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"This is what happens to anyone who asks me about Kakarot's Power Level again!"

"You can only beat it by channeling your own spiritual energy into it! Because it's the ki boss."
Troper Fawriel, on this infamous raocow videonote 

A staple of the martial arts genre. Ki (or chi or qi in Chinese; traditional Chinese: 氣, simplified Chinese: 气, Japanese: 気) is the life force energy (and, to a lesser extent, emotions/disposition) of the martial artist and/or the world around him; true masters can tap into that energy directly and use it for what amounts to superhero-style attacks. Compare Chi with Mana.

Sometimes Ki is divided into subtypes associated with particular kinds of environments or supernatural beings, the most common example being some kind of demonic Ki which has properties of Mana and acts as The Dark Side (often called "youki", as in Youkai Ki). In some works only this special Ki is used, with regular human Ki being either non-existent or just too weak to do anything with.

The original Chinese concept holds that a person has two sets of Ki, a finite set that you're born with and a freely replenishable set that you accumulate over the course of your life. The latter can be increased by meditation, proper diet, martial arts training, etc. When the Ki you were born with runs out, you die. But training yourself to use the replenishable Ki to sustain your body instead and thus conserve the original Ki, you increase your lifespan. If this version of Ki Manipulation is included in a story, it can be used to give an "Asian" flavor to tropes like Wizards Live Longer (specifically, Kung Fu Wizards Live Longer) and Cast from Lifespan.

If Functional Magic also exists in the 'Verse, there's usually a distinction made between the two, comparable to the distinction between Psychic Powers and Functional Magic in Western Speculative Fiction. If no distinction is made, it's Supernatural Martial Arts. If a character can use both individually, then they're a Kung-Fu Wizard. At times may overlap with Background Magic Field. Sometimes Ki Manipulation is a part of some Martial Arts and Crafts, making it either Rule of Funny or Rule of Cool.

Having a large amount of Ki will usually produce a Battle Aura.

Common types of Ki Manipulation include:

