Teräslilja (Steel Lily)
Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Human cyborg
Occupation: Police lieutenant
Affiliations: World City Police Force
Enemies: Nobody left alive
Known Relatives: Unknown
Aliases: None known
Base of Operations: World City
First Appearance: Tähtivaeltaja 'zine
Powers/Abilities: Cyborg body with enhanced strength and speed and bulletproof armouring. Enough strength to rip off limbs and walk through doors. Uses semi-normal but very heavy-calibre slug thrower weapons. Head can act independently and use pincers from a mouth.
History: Teräslilja was an unnamed policeman who was turned a police cyborg - in the first story he visited the grave of his physical body. He had to pay for the operation by working as a police officer. Note that in that particular future, criminals have a right to remain silent - and no other rights to speak of. If Teräslilja kills someone without permission, his chief can only reprimand him because he is no longer legally human. Very sarcastic.
Comments: Satirical creation of Finnish comic artist Pekka Manninen.
Teräslilja is a deliberate parody of Robocop and splatterpunk and action movies. Stories contain lots of B&W graphic violence, bloody firefights and macho commentary.
Petri Hiltunen also made a parody of Teräslilja called "Teräspersilja" (Steel Parsley) which upped the ante ("half man, half machine, half his dead mother...").
Profile by Vesa Lehtinen.
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