The most frequently occurring theory of classical elements, held by the Hindu, Japanese, and Greek systems of thought, is that there are five elements, namely Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and a fifth element known variously as space. The main types of elemental manipulation used in fiction are; Fire, Water, Air/Wind and Earth. Other popular types of elemental manipulation in fiction are; Lightning/Electricity, Ice, Metal, Light, Dark, and Weather. Some series, such as Avatar: The Last Airbender and Bionicle, have elemental themes and powers as a focal part of the storyline.



The main elements


Users can control the basic elements of nature.

  1. Solid (Earth Manipulation)
  2. Liquid (Water Manipulation)
  3. Gas (Air Manipulation)
  4. Plasma (Fire Manipulation)

Characters with Manipulation over all Main Elements are:

- Aang, Roku, and other Avatars from Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Dragon Type and Legendary Pokemon
- Blackheart, Pre-Retcon Molecule Man, and several others from Marvel Comics
- Former Crimson King and Shindara from Samurai Deeper Kyo
- Layfon Alseif from Chrome Shelled Regios
- Magus from Chrono Trigger
- Patchouli Knowledge from Touhou
- Rin Tohsaka from Fate/Stay Night
- Schierke from Berserk
- Sieg Hart from RAVE
- Swamp Thing, and several others from DC Comics
- Captain Planet from Captain Planet and the Planeteers




Isaac lifting a boulder
Isaac lifting a boulder

Earth manipulation (Terrakinesis) is the power to mentally control earthen and/or solid materials. Users can move any of the elements known as "Earthen" (Rocks and Minerals) including most solid objects. Users may or may not be able to minutely control these abilities, such as forming larger objects into more complicated ones or by changing the materials' elemental makeup.

Typical drawbacks consist on the requirement for source materials, and fights occurring in urbanized areas or ships will place Terrakinetics under a grave disadvantage.


  • Move all solid objects like rocks, boulders, and stones at nearly any speed
  • Dig
  • Prevent or assist plants growing
  • Create earthquakes, avalanches, mudslides, or quicksand
  • Move dirt beneath target to fly or run quickly
  • Dirt or rock shields
  • Erupt Volcanoes
  • Control lava/magma
  • Cover user's hands in a solid material, making punches hit harder
  • Break mountains or boulders
  • Some can control sand
  • Some can control salt or sugar (rock salt) since the minerals are found in rocks and plants
  • Ride boulders for travel
  • Some can control metal
  • In an earthen area, one's earth power is nearly invincible
  • Stone/Rock Mimicry
  • Users can regenerate when buried under earth to heal wounds and essentially "recharging" energy


Magma Manipulation

Sub power of Earth Manipulation and/or Fire Manipulation. The character can create, move, shape and otherwise manipulate molten rock (magma while underground, lava when on surface) in various ways, including directing lava-flows to create/grow islands, opening fissures on earth and/or rising volcanoes.


  • Create/generate/increase molten stone
  • Shape, move and/or otherwise manipulate molten stone
    • Cause Earthquakes and/or open fissures
    • Create/grow islands
    • Eruption Inducement to raise volcanoes and/or cause eruptions.
  • Elemental Constructs of molten stone, including weapons/explosives, walls, or allies/servants
    • Coat limbs in molten stone to empower strikes
  • Heat Absorption
  • Heat Generation varying from painful burns to combustion
  • Magma Mimicry
  • Move/lift molten stone at nearly any speed whether in/on surface, air or water
    • Matter Surfing by creating pillar or wave of molten stone for riding
    • Missile Generation of molten stone raging in size between anything from pebbles to boulders size of an ocean-liner.
  • Tectonic Plate Manipulation
  • Volcanic Glass Manipulation


Sand Manipulation


Sir Crocodile forming a blade out of his sand body

Sub-power of Earth manipulation. Sand manipulation (Sunakineis) is the power to control the finely divided rock and mineral particles of earth and control, shape and otherwise manipulate it to their advantage. They can manipulate the density of sand to make it very dense and solid or diffuse and liquid or almost mist-like. User can dehydrate the moisture out of anything containing moisture such as plants, dirt or animals, causing them to crumble into sand/dust.

