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"Do not call up that which you cannot put down."
H.P. Lovecraft: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
"Do not call up that which you cannot put on hold."
― Greg Hill and Kerry Wendell Thornley: Principia Discordia
"Slay a dragon, huh...Shit...I can't believe I'm really in another world..."
― Ryoma Mikoshiba (Record of Wortenia War)

The power to summon forth an object or entity. Lesser version of Meta Summoning. Opposite to Banishment.

Capabilities

Users can transport a person, creature, or object of choice by means of Teleportation, Dimensional Travel, Portal Creation, or some other way. This may also result from a previous summoning contract, which creates a connection between the summon and summoner.

High-level users may not be bound by restrictions such as a contract and can summon anything they want, including powerful beings or "familiar spirits" and often require strong mystic connections to where these entities reside. Users can call upon fairies, angels, demons, or animal spirits, just to name a few.

The summoning can backfire, however, leading to any number of misfortunes, such as the summoned person, creature, or item causing harm to the summoner.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Usually temporary.
  • Summoned creatures may have to find their own way back, which is likely to cause problems.
  • Summoning immensely large/heavy or powerful targets may take a mental toll on the user.
  • Summoning may not grant control over the summoned being.
  • Summoned entities may become uncontrollable and put the summoner and everyone else in the vicinity in danger.
  • May require a contract to summon specific entities.
    • May require the approval of the entity if they are sentient.
  • Summoning certain entities may require sacrifices, such as blood, weal, in their life.
  • Certain symbols, carvings, and/or rituals may be needed to summon.
  • May require knowledge of what is to be summoned to actually summon it.
  • Certain temporal/spacial limitations/restrictions may prevent/complicate summoning.
  • Does not work on users with Transport Immunity.
  • Can be stopped by Summoning Negation.

Known Users

See Also: Summon Magic and Summoning Ritual.

Anime/Manga/Manhwa/Animations

  • Mechtogan users (Bakugan Mechtanium Surge)
  • Sajin Komamura (Bleach)
  • Retsu Unohana (Bleach)
  • Beyblade users (Beyblade series)
  • Satella Harvenheit (Chrono Crusade)
  • Devil dog (Denma); via Summon Otherworldly Creatures Quanx ability
  • HIM (Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z)
  • Han Jee-Han (The Gamer)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Nia Honjou (Date A Live); via Angel: Rasiel
  • Sir Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott (Date A Live); via Demon King: Beelzebub
  • Seikoku users (Dragonar Academy)
  • Celestial Spirit Mages (Fairy Tail)
  • Capricorn (Fairy Tail)
  • Miaka Yūki (Fushigi Yûgi)
  • Yui Hongo (Fushigi Yûgi)
  • Suzuno Osugi (Fushigi Yûgi)
  • Takiko Okuda (Fushigi Yûgi/Fushigi Yûgi Genbu Kaiden)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Users of Kaijudo (Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters)
  • Suguru Geto (Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • Box Weapons (Katekyō Hitman Reborn!)
  • Summoning Magic users (Little Witch Academia)
  • Nova (Magic Knight Rayearth)
  • Summoners (Mon Colle Knights)
  • Melascula (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Summoning Jutsu users (Naruto)
  • Koji Kashin (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Isshiki Ōtsutsuki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Charlotte Daifuku (One Piece); limited to genie
  • Natsuki Rigel (Re:Zero); via Zarestia's bracelet
  • Huang Fei-Hung (Rosario + Vampire: Season II)
  • Miao Xai-Lung (Rosario + Vampire: Season II)
  • Yukari Sendō (Rosario + Vampire: Season II)
  • Kazehaya Kamito (Spirit Elementalist's Blade Dance)
  • Female Contractors (Spirit Elementalist's Blade Dance)
  • Kojō Akatsuki (Strike the Blood)
  • Dimitrie Vatler (Strike the Blood)
  • Hwan Sung-Gon (The Gamer)
  • Kinzo Ushiromiya/Lord Goldsmith (Umineko: When They Cry)
  • Beatrice (Umineko: When They Cry)
  • Eva-Beatrice (Umineko: When They Cry)
  • Ange-Beatrice (Umineko: When They Cry)
  • Hoopa (Pokémon)
  • Shadow Game Duelists (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Psychic Duelists (Yu-Gi-Oh 5D)
  • Friederich Tanner (The Qwaser of Stigmata); via cards
  • Depend Cards users (Cardfight Vanguard G)
  • KR (Log Horizon)
  • Roe2 (Log Horizon)
  • Summoner Class (Log Horizon)
  • Ishkhandar/Alexander/Rider (TYPE-MOON)
  • Incognito (Hellsing)
  • ÄRM users (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Haruhiko Ichijo (Musaigen no Phantom World)
  • Megumi Fushiguro (JUJUTSU KAISEN)
  • Touya Mochizuki (Isekai Smartphone); via Dark Magic
  • Yumina Ernea Belfast (Isekai Smartphone); via Dark Magic

