Welcome to the Morbius the Living Vampire thread. Here is also a Link to the Werewolf by Night, Franken-Castle, and Dracula from before. I always had some passing fascination with this character. I remember him first from the 90s show of Spider Man, and then seen this character time and again in my Marvel Horror, and Ghost Rider comics. I decided it was time to give this character his due respect.
Once Michael Morbius was a world-renowned bio-chemist, dying of an unknown blood disease and desperately searching for a cure. He found that cure, but, in turn, it afflicted him with a curse far worse than any possible disease; the curse of the blood-sucking night-beast; the curse of the Living Vampire. Thus born the most influential Vampire in Marvel besides Dracula.
Some Bio info of abilities, stats, and history. Older Bios, but the only ones we have.
This is a interesting point. Most Vampires are around 2 tons area, maybe less. Very few are 10+ tons, but Morbius is. He was not a traditional vampire, but his accident with science has led to him obtaining strength on par with Spider Man.
Breaks a steel sward with a blow.
Morbius states these chains and bindings can withstand the strength of several werewolves, which Morbius snap with ease when lusting for blood.
Breaks free of a thick restrain device from the X-Men.
Morbius casually rips apart Spider Man's webbing many times.
Smashes another Lillin through a dump trucks.
Explodes his way out of a grave with 6 feet of dirt over him, and no room for leverage.
Slams Ghost Rider through a block wall.
Spider Man states he hits like a H Bomb.
Physically knocks Spider Man down for the count till lightning saves Spidey.
Matches Venom enough that even Venom comments on his strength.
One of the strong points of being vampire like is the hits you can take. Morbius also gain immortality from his time in Midnight Sons that allow Morbius to tank otherwise instant death blows.
Takes a full beating through solid walls by D'Spayre without ever being KOed or damage.
Morbius has shown time and again to tank Spider Man's best blows without ever being KOed.
Hangs on a foe while set on fire. This character can burn people to crisps, but little damage to Morbius.
Tanks Demogoblins Pumpkin Bombs fine.
Tanks electricity attacks that been shown to fry humans easy. Even the energy surge of a high voltage system.
Shrugs of stabs to the heart all the time.
Vermin's Death Touch is nothing more than a painful annoyance for Morbius.
Morbius Immortality is enough to tank the small scale Ultimate Nullifier. KOing him for a short time only.
On top of the durability, Morbius has gain true Immortality from the Lillian blood flowing through his veins. This true immortality grants him incredible durability shown above.
This Immortality carries on with Morbius to this day.
States his immortality when a Fallen tries to kill him.
Morbius showing off that this day he still has the Immortality to survive and recover from death.
There is not a whole lot of good speed feats for Morbius, but for someone who matches Spider Man, its a safe beat he is damn fast.
Reacts to a blitzing Blade easy.
Consistently dodges Cyclopes blast fine.
Faster than Spider Man's webbing, and out speed Spider Man's eyesight at times.
More of Mobius casually dodging the multiple web attacks of Spider Man.
Morbius has a great healing factor as per his vampire like powers. The only catch is it is limited by how much blood he drinks. The more sever the damage, the more for the need of blood to repair it.
Drinking Blood helps his healing factor effectiveness.
Shrugs off and heals bullet damage with ease.
Stabbed through th heart after being rekt by Switchblade? No problem after a quick feeding, back to 100%.
Hit by a explosion that level a theater? Beat on by Harlow and electrified with lethal votes of juice? Hit by the Ultimate Nullifier after that? No problem, go from deaths door to fully heal with a neck bite or two.
His Healing is so good that he was able to heal from having half his body eaten away by Zombie Virus Morbius from the Marvel Zombie Universe.
Morbius gain the ability of Hypnosis from the Lilian blood.
Uses power to convince others to cease attacking. Also uses it to force others to help him in battles.
Able to use power to wipe out memories of events.
Uses Hypnosis to counter others psychic attacks. This includes a rage causing empath name Wraith attempts to control Morbius, only to be counter by the Hypnosis, and killed. Basilisk tries to Stone Stare Morbius only to get counter by Hypnosis. Even D'Spayre mental attacks meant to feed off of Morbius was return back into D'Spayre's mind.
Other than the above examples of the potency of the Hypnosis, we have Spider man admitting it would mess with him regardless of his will power.
While unable to shape shift like common vampires, Morbius was able to move his body like rubber to escape tight situations after the Lilian blood changed him. A ability he made use all the time over a decade, but recently failed to use in the past 10 years of appearances fro some odd reason. May or may not lost this ability.
Morphs through gates, under doors, sewer drains, and out of being staked to a wall.
Morphs body to escape Deathlok's grip, Ghost Riders Chains, and to extend his claws out like spears.
Morphs around range attacks.
Claws and Teeth
Pretty self explanatory, the natural weapons of Mobius.
Mental Resistance and Soul Resistance
Morbius has gain both after being infected by Lilian Blood.
Dr. Strange determines Morbius to be souless.
Resist the posy attacks of D'Spayre, Wraith, and the Basilisk.
Due to Morbius light and hollow bones, he has the ability to fly at decent speeds.
Able to lift others in flight.
Drags even Spider Man with his flight ability.
While not very detailed as others, Morbius has very potent super senses to track down targets across cities.
Tracking targets across the city for Spider Man's team and Midnight Sons.
Morbius has multiple times made use of various guns and harpoons to inject his personal made formulas, or subdue supernatural threats.
Various use of weapons in fights.
Not a complete collection, but a list of character(s) that Morbius fought and either won or survived.
