Classification: Semi-humanoid pyranotech mecha 

Location/Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
"Big Kahuna," a highly modified S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier;
    formerly a Thermogentech Research facility, location unrevealed

Known Members: None identified

Affiliations: Thermogentech Research

Enemies: Livewires (Cornfed, Gothic Lolita, Hollowpoint Ninja, Social Butterfly, Stem Cell), renegade Nick Fury LMDs associated with the "Big Kahuna" S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

First Appearance: Livewires#1 (April, 2005)

Powers/Abilities:The Pyranos were sturdy molecular machines designed to run very hot, channeling the waste heat their legions generated and use it as  a weapon. 

    Initially created as a semi-sentient techno-virus, they swiftly replicated, threatening to destroy any location and anything and anyone in it. 

    Their flames' peak temperature is unrevealed, but they consumed metal, plastic, flesh, etc. They could project flames from their mouth-like central facial orifice, or from their hands, although flames surrounded their entire bodies. 

    Roughly 25' tall, they were superhumanly strong and highly durable, perhaps lifting 10-25 tons and able to strike with great force. Superhumanly strong beings such as Gothic Lolita could dismember them, while Hollowpoint Ninja could contain and/or destroy them with kilometers of monomolecular filament. 

    Nuclear explosions and crashing helicarriers can apparently destroy them.

Traits: The Pyranos were semi-sentient, hivemind creatures. They seemed to generally attack those they encountered, and they didn't speak or seem to communicate with others.pyranos-livewires1-face

Type:  Mostly bilaterally symmetric their arms sometimes were different on one-side vs. the other) semi-humanoid reptilian bipeds
: Apparently four (on head; solid yellow color seen)
: Two (except on hands ending in some sort of cannon)
: Unrevealed
Skin color: Only shown glowing with heat; possibly black, brown, or dark red
Average height: Approximately 25'


(Livewires#2 (fb) - BTS / Livewires#6 (fb) - BTS) - A top-secret, quasi-governmental R&D program known as Project: LIVEWIRE combined LMD and Mannite technology to create the Livewires, a team of nanobuilt humanform combat mecha with smartware bodies specialized for covert ops and artificially intelligent minds programmed with suicidal loyalty to the project’s goals and objectives.

    However, David Jenkins, the project’s Assistant Chief Designer, also programmed the Livewires with his own rogue objectives: To seek out, sabotage, and destroy other covert research programs.

(Livewires#1 (fb) - BTS) - A Thermogentech Research facility obtained a sample of the android Human Torch’s thermogenic cells (aka Horton Cells) and weaponized them into a pyronanotech semi-sentient virus. The result was the Pyranos: giant, hivemind mecha with incendiary cells. 

(Livewires#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Livewires targeted the Thermogentech Research facility that housed the Pyranos.pyranos-livewires1-group

(Livewires#1 (fb) - BTS) - Via rebuilding the shaft of an elevator they had created into a volcanic cannon, the Pyranos or their creators planned to launch the Pyranos swarms far and wide.

(Livewires#1) - The Livewires' Cornfed brought the newly created Stem Cell to the Thermogentech Research facility into which Social Butterfly led Stem Cell. As Social Butterfly scaled the building's wall, one of the Pyranos (which Social Butterfly estimated to be no more than 12 minutes old) burned a circle thought the wall around them and then attacked them after they fell inside. 

    After Social Butterfly's legs were fried, Gothic Lolita smashed into the facility and then battered and disabled the attacking Pyranos unit. Lolita then led Stem Cell to facility's sub-basement complex, riding atop the Pyranos' dismembered torso as camouflage to prevent the other Pyranos from recognizing and assaulting them. 

    After Lolita and Stem Cell arrived and found perhaps dozens of Pyranos, Hollowpoint Ninja took Stem Cell away while Lolita faced the Pyranos. 

    Noting that the Pyranos had assembled a volcanic cannon to launch their swarms across the world, Hollowpoint used a recoil-negated gauss accelerator mini-railgun for long range ballistic arcs and a monomolecular filament pistol to slice the Pyranos into fragments. Stem Cell created a high-density superconducting variable-phase pulse capacitor...

(Livewires#2 (fb) - BTS) - ...which Hollowpoint Ninja used to destroy the Thermogentech Research facility and the Pyranos within it via low-yield fusion reaction.

(Livewires#3 (fb) - BTS) - Cornfed found a link to "Big Kahuna," a highly modified S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier controlled by a rogue hive-minded horde of LMDs whose programming was corrupted during a Hydra nanoware assassination attempt on S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury. pyranos-livewire6

(Livewires#4-5 - BTS) - The Livewires covertly boarded the rogue Helicarrier but were soon discovered by the LMDs and systematically eliminated. 

(Livewires#6) - Stem Cell, the last functioning Livewire, cannibalized her own smartware exolayer ("skin") and used it to recreate Thermogentech’s pyronanotech virus, and to generate exponentially replicating pyronanomecha hive entities -- which heated up more quickly and intensely than the originals -- destroyed the modified Helicarrier (including the war-mecha and the Nick Fury LMDs).

Comments: Created by Adam Warren, Rick Mays, and Jason Martin.

    This profile was completed 6/4/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

The Pyranos should be distinguished from:

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Livewires#1, pg. 10, panel 5 (solo mecha);
        pg. 11, panel 6 (firing blast);
        pg. 12, panel 3 (mecha face);
        pg. 17, panel 3 (mecha mound);
            panel (trio of mech, different faces);
    #6, pg. 11, panel 2 (pyranomecha confronting x-faced mecha)

Livewires#1 (April, 2005) - Adam Warren (story and layouts), Rick Mays (penciler), Jason Martin (inker), Andy Schmidt, Nicole Wiley, & Molly Lazer (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Livewires#2-4 (May-July, 2005) - Adam Warren (story and layouts), Rick Mays (penciler), Jason Martin (inker), Andy Schmidt, Jeffrey Moore, & Molly Lazer (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Livewires#5 (August, 2005) - Adam Warren (story and layouts), Rick Mays (penciler), Jason Martin & Norm Rapmund (inkers), Andy Schmidt, Jeffrey Moore, & Molly Lazer (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Livewires#6 (September, 2005) - Adam Warren (story and layouts), Rick Mays & Adam Warren (pencilers), Jason Martin & Norm Rapmund (inkers), Andy Schmidt, Aubrey Sitterson, & Molly Lazer (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First published: 09/17/2021
Last updated: 09/16/2021

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