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BURN AND DROWN AND CRUSH AND SUFFOCATE!!
~ Cho'gall
What good is one element... when I have all the rest!?
~ Master Chen during his fight with Lloyd Garmadon
As you may have noticed, I've recently had a multi-dimensional makeover! I control space, matter, and now that that dumb baby's out of the way, time itself!
~ Bill Cipher ranting to Stanford Pines about his abilities.

Elemental Villains, also called Elementals, are villains who can either command the elements of nature, are formed of said elements (such as the Titans), or are empowered by them.

The types of elemental villains include:

  • Aciukinetic Villains like Byakuya Kuchiki and Silver Samurai have the ability to change or otherwise enhance/decrease the sharpness of objects. In most cases, villains with this ability use it to make their own weapons sharper, their enemies' weapons duller, creating new weapons by making regular objects lethally sharp or change the sharpness of potions of their body; this category may overlap with Ferrokinetic, Biokinetic and Picnokinetic villains.
  • Aerokinetic Villains, like Al'Akir and Whirlwind have the ability to control the element of wind and air. Some can also become one with the air, and some can use speed to manipulate the wind around them. Some may also have the ability to manipulate the weather as well.
  • Aquakinetic Villains/Hydrokinetic Villains, like Chaos, MetalSeadramon and Lapis Lazuli, use the element of water as a weapon. They have the power to generate and/or manipulate water, and some have the ability to become water.
    • Some Aquakinetic Villains, if not all, can be classified as Cryokinetic Villains (like the classic Snow Queen, Killer Frost and Esdeath) who can use ice and/or snow-based powers, since both are frozen water, and some aquakinetic villains can additionally manipulate and freeze water, turning it into ice.
  • Benzinikinetic Villains, like Caesar Clown, Hexxus and Kyle Nimbus, utilize gas or are/can morph into a large mass of shapeless gas, sometimes poisonous. This overlaps with Toxikinetic Villains, due to gas being used as a form of poison.
  • Bibliokinetic Villains, like Lord Voldemort's memory within his diary, are villains with the power to manipulate books, manuscript pages, and text paper. They can be like invisible hands that change the words on the paper.
  • Bio-Manipulators or Biokinetic Villains, like Mitochondria Eve, can shape and manipulate their bodies in ways that, while impossible, are not necessarily shape-shifting (though it can overlap); for example, they may be able to use their hair, skin, fat, muscles, blood, or bones as weapons and/or defenses. Examples would be Blob from X-Men (whose fat can absorb almost any impact), Sedusa from The PowerPuff Girls (who can manipulate her hair) and Marrow (who can utilize her bones as weapons). Often Bio-Manipulators have a host of related powers such as density manipulation, self-regeneration, elasticity, limited shape-shifting, and so on, but some are simply able to utilize a portion of their body in ways that are impossible or extremely difficult in the real world (the most common examples are characters who can use certain bodily aspects such as fat or muscle to absorb or avoid attacks that would wound and/or even kill most other beings, and can even overlap into the category of Villains with Accelerated Healing).
    • Hemokinetic Villains or Blood Magicians, like MelisandreSolomon Kent and Hama, are skilled in blood magic and can manipulate blood. In their hands, blood can be boiled, burned, frozen, and/or used as raw materials to make blood creatures or function as healing medicines. This particular type of bio-manipulation may overlap with Hydrokinetic villains, as blood is 92% water.
    • Mimetic Villains, also known as Masters of Disguise, Copycats, or Impostors, are those who mimic others in a certain way, be it by shapeshifting (ex: Hannibal Bates, Mystique and Changelings), by naturally looking extremely similar to another person, typically a hero (ex: NegaDuck, Dark Danny and Constantine), by having the ability to mimic the voices of others (ex: Iago) or by using actual disguises to look like someone else (ex: Robbie Rotten, Balthazar Bratt and Chameleon); this can overlap with a Twin/Clone, Evil Creation, or Incriminators.
    • Villains with Accelerated Healing, such as the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, Doomsday and the Hydra as mentioned above, can overlap with the separate category of Biokinetic Villains.
  • Carbokinetic Villains such as Terra and Greed are villains with the ability to manipulate different forms of carbon; this may overlap with a variety of different categories, particularly Geokinetic, Biokinetic, Bezinikinetic and Chlorokinetic villains, as different types of carbon exist in almost everything.
  • Cibumkinetic Villains such as Lunch Lady Ghost, The Butcher and Fryclops are villains with the power to manipulate any type of food matter. What type of food a villain may manipulate can vary, however, they can qualify as long as they can manipulate what is traditionally considered edible. (NOTE: Villains who can control fruits and vegetables do not count unless they control them exclusively or can control other foods as well, otherwise, they are classified as having Chlorokinetic powers).
