“Immortality in pocket-size”

Films: Cronos (1993)

Alias: None

Type: Man-Made

Location: Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of a Goliath Beetle.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Vampirism doesn't just come in the form of pasty monsters anymore. Now, the secret to eternal life and suffering can be found in the form of a very peculiar device. A horrible little gizmo better off send to the smelter.

History: Hundreds of years ago, a Spanish alchemist crafted a golden spider-like device known as Cronos. This thing, harboring a special type of insect within the metal chaste, was capable of granting whoever it attached to eternal life...at the cost of everything. Specifically, it injects a substance into your body that may restore you to your prime, but makes you a vampire.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Cronos' most recent host cannot take the bloody lifestyle anymore. He rips the machine off, and smashes it with a rock over and over again. It is unknown whether Cronos' destruction reversed the curse brought upon him.

Powers/Abilities: Grants eternal youth.

Weakness: Causes the users to be adverse to sunlight, anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 2.5-Cronos is an interesting concept. But while it has an imposingly intricate design, it is still a small thing no bigger than a wind-up toy. In other words, you could wreck this thing easily. Unless you are one so easily temped by youth...

Trivia: -This was the directorial debut of none other than the king of endearingly weird cinema, Guillermo del Toro.

-As well as his directorial debut, this film also served as the first time del Toro worked alongside his most frequent actor, Ron Pearlman.

Image Gallery

What this man goes through shall be a cautionary tale for all would-be immortals.

Kid, this could give this man powers beyond normality. Look surprised.
You're looking pale as a...wait.

Immortality is the cruelest curse of them all.

One drop or two is all it takes.

Handle with care, sir.
Evil now in print form.

You sure all of this was worth it?