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Superpowers have never been more common yet unique

Superpowers within a setting that usually go by a universal term by the characters who are bestowed and use them.

Depending on the media, a setting can have characters with one power or a combo platter of powers. When there are people with one power per person, then the one person they will only have that power, and if they are lucky, they can get a versatile one. The case where a combo platter of powers possibly comes into three forms. The first form is where the superpower can have different powers that can be granted. The second form is there are different powers within a setting that one person can gain rather than just one superpower. The third form is where the power gives passive abilities when a person has one. The trope can be found in most Eastern media such as anime, manga, and light novels while rarely seen in Western pieces of media.

Exclusivity in a power is usually a result of Superpower Lottery being very random at least in details, though it may also happen due to a person giving their power away to someone else. A milder case of exclusivity is powers naturally restricted to specific bloodlines, though even those may at least express differently, including occasional duds. See also Personality Powers.

Examples of Exclusive Powers include:

Anime and Manga

  • Nen, from Hunter X Hunter, is a technique to use one's aura in different applications. To gain a proper grasp of Nen, one would need to practice the Four Major Principles, which are Ten, Zetsu, Ren, and Hatsu. Ten is shrouding the body with aura where it can give basic defense from mental and physical attacks. Zetsu is the suppression of one's aura to hide their presence and even become transparent. Ren is outputting aura where its like fire to increase physical strength and durability. Hatsu is the release of a person's expression of aura that follows six categories and is based on the users' preference. The six categories of auras are born with one of these types, which are Enhancement, Transmutation, Conjuration, Emission, Manipulation, and Specialization. One person is born with one category, but one is not their limit. A person can use more than one category by being compatible with two other categories. An example would be how someone with the Enhancement category would be compatible with Transmutation and Emission.
  • Quirks, from My Hero Academia, are superhuman powers that usually manifest around the age of four or when a person is born. They can be gained genetically from either parent and can even be a fusion from the two. There is also the chance of obtaining one unrelated to genetic lineage. Quirks fall into three types which are Emitter, Transformation, and Mutant. Emitter types can release matter, energy, or alter matter in a certain way. Transformation types can make a temporary alteration of their body, like transforming their skin to steel, hardening their bodies, or growing into a giant. Mutant types have a passive physical mutation that area part of their bodies such as a tail, vine-like hair, or constant invisibility. A person is born with one Quirk and is said to be impossible to have multiple ones. There are humans who aren't born with Quirks who are called Quirkless and take up around 20% of the global population.
  • Devil Fruits, from One Piece, gives a certain power to whatever eats it and falls into three types. Paramecia gives an individual some form of physical superhuman ability. Zoans can transform into three from which is an animal form, an animal hybrid form, and their original form. Logia has the power to transform themselves into a certain element like fire, light, ice, or smoke while also being able to manipulate them. By transforming into their element, they are invulnerable to attacks except for an element that opposes them or through the use of Haki. A person can only consume one Devil Fruit lest they disintegrate.
    • There is also Haki, which is a mysterious power that every living being has in the world of One Piece. Most people may not notice it or fail to awaken such power. Haki can be separated into three types which are Kenbunshoku Haki, Busoshoku Haki, and Haoshoku Haki. Kenbunshoku Haki can give a user a sixth sense around them, which can be used to sense the presence of others. Busohoku Haki uses one's spirit as either a means of defense or offense. Haoshoku Haki is a rare form that cannot be gained from training, and one in several million people are born with this Haki. This type allows a user to exert their willpower over other living beings.
  • Sigils, from Darwin's Game, are powers granted by the titular phone app to its players. The app grants a unique yet randomized ability, which means no one would have the same Sigil. Each player of the game can only have one Sigil at a time. There are five types that Sigils can fall under, which are Telekinetic, Metamorphic, Mind Control, Scientific Engineering, and Sense Expansion. Telekinetic involves a Sigil that can manipulate matter or even people. Metamorphic types are powers that can make change an attribute of a user's body or even their entire form. Mind Control types are Sigils that influence or manipulates a target's mind. Scientific Engineering types are superpowers that can create chemical substances. Sense Expansion can increase the five senses or allows the use of a sixth sense.
