The Ending Of Morbius Explained


The ending of "Morbius" comes down to a big showdown between Michael Morbius and his best

friend Milo, going toe-to-toe and claw-to-claw to see who's the last vamp standing.

Here's everything you need to know about the final showdown, and those wild end credits


Ever since Morbius and Milo were children, Dr. Emil Nikols has been responsible for administering

the treatments that keep them alive.

And although both men have since moved to New York City, Dr. Nikols has moved there

too, and continues to care for Milo.

Now that Milo has transformed into a vampire, however, he no longer needs Dr. Nikols, and

apparently he doesn't feel all that grateful to him either.

When Nikols arrives at Milo's lavish apartment to give him his latest treatment, he quickly

sizes up the state of his patient.

It's clear Milo no longer needs his assistance, and for a moment it seems like Milo will just

let him leave.

But then Milo lashes out, tearing at Nikols' throat and slashing him across the abdomen.

Instead of drinking his blood though, Milo leaves Nikols bleeding out on the floor of

his apartment, with the intention of Morbius finding him.

With the little life he has left, Nikols calls Morbius, who immediately comes to help.

Morbius is way too late, though.

He arrives just in time for Nikols to weakly ask him to stop Milo and then breathe his final breath.

Morbius is saddened and astonished by what's happened, but he doesn't have time to dwell

on it, because his echolocation powers quickly alert him to the fact that Milo has take

Martine hostage.

Michael frantically uses his newfound ability to fly to reach Martine who Milo has left

on the roof of a skyscraper.

Unfortunately, Milo has already mortally wounded Martine and left the scene.

And just like he did with Nikols, Milo's left Martine just alive enough to allow her to

utter her last words to Morbius before she dies.

Morbius, whose relationship with Martine has recently evolved from a platonic friendship

to a brand-new romance, is devastated by Martine's physical state and leans over her as she instructs him to make her death count.

Just before she passes away, Morbius kisses her and a drop of his blood falls into her mouth.

Martine's eyes then close for the last time, and in a fit of rage and grief, Morbius drinks

her blood.


As Morbius gives into his primal urge for real human blood, Milo appears on the roof

and applauds his actions.

Morbius isn't feeling nearly as positively, however, and lunges at his friend.

They both morph into their vampire faces, and use their special powers to wrestle across

the rooftops of tall buildings.

They smash through windows and fall and fly from place to place in a knock-down-drag-outf fight

Finally, Milo, who seems to have the upper hand, pushes Morbius off the rooftop of a

skyscraper and follows him down.

The pair land in a subterranean pit, with Milo on the ground and Morbius hanging from

a pipe above.

Milo uses this pause in their battle to give Morbius a pep talk about their vampiric condition,

once again doing his best to convince Morbius that their evolved state isn't a curse.

In response, Morbius shouts, drops from the pipe, and lands unconscious in a shallow pool

of water below.

While Morbius' shout could be taken as frustration at Milo repeating the same arguments he made

earlier, it was apparently a call to the bats living in a nearby cave.

As Milo approaches his body, a swarm of thousands of the animals fly to Morbius' aid and together

hold his unconscious body upright.

"Just accept who you are – the bad guy."

In response to the appearance of Morbius' bat allies, Milo grabs a pole from a wall

opposite Morbius and the bats and starts to charge toward his friend with it.

As he gets close, he leaps high into the air and aims the pole like a spear.

Milo obviously has deadly intentions, but Morbius is now awake and seems to direct the

bats to hold Milo off and immobilize him.

Morbius goes to Milo and stabs him with the antidote he created.

While the antidote will cure Milo of his vampirism, it will also kill him.

As he lays there, Milo tells Morbius that the good doctor can’t let him die when Morbius

was the one who gave him his name.

Finally, just before his life ends, Milo apologizes.

In an inversion of a scene from early in the movie, where a young Morbius saved an unconscious

Milo's life, after Milo dies, Morbius calls Milo's name — and then, when he gets no

response, he calls his real name, Julian.

Milo remains quiet as sirens sound in the distance.

The authorities, including the FBI agents on Morbius' case, arrive at the pit where

Morbius and Milo had their final showdown — but Morbius is nowhere to be found.

Then, just as the FBI agents look over the edge of the pit, the swarm of bats emerges

with Morbius flying in the middle.

Those bats really seem to dig Morbius.

Morbius had made a second dose of the antidote that he gave to Milo and indicated he intended

to use it on himself.

However, he hasn't taken it and it doesn't seem like he will.

Instead he's confidently flying with his bats and seems to be fully in control of his vampire

powers for the first time.

Before the credits roll, Martine opens her eyes, indicating that when Morbius' blood

dripped into her mouth earlier, it turned her into a vampire.

So apparently, along with his various other supernatural powers, Morbius also has the

power to create other vampires.

In the first mid-credits scene, Adrian Toomes, aka the Vulture from the Marvel Cinematic

Universe, appears out of nowhere in an empty jail cell, apparently as a result of Doctor

Strange's multiverse collapsing spell from "Spider-Man: No Way Home."

Toomes examines himself in the mirror, looking slightly surprised.

The scene cuts to a news report that says his appearing in the cell could lead to Toomes'

immediate release.

This seems to indicate that Toomes has found himself in a universe other than his own,

and one where he's not a known criminal.

The second mid-credits scene starts with an alive and robust-looking Morbius driving in

the middle of nowhere.

He stops by a nondescript field and gets out of the car.

The wind blows around him and then Toomes arrives wearing a very elaborate Vulture suit.

Toomes proposes a team up and Morbius seems to be considering it as the scene — and

movie — officially ends.

Apparently, Toomes is enjoying his freedom in this new universe and has decided to get

a gang together of similarly antiheroic individuals, starting with Morbius.

Does this mean that a "Sinister Six" movie will finally happen?

Only time will tell.

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