"I've struck the "toui", one of your 708 pressure points! You'll die 7 seconds after I pull out my fingers. Spend those 7 seconds thinking about your sinful ways!!"
― Kenshiro to Spade (Fist of the North Star)

The power to delay the effects of anything. Opposite to Instant Effect.

Also Called

  • Delay Effect
  • Effect Lagging
  • Stall Effect


The user can delay the effect of anything to a later time, for example striking target, but the impact of the strike would not occur until later.




  • May only apply to certain effects/attacks.
  • May not be able to control when the effect eventually occurs.
  • May not change the amount of damage done.

Known Users

  • Blush (Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Yue Ayase (Negima)
  • Users of Delay Spell (Pathfinder)
  • Pokémon with Future Sight or Doom Desire (Pokémon series)
  • Garchomp (Pokémon anime); Destruction caused by Hyper Beam is briefly delayed
  • Users of Delay Damage (Shadowrun)

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