A circumstance in which the user needs artificial/external means to regulate and stabilize their otherwise uncontrollable powers. Variation of Dependency and Aversion.

Also Called

  • Inhibition
  • Power Limiting
  • Resonance
  • Restrain
  • Stabilization
  • Technology Reliance


The user requires artificial/external means to regulate and stabilize their otherwise uncontrollable powers. Without these regulators, the user's powers could be a danger to themselves or those around them. Said regulators typically take the form of a technological device.

In some cases, the user performs certain tasks or techniques, such as meditation, to keep their powers under control.



Known Users

See also: Restraining Bolt and Power Limiter


  • Blight (Batman Beyond)
  • NRG (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Hexadecimal (ReBoot)
  • Torpid (X-Men: Evolution)


  • Human Bomb (DC Comics)
  • Negative Man (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Ed Stargard (DC Comics)
  • Samantha Argent (Hunter Killer)
  • Black Bolt (Marvel Comics)
  • Cyclops (Marvel Comics)
  • Face (Marvel Comics)
  • Jennifer Takeda/Hazmat (Marvel Comics)
  • Havok (Marvel Comics)
  • Iceman (Marvel Comics)
  • Junta (Marvel Comics)
  • Multiple Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Rogue (Marvel Comics)
  • Surge (Marvel Comics)


  • Spider-Man (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Live Action TV

  • Gwen Raiden (Angel)
  • Mason Eckhart (Mutant X)
  • Joshua (No Ordinary Family)
  • Bridge Carson (Power Rangers:SPD); must wear gloves in order to prevent accidentally using powers
  • Marika Reimon aka Jasmine (Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger); must wear gloves in order to avoid accidentally using her powers of reading someone else's thoughts


  • Amata Sora (Aquarion Evol)
  • Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
  • Rei Ogami (Code: Breaker)
  • Z Fighters (Dragon Ball franchise); via regulating their Ki
  • Frieza (Dragon Ball Z); regulating his Ki via lesser forms
  • Evergreen (Fairy Tail)
  • Natsume Hyuuga (Gakuen Alice)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Sairaorg Bael (Highschool DxD)
  • Inuyasha (InuYasha)
  • Miroku (InuYasha)
  • Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)
  • Mewtwo (Pokémon)
  • A-ko Magami (Project A-ko)
  • Moka Akayashi (Rosario + Vampire)
  • San Otonashi (Rosario + Vampire II)
  • Hiko Seijuro XIII (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Fai D. Flowright (Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle)
  • Bui (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Bartholomew Kuma (One Piece)
  • Kirie Sakurame (UQ Holder); via Save Points

Video Games

  • Deus (Asura's Wrath)
  • Positron (City of Heroes)
  • Potemkin (Guilty Gear)
  • Conduits (InFamous Series); must drain sources of the element they control to keep their powers ready to use
    • Brooke Augustine and the D.U.P.; must encase Conduits's hands or entire bodies
  • K' (The King of Fighters)
  • Riku (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Hazmat (Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects)
  • Raiden (Metal Gear series)
  • Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Colonel Volgin (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
  • Python (Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops)
  • Drahmin (Mortal Kombat)
  • Most T-103 series Tyrants (Resident Evil)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Oro (Street Fighter)
  • Regal Bryant (Tales of Symphonia)
  • Jade Curtiss (Tales of the Abyss)





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