Typical drawbacks are that liquid can make sand heavier and harder to manipulate, heat can melt sand into glass and ice manipulation/freezing can turn sand solid.


  • Dehydration: the power to absorb/sap moisture from objects and organisms
  • Create/generate/increase sand of any grain-side or shape (rough/smooth, dust-like/coarse)
  • Granulation: the power to transform people and objects into sand
  • Shape, compress, and/or otherwise manipulate sand
    • Generate pits of quicksand.
  • Burrowing with choice between simply gliding through sand or leaving tunnel
  • Elemental Constructs of sand, including weapons, walls, armor or allies/servants
    • Coat limbs in sand to empower physical attacks
    • Bury or otherwise stop/imprison objects.
  • Matter Surfing by creating pillar or wave of sand for riding
  • Move/lift sand at nearly any speed whether in/on surface, air or water
    • Matter Surfing by riding a mass of sand
    • Missile Generation with anything from dust or grains sand (sand-blasting)
  • Sand Mimicry
  • Sandstorm Creation

Characters with Earth Manipulation are:

- Akainu and Crocodile, and Shiki from One Piece
- Alex Louis Armstrong from Fullmetal Alchemist
- Chinmei from Samurai Deeper Kyo
- Fate Averruncus from Negima
- Gaara and Sarutobi Hiruzen from Naruto
- Ground and Rock Type Pokemon
- Kiritsugu Emiya from Fate/Zero
- Toph, Bumi, and other various earthbenders from Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Various Toa from Bionicle
- Various characters from Bastard!!
- Various characters from Marvel Comics

Weapons related to Earth Manipulation are:

- Jack's Battle Scoop (MAR)




Kitara shifting the water around her
Kitara shifting the water around her

Water manipulation (Hydrokinesis) is the power to mentally control liquid elements. Some users may only be able to control H2O or pure water. Almost all forms of water manipulation involve moving and shaping a body of water to the user's desire. By simply levitating a large mass of water, they can move water anywhere they wish, even parting it under the surface of a lake or sea, allowing them to walk along the bottom of a basin without the need to swim. These large bodies can also be used as weapons, either by shaping them into gigantic whips, swung repeatedly at a target as a snake-like body, formed momentarily into a razor-sharp edges that can cut through even metal, or simply dropped onto an opponent to smother them or put out a fire. On the sea or ocean, one can be used to create giant maelstroms, and profound experts of hydrokinetic subtlety can even use the water in their opponent's bodies. It is also very convenient for the slow wearing down of highly resistant obstacles.

Ice Manipulation is typically associated with Water Manipulation. but like everything in the OBD, requires feats.

Typical associated drawbacks include the necessity of source material for higher power levels, the hydration level of the user and the purity of the water in use by the character, or the reaction with sound waves or chemicals like Potassium and Francium.


  • Manipulate tides
  • Control ocean currents
  • Create tsunamis or tidal waves
  • Use water as a weapon
  • Take the moisture from your enemy and make them dehydrate
  • Some users can heal themselves or others with their water abilities
  • Create water out of thin air
  • Create shields of water
  • Solidify water to grab objects or people
  • Create water bubbles that can travel underwater
  • Power is nearly invincible in water filled or frozen areas, as well as natural disasters such floods or whirlpools
  • Cover the opponent's mouth and nose or fill their lungs with water to drown them
  • Water Mimicry

Characters with Water Manipulation are:

- Acqua of the Back from ToAru
- Ayase Terada from s-CRY-ed
- Gabriel from GetBackers
- Helryx and other various Toa from Bionicle
- Kisame Hoshigaki and other Water Release users from Naruto
- Katara, Pakku, and other various waterbenders from Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Kiyoshi Mitarai from Yu Yu Hakusho
- Koumyou Sanzo from Saiyuki
- Sailor Mercury from Sailor Moon
- Schierke from Berserk
- Seriyu from GetBackers
- Shinrei and Fubuki from Samurai Deeper Kyo
- Tia Harribel from Bleach
- Tokiya Mikagami from Flame of Recca
- Various characters from Bastard!!
- Various characters from Marvel Comics
- Water Type Pokemon

