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"The city shrieks at sundown and Jack Hawksmoor is the only one who can hear it."
― Narration (Wildstorm/DC Comics)

The power to manipulate urban areas and everything in them. Variation of Environment Manipulation. Opposite to Nature Manipulation and Rural Manipulation. Not to be confused with Industry Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Astikóskinesis
  • Urban Control
  • City Manipualtion/Control


User can create, shape and manipulate urban areas (including cities, towns, suburbs, etc.), and everything in them, including all the aspects of urban areas, from the purely physical ones and also mythical/conceptual ones.






  • Uncontrolled, this power can go out of control and destroy everything in the area.
  • User may be unable creating urban areas, being limited to manipulating already existing one.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user.
  • Completely powerless if in a wild environment.
  • Opposed by Nature Manipulation.
  • Will not work on Meta Nature Manipulation.

Known Users

  • Danny the Street (DC Comics)
  • Jack Hawksmoor (DC Comics)
  • Castle Heterodyne (Girl Genius); only Mechanicsburg
  • Simon Voltaire (Girl Genius); only Paris
  • Colette Voltaire (Girl Genius); only Paris
  • Delsin Rowe (INFAMOUS second son): via concrete manipulation
  • GLaDOS (Portal series)
  • Isabella Borgia/MOTHER (Predator: Concrete Jungle)
  • Ziggurat (Worm)
  • Bohu (Worm)
  • The Empty City (Fear Mythos)