  • Stands, from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, which usually comes in the form of a humanoid Guardian Entities that have a unique power(s) related to the user's personality. They can take on other forms such as locks, guns, and even rope. Sub-stands also exist that come with their abilities related but different from their original Stand.
  • Embryos, from Infinite Dendrogram, are abilities that players or Masters have in the titular VRMMO. Their forms and powers are based on a Master's personality, actions, and experiences in the game's world. Depending on the personality of the person can determine one of 5 broad types: Arms, Guardner, Chariot, Castle, and Territory. Embryos can also evolve as the player experiences the game, which may give other Skills and Types from its initial development.
    • Skills are the name for abilities that Tians, Masters, and monsters gain in the VRMMO. Tians and Masters can gain Skills from equipment and jobs while monsters are capable of using them naturally. Masters can also gain Skills from their Embryos. Each Skill has a level that affects their power and if they can be resisted by an opponent. There are three types of skills which are Job, Original, and Sense. Job Skills also have three subtypes, which are General, Characteristics, and Ultimate.
    • Magic are techniques that can be used by Tians, Masters, and a subset of monsters. They come in the form of spells with levels similar to Skills. They require MP to use while the effect and power based on the user's maximum MP. The level of the spell, the amount of MP, level of magic extension skills, and amount used by magic extension Skills are also factors that affect spells. Magic is grouped into attributes depending on their effects. There are three great attributes, which are Sky, Earth, and Sea, but there are other magics that don't fall into these three attributes.
  • Justu, from Naruto, are supernatural arts ninjas use in battle by using their chakra. The techniques would usually require a person forming hand seals while also releasing physical and spiritual energies that creates chakra. Jutsu comes into three categories: Taijutsu, Genjutsu, and Ninjutsu.
    • Kekkei Genkai are unique techniques based on the wielders' DNA and hereditary within ninja clans. They are passed down from generations in a clan and followed three types. These three types are Dojutsu, Advanced Nature Transformation, and the third involves the manipulation of the body.
  • PSI, from Psyren, is the ability that Psychicers have that manipulate one's thoughts by over-clocking the brain into three basic types: Burst, Trance, and Rise. Burst is the ability to manipulate the world in a certain way such as telekinesis, pryokinesis, healing, and creating constructs of compressed air. Trance is the ability to manipulate the minds of others and can even read minds. Rise is the ability to manipulate the body where one can enhance the five senses, physical strength, speed, endurance, and regeneration from damage.
  • Unique Skills, from That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime, are skills that certain individuals can possess. They are unique even if they have similar or the same names, but each has subtle differences from each person. An Otherworlder who are reincarnated or summoned into the world usually gains such a skill. Another method is by evolving an Extra Skill through training or combining it with another Extra Skill.
  • Abnormalities or Skills, from Medaka Box, are superhuman abilities possessed by a few humans and categorized as Abnormals. Individuals who possess such powers are also known as Skill Holders. The powers are based on the Abnormal's personality, and they manifest internally while rarely project from the user's bodies. An Abnormal wouldn't have control over their Abnormality due to their overwhelming nature. This aspect of the power cause Abnormals to have an inherent ambition to control it. An Abnormal would usually only have one Abnormality, but there are exceptions.
    • Minuses are Abnormalities that are warped because of mental negativity. Unlike regular Abnormalities, projection outside of the body is common and relate to their mental state. Unlike Abnormalities, scientific analysis for such abilities isn't possible because of how they defy logic and physics.
    • Styles are the manipulation of language for different effects and are meant to fight on par to Abnormalities. They are empathetic techniques and are based on understanding emotions from others. A person who uses a Style has a mark on their tounges. A person can develop a Style, or they can be bestowed one from someone who already has a Style. This power isn't exclusive like Abnormalities, and even an Abnormal can gain one.
  • Branch of Sin, from Deadman Wonderland, are blood manipulation powers that Deadmen are granted due to a parasite in their bodies. Each Branch of Sin uses blood differently from each other. Examples of this blood manipulation involve creating and firing a bullet of blood, scythes of blood, and even bombs.
  • Magical Rights, from Book of Bantorra, is an individual magic that a person can possess, and only one person has one. It is one part of Magic, and to use Magical Right; a Magic Deliberation needs to be invoked. Magic Deliberation comes in the form of a mantra or chant that contains reversals of logic. These chants are usually used to increase the effect of a Magical Right.
