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Chronos

(pop culture)
None of the foes of the world's smallest superhero, the Atom, has given him a harder time than Chronos. First seen in Gardner Fox and Gil Kane's “The Time Trap” in The Atom #3 (1962), jailed larcenist David Clinton—whose face artist Kane patterned after former U.S. vice president Richard Nixon, who had recently lost a 1960 bid for the U.S. presidency—realizes that inadequate planning has resulted in his failures as a criminal, and zealously studies clock mechanisms in the prison workshop. Upon his reprieve, Clinton festoons himself in one of the most outlandish outfits ever seen in comics—a yellow, red, and green getup with white-and-black vertically striped tights … and a white cowl with clock hands on the forehead! As Chronos, he takes on the Atom with timepiece weapons, trapping him inside the face of wristwatch and counting the minutes until the hero's execution, but shortly the Tiny Titan cleans Chronos' clock. Chronos used his alarming arsenal—watches with dart-like hands, sandstorm-generating hourglasses, exploding clocks, and his sundial-shaped hover-board—in frequent battles with the Atom. He occasionally battled other superheroes, mostly through ill-fated alliances with other villains. Chronos ultimately gained limited temporalmanipulation abilities and has become quite rich by using time travel to cheat the stock market. In the 2005 “Crisis of Conscience” storyline in JLA, Chronos was reunited with members of the Secret Society of Super-Villains, with whom he fraternized in 1970s comics, for a full-scale assault against the Justice League of America. Actor Peter MacNicol lent voice to Chronos in the two-part “The Once and Future Thing” episodes on the Cartoon Network's animated Justice League Unlimited (2003–present), in which the time thief hopped through different eras, encountering Western anti-heroes Jonah Hex and Bat Lash as well as the futuristic Dark Knight from Batman Beyond (1999–2001).

Chronos

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Chronos is an older name for Saturn. Mythologically, Chronos was regarded as the Greek god equivalent to the Roman god Saturn.

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