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The power to manipulate sand. Variation of Earth Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Harenkinesis
  • Psammokinesis
  • Sand Control
  • Sandbending
  • Sunakinesis


User can create, shape and manipulate sand, a naturally occurring loose, fragmented/granular sedimentary material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles ranging in diameter from 0.0625 mm (or 1⁄16 mm) to 2 mm.

The most common sand is composed of particles of quartz (colorless/slightly pink) and feldspar (pink/amber). Black sands, such as those found in Hawaii, are composed of particles of obsidian formed by volcanic activity. Other black sands include materials such as magnetite and homblende. Coral sands are white or gray, and sands composed of broken shell fragments are usually light brown.






  • May be unable to create sand, 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.
  • Water and Blood Manipulation can make sand heavier and harder to manipulate.
  • Fire Manipulation can melt sand into glass.
  • Ice Manipulation/Freezing can turn sand solid.
  • Sand can be weighed down when mixed with a powder of higher density, such as iron or gold dust, thus reducing manipulation.

Known Users


  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • Sandman (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Pitch (Rise of the Guardians)


  • Jeric (Charmed)
  • Gordon Hovey (Heroes)
  • Tim Westcott (Smallville)
  • Freya Beauchamp (Witches of East End); past life


  • Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Sandbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Hotep-Ra (Danny Phantom)
  • Murray (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Gressil (Ghost Rider)
  • Pearl (Steven Universe)
  • Ramses De Nile (Monster High: Boo York, Boo York)


  • The Element Lord of Sand (BIONICLE)
  • Sandy Hawkins/Sandman (DC Comics)
  • Flint Marko/Sandman (Marvel Comics)


  • Ganju Shiba (Bleach)
  • Runuganga (Bleach)
  • The Sand (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Ajeel Ramal (Fairy Tail)
  • Max Alors (Fairy Tail)
  • Scorpio (Fairy Tail)
  • Sol (Fairy Tail)
  • Snarl (Fairy Tail)
  • Iggy (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders); via The Fool
  • DesertMan.EXE (Mega Man NT Warrior)
  • Gaara (Naruto)
  • Shukaku (Naruto)
  • Crocodile (One Piece); via the Suna Suna no Mi


  • Jo Noble (Summer on East End Series)

Video Games

  • Ground-Type Pokemon (Pokemon)
  • Pokemon Who Can Learn "Sand Attack", "Sandstorm" and "Sand Tomb" (Pokemon)
  • The Sand King (DOTA2)
  • Kan-Ra (Killer Instinct)
  • Azir (League of Legends)

Known Objects

  • Desert Glass (Steven Universe)
  • Sand Orbs (Mortal Kombat X)


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