Tyr (DC Comics)

Tyr (DC Comics)


caption = Tyr, from "Superboy" #197. Art by Dave Cockrum.
character_name = Tyr
publisher = DC Comics
debut = "Superboy" Vol. 1 #197 (Sept. 1973)
creators = Cary Bates (script)
Dave Cockrum (artist)
alter_ego =
full_name =Tyr the Hunter
species =
homeworld = Tyrraz (31st Century)
alliances = Legion of Super-Villains
partners =
aliases =
powers = Bionic gun arm

Tyr is a fictional supervillain in the DC Universe. He first appeared in "Superboy" Vol. 1, #197 (September 1973), and was created by Cary Bates and Dave Cockrum. His name is taken from Týr, the one-handed Norse god of war.

Fictional character biography

Pre-Zero Hour

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-Heroes member 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.

Post-Zero Hour

Following the Zero Hour reboot, Tyr appears as the Tyrrazian representative to the Dark Circle that ruled the Affiliated Planets. He is killed, along with the other members of the Circle, by Brainiac 4 for questioning her decision to declare war on the United Planets.

In 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 Lord in the season two premiere, Tyr operated as the team's leader.

In 1986 Tyr was among the characters made into an action figure in the Super Powers Collection line 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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