He escaped the Soviet Union and came to America, where he offered to sell his device to Mr. Solomon, a rich businessman. Instead, Solomon took him prisoner and offered to free him in return for learning the device's location. He escaped and retrieved his invention. When Solomon and his henchmen caught up to him, Kronsky, put on the transformer helmet and killed Solomon and his thugs. Vashnu, a Hindu Fakir and circus performer, was able to persuade Kronsky to remove the helmet and abandon his dreams of power.