"If you open your mind, you will see that all the elements are one. Four parts of the same whole. Even metal is just a part of Earth, that has been purified and refined."
Guru Pathik talking to Aang about metal (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

The ability to manipulate metal. Variation of Earth Manipulation. Not to be confused with Magnetism Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Ferrokinesis
  • Ferrous Control/Manipulation
  • Metal Bending/Control
  • Metallic Control/Manipulation
  • Metal Element Control
  • Metallokinesis


User can create, shape and manipulate metal, a solid material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, shiny, and features good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable—they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking—as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire).





As one of the Chinese Five Elements, metal is associated with:


  • May be unable to create metal, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • May be limited to certain metals.
  • Metal is affected by everything that normal metals would be, although the user is perfectly able to use their power to return the metal to its original shape and/or controlling it even under these forces:
  • User may be limited to manipulating the metal which makes up their bodies.
  • Extremely vulnerable to Electricity Manipulation.
  • May be weak against Magnetism Manipulation, although some metals (such as gold) are not magnetic.

Known Users

See Also: Extra Ore Dinary.

  • Karlof (Lego Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu)
  • Zaria (BIONICLE)
  • Toa of Iron (BIONICLE)
  • Razor (TF2 Freak)
  • Steel-type Pokemon (Pokemon)
  • Iron Butterfly (DC Comics)
  • Cosmic Boy (DC Comics)
  • Scrapmetal (DC Comics)
  • Max Eisenhardt/Magneto (Marvel Comics); via Magnetism Manipulation
  • Doctor Octopus (Ultimate Marvel Comics)
  • Metalbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • General Rilldo (Dragon Ball GT)
  • The Silver Scorpion (Silver Scorpion)
  • Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist/FMA: Brotherhood)
  • Alchemists (Fullmetal Alchemist/FMA: Brotherhood)
  • Dalk (Bleach)
  • Demolt and Roberto Vile (Zatch Bell!)
  • Maruss and Rembrant (Zatch Bell!)
  • Pluto (Roman Mythology)
  • Hazel Levesque (Heroes of Olympus); can manipulate precious metals.
  • Luca (Metallica Metalluca)
  • Toki Fujiwara (Code: Breaker)
  • Gajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail)
  • Risotto Nero (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Vento Aureo); via Metallica
  • Mike O. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure); via Tubular Bells
  • Sasha (Seikon no Qwaser)
  • Eva Silver (Seikon no Qwaser)
  • Eva-Q/R (Seikon no Qwaser)
  • Jackal (Seikon no Qwaser)
  • Z-Strap (Zevo 3)
  • Joey Gutierrez (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • All Mistborn (Mistborn Series)
  • Coinshots (Mistborn Series)
  • Lurchers (Mistborn Series)
  • Lethal Ethel (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • All Metal Dragons (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • All Metal Mustangons (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • Nudge (Maximum Ride)
  • Karlof (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Razor (TF2 Freak)
  • White Tiger (Chinese Mythology)
  • White Tiger (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Tremor (Mortal Kombat X); only in Metallic variation with Gold Skin activated.
  • Peridot (Steven Universe)
  • Jesper Fahey (Six of Crows)
  • David (The Grisha Trilogy)
  • Irina (The Grisha Trilogy)
  • Magnetrons (Red Queen)
    • Lucas Samos
    • Volo Samos
    • Evangeline Samos
    • Ptomelus Samos
  • Mallory Mastermind (Loonatics Unleashed)