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MORLOCKS
Author : Peter Luzifer and BinaryanLast Modified : Mar 04, 2005



First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #169

Feared and hunted due to their mutant powers and inhuman appearances, many mutants sought refuge in the underground of New York City. Despising the humans for their beauty, the Morlocks preferred ugliness; they wore rags and were proud to have their faces changed into ugly ones by Masque in defiance of the human society that had rejected them. Mutants with tracking powers enabled them to invite more frightened mutants into their ranks.


The Morlocks described here are not the only tunnel-dwelling mutants in the world today. A small group of mutants living in the subway tunnels of Chicago were dubbed "The Morlocks" by the local media who used the name after hearing about New York's Morlock community. London also had its own community of tunnel dwellers.

Recently, a new group who call themselves "Those Who Live in Darkness" have been inhabiting the sewer tunnels just below the surface of Mutant Town/District X in that particular burrough of New York. However, District X writer David Hine never intended for this group to have any ties to the original Morlocks.

Leader: Callisto > Storm > Masque > Mikhail Rasputin > Storm > D'Gard

Morlocks: Sunder, Masque, Plague, Callisto, Caliban, Jo, Leech, Healer, Erg, Ape, Piper II, Tarbaby, Annalee (and her four kids), Beautiful Dreamer, Skids, Tommy, Cybelle, Zeek, Scaleface, Berzerker, Blow-Hard, Lightning Bug, Chicken Wings, Mole, Bliss, Bouncer, Samson, Brute II, Hump, Pixie II, Bertram, Feral, Pester, Ent, Mother Inferior, Thornn, Mikhail Rasputin, Brain Cell, Meme, Marrow, Dark Beast, Marilou, Boost, Tether, D'Gard, Revelation, Soteira, Carver II, Fugue


Mikhail Rasputin and Dark Beast are not really Morlocks, but they are listed here too, as they are very important influences on the history of this underground society. In addition, the members of Gene Nation are of Morlock heritage. They have a detailed description in their own entry in our Villain Teams section.




Before
  • Masque, Callisto, Caliban and Sunder founded the Morlocks. (Revealed in Uncanny X-Men #176)
  • During one of Dazzler's concert, Caliban tried to kidnap Kitty Pryde. He sensed the fellow mutants in the building and did not want to live alone anymore. In that issue, he also has the power to amplify and throw back negative emotions. (Uncanny X-Men #148)
  • The Savage Lad Mutate Piper I, created by Magneto, briefly appeared in Uncanny X-Men #62. Later, he joined Magneto to battle the Avengers in Avengers (1st series) #110-111. (See also the note below in Piper II's personal entry)
  • Long believed to have died in a Soviet space shuttle accident, Colossus's older brother, Mikhail Rasputin, was discovered alive and well in Uncanny X-Men #285. The original mission he went on for the Russian government was to explore another dimension. The crewmen trusted in his care were killed during the transport. Thanks to his mutant powers of matter manipulation, Mikhail alone survived the incident. He blamed himself for the others’ deaths.



  • Retcon
    The Dark Beast of the Age of Apocalypse crossed over to the main reality (616) twenty years in the past. In X-Men: Prime, he encounters Marrow and recognizes her as his work one or two generations removed. He mentions to have had a part in the Morlocks’ creation but was rather disappointed with them, except for Callisto. Since in AOA Dark Beast learned genetics from AOA-Sinister, his work on the Morlocks was recognized by 616 Sinister as being based on his own studies. To prevent further unauthorized use of his theories, Sinister had the Marauders kill the Morlocks during the Mutant Massacre. (revealed in Cable (1st series) #28)


    Chronology
    Uncanny X-Men #169-171:Callisto, leader of the Morlocks, kidnaps the Angel and brings him to abandoned subway tunnels and underground bomb shelters that the Morlocks call home. “The Alley," as the Morlocks call it, is the Morlocks’ domain. Callisto plans to marry the Angel, whom she believes to be the most beautiful man alive and the perfect mate. The X-Men follow, but Kitty is infected by Plague and the rest of the team is overwhelmed by dozens of (unnamed) Morlocks. Caliban, a loner among this society, finds the unconscious Kitty and takes her to his quarters. She promises to stay with Caliban if he takes her to the X-Men, which he does. Hopelessly outnumbered and weakened by the effects of Plague’s powers, the only way for the X-Men to get out of this situation alive is a leadership duel to the death. Storm (shaken by Plague's fever) challenges Callisto. In a “no powers” duel with knives, Storm surprises everyone present when she wins by stabbing Callisto right in the heart. Due to the efforts of the Morlock Healer, Callisto does not die. Storm, now in charge of the Morlocks, orders them to cease all attacks on the surface world. She offers them a safe haven at Xavier’s school, but they refuse, preferring the obscurity and safety of the tunnels.
    Uncanny X-Men #347:A flashback shows Marrow as a little child observing the captive Angel and admiring his beauty.
    Uncanny X-Men #176:Caliban is saddened that Kitty left him. Callisto, along with Sunder and Masque, plans to make her fulfill her promise to marry Caliban.
    Uncanny X-Men #178-179:The Morlocks kidnap Kitty in the middle of a crisis, namely while she is trying to steal a special device from the Fantastic Four’s Baxter Building. To cover their tracks, they leave behind the body of a girl that was given Kitty’s face by Masque, making it look like as if Kitty had fallen off the building and died. When the X-Men identify the body; Logan discovers that she has the wrong scent. They trace Kitty to the Morlock tunnels and want to rescue their teammate, though a Morlock kid by the name of Leech negates their powers. Kitty demands that the X-Men cease their attack, as she wants to keep her word. Seeing how much agony it causes her, Caliban releases Kitty from her vow.
    New Mutants (1st series) #20:After Danielle Moonstar receives life-threatening injuries in a fight with the Demon Bear, Storm calls upon the Morlock Healer to save the New Mutant’s life.
    Uncanny X-Men #190-191:When Kulan Garth transforms Manhattan to a medieval state, the Morlocks are affected too. Storm, Callisto and Selene are responsible for a revolution, leading to the ancient sorcerer’s defeat.
    Uncanny X-Men #192-193:After Professor Xavier is almost beaten to death by some drunken mutant haters, a Morlock finds him and takes him to Callisto. He awakens the next morning and Callisto tells him that the Healer completely drained himself to bring him back to life. Just before Xavier leaves the Alley, Sunder brings bad news: Annalee's four kids were shot while they spent some time on the surface. (In Uncanny X-Men #211, it is revealed that the Marauder Scalphunter was the one responsible for the kids’ murder.)
    Power Pack #11-12:During an earlier adventure, the Power kids had to leave their schoolbooks in the sewers. Piper observed the kids and learned their names from the books. When they return for the books, a band of Morlocks (Piper, Erg, Tarbaby and Ape) kidnaps them. The kids are given to Annalee to replace the children she lost. She is a projecting empath and, since her children died, she was broadcasting misery and grief full force; that's why the power-dampening Leech had to stay with her the whole time. Otherwise, the other Morlocks would have gone insane. The Morlocks hope that, with a new set of kids, she will think of something else. Masque is there to replace their faces; Beautiful Dreamer shall do the same with their memories. Fortunately, Kitty and Kurt of the X-Men pay Callisto and Caliban a visit and discover the kids. They free them and Callisto promises no more attacks on the surface dwellers. Power Pack suggests that Annalee could adopt Leech, but she doesn't accept the ugly kid.
    Uncanny X-Men #195:Only a few nights later, Annalee and some friends again capture Power Pack. Katie Power is able to run away and alerts the X-Men. In a big fight, they not only face the Morlocks but the other three Power children who have already been mind-wiped by the Morlocks. Kitty Pryde finally gets through to Annalee, explaining that what she is doing to these kids is no better than killing them, like her real children were. Callisto returns from a short leave and gives the involved Morlocks a final warning. She sees to it that all changes made to the Power kids are undone.
    Power Pack #19:Katie Power decides to invite all the lonely people the team has met in its short career for a Thanksgiving dinner. Erg accepts her offer in the name of Annalee and Leech; but Annalee wants to spend the day with them alone. So, she locks Leech in a closet but Ape frees him. Leech still wants Annalee to be his mother. During the dinner with the Power kids, Annalee finally realizes her mistake and accepts Leech as her child.
    Thor (1st series) #364-365:Thor has been turned into a frog by Loki. Entering the Morlock tunnels he meets Piper.
    Uncanny X-Men #207-209:The X-Men use the Morlocks tunnels for a hiding place. Caliban helps them to locate Rachel, who after a deadly confrontation with Wolverine went into hiding. When they suddenly encounter Nimrod and the Hellfire Club, Storm orders Callisto and Caliban to leave, since this isn't their fight.
    X-Factor (1st series) #7:Bulk and Glow Worm are two mutants that are even rejected by the Morlocks. They are both contaminated with radioactive waste and not allowed to come near the Morlock tunnels. When they try to pass through the Alley, they meet a Morlock girl named Skids. Her power is a force field that protects her from harm. Neither the pair's radioactivity nor Masque's facial manipulations can harm her (so actually she is the prettiest Morlock).
    X-Factor (1st series) #8-9:On the run from Freedom Force, Rusty Collins is saved by Skids. It's almost love at first sight.



