|“||Oh, my God. Oh, my God! You just... You pressed "pause" on... life!||”|
The users of this power have the ability to stop the flow of time, causing objects and beings to instantly freeze in place and appear completely motionless. A being who remains unfrozen while time is suspended is able to move and manipulate affected objects, even while the impact of gravity remains impeded.
It seems that this ability does not affect the air or wind in a frozen area, as in Surrender Niko's hair continued to blow in the wind and the wind disturbed her and Harry's clothing while they were frozen outside of Viralis' lair.
Concentration is required in order to keep everything frozen, as even a small lapse can cause time to resume. Anger will also cause users to be unable to access their power at all, until they calm down and are able to think rationally.
Immunity or Resistance
Witches and Whitelighters are naturally immune to this power. Whenever Mel freezes an area with witches or Whitelighters around, those select individuals will find themselves unaffected while everything else is frozen. Aside from witches and Whitelighters, certain upper-level demons, supernatural beings, and mystical substances are immune or resistant to this power as well. Another method of immunity for this power, and others, is wearing a witch hunter’s ring, which are specifically designed to block magic.
Bodily Immobilization is the ability to cause people to become motionless in their current place, making it appear as if they were frozen in time.
Molecular Inhibition, also known as Ice Stasis, is the ability to completely stop the movement of molecules, causing them to lose their energy and solidify, resulting in ice. Unlike time freezing, this ability can be used to cause immobility by causing a being to be frozen in ice.
- Original Power
- Through spell, artifact, power stealing, etc.
- 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."