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->''"Staleek, he can wrap time 'round his little finger; the [[PsychicPowers hoodoo-voodoo]] [[NoSell is not gonna work]]!"''
-->-- '''John Crichton''' on [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Einstein]], '''''Series/{{Farscape}}'''''

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Some people can control [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], some control [[AnIcePerson Ice]], and some just get [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway saddled with]] [[HeartBeatDown Heart]]. This guy? He controls time itself. This is called many things, but whether through forbidden magic, ImportedAlienPhlebotinum, or just being TheChosenOne, he can move through the ages like walking to his kitchen. The powers of the {{Time Master}}s are multiple and varied; he may [[TimeTravel travel in time]], cause the flow of time to [[CaffeineBulletTime slow down]] or speed up or [[TimeStandsStill stop altogether]], move between [[AlternateTimeline alternate timelines]]...

He may be a member of the TimePolice, a ConquerorFromTheFuture or the one winding up the [[TimeyWimeyBall Timey Wimey Balls,]] but as far as he's concerned, no-when is safe.

If he's an antagonist, killing him may be difficult, impossible, or force FridgeLogic upon the viewer. After all, if he can move through time, can't he go back to before you attack him and kill you?

Maybe, as a consequence of, or as a necessary condition for his power, he's a TimeAbyss.

Note that TimeTravel itself is not a necessary power, and there are many characters with time powers that explicitly cannot travel through time.

Not to be confused with a JustForFun/TimeLord. [[TheMaster Especially that one.]] The BadassNormal version would be the ClockKing (who might be called a time master in-universe, but isn't). Or the movie ''TimeMasters''. Or the tabletop RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Timemaster}}''.
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[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* Aoba from ''CodeBreaker''.
* Kyoko from ''TimeStrangerKyoko''.
* The Time Card in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.
* Sailor Pluto of ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. She largely has only one real time-related power (her ties to time are mostly due to her guarding the time gate) in that she can stop time for everyone but those she chooses. Doing this costs her life however.
* Guldo from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the ability to stop time for as long as he can hold his breath.
* [[spoiler: Chao Lingshen]] from ''MahouSenseiNegima'', who possesses special bullets that can displace a target through time and has a fighting style that involves a lot of time travel abuse to evade attacks.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** Dio Brando's Stand ''[[TimeStandsStill The World]]'' as well as a number of other character could qualify. Dio's ability to stop time was kept a secret from his enemies, and he used it to perform all sorts of seemingly-impossible stunts. In the anime version, he made it look like things around him were exploding or tearing themselves apart ''because he willed it.'' Being able to stop time, if only for a few moments, made him virtually invincible.
** In fact, for quite a while the major villains of each arc had powers relating to time. Dio's ''The World'' could stop time, Kira's tertiary ''Another One Bites the Dust'' can invoke time loops, Diavolo's ''King Crimson'' can erase small spaces of time, and Pucci's ''Made in Heaven'' could accelerate the flow of time to unbelievable levels. Even Funny Valentine in ''Steel Ball Run'', while not able to affect the ''flow'' of time, weaponizes the ability to travel between [[AlternateUniverse parallel timelines]]--arguably mastery over space.
** ''Steel Ball Run'' did indeed have a straight TimeMaster adversary in Ringo Roadagain. However, Mandom's temporal recursion ability (reset everything back to the way it was six seconds ago, but with everyone knowing what had happened in that time) doesn't give Ringo that much more of an advantage than anyone else, because (a) he deeply believes in ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy (it wouldn't [[HonorBeforeReason be a fair fight otherwise]], and (b) he gets reset along with everyone else. Knowing what's going to happen is his only real advantage, so it's ultimately just an oblique form of precognition. [[spoiler: Defeating him proves to just be a case of getting him into a situation where the reset's knowledge ''won't'' allow him to escape, because there's no avenue of escape.]]
* Nagato Yuki in ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' is a SufficientlyAdvanced alien with RealityWarper powers similar in nature to the Agents of ''Film/TheMatrix''. Though incapable of physical TimeTravel (she instead "downloads" her future mind into her past body in one instance, effectively making her the same person), she is capable of manipulating time and space, and helps a couple of time traveling friends who lost their time machine get back to the future by [[TheSlowPath having them lie down in her guest bedroom and freezing time within said room while the outside world continues to move]].
