Microsol is the villainous organization from Tyrian. It is a powerful mega corporation intent on monopolizing the energy resources of the Tyrian Sector, thus giving them control over the entire sector, while eliminating anyone who interferes with them.
Intially tasked with the terraformation in the recently discovered planet Tyrian, Microsol discovered the existence of Gravitium, a rare ore capable of controlling gravity which would allow them to build incredibly fast warships to take over the whole universe. They immedialy decide to eliminate everyone who knows about the existence of Gravitum, starting with Buce Quesilac, a former employee of Microsol and the best friend of Trent Hawkins. Trent, who was also working in the terraformation, is forced to flee from Tyrian, as Microsol's fleet started chasing him in order to kill him.
Trent allies himself with Gencore Tech Alliance, the only major competitor of Microsol, which helps him in his fight against Microsol. After a hard struggle, Trent and Gencore manage to thwart Microsol's plan, but the war was not over yet. Microsol moves it's focus to planet Ixmucane, home of the extinct Zica race, planing on turning the planet into a sun, while at the same time killing all of the scientists of the sector. Not only this would give Microsol a vast energy resource, they would also monopolize the scientific knowledge for a long time.
Trent once again foils their plans, so they decide to use their remaining resources to destroy Trent and Gencore once and for all. Microsol is finally defeated for good after this.
|“||What in the universe are you doing still alive?! I thought I told you to die the last time you showed up! HOW MANY TIMES MUST I KILL YOU?!?||„|
|~ Javi Onukala|
Javi Onukala is one of the main villains from Tyrian. Initially introduced as the security chief of the Gencore Tech Alliance, Javi was actually a Microsol operative which had infiltrated the Gencore Tech Alliance.
Javi initially sends the hero Trent Hawkins to investigate shipments on the planets Gyges and Torm. Trent's friend Dougan finds a homing device planted on Trent's ship, though Javi says he knows nothing about it. He later sends Trent after the Mendivian sector near Soh Jin, where a supposed rebel force was threatening to take over the sector. Reid, leader of the rebel, finally reveals Javi's true identity to Trent, as he was being used as a scout for Microsol's fleet. Javi then captures Trent's ship through a tractor beam and imprison's him at the Gryphon Station, but Trent manages to escape.
Javi appears again during Episode 3, where he jams Gencore's transmissions and hacks into Deliani's defenses in an attempt to kill Trent. During Episode 4, he leads an attack upon Deliani and Savara, piloting his personal Dreadnought intent on killing Trent. Dougan utilizes a sensor to detect the Dreadnought's weak points and sends the data to Trent, who fights the giant ship and destroys it, killing Javi with it.
|“||So... you think you can outsmart a corporation whose size you cannot even possibly imagine? You are the biggest fool I have ever seen. Turn back now while you have the chance. You will never find the fleet's secret base, and soon we will emerge and crush you into pulp if you remain here. Leave now.||„|
Vykromod is one of the main villains from Tyrian.
Vykromod is an assassin working for Microsol. He first appears at the end of the first episode to intercept Trent Hawkins when he returns to Tyrian to retrieve a sample of Gravitium. He appears again at the end of the second episode and attempts to prevent Trent from escaping from Gryphon.
During the third episode, Vykromod attempts to intercept Trent before he enters the Stargates and continues to pursue him until he's finally killed. Despite being dead, his soul returns at the end of the fourth episode, when Captain Nob fuses it with the stolen Nose of Zinglon. Vykromod fights Trent, this time being killed for good.
|“||You may have killed all the others, but I am still alive! I, Nob, am now admiral of all that I see! No, wait. General! Hmmm... Emperor! No. No. Bigger. Supreme Intergalactic Ruler of Everything! Haha! You are too late to stop my rule. I will now activate project Vykromod! These will be the last moments you spend alive. Cherish them.||„|
|~ Captain Nob|
Captain Nob is the captain of the Ixmucane Task Force Alpha, one of the elite forces of Microsol. For most of the game he never confronts Trent Hawkins directly, despite being a high-ranked commander, instead sending idle threats to Trent through the datacubes. He finally confronts Trent when he attempts to escape Ixmucane after restoring the planet's core, but ends defeated. He shows up again at the end of the fourth episode, after both Javi Onukala and Muldar are defeated, putting his final plan into action: he fuses the soul of Vykromod with the stolen Nose of Zinglon and uses his new weapon to attack Trent when he returns to Tyrian. His fate is unknown after this.
|“||Goodbye, Trent. I control the fleets now. Glad you could drop by to receive my message. (cough) You saved me the trouble of detonating Javi, but I had hoped he would be closer to Savara. No matter, just a slight alteration. You pretty much wiped them out for me already. With Deliani in chaos, there won't be anyone who can stop me from taking over the other free worlds. I was beginning to think everyone out there was incompetent, but you managed to find us. Interesting. (hack) (hack) (cough) I'll enjoy watching my microborers drain your mind, Trent.||„|
Muldar was formerly the Emperor Milktoe of Savara. However he flees the planet when Lord Gopenhagen starts rampaging and threatens to blow everything up. Muldar is never seen again until the fourth episode, when it is discovered that he sold the planet to Microsol.
He planned to take control of the Microsol fleet from Javi Onukala. He sends a distress call from Gyges, but it was all a ruse, so Trent is forced to pursue him. Muldar pilots a brain-shaped warship, but ends destroyed.
General Zinglon was originally a Microsol operative and station commander at Gryphon Station. He led a group of scientists during the excavation efforts on Gyges and Ixmucane, and was responsible for the death of 241 pilots to the defensive systems left by the Zica on the tunnels of Ixmucane.
At the time of The Not-so-Great Gryphon Explosion, Zinglon was demonstrating a matter transporter on the Gryphon Station when he was caught in the explosion. While what exactly happened to him is a mystery, many people reported to have seen his image on their vidscreens, which resulted in Zinglon being deified and the birth of the Order of Zinglon, which worships Zinglon as their patron deity.
The posthumous Gyges Phildren was a Doctor of metacology who worked on weapons research for Microsol, studying the Zica weapons and devices excavated from planets Gyges and Ixmucane. He mainly did his research on the Gryphon Station.
Gyges was conducting some research on the Zica Flamethrower, intending to learn of the weapon's inner workings and the metaphysical energy used by said weapon. He removed the outer casing of the weapon, which caused a massive explosion which took his life and those of thousand of crew members, as well as destroying a good portion of the station. This event would be later referred to as 'The Not-so-Great Gryphon Explosion'.
- The short fifth episode of the game shows Microsol was actually a front for the Order of Zinglon, though Episode 5 is possibly not canon, due to contradicting most of the game's stated facts and the game's ending in Episode 4.
- The name Microsol is an obvious reference to Microsoft.