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"Stop your enemy with telekinesis! Chargeable. The more you charge, the longer they freeze."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse Skill description

Time Freeze (タイムストップ Taimu Sutoppu) is the special ability to temporarily stop time, which allows the user to escape an opponent and hide when they find themselves losing a fight.

Overview

Guldo puts his hands out and inhales a lot of air. Then, he yells "Time Freeze!" and time stops. In the anime Guldo needs to hold his breath to stop time, and so quickly closes his mouth to hold his breath, and after this, time will temporarily stop for as long as Guldo can continue to hold his breath. In the manga he just stops it temporarily, which uses up a lot of energy - leaving him unable to attack while freezing time. When Hit uses the technique he faces his palm at the opponent and freezes them in time, when Chronoa uses Freeze she points both hands at her foe and stops their bodies' time, freezing them in place.

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Guldo stops time with his special ability

While time is stopped Guldo can either run and hide or attack, however Guldo can not hold his breath for very long, which means that he can only stop time for a very short time, while it also uses up a lot of his energy; so repeatedly using it can wear him down very quickly. During his fight with Gohan and Krillin, it is shown that if he uses the move three times, it will completely drain him of energy to the point that he can not even fire simple Ki Blasts. He implies that his rapid energy drain was due to choosing a chili cookoff over a diet and exercise program. It is unknown if he can continue to use the move after he has been drained, but it is known that he can not use any other moves until he recovers.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it is revealed by Guldo that the user continues to age even while time is stopped (presumably because time does not stop for the user as they can move while stopping time).

Usage

Guldo used this technique against Gohan and Krillin.

In the Dragon Ball Super anime, Hit manages to attain usage of the Time Freezing ability by improving his Time-Skip ability, and is able to freeze Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken Goku in place by touching him mid Time-Skip in order to avoid his match finishing punch.

In Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, the Time Machine built by Tokunoshin Omori is unable to travel through time but has the ability to temporarily freeze time. It is the only known Time Machine capable of freezing time.

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission!, Chronoa uses her Freeze ability to stop Mira from being able to move, however he eventually manages to break free of the time freeze by powering up into Super Mira. Later, Chronoa uses Freeze on Demon God Gravy in order to rescue Trunks: Xeno and Vegeta: Xeno. Like Hit, Chronoa's ability to Freeze time does not require her to hold breath. Her ability to freeze time is likely tied to her position as the Supreme Kai of Time who governs time and space.

Variations

  • Psycho Escape - An evasive version of Time Freeze where Guldo stops time and then flees to a safer location. Guldo's Evasive Skill in the Xenoverse series.
  • Freeze Mode - A CAA Special Ability that triggers randomly when the user is an attacker after reaching a specific Round (usually R2) and onward during the enemy team Attack Phase. Succeed to have Chronoa appear to freeze time for one enemy attacker allowing the CAA user to deliver a DMG dealing rush attack on the time-frozen opponent and after finishing the rush the foe is released from the time freeze causing the opponent to receive the hits they took while time frozen all at once then get knocked backwards from receiving force of the final blow. It has several variations that have different names and additional effects though all use the same attack animation. Only one Freeze card can be activated per team though one can still equip multiple cards with said special ability though it can only be triggered randomly once for one character. The Supreme Kai Avatars and several Time Patrol members have this type of CAA special ability in Dragon Ball Heroes and World Mission.
    • Goku's Freeze Attack - A variation used by Xeno Goku and Goku (GT). In addition to DMG, a permanent (for the rest of the battle) -50% to that enemy's Super Attack DMG.
    • Fusion Warrior's Freeze Attack - A variation used by Xeno Gohanks and SSJ Gogeta. In addition to DMG, a permanent (for the rest of the battle) -2000 to enemy's PWR and GRD.
    • Supreme Kai's Freeze Attack - A variation used by Kibito Kai. In addition to DMG, a permanent (for the rest of the battle) reduce enemy's GRD to 1.
    • Warrior's Freeze Attack - A variation used by Xeno Bardock, Xeno Gohan, Xeno Goten, Xeno Trunks (Base/SSJ), and Xeno Vegeta (SSJ). Deals 1.5 DMG to frozen enemy.
    • Super Warrior's Freeze Attack - A variation used by Xeno Goku (SSJ3). In addition to DMG, greatly reduce that enemy's STA.
    • Destructive Freeze Attack - A variation used by Xeno Bardock (Base/SSJ3), Xeno Gohan, Xeno Trunks, Xeno Vegeta, and Vegeta. In addition to DMG, -1 Hero Energy to enemy team.
    • Invincible Freeze Attack - A variation used by Xeno Gogeta (SSJ3). Additionally there is a equippable "Tera" rarity class Accessory in World Mission for both Card Creation and Custom Decks that can be acquired by completing Lulu's Puzzle Mission that acts as a Tutorial for Freeze Mode. As a result it can be used by any character card that isn't a Special Type. In addition to DMG, a permanent (for the rest of the battle) -50% to that enemy's PWR and GRD.
    • Rebellious Freeze Attack - A variation used by Xeno Bardock (Xeno-Evolution SSJ3). In addition to DMG, greatly increase that enemy's CI speed permanently (for the rest of the battle) & -1 to enemy Hero Energy.
    • Sealing Freeze Attack - A variation used by Xeno Gohan, Xeno Trunks, and Xeno Vegeta. In addition to DMG, permanently (for the rest of the battle) prevent that enemy from achieving a Miracle Perfect CI.
    • Victorious Freeze Attack - A variation used by Xeno Bardock (Base/SSJ3), Xeno Gohan, Xeno Gogeta (SSJ4), Xeno Trunks (SSJ), Xeno Vegeta (Base), and Goku (GT, SSJ). In addition to DMG, greatly increase that enemy's CI speed permanently (for the rest of the battle).

