Tyson Sykes is the super-soldier Gravedigger.
Sykes was selected for a secret government experiment after an altercation with other soldiers. Turned into a super-soldier against his will, he became a special operative and was sent on several covert missions. He eventually defected and carried on independently under the name Gravedigger, in reference to the only thing he was allowed to do in service.
- Metahuman physiology
- Mind Control: Unique to his experimentation, Gravedigger gained the ability to compel people into performing various tasks or immobilize them for several hours.
- Superhuman Speed
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Durability
- Radiation Production
- Sonic scream
- Force Field
- Energy Projection
- Anti-Serum: Taking a blast of a tainted shotgun blast, Gravedigger was stripped of his extra abilities by Lynn's formulated anti-serum.
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the television series Black Lightning and is an adaptation of Tyson Sykes/Gravedigger. The original character was created by Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, and Joe Bennett and first appeared in Checkmate (Volume 2) #25.
- Gravedigger also has elements adapted from the original Gravedigger.
- Tyson Sykes is portrayed by Wayne Brady.
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