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

Also Called

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


The user requires artificial 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

  • Cyclops (Marvel)
  • Oro (Street Fighter)
  • Sairaorg Bael (Highschool DxD)
  • Natsume Hyuuga (Gakuen Alice)
  • Havok (Marvel)
  • Hazmat (Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects)
  • Jennifer Takeda (Marvel)
  • Multiple Man (Marvel)
  • Rogue (Marvel)
  • Iceman (Marvel)
  • Surge (Marvel)
  • Torpid (X-Men: Evolution)
  • NRG (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Face (Marvel)
  • Samantha Argent (Hunter Killer)
  • Blight (Batman Beyond)
  • Ed Stargard (DC)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Rei Ogami (Code: Breaker)
  • Moka Akayashi (Rosario + Vampire)
  • San Otonashi (Rosario + Vampire II)
  • Junta (Marvel)
  • Black Bolt (Marvel)
  • Mason Eckhart (Mutant X)
  • Inuyasha (InuYasha)
  • Gwen Raiden (Angel)
  • Drahmin (Mortal Kombat)
  • Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Colonel Volgin (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
  • Python (Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops)
  • Hexadecimal (ReBoot)
  • Marika Reimon aka Jasmine (Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger); must wear gloves in order to avoid accidentally using her powers of reading someone else's thoughts.
  • Z Fighters (Dragon Ball franchise); via regulating their Ki
  • Frieza (Dragon Ball Z); regulating his Ki via lesser forms
  • 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. (InFamous:Second Son); must encase Conduits's hands or entire bodies.
  • Bridge Carson (Power Rangers:SPD); must wear gloves in order to prevent accidentally using powers.