  • Breath Styles, from Demon Slayer Yaiba, are styles of swordsmanship taught and practiced in the Demon Slaying Corp. The Demon Slaying Corp uses them to fight Demons while using Nichirin Blades in order to slay demons. They are all derived from the Breath of the Sun, which is the first created Breath. There are six derivative Breaths, which are Fire, Water, Wind, Thunder, Stone, and Moon, in which each Breath has gained further derivatives as well. The styles can make use of specific and concentrated breath patterns that increase lung capacity and the amount of oxygen in the blood. The increased oxygen allows for increased physical ability and mental concentration to match a Demon's power. Each style has a different application with a Nichirin Blade. Examples would be how a user's sense of touch enhanced, increased leg strength, and boosting flexibility along with speed. There are drawbacks to using these styles of swordsmanship as the techniques take a toll due to the limits of the human body.
    • Demon Slayer Marks are markings that can be unlocked and appear somewhere on a strong Demon Slayer's body. They look like a scar, birthmark, or a tattoo, and each is unique while reflecting their Demon Slayer's Breath Style. The precondition to unlocking one involves an individual related to the Breath of the Sun being born with one. It then spreads to other Demon Slayers through some form of resonance. Demon Slayer Marks can give different abilities such as enhanced physical capabilities and breathing techniques compared to an average Breath Style user. It can also allow the user to see the blood flow, muscles, and joint movement of living beings, which can be used to predict their movement or analyze their health. The final ability is to change the color of their Nichirin Blade to a crimson red, which gives the weapon the ability to restrict the regenerative powers of a Demon.
    • Blood Demon Arts are spells that demons can use and are unique to each demon. A demon would usually gain this power by consuming humans while also gaining more strength. The spells can be developed, which gain more potency and different techniques of using them. The Blood Demon Arts can come in the form of making illusion, making portals to a pocket dimension, and turning blood into flames.
  • Powers (or Magic Powers), from The Seven Deadly Sins, are mysterious abilities based on an individual's will, beliefs, and experience. These magical powers can weaken if the user loses control of their emotions, which can be solved by training. They can also be measured by Magic, Strength, and Spirit in the form of numbers and summed in a Power Level.
    • Spells are another magical power that can be used inherently or by the use of Incantation Orbs. Unlike Powers, spells have a variety of different effects based on the kind of spell, its type, a person's magic power, and potency. They come into five types of Elemental, Negation, Utility, Enchantments, and Curses.
    • Commandments are unique powers created by the Demon King and bestowed onto ten elite warriors. The ten powers are a curse with an absolute function for anyone that breaks its rule, even its user. There is also how a being with a warrior with a Commandment would also have their Power to use as well. Commandments can also turn their user into a Demon who also have their demonic abilities.
    • Graces are four unique powers made by the Supreme Deity of the Goddess Clan. Similar to Commandments, they are given to the four strongest fighters found in the clan. These powers give their user a special ability while also augmenting their magical and physical strength. There are also how the Goddess Clan has other powers and can give them an arsenal of powers depending on the Goddess. One thing about Graces is that if one is given to a human, it will destroy their body, thus killing the person.
  • Ether Gears, from Edens Zero, is the power that allows a person to use Ether from their bodies similar to a machine. Ether flows in the user's body and rearranges into a power they can use. The users of this power have different abilities, such as making a construct out of Ether, manipulating matter, controlling an aspect of the universe, or superhuman ability.
  • Gifts, from Problem Children are Coming from Another World, Aren't They?, are special abilities that people may have within the world of Little Garden. The powers are intertwined with one's soul. They can be stored into a Fragment of Laplace, which is a card that can store a Gift. A person can gain more than one Gift and can have an unlimited number of them.
  • Territories, from Yu Yu Hakusho, are powers that certain humans have due to being in the vicinity of the Demon's Door. The powers can be used within a certain range, and their powers seem to be based on the user's personality. It depends on a person where they can extend to 100 meters or just their bodies.
  • Darker Than Black Contractors have one from a wild variety of quirky abilities, with a bare minimum of Required Secondary Powers, plus even more varying (and more often obviously personalized) remunerations. So, e.g. we have seen two teleporters in the first season — but their powers worked very differently.
    • There are powers that appear to be exact duplicates, but this seems to happen very rarely: Book Ends of the first season got similar gravity negators (there were other gravity manipulators with different specifics). Dash and Goran had super speed, Hei and Nick had the same (as far as anyone can tell) power. Curiously, in all cases, the Contractors who had those first were not alive by the time we see the second instance with Hei's case. His case is weird: while he is, of course, alive, his power was "inherited" from Bai — who may or may not count as truly "dead", but she's not among the living either. Of course, few Contractors lived on-screen very long either way.
