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"In fearful day, in raging night,
With strong hearts full, our souls ignite,
When all seems lost in the War of Light,
Look to the stars — For hope burns bright!"
― Blue Lantern Oath (DC Comics)

The ability to manipulate hope. Variation of Emotion Manipulation. Opposite to Despair Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Eplikinesis
  • Hope Control
  • Sperokinesis

Capabilities

User can sense and manipulate the hope, including the virtue, of themselves, people, animals and other creatures, whether by increasing, decreasing, causing or otherwise channeling hope, even manifesting the emotional energy to physical level.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Associations

Limitations

Known Users

Folklore/Mythology

  • Elpis/Spes (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Ramiel (Judeo-Christian Mythology)

Movies

Television

  • Alternate Barbas (Charmed); the Demon of Hope
  • Tandy Bowen/Dagger (Marvel's Cloak & Dagger)

Comics

  • Blue Lanterns (DC Comics)
  • Despair (DC/Vertigo Comics); by defining it as its opposite
  • Hope (Fables)

Video Games

  • Auriel (Diablo)
  • Ramiel (Valkyrie Crusade)

Web Comics

  • Jake English (Homestuck)
  • Eridan Ampora (Homestuck)
  • Cronus Ampora (Homestuck)

Gallery