|Also known as||N/A|
|Human name(s)||Konrad Fawley|
|First appearance||Winter 2009|
|Faction||CDC Faction (co-leader), Mainframe Guild|
|Developer(s)||Control Data Corporation|
Kronos is a timesharing operating system for the CDC 6000 series mainframe computer. While it was a popular operating system among CDC customers, it was replaced by NOS in the late 1970s.
Kronos-kun is depicted as somewhat tall and willowy-built blond-haired, blue-eyed man. He wears round-framed glasses - despite having no clinical need for them - and typically dresses in conservative business wear, like suits and ties. He is often depicted carrying a pocketwatch.
Personality-wise, Kronos-kun's seems to fit the bill of the stereotypical businessman - modest, rational, no-nonsense and somewhat austere, with an extreme dislike for tardiness and time-wasting. Within the CDC family, he acts as something of a foil to NOS-tan and MACE-kun, whose personalities tend to be frenzied and volatile. His business savvy and sound mind have gained him the favor of SCOPE-sama, who chose Kronos as her second-in-command; as well as CDC customers, who appreciate his shrewd and efficient mind.
Family and Relationships
While Kronos-kun is the genetic son of MACE-kun, he seems to have inherited none of his father's psychological issues. He is dedicated to keeping the peace among the often clashing members of the CDC family, and his only real enemy seems to be NOS-tan. Outside of CDC, Kronos is documented as having a rivalry with Multics-tan, arising from Multics' successful takeover of sections of CDC territory and her displacement of Kronos-kun from his post at the University of Calgary.
Kronos-kun is often depicted as being popular with the female OS-tans of his day, and is confirmed to have had a few relationships. He was a couple with MTS-tan, although their wildly divergent attitudes doomed the relationship. He also dated BUIC-tan for awhile; this pairing was more successful, however it was cut short by BUIC's untimely death in 1983. There is some debate about whether or not Kronos and Multics-tan ever had a romantic relationship, albeit one of the love/hate variety.