The ability to activate latent powers. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation and Power Bestowal. Opposite to Power Deactivation.

Also Called

  • Ability Activation/Awakening/Jump-Start/Manifestation
  • Power Awakening/Jump-Start/Manifestation
  • Superpower Activation/Awakening/Jump-Start/Manifestation


The user can sense those who have powers but haven't manifested them yet or cannot access them and can activate them, allowing the target to access their latent powers. One with this ability simply opens the part of the mind or accesses the DNA that allows the activation of superhuman abilities and faculties within that subject. They cannot bestow abilities; they only release or activate those which are inherently present in the subject's DNA. Used offensively, they can cause abilities to act on their own, or can cause a subject to use their powers when they don't want to (this is called Power Liberation).



Known Users

  • Peter Stanchek/Sting (Valiant Entertainment Comics)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); via the Scythe
  • Greg (El Goonish Shive)
  • John White/The Beast (inFamous 2)
  • Joshua Foley/Elixir (Marvel Comics)
  • Lionel Jeffries (Marvel Comics)
  • Candra/Red Death (Marvel Comics)
  • Sage (Marvel Comics)
  • Hope Summers (Marvel Comics)
  • Cassandra Nova Xavier (Marvel Comics)
  • Cadis Etrama D Raizel (Noblesse)
  • Synergy (Wildstorm Comics)
  • Pyrrha Nikos (RWBY)
  • Vicious (Tales of Crestoria)
  • Cole (Tracker)
  • Mel Porter (Tracker)
  • Coalminer (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Lion Turtles (Avatar: The Last Airbender); via to energybending
  • Avatar Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender); via to energybending
  • Sensate (Sense8)
  • Makoto Maruta (Shingan no Yuusha); after fully activating Gods Eye

Known Objects

  • Bow and Arrow (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Death Metal Key (Zoids Wild); via Forced Unleash
  • Stone Mask (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)


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