  • The Euphoria Virus, from Speed Grapher, is a disease that can usually kill a person when contracted. One can survive if they have a Euphoric Factor and gain a superpower based on their obsession, desires, and fetishes.
  • Space Pheromones or SPH, from ēlDLIVE, are pheromones secreted by aliens and are not found by any organism on Earth. They can be used to send signals to other organisms and even for an offense. Each alien has their unique scents that cannot be changed, which allows for tracking through SPH. Space Pheromones can be used in different ways, such as a combat form, or can use them to enhance their body through equipment. Humans cannot use SPH unless they have an organ transplanted into them, or having a Monitalien makes a human its host like the main protagonist.
  • Minimums, from Hamatora, are unique abilities that a small percentage of the population has called Minimum Holders. These abilities manifest in different ways, like transforming into a beast, manipulating electricity, analyzing muscle structures, increased durability, regenerating from damage to the point of resurrection, and turning oneself into sound waves. Each Minimum has a trigger to activate it, such as removing glasses or putting on headphones. The powers are embodiments of a person's motivation that can be projected on to others.
  • Exceeds, from Black God, are abilities that Tera Guardians if they have a contract between a human and the guardian. Each Exceed is unique to a Tera Guardian and used the human's Tera, which requires a large amount of it. The abilities come in the form of increasing offensive power, split into clones of equal power and mass, or even transform into a horse.
  • Ignition Abilities, from Fire Force, are abilities that allow Third Generations to make fire from their body parts. Different from Second Generations' ability to control existing fire, they can produce it from their extremities such as their feet, head, hands, and even their eyes. This ability can be combined with certain equipment wielded by a Third Generation. They can also be used to increase strength and speed while others have found other applications such as defense.
  • Skills, from Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, are abilities, magic, and actions to those who receive falna from fighting monsters or certain actions. They appear regardless of a person's level and are rare while there are even ones where Skill would have effects that no one has heard before. Skills can be gained by leveling up or other methods involving activities like training or smithing.
    • Development Abilities are special abilities that appear after leveling up to level 2. They are different from Skills as they specialize in a specific area such as expertise or personal attributes. From Level 2, a person would have a chance with every level up but may not get even one. Examples would be improving magic, increasing luck, and giving special abilities to an item created by the user. Like Stats, Development Abilities have a rank from I to S and are hard to rank up while also not resetting to I when a person level up.
  • Gates, from Gate Keepers, are doors from another dimension that gives an ability to a GateKeeper. A Gate can give a GateKeeper a unique power with examples like an elemental power, physical augmentation, healing, or even manipulation of time and space. The Gates, however, have a cost on the user, such as absorbing their happiness, which leads to misfortune in their lives. There also other costs, such as halting their age or even consuming their body parts.
  • Authorities, from Campione!, are divine powers or attributes of monsters, demons, heroes, and gods related to their myths. A human can also gain them if they managed to kill a Heretic God and become a god slayer known as a Campione. They surpass magic used by mortals but requires an incantation to use their full power. The power, when usurped from a god, will change itself to match the Campione's personality. Authorities can be shared between individuals but have different ways of using them. A god can hold multiple Authorities while Campiones can do the same but with a limit. If a Campione kills a god with many Authorities, then it will combine into one Authority with conditions and restrictions. A Campione can, however, have multiple Authorities if they slay different gods, thus giving them different powers.
  • Osore (translated to Fear), from Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, are unique skills and traits that each yokai posses that are related to fear. They are connected to the fear of the unknown and are displayed by yokai due to their monstrous appearance. This act is due to how yokai existed as beings that induce fear in humans. The concept of Osore involves being feared by humans, which makes them feel enfeebled. The skills involve exerting pressure from their presence, which can change the air and mood around an area. There are also Fear Systems that are a reflection of a yokai species that can perform Osore. Some yokai can combine two types of Fear Systems for a different effect compared to just a singular one. There are 9 Fear Systems, which are Elemental, Physical, Manipulation, Displacement, Creation, Presence, Weapon-Reliant, Belief-Reliant, and Grudge-Reliant.

