Character Template HelpHelp

Zen El

Temporal (Zen EL)

Real Name
Current Alias





Descendant of Superman, Kal Kent (Grandfather), Heartiac Kent (Grandmother), Jen EL Kent (father), Tinya Winema (Wazzo ) EL Kent (mother), Kor-El (Twin brother), Del Im Re (uncle), Gmya Wazzo (forefather), Ariella McGinnis] (cousin), Superboy (cousin), Klyzyzk Klzntplkz (cousin),TheCodesII (Cousin), See Superman family tree.







Marital Status

scientist, Protector of the DC Universe, Adventurer

Zenith EL is a descendant of Superman the progenitor of the Superman Dynasty and the grandson of hero Kal Kent, the Superman of the 853rd century. He is the Superman of 855th century but goes by the name Temporal and both he and his twin were before they were born were affected by a Temporal vortex.

First appearance



Quote1 I am Time. Quote2
-- Temporal


Zenith is a descendant of Superman the progenitor of the Superman Dynasty and the grandson of hero Kal Kent, the Superman of the 853rd century. Zenith is the Superman of 855th century but goes by the name Temporal and was born on Earth in futuristic Metropolis, with his twin brother Kor-El. His parents are Jen EL Kent and Tinya Kent, the descendant of Gmya Wazzo brother to the Legion of Super-Heroes own Phantom Girl both are scientists.

Before Zen El and Kor El were born, Tinya EL Kent, a Professor of Temporal Mechanics at the Time Institute on Colu-Bgtzl was doing a time vortex experiment. Unknown to her at the time one of the metaphasic shielding was failing, there was an temporal energy backlash for 10 seconds before it was blocked. Tinya's body do to her Colu-Bgtzlian Physiology without her thinking Phase shifted during that time. She was unaffected by the backlash but her two unborn twins were, both Zen and Kor were effect both mentality and physically.  Mentality they saw the dawn of creation, Zenith gained total understanding of Time  and they both gain the power to travel down any aspect of it. They have non-linear perception of time, which allows them to see everything that was, is, or could be at the same time. (Note: Only Nigh Omniscience)  Physically they became transcendent beings. They became biologically immortal, with no need to eat or sleep or age. (See Transcendent Physiology)

They were threw into Untempered Schism, where they remained for a hundred thousand (100,000) years. They were displaced outside of Time Stream, where they didn't age, sleep or eat, just exist. Kor EL went insane becoming the Source of Anti-Time, while Zenith got bored and regained his sanity, becoming the Source of the Time. They returned 10 second after the temporal backlash at the Time Institute on Colu-Bgtzl in their mother's womb. 


Zen's abilities increased steadily as he grew up, with super-strength and invulnerability manifesting at an early age and the power of flight, also additional powers such as super ESP, force vision, Telepathy, electromagnetic manipulation and an additional 10 senses developing during high school but he already had mastered Chronokinesis by the age of 6. When he was 18, Zenith makes decision that he would become a hero in his grandfather, Kal Kent's footsteps. During this time he pursued his education on Colu-Bgtzl, his teacher is retired hero Brainiac 417 and Zenith starts works at the Time Institute under his mother, Professor Tinya Winema  EL Kent. He operated this way for seven years until he until he joins the Justice Legion LThey are in charge of protecting an artificially created planetary system (all that remains of the 30th century United Planets).

Zenith EL Kent started out using the name Superman like is Grandfather Kal Kent, Superman of 853rd century. He work along side great heroes like CosmicbotBrainiac 417The M'OnelvesImplicate GirlTitangirlDreamerChameleon, and The Umbra. Later, The Wildflame and Superboy of the 843rd century  Cris Kend

He defends the worlds from many dangers, the galaxy is becoming more peaceful, one day a cosmic space creature called the Limbo Cell causes galaxy-wide chaos and temporal distortions. The Justice Legion L are sent to stop it.  During the worst of the battle, many Legionnaires are seen being thrown into the time-turbulence. The Cell is ultimately defeated by Zenith El, who uses his temporal powers to the fullest for the first time. Zenith El also located the lost members in time and return them back to the 855th century.

A month later he is contacted by the Superman Squad to join them. He was taking to The Fortress of Solidarity, in the Still Zone. There he meets many of his own forefathers and mother as it were. Like Laurel Kent,  Kent Shakespeare , Klyzyzk Klzntplkz and even Secundus, is grandfather Kal Kent show him around. Kal Kent tell him the Superman Squad is a squad of time traveling Superman from different eras protecting the structure of spacetime, also has other members from Superman Family.

Also, a month later,  Kal Kent tells him, he would of been on the squad earlier with the power of time Zen  has but for some reason they can't see his life directly in time. As if he exist and doesn't exist in time. They run test and still can't detect him. During this time he goes on many missions to protect the past and sometimes the future.

