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Chi Manipulation
TMNT Ninja Tribunal
After being trained by the Ninja Tribunal,The Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 series) were able to harness their chi and gain new abilities, acquire mystic weapons, and form their power into physical manifestations.

Power/Ability to:

Manipulate the flow of energy that is present in the physical body.

"Strength of body, when combined with strength of mind and spirit, can move mountains. Alone however, the body shatters against rock like a brittle twig."
―Chikara-Shisho explaining to the Ninja Turtles of Chi's effect on the body.

The ability to manipulate the flow of one's metaphysical energy. Variation of Life-Force Manipulation and physical counterpart of Aura Manipulation

Also Called

  • Chi Control
  • Ki Control/Manipulation

Others Terms :

  • Chi Energy
  • Inner/Inward Energy
  • Internal Energy
  • Ki/Qi
  • Ki Energy
  • Latent Energy
  • Metaphysical Energy
  • Natural Energy
  • Prana
  • Qigong
  • Qi Energy


User can create, shape and manipulate Chi to gain superhuman capabilities by learning to harness, which can be used in cases of extreme combat. They are able to physically manifest all of their inner strength and unleash it to the fullest extent of its power through shear force of will. They can achieve extraordinary strength, speed, durability, and reflexes. In some cases, it is used for super awareness, energy blasts, elemental manipulation, and sometimes invulnerability.

In different cases, the user can produce chi by channeling the energy through the physical body or by using the natural energy of the planet or cosmos.


  • Balance: Users are able to balance by the force of yin and yang.
  • Chi Augmentation: Use one's chi in order increase their physical aspects.
    • Combat Empowerment: The more the user fights, the stronger their bodies grow, thus strengthening their chi.
  • Chi Aura: Able to surround oneself in chi energy.
  • Chi Invisibility: Use chi to become invisible.
  • Energy Shield Construction: Users are able to form their chi into powerful energy barriers.
  • Healing: Users are able to repair damage that has been done to the body whether it be internal or external.
  • Higher Consciousness: Being linked to one's consciousness, chi is able to allow one to be in their true mind.
    • Inner Power: One can gain access to untapped power and awaken their full potential.
    • Power Manifestation:Tap into the internal energy forces of the astral plane and become a physical representation of one's inner power.
  • Indomitable Will: The full power of chi can be unleashed through sheer force of will.
  • Invisible Energy Manipulation: Utilize chi to exert invisible energy from the physical body.
  • Ki Masking: Hides one's chi.
  • Nature Unity/Elemental Manipulation: Users of chi are able to become one with nature and command elemental and energy forces.
  • Magic Weaponry: Through special means, users can form their chi into powerful mystic weapons that allow them to strike their enemies both physically and mystically. 
  • Potion Creation: Chi is an underlying principle regarding traditional Chinese medicine. It is possible that one is able to create potions to aid them in battle.
  • Power Mixture: Mix one's chi with the chi of others (Ex: Omi (Xiaolin Showdown) using the Sun Chi Lantern in order to mix his chi with the other xioalin dragons.)
    • Synchronization: Once the user becomes in mixes their chi with the chi of others, they are able  to become in synch with the energy, allowing them achieve extraordinary power and acquire in new abilities.
  • Spiritual Meditation: Meditate to obtain absolute focus in order to fully manifest one's chi.
    • Tranquil State Users are able to place themselves in a calm mindful state.
  • Supernatural Condition: Channels one's chi within in order to push one's physical capabilities to superhuman levels.
    • Enhanced Combat: Users of chi are able to enhance their combat skills.
    • Enhanced Durability: When amplified by chi, the body is capable of  withstanding most forms of pain.
    • Enhanced Senses: User's senses are increased above average.
      • Chi Sense: Users are able to use their chi in order to gain knowledge of another's strength.
    • Enhanced Jump: Use one's chi to increase one's jumping heights
    • Enhanced Speed: Use one's chi in order to increase their speed to the point where they cannot be seen. 
    • Enhanced Strength: Increase one's physical strength to the point where one is capable of destroying strong material.
  • Weapon Infusion: Transduce ones own chi into weapons, armor or devices in general to enhance their usefulness.
    • Elemental Infusion: Seed the core powers of nature itself into each and every item.
    • Energy Infusion: Transfer natural or physical forces into one's surroundings for various effects.
    • Ductility Manipulation: By channeling and synchronizing ones chi with other objects one can reshape them and strengthen them further.



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 and the cosmos.
  • 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 of physically concentrated masses of it.
  • 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.
  • Vulnerable to corruption, resulting in dark chi
  • If one's body is not physically prepared, then the chi could be sent into flux.
  • User may need to be practitioner in martial arts.

Known Users

  • Various Characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Various users of Haki (One Piece)
  • Hong Meiling (Touhou Project)
  • Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)
  • Victor Alvarez (Marvel Comics)
  • Temujin (Marvel Comics)
  • Shang-Chi (Marvel Comics)
  • The Mandarin (Marvel Comics)
  • The Four Xiaolin Dragons (Xiaolin Showdown); via the Sun Chi Lantern.
  • The Four Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series)); via training from the Ninja Tribunal.
  • Several Characters (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Users of Ninpo(Ninja Gaiden series)
  • Users of Ki (Street Fighter)
  • Riki-Oh (Riki-Oh)
  • Various Characters (Fist of The North Star)
  • Chou Zenki (Riki-Oh)
  • Kaede Nagase (Negima! Magister Negi Magi)
  • Ku Fei (Negima! Magister Negi Magi)
  • Setsuna Sakurazaki (Negima! Magister Negi Magi)
  • Asuna Kagurazaka (Negima! Magister Negi Magi)
  • Kotarou Inugami (Negima! Magister Negi Magi)
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2)
  • Ryoga Hibiki (Ranma 1/2)
  • Cologne (Ranma 1/2)
  • Herb (Ranma 1/2)
  • Happosai (Ranma 1/2)
  • Users of Ki (Tenjou Tenge)
  • Users of Chi (SNK)
  • Users of Chi (Legends of Chima)
  • Users of Chi/Ki (Black Cat)
  • Master Monk Quan (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Chase Young (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Benders (Avatar series); chi serves as the root of bending.
  • Users of Qi (Samurai Jack)
  • Po (Kung Fu Panda series); via Hero's Chi.
  • Dairangers (Gosei Sentai Dairanger)
  • All Fighters (Tekken Series)
  • Users of Ki (Id-The Greatest Fusion Fantasy)
  • Asami Koizumi (Young Justice)
  • Han Jee-Han (The Gamer)
  • Shin Sun-Il (The Gamer)
  • Chunbumoon disciples (The Gamer)
  • Users of Ki (Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple)


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

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