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Morgus is the main antagonist of the 1984 Doctor Who serial "The Caves of Androzani". He was the corrupt chairman of the Androzani Sirius Conglomerate and the arch nemesis of Sharaz Jek.

He was portrayed by the late John Normington.

Biography

In the past Morgus built up his wealth and position of respect, power and high authority through his partnership with the man Sharaz Jek in order to gain some hold over the toxic substance known as Spectrox. He would pay the talented robotics expert to build several andrioids and devices to harvest the substance safely and deliver it in a secure manner and the two stuck to this routine for several years. One day however Morgus betrayed Jek by setting up an operation for him which was secretly a ruse which involved Morgus triggering a mudstorm causing a massive explosion in Jek's labs, killing several and destroying countless androids Jek barely escaped with his life but was left disfigured in the process in the process. An eraged Jek wanted vengeance against his fallen ally but was too ashamed to leave his own chambers and eventually fell into obscurity from the world although still built up countless androids in his now constant free time.

With Jek out of the equation Morgus continued to fight his way higher and higher to the top of the crowd eventually finding himself in a fairly comfortable position as the Chairman of the Androzani Sirius Conglomerate. Through more shady buisness deals and killings Morgus gained a large amount of control Spectrox although much to his anguish a stubborn Sharaz Jek still withheld a large amount of the same substance leading to a raging war between the two.

Soon following this Morgus began making business deals with  the corrupt military offiicial Stoltz who sold Jek large amounts of weaponry. He did this as he had guessed that Jek would in return decide to plan out an invasion on the the government and federal forces securing Morgus' place in the highest possible ground.

Sometime later he had come across a heavily weakened and ill Fifth Doctor one of Jek's newest prisoners who was searching for a cure to Spectrox Toxemia a deadly illness one contracts from making contact with Spectrox for both him and his companion Peri Brown. Mistaking him for an agent of the president, Morgus attempted to shoot the Doctor down only for him to escape much to his annoyance. Deciding the time was right for him to cease full control and to stop the president from sending any more of his presumed troops Morgus quickly shoved the man down an elavator shaft to his demise.

Morgus and Stotz then quickly infiltrated Jek's base murdering almost all of his androids and even their own men. The town then found Jek cradaling a dying Peri before attempting to kill him and steal the Spectrox. Much to his horror however Jek fought back with brute force and with complete ease  forced Morgus' head into a laser beam melting his brains, before being shot by Stoltz. Jek died shortly after this from gunshot wounds before Stoltz was also murdered by Jek's most advanced android a replica of Salateen.

Whatever was left of the three men was destroyed after Jek's base was blown up in the ensuing mudstorm.

Personality

Morgus was a cruel, malicious, greedy, heartless and unfeeling man who disregarded everybody and was willing to kill anybody if it gave him self gain or not. Morgus had no qualms about betraying and killing anyone once they served their uses for him and wasn't at all afraid to get his hands dirty. Deep down all Morgus cared for was absoloute power.

Trivia

  • Morgus is one of the most evil villains from the entire Doctor Who franchise rivalling even Davros and The Rani.
  • He has the highest on screen body count of all of the Doctor Who villains in both Classic and Modern Who.

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