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Water Manipulation
Katara water
As a waterbender Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender) can manipulate water.

Power/Ability To:

Manipulate water.

"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

The power to manipulate water. Sub-power of Liquid Manipulation. Variation of Elemental Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Aquakinesis
  • Hydrokinesis
  • Water Element Control
  • Water Release
  • Waterbending


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





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


  • May be unable to create water, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • 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.
  • Those with Sand Manipulation could use silicate particles to absorb the moisture from water.
  • 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)
  • Bivalvan (Ben 10 Ultimate Alien)
  • Water Hazard (Ben 10 Ultimate Alien)
  • Bohrok Gahlok and Bahrag queens (Bionicle)
  • The Elemental Lord of Water (Bionicle)
  • Kiina (Bionicle)
  • Nektann (Bionicle)
  • Toa of Water (Bionicle)
    • Gali
    • Hahli
    • Tuyet
    • Helryx
    • Nokama
  • Vezok (Bionicle)
  • Boyster (Boyster)
  • Captain Planet (Captain Planet)
  • Gi (Captain Planet)
  • Aqua Stones users (Di-Gata Defenders)
  • Water fairies (Disney Fairies)
    • Silvermist
  • Toby (Gormiti); in his Gormiti form
  • Water Gormiti (Gormiti)
  • Bai Tza (Jackie Chan Adventure)
  • Nya (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Lapis Lazuli (Steven Universe)
  • Malachite (Steven Universe)
  • Layla/Aisha (Winx Club)
  • Omi (Xiaolin Showdown/Xiaolin Chronicles)


  • Mukit the Nourisher (The 99)
  • Aqualad (DC Comics)
  • Aquaman (DC Comics)
  • Mera (DC Comics)
  • Red Torpedo (DC Comics)
  • Hila/Siren (DC Comics)
  • Zan (DC Comics)
  • Crystal (Marvel Comics)
  • Hydro-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Poseidon (Marvel Comics)
  • Hydro (Mortal Kombat: Blood & Thunder)
  • Aspen Matthews (Fathom)
  • Leanna "Riptide" Creel (Youngblood) (Image Comics)
  • Cassidy (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Irma Lair (W.I.T.C.H)


  • Aquamarine (Aquamarine)
  • Madoushi (Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie)
  • Ivan Ooze (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie)



  • Erin Bates (House of Night)
  • Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)
  • Regalia/Abigail Reed (The Reckoners Trilogy)
  • Users of Water Magic (The Secrets of the Inmortal Nicholas Flamel)
    • Gilgamesh
    • Josh Newman
    • Sophie Newman
  • Valkyrie Cain (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Water-using Moroi (Vampire Academy)
    • Jillian Mastrano Dragomir
    • Mia Rinaldi
  • Water Lily (Wild Cards)
    • Leviathan (Worm)

Live Action TV

  • Aryana Mendez (Aryana TV series)
  • Princess Neptuna (Aryana TV series)
  • Amaya/Cielo (Atlantika)
  • Sea Hag (Charmed)
  • Water Demon (Charmed)
  • The Flood (Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars)
  • Alena (Encantadia)
  • Valeriana (Enchanted Garden)
  • Cleo Sertori (H2O: Just Add Water)
  • Charlotte Watsford (H2O: Just Add Water); temporarily
  • Tracy Strauss (Heroes)
  • Oliver (Lab Rats: Elite Force)
  • Merpeople (Mako Mermaids)
  • Cam Mitchell (Mako Mermaids); temporarily
  • Hydro Hog (Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers)
  • Andy Lau (Nowhere Boys)
  • Engkantao Edward (Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao)
  • Madison (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Tori (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Kevin (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • Pearl (Torchwood)


  • Om (Air Gear)
  • Aquos Bakugan (Bakugan)
  • Tier Harribel (Bleach)
  • The Watery (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Yukihina (Code: Breaker)
  • 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)
  • Cure Mermaid/Minami Kaido (Go! Princess Precure)
  • Cure Marine/Erika Kurumi (Heartcatch Precure)
  • Kojiro (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Yamamoto Takeshi (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Yuri Shibuya (Kyou Kara Maou)
  • Umi Ryuuzaki (Magic Knight Rayearth)
  • Sextum (Mahō Sensei Negima)
  • Aqua (Mirmo Zibang)
  • Water Release users (Naruto)
  • Nanami (Needless Zero)
  • Users of Fishman Karate/Merman Combat (One Piece)
  • Mizu Shitataare (Pretty Cure Splash Star)
  • 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)
  • Spirit of Rain (Shaman King)
  • 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)
  • Undine (Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
  • Cure Aqua/Karen Minazuki (Yes! Precure 5 GOGO!/Precure 5)
  • Kiyoshi Mitarai (Yu Yu Hakusho); limited
  • Penny (Zatch Bell)
  • Matsudara Fundai (Big Order)

Video Games

  • Booker De Witt (Bioshock Infinite); via Undertow Vigor
  • The Drowning Doom (Brütal Legend)
  • Drowned Ophelia (Brütal Legend)
  • Ranamon (Digimon)
  • Sauropoda dinosaurs (Dinosaur King)
    • Diplodocidae
    • Cetiosauridae
    • Titanosauria
  • Spinosaurid theropod dinosaurs (Dinosaur King)
    • Baryonyx
    • Irritator
    • Spinosaurus
    • Suchomimus
  • Morphling (Dota 2)
  • 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
  • Water-type Pokemon (Pokemon)
  • Chaos (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Jimba (Suikoden III); via True Water Rune
  • Apsalus (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Europa (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Flo (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Rusalka (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Undine (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Hydroid (WARFRAME)

Known Objects

  • Black Marlin (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Mermaid Comb of Merroway Cove (Sofia the First)






Live Action TV


Video Games

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