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Means

Examples of ways in which a character has the ability to generate an effect.


Type Examples See also
Inhuman nature Homo mermanus Kryptonians
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Shinigami Terminator

The character belongs to a class oI wholly or partially non-human beings Ior whom superhuman capabilities are typical. This includes, but is not limited to, characters who are aliens, demons,
gods or hybrids.
-ect--ased powers Iron Man's armor Green Lantern's power ring
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Sauron's One Ring List oI obiects in the DC Universe
Powers derived Irom obiects (also known as artiIacts), such as armor, iewelry, weapons, and wands.
Mutation X-Men
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Captain Comet
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Teenage Mutant Ninia Turtles
Mutant (Iictional)
Metamutant
These powers are a direct result oI some Iorm oI either induced evolution or natural selection, usually maniIested during adolescent puberty when other mental and bodily adaptations take place.
Methods
Examples of methods by which a character generates an effect.
Type Examples See also
Energy sourcing Nexus
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Ray
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Apollo
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Ability to draw power Irom large or small but abundant sources oI energy, such as turning kinetic energy into physical blasts or converting solar energy into other Iorms. Sometimes based on
proximity to source, sometimes stored Ior Iuture use.
Chi Iron Fist Son Goku Qi
Many characters who train in martial arts gain superhuman capabilities by learning to harness . or some Iorm oI liIe energy. This type oI method generally provides extraordinary strength,
speed, durability and reIlexes. Also oIten used Ior superhuman awareness, energy blasts, elemental powers and sometimes invulnerability.
Magical powers
$upernatural. Doctor Strange
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Doctor Fate
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Ganon
Pseudo-supernatural. Mister Mxyzptlk
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Impossible Man
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Wizardmon
Magic in Iiction
This is the ability to use magical Iorces to varying degrees. OIten used to simulate other powers, such as mind control and elemental attacks. Not all "magical" superpowers are actually
supernatural, but are based on alternative or Iuturistic "science".
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For instance, Moon Knight's strength, endurance and reIlexes are enhanced depending upon the phases oI the moon.
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Uncle
Sam has his powers in proportion to the people's belieI in the ideals oI America.
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Technopathy Black Box
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Cyborg Superman
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Drummer
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Micah Sanders

Ability to manipulate technology. ManiIested as a special Iorm oI electrical/telekinetic manipulation, a special Iorm oI "morphing" which allows physical interaction with machines, or even a
psychic ability that allows Ior mental interIace with computer data.
Telekinesis Jean Grey Maxima
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Battalion Billie Jenkins Sylar Psychokinesis
Ability to manipulate and control obiects with the mind, oIten in ways not visible to the naked eye.
!owers
Superpower interaction
This section refers to the ability to manipulate or otherwise interact with superpowers themselves, not "power" such as electrical power or gravitational power.
Type Examples
Power augmentation Fabian Cortez Ando Masahashi

Ability to enhance or weaken the powers oI others.
Power -estowal Sage
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Synergy
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Ability to bestow powers or iump-start latent powers.
Power mimicry or a-sorption Rogue
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Black Alice Kakashi Hatake
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Peter Petrelli Absorbing Man Kevin 11.

Ability to copy or absorb another's powers or skills.
Power negation Leech
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Scrambler
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Ability to cancel the superpowers oI others.
Power sensing Caliban
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Nemesis Kid

Ability to sense or recognize superhuman powers.
!ersonaI physicaI powers
!owers which affect an individual's body.
Type Examples See also
Accelerated healing Wolverine
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Lobo
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Alexander Anderson Claire Bennet
Healing Iactor
Regeneration (biology)
Regeneration (Doctor Who)
Ability to heal rapidly Irom any iniury the rate oI recovery varies Irom character to character. Can sometimes result in the slowing oI aging.
Acid generation Anarchist
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Man-Thing
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Reptile

Ability to generate acid, can be maniIested through touch or as a spray.
Animal mimicry Animal Man
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Vixen
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Ability to take on the abilities oI certain animals.
Biological manipulation Elixir
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Shawn Farrell

