Temporal is a dimensional-traveling villain.
Temporal is shown to have a great interest in "collecting" various objects and people from different zones. He cares very little for anything besides his intended target, and even ignores oncoming attacks to continue pursuing his prey.
Calculating, Temporal is shown to be a genius in terms of planning ahead, and mapped out his battle against Rage so well that he knew every move the bear would make. Later on, he repeated the process against Shadow and was equally successful.
Role in story
Temporal suddenly appeared in Mobius one day, and instantly began teleporting all over the planet, using strange beams to place Mobians in stasis. He was confronted by Rage the Bear, who attacked Temporal with all the fury he could muster. Still, despite the fact that Rage was a greater battler and injure him greatly, Temporal was able to outmaneuver the bear and placed him in stasis as well.After recovering, he would later be confronted by Shadow the Hedgehog, Rouge the Bat, and E-123 Omega, and defeated them in almost the same manner, at a price. One of his gauntlets was destroyed by Shadow's attacks. It was not until Sonic the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna, and the Knothole Freedom Fighters showed up that Temporal was put in a bind. Sonic performed a spin-dash on Temporal, breaking his other gauntlet and releasing his victims from stasis. Now being attacked by Sonic, Shadow, Rage and many others, Temporal had no choice but to flee to another dimension.
Temporal was a very agile individual, capable of outmaneuvering characters far stronger and faster than he. He was also very intelligent, capable of planning several steps ahead.
His only natural ability is the power to teleport great distances, even across Zones. This allows him to effortlessly escape conflict or danger, simply by hopping to the next Zone. He mentioned that this ability caused him some trouble with the Zone Cops, but they haven't been seen taking action against him.
Temporal wears two specialized gauntlets. Their main function allows them to fire beams that lock their target in stasis for an unknown amount of time. When both gauntlets are destroyed, the effects wear off. In addition, the gauntlets provide Temporal with maps, information, and a variety of other data.