You are the inescapable result of your tragedy. Just as I... am the inescapable result of you.
~ The Über-Morlock
We all have our time machines, don't we? Those that take us back are memories. Those that carry us forward...are dreams.
~ The Über-Morlock's last words before his final fight with Alexander Hartdegen in the time machine and meeting his demise by rapidly aging and turning to dust.

The Über-Morlock is the main antagonist in the 2002 remake of The Time Machine. He is one of the leaders of the Morlocks.

He was portrayed by Jeremy Irons who also played Simon Gruber, Randall Bragg, Profion and Scar.


The Time Machine (1960)

Already in the 1960 film, the Über-Morlock with a similar death scene appeared, however that one was never specifically depicted as the Morlock's leader.

The Time Machine (2002)

The Über-Morlock is encountered by time traveler Dr. Alexander Hartdegen in the year 802,701, when he steals his time machine, he is a member of the telepathic ruling class of the Morlock world who are a race of underground humanoids descending from us after the moon broke forcing them to live underground, they feed on the peaceful human race of the Eloys that live on top. The Uber morlock is superior and controls the minds of the other members of his species telepathically. The Uber morlock also gives Alexander the answer to why he can't change the past. He meets his death when he is suddenly pulled by Alexander into the time machine and a fight breaks out, he dies by rapidly aging when Alexander pushes him outside of the machine's sphere of influence before Alexander entered the year 635,427,810.


The Uber morlock was a dark visage of humanities future, as a coldly logical, arrogant, dominance-thirsty overlord, and his evolved intellect made him feel superior to the eloi and he ordered his subordinates to eat them and rape them to create more morlocks. He served a similar purpose to a queen in a bee or ant colony, but like humans, his powers isolated him and he secretely craved a companion to treat as an equal. Despite his cruel and inexcusable treatment of the eloi, he saw Alaxander as a potential friend to cure his loneliness, and was surprisingly reasonable towards him. He was generally cultured, sophisticated, soft-spoken, polite, and he was not malicious but eager to survive and preserve the morlock lineage, at the expense of the eloi.


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