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Quote1 Did you lose something, my friend? This old book, perhaps? Some other time, I might gladly return it to one as fierce as you-- but at the moment, I have urgent need of it! The Eternity Book now belongs to BARON TYME-- and so, my friend, do you! Quote2
-- Baron Tyme src

Clement Tyme was a professor of Medieval history at Antioke University. Through the course of his studies however, he developed an interest in the occult - specifically, alchemy and sorcery. Tyme learned that sorcery was really just an undiscovered science - a school of thought lost to mankind for ages. Within the so-called "Star Chamber" tower at Antioke University, Tyme succeeded in summoning forth a Hell-Spawn. He made a bargain with the demon; in return for power, he would supply the Hell-Spawn with human lives. The demon showed Tyme a creature that could serve as an instrument to his power -- Francine Lee. Tyme learned that Lee also suffered a bizarre, vampiric mutation that transformed her into a She-Bat. Using his newfound abilities, Tyme hypnotized the She-Bat and forced her into executing select individuals -- sacrifices for the demon. Invariably, these acts caught the attention of Francine's husband, Kirk Langstrom, the original Man-Bat. Langstrom tried to restrain Francine, but the undeterred She-Bat traveled deep into the city with the intent of slaying one of Tyme's colleagues, Professor Raymond Arthur. Langstrom succeeded in saving Arthur's life, and through doing so, learned about Baron Tyme. With the aid of Batman, Kirk was able to secure the She-Bat and turn her back to normal. Langstrom then raided Tyme's Star Chamber, but Tyme captured him, spawning tentacles from the walls of the tower to restrain the Man-Bat. Langstrom emitted an ear-piercing sonic howl that caused Tyme tremendous pain, weakening his hold over him. The Man-Bat broke free, but during his fight with Tyme, a brazier was knocked over and Tyme caught on fire. Man-Bat flew out of tower window as it exploded in flames.[1] Magical energies released in the conflict opened a rift in reality and Tyme was flung through. For months he was suspended halfway between worlds, before learning he could escape with the Eternity Book. He would go on to fight Etrigan.[2]

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Baron Tyme possessed the strength level of a man his age, size and weight who engaged in moderate, regular exercise.

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.

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