Tyler Matthews
Tyler Anthony Matthews
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Portrayed By Jeff Hardy
Theme Song "Debonaire" by Dope
Gender Male
Date of Birth July 9, 1986
Age 23
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Aliases Ty
Place of Birth Seattle, WA
Occupation Mutant Underground Leader
Known Relatives Enya (mother; deceased), Rory (father; estranged)
Significant Other None
Powers Pyrokinesis
First Appearance Starbucks Warnings

Tyler is the Leader of the Mutant Underground. He is a kind person who is willing to help people and will have their back unless that person shows him otherwise. He is confident in himself when he wants to be and can also be a bit of a flirt at times. He is an overall good guy who takes care of his friends.

Description

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Tyler is a young man in his early twenties. He stands six feet, two inches tall and has a lean and athletic build. He has a long and thin nose with a thin and narrow lips. Dark brown hair tops his head and a five-o-clock shadow adorns his strong jaw line. Dark brown eyes stare out with a hint of mischief in them. He has silver hoop eyebrow ring in his left eyebrow.

He is dressed in a dark grey t-shirt and a pair of dark jeans that are held up by a black leather belt with a silver buckle. On his feet are a pair of black sneakers with blood red shoe laces over a pair of white socks. Over his shoulders, he wears a black, thick winter coat and a black Pink Floyd beanie on his head, pulled down to cover his ears. On his left wrist is a black leather bracelet and a silver watch on his right. Around his neck is a silver chain that disappears into his shirt.


Personality

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Flirt
Tyler can be very flirtatious when he wants to be. Though this has gotten him into trouble in the past, some of which has caused him physical harm due to jealous husbands or boyfriends. This comes as an extension of his personal confidence.

Confident
Tyler is very confident in himself and it shows. He isn't afraid to approach someone he likes or to flirt with a random woman. He has confidence in himself, his skills and his abilities. To some, he can come off as a bit of an asshole.

Intelligent
Tyler is a very intelligent person with a high IQ. He is able to learn things a slightly bit easier than the average person, though this is not because of a mutant ability. It is just his genetics.

Kind
Though Tyler comes off as an asshole or a flirt, he really has a kind heart, but he just keeps it hidden. He will protect his friends if they need it and will protect those under his care.


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Powers

Pyrokinesis

Pyrokinesis is the ability to mentally generate and manipulate fire. Tyler can manipulate the fires around him, and can consume his body in flame and hurl fire at foes. Can can even ignite fires to keep them from going out or to warm them; however, he is only able to manipulate existing fires and create a small amount of fire. He is able to ignite his arms up to the elbow.


Skills

Combat
Tyler is trained in combat, both armed and unarmed. Due to his military training, he is able to wield and use a pistol and rifle very well. He had obtained the rank of Sharpshooter. He has also been trained in hand-to-hand combat as well as grappling. He is able to defend himself if the situation arises.

Cooking
Tyler is able to cook and is pretty good at it. While he's not the best chef in the world, he is able to make some dishes that turn out very good, though they are not very complicated dishes. He does have a bit of difficulty with the more complex dishes. At least he won't starve.

Driving
Tyler is able to drive a consumer automobile, either a car or a truck. He can drive both an automatic or a stick shift vehicle. He does have a bit of trouble if he tries to drive a motorcycle.

Languages
Tyler is able to speak 7 different languages which he had learned in school and from his mother. He is fluent in Irish Gaelic, English, Spanish, French, Latin, German and Russian.


Resources

Car
Tyler has a cherry red 1974 GTO Judge that he had restored, using the money from his mother's inheritance. The car is built for racing, pushing close to 425 HP and has been heavily modified.

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Computer
Tyler has a laptop computer that he keeps at the Mutant Underground Head Quarters. This laptop contains all the information on the members of the faction. It is HEAVILY encrypted and only Tyler knows the password to it. He has another computer which he has at his home which is for personal use.

House
Tyler has a two story home that he inherited from his mother after her death. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms along with a two car garage. The majority of the mortgage on the house has already been paid off.

Lighter
Tyler always has a lighter on his person. This is mostly in the form of a silver Zippo lighter that has an image of flames engraved onto the casing. On the bottom of the lighter are the letters: T.M.


Goals

Equality
One of Tyler's big goals is for total equality among both Mutants and Humans. He is willing to fight to make this a reality, willing to take whatever means is necessary in order for this to come true. While he is not one to break the law, he will if the situation calls for it and the outcome will help advance the cause.

Help
Tyler wants to help all those mutants that need to hide from persecution or that have no other place to go. This is the reason that he had started the Mutant Underground. He will not turn away any mutant that comes to him for help until they break the law or show any signs of having an evil nature. Depending on how much of a threat the person causes, he will either simply turn them away or turn them into the Mutant Task Force.

