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The idea behind Morphos a.k.a Dr. Henry Ezulrick (the archaeologist) is that his obsession with finding the temple of Death lead to him losing his job and family. This didn't stop him from continuing the search and only added to his declining mental health a strong hatred for his superiors. Once Henry found the sacred temple, he drank from the well of Morphos the embodiment of death which in turn bound him and Death to each other's will.
Easily swayed by "The Call of Destruction," Henry's struggle is a combination of disdain for life and a desire to maintain control over the gifts he has traded his humanity for.