Comic Books

  • Miracles, from the manfra[1], Radiant, are powers that do not use Fantasia but stem from a different source of power. These powers are bestowed by a pitchfork that was said to been used to kill a Wizard by a normal farmer, thus creating the first Miracle. A person bestowed a Miracle is named Thaumaturges and is affiliated with the Inquisition. Each Thaumaturges' Miracles are unique to the individual and exhibit an exclusive power like astral projection, controlling swords, petrification, resurrection, and even nullifying Fantasia.
  • Enforced by some incarnations of The Legion of Super Heroes: All members have different powers because having a unique power is a requirement to join the Legion. Those whose powers aren't unique (or are simply lame) must instead join the Legion of Substitute Heroes.
  • The Dom, from Monster Allergy, are special powers used by Tamers and are inherited from parent to child. There are five Dom Powers, which are Sight Dom, Voice Dom, Gesture Dom, Enviro Dom, and Energy Dom. Sight Dom is a passive ability to see monsters and ghosts which are invisible to the average person. Voice Dom allows a Tamer to command monsters and ghosts with their words. Gesture Dom gives the power to manipulate monsters through gestures and can also be used to capture them in DomBoxes. Enviro Dom makes it possible to survive in different environments like underwater or a higher atmosphere. It can also be used to create a force field as well. Energy Dom can release a blast of energy that can affect dark phantoms, monsters, and even ordinary objects but not witches.


  • Peculiarities, from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, are special powers that manifest in people called Peculiars that can develop from infancy or when one is elderly. There are five categories for Peculiarities, which are Aggressive, Passive, Physical, Internal, Elemental, and Uncertain. Aggressive are active powers, and Passives do not need to be activated. Physicals grow with the body, and Internals are mental abilities. Elementals have elemental properties like cyrokinensis or pyrokinesis, while Uncertains are more peculiar from the other four categories.
  • Graces, from Graceling, that are unique and strange skills that people are known as a Graceling can gain. They can be identified by mismatched eyes and appear within a few months after birth or early in childhood. The skills can be singing beautifully, giving dreams, extreme capability in fighting, and never sleeping.
  • The Power, from Gone, are supernatural abilities gained by teenagers in Perdido Beach while trapped in a barrier. The superpowers are gained from radiation and an alien virus in the water pipe that reacts with DNA to create The Power. They are also classified through a power level system between bars that go to one to four and even off the scale. This idea came from how signal strength on phones through bars.
    • Morphs are powers that are different from The Power as they use ASO rocks injected into a person. They are called Morphs due to how the person can transform into creatures. Morphs, in some instances, can also have different powers from their creature forms.
  • Talents, from the Alcatraz Series, are powers that the Smedry Family are biologically born with to fight evil librarians. Talents would come in the form of abilities that can sound mundane but can lead to an extraordinary effect. One member has the Talent of being late, which always has him being late for occasions. The other effect it has is how different things arrive late, such as bullets missing him or his blood bleeding late from a wound to avoid hemorrhaging to death.
  • Elements, from Vampire Academy, is magic that Moroi vampire specializes in that involves manipulating five elements. These Elements are Air, Earth, Fire, Water, and the rarest, Spirit. Spirit was one element that was forgotten over time but was re-discovered by Vasilisa Dragomir, who specializes in Spirit. Each Moroi can control all of the Elements but specialize in one of them. Fire is considered the most offensives, as it is the only element that can destroy Strigoi. The weakest is Water due to a source is needed to manipulate an Element. Spirit involves powers of sensing auras, walking in dreams, telekinesis, and even mind control. The signature aspect of the element is how it can be used to heal almost instantly.
  • Talents, from The True Game trilogy, is a power that humans possess in the Lands of True Game. The power that one can have could be telepathy, pyrokinesis, and even being able to store from other talents to use.
  • Allomancy, from Mistborn, is magic people can use by 'burning' metal in order to use physical and mental enhancements along with other abilities. A person can usually burn one metal and is called a Misting. If a person has the ability to burn all the metals are called Mistborn. There are 16 metals that can be used in Allomancy, and they grouped in Basic Metals, Higher Metals, and God Metals. There are also subcategories for Basic Metals and Higher Metals, which are Physical, Mental, Temporal, and Enhancements.
  • Talents, from the Xanth, series are magical abilities humans can have if born in Xanth. There is a myriad of talents and that no two people can have the same Talent, but similar ones do exist. Talents could even compare to magics of the lowest and highest caliber. Different factors are believed to influence Talents, from personality to heredity. It was once thought that mundanes could not have a talent, but five years in Xanth can lead to the development of one. Talents can come in the form of creating an odor to protection from magic.
  • Endowments, from the Children of the Red King series, are special powers bequeathed to descendants of the Red King. They are magical powers that differ from each other such as talking to animals, bringing storms based on emotion, shapeshifting, summon spirits of the dead, and traveling to places and time through pictures.
  • Magic, in Skulduggery Pleasant series, has two types of base magic, which are Adept and Elemental Magic. Adept magic is where a mage would focus on a single set of powers that varies on their personal scope. The magics in the Adept branch can involve using the language of magic for different effects to being able to burrow underground. Elemental magic is the manipulation of fire, water, earth, and air for offensive and defensive applications. It is less practiced compared to Adept magic due to the difficulty of mastering all four elements. Elemental users have to divide their attention between all of them rather than the singular focus of Adept magic.
  • Talents, from the Wheel of Time, are special abilities people have when they use the Channeling. They cannot be learned and are an innate way of using a weave. There are different Talents that can range from getting visions of the future to creating Ter'angreals (objects of the One Power that can perform a unique function).
  • Wild Cards has the survivors of the "Wild Card" virus end up with random powers… or more often randomly twisted bodies. Not counting 9/10 of the infected who just die, that is.
  • Legacies, from the Lorien Legacies series, are superhuman powers gifted to Loric Gardes that develop them when they have matured. All Gardes have the common Legacy of Telekinesis but also develop several other unique Legacies with age and training.

