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Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!

When it comes to using different kinds of powers in anime, the list may be infinite, but we all know what the best ability is.

Time manipulation is undoubtedly one of the strongest powers to have. No other ability holds a candle to time control. A time user can ignite the flame, stop it from getting lit, make the candle melt in a second, or even stop the candle from even having existed.

Wondering who the best time manipulators are? Let me give you a list of the top 15 strongest time users in anime.

15. Seraphina – Unordinary

Seraphina is classified as God-tier on the show, with respect to her kickass abilities. Time manipulation is her main ability – the strongest power anyone can have at Wellston High.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Seraphina | Source: Fandom

It allows her to freeze and slow down time without any effect on her own abilities. Since other people and their attacks are frozen or slowed down, Sera can easily overpower them. However, if Sera is faced with a stronger time user, she will not be immune to its effects.

She can also rewind time, albeit in only particular areas. If she injures a part of herself, she can rewind time around that part, reversing the effects of the attack that injured it.

14. Aoba Takatsu – Code: Breaker

Best friends with the Sakura, female protagonist of Code: Breaker, Aoba Takatsu is known for her time manipulation. With her right hand, she can transform any object or person into their past or future state. All she has to do is declare the number of seconds she wants to rewind or fast forward.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Aoba Takatsu | Source: Fandom

Although she is seen using this power to bring her torn clothes back to their original state, she also uses Time Chance In Object on people, to alter their mental, physical, as well as spiritual states. If she is able to touch a high-powered opponent, she can rewind them to a time that their powers were not developed as much.

Aoba also has another ability called Vital Acupuncture that allows her to revitalize herself by rewinding her body to a state when she was at the fullest in terms of strength.

13. Tomoyo Kanzaki – When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

Tomoyo Kanzaki is one of the main characters of the anime and manga series When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace. She’s got quite the uncommon superpower though – it’s called Closed Clock.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Tomoyo Kanzaki | Source: Fandom

She can stop and forward time, even slow it down. But she cannot rewind it. Fans however are confident that she will awaken this power soon. She can already use Closed Clock on specific people and objects; if she learns Time Rewind, she might just become the most powerful character on the show.

What makes her time manipulation awesome is that it can be activated by just her thinking about it. Alternatively, she can also just snap her fingers for it to work.

12. Kurumi Tokisaki – Date A Live

Kurumi is the first and most powerful spirit antagonist to appear in Date A Live. Manipulating time is just her secondary ability, the first being shadow manipulation. Imagine how strong she is.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Kurumi | Source: Fandom

She has 3 guns too. The flintlock and the musket contain special bullets that can be infused with time power. First, she has to summon to angel Zafkiel, the Time Emperor, and load the power into the bullets. She can then shoot these bullets, either at objects or targets, or into herself, depending what power she wants to deploy.

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She can deaccelerate time to slow down an enemy, speed it up so they age, restore injuries by rewinding time, temporarily stop time, send targets flying into the past or the future, and also create temporal clones of herself and her targets. With enough power she can go back in time and defeat villains that have killed millions of people in the future.

11. Sailor Pluto – Sailor Moon

Setsuna Meiou, aka Sailor Pluto, is the guardian of the Space-Time Door, which is the gateway to a timeless, spaceless dimension. As guardian, she is forbidden to traverse through time, freeze time, and never leave the Space-Time Door unattended. But this means that if she wanted to, she could stop time and travel through it.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Sailor Pluto | Source: Fandom

She has the blood of Chronos within her, ensuring that she will live forever. Sailor Pluto can also fly. She can do a lot of things, like tossing someone through the dimensions and permanently locking the space-time corridor.

If she wasn’t under the threat of death to use her time powers, she’d definitely be in the top 7.

10. Emiya Kiritsugu – Fate/Zero

Kiritsugu the Magus Killer, uses magic only as a supplementary tool to his guns and other weapons. His father Norikata Emiya was a master time manipulator. With the family magic crest on his back, Kiritsugu contains a fragment of the Emiya magic powers.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Kiritsugu Emiya | Source: Fandom

Kiritsugu has innate time control power within him. He can adjust and modify time within a specific space by separating it from the rest of the normal flow of time. He can pause, accelerate, and reverse time. If he spends enough prana, he can reverse the effects of time, and go back and eliminate the cause, i.e., alter the past.

But Kiritsugu mainly uses the time acceleration power, to speed himself up to four times. Using his other time altering abilities, he can regulate his metabolic and physiological functions to exist as normal in his speeded-up version. With the use of Avalon, he can also regenerate any injuries that take place when he is fighting with accelerated speed.

9. Baraggan Louisenbairn – Bleach

Former God-King of Hueco Mundo, Baraggan is an extremely powerful Arrancar. He is the member of the Espada and represents the process of aging brought on by time. And yes, of course, he can control it.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Baraggan Louisenbairn | Source: Fandom

By speeding up time, he can fast forward the age of whatever and whoever he touches. He can age any part of you in the matter of minutes. This also means he can accelerate physical deterioration of the body, literally crumbling bone into dust. He can also dilate time and slow down oncoming attacks.

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Since Baraggan is an Arrancar, he can release his Resurreccion with the help of his Zanpakuto. In this form, his powers multiply to the level that everything around him starts to deteriorate and die due to aging without him even doing anything. He can also release a sort of mist called Respira, that rots and decay anything it touches. But if Respira somehow enters his own body, its effects begin to work on him too.

