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"Those who fear the darkness have never seen what the light can do."
― Selenia, dark angel, Lightning Blast, Magic: The Gathering
"Light can do a lot of things. It can illuminate. It can welcome. It can warm. As it turns out, it can also make laser beams that slice through protosteel"
― Toa Takanuva, BIONICLE
"Light is the symbol of truth."
― James Russell Lowell

The power to manipulate light. Opposite to Darkness Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Light Element Control
  • Photokinesis
  • Photon Manipulation
  • Visible Light Manipulation
  • Visible Radiation Manipulation

Capabilities

The user can create, shape and manipulate visible light, commonly referred to as light, is electromagnetic radiation that is visible to the human eye, and is responsible for the sense of sight.

Primary properties of visible light are intensity, propagation direction, frequency or wavelength spectrum, and polarization, while its speed in a vacuum (299,792,458 meters per second/186,000 MPS) is one of the fundamental constants of nature. Visible light, as with all types of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), is experimentally found to always move at this speed in vacuum.

In common with all types of EMR, visible light is emitted and absorbed in tiny "packets" called photons and exhibits properties of both waves and particles. This property is referred to as the wave–particle duality. The study of light, known as optics, is an important research area in modern physics.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • May be unable to create light, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • Distance, energy mass, precision, etc. depend upon the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • Users light is affected by everything that all light is, unless they are powerful/skilled enough to overcome these limits:
  • May be overwhelmed by Darkness Manipulation.
  • Photokinetic Immunity
  • Since light is a constant existing element, the user will have to keep any light constructs in check to keep them from going on forever.
  • Weak against Light Boundary.

Known Users

See Also: Light 'em Up.

Mythology/Folklore

  • Aether (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Iris/Arcus (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Amaterasu (Shinto Mythology)

Literature

  • Alice Quinn (The Magicians)
  • Children of Apollo (Percy Jackson series)
  • John Smith/Number Four (Lorien Legacies)
  • Sam Temple (Gone)
  • Alina Starkov (The Grisha Triology)
  • Brooke Richardson (The Eidolon Saga)
  • Shadows (Red Queen)
    • Elane Haven
    • Stralian Haven

TV Series/Movie

  • Alice Quinn (The Magicians)
  • Lost Galaxy Rangers (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy); via Lights of Orion Armor
  • Antonio Garcia (Power Rangers Samurai/Super Samurai)
  • Whitelighters and Elders (Charmed)
  • Leo Wyatt (Charmed)
  • Paige Matthews (Charmed)
  • Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood)
  • Lexa Pierce (Mutant X)
  • Fairies (True Blood)
  • Luminax (Krsytala TV Series)
  • Nikolas Beauchamp (Witches of East End)
  • James Freeman (Bomb Squad)
  • Will Freeman (Bomb Squad)

Comics

  • Kiran/Solstice (DC Comics)
  • Dr Light (DC Comics)
  • Ion (DC Comics)
  • Martians (DC Comics)
  • The Predator (DC Comics)
  • The Butcher (DC Comics)
  • Parallax (DC Comics)
  • Ophidian (DC Comics)
  • Adara (DC Comics)
  • Proselyte (DC Comics)
  • The White Entity (DC Comics)
  • Lucifer Morningstar (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • Luz (Marvel Comics)
  • Northstar (Marvel Comics)
  • Aurora (Marvel Comics)
  • Dazzler (Marvel Comics)
  • Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers (Marvel Comics)
  • Karolina Dean (Marvel Comics)
  • Mandarin (Marvel Comics)
  • Genis-Vell (Marvel Comics)
  • Polaris (Marvel Comics)
  • Living Laser (Marvel Comics)
  • Photon (Marvel Comics)
  • The Angelus (Top Cow Comics)
  • Chase (UN Comics)
  • Noora the Light (The 99)
  • Richard Spender (Paranatural)

