"The Avatar State is a defense mechanism, designed to empower you with all the skills and knowledge of all the past Avatars."
― Avatar Roku, Avatar: The Last Airbender

The circumstance of gaining power when in danger. Variation of Conditional Power.


The users of this ability can gain tremendous power(s) when in dangerous situations.




  • Powers may fade when the danger passes.

Known Users

See also: Defence Mechanism Superpower.

  • Index (A Certain Magical Index); via Johns Pen Mode
  • Avatars (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Yoshino (Date A Live); via Ice Barrier/Field
  • Son Gohan (Dragon Ball Z); formerly
  • Inuyasha (InuYasha)
  • Gaara (Naruto)
  • Hulk (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Iron Giant (The Iron Giant)
  • Bowser (Super Mario)

Known Objects


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