May be represented with Blasting Time. See also Hand Blast, an attack which is similar in appearance. The Spirit Cultivation Genre of literature popularized the idea of increasing Ki with training.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • In Black Clover, ki is a natural energy given off by people and objects when they move and exists separate from Mana. Ki users can perceive and react to unseen attacks by enemies. The most notable users of this ability are the main protagonist Asta and Yami, one of the captains of the Magic Knight squads.
  • In Bleach Hollows use concentrated bursts of spiritual energy in the form of Ceros. The size and shape depend largely on the user's rank with the Espada possessing the most powerful versions.
    • Likewise, some Shinigami kido resemble this trope.
    • As does Ichigo's Getsuga Tensho.
    • Any elemental Zanpakuto would qualify seeing how it's all connected to reiatsu. Fullbring abilities and most Quincy powers qualify as well.
      • Not just Zanpakuto, but everything depends on spirit energy. Simply put, if you don't have spirit energy, you can be killed just by being in the general vicinity of a person with a lot of spirit energy, as displayed by Aizen and Starrk/Lilynette during their flashback. And even if you do have it, somebody sufficiently far above you can still kill you just by being nearby, unless they actively suppress their own power. Something Starrk/Lilynette apparently didn't know how to do before Aizen recruited them.
  • Claymore also has youki, the energy of the evil youma. Difference is, only those who were infused with youma blood (namely, the titular warriors) can use it, and using too much youki will turn you into an Awakened Being. Awakened Beings are extremely powerful. Unfortunately, most of them are completely insane.
  • Dandadan: Ki exists in this universe and can be accessed through training. Momo and Jiji have displayed this ability.
  • Dragon Ball is probably the Trope Codifier of ki attacksnote . While it starts off appearing only in rare special moves that complement the melee martial arts techniques, by the time of Z damn near everything the main characters do in a fight is based on martial arts that focus on harnessing it. Mastering ki provided certain superpowers, such as enhanced speed, enhanced strength, enhanced durability, flying, and throwing around energy blasts of various stripes. More mystical or otherwise weird warriors had access to other, more exotic abilities, as exemplified with Tenshinhan. As Gohan explains to Videl, every living being has ki, and drawing it out requires you to "reach inside yourself", although being a martial artist also helps, which as Gohan says is why Videl (who had been training most of her life) could learn ki so quickly.
    • The exception being Dr. Gero's Artificial Human: 19 and 20 are fully mechanicalnote  and can drain ki, while 17 and 18 are "eternal energy models" with effectively infinite power supplies, and 16 is mechanical but doesn't usually use energy attacks. This presents its own problems for the heroes, whose ability to sense ki is obviously useless against enemies who don't have any, and makes a good portion of the Android Saga a blind hunt.
    • Dragon Ball Super reveals that gods have ki that is fundamentally different from that of mortals', and as such they cannot be sensed by the heroes. Goku and Vegeta begin to sense it when in their Super Saiyan God forms, and there are some hints that they're learning to sense it outside of those forms as time goes on. God ki isn’t quite supreme however, as Jiren and Broly were both able to overpower Goku and Vegeta’s god ki with their mortal (unfathomably powerful) ki.
    • The MMO Dragon Ball Online put an interesting spin on this in its backstory, where Gohan wrote a book detailing the "secrets" of ki manipulation to the general public, who had generally regarded such feats as nothing but smoke and mirrors. This book, as well as one such Supernatural Martial Arts school helping fight off an Alien Invasion, is the reason why powerful martial artists are so wide-spread in the game, which is set over 200 years after DBZ.
  • Used sparingly in Fist of the North Star, at least at first.
    • Raoh can use his aura to attack others, making his ki attacks essentially a punch in the face. Some of his attacks, such as Hokuto Goushou Ha, border on Kamehame Hadoken, though. Given that with Hokuto Shinken a punch in the face can make a guy explode and destroy objects like battle tanks, this is still quite useful.
    • Kenshiro uses one in the battle against Souther, although it's treated as a dramatic finishing move.
    • Later in the series, Gento fighters use ki almost exclusively, and take advantage of its burning and freezing properties.
    • Likewise, Hokuto Ryuuken practitioners use ki attacks that resemble magical spells.
    • Ki blasts in HnK are frequently seen by Kenshiro as "wasteful," since he does equal or more damage by simply striking his foes with less expenditure of energy on his part. Raoh seems simply badass enough to personally subvert this rule, and uses it as psychological warfare; Mooks faced with them will realize how outclassed they are and either beg for their life or run away to spread the legend of the guy who can punch you into annihilation from twenty meters away without even using his hands (and God help you if he's showing you his palm), and foes good enough to know what using ki entails tend to either surrender or try and use suicidal attacks (that will invariably fail) after being swatted away in such a wasteful way.
    • Ki attacks in the series seem divided in two tiers. Basic ones, like Raoh's ki punch and the more widespread Kamehame Hadoken-style attacks, consist of hitting someone with ki, as the only advantage they have is a superior range that a skilled opponent can just power through them (as Rei tried to do in his failed Heroic Sacrifice and Kenshiro did immediately after). Then there are the high school ones, that either do more damage than just punching someone (most of Gento's attacks) or do something special to deal with some improbable situation (like Toki's infamous attack that will kill the target while giving him pleasure, and deal with you have problems moving, Souther's ability to become intangible, Kenshiro's above-mentioned attack that sealed Souther's intangibility power, Hokuto Ryuuken's attacks, and a Gento attack to freeze ground).
  • In the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, the Eastern country of Xing is known for its use of an alternative form of alchemy called 'alkahestry'. Alkahestrists are able to use the flow of Ki within the ground and objects to perform feats that regular alchemy cannot, such as long-distance transmutations. Additionally, warriors from Xing have an ability to sense the Ki of others, allowing them to easily sense the many souls trapped within the Homunculi. Ranfan and Ling occasionally reference 'Ki' as the flow of life.
  • Nakago from Fushigi Yuugi throws ki blasts out on a regular basis. After a hefty power upgrade and provocation from Nakago, Tamahome fires one himself, managing to slap a third-degree burn onto Nakago's shoulder. Badass indeed.
  • Hunter × Hunter introduces 'nen' after a while, which is an energy that comes from within each individual, and is basically chi. It is used to perform devastating attacks but also has many other, less combative, functions.
  • Having different kinds of energy for humans and youkai is seen in Inuyasha. Youki is found in all demons, while spiritual energy can only be used by humans that train to use it (miko, monks, etc.), and divine power only comes from special items (the sword Tenseiga which has the power to resurrect a dead person once by destroying the spirits that take their soul away and attack other underworld beings).
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • There is a martial art used by the protagonists in the first two parts (and a returning character in Part 3) called "Hamon" or "the Ripple." It doesn't have any energy blasts, but can be channeled through organic/liquid materials to give them different properties or attack indirectly. Also has elements of The Power of the Sun (since the sun is the source of life), being particularly harmful to vampires. Various other powers granted by the Ripple include curing poison, Healing Hands, walking on water, resistance to the absorption abilities of the Pillar Men, and whatever creative uses the user can think of.
    • Steel Ball Run introduces "Spin" which is essentially the Alternate Universe counterpart to Hamon and is used by multiple characters in the new timeline. Spin is a state of near perfect rotation which produces a unique form of energy from the user's body, which can be used for offensive, defensive and medical purposes depending on the available mediums, such as water and hair exactly like the Ripple. Johnny Joestar combines Spin with his Stand like Joseph Joestar does in Stardust Crusaders.
  • Interestingly, this is one of Hayato Furinji's ultimate techniques in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, a work that otherwise does its best to lie in the realms of non-supernatural fighting (Charles Atlas Superpower notwithstanding). A variation, however, in that it's not so much an energy blast as it is a whole lot of wind. Not to mention it's ineffective against anyone with a decent understanding of ki, and thus mostly useless except against ordinary people.
  • Magi: Labyrinth of Magic: Magoi manipulation works this way. Magoi manipulators can counteract magoi in another person's body, enhance their weapons to make them stronger and look inside someone's body to make a medical diagnosis.
  • Mob Psycho 100: Tsuchiya's psychic ability is "Hardening Qigong", a technique which channels her body's ki to enhance her physical strength and speed.
  • The ninjas of Naruto use ki to do basically everything from energy attacks to walking on water. Although the author mistakenly referred to the energy as Chakra, which is something completely different. By the time he realized his mistake it was too late to do anything about it so the term Chakra is still being used.
    • It should be noted that Taijutsu also uses chakra. Rock Lee´s special technique, the opening of the gates, allows his chakra to move freely, thus giving him his super strength and speed. The chakra use in Taijutsu may not be as flashy or esoteric as in Genjutsu or Ninjutsu, but it´s still there, nevertheless.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi, though essentially set in the same universe as Love Hina, has both Eastern and Hermetic Magic in addition to traditional "ki"-based fighting. It compares and differentiates the two Magic styles in detail (eg. Eastern styles favor lone-wolf operatives, Western styles put emphasis on teamwork), as well as the differences between using Magic and Ki in combat.
  • One Piece has slowly but surely inched its way towards this with "Haki" (also known as "Ambition"). While hints of its use abounded from the Skypeia arc onward, the Amazon Lily arc gave the clearest and most specific examples of it before it was fully explained. When we finally got in-depth information on Haki, it was revealed that it came in three general forms. The most common two are: Busoshoku/Armament Haki the ability to be able to not only defend against strong attacks, cause considerably more damage using an attack but also to ignore special Devil Fruit-borne defenses, such as a rubber or intangible body; and Kenbunshoku/Observation Haki the ability to predict the conscious actions of the combatant's opponent. These two forms can be further enhanced through training, allowing the Haki-wielder to emit a blast from their body and destroy things internally with Armament and look into the foreseeable future with Observation. The final form, the Haoshoku/Conqueror's Haki, is only rarely possessed by a given Haki-wielder (as in "one in a million" rare — you literally have to be born with it to use it). Its use will knock out weaker people, and will fatigue stronger people and upon being trained further allows the user to infuse their attacks with power. The series also makes it a point that a person's Haki in general blossoms greatly in real fights rather than in training. Rayleigh trained Luffy for two years to teach him the basics, but the advanced techniques cannot be taught that easily and Luffy has to mimic them from very strong opponents such as Katakuri and later Kaido.
    • It was actually first used all the way at the start of the manga when Shanks uses it to scare a Sea King away to save Luffy. It looks exactly like it does in the recent chapters, except the sound effect isn't used. Whether the author had it planned all along is unknown, but it was probably fleshed out and developed later because there needed to be a better way to counter certain Logia powers aside from natural elemental weakness and Seastone.
    • Rokushiki the six styles, which CP9 and other Marines utilize although it predates Haki, has many elements of Ki Manipulation being based off Chinese martial arts and can only be learned through training. The styles include: Geppo (jumping off the air itself), Tekkai (hardening one's body against attacks), Shigan (boosts the power of the user's finger to lethal effect), Rankyaku (sending out a sharp compressed air blade with the user's kicks), Soru (moving at high speeds with the blink of an eye), Kami-e (dodging and avoiding attacks with flexibility), and Rokuogan (unleashing a shockwave from the user's fists). As impressive as Rokushiki is however, it's strongly implied Haki is superior e.g in One Piece Film: Z Busoshoku Haki decisively beat Tekkai.
  • The advanced techniques of Ranma, Ryoga and Herb in Ranma ½.
    • The first explicitly stated instance of ki manipulation came from Happosai, who can exude a Battle Aura in a huge, towering replica of himself. He can then fling this ghostly aura at a foe like a whip, operate it like his own body while he himself stands still (and even throwing out ki fireballs out if its hands), or grow it to Kaiju sizes a hundred feet tall. Happy can also toss basic, unnamed fireballs, but doesn't use these often.
    • Cologne is plenty skilled as it is with just her technique and agility, and doesn't explicitly use ki beyond one instance, where she was sufficiently pissed off that she let out a fireball hot enough to melt through metal. But it has been theorized by fans that attacks like the Shark Fist or her ability to create massive waterspouts just from touching water, involve some degree of ki manipulation. Similar speculations are also applied to her anime counterpart, who has been shown conjuring wind vortexes and levitating ice boulders as projectile attacks. And of course, she taught Ranma the Hiryuu Shoten Ha...
    • The Hiryuu Shoten Ha is both a ki-manipulating attack and an attack that projects ki. It is initiated by the practitioner goading a hot and aggressive opponent into a spiral, while they themselves keep as cool and calm as possible, thus generating a clash of "hot and cold" Battle Auras (an adept at ki manipulation can explicitly generate "cold ki" to either help or thwart the technique). The second part comes from the spinning uppercut that executes the technique, in which the user punches a blast of cold ki upwards so the aforementioned temperature differences produces a tornado.
    • Both Ranma and Ryoga learned "fireball"-style attacks, that use emotion as a channel for their ki manipulation —depression or heavy feelings for Ryoga's Shishihokodan, and arrogance and self-confidence for Ranma's counter-move, the Moko Takabisha. The base forms in the manga and videogames are more like giant spheres projected from their hands, with only as much range as the sphere is wide. The Perfected Shishihokodan instead launches a huge pillar of ki into the sky; being so heavy, the ki collapses into a titanic sphere and crashes back down into the ground with the force of a meteor. Of note: the anime versions of both techniques explode into beams of energy rather than spheres as their base forms.
    • Herb is explicitly a ki master. His most basic attacks consist of him shooting out torrents of raw ki that weave and swing around in snake-like waves, but he can also use "named" techniques such as shooting out countless arc-shaped blades, creating ki swords around his arms, dropping "bombs" of ki that bounce off the ground and smash into the enemy from both sides, crushing them, and also use his ki to float, fly, and change direction in midair at great speeds.
    • Note that Saffron does not actually use Ki Attacks; rather, he shoots out raw flame.
    • Hinako Ninomiya literally has only two attacks and both of them are Ki Attacks. With the first, she drains the Battle Aura from a victim, usually rendering them too weak to fight. If facing more then one opponent, or they don't fall to her technique, she can unleash a Kamehame Hadoken that uses up all of the stolen ki energy. Both attacks trigger her Dual Age Mode, the draining aging her up and the other aging her down.
  • In Saint Seiya/Knights of the Zodiac, the saints/knights fight using Cosmos. Which is the same as ki, but with another name. Adepts typically start out simply using their Cosmo to strengthen themselves, to punch harder or faster, or to gain a Heroic Second Wind. Soon enough, though, someone using it to "punch lightning-fast" will have each punch also shoot out a bolt of energy; someone who uses it to "punch really hard" would later envelop their fist or entire arm with an aura blast that continues to carry the foe into the air or crushes them. And that's before the more esoteric fighters show up, who use their Cosmo to flash-freeze opponents or the entire environment, create wings of flame, manipulate memories, destroy someone's individual senses, put them in deathlike sleep, or even toss them into another dimension.
  • Hakkai from Saiyuki uses chi to produce energy blasts and shields and for healing.
  • Present in Samurai Champloo, though they don't manifest as the light shows seen in other anime series—you can usually only tell if someone is using ki by their indirect effects (such as disrupting nearby air or water). Further, you have to be ridiculously badass to pull them off at all in the Champloo universe: Mugen was only able to fire one off, by chance, after a week of intense training and focus, while Jin can only beat another ki user by using a Dangerous Forbidden Technique/Taking You with Me maneuver.
  • Sgt. Frog: Tamama's "Tamama Impact".
    • Later, there's Shivava, in the 3rd movie, and Orara, in the 7th season, who are, respectively, Expy of the Monkey King (with a bit of Dragon Ball's Goku thrown in) and of Dragonball's Goku himself. Both of them had Kamehame Hadokens and a Battle Aura. Orara was even voiced by Goku's original voice actor.
  • The various Sevaar warriors from Shadow Skill are powerful ki adepts.
  • Shamo had one arc where these appeared, but which has since become Canon Discontinuity.
  • In all but name, this is the basis for the soul-related abilities in Soul Eater. Some need the Weapons' amplification ability to work, while others do not. It would also give a possible explanation for the "spiritual connection" Mifune is said to have with his (normal, relatively) swords in the manga. Stein and Black Star are the two characters who attack directly with their soul wavelength, the ability having to do with the strength/size of that wavelength. The others mostly manipulate it through Weapons or individual abilities.
  • Symphogear: Both regular Ki (Used by non relic users) and Phonic Gain (The soundwaves used to activate Relics that act as sound based Ki energy) are present in the series.
  • Tower of God utilizes the Pure Energy, Self Enhancement and Elemental Powers variants.
  • Variable Geo is about a group of combat waitresses, who're competing in an MMA tournament. Each has the ability to channel Ki and elemental powers, as seen at the end of Yuka's match with Jun and Kaori's opening bout.
  • Yaiba has these. Usually later in the series. Also in the form of Razor Wind and Razor Lightning and Razor Dark-and-Forbidden Energy. The Moon Princess Kaguya takes the cake.
  • YuYu Hakusho is an example of characters not having just "ki" attacks, but specifically reiki (spirit energy, used by humans) or youki (which is the energy of the youkai/demons).
    • Sensui uses his own holy energy that doesn't neatly fit into either of the two categories.
    • Yusuke is the king of this. The fact that he's part-demon results in the unique condition that he can use both types of ki. During the fight for controlling the demon realm, when his enemy protects himself with a shield impenetrable to Yusuke's stronger youki, he responds by using both youki and reiki AT THE SAME TIME. Cue to reiki leaking through the shield and injuring his gloating opponent. He isn't able to keep it up for long, though; apparently, reiki subverts youki when both are present, resulting in Yusuke transforming back from his Mazoku form into human form. Though mixing youki and reiki temporarily creates an effect similar to Sensui's holy energy.
    • Bui from the Dark Tournament Arc, despite being a demon, has a unique type of energy referred to simply as "Battle Aura" that's apparently distinct from regular youki.

