Tyr Anasazi is a fictional male Neitzschean mercenary in the Andromeda television series who was portrayed on screen by Keith Hamilton Cobb. Tyr to his friends or Tyr Anasazi out of Victoria by Barbarossa to give his full name is the last remaining member of the Kodiak Pride of Nietzscheanalien race of humans. According to Rev Bem in the second episode, Tyr Anasazi was a member of the Kodiak Pride and he's now the only one left. Rev says Tyr is trying for a new Pride and this is his way in.
Tyr starts off as a mercenary for hire who had been hired along with the crew of the Eureka Maru to take control of the Andromeda Ascendant. Tyr stays pretty much loyal to the crew of the Andromeda but in latter series, his loyalty begins to wane. In 'Exit Strategies', Tyr does some dealing behind his crew mates backs which cause them some grief down on the snowy planet.
For the first two series, Tyr Anasazi has bone blade in his lower rise like so many other Nietzscheans. At the beginning of the third series starting with If the Wheel is Fixed, the bone blades have mysterious disappeared and there's no scars. In the last episode of the previous series, Tunnel at the End of the Light, a Nietzschean saboteur's Bone Blades have been removed and you can see the scars. For Tyr Anasazi, there's no scars, they have just gone.
Tyr doesn't have empathy bordering on pyscopathy. He doesn't have a sense of humour. When Dylan Hunt jokes using popular phrases, Tyr Anasazi takes them literally before Dylan Hunt holds him back before he does something he regrets.
Tyr will only date other Nietscheans as he believes all other races to be weak. When Tyr and Rebekah Valentine are alone on the Andromeda Ascendant, Rebekah hints at romance between the two after Rebekah brings up the relationship between Rommie and Dylan Hunt. Forced Perspective
In Double Helix, Tyr tries out for the Orca pride of Nietzscheans where a particular female sees him as worthy of his love. Tyr goes along with the romance but its all a ploy in order to hurt the Orca pride. He is only interested in his own Pride. The woman who Tyr used to make love to is now worthless and broken amongst the Nietzscheans.
Tyr Anasazi marries Freya of the Orca Pride but at the end of the episode, he betrays her and leaves her alone on the asteroid that he found her on. In Immaculate Perception, he receives a message from Freya that she is in danger and needs his help. When Tyr reunites with Freya on the asteroid, Freya reveals that they have a child who maybe the genetic descendant of Drago Museveni. Drago is the progenitor, the first of the Nietzscheans.
When the Gennites attack the asteroid after Tyr gives away the location of the base, the Gennites capture Freya. In a badly timed rescue, Freya is killed. The son is in the hands of the grandmother. Tyr ensures that his child is hidden before he returns to the Andromeda Ascendant.
In The Risk All Point, a female First Officer of a destroyed Commonwealth ship turns out to be a Kendra Nietzschean. He tries to woo her but eventually it is Dylan Hunt who seems to win the Officers' heart and kiss.
At the end of the third series, Tyr Anasazi betrays his colleagues and leaves for solo adventures. Tyr returns in two episodes in the fourth series to kill off the character. The actor had wanted out, he was not happy in the direction that the character was going in so he left the series.
Tyr's leaving started in the penultimate episode of the third series, Day of Judgement, Day of Wrath when Tyr leaves the Andromeda Ascendant to find some relatives so he tells Dylan Hunt. Tyr visits a Perseid scientist who'll aid him on his plan to reunite the various Nietzschean prides. Once the scientist has finished the work, Tyr kills the scientist and destroys the scientist's space ship.
Tyr pretends that he is reincarnated Drago Muscevani, the first leader of the Nietzschean. Tyr claim to the empire is that his blood matches that of Drago. The ruse works and the Drago-Kazov pride fall into line behind Tyr Anasazi.
After Tyr left the Andromeda Ascendant, he was brought back for a two story arch where he ends up being killed by Dylan Hunt. It is revealed he had become a servant of the Abyss. After Tyr left the series, Telemachus Rhade, descendant of Gaheris Rhade was brought in to be the resident Nietzschean for the rest of the two series.
All though Tyr Anasazi was killed in in the beginning of the fourth series, his character is alive in the alternate world. When Dylan Hunt is transported to an alternate reality, you see the back of someone who is supposed to be Tyr Anasazi. Its not revealed as to whose side he is on as there is no interaction between the two characters. The Warmth of an Invisible Light.
|Actor||Keith Hamilton Cobb|
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