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"You don't need a machine to amplify your powers. You have me."
― Apocalypse (X-Men: Apocalypse)

The ability to enhance the powers of oneself and/or others. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation. Variation of Augmentation. Opposite to Power Reduction and Downgrading.

Also Called

  • Build-Up
  • Enhancer Physiology
  • Power/Ability Amplification/Amplifying/Boosting/Enhancement/Enhancing/Increase/Increasing/Strengthening/Supercharging
  • Power Build-Up
  • Statistics Amplification
  • Supercharging


The user can enhance the powers of themselves and/or others' so that they can reach high level mastery and control instantaneously, even reach a level of power that is usually beyond their limits alone. Users cannot steal or give power, only enhance the ones their targets already have.






  • Target effects usually fade over time, sometimes only lasting moments.
  • May have limited range, including touch only.
  • Amplified abilities may get to the point that their user harms themselves.
  • May be limited to enhancing at certain places or times.
  • Over-dosage may result in subject getting delirious, in some rare cases, death is likely.
  • May be limited to enhancing themselves or enhancing others

Known Users


  • Avatars (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra), via the Avatar State
  • Firebenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra) via Sozin's Comet
  • Waterbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra) via the Full Moon
  • High Override (Ben 10 2016)
  • Poltis Altiare (Ben 10: Cosmic Destruction)
  • Celestialsapiens (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Force)
    • Alien X
  • Kim Il Sung/Scrambler (Marvel Comics)
  • Power Augmentation Users (Danny Phantom)
    • Danny Fenton/Phantom
    • Vlad Masters/Plasmius
  • Eriol Hiiragizawa (Cardcaptor Sakura); via his Staff
  • Blue Lanterns (DC Comics); in the presence of a Green Lantern, the Green Lantern's Power Levels equal out to 200% capacity
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Various Metahumans (DC Comics)
  • Amp (Generator Rex)
  • God of Stories Loki (Marvel Comics)
  • Various Mutants (Marvel Comics)
  • The Phoenix Force (Marvel Comics)
  • Victor Alvarez/Power Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Nico Minoru (Marvel Comics); via "Caffeine Infection" spell
  • Wanda Maximoff (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathalie Sancoeur/Catalyst (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Jaune Arc (RWBY)
  • Fandango (Slugterra)
  • Elemental Princesses (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power); via Aura Generation
  • William Walter Thompson/Wally T (Teen Titans Go!)


  • Cole Randolph (Five Kingdoms); amplifies shaping power of others
  • Demigod Children of Bellona (Heroes of Olympus)
  • Invisible Dragon (Invisible Dragon)
  • Clary Fray (The Mortal Instruments); empowers angelic runes
  • Blue Sargent (The Raven Cycle); amplifies magical/mystical energy of others

Live Television/Movies

  • Empaths (Charmed)
  • Billie Jenkins (Charmed); via Projection
  • Wyatt Halliwell (Charmed); via Projection
  • Shinichi Ozaki (Godzilla: Final Wars)
  • Ando Masahashi (Heroes)
  • Paulette Hawkins (Heroes)
  • Users of the Holy Pearls (Holy Pearl)
  • Various Power Rangers (Power Rangers) via upgraded morphers and weapons
  • Lucifer (Supernatural)
  • En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse (X-Men Movies)


  • Hougkyoku (Bleach)
  • Visored (Bleach)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Sir Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott (Date A Live)
  • Digimon (Digimon) via Digivice
  • Guru (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Old Kai (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z); via Mind Control
  • Goku (Dragon Ball Z); via Kaio-Ken
  • Kyouka (Fairy Tail)
  • Issei Hyoudou (Highschool DxD); via Boosted Gear
  • Siegfried (Highschool DxD); via Twice Critical
  • Haki Users (One Piece); via actual combat or training
  • Chandra (Kubera)
  • Sister Nana/Nana Habutae (Magical Girl Raising Project)
  • Merlin (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Vivian (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic X)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic X)

Video Games

  • Mithra (Asura's Wrath)
  • Lumen (Azure Striker: Gunvolt)
  • The Canadian (The Guardian 30)
  • The Beast/John White (inFamous Series)
  • Power Gear Users (Mega Man 11)
    • Mega Man
    • Block Man
    • Impact Man/Pile Man
    • Torch Man
    • Blast Man
    • Mawverne
    • Wily Machine 11
  • Hero (Patapon 2)
  • Uberhero (Patapon 3)
  • Pokemon that can use "Helping Hand" (Pokemon)
  • Chaos Emeralds users (Sonic the Hedgehog)
    • Shadow the Hedgehog
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Shadow the Hedgehog
    • Knuckles the Echidna
    • Miles "Tails" Prower
    • Mighty the Armadillo
    • Ray the Flying Squirrel
    • Chaos
    • Flickies
    • Gemerl
    • Mecha Sonic
  • Madame Web (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Geno (Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars)
  • Sister Ulicia (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold)
  • Sister Armina (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold & Confessor)
  • Sister Tovi (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold)
  • Sister Nicci (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold)
  • Sister Cecilia (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold)
  • Sister Merissa (Sword of Truth series: Blood of the Fold)
  • Sister Greta (Sword of Truth series: Confessor)
  • Sister Julia (Sword of Truth series: Confessor)
  • The Tick (The Tick); via "drama power" his other abilities increase as the situation becomes more dramatic
  • Satono Nishida (Touhou Project)
  • Mai Teireida (Touhou Project)
  • Warframes (Warframe)


  • Flanagan (The Adventure Zone: Commitment)

Web Original

Known Objects

  • Full Moon (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Rising Sun (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Sozin's Comet (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • The Ultimatrix (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Potis Altiare (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Cosmic Destruction)
  • X-Antibody (Digimon)
  • Crests (Digimon Adventure series)
  • Destiny Stone (Digimon Adventure 02)
  • Digicore (Digimon Adventure 02)
  • Shikon Jewel Shards (InuYasha)
  • The Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Double Gear System (Mega Man 11); via Power Gear
  • Second Prana (Sidekicks)
  • Holy Fluid (Sidekicks)
  • Chaos Emeralds (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • The Master Emerald (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
  • The Sol Emeralds (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
  • Crystals (The Secret Circle)
    • Crystal Skull
  • Various upgraded Morphers and weapons (Power Rangers)
  • Photostims (Alphas)
  • Evil Eye (Charmed)
  • Power Tripling Potion (Charmed)
  • Key Of Domination (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Jewel of Charta (Teen Titans)
  • Wands (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Blast Cores (Infamous and Infamous 2)
  • Core Relays (Infamous: Second Son)
  • Rooster Booster (Xiaolin Chronicles)
  • Eriol's Staff (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Cristal de Caballero (Every Witch Way)
  • Winged Ring (Geronimo Stilton: The Dragon of Fortune)
  • Boosted Gear (Highschool DxD)
  • Twice Critical (Highschool DxD)
  • King Piece (Highschool DxD)
  • Malebranche (Highschool DxD)
  • Mind Stone ("Marvel Cinematic Universe")
  • Power Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • Celestial Technology (Marvel Comics)
  • Trigger (My Hero Academia)
  • Quirk Amplification Device (My Hero Academia: Two Heroes)
  • Glorbs (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)