"As long as there is sand, anything is possible."
― Gaara (Naruto)

The power to manipulate sand. Variation of Earth Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Harenkinesis
  • Psammokinesis
  • Sand Control
  • Sandbending (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Sunakinesis


User can create, shape and manipulate sand, a naturally occurring loose, fragmented/granular sedimentary material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles ranging in diameter from 0.0625 mm (or 1⁄16 mm) to 2 mm.

The most common sand is composed of particles of quartz (colorless/slightly pink) and feldspar (pink/amber). Black sands, such as those found in Hawaii, are composed of particles of obsidian formed by volcanic activity. Other black sands include materials such as magnetite and homblende. Coral sands are white or gray, and sands composed of broken shell fragments are usually light brown.






  • Psammokinetic Immunity
  • May be unable to create sand, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • Water and Blood Manipulation can make sand heavier and harder to manipulate.
  • Fire Manipulation can melt sand into glass.
  • Ice Manipulation/Freezing can turn sand solid.
  • Sand can be weighed down when mixed with a powder of higher density, such as iron or gold dust, thus reducing manipulation.

Known Users


  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • Sandman (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Pitch (Rise of the Guardians)

Live Television

  • Jeric (Charmed)
  • Gordon Hovey (Heroes)
  • Tim Westcott (Smallville)
  • Freya Beauchamp (Witches of East End); past life


  • Sandbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Hotep-Ra (Danny Phantom)
  • Murray (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Gressil (Ghost Rider)
  • Pearl (Steven Universe)
  • Ramses De Nile (Monster High: Boo York, Boo York)
  • Cole (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Terra (Teen Titans)




  • Jo Noble (Summer on East End Series)

Video Games

  • Ground-Type Pokemon (Pokemon)
  • Pokemon Who Can Learn "Sand Attack", "Sandstorm" and "Sand Tomb" (Pokemon)
  • The Sand King (DOTA2)
  • Kan-Ra (Killer Instinct)
  • Azir (League of Legends)
  • Inaros (Warframe)
  • Sorcerers (Wizard 101)
  • Kukri (The King of Fighters)
  • Geras (Mortal Kombat 11)

Known Objects

  • Desert Glass (Steven Universe)
  • Sand Sand Fruit/Suna Suna no Mi (One Piece)
  • Sand Orbs (Mortal Kombat X)


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