The Morganians (named after the great sorceress Morgana le Fay) are evil spellcasters who practice black magic and follow the ways of the evil Morgana le Fay, and they serve as the major antagonists in the 2010 Disney fantasy film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Characteristics and Goals
As seen in the movie, how wizards and witches pertains their status as Morganians was by becoming Morgana's loyal followers (like Maxim Horvath) or joining forces with her still active followers, such as Sun Lok, Abigail Williams, and Drake Stone. Being a dark sorcerer by practicing the dark arts was not simply made them a Morganian, however, as those individuals also had to join forces to those who learned the ways of Morgana le Fay as well. This was hinted by how Sun Lok, Abigail Williams, Drake Stone joined forces with Horvath and Horvath himself joined forces with Morgana.
All Morganians are led by one single undeviating goal: achieving total domination over the world, destroying those who stand in their way (including the Merlineans) and enslaving mankind.According to Balthazar Blake who has fought many Morganians, they only depend on their powers (especially magic in their catalysts such as rings) instead on their own hearts, which also serves as their weaknesses. Balthazar also refers the undead evil sorcerers/sorceresses who would be resurrected by Morgana's power through the dangerous magic of The Rising as Morganians due to them would find her upon rebirth and join forces with her at the same time.
All Morganians are believed that sorcerers are better and superior than regular humans, which is why they sought for The Rising ceremony to create an army that would conquer the whole world and subjugate humankind.
As with the movie the game based on, Morganians serves as main antagonists and each of them serves as bosses in Nintendo DS game The Sorcerer's Apprentice. But unlike in the film, they add one more Morganian named Marrok, a sorcerer who posed as a crime lord in 1930s.
- Morgana le Fay
- Maxim Horvath (a former Merlinean)
- Abigail Williams
- Sun Lok
- Drake Stone
- Marrok (only in the Sorcerer's Apprentice videogame adaption)
- The Morganians' racial ideology, hierarchy and supremacy is almost, if not exactly, identical to that of the Death Eaters from the Harry Potter franchise, as well as that of Nazi Germany. As the Harry Potter franchise is a primary inspiration for the movie, it means Morganians are equivalent with Death Eaters.
- Aside from the Nazi Party or the Death Eaters, Morganians' racial ideology is also similar with that of the Decepticons from the Transformers franchise (particularly Transformers film series), as both sought to either purge or enslave mankind that they considered lower than them. In addition, other things that Morganians and Decepticons reminiscent with each other are their symbolism and their organizations' names that associated with their founder: the Morganians' name and the Morgana Star (opposite of the Merlin Circle) which they utilized for sorcery relates with their founder Morgana le Fay herself, while Decepticons on their other hand, the said organization's name relates with their founder (The Fallen)'s sinister nature and their crest are modeled after his visage.