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Breath of time

The Breath of Time

The Breath of Time is a fictional object introduced in the W.I.T.C.H. Comic Book Series.

Its shape resembles an hourglass: a gourd-like glass vessel with grains of sand inside. This is carried as a pendant necklace when inactive and increases size when its powers are summoned. The Breath of Time's powers govern time and its mechanics.

Background

The Breath of Time first appeared in Issue 42, "Beyond All Hope", after the Guardians lost their ability to summon Astral Drops in Issue 36, "Rebel Souls". Endarno has plans to retrieve the Crown of Light from Queen Elyon from Meridian and it was the Guardians' task of doing so. When told of being a challenge to leave Heatherfield without being noticed, Endarno offered the Breath of Time to aid them in their mission. It was then given to Cornelia (since Will already has the Heart of Kandrakar) and gains the power to activate it. Later, Orube becomes the person responsible to watch over the Breath of Time until the other Guardians return to Heatherfield.

In Issue 46, "The Power of Courage", the Breath of Time suddenly stops working, much to Orube's surprise. That occurrence caused the Guardians' disappearance to last longer than usual, and it was through a joint effort of Matt Olsen and Orube that they have arrived home without being suspicious.

"The Sands of Time" (Issue 47) revealed a much more detailed account of what happened with The Breath of Time. Cornelia discovers a crack in the pendant, causing all the clocks in Heatherfield to malfunction. A series of sightings happened among the Guardians, being concluded by Phobos appearing in front of them.

Phobos explained that the Spell of Rebirth he cast while inside Endarno's body has caused the Breath of Time to malfunction, and it took time until that spell activates, affecting Heatherfield and the Guardians. Phobos' corporal essence remained until the pendant was immersed in water and the flow of sand was suspended. Phobos was defeated the second time after that.

After the encounter with Phobos, Cornelia and the Guardians returned to Kandrakar, surrendering the broken hourglass to Yan Lin. She explained of destroying the broken Breath of Time, being replaced by a copy which will materialize over time.

Issue 50, "Forever Magic", it was used by the Oracle to offer the Guardians a flashback to alternate scenarios back in time and into the future.

Abilities

The abilities of the Breath of Time share a similar trait: the control of time.

Among the powers possessed by the Breath of Time, the ability to freeze time is the most frequently display in the comic book series. Whenever the keeper of the necklace wishes, it increases its size and it activates, stopping the passage of time in Heatherfield. Whether it could affect entire worlds is not revealed.

Another ability of the Breath of Time is time reversal, where time can be turned back so that events that happened in a period of time seemed like it never happened. Cornelia Hale used this power to restore Heatherfield back before the mysterious events in Issue 47 happened.

The Oracle displayed another aspect of the Breath of Time's powers, the ability to see into alternate pasts and futures, in Issue 50.

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Heroes: W.I.T.C.H. (Guardians) · Orube · Yan Lin · The Oracle · Elyon Brown · Matt
Villains: Endarno · Vaal · Phobos · Cedric
Items: Heart of Kandrakar · Aurameres · Crown of Light · Breath of Time
Planets: Earth · Kandrakar · Meridian · Basilíade
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Arcs: Arc 1: The Twelve Portals · Arc 2: Nerissa's Revenge · Arc 3: A Crisis on Both Worlds · Arc 4: Trials of the Oracle · The Book of Elements · Arc 6: Ragorlang · Arc 7: New Power · Arc 8: Teach 2b Witch · 100% Witch · Ladies vs W.I.T.C.H. · Arc 11: Magical Sovereign

