"Most fighters wear armor to protect themselves from their opponent, but I'm the opposite. I actually wear this armor to protect my opponent from myself."
― Bui (Yu Yu Hakusho)
"Limit off!"
― Shin releasing his limiter by activating Linchpin (The New Gate)
"I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something. To break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am."
― Superman to Darkseid (Justice League Unlimited)

The ability to remove limiters placed on a person in order to release their full potential. Sub-power of Limit Manipulation. Opposite to Limitation Inducement.

Also Called

  • Limit Breaking/Release/Removal
  • Limiter Breaking/Release
  • Suppressor Release/Removal


User can release/remove the limitations that are usually placed onto the body and abilities in order to prevent them from suffering the strain of their full power, or to protect the surrounding area from the destructive potential. By disabling these suppressors, the user can gain access to this full potential.

Restraints can range from taking off heavy weights or other such limiters worn on the body to forcefully disabling the body's subconscious of holding back.




  • May only be able to affect oneself or others.
  • Once removed, it may be difficult, if not impossible, to reactivate the limitation.
  • Prolonged release may cause strain and other side effects to the user: including self-injury or death.

Known Users


  • Acqua of the Back (A Certain Magical Index); via Divine Mothers Mercy
  • Belldandy (Ah! My Goddess); via removing her limiter earring
  • Ayato Amagiri (The Asterisk War)
  • Arrancars (Bleach)
  • Users of Bankai (Bleach)
  • Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach)
  • Sajin Komamura (Bleach)
  • Vizards (Bleach); via Hollofication
  • Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist)
  • Ikki Kurogane (Chivalry of a Failed Knight); via Itto Shura
  • Chrono (Chrono Crusade)
  • Claymores (Claymore)
    • Priscilla
  • Rei Ōgami (Code:Breaker)
  • Masaomi Heike (Code:Breaker)
  • Zero Two (Darling in the Franxx)
  • Lilithmon X (Digimon)
  • Several characters (Dragon Ball)
  • Shizuo Heiwajima (Durarara!)
  • Aria (Fairy Tail)
  • Seila (Fairy Tail)
  • White Mage (Fairy Tail)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Kyo Sohma (Fruits Basket)
  • Athena Tennousu (Hayate the Combat Butler)
  • Meisuke Nueno (Hell Teacher Nube)
  • Alucard (Hellsing); via Control Art Restriction system
  • Sairaorg Bael (Highschool DxD)
  • Inuyasha (InuYasha)
  • Kagome Higurashi (InuYasha)
  • Hyper Dying Will Mode users (Katekyō Hitman Reborn!)
  • Kajima Satomi (Mightiest Disciple Kenichi)
  • Makoto Misumi (Moon-led Journey Across Another World)
  • Merlin (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Eight Gates users (Naruto)
    • Kakashi Hatake
    • Might Duy
    • Might Guy
    • Rock Lee
  • Jinchūriki (Naruto)
  • Shin (The New Gate)
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man)
  • Boros (One-Punch Man); via armor removal and Meteoric Burst
  • Garou (One-Punch Man)
  • Various Giftias (Plastic Memories); via becoming Wanderers
  • Mewtwo (Pokémon)
  • Corpse Soldiers (Rokka no Yuusha)
  • Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Gyokuro Shuzen (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Kahlua Shuzen (Rosario + Vampire)
  • San Otonashi (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Tsukune Aono (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Hokuto Kaneshiro (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Tenmei Mikogami (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Hiko Seijuro XIII (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Akira (Samurai Deeper Kyo)
  • Escanor (The Seven Deadly Sins); via his magical glasses
  • Quinx (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Mansam (Toriko)
  • Tommyrod (Toriko)
  • Abel Nightroad (Trinity Blood)
  • Yuko Ichihara (Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle/xxxHolic)
  • Shinjiro Hayata (ULTRAMAN)
  • Honoka Takamiya (Witch Craft Works)
  • Users of Limiter Removal card (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Karasu (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Bui (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Younger Toguro (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)


  • Barlida (A.R.Hicks' Dark Souls); via Magical Collar
  • P'andor (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Superman (DC Comics)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Elemental Masters (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Cullen Bloodstone (Marvel Comics)
  • Scott Summers/Cyclops (Marvel Comics)
  • Jean Grey (Marvel Comics)
  • Karolina Dean (Marvel Comics)
  • Cyborg (Teen Titans)

Live Television/Movies

  • Gwen Raiden (Angel)
  • Wataru Kurenai (Kamen Rider Kiva)
  • Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Jean Grey/Phoenix (X-Men: The Last Stand)

Video Games

  • Cunber (Dragon Ball Heroes)
  • Mira (Dragon Ball Xenoverse)
  • Sol Badguy (Guilty Gear)
  • Potemkin (Guilty Gear)
  • Riku (Kingdom Hearts)
  • MegaMan.EXE (Mega Man Battle Network/NT Warrior)
  • Raiden (Metal Gear)
  • Aigis (Persona 3)
  • T-103 Tyrants (Resident Evil)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Velvet Crowe (Tales of Berseria)
  • Lock Heart (Valkyrie Crusade)

Known Objects

  • Power Surging: Balzac (Akame ga Kill!)
  • Omnitrix (Ben 10 series); via Master Control
  • Ultimatrix (Ben 10 series); via Master Control
  • The Berserker Armor (Berserk)
  • Spider-Man Suit (Marvel Cinematic Universe); via removing the Training Wheels Protocol




Live Television/Movies

Video Games

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