The power to animate inanimate objects. Sub-power of Life-Force Manipulation. Not to be confused with Life Creation. Opposite to Inanimation.

Also Called

  • Life to the Lifeless
  • Motion to the Motionless


The user can give a life to inanimate objects/substances, animating them to act/move on their own accord out of the user’s control; however, they do seem to work in tandem to their animator.


  • Artistic Animation Artistic Manifestation, Drawing Animation
    • The power to bestow sentience to drawings, illustrations, sketches, etc. The creations assume a 2D life, traveling along walls, or even coming into 3D reality.
    • Use an Etch-A-Sketch to bring art to life
  • Clay Animation
    • Create figures out of clay and bring them to life.
  • Elemental Animation
    • Bring any Elements to life, fire, water, wind, earth, wood, etc..
  • Literary Animation Literary Manifestation, Narrative Animation, or Storytelling
    • The power in which one can project narrative stories into reality. The user can read a book aloud causing the narrative to assume tangible life, with the characters and environments manifesting within the user’s present surroundings.
  • Object Animation
    • Bring any sort of object to life, such as statues, game stations, rugs, bottles, etc..
  • Reanimation
    • The ability to reanimate dead beings, possibly restoring their consciousness
  • Toy Manipulation
    • Bring toys, like a Barbie Doll or Action Figures, to life and make part of an army
    • Make toy/water gun fire live rounds including toy tanks
    • Bring game pieces to life
    • Use Construction sets, like building blocks, to create a weapon or turn a toy vehicle to life-size and use it like a real vehicle.
    • Complete an image puzzle in order to give life to the picture.



  • May be limited on how long object stays animated.
  • May be limited to animating objects without controlling them.
  • May have to give specific orders or program the target, which cannot deviate from them.
  • May have to keep various levels of attention to the target, without which it will either continue to follow the last orders, start acting erratically or simply stop completely.

Known Users

  • Giorno Giovanna (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part V Vento Aureo); via Gold Experience
  • Kevin (Charmed)
  • Control Freak (Teen Titans)
  • Kotatsu (Inuyasha)
  • Pop Fizz (Skylanders); via purple potion
  • Kaos (Skylanders)
  • Magic Users (Harry Potter); via Spell Casting
  • Enoch O'Connor (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)
  • Mo Folchart, Meggie Folchart, and Dário (Inkheart)
  • Zeref and Hades (Fairy Tail); via Living Magic
  • Cherry (Fairy Tail); via Doll Play Magic
  • Hervoken (Doctor Who: Forever Autumn)
  • Sadida Class (Dofus/Wakfu)
  • Sai (Naruto)
  • Shendu (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place); via Murrieta Animata spell
  • Will Vandom (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Erazer (MisFits)
  • Kirby (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2003 series); via special gem on his pen
  • Maxwell (Scribblenauts); via a magical notepad
  • Matt Groening (The Simpsons Game); as a boss, summons Bender and Zoidberg from "Futurama" out of a notebook to attack the player
  • Mutsumi (Sgt. Frog/Keroro Gunsou)
  • Gekko Moriah (One Piece); via Kage Kage No Mi
  • Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)
  • Dante (Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 Anime)
  • Selene (Marvel Comics)
  • Scarlet Witch (Marvel Comics)
  • Wiccan/Billy Kaplan (Marvel Comics)
  • Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Psyphon, Hex, Charmcaster, and Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Prince Koura (The Golden Voyage of Sinbad)
  • Kriem (Tiger & Bunny)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Anna Maht (World of Quest)
  • Gikon inside of Gigais (Bleach)
  • The Create Card (CardCaptor Sakura)
  • Naoko Yanagisawa (CardCaptor Sakura); via The Create card
  • Eric Shellhorn (Charlie Bone)
  • Le Dessinateur/Evillustrator (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Witches and warlocks (Shadow Falls)
  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls); as a witch
  • Cupid and other Roman Gods (Roman Mythology)
  • All Awakeners (Warbreaker)
  • All Returned (Warbreaker)
  • Ungaro (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Sarah Ravencroft (Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost)
  • Balthazar Blake, Maxim Horvath, and Sun Lok (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Ancient Sleeping Magi of Life Giving (Adventure Time); via touch, the personality of the inanimate object is determined based on his mood, whether they be good or evil, etc.
  • Kibaoni Army Corps (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger)
  • Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin (Once Upon a Time)
  • Merlin (The Sword in the Stone)
  • Magickinds (Arkwell Academy)
  • Jojo (Stitch!)
  • Zeus (God of War)
  • Discord and Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Zeebad (The Magic Roundabout)
  • Rasputin (Anastasia)
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Weeping Angels (Doctor Who); limited to statues
  • Master Hand (Super Smash Bros.); believed by many fans to be a metaphor for a child, who uses his/her imagination to 'animate' their toys and figurines

Known Objects

  • Psychomagnotheric Slime/Mood Slime (Ghostbusters)
  • Cosmic Forge (Wizardy)
  • Rat Talisman (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Heart of Jong (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Phoenix Stone (Fairy Tail)
  • Tablet of Ahkmenrah (Night At The Museum)
  • Doodlebob (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Teleki-Helmet (Johnny Test)
  • Chaos Emerald of Life (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Queen La's Staff (Legend of Tarzan)