"There's nothin' like a fistful o' lightnin', now is there?"
― Atlas (BioShock)
"I could pull electricity out of the air, I became...Johnny Ohm!"
― Johnny Ohm (Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects)
"What can I say? I identify with Pikachu."
― Virgil Hawkins/Static (DC Comics)

The ability to manipulate electricity. Variation of Elemental Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Kinetic Energy Manipulation, and Potential Energy Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Electric Current Manipulation
  • Electrokinesis
  • Fulgurkinesis
  • Fulminokinesis
  • Electric Charge Manipulation
  • Electrical Energy Manipulation
  • Lightning Bending/Control/Manipulation
  • Lightning Element Control
  • Lightning Release/Raiton 雷遁 (Naruto)
  • Thunderlight Manipulation


User can create, shape and manipulate electricity, a form of energy resulting from the movement of charged particles (such as electrons or protons), allowing control over electric fields, all charge carriers (Ions, Electrons, Protons, and Positrons), electronics, and electromagnetic forces.






  • Users of Electrical Immunity are not affected.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • Electricity needs a conductor like metal or water to move through, therefore electricity can neither exist in nor move through a vacuum (such as outer space) and may be insulated by non-conductive matter, such as air and rubber.
  • May be unable to create electricity, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • Electricity may be redirected by certain materials.
  • A strong enough magnetic force/source may be beneficial or a hindrance.
  • May be limited only to the path of least resistance.
  • May become useless if confronted with electrical resistant material, such as rubber, silicate, etc.
  • May have to find electrical sources of power in order to recharge.
  • Reflection Manipulation could cause a problem since it's unclear if users are immune or not.
  • May have problems using electronics.
  • May be short-circuited under certain conditions:
    • Contact with water, a magnet, the opposite polarity, etc.
    • Absence/lack of electrical resistance between the positive and negative polarities.

Universal Difference

In universes such as The Avatar series, electricity manipulation requires the user to be mentally stable with the complete absence of emotions and peace of mind. Physically, it requires separating the energies of yin and yang, which in our universe can be interpreted as positive and negative electric potential energy respectively. When the yin (positive chi energy) and yang (negative chi energy) collide together to become whole again, lightning is created. Essentially, it's similar to matter and anti-matter collision. In which when they collide, they release pure energy in the form of protons and electrons (photons are nothing but light, not electricity). Supposedly in the Avatar Universe, the combination of yin and yang release the pure energy in the form of electricity.


Fulgurkinesis is often confused with electrokinesis, which should have been caught earlier, considering the lack of Latin prefix. But it will be continued to be used anyway, considering people's familiarity with the term.

Because electricity can get extremely hot when lightning passes through the air, lightning can heat the air it passes through to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (5 times hotter than the surface of the sun).

Known Users

See Also: Shock and Awe.


