Real Name: Hank Joern
Identity/Class: Human, technology user
Occupation: Criminal Scientist
Group Membership: AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics)
Affiliations: Lover of unidentified woman; employed an army of agents
Enemies: Akhenaten, Holly-Ann and Joseph Ember, She-Hulk (Jen Walters), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Tigra (Greer Nelson), Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Venture Ridge, Wyoming, USA
Appearances: Marvel Graphic Novel#16: The Aladdin Effect (1985)
Powers: The Timekeeper used a power source known as Broadcast Power for a variety of effects. He could beam it into any number of people to enhance their strength, durability, etc. He could use it to power numerous weapons. He also used it to power a force shield around an entire city that resisted every attempt of the She-Hulk and Storm to disrupt or penetrate. He once focused the power on his lover, granting her sufficient power to severely beat and even injure the She-Hulk (Class 75). While he was using the power to amplify other sources in addition to his lover, the She-Hulk was able to easily overpower her.
The Timekeeper was a scientific genius and inventor. He had access to a large army of agents and warriors, army of whom were or used weapons which were enhanced by the Broadcast Power. He also had several large robots of significant power. He was, however, a hopeless romantic, willing to sacrifice all of his lengthy plans to save the life of his lover. He didn't appear to give himself any Broadcast Power, and he had no particular fighting skills beyond his use of advanced weaponry.
History: (Marvel Graphic Novel#16: The Aladdin Effect) - Not a whole lot is known about the past of the man known only as the Timekeeper. He was the leader of that AIM outpost in Venture Ridge, Wyoming, where he discovered a new power source known as Broadcast Power. He lived in the base with his longtime lover.
The Timekeeper eventually discovered that there was an immense power source in Venture Ridge, which was actually Holly-Ann Ember, the eight-year old daughter of the sheriff. In order to prevent the source from escaping before he could discover it, he used the Broadcast Power to create a virtually impenetrable shield around the entire town. The occupants of the city soon panicked, and chaos overtook the city. Holly-Ann's father, Joseph, the sheriff of Venture Ridge, declared Martial Law in the town. Nonetheless, desperation continued to overtake the town as supplies began to run out.
After two months, Holly-Ann, unconsciously tapped into her power to bring four super-heroines, She-Hulk, Storm, Tigra, and the Wasp to Venture Ridge to help the city. The She-Hulk attempted to escape on her own, but was captured by the Timekeeper's army. He focused his Broadcast Power into his lover, who badly beat the She-Hulk and then sent her to Sheriff Ember's house as a warning that not even the super-heroines could threaten him.
The heroines banded together to help the town, although even their power was not enough to stop the powerful army of the Timekeeper. Joseph rallied the townspeople around the heroines and together they began to overcome the army. When the Timekeeper himself blasted Holly-Ann's parents, she attempted to summon her power to kill him. However, she proved unable to deliberately tap into her abilities. The She-Hulk defeated his lover, and the Timekeeper panicked, threatening to kill Holly-Ann, destroying his chance to obtain her power, if his lover was not freed. Joseph Ember, however, took advantage of that moment to ambush the Timekeeper, taking him out, and then arresting he and his allies.
(Marvel Universe: The End#2) - Timekeeper was one of a number of time-travelers captured and trapped like flies in amber by Akhenaten.
Comments: Created by Jim Shooter, David Michelinie, and GregLaRocque.
His real name was revealed in Holly-Ann Ember's entry in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe HC#4.
Clarifications: The Timekeeper has no connection to:
Marvel Graphic Novel#16 (1985) - Jim Shooter (plot/editor), David Michelinie (writer), Greg LaRocque (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks)
Marvel Universe: The End#2 (May, 2003) - by Jim Starlin (writer/penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 03/30/13
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