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    Father Time

    Character » Father Time appears in 82 issues.

    Leader of S.H.A.D.E. who changes bodies frequently (examples include an African-American in a bowler hat, an elderly white man, and an anime inspired little Japanese girl in the New 52). Revealed in Futures End to be an alien parasite that takes bodies as hosts.

    Short summary describing this character.

    Father Time last edited by njg5595 on 10/06/18 09:40PM View full history

    Origin

    Origin unknown.

    Creation

    Father Time was created by Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke.

    Character Evolution

    Post-Infinite Crisis / New Earth

    Father Time (New Earth)
    Father Time (New Earth)

    Father Time is the leader of S.H.A.D.E. In his first appearance, Father Time tries to convince Frankenstein to join S.H.A.D.E. and reunite with Bride. He refused and fled.

    Post-Flashpoint / Earth-0

    Father Time (Earth 0)
    Father Time (Earth 0)

    Father Time has taking on the form of a young Asian girl in school girl uniform with an domino mask.

    Major Story Arcs

    Post-Infinite Crisis / New Earth:

    The Battle for Blüdhaven

    Father Time new form
    Father Time new form

    Father Time is later seen to be in control of the recently destroyed Bludhaven, employing Freedom's Ring and others to defend the city. During the Battle for Bludhaven, S.H.A.D.E. comes into conflict with the Teen Titans and the Atomic Knights.

    Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters

    Freedom Fighters
    Freedom Fighters

    He uses his influence to have a presidential candidate assassinated and replaced with Gonzo The Mechanical Bastard. When several of the Meta-Humans working within S.H.A.D.E. rebel and form the new Freedom Fighters, he calls in First Strike as a counter attack. Though he is thought to be a villain, Father Time explains that his goal was the manipulate Uncle Sam into reforming the Freedom Fighters and defeating Gonzo. In the end Father Time escapes, but is seriously injured an his skin appears to be molting.

    The 52 and Final Crisis

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    Black Adam

    In 52, Father Time is seen trying to stop a rampaging Black Adam. After a brief confrontation, Black Adam rips his face off. He is seen again during Final Crisis, fully healed, as part of the effort to save the world against Darkseid.

    Powers & Abilities

    Regenerate

    Regeneration
    Regeneration

    Father Time has the ability to rejuvenate himself and take on a new form by shedding his skin. Against the Freedom Fighters he is an elderly white man with long hair and a Buffalo Bill beard, but after he molts he is an young African-American man who wears a bowler hat and a domino mask. Recently, he took on the form of a young girl, though he/she retains his/her memories and personality.

    Other Versions

    Other Media

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