The power to fasten onto and climb vertical and horizontal surfaces without falling.

Also Called

  • Adhesive Climbing
  • Surface Scaling
  • Wall Adhesion/Clinging/Walking


The user can climb walls and stay unto ceilings. The user does not deny gravity, but has the ability to adhere to surfaces unaided. However in order to truly be "crawling" on the user must be able to maintain balance for long periods of time, compared to Wallrunning where the energy is only temporary.

Beings with super human strength or super strong and dense claws could simply dig their fingers or into a surface, then propelling upward and digging in again, generating the effect of wall crawling. In some cases, the user may simply be able to make use of any handholds they find, no matter how small, to wall crawl.

Those with Reptilian Mimicry could have microscopic satae on their hands and feet like a gecko, or suction pads like a frog.


  • Ceiling Cling - The user clings to the ceiling to either hide or ambush enemies.
  • Wall Jump/Wall Kick - The user sticks to a wall and proceeds to jump off of it, often doing so between two walls. This also allows for a form of Enhanced Jump.




  • Hand or footwear, such as shoes, socks, and gloves may nullify this ability.
  • May have to concentrate to remain on the surface.
  • May only be able to stick to certain surfaces.
  • May not work if the wall is completely smooth with no handholds.
  • May be dependent on the user's own center of gravity.

Known Users

  • Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Itsy Bitsy (Marvel Comics)
  • Venom (Marvel Comics)
  • Carnage (Marvel Comics)
  • Spider-Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Spider-Woman (Marvel Comics)
  • Nightcrawler (Marvel Comics)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Espio the Chameleon (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Ninja (Naruto)
  • Kidomaru (Naruto)
  • Jigumo (Naruto)
  • Bree Davenport (Lab Rats)
  • Stitch (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Galvans (Ben 10)
    • Grey Matter
  • Lucas Nickle (Ant Bully)
  • Bane (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Shira (Ice Age)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Spider Splicers (Bioshock Series)
  • The Grinch (The Grinch)
  • Terry McGinnis/Batman (Batman Beyond)
  • Lickers (Resident Evil)
  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • Adam Gordon (Alphas)
  • Arachnichimps (Ben 10: Alien Force/Ultimate Alien)
    • Spidermonkey
    • Ultimate Spidermonkey (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Anole (Marvel Comics)
  • Spider-Man 2099 (Marvel Comics)
  • Wolverine (Marvel Comics) via claws
  • Gargoyle species (Gargoyles)
  • Harmon (Heroes)
  • Mohinder Suresh (Heroes)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Danielle Baptiste (Witchblade)
  • Sara Pezzini (Witchblade)
  • Toad (Marvel Comics)
  • Scarlet Spider (Marvel Comics)
  • Vixen (DC Comics)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Lickers (Resident Evil)
  • Fi (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Hatchan (One Piece)
  • Geckos (Real Life)
  • Megabyte (ReBoot)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Count Dracula (Dracula)
  • Reapers (Blade II)
  • The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)
  • Flip Troopa (Super Smash Stadium)
  • Danny Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Quarry (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Spider Demons (Charmed)
  • General Scales (Star Fox Adventures)
  • Mondo Gecko (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Xenomorphs (Aliens)
  • Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget)
  • Inque (Batman Beyond)
  • Bee Mario/Luigi (Super Mario Galaxy) via honey surfaces
  • Pink Wisps (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog) via Pink Wisps
  • Spyke (X-Men: Evolution)
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Raziel (Legacy of Kain)
  • Zephonim vampires (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Rutans (Doctor Who)
  • Members of the Dai Li (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Grimslaw Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Suki (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Ty Lee (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Vamp (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Haven Troopers (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
  • Laughing Octopus (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
  • Beast (Marvel Comics)
  • Turok-Han (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Xigbar (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous)
  • Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad (Assassin's Creed)
  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
  • Desmond Miles (Assassin's Creed)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Lycans (Underworld)
  • Witches (Witching and Bitching)
  • Freddy Krueger/The Entity (Wes Craven's New Nightmare)
  • Aisling (The Secret of Kells)
  • Unknow Kid (Los Protegidos)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid); via Spider Ball while in Morph Ball form
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place); via Spell Casting
  • Toy Foxy, "The Mangle" ("Five Nights At Freddys 2")
  • B.U.D. ("Grow Home")
  • Squee-G's (Splatoon)
  • Gekko (PJ Masks)
  • Mohinder Suresh (Heroes)
  • Hanzo (Overwatch)
  • Genji (Overwatch)
  • XLR8 (Ben 10)
  • Merlinisapiens (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
    • ChamAlien
    • Prisoner 775
  • Rogercop (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Dr. Cockroach PhD (Monsters vs Aliens)
  • Freelancers (Red vs. Blue); via Grav Boots
  • Mercenaries (Red vs. Blue); via Grav Boots