Real Name: Henry Peter Gyrich.
Occupation: Director of SHIELD, former FBI agent.
Identity: Gyrich does not use a dual identity.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no known criminal record.
Other Aliases: None.
Place of Birth: Unrevealed.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: None.
Group Affiliation: SHIELD; formerly the FBI.
Base of Operations: Arlington, Virginia.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: UNCANNY X-MEN #
History: Very little is known about Gyrich's early life. It can be inferred from hints made that he rose through the ranks of the FBI before being assigned to the superhuman division under Agent Jimmy Woo, eventually becoming Woo's second in command. When the superhuman division was branched off into its own agency, SHIELD, Gyrich was selected to head the new agency.
Since becoming SHIELD's director, Gyrich has implemented several changes to fit his personal vision. One of the most controversial was phasing out SHIELD's own team of superhumans in favor of advanced technology, purchasing gear from Stark Industries and even from questionable sources such as AIM, citing the potential security and property damage risks of having superhuman operatives charged with opposing other superhumans. Most recently, he hired an engineer, Oliver Trask, to develop a series of robots called "Sentinels" intended to combat superhumans.
At the unveiling of the Sentinels, an attempt on Gyrich's life was made by the shapeshifting criminal Mystique and her Mutant Liberation Front, only to be thwarted by SHIELD's Interpol liason, Teresa Cassidy, and the X-Men. This attack only seems to have strengthened Gyrich's anti-superhuman biases.
Height: 6' 1".
Weight: 205 lbs.
Hair: Reddish brown.
Strength Level: Henry Gyrich possesses the normal human strength of a man his age, height, and build who engages in moderate exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: None.
Other Abilities: Gyrich is a decent shot with a handgun. His primary strength, however, comes from his strong will and forceful personality.
Weapons: Gyrich has access to almost every weapon in SHIELD's armory. His personal sidearm is a compact Glock 23 in .40S&W, normally loaded with dual-purpose APHP (armor-piercing hollow-point) ammunition, a hollow point round with a tungsten core for penetrating armor. (Against "soft" targets, like unarmored people, the round acts like a standard hollow point, while against armored "hard" targets, such as body armor or vehicular plating, the round acts like an armor-piercing round.)
|ST: 10 ||HP: 11 ||Speed: 5.00 |
|DX: 10 ||Will: 14 ||Move: 5 |
|IQ: 12 ||Per: 12 |
|HT: 10 ||FP: 10 ||SM: 0|
|Dmg: 1d-2/1d||BL: 20 lbs.|
|Dodge: 8||Parry: 8||DR: 12/4* (concealed vest)|
Attributes: ST ; DX 10 ; IQ ; HT 10 .
Secondary Characteristics: Dmg ; BL lbs.; HP ; Will ; Per ; FP ; Basic Speed ; Basic Move 5 ; Dodge .
Languages: English (Native) (Native Language) .
Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) .
Advantages: Charisma 3 ; Intuitive Statesman 2 ; Legal Enforcement Powers 1 ; SHIELD Rank 7 ; Status 3 [0*]; Wealth (Very Wealthy) .
Perks: Controllable Disadvantage (Callous) .
Disadvantages: Addiction (Tobacco) [-5]; Bad Sight (Farsighted) (Mitigator: Glasses, -60%) [-10]; Intolerance (Superhumans) [-5]; Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) [-5]; Reputation (Hard-Liner; All the Time; Everyone Except One Group (Fellow Hard-Liners)) -2 [-6]; Stubbornness [-5].
Quirks: Delusion ("I am above the law.") [-1]; Never Smiles [-1].
Skills: Administration (A) IQ+3  – 15†; Connoisseur (Literature) (A) IQ-1  – 11; Current Affairs/TL8 (Headline News) (E) IQ+2  – 14†; Current Affairs/TL8 (Politics) (E) IQ+2  – 14†; Heraldry (Government Agencies) (A) IQ+0  – 12; Intimidation (A) Will+2  – 16; Politics (A) IQ+3  – 15†; Public Speaking (Rhetoric) (E) IQ+5  – 15†‡; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+2  – 13.
Starting Spending Money: $80,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).
* Includes +3 from Wealth.
† Includes +2 from Intuitive Statesman.
‡ Includes +3 from Charisma.
First and foremost, Gyrich is a bigot, prejudiced against superhumans in general, and mutants in particular. He honestly believes the world would be a better place without any superhumans in it.
Gyrich sees himself as the J. Edgar Hoover of SHIELD; in many ways, he is, as only two people in the government directly outrank him: the President and the Attorney General. He is a career politician, and sees himself as America's "top cop", not to mention above the laws he professes to uphold. He has abused his power in the past, and probably will in the future as well.