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|real name = Elias Morrow
 
|real name = Elias Morrow
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|alias = Eli Morrow<ref name="AoS404"/><br>Tío<ref name="AoS405"/><br>Petty Thief<ref name="AoS408"/>
 
|species = [[Humans|Human]]
 
|species = [[Humans|Human]]
|citizenship = [[United States of America|American]]
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|citizenship = {{Citizenship|USA}}
 
|gender = Male
 
|gender = Male
|affiliation = [[Momentum Labs]] <small>(formerly)</small>
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|DOD = [[2017]]
|tv series = ''[[Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]]''
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|affiliation = {{Affiliation|MLAB}} <small>(formerly)</small><br>[[Chinatown Crew]]
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|tv series = ''[[Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'' <small>(5 episodes)</small>
 
|actor = [[José Zúñiga]]
 
|actor = [[José Zúñiga]]
|status = Alive}}
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|status = Deceased}}
'''Elias "Eli" Morrow''' is the maternal uncle of [[Robbie Reyes|Robbie]] and [[Gabe Reyes]] and a former [[Momentum Labs]] employee, who is spending a sentence at [[South Ridge Penitentiary]] for the aggression of [[Joseph Bauer]].
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{{Quote|From high school to grad school, no one believed in me! They thought I was cheating. They thought I wasn't capable! Shut me out. Well, guess what ... guess what I'm capable of now. I can create a city out of nothing, or I can cover it in volcanic rock. Robbie, I am becoming a god.|Eli Morrow to [[Ghost Rider|Robbie Reyes]]|The Laws of Inferno Dynamics}}
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'''Elias "Eli" Morrow''' was the maternal uncle of [[Robbie Reyes|Robbie]] and [[Gabe Reyes]] and a former employee at [[Momentum Labs]]. Witnessing the experiments being done by his coworkers, Morrow began to crave the power for himself, and betrayed his colleagues, turning them into ghost-like entities before attacking [[Joseph Bauer]] in order to find the [[Darkhold]], but Bauer fell into a coma before revealing its location, and Morrow was imprisoned at [[South Ridge Penitentiary]]. He was later kidnapped by Bauer's wife, [[Lucy Bauer|Lucy]] in order to force Morrow to use the Darkhold and reverse the process. However, Morrow tricked her and managed to fulfill his original plan, entering the machine and obtaining the power of creating matter at his own will. In the final battle against the [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]], Morrow was killed by [[Ghost Rider]], who revealed himself to be Robbie.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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===Early Life===
Eli Morrow lived in Southern California with his nephews Robbie and Gabe Reyes, raising them like they were his own. While he was at Momentum Labs working as an engineer, Dr. [[Lucy Bauer]] and her husband Joseph spearheaded a project to build a machine that could defy the laws of physics to generate materials. The plans for the machine came from a book known as the [[Darkhold]] that Eli considered evil. The machine exploded, killing everyone at Momentum except for Eli and Joseph. Eli blamed Joseph for what happened and attacked him. Joseph was put into a coma, and Eli was sent to jail for attempted manslaughter.<ref name="AoS404">''[[Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire]]''</ref>
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====Under-Appreciated Scientist====
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{{Quote|I'm sure it wasn't easy growing up where you did, but you were one in ten from your high school to graduate from college, and the only one to go on and get a PHD. You worked hard to provide for your sister and her kids so I think you're a decent guy.|[[Phil Coulson]] to Eli Morrow|Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire}}
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[[File:Reyes_Family_Photo.png|thumb|left|250px|Morrow with [[Robbie Reyes|Robbie]] and [[Gabe Reyes]]]]
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Morrow grew up in Southern [[California]] where, despite some petty theft as a kid, he proved himself as a exceptional scientist by not only being one of the very few from his high school to graduate from college, but the only one to get a PHD afterwards. Despite his education and brilliant scientific mind, Morrow continued to struggle to find his way in the world of science, finding himself disrespected by others due to his poor upbringing.<ref name="AoS408"/> He continued living in [[Los Angeles]] with his nephews [[Robbie Reyes|Robbie]] and [[Gabe Reyes]], raising them like they were his own when their parents died.<ref name="AoS405"/>
   
===Visit===
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====Working for Momentum====
[[File:Eli Morrow.png|thumb|250px|Eli Morrow speaks with Agent Coulson.]]
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[[File:EMorrow-Goggles.jpg|thumb|250px|Morrow witnesses [[Joseph Bauer]]'s test]]
[[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] agent [[Phil Coulson]] visited Eli Morrow in jail when the ghosts of [[Lucy Bauer]] and several of their co-workers seemingly returned to terrorize Los Angeles. Eli didn't want to believe what Agent Coulson said and stonewalled him, even though Coulson suggested his cooperation could get him out of jail. He was more open when Robbie arrived later that day to talk to him on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s behalf. Eli told him about what happened at Momentum Labs and why he put Joseph in a coma. He also said that if Lucy really is still alive, she'll be looking for the [[Darkhold]], though he advised his nephew not to go anywhere near it.<ref name="AoS404">''[[Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire]]''</ref>
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{{Quote|[[Joseph Bauer|He]]'s insane, changing the specs without consulting us! We gotta get that [[Darkhold|book]] away from him."<br>"You have to trust us."<br>"Trust?! Did you just see what happened?! This is about safety!|Eli Morrow and [[Lucy Bauer]]|The Good Samaritan}}
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While Morrow was at [[Momentum Labs]] working as a top engineer, Doctor [[Lucy Bauer]] and her husband [[Joseph Bauer|Joseph]] spearheaded a project to build a machine that could defy the laws of physics to generate materials. Despite being months away from a beta test, Morrow was called into work as the team had seemingly had a sudden breakthrough and were ready for a test, using [[Quantum Batteries]] which Joseph had built. Morrow watched a test in which the Bauers seemingly created some carbon out of fine air with a blast of energy.
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[[File:EMorrow-JBauer-Threat.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Morrow is threatened by [[Joseph Bauer]]]]
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While the team celebrated the breakthrough, Morrow was horrified, noting that such power was impossible and should not be done as it broke the first law of thermal dynamics. Expressing his thoughts to Lucy, Morrow was informed that the plans for the machine came from a book known as the [[Darkhold]]: However, Joseph pulled Lucy away before she could explain anymore about the book, warning Morrow to keep it quiet and not ask too many questions about it. Morrow became captivated by the book and planned to give himself powers by using it, even if that meant betraying the Bauers.
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[[File:EMorrow-LBauer-DarkholdChat.jpg|thumb|250px|Morrow learns the truth from [[Lucy Bauer]]]]
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Morrow watched as Joseph slowly had a mental breakdown due to his work with the Darkhold, fearing for their own safety, Morrow tried to get the book away from him only to be attacked with mugs Joseph threw at him. Morrow confronted Lucy, claiming the power cells they were working with could kill them all if misused. Lucy revealed to Morrow that the Darkhold had revealed it was possible to generate matter themselves, without the machine. While Morrow desired this power for himself, he lied and told Lucy he wanted to destroy the book, claiming he only wanted to protect them.<ref name="AoS406">''[[The Good Samaritan|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.06: The Good Samaritan]]''</ref>
   