Starting with Morbius first ever appearance, beating Spider Man, then taking down Lizard. It took Spider Man and Lizard to get Morbius in the rematch when they gave chase after him.
Spider man and Human Torch run into Morbius for another dragged out fight. However, this fight was interrupted by bystanders.
Morbius and Spider Man fight it out again. This time Morbius is possessed by a empath. context here is Spider Man is trying to save people, and states to only be having two days sleep. However, context for Morbius is he is weak from lack of feeding, and fighting for control of his body. So all in all, Morbius is in worse shape in this fight.
In the rematch, the empath possesses Spider Man. The context to this is both get rest, at full strength, and duke it out again with Spider man on the run mostly to overwhelm the empath with the negative feelings from a football game.
Spider man mistakes Morbius for a villain when Morbius was fighting the real villain, and the two again fight it out. In this fight however, both at 100%, Morbius wins, and nearly kills Spider Man till struck by lightning.
Morbius faces off against Spider Man again, and both were very equally match until both characters are drop by tranqs from a sniper.
Morbius and Spider Man continue fighting with the sedative in their systems still, however the fight ends real quick when Morbius discovers a new power. Hypnosis. He ends the fight with a word, though Spider Man was still semi drugged at the time. However, in later issues, Spider Man at full strength was hypnotize by Morbius vampire girlfriend easy too, and Spider man stated himself Morbius Hypnosis affects him regardless. Still a easy solid win for Morbius.
Spider Man and Morbius have another scuffle where Morbius easily makes his getaway.
Spider Man encounters a blood lusted Morbius driven nuts with blood hunger. Spider gets back up from Utua, both using UV gear to get Morbius under control. In the battle, hit by all these attacks, Morbius never gets KOed.
Spider Man goes near bloodlusted on Morbius. Now this is a GREAt showing for Morbius due to all the context. First off, Spider Man is packing weapons Morbius is weak too. Spider Man is blood lusted dang near. Add to all this, Morbius is stated weaken by the sunlight through the whole battle. Morbius is also holding back the whole fight. Now with all that said, Morbius not only puts up a fight, he lasts the whole issue without being KOed once. With all this against him.
The first battle between Savage WBN and a blood lusted Morbius. Morbius wanted nothing to do with him.
The next they meet, Morbius and Savage WBN have a decent fight till Morbius blood drains Jack into a KO.
The next night after that, Savage WBN goes after Morbius again. There is the down side to WBN in the collar used against him, as well the bone weapon. Morbius suffer a distraction in the note. So some context to both sides.
The next time we see them fight was a amp Morbius beating on Jack. Jack who was not fighting back.
A short scuffle of Jack going savage from a infection, and catches Morbius off guard. After Elsa helps as a distraction is Morbius able to dominate the fight.
Morbius takes on the X-Men pretty handily.
Morbius actually takes on Dr Strange of all people, and nearly does the Sorcerer Supreme in.
Morbius faces off against Nightmare in Dr. Strange's body. He weakens Nightmare's hold on Dr Strange astral form, who then steals Nightmare's body. Morbius ends the fight between the two by threatening to kill Nightmare's body, forcing Nightmare to leave Strange's body.
Morbius takes on Blade for the first time. Blade gets rekt.
Morbius match with Blade, Hannibal, and Drake. The Nightstalkers. Morbius does well in a 3 on 1 up till another character kidnaps Morbius.
Finally, we have Morbius and Werewolf by Night taking on Switchblade. This is Blade possessing dark magic power from the Darkhold book itself, and has a huge power boost. Switchblade handily deals with Morbius and Jack, but then fails to kill Morbius. Morbius does a quick feeding on a homeless man, and gets back in the fight. Morbius is overwhelmed again, but holds his own well considering the gap in power.
Werewolf by Knight gets one shotted by the Fear Lord D'Spayre. D'Spayre is being fed by Morbius guilt and pain, and beats on Morbius to kill him for the final meal. not only Morbius tanks what D'Spayre is dishing, but wins by using his hypnosis to feed back D'Spayre the pain.
Morbius gets into a fight with Deathlok. One of the Lillian uses their mind control to get Deathlok to kill Morbius, but programming prevents that, so instead chooses to beat Morbius down enough for a final blow from them self. Still, Morbius tanks everything Deathlok had to offer to beat Morbius into submission till Deathlok was able to override the mental attack on him.
Morbius takes out two members of the Nightshift after being ambushed.
In this epic battle of endurance, Morbius shows just how bad ass he is. In this long as 3 issue fight, in order. Superior Spider Man and Morbius face off against the future tech Harlow. She handles both pretty much a non stop beat down until she teleports Morbius away from SpOck. After Harlow teleports Morbius into his theater, the theater is blown up! Morbius climbs out of thewreckage, and keeps fighting. After beaten down like a red headed step child, Harlow leaves. If this was not enough, Morbius then gets out of the building, onto a roof, and takes on Rose while still in this beatdown condition. Rose hands Morbius his ass some more, and hits Morbius with a compact Ultimate Nullifier! The real deal, ultimate weapon in hand held size. Morbius immortality tanks this attacks, and dissapers before anyone can claim the body.
After all the damage from Harlow and Rose, Morbius in the same night tracks Rose down, kills his guards, gets his strength back from feeding, and then massacres Rose handily. This is how bad ass Morbius is.
I hope you all enjoy, and have no respect for the Living Vampire as I do. Morbius is one of Spider Man's greatest rogues, and at times a top notch hero. A true star to the Marvel Horror scene.