"Krux's power was the opposite of his brother's; he could reverse time. It's a huge advantage in combat. Know your opponent's next move, know how to counter it."
― Master Wu explaining Krux's power to control the Reversal Movement of Time (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
"Oh, I like that! Say it again!"
― Kang the Conqueror to Ravonna before rewinding time (LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2)

The ability to rewind time. Sub-power of Time Manipulation and Time Travel. Opposite to Time Acceleration and Flash-Forward. Not to be confused with Time Travel.

Also Called

  • Revival
  • Temporal Reversal
  • Time Reversal/Rewind
  • Turning Back Time


The user can rewind time to a few seconds, minutes, hours, days and years into the past and alter it. This method of time travel rarely entails any paradoxes (such as the grandfather paradox) as user rewinds themselves parallel to time.





  • May be limited to how far back can rewound.
    • May not be able to rewind beyond the point of birth.
    • May require Energy.
    • The further you go, the more energy you need.
  • May not be able to bring back those who died.
  • May require energy to be extracted from environment causing harm to those in the immediate area.
  • Users of Temporal Protection or Accelerated Probability will notice time rewinding and try a different approach.
  • Actions that occur after time is rewound changes the timeline, and could cause unexpected consequences.
  • May need to set a "checkpoint" ahead of time to return to.
  • May be unable to return to their original time and must re-live the timeline up until they get to the time period in which they originally left.
  • May be unable to control.

Known Users


  • Francis Grey (The Batman)
  • Eon (Ben 10)
  • Professor Paradox (Ben 10)
  • Clockwork (Danny Phantom)
  • Krux (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Thanos (Silver Surfer: The Animated Series)


  • Major William Cage (Edge of Tomorrow)
  • Sergeant Rita Vrataski (Edge of Tomorrrow)
  • Phil Connors (Groundhog Day)
  • Superman (Superman)
  • Makoto Konno (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time)
  • Myron Castleman (12:01 PM; 1990 short film)
  • Isabel Bigelow (Bewitched; 2005 film)

Live Television

  • Barry Thomas (12:01 PM; 1993 television film)
  • The Oracles (Angel)
  • Tempus (Charmed)
  • Zaira Vangoria (Chica Vampiro)
  • Alistair Peck (Fringe)
  • KirinRanger (Gosei Sentai Dairanger)
  • John Mulligan (Heroes)
  • Curtis (Misfits)
  • Jor-El (Smallville)
  • Corrine Baxter (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High); one off
  • Stephen Jameson (The Tomorrow People)
  • Tru Davies (Tru Calling)
  • Jack Harper (Tru Calling)
  • Ferdinand Magellan's Astrolabe (Warehouse 13); can rewind and erase 24 hours for the user.
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place); via Spell Casting


  • Satoru Fujinuma (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)
  • The Time Card (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Shunsuke Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Aoba Takatsu (Code: Breaker)
  • Amber (Darker than Black)
  • Kusuo Saiki (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan)
  • Whis (Dragon Ball)
  • Ultear Milkovich (Fairy Tail)
  • Saori (Gokukoku no Brynhildr)
  • Kira Yoshikage (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable); via Killer Queen Bites the Dust
  • Ringo Roadagain (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VII: Steel Ball Run); via Mandom
  • Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Misty (Super Doll Licca-chan)
  • Burger Director (Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes)

Video Games

  • Tim (Braid)
  • Mercurius (Dies Irae); via his Law Acta est Fabula
  • Time Mages (Final Fantasy V); via the spell Reset/Return
  • Loki/Yoshino Reiji (Fortissimo Akkord Bsusvier)
  • Sissiel (Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective)
  • Young Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance)
  • Ekko (League of Legends)
  • Max Caulfield (Life is Strange)
  • Aion (Norn9); limited to rewinding all of history
  • Deja Vu (Skylanders)
  • New Kid (South Park: The Fractured but Whole)
  • D is Astranagant (Super Robot Wars)
  • Tracer (Overwatch)
  • Viewtiful Joe (Viewtiful Joe)
  • Tama (World of Final Fantasy)
  • Kang the Conqueror (Lego Marvel Superheroes 2)
  • Doctor Strange (Lego Marvel Superheroes 2)
  • Ravonna/ Terminatrix (Lego Marvel Superheroes 2)
  • Enchantress (Lego Marvel Superheroes 2)
  • Stan Lee (Lego Marvel Superheroes 2)

Web Comics

  • Aradia Megido (Homestuck); via her quartz music boxes and status as Maid of Time
  • Dave Strider (Homestuck); via his Timetables and status as Knight of Time
  • Seraphina (unOrdinary)


Known Objects

  • The Lyoko supercomputer (Code Lyoko); via the Temporal Reversion program.
  • Time Button (Futurama)
  • Omega 13 (Galaxy Quest)
  • Time Turner (Harry Potter)
  • Shuyong Seeds (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Reversal Time Blade (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Do-Over-Inator (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Sands of Time (Prince of Persia)
  • Kang's Time Crystal (LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2)