Simon Ryker
Simon Ryker
Personal Info:
Real Name: Simon Ryker
Also Known As: Savior Machine
Place Of Birth: Earth-7484
First Appearance: Astonishing Tales Vol.1 #25 (1974) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: War-Wolf, Hellringer
Group Affiliation: Project: Alpha-Mech
Base Of Operations: New York City, America, Earth-7484
Grudges: Deathlok
Creators: Rich Buckler and Doug Moench
Ryker has access to the Omni-Computer, enabling him to view events occurring over an undisclosed area, but at least as far as New York City. He commands Project: Alpha-Mech and the involved soldiers, giving him both armed combatants and cyborg technicians at his bidding.
Saviour Machine: As the Saviour Machine, Ryker is linked to the Omni-Computer , which gives him control of all computer systems throughout New York City, and possibly beyond. The extent of his abilities enables him to manipulate the world of Cyber-Space, or at least to control others' perceptions of it.
Cybernetic Enhancement: Portions of Ryker's body were replaced by cybernetic parts, including his legs, spine, and parts of his brain. The computers linked to his brain allowed him to link to other computer systems.
Simon Ryker is part of an alternate reality in which Roxxon's Nth Command banished all of the super-heroes to extra-dimensional realms where most, if not all, were instantly killed. Roxxon then staged a coup on the USA, which resulted in mass chaos and no clear victor. A number of separate factions struggled for control, including the CIA, the military, and other splinter groups. Simon Ryker served in the army's boot camp alongside Luther Manning, the future Deathlok.
Simon received severe damage to his legs and spine after an altercation with their world's Dr. Doom. His brother, Harlan, secretly gave him cybernetic replacements. Together, Harlan and Simon spear-headed Project: Alpha-Mech, designed to build armies of cyborg super soldiers. Simon wished to use the cyborgs to take control of the USA (and then the world).
When Luther Manning was killed by a bomb, Simon authorised the conversion of his remains into another cyborg. Thus Deathlok was created. The junior cyborg would soon rebel.
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