    Comic Books 
  • Stick, Daredevil's teacher, belongs to a group of chi-adept martial artists called The Chaste.
  • Gold Digger has chi as a variant of magic used by some war mages and martial artists, especially ninja. The most major chi user in the series is Ryan Tabbot, who likes to throw in pop-culture references to other chi-users with his attacks (Hadoken!).
  • In Immortal Iron Fist, the titular character and his fellow Immortal Weapons all use chi as the foundation for their superpowers. These range from merely increased strength like Danny Rand to channeling Ki into bullets like his predecessor, Orson Randall to weirder stuff like being full of spiders like Bride of Nine Spiders. In other comics Danny can emit chi blasts Dragon Ball style, though he mainly favors his Signature Attack Megaton Punch most of the time.
  • The Mandarin is a nasty example of a chi user. People tend to forget that he can give himself enough superhuman strength via chi to go hand to hand with Iron Man. His son Temugin, has done the same more than once and demonstrated the ability to hit Living Laser even in his photonic form.
  • Mighty Avengers (2013): The new Power Man, Victor Alvarez, possesses the ability to absorb chi and channel it into devastating strikes.
  • Warheads: Che is able to channel his chi into superhuman blows thanks to training from "a Shaolin priest."
  • New Super-Man: Kenan Kong's powers come explicitly from the Qi of Superman he absorbed. Currently, he only has access to a subset of Superman's powers, and is still in training to "unlock" all of them.
  • Ninjak:
    • The Jonin demonstrated the ability to channel his life force into an ordinary sword in order to harm a magical loa.
    • The cast of Killers are all graduates of the Ninja program and students of the Jonin who learned to use their ki in unique character-specific ways. Ninja-J for instance can render himself invulnerable to physical harm.
  • The Ultraverse: Dropkick was trained from childhood by "the Monks of the Trine" in mystical martial arts that enable him to fire chi blasts.
  • Shang-Chi, long time friend and fellow MA adjacent to Iron Fist, has shown a slew of enhanced chi manipulation and projection abilities time and time again. Capable of fighting and besting opponents several leagues above his weight class and winning. He's also demonstrated the ability to sense people by their chi, such as the time he found out Jean Grey was watching him despite her having telepathically masked her presence.
  • Wolverine villain Soulstriker had the ability to physically hit his opponent's life force, thus weakening and torturing them. Until Wolverine cut his hands off.
  • The Human Race: Sensei of the super team Delta Chi Delta is over 300 years old but looks 20 and can channel the qi or life essence/energy from his soul to fly, heal others or (reluctantly) attack his enemies with energy blasts.

