The power to have innate physical armor for protection.

Also Called

  • Armored Skin
  • Natural Armor
  • Skin Armor
  • Thick Skin
  • Tough Skin


The users has or can generate an innate armor as a part of their body, which is resistant to attacks, harm or pain and temperature extremes. The armor varies from obvious, physical defenses, such as scales, thick skin/fur, natural shield, armor or shell, in-organic skin, etc, to bone-nodules below skin, particularly wide/sturdy rib cage, blubber, or simply dense muscle.





  • Weak against Deoxygenation.
  • Depending on how heavy armor users may sink in water.
  • If one were to disrupt the process of "armoring up" the results would be user losing the ability to armor up for quite awhile.
  • Selective armoring is rare, in short it is an "all or none" principle, either fully armored or not at all.
  • May sacrifice speed for durability.
  • Reverting back to original form or natural state may be moderately difficult or irreversible.

Known Users


  • Nemean Lion (Greek Mythology)


  • Trolls (Discworld)
  • Sun Wukong (Journey To The West)
  • Derek Marvin (The Young Guardians)


  • Gai (Angel Tales)
  • Arrancar (Bleach); via Hierro
    • Nnoitra Gilga
  • Quincy (Bleach); via Blut Vene
  • James Ironside (Blood+)
  • The Blue (Blue Gender); via adaptation
  • Eijirou Kirishima (Boku No Hero Academia)
  • Dauf (Claymore)
  • Sendou Ryuuichi (Code: Breaker)
  • Ryūichi Sendō (Code: Breaker)
  • Skin Bolic (D.Gray-man)
  • Greed (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Ling Yao (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood); when Greed possesses him
  • Tōkajin (InuYasha)
  • Kido Takeshi (Killing Bites)
  • Kongoh family (Kongoh Bancho)
  • Kakuzu (Naruto Shippuden); via Earth Release heart
  • Third Raikage (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Hiruko (Naruto Shippuden: Will of Fire); via Steel Release
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece) using Busoshoku Haki
  • King Bear (One Piece)
  • Jozu (One Piece); via Devil Fruit
  • Busoshoku Haki users (One Piece)
  • Tetsuhito Kagiroi (Tenjho Tenge)
  • Ghouls (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Mutikapa (Utawarerumono)



  • Clone Betty 2 (Atomic Betty)
  • Humungosaur (Ben 10); when he increases in size
  • Ultimate Humungosaur (Ben 10)
  • Guilmon (Digimon Tamers)
  • Bunga (The Lion Guard)
  • Gavin (unOrdinary)


  • The Beast (Angel)
  • Skip (Angel)
  • Judoon (Doctor Who)
  • Haruka Mizusawa (Kamen Rider Amazon)
  • Jin Takayama (Kamen Rider Amazon)
  • Jun Maehara (Kamen Rider Amazon)
  • Chihiro (Kamen Rider Amazon)
  • Ethan James (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
  • Various villains (Power Rangers series)
  • Various Kaiju (Ultraman series)

Live Movies

  • Iktotchi (Star Wars)
    • Saesee Tiin
    • Darth Havok

Video Games

  • Vladitor (Bakugan The Game)
  • Titan (COVEN)
  • Armadillos (Crypt of the NecroDancer)
  • Sekka (Double Dragon V)
  • Harold (Fallout series)
  • The Lone Wanderer (Fallout 3); via barkskin perk
  • Delsin Rowe (inFAMOUS : Second Son)
  • Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Svalbard (Leyendas Dracomanas)
  • Wall-nut (Plants vs. Zombies)
  • Tall-nut (Plants vs. Zombies)
  • Pumpkin (Plants vs. Zombies)
  • Gargantuar (Plants vs. Zombies)
  • Pokemon with the ability "Battle Armor" (Pokemon)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype series)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Wario (Super Mario 64 DS; via Metal Block)
  • Parasite Units (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain); via One That Covers, Armor Variant
  • Rhino (Warframe)