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"You might think you're the greatest earthbender in the world, but even you can't bend metal!"

Some Elemental Powers let you control fire, water, air or earth. Some even let you control lightning; ice; plants; light; darkness; arcane forces, magic, or the mind; and even heart. (That is when not a victim of What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?) This, however, is power over metal. (Not that kind of metal; the shiny stuff.) It generally allows one to control metal, although it may even include being made of metal and using one's body to attack.

While it can be seen as a narrower version of Earth (lacking its associations with life and growth), Metal is often an Infinity +1 Element for two reasons:

  • The Inverse Law of Complexity to Power — "metal" is a very broad term, and all metals are very utilitarian, so even if what can be done with the metal is narrowly defined, (shaping it, magnetizing it, moving it...) it's still capable of many things.
  • In modern settings, Elemental Baggage isn't a problem for metal (if it's even in play at all), so while your enemies may be caught without water or dirt to use, you'll never have to worry as long as you're anywhere near civilization.

See also Magnetism Manipulation. Compare Chrome Champion (a character with metallic skin), which is a common application for this kind of power, although not necessarily always a result of it. Unrelated to Fantasy Metals, though they could be powerful tools to a character with this ability. Not be confused with extra ore dining.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Bakugan: Battle Planet introduces the golden Aurelus attribute to the franchise, taking the place of the original series' Subterra, which was incorporated into Ventus.
  • Black Clover:
    • Nozel Silva uses Mercury Magic, forming liquid mercury that he can shape however he wants. He can even compress it enough to turn it into a smooth surface to reflect Light Magic. It turns out he was the only one of the Silva children to inherit a similar magic from their mother Acier Silva, who was known as the "Steel War Princess" and could manipulate metal freely to form armor and weapons.
    • Klaus has Steel Magic to forge a variety of finely-crafted items such as barricades, spears, drills, or chariots.
  • In Blassreiter, one of the main advantages the Pale Rider series of low-level body augmentation gives its users is the ability to harmoniously meld with equipment such as vehicles and weapons, automatically building an intuitively learnable interface that feels natural, instead of all those unwieldy mechanical controls.
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun:
    • Misaka Mikoto's esper power is Electromagnetism, and can manipulate iron sand in several different ways, including things like chainsaw whip swords, needles, drills, shields, etc.
    • Kozaku Mitori's Liquid Shadow ability enables her to form and control a shapeshifting copy of herself made of liquid metal. Kouzaku can't see through the copy's non-existent eyes, so she uses a small skull-shaped camera to relay visual information to her computer and her control over it will be cut off if it's a certain distance away from.
  • Fairy Tail has Gajeel Redfox (Former page image), who uses Iron Dragon Slayer magic. To clarify, this allows him to turn parts of his body into metal weapons (usually clubs or a sword), cover his entire body in metal scales, and use of a tornado of metal shrapnel as a Breath Weapon. He can also eat metal to recover stamina.
  • Fist of the North Star has Boss Fang, who can turn his body into steel... not that this did him any good against Kenshiro.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: This is the Elric brothers' specialty in alchemy. There's also the 'Silver Alchemist', whose powers work a lot like Musica.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
  • Caro Ru Lushe from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS has the spell Wrought Iron Summonnote  that allows Caro to summon, transmute and control inorganic matter in nature. This includes Alchemic Chain, that is made of iron and not of magic like most other chains.
  • Naruto:
    • The Third Kazekage could create and manipulate iron sand using magnetism, which Sasori took advantage of after killing him and turning his corpse into a puppet.
    • His successor, the Fourth Kazekage, can manipulate gold dust using magnetism.note  Both developed this ability by studying Shukaku's chakra which has this property. When Naruto and Shukaku work together they can convert Naruto's Rasenshuriken and senjutsu into magnetic versions.
    • A minor character from the Cloud Village named Toroi had that same bloodline technique (which surprised a Sand Village ninja to find out it was found that far away) which he uses magnetize weapons, which magnetize other objects they hit (including people), making his attacks nearly impossible to avoid.
    • This is also the power of one of the filler villans from the Land of Vegetables arc. Hinata defeated him by breaking his "off" switch with Jyuuken, burying him in his own sand.
  • Ninjala: Lucy can summon metal tentacles using her Magic Eye. This ability doesn't appear anywhere in the video game the anime is based on.
  • One Piece has Mr. 1, who, after eating the Dice-Dice Fruit, got a body literally Made of Steel as well as the ability to form bladed weapons on any part of his body.
    • Eustass Kidd, one of the Supernovas, has the Magnet-Magnet Fruit, which allows him to manipulate metal through Magnetism Manipulation. Initially, it only affects metal, but once Kidd Awakens it, he gains broader magnetic powers, like assigning magnetic polarities to people.
    • Captain 'Black Cage' Hina's Bind-Bind/Cage-Cage Fruit lets her create iron shackles from her body, either by sprouting metal extrusions that will wrap around anyone who touches them, or just morphing her body into an iron shackle whenever somebody touches her.
    • Filler arc villain Bill has the Smelt-Smelt Fruit, one of the odder examples of this. By eating metal ore, he can smelt the metal inside his body and then exude molten metal, which he can shape into whatever he wants, from torrents of molten metal to fully-formed weapons. He can also bulk himself up by devouring large quantities of ore, and cover himself in a molten metal bodysuit.
    • Mad Treasure, the antagonist of the Heart of Gold OVA, has the Chain-Chain Fruit, which lets him create an endless array of steel chains from his body and control them with his mind.
    • Gild Tesoro, antagonist of "Film: GOLD", has the Gol-Gol Fruit, which is a classic metal-manipulating ability that only works on gold. Due to having Awakened his Devil Fruit, and running a massive casino ship so profitable that he can afford to keep up a perpetual shower of gold dust across it, he is incredibly powerful on his home turf, going so far as to use his powers to make a Giant Mecha of animate gold, complete with a laser eye.
  • Plunderer has one character who can create anything out of iron due to his Tricked-Out Gloves.
  • Musica and Reina of Rave Master are "silver claimers", who can both manipulate silver, though Reina has the slight advantage of being able to create silver out of thin air. In one arc, the pair form an Enemy Mine against Ogre, who turns out to be a gold claimer.
  • Sailor Venus from Sailor Moon has power over metal, one of her weapons is a "Venus Love Me Chain" and she was able to escape the Amazon Trio's metal restraints rather easily. Her strongest attacks in the manga involve the use of her chain weapon and she uses a sword in the first story arc. She did use the chain for her attacks in the live-action series, being able to manipulate its length, and used a similar sword (though with different powers).
  • Diane from The Seven Deadly Sins can bend iron like toffee and can turn herself into metal. Other members of the Giant Clan can also do this.
  • Zatch Bell! has a few Mamodo who rely on steel or weaponry as their abilities. Maruss, Kido, and Gyaron are three such examples, and a filler arc gives us Maestro, the master of magnetism.

