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Tor Cyan was a 2000 AD character first appearing in the series Mercy Heights as a futuristic 'ambulance driver'; the pilot of a medical shuttle, he was determined to dedicate his life to saving life.

Connections between Tor Cyan and the Genetic Infantrymen (Wikipedia:G.I. (comics)), and between his story and the same fictional universe as Nu-Earth, are revealed gradually over the course of the series. Tor Cyan found it impossible to fully transcend his roots, and he became compelled to return to Nu-Earth and find out the truth about his past. Eventually he discovered that his blue skin pigmentation was the product of the same genetic engineering used to create GI supersoldiers.[1]


Appearing first in Mercy Heights, he later starred in his own eponymous series, all written by John Tomlinson:


Mercy Heights[]

  • Mercy Heights Book One (with Kev Walker, Lee Sullivan and Andrew Currie, in 2000 AD #1033-1047, 1997)[2][3][4]
  • Dead of Winter (with Neil Googe, in 2000 AD #1124, 1998)[5][4]
  • Mercy Heights Book Two (with Trevor Hairsine (1-5, 11-15) and Lee Sullivan (6-10), in 2000 AD #1133-1148, 1999)[3][4]

Tor Cyan[]

See also[]


Other Genetic Infantrymen (and women) with prominent roles:

  • Rogue
  • Friday
  • Venus Bluegenes
  • Rafe

External links[]


  1. Rogue Trooper Fortune City
  2. Tor Cyan, Barney
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mercy Heights, Comic Book db, The Comic Book Database
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mercy Heights 2000 AD Vault
  5. Dead of Winter, Comic Book db
  6. 2000 AD #1223 Comic Book Database
  7. 2000 AD #1224 Comic Book db
  8. 2000 AD #1225 Comic Book db
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  10. 2000 AD #1250 Comic Book db
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