Eli Morrow soon became the target of Lucy Bauer, who intended to capture him to read the Darkhold. Upon the revelation of this danger, Morrow was found by his [[Ghost Rider|nephew]] and [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] agent [[Alphonso Mackenzie]], who were working together to rescue the prisoner. Morrow was freed from his cell and was escorted by the pair towards the prison exit, amidst the widespread chaos of prisoner riots and fights. Mackenzie soon left the pair to assist several trapped workers, and Robbie Reyes left his uncle to deal with personal matters, telling him to head for the exit. As Morrow made his way out, he was intercepted by Lucy Bauer, who ordered him to march towards an ambulance to escape. He was then forced to travel to the Pasadena Momentum Laboratory, where Lucy killed the guards and led him into the reactor room. Bauer revealed her intentions for Morrow: he was to read the Darkhold. Hesitantly, he opened the book and began to see words form on the pages in Spanish, enticed with its knowledge.<ref name="AoS405">''[[Lockup|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.05: Lockup]]''</ref>
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====Betraying his Co-Workers====
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[[File:EMorrow-LBauer-Argument.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Morrow demands to read the [[Darkhold]]]]
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{{Quote|Where is [[Frederick]]? Where are the others? What have you done with them?"<br>"Same thing that I'm going to do to you!|[[Lucy Bauer]] and Eli Morrow|The Good Samaritan}}
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Fearful of Morrow's growing obsession with the [[Darkhold]], [[Joseph Bauer]] hired the [[Fifth Street Locos]] to assassinate him, but the gang instead [[Attack on Robbie and Gabe Reyes|attacked]] Morrow's nephews, [[Robbie Reyes|Robbie]] and [[Gabe Reyes]]. The incident left Gabe a paraplegic and Robbie to be the new [[Ghost Rider]] unknowingly although both brothers did survive the shooting. Furious, Morrow decided to steal the book and used the [[Quantum Batteries]] to kill all the other scientists, [[Frederick]], [[Vincent]], and [[Hugo]], leaving no remains behind for anybody else to discover.
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[[File:EMorrow-EvilReveal.jpg|thumb|250px|Morrow attempts to murder [[Lucy Bauer]]]]
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Morrow made his play for the [[Darkhold]], using the Quantum Particle Generator to seemingly kill [[Lucy Bauer]], but the experiment in fact turned them into ghost-like entities contained within four boxes designed by the Darkhold. He then went after Joseph and tried to beat the Darkhold's location out of him, but Joseph stubbornly refused to give it up. Morrow's assault put Joseph into a coma, and Morrow was then sent into [[South Ridge Penitentiary]] for attempted manslaughter, claiming that he had attacked Joseph because his experiments had killed the rest of their team.<ref name="AoS404">''[[Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire]]''</ref><ref name="AoS406"/>
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===Reacquiring the Darkhold===
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====Visit in South Ridge Penitentiary====
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[[File:Eli Morrow.png|thumb|left|250px|Eli Morrow speaks with Agent [[Phil Coulson]]]]
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{{Quote|I'd like to keep the past where it is."<br>"Well, unfortunately your past has come back to haunt you, because your colleagues, turns out they didn't die that day."<br>"The hell are you talking about?|Eli Morrow and [[Phil Coulson]]|Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire}}
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While serving him in [[South Ridge Penitentiary]], Morrow was visited by a [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] agent [[Phil Coulson]]. Coulson asked Morrow about his time working at [[Momentum Labs]] but Morrow refused to answer, claiming he did not want to look back on the past. Coulson, however, explained the ghosts of [[Lucy Bauer]] and several of their co-workers had returned to terrorize [[Los Angeles]]. Morrow did not want to believe what Coulson said and stonewalled him, despite Coulson suggesting that his cooperation could get him out of jail.
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[[File:Let_Me_Stand_Next_To_Your_Fire_16.jpg|thumb|250px|Morrow tells [[Robbie Reyes]] a version of events]]
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Morrow was more open when [[Robbie Reyes]] arrived later that same day to talk to him on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s behalf, promising that they only wanted to help and protect the world. Once they had briefly had a chat about the [[Hell Charger]]'s condition and how [[Gabe Reyes]] was doing, Morrow told him about what happened at Momentum Labs and why he put [[Joseph Bauer]] in a coma, claiming that it was Joseph who was responsible for the team's deaths by conducting dangerous experiments that had caused an explosion. He also claimed that Bauer would be looking for the [[Darkhold]], although he also advised that his nephew not to go anywhere near it.<ref name="AoS404">''[[Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire]]''</ref>
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====[[South Ridge Penitentiary Riot]]====
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[[File:EMorrow-PrisonBreak.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Morrow is freed from jail by [[Robbie Reyes]]]]
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{{Quote|I told [[Robbie Reyes|you]] to stay away from this!"<br>"Mr. Morrow, [[Lucy Bauer|Dr. Bauer]] can walk through walls so we've got to go."<br>"Walk through walls? Yeah [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] said she had abilities.|Eli Morrow and [[Alphonso Mackenzie]]|Lockup}}
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Morrow soon became the target of [[Lucy Bauer]], who intended to capture him to read the [[Darkhold]]. Upon the revelation of this danger, Morrow was found by [[Robbie Reyes]] and another [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] agent [[Alphonso Mackenzie]], who were working together to rescue him. Once his cell door had been opened with a [[Pick-Lock Device]], Morrow expressed his horror and Reyes getting involved, although decided to come when he realized he could reclaim the Darkhold for himself.
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[[File:Eli-morrow.png|thumb|250px|Morrow is separated from [[Robbie Reyes]]]]
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Morrow was quickly escorted by the pair through the prison and towards the exit of the [[South Ridge Penitentiary]], all amidst the widespread chaos of [[South Ridge Penitentiary Riot|prisoner riots]] and fights. Mackenzie was soon forced to leave the pair in order to use his [[Shotgun-Axe]] to assist several trapped workers. Before they could get outside, Reyes made the choice to leave his uncle to then deal with some personal matters involving [[Santino Noguera]], telling Morrow to head for the exit and regroup with S.H.I.E.L.D. out there who would be waiting to collect them both, promising he would catch up with him.
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[[File:EMorrow-LBauer-Threat.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Morrow is kidnapped by [[Lucy Bauer]]]]
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As Morrow made his way out and searched for [[Phil Coulson]] and the other Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he was instead intercepted by [[Lucy Bauer]], who ordered him to march towards an ambulance to escape. As he followed Bauer's orders, Morrow paused, leading to Bauer threatening to put her ghostly hand through his head which would cause his brain to become infected by horrific visions until his heart gave out. Knowing Bauer wanted him dead, Morrow did as he was instructed and they made their escape from the prison before S.H.I.E.L.D. found them and could rescue him.
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[[File:EMorrow-ReadingDarkhold.jpg|thumb|250px|Morrow is finally able to read the [[Darkhold]]]]