Ability to control all aspects oI a living creature's biological make-up. This includes, but is not limited to, genetic alterations, physical distortion/augmentations, healing, disease, and biological
Iunctions.
Body part su-stitution Terror
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Ability to replace one's limbs or other body parts with those oI another.
Bone manipulation Marrow
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Spike
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Ability to manipulate the bones in one's own body. This includes, but is not limited to, the generation oI new bone mass, proiecting bones out Irom the skin or rearranging one's own bones.
Duplication (physical) Jamie Madrox
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Multiplex Naruto Uzumaki
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SelI-replication
Molecular cloning
Ability to create physical duplicates oI oneselI.
Duplication (temporal) Flashback
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Damian Tryp
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Ability to bring past and Iuture versions oI oneselI back to the present.
Echolocation Daredevil
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Man-Bat
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Human echolocation
Ability to determine location oI obiects in the environment by use oI reIlected sound waves, whether generated by the character or ambient sound. Also known as sonar or radar sense.
Invisi-ility Invisible Woman
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Invisible Kid
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Mew
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Violet Parr Invisibility
Ability to render the user unseen to the naked eye.
Invulnera-ility Emery Schaub
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Supergirl
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Brit
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Doc Strange
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Ability to be immune to one or more Iorms oI physical damage.
Kinetic a-sorption Strong Guy
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Sebastian Shaw
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Ability to absorb Iorms oI kinetic energy into oneselI and utilize it in some way, such as by converting it into physical strength or using it to power energy blasts.
Matter ingestion Matter-Eater Lad
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Ability to consume any sort oI matter without any ill eIIects on the user.
Merging Kleinstocks
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B'wana Beast
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Trunks
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Ability to temporarily merge two beings into a single being, which results in a completely new and stronger being.
Pheromone manipulation WallIlower
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Crimson Fox
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Beastling

Ability to generate and control pheromones which may have various eIIects.
Poison generation Cobra
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Poison Ivy
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Ability to assault others with one or more varieties oI toxins, with widely disparate eIIects.
Prehensile/animated hair Medusa Spider Girl
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Ability to animate and lengthen one's hair.
#eactive adaptation/evolution LiIeguard Doomsday

Ability to develop a resistance or immunity to whatever they were iniured by or exposed to. This eIIect can be permanent or temporary.
Self-detonation or explosion and reformation Nitro
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Damage
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Ability to explode one's body mass and reIorm.
Sonic scream Banshee
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Black Canary
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Ability to generate vocal sounds oI a higher amplitude than a normal human.
Superhuman -reath Toad Superman
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Kirby

Ability to inhale/exhale with superhumanly powerIul strength. This can range Irom exhalation on par with gale Iorce winds to inhalation on par with the power oI a gravitational vortex. In some
cases, Ireezing temperatures can also be achieved.
Superhuman dura-ility Luke Cage
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Solomon Grundy
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Tick
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Yasutora Sado

Ability to have a higher resistance to one or more Iorms oI damage beIore being iniured.
Superhuman reflexes Blade Midnighter Son Gohan
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Mohinder Suresh

Ability to react Iaster than a normal human.
Superhuman senses Beast
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Icon Tarzan Mohinder Suresh

Ability to see, smell, taste, Ieel and/or hear more than a normal human.
Superhuman strength Hulk
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Blok
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Mister Maiestic
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Sakura Haruno
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Niki Sanders Superman
Superhuman strength
Strength level
Ability to have a level oI physical strength much higher than normally possible given their proportions.
Superhuman vision Superman Doctor Nemesis

Ability to see better than normally possible.
1. Night vision Owl Doctor Mid-Nite
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Night vision
Ability to see clearly in darkness.
2. -ray vision Peepers Ariella Kent X-ray vision
Ability to see through solid matter.
3. Telescopic or microscopic vision Hyperion Lar Gand
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Ability to magniIy vision to various levels.
Wallcrawling Spider-Man Knuckles the Echidna
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Ability to adhere to solid surIaces.
Water-reathing Namor Aquaman
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Water breathing
Liquid breathing
Ability to respirate through water in lieu oI a gaseous medium. Not to be conIused with an ability to go without breathing or to be able to breathe an alternative air supply.
entaIity-based abiIities
Type Examples See also
Ecological empathy Storm Swamp Thing
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The ability to sense the overall well-being and conditions oI one's immediate environment and natural setting stemming Irom a psychic sensitivity to nature.
Innate capa-ility Forge Sylar