* This is [[NeverMessWithGranny Subaru's]] Seishi power in ''FushigiYuugi''. [[spoiler: Which she uses on her husband Tokaki and herself, reverting them to their younger selves for a while. She also casts a similar spell on her friend Tatara, allowing him to keep his youth as long as he stays in a determined place -- which suits him fine because he wants to live as long as possible to protect [[MacGuffin the Shinzaho]].]]
* Ultear Milkovich from ''Manga/FairyTail'' has the ability age or restore inanimate objects. [[spoiler: She later reveals that she can travel the entire world back a minute back in time in exchange for making her age to near death]].
* In ''RaveMaster'', Captain Hardner has an interesting way of using time related powers. Namely, restoring old wounds to people, and retgone'ing his own injuries. Sieghart and [[spoiler: Niebel]], however, as Time Guardians, count as more straight examples. Sieg can make objects and living beings travel through time, while [[spoiler: Niebel can manipulate his own time, giving him a massive power boost in exchange for aging in an incredible speed non-stop.]]
* Midori Okamoto from ''StarDriver'' has various powers relating to time, including the ability to [[FountainOfYouth turn back time on her own body to become a teenager]] and [[{{Seers}} see a few seconds into the future]] (just enough for her to dodge enemy attacks).
* [[spoiler: [[AntiHero Homura Akemi]]]] from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is revealed to be one.
* Barragan Louisenbairn from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. His abilities stem around manipulating the flow of time to slow down his enemies and make them age and crumble into dust.
* Amber from ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''.
* Emiya Kiritsugu from ''FateZero'' is a more restrained version of this. He has a magecraft called 'Innate Time Control' which allows him to internally affect time - speed it up for superhuman reaction time in combat, or slow down his bodily functions to avoid a search-and-destroy system. However, whenever he reverts to normal time, his body is forcibly 're-synced' to the time of the World, which can cause [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique very heavy internal injuries]].
* Ruri from ''Manga/RisingXRydeen'' has an ability called "chain of lost memory". This lets her revert anything or anyone back to the it was five minutes ago. So as long as the item or person was injured within five minutes she can fix or heal them.
* Kurumi Tokisaki from ''LightNovel/DateALive''. Her bullets have various effects like summoning temporal duplicates of herself, freezing time, speeding herself up, rewinding time to heal her injuries, etc. Each use is a CastFromLifespan, but she can drain the lifespan of others..
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[[folder:Collectible Card Game]]
* ''MagicTheGathering'' has a select few cards that can, in fact, skip or repeat a player's turn. Some are guaranteed (being very powerful) and other are conditional ([[TwentyBearAsses doing something X number of times, for example]]) or left to straight-up chance, like flipping a coin.
** An example of one such card would be [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=96928&type=card Stitch In Time]], from the Ravnica Block.
** For a specific character example, the Blue Planeswalker, [[http://wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Teferi Teferi]], specializes in Time magic.
* The Time Wizard from ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''. [[Anime/YuGiOh The anime]] typically portrays the card effects as the Wizard using its powers to rapidly age monsters to dust, although certain monsters can actually become stronger after a millenium or so.
** The D-Heroes also have traces of this as many of their abilities are connected with time (like sending enemy monsters into the future).
** Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon is able to negate card effects and control time to its own advantage during the battle phase. Its Barian-Force upgraded counterpart has an effect that negates the effects of all other cards and resets the entire state of the duel to that of the beginning of the turn and and then averts the occurrence of any unfavorable outcomes during the main phase.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Immortus in the ''MarvelUniverse''.
** Also in the ''MarvelUniverse'', any wielder of the Time Gem.
* The Time Trapper in ''TheDCU''.
** Rip Hunter is The Time Master. He uses his time machine to, in addition to fighting evil and learning martial arts, get the best soda of all time.
** The android {{Hourman}}, who was built with precognition and chronal manipulation powers on top of possessing a map of all space and time.
* Parodied with the D-list supervillain Killing Time in ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'': he ''doesn't'' have any time powers, but really, really wishes he had. So he uses clock-themed gadgets instead - clock hands thrown as darts, a bolo made by joining the chains of two pocket watches, etc. Emp responds with her "mighty power over plant life" -- that is, she beats him with a branch until he stops moving.
