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"Time travel is theoretically impossible, but I wouldn't want to give it up as a plot gimmick."
― Isaac Asimov
"Most people think time is like a river that flows swift and sure in one direction. But I have seen the face of time, and I can tell you: they are wrong. Time is an ocean in a storm."
― The Prince, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
"I don't want my loved ones to miss me ... but that's the beauty of time-travel. Once I find a path back, I can arrange to get home just a few seconds after I left."
― Wally West (DC Comics)
"Have you ever thought of what it's like to be wanderers in the fourth dimension?"
― The Doctor (Doctor Who)

The ability to move through time. Sub-power of Time Manipulation. Not to be confused with Event Experiencing.

Also Called

  • Chronoportation
  • Temporal Relocation/Travel
  • Time Jump/Jumping/Traveling

Capabilities

User can travel and send others to future/past. Some users may be limited to remaining on the same spatial spot of a differing timeline, others may be able to move to a different spatial position.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • May cause Butterfly Effect.
  • May be unable to move to a different location spatially, and instead just end up in the same location in a different timeline. Telefrag is possible as a result.
  • Protection conjecture, a cause that prevents the change of the past, could interfere with the Time Travel in some cases. If not and the past is change, results in the present time, before the travel, can have unwanted results.
  • Time travel may separate the user from space, which would leave them entrapped within time, rendering them biologically immortal, intentional or not.
  • Abuse and misuse of time travel may result in one's mind losing track in time, causing the body to age but the mind to remain young.
  • Because of the complexities and potential dangers, time travel is sometimes considered a taboo and against the law of nature, and even outlawed by some governments.
  • Cannot interfere in certain matters concerning the flow of time and space.
  • It's not known if the future is protected by the same cause the past is (see Precognition for more info how changes to the future could be prevented).
  • May distort the space-time continuum in exchange for traveling.
  • May only be able to transport living tissue through time.
  • May only be able to go either backward and forward in time.
  • May only be able to travel the duration of their own lifetime.
  • Time travel to the past may create an alternate timeline, in order to prevent changes to affect the original time. This means that the past would branch off into a new dimension of time, while the present timeline would continue as though nothing affected the past. This prevents intended changes.
  • Cannot escape users of Temporal Presence.
  • May not be able to travel to events that have been affected by Inevitable Event Creation.
  • May have a limit for how long a user can stay in another time.
  • May not be able to control the destination, travelling to random times and places.
  • Unable to travel back to the state before the universe began.

Known Users

See Also: Time Travel.

Manga/Anime

  • Yū Otosaka (Charlotte); obtained through Shunsuke Otosaka
  • Shunsuke Otosaka (Charlotte); via Time Leap
  • Dwellers of the Dangai (Bleach)
  • The Return card (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Abigail (Denma); via Intersecting Space
  • Timemon (Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters)
  • Doraemon (Doraemon)
  • Nikaido (Dorohedoro)
  • Satoru Fujinuma (Erased)
  • Ultear Milkovich (Fairy Tail)
  • Kagerō (Flame of Recca)
  • Kurei Mori (Flame of Recca)
  • Ginji Amano (Getbackers)
  • Chiaki Mamiya (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time)
  • Cyberdolls (Hand Maid May)
  • Frederica Bernkastel (Higurashi: When they Cry)
  • Hanyū Furude (Higurashi: When They Cry)
  • Kumosuke (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • Yume Furusuna (Instant Bullet)
  • Yoshikage Kira (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable); via Bites the Dust
  • Anima (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer)
  • Animus (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer)
  • Seiryu (Magic User Kurohime)
  • Mikuru Asahina (The Melancholy of Harhi Suzumiya)
  • Mukade (Naruto)
  • Kozuki Toki (One Piece); via the Toki Toki no Mi (forward only)
  • Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica); only in the first universe
  • The Academy (Steel Angel Kurumi)
  • Nataru (Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02)
  • Ai Ijima (Time Traveler Ai)
  • Mari Hayase (Time Travel Girl)
  • Vector Prime (Transformers Cybertron)

