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Power Negation
Kamijou Touma dispelling a magical attack

Power/Ability to:

Cancel powers/abilities

The power to nullify the powers of others. A sub-power of Superpower Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Ability Cancellation
  • Ability Negation
  • Ability Suppression
  • De-spell
  • Dilate Powers
  • Nullify
  • Potentiprohiberis
  • Power Blocking
  • Power Cancellation
  • Power Dilation
  • Power Nullification
  • Power Suppression


The user can cancel out the powers of others, making them unable to utilize their powers as long as they are under the user's affect.


  • Nullify powers
  • Weaken powers
  • The user may be surrounded by a nullification zone; those with powers have them canceled out as long as they stay within the user’s proximity.
  • Could Nullify powers just by touch.
  • Unleash a wave that nullifies any attacks.
  • Pass by any force-fields.
  • The User's presence can render a person powerless.
  • Attacks couldn't harm the user as the user can surround himself/herself around a force-field
  • Remove mental alterations of victims.


  • Barrier Negation: The user has a force-field around them in which no superpowers can work. Can be permanent or retractable.
  • Capability Suppression: also known as Faculty NegationFaculty DiminutionFaculty SuppressionClumsiness Inducing. The psychic ability to reduce subjects’ instrumental memory (a subject’s skill in an area). This ability could deplete, decrease, or delete abilities and their tied memories of how to ordain occasional skills, i.e. drive a car, crack/hack codes, perhaps even a subject’s knowledge of how to use and control abilities). As the ability develops, it could even be used to delete rudimentary skills, like walking and speaking, making foes extremely clumsy.
  • Curse Negation: The power to nullify or bypass curse.
  • Demonic Power Negation: The power to negate the powers of demonic beings.
  • Divine Power Negation: The power to negate the powers of divine beings.
  • Elemental Cancellation: The power negate elemental powers.
  • Form Restoration: The power to negate Transmutations
  • Healing Factor Nullification: The power to negate healing factors.
  • Immortality Negation: The power to deny the immortality of immortal beings, and kill them. 
  • Intangibility Cancellation: The power to nullify the power of intangibility, allowing to hit the person's physical body.
  • Invisibility Cancellation: The power to nullify the power of invisibility.
  • Magic Negation: The power to nullify the magical powers of others.
  • Mental Shield Penetration: The power to penetrate a person's psychic shield, allowing to invade a person's mind.
  • Physical Negation: The ability to make the victim unable to use any of their special abilities as long as the user touches them.
    • A faculty of Power Negation in which the user can still negate abilities, but they can only negate certain superhuman abilities, i.e. Danger-Sense Negation, Super-strength Negation, Perspicuity Negation. However, sometimes it is more broad nullification, only canceling out certain types of superhuman abilities, i.e. Mental Ability Negation, Physical Ability Negation.
  • Portal Negation: Negate portals.
  • Power Negation Field: Create a field that negates powers.
  • Reality Alteration Negation: Negate reality-altering powers.
  • Shapeshifting Negation: Negate the usage of shapeshifting.
  • Telepathic Negation: Negate the usage of telepathy.
  • Teleportation Negation: Nullify teleportation.



  • Effects may be temporary.
  • Effects may be irreversible.
  • May be constantly active.
  • This power tends to only affect other abilities beyond "normal" ones (i.e. the sort that only mortals are capable of putting up with).
  • Ineffective against those who do not utilize supernatural powers in combat.
  • Could be dangerous in situations where supernatural powers are required to resolve.
  • May be limited to "dampening" or weakening powers.

Known Users

  • Purge (The Young Guardians)
  • Leech (Marvel)
  • Vulcan (Marvel) can override another's mind so they cannot use their powers
  • Nemesis Kid (DC Comics)
  • Alex (Marvel)
  • René/The Haitian (Heroes)
  • The Shanti Virus (Heroes)
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood); can negate alchemy throughout Amestris, does not work on Xingese alkahestry or alchemy with alkahestry principles.
  • Kamijou Touma (To aru Majutsu no Index)
  • Cruz (Needless)
  • Kurapika (HunterXHunter) (Only using chain)
  • Sakura Mikan (Gakuen Alice)
  • Yuka Suzuki (Fairy Tail)
  • Obra (Fairy Tail)
  • Byro Cracy (Fairy Tail)
  • Mord-Siths (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Scrambler (Marvel)
  • Marshal D. Teach/Blackbeard (One Piece)
  • Users of Busoshoku Haki (One Piece); can only negate Devil Fruit abilities that provides special protection, not actual powers themselves.
  • No-Girl (Marvel)
  • RaKais (Super/Lette)
  • Monsieur-Folie (Super/Lette)
  • Sakurakouji Sakura (Code: Breaker)
  • Shibuya (Code: Breaker)
  • Angels (Code: Breaker)
  • Rare Kinds (Code: Breaker)
  • Anti-Venom (Marvel Comics)
  • Mister Negative (Marvel Comics)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Comic Online)
  • Ty Lee (Avatar: The Last Airbender) via Chi blocking
  • Chi blockers (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Bella Cullen (Twilight); can only negate psychic powers
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Obito (Naruto)
  • Eve (Supernatural)
  • Fitzy Feakins (Generator Rex)
  • Lucifer (Guardian Archangels)
  • Moro Hunter (Los Unicos)
  • Crystal (UN Comics)
  • David Haller/The Nazi Doctor (Marvel Comics)
  • Miranda (Shadow Falls); via Spell Casting and Abjuration
  • Shūsuke Amagai (Bleach anime); via Bakkōtō ability that can negate spiritual pressure from other Soul Reapers and the abilities from their Zanpakutō.
  • Tangeans and Tangean Grounders (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command); each race loses their respective powers whenever too close to each other.

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