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He was then forced to travel to the [[Pasadena Momentum Laboratory]], where Bauer killed the guards and led him into the reactor room. Bauer revealed her intentions for Morrow: he was to read the Darkhold and return her to human state before completing their work on the [[Quantum Batteries]] as, due to her current ghostly form, she was unable to read the book. Hesitantly, Morrow opened the book and began to see words form on the pages in Spanish, enticed him with its knowledge and giving him the information he needed to become powerful and gain superhuman abilities.<ref name="AoS405">''[[Lockup|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.05: Lockup]]''</ref>
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====Gaining Power====
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[[File:EMorrow-S4E6-QuestioningLucy.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Morrow is told to build a [[Quantum Particle Generator]]]]
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{{Quote|Took a lot longer than I had hoped, but... all those years in jail, I had to plan very carefully."<br>"The attack of [[Joseph Bauer]]. That wasn't payback. You just wanted the [[Darkhold]]."<br>"Yeah, he was a lot tougher than he looked.|Eli Morrow and [[Phil Coulson]]|The Good Samaritan}}
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Escaping from their [[Pasadena Momentum Laboratory]] before they could be discovered, Morrow and [[Lucy Bauer]] found a new laboratory in a [[Roxxon Power Plant]], which they knew could generate all of the power that they would need for their new experiments. There, they recreated the [[Quantum Batteries]] and then prepared to complete the experiment, when Morrow noted how unstable the plant was, Bauer ignored his warnings and just told him to work faster.
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[[File:EMorrow-S4E6-LucyThreat.jpg|thumb|250px|Morrow is again threatened by [[Lucy Bauer]]]]
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While Bauer noted how she wished [[Joseph Bauer]] could have been there to see it, Morrow reminded her of her husband's many crimes, including putting [[Gabe Reyes]] into his wheelchair by hiring the [[Fifth Street Locos]] to [[Attack on Robbie and Gabe Reyes|assassinate him]]. While Bauer continued to ignore Morrow's warnings, he simply reminded her that everything that had happened was due to the [[Darkhold]]'s influence on them; however, as he was still unable to stop Bauer, he continued his work in order to complete the device and finally gain the power that he had secretly desired ever since he had first learned of the Darkhold.
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[[File:Morrow-GainsAbilities.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Morrow prepares to obtain his new powers]]
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Stepping back into the labratory, Morrow discovered that Bauer was gone and agent [[Phil Coulson]] had arrived, seeking to bring him to safety. When Morrow demanded to know where the Darkhold was, Coulson responded it was in [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'s custody for safe keeping. Morrow then refused to be rescued, as he was now very close to finally achieving his goals. Morrow sealed himself inside the machine, revealing his true intentions before he recommended that Coulson escape the facility and activated the chamber, embracing his final moments before he would receive all of his new powers.
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[[File:Eli.png|thumb|250px|Morrow embraces his newfound powers]]
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The result blasted a wave of incredible inter-dimensional energy across the facility which had seemingly destroyed all remains of life except for Morrow's, with Coulson vanishing without a trace along with [[Leo Fitz]] and [[Robbie Reyes]] who were also on the mission to rescue Morrow. Emerging out of the chamber, Morrow tested his new abilities and found that he could now create matter seemingly from nothing, looking down at his hand as he created a shard of pure carbon.<ref name="AoS406"/> Assuming Coulson and the others were dead, Morrow left the room just before S.H.I.E.L.D. could locate him.
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[[File:Morrow-KillsShieldSquad.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Morrow murders a whole [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] squad]]
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While fleeing the facility, Morrow was stopped by a [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] squad who were ordered to apprehend him. Morrow demonstrated his newfound abilities by creating a stick of carbon, which defied the laws of conservation of mass. When one of the agents had asked him to drop the carbon, Morrow did so, but then abruptly murdered all members of the S.H.I.E.L.D. squad, causing carbon shards to materialize though their bodies to rupture the bones out of their own bodies and impale them. Morrow fled the facility before anyone could stop him, leaving a wall of carbon behind to cover his tracks.<ref name=AoS407>''[[Deals With Our Devils|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.07: Deals With Our Devils]]''</ref>
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====Los Angeles Decimation Plot====
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[[File:EMorrow-KillsPeng.jpg|thumb|250px|Morrow kills [[Peng]] with his new found power]]
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{{Quote|You're right, hard days work deserves a hard days pay. Hope you take diamonds, they're unrefined but they're priceless once properly cut. Speaking of which, you may have to cut the rest out of [[Peng|his]] lungs. If [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] wants to see what I'm creating... I'll show them. I'll show them all!|Eli Morrow to the [[Chinatown Crew]]|The Laws of Inferno Dynamics}}
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While Morrow was creating an enlarged version of a [[Quantum Batteries|Quantum Battery]] with a [[Demon Core]] inside, he was interrupted by [[Peng]], who warned him that [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] agents were surrounding their [[Chinatown Crew Headquarters|headquarters]] and were preparing to attack. When Morrow ordered Peng to keep them all busy, Peng turned to the other members of the [[Chinatown Crew]] and noted how Morrow had not yet paid them for their work and therefore they would not fight for him any longer.
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[[File:Morrow-CreatingPlutoniumBomb.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Morrow creates his plutonium bomb]]
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Morrow responded by demonstrating his new powers by lodging diamonds in Peng's throat and ordered his men to cut his lungs if they wanted any for their payment. This terrified the other members of the Chinatown Crew into working without question while Morrow continued constructing his Quantum Battery, saying that he'll show S.H.I.E.L.D. what he was making. Knowing that he the headquarters would soon be attacked, Morrow lay a trap in which any agents stepping inside would set off a bomb, almost killing [[Yo-Yo Rodriguez]] in the process when the bomb was set off.<ref name="AoS408">''[[The Laws of Inferno Dynamics|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.08: The Laws of Inferno Dynamics]]''</ref>
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====Confronted by Ghost Rider====
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[[File:EMorrowConfrontsRReyes.jpg|thumb|250px|Morrow discovers [[Robbie Reyes]]]]
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{{Quote|They looked at me like they were better, like they were smarter! The condescension in their eyes, they got what they deserved."<br>"You had to get vengeance."<br>"Not vengeance, respect!|Eli Morrow and [[Robbie Reyes]]|The Laws of Inferno Dynamics}}
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Returning to the [[Quantum Batteries|Quantum Battery]], Morrow discovered to his horror that [[Robbie Reyes]] was there. Despite Morrow trying to convince Reyes to leave now, he discovered that Reyes was in fact there to kill his uncle and began transforming into the [[Ghost Rider]]. Left with no other choice, Morrow impaled Reyes with a shard of carbon which went through Reyes' chest, however did not kill him, seeing his survival, Morrow noted that Reyes had clearly been keeping this secret identity from everybody, including his very own family.