** Same was the case for the DC villain Chronos until he made a deal with Nero, and gained actual time powers
* ''ZeroHour'' villain Extant had loosely defined time control powers. He killed several members of the JusticeSociety by accelerating their aging to the point of death, and later he defeated Jay Garrick by regressing him back to an age before he acquired super-speed and became the Flash.
* The second [[TheFlash Reverse-Flash]] / Zoom (Hunter Zolomon) does not have SuperSpeed, as he uses his temporal powers to fake having SuperSpeed to battle Wally with.
* Recent ComicBook/{{X-Men}} addition Velocidad was first thought to have SuperSpeed. This was disproven when [[CrazyAwesome Doctor Nemesis]] had him run across water... and he fell in, unable to move fast enough to not break the surface tension. Turns out he controls time in a localized pocket, giving him the appearance of super-speed outside but still subjected to the normal laws of physics inside.
** Likewise, Kiden Nixon of ''ComicBook/{{NYX}}''. Time appears to slow down for everyone around her, while still passing normally for her (at one point, she spends ''months'' in this accelerated state, while only a few days pass outside it). However, unlike Velocidad, the effect is more than simply SuperSpeed: She just ''pokes'' someone who had been harassing her, and it snaps his arm like a twig.
** Eva Bell aka Tempus has similar powers to Kiden, being able to create temporal spheres where time slows to a crawl for everyone but her. [[TimeTravel She can also displace time within those same spheres for about a minute]].
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* In ''Fanfic/KeepersOfTheElements'', [[DeadpanSnarker Nasira]], one of the [[{{Immortality}} Immortals]] is the resident Time Mistress.
* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', [[spoiler: [[KnightTemplar Nightmare Eclipse/Paradox]]]], the true BigBad of [[BadFuture Dark World]] can manipulate time, usually as a short term ResetButton to reverse any damage done in battle [[spoiler: (not to mention her GroundhogDayLoop plan)]]. This ultimately turns into a classic HoistByHisOwnPetard scenario, as Twilight figures out how to [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame use that same magic to defeat them]]: [[spoiler: Twilight [[BatmanGambit tricks her into using the reset trick]], so that Twilight can {{Power Copy|ing}} the time magic, and use it to take advantage of how much Paradox has screwed up time to [[GondorCallsForAid summon]] the [[CrisisCrossover G1, G2, G3, and pre-Reign of Chaos G4 Mane Casts]] in order to use all their Elements of Harmony to defeat Paradox and her {{Psycho Ranger|s}} CoDragons.]]
* ''Fanfic/MyLittleCastlevania'' has [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment Aeon]] and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow the Chronomage]], who happen to be {{Arch Enem|y}}ies
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** [[OldMaster Wen the Eternally Surprised]] and The History Monks he founded.
** [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Time]], Goddess of Time.
** [[spoiler: Lobsang Ludd, Time and Wen's son and heir.]]
** And Susan sto Helit, granddaughter of Death, can move through time and stop other people's time.
* The [=ChronoGuard=] and Colonel Next (a renegade former member of that organisation) in the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' books. Being raised by a time traveller has proven to be an odd experience for Thursday, a sort of cross between a familial TimeTravelRomance and a mundane [[DisappearedDad absentee father]].
* In ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', the BigBad Kronus is the Lord of Time. Even without his full power, as he is through the series, he can distort time to slow down his enemies.
* The Shrike from the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' can slow down time and travel freely in time and space.
* While technically any of the Travelers in ''ThePendragonAdventure'' can travel through time using the flumes, Saint Dane and [[spoiler:Nevva Winter]] can control their exact destination in time with them.
* In the ''[[FightingFantasy Sorcery!]]'' gamebook series, each of the Seven Serpents has power over one aspect of the universe. Their leader is the one with power over time.
* Norton becomes Chronos, the incarnation of time in ''Bearing an Hourglass'', the second book in Piers Anthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' Series.
* The Old Ones in ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising'' series seem to be able to do this, to some degree.
* Yog-Sothoth, from the ''CthulhuMythos'', isn't just a master of time - it IS space-time.