    Fan Works 
  • In Voyages of the Wild Sea Horse, Ranma Saotome and Ryoga Hibiki retain their ki manipulating abilities from canon, but Ranma in particular is shown to be exploring further ways of manipulating his ki. In a battle with a mad giant, he manages to replicate Happosais "use Battle Aura to become a giant" trick (although it turns out he got lucky and trying this untrained could have killed him). Later, in a battle with a Candy Syrup Logia, he learns that he can use the icy ki created by the Soul of Ice technique to deliver blows that freeze his Nigh-Invulnerable foe, and ultimately wins by combining that same icy ki with the projection technique of the Moko Takabisha to create a move that launches a freezing Kamehame Hadoken.
  • The Journeyverse: Xander Harris, in addition to his body mastery training, starts learning to manipulate his chi in a number of ways (like seeing auras well enough to gun down his foes through walls, dusting vampires with a single palm strike or healing the magical and physical wounds of others by laying of hands).

    Films — Animation 
  • Kung Fu Panda:
    • In the climactic battle between Shifu and Tai Lung in the first movie, Master Shifu manages to split apart a gigantic boulder the snow leopard kicks at him with a dazzling display of blue light (in Bullet Time, no less!). Later in the fight, although it originally comes from a brazier he knocks over, Tai Lung is able to wield fire in his paws, apparently without even being singed by it.
    • Shifu also demonstrates being able to use something akin to wind powers with his chi, and several characters are shown using nerve attacks. The titular Panda defeats Tai Lung with a huge blast, which Shifu threatened to use earlier in the film.
    • In Kung Fu Panda 2, Tigress connects her chi energy with Po's in order to blast him forward in the fight with the Wolf Boss. It even leaves a trail of flames.
    • Kung Fu Panda 3, has this used extensively, from Energy Vampire villain Kai using stolen chi to empower himself, Po using the Wuxi finger hold on himself to take both he and Kai to the Spirit Realm, and Po's fathers, the panda village, and Tigress giving their chi to Po to give him the strength to defeat Kai.
  • Monkey King: Hero Is Back the titular Sun Wukong aka Monkey King has his chi and powers greatly reduced due to being Brought Down to Normal. Upon regaining his Super Mode in the climax he's able to fire giant cutting beams of light, fly at high speeds and cover himself in a blazing gold Battle Aura to curbstomp the villain.

    Films — Live-Action 

  • At the Otakon LARP, characters that have Magic or Chi manipulation abilities (which run the entire gamut of options) generally have an ability called “Sense Magic” that allows them to determine when a strong use of power is used nearby. It isn't quite The Force Is Strong with This One, because the sense is "a burst of power over there".