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[[File:EMorrow-MyOwnNephew.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Morrow learns Reyes is the [[Ghost Rider]]]]
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Morrow noted how he had heard stories of the Ghost Rider while inside the [[South Ridge Penitentiary]], when he questioned how it had happened, Reyes explained it was the night of the [[Attack on Robbie and Gabe Reyes|drive-by shooting]], although Morrow still tried to put the blame on [[Lucy Bauer|Lucy]] and [[Joseph Bauer]]. Reyes confronted Morrow over the deaths he had caused, noting how [[Gabe Reyes]] looked up to him as a father, however Morrow refused to accept Reyes' accusations, and he instead ranted about the lack of respect he had gotten while he had been working for [[Momentum Labs]] under the Bauer's leadership.
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[[File:EMorrow-ItsOnYou.jpg|thumb|250px|Morrow blames Reyes for his current pain]]
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Morrow explained how throughout his entire life he had never gotten respect and that nobody believed in his abilities, seeing him as a failure and a cheater. As he explained what his powers had become, Morrow told Reyes that he had now become a god, Reyes noted the [[Spirit of Vengeance|devil]] was coming for him as he attempted to turn back into the Ghost Rider, so Morrow was forced to impale him again. As Reyes stood trapped in the battery in utter agony, Morrow reminded him he had been given the chance to leave and whatever happened would be his fault before walking away from the room.<ref name="AoS408"/>
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====[[Battle at the Chinatown Crew Headquarters|Showdown with S.H.I.E.L.D.]]====
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[[File:The_Laws_of_Inferno_Dynamics_17.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Eli Morrow threatens agent [[Phil Coulson]]]]
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{{Quote|The [[Darkhold]] has shown me the way. I can create life, even after death. Can a petty thief do that, huh?"<br>"That bomb isn't a fail-safe, is it? It's your end game."<br>"It's not my end... it's yours.|Eli Morrow and [[Phil Coulson]]|The Laws of Inferno Dynamics}}
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As Morrow showed off his new power to [[Robbie Reyes]], he was then interrupted by the arrival of the [[Chinatown Crew]] who had brought in the captured [[Phil Coulson]], who claimed Morrow was not a god, but still merely a petty thief. While Morrow questioned how Coulson was still alive, he was insulted as Coulson noted that he clearly knew nothing about what was really happening while also checking on Reyes' condition, before confronting Morrow for causing such agony to his own nephew.
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[[File:EMorrow-ConfrontationWithPCoulson.jpg|thumb|250px|Morrow is confronted by [[Phil Coulson]]]]
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Coulson explained to Morrow that he was not creating matter from nothing, but was stealing it from [[Hell|another dimension]] which was causing earthquakes that would soon cause a massive explosion that could destroy [[Los Angeles]]. Morrow, however, insisted that the [[Darkhold]] had shown him how to create life after death and that's what he was planning, to use the [[Demon Core]] in order to wipe out the world and replace it with new life. As Reyes transformed back into the [[Ghost Rider]], Coulson then called on his [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] team to charge into the room and attack all of Morrow's men.
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[[File:EMorrow-YoYoAttack.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Morrow is attacked by [[Yo-Yo Rodriguez]]]]
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The team led by [[Jeffrey Mace]] stormed in and attacked Morrow and the Chinatown Crew, with [[Melinda May (Life-Model Decoy)|Melinda May]] and [[Alphonso Mackenzie]] taking them on in hand-to-hand combat before [[Yo-Yo Rodriguez]] charged through the battle with her super-speed, giving her allies the advantage they needed to easily overpower the team and put Morrow into the [[Quantum Batteries|Quantum Battery]]. As a gateway to hell opened up underneath them created by the other members of Coulson and Mace's team, Reyes completed his transformation while Morrow attempted to escape before he could fall into their trap.
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[[File:EMorrow-BurningDeath.jpg|thumb|250px|Morrow is burned to death by the [[Ghost Rider]]]]
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While Coulson used the [[Hellfire Chain]] to free Ghost Rider from the shards of carbon he was still impaled with, Morrow tried to get out of the core before he died of [[Palladium]] poisoning. Unwilling to allow Morrow to escape without being punished for his actions, however, Ghost Rider let go of the chain and instead grabbed ahold of Morrow, trapping him inside the core. Ghost Rider then proceeded to engulf Morrow's entire body in flames, causing him to scream in agony as he burned to death before they were both dragged into the other dimension and seemingly disappeared forever.<ref name="AoS408"/>
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==Personality==
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{{Quote|You know how hard I had to work to get here? To achieve what I've achieved, and you're calling me a thief, a fraud?"<br>"Eli wake up! Don't you see what's happening? Don't let your ego blind you to the truth!"<br>"What you call truth Agent Coulson, I call theory.|Eli Morrow and [[Phil Coulson]]|The Laws of Inferno Dynamics}}
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As his nephew [[Robbie Reyes]] stated, Eli Morrow was a "good man who did a bad thing". However, it became clear that the prolonged influence of the [[Darkhold]] had driven Morrow insane due to the lack of respect and recognition for his engineering talents and intelligence his entire life. His ego and insecurities were exacerbated by the magical book, driving him to murderous intent. Morrow violently beat his colleagues to near-death when they stood in his way of claiming the Darkhold and even turned them into ghosts despite the risks of using the [[Quantum Particle Generator]]. Once he gained the powers of matter creation Morrow completely lost his mind and his vengefulness that he harbored his entire life took over.
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Morrow brutally killed several [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] agents when they stood in his way and even attempted to murder his own nephew, Reyes after he was revealed to be the [[Ghost Rider]]. He claimed himself a God and announced his desire to destroy a city and its entire populace to prove his abilities to everyone. However, when he was in jail Morrow retained some form of humanity when he was detached from the Darkhold. He expressed disgust over [[Joseph Bauer]] for crippling [[Gabe Reyes]] due to their [[Attack on Robbie and Gabe Reyes|attempted assassination]] on him and [[Lucy Bauer]]'s own willingness to kill thousands of people to cure herself from her ghostly state. Any humanity vanished, however, when Morrow saw a chance of obtaining the Darkhold yet again.
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Despite his dark traits, Eli Morrow loved [[Robbie Reyes|his]] [[Gabe Reyes|nephews]] dearly, raising them as if they were his own children. He loved them so much them when learning that [[Joseph Bauer]] hired the [[Fifth Street Locos]] to assassinate him, but ended up nearly killing his nephew Robbie, and his other nephew Gave was put in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, Morrow swore vengeance on Bauer and anyone affiliated with them, as shown when he brutality turned his teammates and Bauer's wife into incorporeal ghosts and beat up Bauer into a coma. After the Darkhold corrupted him, he still retained his love for his nephews to some extent as he offered Robbie a chance to spare his live, after finding out he is the ghost rider, but was visibly sad when he declined an vowed to kill him for all the bad things he has done. After that rejection, Morrow lost all care for Robbie due to the Darkhold warping his mind and was willing to kill him to stop the [[Spirit of Vengeance]] for destroying himself.
   
