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Encyclopedia > List of comic book superpowers

Comic book fiction traditionally features characters with superhuman, supernatural, or paranormal abilities, often referred to as "superpowers" (also spelled super-powers). Below is a list of many of those that have been known to be used. Some of these categories overlap. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up Supernatural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of reported anomalous phenomena. ...

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Means

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


Object-based powers

See also: List of objects in the DC Universe

Powers derived from objects (also known as artifacts), such as armor, jewelry, weapons, and wands. A list of fictional objects and materials existing in the DC Universe. ...

The Juggernaut (Cain Marko) is a Marvel Comics character, created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby. ... The Crimson Gem of Cyttorak (also referred to as the Ruby of the Crimson Bands or the Crimson Crystal of Cyttorak) is a potent magical artifact in the Marvel Comics universe. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... The three of the four (Alan Scotts Starheart powered ring exlcuded) known variants of the power ring Zamaron (magenta), Oan (green), and Qwardian (yellow). ...

Mutation

Main article: Mutant

Abilities resulting from either induced evolution or natural selection in humans. The idea of a mutant is a common trope in comic books and science fiction. ...

The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ... Captain Comet (Adam Blake) is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero created by writer John Broome and artist Carmine Infantino. ...

Cosmic

Abilities resulting from being a cosmic entity or powers bestowed by such.

It has been suggested that Power Cosmic be merged into this article or section. ...

Methods

Examples of methods by which a character generates an effect.


Energy sourcing

Ability to draw energy from the cores of stars or other large sources of energy, such as turning kinetic energy into physical blasts.

Nexus Nightmare in Blue - Issue #4 (October 1997). ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ...

Magical powers

Main article: Magic

Ability to use magical forces to varying degrees. Often used to simulate other powers, such as mind control and elemental attacks. Not to be confused with Magic (illusion). ...

Not all "magical" superpowers are actually supernatural, but are still so beyond our understanding of science as to be completely unexplainable. Mxyzptlk's abilities, for instance, rely on a set of physics different from our dimension's. This article is about the Marvel comics superhero. ... Doctor Fate is a DC Comics superhero and wizard, best known as a member of the Justice Society of America. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up Supernatural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Mister Mxyzptlk (roughly pronounced Miks-yez-pit-lik, or Mix-yez-pittle-ik, also nicknamed Mxy) is a fictional supervillain who appears in DC Comics Superman comic books. ...

Technopathy

Ability to manipulate technology. It could manifest as a special form of electrical manipulation, a special form of shapeshifting which allows physical interaction with machines, or even a special form of ESP that allows for mental interface with computer data.

Black Box (real name Garabed Bashur, formerly known as Commcast) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... |caption=Cover to Superman (vol. ... The Drummer is a fictional character from the comic book, Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday. ...

Telekinesis

Main article: Psychokinesis
See also: List of fictional characters with telekinesis

Ability to manipulate and control objects with the mind, often in ways not visible to the naked eye. The term psychokinesis (from the Greek ψυχή, psyche, meaning mind, soul, or breath; and κίνησις, kinesis, meaning motion; literally movement from the mind)[1][2] or PK, also known as telekinesis[3] (Greek + , literally distant-movement referring to telekinesis) or TK, denotes the paranormal ability of the mind to influence matter, time... This is a list of fictional characters with the capability for telekinesis. ...

Jean Grey-Summers (born Jean Grey) is a fictional superheroine who lives in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Category: Possible copyright violations ...

Powers

Superpower manipulation

This section refers to the ability to manipulate superpowers themselves, not "power" such as electrical power or gravitational power. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

See also: List of fictional characters who can manipulate superpowers

This list encompasses fictional characters with the paranormal or superhuman abilities to manipulate other paranormal or superhuman powers. ...

Power bestowal

Ability to bestow powers or jump-start latent powers.

Sage, also known as Tessa is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Christine Trelane, formerly known as Synergy is a fictional character in the Wildstorm universe. ...

Power mimicry or absorption

Ability to copy or absorb another's powers or skills.

Rogue (Anna Marie Raven[1]) is a Marvel Comics superheroine, a member of the X-Men. ... Black Alice is also the title of a novel by Thomas M. Disch and John Sladek, under the pseudonym Thom Demijohn Black Alice is a DC Comics character introduced in Birds of Prey #76 (January 2005). ...

Power negation

Ability to cancel the superpowers of others. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Leech is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Scrambler (Kim Il Sung) is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ...

Power sensing

Ability to sense or recognize superhuman powers.

Caliban is a mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe. ...

Personal physical powers

Powers which affect a physical person's body.


Accelerated healing

Main article: Healing factor

Ability to heal rapidly from any injury; the rate of recovery varies from character to character. Can sometimes result in the slowing of aging. A healing factor is a term used to describe the ability of some characters in fiction to recover from bodily injuries or disease at a superhuman rate. ...

For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... This article is about the DC Comics character. ...

Acid generation

Ability to generate acid, can be manifested through touch or as a spray.

The Anarchist (Tike Alicar), is a fictional character from Marvel Comics, that was a member of the superhero team X-Statix. ... The Man-Thing is a fictional comic book creature created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, and featured in various Marvel Comics titles, the most prominent of which was written by Steve Gerber. ...

Animal mimicry

Ability to take on the abilities of certain animals.

