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I'm Morpho. A shapeshifting robot from another dimension.
— Morpho, "Eggman's Brother"
Morpho is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. He is a shapeshifting robot from another dimension built by his native Dr. Eggman, but would migrate to the Sonic Boom World to join this reality's version of Eggman.
Morpho's true appearance is unclarified due to his nature as a shape-shifter. His most common appearance however, is his "Steve Eggman" form (which is his original "resting state"). As Steve Eggman, Morpho looks a lot like Dr. Eggman, possessing the doctor's upside-down egg-shaped torso, board shoulders, relatively short legs and feet, thick neck, dome-shaped head, and pink sharp nose. Unlike Eggman however, Morpho has a blonde mustache instead of a brown one, and long blonde hair. He also shares much of Eggman's attire, including his blue pince-nez glasses, black pants, black boots, and jacket with yellow cuffs, a front flap attached to one of the buttons and two flap hanging from the back. Unlike Eggman's jacket however, Morpho's is blue.
Morpho originates from a dimension parallel to the Sonic Boom World, where he was created by his universe's Dr. Eggman. When Eggman accidently blew up their dimension, Morpho traveled to the Sonic Boom World. There, he sought to join the native Dr. Eggman by proving his worth to him.
Following a convoluted scheme to weaken Team Sonic, Morpho came to Dr. Eggman in his "Steve Eggman" form, claiming to be Eggman's lost brother. After Eggman kicked him out regardless, Morpho found Sonic and saved him when Eggman attacked him with Decimator Bot, all under the pretense that he wanted to get back at Eggman. Having gotten Sonic's trust, Morpho joined up with Team Sonic and helped them save some Gogobas despite the other members' initial mistrust. He then posed as Team Sonic's members in different situations and set in motion events that tore Team Sonic apart. With Sonic vulnerable, Morpho came clean to Eggman, and the two tried to destroy Sonic. However, Team Sonic would reunite and beat the two and their army, leaving Morpho and Eggman to retreat.
When Morpho later visited Mombot (who saw him as her son), he met Eggman again. As the two began arguing, Mombot persuaded them to work together. This prompted them to send Sonic to a dimension without him and then have Morpho take Sonic's place to destroy Team Sonic. However, Morpho failed to fool anyone with his acting, prompting Eggman to help him improve. When Sonic returned with his team and beat them up though, Morpho and Eggman would recover at Mombot's.
Morpho is an evil, yet intelligent, manipulative and shrewd Eggman robot with self-awareness, sentience and a bit of an ego. Highly devious, he knows how to take advantage of people and their personality traits, and takes delight in tearing friendships apart by preying on peoples' vulnerabilities and disagreements. He also tends to speak in a slang-based manner, often referring to others using the word (or those including it) "bro".
Normally, Morpho stays completely incognito while misleading people with his shapeshifting. Ironically though, he is not a very good actor and has trouble emulating those he impersonate. When he can make his disguise work however, he becomes very dedicated to preserving his cover. As such, he will on the rare occasion drop his disguise and take direct action to stop others from ruining his plans. For all his deception though, he does have a small sense of courtesy; when he has misled someone he supports, he will come clean and apologize for what he did. He also offered Amy a turnip after trapping her. Also, when others are aware of his true identity, he wants them to refer to him by his real name instead of one of his aliases.
Morpho has an extremely arrogant attitude which makes him think his plans are infallible. This also makes him prone to underestimating his opponents, like when he underestimated Team Sonic's unity, which led to the downfall of one of his plans.
Powers and abilities
Morpho has the ability to alter his physical appearance and voice. As a result, he can cause himself to look and sound like an exact duplicate of any human, anthropomorphic animal, robot, or regular animal being of either gender, wearing virtually any kind of clothing. His shapeshifting is so advanced that he can even assume the form of inanimate objects with all their functionalities available to him, like a working pogo stick. When he shapeshifts, Morpho twirls around like a tornado.
Morpho is also fairly good at manipulation (as long as nobody catches onto him). Even though his acting may not always be the best, Morpho knows how to provide alibies for his behavior and mislead people's suspicions.
Like many other Eggman robots, Morpho is very loyal to Dr. Eggman; even after parting ways from his original Eggman, he would seek out to join up with an alternate version of him. As a part of his plan to lure Sonic into a trap however, he initially introduced himself to the alternate Eggman as his long-lost brother. This led to their relationship coming off to a rocky start, as Eggman had trust issues when it came to family. Eggman would thus reject Morpho, and the two of them would even (ironically) fight like siblings. Morpho did not hold this against Eggman though, and when he came clean to him, the doctor immediately took him in. When Eggman later admitted that Morpho's knack for convoluted schemes made him wish that he was his real brother, Morpho appreciated the gesture.
While Morpho does not live with Eggman, they do see each other once in a while. However, they still have their fair share of arguments, which prompts them to fight like actual siblings. Nonetheless, Morpho only wants to be helpful to Eggman, and the two of them are very much capable of working together under a common goal.
- "Nope. Negatory. Nuh-uh. Nah. I'm in no way, shape or form your or anyone else's brother. Not in this or any dimension. I am so totally not your brother."
- —Morpho telling Eggman that he is not his brother, "Eggman's Brother"
- "Guess my plan was not as good as I thought..."
- —Morpho admitting defeat, "Eggman's Brother"
- Morpho's name is a play on the word "morph", which is a reference to his shapeshifting abilities.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Lachenaud, Marine; Lachenaud, Cedric (22 April 2017). "Eggman's Brother". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 76. Boomerang.
- ↑ Alan Denton on Twitter. Twitter (7 May 2017). Retrieved on 8 May 2017. “Jambopaul: Is Morpho's true form his Steve Eggman form or is it something else that we haven't seen yet. / Alan Denton: I'd say since he was built by Eggman in another dimension, the Eggman look is probably his original "resting state."”
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Lachenaud, Marine; Lachenaud, Cedric (19 August 2017). "Where Have All The Sonics Gone?". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 93. Boomerang.