    [Uncanny X-Men #210-212, X-Factor (1st series) #9-11, New Mutants (1st series) #46, Thor (1st series) #373-374, Power Pack #27, Uncanny X-Men #350 (flashback)]
    - The Marauders follow Tommy, a Morlock girl, into the tunnels. As soon as they know the Alley's location, they kill her. Entering the Alley, the Marauders start to kill everyone in sight.
    - (Uncanny X-Men #350 flashback: The trial of Gambit reveals that he worked for Sinister and gathered the Marauders. It is clear that, when he led them into the Morlock tunnels, Gambit did not know about their true intentions. Once he realized that they were going to kill the Morlocks, he parted with them. At least, he was able to rescue the Morlock child Sarah, Marrow, from being killed by Sabretooth.)
    - Meanwhile, Skids hides Rusty in the Morlock tunnels, but Freedom Force follows. Artie Maddicks mentally probes the tunnels and learns about the danger of the Marauders. He leaves X-Factor a note and enters the tunnels as well, where he meets Leech and Caliban.
    - A dying Morlock is able to contact the X-Men for help. In The Alley, they find many hurt or already dead Morlocks. Callisto, though hurt, is still able to fight. Besides many unnamed people, Annalee and Piper die. The X-Men fight some of the Marauders, and there are casualties on both sides.
    - X-Factor finds Artie's note and follow him into the tunnels. They rescue Skids and Rusty from the clutches of Freedom Force. While Angel and Jean take them back to their headquarters, Cyclops, Beast and Iceman continue to search for Artie. Suddenly they observe a few Morlocks (Beautiful Dreamer, Zeek, Erg) on the run from some of the Marauders. Of course, they join the fight and are able to drive the Marauders off, though not before they manage to kill Zeek.
    - Caliban gets hurt by Sabretooth, but Leech and Artie pull him into a pipe too narrow for Sabretooth to enter.
    - Amidst all the chaos and carnage, Plague receives an offer from Apocalypse to join his Horsemen; she accepts and is teleported away.
    - Cyclops' team rescues two more Morlocks: Ape and Tarbaby. However, they still haven’t found Artie.
    - The X-Men and the New Mutants turn their hangar into a field hospital. Callisto isn't hurt badly, but Sunder's leg has to be amputated. Even with the medical treatment, more and more of the Morlocks are dying.
    - Artie fears that Caliban might bleed to death. He leaves the secure place they have found to hide and ventures into the tunnels alone, to search for X-Factor.
    - Angel and Jean reunite with their teammates, just in time to help them fend off another Marauder attack. During their previous battles, Cyclops, Beast and Iceman received some minor injuries. Angel tells Jean to take all three of them and the rescued Morlocks to their infirmary, while he continues to search for Artie.
    - Power Pack learns through Franklin's dreams about Leech being in danger. Even though they must face Sabretooth and a few more Marauders along the way, they are able to rescue Leech and Caliban from the pipe.
    - Angel finds Artie but is ambushed by the Marauders. Before Thor is able to help him, they badly damage his wings.
    - After the X-Factor members treat their injuries and leave the Morlock quartet with Skids; Cyclops, Jean, Beast and Iceman re-enter the tunnels in search of more survivors. They meet Power Pack and take Caliban and Leech with them, ordering Power Pack to return home to their parents.
    - Wolverine once more enters the tunnels and rescues the Healer from the clutches of Sabretooth.
    - On the way back to their complex, X-Factor encounter a group of four more Morlocks, calling themselves the "Tunnelers," who were able to stay alive: Masque, Scaleface, Berzerker and Blow-Hard. X-Factor invites them to join, which they reluctantly do.
    - After rescuing the Angel from certain death, Thor creates a firestorm through the Morlock tunnels that burns away all blood and dead bodies.
    - The Tunnelers are not sure about X-Factor's intentions. Secretly, they sneak out of the complex and are caught in a local gang war. The resulting fight with the police and X-Factor leads to the deaths of Scaleface, Berzerker and Blow-Hard.
    - During the whole slaughtering of the Morlocks, X-Men and X-Factor never meet and have no knowledge of the other team having rescued some survivors, too.


    Uncanny X-Men #213-217:To prevent another massacre, the X-Men and Callisto decide to transfer all the wounded to Moira MacTaggert's Muir Island complex. Before they leave, Callisto and Wolverine train together in the Danger Room. Callisto explains that she feels responsible for her people and will stay with them on Muir. After arriving on Muir, Callisto and Moira talk about the few survivors’ conditions and the future for the X-Men.
    X-Factor (1st series) #12-15:X-Factor's headquarters are kind of overcrowded. The Beast and Iceman prepare breakfast for their Morlock guests (Beautiful Dreamer, Tarbaby, Ape, Masque, Caliban, Skids, Leech and Erg), who believe themselves to be the last Morlocks alive. Caliban, Leech, Skids and Ape integrate very well, but Masque causes major trouble in the X-Factor complex. Caliban and Erg travel to the Morlock tunnels and meet other Morlocks that survived the massacre as well. They had been hiding in the far recesses of the Alley's sideways. Even though X-Factor invites them to stay, all Morlocks but Skids resettle in the Morlock tunnels.
    Uncanny X-Men #219:Callisto answers a phone call from Havok, telling him that the X-Men have gone back to New York.
    X-Factor (1st series) #16:Rusty Collins asks Masque to rearrange the face of Emma la Porte, the woman he accidentally burned when his powers manifested. After learning the terrible price for this gift, Emma refuses. Masque demanded to disfigure Rusty's face instead. Emma, who found God after Rusty burned her, enters the Morlock tunnels to bring them the word of God.
    X-Factor (1st series) #17:Caliban and Leech attend the funeral of Warren Worthington. Leech’s presence was fortuitous since Iceman was about to lose control of his ice powers. Leech cancels them out. After the funeral, Caliban helps X-Factor in an emergency.
    Marvel Comics Present #15:Among the many Morlocks killed in the Mutant Massacre was a child named Lightning Bug. However, her astral form survived and needs a new body. Therefore, she mimics the Phoenix Force and lures Marvel Girl into the tunnels to take her over. Jean fights the outside influence and wins. Lighting Bug finally dies.