Volumes: Issue 001: Halloween · Issue 002: The Twelve Portals · Issue 003: The Dark Dimension · Issue 004: The Power of Fire · Issue 005: So Be It Forever · Issue 006: Illusions and Lies · Issue 007: One Day You'll Meet Him · Issue 008: The Black Roses of Meridian · Issue 009: The Four Dragons · Issue 010: A Bridge Between Two Worlds · Issue 011: The Crown of Light · Issue 012: The Challenge of Phobos · Issue 013: I Know Who You Are · Issue 014: The End of a Dream · Issue 015: The Courage to Choose · Issue 016: Nerissa's Seal · Issue 017: Don't Close Your Eyes · Issue 018: Remnants of Summer · Issue 019: The Other Side of the Story · Issue 020: A Gust of Hate · Issue 021: Shadows of Tomorrow · Issue 022: A Broken Heart · Issue 023: Goodbye! · Issue 024: Trust Me · Issue 025: Water Shadows · Issue 026: Blackmail · Issue 027: Divided · Issue 028: So Close, Yet So Far · Issue 029:The Lesser Evil · Issue 030: The Chamber of Tempests · Issue 031: The Voice of Silence · Issue 032: Behind the Mask · Issue 033: The Greatest Gift · Issue 034: The Scent of Freedom · Issue 035: Mirrored Lives · Issue 036: Rebel Souls · Issue 037: The Dispute · Issue 038: Desires of the Heart · Issue 039: On the Wings of Remembrance · Issue 040: The Ultimate Secret · Issue 041: The Whole Truth · Issue 042: Beyond All Hope · Issue 043: Tricks of Light · Issue 044: Never Alone, Ever Again · Issue 045: Double Deception · Issue 046: The Power of Courage · Issue 047: The Sands of Time · Issue 048: New Horizons · Issue 049: Between Dreams and Reality · Issue 050: Forever Magic · Issue 051: Out of Control · Issue 052: The Eye of the Book · Issue 053: A Whole New Song · Issue 054: One More Hug · Issue 055: The Day After · Issue 056: The Riddle · Issue 057: The Isle Of Enchantment · Issue 058: Illusions · Issue 059: The The Fire Within · Issue 060: Earth and Air · Issue 061: The World Inside The Book · Issue 062: The Final Chapter · Issue 063: Arrival and Departure · Issue 064: The Screaming Man · Issue 065: When Hope Blooms · Issue 066: Reflections · Issue 067: On Your Side · Issue 068: The Dark Side · Issue 069: New Frontiers · Issue 070: Stop the Presses · Issue 071: Glimmers of Fear · Issue 072: The Green Ray · Issue 073: The Dark Summons · Issue 074: Whisked Away · Issue 075: As You Were, You Are Now · Issue 076: Earth · Issue 077: Of All the Stars · Issue 078: Fire · Issue 079: Water · Issue 080: Emotions · Issue 081: Air · Issue 082: Energy · Issue 083: Return to Kandrakar · Issue 084: Unique Movements · Issue 085: I Am You · Issue 086: In the Heart · Issue 087: A Cold Magic · Issue 088: Which One of You? · Issue 089: The Key to Summer · Issue 090: A Beating Heart · Issue 091: So Much More · Issue 092: No Longer Alone · Issue 093: It Comes From Far Away · Issue 094: The Settlement · Issue 095: Endless Tears · Issue 096: Here On The Heart · Issue 097: The Magic of the World · Issue 098: Sweet After All · Issue 099: A Dive in the Air · Issue 100: 100% Witch · Issue 101: A Rising Star · Issue 102: The First Day · Issue 103: That Which You Aren't · Issue 104: Another World · Issue 105: One Letter From a Dream · Issue 106: Zodiac · Issue 107: It Was Fate · Issue 108: A Father's Heart · Issue 109: Green Truth · Issue 110: Magical Moms · Issue 111: Teamwork · Issue 112: Early Days · Issue 113: The Long Kiss · Issue 114: Return to School · Issue 115: A Special Voyage · Issue 116: The Right Distance · Issue 117: The Best Party · Issue 118: All In A Day · Issue 119: Music In The Air · Issue 120: Lady Giga · Issue 121: Ten Years Later · Issue 122: Mathematically Possible · Issue 123: Lady Crash · Issue 124: A Puppy for a Friend · Issue 125: The Other Part · Issue 126: Lady Kimikal · Issue 127: Embrace · Issue 128: A Single Word · Issue 129: Away From the Heart · Issue 130: A New Friend · Issue 131: The Magic of Emotion · Issue 132: Together Again · Issue 133: Little Magic · Issue 134: Tomorrow · Issue 135: Summer Time · Issue 136: Sportingly Stylish · Issue 137: I Love London! · Issue 138: A Different World · Issue 139: Forever in Our Hearts

