 10, he decided to play chess with himself, but suddenly noticed by the window a boy walk towards the hospital. Nicholas introduced him to Morbius and stated his name was Lucien. Morbius then quickly got acquainted to Lucien and called him Milo instead. However, Lucien got confused and stated that Milo was the person before him. Morbius then told him that everybody who sat next to him was called Milo. Once the new "Milo" asked how long he had been there, Morbius mentioned for as long as he could remember and mentioned that they suffered from a blood disorder, and there were certain ways they had to survive.

One day, Milo got upset looking at some people outside laughing at them, and Morbius reminded them that they were the ones against the many. This caused Milo to smile. However, Milo fell unconscious. After calling for a nurse, Morbius used a pen to unscrew Milo's blood pump and fixed it using a spring. This saved Milo's life, and Morbius was taken to Nicholas' office. He mentioned he had a gift and invited him to study in New York City. When Morbius asked about Milo, Nicholas mentioned he would take care of him. Morbius then wrote a goodbye letter to Milo, promising he would fix their disorder.

Starting Horizon Labs

At age of 19, Michael completed his doctorate and quickly established himself as the world’s leading authority on blood-borne diseases. He started Horizon Labs and developed artificial blood, known for saving more lives than penicillin.

Nobel Prize Ceremony

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Michael receives the Nobel Prize

35 years later, Morbius received a Nobel prize for his artificial blood, but refused it and continued working on illegal experiments to save himself from dying, with the help of his fiancée Martine.

Search for the Cure

Despite negative reception of his actions during the Nobel Prize Ceremony, Michael visited his best friend, who would take care of funding for his illegal expedition to Costa Rica. Milo was supportive and they assembled a group of mercenaries, as well got the ship titled "LCV Murnau" and a helicopter for the trip.

Expedition to Costa Rica

It’s impressive, don’t you think? Vampire bats weigh almost nothing, but they can down a creature nearly ten times their size.Michael Morbius

Michael successfully arrived at the destination, with one of the mercenaries asking him if he needs a doctor.
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Morbius gets Vampire Bats' attention
Morbius replied that he is a doctor and hobbled next to the cave. He sliced his palm with a machete in order to get attention of the Vampire Bats and got several examples of the species for research purposes.

Moment of Truth

On his way back home, Morbius began the human trials, finishing the last version of his serum. Upon its completion, Michael noted that the experiment was a success. With the help of his fiancée, the serum was injected into his body. One of the mercenaries was asked to check on Michael and visited the lab, where he asked Martine Bancroft about Morbius' whereabouts. They noticed that Michael has left the room and after rushing to the next cabin, Michael was seen hanging on the ceiling. Aghast Mr. Fox started shooting, and Michael, now as a Living Vampire, jumped on the mercenary and seemingly killed him, as Martine left the room.

Massacare of LCV Murnau

To be added

Personality

Powers and Abilities

Powers

As a result of my procedure, I have an overpowering urge to consume... blood. Human blood. In certain respects, I have succeeded far beyond anything I could have imagined. For the first time in my entire life, I feel... good. Yesterday, I could barely walk. Today, I don't know what I'm capable of. For a period of time after ingestion, my numbers are off the charts. I have the constitution of an Olympic athlete. Increased strength and speed that can only be described as... superhuman. And all of this... on artificial blood. I've become something different. I feel a kinship with these creatures. They would tear anyone else apart, but they welcome me. Like a brother. I've even developed a form of echolocation. Bat radar, for the uninitiated.Michael Morbius

