The power to manipulate radioactive decay and radiation spectra. Sub-power of Electromagnetism Manipulation, Weak Force Manipulation, Nuclear Manipulation and Solar Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Induced Radioactivity (Heroes)
  • Radioactivity Manipulation
  • Radiation Control
  • Radiokinesis


User can create, shape and manipulate radioactivity, the process by which a nucleus of an unstable atom loses energy by emitting particles of ionizing radiation. A material that spontaneously emits this kind of radiation, which includes the emission of energetic alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays, is considered radioactive.

All chemical elements may be rendered radioactive by adding or by subtracting (except for hydrogen and helium) neutrons from the nucleus of the stable ones. The availability of this wide variety of radioactive isotopes has stimulated their use in a wide variety of fields, including chemistry, biology, medicine, industry, artifact dating, agriculture, and space exploration.

The health risk associated with exposure to a particular radionuclide will depend on the radiation emitted and its chemical behavior. Beta and gamma radiations can penetrate through the skin and may pose an external radiation hazard, but the main concern generally is the entry of radionuclides into the body by inhalation and ingestion. Intake will lead to dose delivery to the respiratory and alimentary tracts, and absorption into the blood followed by entry into other organs and tissues.

Depending on the exposure the Deoxyribonucleic Acid will also start to alter and decay, especially leading to radiation poisoning, which symptoms include the tongue becoming swollen, radiation burns, dizziness, headaches, teeth will start to rot, vomiting and nausea, various kinds of mutations, cancer, and finally, physical death.






  • Weak against lead, concrete, iron, paper, and water, depending on the type of Radiation particles.
  • May be unable to create radiation, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • Users light is affected by everything that all radiation is, unless they are powerful/skilled enough to overcome these limits.
  • May be constantly active at varying levels.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • May take time to learn control.
  • Must be careful when using the ability.
  • May be limited on how much or type of radiation they can control.

Known Users

  • Users of Light Magic (Dawn of Magic)
  • Atomic Skull (DC Comics)
  • Radiation Boy (DC Comics)
  • Captain Atom (DC Comics)
  • Firestorm (DC Comics)
  • Derek Powers/Blight (DC Comics)
  • Thaal Sinestro (DC Comics)
  • Reactron (DC Comics)
  • Chemo (DC Comics)
  • Red Star (DC Comics)
  • Ted Sprague (Heroes)
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes); Formerly
  • Sylar (Heroes); Formerly
  • NRG (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • P'andor (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Atomix (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Loki (Marvel Comics)
  • Radioactive Man (Marvel Comics)
  • X-Ray (Marvel Comics)
  • Quasar (Marvel Comics)
  • Maestro (Marvel Comics)
  • Hulk 2099 (Marvel Comics)
  • Silver Surfer (Marvel Comics)
  • One-Above-All (Marvel Comics)
  • The Fury (Marvel Comics)
  • Galactus (Marvel Comics)
  • Firelord (Marvel Comics)
  • Frankie Raye/Nova (Marvel Comics)
  • Jim Hammond (Marvel Comics)
  • Ultimate Aggregor (Ben 10)
  • Duke Nukem (Captain Planet); via Ring of Super Radiation
  • Captain Pollution (Captain Planet)
  • Dark Samus (Metroid Prime trilogy)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Atomic-Man (Headline Comics)
  • Toxic Avenger (Toxic Avenger)
  • Lana Lang (Smallville)
  • Doctor Solar (Solar: Man of the Atom)
  • Adam (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Nuclear Man (Superman 4: Quest for Peace)
  • Gamma Jack (The Incredibles)
  • Claire Murphy (Original Character)

Known Items

  • Fusion Reactor (Spider-Man 2)
  • Positron Blaster Cannon (Gundam Franchise)
  • Quantum Field Generator (DC Comics)
  • Firestorm Matrix (The Flash)