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"Throughout the entire world there exist but a very few people capable of skipping through time."
Galactic King explaining the technique


Time-Skip (時とばし Toki-Tobashi) is a technique used by Hit. It is also a technique that very few people can learn and master.

Overview

Time-Skip is a technique where the user skips time for a tenth of a second, and in that limited time, they are able to move freely. The technique does not stop time however (though some have mistaken it for doing so),[6] and the user's foe will still be able to move, although an unaware opponent will always be caught off guard. However, if the opponent is aware of the technique, they can work to counter it, as the technique is flawed in that user will not know their opponent's movements either. For normal beings a tenth of a second is basically nothing, but if the user of this power has incredible speed, the user will have a greater advantage over his or her opponent. When Hit uses this technique, to outside observers, he disappears the moment he uses it and reappears somewhere else, as he is skipping over that moment.

Hit uses Time-Skip to overwhelm Vegeta

It is explained in the manga that this technique is fully effective on opponents whose power level is near to or lesser than that of the user, otherwise, the amount of time skipped decreases the stronger the foe is. In the manga, while Super Saiyan Goku is stronger than Hit, he is not strong enough to make a noticeable altercation to the Time-Skip length, but by using Super Saiyan God he is able to shorten the duration of the Time-Skip more and more as he powers up, and he becomes immune to the Time-Skip entirely by using Super Saiyan Blue's full power, because in that form he was too strong for Hit. It is also revealed in the manga that Whis knows how to counter Time-Skip, but did not tell Goku as he wants him to find his own solution as a valuable part of his training, to the frustration of Beerus. Additionally, in the manga if Hit uses his full power he is likely only able to use his Time-Skip one more time during battle due to the stamina drain of his full power.

Goku overcomes the Time-Skip using Super Saiyan Blue

In the anime, Hit improved during the battle, and is able to surpass the tenth of a second limit and upgrade the technique to one-fifth of a second, then eventually half a second while fighting Goku. Goku managed to become immune to its effects using Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken. This, however, pushes Hit to further evolve his time manipulation ability to be able to actually freeze his opponent in time while mid-Time-Skip. In the manga Hit notes that if necessary he can increase his Time-Skip beyond a tenth of a second in order to travel further into the future, making it harder for Goku to anticipate his movement.

In the English dub of the anime, when discussing Delayed Onset Ki Disorder with Goku, King Kai noted that with the X10 Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken Goku was able to force his way into the future in order to nullify Hit's own Time-Skip.[7]

In both the manga and anime, the Galactic King shows awareness of the technique and identifies Hit as a user of the technique. This suggests that the Galactic King and/or the Galactic Patrol has encountered the technique at some point before the Tournament of Destroyers. In the manga during the "Future" Trunks Saga, Jaco elaborates that while techniques like Time-Skip allow one to manipulate time, they are not considered a violation of Galactic laws regarding time travel as like the Time Freeze ability of Tokunoshin Omori's failed Time Machine demonstrated in Jaco the Galactic Patrolman (when Jaco told Omori he wouldn't arrest him as said Time Machine was a failed prototype that could only temporarily stop time) a Time-Skip user cannot use the technique to travel into the past which can lead to the creation of Alternate Timelines which is the main reason why Future Bulma's Time Machine is considered so dangerous. This reveals that at least within the manga's continuity, Hit's use of Time-Skip during the Tournament of Power was not a crime, explaining why the Galactic King and Jaco had no issue with Hit's usage of the technique, as it isn't illegal in Universe 7.

During Hit and Goku's second fight, Vados explains that Hit can store the time he's skipped to create a separate space where he can't be touched. Hit uses this ability against Goku, but Goku manages to destroy the space with his ki and a God Kamehameha.

During the Tournament of Power, Hit uses the Time-Skip to knock Narirama out of the arena and save Caulifla from being knocked out. During the tournament, it is explained that the moment before Hit uses Time-Skip, his entire body tenses up. While engaging Dyspo of Universe 11, Hit's Time-Skip is completely countered by Dyspo's immense speed, and with his superior hearing that he uses to listen for Hit's muscles vibrating, while his body tenses up to use the technique. However, thanks to his Pure Progress, Hit managed to replicate his body movements used in a normal Time-Skip to produce feints and trick Dyspo, in order to gain an edge on the latter and cover the weakness caused by his vibrations and tension.

