The ability to manipulate the subtle, luminous radiation that surrounds a person or object. Spiritual variation of Energy Manipulation and Life-Force Manipulation. Spiritual counterpart of Chi Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Chakra Manipulation
  • Spirit Energy Manipulation

Other Terms

  • Battle Aura
  • Chakra (Naruto)
  • Nen (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Outward Energy
  • Spirit Energy (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Wave


Much like the ability, Life-Force Manipulation, the user can manipulate this kind of energy in various ways. However, this ability deals with the energy of their spiritual essence instead of the entire universe. Aura is the energy that is formed from one's achievement of spiritual power through extreme mental focus and strong emotions. Users of this power are able to increase their natural abilities, attract and repel the aura of others, sense the aura, and project it. Types of aura are located in different parts of the physical body such as the forehead, spine, throat, heart, and stomach. The power of the aura also changes with one's mood.

The Seven Auras/Chakras

There are 7 auras, each with their attributes and colors.









  • Enhanced Intelligence: One with this aura gains a lower level of enlightenment which enhances the intelligence.
    • Causality Perception: Deduce cause and relations and create appropriate and effective counter measures.
    • Enhanced Wisdom: One is also gifted with refined wisdom in order to make proper decisions.


  • Spiritual Meditation: The user's are able to be at one with their aura in order to keep control of their abilities.
    • Astral Projection: Users are able to separate themselves from their psychical form.
    • Dowsing: Users are able to use their aura to track and locate objects, resources, and people.
    • Mind's Eye: Users can use the indigo aura to access the third eye.
    • Telepathy: In a meditated state, user's are able to mentally communicate with others.
    • Tranquil State: Quiet and clear one's mind, allowing them focus on only the task at hand.


  • Aura Reading: Read the aura of another and gain information of one's emotion, health, and gain information of the special abilities of others.
  • Higher Consciousness: At a higher level, user's are able to spiritually ascend into a developed state of awareness.
    • Inner Power: Users are able to awaken the hidden potential that has slept within them.
  • Illusion Awareness: Users are able to become aware of false realities and break free of the Illusion.

Elemental Connections

In the philosophy of the seven auras/chakras shared by Hinduism and Buddism, each color corresponds to seven elements (see pg. 68). In some cases, the User(s) manipulates their aura to the point where it takes on the characteristics and properties of said elements.



Muladhara (Red)

Swadhisthana (Orange)

Manipura (Yellow)

Anahata (Green)

Vishuddhi (Blue)

Anja (Indigo)

Sahasrara (Violet)




  • In many forms of fiction, mostly anime, aura is shown to be in forms resembling flames, electricity, smoke, waves, whirlwinds and/or light.


  • Users must be in control of their emotions.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • If connections are blocked, the aura cannot flow.
  • May be able to use only one aura at a time.

Known Users

  • Penelope "Penny" Halliwell (Charmed)
  • Grimlocks (Charmed)
  • Halo (DC Comics)
  • Aura Mages (Gold Digger)
    • Brianna Diggers
    • Seance
    • Theodore Diggers
  • Users of Nen (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Clansmen (K Project)
  • Kings (K Project)
  • Users of the Dying Will Flames (Katekyō Hitman Reborn!)
  • Various Shinobi (Naruto)
  • Jinchuuriki (Naruto)
  • Frankenstein (Noblesse)
  • Nobles (Noblesse)
  • Union Elders (Noblesse)
  • Yuri (Noblesse)
  • Bonerre (Noblesse)
  • Riolu (Pokemon); Event only
  • Lucario (Pokemon)
  • Riley (Pokemon)
  • Sir Aaron (Pokemon)
  • Aura Guardians (Pokemon)
  • Ash Ketchum (Pokemon)
  • Pokemon that can use Aura based moves (Pokemon)
  • Users of Aura (RWBY)
  • Hikari Sentai Maskman (Super Sentai Series)
  • The Family of Brahman (The Family of Brahman)
  • Brahman Ryu
  • The Masura (The Family of Brahman)
  • Josh and Sophie Newman (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • Nicholas Flamel (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • John Dee (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • Shirley the Loon (Tiny Toon Adventures)
  • Reimu Hakurei (Touhou Series)
  • Woo Foo Knights (Ying Yang Yo!); via Woo Foo Aura
  • Users of Spirit and Sacred Energy (YuYu Hakusho)


To learn more how the concept of aura is used in fictional universes and real life, visit the following websites.