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Power Augmentation
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Ando Masahashi (Heroes) accidentally boosts Matt's Telepathy enough to hear every thought in the city

Power/Ability to:

Enhance the powers.

The ability to enhance the powers of oneself or others. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation. The opposite of Downgrading.

Also Called

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


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.





  • 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

Western Cartoon/Comic

  • Fabian Cortez (Marvel)
  • 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)
  • Celestialsapiens (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Alien X (Ben 10: Alien Force)
  • The Ultimatrix (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Poltis Altiare (Ben 10: Cosmic Destruction)
  • Amp (Generator Rex)
  • Sage (Marvel)


  • 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)
  • Photostims (Alphas)
  • Shinichi Ozaki (Godzilla: Final Wars)


  • Guru (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Hougkyoku (Bleach)
  • Old Kai (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Kyouka (Fairy Tail)
  • Demons with the Shikon Jewel Shards (InuYasha)
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z); via Mind Control
  • Goku (Dragon Ball Z); via Kaio-Ken


  • 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)

Known Objects

  • Crystals (The Secret Circle)
    • Crystal Skull
  • Wands (Wizards of Waverly Place)


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