"He can even control time to the point of halting it. Of course... he didn't halt himself."
― Master Wu describing Krux's power, LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjtzu
"Time flows like a river. In Tolaria we practice the art of building dams."
― "Rewind" Flavor Text, Magic: The Gathering
"The World's true power, as its name suggests, is to reign supreme over the entire world!!!"
― DIO (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III Stardust Crusaders)

The power to stop time while still being able to move around normally. Sub-power of Time Manipulation. Not to be confused with Molecular Immobilization.

Also Called

  • Chronoprohiberis
  • Temporal/Time Freeze/Freezing/Immobilization/Stasis/Stopping


User can stop time while being unaffected themselves, or may also allow others to be unaffected. If the user moves before this ability ceases, it would appear to everyone that the user teleported.




  • Electrical equipment may not work.
  • May affect how the user perceives their environment.
  • May have a limited range.
  • The effects could wear off after a while, even if users don't restart time.
  • User may not be able to interact with physical objects.
  • User may still age while time is stopped.
  • Users of Spatial-Temporal Lock and Temporal Lock may be immune.
  • Temporal Slicing and Space-Time Slicing can cut apart the frozen time.
  • May cause pain or discomfort if used for a prolonged time.

Known Users

See Also: Time Stands Still.


  • Jeremy "Prock" Awesome (The Awesomes)
  • Professor Paradox (Ben 10)
  • Kevin Keene (Captain N: The Game Master)
  • Krux (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Raven (Teen Titans)
  • Nox (Wakfu)



  • Fairy Queen (Balala Fairies)
  • Hot Rod (Transformers: The Last Knight)


  • The Alien (All The Time In The World)
  • The Fairies (Artemis Fowl)
  • Kronos (Camp Half-Blood Chronicles)
  • Lena Duchannes (The Caster Chronicles)
  • Jadis (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Death (Discworld)
  • Clockblocker (Worm)
  • Master Hora (Momo); by falling asleep

Live Television

  • Angels of Destiny (Charmed)
  • The Cleaners (Charmed)
  • Nigel (Charmed)
  • The Triad (Charmed)
  • Lucy (Lucy)
  • Merlin (Merlin)
  • Morgause (Merlin)
  • Grunhilda (Merlin)
  • Zaira Vangoria (Chica Vampiro)
  • Watchers (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Skylar Storm (Lab Rats: Elite Force)
  • Leo (Los Protegidos)
  • Joe Miller (The Lost Room); via a supernatural comb
  • Harold Stritzke (The Lost Room); via a supernatural comb
  • Horace Diaz (Mighty Med)
  • Timeline (Mighty Med)
  • Evie Garland (Out of this World)
  • Zack Morris (Saved by the Bell)
  • Fate (Supernatural)
  • Reapers (Supernatural)
  • Poli Truper (Supertorpe)
  • Pause Girl (The Thundermans)
  • Stephen Jameson (The Tomorrow People)
  • Roger Price (The Tomorrow People)
  • Patrick T. McNulty (Twilight Zone)
  • Ivar Zurka (Witches of East End); via spell.
  • Ranger (Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street); temporary, subconsciously.
  • Kamen Rider Cronus (Kamen Rider Ex-Aid)


  • Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
  • Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Amber (Darker than Black)
  • Heinrad (Beast Wars Neo)
  • Abraham Louis Fran (Big Order)
  • Sylph (Black Clover)
  • Rolo Lamperouge (Code Geass)
  • Control (Corrector Yui)
  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live)
  • Eyebrow hair (Denma); via Time Stopping Quanx ability
  • Users of Planar Constraint Quanx ability (Denma)
  • Timemon (Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters)
  • Clockmon (Digimon)
  • Guldo (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Hit (Dragon Ball)
  • Dimaria Chronos Yesta (Fairy Tail)
  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail); via Fairy Sphere
  • Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Urashiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Gasper Vladi (Highschool DxD)
  • Rias Gremory (High School DxD); via the Forbidden Invade Balor the Princess
  • Hanyū (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
  • Erika (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • Yume Furusuna (Instant Bullet)
  • Jotaro Kujo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders); via Star Platinum: The World
  • DIO (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders); via The World
  • Diego Brando from Another Universe (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VII: Steel Ball Run); via THE WORLD
  • Pentagon (Kinnikuman)
  • Merlin (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Aun Freya (Photon: The Idiot Adventures)
  • Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Sailor Pluto (Sailor Moon)
  • Mephistopheles Yōma (Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas)
  • Saturn and the Pallasites (Saint Seiya Ω)
  • Monk (Sidekicks)
  • Demon Bird Jean (Star Ocean Ex)
  • Irori (Unbreakable Machine-Doll); via ice ability
  • Kirie Sakurame (UQ Holder); via breaking her save point and dying at the same time
  • Tena Vita (UQ Holder)
  • Jiro (Toriko)
  • Being X (Youjo Senki)
  • Tsuyuno Yatsumura (Magical Girl Site)

Video Games

  • Bomberman (Bomberman 64: The Second Attack); via the Light Bomb
  • Dante (Devil May Cry); via the Bangle of Time
  • Ren Fuji (Dies Irae)
  • Corvo Attano (Dishonored)
  • Daud (Dishonored)
  • The Outsider (Dishonored)
  • Faceless Void (Dota 2)
  • Dali's Clock (EarthBound/Mother 2)
  • The Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ); via Slow Time Shout
  • Yatou Tenma (Kajiri Kamui Kagura)
  • Saiki (The King of Fighters XIII)
  • Veran (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages)
  • Witches/Warlock (The Sims 2), via Tempus Interruptus spell.
  • Maxine Caulfield (Life is Strange)
  • Bass (Mega Man series); via certain Spacetime weapons
  • Mega Man (Mega Man series); via certain Spacetime weapons
  • Certain Spacetime Robot Masters (Mega Man series)
    • Bright Man
    • Centaur Man
    • Clock Men
    • Flash Man
    • Saturn
  • Dark Dizzy (Mega Man X5)
  • X (Mega Man X5); via his Dark Hold attack.
  • Zero (Mega Man X5); via his Dark Hold attack.
  • Celebi (Pokémon)
  • Jack Joyce (Quantum Break)
  • Paul Serene (Quantum Break)
  • Beth Wilder (Quantum Break)
  • Fiona (Shrek 2 game)
  • Team Dark (Sonic Heroes); via Chaos Inferno
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog); via Chaos Control
  • New Kid (South Park: The Fractured but Whole)
  • Prelate.Zeratul (Storm of the Imperial Sanctum)
  • Izayoi Sakuya (Touhou)
  • Gaunter O'Dimm (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
  • The Bronze Dragonflight (World of Warcraft)
  • Megumi Kitaniji (The World Ends With You)
  • Kang the Conqueror (LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2)

Web Animation

Web Comics

  • Sarda the Sage (8-bit Theater)

Known Objects

  • The Watch (Bernard's Watch)
  • The Time Clow Card (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • The glass clock of Bad Schüschein (Discworld)
  • Pip-Boy 3000 (Fallout 3)
  • Time Button (Futurama); only when broken
  • Take-Five Bomb (Girl Genius)
  • Time Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • Stasis Rune (Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Pause Time Blade (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Miracle Watch (The Simpsons)
  • Kairosect (Trollhunters)
  • Special Stone (Kokkoku)
  • Golden Finger (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Stop Watch (various)
  • Remote Control (various); via "stop" or "pause" button
  • Universal remote control (Click)
  • Horaria Porticus (UQ Holder)
  • Tsuyuno's smartphone wand (Magical Girl Site)
  • Kang's Time Crystal (LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2)



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