An excellent idea, actually Dar and Vaul. Plus I thought of a few tweeks I wanted to make anyway. Try to have as many weaknesses as you have powers, unless you have no powers then try to have half as many weaknesses as you have power-like superskills and equipment.
Alias: "Tyr- Son of Odin- God of War, Justice, Soldiers, the Maimed, and the Hanged" AKA "Viggo Tyrhold"
Appearance: Tyr has trained his body for combat over the course of centuries and it shows. He probably couldn't keep any visible body fat on it if he tried at this point. Legend says his hair is so blond as to be white, but he's been keeping it shaved for centuries. Appears to be a caucasian male over 6-and-a-half feet tall and powerfully built, but with speed in mind. Almost like it was done on purpose, his build is about as muscular as one can get without sacrificing speed and agility. Worth noting is that his left hand at some point seems to have been replaced with a magical prosthetic, he claims he lost it in battle with the demon-wolf Fenrir. As for clothing, he prefers function to form by a long shot- but usually can be found with at least a Desert Eagle 44, a few grenades, and a melee weapon of some kind usually a spear and a shield- but all are picked more for the mission at hand then anything.
[And if you come up with a good picture of this I'm definitely listening.]
Weight: 312 lbs
Age: Physically- 26. Chronologically- about 4,000.
Powers: Tyr is an 'immortal' God and proud of it. Don't be mistaken, it is possible for Tyr to die. It's just not easy. He does not age, does not get poisoned, does not get sick, he heals quickly, and isn't that easy to wound in the first place. Like all Gods Tyr's strength, speed, agility, and stamina are all clearly in the superhuman range. There are better in all categories, but he's superhuman in all of them. By Godly standards Tyr is very high in all of these categories but not to a point it's impossible for them to reach. His brother Thor is stronger for instance. An analogy that comes up often is that he's to the Gods what Bruce Lee was to Humans. It's worth noting that he may be above Mortals physically, Supermortals is a different standard altogether.
Tyr has thousands of years of experience in combat, against opponents mundane and supernatural, and he's made a point of keeping up to date on developments in Warfare. Between this and his extensive training he's as comfortable using fists and feet as he is using swords and shields as he is using 50-caliber mounted weapons on humvees.
Tyr's left hand is a magical prosthetic, and is noted to be able for form shields and simple weapons made from what seems to be magical energy. Seems to have some basic magical sensors and tools like door keys as well, all of them very basic and can't be more complex then simple shapes but that seems to suit him just fine.
Weaknesses: Tyr's fighting ability and physical attributes are at least partially dependent how in sync his mind, body, and soul are which in turn is dependent on his confidence and how Just he believes the cause he is fighting for to be. When at his peak in confidence and when he deeply believes that his cause is Just he's been called 'The Bruce Lee of the Gods' by various mystical beings. If his confidence is broken and he believes he's been forced to fight for an unjust cause his physical attributes and combat ability are only barely above peak human. So, depending on his emotional state, Tyr can lift above his head usually between 1 and 10 tons.
Having thousands of years of combat experience also means he's acquired thousands of years worth of enemies, both mundane and supernatural. For example, he believes that in 1897 he killed the last Werewolf with arrows tipped with the teeth of the last Vampire. He is wrong on both counts.
According to Mythology, Tyr is honest almost to a fault. This is one of the few things that comes up in myths that's pretty much completely true. He is honest to the point of often being accused of having absolutely no tact and being blunt in speech, and he absolutely hates playing politics. That's not to say he's stupid- watch him on a battlefield barking out tactics and accuse him of being an idiot- just that this intelligence never seems to reach his mouth when he's trying to talk about anything but combat. He only is able to maintain the Viggo identity because he's sworn an oath to not reveal to the world at large that the Gods really existed, and he finds this to be incredibly difficult when sober- let alone when drunk.
His left hand is indeed a magical prosthetic, and as such it can be interfered with or even shut off altogether in areas where magic doesn't work. Or even fall off if it goes without magic too long.
Bio: According to Getham International, Inc the superhero with the callsign of 'Tyr' is very well named. Named for the Viking God of War and Justice, 'Tyr' may be one of the finest soldiers ever born whose only been further enhanced with Magic.
The press release claims that 'Tyr' was an orphan named Viggo Tyrhold born in Norway with no real direction in life until it came time for his country's standard year of service for adult males. Finding the first thing in his life that he really excelled at, Viggo would serve his country all in one go and in the end only quit because he wanted to serve something greater then just one nation's army. He'd serve in UN Security Forces, then finally with Médecins Sans Frontières as a guard- travelling the world protecting the weak and helpless as a soldier. Along his travels he'd make it a point to learn what he could from local cultures, especially things that would help him fight for good causes. Somewhere between what he learned from Indian Fakirs, African Tribal Shamans, and all sorts of other wise men around the world Viggo would learn to tap his psychic potential to improve his body.
Not too long ago he was unfortunately wounded in a battle with a Janjaweed Militia in Sudan. He survived, but not without losing his left hand. Returning to Norway, not even he is sure how he knew about the cave in the mountains- but inside was his magical prosthetic left hand. According to legend it was the same prosthetic left hand used by Tyr after the demon-wolf Fenrir bit off his original- but that's just a legend really.
Of course, this is a just a lie sold to the press. Tyr was born 4,000 years ago. His father was Odin, one of the original gods, and his mother was either Odin's wife the Goddess Freya, or one of the giantesses Grid or Saga. Given his stature, probably the Goddess. 6'7" was a giant of a man in those times, but in terms of Gods he was a bit of a runt as Gods go. Especially when it was discovered that while he had Godly psychic potential he hadn't seemed to develop any outlet for this potential. He would train his body in combat and warfare all the harder to compensate.
Of course, the runt suddenly became a prize when they figured out that Tyr just had no outward outlet for his psychic potential- his powers turned inward. Honing his mind, body, and will into one solid weapon, Tyr would soundly upset his brother Thor for the much coveted title of God of War. The two brothers developed a friendly rivalry after that, collecting titles. Thor would eventually be God of Thunder, Lightning, Strength, and the Storms but Tyr would at first stood proud as God of War and Soldiers. His last three titles would come from a group of villages that were sacked by Frost Giants while the menfolk were out waging a war in his name. He would use his skills and power to avenge the brutal atrocity, earning his three other titles as God of Justice, the Maimed, and the Hanged.
Most Gods become disconnected from Humanity, Tyr never did to that level. He was above it, a God among Men sure- but that didn't make their pain any less real then his own. The runt would side with the Humans in most things- a God who forsook the lofty and fancy gilded halls of the God-City of Asgard to protect the human race. When the God-Revolution and the End of the Age of Mythology came for the Asgardians, Tyr stood for whichever side was more Just in any given battle no matter whom was involved- he's fight with the Humans when against Gods like Loki or Hel and with his follow, if less then completely dedicated, protector of humanity Thor when they came for him.
Asgard didn't so much fall as hide itself deep under Norwegian Ice as a result. A place where the Gods would be hidden away, and the world became a world of Men. Tyr would hardly notice, he agreed to at least try to keep his identity a secret for the uninitiated in order to continue his work of standing for the weak and helpless against those who would threaten them. Mostly against supernatural threats, granted- but he's been there. "Quietly" working in the background. A wanderer who went where he thought he was needed, he still wanders to this day- though he has come to the US often. He finds the ideals it was founded on intriguing, though he finds it falls short of these ideals often. Not everyone is a God of a higher standard after all. With the help, and a fair bit of insistence, of Morrigan Tyr is taking a role less in the shadows. How he does is anyone's guess.