Ability to naturally have skills and/or knowledge typically earned through learning.
mni-linguism Cypher Wonder Woman GloriIicus

Ability to understand any Iorm oI language, a natural polyglot. This can be accomplished in various ways.
mniscience InIinity Mageddon
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Living Tribunal Omniscience
Ability to know anything and everything.
Superhuman intelligence Leader Brainiac
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Intelligence Iar above that oI a genius level.
Superhuman tracking Dawnstar
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Molly Walker
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Ability to track an individual or obiect through supernatural means sometimes reIerred to as "pathIinding."
S!
Main article: Extrasensory perception
See also: Psychic
The abilities of extra-sensory perception (ES! and communication.
Type Examples See also
Astral proection Rachel Summers Rose Wilson Prue Halliwell Astral proiection
Also known as astral travel, this is the ability to separate and control one's astral body.
Mental proection Morpheus Ichigo Kurosaki The Sentry Mental proiection
Ability to proiect one's consciousness/psyche/emotions into the astral plane, into another, or to make them real.
Cross-dimensional awareness Deadpool Ambush Bug

Ability to detect actions and events in other dimensions. This is occasionally used in comics as an awareness oI the Iourth wall between the characters and the artist or audience.
Empathy Empath Raven
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Belldandy
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Will Vandom Empathy
Ability to read or sense the emotions and/or control the emotions or Ieelings oI others.
Mediumship Wicked Melinda Gordon Miles Straume

Ability to see and communicate with the dead (i.e., ghosts).
Precognition Destiny
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Nura Nal Phoebe Halliwell
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Angela Petrelli Kaine
Precognition
Premonition
Clairvoyance
Ability to perceive the Iuture. It may be expressed in vague dreams while asleep, other times it can be clear and can occur at will. It may also be used as a Iorm oI "danger sense" to show the user
that they are being threatened and Irom what direction it is coming Irom.
Psychometry Adrienne Frost Jack Hawksmoor Tuxedo Mask
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Psychometry (paranormal)
Ability to relate details about the past or Iuture condition oI an obiect or location, usually by being in close contact with it.
Telepathy Exodus
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Saturn Girl Piccolo
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Telepathy
Ability to read the thoughts oI, or to mentally communicate with others.
!hysicaI or mentaI domination
Type Examples See also
Astral trapping Shadow King

Ability to cause an astral proiection to stay on the astral plane, usually in one speciIic place.
Memory manipulation ProIessor X Zatanna Haitian

Ability to erase or enhance the memories oI another.
Mind control Karma Universo
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Lelouch Lamperouge
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Matt Parkman

The ability to alter the perceptions oI others, and general ability to control the actions oI others with the mind.
Possession Nocturne Jericho
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Orochimaru
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Danny Phantom Spirit possession
Ability to take control and inhabit the body oI an individual.
Psionic -last Psylocke Psimon
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Ability to overload another's mind causing pain, memory loss, lack oI consciousness, vegetative state or death aIter having created a psionic link into that individual's mind.
Psychic weapons Danielle Moonstar Wild Thing

Ability to create a weapon oI psychic energy that can harm mentally and not physically.
!hysics or reaIity manipuIation
These powers may be manifested by various methods, including: by some method of molecular control; by access to, or partially or fully shifting to another dimension; by manipulating the
geometric dimensions of time or space; or by some other unnamed method.
Type Examples See also
Animation Selene Ozymandias Giorno Giovana

Ability to bring inanimate obiects to liIe or to Iree an individual Irom petriIication.
Darkness or shadow manipulation Black Death Shade
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Wraith Shikamaru Nara
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Ability to create or manipulate darkness, oIten by mentally accessing a dimension oI dark energy (the DarkIorce dimension in Marvel Comics, and the Shadowlands in DC Comics) and
manipulating it.
Density control Vision Martian Manhunter