Hearts anticipates Hit's Time-Skip

Hit once again uses his Time-Skip against Jiren, but to his and Champa's shock, Jiren is able to expertly predict and strike Hit where Jiren knows he will be after the time-skip, possibly thanks to his advanced movement analysis. As the battle continues, Hit has adapted to Jiren's technique enough to land a single blow on Jiren, thus trapping him in his Cage of Time.

In the anime version of the Universal Conflict Saga, Hit uses Time-Skip against Oren, however the Neo Machine Mutant dodges it using his Data Input.

In the manga version of the Universal Conflict Saga, Hit uses Time-Skip against Hearts, however Hearts anticipates where Hit will attack from and easily avoids the blow.

During the events of the Supreme Kai of Time Saga, Hit turns Jiren's ability to break through his Time Skip into an advantage during their fight against Legendary Super Saiyan Broly. Hit freezes time while Jiren breaks through the technique since Broly is not powerful enough to do the same, allowing Jiren to make use of the delayed time to hammer Broly with Power Rush, defeating the Saiyan berserker.

Variations

  • Icy Glare - Hit looks at his opponent then he quickly uses Time-Skip to assault the opponent and then returns to his original spot. From his opponent's perspective, Hit does not appear to be moving at all. Named in Dragon Ball FighterZ.
  • Time-Skip/Jump Spike - Hit charges towards the opponent and directly punches them.
  • Time-Skip/Tremor Pulse - Hit teleports behind the opponent and kicks them.
  • Time-Skip/Flash Skewer - Hit stands in place and punches the opponent directly in the face.
  • Time-Skip/Back Breaker - Hit turns around and counters his opponent's attack to land a heavy finish on them.
  • Time-Skip/Molotov - Hit's Ultimate Skill where he uses his Time-Skip ability, Hit quickly assaults his opponent with a full-on barrage of punches. If the blows performed during the skipped time hit the opponent, the resulting force applies to the opponent all at once and knocks them away after the Time-Skip ends.
  • Time Freeze - In the anime, by improving the Time-Skip ability enough, the user can go beyond just skipping time and can freeze time on an opponent if Hit gets close enough to inflict it upon them during the Time-Skip.
  • Tides of Time - A personal subspace using the skipped time stored upon using Time-Skip. Used in the anime.
  • Time Release - Hit fires an energy blast in combination with the Tides of Time. Used in the anime.
    • Time Prison - Hit's last resort attack where he can freeze anyone or anything in time. Used in the anime.
  • Time-Skip/Pulse Beating - A move used in SDBH, Hit uses Time-Skip and then barrages the opponent with kicks.

Video Game Appearances

It is his Super Attack in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it appears as part of Hit's Time Skip/Molotov Ultimate Skill and his Flash Fist Crush Super Skill. The Future Warrior can obtain Hit's Ultimate Skill via summoning Shenron and choosing "I Want A New Ultimate Attack!" as their wish, allowing the Future Warrior to use Time-Skip as part of the Ultimate Skill and can obtain Hit's Super Skill summoning Shenron via choosing "I Want A New Super Attack!" as their wish. Hit can also use Time-Skip during his grab/throw. As part of the Super Pack 1 DLC, Hit was added as a Patroller Academy Instructor allowing the Future Warrior to train under him once the proper requirements are met. During School Quest 01: "Hit's Initiation Test", he teaches them his Time Skip/Flash Skewer Super Skill. During School Quest 02: "Lesson 1", he teaches them his Time-Skip/Back Breaker Super Skill. During School Quest 03: "Lesson 02", he teaches them his Time Skip/Jump Spike Super Skill. During School Quest 04: "Lesson 3", he teaches them his Time Skip/Tremor Pulse Evasive Skill.