Oral Tradition, Folklore, Myths and Legends

Tabletop Games

  • Tieflings (mutant humans who express traits of ancestor(s) who were fiend(s)) of Dungeons & Dragons and (via Open Gaming License) Pathfinder all belong to a single species, but "no two tieflings are the same" in how their ancestry impacts their appearance. The statistical benefits tend to be the same between them however.

Video Games

  • Drives, from Blazblue, are the manifestation of a soul's power using a force known as Blue. There are two ways a person to gain a Drive, which are pulling the Blue to them or a soul close to the Blue can achieve this power. One can awaken to a Drive or be born with it.
  • Atma, from Digital Devil Saga, is a virus that can affect humans and allow them to transform into an Atma Avatar, a monstrous form based on mythological entities. A human infected by Atma has superhuman powers and magical ones while changed in their Atma Avatar. Another effect of the disease is how a need to devour another infected by Atma, or they will become berserk.
  • Persona, from the Persona series, are manifestations of a person's personality as a "mask" to help face difficulties in life. Personas are based on mythological archetypes that dwell in the collective unconscious. Those who awaken to the potential usually have one Persona unless they have the Wild Card ability that allows a person to hold multiple Personas. They have their unique powers along with influencing their users' physical and mental faculties like superhuman physique and resistance from negative trauma.
  • Crests, from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, are marks that are believed to be bestowed by the goddess, Sothis. These marks are passed down through bloodlines, are believed to relate to blood inherited, and can be inherited by people within a royal or noble family. They are seen as a sign of nobility and comes with prestige and respect. There two types of Crests, Minor Crests, and Major Crests. Minor Crests carries weaker yet somewhat potent power compared to Major Crest. Despite the lack of potency, they are a sign of being an heir in a family, along with prestige. Major Crests contain immense powers and are seen as a sign of an heir in a family compared to those with a Minor Crest. A Crest can give a person a high aptitude with magic, superhuman strength, and other advantages.
  • Evilities, from the Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice series, where a character can have two which are split into a Native Evility and a Secondary Evility. Unique Evilities are used by Main Characters, Humanoids, or Monsters. There are also Generic Evilities that can be accessed by any character.
    • Overloads, introduced in Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, are exclusive powers held by Overlords or an Overload-class of power. These skills can be used to change the tide of battle when activated.
  • Keshin, from Inazuma Eleven GO, is the ability to bring out a user's spirit to use a hissatsu, fight another Keshin, or to use the technique, Keshin Armed. Keshin Armed, introduced in Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stone, is when a user equips their Keshin as armor in order to increase their strength and speed along with their hisstasu techniques.
    • Mixi Max is a technique to fuse a person's aura to another person. When Mixi Max is used, a person's appearance changes while also gaining their physical attributes like power and speed along with a new hissatsu.
    • Soul or Beast Powers introduced in Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy is an ability that allows a user to transform into an animal. The transformation is temporary as they gain another hissatsu and the ability to use a Soul Strike. Soul Stikes are techniques to a specific Soul and are stronger than an average hissatsu.
  • Manifestations, from Under Night In-Birth, are a power that allows In-Births to give EXS a unique shape or an EXS Ability. They can come in the form of a weapon, superhuman speed, growing their muscles and body, manipulate blood, and shaping energy. The use of these abilities can also give superhuman physical abilities.
  • Runes, from Suikoden, are used to summon magical spells. They come into four types: Common Runes, Unique Runes, True Runes, and a fourth class that doesn't fit in the others. Common Runes are those that can be found in stores, monsters, or even schools for martial training. They are derived from True Rune and are man-made. Common Runes are sealed in an orb until a Rune Master attaches one to a person. They come into there types of Melee, Magic, and Support. Unique Runes are one directly created from the True Runes. They possess a will of their own but can be suppressed by a powerful Rune Master. They each have powers that could rival a True Rune, but they can't give agelessness like them. True Runes are extremely powerful and possess their own will, much like Unique Runes. They each have powers over the world and can give a person immortality. Each True Rune represents an aspect of existence like the basic elements or concepts like beginning or destiny. The two runes that don't fall into the other three types are the Bright Shield Rune and Black Sword Rune. They are actually the two halves of the True Rune of Beginning, and each doesn't give the advantages of a True Rune. The two Runes actually eke life force from their bearer and aren't referred to as True Runes in the game.
  • The Catharsis Effect, from The Caligula Effect, is a phenomenon caused by a person's strong emotions caused by an intense catalyst which can be tuned by Aria and their resolve to face pain. A person gains supernatural abilities and can maintain their sanity. They also manifest a weapon and other accessories.
  • Septima, from the Azure Striker Gunvolt series, is a kind of ESP powers that humans known as Adepts can use. They are much like normal humans physically and mentally but wields different superpowers. Some Adepts have common Septima, but others may have more varied powers. Septima can also be affected by different technology made to interact with Adepts. Glaives act as a container for an Adept's Septima and they can't use their power unless their respective owner fuses with it. Contrasting Glaives, Falcon Quills are used to create the phenomenon of Weaponization by changing the Adepts body structure while also enhancing their Septima to its fullest potential.

