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5th Mar '17 5:32:55 PM nombretomado
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* The MarvelComics speedster ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} once explained his angry personality by asking his psychologist to imagine living in a world consisting ''entirely'' of the slowest queue at the checkout.

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* The MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics speedster ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} once explained his angry personality by asking his psychologist to imagine living in a world consisting ''entirely'' of the slowest queue at the checkout.
3rd Mar '17 10:57:20 PM Dvandemon
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** Bel-Shamharoth from ''The Colour Of Magic'' evidently used this ability to keep its temple intact for untold centuries, as the place succumbs to rapid decay, collapse, and overgrowth by the forest once the EldritchAbomination is driven off.

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** Bel-Shamharoth from ''The Colour Of Magic'' evidently used this ability to keep kept its temple intact for untold centuries, as the place succumbs to rapid decay, collapse, and overgrowth by the forest once the EldritchAbomination is driven off.off. This is implied to because ''Time itself'' was roo scared to get close to it.
21st Feb '17 6:11:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Happy Anniversary" revolves around a scientist's efforts to create one of these so that he and his girlfriend won't break up, but will stay frozen forever. In the midst of having the break-up sex. At the moment of climax, in fact. There are worse moments to be stuck at.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
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The ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Happy Anniversary" revolves around a scientist's efforts to create one of these so that he and his girlfriend won't break up, but will stay frozen forever. In the midst of having the break-up sex. At the moment of climax, in fact. There are worse moments to be stuck at.
21st Feb '17 6:09:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** In another story (both are from Creator/DonRosa by the way), "On Stolen Time", Gyro has invented a stopwatch. A ''literal'' stopwatch. It freezes time for everyone who's not standing within about thirty feet/ten meters of the watch when it's activated. While others see the user teleporting from place to place and things disappearing and appearing, the user sees world frozen around him. At one point, Donald and his nephews manage to get into stopped time with the Beagle Boys, and a chase ensues, with such tricks as the ducks cutting across a pond to catch up with the Beagle Boys, Donald crashing against a butterfly and the Beagle Boys using flying pigeons as a ladder to escape. Rosa later lamented that he didn't simply make the device stop ''movement'' instead of time within a certain radius, pointing out all the practical problems of stopped time, like solid air.

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** In another story (both are from Creator/DonRosa by the way), "On Stolen Time", Gyro has invented a stopwatch. A ''literal'' stopwatch. It freezes time for everyone who's not standing within about thirty feet/ten meters of the watch when it's activated. While others see the user teleporting from place to place and things disappearing and appearing, the user sees world frozen around him. At one point, Donald and his nephews manage to get into stopped time with the Beagle Boys, and a chase ensues, with such tricks as the ducks cutting across a pond to catch up with the Beagle Boys, Donald crashing against a butterfly and the Beagle Boys using flying pigeons as a ladder to escape. Rosa later lamented that he didn't simply make the device stop ''movement'' instead of time within a certain radius, pointing out [[FridgeLogic all the practical problems of stopped time, time]], like solid air.
19th Feb '17 10:39:54 PM AtmosBlitzer
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** In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Sartorius/Takuma Saiou uses this effect of one of his [[TarotMotifs Arcana Force]] monsters to skip his opponent's turn. [[SarcasmMode Coincidently]], this Arcana Force monster is [[ShoutOut The World]].

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** In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Sartorius/Takuma Saiou uses this effect of one of his [[TarotMotifs Arcana Force]] monsters to skip his opponent's turn. [[SarcasmMode Coincidently]], Coincidentally]], this Arcana Force monster is [[ShoutOut The World]].
8th Feb '17 4:52:49 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* In ''VideoGame/AeroFighters'' 1 and 2, the SmartBomb of the F-15 stops time for a couple of seconds.
23rd Jan '17 4:43:43 PM bowserbros
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* Dio Brando's Stand, The World, from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' can do this. An interesting example, in that this is played up as every bit as devastating a power as it seems (especially since, unlike many of the other examples, Dio is perfectly capable of damaging objects or people in the time-frozen world). Most of the cast, good ''and'' bad, is [[TheDreaded terrified of him]]. Only Jotaro comes out of the fight with him still able to stand on his own, and that's only because [[spoiler:his own Stand, Star Platinum, is the same type as Dio's]]. And the only reason ''anyone'' survived ''at all'', as Joseph realized, is because Dio hasn't yet properly synchronized with The World to be able to keep time continuously stopped (he can only keep time stopped for a few seconds from his perspective before he has to let it flow again for a while).
--> '''''[[MemeticMutation ZA WARUDO]]! Toki yo tomare! (Stop time!)'''''
** Dio's son, Giorno has Golden Experience [[spoiler:Requiem]]. Its primary power is [[spoiler:to remained locked within a single timeframe, letting Giorno NoSell everything from Universal resetting to Temporal Eradication. It doesn't work against ResetButton and/or GroundhogDayLoop Stand users, however.]]

