Trap Jaw

Trap Jaw - Evil And Armed For Combat
Real Name: Kronis

Trap Jaw is a member of the Evil Warriors, he is a cyborg with a mechanical, sharp-toothed jaw with a deadly bite, and a robotic arm onto which he can slot a wide range of different weapons. He also has a loop in his helmet, which he can use to slide down wires. Trap Jaw’s massive alloy jaw even allows him to bite through steel! However, to power his cybernetic devices, Trap Jaw likes to consume metal in massive bites! A thuggish brute, Trap-Jaw was once the human thief, Kronis, who terrorized and pillaged the good people of Eternia. Trap Jaw invented Serpentoids and Giant Android Spiders.


Kronis and his partner, Scychor were actually criminals from Denebria. They roamed the galaxy as a mercenary and professional thief. Eventually Kronis betrayed his friend, throwing Scychor from a Boa Jet while escaping from Horde Patrol Units. Falling hundreds of feet to the surface of a small moon, Scychor was healed by rogue scientists by preserving his organs in a robotic chest and his brain in a cyborg skull. After serving the scientists for twenty years, he became a freelance bounty hunter, while Trap Jaw was captured and put in the Prison Star.

After he escaped the Prison Star, Kronis was one of several evil warriors freed from an intergalactic prison by Keldor to bolster his ranks during the start of the Great Unrest. Somewhat impressed with the warrior's tracking and trap setting skills, Keldor decided to give Kronis let him join his Horde ranks. Kronis immediately became awestruck by his new young master and the power that this fellow Gar wielded. He decided there and then that he would follow Keldor anywhere, even against Hordak himself if his master demanded it.

Towards the end of the “Great War”, Kronis began to help Keldor secretly build his power base. Unfortunately it was never finished because Keldor was order by Hordak to lead a final attack on Eternos. During this final battle of the Great War against the Horde, Keldor and Randor finally met face to face. He had gathered his warriors to attack the Hall of Wisdom. As they arrived, they were encountered resistance from Captain Randor and his Heroic Warriors. Keldor fought Randor personally, wielding two swords with astounding proficiency, but when Randor disarmed him, Keldor threw a vial of acid at him. Randor deflected it with his shield, and the acid splashed on Keldor's face. As Keldor screamed in agony, Kronis called the retreat. Sensing that there was a new great evil now on Eternia, the Sorceress castes a spell that creates the Mystic Wall, that would keep all of the evil on the Dark Hemisphere of Eternia.

Evil-Lyn took Keldor to Hordak's Sanctuary, where Evil-Lyn summoned Hordak to save his Keldor's life. She agreed that Keldor would pay whatever price Hordak wished for his life. Hordak summoned magic from the ancient “Book Of Evil” and gave Keldor unnatural powers and strength of the extra-dimensional being Demo-Man from Despondos. As the process continued, Hordak began stripping the damaged tissues from his skull, until his head completely stripped of soft tissues, leaving only a floating skull. When Keldor saw his new appearance, he began laugh maniacally; the incident shattered whatever sanity he had left. As Hordak finds this all very humorous, he than reveals that he is no longer Keldor and that today Skeletor is born. Feigning gratitude for Hordak's mercy, Skeletor pledged that he would reverse the spell that sealed the portal between Eternia and Etheria. Instead, Skeletor destroys Hordak's sanctuary to prevent him from ever returning to Eternia.

Later, Kronis criticizes Skeletor, telling him that since he lost his face, has become irrational, unworthy to lead. Skeletor knocks Kronis out and orders Beast Man and Whiplash to throw him away from Snake Mountain, so he will learn that he cannot survive alone in the Dark hemisphere, that has become a chaos of feuding bandits after the rise of the Mystic Wall. Kronis is ambushed by bandits, but he defeats them and becomes their leader. Then thy go to an encampment and kill the general, after which Knonis tells the men to become his army. With time, Kronis' army has several successful raids, offering the defeated the option of joining such army or die. When the army is big enough, Kronis decides to attack Snake Mountain. At Snake Mountain, Tri-Klops informs Skeletor that his Doomseekers have confirmed the informs about Kronis' massive army, and they come to Snake Mountain. An enraged Skeletor shoots Tri-Klops with the Havoc Staff. Kronis' army battle Skeletor's creatures, while Kronis himself climbs the mountain to find Skeletor. They fight and Skeletor burns Kronis' face, which turns green. Skeletor then blows Kronis' right arm, but Kronis still fights until Skeletor breaks his jaw away with a punch. When Skeletor has Kronis at his mercy, Kronis reaches Skeletor's shoulder with his left hand. Skeletor notices Kronis is begging for his life, so he decides that is impressed with everything Kronis has managed during his exile and spares his life. Tri-Klops arrives to tel Skeletor that Kronis' army has been defeated. Skeletor goes to deal with the survivors while orders Tri-Klops to repair Kronis. Tri-Klops re-built Kronis with cybernetic parts. They were able to fashion himself a false arm that he could use inter-changeable weapons. Evil-Lynn helped by providing a magic spell that would give Kronis control of this false arm as easily as he controlled his real one. Then they turned one of Kronis's traps into a jaw brace that gave him a terrifying look. Evil-Lyn magically fused Kronis's jaw and brace together so that they could never be removed.

Later, Evil-Lyn talks to the cybernetically repaired Kronis. She tells that she used to respect him, but now that he begged for his life after everything Skeletor did to him, he disgusts her. Evil-Lyn leaves and doesn't hear Kronis telling that he wasn't begging for his life; he was trying to strangle Skeletor. He will remain with Skeletor due to the old saying "keep your friends close and your enemies closer", and finally he decides his name will be Trap Jaw from now on.


Trap Jaw has various weapons at his disposal. He is able to attach these to his mechanical arm. A list of weapons follows:

  • Claw - Weapon that clamps shut like a steel trap.
  • Dropper - This attachment is more a tool than a weapon, and is used in the same manner as a winch to lower Mer-Man over the edge of a cliff.
  • Elongated Laser - This is another variation on Trap Jaw's laser guns.
  • Energy Bow - This is a one-off alternate to the Lasertron, which fires a laser out of the center of the bow.
  • Fire Extinguisher - This is used in conjunction with the Flamethrower in case the fire got out of hand.
  • Flamethrower - This weapon is used in the Cave of Winds. Projects fire at his enemies.
  • Freeze Ray - This attachment is actually a freeze ray, it appears as a big cannon on Trap Jaw's arm. 
  • Grabber - Telescopes and possesses claws, which enable Trap Jaw to grab things from far away.
  • Hook - The hook is the weapon used most of the time.
  • Lasertron - This weapon appears as a gun and is used in various ways, a freeze ray, a shrink ray, or just a regular laser gun.
  • Miniature Laser - This is shown as being the hook attachment but with the hook missing.
  • Pile-Driver - Acts as a mechanical battering ram.
  • Rocket Booster - The rocket appears as the same attachment as the Freeze Ray, but is used to enable Trap Jaw to fly.
  • Swatter - This device is never shown being used and only appeared for a short time during one episode.
  • Sword Blade - This weapon only appears at the end of one episode and is never seen being used.

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ALLEANZA : Evil Warriors
SPECIE : Cyborgs
LUOGO DI ORIGINE : Snake Mountain
SESSO : Male
ARMI : Inter-Changeable Arms
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