* In ''Literature/TheMistbornAdventures'', Sliders are mistings who can create a bubble of accelerated time around them, while Pulsers slow down time in their vicinity. Wayne is the former, and Marasi is the latter.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The Time Lords from ''Series/DoctorWho'', despite the name, are a subversion. They ''cannot'' do this without their technology, with the following exceptions: in ''Invasion of the Dinosaurs'', the Doctor's Time Lord nature provides immunity from time disturbance. In "The End of the World", the Doctor shows that he has a perfect sense of timing, and that he can slow down his perception of time itself. In the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse, trained Time Lords can do this on a small scale, reaching a few seconds across time, usually for combat purposes, and the Celestial Intelligence Agency has operatives who can stop time, or jump a billion years, by willpower alone. But of course, when the Time Lords have their technology with them, they will prove ''exactly'' why they are called the '''Time Lords'''.
* Bilis Manger from ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' embodies this trope.
* ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'': Sapphire can wind back time. Apart from that, Sapphire and Steel's enemies (which includes, arguably, ''Time itself''), commonly can distort and manipulate time.
* Hiro Nakamura from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
** Also from ''Heroes'', Peter Petrelli, who copied it from Hiro, and Arthur Petrelli, who stole it from Peter. Besides being {{Time Master}}s, all three can also teleport as a result of controlling the space-time continuum.
** Daphne's super speed enabled her to time travel when combined with Ando's supercharging, allowing her to travel faster than the speed of light.
* Dr. Tom, the psychiatrist in ''Series/BeingErica'', seems to have this ability. He not only sends the protagonist Erica back through [[MentalTimeTravel time]] but then appears in her history, be it as a hot dog vendor, repairman, street performer, etc. so she can continue to consult with him.
* The demon [[MeaningfulName Tempus]] on ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' could create {{Groundhog Day Loop}}s and [[ResetButton rewind time]]. And later the [[WellIntentionedExtremist Avatars]] and [[TheMenInBlack The Cleaners]] also had time manipulating powers.
* Illyria from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' can slow down time, effectively giving her SuperSpeed. She doesn't appear to be capable of time travel, until [[PowerIncontinence her powers start to malfunction]] and she starts jumping through time uncontrollably.
* Einstein in ''Series/{{Farscape}}.'' Quite apart from having power over wormholes which can allow passage through both time and space, he can handily stop time whenever his guests start getting disagreeable.
* Fate from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. She uses this power to cause [[RubeGoldbergDevice overly elaborate]], almost cartoonish deaths.
* Kazu of the Heaven Time Star, the [=KirinRanger=] from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'' has time-rewind powers.
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[[folder:Multiple Media]]
* The Kanohi Vahi in ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' gives this power, although with the limitation that only the time around a given target can be sped up or slowed down. It doesn't allow time-travel either. ... Unless you break the thing, in which case it crashes time itself, so that the past, present and future will be all happening at once.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Both ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' and ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' feature the Sphere/Arcanum of Time, which allows perception of the past/future as well as manipulation of the flow of time. ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' has it as a specialty of the Cult of Ecstasy (a Tradition that uses ecstatic measures to enter an altered state of perception), whereas ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' has it as a specialty of the Acanthus Path.
** The rare and much maligned True Brujah bloodline from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' can control time with the Temporis Discipline.
** Wraiths may gain some control over the passage of time using the Pandemonium Arcanos in ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion''.
** Characters in ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'' could control time using the Chronos Art.
* ''{{Rifts}}'' Worldbook 3: England features both Temporal Mage and Temporal Knight character classes.
* Arcane Exxet, the magic and supernatural sourcebook for ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'', features Time magic as an available subschool.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' beings with these sorts of abilities:
** The Time Lord {{NPC}} class in Magazine/{{Dragon}} magazine #65.
** The Time Elemental in the 1st Edition Monster Manual II.
** Istus, goddess of Fate in the World of {{Greyhawk}}.
** Phanes, described in the ''TabletopGame/EpicLevelHandbook'' supplement. They're unwanted children of deities of time/destiny who look like black clouds of various shapes. They can travel back in time, summon a copy of themselves from the future, summon copies of their opponents from an alternate timeline, and freeze themselves or others in time and devour their future (which basically makes their victims grow old at an accelerated rate.)