  • Unagi (Sushi Pack)
  • Black Vulcan (Superfriends)
  • Spaceman KISS (Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery)
  • Aqualad (Young Justice)
  • Transylians (Ben 10/Ben 10 Ultimate Alien/Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Amperis (Ben 10 Ultimate Alien/Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • AmpFibian
    • Ra'ad
    • Ultimate Aggereor
    • Ultimate Kevin
  • Cerebrocrustaceans (Ben 10 Alien Force, Ultimate Alien, Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Nosedeenians (Ben 10/Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Gimlinopithecus (Ben 10)
  • Conductoids (Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • Feedback
    • Omniverse Kevin
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10 Ultimate Alien) via magic
  • Crashocker (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Fulmini (Ben 10 2016 Reboot)
    • Shock Rock
    • High Override
  • Omniverse Kevin (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Kevin 11,000 (Ben 10)
  • Kaito Akiyama (Kabuki Akiyama Z)
  • Chiro (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!)
  • Will Vandom (W.I.T.C.H); using Quintessence, the fifth element
  • Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H.); using Quintessence, the fifth element
  • Elyon Brown (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Phobos (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Bumblebee (Transformers Animated)
  • Galvatron (Transformers Cybertron)
  • Jolt (Transformers Franchise)
  • Wasp (Transformers Animated)
  • Giffany (Gravity Falls)
  • Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Mako (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Juice (Justice League)
  • Experiment 221 "Sparky" (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Experiment 627: Evile (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Virgil Hawkins/Static (Static Shock)
  • Soul Power (Static Shock)
  • Starburst (Static Shock)
  • Tazerling (Slugterra)
  • Tecna (Winx Club)
  • Stormy (Winx Club)
  • Tchang Zu (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Templeton Storm/Tempest (Action Man 2000)
  • X.A.N.A. (Code Lyoko)
  • Megavolt (Darkwing Duck)
  • Aphrodite (Class of the Titans)
  • Jay (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Maja (Adventure Time)
  • Garnet (Steven Unvierse)
  • Peridot (Steven Universe); via Limb Enhancers
  • Lloyd Garmadon (Lego Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu); formerly
  • Master Garmadon (Lego Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu)
  • Turbo Thunder (Fairly OddParents)
  • Mighty Ray (Hero 108)
  • Glowface (The X's)
  • Lord Hater (Wander Over Yonder)
  • Maleficent (Disney's Sleeping Beauty)
  • Boboiboy Thunderstorm (Boboiboy)
  • Yellow Diamond (Steven Universe)
  • Quick Charge (Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters)
  • Newtralizer (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)
  • Kaito Akiyama (Kabuki Akiyana Z)
  • Tronos Madu (3Below)
  • Nikola Tesla (Super Science Friends)




  • Lightning (Big Trouble in Little China)
  • Eric Cartman (South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut); via the malfunctioning V-chip
  • Phantom Virus (Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase)
  • Lightning Monster (Lightning Strikes)
  • 10000 Volt Ghost (Scooby Doo)
  • Winifred Sanderson (Hocus Pocus)
  • Nebulosa (Mummy, I'm a Zombie)
  • Tejas Rastogi (Alag)
  • Mr. Electric (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl)
  • Ernest P. Worrell (Ernest Goes to Jail)
  • Chris Darrow (The Power Within)
  • James Freeman (Bomb Squad)
  • Cody Freeman (Bomb Squad)
  • Paloma (Dream Warrior)
  • Loz (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children)
  • M.Bison (1994 Street Fighter movie)
  • Horace Pinker (Shocker)
  • He-Lectrix (The Incredibles)
  • Jack Jack Parr (The Incredibles)
  • Yukio (Deadpool)
  • Shellectro (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Live Television

  • Roman and Riker (Lab Rats Elite Force)
  • Sandra (Los Protegidos)
  • Sister Nicci (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Electricals (Mutant X)
  • Elders (Charmed)
  • The Source (Charmed)
  • Avatars (Charmed)
  • Witches (Charmed)
  • Demons (Charmed)
  • Necron (Skeletal Being; Charmed)
  • Elias Lundy (Spirit; Charmed)
  • Evil Guardian of the Hollow (Charmed)
  • Gods & Titans (Charmed)
  • Lori Fulcher (Haven)
  • Users of Electricity Manipulation (Heroes)
  • Lincoln Campbell (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • Tanner Van Parrys (Dream Team)
  • The Master (Doctor Who: End of Time)
  • Darren Oswald (The X-Files)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Gwen Raiden (Angel)
  • Thunderbird (Lost Tapes)
  • Rikki Chadwick (H2O Just Add Water)
  • Barb Thunderman (The Thundermans)
  • Megahertz (Mighty Med)
  • Surge (Mighty Med)
  • Joseph Meegar (Fringe)
  • Sky Smith (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Hydro (Mortal Kombat: Legacy)
  • Tina (Miami 7); upon the chant 'United we stand, divided we fall
  • Paul (Miami 7); upon the chant 'United we stand, divided we fall
  • Rachel (Miami 7); upon the chant 'United we stand, divided we fall
  • Jo (Miami 7); upon the chant 'United we stand, divided we fall
  • Hannah (Miami 7); upon the chant 'United we stand, divided we fall
  • Bradley (Miami 7); upon the chant 'United we stand, divided we fall
  • Jon (Miami 7); upon the chant 'United we stand, divided we fall
  • Cybermen (Doctor Who)
  • The Silence (Doctor Who)
  • Luna Raymundo (Marina Philippine TV Series)
  • Volta/Perla Magtoto (Volta TV Series)
  • Salty/220 (Volta TV Series)
  • Pepper/110 (Volta TV Series)
  • Charlie "Chip" Thorn (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Electrogenics (Alphas)
  • Ronco Milevich (Los Unicos)
  • Kidlat/Voltaire (Kidlat - Filipino TV5 Series)
  • Ducle (Kidlat - Filipino TV5 Series)
  • Pavloba (Chica Vampiro)
  • Hotwire (The Awesomes)
  • Inazuman (Inazuman)
  • Kamen Rider Stronger (Kamen Rider Stronger)
  • Kamen Rider Fourze Elek States (Kamen Rider Fourze)
  • Josh Diaz (Teen Wolf)
  • Theo Raeken (Teen Wolf), after absorbing Josh Diaz' power
  • Many electric kaiju (Ultraman series)
  • Nikola Tesla (Sanctuary)
  • Miss Lint (The Tick)
  • Huey (Unknown Nation Series)

