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Nitro (Marvel) explodes in a populated center.

Power/Ability To:

Explode oneself

The power to let loose an explosion from their body and potentially recover afterward.

Also Called

  • Atomic Explosion
  • Detonation
  • Explosion
  • Nitrokinesis
  • Nuclear Explosion
  • Reiciokinesis
  • Self-Destruction


The user builds up immense energy and pressure within his body, and then literally causes themselves to explode. Some who possess this ability can control the power of the explosion after some practice; from simply blowing open a door to explosions with the magnitude of nuclear explosions.

Some can simply blow up portions of their body, like their fist or their leg, and then reassembling them afterwards. Some can even severe parts of their bodies and let it explode at contact with the enemy.

Sometimes, their body turns to vapor as they explode and reforms. Others have their body fall apart, after which their bodies reassemble themselves. Sometimes, their bodies do not regenerate at all and the user of such an ability simply dies because of such a release of energy and pressure, making it only fit to be used as a last-ditch measure.




  • Some users cannot regenerate unless the user uses all known body energy.
  • Some users cannot regenerate if part(s) of their body are separated post-explosion.
  • Some users cannot regenerate at all, making this a suicide attack only to be used once.
  • May count as a sacrifice or a last resort.

Known Users


  • Ecanic (Cool Toons Comics)
  • Nitro (Marvel)
  • The Human Bomb (DC Comics)
  • Rockslide (Marvel)
  • Super Sonic (Sonic the Comic)
  • Superman (DC Comics); via the Super Flare


  • Kablamus (The Mask: The Animated Series); via "balloon mimicry"
  • Danny Phantom (Danny Phantom)


  • Deidara (Naruto: Shippuden)
  • Tobirama Senju (Naruto)
  • Kami (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Saibamen (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Chiaotzu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Androids (Dragon Ball Z); due to an inbuilt bomb
  • Cell (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Super Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Goku (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Gensuru (Hunter X Hunter); can only detonate his hands
  • Mr. 5 (One Piece)
  • Magnamon (Digimon)
  • Elie/Resha Valentine (Rave Master); via Utellion
  • Pokémon that can learn "Self-Destruct" and "Explosion" (Pokémon)


  • Ted Sprague (Heroes); via Induced Radioactivity
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes); via Induced Radioactivity
  • Darryl Blake (Heroes)
  • Sylar (Heroes); via Induced Radioactivity

Video Games

  • Link (Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask); via the Bomb Mask
  • Bob-ombs (Paper Mario)
  • Bomb (Final Fantasy)
  • The Beast (inFamous 2)
  • Heavy and Bomb (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Lemmings (Lemmings)
  • Creepers (Minecraft)
  • Banelings (Starcraft II: Wings Of Liberty)
  • Tabuu (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • Galleom (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • 'Splosion Man and Ms. 'Splosion Man (Splosion Man)
  • The Vault Dweller (Fallout 3)
  • Jalapeno (Plants vs. Zombies)
  • Players who have Ragevenge equipped (Punch Quest)
  • Beheaded Kamikaze(Serious Sam)
  • Boomer (Left 4 Dead/Left 4 Dead 2)
  • Octopods (Splatoon)
  • Abominations (Mass Effect 2 and 3)


  • Patrick VanDusen (Super Smash Stadium)
  • The Entity (AT4W)
  • Gamera (Gamera the Brave)
  • Jaegers like Striker Eureka & Gipsy Danger (Pacific Rim); via nuclear payload
  • Detonator form of Banjo (Banjo Tooie)


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