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The ability to manipulate matter/energy to increase maneuverability. Sub-power of Elemental Manipulation and Matter Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Energy/Matter Jumping/Riding


User can manipulate/shape matter/energy in a way that increases their ability to move and/or maneuver either by granting them abilities they otherwise lack or allowing them to ignore normally needed equipment.


  • Elemental Flight by lifting a part of the matter/energy this can be done by:
    • Shaping it into a pillar, slide or something similar and riding it, this forces the user to stay relatively close to the matter/energy.
    • Lifting a part of it and simply flying away.
  • Enhanced Jump by making the matter/energy 'fling' the user in the wanted direction.
  • Enhanced Speed by riding a wave of the matter/energy.
  • Sliding 'Surfing' or 'skating' the matter/energy without board or skates.



Known Users

  • Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender); Earth
  • Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender); Water, Ice
  • Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson And The Olympians); Water
  • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender); Earth, Ice, Air
  • Monk Gyatso (Avatar: The Last Airbender); Air
  • Korra (Avatar: The Legend of Korra); Air
  • Tenzin (Avatar: The Legend of Korra); Air
  • Jinora (Avatar: The Legend of Korra); Air
  • Ikki (Avatar: The Legend of Korra); Air
  • Meelo (Avatar: The Legend of Korra); Air
  • Terrax (Marvel); Earth
  • Iceman (Marvel); Ice
  • Magma (Marvel); Magma
  • Silver Surfer (Marvel)
  • Electro (Marvel Comics); Lightning
  • Human Torch (Marvel Comics); Fire
  • Ice (DC Comics); Ice
  • Terra (DC Comics); Earth
  • Geo-Force (DC Comics); Earth
  • Killer Frost (DC Comics); Ice
  • Static Shock (Static Shock); Lightning
  • Frozone (The Incredibles); Ice
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous); Lightning
  • Portgas D. Ace (One Piece); Fire
  • Borsalino (One Piece); Light
  • Sakazuki (One Piece); Magma
  • Heatblast (Ben 10); Fire
  • Alan Albright (Ben 10); Fire
  • Mario (Super Mario); via Ice Flower or Mini Mushroom
  • Rundas (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption); Ice
  • Pokémon that can use "Surf" (Pokémon); Water


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