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"The power to cancel other abilities. At first I thought, it seemed a simple, hardly flashy ability, but among abilities, his was especially unorthodox, for this single ability used on its own could thwart the entire system of abilities... even the strongest ability user in the world would become no more than an ordinary person before Dazai."
― Doppo Kunikida in regards to Osamu Dazai (Bungo Stray Dogs)

The power to nullify powers/abilities. Sub-power of Superpower Manipulation. Not to be confused with Power Deactivation. Variation of Negation.

Also Called

  • Ability Blockage/Blocking/Cancellation/Dampening/Dispelling/Negation/Neutralization/Poisoning/Stalling/Suppression
  • Anti-Power
  • Chi Blocking (Avatar the Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • De-spell
  • Disempowerment (The Boys)
  • Dreynen (I Am Number Four/Lorien Legacies)
  • Ghost Power negation/cancellation/reduction/deactivation/weakening (Danny Phantom)
  • Nullifier Physiology
  • Nullify
  • Potentiprohiberis
  • Power Blockage/Blocking/Cancellation/Dampening/Poisoning/Neutralization/Nullification/Stalling/Suppression/Cancelling
  • Weak Inducement
  • Weakening


The user can cancel out the powers of others and/or their effects, making them unable to utilize their powers as long as they are under the user's focus/area. This is useful in a supportive role as it can protects the user from harmful attacks, and even possible undo the simulating-passive alternation powers of an opponent, in turn making them powerless. This can be in a form a nullification zone, a wave, continuous or one-time effect.

Specialized variations/applications




  • Usually limited on how long the user can keep the effects on or if the effects are temporary.
  • This power has no effect on the target's innate/natural abillities or ones not derived from powers.
  • Ineffective against those who do not utilize supernatural powers in combat or do not posses them.
  • Unlike Power Erasure, effects aren't permanent and only effective as long as the targets are within range.
  • Cannot work against Meta Power Immunity.
  • Cannot affect users of Negation Immunity and Power Anchoring.
  • May be constantly active or be spontaneous on.
  • May can only work within a specific space.
  • May be uncontrollable.
  • May have a limit on how often or how many times it can be used.
  • May have a cool-down interval between it's activation and reactivation.
  • May be unable to affect multiple targets, if it can, it may not be able to choose selectively which ones are affected, potentially hindering allies.
  • May require conscious effort/focus to maintain/activate the effect.
  • May have a limited range, including touch only, and if it requires touch it might have to be maintainig contact with the target.
  • May only negate specific types powers.
  • May be a one-shot effect, powers being negated only at the instant of nullification and work right after the effect passes.
  • May have a limit on how many powers it can negate .
  • May not work on those who could bypass this ability.

Known Users


  • Oboro (Basilisk)
  • Asta (Black Clover)
  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Shūsuke Amagai (Bleach)
  • Wonderweiss Margela (Bleach); Yamamoto's powers only
  • Ichibē Hyōsube (Bleach)
  • Osamu Dazai (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • Crona Gorgon ("Soul Eater")
  • Rare Kinds (Code:Breaker)
  • Grand Priest (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Koji Kitajima (Deatte 5 Byou de Battle)
  • E.M. Pino (Edens Zero); via Electromagnetic Pulse
  • August (Fairy Tail)
  • Byro Cracy (Fairy Tail)
  • Obra (Fairy Tail)
  • Yuka Suzuki (Fairy Tail)
  • Marin Hollow (Fairy Tail); via Spatial Magic
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Sakura Mikan (Gakuen Alice)
  • Diehauser Belial (Highschool DxD)
  • Belial Clan (Highschool DxD)
  • Kurapika (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Dune (I Don't Want This Kind of Hero)
  • Giorno Giovanna (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); via Gold Experience Requiem
  • Desir (Karakuri Dôji Ultimo)
  • Visnu (Kubera)
  • Users of bhavati asvins (Kubera)
  • Sophia Keren/Negishi Akiko (Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?)
  • Rolan (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Kouga (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box)
  • Misogi Kumagawa (Medaka Box)
  • Nanao Nakajima (Munou na Nana )
  • Shota Aizawa/Eraserhead (My Hero Academia)
  • Zeldris (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Hashirama Senju (Naruto)
  • Obito Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Yamato (Naruto)
  • Cruz (Needless)
  • Marshall D. Teach/Blackbeard (One Piece)
  • Mewtwo (Pokémon)
  • Kosuke Ueki (The Law of Ueki)
  • Kamijou Touma (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
  • Battle Ushiromiya (Umineko)
  • Herald of Perfection (Yu-Gi-Oh)
  • Clear Note (Zatch Bell!)
  • Cosmo (Sonic X); only in her transformation and only Final Mova's power

