"Luminous beings are we; not this crude matter!"
― Yoda (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
"Life. Death. Taking it, giving it. I give life. I take it. With everything my powers can do... Really Miss Pryde... What can't I do?"
― Joshua Foley/Elixir (Marvel Comics)

The ability to manipulate the essence of Life, which is present in all living beings throughout the universe. Sub-power of Aether Manipulation. Opposite to Death-Force Manipulation. Not to be confused with Life Manipulation.

Also Called

The names below include only the basic names for this ability, for a full list see "Other Terms for Life-Force".

  • Energybending
  • Gamakinesis
  • Life Energy
  • Life-Force Control
  • Quintekinesis
  • Quintessence Manipulation
  • Reiki Manipulation
  • Senjutsu
  • Spiritual Energy Manipulation
  • Vitality Manipulation
  • Vitalum Vitalis

Other terms for Life-Force

  • Adur (Basque Mythology)
  • Animus (Latin)
  • Appetite Energy (Toriko)
  • Asha
  • Ashe
  • Aura (RWBY)
  • Awen
  • Ba (Ancient Egyptian, Yu-Gi-Oh)
  • Chakra (Naruto)
  • Chi (Chinese culture, Jackie Chan Adventures, Avatar series, Kingdom)
  • Eco (Jak and Daxter)
  • Haki (One Piece)
  • The Heart
  • Inua
  • Ka (Egyptian Mythology)
  • Ki (Black Clover, Dragon Ball series, Fist of the Blue Sky/Sōten no Ken, Fist of the North Star/Hokuto no Ken)
  • Life Energy
  • Light Force (Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap)
  • Light of Life (Kabbalah)
  • Maban
  • Manetuwak
  • Manitou
  • Megbe
  • Mulungu
  • Nen (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Numen
  • Od/Odic Energy
  • Orenda
  • Prana (Hindu Concept)
  • The Pulse (Luke Lyre)
  • Quintessence (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Reiki
  • Ripple/Hamon 波紋 (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Seid
  • Shinsoo (Tower of God)
  • Sila/сила (Russian)
  • Spiritual Light
  • Stands (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Sumesh
  • The Force (Star Wars)
  • Tao (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • Teotl (Aztec Mythology)
  • True Qi/Innate Qi (Martial Arts Manhua)
  • Väki (Finnish)
  • Vortessence (by the Vortigaunts) (Hλlf-Life)
  • Wakfu (Wakfu universe)
  • Wave Energy (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)


User can create, shape and manipulate life-force, the fundamental force that allows life to appear/exist, grow and flourish throughout the universe. They can control their own personal life-force that dwells within them, allowing them to achieve untold power and great abilities considered to be beyond that of normal beings. Users use physical, spiritual, and mental powers to control their life force.


Controlling and manipulating Life-Force may include other powers such as:





  • May require a genetic connector to the source.
  • Distance, amount, precision, etc. depend upon the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user.
  • Using too much life force may cause one to become exhausted, shorten one's lifespan, or die.
  • User may be required to absorb life energy from others in order to sustain life after natural death.
  • Cannot affect users of Absolute Immortality, Flawless Indestructibility and Life-Force Immunity.

Known Users

See Also: Life Energy.


  • Users of Ki (Akatsuki/Sakigake Otokojuku)
    • Shishimaru Tsurugi
    • Edajima Heihachi
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • Taoists (Black Cat)
  • Shinigami (Bleach)
  • Hollows/Arrancars (Bleach)
  • Fullbringers (Bleach)
  • Quincies (Bleach)
  • Bounts (Bleach)
  • Sakurako Sakurakouji (Code:Breaker)
  • Ki users (Dragon Ball series)
  • Moro (Dragon Ball Super)
  • The Black King (Drifters)
  • Users of Tao (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • Senjutsu users (High School DxD)
  • Users of Nen (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Ripple/Hamon Users (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
    • Jonathan Joestar (Part 1: Phantom Blood)
    • Will A. Zeppeli (Part 1: Phantom Blood)
    • Joseph Joestar
    • Caesar Antonio Zeppeli (Part 2: Battle Tendency)
    • Elizabeth Joestar/Lisa Lisa (Part 2: Battle Tendency)
  • Stand Users (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Shinobi/Ninja (Naruto)
  • Users of Haki (One Piece)
  • Taeka (Needless Zero)
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma ½)
  • Ryouga Hibiki (Ranma ½)
  • Ryoko Hakubi (Tenchi Muyo!)
  • Users of Appetite Energy (Toriko)
  • Wave Controllers (Tower of God)
  • Aura Users (RWBY)
  • Eunryu/Palgeuk (Witch Hunter)
  • Lee Bairong (Witch Hunter)
  • Visul (Witch Hunter)
  • Xing Bairong (Witch Hunter)
  • Yue Bairong (Witch Hunter)
  • Magus (Trinity Seven)
  • Shinobu Sensui (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)


  • Doctor Ivo Robotnik (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog); as the Supreme High Robotnik
  • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Lion turtle (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Korra (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Adwaita (Ben 10)
  • Anodites (Ben 10)
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10)
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Hex (Ben 10)
  • Verdona Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Demongo (Samurai Jack)
  • Satan (The Adventures of Mark Twain)
  • Allura (Voltron: Legendary Defender)
  • Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Will Vandom (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Bloom (Winx Club)
  • All Eliatropes and their dragon brothers/sisters that use Wakfu (Wakfu universe)


  • White Lantern Corps (DC Comics)
  • Meggan (Marvel Comics)
  • Joshua Foley/Elixir (Marvel Comics)
  • Phoenix Force (Marvel Comics)
  • Triage (Marvel Comics)
  • Thanos (Marvel Comics)

Live Television

  • Cordelia Foxx (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Fiona Goode (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Madison Montgomery (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Queenie (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Zoe Benson (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Jeremy Greer (Heroes)
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes); briefly
  • Shawn Farrell (The 4400)
  • Beatrice Mitchell (Haven)


  • Harry Dresden (Dresden Files)
  • The Boxes of Orden (Sword of Truth)
  • Richard Rahl (Sword of Truth)
  • Spirit Users (Vampire Academy)
    • Lissa Dragomir
    • Adrian Ivashkov
    • Avery Lazar
    • Oksana
    • Sonya Karp
    • Robert Doru
    • Nina Sinclair

Tabletop Games

  • Defilers (Dark Sun)
  • Preservers (Dark Sun)

Video Games

  • Mithra (Asura's Wrath)
  • Toa Ignika (Bionicle)
  • Toa Mata Nui (Bionicle)
  • Seraph (Digital Devil Saga)
  • Lisa Pacifist (Final Fantasy: Unlimited)
  • Vortigaunts (Hλlf-Life Series)
  • Bianka Ataegina (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat Series)
  • Chun Li (Street Fighter)
  • Gouken (Street Fighter)
  • Ken (Street Fighter)
  • Kuma (Street Fighter)
  • Ryu (Street Fighter)
  • Sakura (Street Fighter)
  • Reimu Hakurei (Touhou Project)
  • Narumi Yatadera (Touhou Prject)
  • Okina Matara (Touhou Project)
  • Alexstrasza (Warcraft)
  • Jak (Jak and Daxter)
  • Daphne (Valkyrie Crusade)


  • Phanes (Greek Mythology)

Web Original

  • Neverwere (SCP Foundation)

Known Objects

  • Soul Gem (Marvel Comics)





Video Games

Live Television

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