Cartoons

  • Darren the Ancient Sleeper (Adventure Time)
  • Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony series)
  • Megatron (Transformers Prime); when controlled by unicron
  • Unicron (Transformers Prime)
  • The Planeteers ("Captain Planet") via

elemental Rings

  • All villains ("Captain Planet") via Rings of Destruction
  • Soundwave (Transformers Prime/Robots In Disguise)
  • Vector Prime (Transformers Cybertron)
  • Genie (Aladdin)
  • Jafar (Aladdin)
  • Mirage (Aladdin: the Animated series)
  • Chaos (Aladdin: the Animated series)
  • Eden (Aladdin: the Animated series)
  • Mozenrath (Aladdin: the Animated series)
  • Andrew Wells (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Master Cyclonis (Storm Hawks)
  • Discord (My Little Pony Series)
  • Grogar (My Little Pony Series)
  • Fairy Godmother (Shrek)

Web Series

Animations

  • Herobrine Greg (Annoying Villagers)

Video Games

  • Asriel Dreemurr (Undertale)
  • Kongu (Bionicle)
  • The Witch of Hemwick (Bloodborne)
  • Chime Maidens (Bloodborne)
  • Mortanius (Legacy of Kain)
  • Azimuth (Legacy of Kain)
  • Kain as Scion of Balance (Legacy of Kain)
  • Looking Glass Knight (Dark Souls II); via King's Mirror
  • Elana, Squalid Queen (Dark Souls II)
  • High Lord Wolnir (Dark Souls III)
  • Man-Serpent Summoner (Dark Souls III)
  • Judicator Giants (Dark Souls III: The Ringed City)
    • Judicator Argo
  • V (Devil May Cry 5)
  • Rakanoth (Diablo)
  • Corvo Attano (Dishonored); via Devouring Swarm
  • Daud (Dishonored); via Summon Assassin
  • Conjurer (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • The Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); via Call of Valor Shout and conjuration spells
  • Zeno (Epic Seven)
  • Protagonists (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem); via summoning spell
  • Gatekeepers (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)
  • Summoner Class (Final Fantasy)
  • Kadaj (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children)
  • L'Cie (Final Fantasy XIII)
  • Arfoire (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Annie (League of Legends)
  • Ivern (League of Legends)
  • Tara Grimface (Lost Kingdoms II)
  • Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Bosses (Maple Story)
  • Konjurer Tarkatan Xenomorphs (Mortal Kombat X)
  • Bomamba (NiGHTS Journey into Dreams)
  • Genji (Overwatch)
  • Hanzo (Overwatch)
  • Queen Kharma (Patapon)
  • Ormen Karmen (Patapon 2)
  • Patapons (Patapon 3)
  • Dark Heroes (Patapon 3)
  • Aleph (Shin Megami Tensei); via COMP
  • The Demi-Fiend (Shin Megami Tensei)
  • Mermaid (The Sims 3: Island Paradise); specific traits required.
  • Sorcerer Doomlander (Skylanders)
  • Portal Masters (Skylanders)
  • Spellslamzer (Skylanders)
  • Z.W.E.I (Soul Calibur 5)
  • Chlomaki (Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea)
  • Daimajo/Great Witch (Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea)
  • Meikai (Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea)
  • Wadanohara (Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea)
  • Summoner (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Devil Summoner (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Izumo No Okuni (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Rena (Elsword); fairies only
  • Aisha (Elsword)
  • Elsword (Elsword)
  • Wizards (Magicka series)
  • Sans (Undertale)
  • A.G.O.T.I. ("Friday Night Funkin"); Shown in cutscene before first song with his microphone
  • Robloxians (ROBLOX); via several gears

