The user can create, shape, and manipulate Chi. By learning to harness this inner latent energy, they can gain superhuman capabilities and use them in cases of extreme combat. Some examples include physically manifesting all of their inner strength and unleashing it to the fullest extent of its power through sheer force of will.
Avatar Creation: Use one's chi to create a personal avatar to represent one's true nature and power.
Training Regimen: As one trains and develops their body, their chi will also become strong.
Transcendent Energy Manipulation: Should the user experience a sort of fundamental change or tap into a powerful force, they will be able to exceed their current power and gain control of a transcendent form of chi.
Transformation: In some case within fictional media, transformations are able to affect one's chi. Given that chi is dependent on the user's physical body, turning into a different form can result in various changes to it.
Dark Form/Demon Form: Should the user's body become warped by dark or demonic powers, their chi will become dark and twisted, able to cause great destruction, but at the cost of the user's force of will.
Super Form: A super for greatly increases the the reserves and potency of one's chi, as well as enhanced their abilities.
Hyper Form: A hyper from increases the reserves and potency of one's chi exponentially beyond Super Form, but leaves them at a risk of burning out their power too quickly.
In many cultures of the world, both aura and chi are very similar. However, there are some feats that both are unable to perform.
Does not require layers or colors.
Deals more with physical power than spiritual.
Deals with energy and strength.
Can be one with nature.
Requires spiritual harmony.
Able to recognize if a person has special abilities.
Deals with consciousness and personality.
Can be one with the universe.
Takes time to build up chi depending on the amount.
Chi is often finite and can be used up quickly.
May require training to control the chi within them.
Excessive use of chi will also create fatigue.
Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
The chi pathway system in World of Avatar (Avatar series).
Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender) using his chi to locate Appa and Momo.
In the World of Avatar (Avatar series) chi serves as the metaphysical energy that is the root of the four Bending Arts. The benders manipulate their chi to the point where they can interact with the environment. It is also because of chi that the four elements are connected.
While in the Avatar State, Avatars such Aang (Avatar series) are capable of channeling the cosmic energies and the chi of past Avatars through their bodies in order to achieve extraordinary power and manipulate all four elements at once.
Daniel Rand/Iron Fist (Marvel Comics) is well known for his use of chi. He is able to use his chi in order to increase his natural abilities, project and absorb energy, and adapt to his environment.
As the years passed when he became a grand master monk. Tam Sung's (Samurai Jack) chi became incredibly powerful, allowing him to become one with nature and was able obtain energy and nutrients from the Earth. He was also able to obtain the highest level of awareness and wisdom…
…under the wisdom and guidance of their grand master, Tam Sung, the shaolin monks were able to reach higher levels of training their chi, allowing them to use it for methods such as levitation of themselves or objects…
…or in cases of extreme combat where they are able to use their chi as a form of long-ranged strength.
When Leondardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003) trained under the Ninja Tribunal, he was able to wield one the Fangs of the Dragon, Gunshin, which commands the white flames of the dragon king. With the weapon, Leonardo can unleash the flames in the form of blasts that able to bring down demons and evaporate an entire river with a single swing.
When Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003) trained under the Ninja Tribunal, he was able to wield one the Fangs of the Dragon, Byakko, which calls the cleaving wind. With the weapon, Donatello can create powerful tornadoes and whip razor sharps winds that can cut through metal and strike demons.
When Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003) trained under the Ninja Tribunal, he was able to wield one the Fangs of the Dragon, Inazuma, which can command lightning from the heavens. With the weapon, Michelangelo and lash out attack with great speed and power, and send out multiple bolts of lightning.
When Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003) trained under the Ninja Tribunal, he was able to wield one the Fangs of the Dragon, Banrai, which is able to shatter mountains with its thunder. With the weapon, Raphael can spin himself in the manner of a buzzsaw and mow down his enemies, and send shockwaves that can destroy stone and strike demons.
The Sun Chi Lantern (Xiaolin Showdown) allows the user to absorb the chi of anyone illuminated by its light. This allows the user to become physically stronger and control the abilities of others.
Asami Koizumi (Young Justice) uses her chi to propel herself.
Po (Kung Fu Panda), like many other practitioners of martial arts, is capable of using chi.
The Hero's Chi (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness) is a special kind of chi that is granted from the universe to one person of every generation.
Akashi Juzo (Akatsuki Otokojuku) constructs a sword made of ki.
Being a Saiyan, Goku (Dragon Ball series) possesses an inate control of ki and can use to sense the ki of other beings, increase his physical attributes such as strength and speed, fly at incredible speeds, and project his ki in the form of destrutive blasts.
Whenever Goku utlizes the Kaioken technique, he is able to boost his ki up 20x times the natural limit, allowing him to massively boost his speed and strength at the risk of straining his body.
Saiyans who achieve a high level of power and lose themselves in a fit of rage are able to achieve the Super Saiyan form. In this form, Saiyans are granted unbelievable enhancements to their normal abilities, as well as a 50x times boost to their ki.
