According to Rupert Giles, these demons lacked higher brain function, so they were bred for inter-hell conflicts and suicide missions. Their behavior would be to kill as many of the enemy as possible before being brought down itself.
Physiology and powers
A Morituri specimen exhibited green skin, sharp teeth, no eyes, and a long tail that shoot poisonous thorns. Despite being bipedal creature, its four piercing claws allowed it to crawl, climb, and hang itself from a wall and the ceiling.
Behind the scenes
- The name “Morituri” is Latin for “those who are about to die,” as in the phrase “Ave, Imperator, morituri te salutant.”