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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


  • Users of Fishman Karate/Merman Combat (One Piece)
  • Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail)
  • Aquarius (Fairy Tail)
  • Pisces (Fairy Tail)
  • Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail); via Satan Soul
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail); via Sea Empress Armor
  • Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail); via Aquarius Form
  • Arqua (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Sailor Mercury (Sailor Moon)
  • Sailor Neptune (Sailor Moon)
  • The Watery (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Madoushi (Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie)
  • Water Release users (Naruto)
  • Spirit of Rain (Shaman King)
  • Om (Air Gear)
  • Penny (Zatch Bell)
  • Yukihina (Code: Breaker)
  • Yoshino (Date A Live)
  • Kiyoshi Mitarai (YuYu Hakusho); limited
  • Cygnus Hyoga (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Dragon Ryuho (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Pisces Amor (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Libra Shiryu (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Libra Genbu (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Cancer Schiller (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Aquarius Tokisada (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Poseidon (Saint Seiya)
  • Pontos (Saint Seiya)
  • Cygnus Hyoga (Saint Seiya)
  • Aquarius Camus (Saint Seiya)
  • Delgel Camus (Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas)
  • Isaac McDougal (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Tier Harribel (Bleach)
  • Acqua of the Back/William Orville (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
  • Sasha Kreuzhev (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
  • Archangel Gabriel (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
  • Mizumi, the Queen of Moraine (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Drumlin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Moulin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Ayase Terada (S-CRY-ED)
  • Nanami (Needless Zero)
  • Cure Aqua/Karen Minazuki (Yes! Precure 5 GOGO!/Precure 5)
  • Cure Marine/Erika Kurumi (Heartcatch Precure)
  • Kojiro (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Yamamoto Takeshi (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Yuri Shibuya (Kyou Kara Maou)
  • Mizu Shitataare (Pretty Cure Splash Star)
  • Sextum (Mahō Sensei Negima)
  • Nitori Kawashiro (Touhou)
  • Tsukiumi (Sekirei)
  • Umi Ryuuzaki (Magic Knight Rayearth)
  • Blue Shadow (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • All Water Dragons (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • All Water Mustangons (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • Boris Grieshenkief (Infinity Vikings)
  • Ivan Grieshenkief (Infinity Vikings)
  • Undine (Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
  • Aqua (Mirmo Zibang)
  • Cure Mermaid/Minami Kaido (Go! Princess Precure)

Western Comics


  • Aquamarine (Aquamarine)

TV Series

  • Waterbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend Of Korra)
  • Avatars (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Tracy Strauss (Heroes)
  • Water Demon (Charmed)
  • Sea Hag (Charmed)
  • Irma Lair (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Cassidy (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Layla/Aisha (Winx Club)
  • Bai Tza (Jackie Chan Adventure)
  • Omi (Xiaolin Showdown/Xiaolin Chronicles)
  • Merpeople (H2O: Just Add Water/Mako Mermaids)
  • Cam Mitchell (Mako Mermaids); temporarily
  • Water Hazard (Ben 10 Ultimate Alien)
  • Bivalvan (Ben 10 Ultimate Alien)
  • Tori (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Madison (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Hydro Hog (Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers)
  • Ivan Ooze (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie)
  • Kevin (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • Amaya/Cielo (Atlantika)
  • Alena (Encantadia)
  • Engkantao Edward (Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao)
  • Valeriana (Enchanted Garden)
  • Pearl (Torchwood)
  • The Flood (Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars)
  • Saleen (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Gi (Captain Planet)
  • Captain Planet (Captain Planet)
  • Aryana Mendez (Aryana TV_series)
  • Princess Neptuna (Aryana TV series)
  • Silvermist (Disney Fairies)
  • Water fairies (Disney Fairies)
  • Lapis Lazuli (Steven Universe)
  • Malachite (Steven Universe)
  • Nya (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Boyster (Boyster)
  • Andy Lau (Nowhere Boys)
  • Mukit the Nourisher (The 99)


  • Chaos (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Water-type Pokemon (Pokemon)
  • Aquos Bakugan (Bakugan)
  • Ranamon (Digimon)
  • Bubble Man (Mega Man Series)
  • Aqua Man (Mega Man Series)
  • Pump Man (Mega Man Series)
  • Rain (Mortal Kombat)
  • Hydro (Mortal Kombat: Blood & Thunder)
  • Demyx (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Toby (Gormiti); in his Gormiti form
  • Water Gormiti (Gormiti)
  • Toa of Water (Bionicle)
    • Toa Gali (Bionicle)
    • Toa Hahli (Bionicle)
    • Toa Tuyet (Bionicle)
    • Toa Helryx (Bionicle)
    • Toa Nokama (Bionicle)
  • The Elemental Lord of Water (Bionicle)
  • Bohrok Gahlok and Bahrag queens (Bionicle)
  • Vezok (Bionicle)
  • Nektann (Bionicle)
  • Kiina (Bionicle)
  • Booker De Witt (Bioshock Infinite); via Undertow Vigor
  • Various Mercury Adepts (Golden Sun)
  • Drowned Ophelia (Brütal Legend)
  • The Drowning Doom (Brütal Legend)
  • Apolycolelipse (Bluehog Gaming Studio)
  • Morphling (Dota 2)
  • Musashi (Musashi: Samurai Legend); via Sword of Water
  • Apsalus (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Europa (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Flo (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Rusalka (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Undine (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Spinosaurid theropod dinosaurs (Dinosaur King)
    • Baryonyx
    • Irritator
    • Spinosaurus
    • Suchomimus
  • Sauropoda dinosaurs (Dinosaur King)
    • Diplodocidae
      • Amargasaurus
      • Brontosaurus
    • Cetiosauridae
      • Cetiosaurus
    • Titanosauria
      • Ampelosaurus
      • Gondwanatitan
      • Isisaurus
      • Nemegtosaurus
      • Opisthocoelicaudia
      • Saltasaurus
      • Titanosaurus


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


Known Objects

  • Black Marlin (Akame Ga Kill!)


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