Beginning of Time

The beginning of time.

"Bro, if you think about these things too much, your head'll explode."
Richie Foley[1]

Time travel was a term generally applied to travel of the Time Stream, which would land the traveler in any past or future period.


Over the years, several successful time machines have been built. Vandal Savage[2] Chronos[3] and Timecode[4] built fully operative machines, while scientists such as Dr. Wakati[5] and Dr. McDonald[6] created devices that could slow its wearer down in hypertime. Toyman once built a temporal displacement beam without knowing it.[7]

As a result of inhaling Quantum Vapor, Nina Crocker also had time traveling abilities, albeit a crude form. Gear created a small box that could help her channel it. This ability made her one of the most powerful Bang Babies, but she traveled back in time to make sure she never acquired them.[1]

The time-stream was generally left unpoliced, though the Guardians of the Universe imposed a law that no-one could travel to the beginning of time.[8]

Time travelers

Note: This list does not include the return trip. "Back" and "Forward" are relative terms pertaining to the individual traveler's home period.

Back in Time


Sightings and references

Superman: The Animated Series

Gotham Girls

Static Shock

Justice League

Justice League Unlimited


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Semper Jr., John, (writer) & Cowan, Denys (teleplay) & Uncredited director (June 7, 2003). "Flashback". Static Shock. Season 3. Episode 14 (airdate). Episode 32 (production). Kids WB!.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Justice League, "The Savage Time"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 McDuffie, Dwayne (writer) & Riba, Dan (director) (January 22, 2005). "The Once and Future Thing Part One: Weird Western Tales". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 12 (airdate). Episode 12 (production). Cartoon Network.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Berkowitz, Stan (writer) & Chele, Vic Dal (director) (January 17, 2004). "Future Shock". Static Shock. Season 4. Episode 1 (airdate). Episode 40 (production). Kids WB!.
  5. Burnett, Alan (story) & Perry, Steve (teleplay) & Riba, Dan (director) (October 9, 1994). "Time Out of Joint". The Adventures of Batman & Robin. Season 3. Episode 5 (airdate). Episode 73 (production). FOX Kids.
  6. McDuffie, Dwayne (writer) & Drost, Chuck (director) (March 13, 2004). "Now You See Him...". Static Shock. Season 4. Episode 8 (airdate). Episode 46 (production). Kids WB!.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Justice League, "Hereafter"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 McDuffie, Dwayne (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director) (January 29, 2005). "The Once and Future Thing Part Two: Time, Warped". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 13 (airdate). Episode 13 (production). Cartoon Network.
  9. Kreisberg, Andrew (writer) & Riba, Dan (director) (September 11, 2004). "The Greatest Story Never Told". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 7 (airdate). Episode 8 (production). Cartoon Network.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Uncredited writer & Uncredited director (July 31, 2001). "Cat -n- Mouse -n- Cat -n- Mouse -n-". Gotham Girls. Season 2. Episode 16 (airdate). Episode 16 (production). WB Network.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Berkowitz, Stan, Fogel, Rich (writers) & Lukic, Butch (director) (October 31, 1998). "New Kids in Town". Superman: The Animated Series. Season 3. Episode 3 (airdate). Episode 44 (production). Kids WB!.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 McDuffie, Dwayne (story) & Dini, Paul (teleplay) & Riba, Dan (director) (April 15, 2006). "Far From Home". Justice League Unlimited. Season 2. Episode 10 (airdate). Episode 36 (production). Cartoon Network.