"Water is patient, Adelaide. Water just waits. Wears down the cliff tops, the mountains. The whole of the world. Water always wins."
― The Doctor, "The Waters of Mars"
"There is nothing softer and weaker than water,
And yet there is nothing better for attacking hard and strong things.
For this reason there is no substitute for it."
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Ch. 78
"Water is the element of change."
― Iroh to Zuko. (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

The power to manipulate water. Variation of Elemental Manipulation and Liquid Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Aquakinesis
  • H2O Manipulation
  • Hydrokinesis
  • Oxydan Manipulation
  • Water Element Control
  • Water Release/Suiton 水遁
  • Waterbending


The user can create, shape and manipulate water, inorganic compound with liquid, gas (steam, water vapor), and solid (ice) states, including changing them from one state to other.





As one of the classical Elements, Water is associated with:


  • Water Immunity
  • Water Absorption
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • Controlling and manipulating great bodies of water (ponds, lakes, seas, oceans) over an excessive period of time is exhausting.
  • Susceptible to Electricity Manipulation.
  • Can be opposed by Fire Manipulation, Magma Manipulation, or Ice Manipulation.
  • Users of Sand Manipulation can use silicate particles to absorb the moisture from water.
  • May be unable to create water, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • May not be effective against Oil Manipulation since oil is hydrophobic, meaning repelled from water.

Known Users

See Also: Making a Splash and Kill It With Water.


  • Saleen (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Waterbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10); via magic
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10 series); via magic
  • Hex (Ben 10 series); via magic
  • Orishans (Ben 10 series)
  • Overflow (Ben 10 Reboot)
  • Bohrok Gahlok and Bahrag queens (Bionicle)
  • The Elemental Lord of Water (Bionicle)
  • Kiina (Bionicle)
  • Nektann (Bionicle)
  • Toa of Water (Bionicle)
  • Vezok (Bionicle)
  • Boboiboy Water (Boboiboy)
  • Boyster (Boyster)
  • Captain Planet (Captain Planet)
  • Gi (Captain Planet); via Water Ring
  • Black Puddle Queen (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Aqualad (DC Comics)
  • Aquaman (DC Comics)
  • Hila/Siren (DC Comics)
  • Mera (DC Comics)
  • Red Torpedo (DC Comics)
  • Zan (DC Comics)
  • Aqua Stones users (Di-Gata Defenders)
  • Water fairies (Disney Fairies)
    • Silvermist
  • Aspen Matthews (Fathom)
  • Toby (Gormiti); in his Gormiti form
  • Water Gormiti (Gormiti)
  • Leanna "Riptide" Creel (Youngblood) (Image Comics)
  • Bai Tza (Jackie Chan Adventure)
  • Maya (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Nya (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Crystal (Marvel Comics)
  • Hiro Sokuto (Marvel Comics)
  • Hydro-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Poseidon (Marvel Comics)
  • Storm (Marvel Comics)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Lapis Lazuli (Steven Universe)
  • Malachite (Steven Universe)
  • Mukit the Nourisher (The 99)
  • Lucifer (The Wicked + The Divine)
  • Panther Cap (with help from the Ancients) (Toad Patrol)
    • Gali
    • Hahli
    • Helryx
    • Nokama
    • Tuyet
  • Hydro (Mortal Kombat: Blood & Thunder)
  • Cassidy (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Irma Lair (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Layla/Aisha (Winx Club)
  • Omi (Xiaolin Showdown/Xiaolin Chronicles)

Live Movies

  • Aquamarine (Aquamarine)
  • Ivan Ooze (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie)
  • Imhotep (The Mummy)



  • Percy Jackson (Camp Half-Blood Chronicles)
  • Poseidon(Camp Half-Blood Chronicles)
  • Sylvester Larsen (The Eidolon Saga)
  • Erin Bates (House of Night)
  • Regalia/Abigail Reed (The Reckoners)
  • Nymphs (Red Queen)
    • Tirana Osanos
  • Users of Water Magic (The Secrets of the Inmortal Nicholas Flamel)
    • Gilgamesh
    • Josh Newman
    • Sophie Newman
  • Valkyrie Cain (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Evalin Ashryver (Throne of Glass)
  • Water-using Moroi (Vampire Academy)
    • Jillian Mastrano Dragomir
    • Mia Rinaldi
  • Water Lily (Wild Cards)
  • Leviathan (Worm)