Weapons related to Water Manipulation are:

- Sailor Mercury's Mercury Harp/Lyre (Sailor Moon)
- Tia Harribel's Tiburón (Bleach)
- Tidus' Brotherhood Sword (Final Fantasy)
- Tokiya Mikagami's Ensui (Flame of Recca)




Wind Dancer generates a blast of wind
Wind Dancer generates a blast of wind

Air manipulation (Aerokinesis) is the power to mentally control air molecules with one's mind. This can include bursts of winds, spawning tornadoes, and even siphoning the air out of an opponent's lungs. Can generate breezes, squalls, gusts, whirlwinds, zephyrs, gales, tempests, and hurricanes.

Manipulation of vacuum and sound is also a common use for experienced Aerokinetics, and so is acute sensing for air displacement.
Typically associated drawbacks consist of the necessity for open spaces and the difficulty for fine control since wind requires constant movement


  • Air Mimicry
  • Air shield by manipulating the density of the air
  • Flight: Self-propulsion with wind
  • Levitation: Levitate off the ground using air currents
  • Gliding: Glide through the wind using air currents
  • Enhanced Speed: Run as fast as the wind itself
  • Enhanced Agility: Extremely flexible with the wind
  • Can create tornadoes, or devastating wind storms
  • Minor electric manipulation as users can manipulate atoms in the air to make necessary ions in order to produce electricity
  • Minor illusion creation as users can manipulate air molecules through exnomophis in order to produce any kind of image of their choice
  • Density and pressure control of the air
  • Some can change oxygen levels in the air
  • Draw power from natural disasters such as whirlwinds, tornadoes, or typhoons
  • Some users can control smoke
  • Deprive opponents of air to suffocate them

Characters with Air/Wind Manipulation are:

- Danzo Shimura and other Wind Release users from Naruto
- Flying Type Pokemon
- Fūko Kirisawa from Flame of Recca
- Griffith from Berserk
- Jin from Yu Yu Hakusho
- Jouya Kanou from GetBackers
- Kazuma Yagami from Kaze no Stigma
- Lewa and other various Toa from Bionicle
- Negi Springfield from Negima
- Paul Wan from GetBackers
- Pheles from Shakugan no Shana
- Savaris Luckens and other characters from Chrome Shelled Regios
- Shun Ukiya from Gate Keepers
- Storm and several other characters from Marvel Comics
- Various characters from Bastard!!
- Various characters from Samurai Deeper Kyo
- Various characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Yae and Yuhi Shinatsuhiko from Yozakura Quartet

Weapons related to Air/Wind manipulation are:

- Kanaria's Violin (Rozen Maiden)
- Serpico's Slyph Sword/Cloak (Berserk)
- Shunsui Kyōraku's Katen Kyōkotsu (Bleach)




Pyro can control and manipulate fire with his mind
Pyro can control and manipulate fire with his mind

Fire manipulation (Pyrokinesis) is the power to generate, control, manipulate, project or absorb fire. The user can create, control and manipulate fire, flame and heat at will and mold it into a variety of shapes and forms. They are able to excite atoms with enough energy to ignite, thus generating flames without being harmed. Experienced pyrokinetics may learn how to use heat rather than combustion, and perform things such as freezing objects by withdrawing heat, or manipulate magnetism, and electro-conductivity causing machines to harmlessly shut down, or for batteries to last longer. Some can also create other forms of plasma.

Typically associated drawbacks are the lack of immunity to fire, and necessity for fuel and oxygen.


