Nothing is known of the Time Trapper's history. A being of great power, he first encountered the Legion and aroused their suspicions when he constructed his "Iron Curtain of Time," which prevented the Super-Heroes from traveling more than 30 days into the future. Then, disguised as Chief Wilson of the Science Police, the Trapper nearly tricked the Legion into handing over the Concentrator, the deadliest weapon in the galaxy. When he was unmasked, he retreated to his citadel at the end of time, where his foes could not follow.
In subsequent encounters, the Trapper always managed to escape the Legion's grasp. After one adventure, the Super-Heroes thought they had captured him, unmasking him as a renegade controller and imprisoning him on Takron-Galtos, only to find out later that their captive was merely a stand-in for the true Trapper and commanded only a fraction of his power. This second failed Trapper was subsequently executed by his master.The true Trapper then set out to break the Legion deeming Lightning Lad to be the weakest link set out to destroy his sanity. He captured the young Graym as bait for his parents and godfather, allowing them past the veil of time as he captured them. He then separated Lightning Lad from Saturn Girl and Cosmic Boy and attempted to break his sanity through multiple visions but failed before the hour glass was empty after which he sent the Legionnaires back to their era.
The Time Trapper's master stroke against the Legion came when a trip by Cosmic Boy and Night Girl into the past revealed evidence that the fabric of time had been tampered with upon investigation, the Legion discovered that the entire 20th -century reality that birthed Superboy, their greatest ally and inspiration, was in fact created by the Trapper. His final gambit involved trapping the Legionnaires in 20th century Smallville and destroying them along with the town. Superboy prevented the Trapper from succeeding, though at the cost of his own life.
Several Legionnaires, intent on avenging Superboy, finally found a way to break the Iron curtain of time and followed the Trapper to his era. They were nearly slain by their opponent who destroyed one of Duo Damsel's bodies before being defeated himself by the Infinite Man in a battle arranged by Brainiac 5 and Rond Vidar.
A versions of the Time Trapper have been killed by Parallax in Zero Hour storyline. Following Parallax's defeat the Time Trapper was reborn along with the universe.
Powers & Abilities
The Time Trapper has no need for physical prowess, as his corporeal embodiment of entropy, his ability to draw upon the power of time itself makes him a foe in Darkseid's class.
With his vast temporal power Time Trapper can travel through time, freeze it, alter it, send beings across timeline, age/de-age them to death or turn them into protoplasmic slime. His Time Manipulation power are so great to the point that he can slice the fraction of time out of the time stream to make his own, separated Pocket Universe (which is equal to the real cosmos in size). He also capable of warping the entire time stream to connect this pocket universe with the 30th century. But perhaps his most famous creation is "The Iron Curtain of Time." The temporal barrier which prevents time travel.
Time trapper also possesses various other powers like levitation, size manipulation, telekinesis, telepathy and teleportation.
With those powers The Time Trapper is unquestionably one of the most powerful villains in DC Universe.
- Height: 6' 10"
- Weight: 240 lbs.
- Eyes: Unknown
- Hair: Unknown
The Time Trapper made his first appearance outside mainstream comic books as the main antagonist in the animated fillm JLA Adventures:Trapped in Time,voiced by Corey Burton .