|Sauron with implants courtesy of the High Evolutionary|
|Position||Associated with multiple organizations including:|
Karl Lykos was a Latverian scientist employed on a combined grant from Oscorp Industries as part of the Cross-Species Research Team headed by Doctor Connors on developing genetic cures for human diseases and disabilities using animal DNA.
In secret, however, Lykos was a mole hired by Trask Industries to use that Cross-Species DNA research as a basis for studying the Inhuman gene and possibly identify whether that subject has the capability for Terrigenesis later on in life so that they can be properly processed for further study in the Sentinel Project. Lykos eventually acquired a Terrigen Crystal Diviner from an anonymous source, and injected himself with a liquid deriative from the Terrigen Mist to determine whether or not he qualified as an Inhuman for his project as well. To his surprise, Lykos underwent Terrigenesis and gained the Inhuman power of Life-Force absorption to maintain his now-shortened lifespan, similar to the power once wielded by the terrorist cult-leader Selene. Seeing the possibilities he could use with his newfound power, Lykos began secretly executing a few of the non-important lab interns behind closed doors to test his life-force absorption power, until he was discovered by fellow scientist Vincent Integra.
Fearing for his life, Lykos begged Vincent not to turn him in to the authorities, but on the contrary, Vincent was willing to work with Lykos for his own benefit as he was in reality a HYDRA agent, and the terrorist organization was all too eager to discover new Inhumans to use as soldiers for their nefarious ends. Vincent, in particular, had earlier been assigned on using Cross-Species DNA of dinosaurs extracted from fossil matter to create powerful super-soldiers for their plans involving creating wars across the continents. He eventually found a good test subject to experiment on with Lykos, injecting the Inhuman vampire with Extracted Pterodactyl Fossil DNA and transforming the scientist into a hideous reptilian Cross-Species mutate. Driven even further mad by the procedure, Lykos escaped the Oscorp laboratory and flew off into the night, guided only by a feral desire to search for more worthy victims to drain of blood and life-force energy to sustain his life. The newly nick-named Sauron has since gone on to serve as a mind-controlled puppet of various other mutant organizations such as the Brotherhood, the Ani-Men, and the Lash Tribe.
Powers and Abilities Edit
- Superhuman Strength: In pterodactyl form he is superhumanly strong (able to lift approximately ten tons)
- Flight: Possesses the ability to fly at a natural winged flight limit.
- Pterodactyl Natural Weapons: A lethal beak and sharp talons on his hands and feet.