    In between
  • Plague's career as Apocalypse's Pestilence was rather shortlived. She died after falling of her flying horse in X-Factor (1st series) #25.
  • Skids decided to stay in X-Factor's care in X-Factor (1st series) #15. In time she mastered her powers and helped found the X-Terminators during Inferno. Later, she and several of X-Factor’s pupils joined the New Mutants. Both she and Rusty were arrested by Freedom Force, but the MLF rescued them from prison. Much later both of them joined Magneto's Acolytes. On Avalon (Magneto's space station) Rusty will be killed by Holocaust. Skids then decides to live a normal life and will attended college in Colorado for a quite some time. She most recently surfaced as a member of the Los Angeles branch of the X-Corporation.
  • Caliban worked with X-Factor for a short time until he defected to Apocalypse, who offered him the power to avenge the slaughtered Morlocks. He was transformed into his new Horseman, Death. (see
    Horsemen of Apocalypse)
  • Leech stayed with X-Factor and started his training there. Later, he and Artie were sent to a boarding school.



  • Chronology continued
    Excalibur (1st series) #4, 6, 9-11:A train in which Moira and Callisto are traveling is transported to another dimension. In its place, a similar train with that dimension's versions of Callisto and Moira appears. They are from a reality ruled by Nazis; Hitler had won WW II there. After facing the Lightning Brigade (that world's version of Excalibur), Excalibur arranges an exchange of the doppelgangers.
    Marvel Comics Presents #20-24:Master Mold has taken mental control over Moira to create a virus called "retribution" that kills mutants. Banshee was able to contact Cyclops just before he himself was infected and kidnapped. Cyclops along with Callisto and Moira are the last line of defense. Even though both Callisto and Cyclops are infected too, they beat Master Mold. Moira finds a cure for the virus; after all it was of her own design.
    Uncanny X-Men #253:Magneto steps down as headmaster for Xavier's school. Actually, it's not much of a school anymore. The X-Men are believed dead, the New Mutants are missing and X-Factor is in outer space. Moira sends Callisto to seal Xavier's underground complex to make sure that the technology doesn't fall into the wrong hands.
    Uncanny X-Men #254:Callisto performs her task but, afterwards, she is captured by the Morlocks who resettled in the Alley. They are now led by Masque. He wants her to give him the access codes to the mansion, but she refuses. Masque tortures her and promises to create a masterpiece out of her. Meanwhile, the Reavers storm Muir Island and try to kill anyone on it. Sunder is able to rescue some of the Morlock children before Pretty Boy shoots him in the back.
    Uncanny X-Men #259-260:Masque turns Callisto into a weak but stunning beauty. He forces her to become a photo model. Following a trip through the Siege Perilous, Colossus arrives in New York with no memories of his past. He starts to build a life for himself as an artist. The picture of a beautiful woman in an advertisement fascinates him. He later meets her in person, and rescues her from a street gang. Naturally, the mystery woman is the transformed Callisto.
    X-Factor (1st series) #51-53:Sabretooth wants to hunt down the surviving Morlocks to finish the job he started with the Marauders. He tracks Chicken Wings and Mole, two Morlocks keeping a low profile in the back streets of New York. Chicken Wings, upon dying, tells Mole to warn the other Morlocks, but first he has to get away. He hides in the basement of a store and befriends Opal Tanaka (Iceman's girlfriend), who is working there. He falls in love with her and, after he secretly follows her, learns about her relationship with Bobby Drake. Disappointed, Mole decides to return to the Morlock tunnels and runs right into Sabretooth's waiting arms. At the same time, the now extremely powerful Caliban (has been upgraded by Apocalypse) finds a new purpose; he starts to hunt down Sabretooth and wants to test his new abilities against him.
    Uncanny X-Men #261-264:Searching through the ruins of Xavier's mansion, Jean Grey is attacked by a few unnamed Morlocks, who, due to Masque’s face-changing abilities, resemble the X-Men. Banshee and Forge were observing the mansion and join the fight. Jean and Banshee are kidnapped and transformed by Masque as well. Banshee no longer has a mouth and Jean's arms are turned into dozens of purple tentacles. Masque also tracks down Callisto and captures her and Colossus. Adjusting to her new limbs, Jean and Forge are able to free Callisto and Colossus. Together, they force Masque to send them back to the mansion. Lucky for Sean and Jean, Forge took cell samples of them before the battle and is able to undo Masque's changes. They decide not to restore Peter's memory, as he seems too happy with his new life as an artist and his lover, Callisto.
    New Mutants (1st series) #90-91:In the Morlock tunnels, Sabretooth finds himself another victim - Samson. Caliban arrives too late to help him. Instead, he runs into Rictor, who after an argument with Cable fled into the tunnels. Suddenly, Sabretooth appears and starts a fight with Caliban. Rictor is caught in the middle. Searching the tunnels for Rictor, Cable and the New Mutants run into a group of four Morlocks led by Masque. The Morlocks want to help kill Sabretooth to exact revenge for the Massacre; but Caliban demands a one-against-one fight. Both groups watch as Caliban breaks Sabretooth's spine, leaving him for dead.
    Ghost Rider (3rd series) #9:A splinter group of Morlocks, led by a young mutant woman called Pixie, has hidden some children away in a cemetery, trying to protect them from Masque. Some of these "Morlocks" were regular humans that have been altered by Masque, who plans to do the same to the children. They "save" Ghost Rider from a group of bounty hunters and ask him to help them. X-Factor hears of the kidnappings and investigates. They hold off the bounty hunters and help most of the children escape. Blackout rips out Pixie's throat and Ghost Rider buries Blackout in the collapsing tunnel, while his motorcycle evacuates the remaining kids. Bertram and the rest of the Morlocks return the children to their parents like Pixie would have wanted and promise X-Factor they'll keep protecting them from Masque.
    New Mutants (1st series) #99-100:A Morlock named Feral refuses to follow Masque's orders. She is hunted by Hump, Brute and Masque. By chance, she finds an access hatch leading to Xavier's underground complex. Witnessing the deal between Cable and Warpath (“I'll help you fight your war, if you fight mine”), she asks to join the team under similar conditions. When Masque and his minions finally arrive and refuse to leave without the runaway, Cable makes a point by shooting Brute. Masque and Hump quickly change their minds and leave.
    Web of Spiderman #77-78:A small Morlock family that escaped the Massacre settled in an abandoned hotel. When it was turned into a homeless shelter, they hid beneath the hotel. Firebrand burns the already weak building, causing a cave in. Knowing that she is too big to move, Mother Inferior sacrifices herself for the sake of her family. Ent and Pester help rebuild the homeless shelter and are fully accepted by its other inhabitants despite their strange appearance.
    Wolverine (2nd series) #41-43:During a massive rainstorm, the tunnels are in danger of being flooded. Masque has some of his minions enter the pipe room. They rearrange the water-flow to the South Street Outlet. Unknown to them, Wolverine is right there and discovers that Sabretooth is not dead. Since his confrontation with Caliban, Sabretooth has been laying low in the tunnels while his spine was healing. The water from the re-routed pipes washes Wolverine and Sabretooth against an iron grate, but still the fight between them continues. Just before both of them drown, Elsie Dee and Cable blow a hole through a sidewall. Then all of them are washed against a bigger grate, but stuck again. Nearby, the readings show Masque that a grate is clogged; so he starts a mechanical device that should cut all debris to pieces. Elsie Dee sacrifices her body to cause an explosion. The group is washed out into the East River. Later Masque examines the exploded gate and finds Elsie Dee's head and an angry Albert, who wants to build a new body for her.
    Wolverine (2nd series) #45-46, 51:Afraid of Albert, the Morlocks help him to get more and more cables and electricity for the rebuilding. After the repairs are done, Elsie Dee and Albert leave.
    X-Force (1st series) #6-7,9,11:Masque discusses an Alliance with the Toad's new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants IV. Masque is not sure but, in front of his Morlocks, especially the newly introduced Thornn, he does not want to show weakness. Thornn demands that the escaped Feral has to be killed; Masque and Toad agree that taking down X-Force is their first priority. Masque and Thornn, along with the Brotherhood, attack X-Force in their headquarters, but during the fight X-Force wins the upper hand. Sauron is apparently killed, Thornn is captured and Masque ends up impaled by Shatterstar’s sword. The remaining Brotherhood members escape. X-Force brings the chained Thornn, along with the bodies of Masque and Sauron into the Alley to warn the Morlocks not to strike again.