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* Dio Brando's DIO's Stand, The World, from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' can do this. An interesting example, in that this is played up as every bit as devastating a power as it seems (especially since, unlike many of the other examples, Dio DIO is perfectly capable of damaging objects or people in the time-frozen world). Most of the cast, good ''and'' bad, is [[TheDreaded terrified of him]]. Only Jotaro comes out of the fight with him still able to stand on his own, and that's only because [[spoiler:his own Stand, Star Platinum, is the same type as Dio's]]. DIO's]]. And the only reason ''anyone'' survived ''at all'', as Joseph realized, is because Dio DIO hasn't yet properly synchronized with The World to be able to keep time continuously stopped (he can only keep time stopped for a few seconds from his perspective before he has to let it flow again for a while).
while; only through continuous usage of his stand and [[spoiler:furthering his assimilation with Jonathan Joestar's body]] can he increase the length of his time-stops).
--> '''''[[MemeticMutation ZA WARUDO]]! Toki yo tomare! (Stop (THE WORLD! Stop time!)'''''
** Dio's DIO's son, Giorno Giorno, has Golden Experience [[spoiler:Requiem]]. Its primary power is [[spoiler:to remained locked within a single timeframe, letting Giorno NoSell everything from Universal resetting to Temporal Eradication. It doesn't work against ResetButton and/or GroundhogDayLoop Stand users, however.]]
17th Jan '17 6:46:49 PM Loekman3
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* One of the super-powered {{MacGuffin}}s on ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' had this ability (extended to ANYONE touching it when it was activated).

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* One The Shard of the super-powered {{MacGuffin}}s Lightning on ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' had this ability (extended enables whoever touches to ANYONE touching it when it was activated).Shen Gong Wu to move so fast that they are capable of freezing time.
10th Jan '17 2:21:58 PM Aquillion
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Can be a source of FridgeLogic for those who have a mild grasp of physics. If the formula for power is work divided by time, what happens if [[RealityBreakingParadox the value for time is zero]]? (And, the more awkward question, what is to stop them from sexing up anyone and everyone in the vicinity? [[ParanoiaFuel How do you know you haven't been just now?]])

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Can be a source of FridgeLogic for those who have a mild grasp of physics. If the formula for power is work divided by time, what happens if [[RealityBreakingParadox the value for time is zero]]? (And, the more awkward question, what is to stop them from sexing up anyone and everyone in the vicinity? [[ParanoiaFuel How do you know you haven't been just now?]])
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From one work to another, an important parameter changes: sometimes the character who are still moving are able to change the frozen world around them, while in other, anything frozen is virtually untouchable.

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From one work to another, an important parameter changes: sometimes Sometimes the character characters who are still moving are will be able to change the frozen world around them, while in other, them; other times, anything frozen is virtually untouchable.
8th Jan '17 1:37:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheUltimates'' vol. 2, Quicksilver interrupts another speedster, Hurricane, who's been smacking Hawkeye around, and time stands still around them while they duke it out. Hurricane comments that if they so much as bump into Hawkeye, they'll practically disintegrate him. Quicksilver then pushes Hurricane as fast as he can, which turns out to be more than she can handle; it's rather messy. All this happens in between Hurricane knocking Hawkeye down and Hawkeye hitting the ground. Then Hawkeye tells Quicksilver, hunched over and sweating, to stop goofing off and help him out...

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* In ''TheUltimates'' ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' vol. 2, Quicksilver interrupts another speedster, Hurricane, who's been smacking Hawkeye around, and time stands still around them while they duke it out. Hurricane comments that if they so much as bump into Hawkeye, they'll practically disintegrate him. Quicksilver then pushes Hurricane as fast as he can, which turns out to be more than she can handle; it's rather messy. All this happens in between Hurricane knocking Hawkeye down and Hawkeye hitting the ground. Then Hawkeye tells Quicksilver, hunched over and sweating, to stop goofing off and help him out...
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