The ability to penetrate shield based abilities. Sub-power of Defense Break and Defense Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Armor Break/Breaking/Destroying/Penetration
  • Barrier Break/Breaking/Destroying/Penetration
  • Shield Break/Breaking/Destroying


User possesses the perfect counter ability for any shield based powers and are able to distort, penetrate, or completely destroy the target's shields/defenses whether they are elemental shields/exoskeletonsenergy shieldsforce-fields, one's armoraura, or even skin and leave them open for attack.

This can be done with immense power, special ability, form of magic or super science, a powerful item, advanced technology, supernatural weapons, transformation, etc.



  • May require certain methods or objects to break the shield.
  • May be limited to breaking only certain types of shields.
  • Weak against Defense Recovery.

Known Users


  • Narukami Sakaki (Absolute Duo)
  • Rentaro Satomi (Black Bullet)
  • Guts (Berserk); via Berserker Armor
  • Yui Toyokawa and Shōta Toyokawa (Bleach)
  • Lot (Denma); via Dimensional Manipulation Quanx ability
  • Piccolo (Dragon Ball series)
  • Jiren (Dragon Ball series)
  • Inuyasha (InuYasha); via Red Tessaiga or Adamant Barrage
  • Naraku (InuYasha)
  • Youmeijou (InuYasha)
  • Alph (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha); via Barrier Break
  • Diane (Nanatsu no Taizai/The Seven Deadly Sins); via Supernatural Strength
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Kaguya Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Magaki Group (Naruto)
  • Mitsuki (Naruto)
  • Urashiki Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Chinjoa (One Piece); via Eight Impact Fist techniques
  • Sai (One Piece); via Eight Impact Fist techniques
  • The Black Maw (The Unexplored Summon://Blood Sign)
  • Ryoko (Tenchi in Tokyo); after absorbing the Jurai Lightstone
  • Legendary Knights (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho); via the Sword of the Darkness Flame
  • Kuwabara Kazuma ( Yu Yu Hakusho) via the Dimension Sword
  • Zatch Bell and Kiyo Takamine (Zatch Bell!); via Zakeruga
  • Zoids that posses the Strike Laser Claw or Laser Blade (Zoids)

Video Games

  • Kei and Yumi (Ape Escape 3); via their Fantasy Knight and Cyber Ace Morphs
  • Batman (Batman: Arkham Origins); via Shock Gloves
  • Gabriel Belmont/Dracula (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow); via Chaos Claws
  • Strago Magus (Final Fantasy VI); via Quasar
  • Marth (Fire Emblem/Super Smash Bros.); via Shield Breaker
  • Lucina (Fire Emblem/Super Smash Bros.); via Shield Breaker
  • Kratos (God of War series); via Thera's Bane
  • Jak (Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy); via Red or Yellow eco
  • Zeekeeper (Mario & Luigi: Dream Team)
  • Pokémon that can learn the move Brick Break (Pokémon)
  • Players with the ShieldBuster skill equipped (Punch Quest)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog); via super form
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda series); via a full-powered Master Sword
  • Galeem (Smash Bros Ultimate)
  • Randgrith (Valkyrie Crusade)


  • Voldemort (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
  • Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern (The Mortal Instruments)
  • Wesson (King's Dark Tidings)
  • Renesmee Cullen (Twilight Saga)

Live Television

  • The Master (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Gideon (Charmed); with a blessed blade
  • Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time)
  • Renesmee Cullen (Twilight Saga)


  • Queen Chrysalis (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

Known Objects

  • Gugnir (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
  • The Sword Card (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Blessed Athame (Exile/Avernum series)
  • Elder Wand (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
  • The Tessaiga (InuYasha); via its Red and Diamond forms
  • Lightning Chariot (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • The Master Sword (The Legend of Zelda series)
  • Fused Shadow (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
  • Rain Flush (Mega Man IV)
  • Shield Killer (Mother 3)
  • Gae Dearg (TYPE-MOON)
  • Axe of Annihilation (Valkyrie Crusade)

Known Powers

  • Rain Flush (Mega Man IV)



Video Games

Live Television/Movies


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