Tyr (DC Comics)
Tyr, from Superboy #197. Art by Dave Cockrum.
|First appearance||Superboy Vol. 1 #197 (Sept. 1973)|
|Created by||Cary Bates (script)
Dave Cockrum (artist)
|Full name||Tyr the Hunter|
|Place of origin||Tyrraz (31st Century)|
|Team affiliations||Legion of Super-Villains|
|Abilities||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 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-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.
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.
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.
In other media
Tyr appears in the Legion of Super Heroes episode "Lightning Storm" voiced by Khary Payton. He appears as a member of the Lightspeed Vanguard and claims to have physical abilities matching Superman. 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.
- In 2010, Tyr was released in Mattel's DC Universe Classics action figure line. He appears in Wave 14.
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