The Temps Aeternalis
|Faction Name||The Temps Aeternalis|
These agents have the power to destroy any person or event that threatens the timeline, and carry a huge responsibility. Their mission often boils down to saving the timeline from a cataclysmic paradox or potential collapse, making these agents the unsung heroes of time itself. The dynamics of the Temps Aeternalis faction have expanded. The structure consists of various levels and responsibilities, each of which contributes to the smooth operation of this interim agency. At the top of the chain is The Handler, the overseer who assigns missions. Agents have code names related to their role, making the faction seem like a confusing puzzle.
Despite their immense power and dominance over time, the Temps Aeternalis are not invincible. Throughout the Chronicles of the Umbrella Academy, they face challenges and enemies that lead to intriguing storylines and add much-needed complexity to the story. It is this unique combination of omnipotence and vulnerability that makes the Temps Aeternalis faction such a compelling aspect of the Umbrella Academy universe.
Founded several centuries ago, Temps Aeternalis comes from an unknown era. Despite its mysterious origins, its agents have existed throughout the ages of history, seeing clearly, influencing events, and suppressing unrest. Interestingly, their agents are ageless: their existence is frozen when they are recruited, creating an ageless and immortal workforce dedicated to preserving time.
One of the leading members of the Umbrella Academy, Number Five was once an elite employee of Temps Aeternalis. Joining the faction at a relatively young age, he quickly rose through the ranks due to his innate ability to travel through time. However, after a series of events, his loyalties changed and he went from being a loyal supporter of the laws of Temp Aeternalis to becoming his worst enemy.
Many of the features of Temps Aeternalis revolve around the Commission, the governing body that assigns tasks to agents. Led by a team of directors, the commission uses near-omniscient tracking technology to monitor time zone differences. However, ensuring the integrity of the timeline is not an easy task, as it often puts them up against the Umbrella Academy and other interfaces with time warping capabilities.
The Temps Aeternalis are not, after all, the archetypal rogue faction. While their methods may be questionable, their intent to protect and preserve the continuous flow of history supports their actions. Throughout the annals of the Umbrella Academy timeline, the Temps have always remained a complex but fascinating entity, intricately woven into the academy's history of talented misfits.
John Perseus Jr.
This timeless zone allows the Temps Aeternalis to exist in any location they choose, making their true geographic presence omniscient. The time corridors that branch off from headquarters are essentially time tunnels that lead to specific moments in history, effectively spreading their influence across all times and places. Numerous substations and divisions of the Time Commission, scattered here and there, lie in the regular flow of time, invisible to the ordinary human eye. They exist in the shadows, disguised as everyday devices for covert operations. Whether in the bustling cities of the twenty-first century or the ancient jungles of forgotten ages, the geographical presence of Temps Aeternalis is everywhere but invisible, a silent spectator in the great theater of the universe.