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"There was something strange about the way he walked... much more vertical than usual."
― Abe Simpson on a cat burglar, The Simpsons

The power to fasten onto and climb vertical and horizontal surfaces without falling.

Also Called

  • Adhesive Climbing/Sticking
  • Molecular Adhesion
  • Physical Adherence
  • Wall Crawling
  • Wall Adhesion/Clinging/Walking/Scaling/Sticking
  • Stick-'em Powers


The user can scale walls and ceilings, no matter how rough or smooth they are. They do not deny gravity, but adhere to surfaces unaided using various ways. However in order to be considered true wall-crawling, the user must be able to maintain balance for long periods of time, compared to Wallrunning where the energy is only temporary.

Beings with superhuman strength or with super strong and dense claws could simply dig their fingers or into a surface, then propelling upward and digging in again, generating the effect of wall-crawling. In some cases, the user may simply be able to make use of any handholds they find, no matter how small, to wall crawl.

Alternatively, the user's body and skin could possess other adhesive properties in common with certain animal species, such as the suction pads of a frog. Those with Reptilian Physiology could have microscopic hair/bristle-like structures on their hands and feet like a gecko, a trait that is shared with those with Insect Physiology and Arachnid Physiology. The use of setae, as well as nanoscale fibers, can allow a user to access electrostatic attraction forces known as Van der Waals Force to interact with positive and negative molecular charges to effectively cling to an object or structure at a molecular level.






  • Hand or footwear, such as shoes, socks, and gloves may nullify this ability.
  • May have to concentrate to remain on the surface.
  • May only be able to stick to certain surfaces.
  • May not work if the wall is completely smooth with no handholds.
  • May be dependent on the user's own center of gravity.
  • May not work on frictionless surfaces or frictionless induced objects.
  • May be vulnerable to Anti-Adhesion.

Known Users

See Also: Wall Crawl.



  • Kumoko/Shiraori (So I'm a Spider, So What?)
  • Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)
  • Shuichi Iguchi (My Hero Academia)
  • Ninja (Naruto)
  • Kidomaru (Naruto)
  • Jigumo (Naruto)
  • Hatchan (One Piece)
  • Black Maria (One Piece); via the Kumo Kumo no Mi, Model: Rosamygale Grauvogeli
  • Shiki Granbell (Edens Zero)


  • Adam Gordon (Alphas)
  • Grimslaw Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Turok-Han (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Spider Demons (Charmed)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Harmon (Heroes)
  • Mohinder Suresh (Heroes)
  • Bree Davenport (Lab Rats)
  • Rutans (Doctor Who)
  • Bane (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Unknown Kid (Los Protegidos)
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place); via Spell Casting
  • Metal Spiders (Bump in the Night)


  • The Grinch (The Grinch)
  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • Jack Jack Parr (The Incredibles)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Reapers (Blade II)
  • The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)
  • Xenomorphs (Aliens)
  • Lycans (Underworld)
  • Brian (Sky High)
  • Witches (Witching and Bitching)
  • Mavis Dracula (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Freddy Krueger/The Entity (Wes Craven's New Nightmare)
  • Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Dr. Cockroach (Monsters vs. Aliens)
  • Lucas Nickle (The Ant Bully)
  • Rick Riker/Dragonfly (Superhero Movie)
  • Patricia Porker/SpiderBabe (SpiderBabe)


  • Members of the Dai Li (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Suki (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Ty Lee (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Galvans (Ben 10)
    • Grey Matter
  • XLR8 (Ben 10)
  • Merlinisapiens (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
    • ChamAlien
    • Prisoner 775
  • Arachnichimps/Evolved Arachnichimps (Ben 10)
  • Ball Weevil ("Ben 10: Omniverse")
  • Buglizard (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Odd (Code Lyoko)
  • Shira (Ice Age)
  • Gravis (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu) via Gravikinesis and Gyro-Telekinesis/Telekinesis
  • Terry McGinnis/Batman (Batman Beyond)
  • Inque (Batman Beyond)
  • Danny Fenton/Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Gargoyle species (Gargoyles)
  • Simon Laurent (Infinity Train)
  • Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget)
  • Miraculous Wielders (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir)
  • Rogercop (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Anansi (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Megabyte (ReBoot)
  • Meteora Butterfly (Star vs the Forces of Evil)
  • Peridot (Steven Universe); via Limb Enhancers
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Quarry (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Mondo Gecko (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)
  • Aisling (The Secret of Kells)
  • Demencia (Villainous)
  • Miranda (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Spyke (X-Men: Evolution)
  • Gekko (PJ Masks)

Video Games

  • Revenant (Apex Legends)
  • Umbra Witches (Bayonetta); via Witch Walk
  • The Creature (Carrion)
  • Diddy Kong (Donkey Kong)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Espio the Chameleon (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Spider Splicers (Bioshock Series)
  • Lickers (Resident Evil)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Lickers (Resident Evil)
  • Fi (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Geckos (Real Life)
  • Flip Troopa (Super Smash Stadium)
  • General Scales (Star Fox Adventures)
  • Bee Mario/Luigi (Super Mario Galaxy); via honey surfaces
  • Pink Wisps (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog); via Pink Wisps
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Raziel (Legacy of Kain)
  • Zephonim vampires (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Vamp (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Haven Troopers (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
  • Laughing Octopus (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
  • Xigbar (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous)
  • Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad (Assassin's Creed)
  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
  • Desmond Miles (Assassin's Creed)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid); via Spider Ball while in Morph Ball form
  • Toy Foxy, "The Mangle" (Five Nights At Freddy's 2)
  • B.U.D. (Grow Home)
  • Squee-G's (Splatoon)
  • Spiders (Minecraft)
  • Cave Spiders (Minecraft)
  • Gekko (PJ Masks)
  • Hanzo (Overwatch)
  • Genji (Overwatch)



  • Dave Sanchez (The Gecko and Sticky)
  • Sticky (The Gecko and Sticky)