    In between
  • During the X-Cutioner's Song, Caliban continued to serve in Apocalypse's Horsemen, but afterwards he was on his own again.
  • Feral betrayed X-Force and defected to the Mutant Liberation Front in X-Force (1st series) #28.
  • Since they have not reappeared, it seems that Ent, Pester and their baby lead a happy family life.



  • Chronology continued
    Uncanny X-Men #291:The Healer seeks out Callisto. Masque's constant manipulations of the minds and bodies of the Morlocks threaten to drive them insane. Now with Masque dead, they desperately need a leader. Callisto refuses, since she now lives a normal life among the surface people. Angered by her decision, the Morlocks beat her and the Healer half to death. She contacts Xavier for help. The X-Men put both of them in their infirmary. Burning out his last energies and dying, the Healer, uses his powers on Callisto not only to heal her but to restore her to the woman she was before undergoing Masque's changes. Mikhail Rasputin, currently at the mansion, senses a kindred spirit in Callisto; she too is a "shepherd who has lost her flock." The X-Men enter the Morlock tunnels and discover that, due to their madness, many of them are fighting and killing each other. As they become aware of Storm, they gather around their former leader. Storm, a claustrophobe, panics and creates a hurricane big enough to break a hole to New York's surface.
    Uncanny X-Men #292:The X-Men go after the Morlocks that are spreading throughout New York. One of them is a newly introduced Morlock called Meme. In the tunnels, Xavier encounters a Morlock child, Brain Cell, who is telepathically linked to all the other Morlocks. He is the one responsible for the other Morlocks’ madness. He hopes to stop the fight by calming the kid. Jean has to shut off Meme's mind in order to rescue the humans that he has absorbed into his body. Callisto decides to make the Morlocks pay for taking her beauty away, Mikhail joins her.
    Uncanny X-Men #293:Once in the tunnels, Mikhail claims leadership of the Morlocks, which they accept. Believing that the world has no place for monsters like the Morlocks, Callisto or himself, he floods the tunnels completely to take them out of their misery.
    Cable (2nd series) #15:Thornn tries to run from the flood wave and meets the Morlock child, Sarah, in one of the tunnels. As the flood wave arrives, she tries to grab the girl but fails. Thornn is washed through the sewers and emerges alive in a pipe leading outside.
    Uncanny X-Men Annual #18:Caliban again fights Sabretooth, only to be defeated this time. In shame, Caliban hides in the Morlock tunnels.
    Cable (2nd series) #15:For months, Thornn has been searching the tunnels for survivors. Now, she asks Cable for help, claiming that she has found the Morlock child Sarah. According to Sarah, the Morlocks did not die but, at the last instant, they were transported to another place by Mikhail. From this place, they can cross over and back to Earth. Since the Morlocks are too afraid to come, Thornn, Domino and Cable perform the "ceremony of light." This special event uses sunlight redirected through many specifically positioned mirrors to enlighten the Alley's beauty. Into the light emerges Sarah, who thanks them for performing the ceremony but the other Morlocks are still too afraid. Sarah goes back to them. Thornn decides to stay in the tunnels, waiting for her friends.
    X-Force (1st series) #40-41:The police hunt down Thornn in the tunnels. They found evidence that points to Thornn and Feral as being murderers. Thornn is granted the famous one phone call and alerts X-Force. Cable receives a tip from the MLF's Moonstar where to expect Feral. Together with Thornn, they capture her and sort the whole mess out. It turns out that Feral was responsible for killing the rest of their family; she is convicted and transported to prison.
    Cable (2nd series) #17:In the Morlock tunnels, Caliban is hunted by the Dark Riders, who have judged him unworthy. He is saved by Cable, Domino and Storm.
    Uncanny X-Men #373-374:Sarah spends her entire childhood on “The Hill," the strange dimension that Mikhail has taken the Morlocks to. Growing up there is a constant battle and, as a result, Sarah becomes rather harsh.
    X-Men Prime:Sarah reappears in the tunnels and performs the ceremony of light. She has grown up and calls herself Marrow. She meets the Dark Beast, who recognizes her as "his creation, one or two generations removed".



    In between
  • Erg and Beautiful were never seen again after X-Factor (1st series) #15. Chances are that they were unrecognizably disfigured by Masque or killed during the Morlock madness (Uncanny X-Men #291-292), Mikhail's flood (Uncanny X-Men #293) or in Mikhail's dimension on The Hill where time moved a lot faster.
  • The same can be said for Bliss, Bouncer, Hump, Brain Cell and Monte - all Morlocks from Masque's time as leader.
  • During her time in the Vault, Feral learned that she has contracted the Legacy Virus. After she was busted out of prison, Feral briefly worked with a group employed by the Acolytes, though eventually she joined the new Hellions II.
  • Caliban helped Cable and Domino in a few adventures until he fully joined X-Force. [Cable (2nd series) #18-19, 22, X-Force (1st series) #44] During Zero Tolerance, he was be kidnapped by Apocalypse again, this time to fill the position of Pestilence. (see Horsemen)
  • With the help of Dark Beast, Marrow built a team of the most violent descendants of the Morlocks. They call themselves Gene Nation and, unlike their predecessors, they did not hide from humanity but performed terrorist acts against them.



