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The Time
Katakana タイム
Sign Moon
Hierarchy The Dark
Magic Type Eastern Magic
Temperament Elusive
Important Events
Episode 12
Episode 64

The Time is a Clow Card with the power to manipulate time. It is aligned under The Dark.

It is one of the fifty-three Clow Cards in the anime.


The Time's visible form is of a robed, old man with a long beard, pointed ears, bright yellow/green eyes, carrying a large hourglass. A marking can also been seen on his forehead.

The physical body of the Time card.

Magic and Abilities[]

Time Magic: The Time has free control over the movement of time, having the ability to speed it up, slow it down, freeze it, or even cause recent events to repeat themselves. However, it requires a great amount of magic to use it, leaving its owner exhausted afterwards.

Fortune Telling: All Clow Cards have the ability to help their user predict the future. Their method of fortune-telling is similar to that of tarot cards. The interpretation of the message the Clow Cards relay depends on the magical power of the user.


Clow Cards arc[]

The Time first appeared in Episode 12 of the anime where it resides in the clock tower of Sakura's school. It repeated the same day three times before it was eventually captured. Sakura used The Shield to protect against The Time's magic. After a failed attempt to capture the card, Sakura manages to chase The Time out of the tower and into Syaoran's thunder ward trap. As a result, The Time is the first card that goes to Syaoran instead of Sakura. This occurs because it is Syaoran who forces The Time to return to its visible form, not Sakura. The English dub excludes this explanation, instead suggesting that the way that cards 'choose' their holders is a mystery yet to be solved.

The Time is later used to help capture The Power[1] (sabotaging its physical challenge with Sakura and causing it to lose), The Return[2] and The Dream[3] cards. It is also used by Syaoran during his Final Judgment, but ultimately failed and backfired on him as it was under Yue's jurisdiction.

Sakura Cards arc[]

The Time is transformed into a Sakura Card in Episode 64 to stop an avalanche. She tries melting the snow with The Firey, but does not have enough power and fails. Because of the deletion of a number of episodes, the transformation of The Time is not seen in the American adaptation (but was shown in other English layouts), and it is seen several episodes earlier (about episode 60) in the English anime.

Appearances in the movie[]

In the second movie, The Time is one of the remaining five cards that Sakura has in her possession, and the second one that she uses against The Nothing. Sakura uses The Time to stop a roller coaster that The Nothing sends at her, but its magic is soon neutralized by The Nothing's own power.

Clear Cards arc[]

The Time, like the other Sakura Cards, turned "clear" (blank) and are considered rendered powerless. In truth, the cards go to Syaoran to protect Sakura.

Syaoran used The Time to stop time and allow Sakura to secure the Mirage card.



  • The Time appears to be based on the figure of Father Time.
  • Under Syaoran's ownership, The Time is the card that he uses the most.
  • The kanji at the top of the card: 時, (Pronounced 'Toki') means 'time', 'moment' and 'hour' in Japanese.


  1. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 13
  2. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 27
  3. CardCaptor Sakura Anime: Episode 40