    Comic Books 
  • The DCU:
    • The original Doctor Polaris from Green Lantern and his successor both have magnetic powers.
    • Polaris's manipulations cause Frances Kane a.k.a. Magenta, a childhood friend of Wally West, to manifest this ability as well, much to her detriment over the years.
    • Blacksmith, another enemy of Wally West's, has the ability to bond flesh with metal, the result of a modified version of a serum whose formula she stole from her ex-husband Goldface (an old enemy of Green Lantern's who later reformed); her most noteworthy use of this power is when she turns her skin into an ebony-metal compound. Before that, she used this ability to kill Rainbow Raider by shoving one of his own paintings through his chest.
    • Cosmic Boy, one of the three founders and the usual leader of the Legion of Super-Heroes, can manipulate metal through magnetism. Unlike Magneto, he cannot manipulate non-magnetic metals with his powers, though he can get rather creative with what he can manipulate and small imperfections and inclusions of magnetic materials in things is enough for him to work with. He has refined his magnetism enough to be a technopath when he wants, which tends to surprise opponents.
    • Static has basically the same powerset as Magneto, except visually based more on the electricity side of electromagnetism. He still largely uses it to move metal objects around, though.
    • Iron Butterfly from Shadow Cabinet (who, like Static, was originally created by Milestone Comics) has the ability to manipulate any metal or metallic object. Unlike Static, this ability is not magnetic in nature but is the psionic ability to control all metal.
  • Lanfeust: The eponymous hero's initial power is the ability to melt metal, which is why he starts out as The Blacksmith.
  • The Incredible Hulk:
    • In the sixth issue of the original series, the Hulk faces off against an alien called Metal Master who promptly waltzes over Hulk. Hulk comes back for round two with a gun that Banner and Rick Jones have made, which the Metal Master can't control. Hulk promptly knocks him out because the gun was made of cardboard.
    • Michael Steel a.k.a. Ironclad of the U-Foes was transformed into a creature of organic metal when he and his associates attempted to replicate the accident that gave the Fantastic Four their powers.
  • In Ultimate Spider-Man, the end of the Clone Saga reveals that Ultimate Doc Ock's control of his arms was actually control over metal. This leads to a much tougher fight than Spidey was anticipating, and one of his clones being Impaled with Extreme Prejudice right off the bat.
  • X-Men:
    • Magneto can not only affect magnetic forces and metals, but generally can also manipulate and shape non-magnetic metals just as easily. Whether this is just part of his powers or how magnetism is generally portrayed varies — it might help that these days, his powers are interpreted as manipulating electromagnetism, which is rather broader.
    • Polaris had the same powers, resulting in decades worth of wrangling about whether or not she was Magneto's daughter. (She was introduced as such, but the very same storyline revealed it to be a hoax, and it's been just as back-and-forth ever since.)
    • Also, Magneto's clone Joseph.
    • Colossus has the ability to turn his entire body into a form of organic steel, enabling him to withstand nearly any attack. Apart from his vulnerability to magnetism (which causes serious problems whenever he's up against the abovementioned Magneto), he has a Kryptonite Factor in the form of the anti-metal vibranium.
    • Another X-Man with metal powers is Mercury. Her body is made of liquid metal and can change her shape at will. She can also turn her limbs into various solid weapons.