  • Pseudo-Vampirism:
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    Morbius after the experiment
    Michael Morbius created a supposed cure for his rare blood disease and used it on himself, upon which he transformed into a Living Vampire. As a living vampire Morbius now possesses several superhuman powers. When Morbius uses his powers, his overall appearance changed as well. He gained fangs and claws, his nose flattened to appear more bat-like, and his skin became extremely pale. His eyes also change color depending on what ability he is using, whether it be their normal red color, or white and black star-like shapes when he is using his echolocation. He claims to have the constitution of an Olympic athlete in addition to strength and speed increased to superhuman levels.
    • Superhuman Strength:
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      Morbius breaks glass with ease
      Morbius is numerous times stronger than any normal human, enabling him to overpower and manhandle full grown men with relative ease. He is also able to go toe to toe with other living vampires such as Milo.
    • Superhuman Durability: Morbius' body is much harder and more resistant to conventional forms of physical injury than the body of a human being. He can withstand falls from great heights like buildings, and tremendous impact forces from other superhuman beings, like Milo, without sustaining injury.
    • Superhuman Speed:
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      Morbius dodging bullets.
      Morbius is capable of movement at exceptionally high speeds even being able to dodge bullets. His power causing him to generate an aura of energy currents and mist-like shapes of the color of the clothes he has using, much like fire or wind, leaving behind a trail of it as he ran. He proved capable of equalize Milo in a high speed hand-to-hand combat during their fights, able to dodge his feral attacks and land his own blows.
    • Bullet time: Morbius's speed allows him to slow time itself down and the environment, as he can observe and uses methods to fly in front of a train which prevents Milo from chasing him. As such, the surroundings produce various misty trails which directs where the wind is blown as well.
    • Superhuman Agility: Morbius possesses greater agility, dexterity, balance, and body coordination than that of a normal human being.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Morbius' advanced musculature is considerably more efficient than that of a normal human. As a result, his muscles virtually do not produce fatigue toxins during physical activity. His endurance allows him to exercise his maximum capacity for an indefinite period of time without tiring at all.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Morbius can react and dodge objects traveling at high speeds, enough to dodge bullets even while free falling.
    • Enhanced Senses: Morbius can hear, smell and see far better than a normal human, even being able to use his enhanced senses to track his targets.
      • Echolocation: Morbius can use echolocation similar to a bat to isolate and track prey even in giant cities.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Morbius' metabolism enables him to rapidly regenerate damaged bodily tissue with greater speed and efficiency than that of a human.
    • Gliding: Morbius can use limited amounts of psionic energy to hover above the ground at considerable speeds and simulate flight, leaving behind a trail of it as he flight.
    • Vampirization: When Martine was dying, Morbius dripped his blood into her mouth and turned her into a vampire in order to save her life.
    • Bat Communication: Morbius was able to call upon an army of bats and order them to attack Milo.


Abilities

It took a team of scientists to build that machine and you fixed it with a ballpoint pen? There’s a school for gifted children in New York. I think that I could get them to agree to cover your tuition and provide private care to help manage your condition. Somewhere you could study, learn, hone your skills. You have a gift, Michael. I don’t think I could forgive myself if I saw it go to waste.Emil Nicholas

  • Genius-Level Intellect: Morbius is a brilliant individual, having attended a school for gifted children in his youth and he earned his doctorate at the age of 19. He went on to become the world's leading expert on blood diseases, the director of the prestigious Horizon Labs, and the inventor of artificial blood, which has reportedly saved more lives than penicillin. He declined the Nobel Prize for his work.
    • Master Scientist: Morbius is an expert in the field of science having dedicated his life to curing unique and terminal blood diseases.
    • Master Physician: Morbius is also a highly trained doctor and practitioner of medicines who constantly works on patients who have severe medical issues.
    • Bilingualism: Morbius speaks fluent English as well as Norwegian.
  • Skilled Combatant: Upon obtaining his powers, Morbius has become a highly skilled combatant easily annihilating groups of normal humans and fighting on par with other vampires.

Relationships

Family

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Enemies


Trivia

  • In the comics, Michael Morbius is a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist suffering from a blood disease, who became the anti-hero known as Morbius the Living Vampire, who originally fought Spider-Man as a villain before becoming an anti-hero instead.
  • According to Martine, Michael's password for everything is the first six digits of pi, backwards (951413).

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References

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