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Activation & Deactivation
Matt Jr power
Matt Parkman Jr. (Heroes) switches a TV off.

Power/Ability to:

Activate and deactivate

The power to activate and deactivate various mechanisms, both electronic and biological. Sub-power of Technology Manipulation and Biological Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Functionality Manipulation


The user can switch between functions with physical force. At the user’s desire, a TV can turn on, off, pause, change channel, etc., even when unplugged. May also include other simple electronic devices such as automated door locks or security cameras. This can sometimes be used to activate and deactivate powers.

Biologically a user of this power could activate or shutdown vital organs or cause sensory paralysis by switching off their senses (e.g. taste, sight etc.).




  • Some objects may require a touch
  • Others items may activate/deactivate from a distance.
  • Requires an audible connection, prevented through sound proof barriers.
  • Some may only be able to activate or deactivate, and not both.

Known Users

  • Nessa (Fractale)
  • Matt Parkman Jr. (Heroes)
  • Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand); via Blinking
  • Jak (Jak & Daxter)
  • Kei Kuruma (Project Arms)
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous)
  • Electro (Marvel Comics)
  • Alex Russo (Wizards of Waverly Place); via Object Manipulation
  • Hope Mikaelson (The Originals)
  • Witches and Wizards (Every Witch Way)

Known Objects

  • Enchanted Vehicles (Every Witch Way)


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