    Fan Works 
  • A Certain Unknown Level 0: The Metal Twist power, which can reshape metals. And Electromasters, like A Certain Scientific Railgun's Misaka Mikoto, can have electromagnetic control, to manipulate magnetic metals.
  • Child of the Storm:
    • Magneto doesn't appear until chapter 77 (aside from a brief hint of his presence in chapter 72), but his sheer power means that he's spoken of in the (usually terrified) breath as the Winter Soldier, unequivocally accepted to be an Omega Class Mutant and regarded as nothing less than a force of nature with a temper that Sean Cassidy (no slouch in the Unstoppable Rage department himself) says is like 'an atom bomb' compared to the firecracker of his own anger and a vengeful streak the size of a continent. While he has long since mellowed out (... mostly), his entrance in chapter 77, when he crumples a giant vibranium armoured HYDRA helicarrier that's shrugged off everything thrown at it like tinfoil, amply demonstrates his power. The sequel only underlines it, when he takes the Red Son in a straight fight with one metaphorical hand behind his back.
    • Also mentioned a few times is the above-mentioned Piotr Rasputin, who can turn his skin to metal.
  • Izuku in Metallurgy has a Quirk that lets him control a highly dense ball of liquid metal that grows as he ages. The only real limitation is that it can only maintain a solid form for a few seconds without him touching it.
  • Gan Fall in Nine Minutes eats the Metal-Metal Fruit and demonstrates the ability to create any type of metal he pleases.

