Temporal Stasis, more commonly referred to as freezing or stopping time, is the power to completely stop the flow of time.


The users of this power have the ability to stop the flow of time, making objects and beings appear frozen. Whether time is stopped in total, or within a defined area, is currently unclear. A being who remains unfrozen while time is suspended is able to move and manipulate objects; even while the impact of gravity remains impeded.

Some supernatural beings and demons are resistant or immune to this ability. Taydeus, the Imposter Demon and Hunter were all able to 'break out' of a freeze for fractions of a second (resistance); while Harry Greenwood noted that the Harbinger of Hell was 'too strong' to be frozen at all.

Hellflame is also magically resistant, and will only freeze for a fraction of a second before it resumes burning.

It's currently unclear whether or not Witches and Whitelighters are immune to this power, or if the user may choose who/what stays unfrozen.

Known Users

Original Power


  • In the original series, Piper's active power allowed her to simulate the stoppage of time by slowing down molecules.
  • According to Harry, this power is common amongst "control freaks."