The power to use the abilities of books. Technique of Literary Manipulation. Variation of Inanimate Object Physiology. Not to be confused with Storybook Mimicry.

Also Called

  • Book Mimicry
  • Literature Mimicry/Physiology
  • Living Book/Tome
  • Tome Physiology


User with this ability either is or can transform into book or books. Users' transformed form is either anatomically identical to their normal form, aside of being made of books, in which case it contains all to organs and is somewhat vulnerable to attacks. Alternately the user can transform into homogeneous matter, without any part of their form being more important than the other.

Depending on the type of book the user is, they may be able to use the abilities associated with that medium, such as magic if they are a spellbook, superpowers if they are a comic book, etc.





  • User is affected by everything a normal book would be, unless they have been specifically proofed against them.

Known Users

  • Pierrot (Cheeky Angel)
  • Ultra Comics (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • Reinforce (Nanoha); Master Program of the Book of Darkness
  • Yuri Eberwein (Nanoha); via becoming The Unbreakable Darkness
  • Book of Eibon (Soul Eater)
  • Noah (Soul Eater)
  • Adventure (The Pagemaster)
  • Fantasy (The Pagemaster)
  • Horror (The Pagemaster)
  • Alethia (Space Dandy)
  • Astil Manuscript/Sora (Trinity Seven)
  • Illias Manuscript/Ilya (Trinity Seven)
  • Lilim (Trinity Seven); temporarily
  • Necronomicon (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Bombinomicon (Team Fortress 2)
  • Etherious (Fairy Tail); via the Books of Zeref
  • Plachta (Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book)
  • Grimoires (Nier)