I know, I know, Halloween's over and has been for a week or so.
But this particular match-up really intrigued me.
I'm talking about Morbius the Living Vampire versus the MU's version of Dracula.
To my knowledge, these two have never faced off before or even met before, despite the seemingly inevitability of the whole thing.
Which is really weird since when has Marvel ever really not taken advantage of such an obvious money-making match-up before?
But don't worry fearless readers, because yours truly, Mr. Morbid, plans on righting that wrong, and laying out for you a nice scenario for you on how and why these two should not only meet, but pound it out in the classic comic time-honored tradition of this Halloween Hangover edition of So, Who Would Win?
First, let's put these in perspective as far as just how powerful these two are.
Dracula in the MU, has gone toe-to-toe with some of Marvel's most popular heroes, and has pretty much beaten them all.
Don't believe me, let's look at a quick list of heroes he's pwned:
- The Uncanny X-Men
-The Silver Surfer( yes, even someone as powerful as the Silver Surfer)
So, yeah, Dracula's not someone you wanna' fuck with.
Morbius's is no slouch either though. While he may not have racked up an impressive list of victories like Dracula has, he's still gone up against his share of popular MU characters as well and lived to tell about it.
- Dr. Strange
So, yeah, Morbius ain't no one to be fucked with either.
Also, lets take a quick look at each participant's strengths and weaknesses:
- Incredible super-strength
- An amazingly productive healing factor
- Can control people and animals
- Can turn into mist, animals, and other things
- Super fast and agile
- Can control the weather
- Master strategist
- Super-resistant to conventional injury and diseases
- Can be harmed by wooden stakes, beheading, silver, garlic, sunlight
- Needs blood to survive
- Weak during sunlight hours
- Can be harmed and destroyed by a Darkhold spell known as the Montesi Formula.
- Enhanced speed and agility
- Can fight in sunlight but still has an aversion to it
- has no weakness to traditionally known Vampire deterrents such as silver, garlic, or religious objects.
- Scientifically super-smart
- Limited Healing Factor
So here's my ideal scenario:
In a small but modern enough European village, Morbius has heard of a nearby resident scientist that's made huge strides in the particular areas of science and medicine that could possibly produce a cure for Morbius's condition.
Unfortunately for Morbie, Dracula too has sought out the attractive and famous scientist, intending to turn her in order for her to work for him.
This is in direct conflict with Morbius's needs, and the two run into each other just as Dracula has entranced and seduced the beautiful women into giving him her neck for a tasty bite.
Dracula's not too happy about being interrupted, especially by a being like Morbius, who he looks upon with disgust. After all, Morbius isn't a true vampire, just a pathetic pretender in name only, since Morbius's origins are more science than supernatural.
The two lock eyes and size each other up for what seems like an eternity, while the poor scientist is carelessly tossed aside like discarded paper floating in a breeze.
"You, foul beast. Pathetic pretender. How dare you besmirch the revered name Vampyre!
You are an affront to my kind that has been allowed to walk this world for too long.
For that, and for interfering in my affairs, you have earned my ire....and my wrath!"
"When you're done preening and posturing, oh lord of the vampires, I'm ready to finally to put you out of your misery."
"You fool! it is YOU who shall finally be delivered from your cursed existence! Not out of mercy for you, but mercy for my eyes so that I shall never have to see or hear of you again."
Dracula, Lord of the Vampires
Morbius, The Living Vampire
Who Wins and why?