Tyrannus (Romulus Augustilus)

The Religious Affiliation of
Romulus Augustilus

Religion: Greco-Roman Classical Religion CBR Scale: U

Name: Tyrannus

Alter Ego: Romulus Augustilus

Other Names: Romulus Augustulus; Des; Old Des; Dr. Tyrone; Abomination II

Classification: villain villain   based on a real person based on a real person  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk (vol. 1) #5 (Jan. 1963): "Beauty and the Beast!"

Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 56

Teams/Affiliations: They Who Wield Power

Enemy of: The Hulk, Mole Man, Prince Rey, The Keeper of the Flame, The Avengers

Race: white

Gender: male


From email we received from John McDonagh on 24 May 2006:

He does not [yet] have an entry [on's "Religious Affiation of Comic Book Characters" list], but one should note that Tyrannus (who is in fact the last Western Roman Emperor Romulus Augustus per Avengers Annual #20) would possibly be Roman Catholic, as he came after the Theodosian Code.

This character is in the following 19 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Daredevil Annual #5 (Sep. 1989): "A Friend in Need"
Dark Reign Files #1 (Apr. 2009)
Giant-Size X-Men #1 (July 1975): "Call Him...Cyclops!" (cameo)
The Incredible Hulk
Marvel Team-Up
Mystic Arcana: Black Knight #1 (Sep. 2007): "The Black Knight"
Solo Avengers #12 (Nov. 1988): "When the Abomination Comes A'Calling"
The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #9 (Sep. 1989): "The Serpent in the Shadow"
The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #138 (Oct. 1980): "Elegy" (1-panel cameo)
The X-Men

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