Saiyan who posses the Super Saiyan form can also obtain the form of Super Saiyan 2 through gaining a large quantity of energy and experiencing a great emotional upheveal. In this form, Saiyans can increase this strength while maintaining impressive speed and posses a ki 100x times its normal amount
When a Saiyan continues to increase their power even further, they are able to achive the form of Super Saiyan 3. This form uses a Saiyan's full potential with power extracted from every drop of their blood, and grants them a ki increase 400x times its normal amount. However, this causes their power to burn out in a few minutes.
The GT timeline, Saiyans become a Golden Great Ape and regain conscious control over the form, they are able to achieve the form of Super Saiyan 4. In this form, Saiyans experience a 4000x increase in their ki. As an added bonus, the form does not require as much energy to maintain as other Super Saiyan transformations.
In the Super timeline, by harnessing the power of five righteous Saiyans, a Saiyan can channel their ki in order to achieve the form of a Super Saiyan God. In this form, the Saiyan is able to sense and control godly ki, and hold his own against deities.
In the Super timeline, whenever Saiyans obtain the power of a Super Saiyan God, master it, and then apply the power to their Super Saiyan abilites, they able to gain the form of Super Saiyan Blue. In this form, the Saiyan's power increases exponentially without measure. They are also able to control godly ki and fight on par with that of greater gods.
Gohan (Dragon Ball series) possesses unique dormant potential within him. When it was unlocked by the Eldar Kai, he was able wield incredible power that increased his ki, allowing him to fight on par with powerful opponents.
Piccolo (Dragon Ball series), like all Namekians, while not as strong as Saiyans, are capable of manipulating their ki just a well. However, they utilize in more mystical ways and are to sense the evil within one's ki.
Namekians such as, Piccolo, Kami, and Nail are able to utilize Assimilation, a technique that allows one Namekian to absorb the ki, strength, memories, and intelligence of another.
Frieza (Dragon Ball series) is one of the two members of his race that was born a mutant. Because of this, he always possessed abnormally great ki in comparison to the rest of his race. This allowed to become the most powerful warrior in the universe with no real training. However, this required Freiza to develop numerous transformations to limit his actual strength.
Frieza is the only person of his race to achieve the Gold Form, the ulitmate evolutionf his race. In this form, Frieza's power increases to an extreme level to the point where he is able to overwhelm Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue form. However, the form's tremendous power takes a toll on Frieza's body, causing his ki to drop rapidly.
Broly (Dragon Ball series) is a remarkably powerful Saiyan. Even at his birth, he was born with powerlevel of 10,000. More so, he also possesses the Legendary Super Saiyan from, a powerful transformation that is was genetically exclusive to Broly alone. In this form, Broly's ki increases exponentially and is seemingly limitless.
Cell (Dragon Ball series) is an example of how ki in the Dragon Ball universe is linked to one's genetic code. Having his abilties based the genetic materials of some of the most powerful warriors in the universe, Cell is not only able to posses their ki techniques, but also their genetic based abilities such as the Namekian ability to regenerate and the Saiyan Zenkai trait to become stronger after recovering from near death.
Goku Black (Dragon Ball Super) is Zamasu who stole Goku's body. By synchronizing with the ki of Goku's body Black gained access to Goku's abilities including his Kamehameha and Instant Transmission techniques, and the Saiyan trait, Zenkai, which allows him to become more powerful upon recovering from any form of damage.
Upon fully mastering Goku's power, Goku Black become able to mix his godly ki with the Super Saiyan transformation, allowing Black to possess the Super Saiyan Rosé form. This is a varition of the Super Saiyan Blue and is able to fight on par with it, but the pink color is due to Zamasu's natural status as a god.
Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star) uses the Tensho Honretsu which is a touki blast
The Haki (One Piece) derives some of its principles from the real life usage of Qi. Haki is a mysterious power that is found in every living being and focuses on presence, fighting spirit, and intimidation. There are also three types of Haki that varies between users: Kenbunshoku, Busoshoku, and Haoshoku...
Busoshoku Haki is a type of Haki that allows the user to use their spirit life force as a form of invisible armor around their bodies, allowing them to increase their strength of their attacks or defend against what would normally harm them. This Haki is incredible effective as it is able to bypass the intangible defense of Logia Devil Fruit users...
...Busoshoku: Koka is the result of heavy concentration of Busoshoku Haki. This allows the user to increase their defenses and attack power while also giving a black coating. This can be done on a single part, or the entirety, of the user's body, or weapons...
Kenbunshoku Haki is a type of Haki that allows the user to sense the presence of others or predict their movements...
...Haoshoku Haki is the rarest form of Haki said to be possessed by one in several million people who possess the qualities of a king. Those he posses this Haki are able to exert their willpower and over those of weak will, rendering them unconscious.
Lao G (One Piece) using qigong to store up the energy from his youth, until he needs it later to boost his body strength.