  • Chromokinetic Villains such as Mr. Mime and Bass are villains with the power to manipulate the color of their body or the colors of other objects. This is not a very common type of ability, as, in most cases, the ability to manipulate/change colors is seen as mostly useless.
  • Chronokinetic Villains like Kurumi Tokisaki, Time Baby and Dr. Nefarious Tropy are evildoers who are able to manipulate the flow of time, which includes stopping time, slowing it down, rewinding it and travelling through time (some users can even see the future). This allows the villain to have the upper hand against the hero, as they can stop time to predict and/or dodge an attack, or even rewind time to get a second chance.
  • Crystallokinetic Villains like Rex Shard and Kai the Collector are villains with the power to manipulate and generate jewels and/or crystalline material; this overlaps with Geokinetic Villains, Hyalokinetic Villains, Psammokinetic Villains, Cryokinetic Villains, and to a lesser extent, Aquakinetic Villains.
  • Dimensiokinetic Villains like Jareth the Goblin King from Labyrinth and Diagon from Ben 10: Ultimate Alien are evildoers with the power to manipulate dimensions, even opening portals from one dimension to another as a way of gathering minions, which would make them Summoners, or to banish the heroes.
  • Electrokinetic Villains like Electro, Newtralizer and Livewire are villains that use electricity as a weapon. They may have the powers to generate and/or manipulate electricity, and some have the ability to become electricity. Not necessarily to be confused with Energy Beings, as some villains with electrokinesis may only have the ability to conduct electricity.
  • Ergokinetic Villains like Girl Meme and Shadow the Hedgehog are villains who have the power to generate and manipulate different types of energy; also not to be confused as Energy Beings, although they can occasionally overlap.
  • Evil Light, or Photokinetic Villains like every member of the Radiant Church have power to control the light color spectrum. Sometimes the forces of darkness are not the only ones that are evil. Sometimes, the antagonists tap into the so called "light element." These villains have light-based and holy powers ranging from divine magic weapons, burning light beams, photokinesis, divine wrath, or the power of the sun. They can come in many forms, though most authors prefer to use them to represent these particular themes: either divine crusaders of light gone horribly wrong, or a villain who's theme or appearance invokes light, or a villain who is surrounded by a radiant glow of light and they are the exact opposite of Good Darkness, as a result, the protagonists of stories with light themed villains usually have powers of darkness and have darkness themes.
  • Filukinetic Villains such as Puppetmon are villains with the power to manipulate and generate different kinds of threads to bind, crush or tear apart their opponents. While what kind of threads used by these kinds of villains may vary (such as metallic and energy-based threads), they can qualify as long as long as they have the appearance of a thread.
  • Ferrokinetic Villains like Magneto, Peridot and Doctor Polaris are villains that manipulate and control metal. Mostly those that are gifted with such power. Not to be confused with Robots that are mostly metal, and villains who are Mechanically Modified or Bio-Engineered may not count, unless they can liquify or manipulate their body into or manipulate other pieces of metal, and they may count as an Elemental if they control a different element entirely. Some ferrokinetics may also count as Electrokinetic Villains as well. Those with ferrokinesis and electrokinesis can also have the ability of electromagnetism (as is the case with Megavolt).
  • Flyrokinatic Villains such as Metal Sonic are villains with the ability to generate a force-field by either using their own abilities or technology to protect them from damage; this may overlap with Ergokinetic Villains, as almost all force-fields are made out of energy.
  • Fragokinetic Villains such as Nostalgia Critic and Bean the Dynamite are villains that can generate, set off and manipulate explosions; Depending on how a villain with this ability generates their explosions, this may overlap with Pyrokinetic, Telekinetic and Benzinikinetic villains.
  • Geokinetic Villains like Gaea, Kuvira and False Groudon are villains who have the power to control the earth (rock, sand and ground, not the actual planet Earth) and/or cause earthquakes. This overlaps with Crystallokinetic, Hyalokinetic, Chlorokinetic, and Psammokinetic Villains.
  • Gyrokinetic Villains like Gravimon and Graviton are villains who can manipulate and control gravity, whether it be the gravity of objects or people, or literally defying gravity.
  • Hyalokinetic Villains like Sandman and Mirror Master are those with the ability to manipulate glass, and can overlap with Geokinetic, Psammokinetic and Crystallokinetic Villains.
