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"I gotta admit...your crummy heat ray...sure hurts. But this ugly hide of mine's taken a lot worse over the years...from joes a whole lot better'n you!! I've taken my lumps from the Silver Surfer...The Hulk!!"
― Ben Grimm/The Thing to Umbra (Marvel Comics)
"Bruise yer knuckles, didja? I been punched out by the best of em!"
― The Rhino to Steve Rogers/Captain America (Marvel Comics)

The power to have innate physical armor for protection. Sub-power of Exoskeleton.

Also Called

  • Armored Skin/Hide
  • Dense Armor/Scales/Skin/Hide
  • Hardened Skin
  • Natural/Strong Armor
  • Protective Skin/Hide
  • Skin Armor
  • Super Armor
  • Thick Skin/Hide
  • Toughened Flesh
  • Tough Fur/Skin/Hide
  • Dermal Skin/Hide


The users have or can generate an innate armor as a part of their body, which is resistant to attacks, harm or pain, and temperature extremes. The armor varies from obvious, physical defenses, such as scales, thick skin/fur, natural shield, armor or shell, in-organic skin, etc, to bone-nodules below the skin, particularly wide/sturdy rib cage, blubber, or simply dense muscle.





  • Weak against Deoxygenation.
  • Depending on how heavy armor users may sink in water.
  • If one were to disrupt the process of "armoring up" the results would be user losing the ability to armor up for quite awhile.
  • Selective armoring is rare, in short it is far more often an "all or nothing" principle, either fully armored or not at all.
  • May sacrifice speed for durability.
  • Reverting back to original form or natural state may be moderately difficult or irreversible.

Known Users


  • Nemean Lion (Greek Mythology)


  • Trolls (Discworld)
  • Armored Beetles (Geronimo Stilton: The Kingdom of Fantasy)
  • Sun Wukong (Journey To The West)
  • Derek Marvin (The Young Guardians)


  • Gai (Angel Tales)
  • Users of the Armored Titan's power (Attack on Titan)
  • Yuujiro Hanma (Baki the Grappler)
  • Arrancar (Bleach); via Hierro
    • Nnoitra Gilga
  • Quincy (Bleach); via Blut Vene
  • James Ironside (Blood+)
  • The Blue (Blue Gender); via adaptation
  • G-Junior/Cyborg 005 (Cyborg 009)
  • Botamo (Dragon Ball Super); via Botamo Shield
  • Tagoma (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Crimson Riot (My Hero Academia)
  • Eijiro Kirishima/Red Riot (My Hero Academia)
  • Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu/Real Steel (My Hero Academia)
  • Hiryu Rin/Dragon Shroud (My Hero Academia)
  • Dauf (Claymore)
  • Sendou Ryuuichi (Code: Breaker)
  • Ryūichi Sendō (Code: Breaker)
  • Skin Bolic (D.Gray-man)
  • Madmole (Fairy Tail)
  • Gajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail)
  • Greed (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Ling Yao (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood); when Greed possessed him
  • Tōkajin (InuYasha)
  • Kuroe Akaishi ("Kaiju Girl Caramelise"); via kaiju transformation
  • Kido Takeshi (Killing Bites)
  • Kongoh family (Kongoh Bancho)
  • Kakuzu (Naruto Shippuden); via Earth Release heart
  • Third Raikage (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Hiruko (Naruto Shippuden: Will of Fire); via Steel Release
  • Tatsunosuke (Ninja Scroll series)
  • Busoshoku/Armament Haki Users (One Piece)
  • King Bear (One Piece)
  • Jozu (One Piece); via the Kira Kira no Mi
  • Tetsuhito Kagiroi (Tenjho Tenge)
  • Ghouls (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Mutikapa (Utawarerumono)



  • Clone Betty 2 (Atomic Betty)
  • Humungosaur (Ben 10); when he increases in size
  • Orishans (Ben 10)
  • Ultimate Humungosaur (Ben 10)
  • Ultimate Kevin (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Kevin 11 (Ben 10)
  • Guilmon (Digimon Tamers)
  • Bunga (The Lion Guard)
  • Skwydd (Generator Rex)
  • Several Dragon Species (How To Train Your Dragon)
    • Screaming Death
    • Night Furies
  • Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Gavin (unOrdinary)
  • Thuma (Kulipari)
  • Goliath Spider (Ultimate Spider-Man 2012)


  • The Beast (Angel)
  • Skip (Angel)
  • Judoon (Doctor Who)
  • Haruka Mizusawa (Kamen Rider Amazon)
  • Jin Takayama (Kamen Rider Amazon)
  • Jun Maehara (Kamen Rider Amazon)
  • Chihiro (Kamen Rider Amazon)
  • Ethan James (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
  • Various villains (Power Rangers series)
  • Various Kaiju (Ultraman series)

Live Movies

  • Iktotchi (Star Wars)
    • Saesee Tiin
    • Darth Havok
  • Rodan (MonsterVerse: Godzilla)

Video Games

  • Vladitor (Bakugan The Game)
  • Titan (COVEN)
  • Armadillos (Crypt of the NecroDancer)
  • Sekka (Double Dragon V)
  • Harold (Fallout series)
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • The Lone Wanderer (Fallout 3); via barkskin perk
  • Delsin Rowe (inFAMOUS : Second Son)
  • Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Svalbard (Leyendas Dracomanas)
  • Wall-nut (Plants vs. Zombies)
  • Tall-nut (Plants vs. Zombies)
  • Pumpkin (Plants vs. Zombies)
  • Gargantuar (Plants vs. Zombies)
  • Pokemon with the ability "Battle Armor" (Pokemon)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype series)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Wario (Super Mario 64 DS; via Metal Block)
  • Parasite Units (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain); via One That Covers, Armor Variant
  • Rhino (Warframe)
  • MetalEtemon (Digimon)