  • Akatsuki from Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero is a ki adept surrounded by magic users and is arguably the strongest fighter in the setting.
  • The world of Beware of Chicken is centered around the cultivation of qi and the race to ascend to the heavens. The protagonist finds himself transported into the body of a young cultivator at the start, before he opts out of the whole race and runs away to the most remote town in the weakest province he can find.
  • Kylie Chan's Dark Heavens books have chi-fueled martial arts and wuxia.
  • The Dire Saga: Punching Judy of the British superteam Queensguard is a powerful ki-using martial artist, able to enhance her speed, agility, hitting power and even protect herself from toxic fumes by filtering the air.
  • The Dresden Files has "normal", functional, rules-based equivalent-exchange magic. Normal magic can be fueled by energy that in a person or in the world, but doesn't have to be; there's also ritual magic, summoning magic, and certain unconscious talents. Using your own energy is dangerous for the obvious reasons. Using someone else's energy without their consent is dangerous because it has the curious side effect of you being beheaded by angry Wardens of the White Council. Most wizards use the world around them as a power source; most amateurs use ritual or summoning magic. In his POV short story, Thomas comments that only powerful wizards see things in terms of chi, and minor practitioners see it more like a technician would approach sufficiently advanced technology.
    • There's also Soulfire, the principle tool of angels, which literally consumes your soul as fuel. How is unclear, but normal magic and Soulfire are distinct enough that they act like concrete and rebar, with the Soulfire briefly imbuing the magic with the caster's life and free will. Harry is deeply disturbed by the implication that you can burn up your soul, until Bob points out that it's more like a river and less like a well; Harry deposits and withdraws his soul on a regular basis.
    • Ghosts, on the other hand, cannot regenerate their souls. What they use as a weapon they have to manually retrieve or it's gone forever.
    • Your chi can even render you immune to certain kinds of attack, like White Court predation.
    • Your emotions and internal state matter for Faith magic, but it's not used in the magic itself. Harry doesn't Believe and so he has limited use of faith magic even after meeting , and working for, Archangel Uriel and several lesser angels. Michael Carpenter, Fist of God and Knight of the Cross, has access to faith magic only when on the Job or to protect his family.
    • Hellfire (Soulfire's counterpart ... from guess where) is the most degenerate form of chi; it's an external power source that corrupts you.
    • Using black magic corrupts your chi and makes you more willing to use black magic in the future; it's the ultimate slippery slope or gateway drug. Once Harry joins the Wardens, he initially protests at that logic as unfair but ultimately comes to realize that it's true. The frequently mentioned subtext is that Harry used black magic before the events of the series, and the Wardens don't trust him for a reason.
  • Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert has a chi-stealing martial artist as the antagonist.
  • The Kundalini Equation by Stephen Barnes features an instruction manual that teaches the reader Ki Attacks and Battle Aura.
  • In Constance Verity Destroys the Universe, there are forms of chi manipulation that can be used to disperse ectoplasm on contact. To put it simply, Connie can literally punch ghosts, an ability she demonstrates when The Guardian — who is nothing more than a ghost itself after its temple was destroyed — gets uppity.
  • Steel Crow Saga: While other cultures practice metal manipulation and Familiar binding, the Dahali "focus their magic inwards" in the manner of this trope. Their Supernatural Martial Artists enhance their bodies to be stronger, faster, and tougher, and an elite few are taught to throw "hexbolts" of destructive or healing energy.
  • Way of Choices is sometimes called "Chinese Dragonball Z" so it should surprise no one that this trope features heavily. What is unusual is ki, sometimes translated as Essence, doesn't all come from the self but is used to purify an energy called Starlight, collected from one's fated star, into even more ki.
  • One of the earliest examples in Western literature shows up in the '80s gamebook series Way of the Tiger. You main character/avatar, the ninja Avenger can tap into his "inner force", which allows him to hit for levels of damage that's on par with giants and demi-gods. He can also expend his "inner force" to endure attacks on his mind or withstand harsh environments.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Defenders (2017)/Iron Fist (2017): several characters such as Danny Rand, Madam Gao, and Davos demonstrate the use of ki to do damage.
  • Ki powers were one of the main shticks of Gosei Sentai Dairanger. Each Ranger had a different specialty. For instance, Ryou was skilled at Playing with Fire, and Shouji was a Gravity Master.
  • In Power Rangers Jungle Fury, the Rangers (and other members of their order) can generate Ki Attacks in the form of the animal they're linked to... including giant versions that solidify into, essentially, Humongous Mecha. And this is one of the more basic techniques...
    • The same thing happens, naturally, in Juken Sentai Gekiranger, but with different names for both formations and attacks.
    • In a way, all attacks are Ki Attacks in Jungle Fury, with the various weapons actually channeling one's animal spirit. The shiny suits themselves come from another source, but the morphers can only be activated by animal spirit power. Which means if yours is out of balanced due to angst, or stolen by an enemy, you're screwed. It may be true to an extent in Gekiranger (Red's How Do I Shot Web? moment was the same, and White's finger missiles are actually his ki blade channeled differently and fired off by his gauntlet thing, something not made explicit in PRJF though the visuals remained.) but in Jungle Fury, animal spirit being the power behind everything and the different ways it can be used is a much bigger plot point.


  • Xing (Yue) Bairong from Witch Hunter uses Ki/Chi to perform the ability Speed Fist (or Shinsok/Shinchuk.)

