Superpower Wiki
"I heard if you hiccup a hundred times you die."
"I stopped at 99. I will self-destruct just to be safe."
― Pipimi and Popuko (Pop Team Epic)

The power to self-explode. (can be with or without the possibility to recover afterward). Opposite to Self-Implosion.

Also Called

  • Atomic Explosion
  • Detonation
  • Human Bomb Effect
  • Living Bomb
  • Nitrokinesis
  • Nuclear Explosion
  • Reiciokinesis
  • Self-Destruction


The user can cause themselves to explode with varying effects from simply blowing open a door to explosions with the magnitude of nuclear explosions and recover/reassemble. They may be able to control the strength of the explosion, blow up portions of their body, or severe parts of their bodies and let it explode at contact with the enemy.





  • Generally unrefined and in-discriminating.
  • May not be able to regenerate unless they use all body energy.
  • May not be able to regenerate if part(s) of their body are separated post-explosion.
  • May not be able to regenerate at all, making this a suicide attack only to be used once.

Known Users


  • Ecanic (Cool Toons Comics)
  • Bailey Hoskins (Marvel Comics)
  • Robert Hunter/Nitro (Marvel Comics)
  • Various Mutants (Marvel Comics)
  • Various Metahumans (DC Comics)
  • The Human Bomb (DC Comics)
  • Rockslide (Marvel Comics)
  • Super Sonic (Sonic the Comic)
  • Superman (DC Comics); via the Super Flare


  • Cocky Aliens (Hero 108)
  • Kablamus (The Mask: The Animated Series); via "balloon mimicry"
  • Penfold Transformer (Danger Mouse)
  • GIR (Zim Invader)
  • Goddard (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius)
  • Mine Turtle (Asdfmovie)


  • Galbatorix (Inheritance Cycle)


  • Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Magical Index); via reaching level 6
  • White (Bleach)
  • Akuma (D.Gray-Man)
  • Deidara (Naruto: Shippuden)
  • Tobirama Senju (Naruto)
  • Delta (Boruto: Naruto Next Generation)
  • Kami (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Saibamen (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Chiaotzu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Androids (Dragon Ball Z); due to an inbuilt bomb
  • Cell (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Super Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Goku (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Ichiro Inuyashiki (Inuyashiki)
  • Hiro Shishigami (Inuyashiki)
  • Kapellmeister (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Guardian ÄRM, Trick-Or-Treat (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Allu Majuu (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Number 6 (Vigilante - My Hero Academia: Illegals)
  • Gensuru (Hunter X Hunter); can only detonate his hands
  • Stone Monsters (Konosuba)
  • Sachiel (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Gladius (One Piece)
  • Mr. 5 (One Piece)
  • Genos (One-Punch Man)
  • Underdog Man (One-Punch Man); series of robots created by Child Emperor
  • Metal Knight Units (One-Punch Man); remote-controlled robots created by Bofoi
  • Fraudrin (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Elie/Resha Valentine (Rave Master); via Utellion
  • Metaroid (Sidekicks)
  • Katsuki Bakugo (Boku no Hero Acedemia); via nitroglycerin sweat
  • Tanya von Degurechaff (Youjo Senki); via Power Jewel


  • Predator (Predator)
  • Tucker Shockley (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • Ted Sprague (Heroes); via Induced Radioactivity
  • Naqib (The Boys)
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes); via Induced Radioactivity
  • Darryl Blake (Heroes)
  • Sylar (Heroes); via Induced Radioactivity
  • Deker (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • Yuckles (Round the Twist)

Video Games

  • Kevin Cube (Fortnite)
  • Autobombs (System Shock)
  • Link (Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask); via the Bomb Mask
  • Bob-Ombs (Super Mario series)
  • Bomb (Final Fantasy)
  • Kimahri Ronso (Final Fantasy X); via Power Replication
  • Yuna (Final Fantasy X-2); as Black Knight
  • Rikku (Final Fantasy X-2); as Black Knight
  • Paine (Final Fantasy X-2); as Black Knight
  • The Beast (inFamous 2)
  • Heavy and Bomb (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Lemmings (Lemmings)
  • Creepers (Minecraft)
  • Welders (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Banelings (Starcraft II: Wings Of Liberty)
  • Tabuu (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • Frozen Meat (Painkiller)
  • Galleom (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • Spawns/Tarbabies (Quake Series)
  • Spike Mines (Quake: Scourge of Armagon)
  • Hell Spawns (Quake: Dissolution of Eternity)
  • Wraths (Quake: Dissolution of Eternity)
  • 'Splosion Man and Ms. 'Splosion Man (Splosion Man)
  • The Vault Dweller (Fallout 3)
  • Jalapeno (Plants vs. Zombies)
  • Pokémon that can learn "Self-Destruct" and "Explosion" (Pokémon)
  • Players who have Ragevenge equipped (Punch Quest)
  • Beheaded Kamikaze (Serious Sam Series)
  • Boomers (Left 4 Dead Series)
  • Countdown (Skylanders)
  • Enfuego Chompies (Skylanders)
  • Grinnade (Skylanders: Trap Team)
  • Juju Junior (Skylanders)
  • Eye-ras (Backyard Monsters)
  • Octopods (Splatoon)
  • Abominations (Mass Effect Series)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Bomby (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Bomb (Angry Birds)


Known Objects

  • The Blow Itself Up-inator (Phineas and Ferb)