History ComicBook / Morbius

7th Oct '15 4:01:11 PM StFan
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4th Oct '15 7:18:54 AM fq
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* InterruptedSuicide: Due to overwhelming guilt and generally being unable to cope with being a living vampire, he has attempted suicide several times, but laments that each time someone has stopped him or brought him back.
29th Sep '15 12:13:04 PM fq
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!!!! Tropes associated with Morbius and the comics he appears in include:
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* BadDreams: In his first appearance in ''Amazing SpiderMan'' #101-102 his backstory is retold through the nightmares he suffers, in which he keeps recounting the scientific accident and killing Emil.
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* BadDreams: In his first appearance in ''Amazing SpiderMan'' #101-102 his backstory is retold through the nightmares he suffers, in which he keeps recounting the scientific accident and killing Emil. He is occasionally shown to be reluctant to go to sleep because he knows he'll have more nightmares. * BatOutOfHell: An ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}'' story arc features an alternate universe Morbius who was transformed into a monstrous bat creature when a sorcerer used magic to bring out the worst in him. He's also turned into a giant half man/half bat in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''.

* BadDreams: BoltOfDivineRetribution: In his first appearance ''Vampire Tales'' #10 Morbius meets a woman who cares for him and tries to instill him with faith. After she is killed and Morbius has slaughtered those responsible in ''Amazing SpiderMan'' #101-102 his backstory is retold through revenge, he yells that the nightmares he suffers, only faith he'll believe in is that which strikes him dead where he keeps recounting stands. A bolt of lightning strikes at his feet, exploding the scientific accident and killing Emil.body of one of the woman's killers. * ButterFace: He had kind of a weird-looking face even as a human; being turned into a living vampire made it more extreme, while it did wonders for his physique.

* BadDreams: In his first appearance in ''Amazing SpiderMan'' #101-102 his backstory is retold through the nightmares he suffers, in which he keeps recounting the scientific accident and killing Emil.FullMoonSilhouette: Occasionally used when Morbius flies at night. For example, an issue of ''Exiles'' introduces a further mutated, alternate universe version of Morbius like this.

* BadDreams: In HighCollarOfDoom: Has one when he is introduced as a TragicVillain in the pages of ''Amazing Spider-Man''. Later inverted when he becomes more of an Anti-Hero, sometimes a hero outright but still wears the same outfit, with the collar often being drawn even higher and more pronounced than it was in his first appearance in ''Amazing SpiderMan'' #101-102 his backstory is retold through the nightmares he suffers, in which he keeps recounting the scientific accident and killing Emil.appearance.

* HumanShield: Morbius did this once when he faced off with the ComicBook/XMen. He snatches Jean Grey and threatens to snap her neck unless Cyclops backs off. Scott just adjusts his glasses a bit and fires behind Morbius, striking a mirror and causing his eye-beams to re-direct into the vampire's back.
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* HumanShield: Morbius did this once when he faced facing off with the ComicBook/XMen. He snatches Jean Grey and threatens to snap her neck unless Cyclops backs off. Scott just adjusts his glasses a bit and fires behind Morbius, striking a mirror and causing his eye-beams to re-direct into the vampire's back.

* HumanShield: IHaveYourWife: In his Marvel NOW! series, the Rose tells Morbius did this once he has his mother, and gives him her wedding ring as a reminder he works for him now. [[spoiler:Subverted when he faced off with Morbius reveals his mother died years ago. The Rose's employer, who provided the ComicBook/XMen. He snatches Jean Grey and threatens to snap her neck unless Cyclops backs off. Scott just adjusts his glasses a bit and fires behind Morbius, striking a mirror and causing his eye-beams to re-direct into ring, knows Morbius would know the vampire's back. threat was empty — so it was the Rose who was being conned.]]

* InSeriesNickName: Becky refers to Michael as 'Mike' when introducing him to members of Brownsville, and seems content to stick with that much to his chagrin. Him constantly correcting her has become a bit of a RunningGag.
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* InSeriesNickName: Becky refers to Michael as 'Mike' when introducing him to members of Brownsville, and seems content to stick with that much to his chagrin. Him constantly correcting her has become becomes a bit of a RunningGag.

* InSeriesNickName: Becky refers to Michael as 'Mike' when introducing him to members of Brownsville, and seems content to stick IntergenerationalFriendship: With [[ComicBook/WerewolfByNight Jack Russell]]. Morbius was already an M.D. with that much to at least one Ph.D. and a Nobel prize under his chagrin. Him constantly correcting her has become a bit of a RunningGag.belt before Jack had even turned 18. * KidSidekick: Played with in his Marvel NOW! series with the teenager Becky, who keeps saying she's his sidekick but Morbius insists she's not.