  • Create and control fire
  • Burn/melt objects such as ice or metal, as well as people
  • Raise or lower temperature
  • Fire Mimicry
  • Flight by projecting fire under one's self
  • Create firestorms or firepits
  • Erupt volcanoes
  • Cover one's body in fire
  • Create smoke
  • Power is nearly invincible in heated areas
  • Users may gain the ability of electricity manipulation
  • Some users may be able to control magma as well
  • Use fire to consume the oxygen from an area, suffocating opponents


Hellfire Manipulation

Sub-power of Fire manipulation. Hellfire manipulation is an extremely powerful variant of fire manipulation that allows the user to manipulate flames of Hell, which are (usually) inextinguishable by normal means. The flames are also far more intense than normal flames, and can incinerate anything, and even smother normal fire and evaporate water. The color of the flames can come in different colors, but are usually red or black to represent the darkness of hell. This type of fire is very hard to control and many users can only produce or suppress it. This type of fire is often associated with magic and sometimes used for summoning.

Characters with Fire/Heat Manipulation are:

- Fire Type Pokemon
- Arshes Nei from Bastard!!
- Dabura from Dragon Ball
- Dark Schneider from Bastard!!
- Etrigan the Demon from DC Comics
- Feitan from Hunter X Hunter
- Fujiwara no Mokou from Touhou
- Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho
- Hotaru from Samurai Deeper Kyo
- Kannagi Ayano, Ren and the rest of their family from Kaze no Stigma
- Kaoru Ujiie from GetBackers
- Kurei from Flame of Recca
- Natsu from Fairy Tail
- Nova Shenron from Dragon Ball GT
- Recca from Flame of Recca
- Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist
- Ryo Takatsuki from Project ARMS
- Portgas D. Ace from One Piece
- Sailor Mars from Sailor Moon
- Shana from Shakugan no Shana
- Stiyl Magnus from ToAru
- Suigintou from Rozen Maiden
- Tahu, Lhikan, and other various Toa from Bionicle
- Various characters from Marvel Comics
- Various characters from Naruto (Sasuke and Itachi Uchiha)
- Various Firebenders from Avatar: The Last Airbender (Azula, Zuko, Iroh, Ozai, Jeong Jeong)
- WarGreymon and various other Digimon
- Yuan from Samurai Deeper Kyo

Weapons related to Fire Manipulation are:

- Dark Schneider's Efreet Sword (Bastard!!)
- Hiei's Jaō Ensatsu Ken (Yu Yu Hakusho)
- Captain Yamamoto's Zanpakutō, Ryujin Jakka (Bleach)




Zekrom from Pokemon causing an electrical storm
Zekrom from Pokemon forming a ball of electricity

Electricity manipulation is the ability to control or manipulate electricity and lightning. Users are able to alter the movement of electrons, allowing them almost any electricity based power. Simple powers would include the ability to generate energy, shoot lightning, or overload a circuit. More complex powers may include manipulating energy in a person, starting fires, directing current in a more complex route than the one of least resistance, firing sparks to turn off electrical devices, or electric constructs, etc.

Electricity users are unique in that their destructive power is conducted through objects rather than being blocked by them. Magnopathy and Static are typically associated with this element. Many people with this power can short circuit in water and are useless against those who have ways of insulating them.


  • Electricity/Lightning Mimicry
  • Generate electricity in one's body
  • Shoot bolts of lightning (sometimes from any part of the body)
  • Create ionic storms
  • Wall crawling by using static cling
  • Create electric bombs
  • Power electronic devices
  • Draw power from electrical devices or thunderstorms
  • Ride electrical currents
  • Create shields of lightning
  • Charge objects with electricity, heating them and/or turning them static
  • High level users can manipulate humans' movements by redirecting the electric signals between the brain and nerves
  • Draw in power from lightning storms to increase one's electric abilities
  • Pass their electric power through water like an electric eel
  • Heal people through electricity
  • Drain people's neuro-electrical energy
  • Control and manipulate electrical devices (such as projecting your image on TV screens)

Characters with Lightning/Electricity Manipulation are:

