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Oxygen Independence
Owen Underwater Breathing
Being undead, Owen Harper (Torchwood) has no need for oxygen, allowing him to survive underwater.

Power/Ability to:

Survive without oxygen.

"What? How are we even breathing? An excellent question, but not even remotely the point."
― Kevin Levin and Professor Paradox (Ben 10: Alien Force)

The power to survive without oxygen.

Also Called

  • Anaerobic Respiration


The user has no need for oxygen, allowing them to survive indefinitely in airless environments. Because of this, they can simulate powers such as Atmospheric Adaptation, Aquatic Respiration and Vacuum Adaptation.

In some cases, the user simply does not have to breathe.




  • Despite being able to survive without Oxygen, the user is still vulnerable to environments filled with air-borne hazards.
  • Users may be Oxygen Intolerant.

Known Users

  • Age (Heroic Age)
  • Xorn (Marvel)
  • Jim Hammond/Human Torch (Marvel)
  • Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic (Ultimate Marvel)
  • Hulk (Marvel)
  • Thor (Marvel)
  • Owen Harper (Torchwood)
  • Vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Data (Star Trek)
  • Ghostfreak (Ben 10)
  • Frieza (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Androids (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Vampires (Twilight)
  • All Immortals (Highlander)
  • Kryptonians (DC)
  • The Tick (The Tick)
  • Grox (Spore)
  • Gems (Steven Universe)
  • Necromancers (Septimus Heap)
  • Bambina (Toriko)
  • The Powerpuff Girls (The Powerpuff Girls)

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