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Literary Manipulation
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The Unwritten Volume 1

Power/Ability to:

Manipulate books, scripts and text papers

The power to manipulate books, manuscript pages, and text paper. Variation of Art Manipulation and Object Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Bibliokinesis
  • Book Control/Manipulation
  • Literature Control/Manipulation


User can create, shape and manipulate all forms of physical literary objects that are printed, written or drawn (books, comics, magazines, etc.), including their physical forms/materials and anything written, printed, illustrated, or drawn in them.

In extreme cases the user may have access even to the media that doesn't truly exist, but is only mentioned in other media or imagined to exist.


Physical objects:



Following may need specific Books or tools to use:




  • May be unable to create books, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • User who doesn't have a book at hand is helpless.
  • Books aren't the most portable or compact objects.
  • Usefulness depends of the quality (fashion magazine vs RPG Bestiary) and quantity (single book vs library).

Known Users

  • Pagemaster (The Pagemaster)
  • Cable (Marvel); temporarily
  • Meggie Folchart (Inkheart Trilogy)
  • Mortimer Folchart (Inkheart Trilogy)
  • Darius (Inkheart Trilogy)
  • Alien Step-Mother (My step mother's an alien)
  • The Archive "Ivy" (The Dresden Files)
  • The Erazor Djinn (Sonic and The Secret Rings)
  • Jefferson Reed (The Meteor Man)
  • Jamaerah (Darksiders 2)
  • Noah (Soul Eater)
  • Thomas Shakespeare (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere)
  • Index (Soul Eater)
  • Libris (Charmed)
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed); via the Smart Spell
  • Wizard Storybook (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Selina (Winx Club); via the Legendarium
  • Levy McGarden (Fairy Tail)


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