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The power to walk and/or run on the surface of the water. Sub-power of Water Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Hydro-Locomotion
  • Pondus (The Lorien Legacies)
  • Walking on Water
  • Water Running


The user can stand, walk and run on the surface of water by literally defying the surface tension and can move across the surface of water as easily as they would be able to move on land.





  • Users may have to be focused to stay on top of water.
  • May have to build up momentum to move across the surface of water.
  • May only be able to stand on water and will fall in if knocked over.


Being able to move across the surface of water without going into it has been shown to exist in real life. Insects known as Hemiptera can stand and move across water, they can also move fast thanks to their ability to “glide” on water. Humans are actually able to run on water with enough speed and mastery of leg strength, however, humans eventually fall in in swift time, so humans can only cross ponds and small rivers without falling in.

Known Users


  • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • XLR8 (Ben 10)
  • The Flash (DC Comics)
  • Barry Allen/The Flash (DC Comics/The Flash)
  • Duchess Swan (Ever After High)
  • Quicksilver (Marvel Comics)
  • Tommy Shepherd/Speed (Marvel Comics)
  • Shadowcat (Marvel Comics)
  • Pearl (Steven Universe)
  • Lapis Lazuli (Steven Universe)
  • Opal (Steven Universe)
  • Lion (Steven Universe)
  • Undine Wells/Alchemical Water (Sleepless Domain)
  • Irma Lair (W.I.T.C.H.)


  • Various Characters (Baki the Grappler)
    • Yuujiro Hanma
    • Retsu Kaiou
  • Lenalee Lee (D.Gray-man)
  • Tyki Mikk (D.Gray-man)
  • Ripple/Hamon Users (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Ninjas/Shinobi (Naruto)
  • Mavis Vermilion (Fairy Tail)
  • Brook (One Piece)
  • Ponyo (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea/Gake no Ue no Ponyo)
  • Forest Spirit (Princess Mononoke)
  • Alice (Moomin)

Video Games

  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden/Dead or Alive)
  • Arturia (TYPE-MOON)
  • Suicune (Pokémon)
  • Clefairy (Pokémon)
  • Mona Megistus (Genshin Impact)
  • Vamp (Metal Gear)
  • Yuna (Final Fantasy X)
  • Various characters (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sweeper (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • The Last Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); via Ahzidal's Boots of Waterwalking
  • All Fleet Girls including abyssal fleets (Kantai Collection)
  • Mario (Super Mario Bros.); via the Gold Leaf

Live Television

  • Elliot (MisFits)
  • Jessi (Kyle XY)
  • Kyle Trager (Kyle XY)
  • Tori Hanson (Power Rangers: Ninja Storm)
  • Charon (Once Upon a Time)
  • Ken Sanen (Thunderbolt Fantasy)


  • Eisa (Frozen); via ice power
  • The Nokk (Frozen)
  • Number 8 (I Am Number Four)
  • Dash Parr (The Incredibles)
  • Bruce (Bruce Almighty)
  • Unnamed Boy (X-Men Movie)
  • Speed Stingers (How to Train your Dragon)
  • Captain Armando Salazar and his crew (Pirates of the Carribean)
  • Metroman (Megamind)


  • Perseus Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Hyperion (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Number Eight (Lorien Legacies)


  • Ephemus (Greek Mythology)
  • Tootega (Inuit Mythology)
  • Jesus Christ (Christianity)
  • Orion (Greek Mythology)

Real Life

  • Common Basilisk
  • Hemiptera
  • Peak Leg Strength Humans

Known Objects

  • Turbo Trainers (Banjo-Kazooie series)
  • Ahzidal's Boots of Waterwalking (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Potion of Waterwalking (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Gold Leaf (New Super Mario Bros.)
  • Hover Shoes (Sonic X)