Comics

  • John Constantine (DC Comics)
  • Kid Eternity (DC Comics)
  • The Hat (DC Comics)
  • Al Simmons/Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Jackie Estacado/The Darkness (Image Comics)
  • Magik (Marvel Comics)
  • Enchantress (Marvel Comics)
  • Doreen Allene Green/Squirrel Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Dark Man/Mr. Dark (Fables)
  • League of Librarians (Lunch Lady Series)
  • Fallen/Megatronus Prime (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen)
  • Jetfire (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen)
  • Fortress (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen)
  • Ransack (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen)
  • Other Seekers (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen)
  • Ancient Primes (Revenge of the Fallen)
  • Sentinel Prime (Transformers Dark of the Moon); by using space bridge
  • Immortus (Marvel Comics)
  • God of Stories Loki (Marvel Comics)

Literature

  • Most magic users from the courts of Chaos (The Chronicles of Amber)
    • Brand (The Chronicles of Amber)
    • Merlin (The Chronicles of Amber)
  • Petrosilius Zwackelmann (Der Räuber Hotzenplotz)
  • Duike (Duike)
  • Summoners (Kalsearin)
    • Gavein
  • Dragons (Kalsearin)
    • Kalsearin
  • Warlocks (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
    • Elias (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
    • Magnus Bane (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
    • Tessa Gray (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
    • Valentine Morgenstern (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
    • Simon Lewis (Shadowhunter Chronicles)

Television

  • Paige Matthews (Charmed)
  • Elders (Charmed)
  • The Seer (Charmed)
  • The Crone (Charmed)
  • The Triad (Charmed)
  • Witches (Charmed); via spells
  • Debra Harding (Heroes)
  • Tak (Tak and the Power of Juju)
  • Oni Mask Wearers (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Him (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Users of familier necklaces (Tara Duncan)
    • Tara Duncan
    • Sparrow
    • Cal
    • Claire
  • Princess Ivy (Sofia the First)
  • Serrator (Power Rangers Super Samurai)
  • B.E.R. (Teen Titans Go!)
  • Agent Howard (Haven)
  • Janets (The Good Place)
  • Daiki Kaito (Kamen Rider Decade)

Movies

  • Fallen/Megatronus Prime (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen)
  • Jetfire (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen)
  • Ancient Primes (Revenge of the Fallen)
  • Sentinel Prime (Transformers Dark of the Moon); by using space bridge
  • Etelgar (Ultraman Ginga S)

Known Objects

  • SCP-513 - A Cowbell (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-662 - Butler's Hand Bell (SCP Foundation)
  • Alpha Rune (Ben 10 Series)
  • Beckoning Bell (Bloodborne)
  • Summoning Signs (Dark Souls)
  • Summonstone (Dissidia Final Fantasy)
  • The Moon (Final Fantasy VIII); via Lunar Cry
  • The Barn (Haven)
  • Allied Armor of Azure (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • ÄRMs (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Elements of Harmony (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Monster Items (The Cabin in the Woods)
  • Amulet of Avalor (Sofia the First)
  • Starfire Gems (Tenko and the Guardians of the Magic)
    • Topaz Gem; summons Golden Lion
    • Rose Quartz Gem; summons Rose Eagle
    • Sapphire Gem; summons Sapphire Dolphin
  • Summoning items (Terraria)
  • Yo-kai Watch and Yo-kai Medals (Yo-kai Watch)
  • Chaos Sabers (Undertale)
  • Chaos Buster (Undertale)
  • Gaster Blasters (Undertale)

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