"The Animal Within"

Films: The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

Alias: Various, notably the Sayer of the Law

Type: Man-Made

Location: Jungle

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Man's greatest mistake is, and always will be, the delusion of playing God. And more importantly, him thinking that he can whip nature into being more like him. It won't happen.

History: On an island in the Pacific, the eccentric scientist Dr. Moreau has been trying to turn animals into functioning members of human society. Most of his experiments though are failures, with the only intelligent creature existing solely to spread word of the Law (don't eat or kill others). How much longer can this go on?

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After Moreau kills his assistant, the Sayer is quick to point out his hypocrisy, and he and the other animals kill him. They also revert to their savage selves, killing each other, burning down the facility, and releasing wild animals to kill them.

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3-While not quite the most varied bunch of hybrids, they can be rather savage. Trying to make them more civil was the point, but alas, nature cannot be truly contained.

Trivia: -The Sayer was played by Richard Basehart, narrator of the into/outro of "Knight Rider".

-About 3-4 alternate endings were planned, including one where a woman gives birth to a kitten. Hmmm...

Image Gallery

Alex the Lion's secret origin.

Nice mountain there. Wait. Is that even a mountain?

"What is the law? Not to leer, how about!"
Don't have to tell us twice.