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The ability to gain control over the targets by speaking their name. Sub-power of Magic.

Also Called

  • Incantation
  • Rite

Capabilities

User can gain control over the targets (living or unliving) by using names or phrases to manipulate a person or the universe itself, their words provides them with control over who and what they desire to manipulate.

Applications

Limitations

  • The user must know the name of the subject that he wishes to affect; otherwise he has no power over the user
  • Names used must be true names (even if the person is known or referred to by another name).
  • Beings from other universes or timelines are somewhat protected from this power
  • Low-lever users are limited on how many subjects they can control, mainly one at a time.
  • Disabling one's ability to speak can neutralize the spell, as they cannot speak out the person's name.

Known Users

  • Kido users (Bleach)
  • Chi Wizards (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Mages (Fairy Tail)
  • Wizards (Harry Potter)
  • The Charmed' Ones (Charmed)
  • Light Yagami (Death Note); via Shinigami's Death Note
  • Amane (Her Majesty's Dog)
  • Wizard/Sorceror/Any magical class (Dungeons and Dragons); through Power Word spells.
  • Carrionites (Doctor Who)
  • William Shakespeare (Doctor Who)
  • The Doctor (Doctor Who)
  • Dr. Strange (Marvel)
  • Preacher Jesse Custer (Vertigo); uses the word of god to command anyone and everyone with whatever he says.
  • Ben and Sarah Ravencroft (Scooby Doo and the Witches Ghost)
  • Elphaba (Wicked)
  • Magicians (Bartimaeus) hide their true names from the world
  • The Warlock (Warlock films) wishes to end the world by speaking God's name backwards
  • Arcanists and Faen (The Kingkiller Chronicle); can bend matter and people to their will by discovering their true Names and then speaking them.
  • Arya (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Eragon (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Galbatorix (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Margaret Isobel Thoreaux (Smallville)

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