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    Rick Tyler (Earth-2: Post-Crisis)




    Do you know what it's like to be so filled up with anger that you feel like you're poisoning yourself? Do you? I want to hit something – anything – all of the time, every second. You think I like that? I hate feeling this way.
    — Rick Tyler to Yolanda Montez[src]

    Rick Tyler, formerly known as Rick Harris,[3] is a student at Blue Valley High School and the son of Rex and Wendi Tyler.

    At a young age, Tyler's parents were murdered by Solomon Grundy shortly after bringing Tyler to his uncle's residence. For years, Tyler has used the name of Rick Harris and lived in Blue Valley as Matt Harris' legal son until Courtney Whitmore discovered his identity as Hourman's son.

    Initially reluctant to join the new Justice Society of America, Tyler eventually accepted his parents' death and spared Solomon Grundy, officially taking up the mantle of Hourman. However, under the illusion of Eclipso, Tyler thought his uncle was Grundy and was tricked into thinking Grundy murdered a young girl. Tyler's violent actions eventually placed him under arrest, while his hourglass was destroyed out of rage.

    With the help of Pat Dugan, Tyler was released from prison and attempted to repair the hourglass using his father's notes. The attempts were all unsuccessful and urged Tyler to participate in the battle, even without possessing any superhuman abilities. Eclipso was admired by his bravery and prepared to kill him before Grundy tackled Eclipso on the ground and rescued Tyler. Unfortunately, Grundy was killed by Eclipso's Moon Magic and was buried in the woods of Blue Valley, shortly after the JSA destroyed The Devil in the Shadows. Tyler was soon approached by the Shade at the burial and was told about Grundy's possible survival.

    Biography[edit | hide | hide all]


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    Early Life[edit | hide]

    Rick Tyler was born in either late 2004 or 2005 to Wendi and Rex Tyler. After the final battle between the Justice Society and the Injustice Society, his father took it upon himself to hunt down the Injustice Society, eventually purchasing a house in West Farms, Blue Valley which the family moved into.

    The Tyler family says their goodbyes

    They lived together there until one night in 2011 when Rex and Wendi planned to leave after Rex found out that the Injustice Society had discovered their location and was coming after them. The pair said their final goodbyes and Rex gave Tyler a toy 1966 mustang, stating that he must take care of it until he gets back as it was special just like him. Tyler's uncle, Matt Harris, then arrived at the home and was told that there is paperwork inside stating that he owned the house and that Tyler was legally his son under the name, "Rick Harris". Rex and Wendi then drove away into the forest, where they were killed in a car crash by Solomon Grundy.[3]

    Blue Valley High School[edit | hide]

    The trauma, combined with Harris' abusive treatment due to the resentment of raising a child he never wanted, resulted in Tyler becoming a delinquent with an extremely short temper. As a teenager, Tyler began to attend Blue Valley High School where he sat at the "losers table", stole school property, frequently received detention and began to skip school to drink alcohol. He also began to repair his father's 66' Mustang.[3]

    Meeting Courtney Whitmore[edit | hide]

    Whitmore's First Day

    In 2020, Tyler was eating lunch alongside Beth Chapel and Yolanda Montez when they were joined by Courtney Whitmore. Whitmore introduced herself to them but was ignored by Tyler and Montez, leading to Beth responding that they aren't friends and were sitting at the "losers table". Annoyed by this, Tyler told Chapel to speak for herself before storming off and stealing a Nutty Buddy product from a cart. Later that day, Tyler was in detention where he used a pocket knife to carve something into the desk, which annoyed Whitmore.[4]

    Becoming Hourman[edit | hide]

    The Hourglass[edit | hide]

    I understand.
    What do you understand? My parents hit a tree and they died. What grand plan of God's was that?
    It wasn't God's plan, Rick. It was an accident.
    Then who do I blame, huh?
    — Rick Tyler and Yolanda Montez[src]

    The First Mission[edit | hide]

    Teamwork[edit | hide]

    Investigation of Cindy Burman[edit | hide]

    Recruitment[edit | hide]

    The Shining Knight[edit | hide]

    Finial Showdown[edit | hide]

    The Darkness Within[edit | hide]

    Peace[edit | hide]

    Meeting Jennie[edit | hide]

    The Shade[edit | hide]

    The Devil in the Shadows[edit | hide]

    Prelude[edit | hide]

    Unlimited[edit | hide]

    No More Wildcat[edit | hide]

    Second Chances[edit | hide]

    Justice Society United[edit | hide]

    Good, Bad and Evil[edit | hide]

    Murder Mystery[edit | hide]

