Real Name: Llyron Mackenzie
Identity/Class: Human/Lemurian hybrid
Occupation: Religious zealot;
(formerly) ruler of Atlantis
Group Membership: Fathom Five (Bloodtide; Dragonrider; Manowar; Sea Leopard)
Affiliations: Baron Strucker; Council of Three (Maddox, Thakos, Vashti); Giganto; Hag-fish; Nagala; Raman; Seth; Shakkoth; Tamara Rahn; Vyrra
Enemies: Morgan le Fay; Sub-Mariner; Thunderbolts (Atlas, Blizzard (Gill), Captain Marvel (Genis), Joystick, MACH-IV, Radioactive Man, Songbird, Speed Demon); Tiger Shark; Warbird
(formerly) Tamara Rahn
Known Relatives: Llyra (mother); Black Moray (Leon Mackenzie, father); Leonard Mackenzie (great-grandfather, deceased); Lawrence Mackenzie (paternal grandfather); Llyron (maternal grandfather, deceased); Rhonda Morris (maternal grandmother); Sub-Mariner (Leon's step-uncle, often believed to be Llyron's father)
Aliases: Son of Namor
Base of Operations:
First Appearance: Namor I#54 (September, 1994)
Powers/Abilities: Llyron's abilities are much like Namor's, likely due to his hybrid nature. He has reptilian wings on his feet that permit him to fly, an impervious hide, super-strength, and the ability to breathe both air and water.
Weight: 278 lbs.
History: (Namor I#50 (fb) - BTS) - Llyra, former empress of Lemuria, developed a plan to conceive the heir of Atlantis, hoping to gain her own power there. Knowing Namor was a hybrid and unable to father a child, she put together a complicated plot to implement her plan.
(Namor I#48 - BTS) - Llyra, disguised as Phoebe Marrs, traveled to Oracle's west coast headquarters and seduced Leon Mackenzie, Namor's distant relative.
(Namor I#49, 50 - BTS) - Seeking to confuse Namor, Llyra disguised herself as the Invisible Woman and spent the night with him. When Llyra stood revealed, Namor prepared to kill her until she revealed she was pregnant. He then let her go free.
(Namor I#52, 53) - Seeking to accelerate her pregnancy, Llyra found the cave of Vyrra (whose mind dwelled in a clone of Dorma) in the Boundary Trench.
(Namor I#54) - The pregnancy now full-term, Llyra demanded that Vyrra remove the child. Vyrra informed Llyra that the child would be mindless due to the physical growth unless a mind-transfer took place, so Llyra agreed to give the child a copy of her mind. Vyrra also offered to alter the child's genetics, but Llyra wanted it to be a boy. Llyra falsely promised to bury Vyrra in Atlantis. Vyrra soon delivered Llyra's son, who was named Llyron.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited I#11/2 (fb) - BTS) - Vyrra secretly copied his own mind into Llyron's form as well.
(Namor I#54) - Vyrra placed the child in a 'biological time-decompression crèche' and they watched as he crew to a 16-year old in a manner of minutes. Once Llyron was awakened, Llyra broke Vyrra's neck and smashed the container that contained Vyrra's body, ensuring that Vyrra wouldn't be able to create anyone else like Llyron. Llyra and Llyron then moved towards Atlantis.
(Namor I#55) - Llyron and Llyra were brought by Seth and some guards to the Council of Three (Maddox, Thakos, Vashti). As they began debating whether or not Llyron could truly be Namor's son, Raman brought news of Tiger Shark and Tamara Rahn approaching the city. As Vashti prepared to summon the guards, Llyra and Llyron volunteered to handle the intruders. Llyron attacked and defeated Tiger Shark, while Llyra defeated Tamara, and the two intruders were strung up outside the city as a warning to others. Namor soon arrived and he and Llyron traded blows, Namor disbelieving that Llyron was his son since Namor, as a hybrid, was sterile. During the battle, Llyron claimed memory of Namor's tryst with Llyra. At Vashti's prompting, Llyron stopped the battle, wanting to control Atlantis and not to destroy it. Namor took the limp forms of Tiger Shark and Tamara away with him.
