"Midas they say possess'd the art of old; of turning whatsoe'er he touched to gold."
― King Midas

Power to transform matter into gold. Technique of Gold Manipulation. Variation of Metal Transmutation.

Also Called

  • Alchemy (Heroes)
  • Aurification
  • Gilding
  • Gold Transformation/Transmutation
  • Golden/Midas Touch


The user can transform matter and objects, including living beings, into gold.




  • May require constant contact with the object/person to prevent it from returning to its normal form.
  • May require eye-contact, touch or some other action.
  • Effects may be either temporary or permanently irreversible.
  • Some targets may be immune.
  • May be limited on how much matter can be changed at once.
  • May be involuntary/always on, so touching food may render it inedible.
  • Restoration can undo the transmutation.
  • Transmutation Immunity

Known Users


  • King Midas (Greek Mythology)
  • Silenus (Greek Mythology)
  • Chrysus (Greek Mythology)


  • Rumpelstiltskin (Grimm's Fairy Tales)
  • Xanthe Rumpole (RWBY: Before the Dawn); via Semblance, Golden Touch


  • Bob Bishop (Heroes)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Sylvia (Heroes Reborn)
  • Tony Lewis (10th Kingdom); one-use
  • Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time)
  • Cora (Once Upon a Time)


  • Midas (DC Comics)
  • Algon (Marvel Comics)
  • Dr. Midas (Marvel Comics)
  • The Phoenix Force (Marvel Comics)

Video Games

  • Golden Queen (Skylanders)


  • Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Ogre (Rave Master)
  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Gild Tesoro (One Piece)
  • Carol Malus Dienheim (Senki Zesshō Symphogear GX)
  • No Face (Spirited Away)


  • Golden Goose (DuckTales)
  • Noblins (Elena of Avalor)
  • Ramsey Murdoch (Epithet Erased)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Style Queen (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)

Known Objects

  • Hand of Midas (Aladdin and the King of Thieves)
  • Golden Egg (Angry Birds Stella TV series)
  • Jeepers Watch (Freakazoid)
  • Alchemist 5000 (Johnny Test)
  • Style Queen's scepter (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Gol-Gol Fruit (One Piece)
  • Midas Hound (Power Rangers Zeo)
  • Alchemy Coin (Shovel Knight)
  • Golden Frying Pan (Team Fortress 2)
  • Golden Wrench (Team Fortress 2)
  • Saxxy (Team Fortress 2)
  • Hand of Midas (Tomb Raider)
  • Philosopher’s Stone (Various Sources)


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