Video Games

  • Saint Germain (Castlevania: Curse of Darkness)
  • Mira (Dragon Ball Online/Xenoverse)
  • Démigra (Dragon Ball: Xenoverse)
  • Caius Ballad (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
  • Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
  • Noel Kriess (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
  • Serah Farron (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • The Fates (God of War 2)
  • Axl Low (Guilty Gear)
  • I-No (Guilty Gear)
  • Kessler (inFamous)
  • Precursors (Jak and Daxter)
  • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Young Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Max (Life is Strange)
  • Pokey Minch (Mother 3)
  • Tracer (Overwatch)
  • Celebi (Pokémon)
  • Dialga (Pokémon)
  • Zoni (Ratchet & Clank)
  • Portal Masters (Skylanders)
  • Nathaniel Renko (Singularity)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Time Eater (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Anna (Starshine Legacy)
  • Bowser (Super Mario)
  • Neptune (Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls)
  • Turok (Turok: Dinosaur Hunter)
  • Aoko Aozaki (TYPE-MOON)
  • Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg (TYPE-MOON)
  • Time Traveler (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Robonyan (Yo-Kai Watch)

Live Television/Movies

  • James Cole (12 Monkeys)
  • Nathael (Ángel o Demonio)
  • Illyria (Angel)
  • Dr. Tom (Being Erica); via Door Projection
  • All Doctors (Being Erica); via Door Projection
  • Cyd and Shelby (Best Friends Whenever)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Billie Jenkins (Charmed); via Projection
  • Witches and Warlock (Charmed); via Spells
  • Cupids (Charmed); via their rings
  • Malevolent Mame (The Chase 3: Great Minds Think Alike)
  • River Song (Doctor Who); via Vortex Manipulator
  • Time Agents (Doctor Who)
  • Daleks (Doctor Who); via time corridor and emergency temporal shift
  • Time Lords (Doctor Who); via TARDISes
  • The Doctor (Doctor Who); via TARDIS
  • Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who); via Vortex Manipulator
  • The Chosen One (Every Witch Way)
  • Flash (The Flash)
  • Arthur Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Hiro Nakamura (Heroes)
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Gokaigers (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger)
  • Leo (Los Protegidos)
  • Kamen Rider Den-O (Kamen Rider Den-O)
  • Kamen Rider Kabuto (Kamen Rider Kabuto)
  • Kamen Rider Wizard (Kamen Rider Wizard)
  • Kamen Rider Zi-O (Kamen Rider Zi-O)
  • The Iron Doom (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Lucy (Lucy)
  • Agent J (Men in Black)
  • Timerangers (Mirai Sentai Timeranger)
  • Curtis Donovan (Misfits)
  • Simon Bellamy (Misfits)
  • Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time)
  • Zelena (Once Upon a Time)
  • The Tall Man (Phantasm)
  • Samuel Beckett (Quantum Leap)
  • Captain Braxton (Star Trek)
  • Crewman Daniels (Star Trek)
  • Q (Star Trek)
  • Vosk (Star Trek)
  • Captain Janeway (Star Trek)
  • Poli Truper (Supertorpe)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Castiel (Supernatural)
  • Chronos (Supernatural)
  • Merlin (The Sword in the Stone)
  • Terminators (The Terminator franchise)
  • Tom Turbo (Tom Turbo)

Comics/Cartoons

  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10); via magic
  • Gumball Watterson (The Amazing World of Gumball); via "Clockdown"
  • Darwin Watterson (The Amazing World of Gumball); via "Clockdown"
  • Chaos Knuckles (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Silver Agent (Astro City)
  • Clockwork (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien/Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Eon (Ben 10)
  • Professor Paradox (Ben 10: Alien Force/Ben 10: Ultimate Alien/Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Maltruant (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Time Beast (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Booster Gold (DC Comics)
  • Chronos (DC Comics)
  • Phantom Stranger (DC Comics)
  • Rip Hunter (DC Comics)
  • Superboy-Prime (DC Comics)
  • Superman (DC Comics)
  • Users of the Speed Force (DC Comics)
    • Max Mercury
    • Wally West
    • Barry Allen
    • Bart Allen
  • Zatanna (DC Comics)
  • John Constantine (DC Comics)
  • Mister E (DC Comics)
  • Batman, God of Knowledge (DC Comics); via the Mobius Chair
  • Edd (Eddsworld)
  • "Enigma" (Girl Genius)
  • Blendin Blandin (Gravity Falls)
  • Dave Strider (Homestuck)
  • Lord English (Homestuck)
  • Nathan Summers/Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Lucas Bishop (Marvel Comics)
  • Deathlok Prime (Marvel Comics)
  • Doctor Doom (Marvel Comics); via Time Platform
  • Eva Bell, Tempus (Marvel Comics)
  • Iron Man 2020 (Marvel Comics)
  • Kang the Conqueror (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathaniel Richards/Iron Lad (Marvel Comics); via Iron Lad Armor
  • New Son/Sun (Marvel Comics)
  • One-Above-All (Marvel Comics)
  • Franklin Richards (Marvel Comics)
  • Scarlet Witch (Marvel Comics)
  • Wiccan (Marvel Comics)
  • Adam Warlock (Marvel Comics)
  • Magik/Illyana Rasputina (Marvel Comics)
  • Thor (Marvel Comics)
  • Vision (Marvel Comics)
  • Timebreaker/Alix Kubdel (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Starlight Glimmer (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Shleemypants (Rick and Morty)
  • Sabrina Spellman (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Chroneks (Sendokai Champions)
  • Walker Sloan (Spider-Man: Edge of Time)
  • Nina Crocker (Static Shock)
  • T-Infinity (Terminator 2: Infinity)
  • Time Squad (Time Squad)
  • Renet (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); via Time Scepter
  • Uncle Grandpa (Uncle Grandpa)

