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"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 power to manipulate metal. Variation of Earth Manipulation and Elemental Manipulation.

Also Called

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


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).





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


  • 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.
  • Opponents with same ability can override user's control, unless the user has absolute control over it.
  • 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.
  • Metal user controls may be poisonous, and this can cause harm to the user, unless the user has immunity.
  • Extremely vulnerable to Electricity Manipulation as metal conducts electrically.
  • May be weak against Magnetism Manipulation, although some metals (such as gold) are not magnetic/not strongly magnetic.
  • Possibly weak against Gravity Manipulation, as gravity has a strong effect against metal.
  • If it derives from Earth Manipulation, the user may only be able to manipulate the earth within metals; pure or refined metals would be nearly or entirely impossible to manipulate.

Known Users

See Also: Extra Ore Dinary.


  • Metalbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Karlof (Lego Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu)
  • The Silver Scorpion (Silver Scorpion)
  • Peridot (Steven Universe)
  • Cornelia Hale (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Jason James/Z-Strap (Zero-3)
  • Mallory Mastermind (Loonatics Unleashed)


  • Max Eisenhardt/Magneto (Marvel Comics); via Magnetism Manipulation
  • Crystal (Marvel Comics); via Earth Manipulation
  • Doctor Octopus (Ultimate Marvel Comics)
  • Iron Butterfly (DC Comics)
  • Cosmic Boy (DC Comics)
  • Shrapnel (DC Comics)
  • Scrapmetal (DC Comics)


  • Dalk (Bleach)
  • Toki Fujiwara (Code: Breaker)
  • Watts (Darwin's Game)
  • Grigory (Darwin's Game)
  • General Rilldo (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Gajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail)
  • Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist/FMA: Brotherhood)
  • Alchemists (Fullmetal Alchemist/FMA: Brotherhood)
  • Forever (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders); via Strength
  • 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)
  • Electromaster (To Aru Majutsu no Index & To Aru Kagaku no Railgun)
    • Misaka Mikoto
  • Metal Demons (Konjiki no Gash Bell!)
  • Tachihara Michizou (Bungou Stray Dogs)

Video Games

  • Steel-type Pokemon (Pokémon)
  • Rell (League of Legends)
  • Mario (Super Mario 64)
  • Lucy (Ninjala)
  • White Tiger (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Tremor (Mortal Kombat X); only in Metallic variation with Gold Skin activated


  • Zaria (BIONICLE)
  • Toa of Iron (BIONICLE)

Web comics

  • Lethal Ethel (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • All Metal Dragons (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • All Metal Mustangons (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)


  • Pluto (Roman Mythology)
  • White Tiger (Chinese Mythology)


  • Magnetrons (Red Queen)
    • Lucas Samos
    • Volo Samos
    • Evangeline Samos
    • Ptomelus Samos
  • Jesper Fahey (Six of Crows)
  • All Mistborn (Mistborn Series)
  • Coinshots (Mistborn Series)
  • Lurchers (Mistborn Series)
  • David (The Grisha Trilogy)
  • Irina (The Grisha Trilogy)
  • Hazel Levesque (Heroes of Olympus); can manipulate precious metals.

Web Original

Live Action TV

  • Cape-guy (Black Lightning/Arrowverse)
  • Joey Gutierrez (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • Amunet Black (The Flash)
  • Bobo Del Rey (Wynonna Earp)

Live action movies

  • Hector Harris/Metal Master (Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes)
  • Nudge (Maximum Ride)