  • Ionikinetic Villains such as Shego, Makuta Teridax and Victor Krane are villains with the power to manipulate the state of plasma for attacks; this may overlap with Electrokinesis, Ergokinesis, Spatiokinesis and (in extremely hot forms) Pyrokinesis.
    • Coronakinetic Villains such as SpaceGodzilla and Beelzemon are a sub-type of ionikinetic villains who have the ability to manipulate corona; a type of plasma that surrounds celestial bodies such as stars.
  • Laser-Users such as Kavaxas, Galacta Knight and Frieza are villains who can use laser beams for attacks, generating them through variable means or from a weapon they have.
  • Lutumkinetic Villains such as Clayface and Puppet Master are villains with the ability to generate, form or otherwise manipulate clay; this may overlap with Geokinetic Villains.
  • Multipliers like The Ancient Enemy, Danton Black/Multiplex and Dimentio are evildoers with the ability to instantly create multiple or even infinite clones, copies and/or duplicates of themselves or others around them. This might be done through illusions or magic, or may even be an actual superpower.
  • Mystokinetic Villains, or Magic Villains, are villains who have access to the Mystic Arts and can use any kind of magic based abilities. This can overlap with a number of different categories, as most magic is based around manipulating other elements, although there are some villains who use magic without manipulating other elements, although they are rare.
  • Naturakinetic Villains are those who can control or manipulate the elemental powers pertaining to nature, which is also referred to as Life Powers, Nature Manipulation or Nature Control. This includes two subtypes:
    • Chlorokinetic Villains, or Vegetation Villains like Poison Ivy, Bushroot and Audrey II are villains (even the ones who are in the physical form of plants or are plant-like creatures) who can control plant life for evil purposes, from making homemade natural poisons to kill the heroes with to feeding the heroes to vegetated carnivores.
    • Zoopaths like Aquaman are villains who can speak with animals and/or even control their minds.
    • This category can overlap with villains who are considered a Force of Nature, as they may represent the wrath of nature itself.
  • Necromancers, or Death Gods such as Hades, Thriller and Megatron are evildoers who can raise, control, or even communicate with the dead and deceased or their spirits; this can extend to and overlap with the category of a Collector of Souls, as some villains with death-based powers can and will also collect the souls and/or spirits of those who have died.
  • Nephelokinetic Villains have the ability to control the visible elements of the weather, such as clouds, and can overlap with Aerokinetic Villains.
  • Nightmare Masters, Dream Masters, Somnipaths, or simply Oneirokinetic Villains like Freddy Krueger, Nightmare King and Nightmare are villains with power over dreams, either to create them and send them into sleeping minds, or to enter someone's dreams to shape them following their own design. In some cases, the villain can influence people or just plain kill them through their dreams, even trapping them awake in dream sequences. There can even be a Dream World in which they can enter, usually to wreak havoc. Most villainous dream masters are linked to nightmares, due to the ancient beliefs that nightmares were caused by evil spirits, and are sometimes living nightmares seeking to invade slumbers, but some cause dreams to turn to the worse possible scenario by their mere presence. (NOTE: Dream Masters exist outside the dreams they enter (or are denizens of a specific Dream World). Villains born from someone's dreams/psyche are either Noncorporeal or Thought-Forms. The three can overlap but are distinct subjects.)
  • Nihilikinetic Villains such as Nothing, Xemnas and Exdeath are villains with the power to manipulate nothingness. Most villains with this ability have the power to eradicate matter.
  • Nitrokinetic Villains such as Kablamus, Gamera and Super Buu are villains who posses the ability to self-destruct on command. Many villains with this ability also have the ability to regenerate or reform their bodies, although it is possible for them to not have this ability, making self-destructing an absolute last resort in most cases; This category may overlap with Fragokinetic villains.
  • Nosokinetic Villains such as Alex Mercer and Pain & Panic have the ability to control and create different types of germs, bacteria and diseases, in some cases, (like with Virus and The Amoeba Boys), they can even be a type of germ/bacteria/disease themselves.
  • Omnipotents, or Omnipotent Villains such as Jafar, Unicron, Tirek and Ego are villains who can control all of the elements at will, even combining them together for more powerful attacks.
    • Molekinetic Villains such as Molecule Man are villains with the power to manipulate and control molecules. With this ability, they can generate and control virtually any type of matter in existence, therefor making most, if not all, villains with this ability an Omnipotent (unless they can only manipulate specific kinds of molecules).
  • Omniscients, or Omniscient Villains such as the Great Intelligence, Slender Man and Reverb are villains who can see multiple events happening all at once, although there are obvious limitations to this kind of element, such as emotional stability and clarity, focus, and random games of chance happening at any moment.