    Films — Live-Action 

  • Daja Kisubo from Circle of Magic is an ambient mage, which means a mage who works magic with a particular craft. Her craft is blacksmithing, giving her this along with Playing with Fire.
  • Metalcrafting is but one of the Elemental Powers available to furycrafters in Codex Alera. Metalcrafters tend to be the greatest swordsmen, since some of the metalcrafter skills include the ability to sense metal around you and act on that, as well as the ability to greatly increase your own endurance and pain tolerance (a famous duel between two metalcrafters lasted days). One character also becomes a Chrome Champion in the fifth book and another character does the same in the sixth. Metalcrafting also allows one to control their own emotions and shield them from having their emotions detected by watercrafters. Lastly, metalcrafting includes some degree of kinetic control over metal, but since only two very powerful crafters have been seen using it (Gaius Sextus and Invidia Aquitaine) it's probably a difficult technique.
  • Cursed World: The main antagonist of the first book is a Ferromancer, able to control any form of iron... including weaponizing the iron in your blood to form crystals to stab you from the inside.
  • Warrick Kaine of The Descendants has the full suite of metal themed powers; controlling, sensing (apparently, it's like taste) transmuting, and creating Instant Armor. Somehow, this also lets him summon sentient Combat Tentacles too.
  • Daniel Tucker from The Dreamside Road can control a government-made cobalt isotope to lethal effect, creating blades, armor, and behemoths from the metal. He was part of a larger attempt to teach this power to children, but none of the other test subjects survived.
  • Metalmasters of The Empirium Trilogy are elementals who can manipulate metal.
  • Taelien from Forging Divinity has the ability to alter the structure and properties of metal he's touching (including indirectly through another metal object, like his sword). He uses this to augment his melee combat abilities, as well as other miscellaneous tricks, like sticking his scabbard's metal rim to his sword, making it impossible for someone else to draw the weapon.
  • The Guardians (Meljean Brook): Each Guardian has a unique Gift. Irena's is the ability to manipulate metal, and she supplies all of the Guardian angels with perfectly customized weapons. Her gift works even better in tandem with her ex-lover's Gift of fire.
  • The title of The Man Who Controlled Metal kinda says it all. The title character, Alec, uses his ability to scare a mugger straight, by cutting into his throat with the mugger's own knife. While Alec just stands by and watches. Pretty hardcore.
  • All magic in the Mistborn series involves metal in some way, but the closest examples to this trope are the two Allomantic powers gained from iron and steel, which allow the user to attract (iron) or repel (steel) nearby pieces of metal. This power is not based on magnetism, and affects all metals except aluminum, which is allomantically neutral. There are three general types of metal-based magic:
    • Allomancy, which involves ingesting and "burning" metals to generate effects, ranging from the aforementioned pushing and pulling of metals to enhancing physical abilities and senses to detecting or hiding others using allomancy. With certain rare metals like atium, one can see into one's opponents' future. Allomancy is also the power of the god Preservation.
    • Feruchemy, which allows for an Equivalent Exchange wherein the feruchemist takes something from themselves, be it physical strength, knowledge, speed, weight, or sensory ability and "stores" it in metal to draw upon it later. Different metal types are used to store different attributes, so they tend to walk around loaded up on jewelry and such..
    • Hemalurgy, an inherently destructive use of metal spikes to steal attributes from others and transfer them to another. It involves killing the "donor" with the spike to extract the attribute from them and then pounding it into the body of the "recipient". Doing both at the same time boosts the received effect, albeit at a weaker strength than the "donor" had. Hemalurgy is also how koloss, kandra, and Inquisitors are created. Hemalurgy is the power of the god Ruin.
  • Several varieties of this ability crop up in Renegades:
    • Captain Chromium can create and shape his eponymous metal, which he most famously uses to create weapons.
    • Nova's father could summon wisps of ethereal energy and transform them into a strange metal with supernatural properties.
    • One of Max's powers had general metal manipulation abilities.
  • The Rook:
    • Joshua Eckhart can " ... manipulate metal. Under his touch, it becomes fluid, malleable; it assumes any shape he desires. It isn't magnetism. He can't attract or repel it. He sculpts it, gathering it up in great glistening handfuls and molding it into new shapes."
    • Bishop Shantay Petoskey does the Chrome Champion variant.
  • Steel Crow Saga: The Tomodanese people have the gift of "metalpacting", infusing metal with their spirit at a touch. They can reshape metal, give themselves Improbable Aiming Skills with metal projectiles, make a blade Absurdly Sharp and hot, and drive metal vehicles without motors.
  • "Metal morphers" in Those Who Walk in Darkness by John Ridley are almost straight Magneto Expies. The "almost" is because Magneto never made a metal Golem to assault his foes.
  • Whateley Universe:
    • The character Silver secretes mithril and can shape it into weapons too.
    • Lodestone has some ferrokinetic ability.
  • Metalwitches in The Witchlands can control metal in their vicinity, reshaping it as if it was liquid. As their power comes from the Earth Well, more powerful Earthwitches also have this ability.
  • Worm:
  • The Zombie Knight has its protagonist. The metal power is categorized under "materialization," which is described in-story as "the ability to create something from nothing." The power gradually develops in a variety of ways as the story progresses.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In The Flash (2014), both Magenta and Renee Adler have this ability.
  • One minor villain in Heroes possesses the ability to create and manipulate magnetic fields. We don't see him to do much more than open car doors, close blinds and steal from ATMs.
  • Kamen Rider Double: "Metal" is one of three Gaia Memories that can be applied to the left side of Double's body when he transforms (normally paired with the Heat memory on the right). It makes Double a Mighty Glacier while granting him a metal staff as a weapon.
  • Ultra Series:
    • Ultraman Gaia has Apatee, Algyuros, and Meemos, three Monsters of the Week collectively called the Metal Organisms. Each one is a shapeshifting entity of liquid metal, and each is more powerful and better at changing form than their predecessor. They prove to be some of Ultraman Gaia and Agul's most challenging foes in the early part of the series.
    • Demaaga from Ultraman X is partially made of molten iron, allowing him to breathe a lava beam and shoot fireballs from the spikes on his back.