Ability to increase or decrease the natural density oI an obiect and/or one's selI.
Disintegration Wither Plasmus
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Ability to disintegrate matter through touch or through beams.
Elemental transmutation Alchemy
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Metamorpho
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Edward Elric
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Transmutation
The ability to alter chemical elements, changing them Irom one substance to another by rearranging the atomic structure. May be limited to selI-transmutation.
Gravity manipulation Alex Power
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Geo-Force
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Ability to manipulate or generate gravitons, or other types oI gravitational interactions.
Immortality Mephisto Vandal Savage
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Adam Monroe
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Alucard
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Immortality
Ability to live Iorever. This may be complete immortality encompassing invulnerability, partial invulnerability to all but speciIic events (i.e., decapitation or exposure to a speciIic chemical such
as kryptonite), or simply an inability to age normally.
Intangi-ility or phasing Kitty Pryde Phantom Girl
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D. L. Hawkins

Ability to phase through solid matter without harm.
Light manipulation Northstar Doctor Light
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Angelus

Ability to control, generate or absorb light particles.
Magnetism manipulation Magneto Doctor Polaris
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Ability to control and/or generate magnetic Iields.
Mass manipulation Harry Leland Thom Kallor
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Ability to increase or decrease mass in an obiect.
Microwave manipulation Firestar Microwave
The ability to convert ambient electromagnetic energy into microwaves and manipulate it into various eIIects such as heat, light, and radiation.
Molecular manipulation Apocalypse
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Firestorm
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Solar Piper Halliwell

Ability to mentally manipulate the molecules oI obiects and/or one's selI on a molecular level.
Pro-a-ility manipulation Longshot Calamity King Probability
Ability to alter probability, causing unlikely things to happen or likely things not to happen.
#adiation manipulation X-Ray Captain Atom

Ability to generate, manipulate or have immunity to toxic radiation.
#eality warping Franklin Richards Mister Mxyzptlk Reality warping
Ability to change or manipulate reality itselI.
#esurrection Immortal Man Resurrection Man
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The Doctor

Ability to come back to liIe aIter being killed.
Sound manipulation Klaw Fiddler

Ability to manipulate sound.
Time manipulation Tempo Zoom Hiro Nakamura Dio Brando

Ability to aIIect the Ilow oI time by slowing, accelerating, reversing, or stopping it.
IementaI, weather and environmentaI powers
See also: Classical element
bility to control or manipulate the elements.
Type Examples See also
Air and wind manipulation Wind Dancer Red Tornado
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Aang

Ability to control, generate, or absorb air or wind.
Cold and ice manipulation Iceman Killer Frost
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Iceberg Tshir Hitsugaya
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Frozone Sub-Zero

Ability to reduce the kinetic energy oI atoms and thus reduce temperature, can be used to control, generate, or absorb ice.
Earth manipulation Petra Sandy Hawkins Gaara
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Toph Bei Fong

Ability to control earth sand, stone, rock, lava, dirt, or other minerals.
Electric manipulation Electro
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Black Lightning Sailor Jupiter
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Elle Bishop

Ability to control, generate or absorb electric Iields.
Fire and heat manipulation Pyro Fire
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Sailor Mars
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Azula Pyrokinesis
Ability to control the kinetic energy oI atoms to generate, control or absorb Iire.
Plant manipulation Klara Prast
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Floronic Man
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Briar Moss

Ability to control, manipulate or animate plant liIe.
Water and moisture manipulation Garth
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Sailor Mercury
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Katara
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Ability to control, generate or absorb water.
Weather manipulation Thor Weather Wizard
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Sarah Rainmaker Trisana Chandler Weather control
Ability to control or mentally aIIect the weather. This includes the ability to generate various natural phenomena (rain, tornadoes, lightning, ocean currents, etc.) or control the intensity oI the
weather.
nergy manipuIation
These powers deal with energy generation, conversion and manipulation. n addition to generic energy, versions of these powers exist that deal with such things as light, sound, electricity, nuclear
energy, and the Darkforce dimension.
Type Examples See also
Concussion -eams Cyclops GunIire
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Ability to generate or transIorm various Iorms oI energy into a "solid" or concussive beam oI energy.
Energy -lasts Havok StarIire
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Vegeta

