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"You don't need a machine to amplify your powers. You have me."
― Apocalypse (X-Men: Apocalypse)

The ability to enhance the powers of oneself or others. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation. Variation of Augmentation. Opposite to Power Dilution.

Also Called

  • Build-Up
  • Power/Ability Amplification/Amplifying/Boosting/Enhancement/Enhancing/Increase/Strengthening/Supercharging


The user can enhance the powers of themselves or others' so that they can reach high level mastery and control instantaneously, even reach a level of power that is usually beyond their limits alone. Users cannot steal or give power, only enhance the ones their targets already have.





  • May have limited range, including touch only.
  • Amplified abilities may get to the point that their user harms themselves.
  • May be limited to enhancing at certain places or times.
  • Over-dosage may result in subject getting delirious, in some rare cases, death is likely.
  • Target effects usually fade over time, sometimes only lasting moments.

Known Users


  • Fabian Cortez (Marvel Comics)
  • Blue Lanterns (DC Comics); in the presence of a Green Lantern, the Green Lantern's Power Levels equal out to 200% capacity
  • The Phoenix Force (Marvel Comics)
  • Sage (Marvel Comics)
  • Apocalypse (Marvel Comics)
  • Celestialsapiens (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Alien X (Ben 10: Alien Force)
  • Poltis Altiare (Ben 10: Cosmic Destruction)
  • Amp (Generator Rex)
  • Fandango (Slugterra)


  • Clary Fray (The Mortal Instruments); empowers angelic runes


  • Ando Masahashi (Heroes)
  • Paulette Hawkins (Heroes)
  • Empaths (Charmed)
  • Billie Jenkins (Charmed); via Projection
  • Wyatt Halliwell (Charmed); via Projection
  • Users of the Holy Pearls (Holy Pearl)
  • Shinichi Ozaki (Godzilla: Final Wars)


  • Guru (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Hougkyoku (Bleach)
  • Old Kai (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Kyouka (Fairy Tail)
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z); via Mind Control
  • Goku (Dragon Ball Z); via Kaio-Ken
  • Merlin (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Vivian (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Issei Hyoudou (Highschool DxD); Via Boosted Gear

Video Games

  • Warframes (Warframe)
  • The Beast/John White (inFamous)
  • Sister Ulicia (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold)
  • Sister Armina (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold & Confessor)
  • Sister Tovi (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold)
  • Sister Nicci (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold)
  • SisterCecilia (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold)
  • Sister Merissa (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold)
  • Sister Greta (Sword of Truth series: Confessor)
  • Sister Julia (Sword of Truth series: Confessor)
  • The Canadian (The Guardian 30)
  • The Tick (The Tick); via "drama power" his other abilities increase as the situation becomes more dramatic
  • The Beast (inFamous 2)
  • Pokemon that can use "Helping Hand" (Pokemon)
  • Users of the Chaos Emeralds (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Geno (Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars)
  • Madame Web (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Mithra (Asura's Wrath)
  • Lumen (Azure Striker: Gunvolt)
  • Hero (Patapon 2)
  • Uberhero (Patapon 3)

Known Objects

  • The Ultimatrix (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Shikon Jewel Shards (InuYasha)
  • The Chaos Emeralds (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
  • The Master Emerald (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
  • The Sol Emeralds (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
  • Crystals (The Secret Circle)
    • Crystal Skull
  • Photostims (Alphas)
  • Evil Eye (Charmed)
  • Power Tripling Potion (Charmed)
  • Jewel of Charta (Teen Titans)
  • Wands (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Blast Cores (Infamous and Infamous 2)
  • Core Relays (Infamous: Second Son)
  • Rooster Booster (Xiaolin Chronicles)
  • Cristal de Caballero (Every Witch Way)
  • Rooster Booster (Xiaolin Chroncles)
  • Boosted Gear (Highschool DxD)


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