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The ability to go into a mode made for defense. Variation of Mode Switching. Opposite to Attack Mode. Not to be confused with Mode Defense.

Also Called

  • Armor Mode
  • Defender
  • Defensive State


The user can go into a mode or form made for a defense allowing the user to be invincible and completely nullify attacks or take half the damage from enemies and objects.

Some users can use this mode for protection against special attacks such as mental powers, elemental, and various others or even take it a step further by as returning, countering, and deflecting attacks as well.




  • May hinder the user's speed and movement.
  • Will not always work and can back fire.
  • Defense mode may limit aggression or offensive power of the user.
  • May be weak against Defense Break.

Known Users

  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype)
  • Deoxys (Pokémon)
  • Aegislash (Pokémon)
  • Shinobu Sensui (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • White Fatalis (Monster Hunter)
  • Guardian (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Various Characters (Final Fantasy series)
  • Gaara (Naruto)
  • Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece); via Guard Point
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece); via Gear Fourth: Tankman
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail); via Adamantine Armor
  • Issei Hyoudou (Highschool DxD); via Welsh Dragonic Rook
  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls); when protecting others
  • Practitioners of Form III/Soresu or Form V/Shien/Djem So (Star Wars)
  • Magenta Magenta (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure); via 20th Century Boy
  • Dante (Devil May Cry); via Royal Guard style
  • Mettaton (Undertale): Via Box Form