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The power to activate and deactivate various mechanisms, both electronic and biological. Sub-power of Functionality Manipulation, Technology Manipulation and Biological Manipulation.

Also Called

  • On/Off


The user can switch between functions with physical force. At the user’s desire, a TV can turn on, off, pause, change channel, etc., even when unplugged. May also include other simple electronic devices such as automated door locks or security cameras. This can sometimes be used to activate and deactivate powers.

Biologically a user of this power could activate or shutdown vital organs or cause sensory paralysis by switching off their senses (e.g. taste, sight etc.).





  • May require an audible connection, prevented through soundproof barriers.
  • May be limited to a certain range to work, including touch only.
  • May be limited to certain types of mechanisms.

Known Users

  • Bruce Nolan (Bruce Almighty)
  • Katai Tayama (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • Bootmon (Digimon)
  • Witches and Wizards (Every Witch Way)
  • Nessa (Fractale)
  • Matt Parkman Jr. (Heroes)
  • Cole MacGrath (InFamous)
  • Izetta (Izetta: The Last Witch)
  • Jak (Jak & Daxter)
  • Maxwell Dillon/Electro (Marvel Comics)
  • Hope Mikaelson (The Originals)
  • Kei Kuruma (Project Arms)
  • Mare Barrow (Red Queen)
  • Nilin Cartier-Wells (Remember Me)
  • Starman (Starman)
  • Crowley (Supernatural)
  • Alex Russo (Wizards of Waverly Place); via Object Manipulation
  • Jones (X-Men film series); via Blinking

Known Objects

  • Gwen's Spellbook (Ben 10 series)
  • Lightning Bomb (Bomberman 64: The Second Attack)
  • Sonic Screwdriver (Doctor Who)
  • Enchanted Vehicles (Every Witch Way)