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Life-Force Manipulation

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Life-Force Manipulation
Reiki Symbol
The Reiki symbol of universal life energy.

Power/Ability to:

Manipulate the supernatural substance known as life energy

The ability to manipulate the essence of Life, which is present in all living beings throughout the universe. Sub-power of Aether Manipulation, opposing power of Death-Force Manipulation.

Also Called

The names below include only the basic names for this ability, for a full list see "Other Terms for Life-Force".

  • Energybending
  • Gamakinesis
  • Life-Force Control
  • Quintekinesis
  • Quintessence Manipulation
  • Reiki Manipulation
  • Senjutsu
  • Spiritual Energy Manipulation
  • The Fifth Element
  • The Force
  • The Heart
  • The Main Element
  • The Prime Element
  • Vitality Manipulation
  • Zoëkinesis

Other terms for Life-Force

  • Adur
  • Animus
  • Appetite Energy (Toriko)
  • Asha
  • Ashe
  • Awen
  • Ba (Ancient Egyptian Yu-Gi-Oh)
  • Chakra (Naruto)
  • Chi (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Eco (Jak and Daxter)
  • Endless Magic (Umineko No Naku Koro Ni)
  • The Force (Star Wars)
  • Haki (One Piece)
  • Hamon
  • Ichor
  • Inua
  • Ka
  • Ki (Dragonball, Z, and GT)
  • Life Energy
  • Light Force (Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap)
  • Maban
  • Manetuwak
  • Manitou
  • Megbe
  • Mulungu
  • Nen
  • Numen
  • Od
  • Orenda
  • Prana
  • The Pulse (Luke Lyre)
  • Qi (Avatar: the Last Airbender)
  • Quintessence (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Reiki
  • Reiryoku (Bleach)
  • Reishi (Bleach)
  • Ripple
  • Seid
  • Sila
  • Sumesh
  • Teotl
  • Väki
  • Vortessence (by the Vortigaunts)


User can sense, generate and manipulate the fundamental force that allows life to appear/exist, grow and flourish throughout the universe. They are able to control their own personal life-force that dwells within them, allowing them to achieve untold power and great abilities considered to be beyond that of normal beings. Users use physical, spiritual, and mental powers to control their life force.


Controlling and manipulating Life-Force may include other powers such as:





  • May require a genetic connector to the source.
  • Using too much life force may cause one to become exhausted, shorten one's lifespan, or die.
  • User may be required to absorb life energy from others in order to sustain life after natural death.

Known Users

Comic Book

  • White Lantern Corps (DC Comics)
  • Meggan (Marvel Comics)
  • Triage (Marvel Comics)


  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • Taoists (Black Cat)
  • Soul Reapers (Bleach)
  • Sakurako Sakurakouji (Code:Breaker)
  • Z Fighters (Dragon Ball/Z/GT)
  • The Black King (Drifters)
  • Hamon/Ripple Users (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
    • Jonathan Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood)
    • Will A. Zeppeli (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood)
    • Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
    • Caesar Antonio Zeppeli (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency)
    • Elizabeth Joestar/Lisa Lisa (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency)
  • Shinobi (Naruto)
  • Haki users (One Piece)
  • Taeka (Needless Zero)
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma ½)
  • Ryouga Hibiki (Ranma ½)
  • Ryoko Hakubi (Tenchi Muyo!)
  • Appetite Energy users (Toriko)
  • Beatrice (Umineko: When They Cry)
  • Eva-Beatrice (Umineko: When They Cry)
  • Eunryu/Palgeuk (Witch Hunter)
  • Lee Bairong (Witch Hunter)
  • Visul (Witch Hunter)
  • Xing Bairong (Witch Hunter)
  • Yue Bairong (Witch Hunter)
  • Shinobu Sensui (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kanda Yuu (D.Gray-Man)
  • Cadis Etrama Di Raizel (Noblesse)

TV Series

  • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Lion turtle (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Korra (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Adwaita (Ben 10)
  • Anodites (Ben 10)
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10)
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Hex (Ben 10)
  • Verdona Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Will Vandom (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Bloom (Winx Club)


  • Harry Dresden (Dresden Files)
  • The Boxes of Orden (Sword of Truth)
  • Richard Rahl (Sword of Truth)
  • Spirit Users (Vampire Academy)
    • Lissa Dragomir
    • Adrian Ivashkov
    • Avery Lazar
    • Oksana
    • Sonya Karp
    • Robert Doru
    • Nina Sinclair

Tabletop Games

  • Defilers (Dark Sun)
  • Preservers (Dark Sun)

Video Games

  • Mithra (Asura's Wrath)
  • Toa Ignika (Bionicle)
  • Toa Mata Nui (Bionicle)
  • Seraph (Digital Devil Saga)
  • Lisa Pacifist (Final Fantasy: Unlimited)
  • Vortigaunts (Half-Life)
  • Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat)
  • Chun Li (Street Fighter)
  • Gouken (Street Fighter)
  • Ken (Street Fighter)
  • Kuma (Street Fighter)
  • Ryu (Street Fighter)
  • Sakura (Street Fighter)
  • Reimu Hakurei (Touhou Project)
  • Alexstrasza (Warcraft)
  • Daphne (Valkyrie Crusade)


  • Phanes (Greek Mythology)

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