Ability to expel various Iorms oI energy Irom the body.
Energy constructs Cerise Jade Ury Ishida

Ability to create complex shapes (such as giant boxing gloves or cages) or even Iunctional machinery (such as Iire extinguishers or laser riIles) out oI solid energy.
Energy conversion Dazzler WildIire

Ability to absorb one Iorm oI energy and convert it into another Iorm oI energy.
Force field generation Unus the Untouchable Argent
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Orihime Inoue
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Wyatt Halliwell Violet Parr Force Iield
Ability to proiect powerIul Iields oI manipulated energy.
%ransportation or traveI
Type Examples See also
Electrical transportation Electro Atom
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Livewire
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Ability to travel through electrical conduits (such as power lines or telephone lines). Can enter through devices such as televisions, electrical poles or computers.
mnipresence Eternity Living Tribunal

Ability to be present anywhere and everywhere simultaneously.
Portal creation Spot Gates
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Portal (Iiction)
Ability to create wormholes, portation "discs" or other spatial portals Ior transport between two non-adiacent locations.
Summoning Magik Kid Eternity
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Jiraiya
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Coniuration
Evocation
Magic satchel
Ability to summon beings or obiects Ior assistance. This may range Irom invoking simple implements to mighty Iamiliar spirits.
Superhuman speed Quicksilver
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Flash
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Seta Siir
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Sonic the Hedgehog
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Dash Parr
Speedster (Iiction)
Supersonic
Ability to move at speeds much Iaster than a normal human.
Teleportation Nightcrawler MisIit
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Son Goku
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Void Teleportation
Ability to move Irom one place to another without occupying the space in between.
Time travel Trevor Fitzroy Time Trapper
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Time travel
Ability to travel back or Iorth through time.
isceIIaneous
The following powers could be manifested in any number of ways.
FIight
Main article: Flight
See also: Gliding, Levitation, and Transvection (flying)
bility to lift off the ground, to ride air currents or to fly self-propelled through the air.
nergy propuIsion
Type Examples
Cosmic energy control Ikaris

Energy aura proection SunIire Halo

Gravitational manipulation Gravity

Magnetic levitation Polaris Static

Molecular manipulation Kitty Pryde, Dead Girl

Sonic repulsion field Banshee Tyroc

Telekinetic power Vance Astrovik Sapphire

Thermo-chemical energy Cannonball Jetstream

!hysicaI propuIsion
Type Examples
Insectoid form Wasp Insect Queen
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Wind current control Cyclone Red Tornado

Wings Warren Worthington III Northwind
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Rouge the Bat Momo

IIusion
Main article: Illusion
bility to alter or deceive the perceptions of another. Can be sensory, a light or sound-based effect, or an alteration of mental perceptions.
ampIes: Mastermind; Manchester Black
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; Sasuke Uchiha
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Shapeshifting
Main article: Shapeshifting
bility to change appearance or body structure.
Type Examples
Animal morphing Snowbird Beast Boy
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Jake Berenson Jacob Black

Ability to take on animal Iorms. May be able to take on the abilities oI the altered Iorm.
Elasticity Mister Fantastic
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Plastic Man
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Monkey D. LuIIy
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Mrs. Incredible

Ability to stretch, deIorm, expand or contract one's body into any Iorm imaginable.
Inorganic Colossus Ferro Lad
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Ability to transIorm completely into an inorganic substance while retaining organic properties.
Liquification Hydro-Man Inque T-1000 Tracy Strauss

Ability to turn partially or completely into a liquid.
Size shifting Henry Pym Giganta
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Garganta Maya Natsume
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Ability to increase or decrease one's size.
Su-limation Amelia Voght Count Dracula

Ability to transIorm into a gaseous, mist, or Iog-like Iorm.
Su-stance mimicry Absorbing Man Amazing-Man
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Ability to transIorm into any substance touched.
Transformation ScaleIace Shadow the Hedgehog Frieza Tsukune Aono

Ability to transIorm into a stronger Iorm, either permanently or temporally.