Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Tyroc is really Troy Stewart. He is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes and he was created by Cary Bates and Mike Grell. Tyroc was the resident hero on the island of Marzal. It was an island that only appeared on Earth for a few years at a time. Then it would go into another dimension till it would reappear again 200 years later. It was located off the coast of Africa. Tyroc first appeared in Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #216 in 1976. Tyroc only had one superpower and that was his scream. With it he could create dimensional portals, force fields, transmute objects, freeze objects, burn objects or simply destroy them.
The people who settled on the island were surprised to find that it was like the fabled Brigadoon that it would disappear for 200 years at a time. As a result they became isolationist and outsiders were not welcome. The Legion of Super-Heroes first met Tyroc when there was an emergency on the island. They came to help but Tyroc tried to keep them away. Finally he decided to let them help and he worked with them to resolve the problem. They offered him membership but he refused. After helping them from time to time they offered him membership again. This time he accepted.
During war time the island of Marzal was destroyed. After the war Jacques “Invisible Kid” Foccart was elected President and Troy “Tyroc” Stewart was elected as Vice-President.

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