Temporal Control
Aesir slowing down time

Aesir using time-related manipulation
Name Temporal Control
Alternate Names None
Type Magic
Creator Unknown
User(s) Aesir, Lumen Sages, Umbra Witches

Temporal Control is described as the ability to literally see everything in an instant. This powerful technique is the precursor of the time-manipulating capabilities both Umbra Witches and Lumen Sages utilize.[1]

Notes On The Topic Of Magic - I

As “Overseers of History,” they possessed the ability to literally see everything in an instant, also known as Temporal Control. This technique sharpened all of the five senses, and pushed one’s emotional energy to its very limits. It is a world where a falling drop of water can become a crown, and a humming-bird slowly and elegantly flaps its wings. Temporal Control is not just simply being able to recognize this world, it also enables one to boost their physical abilities and move freely within that single moment. Temporal Control requires a sound body and mind, and complete grasp of Spirit Energy.[1]


Under the effects of using Temporal Control's techniques, a user's five senses are sharpened as well as their emotional energy pushed to it's limits. However, performing techniques under Temporal Control requires a sound body, mind, and complete grasp of Spiritual Energy to perform.[1]

Light Speed

Balder (Masked Lumen) using Light Speed

Masked Lumen using Light Speed.

Main article: Light Speed

Light Speed is the temporal control-related technique used by the Lumen Sages in which allows the user to completely stop time as opposed to slowing it down. Despite it's immensely powerful capabilities, however, those with Witch Time are still capable of reacting after the moment it is used with presumbably either Witch Time or with astounding reflexes.[2]

Witch Time

Main article: Witch Time
Witch Time B2

Bayonetta using Witch Time

Witch Time is the other temporal control-related technique performed by the Umbra Witches. This technique allows a witch to slow down time (as opposed to stopping it like the Lumen Sages in the game). Although a powerful capability, various enemies and beings alike are capable of cancelling out Witch Time or including themselves within the time-slowing envrioment.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bayonetta 1 - Antion's Notes of Magic
  2. Bayonetta 2
  3. Bayonetta