Video Games

  • Revenant (Apex Legends); via Silence
  • Rhino (Growtopia)
  • Carerra (Azure Striker Gunvolt)
  • Kurome Ankokuboshi (Megadimension Neptunia VII)
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Sombra (Overwatch)
  • Zygarde (Pokémon); via "Aura Break"
  • Pokémon that can use "Gastro Acid" (Pokémon)
  • Shirou Yusa/Tenma Sukuna (Shinza Bansho series); via Malignant Tumor apoptosis
  • Wizbit (Skylanders)
  • Archwitchs (Valkyrie Crusade); via Archwitch Field
  • Robloxians (ROBLOX); via Gear suppressor 777, EMP Shockmine, and numerous other gears
  • Judgement (Helltaker)
  • Vortigaunts (Hλlf-Life series); collectively


  • Nemesis Kid (DC Comics)
  • Cameron Chase (DC Comics)
  • Alex (Marvel Comics)
  • Anti-Venom (Marvel Comics)
  • Hope Summers (Marvel Comics)
  • David Haller/The Nazi Doctor (Marvel Comics)
  • Leech (Marvel Comics)
  • Mister Negative (Marvel Comics)
  • Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
  • God of Stories Loki (Marvel Comics)
  • No-Girl/Martha Johansson (Marvel Comics)
  • Scrambler (Marvel Comics)
  • Vulcan (Marvel Comics)
  • Vaarsuvius (Order of the Stick)
  • Red Cloak (Order of the Stick)
  • Mother Dragon (Order of the Stick)
  • Laurin Shattersmith (Order of the Stick)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Comic Online)
  • Crystal (UN Comics)
  • Various Metahumans (DC Comics)
  • Various Mutants (Marvel Comics)
  • Ashley Rayburn/Primer (DC Comics)



  • Trilobugs (Action Man 2000)
  • Chi blockers (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Tangean Royals and Tangean Grounders (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command)
  • Ghost Power Weakening Users (Danny Phantom)
  • Calcumon (Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters)
  • Steven Universe (Steven Universe), via Rose's shield
  • Le Chien Kim/King Monkey (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Fitzy Feakins (Generator Rex)

Live Television

Known Objects

  • Various Devices (Ben 10 series)
  • Various Anti-Ghost Gadgets (Danny Phantom)
  • Copen's Border revolver (Azure Striker Gunvolt); via Carrera's Greed Snatcher
  • Lightning Daggar (Arrowverse/DC Comics)
  • Power-Dampening Cuffs (Arrowverse/DC Comics)
  • Demon-Dweller Sword (Black Clover)
  • Demon-Slayer Sword (Black Clover)
  • Intersecting Space (Denma)
  • The Shanti Virus (Heroes)
  • Haitian pills (Heroes)
  • Taikyokuzu (Houshin Engi)
  • Level 0 Gashats (Kamen Rider Ex-Aid)
  • Vengestone (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Corrupted Ice (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Mark of Buddha's Punishment (Monkey King - The Hero Is Back)
  • Seastone/Sea-Prism Stone (One Piece); weakens Devil Fruit users
  • Yami Yami no Mi/Dark Dark Fruit (One Piece)
  • Second Prana (Sidekicks)
  • Golden Candle (Sidekicks)
  • Rose Quartz's shield (Steven Universe)
  • Unknown Drug (UnOrdinary)
  • Star of Threbe (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Damper Capsules (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Mutant Inhibitor Collar (X-Men/Marvel Comics)
  • Inhibitor Collar (Young Justice/DC Comics)



Video Games


Live Television/Movies