One day Superman Prime and Kismet waiting for him at Fortress of Solidarity, Prime says "I have a mission for you and only you can do it". Kismet says:   "I have chosen you to be the new embodiment of time and Time and the very Universe is in danger."  Zenith El " What do you mean? " Prime and Kismet: "Look for yourself you can feel it, the very existence of the universe or multiverses is starting to come undone. We and holding it back for now but only you can go back and stop it. For some reason our vision is blocked on the who is behind it." Zenith El: I can see, I see some one called  Equinox and my brother Kor-El going back in time but why is my brother and that being going back to the 21 century Earth?

Prime tell Zenith EL, now called Temporal about Equinox's past Equinox was the son of Power Girl, His conception and birth was predicted by Arion of Atlantis, and as such, it was a miraculous conception, with no father. Kara and the child (she was strangely compelled not to name him) were protected from harm by magic, and the baby began to grow at an at an accelerated rate.  They ran afoul of Scarabus but the JLA and Arion  rescued Kara, but the baby vanished shortly thereafter. The infant chosen by the lords of order and lords of chaos to wield both Chaos magics and Order magics, acting as their mediator. His eternal duty was to ensure that the two forces remained equal by tipping the balance back should one force grow to strong. (Justice League America #93-94) Kara's son reappeared been magically aged to adulthood and bore the name Equinox. (#105-107) Equinox destroyed Scarabus, disappeared, and has not been seen by Kara since. However, ensure that the two forces remained equal was an enormous burden to bare, he grew tired of the impossible task he had been given and set out to keep the balance in his own way. He sought the ideal balance.  Equinox ascent to godhood with the intent to unmake the universe and create it anew, taking his masters' powers to do so and becoming Equinox-Prime. Doctor Fate borrows the powers from a number of heroes and gives them to Batman in an attempt to stop him, Plastic Man dubbing the new being Bat-Monolith. When Equinox' new powers prove too strong even for the combined might of Batman and his allies, Batman turns the tables by presenting to Equinox the revelation that he himself is unbalanced as he hates the Lords of Order and Chaos, which disillusions the villain long enough for Batman to send him to oblivion by knocking him into a vortex he had begun to create to destroy the universe so he could remake it in balance.

His consciousness was shattered into a dozen fragments and scattered throughout time and space. Each aspect embodied a part of Equinox-Prime's mind. His hate arrived in the far future and entered a computer which it used to create and animate a bunch of robots to form his Batman Revenge Squad, sending them to erase the Batmen from the Time-Space Continuum. Rip Hunter discovered this and alerted the Justice League International who each paired off into different groups. Once the Batman Revenge Squad robots were taken down, the Justice League International arrived in the future where Equinox was, having captured a robot Batman. Equinox' conscious merged some of the remaining robots into one giant robot that Equinox' mind could inhabit, but the captured robot Batman freed himself from Equinox's control and summoned three Batmen from other times to help him fight Equinox. The four Batmen neutralized Equinox and the Batman of the present returned to existence, but Equinox's consciousness separated into 12 fragments means that they haven't heard the last of Equinox.

Kismet says: After his last defeated by the Justice League International  and Equinox's consciousness separated into 12 fragments though the Time-Space Continuum, I the embodiment of time put all his 12 fragments together in a Chronolock prison not even he could get out.  Temporal: You mean my brother Kor-El must of free him, some how? Prime: Zenith El  you are the new Embodiment of Time and a Lord of Order With the exception of myself, you are the ultimate Kryptonian.  Goes to the 21 century and you will need help, seek out two unique  Kryptonians, one name H'EL and the last Kryptonian magi Del Im-Re my uncle.   Zenith El says bye to his friends and family but first breaks the news about Kor El to his mother and father. Then he disappears from 855th century heading back in time to 21 century.......  


Powers and Abilities


'Enhanced Kryptonian Physiology

Zenith El Kent possesses greater array of powers beyond any other Kryptonian except Superman Prime (the founder of Superman Dynasty) and above a Brainiac twelfth level intellect. His default Kryptonian powers (super strength, invulnerability, super speed, super senses, super breath, freeze breath, flight, x-ray vision and heat vision) appear on par with the vastly powerful Superman of Earth-One. Due to other alien/extradimensional/supernatural admixtures in the Superman Dynasty bloodline, he also has additional powers such as super ESPforce visiontelepathyelectromagnetic manipulation and an additional 10 senses. Zen gets the energy for his main powers from the original Kal-El and Earth's Super-Sun, resulting in him gradually losing his enhance Kryptonian powers when he is in the past. In this covenant, Superman Prime bestow upon his descendants of the 853rd century, a small fraction of his power as long as they served for truth and justice. Prime also gained the abilities of his lineage and magnified them with his own power (5th-dimensional imps, he is not bound by 3rd dimensional laws. He has abilities such as the power to warp reality, power over time and space, etc.) This future descendant of Superman and grandson to Kal Kent  is "Faster than a speeding tachyon, more powerful than a collapsing star, and able to leap between planets in a single bound". Finally his agility, reflexes, extrasensory and visionary power are nearly incalculable. He is also immune to Kryptonite, Red sun light/radiation,and possibly psionics.