- Electric Type Pokemon
- Arshes Nei and others from Bastard!!
- Cole McGrath and Kessler from InFamous
- Dark Lightning Coeus from Saint Seiya
- Dixerio Maskane, Nina Antalk and other characters from Chrome Shelled Regios
- Enel from One Piece
- Gangryong Ma from Veritas
- Ganishka from Berserk
- Ginji Amano from GetBackers
- Hei from Darker than Black
- Killua from Hunter X Hunter
- Ky Kiske from Guilty Gear
- Luxus Dreher from Fairy Tail
- Negi Springfield and many other characters from Negima
- Raiha from Flame of Recca
- Raikage and other Lightning Release users from Naruto (Uchiha Sasuke, Hatake Kakashi, Killer Bee, Kakuzu etc)
- Sailor Jupiter from Sailor Moon
- Sasuke from Samurai Deeper Kyo
- Skin Bolic from D.Gray-Man
- Teridax from Bionicle and most other Makuta; various Toa
- Various characters from Marvel Comics
- Various characters from DC Comics such as Captain Marvel and Livewire
- A few Firebenders from Avatar: The Last Airbender (Azula, Iroh, Ozai)

Weapons related to Lightning/Electricity Manipulation are:

- Arshes Nei's Raijinken (Bastard!!)
- Raiha's Raijin (Flame of Recca)




Killer Frost has Kyle Rayner in an immobile freeze hold
Killer Frost has Kyle Rayner in an immobile freeze hold

Ice manipulation (Cyrokinesis) is the ability to control kinetic energy in order to negate heat or to manipulate, or create, ice, snow, sleet, or hail. The user psychically reduces the kinetic energy of atoms to reduce temperature. Some can generate snow by affecting air molecules and their surrounding moisture. Users may move ice around at will (pause hail/snow in midair), shift ice to/from liquid or gas at will (freeze water), or form constructs and basic weapons from ice (hurl snowballs, shed icicles, manipulate objects covered with ice) at will. Due to the amount of water on Earth, they have a virtually unlimited supply of moisture since it is always present in the surrounding air or environment.

Typically associated drawbacks are low tolerances to environmental heat or locations with a lot less air moisture, which is typically specified by the plot, since the Elemental Baggage Trope comes into effect.


  • Ice Mimicry
  • Shoot sharp icicles
  • Make shields of ice for protection
  • Create weapons out of ice for offensive purposes
  • Shoot freeze beams that could freeze objects/people
  • Create ice sculptures for various uses
  • Create a trail of ice in front of oneself to slide on
  • Shoot blasts of ice
  • Create balls of ice
  • Freeze the ground
  • Freeze water
  • Create powerful and devastating blizzards
  • Power is nearly unstoppable in frozen or water filled areas
  • Freeze enemies from the inside out



Sub-power of Ice manipulation. The user can reduce the kinetic energy of atoms meaning they effectively make things colder, user may become capable of generating and sending forth various freezing effects. Advanced users can strengthen the range of their ability and the intensity of their freezing effect through practice and experience. Note that this power deals only with cold, not Ice.

Typical drawbacks are the polar opposite of this power, high temperatures, which tend to make fire, magma and heat-based abilities fine counters for this power.

  • Cold Blasts
  • Cryo Bomb Generation
  • Energy Kick and Energy Punch and/or Weapon Infusion by surrounding limbs or weapons in cold.
  • Energy Whip
  • Freeze Breath
  • Freeze Vision
  • Ice Beam Emission
  • Freeze anything to atomic level making it fragile.
    • Extinguish flames and cool hot objects.
    • Turn water into ice, rain into snow, or humid air into fog.

Characters with Ice Manipulation are:
- Akira from Samurai Deeper Kyo
- Aokiji from One Piece
- Cirno from Touhou
- Cygnus Hyoga from Saint Seiya
- Eis Shenron From Dragon Ball GT
- Evangeline A.K. McDowell from Negima
- Gray Fullbuster from Fairy Tail
- Haku from Naruto
- Hitsugaya Toshiro from Bleach
- Iceman and several other characters from Marvel Comics
- Ice Type and most Water Type Pokemon
- Juubei Kakei from GetBackers
- Kotoha Isone from Yozakura Quartet
- Kal Su from Bastard!!
- Seiryu from Yu Yu Hakusho
- Tokiya Mikagami from Flame of Recca
- Toya from Yu Yu Hakusho
- Various Toa from Bionicle
- Yukino Hojou from Gate Keepers

