"Krux's power was the opposite of his brother's; he could reverse time. It's a huge advantage in combat. Know your opponent's next move, know how to counter it."
― Master Wu explaining Krux's power to control the Reversal Movement of Time (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
"Oh, I like that! Say it again!"
― Kang the Conqueror to Ravonna before rewinding time (LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2)
― God after turning back time (The Simpsons)
"Rewind can only travel 5 seconds in the past."
― Oliver to Kaz on how the superhero Rewind powers work. (Mighty Med)

The ability to rewind time. Sub-power of Time Manipulation and Time Travel. Opposite to Time Acceleration and Flash-Forward. Not to be confused with Time Travel.

Also Called

  • Revival
  • Temporal Reversal
  • Time Reversal/Rewind
  • Turning Back Time


The user can rewind time to a few seconds, minutes, hours, days and years into the past and alter it. This method of time travel rarely entails any paradoxes (such as the grandfather paradox) if the user rewinds themselves parallel to time.





  • May be limited to how far back can rewound.
    • May not be able to rewind beyond the point of birth.
    • May require Energy.
    • The further you go, the more energy you need.
  • May not be able to bring back those who died.
  • May require energy to be extracted from environment causing harm to those in the immediate area.
  • Users of Temporal Protection or Accelerated Probability will notice time rewinding and try a different approach.
  • Actions that occur after time is rewound changes the timeline, and could cause unexpected consequences.
  • May need to set a "checkpoint" ahead of time to return to.
  • May be unable to return to their original time and must re-live the timeline up until they get to the time period in which they originally left.
  • May be unable to control.
  • May not prevent paradoxes if the user doesn't rewind parallel with time.
  • Temporal Immunity

Known Users


  • Francis Grey (The Batman)
  • Eon (Ben 10)
  • Professor Paradox (Ben 10)
  • Clockwork (Danny Phantom)
  • Nox ("Wakfu)
  • Krux (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Thanos (Silver Surfer: The Animated Series)
  • Luka Couffaine/Viperion (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)


  • Major William Cage (Edge of Tomorrow)
  • Sergeant Rita Vrataski (Edge of Tomorrow)
  • Phil Connors (Groundhog Day)
  • Superman (Superman)
  • Makoto Konno (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time)
  • Myron Castleman (12:01 PM; 1990 short film)
  • Isabel Bigelow (Bewitched; 2005 film)
  • Rewind (We Can Be Heroes)

Live Television

  • Mallory (American Horror Story); via Tempus Infinituum
  • Nora West-Allen/XS (Arrowverse)
  • Rewind (Mighty Med)
  • Barry Thomas (12:01 PM; 1993 television film)
  • The Oracles (Angel)
  • Tempus (Charmed)
  • Zaira Vangoria (Chica Vampiro)
  • Alistair Peck (Fringe)
  • KirinRanger (Gosei Sentai Dairanger)
  • John Mulligan (Heroes)
  • Curtis (Misfits)
  • Jor-El (Smallville)
  • Corrine Baxter (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High); one off
  • Stephen Jameson (The Tomorrow People)
  • Tru Davies (Tru Calling)
  • Jack Harper (Tru Calling)
  • Ferdinand Magellan's Astrolabe (Warehouse 13); can rewind and erase 24 hours for the user.
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place); via Spell Casting
  • Scaroth/Count Scarlioni/Captain Tancredi (Doctor Who); via the field interphase stabilizer



  • Satoru Fujinuma (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)
  • The Time Card (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Yuna D. Kaito (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Cards)
  • Shunsuke Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Aoba Takatsu (Code: Breaker)
  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live)
  • Shido Itsuka (Date A Live)
  • Amber (Darker than Black)
  • Kusuo Saiki (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan)
  • Whis (Dragon Ball)
  • Ultear Milkovich (Fairy Tail)
  • Rebecca Bluegarden (Edens Zero); via Cat Leaper
  • Saori (Gokukoku no Brynhildr)
  • Yoshikage Kira (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable); via Deadly/Killer Queen: Bites the Dust
  • Ringo Roadagain (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VII: Steel Ball Run); via Mandom
  • Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Misty (Super Doll Licca-chan)
  • Chloe Aubert (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken)
  • Burger Director (Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes)
  • Kako (Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun)
  • Urashiki Ōtsutsuki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)

Video Games

  • Tim (Braid)
  • Mercurius (Dies Irae); via his Law Acta est Fabula
  • Time Mages (Final Fantasy V); via the spell Reset/Return
  • Loki/Yoshino Reiji (Fortissimo Akkord Bsusvier)
  • Sissiel (Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective)
  • Young Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance)
  • Ekko (League of Legends)
  • Zilean (League of Legends)
  • Max Caulfield (Life is Strange)
  • Transcendents of Time (MapleStory)
  • Kirston (MapleStory)
  • Arkarium (MapleStory)
  • Will (MapleStory)
  • Von Bon (MapleStory)
  • Black Mage (MapleStory); via Rhinne's ability
  • Gerand Darmoor (MapleStory); via Chronica's ability
  • Aion (Norn9); limited to rewinding all of history
  • Deja Vu (Skylanders)
  • New Kid (South Park: The Fractured but Whole)
  • D is Astranagant (Super Robot Wars)
  • Tracer (Overwatch)
  • Viewtiful Joe (Viewtiful Joe)
  • Tama (World of Final Fantasy)
  • Kang the Conqueror (Lego Marvel Superheroes 2)
  • Doctor Strange (Lego Marvel Superheroes 2)
  • Ravonna/ Terminatrix (Lego Marvel Superheroes 2)
  • Enchantress (Lego Marvel Superheroes 2)
  • Stan Lee (Lego Marvel Superheroes 2)
  • Monika ("Doki Doki Literature Club!"); via as President of the Literature Club

Web Comics

  • Aradia Megido (Homestuck); via her quartz music boxes and status as Maid of Time
  • Dave Strider (Homestuck); via his Timetables and status as Knight of Time
  • Seraphina (unOrdinary)

Known Objects

  • Music Box (Chucklevision)
  • The Lyoko supercomputer (Code Lyoko); via the Temporal Reversion program.
  • Time Button (Futurama)
  • Omega 13 (Galaxy Quest)
  • Time Turner (Harry Potter)
  • Time Vent Card (Kamen Rider Ryuki)
  • Shuyong Seeds (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)
  • Reversal Time Blade (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Goddess Teardrops (MapleStory)
  • Time Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • Do Over Watch (Pair of Kings)
  • Do-Over-Inator (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Sands of Time (Prince of Persia)
  • The Eliacube ("Wakfu")
  • Kang's Time Crystal (LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2)
  • The Hourglass of Time (The Smurfs)
  • The Time Machine (The Time Machine)
  • The Field Interface Stabilizer (Doctor Who)
  • Time Twirler (My Little Pony Equestria Girls)
  • Zemeckis Cube (Ready Player One)

Known Locations



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