    Mythology & Religion 
  • In The Bible, particularly the books of the Kings, Elisha's faith in God caused an iron ax head to float in water when somebody used an ax to cut wood and its head slipped off the handle and fell into the water.
  • Metal is one of the five classical elements according to Chinese Mythology, along with Fire, Water, Earth and Wood.
  • In Enochian esoterism, the solar angelic Prince Bornogo is associated with metal.

  • In Magic Girl, the player advances by collecting different types of multiballs — bronze, copper, silver, gold, and platinum.


    Tabletop Games 
  • Exalted: The advanced techniques available to Earth Aspect Ryuujin in the shard Burn Legend are all forms of this. They range from a stagger-inducing iron-enhanced bear hug to ripping the engine out of a car and kicking it into the guy trying a jump attack.
  • Forgotten Realms: This is the wizard Ghorus Toth's apparent specialty, as many metal-manipulating spells bear his name.
  • Pathfinder: Oracles of the Metal mystery and Elementalists of the Metal element, obviously, focus on spells that can create, destroy, transform, enhance or otherwise manipulate metal in various ways.
  • Warhammer: Gold Wizards are Imperial alchemist-wizards whose spellcasting specialises in modifying existing alloys and chemical components. On the battlefield, their more powerful battle wizards can transform enemies into lifeless golden statues, transmute bones into molten iron, rust enemy weapons and armor into nothingness, or burn foes to death with gouts of molten steel.

  • BIONICLE has Iron and Magnetism elements. There is a lot of overlap in their powers, but the main difference is that Toa of Iron can create metal from thin air, and Toa of Magnetism have to manipulate existing metal or just use magnetic energy.

    Video Games 
  • Arcana Heart has Fiona Mayfield, whose default Arcana is Orichalkos, the "all-knowing Mr. Dragon" who is also the Arcana of Metal. With him, she is able to create metal swords and shields out of thin air and attack with them.
  • In Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg, orange eggs usually contain metal-themed Mons or power-ups.
  • In multiple Dragon Quest games, the spell Kaclang renders anybody who receives the effects of the spell invulnerable for a turn by turning them metallic. This also carries over into the Hero's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • In The Elder Scrolls, Atronachs are a type of unaligned lesser Daedra which are essentially the Elemental Embodiments of the elements they represent. The most common are the Flame (also known as "Fire"), Frost, and Storm varieties. Another variety are the Iron Atronaches, who are made up of molten iron, can absorb shock attacks, and have strong physical attacks.
  • League of Legends:
    • Mordekaiser's (old) title is "The Master of Metal", though in this case, it refers to both his ability to control metal and his ability to rock out. Downplayed and possibly averted after his visual and gameplay update, however — while his new title, "The Iron Revenant" still suggests some connection with metal (and his passive still takes the appearance of spectral shrapnel), his powerset now mostly revolves around death and soul magic.
    • Rell has the extremely rare magic of ferromancy. She is able to transform her suit of armor into a mount in order to trade defenses for mobility and vice versa. She also has magnetic abilities, being able to attach a piece of her armor to an ally to give them defense, damage anyone standing between the two of them with the magnetic force, and pull enemies to her with her ultimate. In lore, she was raised as a Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb by the Black Rose to act as a failsafe against Mordekaiser, who inhabits a set of metal armor while in the land of the living. (She later rebelled.)
  • Legend of Mana features Aura, the elemental spirit of gold.
  • Spiral is given one move in all of the Marvel vs. Capcom games she is featured in; the ability to create and manipulate swords. They float behind her and augment her attack.
  • Mega Man:
  • Character Material says that the Einzbern family of Alchemists from the Nasuverse specialize in manipulating metal. Shirou too, in a strange way; his element is more specifically "swords".
  • Pokémon has the Steel-type. Mons with this typing tend to be either powerful defenders (like Skarmory), potent tanks (like Metagross and in the lower tiers Aggron), or Lightning Bruisers (like Scizor, Lucario and Excadrill). Part of this is due to having the largest spread of elemental resistances in the game at 10 (formerly 11) and an immunity to Poison and Toxic statuses. It would be a good candidate for Infinity +1 Element itself, except that the few weaknesses it has — Ground and Fighting in particular — are very commonly found in the game and are downright ubiquitous on competitive teams. While Ground and Fighting are powerful attacking types on their own, it's safe to say a lot of their value comes from their ability to hit Steel-types hard. Most dual-typings with Steel tend to negate one or more of those weaknesses though. Moves of this type usually revolve around turning part of the Pokémon's body to metal and using it to attack (Steel Wing, Metal Claw, Iron Tail, etc).
    • Another problem the Steel typing faces is that it is resisted by Fire, Water, and Electric types (as well as itself) while only being super-effective against Ice, Rock, and Fairy, the first two already having several other weaknesses, therefore, it isn't normally useful as an attacking type. They are however the only type besides Poison that is super-effective against Fairy-types.
    • Notable Steel-type specialist trainers in the series include Gym Leaders Jasmine from Olivine City of the Johto region and Byron from Canalave City of the Sinnoh region, Wikstrom of the Kalos Elite Four, and Hoenn Champion Steven Stone, although Steven's team is pretty evenly split between Steel and Rock/Ground types.
  • Schwer-Muta from RosenkreuzStilette follows the same formula as Junk Man above.
  • Super Mario 64 introduces the Metal Cap power-up that turns Mario into living metal. This carries over to the Super Smash Bros. series as well, in the form of the Metal Box item.
  • Patchouli from Touhou Project has metal as one of the seven elements she uses. Suwako also has this as part of her earth goddess powers.