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Kenny Omega's pet attack is the Hadoken, which generally takes a few seconds to charge. His opponent has to be taken out of action previously or they can break his concentration or dodge.
  • Player Uno of CHIKARA fame has his own Hadoken, which is much quicker to charge and is usually aimed at a charging opponent's gut.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Anima: Beyond Fantasy has LOTS of this, being the kind of game it's. It even has a manual entirely devoted to the Ki that allows the player to imitate the examples given on this page.
  • In the 3rd edition of Dungeons & Dragons, monks are masters of unarmed and unarmored combat. They can heal themselves, shrug off magical attacks, run like the wind, dodge attacks they aren't consciously aware of, kill with a touch, and are immune to poison and disease. Beyond that, their unarmed strikes eventually strike as hard as a two-handed sword, and they count as being magical, lawful-aligned, and adamantine for penetrating defences. Using prestige classes and feats they can do even crazier shit.
    • The Ninja class, meanwhile, has an explicit "ki pool" which it uses to power its abilities, mostly related to turning invisible (and later intangible) in response to attacks. Notably, out of all the feats for multiclass characters, the monk/ninja feat is the only one a monk can gain as part of his class abilities.
    • A number of Ki Attack feats also exist, generally designed for monk or ninja use, most famously Fiery Fists, Fiery Ki Defense and Ki Blast from the Player's Handbook II.
    • Pathfinder contains monk (modified from 3.5e) and ninja (mostly original) classes, both using a ki pool based on the D&D ninja above. Characters can expend a point of ki to gain offensive, defensive or speed bonuses for 1 round, or to power various special attacks.
    • In Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition, Ki is folded into the Psionic power source, in the "mind over matter" sense (in fact that's the name of a feat for a certain build). This trope still applies, because instead of using a weapon or staff or magic wand, the implement of choice is a "ki focus": heavy on the fluff and often with different effects than normal enchantments (such as "increase number of squares you can shift" or "use such-and-such power twice per round instead of once" rather than "do X amount additional fire damage") it basically amounts to something the monk prays/meditates/trains with to turn his entire body into Invulnerable Knuckles.
    • 5th Edition Monks are able to use Ki Points to make what would normally be full Actions (Dodge, Dash, Disengage) as Bonus Actions instead, giving them more flexibility. They can also disrupt the flow of ki in an enemy to stun them temporarily, and through their mastery of ki are eventually able to become immune to disease and poison, to heal themselves, be able to understand all spoken languages, are no longer affected by old age, and may become invisible or project themselves astrally. And that's just the basic Monk abilities - the Monastic Tradition sub-classes have other options, such as the Way of the Open Hand at high levels allowing the monk to perform the Quivering Palm attack.
    • In the 3rd party setting Wagadu Chronicles the local Monk analogue, the Ancestral Wrestler uses an energy called "Nyama" which represents the connection a person has to their ancestors.
  • Exalted has Ki in the form of "Essence", an universal energy that permeates all Creation and which can be channeled to great effect by any Exalted. These effects range from powerful attacks to resiliency in combat to sorcery to healing to parliamentary debate. Also in keeping with traditional Ki, some types of Exalted (notably Solars and Dragon-Blooded) can use Essence/Ki to extend their already-long lifespans if they learn the correct Charms. Those Exalts who cannot do so (Lunars and Sidereals) are prevented by innate limitations imposed by the deities they are associated with.
    • The Charms have cool names, too, like "Venomous Whispers Technique" and "Excellent Emissary's Tongue."
  • Feng Shui's Fu Powers tend toward this, though this being a Hong Kong action movie game, many of them are fairly low-key, with only paths like Shadow's Companion, Brilliant Flame, high-end Healthy Tiger, Leaping Storm and Storm Turtle approaching the kind of supernatural powers often associated with martial artists in the setting. In addition, Chi is central to the game's main conflict, with the feng shui sites being fought over all across time being places that generate powerful chi.
  • The Akashic Brotherhood in Mage: The Ascension.
  • Weapons Of The Gods, being a kung-fu RPG, is ALL about the Chi. (Its core mechanic is that characters have 5 colors of chi, each of which is spent for different chi powers, and which refill independently. Chi management is the central battle strategy.)
  • Shadowrun: Physical Adepts, especially those from eastern traditions, often see their Magical Enhancement as channeling and cultivating their Ki. There are also Traditions for actual mages that contexualise their spellcasting as Ki manipulation, such as Taoism.

