Tycho is a reclusive comic book artist, known to be able to simulate the art styles of other artists. He originally emerged at Comic-Con in 2012, releasing a series of posters that acted as the window into the world of the Niantic Project and XM. He was then kidnapped by the NIA. It is believed that his various artwork possess revelatory abilities, being able to either witness events that are about to happen or act as windows to events that would otherwise be outside the public eye.  His most recent work was a graphic novel entitled Ingress: Origins, released worldwide on Nov. 11th, 2015