Visual Novels

  • Noble Phantasms, from the Fate series, can come in the form of powers based on the legend related to the Servant along with their summoned class. The form of these powers can come in different manifestations as one hero could call upon a pocket dimension under their control. Another would allow them to complete control of an object as long as it can be recognized as a weapon.

Web Animation

  • Semblances from RWBY are a manifestation of a person's innate and personal power, which is unique to each individual. The abilities are a projection of one's Aura and fueled by it. The nature of a Semblance seems to based on a facet of their personality. Dust can also be used to modify a Semblance with the element of its energy. However, they may be a borderline example because it's clear that multiple people can have similar or nearly-identical Semblances. For example, Harriet of the Ace Ops in V7 makes it clear she's met other people besides Ruby with a Super Speed Semblance like her own, and that there's something different about Ruby's speed.
  • Epithets from Epithet Erased are powers that people called Inscribed have attached to their souls. An Epithet comes from a single word attached to their soul, such as 'Fire ', 'Coupon','Dumb', or 'Soup'.

Web Comics

  • Natural Abilities and Acquired Abilities, from The Gamer webtoon, are two types of powers. Natural Abilities that Gaia grants based on the person's most traumatizing aspect of their life. The main protagonist has the titular ability due to his obsession with video games. Acquired Abilities are those of magic and ki manipulation developed from prior knowledge where one can train themselves through practice and study. Natural Abilities are exclusive to those that Gaia has granted while anyone can learn Acquired Abilities, even Natural Ability users. Clans and guilds train in both magic and martial arts that use ki manipulation. At the same time, some individuals who practice in a specialization of either magic or martial arts.
  • Charyeok (or Borrowed Powers from the official translation), from God of Highschool, is a power from supernatural entities that made a contract with a person. The paranormal entities come in the form of monsters, gods, or people who have gained fame or infamy when alive. A person that uses a Charyeok can create a unique power through their imagination and empathy. Charyeoks are divided into six classes, which are Weapon Summoning and Reinforcement, Summoning, Parasitic, Direct Contract, Key, and The Original Way of Charyeok.
  • Ballyhoos, from Scoob and Shag, are channeled powers made from love and admiration for a fictional character that comes into the form of a unique ability for individuals of an alien race. There are named after broadcasting and animation terms while also comes into two types, Physical and Energy. Physical Ballyhoos are ones that can interact with the world physically. Examples of these Ballyhoos are aiming a weapon down to the very millimeter, mimicking any physical force, and slicing anything within a radius. Energy Ballyhoos involves more metaphysical abilities to manifest. Examples of these are making space within space and stopping something from making a din.
  • Cultivation, from Tales of Demons and Gods, is a technique for people to enhance their abilities by training and gathering Soul Force. This method is called a cultivation technique and would come in the form of martial arts and meditation. The body can be empowered even with a small amount of Cultivation. There are three different ways of using Cultivation. One way is by training with martial arts, physical exercises, and enhancing natural abilities with Soul Force, which are used by people who wish to become fighters. One can merge with demon spirits to gain power beyond normal humans, which are called demon spiritualists. The third method involves cultivating Soul Force to the point of purity called Law Energy, which is the purest form of Soul Force. A Law is a part of the structure of the world and takes decades to have one accept a person who can become pure. Laws involve elements such as fire, earth, and lightning, along with concepts like death, time, and space.
  • Ripples, from Awaken, are the movement of Flux, which is the flow of consciousness penetrates from living organisms. Ripples are manifestations of Flux through a person's Field of Awareness. An F.o.A is an extension of a living person based on their personality. Ripples are classified into four types, which are A-Type (Absorb), T-Type (Transform), R-Type (Release), and C-type (Control). An example of a Ripple like a T-Type would be transforming a dagger into a sword. The four types can also be combined into different subtypes which can manifest in a combined form of a Ripple.