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' introduces the Crypteks of the [[WhateverMancy Chronomancy school]] in the 5e Necron codex, who use [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced hyperscience]] to manipulate time as they see fit. Their aeonstaves can trap victims in bubbles of slow-time, their chronometrons can shift them out of phase with the normal time flow, and their timesplinter cloaks are comprised of protective casings of crystalised time, rendering inert any blow that does not land in the right fraction of a second.
** The most adept of all Cryptek Chronomancers is Orikan the Diviner, a Necron Cryptek whose hyper-advanced technology allows him to manipulate the time-stream in very far-reaching ways. He is fully capable of time travel and altering events in the past to suit his plans, and he's one of if not the only individual in the galaxy who is. With such incredible potential at his command, one might imagine Orikan to be a major player in the galaxy's wars, but in fact he is all but harmless. The thing about Orikan is that he, like all Necrons, is a million-year-old robot whose programming has degraded severely. In life he wasn't a technologist at all, but an astrologer and court fortune-teller. Thus the only thing Orikan really cares about now is making sure that his reputation for accurate fortune-telling is maintained, and this he does by going back in time and making sure his petty predictions and prognostications come true. Not the other way round - he doesn't visit the future to see what will happen, or come up with plans first and predict their success later, he just makes whatever he's predicted using traditional astrology happen. That's pretty much the total extent of the use he puts his fantastically awesome powers to.
* Spanners in ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}'' can travel through both time and space. Traveling in time uses up a spanner's span capacity, while traveling in space does not. Span Ones can travel up to 1 year total in time between 24-hour rest periods, and up to one mile per jump. Span Twos extend their range to 10 years between rests and 10 miles per jump. Span Threes, 100 years and 100 miles. Span Fours get 1000 miles and years, while Span Fives get 10,000. Beyond that, [[ArcWords further information is not available here]].
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Link in ''VideoGame/{{The Legend of Zelda Oracle|Games}} of Ages'' (to past and present), ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' (between child and adult) and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' (going back to the beginning of the game, slowing time, speeding up time, etc).
* The titular "achrons" in ''{{Achron}}'' are Time Masters. Players can pause time, slow it down or speed it up, jump to alternate moments in time and generally observe the entire timeline ([[DelayedRippleEffect timewaves]] and all). This makes them ideal generals for commanding armies in cross-temporal warfare.
* Time Lord in ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier''. Due to the game's lack of GamePlayAndStorySegregation, there ''isn't'' anything stopping him from [[TimeStandsStill freezing time]] and attacking you.
* When the Titans shaped ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s Azeroth, they chose five breeds of dragon, empowered each of them, and gave them dominion over certain aspects of the world. The Bronze Dragonflight was charged with guarding Azeroth's timeways. Bronze dragonflight questgivers meet your character and get confused about whether they have met you before, they [[ExcusePlot send you to important times in history]] so you can [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong stop someone else from screwing them up]], and their leader is long-missing and is implied to be a bad guy now.
** Speaking of which, their leader, Nozdormu, was even granted knowledge of the exact place and time of his own death, so fighting him would be completely stupid. As soon as the fight goes poorly for him, he will just restart the fight from its time of origin and try a different tactic.
* Darkterror the Faceless Void in ''DefenseOfTheAncients'' has several time related skills, his LimitBreak being the ability to stop time in an area excluding himself
* ''{{Pokemon}}'' has two mons with Time powers: Celebi who can travel through time, and Dialga who is essentially the deity of time.
** In the second VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon game, [[spoiler:Darkrai]] can travel through time as well. It sort of makes sense, since he could learn Roar of Time in a special event in the main games.
*** [[spoiler:He also corrupted the aforementioned Dialga into Primal Dialga, which also helps.]]
* St. Germain in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness'', though he may be unable to affect anything. Aeon from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'' is a more normal example, then there's Zephyr from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow'', and the Chronomage UniqueEnemy (the latter two even including references to ''JojosBizarreAdventure'''s most well known TimeMaster, Dio Brando.)
