"I can't pierce through...even with my snake sword!!"
― Orochimaru on Naruto's Nine-Tails Cloak (Naruto)

The power to enhance the defensive capabilities of oneself and/or others. Technique of Defense Manipulation. Variation of Physical Augmentation.

Also Called

  • Defense Amplification/Amplifying/Boosting/Enhancement/Enhancing/Increase/Strengthening/Supercharging
  • Durability Amplification/Amplifying/Augmentation/Boosting/Enhancement/Enhancing/Increase/Strengthening/Supercharging


The user can enhance the defensive capabilities of themselves and/or others so that they can reach high-level mastery and control instantaneously, even reach a level of power that is usually beyond their limits alone. Users cannot steal or give power, only enhance the ones their targets already have.





  • Can be countered by Defense Break.
  • Target effects usually fade over time.
  • May only be able to enhance one's own defense or others.

Known Users

  • Saiai Kinuhata (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Users of Hierro (Bleach)
  • Users of Blut Vene (Bleach)
  • Querl Dox/Brainiac 5 (DC Comics)
  • Users of Ki (Dragon Ball series)
  • Greed (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Arme (Grand Chase)
  • Sylar (Heroes); via Telekinesis
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous); via Reduce Damage
  • Eijirou Kirishima/Red Riot (My Hero Academia)
  • Users of Busoshoku/Armament Haki (One Piece)
  • Pokémon that can use Defense enhancement moves (Pokémon)
  • Jinchūriki (Naruto); via Transformations
  • Unus the Untouchable (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathan Summers/Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)
  • John Smith (Hitman Agent 47)
  • Steven Armstrong (Metal Gear Rising Revengeance)
  • Users of Force Barrier (Star Wars)
  • Gabimaru the Empty (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)


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