Weapons related to Ice Manipulation are:

- Aokiji's Ice Saber (One Piece)
- Hitsugaya Toshiro's Hyourinmaru (Bleach)
- Tokiya Mikagami's Ensui (Flame of Recca)




Dr. Pamela Isley emerges as Poison Ivy
Dr. Pamela Isley emerges as Poison Ivy

Plant manipulation is the power to control plant life with one’s mind. Users may mentally manipulate wood, vines, plants, fruits and flowers, even moss found in a natural field or habitat. The user can cause plants to quickly manifest from the soil and wrap around a target, can mutate plants by rearranging DNA structure, and revive recently withering or dead plants. Associated powers are those of the manipulation of toxins and pheromones andlong lasting life.

Typically associated drawbacks are confrontation with fire, frost, disease or plant killing chemicals and reliance on sunlight. These characters can sometimes also manipulate fungi and microbes.


  • Promote plant growth and vegetation
  • Wrap opponents with vines
  • Create mutant plants
  • The user can rearrange their genetic structure into a plant
  • Poison/Toxic based abilities
  • Acidic body fluids
  • Grow large forests
  • Grow thorns around the user's plant body for offensive uses such as shooting sharp thorns
  • Create large trees
  • Create plant barriers for protection
  • Generate pheromones which can cause paralysis
  • Generate spores
  • Can cover the user from the opponents by blending in with fallen leaves or petals
  • Cover body in a ball of vines
  • Attract things or people toward you by shooting a long, retractable vine
  • Become a being of plants
  • High level users can heal allies and themselves
  • Levitate leaves in a telekinetic manner
  • Can control fruits and vegetables, likely use them as weapons
  • Reanimate dead planet matter and cause plants to grow and attack opponents from the inside out


Fungus Manipulation

Sub-power of Plant manipulation. The user can generate and manipulate various kinds of fungi. This power gives the user the power to control any type of mycelium which means that they control fungus. In addition,this also lets the user sense where fungus are since the fungus would be in their field of control. They can also cause mold to grow faster.

Characters with Plant Manipulation are:

- Celebi and several Grass Type Pokemon
- Hakuryuu from Magi
- Hashirama Senju and Yamato from Naruto
- Illyria and Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho
- Saishi from Samurai Deeper Kyo
- Shinku from Rozen Maiden
- Suiseiseki from Rozen Maiden
- Swamp Thing and Poison Ivy from DC Comics
- Swampfire and Wildvine from Ben 10

Weapons related to Plant Manipulation are:





Toph "seeing" with her newfound power over metal.

Metal manipulation is the ability to manipulate metal with the power of one's mind. Users can control metal and metallic substances, allowing them to make weapons or armor, or even floating platforms made of metal. Users with electrical or magnetism powers can often control metal in a similar fashion. Unrefined metals can usually be manipulated by Terrakinetics as many rocks contain high amounts of metallic elements in them (Aluminum, Iron, Magnesium, etc.).

Typically associated drawbacks are the usage against electricity, extended exposure to heat, and corrosion.


  • Levitation of metal objects
  • Construct objects made of metal
  • Metal Mimicry
  • Metallic weapon manipulation
  • Control all metallic substances
  • Gain dermal armor by forming metal around one's body
  • Use the iron in an opponent's blood to kill them
  • Destroy/control metal weapons like guns, tanks, planes, etc.


Magnetism Manipulation

The ability to control and/or generate magnetic fields. One can effortlessly levitate, attract, bend, and warp ferrous objects. Some users can manipulate all metals and the full range of the electromagnetic spectrum, and experienced magnopaths may even manipulate the iron in someone's blood or use diamagnetism to manipulate non-metal objects.