    Heroes and Villains[edit | hide]

    Blackmail[edit | hide]

    Skin Cells[edit | hide]

    Limiter[edit | hide]

    Lies[edit | hide]

    Operation: Blackout Bomb[edit | hide]

    Blue Valley Infiltrated[edit | hide]

    Having Stargirl's Back[edit | hide]

    Needing Help[edit | hide]

    Battle for the Cosmic Staff[edit | hide]

    JSA Adventures[edit | hide]

    Apologies[edit | hide]

    Ten Years Later[edit | hide]

    Powers and Abilities[edit | hide]

    Powers[edit | hide]

    Tyler activates the Hourglass
    • Hourglass Enhancements: Tyler utilizes an hourglass invented by his father, which enhances its users for one hour per day.[3]
      • Superhuman Durability: Tyler is able to sustain a lot of physical damage without losing consciousness or being hurt when using his hourglass.[3]
      • Superhuman Leaping: Tyler can jump to heights significantly beyond that of a normal human when using his hourglass.[5]
      • Superhuman Reflexes: Tyler was able to catch arrows before they hit Beth Chapel.[6]
      • Superhuman Strength: Tyler is capable of lifting incredibly heaving objects and damaging strong materials such as cars when using his hourglass.[3]

    Abilities[edit | hide]

    • High-level Intellect: Tyler is highly intelligent as shown through his ability to decipher his father's journal despite previous attempts by Chuck being unsuccessful.[7]
      • Engineering: Tyler is a skilled mechanic, as he was able to repair his father's 66' Mustang.[3]
    • Peak of Human Physical Condition: Tyler is at the peak of human physical condition due to operating as a vigilante, meaning that he is capable of preforming various feats beyond that of the average human.[5]
      • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Tyler is a capable fighter and so is able to fight much more experienced fighters such as Sportsmaster when aided by his superhuman strength.[5]

    Weaknesses[edit | hide]

    • Time Limit: Tyler can only use the hourglass for one hour of the day and as such has no superhuman powers for the remaining twenty-three hours.[3] While the limiter can be removed from the hourglass, Tyler himself later experienced painful side effects when he attempts to remove the hourglass and had fluctuating performance while enhanced.[8]

    Equipment[edit | hide]

    Current Equipment[edit | hide]

    • Hourman Suit: Tyler wears a protective suit whilst operating as Hourman which was previously utilized by his father.[5]
      • Hourglass: Tyler wears an hourglass, which was invented by his father whilst operating as Hourman. This gives him numerous superhuman powers for the duration of one hour per day.[3]

    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Appearances
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five Appears
    Stargirl Appears
    Icicle Appears
    Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite Appears
    The Justice Society Appears
    Shiv Part One Appears
    Shiv Part Two Appears
    Brainwave Appears
    Brainwave Jr. Appears
    Shining Knight Appears
    Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Part One Appears
    Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Part Two Appears
    Summer School: Chapter One Appears
    Summer School: Chapter Two Appears
    Summer School: Chapter Three Appears
    Summer School: Chapter Four Appears
    Summer School: Chapter Five Appears
    Summer School: Chapter Six Appears
    Summer School: Chapter Seven Appears
    Summer School: Chapter Eight Appears
    Summer School: Chapter Nine Mentioned
    Summer School: Chapter Ten Appears
    Summer School: Chapter Eleven Illusion
    Summer School: Chapter Twelve Appears
    Summer School: Chapter Thirteen Appears
    Road Trip
    Chapter One: The Murder Appears
    Chapter Two: The Suspects Appears
    Chapter Three: The Blackmail Appears
    Chapter Four: The Evidence Appears
    Chapter Five: The Thief Appears
    Chapter Six: The Betrayal Appears
    Chapter Seven: Infinity Inc. Part One Appears
    Chapter Eight: Infinity Inc. Part Two Pictured
    Chapter Nine: The Monsters Appears
    Chapter Ten: The Killer Appears
    Chapter Eleven: The Haunting Flashback
    Chapter Twelve: The Last Will and Testament of Sylvester Pemberton Appears
    Chapter Thirteen: The Reckoning Appears

    Gallery[edit | hide]

    Promotional Images[edit | hide]

    References[edit | hide]

    1. Tyler is a classmate of Courtney Whitmore, meaning that he is currently fifteen and so was born in either late 2004 or in 2005.
    2. 2.0 2.1 Summer School: Chapter Three
    3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite
    4. Stargirl
    5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 The Justice Society
    6. Summer School: Chapter Thirteen
    7. Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Part One
    8. Chapter Thirteen: The Reckoning
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