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Tyr of the Gene Dogs (Marvel Comics UK)

Tyr

(Marc Devlin)


Context

This profile is best read after our S.T.O.R.M. and Gene Dogs organisation profile.

Which is where all the context is to be found.

For the three people who might wonder about that – no, he’s not related to Casimir .


Background

  • Real Name: Marc Devlin.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Gene Dogs (S.T.O.R.M. superhuman squad).
  • Base Of Operations: S.T.O.R.M. Central, Northern Wales.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Eyes: Solid red cornea Hair: N.A.


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Powers and Abilities

Devlin is a veteran soldier and special operations trooper, with a preference for hand-to-hand combat. He has been enhanced using genetic sequences from dinosaurs – presumably “Tyr” stands for “Tyrannosaurus”.

Tyr chiefly evidenced superhuman strength and durability, though not to a major degree. He can take quite a few punches, though, even from superhumans.

From a comment by Merrick, it seems that Tyr’s body generates a lot of juice (presumably adrenaline, endorphin and the like) when in combat. He indeed seems to be particularly brawl-happy and to charge aggressively in combat. Tyr always is in the thick of the action and punching whatever is moving.

Unlike many reptilian superhumans, Tyr doesn’t appear to have a healing factor . He also could run around in cold weather without any special problem.


History

Tyr reportedly has had a long military career before he joined S.T.O.R.M..

He was Panther’s lover, and had difficulties overcoming his grief about her death. He resented new team member Cat for being the one who revealed that Corinne had been a traitor all along.


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Description

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Personality

A sort of pub brawler who seems to live for combat. In fact he may be physically addicted to fighting. Tyr rarely runs out of threatening things to growl at opponents, or even at his team-mates. And he *always* thinks that the latter talk too much and should fight harder. His closest friend on the team is Shaka.

Tyr is aware that his “taking on the world head-on with fists of fury” attitude is dysfunctional. This may hint that it is a disorder stemming the genetic manipulation. In any case, it seems difficult to control.

Though he growled a lot about killing Banzai (the Q7 Strike Team member who had killed Panther) he ended up saving his life as part of the grudging alliance between the Gene Dogs and Q7. In so doing, he surprised even himself by controlling his temper. He also managed to accept Cat as a team-member in the end.


Quotes

(Right after a super-strong robot swats him away) “Glad you’re as good as they said you’d be… this isn’t going to be such a dull outing after all !”

“Don’t you believe it, boy. I’m just warming up.”

“Shut it ! No way Panther was a traitor ! We were too close — I would have known !”


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Tyr (Marc Devlin)

Dex: 05 Str: 07 Bod: 08 Motivation: Soldier
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: S.T.O.R.M. operative
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 014 HP: 015

Powers:
Mental field: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:
Mental Field is Self Only and Always On.

Skills:
Acrobatics (Climbing): 04, Medicine (First aid): 03, Martial artist*: 05, Military science: 04, Thief (Stealth): 03, Vehicles (Land): 04, Weaponry (Infantry weapons): 05

Advantages:
Credentials (S.T.O.R.M., Low), Familiarity (Military equipment and protocols), Conditional Soaking (Unarmed blows), Iron Nerves, Misc.: S.T.O.R.M. sensors can focus on the Gene Dogs’s gene chips to monitor them and their vital signs.

Connections:
S.T.O.R.M. (Low, from Credentials).

Drawbacks:
Fatal Vulnerability to lack of specialised genetic maintenance, Minor Rage, SIA toward Aggressiveness in combat, Distinct Appearance.


Design notes

Given the modest amount of material to benchmark them with, some of the stats are speculative. It has been assumed that all Gene Dogs had the generic Special Forces Skills suite from the generic soldiers entry on writeups.org.

Tyr generally keeps his HPs for LDD.


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Tyr — Averaged PL7.6

STR STA AGL DEX FGT INT AWE PRE
06 07 02 02 05 01 01 01

Powers

Dinosaurian nature ● 3 points (Noticeable) ● Descriptor: Genetic engineering
– Tough – Protection 2.
– Tough – Protection 2 (Limited 2 to Unarmed Descriptors).
– Hard to read — Enhanced Will 4 (Limited 2 to mind probe), Quirk (not active if experiencing unusually strong emotions).

Combat Advantages

All-out attack, Defensive Roll 1, Improved trip.

Other Advantages

Benefit 1 (S.T.O.R.M. sensors can focus on the Gene Dogs’s gene chips to monitor them and their vital signs), Second chance (fear/intimidation).

Skills

Athletics 1 (+7), Close combat (Unarmed) 2 (+7), Expertise (Commando) 5 (+6), Insight 1 (+2), Perception 3 (+4), Ranged combat (Firearms) 4 (+6), Stealth 2 (+4), Treatment 2 (+3) (Limited 2 (Limited to Revive and Stabilise)), Vehicles 4 (+6) (Limited 1 to land vehicles).

Offense

Initiative +2
Unarmed +7, Close, Damage 6

Defence

Dodge 06 Fortitude 11
Parry 07 Toughness 09*/10/12**
Will 04

* Without Defensive Roll
** With Defensive Roll and against Unarmed

Complications

  • Appearance Tyr looks monstrous, and this is not trivial to cover.
  • Temper Tyr has an extraordinary level of aggression. This seems to be biological.
  • Agent of S.T.O.R.M. Devlin works as a covert agent for an agency with a contrasted track record.
  • Fitted genes Tyr needs regular genetic maintenance or he’ll become very sick.

Powers Levels

  • Trade-off areas. Attack/Effect PL 7, Dodge/Toughness PL 8, Parry/Toughness PL 9, Fort/Will PL 8.
  • Points total 82. Abilities 50, Defences 13, Skills 11, Powers 3, Devices 0, Advantages 5. Equiv. PL 6.

Notes

As with the rest of the Gene Dogs I’m not bothering with writeups.org-style Powers with Enhanced Attributes and the like. Since without their Powers/genetic enhancements, the Dogs would soon die.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Gene Dogs limited series (Marvel Universe).

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