  • Pathokinetic Villains such as Psycho-Pirate, HIM and Phoebe Halliwell are villains with the ability to enforce and control the emotions of others, and, while less common, themselves. Emotions that can be manipulated by villains with this ability include, but are not limited to, joy, sadness, anger, fear, disgust, envy, vanity, love and shame. While it is common for most villains with this ability to be able to control a variety of emotions, there are some cases in which a villain can only manipulate certain emotions (such as Blue Diamond, who can make people around her sad when she herself is distressed).
  • Petrifiers like the classic Gorgon Medusa, Syndrome and Dabura are villains who can petrify, encase or otherwise immobilize their victims - whether by turning them to stone, ice, or other substances. (Alternatively, a Petrifier can simply paralyze their victims without turning them to stone, ice, etc., such as when demons prevent victims from moving via a supernatural force.) Petrifiers are a common type of character in fantasy and mythology as well as other media.
  • Phobikinetic Villains, or Fear Mongers, such as Scarecrow, are villains with the ability to generate extreme fear in the minds of their opponents using technology or their own abilities; depending on how a villain places fear into the hearts of others, they could overlap with Pathokinetic and Psychic villains. It should be noted that, if a villain only unwittingly inspires fear in a single character based on a personal phobia or fear they have, then they do not count.
  • Pictomancers, or Depictukinetic Villains like Brushogun, Drawcia and Lady Redundant Woman are evildoers who can shape and manipulate art from just about anything, from ink (Melanokinetic Villains) to paint (Palletakinetic Villains). This can even overlap with Bibliokinetic Villains, as art made from ink and paint are normally put on some sort of paper canvas, which is found in books.
  • Poisoners, or Toxikinetic Villains like Queen Grimhilde, Nihilego and Doctor Poison are villains that kill or incapacitate via poisoning, this type of murder was and continues to be rampant due to it often being seen as a quick and effective way of getting rid of those one dislikes - in the past it was not uncommon for royalty and nobles to employ food testers due to the common practice of poisoning. It was also a common theory in medieval times that evil witches or other discontented individuals would poison village wells and make people sick - a theory that has since entered the imagination and become somewhat of a staple as well as a tool for parody.
    • Sadly, in the real world many killers and other criminals also utilize poisons, especially those who have managed to work their way into the biological and medical professions - these real-life villains are sometimes referred to as Angels of Mercy and often kill their victims via poisons or drugs found in hospitals or similar institutions. Poison comes in many forms ranging from liquid and capsules to gas (such as mustard gas, which was commonly used in the first and second World Wars). This can also include villains who drug people with the intention of knocking them out or getting them drunk, or do so to themselves for a certain reason such as the effects of enhancements, even selling that drug or another one on the black market for profit; this crosses over into the border of villains who are Addicts or Drug Dealers. For example, Alan Garner accidentally roofies his friends in The Hangover, but then intentionally drugs them again in the sequel, The Hangover II, hoping to incapacitate Teddy, Stu's future brother-in-law, and Jack Byrnes forcibly drugs Greg with truth serum in Meet the Fockers; in the Batman comics, Bane utilizes Venom, an addictive strength-enhancing drug that, if not taken periodically, can lead to physiologically-crippling side-effects.
  • Polemokinetic Villains, or War Mongers, such as Ares are villains with the ability to create and manipulate wars. How a villain may generate war can cause this to overlap with Corrupting Influence, Pathokinetic and Psychic villains.
  • Psammokinetic Villains such as Pitch Black can manipulate sand and pebbles to form constructs; this often overlaps with Geokinetic, Crystallokinetic and Hyalokinetic Villains.
  • Psychics, or Psychic Villains such as Emma Frost, The Beldam and Lucifer are those who can read, take control of or tamper with others' minds or see events that have happened or are happening; this overlaps with Omniscient, Chronokinetic, Telepathic and Oneirokinetic Villains, and, in some cases, it can overlap with Possessors and Brainwashers as well.
  • Pyrokinetic Villains, or simply Pyrotic Villains like Fire Lord Ozai, Entei or Magmion are associated with fire, lava or any similar form of pyrotic energy. This includes villains that have weapons that can produce fire (like Kratos), villains who can produce fire naturally at will (like Hotstreak) or have the ability of pyrokinesis to manipulate and control fire (like Pyro). Traditional fire is normally associated with evil due to its destructive nature, and other villains who wield this element can also be Arsonists, like Firefly or The Pyro.
    • Geo-Thermokinetic Villains such as Red Volcano and Te Kā are villains with the power to manipulate lava, magma and volcanoes.