 
==Powers and Abilities==
 
==Powers and Abilities==
 
===Powers===
 
===Powers===
*'''Matter Creation''': ''To be added''
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*'''Material Creation''': After his successful use of the [[Quantum Particle Generator]] on himself, Morrow gained the ability to create and manipulate matter, and to shape and move objects even at a distance from himself. Originally only able to create {{WPS|Carbon|carbon}}, he later learned to produce elements more complex, like {{WPS|Cesium|cesium}} and {{WPS|Plutonium|plutonium}}, and even compounds like water. Morrow erroneously assumed that he was creating matter from nothing, violating the {{WPS|Law of Conservation of Mass}}; in reality, he was channeling and transforming the quantum energy of [[Hell|another realm of existence]].
   
 
===Abilities===
 
===Abilities===
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*'''Master Engineer''': ''To be added''
 
*'''Master Engineer''': ''To be added''
 
*'''Bilingualism''': Eli Morrow is fluent in both English and Spanish, which was his first language.
 
*'''Bilingualism''': Eli Morrow is fluent in both English and Spanish, which was his first language.
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*'''Tactician: '''''To be added''
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==Equipment==
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===Other Equipment===
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*'''[[Darkhold]]''': ''To be added''
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*'''[[Quantum Batteries]]''': ''To be added''
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*'''[[Quantum Particle Generator]]''': ''To be added''
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*'''[[Demon Core]]''': ''To be added''
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===Vehicles===
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*'''[[Hell Charger]]''': ''To be added''
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==Facilities==
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*'''[[Reyes Residence]]''': ''To be added''
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*'''[[Pasadena Momentum Laboratory]]''': ''To be added''
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*'''[[Chinatown Crew Headquarters]]''': ''To be added''
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===Prisons===
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*'''[[South Ridge Penitentiary]]''': Morrow was imprisoned after his brutal assault on [[Joseph Bauer]], who left him in a coma. Morrow would regularly be visited by his nephew [[Robbie Reyes]], and also later met [[Phil Coulson]] as he was pursuing [[Lucy Bauer]]. Eventually, Morrow was released from his cell by [[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] before being abducted by Lucy on his way out of the prison.
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
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===Family===
 
===Family===
 
*Sister †
 
*Sister †
 
*Brother-in-Law †
 
*Brother-in-Law †
*[[Robbie Reyes]] - Nephew
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*[[Robbie Reyes|Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider]] - Nephew and Killer
 
*[[Gabe Reyes]] - Nephew
 
*[[Gabe Reyes]] - Nephew
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===Allies===
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*[[Chinatown Crew]] - Employees
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**[[Chen]] † - Former Cellmate
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**[[Peng]] † - Employee turned Victim
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===Enemies===
 
===Enemies===
*[[Momentum Labs]] - Former Employers
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*[[Momentum Labs]] - Former Employers
 
**[[Lucy Bauer]] † - Former Colleague, Captor, and Attempted Victim
 
**[[Lucy Bauer]] † - Former Colleague, Captor, and Attempted Victim
 
**[[Joseph Bauer]] † - Former Superior and Attempted Victim
 
**[[Joseph Bauer]] † - Former Superior and Attempted Victim
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**[[Frederick]] † - Former Colleague and Attempted Victim
 
**[[Frederick]] † - Former Colleague and Attempted Victim
 
*[[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] - Former Allies
 
*[[S.H.I.E.L.D.]] - Former Allies
**[[Phil Coulson]]
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**[[Phil Coulson]]
 
**[[Alphonso Mackenzie]]
 
**[[Alphonso Mackenzie]]
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**[[Melinda May (Life-Model Decoy)|Melinda May]] †
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**[[Yo-Yo Rodriguez]]
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**[[Patriot|Jeffrey Mace/Patriot]] †
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*[[Spirit of Vengeance]]
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]]''
 
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**''[[Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Season Four|Season Four]]''
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***''[[Meet the New Boss]]'' <small>(photo)</small>
 
***''[[Meet the New Boss]]'' <small>(photo)</small>
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In the comics, Eli Morrow was the estranged paternal uncle of [[Robbie Reyes]] and [[Gabe Reyes]], a serial killer, and a {{WPS|Theistic Satanism|Satanist}}. After being shot by the police, he merged his soul with his nephew Robbie Reyes becoming Ghost Rider.
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*In the comics, Eli Morrow was the estranged paternal uncle of [[Robbie Reyes]] and [[Gabe Reyes]], a serial killer, and a {{WPS|Theistic Satanism|Satanist}}. After being shot by the police, he merged his soul with his nephew Robbie Reyes, becoming the Ghost Rider.
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*Eli's abilities in matter manipulation are akin to those of supervillain [[w:c:marvel:Owen Reece (Earth-616)|Molecule Man]].
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*As of now, Eli Morrow and [[Kasius]] are the only main antagonists in ''[[Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'' that are neither a member of [[HYDRA]] ([[John Garrett]], [[Daniel Whitehall]] and [[Grant Ward]]) or an [[Inhumans|Inhuman]] ([[Jiaying]] and [[Hive]]) with the former's integration into the series not tied with either group in any way ([[Holden Radcliffe]] and [[Aida]]).
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*Eli Morrow's ability to create matter involved drawing energy from the Hell dimension is akin to the [[Ancient One]]'s explanation of [[Magic]].
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==Behind the Scenes==
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*[[Eric Brown]] was a stunt double for [[José Zúñiga]] in the role of Eli Morrow.
   