    Video Games 
  • Advanced V.G. is the fighting game series that the OVA Is based on, where Ki powered waitresses duke it out for the title of "Virgin Goddess".
  • Asura from Asura's Wrath uses these. They can be fired out rapidly and resemble his fists. He's essentially making Ki Attacks by PUNCHING! The energy itself is called Mantra. Played around with later, in that there is an entity that is the personification of Mantra known as Chakravartin, who imbued Mantra upon Asura and the other deities that appear throughout the game's ancestors.
  • Many characters from Capcom Fighting Games can manipulate ki.
    • Street Fighter’s cast can harness ki in their attacks, Ryu and Ken have the Hadoken and Chun-Li has the Kikosho. Above them would be Akuma, Gen and Oro who have supreme mastery of ki. Played with in regards to the rest of the characters: Guile and Charlie’s Sonic Booms aren’t pure ki rather pressurized Razor Wind manipulated by ki. M.Bison and Juri have Psycho Power which can be seen as a negative form ki since it harnesses the negative aspects of the soul whilst Rose uses positive energy, although in Bison and Rose’s case it does veer into psychic powers territory which is different to ki. Street Fighter III adds that Ki manifests in characters through a variety of different elements, such as Fire, Ice, Lightning, water, wind, light, darkness and poison.
      • Oro explains Ki is neutral in essence and even the Satsui no Hado or Psycho Power aren’t inherently evil, rather used negatively by immoral people.
    • The cast of the now obscure Rival Schools can all use Ki to different extents. The protagonist Batsu and Shoto Clone Hideo can shoot the Guts Bullet and Seihaken energy balls akin to the Hadoken, Kyosuke has the Cross Cutter which is a Razor Wind similar to the Sonic Boom and Akira has the Energy Focus Cluster which is a Sphere of Destruction. Some characters can team up for a Combined Energy Attack.
    • Played with in Darkstalkers, some of the cast have energy-like attacks with similar inputs to Street Fighter but only Morrigan, Jon Tailbain, Demitri, Donovan and Lilith use actual Ki. Jon in particular learned ki to help tame his lycanthropy. The rest of the cast have more wild non-Ki related supernatural/demonic abilities such as blood (Jedah), ghost powers (Hsien-Ko Bishamon), electricity (Victor) or aquatic powers (Rikuo) while others characters have no fancy powers at all.
  • Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO), an online multiplayer version of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop game, depicts the Monk class as using ki, which can be used for spell-like abilities, mostly to aid a party or destroy/affect enemies. Unlike the Wizard and other spellcaster classes that use "spell points" (mana), the Monk's ki can be regenerated almost endlessly as they attack and strike an enemy. The downside of generating ki for the Monk class is that the generated ki dissipates quickly and cannot be conserved as easily from fight to fight, requiring the player to be an opportunist while having available ki points.
  • Final Fantasy VI has the martial arts user Sabin, whose special ability is Ki Attacks in combat. The player activates them via Street Fighter style button commands. These run off his magic stat but do not take up Magic Points and can be done indefinitely. Most notable is the Aura Beam/Cannon move, which blasts enemies with pure soul power (and does extra damage to undead enemies to boot) and Fire Dance, which summons fire spirits to burn every enemy on the battle field.
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake has martial artist Tifa make use of "Chi" in her "Unbridled Strength" gameplay, as consuming one ATB charge will build up Tifa's Chi allowing her to perform special attacks and boost her speed and strength. Using Chi, Tifa can emit blasts from her body, as seen with her "True Strike" and "Chi Trap" attacks and even does the Kamehame Hadouken pose at the end of her "Omistrike" combo. With the Chakra Materia equipped Tifa gets a Healing Factor.
  • Final Fantasy XIV has the Monk job, the Prestige Class of the pugilist, which has a small handful of attacks that use ki. Two notable ones are Elixir Field, which hits enemies surrounding the Monk with a Kamehame Hadouken fired into the ground; and Enlightenment, which hits enemies directly in front of the Monk with a blast of aether.
  • Some classes in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and its sequel have Ki-style moves, especially the White Monk and the Master Monk (in the sequel). Air Render and Aura Blast are especially notable as they are ranged attacks for a melee class. And no, these don't cost mana.
  • In the GBA Golden Sun series, the heroes are masters of "Psynergy", a type of magic/psychic power. They encounter a martial arts school, and the head of the dojo comments on how their powers differ from Ki Attacks. "Psynergy comes from the mind, while Chi comes from the body." It's commented that Psynergy is genetic, while "anyone" can eventually learn to use Chi, though nobody in the party learns. However there are Ki techniques (not Chi) from a different temple/dojo that Psynergy resembles/substitutes that the heroes can learn. It's not entirely clear whether Ki and Psynergy are the same or simply in the same "sphere." The second game states that everyone has the potential to become adepts, but it takes years of exposure to a source of alchemy, such as mount Aleph, the elemental rocks, being bludgeoned with a Psynergy stone, or The unleashing of the sources of each element via the lighthouse becons. Also it's implied that Ki is just another name for one specific type of Psynergy (Force).
  • In the Guilty Gear universe, Elemental Magic is hard science, with ki representing the final frontier of the unknown.
  • KickBeat has this as the in-story reason for its equivalent of Guitar Hero's star power mechanic, where activating it results in a temporary score multiplier boost.
  • Kirby's "Fighter" ability gives him this, even a Kamehame Hadouken as a Shout-Out to Street Fighter. Most of them are only short-to-mid-range though.
  • In Lost Souls (MUD), sufficiently enlightened Aisenshi gain access to the chi punch and chi kick maneuvers, unarmed attacks that do a combination of physical and energy-based damage, not to mention leaving a sparkly trail behind in the air.
  • As an easter egg, Mega Man X has been known to perform ki attacks from Street Fighter. This seems to imply that X has ki, and therefore a soul. In the remake, Doctor Light even says he's able to use this attack since his DNA soul is nearly identical to a human's.
    • Not so non-canon, now; Mega Man X: Command Mission has a series of Reploids called the Ninetails clan, who have mastered a form of robotic chi manipulation, allowing them to power their attacks without the use of an external power source (like every other Reploid's weapons do). Because of this, they're considered extremely dangerous and are locked up in a high-security facility.
  • Mortal Kombat: Ki is a surprising rarity compared to the various stripes of magic powers that exist in the setting. The Shaolin monks, Liu Kang and Kung Lao, are the most prominent ki users ; Liu Kang uses it to generate and control fire while Kung Lao can teleport, use Spin Attacks and possibly control his hat using ki. The blind swordsman Kenshi has aura sensing abilities and Kai, another Shaolin monk, can use fire just like Liu Kang.
  • In Phoenotopia and its remake, Gale/Gail is the best ki martial artist in her village due to being a genetically modified superhuman and can channel ki into her weapon as a Charged Attack.
  • The Pokémon Lucario basically uses this, it's called "Aura" in Pokemon 'verses. This may also be used to explain the Fighting-type Special move Focus Blast. Other Pokemon can use Aura Sphere as well, mostly legendaries but also Togekiss, Mienfoo's evolution line and Clawitzer. Moves that have the word "Pulse" in them, translated from the Japanese "Hadō", also seem to utilize Aura. (Aura Sphere (Hadōdan) could've just as easily been called "Pulse Bomb") The aforementioned Clawitzer has an ability that boosts the power of Pulse based moves.
  • The Shadow Warrior remake series has Lo Wang learning how to wield various Chi Powers alongside his swords and guns.
    Hoji: That's one of the benefits of our little pact. I amplify your Chi.
    Lo Wang: What, like life energy? Tai Chi bullshit kind of Chi? I thought that was a bunch of crap to keep us quiet in Kung Fu class while Sifu took his morning dump.
    Hoji: It's yours to command. Use it or lose it.
  • All of SNK's fighting game series feature casts of characters capable of weaponizing Ki, elemental powers, and even Psychic Powers. Most notably: Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, and The King of Fighters which are their three most successful franchises.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Sometimes called Chaos Energy, the energy provided by the Chaos Emeralds works as this, allowing characters to shoot energy blasts, teleport, manipulate time, and transform into their Super forms, among other things.
  • The Genesis Action RPG Spellcaster stars a monk who has various ki moves, ranging from plain old attacks to lightning strikes.
  • The Wii game Swords has this, it's activated by holding A for a few seconds, if you can manage it before your opponent hits you.
  • A lot of the artes in the Tales Series are of this nature, either as Pure Energy or Elemental Powers that are used to form projectiles and/or to augment direct strikes.
  • In Tekken, surprisingly, only a handful of fighters can use Ki In-Universe. All characters including robots have supercharge called "Ki Charge", but it's more of a game mechanic; the main power in The 'Verse is the Devil Gene, which is demonic energy. Heihachi, Jun, Xiaoyu, Asuka, Lei and Hwoarang use ki with their attacks; Heihachi's Ki in particular is strong enough to match his son and grandson's demonic powers. In the finale of Tekken 7, Heihachi forms a blue Battle Aura of ki around himself while fighting Kazuya.
  • Tiger Road has Lee Wong's ultimate attack, Tora Ki Koh, which fires out a tiger-shaped blast of ki. Of course, it's not available at the beginning of the game.
  • Most of Hong Meiling's long-range attacks in Touhou Hisoutensoku ~ Choudokyuu Ginyoru no Nazo o Oe are Ki attacks.