* InSeriesNickName: Becky refers to Michael {{Mutants}}: He's a mutate; he started out as 'Mike' an ordinary human being but was altered when introducing him to members of Brownsville, and seems content to stick with that much to his chagrin. Him constantly correcting her has become a bit of a RunningGag. an experiment involving vampire bats went wrong.

* InSeriesNickName: Becky refers to Michael as 'Mike' when introducing him to members NonhumansLackAttributes: An ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}'' storyline introduces an alternate universe version of Brownsville, Morbius who looks like a gaint bat. He is naked all of the time and seems content to stick with that much to his chagrin. Him constantly correcting her has become a bit of a RunningGag.doesn't have genitals or nipples.

* InSeriesNickName: Becky refers to Michael as 'Mike' when introducing him to members of Brownsville, and seems content to stick PeopleJars: Morbius has one in his Monster Metropolis lab which he keeps Werewolf by Night in after he is [[spoiler:infected with that much to his chagrin. Him constantly correcting her has become a bit of a RunningGag. the zombie virus]].

* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Introduced as a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' villain but later turned an AntiHero, Morbius' IconicOutfit is red and black, as are his eyes.
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* RageAgainstTheReflection: In his first solo series, Michael uses Spider-Man's blood to develop a serum that changes him back into a human. While out on the street, he is attacked by a gang who beat him up. Crawling out of the gutter they left him lying in, he makes his way across the sidewalk to look into a shop window and sees he has reverted back to his vampire self. He runs off after punching a hole in the shop window. * RealAwardFictionalCharacter: Won a Nobel Prize for his blood-related research. * RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Introduced as a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' villain but later turned an AntiHero, Morbius' IconicOutfit is red black and black, as are red. Originally his eyes.eyes were shown as pink but were later changed to red, making his entire color scheme white-black-red.

* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Introduced SlidingScaleOfBeauty: Started out around XII as a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' villain but later human, with people laughing behind his fiancée's back for being with someone as ugly as him, and his attorney [[ComicBook/SheHulk Jennifer Walters]] saying he's weird-looking. Slides to XIII after being turned an AntiHero, Morbius' IconicOutfit is red into a living vampire, with people describing him as looking like the back-end of a bulldog, and black, as are his eyes.one of Spider-Man's first thoughts when coming face-to-face with him for the first time being "His face—it's hideous!"

* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Introduced as a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' villain but later turned an AntiHero, Morbius' IconicOutfit is red and black, as are TheseHandsHaveKilled: Morbius does this in his eyes.rewritten origin story after killing his lifelong friend Emil Nikos.

