The time vortex (also known as the temporal vortex) is a vortex through time.
- The time vortex is a way for someone or something to travel throughout time either forwards or backwards.
- Anything inside the time vortex will not age, and after coming out, looking exactly like he did when it first entered the vortex.
- Events from past and potential future seasons can be scattered around the vortex when either traveling forwards or backwards in time.
- As demonstrated multiple times, it is possible to become stuck inside the vortex through several different means, a process which is described as being "lost in time."