Animal Man (Buddy Baker) is a fictional DC Comics superhero. ... Vixen is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ...

Biological manipulation

Ability to control all aspects of a living creature's biological make-up. This includes, but is not limited to, genetic alterations, physical distortion/augmentations, healing, disease, and biological functions.

// Elixir (Josh Foley), is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe, and a student at the Xavier Institute. ... Raven is a fictional character and superhero in the DC Comics. ...

Body part substitution

Ability to replace one's limbs or other body parts with those of another.

Terror Inc. ...

Bone manipulation

Ability to manipulate the bones in one's own body. This includes, but is not limited to, the generation of new bone mass, projecting bones out from the skin or rearranging one's own bones.

Marrow (Sarah), is a Marvel Comics character, associated with the X-Men. ... Spike and The Spike are the names of several fictional characters in Marvel Comics. ...

Duplication

Main article: Self-replication

Ability to create physical duplicates of oneself. Self-replication is the process by which some things make copies of themselves. ... Molecular cloning refers to the procedure of isolating a defined DNA sequence and obtaining multiple copies of it in vivo. ...

For the rapper of Twiztid, see Jamie Spaniolo. ... Triplicate Girl is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe and a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st century. ...

Temporal duplication

Ability to bring past and future versions of oneself back to the present.

Flashback (Gardner Monroe) is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Damian Tryp (Dai/Homo Killcrop) is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ...

Echolocation

Main article: Echolocation

Ability to determine location of items in the environment by use of reflected sound waves, whether generated by the character or ambient sound. Also known as sonar sense. See: Animal echolocation: animals emitting sound waves and listening to the echo in order to locate objects or navigate. ...

For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ... Man-Bat (real name Dr. Kirk Langström) is a fictional character in DC Comics universe who first appeared in Detective Comics #400, illustrated by Neal Adams. ...

Invisibility

Main article: Invisibility

Ability to render the user unseen to the naked eye. An example of how an object could appear to be invisible through the use of mirrors Invisibility is the state of an object which cannot be seen. ...

“Invisible Girl” redirects here. ... Invisible Kid is also the title of a song on Metallicas album, St. ...

Invulnerability

Ability to be immune to one or more forms of physical damage or injury.

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kara Zor-El is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by DC Comics and related media. ...

Kinetic absorption

Ability to absorb forms of kinetic energy into oneself and convert it into physical strength.

Strong Guy (real name Guido Carosella) is a fictional mutant superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Sebastian Hiram Shaw, also known as the Black King, is a Marvel Comics supervillain, and an adversary of the X-Men. ...

Matter ingestion

Ability to consume any sort of matter without any ill effects on the user.

Matter-Eater Lad, real name Tenzil Kem, is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Universe. ...

Merge

Ability to temporarily merge two beings into a single being, which results in a completely new and stronger being.

The Kleinstocks were a set of triplets that are comic book fictional characters, and are mutant supervillains, in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Bwana Beast is the name of a comic book superhero in the DC Universe. ...

Pheromone manipulation

Ability to generate and control pheromones which may have various effects. Fanning honeybee exposes Nasonov gland (white-at tip of abdomen) releasing pheromone to entice swarm into an empty hive A pheromone is any chemical produced by a living organism that transmits a message to other members of the same species. ...

Wallflower is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Universe, one of the student body in the Xavier Institute, and a member of the New Mutants squad therein. ... Crimson Fox is a French superhero and what many people dont know about her is that crimson fox isnt just ONE person under the hood. ...

Poison generation

Ability to assault others with one or more varieties of toxins, with widely disparate effects.

The Cobra (real name Klaus Voorhees), also known as The Human Cobra and King Cobra, is a fictional character and Marvel Comics supervillain, most commonly associated with Daredevil and Thor. ... For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ...

Prehensile/animated hair

The ability to animate and lengthen one's hair.

Medusa is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Lorelei Travis is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. ...

Reactive adaptation/evolution

Ability to develop a resistance or immunity to whatever they were injured by or exposed to. This effect can be permanent or temporary.

Lifeguard (Heather Cameron) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero associated with the X-Men. ... Doomsday is the name of a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe, a supervillain best known for fighting and killing Superman in the Death of Superman storyline in 1992. ...

Self-detonation or explosion

Ability to explode one's body mass and reform.

  • Examples: Nitro[citation needed] or Damage[citation needed]

Nitro is the name of a Marvel Comics supervillain. ... Damage is a DC Comics superhero who first appeared in a comic book of the same name during the Zero Hour crisis. ...

Sonic scream

Ability to generate vocal sounds of a higher amplitude than a normal human.

Siryn (Theresa Rourke Cassidy) is a Marvel Comics superhero, associated with the X-Men. ... Black Canary is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. ...

Superhuman durability

Ability to have a higher resistance to one or more forms of damage before being injured.

Luke Cage, born Carl Lucas and also called Power Man, is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ... The Tick redirects here. ...

Superhuman reflexes

Ability to react faster than a normal human.

Blade (Eric Brooks) is a fictional vampire-hunter in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Midnighter is a comic book superhero who first appeared in the Stormwatch series, but is best known for his role in The Authority. ...

Superhuman senses

Ability to see, smell, taste, feel and/or hear more than a normal human.

Sabretooth is a Marvel Comics character, an arch-enemy of the X-Men’s Wolverine. ... Timber Wolf is a fictional character in the thirtieth century of the DC Universe, a member of the Legion of Super-Animations. ...

Superhuman strength

Main article: Superhuman Strength
See also: Strength level

Ability to have a level of physical strength higher than that possible by a human being in real life. | Superhuman strength, also called super strength or enhanced strength, is an ability commonly utilized in fiction. ... Strength level is a concept sometimes applied to comic book characters (particularly those published by Marvel Comics) to define and compare the physical strength of characters. ... Physical strength is the ability of a person or animal to exert force on physical objects using muscles. ... For other meanings of this phrase (book and album titles etc. ...

Incredible Hulk, The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk redirect here. ... Blok is a fictional character, a superhero in the 30th century of the DC Comics uiniverse. ... Mr. ...

Superhuman vision

Ability to see more than a normal human.


Night vision

Ability to see clearly in darkness.

  • Examples: Owl[citation needed] or Doctor Mid-Nite[citation needed]

The Owl, real name Leland Owlsley, is a supervillain who frequently menaces Daredevil and other heroes in Marvel Comics universe, notably Spider-Man and the Black Cat. ... Doctor Mid-Nite is a DC Comics superhero. ...

X-ray vision

Main article: X-ray vision

Ability to see through solid objects. In fictional stories, X-ray vision has generally been portrayed as the ability to see through layers of objects at the discretion of the holder of this superpower. ...

Peepers is a fictional character in comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Lar Gand, known variously as Mon-El, Valor and MOnel, is a fictional character in DC Comics universe who is affiliated with the Legion of Super-Heroes, Superboy, and Superman. ...

Telescopic or microscopic vision

Ability to magnify vision to various levels.

Hyperion is a fictional character that first appears in the Earth-616 Marvel Universe and the alternate universes of Earth-712 and Earth-31916. ... Power Girl (real name Kara Zor-L, also known as Karen Starr) is a DC Comics superhero, making her first appearance in All Star Comics #58 (January/February 1976). ...

Wallcrawling

Ability to cling to objects or surfaces by a variety of means.

Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Anole (Victor Borkowski) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Universe, one of the student body in the Xavier Institute, and a former member of the Alpha Squadron. ...

Waterbreathing

Main article: Water breathing
See also: Liquid breathing

Ability to respirate through water in lieu of a gaseous medium. Not to be confused with an ability to go without breathing or to be able to breathe an alternate air supply. We dont have an article called Water breathing Start this article Search for Water breathing in. ... Liquid breathing is a form of respiration in which someone breathes an oxygen rich liquid (usually from the perfluorocarbon family), rather than breathing air. ...

  • Examples: Namor[citation needed] or Aquaman[citation needed]

Namor the Sub-Mariner is a fictional comic-book character in the Marvel Comics Universe, and one of the first superheroes, debuting in Spring 1939. ... Aquaman is a fictional character, superhero in DC Comics. ...

Mental faculty and knowledge-based abilities

Innate capability

Ability to naturally have skills and/or knowledge typically earned through learning.

Forge is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe, a superhero associated with The X-Men. ... Buford Hollis, a musclebound trucker from Texarkana, Arkansas known as Razorback, was first introduced in the pages of Spectacular Spider-Man. ...

Omni-linguism

Ability to understand any form of language. This can be accomplished in various ways.

Cypher (Douglas Ramsey) is a fictional mutant character, a superhero from Marvel Comics. ... Starfire is the name of three superheroes who have appeared in comic books published by DC Comics. ...

Omniscience

Main article: Omniscience

Ability to know anything and everything. Omniscience is the capacity to know everything infinitely, or at least everything that can be known about a character including thoughts, feelings, life and the universe, etc. ...

Infinity is one of the fictional cosmic entities in Marvel Comics universe. ... Mageddon is a fictional supervillain published by DC Comics. ...

Superhuman intelligence

Ability to have intelligence far above genius level.

The Leader (Samuel Sterns) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics supervillain and the archenemy of the Hulk. ... Brainiac 5 (Querl Dox) is a fictional character who exists in the future of the DC Comics universe. ...

ESP

The abilities of extra-sensory perception (ESP) and communication. Extra-sensory perception, or ESP, is the name given to any ability to acquire information by means other than the five canonical senses (taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing), or any other sense well-known to science (balance, proprioception, etc). ...


Astral projection

Main article: Astral projection

Ability to separate and control one's astral body. This article is about the paranormal concept. ... The astral body refers to the concept of a subtle body which exists alongside the physical body, as a vehicle of the soul or consciousness. ...

Rachel Grey (born Rachel Summers) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superheroine created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne. ... Rose Wilson is a fictional comic book character in the DC Comics universe. ...

Cross-dimensional awareness

Ability to detect actions and events in other dimensions. This is occasionally used in comics as an awareness of the fourth wall between the characters and the artist or audience. 2-dimensional renderings (ie. ... The fourth wall is the imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theater, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. ...

  • Examples: She-Hulk[citation needed] or Ambush Bug[citation needed]

She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) is a Marvel Comics superheroine. ... Ambush Bug is a fictional comic book character who has appeared in several DC Comics. ...

Empathy

Main article: Empathy

Ability to read or sense the emotions and/or control the emotions or feelings of others. Not to be confused with Pity, Sympathy, or Compassion. ... Look up Emotion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Empath (Manuel Alfonso Rodrigo de la Rocha), is a fictional mutant in the Marvel Universe. ... The Psycho-Pirate was the name of two DC comics supervillains. ...

Mediumship

Ability to see and communicate with the dead (ghosts). This article is about the paranormal. ...

Wicked is a fictional character created by Chris Claremont for Marvel comics second installment of the series Excalibur. ... Rising Stars is a 24-issue comic book limited series by J. Michael Straczynski about 113 people (called Specials), as they are born with special abilities following a mysterious light in the sky. ...

Precognition

Ability to perceive the future. 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 form of "Danger sense" to show the user that they are being threatened and from what direction it is coming from. Look up Premonition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Precognition (from the Latin præ-, “prior to,” + cognitio, “a getting to know”) denotes a form of extra-sensory perception wherein a person is able to perceive information about places or events before they happen through paranormal means. ... Clairvoyance, from 17th century French Clair meaning clear and voyant meaning seeing, is a term used to describe the transference of information about an object, location or physical event through means other than the 5 traditional senses (See Psi). ... For other uses, see Future (disambiguation). ...

Destiny (Irene Adler) was a Marvel Comics character, known as an adversary of the X-Men. ... For the play by Elmer Rice, see Dream Girl. ...

Psychometry

Main article: Psychometry

Ability to relate details about the past or future condition of an object, person or location, usually by being in close contact with it. For the psychology discipline see psychometrics. ...

Adrienne Frost is a fictional character of the Marvel Universe, the older sister of Emma Frost and Cordelia Frost. ... Abraham Abe Sapien is a fictional character in the comic book series Hellboy, created by Mike Mignola. ...

Telepathy

Main article: Telepathy

Ability to read the thoughts of, or to mentally communicate with others. Telepathy, from the Greek τῆλε, tele, remote; and πάθεια, patheia, to be effected by, describes the hypothetical transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classical senses. ...

Emma Grace[1] Frost, formerly known as the White Queen, is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Saturn Girl is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero, a telepath and a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, an organization of teenage heroes that exists one thousand years in the future. ...

Domination and mind control

The ability to alter the perceptions of others, and general mind-control.

  • Example: Karma[citation needed]

Karma (Xian Shan Coy Manh) is a fictional superheroine from Marvel Comics created by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. ...

Astral trapping

Ability to cause an astral projection to stay on the astral plane, usually in one specific place. The astral plane, also called the astral world or desire world, is a plane of existence according to esoteric philosophies, some religious teachings and New Age thought. ...

For the band of the same name, see Shadow King (band). ...

Memory manipulation

Ability to erase or enhance the memories of another.

Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, known as the leader and founder of the X-Men. ... Zatanna Zatara is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Hatori Sohma ) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series entitled Fruits Basket. ...

Mind control

Main article: Mind control

Ability to control the actions or reasoning of another with the mind. Mind control (or thought control) has the premise that an outside source can control an individuals thinking, behavior or consciousness (either directly or more subtly). ...

Mesmero is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Universe of comics. ... Maxwell Lord is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ...

Possession

Main article: Spiritual possession

Ability to take control of another person’s body via astral projection or mind transfer. Spiritual possession is a concept of supernatural and/or superstitious belief systems whereby gods, daemons, demons, animas, or other disincarnate entities may temporarily take control of a human body, resulting in noticeable changes in behaviour. ... This article is about the paranormal concept. ...

Nocturne is a code name used by four separate fictional characters in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Jericho (Joseph William Wilson) is a fictional character, a superhero who was a member of the Teen Titans in the acclaimed 1980s period of New Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, published by DC Comics. ...

Psionic blast

Ability to overload another's mind causing pain, memory loss, loss of consciousness, vegetative state or death after having created a psionic link into that person's mind. Pain redirects here. ... Unconsciousness is the absence of consciousness. ... A persistent vegetative state (PVS) is a condition of patients with severe brain damage in whom coma has progressed to a state of wakefulness without detectable awareness. ... For other uses, see Death (disambiguation), Dead (disambiguation), Death (band) or Deceased (band). ...

Psylocke (Elisabeth Glorianna Betsy Braddock, sometimes Elizabeth) is a Marvel Comics superhero, sister to Captain Britain, and often associated with the X-Men. ... Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. ...

Psychic weapons

Ability to create a weapon of psychic energy that can harm mentally and not physically.

Danielle Moonstar, originally codenamed Psyche and later Mirage, is a fictional Marvel Comics superheroine associated with the X-Men. ... Wild Thing Wild Thing (Rina Logan) is the daughter of the X-Mens Wolverine, and the rogue mercenary Electra. ...

Manipulate fundamental forces or reality

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. Pocket universes are a type of very small parallel universe sometimes found in science fiction and fantasy. ...


Animation

Ability to bring inanimate objects to life or to free a person from petrification.

Selene, a Black Queen of the Hellfire Club, is a fictional supervillain in Marvel Comics. ... Mister Mxyzptlk (roughly pronounced Miks-yez-pit-lik, or Mix-yez-pittle-ik, also nicknamed Mxy) is a fictional supervillain who appears in DC Comics Superman comic books. ...

Darkness or shadow manipulation

Ability to create or manipulate darkness, often by mentally accessing a dimension of dark energy (the Darkforce dimension in Marvel Comics, and the Shadowlands in DC Comics) and manipulating it. The Darkforce is a fictional concept in the Marvel Comics superhero universe. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ...

Black Death is a comic book supervillain in the Marvel universe, with the ability to manipulate objects with his black aura like field around him. ... Obsidian is a fictional character who has been both a superhero and supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... The Darkness is a series of comic books produced by Top Cow Productions. ...

Density control

Ability to increase the natural density of an object and/or one's self.

This article is about Marvel Comics modern-day characters. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...

Disintegration

Ability to disintegrate matter through touch.

Wither is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Universe, a member of the student body at the Xavier Institute, and a member of the Hellions squad therein. ... Plasmus is a fictional DC comics supervillain and an enemy of the Teen Titans Comic History Otto Von Furth was a mine worker in East Berlin, Germany until an unexpected cave-in trapped him and four fellow miners for seven days. ...

Elemental transmutation

Main article: Transmutation

The ability to alter chemical elements, changing them from one substance to another by rearranging the atomic structure. May be limited to self-transmutation. // Transmutation is the conversion of one object into another. ... The periodic table of the chemical elements A chemical element, or element, is a type of atom that is defined by its atomic number; that is, by the number of protons in its nucleus. ...

Alchemy is a British mutant in the Marvel universe whose real name is Thomas Jones. ... Metamorpho (Rex Mason) is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. ...

Gravity manipulation

Ability to manipulate or generate gravitons, or other types of gravitational interactions. In physics, the graviton is a hypothetical elementary particle that transmits the force of gravity in most quantum gravity systems. ... Gravity is a force of attraction that acts between bodies that have mass. ...

  • Examples: Alex Power[citation needed] or Geo-Force[citation needed]

Alex Power is a fictional character in Marvel Comics universe. ... Geo-Force is the superhero alias of Brion Markov, a fictional character from DC Comics. ...

Immortality

Main article: Immortality

Ability to live forever. This may be complete immortality in which the character cannot be killed in any way, appears to die but is resurrected somehow, or simply an inability to age normally, or even only be killed in specific ways (i.e. decapitation). This article is about living for infinite period of time. ...

Mr. ... Vandal Savage is a fictional character and supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ...

Intangibility or phasing

Ability to phase through solid matter without harm.

Katherine Kitty Pryde, also commonly known by the codename Shadowcat, is a Marvel Comics mutant superhero and a member of the X-Men. ... Phantom Girl is a fictional character in the DC Universe, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the thirtieth century. ...

Light manipulation

Ability to control, generate or absorb photons (particles of light). In physics, the photon (from Greek φως, phōs, meaning light) is the quantum of the electromagnetic field; for instance, light. ... For other uses, see Light (disambiguation). ...

The fictional character Northstar (born Jean-Paul Beaubier, formerly Jean-Paul Martin) is a Marvel Comics superhero, a member of Alpha Flight and the X-Men. ... Name trivia Right Labs logo from the Famicom game RockBoard. ...

Magnetism manipulation

See also: List of fictional characters who can manipulate magnetic fields

Ability to control and/or generate magnetic fields. This list encompasses fictional characters with the paranormal or superhuman ability to generate and manipulate magnetic fields. ... Magnetic field lines shown by iron filings In physics, the space surrounding moving electric charges, changing electric fields and magnetic dipoles contains a magnetic field. ...

Magneto (Eric Magnus Lensherr) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Doctor Polaris is a DC Comics supervillain, mainly to the Green Lantern // Once a researcher working for the betterment of mankind, Neal Emerson became one of the deadliest metahumans on Earth. ...

Mass manipulation

Ability to increase or decrease mass in an object or person.

Harry Leland, also known as the Black Bishop is a Marvel Comics supervillain, and an adversary of the X-Men. ... Star Boy (Thom Kallor) is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. ...

Molecular manipulation

Ability to mentally manipulate molecules and objects on a molecular level.

Mister M (Absolon Zebardyn Mercator) is a fictional character created for Marvel Comics by David Hine and David Yardin. ... This article is about the Ronnie Raymond/Martin Stein version of Firestorm. ... Solar was a fictional comic book character. ...

Probability manipulation

Main article: Probability

Ability to alter probability, causing unlikely things to happen or likely things to not happen. Probability is the likelihood that something is the case or will happen. ...

Domino (Neena Thurman) is a Marvel Comics character, best known as a member of the X-Men offshoot X-Force. ... Calamity King, (E. Davis Ester of the planet Touston) is a comic book superhero in the 30th century of DC Comics universe. ...

Radiation manipulation

See also: List of fictional characters who can generate and manipulate radiation‎

Ability to generate, manipulate or have immunity to toxic radiation. This list encompasses fictional characters with the paranormal or superhuman ability to produce and/or manipulate ionizing radiation. ... For other uses, see Radiation (disambiguation). ...

  • Examples: X-Ray[citation needed] or Captain Atom[citation needed]

X-Ray (James Jimmy Darnell) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe whose first appearance was in as a member of the villainous group, the U-Foes. ... Captain Atom is a fictional comic book superhero. ...

Reality warping

Main article: Reality warping
See also: List of fictional characters who can warp reality

Ability to change or manipulate reality itself. Reality warping in superhero fiction is a superpower. ... This list encompasses fictional characters with the paranormal or superhuman ability to manipulate reality for various effects. ...

This article is about the Marvel Comics character. ... Mister Mxyzptlk (roughly pronounced Miks-yez-pit-lik, or Mix-yez-pittle-ik, also nicknamed Mxy) is a fictional supervillain who appears in DC Comics Superman comic books. ...

Sound manipulation

Ability to manipulate sound waves. This article is about compression waves. ...

  • Examples: Klaw[citation needed] or Fiddler[citation needed]

Klaw, the self-styled Master of Sound, is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Fiddler is a DC Comics supervillain and a reoccurring foe of the first Flash (Jay Garrick). ...

Time manipulation

See also: List of fictional characters who can manipulate time

Ability to affect the flow of time by slowing, accelerating or even stopping it. This list encompasses fictional characters with the supernatural, paranormal or superhuman ability to manipulate or freely move through time. ... Look up time in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  • Examples: Tempo [citation needed] or Zoom[citation needed]

Tempo is a fictional comic book character in the Marvel universe. ... Zoom (real name Hunter Zolomon) is a comic book supervillain in the DC Universe. ...

Classical elements

Ability to control or manipulate the classical elements. Several ancient Classical Element Greek version of these ideas persisted throughout the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, deeply influencing European thought and culture. ...


Air and wind manipulation

Ability to control, generate, or absorb air or wind. Look up air in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). ...

Wind Dancer (Sofía Mantega Barrett) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Universe, one of the student body in the Xavier Institute, and a member of the New Mutants squad therein. ... Red Tornado is a fictional superhero in the DC Universe. ...

Cold and ice manipulation

Ability to reduce the kinetic energy of atoms and thus reduce temperature, can be used to control, generate, or absorb ice. The cars of a roller coaster reach their maximum kinetic energy when at the bottom of their path. ... Properties For alternative meanings see atom (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Temperature (disambiguation). ... This article is about water ice. ...

  • Examples: Iceman[citation needed] or Ice[citation needed]

Iceman (Robert Bobby Louis Drake) is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, a member of the X-Men. ... Ice (Tora Olafsdotter) is a fictional character, a superheroine in publications from DC Comics. ...

Earth manipulation

Ability to control earth; sand, stone, rock, lava, dirt, or minerals. . Bön . Hinduism (Tattva) and Buddhism (Mahābhūta) Prithvi / Bhumi — Earth Ap / Jala — Water Vayu / Pavan — Air / Wind Agni / Tejas — Fire Akasha — Aether . ...

  • Examples: Petra[citation needed] or Terra[citation needed]

Petra (Petra Kristensen) is a fictional mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Terra is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ...

Electric manipulation

Ability to control, generate or absorb electrical fields. In physics, an electric field or E-field is an effect produced by an electric charge that exerts a force on charged objects in its vicinity. ...

Electro is the name of several fictional comic book characters in the Marvel Comics universe, including two from Marvels predecessors, Timely Comics and Atlas Comics. ... For references to Black Lightning in the work of William Golding, see Pincher Martin. ...

Fire and heat manipulation

Main article: Pyrokinesis
See also: List of fictional characters who can manipulate fire

Ability to control the kinetic energy of atoms to generate, control or absorb fire. Pyrokinesis is the paranormal or legendary ability to control, ignite, and/or extinguish fire using only the mind. ... This list encompasses fictional characters with the paranormal or superhuman ability to generate and manipulate fire and/or heat. ...

Pyro (St. ... Fire is a fictional superheroine published by DC Comics. ... Liz Sherman is a fictional character in the Hellboy comic book series created by Mike Mignola. ...

Plant manipulation

Ability to accelerate the growth of, control or animate plant life. For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ...

The Gardener is a fictional character, one of the known Elders of the Universe in the Marvel Comics universe. ... For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ...

Water and moisture manipulation

Ability to control, generate or absorb water. Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ...

  • Examples: Hydro-Man[citation needed] or Tempest[citation needed]

Hydro-Man (Morris Bench) is a fictional character, a supervillain in Marvel Comics universe. ... Garth is a fictional character in DC Comics. ...

Weather manipulation

Main article: Weather control
See also: List of fictional characters who can manipulate weather

Ability to control or mentally affect the weather. This includes the ability to generate various natural phenomena (rain, tornadoes, lightning, etc.) or control the intensity of the weather. A tornado in central Oklahoma. ... This list encompasses fictional characters with the paranormal or superhuman ability to manipulate the weather. ... For the geological process, see Weathering or Erosion. ...

This article is about the X-Men character. ... Typhoon and his frequent nemesis Firestorm from Fury Of Firestorm #8(1983) Typhoon is a super-villain in the DC Comics universe. ... Sarah Rainmaker is a fictional superhero from the comic book series Gen¹³ created by Jim Lee and Brandon Choi and illustrated by J. Scott Campbell. ...

Energy manipulation

Main article: Energy

These powers deal with energy generation, conversion and manipulation. In addition to generic energy, versions of these powers exist that deal with such things as light, sound, electricity, nuclear energy, and "darkforce".


Concussion beams

Ability to generate or transform various forms of energy into a "solid" or concussive beam of energy.

For other uses, see Cyclops (disambiguation). ... Gunfire is a fictional DC Comics superhero and freelance anti-terrorist operative. ...

Energy blasts

See also: Heat vision

Ability to expel various forms of energy from the body. Heat vision is a superhuman power, best known as one of the powers possessed by the DC Comics character Superman, in which beams of intense radiation are projected from the eyes. ...

  • Examples: Havok[citation needed] or Ray[citation needed]

Havok (Alexander Alex Summers) is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, a member of the X-Men. ... Ray Terrill is a fictional character within the DC Comics universe, the second superhero to use the codename The Ray. ...

Energy constructs

Ability to create complex shapes (such as giant boxing gloves or cages) or even functional machinery (such as fire extinguishers or laser rifles) out of solid energy.

  • Examples: Cerise[citation needed] or Jade[citation needed]

Cerise is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Jade is the codename of Jennie-Lynn Hayden, a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. ...

Energy conversion

Ability to absorb one form of energy and convert it into another form of energy.

Dazzler (Alison Blaire) is a Marvel Comics superheroine, associated with the X-Men. ... Bishop (Lucas Bishop), is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero who is a member of the X-Men. ...

Force field generation

Main article: Force field

Ability to project powerful fields of manipulated energy. In science fiction and fantasy literature, a force field is a physical barrier made up of energy to protect a person or object from attacks or intrusions. ...

Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), briefly known as Britannic, is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Argent is a DC Comics fictional superhero. ...

Transportation or travel

Dimensional transportation

Ability to create wormholes, portation "discs" or other spatial portals for transport between two non-adjacent locations A wormhole, also known as an Einstein-Rosen bridge, is a hypothetical topological feature of spacetime that is essentially a shortcut from one point in the universe to another point in the universe, allowing travel between them that is faster than it would take light to make the journey through...

  • Examples: Blink[citation needed] or Spot[citation needed]

Blink (Clarice Ferguson) is a Marvel Comics superheroine featured in various X-Men-related series. ... The Spot (Dr. Jonathan Ohnn) is a fictional character and supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe who is an enemy of Spider-Man. ...

Electrical transportation

Ability to travel through electrical conduits (such as power lines, or telephone lines). Can enter through devices such as televisions, electrical poles or computers. The tower of a personal computer. ...

  • Examples: Atom or Air Wave

The Atom is a DC Comics superhero, introduced during the Silver Age of comic books in Showcase # 34 (Sep-Oct 1961). ... Air-Wave is the name of used by several superheroes in the DC Universe. ...

Omnipresence

Ability to be present anywhere and everywhere always.

Eternity is a fictional cosmic entity appearing in the Marvel Universe. ... The Source was a metaphysical concept created by writer/artist Jack Kirby for his Fourth World series of comic books. ...

Summoning

Ability to summon objects or beings for assistance.

Magik (Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina - typically anglicized to Rasputin) was a Marvel Comics character, associated with the X-Men. ... Hit Comics #41 (July, 1946), Quality Comics Kid Eternity is a comic book superhero who first premired in Hit Comics #25, published by Quality Comics in December, 1942. ...

Superhuman speed

See also: List of fictional characters who can move at superhuman speeds

Ability to move at speeds faster than a normal human. // Antiphon, a member of the Quraci terrorist group known as Onslaught. ...

For Quicksilver (DC Comics), see Max Mercury. ... The Flash is a name shared by several DC Comics superheroes. ...

Teleportation

Main article: Teleportation

Ability to move from one place to another without occupying the space in between. Teleportation is the movement of objects or elementary particles from one place to another, more or less instantaneously, without traveling through space. ...

This article is about the comic character. ... Misfit is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe. ...

Time travel

Main article: Time travel

Ability to travel back and forth through time. Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ...

This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Chronos is a DC Comics supervillain who takes his name from the Greek personification of Time and has the ability to time travel and manipulate history. ...

Miscellaneous

The following powers could be manifested in any number of ways.


Flight

Main article: Flight
See also: Gliding and Levitation

Ability to lift off the ground, to ride air currents or to fly self-propelled through the air. For other uses, see Flight (disambiguation). ... A modern glider crossing the finish line of a competition at high speed. ... A cubical magnet levitating over a superconducting material (this is known as the Meissner effect) Levitation (from Latin levare, to raise) is the process by which an object is suspended against gravity, in a stable position, by a force without physical contact. ... A current is fluid flow, especially of water or air. ...

  • Examples: Characters with flight

Different forms of flight include:


Energy propulsion methods

Cosmic energy control
Energy aura projection
Gravitational manipulation
Magnetic levitation
Sonic repulsion field
  • Example: Banshee[citation needed]
Telekinetic power
  • Examples: Justice[citation needed] or Match[citation needed]
Thermo-chemical energy

For the other Marvel Comics character called Ms. ... Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida )) is a Marvel Comics superhero,and former member of the X-Men. ... Looker (Emily Briggs) is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Universe of comic books. ... Gravity (Greg Willis), a fictional comic book superhero in the Marvel universe with the power to manipulate gravity. ... Magneto (Eric Magnus Lensherr) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Static is a fictional superhero created by Milestone Comics and published by DC Comics. ... Banshee (Sean Cassidy) was a Marvel Comics superhero, a member of the X-Men. ... Vance Astrovik, aka Justice, is a fictional mutant superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Match is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe. ... Cannonball (Samuel Zachary Guthrie) is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, associated with the X-Men. ...

Physical propulsion methods

  • Insectoid form
  • Wind current control
    • Examples: Cyclone[citation needed]
  • Wings

The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) is a comic book superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Insect Queen is the name of several fictional characters, created by the DC Comics company. ... Cyclone (alias Maxine Hunkel) is a fictional superheroine in the DC Comics universe. ... Cover to Excalibur #11. ... Northwind is a fictional avian human hybrid published by DC Comics. ...

Illusion

Main article: Illusion

Ability to alter or deceive the perceptions of another. Can be sensory, a light or sound-based effect, or an alteration of mental perceptions. For other uses, see illusion (disambiguation). ...

For other uses, see Mastermind. ... Princess Projectra is a comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe. ...

Shapeshifting

Main article: Shapeshifting

Ability to change appearance or body structure. For other uses, see Shapeshifting (disambiguation). ...

Types of shapeshifting include: Mystique (Raven Darkholme) is a Marvel Comics character associated with the X-Men franchise. ... Chameleon Boy (Reep Daggle) is a DC Comics superhero, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the thirtieth century. ...

  • Animal morphing: Ability to take on animal forms. May be able to take on the abilities of the altered form.
  • Elasticity: Ability to stretch, deform, expand and contract one's body into any form they can imagine.
  • Inorganic: Ability to transform completely into an inorganic substance while retaining organic properties.
  • Liquification: Ability to turn partially or completely into a liquid.
    • Examples: Hydro-Man[citation needed] or Zan[citation needed]
  • Size shifting: Ability to increase or decrease one's size.
    • Examples: Yellowjacket[citation needed] or Giganta[citation needed]
  • Sublimation: Ability to transform into a gaseous, mist, or fog-like form.
  • Transformation: Ability to transform into substance touched.

Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) is a Marvel Comics superhero, associated with the X-Men. ... Beast Boy (real name Garfield Mark Gar Logan) is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, a shapeshifting superhero who is a former member of the Doom Patrol and member of the Teen Titans. ... Mr. ... The Elongated Man is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC universe. ... Colossus (Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero in the X-Men. ... ... For other uses, see Liquid (disambiguation). ... Hydro-Man (Morris Bench) is a fictional character, a supervillain in Marvel Comics universe. ... The Wonder Twins are a pair of twins, Zan and Jayna, teenage alien superheroes who were sidekicks to the Super Friends in the Hanna-Barbera animated television series of the same name. ... Dr. Henry Hank Pym is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe, created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby. ... Giganta is a fictional character, a red-haired super-villainess appearing in DC Comics publications and related media. ... Gas can also refer to gasoline and natural gas and also hydrogen. ... Amelia Voght is a Marvel Comics character, associated with the X-Men franchise. ... The Mist is the name of two DC Comics supervillains, archenemies of the original and 1990s Starman Categories: DC Comics stubs | DC Comics supervillains ... The Absorbing Man (Carl Crusher Creel) is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... Amazing Man is a name used by several fictional characters, all of them superheroes. ... Grunge is the codename of Percival Edmund Chang, a fictional comic book character from DC Comics/Wildstorm, and is a member of the superhero team Gen¹³. // Philip Chang sent his son into hiding while he was still an infant. ...

References

  1. ^ The X-Men #12
  2. ^ All-American Comics #16
  3. ^ Nexus #1
  4. ^ Action Comics #1
  5. ^ Strange Tales #110
  6. ^ More Fun Comics #55
  7. ^ Deadpool: The Circle Chase #2
  8. ^ Adventures of Superman #500
  9. ^ The Drummer #3
  10. ^ New Teen Titans #3
  11. ^ X-Men #132
  12. ^ Stormwatch #1
  13. ^ Avengers Annual #10
  14. ^ Birds of Prey #76
  15. ^ Uncanny X-Men #179
  16. ^ Uncanny X-Men #210
  17. ^ Uncanny X-Men #148
  18. ^ The Incredible Hulk #180
  19. ^ Omega Men #3
  20. ^ X-Force vol. 1 #116
  21. ^ Savage Tales #1
  22. ^ Strange Adventures #180
  23. ^ Action Comics #521
  24. ^ Animal Man #48-50
  25. ^ New Mutants vol. 2 #5.
  26. ^ DC Comics Presents #26
  27. ^ St. George #2
  28. ^ Cable #15
  29. ^ X-Statix X-Statix vol. 1
  30. ^ Giant Size Fantastic Four #4
  31. ^ Action Comics #276
  32. ^ Alpha Flight #1
  33. ^ X-Factor vol. 3 #2
  34. ^ Daredevil vol. 1, #1
  35. ^ Detective Comics #400
  36. ^ The Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #1
  37. ^ Action Comics #267
  38. ^ Marvel Two-in-One Annual #7
  39. ^ Action Comics #252
  40. ^ New Mutants vol. 1 #29
  41. ^ Uncanny X-Men #131
  42. ^ Adventure Comics #303
  43. ^ Uncanny X-Men #298
  44. ^ Showcase #66
  45. ^ New Mutants vol. 2 #2
  46. ^ Justice League Europe #6
  47. ^ The Incredible Hulk, vol. 1 #1
  48. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes #272
  49. ^ WildC.A.T.s, vol. 1 #11
  50. ^ X-Factor vol., 1 #41 (June 1989)
  51. ^ The Brave and the Bold #57

 
 

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