The mutative power in which one develops armor-like skin. Also known as Dermal Armor or Natural Armor. The ability is a sub-form Density Manipulation.


The users skin, or "Derma" becomes resistant to attack harm or pain. May or may not be a permanent covering, altering the users physique or hiding just beneath the surface.


  • Elemental Mimicry: The skin may permanently be changed to a strong element (Stone, gem, or

    Greed (FMA:Brotherhood)is known as the Ultimate Sheild due to his Carbon Dermal Armour

  • Exoskeleton: The user may bond bionic or biotic parts to their skin, permanently or as a suit. (weapons may accompany.)
  • Bio-Manipulation: The user has a double sided skin and the ability to flip over each molecule individually.
  • Permanence: Users skin may naturally grow six or eight inches thick and be very hard (I.E. Hulk)


  • Users may sink in water
  • If one were to disrupt the process of "armoring up" the results could be disasterous.
  • Selective armoring is rare, in short it is an "all or none" principle, either fully armored or not at all.
  • Sacrifices speed for durability
  • Reverting back to original form or natural state is moderately difficult or irreversible.


  • Deflection bullets or weapons ricochet off skin
  • Hammer: Limbs become almost metallic and hammer like

Known Users

  • The Thing (Marvel)
  • The Abomination (Marvel)
  • Hulk (Marvel)
  • Hulkling (Marvel)
  • She-Hulk (Marvel)
  • Colossus (Marvel)
  • Indra (Marvel)
  • Dooms Day (DC comics)
  • Greed (Full Metal Alchemist)
  • Wario (Super Mario 64)
  • Ling Yao (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood)- when Greed posseses him.
  • Ethan James (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
    Ethan Dermal Armor

    Ethan James' (Dino Thunder) skin impenetrable.


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