  • Chronology continued
    X-Men (2nd series) #44:Callisto returns from The Hill to rescue Colossus from freezing in Antarctica, where his escape pod from Avalon crashed down. (see Acolytes). She has aged considerably during the time she was gone.
    Uncanny X-Men #325:Callisto and Colossus arrive in time to warn the X-Men of Gene Nation's next plan. Callisto explains how the Morlocks were saved by Mikhail and transported to another dimension with very harsh surroundings. There, time passed a lot faster, a new generation of adapted Morlocks grew up with hatred for their ancestors who hid beneath the streets and let themselves be transported from Earth. Now back in New York, they intend to kill one human for each killed Morlock on the anniversary day of the Mutant Massacre. As the X-Men arrive, they find a team of five (Marrow, Hemingway, Reverb, Vessel, Sack). Marrow has rigged a bomb to her heart to insure she fulfills her plan. In a duel, Storm is forced to cut Marrow's heart out, to prevent the explosives from detonating. Callisto takes Gene Nation back to Mikhail's dimension.
    Storm #1-4:In remembrance of the Morlocks, Storm performs the ceremony of light. Suddenly, a portal opens and she is pulled inside, only to emerge on "The Hill," Mikhail's dimension. As it turns out, the Morlocks live on The Hill and try to get up. On the way, they fight each other and, the higher one gets, the more he has to fight. Only those that make their way up to and into Mikhail's fortress are strong enough to be counted among Gene Nation. Since time moves a lot faster here, Storm encounters the children of the people she once knew. Only Callisto and Mikhail are still there, both 10 to 20 years older. At first, Callisto was Mikhail’s consort but he threw her out of the fortress when she did not agree with him about Gene Nation’s terrorist plans. Mikhail uses them to terrorize New York through his portals. In battle, Storm proves to be more capable than Mikhail and forces him to take all the Morlocks (strong or weak) back to the tunnels. With the help of Cable, she decides to resettle them near her old village in Africa. Callisto runs away and escapes into the tunnels, where she meets Marrow. She survived her encounter with Storm because she has a second heart. Mikhail also escapes and teleports back to The Hill. In his hiding spot, the Dark Beast is angry that Storm interfered in his plans for the Morlocks.
    X-Men (2nd series) #58:On the anniversary of the Mutant Massacre, Storm heads into the Morlock tunnels to mourn for those who died that night. In their burial chamber, she is surprised to find Gambit doing the same, even though he never met the Morlocks, or has he…?
    Cable (2nd series) #42:Thornn leaves a tip that Callisto intends to plant a bomb at one of Lila Cheney's good-will concerts. Storm and Cable investigate and run into Callisto and Marrow. While they fight the Morlocks, Thornn sniffs out the bomb and Lila teleports it away.
    Uncanny X-Men Annual '97:The Morlocks that Storm resettled in the Selima Oasis in Africa have been attacked by "Humanity's Last Stand" for weeks. Storm was busy with the X-Men and failed to notice. Once she learns of these attacks, the X-Men go to help, but the Morlocks are no longer happy with Storm’s leadership anymore. Havok's Brotherhood of Mutants I arrives too and invites the surviving Morlocks to join. But before they can discuss the future of the Morlocks, the Razors of Humanity’s Last Stand attack again. Only together are they are able to defend the Morlocks. In the end, the Morlock D'Gard, who had been the default leader in Storm’s absence, declares that the Morlocks do not need the X-Men or the Brotherhood. From now on, they are on their own and will stay in Africa. Tether and Boost, two other Morlocks, think that Africa is not a good place to stay; they depart.
    Uncanny X-Men #346-347:Callisto and Marrow try to kill Peter Gyrich, who is part of the Zero Tolerance program. Spider-Man interrupts. Suddenly, Gyrich’s bodyguards expose themselves as new Sentinels. They make no distinction between good or bad - they want to kill Spider-Man and the two Morlocks. Taking a blast meant for Marrow, Callisto is badly injured. Marrow takes her companion down into the tunnels, where she treats her wounds. Knowing the danger Zero Tolerance poses, Callisto orders Marrow to find the X-Men.
    X-Men (2nd series) #67:Marrow does as she is told. She locates Iceman and Cecilia Reyes in a police station, surrounded by Sentinels. She breaks them out, and stays with them as they investigate the threat posed by Operation: Zero Tolerance.
    X-Men Unlimited #18:Marrow looks after the injured Callisto, whom she left in the Morlock tunnels. She prevents her and the Morlock tunnels from being detected by a subway work crew.
    X-Men (2nd series) #72:After a fight with Wolverine, Marrow runs away from the X-Men to the tunnels and looks after the still-ill Callisto. She lies about having had another "good" day at school.
    X-Men (2nd series) #74:Once more visiting Callisto in the tunnels, Marrow witnesses a fight between Archangel and the Abomination. Since he was the first beautiful man most Morlocks saw (way back in Uncanny X-Men #169) and sacrificed himself (during the Mutant Massacre), she views him as a spiritual figure that she has worshipped since her youth. Archangel is unaware of Marrow’s view of him. Marrow helps Archangel in his battle against the Abomination and together they manage to get out of the fight alive. In the meantime, Dark Beast approaches the delusional Callisto and gives her some strange injection.
    X-Men (2nd series) #79:Callisto has fully healed and Marrow expects to leave together with her, but Callisto refuses. She says that staying with her would not be safe and wants Sarah to remain with the X-Men. As the Dark Beast finds Callisto gone from the tunnels, he is angry at first but, when he learns that Marrow is still with the X-Men, he is satisfied; that is exactly what he wanted.



    In between
  • Leech (and Artie) stayed at the Massachusetts Academy with Generation X but, when the school was destroyed, they moved to Monet's father in Morocco.
  • Following the events of Zero Tolerance, Marrow joined the X-Men but, after the six-month-gap, she was not among the line-up anymore. The exact circumstances of her departure are unknown, but she was found by SHIELD, who brainwashed her into being a prime assassin for rogue LMDs (Life Model Decoys). Thanks to their tampering, she developed kind of a split personality – human Sarah and terrorist Marrow. Spider-Man tried to help her, but Marrow jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge and was presumed dead. However, she made her way to the Morlock Tunnels where she was found by teammate Hemingway of Gene Nation.
  • The Dark Beast's reasons for wanting Marrow to stay with the X-Men remain a mystery. As she is no longer among the group, this dangler will probably never be followed up upon.
  • Mikhail Rasputin proved not to be insane after all. It was revealed that he had been taken over by an energetic entity of "The Hill." Colossus and Marrow helped to free him from this parasitic being. Mikhail then became one of the Twelve, but during the battle he teleported away with Apocalypse’s Horsemen. He has not been seen since.



  • Chronology continued
    Wolverine / Punisher Revelation #1-4:Years ago, a Morlock child's ability manifested with cruel effects. Her power was a constant death energy field. It was first discovered when her parents died. As the Morlocks were unable to find a cure, the Morlock scientist, Soteira, put her into a cryogenic chamber. Now a subway construction crew has entered the abandoned tunnels and accidentally opens the chamber. Revelation, the girl with the death-inducing energy field, comes out of hibernation and her powers are even stronger now. The long isolation has taken its toll on her mind as well. She is no longer aware of her surroundings; instead she lives in her fantasy world and searches for her parents. Wolverine and the Punisher do not know how to deal with the situation, since the girl cannot be blamed for her condition. In the end, the Punisher uses his angelic powers to give her hope. Revelation then dies.
    Wolverine (2nd series) #157:Investigating a series of murders, Spider-Man and Logan discover a small band of five Morlocks that apparently weren't transported to the Hill (they are following old Morlock laws). Carver, the band's leader, explains that Fugue is responsible for the murders, but he has no real brain and no sense of right or wrong. Still, Logan insists on him being put on trial. A fight starts and both Carver and Fugue get lost in a cave-in; the other Morlocks disappear during the fight.
    Weapon X: The Draft - MarrowMarrow agrees to work for the revamped Weapon X program in exchange for a procedure that slows down her bone growth, allowing her to be beautiful. To test her loyalties, the Director sends Marrow to kill D’Gard. At first, Marrow has second thoughts about this but, when Mesmero uses his illusion to make her spend the night with him, she reverts to the ruthless person she was before. She performs the requested mission, though at least she apologizes to D’Gard right before killing him.



