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Morbius, the Marvel Universe, vampire was created by science not from supernatural origins. Morbius first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #101 as Michael Morbius. Amazing Spider-Man #102 gives us his origin story.

Michael Morbius, a Nobel prize-winning biochemist,  had attempted to cure himself of a rare blood disease with an experimental treatment involving vampire bats and electroshock therapy. However, he instead became afflicted with a far worse condition that mimicked the powers and blood thirst of legendary vampirism. Morbius now had to digest blood in order to survive and had a strong aversion to light. He gained the ability to fly, as well as superhuman strength and healing abilities. His appearance became hideous—his canine teeth extended into fangs, his nose flattened to appear more like a bat's, and his skin became chalk-white. He also gained the ability to turn others into similar "living vampires" by biting them.

The Spider-Man-Morbius battles were a lot more fierce than Spidey's encounters with other monsters. Where in Spider-Man Giant Size #1, Spidey only bumped into Dracula as Peter Parker, and foiled his attempted murder of a human being without even realizing the vampire's presence, Spider-Man and Morbius used to throw down.  No fooling around with these two even though Spider-Man did sympathize with Morbius' curse. The ones I remember reading the most were the early Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man issues.

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Morbius on Spider-Man the Animated Series
Morbius made several appearances on the Fox Spider-Man Animated Series. The series itself was pretty decent, but Morbius had been turned from a blood sucker into a plasma drainer. Somebody got the weird idea to have Morbius a vampire suck plasma from humans through strange suction cups on his hands.

Morbius first appeared in his human form in "The Insidious Six" (Season #2, Ep 14). Then he appeared as a vampire in the episode titled as his name, "Morbius". He appeared as a villain in the following four episodes, along with "The Awakening" and "The Vampire Queen" in Season #4. At the end of "The Vampire Queen", Morbius stopped becoming an evil blood sucker and joined forces with vampire hunter Blade and superhuman Black Cat to stop Blade's evil mother, Mirium. Morbius made a cameo at the beginning and end of the second episode of the animated version of "Secret Wars," along with Blade, who were not only concerned about stopping Mirium but curious where Black Cat went (she was transported from Earth to the Secret Wars planet to fight alongside with Spider-Man as one of the heroes to help him).

Powers
Michael Morbius possesses a variety of superhuman powers similar to those possessed by "true", supernatural vampires in the Marvel Universe. He possesses superhuman strength that varies with his feeding.

Morbius possesses an accelerated healing factor and can recover from mild to moderate injuries at a rate beyond that of ordinary humans. While not nearly as efficient as the healing powers possessed by the X-Man Wolverine, Morbius has proven able to heal from multiple gunshot wounds in less than an hour. More severe injuries, such as broken bones or severe burns, might take several days to heal, but once was shown to take minutes even though it left him as a near-mindless creature who must feed to replenish the energy that was used to do so. 

Morbius does not possess any of the mystical vulnerabilities that supernatural vampires are subject to, such as to garlic, holy water, or silver. He is sensitive to sunlight, thanks to his photo-sensitive skin which prevents any protection from major sun burn, in contrast to "true" vampires that are incinerated by it. 

Ultimate Morbius
"Ultimate" Morbius first appeared in Ultimate Spider-Man #95. Unlike the original character from which he was derived, Ultimate Morbius is a "true" vampire, the son of Dracul, and brother of Vlad III Dracula himself (who was, in Ultimate Marvel, the same as the historic tyrant of our world, rather than a vampire), with all of the powers and abilities associated with the usual interpretation of Dracula. This Morbius, however, seems to be heroically struggling against his baser instincts, like many other vampires in film and comic books. He meets Spider-Man in a typical misunderstanding, centering around a cabal of vampires attacking Ben Urich. He is really trying to stop Urich from becoming a vampire, which he succeeds in doing despite the conflict.

Morbius Comic Book Appearances

  • Amazing Spider-Man #101 (first appearance), #102 (origin), #379-380
  • Marvel Team-Up #3-4
  • Adventure into Fear #20-31 (February, 1972 – December, 1975)
  • Vampire Tales #1-11
  • Vampire Tales Annual #1
  • Giant-Size Superheroes #1
  • Marvel Premiere #28
  • Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol.1 #6-8, 38
  • West Coast Avengers #5-6
  • Ghost Rider Vol.2 #31 (1992)
  • Ghost Rider & Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance #13, 17-18
  • Darkhold #15-16
  • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #10, 11, 14-18, 60-66
  • Spider-Man #13-14 (1991), #36
  • Morbius the Living Vampire #1-32 (September, 1992 – April, 1995)
  • Morbius Revisited #1-5 (August – December, 1993; reprints Adventure into Fear #27-31)
  • What If...? Vol.2, #41
  • Nightstalkers #7-8
  • Daredevil #324-325
  • Web of Spider-Man #102-103
  • Spectacular Spider-Man Vol.1, #202-203
  • Spider-Man Unlimited Vol.1, #2 (cameo)
  • Midnight Sons Unlimited #1-7
  • Venom: The Enemy Within #1-3
  • Blade: The Vampire Hunter #8
  • Strange Tales: Dark Corners One-Shot
  • Blade #2-3 (1998)
  • Spectacular Spider-Man Vol.1, #14 (2004)
  • Supernaturals #4 (cameo)
  • Marvel Selects: The Amazing Spider-Man #2-3 (reprints Amazing Spider-Man #101, 102)

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Morbius and the Lizard
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