  • Quiekinetic Villains like Mary Shaw are those who can manipulate and control the absence/lack of all sound, bringing nothing but total silence. This type of villain can overlap with Sonokinetic Villains, due to silence technically being sound-related.
  • Quintekinetic Villains/Gamakinetic Villains, or simply called Life-Drainers like Parasite from DC Comics, Cell and Unity from Superman: The Animated Series are villains who have the power to not only manipulate and channel life energy, but also to sap the life force or energy from their victims. This can apply to Parasites, Parasitoids and even Vampires, due all three categories depleting their victim's health in a similar fashion.
  • Radiokinetic Villains, or simply Radioactive Villains like Radioactive Man from Marvel Comics, Derek Powers and Godzilla are villains who possess the power to manipulate and cause radioactive decay and other parts of the radiation spectra.
  • Reality-Warpers, Reality-Butchers or Essokinetic Villains are villains that can control reality itself or the sole reality of a single individual, this makes them similiar to Cataclysms in the fact that they are extremely powerful but do not always seek to destroy the universe - almost all reality-warpers in fiction are semi-evil or morally dubious, a side-effect of having such godlike powers. Reality-Warpers come in 2 main forms, the Scarlet Witch-types who can alter probability but cannot do the impossible (examples are Major Disaster, Scarlet Witch and so forth) or the ones who can literally do anything they wish, even if it means rewriting the laws of physics (examples are Mad Jim Jaspers, Impossible Man or Mister Mxyzptlk). If they can control an individual person's realities, it makes them overlap with Psychic, Telepathic and Oneirokinetic Villains.
  • Sonokinetic Villains like Klaw, Music Meister and Scaramouche the Merciless are those who specialize in using sound as weapons. Often this type of wrongdoers overlap with Banshees, but not all Sonokinetic Villains use their voices; Some of them use mechanical devices to produce sound, even musical instruments.
  • Spatiokinetic Villains such as Magolor are villains that manipulate and control any (if not all) forms of space encompassing the elements listed above and more. Some cosmic entities are able to use this kind of power. (i.e Thanos can control space with the Space Stone)
  • Speedsters such as Professor Zoom, Scourge the Hedgehog and Quicksilver are villains who can move at speeds fast enough to produce blurred afterimages that they leave in their wake. This may be done through ergokinesis, chronokinesis, aerokinesis, photokinesis, essokinesis, or other variable means.
  • Stygiokinetic Villains are villains with the ability to manipulate Hell itself. Using this power, one can shape the environment of hell, control hell fire and the demonic beings found inside of Hell. In almost every case, this ability belongs to the different versions of Satan and Demons exclusively.
  • Technopaths, or Crackers like Nicolai Technus, Bender and Royal Pain are evildoers with the power to manipulate technology with their minds and/or take control of it remotely or manually.
    • Datakinetic Villains or Data Manipulators such as Grid and Soundwave are a type of technopath with the power to manipulate any form of technological data, such as by erasing/creating it or even forming it into offensive and defensive techniques.
    • Nanokinetic Villains such as Senator Armstrong, Van Kleiss and Yokai have the ability to control and shape nanites and/or microbots.
  • Telekinetic Villains/Psychokinetic Villains like Carrie White from Stephen King's Carrie and Pierre Donovan (the nephew of Dr. Axel Donovan and later the rival of Dr. Neugog) from Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot and Shredder after being revived in the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series are villains that possess the power of telekinesis, the ability to move objects with your mind. At the lowest level they can only move small objects, but at the highest level they could lift entire buildings or structures; and some telekinetics are even able to use telekinesis on a subatomic level.
  • Telepathic Villains, or Mind-Readers like Quan Chi, Mewtwo and Kylo Ren are evildoers who are able to communicate with others without using any verbal or body languages. The extent of their power and the number of people they can speak with through this mean is very variable.
  • Tychokinetic Villains such as Jinx and Roulette are villains with the ability to alter the luck, bad luck and overall probability of events regarding themselves or their environment. Typically, villains with this power use it to either enhance their own luck or make the luck of others worse.
  • Umbrakinetic Villains like Sauron, Nightmare and King Sombra are those who have the power to control darkness and shadows; it is actually quite a common type of known villain.
  • Power Bestowers like Hawk Moth, The Sorcerer or Venjix are villains who have the ability to give individuals their own powers, also turning them into villains, usually to make them do their evil bidding.
  • In many cases, like those of Bill Cipher, Discord and Isaac Ray Peram Westcott, villains can manipulate more than one elemental magics and/or powers.

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