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"A shaft of energy shot out from the eye, bathing him in its glow. The next instant, Carapar shattered into fragments as if he had been made of crystal. Then there was nothing left of him but a pile of glittering dust on the stone floor."
― Narrator, Federation of Fear
"My mouth is a portal into a dark dimension. Even I ignore where it leads. I sent your friend in here… and you are next."
― Vanilla/Cool Ice to Jean Pierre Polnareff (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders)
"It's a light grenade. Pull the pin, set it down - anyone who picks it up ... pfffft! Grenade remains. Person ... disappears!"
"That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Who'd pick it up?"
"(reads the Grenade)" Pick. Me Up."
"Diabolical, isn't it?"
― Sirk and Dick Nelson (Mom and Dad Save the World)

The power to collapse a target into dust, disassembling or destabilizing them on a microscopic level. Combination of Matter Manipulation and Destruction. Not to be confused with Dust Transmutation, Granulation or Ash Transmutation.

Also Called

  • Cataclysm (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir)
  • Decomposition/Deconstruction/Dematerialization
  • Disintegrating Touch
  • Dissociation
  • Matter Destruction


The user can cause targets (whether organic or inorganic material) to lose cohesion by various means. Some can make matter fall apart into dust, wipe away their target on a molecular/sub-atomic level or even revert matter into pure energy. Regardless of the means, the target is reduced to either molecular/sub-atomic dust or energy but not absolutely annihilated.





  • Reforming
  • Requires concentration or focus to properly aim.
  • Ambient Resource Construction can reverse the effects on inorganic objects.
  • May have limited range, including touch only.
  • May be triggered involuntarily.
  • Full deconstruction may take a long time.
  • May only work to destroy, making reassembly difficult or impossible.
  • Users may not be immune to their own power.
  • May only be able to disintegrate organic or inorganic materials.
  • May effect but cannot kill users of Absolute Immortality.
  • Will not work on Flawless Indestructibility.

Known Users

  • Player (Growtopia); via Old locks
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Enerjak (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Thanos (Avengers: Infinity War); via Infinity Gauntlet
  • Alpha (Ben 10-Generator Rex: Heroes United)
  • Tren Krom (BIONICLE)
  • Guurahk (BIONICLE)
  • The Shadowed One (BIONICLE)
  • Makuta (BIONICLE)
  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)
  • Baraggan Louisenbairn (Bleach)
  • Nizer Bruckheimer (Black Cat)
  • Sephiria Arks (Black Cat)
  • Tomura Shigaraki (Boku no Hero Academia)
  • Margaret Mitchell (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • Captain EO (Captain EO)
  • Piper Halliwell (Charmed); via Molecular Manipulation
  • Swallow Cratsvalley (Chaos Dragon)
  • Gideon (Charmed)
  • The Crone (Charmed)
  • Charity Callahan (Charmed 2018)
  • Harvest (Darker than Black)
  • Gyokuto Sakuji (Darwin's Game)
  • Mano (DC Comics)
  • Plasmus (DC Comics)
  • Users of Shockwave Quanx ability (Denma)
  • Users of Energy Ball Quanx ability (Denma)
  • Gatsu (Denma); via BangQuanx ability
  • Myotismon (Digimon)
  • Bad Wolf (Doctor Who)
  • Eknodines (Doctor Who)
  • Nappa (Dragon Ball)
  • Add (Elsword)
  • August (Fairy Tail); via Ars Magia
  • Gildarts Clive (Fairy Tail); via Crush
  • Ruth (Fast Color)
  • Bo (Fast Color)
  • Lila (Fast Color)
  • Clive Yorkin (The Flash)
  • Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • God of Light (RWBY)
  • Striders (Half-Life 2 series)
  • Tom Miller (Heroes)
  • Sylar/Gabriel Gray (Heroes)
  • Felicia Brooks (Heroes)
  • Doc Seismic (Image Comics)
  • Barr (Image Comics)
  • Marko (Image Comics)
  • Gamma Jack (The Incredibles)
  • Shiba Tatsuya (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Vanilla/Cool Ice (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders); via Cream
  • Okuyasu Nijimura (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable); via The Hand
  • Clear Note (Konjiki no Gash Bell!/Zatch Bell!)
  • Sonia Bean (Magical Girl Raising Project: Limited)
  • Desert Ghost (Marvel Comics)
  • Carrion (Marvel Comics)
  • Wither (Marvel Comics)
  • Rictor (Marvel Comics)
  • Remy LeBeau (Marvel Comics); as the Horseman of Death
  • Lash (Marvel Comics)
  • Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Copycat (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Tomura Shiragaki (My Hero Academia)
  • Kaguya Ōtsusuki (Naruto); via All-Killing Ash Bones technique
  • Dust Release/Particle Style users (Naruto)
  • Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time)
  • Rumplestiltskin (Once Upon a Time)
  • Zelena (Once Upon a Time)
  • Jafar (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Vaarsuvius (The Order of the Stick)
  • Redcloak (The Order of the Stick)
  • Laurin Shattersmith (The Order of the Stick)
  • Dustbringers (Stormlight Archive)
  • Jonathan Phaedrus (The Reckoners series)
  • Cinder Fall (RWBY)
  • Fairy Godmother (Shrek)
  • Lindsey Harrison (Smallville)
  • Tyler Randall (Smallville)
  • Users of Deadly Sight (Star Wars Legends)
  • Limelight (Steelheart)
  • Marie Curie (Super Science Friends)
  • The Darkness/Amara (Supernatural)
  • Takuma Ichijo (Vampire Knight)
  • Doctor Manhattan (Watchmen/DC Comics)
  • Dark Phoenix (X-Men: The Last Stand); via Telekinesis
  • Reed Strucker (The Gifted)
  • Vogan (The Young Guardians)
  • Byakkko (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Various Characters (The Order of the Stick)
  • Vel'Koz, The Eye of the Void (League of Legends)

Known Objects

  • Beacon (Angel)
  • Telecephaloscope (Blake and Mortimer)
  • Boneduster (Bulletstorm); via Charged shot
  • Cosmic Diving Rod (DC Comics)
  • Little Doctor (Ender's Game)
  • Laser Weapons (Fallout series)
  • Alien Disintegrator (Fallout 3)
  • Type-7 Particle Cannon (F.E.A.R. series)
  • Energy Balls (Hλlf-Life 2 series)
  • Trident (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Disintegrators (Larry Niven: Known Space)
  • Gungnir (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Infinity Gauntlet (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Light Grenade (Mom and Dad save the World)
  • Disintegrator (Saints Row IV)
  • Abronath (Star Trek)
  • Tenloss DXR-6 Disruptor Rifle (Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast)
  • Dark Matter (Super Mario Galaxy)
  • Batsaber (Team Fortress 2)
  • Cow Mangler 5000 (Team Fortress 2)
  • Pomson 6000 (Team Fortress 2)
  • Righteous Bison (Team Fortress 2)
  • Leichenfaust 44 (Wolfenstein: 2009)
  • Kuzusu Atom (Xiaolin Showdown)




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