"I won't stand for this! Time skipping is a crime, you know!"
— Supreme Kai of Time Chronoa considering Hit's use of Time-Skip a crime in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

As part of the 1.15.00 Update DLC, Supreme Kai of Time Chronoa has special dialogue when facing Hit in battle, during which Chronoa reveals his Time skipping is a crime and that she won't stand for it. Hit however tells her that if she gets in his way then she'll face the consequences indicating he is not intimidated by the Supreme Kai of Time despite her position as the goddess who rules over timespace.[3] However as a Patroller Academy Instructor and deputized Time Patroller during Infinite History Saga, she has no problem with Hit's use of Time Skip or him teaching the techniques to Time Patrollers such as the Future Warrior, though its likely she granted him special permission to utilize it while assisting the Time Patrol. She also does not take any issue with the Future Warrior's usage of Time-Skip based techniques learned from Hit or acquired via wishes to Shenron (however this could be an example of her trust in the Future Warrior to utilize said abilities to defend history).

In Dragon Ball Fusions, Time Skip appears as a Special Move that can be learned by certain characters such as Towa (Lv. 90), Towale, Towane, Ariano (Lv. 100), Kabla (Lv. 99), Litee (Lv. 98), Lullus (Lv. 98), Parm (Lv. 99), Ratopa (Lv. 100), and Toomel (Lv. 99). It can be learned by Female Offworlder Tekka at Level 96. Interestingly Hit doesn't use the Time Skip Special Move which acts as a supportive technique that allows an ally to act immediately and instead Hit uses two variations a supportive counterattack called Time Slip: Sever and a melee rush called Time Slip: Smash.

In Dragon Ball Legends, Time Skip appears as the Special Quirk Skill Arts for Hit (DBL15-08S) though it adds Flash Fist Crush as a counter that is performed if Hit is attacked with a Tap Attack, Tackle, Tap Shot, Strike Arts, or Ki Blast Arts while in the Time Skip's fighting stance. Additionally during Part 10 of the Main Story, Hit utilizes Time Skip when he confronts Shallot in order to stop him from confronting the traitorous Zahha (who was the true Mastermind behind the Tournament of Time) when he wasn't mentally prepared to do so, inadvertently saving his life. Later when Goku Black and Zamasu attempt to capture Shallot as part of their own plan to usurp Zahha, Hit uses his Time Skip to save Shallot whom Hit had been hired to protect. Working together, the two are able to overpower the pair forcing them to retreat. Afterwards Shallot remains Hit of their deal that if they won, he'd tell Shallot who hired him, but Shallot realizing he's about to lose consciousness, tells Hit they'll talk about it when he comes to and collapses. Present Goku appears revealing he had survived the Omnificence Crystal's Hakai and that he was responsible for hiring Hit to protect Shallot, while he was busy gathering allies for the final confrontation with Mastermind's group and their leader Zahha.

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, Hit's Time-Skip/Molotov is named Time Skip and appears as one of his Super Attacks. Additionally Flash Fist Crush appears under the name Ultimate Time Skip which appears as Hit's other Super Attack. Time Skip can be learned by any Hero type Avatar by raising Hit's Camaraderie, while Ultimate Time Skip can be learned by any Berserker type Avatar by raising Hit to Camaraderie Lvl 4.[5]

Trivia

  • Both the Galactic King and Jaco are shown to be aware of the existence of this technique. As it allows the user to manipulate time, it is technically a violation of galactic law; however, Jaco decides to overlook it in light of Hit's power and reputation, due to being concerned for his own safety. Presumably, the Galactic King also overlooks it for similar reasons.
    • In the manga, when Bulma calls him out on this when they are arguing when Jaco suspects she is researching time travel. Jaco states that Hit's Time-Skip is different, as it Hit can not use it to alter the past, which is the main reason why time travel is considered so dangerous, as it creates parallel worlds in the form of alternate timelines. Thus the ability to travel forward into the future is not considered as dangerous as the ability to travel into the past.
      • Oddly enough, Chronoa considers Hit's use of Time-Skip a crime if she faces him in battle, despite the fact that there is little danger of his Time-Skip creating alternate timelines or altering history. However given her understanding of temporal matters, it is possible their is an unknown danger associated with the use of Time-Skip or that it is possible to utilize knowledge of the technique to develop the ability further to travel backwards in time. Alternatively she dislikes Hit's use of the technique for personal gain due to his occupation as an assassin, which would explain why she had no issue with Patroller Academy Instructor Hit or the Future Warrior's use of the technique as they are utilizing it in support of the Time Patrol.

References

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