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The power to bind, imprison or otherwise stop targets. Opposite to Freeing.

Also Called

  • Apprehension/Bondage
  • Caging/Capture
  • Entrapment
  • Immobilizing/Immobilization
  • Imprisonment
  • Jailing
  • Restraint
  • Restricting


User is able to use supernatural powers/traits that bind, imprison, paralyze and/or otherwise stop targets moving normally and possibly completely freezing them where they were. It can be achieved using various means including energy-based or physical restrains or mental effects.




There are several different ways for binding someone:



  • Users of Freeing and Unfixed Movement cannot be bound.
  • Depending on the way used to bind the victim, they may be able to overpower/break their bindings.
  • Users of Teleportation/Intangibility can escape.
  • May be unable to generate the ways to bind and be limited to existing material.
  • May have to stay close to the victim or the binding may break.

Known Users

See Also: Can Only Move the Eyes.

  • Force Users (Star Wars)
    • Mara Jade Skywalker
    • Ben Solo/Kylo Ren
    • Yoda
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Uzumaki Clan (Naruto); via Chakra Chains
  • Various Shinobi (Naruto); via Sealing Jutsu
  • Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach); via Senkei Senbonzakura Kageyoshi Kuchiki
  • Hachigen Ushoda (Bleach)
  • Shinigami with Binding Spells (Bleach)
  • Quilge Opie (Bleach); via "The Jail"
  • Dorian Havilliard (Throne of Glass)
  • Magic Users (Harry Potter); via Freezing charm, Incarcerous, etc.
  • Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics); via Crimson Bands of Cyttorak
  • CROW members (D.Gray-man)
  • Dark Danny (Danny Phantom)
  • One of assassins (Denma); via Body Immobilization Quanx ability
  • Hades (Denma); via Cube Quanx ability
  • Eclipse Virgo (Fairy Tail)
  • Users of Capture spells (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
  • Hina (One Piece); via Ori Ori no Mi
  • Shura (One Piece)
  • Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece); via Ito Ito no Mi
  • Leo (One Piece); via Nui Nui no Mi
  • Charlotte Perospero (One Piece); via Pero Pero no Mi
  • Tazma Grimm (Mysticons)
  • Users of the Temporary Paralysis Technique (Naruto)
  • Users of the Shadow Possession/Paralysis Jutsu (Naruto)
  • Pokémon with the "Disable" or "Imprison" moves (Pokémon)
  • Mami Tomoe (Puella Magi Madoka Magica); via Ribbon Manipulation
  • Aquamarine (Steven Universe); via Wand
  • Marko (Image Comics)
  • DIO Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure); via Hermit Purple
  • Muhammad Avdol (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders); via Magician's Red
  • Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)
  • Millianna (Fairy Tail)
  • Nebal (Fairy Tail: 100 Year Quest)
  • Mages (Black Clover); via Restraining Magic
  • Franken Stein (Soul Eater)
  • Jillian (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Radicles X (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Alma Jinnai (Jewelpet Tinkle)
  • Andromeda Shun (Saint Seiya)
  • Corset (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Rima Mashiro (Shugo Chara!); as Clown Drop
  • Amu Hinamori (Shugo Chara!); as Amulet Spade
  • Tadase Hotori (Shugo Chara!); using Holy Crown or as Platinum Royal
  • Nagihiko Fujisaki (Shugo Chara!); as Yamato Maihime
  • Atticus O'Sullivan (The Iron Druid Chronichles)
  • Kagome Higurashi (InuYasha); using the Beads of Subjugation
  • Alexia (Ángel o Demonio)
  • Sylar (Heroes); via Telekinesis
  • The Charmed Ones (Charmed), via Crystal Cage
  • Illyasviel von Einzbern (Fate/Stay Night); via Mystic Eyes of Binding
  • Eda Clawthorne (The Owl House)
  • She-Ra/Adora (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • Ruka (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Asato Kido (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Walescu (Chica Vampiro)
  • Ariel (So I'm a Spider, So What?)
  • Kumoko/Shiraori (So I'm a Spider, So What?)
  • Dune Bug (Skylanders)
  • Sorcerer Doomlander (Skylanders)
  • Flowey (Undertale)
  • Supreme Kai (Dragon Ball); via Telekinesis
  • Gotenks (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Bujin (Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound/Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn); via Telekinesis
  • Bido (Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound/Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn); via Telekinesis
  • Zangya (Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound/Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn); via Telekinesis
  • Cole MacGrath (inFamous); via Arc Restraint
  • Kaguya (InuYasha)
  • Miranda Kane (Shadow Falls); via Magic
  • Haruka Amagiri (The Asterisk War); via Imprisonment
  • Phantom (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Kouga (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Rolan (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Galian (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Peta (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Loco (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Alviss (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Kollekio (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Trix (Winx Club); via Cage of Sorrow
  • Tolietnator (Codename: Kids Next Door)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Siege (Card Captor Sakura: Clear Cards)
  • Black Knight (Zatch Bell!); summoning a cage via throwing his lance
  • Zaruchim (Zatch Bell!)
  • Jafar (Disney's Aladdin)
  • Carter Kane (The Kane Chronicles)
  • Sadie Kane (The Kane Chronicles)
  • Zia Rashid (The Kane Chronicles)
  • The Beldam (Coraline)
  • Cure Whip/Ichika Usami (Kira Kira Pretty Cure A La Mode)
  • Cure Custard/Himari Arisugawa (Kira Kira Pretty Cure A La Mode)
  • Yubel (Yu-Gi-Oh GX)
  • Tsubasa Kazanari (Symphogear)
  • Shinji Ogawa (Symphogear)
  • Decim (Death Parade); via Threads
  • Boom ghosts (Sonic X); only inside walls
  • Chaos (Sonic X); only in Chaos 6 transformation
  • E-47 Pumpty (Sonic X)
  • Males of Cosmo's species/Metarex commanders (Sonic X); in first Final Mova transformation
  • Metamorphia (Sonic the Comics)
  • Qhangelings (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); via slime and cocoon

Known Objects

  • Chest of Demons (The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo)
  • Maruta (Denma)
  • Acēdia Katathlipsē (Horizon In The Middle of Nowhere)
  • Beads of Subjugation (InuYasha)
  • Crimson Bands of Cyttorak (Marvel Cinematic Universe) - Artifact
  • Hide of Bondage (Kubera)
  • Ito Ito no Mi (One Piece)
  • Nui Nui no Mi (One Piece)
  • Ori Ori no Mi (One Piece)
  • Pero Pero no Mi (One Piece)
  • Pokéballs (Pokémon)
  • Aquamarine's Wand (Steven Universe)
  • Syndrome's Gloves (The Incredibles)
  • Seven Ribbons of Hathor (The Kane Chronicles)
  • Sphere of Yun (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Spellbinding Circle (Yu-Gi-Oh!)