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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. One with this ability usually can vary the power of the explosion after some practice; from simply blowing open a door to nuclear and atomic explosions.

Some can simply blow up portions of their body, like their fist or their leg, and then reassembling them afterwards. If the person uses their fist or leg as a attack and then blowing up said body part upon contact will give their enemy a explosive attack..

Some have their body become vapors as they explode, then reform. Others have their body fall apart, where their body recollects itself. It is also possible to use this as a last-ditch attempt, where they will die after that, but collect energy and pressure like other users.




  • 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 suicidal, one-time use ability.
  • May count as a sacrifice or a last resort.

Known Users


  • Ecanic (Cool Toons Comics)
  • Nitro (Marvel)
  • The Human Bomb (DC Comics)
  • Super Sonic (Sonic the Comic)


  • 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)
  • SuperBuu (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)


  • 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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