Villains Wiki

Hi. This is Thesecret1070. I am an admin of this site. Edit as much as you wish, but one little thing... If you are going to edit a lot, then make yourself a user and login. Other than that, enjoy Villains Wiki!!!

READ MORE

Villains Wiki
Advertisement
Warning.gif
Scarfaceinthefall.jpg
This article's content is marked as Mature
The page Mature contains mature content that may include coarse language, sexual references, and/or graphic violent images which may be disturbing to some. Mature pages are recommended for those who are 18 years of age and older.

If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page.

There's beauty in everyone. Sometimes you have to dig deep to find it.
~ Robert Morten rationalizing his crimes.

Robert Morten is the main antagonist of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Svengali". He is a celebrity serial killer responsible for the murders of eight women.

He was portrayed by Jared Harris, who also played Professor James Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mac McGrath in Mr. Deeds, David Robert Jones in Fringe and Axel Bellman in The Shadow in the North.

Biography

Morten abducted, tortured, mutilated and killed eight women, believing that he was revealing their "inner beauty" and that his actions are a form of art. When he was eventually caught, he did not even bother denying his guilt, and was sentenced to life without parole. During his incarceration, Morten developed a large fanbase, which only grew when the comic Le Morte was published, portraying a scenario in which Morten was never caught but instead carried on killing.

After several years, during which Morten spent his time reading waves of fan mail, he was contacted by Cecelia Strayer, the daughter of a former cellmate, who wanted to know more about her father, who had died in jail when she was a child. Morten convinced her to get an internship at the law firm which defended him, allowing her unrestricted access to him. During her visits, Morten seduced Cecelia, and they had sex in his cell on at least one occasion. However, Morten eventually broke up with her, claiming she didn't give him enough "blood and spatter", and telling her he would take her back if she killed someone, leading Cecelia to kill and mutilate her friend Tina Snow in order to impress Morten.

After realizing that her actions meant that Morten could get into further trouble for arranging Tina Snow's death, Cecelia arranged suicide, but was found and saved by the Special Victims Unit, who later discovered her connection to Morten and charged her with murder. Morten agreed to testify against Cecelia in return for immunity from prosecution for his involvement. In court, Morten admitted that he had ordered the death and provoking her by claiming that she was a poor artist. This caused Cecelia to break down and attempt to charge him, leading to a mistrial and Cecelia being ruled legally insane and institutionalized.

Following the trial, Morten was visited by ADA Casey Novak, and taunted her that she couldn't charge him due to the deal. Novak responded that Morten was "going where [he] deserved", revealing that she had arranged for him to be transferred to ADX Florence, where he would be unable to communicate with his fans ever again and would only be able to leave his cell for an hour every day. She then told him that it was her "masterpiece", echoing Morten's insistence that his murders were works of art, before leaving Morten to process the news of his defeat.

External links

Navigation

           Law & Order Logo.png Villains

Law & Order
Aaron Downing | Albert Lawrence Cheney | Alex Merritt | Angela Young | April Troost | Arthur Pruitt | Arthur Tunney | Bill Fallon | Bud Greer | Burt Malone | Cary Stillman | Daniel Hendricks | Danielle Keyes | Dawn Sterling | Dena Carter | Dennis Pollock | Dennis Teal | Diana Hawthorne | Dr. Diane Meade | Donald Housman | Donald Shalvoy | Donna Cheponis | Eddie Chandler | Edward Auster | Eileen Willick | Emma Kim | Fiona Reed | Frances Houston | Freddo Parisi | Gayle Janaway | Gordon Samuels | Harold Jensen | Jacob Lowenstein | Jenny Brandt | Joel Thayer | Johnny Dona | Jordan Reed | Joseph Krolinsky | Joyce Pollock | Julia Veloso | Justin Lafferty | Katherine Waxman | Katrina Ludlow | Kyle Swanson | Laura Di Biasi | Leland Barnes | Leon Vorgitch | Liann Crosby | Lorraine Dillon | Marcus Woll | Matt Bergstrom | Mark Bruner | Matthew O'Dell | Marty Winston | Melanie Cullen | Miranda Shea | Mitch Carroll | Molly Preston | Ned Lasky | Ned Loomis | Paul Kopell | Phillip Swann | Qaadar Khaleel | Raymond Taylor | Richard Morriston | Rita Shalvoy | Russell Lowery | Samantha Weaver | Simon Brooks | Stephanie Harker | Ted Sanderson | Thad Messimer | Walter Grobman | Willard Tappen

