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The ability to activate one's adrenal glands in order to enhance physical condition. Sub-power of Adrenal Manipulation and Hormone Manipulation. Technique of Overclocking.

Also Called

  • Adrenaline/Agility Activation/Burst/Rush/Production/Surge


User can activate their adrenal glands for as long as they want, increasing their strength, speed, agility, reflexes, and ability to withstand pain.




  • May be constantly active.
    • May end up killing themselves via adrenal overdose.
  • May have to limit the amount of time "amped up", which could range from seconds to minutes, to prevent harmful side effects.
    • Using adrenaline for a long period of time increases the risks of cardiac problems.
  • Could potentially be only as strong and fast as they normally would be in a fight or flight situation.
  • May be unable to control adrenal release completely.
  • The more adrenaline released, the less clear their head may work.
  • Turning off may cause severe exhaustion, and if they had succumbed to pain during the time they were "amped up", they would have immediate, if not crippling exposure to pain.

Known Users

  • Hyperadrenals Alphas (Alphas)
  • Gaia (Baki the Grappler)
  • Raul Menendez (Call of Duty: Black Ops II)
  • Chev Chelios (Crank)
  • Peyton Westlake (Darkman)
  • Shu-Shu (Fantasy War Tactics)
  • Darkseekers (I Am Legend)
  • Bowser (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
  • Angel Dust (Marvel Comics)
  • Will Simpson (Marvel's Jessica Jones)
  • Ashley Williams (Mass Effect)
  • Krogan (Mass Effect); via "Blood Rage"
  • Max Steel (Max Steel)
  • Emporio Ivankov (One Piece)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Bentley (Sly Cooper series); via Adrenaline Burst
  • Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Minho (Maze Runner; Trilogy)
  • Wesley Gibson (Wanted)
  • Kawatche Parasite (Smallville)
  • Caira Diaz (Evolve); via Acceleration Field

Known Objects

  • Black Ops Psionic Amplifier/Psi Amp (System Shock 2)