|“||I sense a strong power gathering. Looks like tonight won't be so boring after all!||„|
Morrigan Aensland is an anti-heroine and the female protagonist of the Darkstalkers series. She may be a demon, but she is not evil. Demitri Maximoff originally was going to be the protagonist of the series, but due to her popularity, Morrigan took his place. She also serves as one of the three mascots for Capcom (the other two mascots are Mega Man & Ryu).
She is a succubus, a human demon with the power to steal the souls of those she seduces. However, unlike traditional succubae, Morrigan can sustain herself by secreting a special liquid when she is physical and mentally excited. She can also sustain herself by feeding off dreams and entertainment.
Morrigan is the youngest and adopted daughter of Belial Aensland, the ruler of the Makai Realm. When she was born, Morrigan was extremely powerful, so much so that Belial sealed away part of her power, one-third in himself to be returned upon his death, and one-third in a pocket dimension, which eventually became a being of its own, a younger succubus named Lilith. Unaware of Belial's action, Morrigan grew up and found her life in the Aensland castle dull, so she frequently visited the human world to look for entertainment.
Although she is a succubus, she is not really evil and has preformed some heroic acts, such as teaming up with both Marvel and Capcom heroes to defeat Onslaught, Abyss, Galactus, and Ultron Sigma/Ultron Omega, in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Marvel vs, Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds/Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, though she escaped soon after. Also, she saved the world from Jedah.
In most of her appearances, she is voiced by Yayoi Jinguji, who also voiced her in the Japanese version of Cross Edge, as well as the first two Marvel vs. Capcom games before Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds/Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Project X Zone were released. And in the English version of Cross Edge, she was voiced by Erin Fitzgerald.
In the cartoon, she was voiced by Saffron Henderson.
In the anime, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge, based on the 1996 video game of the same name, she was voiced by Rei Sakuma in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Kathleen Barr in the English version of the anime. The former also voiced her in Gunbird 2 and the first Drama CD.
In the Drama CDs, she was voiced by Kikuko Inoue and Yumi Tōma.
In Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, she is voiced by Rie Tanaka in the Japanese version, and by Siobhan Flynn in the English version, the latter who also voiced Morrigan in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
Morrigan Aensland is a succubus who was born in 1678 in a region of Scotland. Belial foresaw that Makai would be exposed to the crisis of perishing soon. Someone, a great Life Form, would be needed to maintain the unbalanced world of Makai. He foresaw that one with such power would not be born in the family of Aensland for another 1,200 years. Knowing this, he decided to leave the future of the Aensland family in Morrigan's hands. To Belial, the future of the Aensland family was the same as the future of Makai.
Morrigan was a very special succubus, even within all of the Darkstalkers. She was born as an S Class noble. But at that time, roughly 300 years ago, a struggle for power had already started. Various battles had occurred in various locations. It was unacceptable for a Succubus child to be given rights to power at the time. The problems didn't end there either. Morrigan had no way to control the enormous powers that she held within. If she were to be left alone, she would destroy herself and the land around her. Belial, her adoptive father and head of the Aensland House, split her soul in three to protect her. Morrigan grew up without knowing this. She found her life in the Aensland castle dull. She visited the human world many times to look for some kind of fun. One night, she was drawn to the strange power permeating from Pyron and ventured into the human world again.
After she came back from the human world, she was told that Belial died and she was the next successor to the throne of the Aensland family. Although she is rightfully the ruler of Makai, she avoids her duties and continues her life like before. But when Jedah created the Majigen, she and her castle are pulled into Jedah's dimension. Sensing Lilith, the now sentient remainder of her soul, Morrigan set off hoping to find some sort of enjoyment. After meeting with Lilith, she was finally able to return to her true self when the both of them fused back together into one.
Beautiful, sexy, confident, conceited, and playful, Morrigan may be called many things given that she is a succubus, but she is not really evil like the other demons of the Makai realm; she is strangely friendly and approachable despite her beauty and sexiness which might be due to her spending most of her time in the material world enjoying hedonistic delights. She's just always out to satisfy her own hunger and shirking her responsibilities as a member of the Aensland family.
Project X Zone
Morrigan makes an appearance in Project X Zone. She is a playable character with Chun-Li being her partner.
The current head of the House of Aensland, one of the three noble houses of the Makai, Morrigan is also a succubus, an alluring demon who controls dreams in search of excitement and stimulation.
With the death of the Demon King Belial, the former head of the house and her guardian, she had no choice but to take up the position of the new head of the house. She becomes bored by a life in which others wait on her hand and foot, and soon reverts to a freer and more wanton way of living.
It is around that time that, along with the revival of Jedah, strange things start to occur in the Makai. Seeing this as a chance for more stimulation, she flies into battle in order to try and find fulfillment for her heart.
Her clothing and wings are actually made up of bats, and they can transform themselves into drills, blades and other weapons at her command.
- She strongly resembles Sothis from Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
- She and Chun-Li are partners in Project X Zone because they are the respective female protagonists of the Darkstalkers and Street Fighter series and both are video game based on fighting.
- Morrigan Aensland on Villains Wiki. (Her version on the comics made by UDON, not the original Morrigan)
- Morrigan Aensland at Wikipedia.