View Full Version : So, are Doctor Moreau and Lynx related?
09-30-2009, 04:53 PM
This seems like the best place for me to put this subject up for discussion, since we don't seem to have a forum section for champions lore or any of that...
Okay, so in the biography for Doctor Moreau it says that his name was originally Philippe Murrow, and that he changed it to Moreau when he discovered he was related to the fabled mad scientist of the same name...
Lynx' name happens to be Felicia Murrow.
As far as I'm aware, Murrow isn't a very common name. In fact, I'd be incredibly surprised if it was a real last name at all, and not just created for this for the silly pun value.
On top of that, come on... we've got a man whose obsession is making an army of man-beast hybrids to serve him, and a woman whose obsession is... being a beast-woman. They've got to be related!
Now, I am well aware that Lynx achieved her altered state via the Brain Trust, but I don't think that necessarily disproves my "Moreau and Lynx are related" theory. Why? Because Moreau turns animals into half-people, not the other way around. On top of that, the way they describe him makes me think he doesn't actually have any compassion towards his creations. He seems to view the manimals as being below humans and thus perfectly okay to use as his own slaves. Clearly, Lynx is far more compassionate than that. So, even if Moreau is related to Lynx, she wouldn't have gone to him for help because A) he probably doesn't know how to turn people into hybrids and B) even if he figured it out, he'd probably only do it to people he thought deserved to be treated like dogs. Evil as he is, you don't usually treat your family that way.
So, hidden among the Champions lore is there a confirmation of my theory, or what? Anybody have any opposing theories here to discuss?
09-30-2009, 05:01 PM
It would make perfect sense, imho, and be a bit ironic that while one makes manimals, the other becomes a pseudo-hybrid as well.
09-30-2009, 05:03 PM
As far as their relation goes, it's possible, but I think unlikely. For starters, Moreau has that crazy accent and Lynx talks all valley girl like. Ontop of that, Lynx's transformation was because of th Brain Trust. Now, whether that was based on Moreau's research or something else is unknown.
09-30-2009, 06:05 PM
Well Lynx calls herself a "Furry" and Moreau likes hanging out with manimals...
09-30-2009, 06:36 PM
If someone had the book Villains, Vandals, and Vermin they could check her article.
09-30-2009, 08:14 PM
For starters, Moreau has that crazy accent and Lynx talks all valley girl like. Well, Moreau is older than her. It seems reasonable that they would have grown up in far different environments, him in seclusion with his manimals where he would retain his original accent (or maybe even having picked up the accent after moving to a different country?) while she might have enjoyed a childhood among other valley girls.
Or Moreau might even be totally faking his goofy accent for the sake of being a cheesy mad scientist? :p
Ontop of that, Lynx's transformation was because of th Brain Trust. Now, whether that was based on Moreau's research or something else is unknown.
But I explained my theory on that part! :(
09-30-2009, 11:33 PM
Real last name ;)
10-01-2009, 02:08 AM
I never stopped to read that much :p
It's kind of hard when the enemies are spawning or Lynx is running off lol
I say they have to be related now. Make it happen Cryptic.
Now we need a redemption string for Lynx since it said she didn't enjoy being a super villian and only joined up with the brain trust so they'd give her the treatments, and then of course she must be on Monster island with some kind of Moreau related quests.
*randomly throws ideas around*
10-01-2009, 06:18 AM
Well for a bit of info on RL stuff here:
From what I remember Dr. Moreau had a daughter who was derived from a cat. It is in the early film before the 1996 version that we see the island visitor leaving with Moreau's Daughter and I believe she starts reverting to her animal self. The reason behind this is she doesn't have access to the serum to keep her in her human form.
Now as to what "type" of cat she was created from it is hard to say really. It could be that she was created from a Lynx and as such we have the two releations here in game.
Speaking in game wise yes Lynx was created via the brain trust, but as to how they developed the serum is never stated or hasn't been seen yet. It could be that they used Moreau's research as another poster indicated and thus she was turned into a womanimal * :p * . However she does state that she was just a "Furry" that got mixed up in some buisness.
10-01-2009, 02:17 PM
Lynx actually states in one of her dialogs that she didn't want to turn to a life of crime, but she had no choice since she needed to pay for the operation that turned her into her cat-girl self.
10-01-2009, 07:30 PM
Real last name ;)
Well, I'll be darned. But hey, it's still an uncommon enough name for this link to be quite feasible. ;)
That bit of Blood Moon lore they posted mentions a hero named Tiger, who was made a manimal by Moreau ... however, the way they worded it doesn't seem to give any hints as to whether this Tiger was originally an actual tiger, or a man. If we knew that it might serve as a clue to the rest of this mystery!
10-01-2009, 11:19 PM
It's probably not a real name. Incidentally, "Murrow" kind of sounds like the noise a cat makes if pronounced the right way.
10-02-2009, 07:36 AM
Actually on Monster Island there is a guy who used to be a soldier that was turned into an Ani-man by Moreau. He guards a bunker/base with his posse of manimal bear executors. He's usually outside the bunker inside the fenced in area.
So maybe Moreau can make exceptions to the process and turn a human into an animal person.
10-02-2009, 08:52 AM
While the man-beasts become agitated over Moreau breaking another of the rules ("man shall not kill man"), Moreau injects Braddock with a serum that gives him animal characteristics. Braddock becomes more animalistic and struggles to maintain his humanity. The men-beasts storm the compound and in the chaos Moreau is killed. Braddock, Maria, and M'Ling stall long enough to engineer an escape, but the compound is burned and most of the man-beasts are killed by the wild animals which Moreau kept for his experiments. M'Ling is also killed in the final escape.
Braddock and Maria manage to sail away in the lifeboat that Braddock arrived in, but only after a bloody battle with one of the man-beasts. Some time later, they are rescued by passing ship, and the serum has worn off, returning Braddock to his full human state. Maria's features, however, have become more feline, revealing that she was one of the experiments.
(old book version not really spoke of in movies)
Now what is not really spoke of is Maria is a found baby not really Moreau's daughter. He found her on the streets of london bringing her to the states where he worked with another doctor on DNA human animal genetics till he went insane and moved to the island with his daughter to continue his studies....