Video Games

  • Deus (Asura's Wrath)
  • Gunvolt (Azure Striker Gunvolt)
    • Asimov
  • Jack (BioShock); via Electro Bolt Plasmid
  • Splicers (BioShock); via Electro Bolt Plasmid
  • Atlas/Fontaine (BioShock)
  • Subject Delta (BioShock 2); via Electro Bolt Plasmid
  • Subject Sigma (Bioshock 2: Minerva's Den); via Electro Bolt Plasmid
  • Booker DeWitt (BioShock Infinite); via Shock Jockey Vigor
  • Cornelius Slate (BioShock Infinite); via Shock Jockey Vigor
  • Raisa Volkova (Castlevania Lords of Shadows 2)
  • Aurora (Child of Light)
  • Finn (Child of Light)
  • Crono (Chrono Trigger)
  • Statesman (City of Heroes)
  • Electro wizard (Clash Royale)
  • Rozetta Pierre (Criminal Case)
  • Ulyaoth (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)
  • Xel'lotath (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)
  • Vortigaunts (Half-Life Series)
  • Lei Shen (Warcraft)
  • Electric-type Pokémon (Pokémon series)
  • Kessler (Infamous)
  • Cole MacGrath (InFamous)
  • Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Lightning Rod (Skylanders)
  • Cynder (Skylanders)
  • Volt (Warframe)
  • Gemini/Gemini Spark (Mega Man Star Force)
  • Crown/Crown Thunder (Mega Man Star Force)
  • Elec Man (Mega Man (Classic))
  • Spark Man (Mega Man (Classic))
  • Cloud Man (Mega Man (Classic))
  • Clown Man (Mega Man (Classic))
  • Plug Man (Mega Man (Classic))
  • Sheep Man (Mega Man (Classic))
  • Jupiter (Mega Man (Classic))
  • Fuse Man (Mega Man)
  • Mega Man, with certain Special Weapons (Mega Man (Classic))
  • Mega Man X, with certain Special Weapons (Mega Man X series)
  • Zero, with certain Special Weapons (Mega Man X/Mega Man Zero series)
  • Blanka (Street Fighter)
  • Electric mobiles (Gunbound)
  • Larxene (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Donald (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Phosphora (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Pulseman (Pulseman)
  • Tentomon (Digimon)
  • Bettlemon-MetalKabuterimon (Digimon)
  • Galen Marek A.K.A Starkiller (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed)
  • Darth Thanaton (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • Kallig (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • Zeus (God of War)
  • Kratos (God of War); via Zeus' Fury, Poseidon's Rage, Cronos' Rage, Nemesis Whip and Lightning of Zeus
  • Poseidon (God of War)
  • Hephaestus (God of War III)
  • Oceanus (God of War III)
  • Trish (Devil May Cry series)
  • Volgin (Metal Gear Solid 3)
  • Raiden (Metal Gear Solid 4/Revengeance); low level.
  • El Jefe (Sly Cooper)
  • Heroine/Yuka (Shin Megami Tensei)
  • Cielo (Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga)
  • Roland (Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga)
  • Yu Narukami/Izanagi (Persona 4)
  • Zhael (Bomberman 64 The Second Attack)
  • Iku Nagae (Touhou Project)
  • Soga no Tojiko (Touhou Project)
  • Luigi (Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga)
  • Rain (Mortal Kombat)
  • Nightwolf (Mortal Kombat)
  • Ness (Earthbound/Mother)
  • Lucas (Earthbound/Mother)
  • Metal Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Phosphora (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • M. Bison (Street Fighter)
  • Watt (Paper Mario)
  • Wheel of Fate (The House of the Dead III)
  • Demise (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Thunderblight Ganon (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Urbosa (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Johnny Ohm (Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects)
  • Ky Kiske (Guilty Gear)
  • Kagetsura (SNK)
  • Kaede (SNK)
  • Kyosuke (Project Justice)
  • Pepe (SNK)
  • Billy Lewis (SNK)
  • Benimaru Nikaido (SNK); Only when his hair is up
  • Kirby (Kirby Series); Via Spark ability
  • Kracko (Kirby Series)
  • Piers Nivans (Resident Evil 6)
  • Phosphora (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Lightning (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Takemikazuchi (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Thunderbolt (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Lightning Dinosaurs (Dinosaur King)
  • Shermie (King of Fighters)
  • Add (Elsword)
  • Zinogre and subspecies (Monster Hunter)
  • Lagiacrus and subspecies (Monster Hunter)
  • Nakarkos (Monster Hunter)
  • Crimson Qurupeco (Monster Hunter)
  • Deviljho, to an extent (Monster Hunter)
  • Trico (The Last Guardian)
  • King Dedede (Kirby)
  • Dynatron (Mighty No. 9)
  • Elektricitie (Gravity Rush 2)
  • Akihiko Sanada (Persona 3); via Polydeuces/Caesar
  • Kanji Tatsumi (Persona 4); via Take-Mikazuchi/Rokuten Maou
  • Add (Elsword)
  • Hero (Dragon Quest series)


