- Tyr (DC Comics)
caption = Tyr, from "Superboy" #197. Art by
character_name = Tyr
debut = "Superboy" Vol. 1 #197 (Sept. 1973)
Cary Bates(script) Dave Cockrum(artist)
full_name =Tyr the Hunter
homeworld = Tyrraz (31st Century)
Legion of Super-Villains
powers = Bionic gun arm
Tyr is a fictional
supervillainin the DC Universe. He first appeared in " Superboy" Vol. 1, #197 (September 1973), and was created by Cary Batesand Dave Cockrum. His name is taken from Týr, the one-handed Norse god of war.
Fictional character biography
Tyr is a native of Tyrraz, a mobile planet devoted to the practice of war. Due to an unspecified accident, one of his arms was replaced with a cybernetic gun. In his first appearance in "Superboy" #197, Tyr kidnaps
Legion of Super-Heroesmember Timber Wolf (who was believed killed by his fellow Legionnaires), and brainwashes him into becoming an assassin. After an unsuccessful attempt to kill Earth's president, Timber Wolf manages to overcome Tyr and break his conditioning.
Tyr returns in "Superboy" #199. In this appearance, his gun hand gains the power to control Superboy and, later, Mon-El. He was also briefly a member of the
Legion of Super-Villains.
Following the Zero Hour reboot, Tyr appears as the Tyrrazian representative to the
Dark Circlethat ruled the Affiliated Planets. He is killed, along with the other members of the Circle, by Brainiac 4for questioning her decision to declare war on the United Planets.
Final Crisis, he was among the supervillains in Superman-Prime's Legion of Super-Villains.
Powers and abilities
Tyr is equipped with a powerful bionic gun in place of one of his real arms. The gun can fire powerful energy blasts, and can somehow control the minds of others. The gun can detach itself from Tyr's body and fly away, in the event he is captured.
Appearances in other media
Tyr appears in the "Legion of Super Heroes" episode "Lightning Storm", as a member of the Legion of Super-Villains. He is voiced by
Khary Payton. With the unexplained absence of Lightning Lordin the season two premiere, Tyr operated as the team's leader.
In 1986 Tyr was among the characters made into an
action figurein the Super Powers Collectionline of toys based on DC characters.
* [http://www.dcuguide.com/chronology.php?name=tyr Tyr chronology at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
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