Real Name: Dr. Tyreseus
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Calurnian) cyborg
Occupation: Liberator of the Calurnian race
Group Membership: None;
formerly Shi'ar Starfleet
Enemies: Commander Dakari, Chakar and his Imperial Guard Cohort (Binder, Kwill, Voltor), Shi'ar Imperial Guard Royal Elite (Gladiator, Electron, Magic, Manta, Oracle, Tempest, Warstar), all the Shi'ar Empire, Galadorian Spaceknights (Rom, Scanner, Seeker, Trapper)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile in the Shi'ar Galactic Empire
First Appearance: Rom Annual#4 (1985)
Powers/Abilities: As a Calurnian, he had very sharp senses that enabled him to understand the health status of a living being made him a good healer. He also had a great aptitude for hand-to-hand and cat-like fighting.
As Pulsar/Liberator he possibly lost his humanity, but gained all the powers deriving from the Galadorian armor. He could fly in the vacuum of space near light speed, emit pulse waves to perceive objects at long distances like radar, and create spherical force-fields as defensive and offensive weapons. The pulsing fields could allow to him shatter other force fields, very strong, at least as the one generated from a Shi'ar Dreadnought Starship, thus capable of taking out the most persistent enemy. The armor granted him a high degree of invulnerability.
History: (Rom Annual#4 (fb) - BTS) - Tyreseus left his planet of origin with a will of revenge against the Shi'ar, who had enslaved his people and also many other races. Tyreseus, like others of his race, was skilled in healing, so became a surgeon for the Shi'ar army. He was stationed on a Dreadnought starship as Physician and healer.
(Rom Annual#4 ) - During a mission in outer space, the
Dreadnought found a force-sphere containing a specimen. Dakari, the Commander,
called a Cohort of the Imperial Guard and its Praetor, Chakar, to bring the
specimen without endangering the starship. Tyreseus' task was to discover if
the specimen was alive.
The alien creature was beam-transported on the ship. Chakar used his nose and his other acute senses to examine the alien and found it gravely wounded. But the alien suddenly and savagely attacked the crew, decimating the Cohort of Guardsmen and only the sacrifice of Chakar stoped him.
Tyreseus, impressed by the incredible power of the armored alien, lied to Commander Dakari saying that the alien was dead.
Instead, he only wanted to examine the cyborg, alone. Tyreseus learned that
the alien was Pulsar the Spaceknight and learns about his last battle against the Dire
Wraiths and a Deathwing that nearly killed him. Tyreseus decided to become the champion of his
oppressed race. He programmed his surgical instruments and performed an
operation on his own body, bonding to the Pulsar's armor.
Later, he reached Commander Dakari, called himself Pulsar and killed him. Through a video communicator he swore revenge in front of the Majestrix Lilandra then destroyed the starship. The crew and the Imperial Guardsmen aboard died in the explosion.
(Rom Annual#4 - (fb)) - Tyreseus dreamed about the word of his rebellion spreading across the
Empire. He went back to his planet, Calurnia,
and tried to convince his people to arise in rebellion against the Shi'ar; but
he found his race very changed, they had abandoned their savage behavior.
Peaceful, they refused and rejected their Liberator.
Tyreseus, deprived of his race, sought his freedom in revenge and death.
(Rom Annual#4 - BTS) - Tyreseus attacked and destroyed a second dreadnought.
(Rom Annual#4) - Using his pulsewaves he sensed another
starship and savagely attacked it. But the Shi'ar shields defended the starship.
from the ship a Cohort of Imperial Guardsmen led by Gladiator and a group of Galadorian Spaceknights went out to stop Tyreseus.
Rom the Spaceknight, unable
to convince Pulsar to stop the attack, hit him with his Neutralizer Stun-ray,
causing him a great pain. Tyreseus, calling himself Liberator, struck his
enemies with his pulsating force-spheres, spreading them apart. But Rom managed to hit
Liberator with his Neutralizer-Ray, negating his destructive power. Liberator,
without means of attack, fled on an asteroid. Gladiator, Rom, and the other Spaceknights found him, still accusing the Shi'ars
of being oppressors and
enslavers. But Gladiator rammed the undefended Tyreseus at full force, driving
him near death. Before dying, Tyreseus told the story of his people, the
Calurnians, enslaved by the Shi'ar, then converted from a wary race to peaceful
people via the Shi'ar subjugation.
The Galadorian Spaceknight buried Tyreseus in the Pulsar armor.
Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Steve Ditko and Al MilgRom (art).
Profile by Spidermay.
Liberator has a strong connections to
and has no known connections to
Rom Annual#4, p30, pan1 (Pulsar, main image)
Rom Annual#4, p2, pan4 (Tyreseud, head shot)
Rom Annual#4, p29, pan1 (Liberator, head shot)
Rom Annual#4, p2, pan5 (Tyreseus, full body)
Rom Annual#4, p7, pan3 (Tyreseus/Pulsar)
Rom Annual#4 (December, 1985) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Steve Ditko (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Last updated: 09/29/06
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