He is a transchronological being that appears as an ape with a clock for a head, or a clock with an ape's body. He seems to be like this because he was an ape with a clock for a head or a clock with an ape's body when his and Doctor Zone's home planet imploded and he fell into the space-time continuum. He also appears like this to avoid normal people's heads from exploding if they saw his true form.
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- As the Doctor Zone Files title sequence shows, he stars as himself, which means he is actually like he is shown.