 
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"From high school to grad school, no one believed in me! They thought I was cheating. They thought I wasn't capable! Shut me out. Well, guess what ... guess what I'm capable of now. I can create a city out of nothing, or I can cover it in volcanic rock. Robbie, I am becoming a god."
―Eli Morrow to Robbie Reyes[src]

Elias "Eli" Morrow was the maternal uncle of Robbie and Gabe Reyes and a former employee at Momentum Labs. Witnessing the experiments being done by his coworkers, Morrow began to crave the power for himself, and betrayed his colleagues, turning them into ghost-like entities before attacking Joseph Bauer in order to find the Darkhold, but Bauer fell into a coma before revealing its location, and Morrow was imprisoned at South Ridge Penitentiary. He was later kidnapped by Bauer's wife, Lucy in order to force Morrow to use the Darkhold and reverse the process. However, Morrow tricked her and managed to fulfill his original plan, entering the machine and obtaining the power of creating matter at his own will. In the final battle against the S.H.I.E.L.D., Morrow was killed by Ghost Rider, who revealed himself to be Robbie.

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Under-Appreciated ScientistEdit

"I'm sure it wasn't easy growing up where you did, but you were one in ten from your high school to graduate from college, and the only one to go on and get a PHD. You worked hard to provide for your sister and her kids so I think you're a decent guy."
Phil Coulson to Eli Morrow[src]
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Morrow with Robbie and Gabe Reyes

Morrow grew up in Southern California where, despite some petty theft as a kid, he proved himself as a exceptional scientist by not only being one of the very few from his high school to graduate from college, but the only one to get a PHD afterwards. Despite his education and brilliant scientific mind, Morrow continued to struggle to find his way in the world of science, finding himself disrespected by others due to his poor upbringing.[3] He continued living in Los Angeles with his nephews Robbie and Gabe Reyes, raising them like they were his own when their parents died.[2]

Working for MomentumEdit

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Morrow witnesses Joseph Bauer's test

"He's insane, changing the specs without consulting us! We gotta get that book away from him."
"You have to trust us."
"Trust?! Did you just see what happened?! This is about safety!"
―Eli Morrow and Lucy Bauer[src]

While Morrow was at Momentum Labs working as a top engineer, Doctor Lucy Bauer and her husband Joseph spearheaded a project to build a machine that could defy the laws of physics to generate materials. Despite being months away from a beta test, Morrow was called into work as the team had seemingly had a sudden breakthrough and were ready for a test, using Quantum Batteries which Joseph had built. Morrow watched a test in which the Bauers seemingly created some carbon out of fine air with a blast of energy.

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Morrow is threatened by Joseph Bauer

While the team celebrated the breakthrough, Morrow was horrified, noting that such power was impossible and should not be done as it broke the first law of thermal dynamics. Expressing his thoughts to Lucy, Morrow was informed that the plans for the machine came from a book known as the Darkhold: However, Joseph pulled Lucy away before she could explain anymore about the book, warning Morrow to keep it quiet and not ask too many questions about it. Morrow became captivated by the book and planned to give himself powers by using it, even if that meant betraying the Bauers.

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Morrow learns the truth from Lucy Bauer

Morrow watched as Joseph slowly had a mental breakdown due to his work with the Darkhold, fearing for their own safety, Morrow tried to get the book away from him only to be attacked with mugs Joseph threw at him. Morrow confronted Lucy, claiming the power cells they were working with could kill them all if misused. Lucy revealed to Morrow that the Darkhold had revealed it was possible to generate matter themselves, without the machine. While Morrow desired this power for himself, he lied and told Lucy he wanted to destroy the book, claiming he only wanted to protect them.[4]

Betraying his Co-WorkersEdit

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Morrow demands to read the Darkhold

"Where is Frederick? Where are the others? What have you done with them?"
"Same thing that I'm going to do to you!"
Lucy Bauer and Eli Morrow[src]

Fearful of Morrow's growing obsession with the Darkhold, Joseph Bauer hired the Fifth Street Locos to assassinate him, but the gang instead attacked Morrow's nephews, Robbie and Gabe Reyes. The incident left Gabe a paraplegic and Robbie to be the new Ghost Rider unknowingly although both brothers did survive the shooting. Furious, Morrow decided to steal the book and used the Quantum Batteries to kill all the other scientists, Frederick, Vincent, and Hugo, leaving no remains behind for anybody else to discover.

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Morrow attempts to murder Lucy Bauer

Morrow made his play for the Darkhold, using the Quantum Particle Generator to seemingly kill Lucy Bauer, but the experiment in fact turned them into ghost-like entities contained within four boxes designed by the Darkhold. He then went after Joseph and tried to beat the Darkhold's location out of him, but Joseph stubbornly refused to give it up. Morrow's assault put Joseph into a coma, and Morrow was then sent into South Ridge Penitentiary for attempted manslaughter, claiming that he had attacked Joseph because his experiments had killed the rest of their team.[1][4]

Reacquiring the DarkholdEdit

Visit in South Ridge PenitentiaryEdit

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Eli Morrow speaks with Agent Phil Coulson

"I'd like to keep the past where it is."
"Well, unfortunately your past has come back to haunt you, because your colleagues, turns out they didn't die that day."
"The hell are you talking about?"
―Eli Morrow and Phil Coulson[src]

While serving him in South Ridge Penitentiary, Morrow was visited by a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson. Coulson asked Morrow about his time working at Momentum Labs but Morrow refused to answer, claiming he did not want to look back on the past. Coulson, however, explained the ghosts of Lucy Bauer and several of their co-workers had returned to terrorize Los Angeles. Morrow did not want to believe what Coulson said and stonewalled him, despite Coulson suggesting that his cooperation could get him out of jail.

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Morrow tells Robbie Reyes a version of events

Morrow was more open when Robbie Reyes arrived later that same day to talk to him on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s behalf, promising that they only wanted to help and protect the world. Once they had briefly had a chat about the Hell Charger's condition and how Gabe Reyes was doing, Morrow told him about what happened at Momentum Labs and why he put Joseph Bauer in a coma, claiming that it was Joseph who was responsible for the team's deaths by conducting dangerous experiments that had caused an explosion. He also claimed that Bauer would be looking for the Darkhold, although he also advised that his nephew not to go anywhere near it.[1]

South Ridge Penitentiary RiotEdit

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Morrow is freed from jail by Robbie Reyes

"I told you to stay away from this!"
"Mr. Morrow, Dr. Bauer can walk through walls so we've got to go."
"Walk through walls? Yeah S.H.I.E.L.D. said she had abilities."
―Eli Morrow and Alphonso Mackenzie[src]

Morrow soon became the target of Lucy Bauer, who intended to capture him to read the Darkhold. Upon the revelation of this danger, Morrow was found by Robbie Reyes and another S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Alphonso Mackenzie, who were working together to rescue him. Once his cell door had been opened with a Pick-Lock Device, Morrow expressed his horror and Reyes getting involved, although decided to come when he realized he could reclaim the Darkhold for himself.

