- "A single candle will light his way. And we -- The colony once named "Morlocks"... ...Will never sup nor sleep nor scurry in darkness AGAIN!"
The Morlocks were a large community of Mutants who felt they were outcasts, living in the underground tunnels beneath New York City, New York, Gotham City, New Jersey, Metropolis, Delaware, Bridgeport, Connecticut and Chicago, Illinois.
These tunnels were built in the 1950s by the U.S. Government as shelters in case of a national emergency, and later abandoned. The vast majority of the public had no idea these tunnels existed. There were numerous tunnels stretching out of sight, many unexplored. The main tunnel was 50 feet high and ran the length of Manhattan. It called "the alley" by its inhabitants.
The Morlocks were outcasts and rebels against surface society who named themselves after a race found in H. G. Wells's book, The Time Machine. They were founded by Callisto, who discovered the tunnels and moved into them decades ago, shortly after they were abandoned. She enlisted the aid of Caliban in finding other mutants to create a new underground society and maintained the tunnels until the Mutant Massacre.