tyburn-gudrun-golem-dg3-fullhumantyburn-gudrun-golem-dg4-facehuman GUDRUN TYBURN golem

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Artificial construct (golem)

Occupation: Mys-Tech agent, manipulator, bio-weapon

Group Membership: Mys-Tech

Affiliations: Mys-Tech (Collapsar, Permafrost, Sunder), Demogog Tansteele;

Enemies: Clementine (Liger's sentient weapon), Dark Guard (Albion/Peter Hunter, Stacy Arnheim, Dark Angel/Shevaun Haldane, Death's Head/Minion, Killpower/Julius Mullarkey, Colonel Tigon Liger, Motormouth/Harley Davis, Ultra-Marine/Kith Nasca), Egaliterns (Governor Trusivor), Superconductor, the Technarchy (Demogog Montano), the Time Guardian

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Nonetyburn-gudrun-golem-dg4-bio-weapon

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly Eopia

First Appearance: (Behind-the scenes) Dark Guard#1 (October, 1993);
    (seen, identified as Gudrun Tyburn)
Dark Guard#1 (December, 1993);
    (revealed as golem)
Dark Guard#4 (January, 1994);

Powers/Abilities: The Gudrun Tyburn golem was created in the image of the Mys-Tech Techno-Wizard Gudrun Tyburn, and it was presumably programmed to speak and act as Gudrun Tyburn would have.

    Additionally, the golem could, when needed, transform into a massive preying mantis-like being, presumably possessing great superhuman strength and durability.

    However, even that form was no match for the power of Dark Angel.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'9" in human form; perhaps 30' in bio-weapon/preying mantis form)
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 130 lbs. in human form, assuming human density, which may be inaccurate; impossible to estimate in bio-weapon form given unrevealed composition)
Eyes: (Human form) poorly seen, but they appeared to be very light; (bio-weapon form) solid light red to pink
Hair: (Human form) brown; (bio-weapon form) none

(Dark Guard I#1 (fb) - BTS /
Dark Guard I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Representing the Techno-Wizards of Earth's Mys-Tech, Gudrun Tyburn used an artificial replicant/golem of herself to establish a presence on the planet Eopia, escalating the war between Egaliterns and Technarchy in effort to cause the planet's destruction via thermo-nuclear war.

(Dark Guard I#1 (fb) - BTS / Dark Guard I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Mys-Tech agent Collapsar was sent to manipulate Tansteele to this end, although Tansteele and the Technarchy were advised that Collapsar had been sent to aid their cause.

    Mys-Tech agents Permafrost and Sunder were sent to similarly manipulate Trusivor and the Egaliterns.

(Dark Guard I#1 (fb) - BTS / Dark Guard I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Mys-Tech agent Collapsar was sent to manipulate Tansteele to this end, although Tansteele and the Technarchy were advised that Collapsar had been sent to aid their cause.

    Mys-Tech agents Permafrost and Sunder were sent to similarly manipulate Trusivor and the Egaliterns.

(Dark Guard I#3 (fb) - BTS) - As part of some "secret defense program," Sunder implanted three hundred empathic receptors deep in the planet's continental crust. 

    These would absorb the death scream of Eopia as it perished in nuclear conflagration.

    Mys-Tech could then synthesize a raw, emotive force of pure death-agony to pay off Mys-Tech's debt to the Hell-lord Mephisto.tyburn-gudrun-golem-dg4-transformation

(Dark Guard#1 (fb) - The Time Guardian began to foresee that Mys-Tech posed a considerable threat to the future of space-time and decided to gather a team to oppose them.

(Dark Guard#3 (fb) - BTS / Dark Guard #1 (fb) - BTS) - The Time Guardian elected to recruit Albion, Dark Angel, Death's Head (Minion), Killpower, Motormouth, Ultra-Marine, and the Warheads Tigon Liger and Stacy Arnheim.

(Dark Guard#1 - BTS) - Time Guardian gathered together his Dark Guard, although Stacy Arnheim seemingly perished in the process of trying to escape his base in No-Space, and the group arrived on Eopia and entered into conflict with the Technarchy.

(Dark Guard#2-3 - BTS) - Following further conflict, Death's Head, Killpower, Tigon Liger, and Motormouth engaged Collapsar and the Technarchy's war-mongering demagog Tansteele.

     Meanwhile, Albion, Dark Angel, and Ultra-Marine sought and ultimately achieved an alliance with the Egaliterns after destroying Permafrost and Sunder.

(Dark Guard I#3) - In the Egalitern bunkers, Ultra-Marine discovered and revealed the Mys-Tech weapons, at which point the Gudrun Tyburn golem (although not known to not be the real thing at that time) appeared and revealed the weapons' true purpose.

    "Tyburn" then further revealed that the Technarchy -- in response to the other half of the Dark Guard's assault on the Technarchy's Helios Plateau encampment -- had declared war on the Egaliterns, blaming them for the assault.

    As the Technarchy were launching their first strike and the Egalitern retaliation would be automatic, the Tyburn golem noted that Eopia was finished.

(Dark Guard I#4) - After Death's Head, Liger, and Motormouth explosively destroyed Collapsar, which took out the entire Technarchy base on Mount Helios, the Tyburn golem mocked that the Dark Guard was accelerating the war.

    Enraged, Ultra-Marine charged her, but Albion held him back, as slaying one of the Mys-Tech Techno-Wizards would allegedly threaten the fabric of reality.

    However, Dark Angel correctly reasoned that the real Tyburn would not have risked coming to Eopia in person (...why not?), prompting the Tyburn golem to note that Dark Angel was characteristically perceptive.

    The golem then revealed its true nature, transforming into an insectoid smart weapon and noting that she was now free to kill them all.

    Dark Angel told Ultra-Marine and Albion that she would consider it a personal favor if they allowed her to deal with this.

    After they both agreed, she swiftly destroyed the Tyburn golem, earning an impressed "Holy Cow" from Nasca.

    Albion teased Nasca to be careful what he called Dark Angel...

    At Dark Angel's prompting, Trusivor initiated a peace initiative, to which the Technarchy proved cooperative.

(Dark Guard I#4) - After stopping Tansteele from re-initiating the conflict, Dark Angel introduced Trusivor to Montano, and they optimistically prepared to negotiate peace on Eopia, both men considering this to be a historic moment they savored..

Comments: Created by Dan Abnett, Carlos Pacheco, and Oscar Jimenez under the Marvel UK imprint.

    Given the writer and the date of this story, I wonder if the golem technology was related to the golems of the Alkhemist of Reality-49327.

Profile by Snood.

The Gudrun Tyburn golem
should be distinguished from:

images: (without ads)
Dark Guard#3, pg. 22, panel 1-2 (full and face);
    #4, pg. 11, panel 3 - better face;
          panel 4 (transforming);
          panel 5 (golem form);
       pg. 12, panel 3 (golem form destroyed by Dark Angel)

Dark Guard#1-4 (October, 1993 - January - 1994) - Dan Abnett (writer) - Carlos Pacheco (pencils) - Oscar Jimenez (inks) - Stuart Bartlett (editor)

First posted: 03/10/2024
Last updated: 03/10/2024

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