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"The blood is the life."
― Count Dracula misquoting and missing the point of Genesis 9:4 in Dracula (1931)
"Xander: Why blood? Why Dawn's blood? I mean, why couldn't it be, like, a lymph ritual?
Spike: 'Cause it's always gotta be blood.
Xander: We're not actually discussing dinner right now -
Spike: Blood is life, lackbrain. Why do you think we eat it? It's what keeps you going, makes you warm, makes you hard, makes you other than dead. 'Course it's her blood."
― Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The power to manipulate blood, whether it's from oneself, others or free-flowing. Variation of Body Manipulation and Liquid Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Bloodbending
  • Blood Control
  • Hemokinesis/Haemokinesis
  • Hematokinesis
  • Sanguinarian Control/Manipulation
  • Sanguine Control/Manipulation

Capabilities

User can create, shape and manipulate blood of oneself, others or from their surroundings, whether it be from blood-banks, hospitals, or battlefields.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • Users of Bloodlessness/Blood Resistance are immune.
  • May be unable to create blood, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • May be limited to manipulating the blood of others or only themselves.
  • May bleed to death by drawing too much blood.
  • Some users could be limited on what type of blood they can control, e.g. animal blood.
  • To manipulate one's own blood for external applications, one may have to draw blood.

Known Users

See Also: The Power of Blood.

Manga/Anime

  • Liver (Akame ga Kill!)
  • Akeginu (Basilisk)
  • Mirai Kuriyama (Beyond the Boundary: Kyoukai no Kanata)
  • Charden Flamberg (Black Cat)
  • Blut practitioners (Bleach)
  • Tenjirō Kirinji (Bleach)
  • Saya Otonashi (Blood Plus)
  • Diva (Blood Plus)
  • Saint Fighters (Code:Breakers)
  • Arystar Krory III (D.Gray-Man)
  • Wei Zhijun (Darker than Black)
  • Deadmen (Deadman Wonderland)
  • John Doe (Embalming: The Tale of Another Frankenstein)
  • Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail)
  • Hiruko Shiten (Flame Of Recca)
  • Isaac McDougal (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Kuroudo Akabane/Dr. Jackal (Getbackers)
  • InuYasha (InuYasha)
  • Esidisi (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency)
  • Peta (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Sekijiro Kan/Blood King (My Hero Academia)
  • Ketsuryūgan users (Naruto)
  • Shido Tatsuhiko (Nightwalker)
  • Cadis Etrama Di Raizel (Noblesse)
  • Erga Kenesis Di Raskreia (Noblesse)
  • Shinrei (Samurai Deeper Kyo)
  • Alexander Nikolaevich Hell (Seikon no Qwaser)
  • Boris Tepes Dracula (Shaman King)
  • Crona (Soul Eater)
  • Chōji Suitengu (Speed Grapher)
  • Senri Shiki (Vampire Knight)
  • Gama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Blood King (My Hero Academia)
  • Kotarou Tennouji (Rewrite)
  • Klaus Von Reinherz (Blood Blockade Battlefield)
  • Zapp Renfro (Blood Blockade Battlefield)
  • Steven A. Starphase (Blood Blockade Battlefield)
  • Zed O'Brien (Blood Blockade Battlefield)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne (Bungou Stray Dogs)

Movies

  • Vampire Girl (Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

Live Television

  • The Sycorax (Doctor Who)

Video Games

  • Dr. Beatrix Lucavi (Battleborn)
  • Naoto Kurogane (BlazBlue)
  • Dracula/Gabriel Belmont (Castlevania Lords of Shadows 2)
  • Jedah Dohma (Darkstalkers)
  • Azmodan (Diablo)
  • Blood Mages (Dragon Age)
  • Elesis (Elsword); as Dark Knight/Crimson Avenger/Bloody Queen
  • Berserker/Hellbringer/Blood Evil (Dungeon Fighter Online)
  • Mira (Killer Instinct)
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Vladimir (League of Legends)
  • Skarlet (Mortal Kombat)
  • Elizebet, Queen of the Greater Fiends (Ninja Gaiden II)
  • Eliza (Skullgirls)
  • Gaston King (The Immortal Knights)
  • Blood Magic Users (The Secret World)
  • Remilia Scarlet (Touhou Project)
  • Carmine Prime (Under Night In-Birth)
  • Sorcerer Slayer (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Vermillion Victoria (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Jonathan Reed (Vampyr)
  • Lana'thel (Warcraft)
  • Touya Kagari (XBlaze)
  • Tremere Clan (Vampire: The Masquerade-Bloodlines)

Cartoons

  • Bloodbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
    • Hama (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
    • Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
    • Yakone (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
    • Tarrlok (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
    • Amon (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)

Comics

  • Ramsey Rosso/ Bloodwork (DC Comics)
  • Carnage (Marvel Comics)
  • Oshun (Santerians) (Marvel Comics)
  • Purgatori (Purgatori)
  • Noah (Rebirth)

Literature

  • Sgt. Billie Church (Clive Barker's Jericho)
  • Vogan (The Young Guardians)
  • Vampires (True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse)
  • Bill Compton (True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse)
  • Eric Northman (True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse)
  • Seth Caleb (Eve Duncan series)

Known Weapons

  • Black Marlin (Akame ga Kill!)
  • Kesshu (Flame of Recca)

Gallery

Manga/Anime

Video Games

Comics/Cartoons