Born in London, England in 1940, Bernard Embers was the youngest of five children. His father was a volunteer firewatcher for the city and his mother (much to his father’s disliking) was an entertainer at one of the local pubs. On the night of his birth, London was the platform for one of the greatest catastrophes in the history of Supers in the UK. The number of deaths that occured that night is comparable only to the outcome of the war. As the city was being bombarded with bombers, the Germans unleashed one of their experiments “The Flamemeiser”. Many Supers flocked to England’s aid. Of the notable Supers in attendance, Ms. Britania and The Canadian Shield were the most acclaimed of the two. London was set ablaze as The Flamemeiser torched the great city until early into the morn. Each side spurred the other on, until much of London and its surroundings were left in ash.
Raging down from Islington, the fury of battle made its way to the street where Mrs. Embers was propped up, waiting to give birth to what would be her final son. Mr. Ember’s father and his team of volunteers were some of the brave citizens that continued to fight the flames throughout the night and saved the legendary St. Paul’s Cathedral. But as the danger grew closer to home, Mr. Embers rushed into the flames to be with his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Embers delivered young Bernard that night and kept their baby between their bodies as the flames demolished everything around them. Bernard was the only one of the three that survived the drastic temperatures.
Chromos first appeared in London twenty years later and in Canada five years after that, in 1968. He is known to have been an active participant in the G.V.W. and to have created the first Canadian chapter of Villain’s Equity (although he was apparently dismissed or rejected in 1984). He is also believed to have led the first anti-super conspirators in the mid 1970’s. He was considered to be The Canadian Shield’s greatest nemesis and is believed to have retired after witnessing the final death of the three Supers that were involved in the ‘ The Second Great Fire in London’. He is currently believed to be inactive.