Gyges Phildren is a posthumous character from Tyrian.
The late Gyges Phildren was a Doctor of Metacology (whatever that means), who worked on weapons research for Microsol, studying the Zica weapons and devices excavated from 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.