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Aquatic Respiration
Atlanteans/Homo mermani (Marvel)

Power/Ability to:

Breathe underwater

The power to breathe in both water and air.

Also Called

  • Amphibian Effect
  • Underwater Breathing
  • Waterbreathing


The user can breathe in both water and air and are capable of staying underwater as long as they like and reemerge ready to breathe oxygen again.



  • May have complications when transitioning from water to air.
  • Chemicals/pollutants in water may damage lungs.
  • May have a limited amount of time they can respire air or water.

Known Users

  • Abe sapien (Hellboy)
  • Atlanteans (DC Comics)
  • Fish mane (Mane-online)
  • Cyborg 008 (Cyborg 009)
  • Kat Gardener (Eastwick)
  • Atlanteans/Homo Mermanus (Marvel Comics)
  • Gali/Gali Nuva (Bionicle)
  • Link (Legend of Zelda); via Zora's clothes
  • Zora (Legend of Zelda)
  • Number Seven (I am Number Four)
  • Sideshow Bob (The Simpsons)
  • Ripjaws (Ben 10)
  • Jetray (Ben 10 AF, UA)
  • AmpFibian (Ben 10 UA)
  • Cpt. Cutler (Scooby Doo)
  • Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail)
  • Serge (Generator Rex)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Riku (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Donald Duck (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Goofy (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Pinocchio (Pinocchio)
  • Jiminy Cricket (Pinocchio)
  • Toa Mahri (Bionicle)
  • Mark Harris (Man from Atlantis)
  • Hulk (Marvel)
  • Fishmen and Merfolk (One Piece)
  • Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Aquarius (Wild Cards series)
  • Super-soldiers (The X-Files)
  • The Courier (Fallout: New Vegas); via the Rebreather.
  • Users of Gillyweed (Harry Potter)
  • Users of Gills of Hamachi (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Chaos (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • All the wisps (Sonic Colours) bestow this upon Sonic the Hedgehog when he is using their abilities. The bubble shield (Sonic 3 & Knuckles/Sonic Generations) also provides this, as does the Hyper form for Sonic and Knuckles.
  • Marine mobians (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Jennifer Tate (Primal)
  • Ai Apaec (Marvel Comics)
  • Aquitians (Power Rangers)
  • Argonians (The Elder Scrolls series)
  • Agua Cristi and Bendita Kristi (Agua Bendita)
  • Sea trolls (Homestuck)
  • Harmonix and Sirenix Fairies (Winx Club)
  • Merliah Summers (Barbie in a Mermaid Tale)
  • Kilala Reno (Kilala Princess); while in Atlantica
  • Rei (Kilala Princess); while in Atlantica
  • Tippe (Kilala Princess); while in Atlantica
  • Diana (Mermaids)
  • Venus (Mermaids)
  • June (Mermaids)
  • Anyone who holds on to mermaids (Mermaids)
  • The water demon (Charmed)
  • Lady of the lake (Charmed)
  • Mermaids (Charmed)
  • Angel (Maximum Ride)
  • Alex Woolsey (Heroes)
  • Dillan (Power Rangers RPM)
  • Kisame Hoshigaki (Naruto); when fused with Samehada.
  • Everyone (Nagi no Asukara)
  • Madison (Splash)
  • Allen Bauer (Splash); holding onto Madison
  • Max (Maximum Ride)
  • Fang (Maximum Ride)
  • All SeaWings (Wings of Fire)
  • Nessies (Happy Ness: The Secret of the Loch)


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