Typically associated drawbacks consist of confrontation with plastics and ceramics

Characters with Metal Manipulation are:

- Several Steel Type Pokemon
Gazille from Fairy Tail
General Rildo from Dragon Ball GT
Kaizer Kikai from Gate Keepers
Magneto from Marvel (his isn't metal manipulation but extremely powerful magnetic manipulation)
Musica Hamrio from RAVE
Risotto Nero from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (magnetism)
Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Various Toa of the Iron element from Bionicle

Weapons related to Metal Manipulation are:





King using his sacred treasure for illumination


Light Manipulation (Lumokinesis) is the power to control photons of light with one’s mind. They can manipulate electromagnetic radiation of photons in order to produce bright flashing light . Users can also manipulate the stimulated emission of photons in order to create laser beams with explosive properties.They can also use light particles to travel at incredible speed; gaining the ability to move at the speed of light. Typically associated abilities are invisibility, or illusions. Sometimes these characters can also absorb or suppress light to create darkness.

Typically associated drawbacks consist of confrontation against reflective, prismatic, or refractive surfaces


  • Bend and/or shift light for:
    • Holographic Projection
    • Illusion Manipulation
    • Invisibility
  • Generate balls of explosive light energy
  • Can allow light to pass through (or wrap around) the user becoming invisible
  • Create holographic copies
  • Change the color of an object
  • Create shields of light
  • Emit blinding or flashlight energy from your body
  • Energy Constructs of light, including weapons, walls, or allies/servants.
  • Firing a beam of light energy
  • Light Mimicry
  • Limited flight
  • Move at light-speed.
    • Punches/kicks are fast as the speed of light
    • Teleport to anywhere in the blink of an eye..
  • Stimulate the emission of photons in order to create lasers.
  • Take away the light from your opponent's eyes, rendering them blind

Characters with Light Manipulation are:

Anthony from Samurai Deeper Kyo
- Dr. Light (both of them) from DC Comics
- J. Geil from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Keith Violet from Project ARMS
Kizaru from One Piece
Masaki Kurusu from GetBackers
Ninja Master Gara from Bastard!!
- Ruriko Ikusawa from Gate Keepers
- Sookie Stackhouse and other fairies from True Blood
TakanuvaTakutanuva and Umbra from Bionicle
Troiatte Gabanest Firandin from Chrome Shelled Regios
- Various characters from Bastard!!
- Various characters from Marvel Comics
Van Hohenheim from the Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 anime
Z from Tenchi Muyo!

Weapons related to Light Manipulation are:

- Kizaru's Light Sword (One Piece)
- Ninja Master Gara's Murasame Blade (Bastard!!)




Pride reveals himself from the shadows
Pride reveals himself from the shadows

Darkness manipulation (Netherkinesis) is the power to create, control, manipulate, materialize and summon darkness in various ways, often by accessing a dimension of dark energy and the beings that exist there. As a personification of a concept of evil, there are many other powers associated with the usage of darkness that aren't necessarily related to the absence of light.

Typically associated drawbacks are the confrontation with light manipulators.


  • Absorb/merge shadows/darkness into users body/mind/soul for greatly increased capabilities, the users blood may turn black, or resemble dark mist.
    • Regeneration by using darkness to mend/fill the wounds of others.
    • Intangibility by turning the body into darkness.
    • Invulnerability to physical harm by solidifying the darkness in the body.
    • Life-Force Absorption
    • Modification of user's body by manipulating the darkness in/on user.
    • Shadow Mimicry
    • Psionic Shield" solidifying" the darkness in the mind/soul.
    • Shadow Camouflage by letting the difference/border between the user and shadow unravel. Cloaking is done by doing the same for something else than the user.
  • Create areas ofdarkness of variable size, shape and intensity level.
    • Depending of the level of strength, one can blanket an entire city, country or world in eternal darkness.
    • Darkness "Mist".
    • Light Absorption
  • Night Vision
  • Flight
  • Freezing as darkness is absence of light, so is cold absence of heat.
  • Gravity Manipulation by using darkness in a way that it gains the power of a Black Hole.
  • Materialize, shape and manipulate darkness at will:
    • Animating shadows, whether users own or cast by anything else.
    • Darkness Blasts, tentacles/tendrils and/or wires for direct effects.
    • Energy Strike/Weapon Infusion by surrounding their limbs and/or weapons in darkness.
    • Manifesting Multiple Arms/Tentacle Extension or similar extensions
    • Elemental Constructs of darkness, including weapons, missiles, walls, armor or allies/servants.
    • Binding/imprisoning/stopping people/objects etc. either by engulfing or binding them.
  • Mind Control by learning to control dark corners of mind and soul.
  • Portal Creation/Teleportation using shadows/darkness by understanding the fundamental connection all shadows/darkness share.
    • Dimensional Storage to store stuff into shadows, user may be able to enter their own pocket dimension.
    • When the user realizes from where they draw their power, they can enter there and summon beings/tools from there.