    Afterwards
  • The Morlocks in Africa, now without a leader, have not been mentioned again.
  • The current whereabouts of Tether and Boost are unknown.
  • Leech was captured by agents of the revamped Weapon X program, who used him to power a device that negated the powers of the mutants held at the Neverland concentration camp.
  • Among the inmates of Neverland were also Ape and Tar Baby. Both of them were among a group of mutants that were killed in the camps‘ gas chambers. [Weapon X (2nd series) #5]
  • Feral apparently has had a change of minds. Not only did she join Xavier’s cause again, but also did she put aside the differences with her sister, Thornn, with whom she is working side by side at the Mumbai branch of the X-Corporation. [New X-Men #133]
  • Marrow eventually betrayed the Weapon X program and has resumed leadership of a new cell of Gene Nation. However, all members but herself were killed by Agent Zero, aka Maverick, leaving Marrow a terrorist leader without any followers. [Weapon X (2nd series) #19-21]
  • Masque has somehow cheated death and gained the ability to use his/her flesh-shaping abilities on his/her own body. He/she soon took control of the Arena, a high-stakes gladiator tournament network all over the work.
  • Callisto too resurfaced in the Arena, and was soon enthralled by Masque’s minions. Masque then used his/her flesh-transforming powers to replace Callisto’s arms with a multitude of tentacles. Storm later infiltrated the Arena and helped Callisto to dismantle Masque’s operations. Following this encounter, Callisto joined Professor Xavier in his efforts to rebuild Genosha at Ororo’s request.
  • The Dark Beast too has made his way to Genosha, where he has been conscripted into aiding Xavier in his rebuilding efforts.



    Members

    Sunder
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #169
    Last appearance: Uncanny X-Men #254 (shot by Pretty Boy)

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #169-170, 176, 178-179, 190-191, 193, Power Pack #12, Uncanny X-Men #195, 208, New Mutants (1st series) #46, Uncanny X-Men #212, 254

    Powers: enhanced physical body mass gives him superhuman strength, stamina, and resistance to physical injury



    Masque
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #169
    Seemingly died: X-Force (1st series) #9 (impaled by Shatterstar’s sword)
    Revealed alive: X-Treme X-Men #38

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #169-170, 176, 178-179, Power Pack #12, Uncanny X-Men #195, X-Factor (1st series) #11-12, 15-16, Uncanny X-Men #254, 259, 262, New Mutants (1st series) #91, 99-100, Wolverine (2nd series) #41-43, 45-46, 51, X-Force (1st series) #6-7, 9

    Powers: psionically sculpt flesh with a touch, rearranging the features of living beings to alter their hair, skin or eye color, add on additions such as tentacles and extra eyes or mouths, seal off body orifices and transform others into grotesque creatures. Since his unexplained resurrection, he can apparently use his power to alter his own features

    Theory: Possibly, it wasn’t Masque but some other Morlock that died in his place. Masque might have created several look-a-likes of himself to keep his enemies off-guard. The new power to alter his own appearance might be a secondary mutation.



    Plague
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #169
    Last appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #25 (fell off a flying horse and died)

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #169-170, X-Factor (1st series) #10

    Powers: produces lethal diseases within her body and transmits the spores through her hands to make others feel sick, delirious, and eventually die

    Note: Plague joined Apocalypse to become his horsemen Pestilence.



    Callisto
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #169

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #169-171, 176, 178-179, 190-191, 193, Power Pack #12, Uncanny X-Men #195, 207-209, 211, New Mutants (1st series) #46, Uncanny X-Men #212-217, 219, Excalibur (1st series) #4, 11, Marvel Comics Presents #20-24, Uncanny X-Men #253-254, 259-260, 262-264, 291-293, X-Men (2nd series) #44, Uncanny X-Men #325, Storm #2-4, Cable (2nd series) #42, Uncanny X-Men #346-347, X-Men Unlimited #18, X-Men (2nd series) #72, 74, 79

    Powers: heightened strength, agility, reflexes, and sensory perceptions, regenerative powers, arms have been transformed into multiple suction tentacles



    Caliban
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #148
    First Morlock appearance: Uncanny X-Men #169

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #169-170, 176, 178-179, 190-191, Power Pack #12, Uncanny X-Men #208-209, X-Factor (1st series) #9-10, Power Pack #27, X-Factor (1st series) #11-13, 15, 17, 51, 53, New Mutants (1st series) #90-91, Uncanny X-Men Annual #18, Cable (2nd series) #17

    Powers: superhuman strength, speed, endurance, reflexes and durability, clawed fingernails, psionically track mutants, could absorb the fear from others to increase his strength and resilience or rechannel it to amplify the fear and panic of those around him, release a psychoactive virus that degrades the physical and mental conditions of others

    Notes: Caliban has been through many changes over the years. He was originally rather simple and naive, with his strength and fear casting powers only emerging with adrenaline. His time with Apocalypse hardened him, and genetic manipulation increased his physical abilities permanently. A later psychological regression made him mentally disabled and seemingly removed his fear casting ability. His recent return to the Horsemen came with the new power of the psychoactive virus. Apocalypse also installed a genetic encryption with Caliban that made him capable of holding his own in a one-on-one battle with Sinister. Caliban became Death IV in X-Factor (1st series) #50, and Pestilence IV in Cable (2nd series) #73.

    Backstory: Said his father called him a monster, hideous appearance since birth (Uncanny X-Men #148)



    Jo (Kitty’s bridemaid)
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #179

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #179

    Powers: unknown



    Leech
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #179

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #179, Power Pack #12, Uncanny X-Men #195, Power Pack #19, X-Factor (1st series) #9-10, Power Pack #27, X-Factor (1st series) #11-13, 15, Generation X #6

    Powers: projects a dampening field out from his body that disables any additional neural pathways found in the human brain, temporarily blocking access to any paranormal abilities so long as he’s within range of his field’s variable radius



    Healer
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #170 (mentioned) 179 (seen)
    Last appearance: Uncanny X-Men #291 (burns himself out to heal and restore Callisto)

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #179, New Mutants (1st series) #20, Uncanny X-Men #212, 291

    Powers: psionically taps the biological energy produced in mutant cells and redirects it towards that person’s regenerative properties, enabling him to heal mutants who have been injured or disfigured



    Annalee’s four kids
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #193
    Last appearance: Uncanny X-Men #193 (shot by Scalphunter)

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #193

    Powers: The youngest daughter was a healer, the powers of the other siblings are unknown.



    Erg
    First appearance: Power Pack #12

    All Morlock appearances: Power Pack #12, Uncanny X-Men #195, Power Pack #19, X-Factor (1st series) #10, Power Pack #27, X-Factor (1st series) #11-12, 15

    Powers: absorb any energy directed at him and harmlessly metabolize it into his cellular structure, then rechannel it as electrical energy bolts from his left eye

    Backstory: Erg was a painter before becoming a Morlock. [X-Factor (1st series) #10]



    Ape
    First appearance: Power Pack #12
    Last appearance: Weapon X (2nd series) #5 (killed in the Neverland concentration camp)

    All Morlock appearances: Power Pack #12, Uncanny X-Men #195, Power Pack #19, X-Factor (1st series) #10, Power Pack #27, X-Factor (1st series) #11-13, 15

    Powers: possesses a near-infinite control over the structuring of his molecules, enabling him to bend and stretch his body in various ways, open holes through his flesh, and assume complex shapes like a vacuum cleaner or a jar with a lid



    Piper II
    First appearance: Power Pack #11
    Last appearance: Uncanny X-Men #211 (killed by the Marauders)

    All appearances: Power Pack #11-12, Thor (1st series) #364-365, Uncanny X-Men #211

    Powers: uses the music he plays on his flute as a focus to psionically command the higher brain functions of animal life, directing their actions as an extension of his own thoughts

    Note: Piper was definitely in the tunnels when the Marauders entered and started killing everyone. Later, a wounded figure resembling Piper is teleported to the infirmary of Xavier’s mansion, but many of these Morlock patients died of their injuries. It has to be assumed that Piper was one of them, as
    he was never seen again, not even when the surviving patients were relocated to Muir Island.