Momotaro Tsurugi (Sakigake Otokojuku) uses the Rising Ki Tiger spirit which is a blast in the shape of a tiger made of ki
Fu Chi'en (Tenjho Tenge) can manipulate one of the five elemental ki, earth, so masterfully, he can draw electricity from earth and attack his foes without moving himself.
Mataza (Tenjho Tenge) manipulating his ki and focusing it narrowly into the tip of his fingers, creating nigh-impossible sharp claws.
Jin (Grand Chase) is a trainee of the Silver Knights. Along with his skills in martial arts, he possesses the Burning Charge, a special ability that allows him to build up his chi and utilize it to pull of powerful attacks and enter a phase called Burning Mode, where he gains super armor and enhanced speed and skills.
Despite being a Reploid, X (Mega Man X series) possesses a soul that it almost human. Because of this, he can, albeit to a lesser extent project his ki in the form of the Hadoken, allowing to destroy most enemies in one shot.
Jon Talbain (Darkstalkers)
Terry Bogard (Fatal Fury series) possesses an incredible power of chi energy. With the aid of the Hakkyokuseiken, he is able to draw chi from the earth beneath his feet, allowing him to enhanced his already powerful attacks to much greater levels...
...with the Hakkyokuseiken, he can use the chi of the earth to strengthen his Burn Knuckle into the blazing Buster Wolf...
...with the Hakkyokuseiken, he can use the chi of the earth to strengthen his Power Wave into the powerfully destructive Power Geyser.
Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden series) has studied in the spiritual and mental art of Ninpo, which allows him manipulate ki to cast powerful spells that allow him to control the forces of nature. For example...
...his own version of the Torn Sky Blast by channeling ki into lightning and shoot it from his hands in the form of a destructive beam...
... Art of the Inferno to convert his ki into crimson fireballs and fire them at his enemies to set them ablaze...
... channel ki to perform the true form of the Art of the Inferno, the Art of the True Inferno, a powerful Ninpo that allows Ryu to converts his ki into blazing fire and launch himself in the form of a fire dragon...
... use the Art of the Wind Blades to covert his ki into wind blades that slice any organic matter to pieces...
... Art of the Inazuma to to amplify his internal bioelectric current and create a devastating electric blast...
... the Art of Divine Life to convert his ki into healing energy in order to restore his health...
... Art of the Piercing Void by focusing the telekinetic energy created by the centripetal vibrations of his lower dantian, and shaping the energy using gravitational waves propagated by the his conscious spirit, thus forming a rotating black hole trapped inside a repulsing ki force field...
Ryu (Street Fighter series), like most fighters of the series, can manifest his ki in the form of projectiles or energy infused attacks. Like many fighters, Ryu's ki can take on various elements, in Ryu's case: light, wind, fire and electricity.
Ry can focus his ki into his palms, and unleash in the form of his signature Hadoken.
Ryu can also utilize the large, multi-hitting Shinku Hadoken, which create a vacuum effect to keeps those it hits in its range of attack...
... manifesting ki in the form of electricity, he can channel it into Hadoken to fire the charged, multi-damaging Denjin Hadoken that electrocutes his opponents...
... ki into standard Tatsumaki Senpukyaku to create Shinku Tatsumaki Senpukyaku, a powerful, multi-hitting, spin kick that creates a vacuum effect.
Ken Masters (Street Fighter series), much like his rival, Ryu, his a skilled martial artist is skilled in utilizing his ki. He can manifest his ki in the form of light, electricity and fire...
... exceling most with the Shoryuken to such a degree that he is able to shift ki in the form of fire and channel it into his fist to add a burning effect...
... manifest ki as fire and use it to attack with devastatingly powerful, flaming version of the Shoryuken, the Shinryuken. The attack also creates a vaccum effect to keep its opponents in range of attack.
Chun-Li (Street Fighter series) is a powerful matrial artist that utilizes multiple rapid attacks with agile and swift movements. She can also manifest her ki in the form of light, wind, and water, mostly as light blue energy that acts akin to water in motion....
... focus her ki into her hands and project it in the form of her Kikoken...
.. manifest her ki into light, and channel it into her hands, Chun-Li can project Kikosho in the form of a concussive blast that can topple even the strongest of opponents.
Akuma (Street Fighter series) is a powerful fighter who utilizes the Satsui no Hado, a form of ki that is rooted in the darker aspects of the natural human instinct With it, he is able to amplify the move set of the Ansatsuken fighting style. However, should he succumb to it's power, it will transform him into the Maddened Ogre, Oni...
... channel the Satsui no Hado to unleash his Messatsu Gohado, a much stronger purple version of the Shinku Hadoken that inflicts a great deal of damage...
... manifest ki as fire, to channel it to Hadoken and fire it into the form of the Shakunetsu Hadouken that sets the opponent on fire...
...after developing the move over many years, Akuma was to utilize the Kongou Kokuretsuzan, a move of which he gathers his ki into his fist and slams it into the ground with the power to crush a small island to pieces.