"Watch the power of Aura!"
― Lucario (Pokémon series)
"Aura is the manifestation of our soul. It bears our burdens and shields our hearts."
― Pyrrha Nikos (RWBY), explaining Aura to Jaune Arc

The ability to manipulate aura, the subtle, luminous radiation that surrounds a person or object. Variation of Energy Manipulation and Life-Force Manipulation. Spiritual counterpart of Chi Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Chakra Manipulation
  • Spirit Energy Manipulation

Other Terms

  • Battle Aura
  • Chakra (Naruto)
  • Nen (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Outward Energy
  • Spirit Energy (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Wave


The user can create, shape and manipulate aura, the invisible etheric phenomenon/emanation produced by and surrounding a person or object.

Much like the ability, Life-Force Manipulation, the user can manipulate this kind of energy in various ways. However, this ability deals with the strength of their spiritual essence instead of the entire universe. Aura is the energy that is formed from one's achievement of spiritual power through extreme mental focus and strong emotions. Users of this power are able to increase their natural abilities, attract and repel the aura of others, sense the aura, and project it. Different types of aura are located in various parts of the physical body such as the forehead, spine, throat, heart, and stomach. The power of the aura also changes with one's mood.

The Seven Auras/Chakras

There are 7 auras, each with their attributes and colors.





  • Aura Absorption: The user can see and absorb the auras of others, taking their life-force, memories, and powers.
  • Aura Attacks: The user can release/use aura for various attacks.
  • Aura Combat: The user can combine aura control with physical combat skill.
  • Aura Constructs: The user can create weapons and other materials made of aura.
  • Aura Infusion: The user can infusion an aura in a body or an object.
  • Aura Mimicry: The user can mimic the auras of others, understanding their feelings and mimicking their powers.
  • Aura Solidification: The user can solidify aura into a tangible physical form.
  • Aura Trapping: The user can trap others in their own aura.
  • Expanded Presence: The user can expand their own aura.
  • Life-Force Conversion: The user can transmute their own aura into other substances.
  • Life-Force Infusion: The user can infuse their own aura into an object or body, enhancing it greatly.

The Seven Auras/Chakras






  • Intelligence Enhancement: The user can channel their aura to gain a higher level of enlightenment which enhances their intelligence.
    • Causality Perception: The user with this aura can deduce cause and effect relations and create appropriate and effective counter measures.
    • Hypercognition: The user can utilize their aura as a medium to perform complex mental operations beyond those of a normal human mind.


  • Spiritual Meditation: The user can be at one with their aura in order to keep control of their abilities.
    • Astral Projection: The user can separate themselves from their psychical form.
    • Dowsing: The user can use their aura to track and locate objects, resources, and people.
    • Mind's Eye: The user can use the indigo aura to access the third eye.
    • Telepathy: In a meditated state, the user can mentally communicate with others.
    • Tranquil State: The user can quiet and clear their mind, allowing them to focus on only the task at hand.


  • Aura Reading: The user can read the aura of another and gain information of one's emotion, health, and gain information of the special abilities of others.
  • Higher Consciousness: At a higher level, The user can spiritually ascend into a developed state of awareness.
    • Inner Power: The user is able to awaken the hidden potential that has slept within them.
    • True-Self Recognition: The user is able to connect with their true higher selves within themselves.
  • Illusion Awareness: The user can become aware of false realities and break free of the Illusion.

Elemental Connections

In the philosophy of the seven auras/chakras shared by Hinduism and Buddism, each color corresponds to seven elements (see pg. 68). In some cases, the user(s) manipulates their aura to the point where it takes on the characteristics and properties of said elements.



Red (Muladhara)

Orange (Swadhisthana)

Yellow (Manipura)

Green (Anahata)

Blue (Vishuddhi)

Indigo (Anja)

Violet (Sahasrara)




  • In many forms of fiction, mostly anime, aura is shown to be in forms resembling flames, electricity, smoke, waves, whirlwinds and/or light.


  • Users must be in control of their emotions.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • If connections are blocked, the aura cannot flow.
  • May be able to use only one aura at a time.
  • Life-Force Inhibition is the perfect counter.

Known Users


  • Halo (DC Comics)
  • Speedsters (DC Comics); via the Speed Force
  • Shirley the Loon (Tiny Toon Adventures)
  • Woo Foo Knights (Ying Yang Yo!); via Woo Foo Aura
  • Aura Mages (Gold Digger)
    • Brianna Diggers
    • Seance
    • Theodore Diggers


  • Users of Nen (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Various Shinobi (Naruto)
  • Jinchuuriki (Naruto)
  • Ash Ketchum (Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew)
  • Sir Aaron (Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew)
  • Users of Spirit, Demon Energy, and Sacred Energy (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Riley (Pokémon)
  • Aura Guardians (Pokémon)
  • Users of the Dying Will Flames (Katekyō Hitman Reborn!)
  • Frankenstein (Noblesse)
  • Nobles (Noblesse)
  • Union Elders (Noblesse)
  • Yuri (Noblesse)
  • Bonerre (Noblesse)
  • The Family of Brahman (The Family of Brahman)
    • Brahman Ryu
  • The Masura (The Family of Brahman)
  • Clansmen (K Project)
  • Kings (K Project)
  • Diamonds* (Steven Universe)

Video Games

  • Riolu (Pokémon); Event only
  • Lucario (Pokémon)
  • Pokemon that can use Aura based moves (Pokémon)
  • Reimu Hakurei (Touhou Series)

Live Television/Movies

  • Penelope "Penny" Halliwell (Charmed)
  • Grimlocks (Charmed)
  • Hikari Sentai Maskman (Super Sentai Series)


  • Josh and Sophie Newman (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • Nicholas Flamel (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • John Dee (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • Chris Gordon (Demon Accords)


  • Users of Aura (RWBY)


To learn more how the concept of aura is used in fictional universes and real life, visit the following websites.




Live Television/Movies

Web Animation