Investigators who fall victim to certain mishaps can become delayed. Delayed investigators do not move during the Movement Phase, and they receive no movement points. Instead, when an investigator becomes delayed the player should place the investigator's marker on its side. The player can stand the marker back up when they take their turn during the next Movement Phase. On the following turn the investigator can move again as normal.
Several things can delay an investigator, including
- Being drawn through a gate as the result of an encounter (such as "A gate appears!" or "A gate and a monster appear!")
- A gate opening at a location that already contains an investigator as part of the Mythos phase.
- Becoming Lost in Time and Space, due to becoming insane or unconscious in an Other World.