* The BigBad of the ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' series is literally named Timemaster. He's essentially a Galactus analog with power over Time instead of Cosmos. He is only incapable of controlling his own aging process, so he plans to gain immortality by literally destroying time itself, with the unfortunate side effect of killing everything in the Universe except him, something which doesn't seem to bother him much.
** He also has the problem (for the heroes) that he can, at any given time, revert himself to when he was at his most powerful, making it impossible to defeat him. [[spoiler:In the end, only extremely powerful AppliedPhlebotinum or the aid of the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Chaos is able to make him stay down.]]
* Sakuya Izayoi, ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'''s resident [[TimeStandsStill time-stopping]], [[KnifeNut knife-throwing]] NinjaMaid. [[MundaneUtility Very useful for speeding up housework]].
** In her "Deflation World" spellcard, Sakuya pulls both the future and past versions of each knife she throws into the present, in effect forming '''lasers made out of knives.'''
** There is another character with (more subtle) mastery over time: Kaguya Houraisan. Her power control the rate of flow of time, dubbed "power over eternity and temporality" (think BulletTime). [[FridgeBrilliance Which saves her from boredom]], since she has {{Immortality}}. There are [=WMGs=] about how she and Sakuya are connected.
* Richard Wong of ''PsychicForce''.
* TheGambler Luxord from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' has this as his element. [[InformedAbility He never seems to do anything useful with it]], but it sounds [[RuleOfCool cooler]] than the element of Compulsive Gambling. Though given how he doesn't seem to be a cheater in terms of personality, it's kinda justified in why he shies away from using it onscreen. His powers also mostly manifest through applying [[TimedMission Timed Missions]] to various tasks such as the fight between him and Sora.
** On the other hand, the [[BonusBoss Mysterious Figure]] from [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]] demonstrates how a time-wielding boss [[ThatOneBoss is done right.]] One of his tactics involves stopping and rewinding time to recover HP, even reversing the BGM. He has more time-related tricks when he shows up in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance 3D]]'' - in the Japanese version, he even throws out a "[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure TOKI WO TOMARE!]]".
* Kamui of ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' has the Arcana of Time as her default, letting her [[TimeStandsStill freeze opponents in time]], move at SuperSpeed, and use time-delayed copies of herself to [[DoppelgangerSpin evade]] and [[DoppelgangerAttack add to attacks]]. Also, as a side-effect of her Arcana, she's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
* The Time Mage class from the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. Also, the whole point of ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIII-2}}'' is to master time travel.
* ViewtifulJoe can speed up or slow down time, though it's explained in-game as 'visual effects', as the game takes place within a movie film.
* Flash Man, Bright Man and Time Man from the ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series all have weapons that can either slow or stop time.
* This is the only power the protagonist from ''VideoGame/{{Braid}}'' has, and it gets put to many [[MindScrew fascinating]] uses.
* [[TheChessmaster Moebius]] and his predecessors in ''LegacyOfKain'', the [[FisherKing guardians]] of time, who are among nine sorcerers chosen at birth to guard different aspects of the world.
* Time technology shows up a lot in ''CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', with the original breakthroughs made by Einstein. ''Red Alert 2'' introduces the Chrono Legionnaires, who can teleport around and erase other units from history. In the [[AllThereInTheManual original manual]], it's implied that the chronoshift teleportation is actually a case of TimeStandsStill while the unit travels across the map the normal way.
* {{Blinx}} and his fellow Time Sweepers.
* ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': [[spoiler:[=LeChuck=] near the end of Chapter 5. When he sees the Vaycaylian warriors throwing their [[ProngsOfPoseidon javelins]] at him at Winslow's order, the villain uses his voodoo power to make [[TimeStandsStill Time Stand Still]] for those outside of [=LeChuck=]'s ship, making the entirety of the ship seem more like a parody of YearInsideHourOutside. Strangely enough, the Crossroads (and Morgan [=LeFlay=] for that matter) don't seem to be affected by the voodoo time freeze.]]
** A possible explanation for that is found in Chapter 1; the Voodoo Lady mentions that the Crossroads are the source of all voodoo power (or something like that), and as such are probably immune to voodoo being used as a weapon against them.