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Characters
Will Vandom · Hay Lin · Irma Lair · Cornelia Hale · Taranee Cook · Elyon Brown · Lord Cedric · Miranda · Prince Phobos · Alchemy · Nerissa Crossnic · Caleb · Sandra · The Mage · Eric Lyndon · Nigel Ashcroft · Anna Lair · Matt Olsen · Ms. Knickerbocker · Joan Lin · Lillian Hale · Bess and Courtney Grumper · Napoleon · Susan Vandom-Collins · Cassidy · Martin Tubbs · Laurent Clubberman · Uriah Dunn · Chris Lair · Chen Lin · Halinor · Kurt Van Buren · Frost The Hunter · Tracker · Gargoyle · Sandpit · Kadma · Yan Lin · Julian · Theresa Cook · Aldarn · Jeek · Howard Hale · Dean Collins · Lionel Cook · Peter Cook · Raythor · Tynar · Elizabeth Hale · Blunk · Tom Lair · Eleanor Brown/Miriadel · Raphael Sylla · Tony Vandom · Andrew Hornby · Galgheita Rudolph · Herbert Olsen · Joel Wright · Thomas Brown/Alborn · Shagon, the Hate · Tridart, the Despair · Ember, the Pain · Orube · Shinobu Takeda · William Collins · Stephen · Edward Folkner · Mariko Takeda · Foreman Takeda · Erin Peyton · Mr. Huggles · Luke Pradd · Tecla Ibsen · Henry · Ardeh · Ari · Endarno · Maqi · Laura Steedson · Nashter
Episodes
Season 1: It Begins and It Resumes · The Key · Happy Birthday Will · A Service to the Community · The Labyrinth · Divide and Conquer · Ambush at Torus Filney · Return of the Tracker · Framed · The Stone of Threbe · The Princess Revealed · Stop the Presses · Parents' Night · The Mudslugs · Ghosts of Elyon · The Mogriffs · Walk This Way · The Underwater Mines · The Seal of Phobos · Escape from Cavigor · Caleb's Challenge · The Battle of Meridian Plains · The Rebel Rescue · The Stolen Heart · The Final Battle

Season 2: A is for Anonymous · B is for Betrayal · C is for Changes · D is for Dangerous · E is for Enemy · F is for Facades · G is for Garbage · H is for Hunted · I is for Illusion · J is for Jewel · K is for Knowledge · L is for Loser · M is for Mercy · N is for Narcissist · O is for Obedience · P is for Protectors · Q is for Quarry · R is for Relentless · S is for Self · T is for Trauma · U is for Undivided · V is for Victory · W is for Witch · X is for Xanadu · Y is for Yield · Z is for Zenith

Songs
We Are W.I.T.C.H. · W.I.T.C.H. (Theme) · Music From and Inspired by W.I.T.C.H.
Locations
Heatherfield · Meridian · Kandrakar · Arkhanta · Zamballa· Aridia
Groups
W.I.T.C.H. · Uriah's Gang · C.H.Y.K.N. · Knights of Destruction · Guardians of Kandrakar · The Runics
Objects
Heart of Kandrakar · Heart of Meridian · Heart of Zamballa · Aurameres · Seal of Phobos · Seal of Nerissa · Horn of Hypnos
Elements
Quintessence · Fire · Air · Water · Earth

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