  • Kryptonian Physiology: Under the effects of a "yellow" sun, Temporal possesses the same potential powers as an average Kryptonian. These include:
    • Solar Energy Absorption: Under optimal conditions, this is the main source of Temporal's super powers as they are contingent upon exposure to solar radiation from a yellow sun star system. His biological make up includes a number of organs which lack analogues in humans and whose functions are unknown. It is believed that between one or more of these and his bio-cellular matrix, "yellow" solar energy is stored for later use. This allows for the use of these powers to fade when yellow solar radiation is not available instead of immediate failure.
    • Heat Vision: Temporal can, as a conscious act, fire beams of intense heat at a target by looking at it. He can vary the heat and area affected.
    • Super-Hearing: Temporal' hearing is sensitive enough to hear any sound at any volume or pitch. With skill and concentration, he can block out ambient sounds to focus on a specific source or frequency.
    • Enhanced Vision Temporal's vision processes the entire electromagnetic spectrum as well as allowing vast control over selective perception and focus.
      This umbrella ability includes the following:
      • Electromagnetic Spectrum Vision: Temporal can see well into most of the electromagnetic spectrum. He can see and identify radio and television signals as well as all other broadcast or transmitted frequencies. Using this ability, he can avoid detection by radar or satellite monitoring methods. This also allows him to see the aura generated by living thing.
      • Telescopic Vision: This is the ability to see something at a great distance, without violating the laws of physics. Though limited, the exact extent of the ability is undetermined. In function, it is similar to the zoom lens on a camera.
      • X-Ray Vision: This is the ability to see through any volume of matter except lead. Temporal's can see things behind a solid, opaque object as if it were not there. He can focus this ability to "peel back" layers of an object, allowing hidden image or inner workings to be observed. The exact type of energy perceived - such as x-rays, cosmic rays, or some other energy invisible to normal humans - is unclear. this ability perceives an ambient energy source though, it does not involve the eye projecting a concentrated, possibly toxic, beam to be reflected back from objects.
      • Microscopic Vision: This is the ability to see extremely small objects and images down to the atomic level.
      • Infrared Vision: Temporal's can see with better acuity in darkness, and to a degree in total darkness.
    • Flight: Temporal is able to manipulate graviton particles to defy the forces of gravity and achieve flight. This ranges from hovering to moving in any posture, in any direction.
    • Invulnerability: Due to the interaction of his dense molecular structure and supercharged bio-electric aura, Temporal is nigh-invulnerable to extreme energy forces. In addition, his extends this protection against toxins and diseases.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Temporal is able to maintain continuous strenuous physical action for an indefinite period of time. This based on his body converting yellow solar radiation directly to energy, but is limited by physiological and psychological needs to eat, drink, and sleep.
    • Superhuman Strength: Temporal's strength is augmented by yellow solar radiation interacting with the greater than human density, resilience and biological efficiency of his musculature. His strength is more an act of conscious will on energy fields than actual physical strength. It is this act of conscious will that enables him to perform physical feats that are beyond the mere application force, such as moving a mountain top without said rock crumbling under its own mass.
    • Superhuman Speed: Temporal is able to move at incredible speed by sheer force of will. This extends to his perceptions and allows for feats such as catching bullets in mid flight as well as covering vast distances in little or no time.
      This also confers:
    • Super-Breath: Temporal is able to create hurricane force winds by exhaling air from his lungs. He can chill the air as it leaves his lungs to freeze targets. He can also reverse the process to pull large volumes of air or vapor into his lungs.
  • Colu-Bgtzlian Physiology: Temporal possesses the same powers as an average Colu-Bgtzlian. These include:
  • Enhanced Intellect: They possesses great intellect and sentience.
  • Extrasensory Input:
    • Ecto-Vision: They can perceive the life-force of another living being, detect an aura around all living things.
    • Enhanced Vision: Eyesight which extends the visible spectrum, visual acuity, and allows sight through most objects and barriers.
    • Flight: The ability defy gravity and fly through sheer force of will. This ability is psionic in nature, and functions similarly to tactile telekinesis.
    • Invulnerability: he is invulnerable to nearly all physical attacks. This is due primarily to their Non-Corporeal Form. This ability allows for the following powers:
      • Intangibility: The ability to decrease his molecular density to become incorporeal and thus able to pass through solid objects, as well as increase it to become tougher and stronger.
      • Invisibility: The ability to bend light waves around his body, rendering his invisible to most forms of human detection. Through this byproduct of ghosting, become invisible to most forms of electronic detection.
    • Regeneration: The ability to rapidly heal wound, from minor cuts to regrowing lost limbs. This include the regrowth of major body parts such as the head, heart, or similar primary organs.
    • Self-Sustenance: Negating the need to consume food or drink. This also eliminates the need to produce waste.
    • Superhuman Speed:
    • Superhuman Endurance:
    • Superhuman Strength
    • Telepathy: The ability to read the minds of others and project his thoughts to varying degrees. He can also project their mental essences into a gestalt community known as the "Great Mind". Through this, the community can enhance the telepathic strength of other Colu-Bgtzlian. This power can also enable him to reverse the effects of amnesia or psychological brainwashing. Brainiac 417 has honed this ability to the point where he can extract repressed memories from a subject regardless of how dormant the memory may lie.
      • Mind Control: As an extension of his telepathic powers, he can also use the ability to alter a subject's psychological profile, enabling him to manipulate, and in some cases, outright control his chosen target. This practice is greatly discouraged however, and only rarely used.
  • Tactile Telekinesis


