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Cronus, By Illya King

First Appearance: Naked Man Comics #1

Villainous Affiliation: The Titans of Old

Location: Mount Olympus, Greece

Cronus is the leader of the Titans in Greek mythology.

Creation and conception

Cronus is based on the Greek Titan, Kronos.

Publication history

Comic books and comic strips

Cronus first appears in Naked Man Comics #1. Cronus intended to use his stolen time powers to regain the throne of Olympus. He is stopped by the power of the Horseless Horse. In the webcomic story, Drama of the Gods, Cronus is freed by the Norse Gods in a mutual plan to destroy Olympus. However, the Norsemen disagree with Cronus' plan to turn Olympus into a tourist trap. Cronus is recaptured and sent to Tartarus.

Fictional character biography

The son of Gaia (Mother Earth) and Ouranos (Father Sky), he was the youngest of his brethren. At the urging of Gaia, Cronus castrated his father, Ouranos, with a scythe and overthrew him, ruling the cosmos as king during the so-called Golden Age. Cronus married his sister Rhea, and sired the first generation of the Olympian gods: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus. In fear of a prophecy that told of him being overthrown by his own children, Cronus swallowed each of them as soon they were born. Only the youngest, Zeus, managed to escape this fate and, after freeing his siblings, waged war against Cronus and the other Titans. During this Titanomachy, the Olympians emerged victorious, as Zeus took his father's scythe and cut him into pieces, casting his remains into Tartarus, the deepest part of the underworld. In some versions, Cronus was later freed by Zeus and became ruler of the Elysian Islands.


Unlike his lackadaisical offspring, Cronus proactively seeks to restore himself as ruler of Olympus. He has little regard for his offspring.

Powers and Abilities

When the character was first created, Illya King confused the character of Cronus with Chronos, the Greek God of Time. Cronus's time powers are explained in the story, Drama of the Gods. Cronus stole Chronus' powers to disrupt time in Naked Man Comics #1.

Cronus' Art Curse

It has yet to be revealed, but due to Cronus' manipulations of time, all paintings features Cronus' only victory. Only readers of Naked Man Comics and Totally Naked Man the Webcomic are cursed with seeing The Mutilation of Uranus by Saturn by Giorgio Vasari [1]. Supporting characters Because Pie-man is either a hero or villain, depending on the weather, he has neither allies nor enemies.

Supporting characters


Cronus closes alies thus far are Odin and the Norse Gods.


All life is Cronus' enemy until he regains the throne of Olympus.



Modified from Kronos, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 18 May 2018,