Classification: Temporal energy power item

Creator: Dr. Sidney Fishburne

User/Possessors: Dr. Sidney Fishburne, Genetix, Killpower, the Time Guardian

First Appearance: Killpower: The Early Years#1 (September, 1993)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Chronifact absorbed and allowed its user to manipulate chronal energy. Its exact abilities are undetermined. It has been shown to permit creation of energy shields and formation of energy blasts.

(Killpower: The Early Years#1(fb)) - About five years ago, the Chronifact was developed by Sidney Fishburne at Gena-Sys labs. Its power was a threat to the being known as the Time Guardian, who sought to steal it for himself. Instead, the Chronifact split in half and each part was sent to different time periods. The energies of the fragmented Chronifact weakened the Time Guardian, so he sent Killpower back in time to bring the pieces to him.

(Killpower: The Early Years#1-4) - Killpower found the first piece in ancient Egypt, @ 3000 BC, and retrieved it from the base of Rama-Tut. As Killpower departed to find the next piece, @ 1 million BC, but was blasted by Rama-Tut in mid-transport. The Time Guardian sent his own agents to retrieve the pieces of the Chronifact, since Rama-Tut's blast had given Killpower partial memory loss. The Guardians' hunters were tricked and captured by some primitive men, and the second half of the Chronifact was recovered by the Genetix, who had been sent to find Killpower.

Fishburne attempted to recover the Chronifact for himself, but only succeeded in sending one half of it to a time period five years after his own. This half ended up in a war among the Punisher and two New York street gangs, the Street Amazons, and the Huns. Fishburne sent some battle armor to the Street Amazons and attempted to manipulate them into obtaining the Chronifact half for him. The Time Guardian sent the Genetix forward in time as well, and as the two halves of the Chronifact approached each other, he began to regain his power.

However, Fishburne and the Time Guardian attempted to retrieve the halves at the same time. Somehow, Fishburne obtained both fragments while the Time Guardian, Genetix, and Killpower were sent to the distant future. Fishburne attempted to use the Chronifact's power to eliminate his rival, the Time Guardian, but his energy output was detected by his superior at Gena-Sys, Dr. Oonagh Mullarkey. Suspicious of unauthorized power, Mullarkey cut power to Fishburne's lab, who barely managed to activate the full power of the Chronifact, which could then operate under its own energies. When Mullarkey realized she could do nothing to stop Fishburne, she contacted her superiors in Mys-Tech, who used their occultechnological power to batter at his force shields.
Desperate, Fishburne contacted the Time Guardian and agreed to an alliance to protect the Chronifact, although each clearly intended to betray the other. As the Mys-Tech Techno-Wizards broke through Fishburne's shields, the Time Guardian teleported Fishburne and the Chronifact to safety. The Time Guardian honored his bargain to share the Chronifact, in a fashion. The Time Guardian drained the energies of the Chronifact and took them for himself, and left Fishburne with its empty shell. The Guardian then teleported Fishburne to the future from which he had just escaped. However, without any means to recharge the Chronifact, it was useless, and Fishburne fled from the bestial natives of that time period.

Comments: Created by Mike Barr and John Ross.

Profile by Snood.

The Chronifact should be distinguished from:

Dr. Sidney Fishburne has no known connections to:

Dr. Sidney Fishburne

(Killpower: The Early Years#2 (fb)) - Sidney was aware of the seemingly inexorable effects of time throughout his life, from being consistently late to watching his relatives grow older and die. Ultimately, he reasoned that time's flow was merely a form of energy, a radiation which could be analyzed and manipulated. Working at Gena-Sys labs, Sidney finally developed a valve to control the flow of chronal energy--the Chronifact.

(Killpower: The Early Years#1-4) - After the Chronifact was taken from him by the Time Guardian, Sidney sought to recover it. See the above entry for further information.

--Killpower: The Early Years#1 (Killpower: The Early Years#1-4

Killpower: The Early Years#2, p13, pan5 (main)
Killpower: The Early Years#3, p20, pan5 (split)
Killpower: The Early Years#4, p8, pan2 (the other side)
Killpower: The Early Years#4, p13, pan5 (activated)
Killpower: The Early Years#4, p14, pan4 (Dr. Sidney Fishburne, body shot)
Killpower: The Early Years#2, p13, pan5 (Dr. Sidney Fishburne, head shot)

Killpower: The Early Years#1-4 (September-December, 1993) - Mike W. Barr (writer), John Ross (pencils), Martin Griffith (inks)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First Posted: 05/02/2002
Last Updated: 05/18/2023

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