  • Personal Attributes, from Hardcore Leveling Warrior, are skills that are randomly gained when a character is created in Lucid Adventure. An example would be being able to increase a stat, learning a particular skill, transformation into a monster or legendary figure, and transcending the laws of the game. They come into five types of Personal Attributes are Skill/Stat, Monster Attribute, Class, Person, and Transcendental Skill.
  • Transcendental Skills, from Kubera, are abilities that can be used by gods, sura, and halfs(human-sura hybrids). There are two types of Transcendental Skills, which are General and Unique. Both gods and suras can use General types. It differs from human magic due to how it derives its power from the user rather than another being. These skills have more power compared to magic, and it's usually impossible to learn for humans and quarters (humans with a quarter of sura blood). The abilities for each individual are determined by their attributes depending on their race, which are Birthday, Clan, and Hereditary. Examples of these abilities are summoning suras, a powerful elemental attack, and controlling gravity. Unique types are those that gods are born with and cannot be acquired through any other means. Examples of these would be absolute control of an element to the point of embodying it, opening portals to certain locations, transfer objects at a fast speed, and moving a target to a dimension where existence and non-existence are equal.
  • In Paranatural, the Spectrals share the property of constantly seeing and touching the spirit world around them, and even with training have minimal uses for their raw power. The spirits, however, have wildly varied abilities — and those that become object-bound Familiars or possessing entities bestow their unique powers on their masters.

Western Animation

  • Bending, from Avatar: The Last Airbender, is the power and art of manipulating one of four elements of Air, Water, Earth, and Fire that certain people called Benders can use. The Avatar is only one who can bend all four elements while having other abilities.
  • Disney Fairies have Talents, which are either jobs or elemental powers that are assigned to each fairy. Each Talent a fairy could have a name about the power or skill that they could have like Water-Talent, Tinker-Talent, and Fast-Flying-Talent. What a fairy can do with their Talent can vary like a Tinker-Talent is usually used for repairs while also being able to make inventions. Another example would be Fast-Flying-Talent where a fairy can fly fast while also capable of manipulating the air as well.
  • Belly Badges, from the Care Bears series, are images on a Care Bears' and Care Bear Cousins' stomachs that show their personality along with their unique powers. Depending on the badge, it could have the power to influence the emotions of others, teleportation, enter Dreamland and influence dreams, and unlocking ideas from one's mind.
  • Cutie Marks, from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, are marks that ponies get that relate to their personality and talent. Depending on the pony, they could have a Talent with different abilities such as speaking with animals, being a great flyer, or having a great aptitude with magic. For Unicorn Ponies, they usually have one relating to their magic, which can be a scope of spells associated with their talent. A Cutie Mark does signify a Talent but doesn't mean that they can't show other skills or even other spells through magic. With time and practice, they can have different skills or expertise in other magics. Another factor of how Cutie Marks are tied to some sort of magic within every pony and any changes to the mark or a Pony's magic can signify a change in their talents.
  • Magic, from The Dragon Prince, is the mystical force that is connected to six Primal Sources. Magical creatures like elves and dragons are connected to these Primal Sources, which give them spells, powers, and abilities related to them. This connection for magical creatures is called Arcanum. Humans do not have such power but can use spells through some form of conduit to a Primal Source. The Primal Sources are Sky, Stars, Ocean, Earth, Sun, and Moon. An example of one of the powers granted with the element of Sky would be power and spells related to wind and lightning. The Arcanum for Sky would need a source of air or a storm while requiring deep breath and focus.
  1. Manfra are French comic books inspired by and styled after Manga.