"If you open your mind, you will see that all the elements are one. Four parts of the same whole. Even metal is just a part of Earth, that has been purified and refined."
Guru Pathik talking to Aang about metal (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

The ability to manipulate metal. Variation of Earth Manipulation. Not to be confused with Magnetism Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Ferrokinesis
  • Ferrous Control/Manipulation
  • Metal Bending/Control
  • Metallic Control/Manipulation
  • Metal Element Control
  • Metallokinesis

Capabilities

The user can create, shape and manipulate metal, a solid material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, shiny, and features good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable—they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking—as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire).

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Associations

As one of the Chinese Five Elements, metal is associated with:

Limitations

  • May be unable to create metal, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user and their power's natural limits.
  • May be limited to certain metals.
  • Metal is affected by everything that normal metals would be, although the user is perfectly able to use their power to return the metal to its original shape and/or controlling it even under these forces:
  • User may be limited to manipulating the metal which makes up their bodies.
  • Extremely vulnerable to Electricity Manipulation as metal conduct electrically.
  • May be weak against Magnetism Manipulation, although some metals (such as gold) are not magnetic.

Known Users

See Also: Extra Ore Dinary.

Comics/Cartoons

  • Metalbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Ultimate Kevin (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Iron Butterfly (DC Comics)
  • Cosmic Boy (DC Comics)
  • Scrapmetal (DC Comics)
  • Karlof (Lego Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu)
  • Peridot (Steven Universe)
  • Cornelia Hale (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Max Eisenhardt/Magneto (Marvel Comics)

Anime/Manga

  • Dalk (Bleach)
  • Toki Fujiwara (Code: Breaker)
  • General Rilldo (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Gajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail)
  • Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist/FMA: Brotherhood)
  • Alchemists (Fullmetal Alchemist/FMA: Brotherhood)
  • Risotto Nero (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5 Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); via Metallica
  • Mike O. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VII: Steel Ball Run); via Tubular Bells
  • Luca (Metallica Metalluca)
  • Wolfram (My Hero Academia)
  • Sasha (Seikon no Qwaser)
  • Eva Silver (Seikon no Qwaser)
  • Eva-Q/R (Seikon no Qwaser)
  • Jackal (Seikon no Qwaser)
  • Demolt and Roberto Vile (Zatch Bell!)
  • Maruss and Rembrant (Zatch Bell!)

Others

  • Joey Gutierrez (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • Zaria (BIONICLE)
  • Toa of Iron (BIONICLE)
  • Tachihara Michizou (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • White Tiger (Chinese Mythology)
  • David (The Grisha Trilogy)
  • Irina (The Grisha Trilogy)
  • Hazel Levesque (Heroes of Olympus); can manipulate precious metals.
  • Mallory Mastermind (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Max Eisenhardt/Magneto (Marvel Comics); via Magnetism Manipulation
  • Crystal (Marvel Comics); via Earth Manipulation
  • Doctor Octopus (Ultimate Marvel Comics)
  • Nudge (Maximum Ride)
  • All Mistborn (Mistborn Series)
  • Coinshots (Mistborn Series)
  • Lurchers (Mistborn Series)
  • Lethal Ethel (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • All Metal Dragons (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • All Metal Mustangons (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • Steel-type Pokemon (Pokemon)
  • Magnetrons (Red Queen)
    • Lucas Samos
    • Volo Samos
    • Evangeline Samos
    • Ptomelus Samos
  • Pluto (Roman Mythology)
  • The Silver Scorpion (Silver Scorpion)
  • Jesper Fahey (Six of Crows)
  • White Tiger (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Bobo Del Rey (Wynonna Earp)
  • Z-Strap (Zevo-3)
  • Tremor (Mortal Kombat X); only in Metallic variation with Gold Skin activated

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