    Actually this Piper could be the same person as Piper I, of the Savage Land Mutates, who first appeared in X-Men (1st series) #62. The Savage Land Piper traveled with Magneto to the US in Avengers (1st series) #110-111, only to be left alone when Magneto was defeated and imprisoned by the Avengers. Already in the United States, he could have been approached by the Morlocks. They sure look similar enough, and any discrepancies in outer appearance could be explained by Masque’s face-changing. Although Thor writer Walter Simonson never intended the Morlock Piper to be the same one, the Savage Land Mutate Piper never appeared again. Maybe later writers came to the same conclusion as here and did not use the Savage Land character again, believing he died with the Morlocks.



    Tarbaby
    First appearance: Power Pack #12
    Last appearance: Weapon X (2nd series) #5 (killed in the Neverland concentration camp)

    All Morlock appearances: Power Pack #12, Uncanny X-Men #195, X-Factor (1st series) #10, Power Pack #27, X-Factor (1st series) #11-12, 15

    Powers: secretes a highly adhesive tar-like substance through his pores that causes him to stick to anything he touches, an effect that he can neutralize within minutes by oxidizing the tar so that it breaks free from his body



    Annalee
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #193 (mentioned), Power Pack #12 (seen)
    Last appearance: Uncanny X-Men #211 (shot by Scalphunter)

    All Morlock appearances: Power Pack #12, Uncanny X-Men #195, Power Pack #19, Uncanny X-Men #211

    Powers: projecting empath able to tap into her own emotional state of being and release it outwards to affect others



    Beautiful Dreamer I
    First appearance: Power Pack #12

    All Morlock appearances: Power Pack #12, Uncanny X-Men #195, X-Factor (1st series) #10, Power Pack #27, X-Factor (1st series) #11-12, 15

    Powers: uses the smoke emitted from her cigarette to manipulate the minds of others, fitting them with a false set of memories over their true ones that can completely realign their personality and loyalties



    Skids (Sally Blevins)
    First appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #7

    All Morlock appearances: X-Factor (1st series) #7-10, Power Pack #27, X-Factor (1st series) #11-15

    Powers: generates a deflection field around herself and others that disperses kinetic impact, absorbs energy assaults into itself, and negates friction so that she can glide across its surface

    Note: Skids decided to stay in X-Factor's care in X-Factor (1st series) #15. Appearances afterwards are not listed.

    Backstory: Skids' father used to beat up her and her mum. In one of the fights her mother falls backwards against a table and hits her head hard. Skids powers manifest, the father is afraid of her and leaves. Right before dying Sally's mother tells her to run away. [X-Factor (1st series) #16]



    Tommy
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #210
    Last appearance: Uncanny X-Men #210 (shot by Scalphunter)

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #210

    Powers: displace her body mass to an extra-dimensional location so that she possesses only length and width, becoming thinner than a sheet of paper

    Backstory: Fell in love with an Hellfire Club operative and traveled with him through the USA. (Uncanny X-Men #210)



    Cybelle
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #211
    Last appearance: Uncanny X-Men #211 (shot by Harpoon)

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #211

    Powers: sprays a barrier of highly acidic mist around her body that burns through anything she comes into contact with



    Zeek
    First appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #10
    Last appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #10 (shot by Harpoon)

    All Morlock appearances: X-Factor (1st series) #10

    Powers: unknown



    Scaleface
    First appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #11
    Last appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #11 (shot by the police)

    All Morlock appearances: X-Factor (1st series) #11

    Powers: transmorph able to assume the form of a giant, four-legged dragon with enormous strength, highly resilient scaled skin, and razor edged claws and talons



    Berzerker
    First appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #11
    Last appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #11 (accidentally killed by Cyclops)

    All Morlock appearances: X-Factor (1st series) #11

    Powers: absorbs electromagnetic energy in order to receive radio and TV signals or shut down mechanical devices, then rechannel the energy into protective shields or explosive force blasts



    Blow-Hard
    First appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #11
    Last appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #11 (shot by a local gang)

    All Morlock appearances: X-Factor (1st series) #11

    Powers: focus air currents from the surrounding atmosphere through his pipe to create spinning whirlwinds, which can be directed as compressed air blasts or disorienting wind funnels



    Lightning Bug
    First appearance: Marvel Comics Presents #15
    Last appearance: Marvel Comics Presents #15 (astral essence perishes)

    All appearances: Marvel Comics Presents #15

    Powers: manifest her astral form to psychically travel great distances, mesmerize others, alter the visual appearance of her astral form and direct vast amounts of psychic energy



    Chicken Wings
    First appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #51
    Last appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #51 (killed by Sabretooth)

    All Morlock appearances: X-Factor (1st series) #51

    Powers: avian mutation gives him heightened speed, aerial agility, and maneuverability, enhanced vision and hearing, and feathered wings under his arms that allow him to fly

    Note: Chicken Wings lost one arm during the Mutant Massacre and could fly no more.



    Mole
    First appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #51
    Last appearance: X-Factor (1st series) #53 (strongly implied to be killed by Sabretooth right after the issue)

    All Morlock appearances: X-Factor (1st series) #51-53

    Powers: mole-like physiology gives him advanced hearing and smell, vision adapted to darkness, and the ability to stretch the binding forces between molecules, allowing him to open holes through solid matter and then either close the hole back into its original state or allow the object to disintegrate



    Bliss
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #261

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #261-263

    Powers: possesses a second mouth within her main one that can extend out on a tentacle rope. It can deliver a poisonous bite that renders her opponents unconscious



    Bouncer
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #261 (only his teleporting signature)

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #261-263

    Powers: generate a teleportation effect that can transport specific people and objects from location to location

    Note: Bouncer is never seen on panel. He is only mentioned or his teleporting signature is seen.



    Samson
    First appearance: New Mutants (1st series) #90
    Last appearance: New Mutants (1st series) #90 (killed by Sabretooth)

    All Morlock appearances: New Mutants (1st series) #90

    Powers: enhanced physical strength and durability, vision adapted to the infrared spectrum allows him to see in the dark



    Brute II
    First appearance: New Mutants (1st series) #91
    Last appearance: New Mutants (1st series) #100 (shot by Cable)

    All Morlock appearances: New Mutants (1st series) #91, 99-100

    Powers: superhuman size, strength, endurance, reflexes and resistance to physical harm



    Hump
    First appearance: New Mutants (1st series) #91

    All Morlock appearances: New Mutants (1st series) #91, 99-100

    Powers: superhuman size, strength, endurance, reflexes, resistance to physical harm, and green skin



    Pixie II
    First appearance: Ghost Rider (3rd series) #9
    Last appearance: Ghost Rider (3rd series) #9 (killed by Blackout)

    All Morlock appearances: Ghost Rider (3rd series) #9

    Powers: insect-like limps and wings, antenna on her head, apparently causing some hypnotic / calming effect

    Note: several parts of her body, like her right leg, were changed by Masque.



