Real Name: Pyron
Class: God (New Gods)
Group Affiliation: Deep Six
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Apokolips
First Appearance: New Gods I #6 (December 1971-January 1972)Powers: Pyron was amphibious, able to breathe undersea or on land, and was a strong swimmer. He was armed with a trident and rode a flying manta-sled that shot flames.
History: (New Gods I #2, 6) - Darkseid charged Pyron and the Deep Six with bringing Apokoliptan fury to Earth. They killed the New God Seagrin, and mutated sealife into the monstrous Spawn. Lightray confronted the Six, and they bound him in mutated kelp and made him a masthead for their control boat, a small vessel they cast adrift containing mutated sealife that acted as a "sender," directing Spawn's movements. Orion tracked down Slig and beat him to death, but the rest of the Deep Six unleashed Spawn, who destroyed a number of ships. Orion found Lightray and freed him, and Lightray transformed the "sender" at a molecular level into a technoorganic “caller” that would draw Spawn and the Deep Six to them. Lightray and Orion battled the Six, and Orion killed Jaffar with the astro-force, but Spawn was ready to devour them when Lightray’s transformation of the “caller” completed, making it a living warhead that destroyed Spawn and the Six in an explosion. Lightray sped Orion to safety at lightspeed.
Comments: Created by Jack Kirby
Pyron received profiles in Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #6 under the Deep Six entry.
Pyron appearences in New Gods I #2, 6 were reprinted in New Gods II #1, 3.
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