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"You rise with the moon, I rise with the sun."
― Zuko to Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
"Only once every hundred years can a firebender experience this kind of power."
― Iroh commenting on the power granted by Sozin's Comet (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

The condition to gain strength from a certain abstract concept, powers, objects or when an event occurs. Sub-power of Affinity Manipulation. Combination of Power Augmentation and Enhanced Condition. Lesser version of Omni-Empowerment. Opposite to Charging and Aversion.

Also Called

  • Augmentation
  • Empowerment
  • Enhancement
  • Power-Up
  • Strengthening


As a trait, the users become stronger, faster, more durable, etc. when they come in contact with a certain concept, object, event, or emotion, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing the existing powers (E.g.: those with Water Empowerment may be able to unlock Water Manipulation when they are in a large body of water). Some users may be able draw sustenance from their affinity or even slow or stop aging.

Associated Powers

Major Affinities




  • Loss of power without the affinity around or from going without contact with the affinity for an extended period.
  • May be limited on the amount of strength you gain.
  • May overload from absorbing too much.
  • May be weakened by some opposing affinity.
  • May not be able to choose which Affinity you have.
    • May be limited to one affinity only.
  • Constant use of Affinity may increase dependency.
  • Weak to Affinity Negation.

Known/Example Characters


  • Waterbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender); grow stronger during a full moon and lose their powers during a lunar eclipse
  • Firebenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender); grow stronger when Sozin's comet passes, or when it is daytime, and lose their powers during a solar eclipse
  • Mana/Magic users (Ben 10); while in Ledgerdomain have their magical powers and abilities enhanced.
  • Lantern Corps (DC Comics)
  • Aquaman (DC Comics); becomes stronger in water
  • Uncle Sam (DC Comics); gains superhuman strength, speed, and size depending on the American people's beliefs in the ideals of America
  • All Kryptonians under a Yellow Sun (DC Comics)
  • Desiree (Danny Phantom); gains strength from those she has granted wishes for
  • Jackie Estacado (The Darkness); becomes stronger when in the shadows
  • Van Kleiss (Generator Rex); strongest when in the radius of the Nanite Explosion area
  • Jonas Graymalkin (Marvel Comics); gains superhuman strength and endurance while in the dark
  • Moon Knight (Marvel Comics); becomes stronger depending on the phases of the moon
  • The Hulk (Marvel Comics); grows stronger whenever he becomes angry
  • Hydro-Man (Marvel Comics); becomes stronger near water
  • Sand-Man (Marvel Comics); becomes stronger near sand
  • Hosts of Phoenix Force (Marvel Comics)
    • Jean Grey (as a host)
  • Tengu Shredder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003); ley lines


  • Kili (Double Arts); becomes stronger when touching someone
  • Dragon Slayers (Fairy Tail); via specific element
  • "Big Mom" Charlotte Linlin (One Piece); once so driven by hunger
  • Ginei Morioka (Rosario + Vampire); becomes stronger & faster when the moon is out
  • Blackmore (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VII: Steel Ball Run); can use his Stand, Catch The Rainbow, only while its raining
  • Guardian Characters (Shugo Chara); help their masters access their inner strengths

Life-Action TV/Films

  • The Charmed Ones (Charmed); stronger together, and when emotional
  • Cupids (Charmed); when around love
  • Samuel Sullivan (Heroes); becomes stronger with more evolved humans around
  • The Chance Harbor Circle (The Secret Circle); stronger together


  • Ethan Wate (Caster Chronicles); his love for Lena makes him resistant to magic powers
  • Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson & the Olympians); becomes stronger in water

Video Games

  • Cole MacGrath (inFamous); is able to draw power from electrical appliances and storms
  • Kahoko Hino (La Corda d'Oro); passion for music
  • Yu Narukami (Persona 4); Bond Empowerment
  • Giratina (Pokémon); Via Griseous Orb
  • Pokémon with the skill "Swift Swim" (Pokémon); become faster in rain
  • Talim (Soul Calibur); jumps higher-up on her stages, most likely to be Wind affinity


  • The Bahrag (Bionicle); Twin queens of the Bohrok swarms would grow more powerful when close to each other
  • Ares/Mars (Greco-Roman Mythology); becomes stronger when in conflict
  • SCP-096 - The "Shy Guy" (SCP Foundation); when someone or something looks at its face, he gets stronger, faster, and even more durable
  • SCP-4043 - Gaia (SCP Foundation); empowered by the biosphere of the earth
  • Buelsar Elliot (Tower of God); gets stronger the stronger his enemy is

Known Natural Occurrences

  • Limbo (Charmed); expands magical powers and transcends laws of physics
  • The Nexus of the All (Charmed); maximizes all powers
  • The Nexus of the Halliwell Manor (Charmed); intensifies all magical powers
  • Yellow Sun (DC Comics); grants Kryptonians and Daxamites supernatural powers
  • Full Moon (Various franchise); werewolves are at their strongest and most volatile state
  • Natural elements (Various franchise); empowers someone with elemental powers

Known Artifacts

  • Emphyreal Sword (Charmed); strengthens whitelighters
  • Deadly Virus (Charmed); temporarily strengthens all magical creatures before killing them
  • Moon pool (H2O: Just Add Water/Mako: Island of Secrets)
  • Silver Crystal (Sailor Moon)
  • Humpty Lock (Shugo Chara); grants Amu Hinamori powers
  • Dumpty Key (Shugo Chara); grants Ikuto Tsukiyomi powers
  • Fairy blood (True Blood); vampires become resistant to fairy magic after drinking fairy blood
  • Serpens Clavem (Witches of East End); strengthens witches whilst corrupting them