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"The softest thing in the world dashes against and overcomes the hardest; that which has no [substantial] existence enters where there is no crevice."
― Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

The ability to manipulate threads or strings. Variation of Object Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Filukinesis
  • Linikinesis
  • String Manipulation/Control
  • Thread Control

Capabilities

User can create, shape and manipulate threads and string, long, thin and flexible form of material, shaping and combining them as needed, or moving them with telekinesis.

Some users may be able to affect conceptual and abstract thread, such as fate, relationship or communication.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • May be unable to create threads, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user.

Known Users

Mythology/Folklore

  • Deities of Weaving (Mythology)
    • Neith (Egyptian Mythology)
  • The Fates/Moirai/Parcae (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Norns (Norse Mythology)

Manga/Anime

  • Yashamaru (Basilisk)
  • Drossel Keinz (Black Butler)
  • Vanessa Enoteca (Black Clover)
  • Kisuke Urahara (Bleach); via Bankai
  • Eriol (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Puppetmon (Digimon)
  • Oregano (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Arania Webb (Fairy Tail)
  • Heine Lunasea (Fairy Tail)
  • Members of the Fuuchouin clan (Getbackers)
  • Walter C. Dornez (Hellsing)
  • Machi (Hunter × Hunter)
  • Yura of the Hair (InuYasha)
  • Jolyne Kujo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean); via Stone Free
  • Ragyo Kiryuin (Kill la Kill)
  • Best Jeanist (My Hero Academia)
  • Chakra-string users (Naruto)
  • Kafka (Needless)
  • Adam Blade (Needless)
  • Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece)
  • Shura (One Piece)
  • Minos (Saint Seiya)
  • Lyra Orphee (Saint Seiya)
  • Lyra Orpheu (Saint Seiya)
  • Benetnasch Eta Mime (Saint Seiya)
  • Naga the White Serpent (Slayers); via Chaos String
  • Frankenstein (Soul Eater)
  • Doll Licca (Super Doll Licca-chan)
  • Levi Kazama (Trinity Seven)

Video Games

  • Marcy (Chrono Cross)
  • Mao (Disgaea 3)
  • Botan (The King of Fighters)
  • Sion Eltnam Atlasia (Melty Blood)
  • Red String (Valkyrie Crusade)

Literature

  • Sandrilene Fa Toren (Circle of Magic)
  • Parian (Worm)

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