Talos (pronounced "TAY-los") was an extremely large super hero who defended Paragon City in the 50's and 60's. Talos Island is named after him and is located where his final battle occured against the giant monster known as Chimera.
He called himself Talos, though the newspapers preferred the more descriptive "Terrific Titan". Standing well over 300 feet tall, Talos was the epitome of titanic heroism as he battled to defend Paragon City. Throughout the 50's and 60's, he steadfastly rose to the challenge of combating giant monstrosities. He became the city's newest marvel and champion. Yet deep mystery surrounded his true identity. Even more astonishing was his ability to vanish after battle. A profoundly enigmatic hero, journalists, historians and scholars had only his cryptic utterances for clues to his origin: "For thousands of years, I have been a protector of humanity." The only certainty about Talos was his almost mystical connection to a young boy named Michael McVey. Whenever the youngster was imperiled, Talos would appear to save the day.
In the last climactic battle against his arch foe, the Chimera, Talos and the serpentine beast clashed beneath the waters of the bay. A mighty battle ensued, shaking Paragon City to its foundations, tearing a giant rift in the ocean floor from which earth and lava rose to form an island. Known today as Talos Island, it is said that both Talos and the Chimera are still locked in mortal combat within its stony embrace.
In the years that followed Talos’ disappearance, the giant slowly faded from public consciousness. Eventually, many in Paragon City regarded the hero as an urban legend. His memory was not resurrected until the 1980s, when greedy developers began building on the bizarre island created by Talos’ battle with Chimera. As a publicity stunt, the real estate moguls even agreed to name the island after the city’s mythic giant. An anonymous benefactor donated the huge statue, which now stands several hundred yards from the island.
Today, Talos’ legacy survives thanks to the island that bears his name and the statue commemorating his heroic achievements. In fact, some believe that the statue itself somehow gives the island good luck. Those who support this theory point to the fact that, during the Rikti War, the alien invaders did not attack the island. Unfortunately, any good luck supplied by the statue has not stopped violent gang wars from taking place on the Island. Whether Talos will someday reappear to stop the bloodshed remains unknown…
Statue of Talos
The statue is located in the bay, west of Talos Island. The Minotaur badge is in front of the statue. Behind its left foot is a history plaque. The Hero Corps Field Analyst for this zone stands between his toes.