"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


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.






  • 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


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


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

Video Games

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


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