(Namor I#56) - Llyra and Llyron watched as Thakos severed communication cables that the surface world used, and Thakos now acknowledged Llyron as king. Within a few hours, Llyron, acting as ambassador of Atlantis, approached the United Nations, seeking membership for Atlantis. While Llyron addressed the United Nations, Llyra summoned several sea monsters to attack the surface world, including Giganto and the Hagfish. As if on cue, Namor burst through the wall, battling Giganto, and Llyron blamed Namor for the attack. He rushed off to help stop the monsters and battled Namor as well. When Namor tried to soothe one monster, Llyron destroyed it. Llyron also killed the Hag-fish. Namor was blamed in full for the attack.
(Namor I#57) - At a celebration ceremony, Llyron announced the United Nations' acceptance of Atlantis as a member. When Llyra asked Llyron what he would do about the people's distrust of her and asked what he would do about it, he reminded her that their minds were the same and that he would do what she would do. Llyron then exposed Llyra as the one who'd stolen the horn and had her arrested. Llyra grew even more agitated when she noticed that Llyron had seen a monument to Vyrra constructed. At the coronation ceremony proclaiming Llyron king, Namor interrupted and shared with Atlantis the falsity of the claim that Llyron was his son, revealing Llyra's duplicity. Llyron reminded Namor that since they shared a common ancestor he could still be king by Atlantean law. Namor summoned a swordfish to lift Llyron above the city by snagging Llyron's cape, then the two of them battled violently until a ship crashed around them. The people of Atlantis joined them and proclaimed Llyron their king.
(Namor I#61) - When Atlantis was beset by quakes, Llyron ordered his scientists to remain at their posts until they knew what was happening. Llyron lashed out against Vashti briefly before learning that a nearby volcano had erupted and that Atlantis had risen fifteen meters higher. Morgan le Fay later saw Atlantis raised completely.
(Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1) - Llyron and Vashti received word that perhaps sixty percent of Atlanteans were killed in the upheaval. Llyron was sure that Namor was behind it and ordered that Namor be killed on sight if he returned.
(Fantastic Four I#402 - BTS) - Some Atlantean soldiers found Namor's unconscious form and decided to disobey Llyron's order to kill him.
(Fantastic Four I#402 (fb)) - Llyron worked tirelessly to gather all the survivors together and to aid the injured. His dedication to the people was inspiring to them.
(Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising I#2) - A group of guards brought word that their efforts to find survivors had mostly only discovered more dead. Llyron, unsurprised, prepared to move the people to a new location when Vashti voiced that they should wait for Namor. Llyron lectured Vashti on the dire state of the Atlanteans, and how Namor was not there to help them. He stated that Atlantis would not return to the Antarctic as Attuma's forces would victimize them, but that they would find a new location for Atlantis and that one day they would have their revenge against the surface.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited I#11/2) - Llyron led his people, including Seth and Vashti, into an air-pocketed cave where they donned masks allowing them to breathe. To show the others what a 'drowning' Atlantean looked like, he had one citizen's helmet shattered and made the people watch as the citizen suffocated to death in order to have the people learn that the surface world knew of this weakness. Llyron ordered all women who were able to bear children to be implanted with a clone fetus. He planned to raise an army of sub-mariners like himself with which to attack the surface world.
(New Thunderbolts#3 (fb)-BTS) - Taking upon themselves the name of At'La'Tique, an ancient Atlantean phrase meaning the 'Fury of the Sea,' the religious rebels followed various leaders, including Nagala, Shakkoth, and Tamara Rahn. They formed a strike force called Fathom Five, which included Dragonrider, Llyron, Bloodtide, Sea Leopard, and Manowar. At'La'Tique's primary religious beliefs involved wiping out life on the surface world. To achieve this goal, they formed an alliance with Baron Von Strucker of HYDRA.
(New Thunderbolts#2 (BTS) (fb)) - Fathom Five led attacks against the Persian Gulf and China.
