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Kevin Sidney was born a fully activated mutant.[3] Hardly ever serious, Morph attempts to liven up otherwise tense situations with mindless banter, a defence mechanism he created to cope with the loss of his mother from lung cancer at a young age (leaving him with a hatred of cigarettes), and the hardships he faced while living with his father. He learned early on that his natural, bleached white and noseless appearance was not welcomed among his peers. Rather than be persecuted, he learned to stay in a human form for long periods of time. Once he became an X-Man, he decided that he no longer needed to do this.[3]

Earth-1081 from Exiles Vol 1 1 0001

He has revealed little about his past, except for his involvement with his Earth's Avengers, X-Men, and New Mutants.

Morph is a hero from a parallel world who was a member of not only the X-Men, but also the Avengers. Unique son of loving parents, in his universe Morph, a shapeshifter, managed early on to use his powers, and so giving everyone what they wanted from him. A fairly good baseball player, a friend, a good student. Morph always used his power to keep everyone at ease with him, being at ease with someone as himself only with his parents. When his mother passed on, Morph tried in every way to cheer up his emotional distraught father, who, unable to let his suffering go, chose to enroll his son in a boarding school, that luckily happened to be the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. Able to cheer up his fellow friends, the X-Men, he became their field leader, and soon became the most loved Avenger of his universe. Then the mysterious Timebroker appeared to him, explaining to him that he had become unhinged from time as a chain of events had caused his realities as he knew it to change. In that new reality a wounded Morph has become unable to maintain his form, and slipped into a coma, being only a white muddy substance in Beast's lab. Hoping to save his own future, he became a member and the comic relief of the Exiles, a group of universe-hopping heroes trying to save realities from ripples and alteration. He soon befriended his teammate Sunfire, and although he was interested in a romantic relationship, accepting the lesbian nature of his friend.[2] He always took care of her, and her death left him emotionally wrecked.[4]

Kevin Sydney (Earth-1081) from Exiles Vol 1 44 001

Taking down Hyperion

Morph helped the team take down Proteus by impersonating the Maestro and weakening Proteus with a steel strip in his head. Morph went to take down Proteus but Proteus knocked the steel plate out of his head and took over Morph's body. He roamed around the multiverse possessed by Proteus. Proteus was then brainwashed with technology from another reality to believe that he is Morph. Due to the adaptive nature of Morph's body, the presence of Proteus does not burn out his metabolism. Morph's original identity and personality was believed to be dead at this point.[5]

The true Morph eventually returned and gave Proteus the chance for them to work together, and Proteus accepted.[6] However, Proteus was absorbed by the Crystal Palace in Morph's place. Later, Morph served in the role of Timebroker for a new team of Exiles.[7]

During a mission investigating a rift in timespace, Nocture, Sabretooth and Morph got lost and separated.[8] Morph managed to reach a universe meant to serve as a meetup point, but the rest of the team never appeared. He instead stumbled into Blink and a new team of Exiles, who had been assembled by the Unseen of the Prime Marvel Universe to investigate the emergence of the mysterious entity called the Time-Eater. This reality where Morph was waiting for his teams was devoured by the Time-Eater, and Blink and her Exiles barely managed to escape.[9] Following the Time-Eater's defeat and the reversion of the damage he caused, Morph ended up reuniting with Nocturne in a Western world; however, they both fell under the mental control of the deranged Maniac Xavier.[8] Blink's new team arrived to this universe searching for Blink's old teammates, and they managed to free Nocturne and Morph and defeat Xavier. Unfortunately, after being fatally injured by Blink, Maniac Xavier used his final breath to retaliate against Morph. Morph died in Blink's arms moments later.[10]

Power Grid [12]
Intelligence
 3
Strength*
 2
Speed
 2
Durability
Energy Projection
 1
Fighting Skills
 3
* Capable of increasing his own strength

Powers

Morph is a Mutant.

Malleability: He is composed of unstable molecules, which gives him the ability to shapeshift. His powers seem only limited by his great imagination and sense of humor. He can transform body parts and is a natural mimic of voices and sounds. He can change the chemical composition of his body into a gas or liquid. He can also change his color, stretch, contract, extort, compress, and expand his body or give himself virtually any superhuman physical power.[11]

  • Inodorosity: The substance that makes up his physical composition is odorless and emits no scent, making it impossible to track him.
  • Flight: Morph can psyonically fly at speeds of 40 mph.[11]
  • Superhuman Strength: By growing additional muscles he can temporarily enhance his strength to lift approximately 20 tons.[11]
  • Superhuman Stamina: His body does not possess fatigue-building poisons within his muscles making phenomenally durable and indefatigable. He can also survive without food or water for weeks.[11]
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Due to Morph's genetic make-up he can either absorb the impact of any type of man-made ballistic projectile by deforming his body along the path of its trajectory or allow it to pass through him unarmed. He is impervious to virtually any form of penetration wound and does not bleed but is susceptible to energy based attacks.[11]
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: Morph possesses an healing factor that enables him to regenerate jis cellular structure at an extraordinary rate and even reattach severed body parts, altough he needs time to recover afterwards. His healing factor makes him immune to poisons, drugs and nearly all terrestrial diseases.[11]

Strength level

Normal human strength that he can enhance up to being able to lift 20 tons.



  • Morph had a crush on his teammate Sunfire.
  • Morph is the only consistent member of the Exiles throughout the entire run, if one accepts that Proteus in Morph's body forced to think and act like Morph still counts.[5]

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