- "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.
- 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.
Ito Ito no Mi (One Piece) is a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows the user to create and manipulate strings, making the user a String Human...
... was eaten by Donquixote Doflamingo.
Machi (Hunter X Hunter) forming her Nen Threads that she can use masterfully for attacks, bindings or traps.
Yura (InuYasha) using the hair of her victims in many ways, including cutting, controlling victims like puppets, setting them on fire and reattaching her limbs.
Sasori (Naruto) forming Chakra Threads, to which can be used to manipulate puppets and people, but also disrupt targets such as tripping and levitate daggers.
Kushimaru (Naruto) using Nuibari, a longsword with a long wire, to pierce and bind a bundle of corpses together in a skillful and gruesome manner.
Monju (Naruto) can use his wires to slice through steel or to form protective barriers.
Kazuki Fuuchouin (Getbackers)
Red String (Valkyrie Crusade)
Jolyne Kujo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) can transform her body into a string and use it in combat.
Puppetman (Digimon) can attach strings onto the target and control them.
Ragyo Kiryuin (Kill la Kill) can control another person's mind and force them to do her bidding with "Mind Stitching" technique.
Heine Lunasea (Fairy Tail) can produce threads to bind and attack her enemies with at great speeds.
Mime (Saint Seiya) can use the strings of his harp to shatter his enemies
With her Ninja techniques, Levi Kazama (Trinity Seven) can use razor sharp threads to surround a target, preventing the enemies from making any movements or risk being cut.
Best Jeanist (My Hero Academia) restrains multiple enemies with his Fiber Master quirk.