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Tyrak is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceAvengers #154
(December 1976)
Created byGerry Conway (writer)
George Pérez (artist)
In-story information
Alter egoTyrak
SpeciesHomo mermanus
Place of originAtlantis
Team affiliationsServant of Attuma
AbilitiesSuperhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina and durability
Superhuman swimming speed
Surgical implants enable air breathability
Malleable anatomy
Disguise mastery
Expert secret agent

Publication historyEdit

Tyrak first appeared in Avengers #154 (December 1976) and was created by Gerry Conway (writer) and George Pérez (artist).

Fictional character biographyEdit

He is an Atlantean warrior, serving in the army of the conqueror Attuma. He has served in a number of missions for Attuma, and has fought the Avengers on more than one occasion.

He posed as the Inhuman Triton to capture the Avengers for Attuma.[1] Tyrak battled the Avengers when they arrived to battle Attuma.[2] He later fought the Avengers again, attempting to regain his lost honor.[3]

Some time later, Tyrak returned to try to defeat Namor to regain Attuma's favor, but was defeated by the Avengers.[4] Attuma later dispatched Tyrak during the Atlantis Attacks storyline, but he was again defeated by the Avengers and their allies.[5] Tyrak later fought the Avengers and the People's Protectorate.[6]

During the Fear Itself storyline, Tyrak helps Attuma (in the form of Nerkodd: Breaker of Oceans), Attuma' sister Aradnea, and Tiger Shark take over New Atlantis and launch an attack on the surface world.[7]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

He rivals Attuma in a contest of physical might and is able to enhance himself further by alternating his size and mass. Which can reach a maximum of 40–50 feet (12–15 m) enabling him to overwhelm even Namor and the Avengers.[8] Tyrak is adept at infiltration and disguise,[9] somehow able to change his physiology to mimic the form of most anyone he's had time to study, making him an accomplished spy and assassin.[10] Tyrak also boasts a slew of advanced atlantean facilities in his arsenal, such as the specialized filters surgically implanted in his gills which let him operate in open air without fear of asphyxiation. His special suit withholds a great many water reserves to keep him hydrated while on dry land, and also comes equipped with steel clawed razor gauntlets to augment his melee.[11] The breastplate stores potent knockout gas dispensers with which to disable an adversary in quick session upon their release.[12]


  1. ^ Avengers #154
  2. ^ Avengers #156
  3. ^ Avengers #172
  4. ^ Avengers #278
  5. ^ Avengers Annual #18
  6. ^ Avengers #319-323
  7. ^ Fear Itself: The Deep #1
  8. ^ Avengers #172
  9. ^ Avengers #156
  10. ^ Fear Itself: The Deep #1
  11. ^ Avengers #278
  12. ^ Avengers #154

External linksEdit

  • Tyrak at Marvel Wiki
  • Tyrak at Comic Vine
  • Tyrak at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe