Elemental Manipulation (Power)

Also Called

  • Bending Arts
  • Elemental Arts
  • Elemental Control
  • Elemental Force
  • Elemental Magic
  • Elemental Telekinesis
  • Kinetics
  • Mass Manipulation


Users can control and create the basic elements of nature.
  1. Solid (Earth Manipulation)
  2. Liquid (Water Manipulation)
  3. Gas (Air Manipulation)
  4. Plasma (Fire Manipulation)
Literally meaning to "Change Molecules" users of Elemental Manipulation are very rare and powerful. Capabilities may include moving, altering, and mixing existing elements or pull atoms together and create one atom from many others.
Due to their many similarities Telekinesis and Elemental Manipulation are often confused. Elemental Manipulation is the parent ability and power for many other elemental-based abilities and powers including Water Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Air Manipulation and many others, while Telekinesis is the ability to control energy and matter using pure psychic energy.

Universe Differences

Energy may be considered a fifth element, similar to plasma, in some universes. Other energies (Like Life-Force Manipulation, Magic, or Cosmic Manipulation) may be thought of as elements, but are energy. These are more specific and much rarer abilities and powers.


Solid Control

  • Crystal Manipulation
  • Earth Manipulation
  • Glass Manipulation
  • Ice Manipulation
  • Intangibility
  • Metal Manipulation
  • Mineral Manipulation
  • Nature Enhancement
  • Nature Manipulation
  • Paper Manipulation
  • Plant Manipulation
  • Snow Manipulation

Liquid Control

  • Acid Manipulation
  • Alcohol Manipulation
  • Blood Manipulation
  • Ice Manipulation
  • Oil Manipulation
  • Plant Manipulation
  • Poison Manipulation
  • Water Manipulation

Gas Control

  • Air Manipulation
  • Atmospheric Adaptation
  • Density Manipulation
  • Flight
  • Gas Manipulation
  • Pressure Manipulation
  • Sound Manipulation

Plasma Control

  • Electricity Manipulation
  • Fire Manipulation
  • Ionic Manipulation
  • Light Manipulation
  • Magma Manipulation
  • Microwave Emission
  • Plasma Manipulation
  • Solar Manipulation
  • Thermal Manipulation
  • Thermal Resistance


  • Aether Manipulation
  • Cosmic Manipulation
  • Darkness Manipulation
  • Electromagnetism Manipulation
  • Energy Manipulation
  • Gravity Manipulation
  • Life-Force Manipulation
  • Magnetism Manipulation
  • Nether Manipulation
  • Planetary Empowerment
  • Quintessence Force
  • Spatial Manipulation
  • Time Manipulation
  • Twilight Manipulation
  • Weather Manipulation


  • Elemental Attacks
  • Elemental Healing
  • Elemental Mimicry


  • Artificial Element Manipulation
  • Classical Element Manipulation
  • Dark Element Manipulation
  • Divine Element Manipulation
  • Draconic Elemental Manipulation
  • Elemental Energy Manipulation
  • Psychic Element Manipulation
  • Physical Element Manipulation
  • Universal Element Manipulation


  • User may gain Molecular Manipulation and Atomic Manipulation
  • See Energy Manipulation for various ways to manipulate elements.


  • User may be limited to specific elements.
  • User may be limited to specific types of elements.
  • User may only be able to manipulate for a certain period of time.
  • User may only be able to manipulate what they touch.
  • User may only be able to alter existing elements, not make new ones.
  • User may be limited on the amount of elements that can control.

Definition for Marvel Comics


  • Ororo Munroe "Storm"
  • Crystal
  • Black Bolt
  • Mister M
  • Molecule Man

Definition for DC Comics


  • Isis
  • Firestorm

Definition for Image Comics


  • Spawn