"I know that the spades are the swords of the soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know the diamonds mean money for this art
But that’s not the shape of my heart."
― Sting, "Shape of My Heart"

The power to manipulate cards as well as being able to use them however thee user wants. Variation of Object Manipulation and Literary Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Card Bending/Control
  • Kártakinesis
  • Card shifting
  • Card Magic


The user can create, shape and manipulate cards of all kinds, including playing cards, tarot cards, trading cards/Trading Card Game (TCG) cards, etc., shaping and combining them as needed, or moving them with telekinesis. The user is also able to imprison people within the cards. They can also turn whatever they touch into cards being able to turn it back to its normal form after using the cards. It depends upon the abilities the user has and the level of skill and power they have.






  • May be unable to create cards, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • May be limited by the number of cards which they have in their deck/hand.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.

Known Users

See Also: Cards Of Power and Playing Card Motifs.

  • Dr. Facilier (Disney Villains)
  • Nimue Inwudu/Madame Xanadu (DC Comics)
  • Marie-Ange Colbert/Tarot (Marvel Comics)
  • King Dice (Cuphead)
  • Amy Rose (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Eggman Nega (Sonic the Hedgehog); via camera
  • Joanna Beauchamp (Witches of East End); Via Telekinesis
  • Lily Hojo (Hand Shakers)
  • Masaru Hojo (Hand Shakers)
  • Tubalcain Alhambra (Hellsing)
  • Luxord (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Cana Alberona (Fairy Tail)
  • Shô (Fairy Tail)
  • Ren Suzugamori (Cardfight! Vanguard)
  • Aichi Sendou (Cardfight! Vanguard)
  • PSY Qualia users (Cardfight! Vanguard)
  • Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Syaoran Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Clow Reed (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Twisted Fate (League of Legends)
  • Spider (Megaman X)
  • Ace (Final Fantasy Type-0)
  • Yukari Sendo (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Alas (Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom)
  • Kamen Rider Blade (Kamen Rider Series)
  • Kamen Rider Decade (Kamen Rider Series)
  • Kamen Rider Ryuki (Kamen Rider Series)
  • Loki (Bayonetta)
  • Hisoka (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Goseigers (Tensou Sentai Goseiger)
  • Mega Rangers (Power Rangers Megaforce)
  • Luxord (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Friederich Tanner (Seikon no Qwaser)
  • Roxis Rosenkrantz (Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis)
  • Most Homestuck Characters (Homestuck)
  • Loretta Oratorio (Wild Arms: Twilight Venom)
  • All Alchemists (Little Alchemist)
  • James (Death Vigil)
  • Green Garam and THAT (Shaman King)
  • Future Force Users (Future Card Buddyfight)
  • Disaster Force Users (Future Card Buddyfight)
  • Buddy Fighters (Future Card Buddyfight)
  • Phantom (Maplestory)
  • Haiji Senri (Len'en Project)


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