Pitching a new coloration for sentient slime Morgan, we'll see if it sticks. (Ew.) It's giving me all the right icky vibes. As for why it makes sense, I think I've mentioned Morgan gained his shapeshifting ability via some sketchy magic, magic which literally killed him, and reanimated him as a corrupted but structurally versatile being. His unshifted body is the melted and congealed reanimated remains of his corpse. So looking like he's full of meat milkshake is appropriate. I bet the colors all slurp and swirl around inside him as he moves. YUMMEH.
Tom's virtual avatar works very much like his mechanical prosthetic body, translating the impulses that would've directed his biological body into the movements of an animated model. He can throw the simulation up on any of the zillion monitors in his Tower, including the really big one which is daunting. The program's able to render him in ridiculously lifelike detail and expresses complicated facial expressions better than his android, so if you're visiting him at his home he'll likely interact with you through this simulation, viewing you through cameras around the lab and conversing through the speaker system.
(I should mention Tom's my only character Morgan'd stand no chance in hell against, so the doctor is rightly unimpressed by him. Morgan would take Tom's android for his actual body and never even know what hit him when Tom drops his carcass with forty milliamps across the heart. Science gets to kick magic's ass now and then.)
I have two and a half storyverses, and as my favorite fantasy creature dragons appear in all of them. Network dragons like Duncan are intelligent, flightless, and dinosaurian. Berenger dragons are intelligent, amply-winged, and sleek. In Morgan's storyverse, 'dragons' are akin to 'reptiles' or 'mammals', this highly diverse branch of animals, which are nothing more than animals.
Dear god I talk a lot.