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Aaron Wesley Parker | Adam Grafton | Alana Gonzalez | Alec Bernardi | Alexa Pearson | Albert Beck | Alexander Strizhov | Allan Shaye | Amelia Chase | Andre Bushido | Anna Mill | Anya Ragova | April Troost | Arthur Esterman | Arthur Pruitt | Ash Gordon | Austin Bates | Bart Ganzel | Bill Harris | Billy Tripley | Brian Ackerman| Brent Latimer | Brian Smith | Bridget "Birdie" Sulloway | Cameron Tyler | Candace Lamerly | Carlo Parisi | Carl Vucelik | Charles Patton | Church of Wisdom and Sight | Chet Sulloway | Chris Carnasis | Christine Hartwell | Clayton Mills | Coleman Green | Dale Stuckey | Dan Hoffman | Daniel Brooks | Daniel Varney | Darius Parker | Darryl Kern | David Willard | Deacon Brinn | Dean Reynolds | Deborah Latrell | Delia Wilson | Denise Cormier | Denise Pikering | Dennis Caufield | Dr. Carl Rudnick | Dr. Nicole Keller | Donald Bazinski | Dorothy Rudd | Drew Lamerly | Dustin Tinsley | Edgar Noone | Edward Crandall | Edward Kofax | Elaine Frye Cavanaugh | Eldon Balogh | Emily McCooper | Emma Spevak | Eric Byers | Eric Lutz | Eric Plummer | Erik Weber | Eugene Hoff | Fran Stanton | Frank Martin | Gary Rosten | Gary Munson | Gideon Hutton | Gloria Montero | Gordon Rickett | Grace Mayberry | Grace Rinato | Graham Winger | Hal Brightman | Hank Abraham | Harry Baker | Harry Waters | Harvey Denis | Heather Parcell | Heather Riggs | Henry Mesner | Henry Talbott | Holden March | Hope Garrett | Ingrid Block | Jackson Wright | Jaina Jansen | Jake Berlin | Jake O'Hara | Jake the Kidnapper | Jaleel Amir | Jamie Huntington | Janette Grayson | Janis Donovan | Jason Mayberry | Jeremy Jones | Jimmy G. | Jiya Alexander | Joe Blaine | John Conway | John Fenwick | Johnny D. | Joseph Hollister | Joseph Serumaga | Judge Hilda Marsden | K.O.B.S | Katie Cavanaugh | Ken Turner | Kenneth Cleary | Kenneth Strick | Kevin O'Donnell | Larry Moore | Laurel Linwood | Lauren Cooper | Lawrence Holt | Leon Tate | Lewis Hodda | Liam Connors | Lloyd Andrews | Lorraine Dillon | Louise Durning | Lowell Harris | Lucas Biggs | Luke Mitchell | Maggie Peterson | Malcolm Royce | Malik Harris | Mark Foster | Mark Ocurro | Marta Stevens | Martin Schultz | Matthew Brodus | Max Matarazzo | Merritt Rook | Michael Gardner | Michael Williams | Michelle Osborne | Miguel Lopez | Mike D. | Miriam Penner | Missy Kurtz | Mitch Wilkens | Neil Alexander | Nicholas Taylor | Nikki Hallander | Noah Sibert | Orlando McTeer | Orville Underwood | Pam Adler | Paula Foster | Peggy Bernardi | Perry Moncaldo | Peter Harrison | Peter Ridley | Phoebe Bernap | Professor Rousseau | Randolph Morrow | Raphael Gardner | Ray Gunther | Razvan Toscu | Richard Finley | Richard Wheatley | Richard Wheatley Jr. | Richard White | Ricky Blaine | Riley Couger | Riley Porter | Rob Miller | Robert Flynn | Robert Morten | Robert Sidarsky | Roger Pearson | Rosa Doletti | Roy Barnett | Roy Lee Dotson | Ryan Quinn | Sadie Parker | Sal Avelino | Saleh Amir | Sam Conway | Scott Heston | Sean Albert | Sean Kelley | Sean Webster | Sebastian Ballentine | Sheila Porter | Sheldon Kerrick | Siobhan Miller | Stefan Tanzic | Steve Getz | Sunny Quadri | Teddy Winnock | Terri Banes | Terry Jessup | Tim Stanton | Tobias Moore | Tom Williams | Tom Landricks | Tony Kelly | Trace Lambert | Valentina Bilescu | Victor Paul Gitano | Walt Massey | Walter Burlock | William Lewis

Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Axel Kaspers | Barb Windemere | Barry Freeburg | Bernard Fremont | Charles Webb | Chesley Watkins | Christine Mayfield | Christine Wilkes | Clay Turner | Colleen Dexler | Conroy "Connie" Smith | Dani Hasni | Danielle McCaskin | David Bishop | Declan Gage | Dr. Katrina Pynchon | Dede McCann | Dennis Griscom | Didier Foucault | Edwin Lindgard | Elise Garrett | Ella Miyazaki | Evan Chapel | Frank McNare | Gerry Rankin | Gillian Booth | Harry Rowan, Sr. | Henry Muller | Henry Talbott | Jack Crawley | James Bennett | Jay Kendall | Jay Lippman | Jim Halliwell | Jo Gage | John Hampton | John Manotti | John Tagman | Johnny Feist | Jonas Slaughter | Karl Atwood | Kathy Jarrow | Kenneth Strick | Kevin Mulrooney | Lance Brody | Lloyd Wilkes | Mark Ford Brady | Mike Stoat | Nicole Wallace | Paul Devildes | Peter Bellingham | Randall Fuller | Raoul Sabatelli | Simon Matic | Sylvia Moon | Tammy Mills | Terry Randolph | Trudy Pomeranski | Wally Stevens |

Law & Order: LA
Monica Jarrow | Valerie Roberts

Law & Order: Organized Crime
Agniezjka Bogdani | Albi Briscu | Angela Wheatley | Cassandra Webb | Dana Wheatley | Diego Morales | Flutura Briscu | Frank Donnelly | Hugo Bankole | Izak Bekher | Jon Kosta | Leon Kilbride | Preston Webb | Reggie Bogdani | Richard Wheatley | Richard Wheatley Jr. | Scott Parnell | Sebastian McClane

Others
Dr. Greg Yates

Advertisement