Commander Lyle Rourke is a soldier of fortune who leads an international team of mercenaries at the command of more powerful villains in the Disney vs. Non-Disney Villains war and the Disney Villains War. He is the main villain of the Disney animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
Disney Vs Non Disney Villains
Governor Ratcliffe assembles a crew of villains to work for Frollo. Rourke is one of his later hires, being found through the medium of Kent Mansley. Nonetheless, he is accepted into the French villain's ranks. Mansley then has Rourke and Captain Hook take on the dangerous wizard, Blackwolf. Rourke and his men lay waste to Blackwolf's armies, while Hook assassinates the wizard personally.
The Battle of Paris
When Ruber attacks Frollo's Parisian stronghold, Rourke attempts to rebuff the assault. In the middle of the battle, Ruber's ally and the new King of England, El Supremo, arrives in his ship. Rourke rallies his men to take out this lethal ship, but El Supremo shoots him with a laser. The effects bizarrely transform Rourke into crystal. He then perishes in the propeller blades of his own zeppelin. Rourke is then avenged by his lieutenant, Helga, who destroys El Supremo's ship.
Disney Villains War
Allies with Power
Rourke and Helga ally with the criminal mastermind, David Xanatos, in the Disney Villains War. When Emperor Zurg exercises the use of a giant space laser, Xanatos warns Rourke and provides him with some weapon upgrades. Both anticipate a war with the enemies from space.
Bout with a Vampire
Rourke and Helga begin moving precious cargo to various cities, hoping to arm them before Zurg's troops arrive. His timing could not be worse, as he is ambushed by a squadron of Hornets, Zurg's attack robots. They are led by NOS-4-A2, an energy vampire. When NOS-4-A2 attacks, Rourke finds himself disarmed. He hurls Helga at the vampire in order to keep him at bay, but the monster throws her off of Rourke's zeppelin. Helga, however, gets the last laugh. Barely alive after her fall, she uses a weaponized flare gun to blast NOS-4-A2 into the cosmos.
The Battle of New York
Zurg sends the full force of his army upon New York later in the war. Rourke is among those mobilizing a defense. During the battle, Rourke uses his minigun to destroy Shego's space laser. Zurg himself later disarms Rourke. Shego then attacks Rourke in revenge, striking him multiple times before activating her specialized powers. Rourke is summarily turned into crystal and killed.
Disney Vs Marvel Villains War
Hired by David Xanatos to acquire the gemstone of Jafar, Rourke manages to encase the gem in a steel vault. However, just as Rourke is about to make his escape, the Red Skull arrives with a platoon of Nazis. Rourke sets his troops against Red Skull's Nazi troopers, while he himself tries to make a getaway in his balloon. Red Skull, however, manages to shoot the balloon down. Enraged, Rourke grabs an axe and a minigun, trying to shoot the Red Skull out of the air. He manages to gun down the Red Skull's plane, but the Red Skull uses an emergency teleport and shoots Rourke in the arm. Rourke tries to behead his foe, but he accidentally smashes the glass on the vault; exposed to the power of the gemstone, Rourke turns into crystal.