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Power to transform matter into gold. Technique of Gold Manipulation. Variation of Metal Transmutation.

Also Called

  • Gilding
  • Gold Transformation/Transmutation
  • Golden/Midas Touch
  • Alchemy (Heroes)


The user can transform matter and objects, including living beings, into gold.




  • May require constant contact with the object/person to prevent it from returning to its normal form.
  • May require eye-contact, touch or some other action.
  • Effects may be temporary or irreversible.
  • Some targets may be immune.
  • May be limited on how much matter can be changed at once.
  • May be involuntary/always on, so touching food may render it inedible.

Known Users


  • King Midas (Greek Mythology)
  • Chrysus (Greek Mythology)


  • Rumpelstiltskin (Grimms Fairy Tails)


  • Bob Bishop (Heroes)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Tony Lewis (10th Kingdom); one-use
  • Mr. Gold/Rumpelstilskin (Once Upon a Time)
  • Cora (Once Upon a Time)


  • Midas (DC)
  • Dr. Midas (Marvel)
  • Algon (Marvel)

Video Games

  • Golden Queen (Skylanders)


  • Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Ogre (Rave Master)
  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)

Known Objects

  • Hand of Midas (Aladdin and the King of Thieves)
  • Jeepers Watch (Freakazoid)
  • Golden Goose (DuckTales)


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