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Morrow is separated from Robbie Reyes

Morrow was quickly escorted by the pair through the prison and towards the exit of the South Ridge Penitentiary, all amidst the widespread chaos of prisoner riots and fights. Mackenzie was soon forced to leave the pair in order to use his Shotgun-Axe to assist several trapped workers. Before they could get outside, Reyes made the choice to leave his uncle to then deal with some personal matters involving Santino Noguera, telling Morrow to head for the exit and regroup with S.H.I.E.L.D. out there who would be waiting to collect them both, promising he would catch up with him.

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Morrow is kidnapped by Lucy Bauer

As Morrow made his way out and searched for Phil Coulson and the other Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he was instead intercepted by Lucy Bauer, who ordered him to march towards an ambulance to escape. As he followed Bauer's orders, Morrow paused, leading to Bauer threatening to put her ghostly hand through his head which would cause his brain to become infected by horrific visions until his heart gave out. Knowing Bauer wanted him dead, Morrow did as he was instructed and they made their escape from the prison before S.H.I.E.L.D. found them and could rescue him.

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Morrow is finally able to read the Darkhold

He was then forced to travel to the Pasadena Momentum Laboratory, where Bauer killed the guards and led him into the reactor room. Bauer revealed her intentions for Morrow: he was to read the Darkhold and return her to human state before completing their work on the Quantum Batteries as, due to her current ghostly form, she was unable to read the book. Hesitantly, Morrow opened the book and began to see words form on the pages in Spanish, enticed him with its knowledge and giving him the information he needed to become powerful and gain superhuman abilities.[2]

Gaining PowerEdit

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Morrow is told to build a Quantum Particle Generator

"Took a lot longer than I had hoped, but... all those years in jail, I had to plan very carefully."
"The attack of Joseph Bauer. That wasn't payback. You just wanted the Darkhold."
"Yeah, he was a lot tougher than he looked."
―Eli Morrow and Phil Coulson[src]

Escaping from their Pasadena Momentum Laboratory before they could be discovered, Morrow and Lucy Bauer found a new laboratory in a Roxxon Power Plant, which they knew could generate all of the power that they would need for their new experiments. There, they recreated the Quantum Batteries and then prepared to complete the experiment, when Morrow noted how unstable the plant was, Bauer ignored his warnings and just told him to work faster.

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Morrow is again threatened by Lucy Bauer

While Bauer noted how she wished Joseph Bauer could have been there to see it, Morrow reminded her of her husband's many crimes, including putting Gabe Reyes into his wheelchair by hiring the Fifth Street Locos to assassinate him. While Bauer continued to ignore Morrow's warnings, he simply reminded her that everything that had happened was due to the Darkhold's influence on them; however, as he was still unable to stop Bauer, he continued his work in order to complete the device and finally gain the power that he had secretly desired ever since he had first learned of the Darkhold.

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Morrow prepares to obtain his new powers

Stepping back into the labratory, Morrow discovered that Bauer was gone and agent Phil Coulson had arrived, seeking to bring him to safety. When Morrow demanded to know where the Darkhold was, Coulson responded it was in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s custody for safe keeping. Morrow then refused to be rescued, as he was now very close to finally achieving his goals. Morrow sealed himself inside the machine, revealing his true intentions before he recommended that Coulson escape the facility and activated the chamber, embracing his final moments before he would receive all of his new powers.

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Morrow embraces his newfound powers

The result blasted a wave of incredible inter-dimensional energy across the facility which had seemingly destroyed all remains of life except for Morrow's, with Coulson vanishing without a trace along with Leo Fitz and Robbie Reyes who were also on the mission to rescue Morrow. Emerging out of the chamber, Morrow tested his new abilities and found that he could now create matter seemingly from nothing, looking down at his hand as he created a shard of pure carbon.[4] Assuming Coulson and the others were dead, Morrow left the room just before S.H.I.E.L.D. could locate him.

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Morrow murders a whole S.H.I.E.L.D. squad

While fleeing the facility, Morrow was stopped by a S.H.I.E.L.D. squad who were ordered to apprehend him. Morrow demonstrated his newfound abilities by creating a stick of carbon, which defied the laws of conservation of mass. When one of the agents had asked him to drop the carbon, Morrow did so, but then abruptly murdered all members of the S.H.I.E.L.D. squad, causing carbon shards to materialize though their bodies to rupture the bones out of their own bodies and impale them. Morrow fled the facility before anyone could stop him, leaving a wall of carbon behind to cover his tracks.[5]

Los Angeles Decimation PlotEdit

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Morrow kills Peng with his new found power

"You're right, hard days work deserves a hard days pay. Hope you take diamonds, they're unrefined but they're priceless once properly cut. Speaking of which, you may have to cut the rest out of his lungs. If S.H.I.E.L.D. wants to see what I'm creating... I'll show them. I'll show them all!"
―Eli Morrow to the Chinatown Crew[src]

While Morrow was creating an enlarged version of a Quantum Battery with a Demon Core inside, he was interrupted by Peng, who warned him that S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were surrounding their headquarters and were preparing to attack. When Morrow ordered Peng to keep them all busy, Peng turned to the other members of the Chinatown Crew and noted how Morrow had not yet paid them for their work and therefore they would not fight for him any longer.

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Morrow creates his plutonium bomb

Morrow responded by demonstrating his new powers by lodging diamonds in Peng's throat and ordered his men to cut his lungs if they wanted any for their payment. This terrified the other members of the Chinatown Crew into working without question while Morrow continued constructing his Quantum Battery, saying that he'll show S.H.I.E.L.D. what he was making. Knowing that he the headquarters would soon be attacked, Morrow lay a trap in which any agents stepping inside would set off a bomb, almost killing Yo-Yo Rodriguez in the process when the bomb was set off.[3]

Confronted by Ghost RiderEdit

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Morrow discovers Robbie Reyes

"They looked at me like they were better, like they were smarter! The condescension in their eyes, they got what they deserved."
"You had to get vengeance."
"Not vengeance, respect!"
―Eli Morrow and Robbie Reyes[src]

Returning to the Quantum Battery, Morrow discovered to his horror that Robbie Reyes was there. Despite Morrow trying to convince Reyes to leave now, he discovered that Reyes was in fact there to kill his uncle and began transforming into the Ghost Rider. Left with no other choice, Morrow impaled Reyes with a shard of carbon which went through Reyes' chest, however did not kill him, seeing his survival, Morrow noted that Reyes had clearly been keeping this secret identity from everybody, including his very own family.