Live Television


  • Om (Air Gear)
  • Aquos Bakugan (Bakugan)
  • Matsudara Fundai (Big Order)
  • Tier Harribel (Bleach)
  • Kaien Shiba (Bleach)
  • Aaroniero Arruruerie (Bleach)
  • The Watery Card (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Madoushi (Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie)
  • Aqua (Card Captor Sakura: Clear Cards)
  • Yukihina (Code:Breaker)
  • Michiru (Darker than Black)
  • Yoshino (Date A Live)
  • Arqua (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Aquarius (Fairy Tail)
  • Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail); via Aquarius Form
  • Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail)
  • Pisces (Fairy Tail)
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail); via Sea Empress Armor
  • Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail); via Satan Soul
  • Isaac McDougal (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Cure Mermaid/Minami Kaido (Go! Princess Precure)
  • Cure Marine/Erika Kurumi (Heartcatch Precure)
  • N'Doul (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III Stardust Crusaders); via Geb
  • Rain Flame Users (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Kojiro (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Yamamoto Takeshi (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Gandharva (Kubera)
  • Users of hoti varuna (Kubera)
  • Yuri Shibuya (Kyou Kara Maou)
  • Shin Mouri/Cye Mouri (Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warriors)
  • Sorano Hanako (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer)
  • Umi Ryuuzaki (Magic Knight Rayearth)
  • Sextum (Mahō Sensei Negima)
  • Guardian ÄRM, Undine (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Aqua (Mirmo Zibang)
  • Water Release users (Naruto)
  • Nanami (Needless Zero)
  • Users of Fishman Karate/Merman Combat (One Piece)
  • Mizu Shitataare (Pretty Cure Splash Star)
  • Rem (Re:Zero)
  • Drumlin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Mizumi, the Queen of Moraine (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Moulin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Ayase Terada (s-CRY-ed)
  • Sailor Mercury (Sailor Moon)
  • Sailor Neptune (Sailor Moon)
  • Aquarius Camus (Saint Seiya)
  • Cygnus Hyoga (Saint Seiya)
  • Pontos (Saint Seiya)
  • Poseidon (Saint Seiya)
  • Aquarius Tokisada (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Cancer Schiller (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Cygnus Hyoga (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Dragon Ryuho (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Libra Genbu (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Libra Shiryu (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Pisces Amor (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Delgel Camus (Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas)
  • Tsukiumi (Sekirei)
  • Zria Gagarik and Vodyanoy (Shaman King)
  • Spirit of Rain (Shaman King)
  • Lucy (Tentacle and Witches); via Mother Nile spell
  • Acqua of the Back/William Orville (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
  • Archangel Gabriel (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
  • Sasha Kreuzhev (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
  • Nitori Kawashiro (Touhou Project)
  • Kukuri (Tsugumomo)
  • Undine (Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
  • Cure Aqua/Karen Minazuki (Yes! Precure 5 GOGO!/Precure 5)
  • Kiyoshi Mitarai (Yu Yu Hakusho); limited
  • Penny (Zatch Bell)
  • Tarmiel (Nanatsu no Taizai)

Video Games

  • Booker De Witt (Bioshock Infinite); via Undertow Vigor
  • The Drowning Doom (Brütal Legend)
  • Drowned Ophelia (Brütal Legend)
  • Chaos (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Rikuo (Darkstalkers)
  • Ranamon (Digimon)
  • Sauropoda dinosaurs (Dinosaur King)
    • Diplodocidae
    • Cetiosauridae
    • Titanosauria
  • Spinosaurid theropod dinosaurs (Dinosaur King)
    • Baryonyx
    • Irritator
    • Spinosaurus
    • Suchomimus
  • Morphling (Dota 2)
  • Azura (Fire Emblem: Fates)
  • Various Mercury Adepts (Golden Sun)
  • Demyx (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Certain Aquatic Robot Masters (Mega Man Series)
  • Rain (Mortal Kombat)
  • Musashi (Musashi: Samurai Legend); via Sword of Water
  • Meltlilith (Nasuverse)
  • Senri Ichinose (Norn9 Norn+Nonette)
  • Akito Syukuri (Norn9 Norn+Nonette)
  • Pokémon that can use Water-type moves (Pokémon)
  • Chaos (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Jimba (Suikoden III); via True Water Rune
  • Nitori Kawashiro (Touhou Project)
  • Apsalus (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Europa (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Flo (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Rusalka (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Undine (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Hydroid (Warframe)
  • Diviners (Wizard101)

Web Comics

  • Limpid (Sidekicks)

Known Objects

  • Black Marlin (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Mermaid Comb of Merroway Cove (Sofia the First)
  • Water Totem (Arrowverse)
  • Rasputin's Reliquary (Don Bluth’s Anastasia)

Known Spells




Live Television


Video Games