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"Justice, like lightning, should ever appear// To some men hope, to other men fear."

--(Black Lightning, DC Comics)

Ability To Psychically generate and manipulate electricity
Chance/Likelihood Uncommon

Also Known As

  • Electrical Control/Electrical Manipulation
  • Electricity Control/Electricity Manipulation
  • Lightning Control/Lightning Manipulation


This is the ability to psychically generate and manipulate electricity.

Uses/Applications (Pros)

One with this ability can often psychically generate electricity, at will. In addition, one can psychically stabilize or amplify electrical currents, at will. Furthermore, one can psychically interrupt or dampen electrical currents, at will. One can also psychically direct the flow of electricity (including projecting different manifestations of electricity, as well as forming tools and constructs), at will. One can even psychically manipulate electrical power within a closed system (electronic technology, living bodies).

Weaknesses/Limitations (Cons)

While the availability of electricity is not often an issue, not every Electrokinetic can cause the formation of coherent electrical energy; some are only able to control that which is present and readily available. In addition, more electrical power might be readily available than the user is aware of, because not every Electrokinetic is able to sense the flow of electrical power.

Not to mention, certain materials can resist or entirely withstand being affected by electrical power. On the other hand, some materials are too sensitive to being exposed to too much or too little electricity, causing them to surge, short-circuit or depower.

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