    Bertram
    First appearance: Ghost Rider (3rd series) #9

    All Morlock appearances: Ghost Rider (3rd series) #9

    Powers: obese body with rubbery features



    Feral (Maria Callasantos)
    First appearance: New Mutants (1st series) #99

    All Morlock appearances: New Mutants (1st series) #99-100, X-Force (1st series) #40-41

    Powers: animal mutation gives her heightened strength, speed, agility, endurance, and reflexes, hyper-keen feline senses, thick orange fur, a prehensile tail and razor sharp fangs and claws on her fingers and toes

    Backstory: Feral and her sister, Thornn, originate from a poor Hispanic family. Their father left the family (Lucia, Maria and younger brother, Matteo) after a fourth child, Carolina, was born. Their mother blamed his leaving on the baby, Carolina. When Carolina fell down the stairs, Feral, who was only six years old at the time, just let it happen. Later, when Matteo fell off the roof and was hanging by his fingers she stood and watched until he fell off. Years later, the mother had a new lover who also went after the sisters, while they were slowly developing their powers. One night when he tried to rape Lucia, Feral, now fully powered, killed him. The mother wanted to hurt Maria for that and killed her pets, a deed avenged by Feral by killing her mother too. After hiding the bodies, the siblings joined the Morlocks. [X-Force (1st series) #41]



    Pester (daughter of Mother Inferior)
    First appearance: Web of Spiderman #77

    All Morlock appearances: Web of Spiderman #77-78

    Powers: heightened agility, reflexes, vision, and sharpened teeth



    Ent
    First appearance: Web of Spiderman #77

    All Morlock appearances: Web of Spiderman #77-78

    Powers: superhuman strength, endurance and resistance to physical injury



    Mother Inferior (mother of Pester)
    First appearance: Web of Spiderman #77
    Last appearance: Web of Spiderman #78 (crushed by falling debris)

    All Morlock appearances: Web of Spiderman #77-78

    Powers: psionically communicates with rats and other vermin



    Thornn (Lucia Callasantos) (older sister of Feral)
    First appearance: X-Force (1st series) #6

    All Morlock appearances: X-Force (1st series) #6-7, 9, 11, Cable (2nd series) #15, 42

    Powers: animal mutation gives her heightened strength, speed, agility, endurance, and reflexes, hyper-keen feline senses, thick brown striped fur, a prehensile tail and razor sharp fangs and claws on her fingers and toes

    Backstory: Thornn and her sister, Feral, originate from a poor Hispanic family. Their father left the family (Lucia, Maria and younger brother, Matteo) after a fourth child, Carolina, was born. Their mother blamed his leaving on the baby, Carolina. When Carolina fell down the stairs, Feral, who was only six years old at the time, just let it happen. Later, when Matteo fell off the roof and was hanging by his fingers, she stood and watched until he fell off. Years later, the mother had a new lover who also went after the sisters, while they were slowly developing their powers. One night when he tried to rape Lucia, Feral, now fully powered, killed him. The mother wanted to hurt Maria for that and killed her pets, a deed avenged by Feral by killing her mother too. After hiding the bodies, the siblings joined the Morlocks. [X-Force (1st series) #41]



    Mikhail Rasputin (older brother of Magik and Colossus) - not a Morlock, but their leader
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #285
    First Morlock appearance: Uncanny X-Men #291

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #291-293, Storm #1-4

    Powers: transmute matter and energy, allowing him to manipulate matter and rebuild it from a subatomic level, unleash violent discharges of energy, and teleport across spatial and dimensional barriers



    Meme
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #292
    Last appearance: Uncanny X-Men #292 (Jean Grey shuts down his mind to rescue the absorbed humans)

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #292

    Powers: absorbs living beings into his body mass, suppressing their minds while using their mass to increase his size, strength, endurance, durability, and number of limbs with each victim. If his victims remain assimilated for too long, their mass is permanently made a part of him



    Monte
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #292

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #292

    Powers: bio-blast power focuses electrical energy into lightning-like bolts from his fingertips



    Brain Cell (Kevin)
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #292

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #292

    Powers: initiates a psi-link with anyone he touches, becoming a mental hub that connects the minds of groups of people to transmit thoughts between individuals or impress his feelings onto others



    Marrow (Sarah)
    First appearance: Cable (2nd series) #15 (as child), X-Men Prime (as Marrow)
    Seemingly died: Uncanny X-Men #325 (heart cut out by Storm)
    Revealed alive: Storm #4 (has a second heart)

    All Morlock appearances: Uncanny X-Men #346, 350, Cable (2nd series) #15, Uncanny X-Men #373-374, X-Men Prime, Generation X #6, Uncanny X-Men #325, Storm #4, Cable (2nd series) #42, Uncanny X-Men #346-347, X-Men (2nd series) #67, X-Men Unlimited #18, X-Men (2nd series) #72, 74, 79, Weapon X: The Draft - Marrow

    Powers: accelerated growth hormones stimulate her metabolism to increase her strength, agility, reflexes, and recuperative powers, while causing her bones to grow beyond the confines of her body, and splinter off into removable spikes that she can use as jagged blades and weapons. She had two hearts, but one was cut out

    Fact: Originally, Sarah's powers were planned to be sensing goodness in others. She looked normal in her first appearances. Only since it was decided for her to have the bone growth is the child drawn with bones too (in flashbacks scenes).



    Dark Beast (AoA version of the Beast, Henry McCoy) - not a Morlock, but their creator
    First appearance: X-Men Alpha (AOA), X-Men Prime (616 Marvel Universe)

    All appearances: X-Men Prime, Generation X #6, Storm #4, X-Men (2nd series) #74, 79, Generation X #50, X-Man #50

    Powers: atavus regression grants him superhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina, reflexes, dexterity and intelligence, spiky gray fur, razor sharp fangs and claws on his fingers and toes



    Marilou
    First appearance: Storm #1
    Last appearance: Storm #1 (killed by Mikhail as body double for Storm)

    All appearances: Storm #1

    Powers: unknown



    Boost
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men Annual '97

    All appearances: Uncanny X-Men Annual '97

    Powers: converts into an energy state matching the frequency of his own mutagenic aura, enabling him to enter the body of another mutant and feed massive amounts of power to their own mutant genes, augmenting their abilities a hundred fold



    Tether
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men Annual '97

    All appearances: Uncanny X-Men Annual '97

    Powers: eel-like mutation gives her heightened strength, agility and reflexes, sensitivity to air currents and electrical fields, needle sharp teeth, razor edged talons, and a prehensile tail that emits electrical shocks



    D‘Gard
    First appearance: Uncanny X-Men Annual '97
    Last appearance: Weapon X: The Draft - Marrow (killed by Marrow)

    All appearances: Uncanny X-Men Annual '97, Weapon X: The Draft - Marrow

    Powers: broadcast empathy allows him to detect specific emotions and behavioral patterns of those around him



    Revelation
    First appearance: Wolverine / Punisher Revelation #1
    Last appearance: Wolverine / Punisher Revelation #4 (dies in the Punisher's arms)

    All appearances: Wolverine / Punisher Revelation #1-4

    Powers: radiates an aura of death energy from her body that disrupts life-force, causing sickness and eventually death, and can be directed out from her hands as a concussive aspect



    Soteira
    First appearance: Wolverine / Punisher Revelation #2 (hologram)
    Last appearance: Wolverine / Punisher Revelation #2 (hologram says, that she will die of prolonged exposure to Revelation)

    All appearances: Wolverine / Punisher Revelation #3, Wolverine / Punisher Revelation #2

    Powers: unknown, scientist



    Carver II
    First appearance: Wolverine (2nd series) #157

    All appearances: Wolverine (2nd series) #157

    Powers: superhuman strength, agility, and endurance, impregnable skin, and retractable spikes that extend out from his wrists and backwards from his elbows



    Fugue
    First appearance: Wolverine (2nd series) #157

    All appearances: Wolverine (2nd series) #157

    Powers: superhuman strength, speed, endurance, reflexes, and resistance to physical injury, hyper-keen animal senses, shaggy white fur, and razor sharp claws


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