2003, Halliwell Manor
To get revenge on the Elders
Cronus was the leader and most powerful of the Titans, a group of powerful god-like beings that tyrannized the world in the time of Ancient Greece. They were emtombed by the Elders after they imbued a group of mortals with the powers of the Gods to defeat them.
In 2003, a demon freed the Titans Demitrius and Meta in hopes of gaining enough power to rule the Underworld. However, the Titans quickly vanquished him. Demitrius then told Meta they needed to find and free Cronus. Meta tried to persuade him otherwise, but Demitrius told her that Cronus was their leader and that his wrath would be great.
While Meta went to collect Whitelighters to gain access to the Heavens, Demitrius found and freed Cronus from his tomb. Once freed, Cronus was furious that Meta had exposed them to the Charmed Ones and promptly vanquished her. He and Demitrius then took the powers of the Whitelighters she had collected and began their attack on the Elders for revenge.
The Titans attacked the Heavens and killed most of the Elders, though some managed to flee and sought protection with other magical beings. Meanwhile, a Whitelighter from the future convinced Leo Wyatt to take charge of the Heavens and turn the Charmed Ones into Goddesses to fight the Titans.
The new Goddesses confronted the Titans, but were not strong enough to defeat them. Cronus then sensed Leo in the Heavens and went after him. At the same time, Leo discovered that he had become an Elder himself. When Piper found out, she became consumed with anger and nearly lost her humanity. With her newfound power, she faced the Titans and opened a chasm in the earth, swallowing up the Titans and vanquishing them.
Powers and Abilities
- Fire Throwing: The ability to throw streams of fire from one's hand.
- Whirling: A form of teleportation in which the user teleports in a whirlwind.
- Power Absorption: The ability to absorb the magical powers of other beings.
- Sensing: The ability to sense the location of other magical beings.
- Immortality: The ability to possess an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.
- Immunity: The ability to be immune to certain types of harm.
- Whitelighter Powers: Cronus absorbed the powers of a Whitelighter, granting him the power to orb to enter the Heavens.
Notes and Trivia
- Brian Thompson, who portrayed Cronus, previously portrayed War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
- Despite being known as the most powerful Titan, Cronus displayed the least number of powers.
In Greek mythology, Cronus is the son of Gaia and Uranus. Cronus succeeded his father Uranus as ruler of the universe by castrating him. With the Titan Rhea, he fathered the main seven gods and goddesses in Greek mythology consisting of Zeus, Hera, Demeter, Hestia, Poseidon and Hades. On a related note, he managed to impregnate the Oceanid Philyra giving birth to the centaur Chiron. Cronus swallowed his children when they were born, with the exception of Zeus (because Rhea hid Zeus from Cronus and gave him a rock to swallow instead) to prevent them from overpowering him. Through a careful plan, Zeus was prevented from being swallowed by his cruel father, and was cared for and grew up to lead his other brothers and sisters to overthrow their father. Zeus leading his siblings against Cronus and the other Titans became a war known as the Titanomachy.
Cronus appeared in a total of 2 episodes throughout the course of the series.
- ↑ Stolen from whitelighters.