The Über-Morlock makes plain his importance to Doctor Hartdegen that if it were not for him exerting his control over his bestial fellow Morlocks, they would have exhausted the food supply of Eloi long ago. He exerts mind control over all other inhabitants of the distant future world that Hartdegen finds himself in, even over Hartdegen himself. His superior intelligence is demonstrated in his ability to give an answer to Hartdegen's gut-wrenching question of why he cannot change the fate of his beloved financée Emma: her tragic death was the cause of Hartdegen's inventing his time machine, so her death is an inevitable necessity in the existence of the time machine. Happily for Hartdegen, he outwits the Über-Morlock through the use of his time machine, and succeeds in killing him and his fellow Morlocks, ensuring a more promising future to the Eloi and his new beloved Mara. The Über-Morlock removes the inconsistency of the 1960 and 1978 films by showing the humanity that must have remained in the race of the Morlocks. The George Pal and Schick-Sunn films present the Morlocks as monsters albeit mutants. Wells story does not present them as bestial but human, though cannibalistically human.