* VideoGame/DOTA2 has "Faceless Void" whose entire skill set is based on this, most via freezing his foes ([[StopHelpingMe and sometimes his allies]] in time while he beats on them, as well as dodging damage by moving back in time to before the damage happened. Weaver's ultimate also has traces of this, putting weaver in the position he was a few seconds ago, with the same health as then, it's also implied to be how Disruptor's Glimpse works.[[note]]Yet Glimpse is incredibly similar to Kunkka's X marks the spot, which is instead ''space'' magic[[/note]]
* SonicTheHedgehog has this power, but doesn't use it very much (if at all). His rival, Shadow the Hedgehog, uses it much more often, to the point where it can be considered a part of his ElementalPowers. The resident KidFromTheFuture, Silver the Hedgehog, doesn't have this power naturally, but is only relevant to the plot when he time travels.
** In ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', the [[SpacetimeEater Time Eater]] can also ''manipulate'' time during the final battle with it; in fact, the [[OminousLatinChanting words sung in its theme]], ''Dominus Tempus'', translate roughly to "Master of Time".
* Zilean from ''LeagueOfLegends'' holds the title of Chronokeeper, and he lives up to it. He places time bombs (literal ones) on targets that detonate a while later, can rewind time to reduce his cooldowns, and can speed up or slow down time around champions to increasing the movement speed of his allies or decreasing his enemies'. His ultimate ability puts a protective sigil on an ally that will rewind time around them if they die, essentially resurrecting them if they die while the sigil is active. Early-game, his time bombs make him a great nuker, but as the game goes on, he tends to do better in a support role.
* ''CityOfHeroes'' has this as a Buff/Debuff set. It's considered one of the best in terms of performance.
* In ''SpaceChannel5 Part 2'', the Japanese version mentions that [[BigBad Purge]] has the ability to bend spacetime.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'''s BigBad, Lavos, seems to have some influence on time given that his final boss battle takes place against a [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield backdrop]] that changes to scenes spanning history. His evolution in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''.
* Dr. Nefarious Tropy, the self-proclaimed "Master of Time" from the ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Dragonborn can learn a Dragon-Shout that literally commands time itself to stop... and it ''listens''. The dragons are, in a weird metaphysical way that no one either in- or out-of-universe truly understands, either offspring or aspects or both of Akatosh, the god (or spirit, or personification, or ''something'') of Time, so they may count as well, although [[GameplayAndStorySegregation they're not actually seen manipulating time in a gameplay sense]].
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' has the aptly named Khronos, who's one of the three prime Spirits who watch over the world and a major antagonist. He initially only uses his time manipulation to speed up his movements, but in later fights, will stop time completely for a brief moment and can even reset the battle to its beginning. [[spoiler: The reality-warping abilities of Ludger's Corpse Shell are the only thing that keeps him from being completely unbeatable.]]
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* There are two major groups in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' with mastery over time:
** Time is one of the powers available to Sburb players, and one of the [[SpaceMaster two]] which must occur in every session. [[TheLancer Dave Strider]] is the Knight of Time in the human session, and [[EmotionlessGirl Aradia Megido]] is the Maid of Time in the troll session. Both are in charge of timeline management - using their powers to establish and take advantage of {{stable time loop}}s to ensure things proceed as they must, and to provide [[TrialAndErrorGameplay a way to avert]] {{bad future}}s should things go wrong ([[HarderThanHard which they have... often]]). Both use music-themed {{Magic Feather}}s to travel through time - Dave uses turntables, while Aradia uses music boxes; after [[spoiler: [[CameBackStrong ascending to the God Tiers]], Aradia is strong enough in her time powers to freeze [[BigBad Jack]] [[PhysicalGod Noir]] in time without any assistance, however temporarily it may have been]]. Also, both their Lands house the item necessary to initiate [[ResetButton the Scratch]], itself a massive burst of time energy.
** [[color:#2ed73a:The Felt]] each have a different power that allows them to manipulate time or perceive things in the past or future. Well, except for [[DumbMuscle Biscuits]], whose "power" is hiding in an oven that he thinks lets him time travel into the future. [[TheSlowPath Technically true]], even though he's just traveling at the same rate as everyone else. [[spoiler: Actually, his oven doesn't have time powers; it has ''[[HammerSpace space]]'' powers.]]