Animated Shadow

Sub-power of Darkness Manipulation. The character can transform their own shadows into living beings. As the rule of anything happening to the real body happens to the shadow, this ability may allow the user to manipulate the body and cause damage of reality by attacking the shadow. This means anything that happens to the shadow will be reflected in the true body; in short, a form of "reverse" shadow puppetry.

Typical drawbacks are that the characters shadow may have a mind of its own, or that they may require light to create a shadow.

Characters with Darkness Manipulation are:

- Several Dark Type Pokemon
- Alucard and Seras from Hellsing
- Blackbeard and Gecko Moria from One Piece
- Dark Sakura from Fate/Stay Night
- Evangeline A.K. McDowell from Negima
- Kuroudou Akabane from GetBackers
- Pride from Full Metal Alchemist
- Reiji Kageyama from Gate Keepers
- Riku from Kingdom Hearts
- Rumia from Touhou
- The Darkness from Image/Top Cow Comics
- The Shade from DC Comics
- Teridax and all makuta from Bionicle; certain Rahkshi and Toa can as well
- Various characters from Bastard!!
- Various characters from Marvel Comics

Weapons related to Dark Manipulation are:





Storm calling forth the elements

Weather Manipulation is the ability to psionically control and alter the forces of the atmosphere, creating changes in the weather. The user can intensify winds, summon storm clouds, and affect barometric pressure. Can be concentrated to generate indoor storms and to control the movement of rain/wind/lightning. One has the power to psionically control the weather in a wide range of distances. Characters can create or summon clear sky, rain, hail, snow, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. It can be used offensively, or as the cycle of life for everyday human beings.

There are five main factors of Weather manipulation:

  • Air Manipulation - To move clouds or wind
  • Electrical Manipulation - To effect lightning
  • Water Manipulation - Creates rain and snow
  • Thermal Manipulation - Make it hot or cold
  • Ice Manipulation- Summon cold, blizzards, etc.


  • Flight, gliding, and levitation
  • Ecological empathy to feel a shift in natural events
  • Cosmic manipulation, to reach beyond the earths atmosphere and manipulate cosmic weather
  • Lightning blasts/strikes
  • Rain, snow, sleet, hail
  • Tornadoes, blizzards, hurricanes
  • Droughts, dust devils, electric blackouts
  • Increase air, barometric, or other pressures
  • Can tell you future weather conditions
  • Limited ability to store electricity within the body
  • Freeze by using thermal manipulation
  • Erode solid surfaces like stones or buildings
  • Summon powerful winds to push people/objects away
  • Summon miniature tornadoes to send people in the air
  • Summon chunks of ice rain on enemies
  • Weather resistance
  • Your fighting skills are infused with electricity or ice

Characters with Weather Manipulation are:

- Storm and Thor from Marvel
- Nami from One Piece via her Clima Tact
- Zatanna from DC Comics
- Alice from Heroes
- Zeus, Jupiter, and their children from Percy Jackson and the Olympians
- Several Pokemon, most notably Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza
- Kanako Yasaka, Tenshi Hinanai and Watatsuki no Yorihime from Touhou

Weapons related to Weather Manipulation are:

- Sword of Scarlet Perception (Touhou)