- "You've mastered a dead tongue. But can you handle a live one?"
- ― Groundskeeper Willy (The Simpsons)
The power to use one's tongue to grasp and manipulate objects. Sub-power of Tongue Manipulation. Variation of Natural Weaponry and Prehensility.
- Elastic/Extendable Tongue
- Frog/Toad Tongue
- Tongue Extension/Lash
The user may be able to make their tongue grow longer and grasp and manipulate objects. Particularly strong users may even be able pierce their target.
- Tongue can receive severe damage from powers such as Fire Manipulation, Acid Generation and Electric Manipulation unless user has elasticity.
- User may receive diseases from using their tongue to touch dirty things.
- Tongue may become stuck or damaged by target.
- May be limited to how far the user can stretch their tongue.
- Vulnerable to Cutting.
- User can taste whatever they grab with their tongue, so attempting to grab bad-tasting objects may cause distress to the user.
See Also: Overly Long Tongue and Multipurpose Tongue.
The Entity as Freddy Krueger (Wes Craven's New Nightmare) demonstrates.
A Barnacles’ (Hλlf-Life series) tongue can reach impressively long distances, to snatch prey wandering too close.
Combine Advisor’s (Hλlf-Life 2 series) tongue is not only prehensile, but strong enough to impale
Lady Viper (The Wolverine)
Lickers (Resident Evil series) truly live up to their namesake.
Doc (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) attacks with his tongue.
Tambourine (Dragon Ball) uses his Lick Twister attack on Goku.
Yoshi (Super Mario) extends its tongue to grab things into its maw.
Gelt (Marvel Comics) can also extend his tongue at will, for instance, he demonstrates this when trying to devour a Squirrel.
Mortimer Toynbee/Toad (Marvel Comics) showing his mutant power.
Sugar Man (Marvel Comics) has an extendable tongue, which is powerful enough to pierce through virtually anything.
Orochimaru (Naruto) can extend his tongue, which also hides his sword.
Divatox (Power Rangers Turbo)
Wrecking Ball (Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure)
Reptile (Mortal Kombat Series)
Bullfrag (Ben 10: Omniverse)
Serpent King with his snake tongue.
Sir Raleigh (Sly Cooper) can use his tongue to fight.
Tung Swampton (Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist)
Yan-bao (Akatsuki Otokojuku) grabs Yuan-Shao's hair with the Wave Tongue technique
Hong En-Lai (Akatsuki Otokojuku) grabs a knife from someone and kills them with the Wave Tongue technique
A Silurian (Doctor Who) using its venom tongue
Buff Frog (Star vs. The Forces of Evil) picks a lock using his tongue.
Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)
Reptile's (Mortal Kombat) tongue
Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery) licking Demon KISS in the face...
... who returns the favor.
Groundskeeper Willy (The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror)
The Deep Sea King (One-Punch Man)
CFW Trick (Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation)
Mod Frog Jamack (Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts)
Terror Toad (Mighty Morphin Power Rngers)
Saliguana (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
Lickytung and Lickilicky (Pokémon)
Dark Danny/Dan Phantom (Danny Phantom)
Mystique Sonia (Hero: 108)