** [[BiggerBad Lord English]] has absolute dominion over time. He has the ability to travel to any point in time, anywhere in any physical (or non-physical) location. He can even travel outside of time itself. So he isn't just ''coming'' for us. He's already here. [[spoiler:Lord English was originally the cherub Caliborn, the time player in a failed Sburb session.]]
* ''[[Webcomic/M9Girls M9 Girls!]]'': Any can generate a bubble inside of which time almost stops completely.
* ''Webcomic/WaywardSons'': Nysus can speed or slow time in a localized area. He first used it to [[MundaneUtility rapidly ferment wine]].
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Gary/Gamma's special AI ability is to manipulate time. The Meta steals it between ''Blood Gulch Chronicles'' and ''Revelation''.
* Dan from ''TrintonChronicles'' has control over time including accelerating, deaccelerating, and [[TimeStandsStill stopping time]]. As a bonus he gained [[LightEmUp light]] and [[CastingAShadow dark]] generation and control which gives him the bonus abilites to age/de-age (from light) and restore/degrade (from dark) people and objects.
* WordOfGod says there is no time travel in the WhateleyUniverse, but Stopwatch has the power of temporal warping. He can speed up his own personal time until he's effectively a speedster, or he can slow down someone else's time while he moves at a normal rate.
* Virginia from ''WebVideo/ThePlatoonOfPowerSquadron''. At first she can only make [[TimeStandsStill time stop]], but then she and the gang do a little experimenting and discover she can [[spoiler: unfreeze people and create portals to other times and places. There are a few side effects, such as portals to the past being invisible from that end. Naturally, Donald ends up getting lost once.]]
* A somewhat limited example, Clockblocker from ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' can put objects or people in temporal stasis with a single touch.
** Dispatch can make a bubble of sped-up time around himself and a few other people. He uses it for combat, as a battlefield medic and as a force-multiplier for heroes whose powers need a ramp-up period.
** Cody aka Perdition aka [[spoiler:Yangban No. Thirty-Six]] can for all intents and purposes 'rewind' an object or person back a few seconds in time.
** Phir Sē can create portals that deliver their contents forwards or backwards in time [[spoiler:which he exploits to create an infinite loop, allowing for an attack with effectively unlimited energy.]]
** [[spoiler:The fourth Endbringer, Khonsu,]] can create inescapable bubbles of sped up time that cause anyone trapped within to starve to death or die of old age.
** [[spoiler: Gray Boy]] [[AndIMustScream can trap people in seemingly infinite time loops]], as well as revert himself automatically to a previous state to prevent injuries.
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* Paradox from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''. Thanks to a TimeTravel experiment gone wrong and [[TheAgeless thousands of years of practice]], he's capable of displacing himself across time and space at will. He's also immune to time manipulation done by outside forces.
* Clockwork in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
* Slow Mobius from ''WesternAnimation/RickandMorty''.
* Parodied on ''JohnnyBravo'' with Chronos, '''Master of All Time!''' *DramaticThunder*: A [[FunnyAnimal talking Grizzly bear]] who had dubbed himself '''Master of All Time!''' *DramaticThunder* due to having stuffed his cave full of watches that he all meticulously kept precise time on. Well, except the VCR clock. That one was beyond even ''his'' vast and immaterial powers.
* Elita One from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.
** And Vector Prime from ''TransformersCybertron''.
* The [[SdrawkcabName Xelor]] class in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' are time mages, and casually do all of the [[TimeStandsStill associated]] [[TeleportSpam tricks]], except for the aforementioned TimeTravel. The. [[WellIntentionedExtremist main villain]] goes to some unsavory lengths [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong to try and prove that last part wrong]].
* Chronozoid on ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce'' complete with VillainTeleportation and of course TimeTravel.
* The Pastmaster from ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'', an [[OurLichesAreDifferent undead]] EvilSorceror with the ability to travel through time, and with the [[SpellBook Tome of Time]], summon creatures from different eras.
* Warp from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' travels to the past (our present) to steal artifacts and take them back to his time where they are priceless treasures. He justifies it by being [[TheFatalist a fatalist]].
--> '''Warp:''' I went back in time to steal this because history says it disappeared. And history says it disappeared because I went back to steal it. Past, present, future. It's all written in stone, my dear. And nothing you do can ever change it.
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