  • Subverted in The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, in "First Generation Ninja American": The protagonist's grandfather destroys an enemy with a blue energy blast that seems to imply this trope, but it turns out he has magic powers gained from eating a talking pig, not mystical ninja ki abilities.
  • Artifice Comics: Silver Shadow, formerly just a badass near-normal with body mastery learned to channel his chi from a monk named Zhing Ra Ming in #13.
  • The Boy Who Fell has Seel, the substance that allows people to function and generate thought. It can be manipulated to form attacks. Pafhelo Sorian comes from a clan that prides themselves in mastering this technique, and is the person we see use it the most.
  • In El Goonish Shive, Sensei Greg's Anime-Style Martial Arts dojo is (or was) the only known place for one to learn to tap into their ki. Lampshaded (sort of) in that it is revealed that Elliot, Nanase, and to a lesser extent, Justin are the only students in the class that have shown any progress in performing actual anime-style techniques.

    Web Original 
  • These types of attacks became one of the main staples of modern stick-figure fight animations when extreme martial art violence and extreme acrobatics would no longer cut it. Although never explain as such, these are most likely Ki Attacks due to the heavy Oriental influence that pervades the genre as a result of Xiao Xiao 's influence.
  • How Arkn magic works in Arkn: Legacy.
  • As one of many references to Dragon Ball Z, the fight scenes in the Sonic fanimation Nazo Unleashed use a lot of this.
  • Dreamscape: Kai has control over natural energy. The more plants and other living things he is around, the stronger his attacks are.
  • DSBT InsaniT: Killer can fire green energy blasts, energy bursts, energy explosions, energy lightning, energy remote bombs, etc...
  • Allen Covenant of the Omega Universe runs across a clan of ninja with what they described as chi-powers in Covenant Annual #1. Given that all powers in the Omega setting are Psychic Powers, the ninja clan was just interpreting their learned powers through cultural blinders.
  • RWBY: All living things generate Aura. Huntsmen are trained to manipulate and amplify their Aura, giving them a Healing Factor and an invisible, defensive forcefield that prevents injury. With mastery, a Semblance can be unlocked, which gives each individual a single superpower such as Super-Senses, Super-Strength, area-effect barriers, telekinesis, and so on. Aura is finite and depletes with active use until it breaks, leaving a person vulnerable and unable to use Semblance. Certain Semblances are centred on Aura manipulation, such as the ability to steal other Semblances or amplify other Auras. In Volume 5, Jaune unlocks his Semblance, allowing him to amplify the critically-injured Weiss's Healing Factor to save her, and then further amplifying her Aura to super-charge her Semblance; this produces a visible wind of power around Weiss for a short period of time. The creators have confirmed he subconsciously used his Semblance in Volume 2 to amplify his own Aura when blocking Cardin's punch.
  • In the Whateley Universe, martial-artists develop and use chi in various ways:
    • Toni "Chaka" Chandler, one of the original main characters, has the mutant ability to use ki, plus the ability to see how ki flows in other people (which lets her do - among other things - the paralyzing nerve punch), and also the ability to heterodyne her ki with ki energy flowing through the earth so she can pull as much ki as she needs from the ground. She's regarded as one bad mamma-jamma by her superpowered classmates at the Super Hero School Whateley Academy, but suffers from a bad case of New Powers as the Plot Demands, having added a ki blast attack to her existing super-strength, super-agility, super-speed etc.
    • Badass Normal Chou "Bladedancer" Lee develops her chi more conventionally, through meditation, tai-chi exercises, and regular training, to empower her martial-arts, heighten her senses, heal herself and others, and so on.

    Western Animation 
  • First implied in its QuickStrike trading card game, it is later revealed that the energy behind the bending disciplines on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra is indeed chi. Benders require chi to flow from the breath as form of energy derived from breathing and oxygenation, and then extend it past their limbs to manipulate or manifest their element. Furthermore, one character on Avatar has even displayed the ability to inhibit bending by striking pressure points on the body, or as she calls it, "chi-blocking" (Kyusho Jitsu); Korra takes it further with a character who can use bloodbending (a form of waterbending applied to bodily fluids) to neutralise other characters' Elemental Powers more permanently. In the show, the source of chi is located in the stomach and flows throughout the entire body, which itself is drawn directly from the Taoist practices of Chi Kung and Tai Chi, on which waterbending is based. The Grand Finale of Avatar reveals that before people learned to bend the elements, they used their own energy. Aang then finds a way to bend the energy within Ozai, removing his bending forever. This is never actually called chi-bending, though; the official website's encyclopedia called it energybending.
  • Uncle from Jackie Chan Adventures is a big fan of chi. His battles against Dalong Wong (anti-Uncle) probably constitutes as a battle between good and bad chi, as these two were chi wizards. Then in one episode they found a Chinese Vampire, which drains victims of chi. Once a person is sucked of chi they need a chi transplant to survive. The person takes on the personality of the chi donor. For example, when Jade got drained, Uncle donated some chi, and she began sprouting Uncle's catchphrases and had a hankering for mung beans. She did not, however, gain any of Uncle's knowledge of chi but still volunteered researching ways to kill the vampire. Everything went back to the way it was when the vampire was killed.
  • JLU: In the episode "Dead Reckoning", a young monk of Nanda Parbat exhibited ki-enhanced physical abilities when he beat down Atomic Skull. The rest of the monks also use wuxia-type martial arts in defense of the temple.
  • Iron Fist from Ultimate Spider-Man (2012).
  • In Yin Yang Yo!, Woo Foo a special type of martial arts that involves might and magic, with just a smidge of Green Rocks.
  • Young Justice (2010): Asami Koizumi has this as her metahuman power. She can project her chi outward to break through solid rock, leap at superhuman level and to soften landings, and fire energy beams. When projected, the chi creates an air disturbance which is seen as a trail of concentric circles.


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Shredder's ultimate technique lets him concentrate his energy into a single body blow that causes internal injuries severe enough to make Batman bleed from the mouth. Splinter is also said to know it.

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