Learn
Tyler wants to learn how to better control his powers. He wants to be able to use his powers at any time he wants and also wants to be able to create fire from nothing instead of having to rely on existing flames.


Flaws

Addiction
Tyler has an addiction to nicotine and often will get into a bad mood and become annoyed very easily if he goes for a long period of time without having a cigarette.

Temper
Tyler has a temper. While it is hard to get it out of him, when he gets upset, it usually isn't good. He will attack and go off on people to the point of violence when he gets upset.

Trustworthy
While other people may not consider this a flaw, Tyler does. He is the kind of person that gives people the benefit of the doubt, trusting them on their word until they prove themselves otherwise. This can get him into a bit of trouble if he decides to trust the wrong person. This could get him killed or bring down the Mutant Underground.


History

Tyler Anthony Matthews was born on July 9, 1986 in Seattle, WA to his mother, Enya Brennan, and his father, Rory Matthews. His mother was a language professor at the University of Seattle and his father was a respected police officer. Both of his parents were devout Catholics and instilled these values in his children at a very early age. He had a fairly normal childhood, though he did not have much. He didn't know anything else, so he was happy with what he had. His first form of disappointment came on January 17, 1992 when his father left. The last time that Tyler or his brother saw his father was when he watched his father climb into a cab and drive away without so much as a good-bye or even a second glance back.

Tyler was a bright student, learning as much as he could. He was very eager to learn. By the time he entered the seventh grade, he was fluent in four languages, Irish Gaelic, English, German and Spanish. His eagerness to learn was encouraged by his mother, whom he came to admire and adore. He was always near the top of his class with each grade he entered. By the time he was in high school, he learned to speak French, Russian and Latin from his mother. Four years later, he graduated high school in the top 30 of his class.

When he turned 18 years old, he enlisted in the Army, training in Fort Benning, Georgia. While his mother wanted him to go with the linguistics department, Tyler decided to go infantry. It was the first time that he had ever been separated from his mother. For the first six month, he wasn't even able to communicate with her, but as soon as he completed his initial training, he started to talk and write to his mother, telling her all that had happened to him and to tell her that he was being relocated to Ireland in an experimental squad made up of Army Soldiers from different countries in order to help international relations and cooperation.

The next three years of his military career, was pretty uneventful until March 17, 2008 when Tyler's life was turned completely upside down. While out doing training exercises with his squad, Tyler became separated from his squad and wandered into a live mine field. Unknowingly, he had stepped on one of the mines and it exploded on him. He was thrown a hundred feet from where he was and was knocked unconscious. When he awoke, he was in the hospital, but the doctors had said that all he received was shrapnel damage, but no burns. He had no explanation for what happened. After he recovered, he was sent back to Seattle to complete his command.

In February of 2008, Tyler's mother was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, a disease inflicting the lung and causes the air sacs progressively begin to fill up with fibrotic tissue. Due to the fact there is no cure for it, his mother passed away on April 17, 2008. After his mother's death, Tyler decided to use his gifts to help others like himself, starting the Mutant Underground. He had found a warehouse to serve as the headquarters for them and a home for those who don't have anywhere else to go. Since he had started the Mutant Underground, he has helped a few mutants who have long since left. He has devoted himself to his task.


Chronology

March 16, 2009 Tyler gets shot while trying to defend Dax and a few other mutants. As a result, he goes super nova and explodes.

Roleplay Logs

June 16, 2009 The Funeral Pyre and The Ice Bear Tyler decides to ignite the pile of the dead by the shore to prevent the spread of disease. Eris and Daniel are drawn in toward the fire, unfortunately so is a pack of feral dogs and an escaped Polar Bear from the zoo. Kera appears to save the day and/or kill everyone.

Theme Song

Debonaire
by Dope

I don't need diamond rings or high priced suits that shine
Limousines and flashy things or ancient bottled wine
Designer names and lavish things and million dollar hair
Bonny Dames without a brain I never really cared

I don't care nothing about it
wow yeah

I don't care for glitzy things or a fancy neighborhood
Glamor games or plastic fame or the king of Hollywood
Dazzling flamboyant things or a top hat on my head
Or modeling for magazines and to be a debonaire

I don't care nothing about it
wow yeah
wow yeah
wow yeah
wow

I don't care nothing about it
wow yeah
wow yeah

I don't care nothing about it
wow yeah
wow yeah
wow yeah
wow


Quotes

  • "Let's go pray and get shit-faced."

Trivia

  • Tyler served 4 years in the US Army in Infantry.
  • Tyler is fluent in 7 languages: Irish Gaelic, English, Spanish, French, Latin, German and Russian.
  • Tyler smokes Camel Filters cigarettes.
  • Tyler drives a cherry red 1974 GTO Judge.
  • Tyler does not hide that he's a mutant. Openly using his powers.

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