* UndeathAlwaysEnds: Morbius was killed by Switchblad but not much later was resurrected as an undead being. True to his name, he reverted to being a ''living'' vampire about a year later.
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* UndeathAlwaysEnds: Morbius was killed by Switchblad Switchblade but not much later was resurrected as an undead being. True to his name, he reverted to being a ''living'' vampire about a year later.later. * UnskilledButStrong: He's a doctor who spent most of his life in laboratories doing research before his transformation into a living vampire gave him tremendous strength. He doesn't seem to have much of a fighting technique beyond punching, tearing and biting his enemies, which gets even worse when he's in a blood frenzy that essentially reduces him to a mindless beast. But due to his strength he is able to hold his own against opponents such as Spider-Man, who on occasion even admits that he forgot how strong Morbius really is.
19th Jul '15 9:15:04 AM nombretomado
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* HybridMonster: In ''MarvelZombies 3'' there's a zombie version of Morbius, who calls himself a vambie.
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* HybridMonster: In ''MarvelZombies ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies 3'' there's a zombie version of Morbius, who calls himself a vambie.
16th Jul '15 8:16:58 PM nombretomado
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He had a new series in January 2013 as part of MarvelNOW! that lasted nine issues.
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He had a new series in January 2013 as part of MarvelNOW! Comicbook/MarvelNOW that lasted nine issues.
30th Jun '15 6:29:42 AM Theokal3
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* ObliviouslyEvil: A particularly tragic example in one of Todd McFarlane's ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' stories, where Morbius hides in Manhattan's sewer and makes an agreement with a community of deformed, mentally ill humans living here: he protects them against their enemies and those who reject them, and they repay him by capturing bad people from the surface for him to feed on, thus sparing him the guilt of having to decide himself who deserves to be his victim. Unfortunately for him, their limited intelligence cause them to see ''all'' people from the surface as bad people, and they end up delivering him several innocent hobos. When Spider-Man gets involved in the case and reveals him the truth, Morbius is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified]] to realize he unintentionally caused innocents to kill other innocents and runs away from the community.
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* ObliviouslyEvil: A particularly tragic example in one of Todd McFarlane's [=McFarlane=]'s ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' stories, where Morbius hides in Manhattan's sewer and makes an agreement with a community of deformed, mentally ill humans living here: he protects them against their enemies and those who reject them, and they repay him by capturing bad people from the surface for him to feed on, thus sparing him the guilt of having to decide himself who deserves to be his victim. Unfortunately for him, their limited intelligence cause them to see ''all'' people from the surface as bad people, and they end up delivering him several innocent hobos. When Spider-Man gets involved in the case and reveals him the truth, Morbius is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified]] to realize he unintentionally caused innocents to kill other innocents and runs away from the community.
30th Jun '15 6:29:10 AM Theokal3
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* ObliviouslyEvil: A particularly tragic example in one of Todd McFarlane's ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' stories, where Morbius hides in Manhattan's sewer and makes an agreement with a community of deformed, mentally ill humans living here: he protects them against their enemies and those who reject them, and they repay him by capturing bad people from the surface for him to feed on, thus sparing him the guilt of having to decide himself who deserves to be his victim. Unfortunately for him, their limited intelligence cause them to see ''all'' people from the surface as bad people, and they end up delivering him several innocent hobos. When Spider-Man gets involved in the case and reveals him the truth, Morbius is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified]] to realize he unintentionally caused innocents to kill other innocents and runs away from the community.
16th Aug '14 11:30:10 PM erforce
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* HunterOfHisOwnKind: In the Ultimate universe Morbius is a true vampire and Vlad the Impaler's brother. He fights against vampires and prevents other people from being turned into them.
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* HunterOfHisOwnKind: In the Ultimate universe Morbius is a true vampire and Vlad the Impaler's UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler's brother. He fights against vampires and prevents other people from being turned into them.
10th Jul '14 3:40:13 PM fq
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Morbius being chained up, kicked in the head and threatened with a knife on his throat doesn't exactly constitue "fanservice"
* FanService: Unless there was another reason for [[http://media.tumblr.com/a77845eba3b82d26f58eb5334d736507/tumblr_inline_mkghdpNkRB1qz4rgp.jpg this page]].
30th May '14 4:06:16 PM fq
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* DontLookAtMe: On occasion Morbius is shown to be pretty ashamed of his appearance, such as in ''Marvel Preview'' v1 #8 while he hides his face from his friend's Ronson's daughter and wants her out before she sees him. He does this again in ''Morbius'' v1 #1 and says these exact words when he is confronted by his ex-fiancée Martine.
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* DontLookAtMe: On occasion Morbius is shown to be pretty ashamed of his appearance, such as in ''Marvel Preview'' v1 #8 while he hides his face from his friend's friend Ronson's daughter and wants her out before she sees him. He does this again in ''Morbius'' v1 #1 and says these exact words when he is confronted by his ex-fiancée Martine.

* TheNoseless: Though he's commonly drawn as having an upturned or bat-like nose, some artists (such as Matthew Clark in ''Amazing ComicBook/SpiderMan 679.1) draw him without a nose at all.
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* TheNoseless: Though he's commonly drawn as having an upturned or bat-like nose, some artists (such as Matthew Clark in ''Amazing ComicBook/SpiderMan ComicBook/SpiderMan'' 679.1) draw him without a nose at all.

* WigDressAccent: In ''Strange Tales: Blade'', Morbius disguises himself as human to meet with Martine's relatives, which stretches quite a bit to PaperThinDisguise. Though he does wear reasonably normal clothes as opposed to his leather wear, he does nothing to his white skin, fangs, pointy ears or claws, making everyone creeped out by him. While he's not recognized as Michael Morbius, one of the family soon starts to suspect him to be a vampire and goes straight to ComicBook/{{Blade}} for help. Truly a Nobel-price winning scientist at work.
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* WigDressAccent: In ''Strange Tales: Blade'', Morbius disguises himself as human to meet with Martine's relatives, which stretches quite a bit to PaperThinDisguise. Though he does wear reasonably normal clothes as opposed to his leather wear, he does nothing to his white skin, fangs, pointy ears or claws, making everyone creeped out by him. While he's not recognized as Michael Morbius, one of the family soon starts to suspect him to be a vampire and goes straight to ComicBook/{{Blade}} for help. Truly a Nobel-price Nobel-prize winning scientist at work.
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