  • K'thonya of Earthsong belongs to a race with the soulstone ability to manipulate metal. Essentially the only thing she can't do with it is turn one kind into another and create it out of thin air (though she can expand a relatively small piece of metal to many times its original size). Her species' hair has a high enough metal content to be subject to her power, and the use of this ability by other members of her race apparently inspired gorgon myths in Earth culture.
  • In Pacificators, only the most skilled of users with the power of earth are capable of this. The renegade, Khnum, is good enough to tie up Muneca with a brass pipe.
  • Sleepless Domain: Zoe mixes this with Green Thumb. Her slingshot pellets sprout metallic plants that can be used to weigh down, otherwise hinder, or even impale monsters.
  • Wayward Sons: Phastus. Because of this, he's now an extremely valued craftsman, taking the role of The Blacksmith.

    Web Animation 
  • DSBT InsaniT:
    • Cody uses crystals in a variety of ways in battle.
    • Shawn's Metal Spin, which serves as a defense by creating a barrier of floating steel balls.

    Western Animation 
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Toph in the original Avatar: The Last Airbender becomes the first known metalbender in history because of her unique abilities. It's shown that she does so by detecting the mineral impurities in metal/refined earth with her heightened senses. Before her, metal had been considered a Weaksauce Weakness for earthbenders, as their power set was ineffective against it. Guru Pathik implies that any sufficiently strong/skilled earthbender could have done the same, which is proven to be the case in subsequent media (although they're still not at Toph's level).
    • Sequel Series The Legend of Korra features a metalbending Police Force founded by Toph and currently led by her older daughter Lin. In Book 3, it's revealed that Lin's half-sister Suyin is in charge of Zaofu, a whole city that runs on metalbending. Suyin teaches Korra the rudiments of the skill, making the latter the first Metalbending Avatar. Bolin attempts (and fails) to learn the skill, finds out he has a different kind of rare earthbending skill.
    • Kuvira, the Big Bad of Korra's final season, is a metalbender from Zaofu, and her Elite Mooks are adept at metalbending as well. She even pilots her giant mecha with metalbending.
    • It's worth noting that metalbending does not work on pure metals, which lack the necessary mineral impurities; the Equalists take advantage of this weakness by making their mecha tanks out of platinum.
    • Meteoric iron is used for training metalbenders, since it's easier for them to bend. Fridge Brilliance: meteoric iron is highly impure, and metalbending works by manipulating the impurities in the metal.
  • Justice League:
    • Queen of the first Royal Flush Gang can move and shape metal with her mind. During her fight with Hawkgirl in "Wild Cards", she uses her power to make a suit of armor and a sword out of casino tokens.
    • In the future, Warhawk possesses an ability (probably connected to his Powered Armor rather than inherent) that allows fluid metal to flow over his body and harden into a layer over himself.
  • Peridot discovers that she has ferrokinetic abilities in the Steven Universe episode "Too Short to Ride", and has steadily been improving them over time. She lands the finishing blow on Jasper in "Earthlings", running her through with a piece of rebar, and by the time of "The New Crystal Gems", she's able to lift an entire car into the air with relatively little effort.


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Alternative Title(s): Ferrokinesis


Dust Man

Dust Man is one of the eight robot masters from the fourth Mega Man game. His special weapon is Dust Crusher, hunks of scrap metal combined and shot out of his vacuum like head that explodes into multiple directions. Defeating him gives Mega Man his weapon. (Gameplay done by The Blue Bomber Guy 18) (

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