Chronosapiens are a species of biomechanical lifeforms with time-based powers from an unknown planet.
Chronosapiens are robotic humanoid aliens with clock-like motifs with translucent windows displaying their interior gears on their chests and key-like appendages on their heads. Essentially, all Chronosapiens resemble mechanical clocks.
Despite being robotic in nature, Chronosapiens can develop some form of facial hair. For example, Sir Tok-Tic had a mustache.
Although they traditionally have gold/copper armor, Chronosapiens can come in other colors. For example, Chronosapiens from Dimension 23 have blue armor, while Maltruant has black armor.
Powers and abilities
Similar to Chronians, Chronosapiens can fire time rays from their hands that can age other beings such as To'kustars, regular and evolved Methanosians, and Atrocians to the point of crumbling to dust. Unlike Chronians, a Chronosapien can alternatively fire time rays from their chest.
Besides rapid aging, a Chronosapien's rays can have other effects such as restoring other beings back into existence and reverting them to a previous state while simultaneously immobilizing them. The rays themselves also come in different colors correlating with that of their glass windows, such as green, light blue, and red.
Chronosapiens can create holographic projections of past events by rotating their head appendages, showing everything that has already happened in a specific area.
Chronosapiens are capable of slowing down time in a way that looks like they are running very fast.
Chronosapiens have the ability to completely stop time, though it is currently unknown how long this power can last.
Chronosapiens have a degree of enhanced strength, being able to throw a pipe hard enough for to become heavily embedded into a wall and overpower a Revonnahgander. Technically speaking, the physically strongest Chronosapien historically was Sir Tok-Tic.
Chronosapiens possess chronopathy, giving them a fine-tuned sense of time and allowing them to determine the exact time an event has taken or will take place and for how long.
Due to being robotic in nature, Chronosapiens can survive in the vacuum of space.
Because they are a technological species, Chronosapien can merge with Galvanic Mechamorphs, with the resulting fusions having more powerful time rays and improved speed and stamina.
Chronosapiens can use each other's keys, but will not have their true resonance if they do so.
Chronosapiens can travel across parallel dimensions, though this depends whether the individual in question has enough experience with their abilities. As such, they have some level of knowledge on each dimension's inhabitants.
According to an alternate Ben 10,000, Chronosapiens can travel through time.
Chronosapiens can rotate their head 360° degrees.
According to Professor Paradox, Chronosapiens can sense and reverse ripple effects created when they use their own powers.
A Chronosapien's powers are useless in places where there is no time, such as before the beginning of the universe or in a timeless void.
Chronosapiens are less durable than Oryctini, meaning that they can fall into stasis if damaged by sufficient force.
Chronosapiens can be lifted and thrown by a species with as much strength as a Tetramand.
Chronosapiens are slow runners and can tire quickly, although this can be rectified when merged with a Mechamorph.
A Chronosapien's time rays are useless against anything diamond-related, such as Petrosapiens, as diamonds do not age. They are also useless against gumballs, as time does not have an effect in them.
The use of a Chronosapien's powers can create a ripple effect which can be sensed and reversed by another Chronosapien or a Chronian.
Chronosapiens can be temporarily disabled if they are exposed to a large electromagnetic pulse, such as that from a solar pulse.
Despite being able to generate time loops, a Chronosapien's time loops may not be infinite.
Culture and society
Chronosapiens have strict laws regarding time travel. Breaking these laws will result in their time cogs being taken away.
Chronosapiens play a strategy game functionally similar to chess. The way this game goes is that players theoretically rewrite certain events in a timeline, thereby making dramatic improvements to the affected timeline's present.
Chronosapiens speak using thick German accents.
There is a device called a Chronosapien Time Bomb, capable of wiping out every universe in the multiverse except for the one it is detonated on. The blast can erase other beings from existence, including Humans, Chronians, Galileans, Segmentasapiens, and Gutrot's Species.
According to the original Ben 10,000, the Chronosapiens went rogue during the Time War. This was due to them being coerced by Maltruant.
Sir Tok-Tic the Persistently Unpunctual was an ancient "klock-knight" errant from the pre-space age. Another version of himself from before his death has appeared occasionally, as he paradoxically showed up late to his own funeral.
In his last will and testament, Sir Tok-Tic left behind his Minute-Hand Lance and writings done in non-sequential order for his Chronosapien Equus Rosecondé. When read chronologically, the writings detail his descent into madness.
- The Omnitrix's Chronosapien representative is named Clockwork, who first appeared in the Ultimate Alien episode "Ben 10,000 Returns". Clockwork solely appears in Ultimate Alien and Omniverse.
- The Ben Tennyson of Dimension 23 has an equivalent of Clockwork named Windy-Hindy, who was confirmed to exist in the Omniverse episode "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1".
- Clockwork has also been used by the Prime Timeline Gwen, Ultimate Ben, and No Watch Ben.
- One of the trophies seen on Khyber's ship is a Chronosapien chest plate.
- Derrick J. Wyatt views Chronosapien time as "a funny thing".
- In 2020, Wyatt released a full-color model of Windy-Hindy.
- It is confirmed that the Omnitrix from the Ben 10 reboot contains Chronosapien DNA. Therefore, Clockwork is one of the countless aliens whose DNA pod was glimpsed in the episode "Innervasion Part 5: High Override".
- Clockwork was among the aliens considered to physically appear in the reboot but was unable to make the cut, which is upsetting to Duncan Rouleau.
- According to Derrick J. Wyatt
- This statement was made by Derrick J. Wyatt using the Time Stone as an example.
- According to Duncan Rouleau