Manga/Anime

  • Maya Yotsuba (Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Makarov Dreyar (Fairy Tail)
  • Sting Eucliffe (Fairy Tail)
  • Loke (Fairy Tail)
  • Maki Ichinose (Bleach)
  • Kizaru/Borsalino (One Piece)
  • Kars (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency); via Light Mode
  • J. Gail (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders); via Hanged Man
  • Lobomon/KendoGarurumon/Beowolfmon/MagnaGarurumon (Digimon)
  • Angel Digimon (Digimon)
  • Masaomi Heike (Code:Breaker manga)
  • The Light (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Sartorius/"The Light of Destruction" (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Moonlight (Soul Eater)
  • Deng Dinka (Soul Eater)
  • Cure Heart/Mana Aida (Doki Doki Precure)
  • Sailor Venus (Sailor Moon)
  • Sekirei Number 8: Yume (Sekirei)
  • Haos Bakugan (Bakugan)
  • Cure Happy/Miyuki Hoshizora (Smile Precure)
  • Cure Sunshine/Itsuki Myoudouin (Heartcatch Precure)
  • Cure Dream/Nozomi Yumehara (Precure 5/Yes! Precure 5 GOGO!)
  • Masaki Kurusu (Getbackers)
  • Rano (LESSA)
  • Escanor (Nanatsu No Taizai)
  • Pegasus Kouga (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Sagittarius Seiya (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Aria (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Athena (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Uriel (Bastard!!)
  • Sigmund (Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
  • Kirara Amanogawa/Cure Twinkle (Go! Princess Precure)
  • Haruko Amaya (Maken-Ki!); via Murakumo
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD); via True Longinus

Video Games

  • Roxas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Ventus (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Aqua (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight (Dark Souls); before using all of his strength to further his Age of Fire
  • Terra (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Mickey Mouse (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Queen Minnie (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Eraqus (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Princesses of Heart (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry); via Beowulf Gauntlets
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry); via Beowulf Gauntlets
  • Beowulf (Devil May Cry)
  • Palutena (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Jak via his Light Jak form (Jak and Daxter series)
  • Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy/Dissidia)
  • Symmetra (Overwatch)
  • Tsubaki Yayoi (Blazblue)
  • Sunny Milk (Touhou)
  • Lux (League of Legends)
  • Shana (Legend of Dragoon)
  • Light Skylanders (Skylanders)
  • Luminous (Skylanders)
  • Razeluxe Meitzen (Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy); via his light ring
  • Chip/Light Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Ultra Necrozma (Pokémon)
  • Fairy Type Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • Eve (Elsword); as Code: Battle Seraph
  • Ain (Elsword)
  • Hel (SMITE); in her light stance
  • Ra (SMITE)
  • Khepri (SMITE)
  • Amaterasu (SMITE)
  • Isis (SMITE)
  • Delsin Rowe (InFAMOUS: Second Son); via manipulating neon
  • Abigail Walker (InFAMOUS: Second Son)

TCG

  • Light-Attribute Cards (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Fairy-Type Cards (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Light Cards (Duel Masters)
  • Light Civilization (Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters)
  • Lugh (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Light Mystic (Valkyrie Crusade)

Cartoons

  • Matoran/Toa/Turaga of light (Bionicle)
    • Toa Takanuva
  • Teridax (Bionicle); The Melding Alternate Universe
  • Elyon Brown (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Stella (Winx Club)
  • Light Fairies (Disney Fairies)
    • Iridessa (Disney Fairies)
  • Paleman (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Toilet Brush of Illumination (Yin Yang Yo)
  • Lucifer (Ao No Exorcist)
  • Atomix's Species (Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • Atomix
  • Zadavia (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Optimatus (Loonatics Unleashed)

Other

  • Cynthia Andrews (The Young Guardians)
  • Byun Baekhyun (EXO-K)

Known Objects

  • Murakumo (Maken-Ki!)
  • True Longinus (Highschool DxD)

Gallery

Comics

Games

Manga/Anime

Movies

Cartoons

TV

Start a Discussion Discussions about Light Manipulation

  • Light vs. Darkness?

    41 messages
    • In bionicle, shadow and light are both energies, both of them are "Super effective" towards each other. I guess this only counts...
    • I;d choose both.