8. The Time – Cardcaptor Sakura

The Time is a Moon type magic card or Clow Card in the Cardcaptor Sakura series. It is affiliated with The Dark Clow Card, under Eastern magic. It falls under Yue’s jurisdiction.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
The Time | Source: Fandom

It can do everything you’d expect it to do – accelerate time, slow it down, stop time – a full and free control over all aspects of the passage of time. The Time can cause time to reverse to, making it so that an entire day never even happened. It can also cause a temporal loop, making events happen over and over again indefinitely.

It can freeze the power of all other cards except The Nothing. The Time also can predict future events, like other Clow cards.

7. Amber – Darker than Black

Amber’s time manipulation takes the form of Chronokinesis, which can enable her to rewind time indefinitely. Most time users can only rewind time by a few minutes or maximum by a day, but Amber’s chronal rewinding has no known limit.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Amber | Source: Fandom

Alternatively, she can also see into the future with the help of a kind of clairvoyance.

She can freeze time and then – wait for it – pluck people out of their timestreams and put them elsewhere. She can also travel through time herself. Her presence and movement go completely undetected under the effect of her power.

6. Dio – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Possibly one of the most famous time users, Dio is a primary character in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure with echoes throughout the series.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Dio | Source: Fandom

This omnipresence says something about his power too – the ability to control time through his Stand, The World. The World can halt time for a total of 9 seconds. In this period he can move around freely, taking out his enemies one by one.

Not just people, but all forces in the world also freeze under his time stop ability. This means Dio can defy gravity. Additionally, Dio is also a vampire, and possesses superhuman skills.

5. Jotaro Kujo – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Jotaro and his Stand Star Platinum are often spoken about along with Dio and The World. This is because Jotaro’s Stand evolves into Star Platinum: The World, and encompasses its time freezing ability.

Jotaro | Source: Fandom

He can stop time for a total of 5 seconds and wreak havoc in that time. In the Eyes Over Heaven storyline, Star Platinum becomes Star Platinum Over World with the help of The World’s Heaven Ascension Dio. It learns to rewrite time and reality itself.

But the world ceases to exist Heaven Ascension Dio dies. If it had stayed alive, Jotaro Kujo could be a definite contender for the top 2.

4. Satella – Re:ZERO

Satella is the Witch of Envy, the most powerful among the seven Witch of Sin. She can use yin magic, control shadows, as well as manipulate time.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Satella | Source: Fandom

She can freeze time without a measure and reverse its flow for days. She can control who gets affected and who can sense her manipulation of time as well. Satella, obsessed with Subaru, often allows him to sense the shifting of time.

When Subaru dies, she can bring him back to life. This is the Return by Death ability that she gives him, and whenever he tries to tell people about it, she uses her Unseen Hand to squeeze his heart and pause time.

3. Dimaria Yasta – Fairy Tail

Satella is more powerful than Dimaria, but only at both their base forms. The God of Time, Chronos, uses Dimaria as his chosen vessel. She is able to use his channeled powers to control time.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Diamria | Source: Fandom

Even without the God Soul take over, Dimaria can manipulate time as Chronos taught her how. In Age Seal she just has to click her teeth together to freeze time. She is the only person that can freely move during this time stop. Enemies are completely vulnerable during this technique, and when time is resumed, it appears like the war was won within a second. This ability gives her the name of Goddess of War.

When she summons Chronos to possess her, she turns into the Goddess of Time. The overflow of God energy obliterates anything that has the misfortune of being within its radius. All her chronal powers become enhanced in this form. Her mere aura is enough to radiate destruction. Her strength, durability, and magical powers all become augmented to a degree that she becomes almost invincible.

2. Julius Novachrono – Black Clover

Kind, noble, innocent-looking Wizard King Julius Novachrono of Black Clover, can really do it all when it comes to time manipulation.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Julius | Source: Fandom

He has the magic attribute that allows him different time control abilities like Chronokinesis or movement through time, and Chrono Anastasis, Chrono Stasis, and Chrono Stasis Grigora which is the stoppage of time to various degree. He can accelerate and decelerate the speed of time passage, as well as reverse the flow of time.

Julius can also restrain his enemies in a time or temporal loop. He is the strongest Magic Knight of Clover Kingdom, and this means he possesses a terrific quantity of magical power. He can actually steal time and store it away for future use. Really, even akuma (devils) don’t stand a chance against him.

1. Whis – Dragon Ball Super

Whis, the overpowered angel from Dragon Ball Super, is the strongest Time user in anime. Whis is the most powerful character in the franchise. He is the immortal teacher of the God of Destruction, Beerus, and has full control of time. Whis cannot be defeated.

Top 15 Strongest Time Users Of All Time In Anime, Ranked!
Whis | Source: Fandom

He’s so strong that he’s not allowed to get involved with the problems of mortals. He can take on Goku in Super Saiyan God mode and Vegeta together. While training them, the universe itself become endangered.

Whis rewinds time and Goku kills Frieza English Dub

He can go back and forth in time, slow down time, speed it up – even within the womb, and stop time altogether. He can reverse time for up 3 minutes – which is enough time to turn back the destruction of an entire planet. Whis can also travel easily not just through time, but through dimensions. He possessed a complete knowledge of the multiverse. With the help of his staff, he can look into anyone’s timestream and also resurrect the dead.   

Originally Written By Epic Dope

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