Tyroc

© DC Comics / Used without permission
Origin: Birthright
Real Name: Troy Stewart
First Appearance: Superboy # 216 [DC Comics April 1976]
                            Character created by Cary Bates and Mike Grell

ABILITIES


Prowess 4 {Fair}
Coordination 5 {Good}
Strength 4 {Fair}
Intellect 4 {Fair}
Awareness 5 {Good}
Willpower 5 {Good}

Stamina: 9
Determination: 1

SPECIALTIES


Area ["Marzal"]
Martial Arts
Power [Sonic Control] Expert

POWERS


Cosmic Power ["Sonic Control"] 7 {Incredible}
       Blast
       Dazzle
       Flight
       Force Field
       Telekinesis
       Teleport
       Vertigo

EQUIPMENT


QUALITIES


. Champion of Marzal
. Arrogant
. Powerless if prevented from screaming 

Points: 80


ORIGIN STORY

Troy Stewart was the resident super hero of the land of Marzal, on an alternate Earth. The island, near the coast of Africa, was populated during the sixteenth century by escaped slaves. Unbeknownst to its new inhabitants, Marzal had a transitory existence, remaining on Earth for a number of years and then fading into a dimensional limbo for two hundred years before shifting back to another alternate Earth in the same physical location. Despite often being separated from the rest of the universe, the inhabitants built an advanced civilization on the island. Troy first manifested his unique reality-altering yell after being attacked by a demon during Marzal’s most recent period in Limbo. Troy took the name Tyroc, which in his native language means “Scream of the Devil,” and became Marzal’s champion.

Tyroc first met the Legion when some of its members responded to an emergency on Marzal shortly after it had faded into this universe. At first he resisted their offers of assistance, but he came to respect the Legion and accepted their aid. Tyroc joined the team, becoming the first black member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Tyroc’s arrogant attitude marred his term as a Legionnaire and he often found himself conflicted between his loyalties to the Legion and to Marzal. When it was discovered that Tyroc’s yells had shortened the amount of time that Marzal could remain in this Earth’s dimension, he chose to remain with Marzal as its protector as it returned to Limbo.

Recently reappearing, Tyroc has gained further control of his reality-altering yell, and has been an active Legion member.

A token of the mentality of a pitiful time, Tyroc is, nevertheless, a very powerful character — and the most expensive so far! Imposed by DC Comics' editors, as depicted humorously here, he was hated by many LSH creators, including Jim Shooter and Paul Levitz nothing to say of his own co-creator, Mike Grell. Converted characters, most of the times, unavoidably exceeds the 45-point limitation that the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game core book recommends. Character revised according to rules presented in ICONS Great Power book. Streamlined, once again, according to ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying: The Assembled Edition, chiefly using Cosmic Power (my first time!) to better depict Tyroc's vast array of stunts.

2 comments:

Cameron Mount said...

The fact that you could replicate his ridiculous costume with Fabrica de Herois is amusing. That's gotta be one of the worst costumes ever. I'm not surprised about the way he was introduced into comics. I hadn't ever heard of him until I checked out the DC Comics Encyclopedia from the library last summer.

Fabrício Franco said...

Hah, you can't imagine how hard it was to replicate it! I could have tried and done the modern version, but Tyroc is a so far out concept (in terms of mediocrity) that I decided to depict him as he was introduced into comics. Nevertheless, in able hands, he can be quite skilled and interesting (a black Banshee, into the future).

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