Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-1610)
human vampire (possible hybrid - see comments)
Occupation: Vampire hunter
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Ben
Urich, possible associate of Blade
Enemies: Vampires, notably Jennifer
Known Relatives: Dracul (father), unidentified
Base of Operations: Mobile, notably New York,
First Appearance: Ultimate Spider-Man I#95 (July, 2006)
Powers/Abilities: Morbius possesses superhuman
strength (in excess of 6 tons), speed, and reflexes, the full extent of
which remains unrevealed. He can transform into smoke or mist, but it
is unclear if he can transform into a wolf or bats as other powerful vampires
do. He possesses an enhanced sense of smell, at least in relation to
blood. Unlike other vampires, whose
bite spreads their disease, Morbius' bite cures those infected so long
as they have not completed the transformation, but finds the
process painful, possibly because it awakens his normally restrained
hunger. Morbius is an excellent fighter, and skilled in slaying the
undead; he carries a number of wooden stakes, which he can throw with
deadly accuracy. He has incorporated underarm
batwings in his costume design that may afford him limited
gliding ability. His belt holds about six wooden stakes strapped to his
Weight: 187 lbs.
Eyes: Black with red sclera
(Ultimate Spider-Man I#96 (fb) - BTS) - Many vampires
held Morbius in high respect due to his father being Dracul. Morbius
made a vow on his mother's grave to limit vampire numbers; he did this
by curing those he could through some undefined means or killing those
who resisted. He followed a senior, powerful vampire who was guiding a
newly risen recruit, Jennifer Grünwald. She had bitten Daily Bugle
reporter Ben Urich as her first feed but Morbius intervened and a
fierce fight ensued. Investigating, Spider-Man landed in the middle of
(Ultimate Spider-Man I#95) - Morbius pulled
Spider-Man away from the immediate fight, urging him to leave to
(Ultimate Spider-Man I#96) - While the senior vampire
fought Spider-Man and fled, Morbius tackled and staked Jennifer, destroying her.
Morbius watched Spider-Man swing away with the cursed Urich, who was
taken and isolated in a hospital. Later, thinking Urich alone, Morbius
approached, intending to cure the reporter with his own bite, but
Spider-Man leapt out and tried to stop him. Morbius smashed him through
a wall and instigated Urich's cure with a bite. New vampires attacked, but were
stopped by a combined defense of Morbius and Spider-Man. Although
Spider-Man was bitten in the chaos, Morbius could smell that Spider-Man
was safe due from vampiric infection due to his irradiated blood.
Impatient with the teenager, Morbius transformed into mist and
Comments: Created by Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), John Dell & Jimmy Palmiotti (inks).
I suspect Morbius is a vampire-human hybrid and may
be long lived.
It's unfortunate Morbius was not involved, nor mentioned, in Earth-1610's vampire war against S.H.I.E.L.D. in Ultimate Avengers. It would've been interesting to see what variations were intended for the Ultimate Universe's Morbius.
Morbius told Spider-Man that [on Earth-1610] humans are turned irreversibly into vampires if bitten three times in the light of the moon. This seems to change in the later Ultimate Avengers vampire war.
Thanks to Stuart Vandal for providing extra info on
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Morbius of Earth-1610 has no known connections to:
Ultimate Spider-Man I#96, p2, pan1 (main image)
Ultimate Spider-Man I#95, p23 (headshot)
Ultimate Spider-Man I#95 (July, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), John Dell & Jimmy Palmiotti (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Ultimate Spider-Man I#96 (August, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), John Dell (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 10/31/17
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