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The ability to rewind time. Sub-power of Time Manipulation. Opposite to Time Acceleration and Flash-Forward.

Also Called

  • Revival
  • Temporal Reversal
  • Time Reversal/Rewind


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 occur in sleep.
  • May be limited to how far you can rewind.
    • 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)


  • Major William Cage (Edge of Tomorrow)
  • Sergeant Rita Vrataski (Edge of Tomorrrow)
  • Phil Connors (Groundhog Day)
  • Superman (Superman)

Live Action TV

  • The Oracles (Angel)
  • Tempus (Charmed)
  • Zaira Vangoria (Chica Vampiro)
  • Alistair Peck (Fringe)
  • KirinRanger (Gosei Sentai Dairanger)
  • John Mulligan (Heroes)
  • Curtis (Misfits)
  • Jor-El (Smallville)
  • 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
  • Stephen Jameson (The Tomorrow People)


  • Satoru Fujinuma (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)
  • The Time Card (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Shunsuke Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Aoba Takatsu (Code: Breaker)
  • Whis (Dragon Ball)
  • Ultear Milkovich (Fairy Tail)
  • Saori (Gokukoku no Brynhildr)
  • Yoshikage Kira (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable); via Bites the Dust
  • Ringo Roadagain (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run)
  • Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Misty (Super Doll Licca-chan)
  • Burger Director (Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes)

Video Games

  • Tim (Braid)
  • 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
  • D is Astranagant (Super Robot Wars)
  • Viewtiful Joe (Viewtiful Joe)
  • Tracer (Overwatch)


  • 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


  • Perdition (Worm)
  • Grey Boy (Worm)
  • Epoch (Worm)

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)
  • Do-Over-Inator (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Sands of Time (Prince of Persia)



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