  • Joshua Rauje (The Young Guardians)
  • Tinisha Dolaira (The Young Guardians); via Magic
  • Lightning Lynx (Master Defenders Series)
  • Thalia Grace (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus)
  • Electro (Maliki)
  • Poison (Maliki); while possessing Electro
  • Jason Grace (Heroes of Olympus)
  • Sisters of the Dark (Sword of Truth series)
  • Wizards and Sorcesses with additive magic (Sword of Truth series)
  • Cybomec (Stationery Vogayers) by way of being a Librion
  • Electroclan (Michael Vey)
  • The Elgen (Michael Vey)
  • Ida Holmström (Engelsfors)
  • Erina (Lorien Legacies)
  • Mare Barrow (Red Queen)
  • Ren Kaminari (Before Your Heart Cries)
  • Anthony Chavez (Frenzy Series)


  • Zeus (Greek Mythology)
  • Jupiter (Roman Mythology)
  • Thor (Norse Mythology)
  • Susanoo (Japanese Mythology)
  • Raiju (Japanese Mythology)

Web Original


  • Jiggawatt (Grrl Power)
  • Ross Hayes (Head Spys)
  • Matt Omega (Head Spys)
  • Lightning mane (Mane-online)

Web Series

  • Nostalgia Critic (Channel Awesome) only in the Two-Year Anniversary special Kickassia
  • Dr. Insano (Channel Awesome) only in the Two-Year Anniversary special Kickassia
  • Alternate Dr. Insano's (Channel Awesome)
  • Angry Joe (Channel Awesome/Angry Joe Show)
  • Witch Warrior (Channel Awesome) (Suburban Knights)
  • Malachite (Channel Awesome) (Suburban Knights)


Known Objects

  • Thalesian Amber (Hungry Joker)
  • Rumble-Rumble Fruit/Goro Goro no Mi (One Piece)
  • Clima Tacts (One Piece)
  • Hammer of Achelon (Mighty Med)




Video Games



Live Television



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