(New Thunderbolts#1) - Fathom Five attacked New York City and began engaging in rampant destruction. When the Thunderbolts attacked, Llyron dodged MACH-IV's blast and was almost defeated by Captain Marvel. Fathom Five soon retreated.
(New Thunderbolts#3) - Fathom Five opposed and defeated the small force Atlantis sent to deal with them. After the battle, Llyron severed a communication line from the surface world.
(New Thunderbolts#4) - Fathom Five attacked New York, and one of Dragonrider's beasts destroyed the Brooklyn Bridge.
(New Thunderbolts#5) - Llyron traded blows with Warbird for a time, then focused on rampant destruction. Atlas plucked Llyron out of the air in a rage. Llyron took the attack to MACH-IV (the Thunderbolts leader who was out of costume) and began beating him until Radioactive Man began battling Llyron. Radioactive Man prepared to kill Llyron, but MACH-IV convinced him not to.
(New Thunderbolts#6) - Radioactive Man tossed a defeated Llyron back to sea.
(New Thunderbolts#9 (fb) - BTS) - Llyron was captured in Atlantis, but he'd been secretly infected by Radioactive Man with a self-perpetuating radioactive virus that contaminated the water around him with every breath. Radioactive Man had intended this virus to wipe out At'La'Tique, but it infected Atlantis instead. Radioactive Man later reversed the virus.
Comments: Created by Glenn Herdling and Geof Isherwood.
So, let's get this straight. Llyra, who is a hybrid, wanted to have a kid so she could rule Atlantis, but she knew Namor couldn't father a kid because he is a hybrid. So despite the fact that she is a hybrid, she can apparently conceive, and so tracked down a distant relative of Namor's, Black Moray, who fathered a child. Presumably this is a child with its own identity and genetic pattern, like all naturally conceived children are. But to speed things along, Llyra had her own mind copied on top of Llyron's, and Vyrra downloaded his mind over that. So what we have, in effect, is a hybrid (three quarters human and one quarter Lemurian) who has the same powers of another hybrid (half Atlantean and half human) artificially aged and with a hybrid mind (Llyra's, who is half Lemurian and half human) and an Atlantean mind (Vyrra's, whose mind had been housed in the body of a clone) imprinted over his. Now this is why I love comics. Nice, crisp, clean story-telling. No confusion here. Nope.
It is unknown why or how Llyron lost control of Atlantis, or what became of his plot to impregnate Atlantean women with cloned babies.
Llyron shares Llyra's and Vyrra's memories, but no attempt is made in this profile to catalogue entire character's life. See their upcoming profiles for that information.
Llyron has an entry in Marvel Legacy: The 1990s Handbook.
Llyron has no known connections to
(Namor I#56) - The Hag-Fish was one of
several sea-creatures summoned by the horn of Proteus (blown by Llyra)
to attack the surface world. The beast was slain by Llyron,
thrown the the ground next to news reporter Trish Tilby.
Namor I#54, p31, pan1
Namor I#54, p16, pan1
New Thunderbolts I#5, p4, pan2
(Hag-fish) Namor I#56, p26, pan2
Namor I#48-50 (March-May, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler/inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Namor I#52 (July, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler/inker), Dante Bastianoni & Brian Garvey (inkers), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Namor I#53-57 (August- December, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler/inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Namor I#61 (April, 1995) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler/inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising#1 (June, 1995) - Tom Defalco & Glenn Herdling (writers), MC Wyman (penciler), Rey Garcia, Don Hudson, Geof Isherwood, & Kevin Yates (inkers), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four I#401, 402 (June, July, 1995) - Tom Defalco (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Dan Bulanadi (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising I#2 (July, 1995) - Tom Defalco & Glenn Herdling (writers), MC Wyman (penciler), Rey Garcia (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four Unlimited I#11/2 (September, 1995) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler/inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
New Thunderbolts#1-6 (January-July, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza & Kurt Busiek (writers), Tom Grummett (penciler), Gary Erskine (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Thunderbolts#9 (August, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Cliff Richards (penciler), Karl Kesel (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 02/28/2006
Last updated: 08/21/2011
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