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Morrow learns Reyes is the Ghost Rider

Morrow noted how he had heard stories of the Ghost Rider while inside the South Ridge Penitentiary, when he questioned how it had happened, Reyes explained it was the night of the drive-by shooting, although Morrow still tried to put the blame on Lucy and Joseph Bauer. Reyes confronted Morrow over the deaths he had caused, noting how Gabe Reyes looked up to him as a father, however Morrow refused to accept Reyes' accusations, and he instead ranted about the lack of respect he had gotten while he had been working for Momentum Labs under the Bauer's leadership.

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Morrow blames Reyes for his current pain

Morrow explained how throughout his entire life he had never gotten respect and that nobody believed in his abilities, seeing him as a failure and a cheater. As he explained what his powers had become, Morrow told Reyes that he had now become a god, Reyes noted the devil was coming for him as he attempted to turn back into the Ghost Rider, so Morrow was forced to impale him again. As Reyes stood trapped in the battery in utter agony, Morrow reminded him he had been given the chance to leave and whatever happened would be his fault before walking away from the room.[3]

Showdown with S.H.I.E.L.D.Edit

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Eli Morrow threatens agent Phil Coulson

"The Darkhold has shown me the way. I can create life, even after death. Can a petty thief do that, huh?"
"That bomb isn't a fail-safe, is it? It's your end game."
"It's not my end... it's yours."
―Eli Morrow and Phil Coulson[src]

As Morrow showed off his new power to Robbie Reyes, he was then interrupted by the arrival of the Chinatown Crew who had brought in the captured Phil Coulson, who claimed Morrow was not a god, but still merely a petty thief. While Morrow questioned how Coulson was still alive, he was insulted as Coulson noted that he clearly knew nothing about what was really happening while also checking on Reyes' condition, before confronting Morrow for causing such agony to his own nephew.

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Morrow is confronted by Phil Coulson

Coulson explained to Morrow that he was not creating matter from nothing, but was stealing it from another dimension which was causing earthquakes that would soon cause a massive explosion that could destroy Los Angeles. Morrow, however, insisted that the Darkhold had shown him how to create life after death and that's what he was planning, to use the Demon Core in order to wipe out the world and replace it with new life. As Reyes transformed back into the Ghost Rider, Coulson then called on his S.H.I.E.L.D. team to charge into the room and attack all of Morrow's men.

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Morrow is attacked by Yo-Yo Rodriguez

The team led by Jeffrey Mace stormed in and attacked Morrow and the Chinatown Crew, with Melinda May and Alphonso Mackenzie taking them on in hand-to-hand combat before Yo-Yo Rodriguez charged through the battle with her super-speed, giving her allies the advantage they needed to easily overpower the team and put Morrow into the Quantum Battery. As a gateway to hell opened up underneath them created by the other members of Coulson and Mace's team, Reyes completed his transformation while Morrow attempted to escape before he could fall into their trap.

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Morrow is burned to death by the Ghost Rider

While Coulson used the Hellfire Chain to free Ghost Rider from the shards of carbon he was still impaled with, Morrow tried to get out of the core before he died of Palladium poisoning. Unwilling to allow Morrow to escape without being punished for his actions, however, Ghost Rider let go of the chain and instead grabbed ahold of Morrow, trapping him inside the core. Ghost Rider then proceeded to engulf Morrow's entire body in flames, causing him to scream in agony as he burned to death before they were both dragged into the other dimension and seemingly disappeared forever.[3]

PersonalityEdit

"You know how hard I had to work to get here? To achieve what I've achieved, and you're calling me a thief, a fraud?"
"Eli wake up! Don't you see what's happening? Don't let your ego blind you to the truth!"
"What you call truth Agent Coulson, I call theory."
―Eli Morrow and Phil Coulson[src]

As his nephew Robbie Reyes stated, Eli Morrow was a "good man who did a bad thing". However, it became clear that the prolonged influence of the Darkhold had driven Morrow insane due to the lack of respect and recognition for his engineering talents and intelligence his entire life. His ego and insecurities were exacerbated by the magical book, driving him to murderous intent. Morrow violently beat his colleagues to near-death when they stood in his way of claiming the Darkhold and even turned them into ghosts despite the risks of using the Quantum Particle Generator. Once he gained the powers of matter creation Morrow completely lost his mind and his vengefulness that he harbored his entire life took over.

Morrow brutally killed several S.H.I.E.L.D. agents when they stood in his way and even attempted to murder his own nephew, Reyes after he was revealed to be the Ghost Rider. He claimed himself a God and announced his desire to destroy a city and its entire populace to prove his abilities to everyone. However, when he was in jail Morrow retained some form of humanity when he was detached from the Darkhold. He expressed disgust over Joseph Bauer for crippling Gabe Reyes due to their attempted assassination on him and Lucy Bauer's own willingness to kill thousands of people to cure herself from her ghostly state. Any humanity vanished, however, when Morrow saw a chance of obtaining the Darkhold yet again.

Despite his dark traits, Eli Morrow loved his nephews dearly, raising them as if they were his own children. He loved them so much them when learning that Joseph Bauer hired the Fifth Street Locos to assassinate him, but ended up nearly killing his nephew Robbie, and his other nephew Gave was put in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, Morrow swore vengeance on Bauer and anyone affiliated with them, as shown when he brutality turned his teammates and Bauer's wife into incorporeal ghosts and beat up Bauer into a coma. After the Darkhold corrupted him, he still retained his love for his nephews to some extent as he offered Robbie a chance to spare his live, after finding out he is the ghost rider, but was visibly sad when he declined an vowed to kill him for all the bad things he has done. After that rejection, Morrow lost all care for Robbie due to the Darkhold warping his mind and was willing to kill him to stop the Spirit of Vengeance for destroying himself.

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"Eli Morrow just wiped out an entire S.H.I.E.L.D. tac team with a few shards of carbon that he created out of thin air."
"And that's just what we've seen; what else is he capable of?"
Phil Coulson and Melinda May[src]
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  • Material Creation: After his successful use of the Quantum Particle Generator on himself, Morrow gained the ability to create and manipulate matter, and to shape and move objects even at a distance from himself. Originally only able to create carbon, he later learned to produce elements more complex, like cesium and plutonium, and even compounds like water. Morrow erroneously assumed that he was creating matter from nothing, violating the Law of Conservation of Mass; in reality, he was channeling and transforming the quantum energy of another realm of existence.

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"I have a damn PHD in engineering!"
―Eli Morrow[src]
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  • Master Engineer: To be added
  • Bilingualism: Eli Morrow is fluent in both English and Spanish, which was his first language.
  • Tactician: To be added

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