Temporal Physiology

Zenith El Kent is the source of Time . Has a Lord of Order: Order Manipulation

Temporal 2

Temporal other form

Temporal Physiology This ability is unique to Zenith EL Kent when he saw the dawn of creation. He artificially biologically adapted to the Time StreamTemporal Entity, giving him the ability of manipulating, accelerating, reserving, stopping or even looping time, as well as traveling through and withstanding the effects of time and are able to influence/manipulate Time in nearly supreme manner.  He has non-linear perception of time, which allows him to see everything that was, is, or could be at the same time. He is embodiment of time Zen control over time is greater than any other begin except the Omnipotent Presence.  He possesses the following powers set:


He is also  smarter than  Brainiac 5 he is able to calculate over a billion scenarios simultaneously. He has complete understanding of the time. He can go anywhere in time and space and he can go to other dimensions.

Unarmed Combat: 

Strength level


see all limited to powers. 

  • Power Limitation: Users of Chronolock are immune to his Time Manipulation powers.
  • Power Loss: Zenith gets the energy for his main powers from the original Kal-El and Earth's Super-Sun, resulting in him gradually losing his non Temporal or Colu-Bgtzalians base powers when he is in the far past. (This only affects covenant  base powers: In this covenant, Superman Prime bestow upon his descendants of the 853rd century, a small fraction of his power as long as they served for truth and justice.)
  • Can't change day he became a Temporal Entity.
  • Can't change fix points in time and Zenith avoids places where he or someone with similar powers has been (which stretches reality to the breaking point) out of risk of being thrown out of the universe.
  • Could be called a weakness: there are time rules that he must follow.
  • Can still be affected by Probability Manipulation as probability is not part of space and time.
  • Zenith and Kor still feel temporal changes, even if they are unaffected by them. Such as feeling subjective centuries pass while time is being accelerated but not aging.
  • In limited situations, though they may be immune to changes in time / time stream, they may not be fully aware of the change/changes that have occurred, this is sometimes due to their level of control or knowledge of their power or in what series/movie etc the power is being used in.
  • May be limited to manipulating the space-time around the user instead of a universal scale.
  • Mystical Vulnerability: While phasing Zen EL is vulnerable to mystical attack.
  • Age Acceleration will not work on Semi-Immortals and Immortals
  • Cannot interfere in certain matters concerning the flow of time and space. 
  • Cannot escape users of Temporal Presence.


Equipment: Zen El has Chronokinetic ConstructsThe ability to create tools, weapons, armor, and even appendages out of time. Example: Temporal's armor suit and Hammer. 

Temporal suit: It's a future version of Kryptonian Biotech Armor. He can change it at will. 
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


  • No special notes.


  • No trivia.{{#if: |

=={{{CustomSection1}}}== }} {{#if: |

=={{{CustomSection2}}}== }}

See Also

Discover and Discuss

Links and References

  • None.

[[Category:United Planets Citizen,]][[Category:DC One Million]]



Superman Family member
This character is or was an incarnation of or an ally of Superman, and a member of the Superman Family. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Superman Family members" category.

DC One Million Character


This character was created during DC One Million, and is a part of its possible future in the 853rd Century. DC One Million was a massive company-wide crossover event published in 1998.
This template will categorize articles that include it into the "DC One Million Characters" category.

Justice League member


This character is or was a member of the Justice League of America, or the Justice League in any of its various incarnations, sworn by a duty to act as guardians of America and the world by using their skills and/or superpowers to protect Earth from both interstellar and domestic threats.
This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Justice League of America members" category.