Video Games Appearances

Guldo can use this technique in the Raging Blast series.

Time Freeze appears under the name Time Control in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Referred to as telekinesis in the description, it is a chargeable technique that allows the user to take a deep breath and freeze their opponent. The longer the technique is charged — thus the deeper they breath — the longer they remain frozen. This skill can be obtained by the Future Warrior in Parallel Quest 18: "Return of Ginyu Force!".

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Time Control returns as one of Guldo's Super Skills which can be obtained by the Future Warrior in Parallel Quest 18: "Force Entrance Exam".

"Honestly, I'd prefer not to use my ability to stop time. After all, while time's stopped, I'm the only one who ages."
— Guldo talking about his Time Control in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

If the Future Warrior talks to Guldo on Frieza's Spaceship, Guldo reveals that he dislikes using his ability to stop time as he continues to age even while time is stopped. Guldo also threatens to stop time and search the Warrior when the candy he got from Captain Ginyu goes missing.

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, Freeze is a CAA Ability of certain cards which acts as a counter attack where Chronoa appears to assist the character by freezing the attacking opponent in time allowing the character to perform a rush attack (50 Hits maximum) on the helpless opponent ending the attack with a strong punch, before the target is unfrozen in time causing them to receive the damage from the rush attack while time was stopped all at once. One of the Hero Lab Robots Lulu's Puzzle Missions allows the player to unlock a CAA Ability accessory that gives the equipped card the Freeze CAA ability. It should be noted that the Freeze CAA ability has several variations that differ in name and additional support effects.

Trivia

  • Vegeta has told Guldo not to breathe when Guldo is around him due to his foul breath, which is ironic as in the anime Guldo's ability to stop time is initiated by him holding his noxious breath.
  • Like Time-Skip, this technique is technically a violation of galactic law as it allows the user to manipulate time which would make Guldo subject to arrest by the Galactic Patrol if they were aware of it and were he not a member of the Ginyu Force and part of the Frieza Force.
    • However in the Dragon Ball Super manga, Jaco explains to Bulma that only certain time manipulation techniques are considered illegal as techniques like Time-Skip are not due such techniques not allowing the user to alter history (as their ability to move through time is limited) like Time Machines can. As Guldo's Time Freeze has a time limit based on how long he can hold his breath thus it too would not be a violation at least in the manga.
    • Tokunoshin Omori's Time Machine also has the ability to temporarily stop time. Jaco points out that were it able to successfully travel through time its construction would be an arrestable offense though since it can only stop time temporarily it is not a violation.
  • As Time Patrollers can use this Skill in both Xenoverse and Xenoverse 2, it presumably does not violate the natural laws that govern time enforced by the Time Patrol (which are set by the Supreme Kai of Time), or at least not the same degree as the unlawful use of Time Machines and Time Travel to change history.
    • As Chronoa herself uses this ability to support the Time Patrol in Dragon Ball Heroes, it is highly likely that the ability itself is not dangerous (thus explaining why Time Patrollers are permitted to uses it) or her status as Supreme Kai of Time allows her to use it with no dangerous side effects (as the main reason time travel and altering history is against the natural laws of the universe is because its continuous misuses can cause the Time Vault to exceed the maximum the number of time scrolls it can contain due to the Time Scrolls splitting from the altered history conflicting with the original history, which would destroy the Time Vault causing the universe and its history to be erased).
    • In World Mission, she uses it to aid non-Time Patroller allies such as Goku, Gogeta, and Kibito Kai. Additionally, there are accessories which can be equipped to any Hero type, Elite type, or Berserker type cards giving that character the ability to summon Chronoa to perform her time Freeze.

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