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'''Darryl Revok''' is the main antagonist of the 1981 science-fiction horror film ''Scanners'' directed by David Cronenberg. He is the older brother of the protagonist Cameron Vale and the son of Dr. Paul Ruth.
He was portrayed by Michael Ironside, who has played [[Darkseid (DC Animated Universe)|Darkseid]] in the ''DC Animated Universe'', [[Richter]] in ''Total Recall'' (1990), and [[General Katana]] in ''Highlander II: The Quickening''.
Darryl Revok was the son of Dr. Paul Ruth and an unidentified mother. He was gifted with enhanced telepathic abilities due to his mother receiving the highest amount of ephemerol, a drug that was marketed as a tranquilizer for pregnant women (they were regarded as being too "on edge" the 1960s, and in need of tranquilizing). The side effect of the drug created "scanners" or humans with advanced telepathy. Revok was the elder brother of two twins born to Ruth's wife, the other was Cameron Vale. Both were depicted as being dangerous and were separated during birth. Due to his condition, Revok was moody and depressive. During his youth he tried to drill a hole in his head in an attempt to let the "voices" out. However, Revok eventually managed to control his powers and started a "Scanner Underground" in which its purpose was to destroy ConSec, the company Dr. Paul Ruth works for and try to take over the world.