- NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Heat Wave from the Arrowverse. The mainstream version can be found here: Heat Wave.
- NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Chronos from the Arrowverse. The mainstream version can be found here: Chronos (DC).
|“||I used to think the most beautiful thing on Earth was fire. Now I know it's vengeance.||„|
|~ Mick to Leonard Snart.|
|“||Killed? I killed lots of people!||„|
|~ Mick admits he killed people without remorse.|
Mick Rory was a major antagonist in the first season of the CW superhero TV series The Flash and is one of the main protagonists/anti-heroes in the spin-off series DC's Legends of Tomorrow. After having obtained a pyro-gun, he assumed the criminal persona Heat Wave and started working together with Leonard Snart. After being abandoned by Snart for betraying Rip Hunter and his team, Mick is found by the Time Masters and is brought back to the Vanishing Point, being trained and becoming the bounty hunter Chronos, who served temporarily as a supporting antagonist Season 1. After failing to kill his former team, he joined the team again.
He is portrayed by Dominic Purcell, who also played Lincoln Burrows in the FOX TV series Prison Break (which Leonard's actor Wentworth Miller also starred in). Whilst masked as Chronos, his voice is provided by Steve Blum, who also voiced Amon in Legend of Korra and Darkseid in Justice League: War.
Power and Skills
As Mick Rory
He seemed to be an expert with taking machines apart and putting them back together. In addition, he possessed a flame-thrower that would allow him to burn anything on contact. Mick is also skilled in hand to hand combat and possesses a large amount of physical strength, shown when he defeated Sara Lance/White Canary, a former member of the League of Assassins.
As a bounty hunter, Chronos is extremely adept at both hand to hand combat and ranged combat. He is an excellent marksman almost always hitting his mark, even when his target is invisible. The only times he misses are when he is taking on multiple targets at once. However, Chronos himself was able to make the Legends of Tomorrow flee from him. This implies that although they were able to hold him off, Rip Hunter believes that Chronos would be able to defeat the Legends of Tomorrow even as they worked as a team.
Chronos also has some kind of analyzer which allows him to see who or what is integral to the timeline. This analyzer was most likely what allowed him to see the Waverider in stealth mode. Chronos can also time travel to any part of time.
- Aldus Boardman
- The Pilgrim (alongside Team Legends)
- Vandal Savage (1958 version)
- Carmine Broome
- Numerous unnamed people
- Unnamed Central City Police Department
- Unnamed members of Vandal Savage's cult
- Unnamed members of Grant Wilson/Deathstroke's army
- Unnamed League of Assassins members
- One unnamed Hunter
- Unnamed criminals
- In the DC Comics continuity, Chronos is an alias used by three different, but loosely connected, super-villains, two of which being enemies of The Atom.
- The name Chronos is also used for the pre-Socratic Greek deity who personifies time itself.
- Chronos interacting with his past self as Mick Rory and his teammates was the cause of a Predestination Paradox, or a "casual loop".
- Mick's transformation into Chronos could be compared to how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise; they both turned on their friends and allies, then were supposedly killed, only to be saved by a villainous group who made him their hit-man. They were both also associated with fire, as Mick used a flamethrower as his weapon of choice, and Vader had been set ablaze after facing his old master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- Mick is stronger than its counterpart of comics but also the only incarnation of Heatwave to pass from antagonist to anti-hero.
- In "Freakshow", Mick implies that he has a fear of clowns when stating that he hates "their faces, floppy shoes and razor sharp teeth."
- Mick's dislike of clowns' "razor sharp teeth" is likely a reference to Pennywise.