"With these fists, I have pulverized numerous Xiongnu leaders, regardless of their almost superhuman skills."
― Ba Nan Nji, the Iron Hammer of Ganmon to Ou Hon (Kingdom)
"One Punch from one of our people and Thousands lose their lives!!!"
― Nolan/Omni-Man to his son, Mark Grayson/Invincible on Viltrumites (Image Comics)

The power to possess great physical strength and speed or a unique power or form in one's arms and upper body. Variation of Selective Limb Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Power/Powerful/Strong/Super/Weaponized Fist


The user's arms and upper body are either abnormally strong, physically unique, or have been weaponized in some way (claws, blades, projectile weaponry, protective armor, etc.) to increase combat performance with those particular limbs.




  • The hands and arms may be disproportionately large to the rest of the user's body.
  • Must be able to use their arms.
  • Excessive use could cause strain to the arms.
  • The effectiveness of this ability can be affected by the environment around the user
  • If the user lacks superhuman strength in the rest of their body, the arm can't be used to lift heavy objects without damaging the rest of the body.

Known Users


  • Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Speedsters (DC Comics)
    • Wally West/The Flash
    • Eobard Thawn/Reverse Flash
    • Hunter Zolomon/Zoom
  • Owen Burnett (Gargoyles)
  • Rex Salazar (Generator Rex)
  • Hellboy (Hellboy/BPRD)
  • Shego (Kim Possible)
  • Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)
  • Luke Cage (Marvel Comics)
  • Robert Reynolds/Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • Simon Williams/Wonder Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel (Marvel Comics)
  • Jia Jing/Sprite (Marvel Comics)
  • Victor Alvarez/Power Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Jenny Wakeman/XJ-9 (My Life as a Teenage Robot)
  • Robotboy (Robotboy)
  • Mister Shifter (Sonic the Comic)
  • Sugilite (Steven Universe)
  • Nova (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!)
  • Renet (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • Johnny Alpha (Strontium Dog)
  • The Powerpuff Girls (Powerpuff Girls)


  • Akuru Akutsu (Aho Girl)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Yasutora "Chad" Sado (Bleach)
  • Allen Walker (D.Gray-man)
  • Magnamon (Digimon series)
  • Various Characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Gajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail)
  • Gildarts Cleve (Fairy Tail)
  • Laxus Dreyar (Fairy Tail)
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Wall Eehto (Fairy Tail)
  • Various Characters (Fist of the North Star)
  • Meisuke Nueno (Hell Teacher Nube)
  • Koneko Toujou (Highschool DxD)
  • DIO Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Jonathan Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part I: Phantom Blood)
  • Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Jotaro Kujo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure); via Star Platinum
  • Josuke Higashikata (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable); via Crazy Diamond
  • Okuyasu Nijimura (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV Diamond is Unbreakable); via The Hand
  • Shin (Kingdom)
  • Rai Do (Kingdom)
  • Ba Nan Ji (Kingdom)
  • Aqua (Konosuba)
  • Kuro (Kurokami)
  • Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
  • Mazinger Z (Mazinger Z)
  • Jūgo (Naruto)
  • Bartolomeo (One Piece)
  • Bear King (One Piece)
  • Franky (One Piece)
  • Ideo (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Edward Newgate/Whitebeard (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Linlin/Big Mom (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Katakuri (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Oven (One Piece)
  • "Black Arm" Zephyr/Z (One Piece: Film Z)
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man)
  • Hayato Shingu (Project ARMS)
  • Ryo Takatsuki (Project ARMS)
  • Kazuma (s-CRY-ed)
  • Younger Toguro (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Yuna Yuki (Yuki Yuna is a Hero)
  • Hibiki Tachibana (Symphogear)

Live Television/Movies

  • Wolf Predator (Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem)
  • Rassilon (Doctor Who)
  • Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Ashley "Ash" J. Williams (The Evil Dead series)
  • Daigoro Oume (Denshi Sentai Denziman)
  • Hiroto Sutou (Engine Sentai Go-Onger)
  • Megatron (Transformers: Cybertron); via Dark Claw Mode
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers: Cybertron); via Savage Claw Mode
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Various Ultramen/Kaiju (Ultraman series)

Video Games

  • Asura (Asura's Wrath)
  • Wyzen (Asura's Wrath)
  • Robo (Chrono Trigger)
  • Tifa Lockhart (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Oryx (Destiny)
  • Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)
  • Captain Falcon (F-Zero)
  • Zell Dinchet (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Gene (God Hand)
  • Potemkin (Guilty Gear)
  • Fighter Kirby (Kirby)
  • Haschel (Legend of Dragoon)
  • Jean (Lunar 2: Eternal Blue); after switching to a martial arts garb
  • Big Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Venom Snake (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain); via cybernetic arm
  • The Boss (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
  • Colonel Volgin (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
  • Jax (Mortal Kombat: Annihilation)
  • Hitmonchan (Pokémon)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype); via Hammerfists
  • Tree Rex (Skylanders)
  • Night Shift (Skylanders)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Balrog (Street Fighter)
  • Heavy (Team Fortress 2); via Apoco Fists DLC
  • Gorons (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Ziggaurat 8 (Xenosaga)
  • Pokemon able to use "Mach Punch", "Focus Punch" or "Dynamic Punch" (Pokémon)
  • Black Baron (Madworld)
  • Jack Cayman (Madworld)
  • Space Marines (Warhammer 40,000)
  • Steve Fox (Tekken)
  • War (Darksiders)
  • War (Darksiders)
  • The Player (Punch Quest)
  • Protagonist Characters (Fallout); via Power Fist
    • The Lone Wanderer; via Iron Fist Perk
    • The Sole Surivivor; via Iron Fist Perk
  • The Player (Paint the Town Red); via Berserk Mode
  • TJ Combo (Killer Instinct)


  • Marco (Animorphs); via gorilla form

Web Animations/Cartoons

  • The Young Man (Blood Rush)
  • Yang Xiao Long (RWBY)

Known Objects

  • Pneumatic Mangler (The Dark Knight)
  • Power Fist (Fallout)
  • Power Punch Glove (Predator/Aliens vs. Predator)
  • Ember Celica (RWBY)
  • Power Fists (Warhammer 40k)


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