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"At the levels some of them were exposed? Ionizing radiation tears the cellular structure apart, the skin blisters turn red then black. This is followed by a latency period...the immediate effects subside, the patient appears to be recovering...healthy even, but they aren't. This usually only lasts for a day or two. (...) Then the cellular damage begins to manifest. The bone marrow dies, the immune system fails, the organs and soft tissue begin to decompose. The arteries and veins spill open like sieves, to the point where you can't even administer morphine for the pain which is...unimaginable. And then three days to three weeks, you're dead. That is what will happen to those boys."
― Valery Legasov, explaining about radiation sickness to Boris on how it exactly works. (Chernobyl 2019)

The power to generate radiation. Sub-power of Radiation Manipulation and Nuclear Generation. Variation of Energy Generation and Electromagnetism Generation.

Also Called

  • Radiation Emission/Production
  • Radiogenesis


The user can generate radiation, that can be used to melt objects, release electromagnetic pulse to disrupt technology and even lead up to the point where the user detonates themselves in a nuclear explosion.





  • Radiation Resistance/Radiation Immunity
  • May be constantly active.
  • Great deal of control is needed.
  • Emotions such as anger can cause this to go out of control, leading up to the point of an unwanted explosion.
  • User may not be immune to their own radiation, getting burns and radiation sickness.

Known Users

  • Tyson Sykes/Gravedigger (Black Lightning) via Meta booster; Formerly
  • Negative Man (DC Comics)
  • Atomic Skull (DC Comics)
  • Devastator (DC Comics); via Kryptonite breath
  • Captain Atom (DC Comics)
  • Beatriz da Costa/Fire (DC Comics)
  • Firestorm (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Manhattan (Watchmen)
  • Sinestro (DC Comics)
  • Captain Atom (DC Comics)
  • Red X (Teen Titans)
  • Negative Girl (Teen Titans Go!)
  • Scorn (Destiny)
  • Doctor Phosphorus (DC Comics)
  • Chemo (DC Comics)
  • Reactron (DC Comics)
  • Multiplex (DC Comics)
  • Ted Sprague (Heroes)
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes)
  • RPC-399 - A Breaching Leviathan (RPC Authority)
  • SCP-001 - Dr. Gears' Proposal - The Prototype (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-002 - The "Living" Room (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-059 - Radioactive Mineral (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-239 - The Witch Child (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-682 - Hard-To-Destroy Reptile (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-2117 - Solidarity, Stolen (SCP Foundation)
  • the Sibir/SCP-2675 - The Cradle (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-2776 - Mr. President (SCP Foundation)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Prypiatosian-B (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
    • NRG
    • P'andor
    • Ultimate Aggregor (Ben 10)
  • Blight (Batman Beyond)
  • Glowing Ones (Fallout)
  • Godzilla (Godzilla)
  • Minilla (Godzilla)
  • Godzilla Junior (Godzilla series)
  • Fire Rodan (Godzilla series); via uranium heat ray
  • Koschie (Grimm)
  • Lana Lang (Smallville)
  • Duke Nukem (Captain Planet)
  • Captain Pollution (Captain Planet)
  • Dark Samus (Metroid Prime trilogy)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Marvel Comics)
  • Radioactive Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Hazmat (Marvel Comics)
  • U-Men (Marvel Comics)
  • Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Maestro (Marvel Comics)
  • Silver Surfer (Marvel Comics)
  • Sunfire (Marvel Comics)
  • Sunspot (Marvel Comics)
  • Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • Firelord (Marvel Comics)
  • The Fury (Marvel Comics)
  • Quasar (Marvel Comics)
  • John Eisenhart/Hulk 2099 (Marvel Comics)
  • Frankie Raye/Nova (Marvel Comics)
  • Jim Hammond (Marvel Comics)
  • Doctor Solar (Solar: Man of the Atom)
  • Molecule Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Atomic-Man (Headline Comics)
  • Toxic Avenger (Toxic Avenger)
  • Tariq Geiger ("Geiger")
  • Behemoth (Worm)
  • Lava Girl (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl)
  • Adam (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Tatsuya Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Gamma Jack (The Incredibles)
  • Soldier Boy (The Boys)

Known Objects