Literature

  • The Time Traveler (The Time Machine)
  • Catty Turner (Daughters of the Moon)
  • Time Leap Machine (Steins;Gate)
  • Henry DeTamble (Time Traveler's Wife)
  • Some of those who participate in the Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (W.A.R.P. Series)

Web Original

  • Mary Nakayama (SCP Foundation)

Known Objects

See Also: Time Machine.

Comics/Cartoons

  • The Time Booth (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius)
  • Chrona-Arch (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius)
  • Temporal Boomerang (Ben 10 Comic)
  • Time Cycles (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Chronoscaphe (Blake and Mortimer - The Time Trap)
  • Time Machine (Calvin and Hobbes)
  • Cosmic Treadmill (DC Comics)
  • Cosmic Motorcycle (DC Comics)
  • The Mobius Chair (DC Comics)
  • The Time Bubble (DC Comics)
  • Time Sphere (DC Comics)
  • Clockwork's Medallions (Danny Phantom)
  • Infi-map (Danny Phantom)
  • Time Sphere (Futurama)
  • Professor Fansworth's Forward Time Machine (Futurama)
  • The Phoenix Gate (Gargoyles)
  • Time Tape (Gravity Falls)
  • The Time Monkey (Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time)
  • Iron Doom (LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Time Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • Doctor Doom's Time Platform (Marvel Comics)
  • Kang's Time Chair (Marvel Comics)
  • Timestream Armor (Marvel Comics)
  • Time Diamonds (Marvel Comics)
  • The WABAC (Mr. Peabody & Sherman)
  • Star Swirl the Bearded's time spell scroll (My Little Pony Friendship is Magic)
  • Max 6 (Speed Racer: The Next Generation)
  • The Hourglass (Steven Universe)
  • Time Scepter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Stone of Memories (Winx Club)
  • Sands of Time (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Quantum Wand (Xiaolin Chronicles)

Anime/Manga

Live Television/Movies

  • Volkswagen New Beetle (Austin Powers)
  • DeLorean Time Machine (Back To The Future)
  • Jules Verne Time Train (Back To The Future Part III)
  • The Phone Booth (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • Chronosphere (Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass)
  • Dalek Time Machine (Doctor Who)
  • TARDIS (Doctor Who)
  • Vortex Manipulator (Doctor Who)
  • Hot tub time machine (Hot Tub Time Machine)
  • Waverider (Legends of Tomorrow)
  • The Box (Primer)
  • Nell Rickards' radio (Round the Twist)
  • Water Fall (The Smurfs); when the moon is blue
  • Time Displacement Equipment (The Terminator)
  • The Map (Time Bandits)
  • Timeships (Star Trek)
  • Time Jumpers (Stargate)
  • Stargates (Stargate); if a wormhole crosses through a solar flare.

Literature

  • The Atlas (The Books of the Beginning)
  • Time-Turner (Harry Potter)
  • W.A.R.P. Pod (W.A.R.P. series)

Video Games

  • MTD (Call of Duty: Black Ops)
  • The Epoch/The Wings of Time (Chrono Trigger)
  • Backlander (Dinosaur King)
  • Phase Distorter (EarthBound)
  • Mirror of the Fates (God of War 2)
  • Harp of Ages (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages)
  • Ocarina of Time (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask)
  • Chrono-Accelerator (Overwatch)
  • Chaos Emeralds (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Time Stones (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Time Leap Machine (Steins;Gate)

Other

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Anime/Manga

Video Games

Live Television/Movies

Web Original

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