"Ah, Hell. Isn't It Lovely? These are all my little souls. I used to gather them myself, but by the 14th century, I needed some help. That's how I found Morgan. He was a monk back then, so he played hard to get, but I found that with the right bait, you can catch any fish you want. In the end, he came to work for me. He became a collector. Then recently he made me the most interesting proposal. He wants to seek salvation for his clients. I decided to let him try... for now." - The Devil
Morgan Pym appears to be in his mid-30's, but in fact was born in 1322 AD, in Nuremberg. In his native land he was a monk who had the misfortune to fall in love with, Katrina, a servant girl. Before he could reveal his love to her she succumbed to the plague.
Enraged at God, he sold his soul to the Devil in return for 10 years of happiness with Katrina, which he received, but Katrina became ill again and died. Enraged, Morgan fought back against the Devil, and was offered immortality and an escape from Hell if he agreed to collect souls from others who had dealt with the Devil. As long as he kept his end of the deal, he could walk the earth, immortal, but the moment he stopped, the deal would end.
Six centuries later, he is still tormented by the Devil, and survives one day at a time in the mindless routine of a Collector's lonely existence: no sleep, no friends, and just one call a week with a name of someone in the city of Vancouver. Morgan's simple task is to find that person, and to let them know they have 48 hours until their ten years is up, then hang around until the moment comes to suck their soul down to Hell. Why the early warning? The Devil enjoys a good laugh, and watching people squirm for the last 48 hours is one of his great pleasures. (Source: http://www.citytv.com/vancouver/tvshows_TheCollector.aspx)