"Its like the armor's wearing you. Like a new employee wearing a tux."
― Akari (Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!)

The ability to use a living costume that is symbiotically bound to their body. Variation of Power Suit and Symbiotic Connection. Opposite to High-Tech Exoskeleton.

Also Called

  • Symbiotic Armor
  • Symbiotic Power Suit


The user possesses a living costume that is symbiotically bound to their body. Though not a superpower itself, it does grant powers to the user.



Types of Symbiote:



  • The symbiote and host may need each other to survive.
  • Similarly, the host may require the entire suit in order to maintain conciseness.
  • User may develop completely different personality due to symbiote being alive as well.
  • User's life force may be used to power the symbiote.
  • Symbiote might be weakened by a certain power or substance (Ex: Venom's symbiote is weakened by sound waves and fire)

Known Users

  • Aika Sumeragi (Agent Aika)
  • Goku Uniform Users (Kill la Kill)
  • Kamui Users (Kill la Kill)
  • Wetworks (WildStorm Comics)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • X-O Manowar (Valiant Entertainment)
  • Tobi/Spiral Zetsu (Naruto)
  • Kakuja Users (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Kelly Funk (One Piece); via the Jake Jake no Mi
  • Klyntar/Symbiote Hosts (Marvel Comics)
  • Scarlet Spiders/Team Red (Marvel Comics)
  • Dreadface (Marvel Comics)
  • Tony Stark/Iron Man (Marvel Comics); via Extremis armor and Endo-Sym Armor
  • Ultimate Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Venomized Wolverine (Spider-Man: Web of Shadows)
  • Venomized Electro (Spider-Man: Web of Shadows)
  • Venomized Black Cat (Spider-Man: Web of Shadows)
  • Combo Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Wario (Nintendo); via Super Wario
  • William Afton/Springtrap (Five Nights at Freddy's, The Twisted Ones); via SpringBonnie costume
  • Hellspawns (Image Comics)
  • Redeemers (Image Comics)
  • Haunt (Image Comics)
  • Witchblade (Witchblade)
  • Darkness (Witchblade)
  • Angelus (Witchblade)
  • Sara Pezzini (Witchblade)
  • Danielle Baptiste (Witchblade)
  • Jackie Estacado (Witchblade)
  • Galvanic Mechamorph (Ben 10)
    • Upgrade
    • Ship
  • Guyvers (Guyver)
  • Shō Fukamachi (Guyver)
  • Sean Barker (Guyver)
  • D (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Blue Beetle/Jaime Reyes (DC Comics)
  • Symbiote Soldiers (Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite)
  • Sinister Splotch (The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants)
  • Walter (Sanctuary)
  • Darth Bane (Star Wars)
  • Black Beetle (DC Comics)
  • James "Alcatraz" Rodriquez (Crysis); via Nanosuit 2
  • Flex Fighters (Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters)
  • SCP-2273 - Major Alexei Belitrov, of the Red Army's 22nd Armored Infantry Division (SCP Foundation)
  • Mary Jane Waston/Spider-Woman (Ultimate Spider-Man)


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