Energy Manipulation involves the innate ability to generate, manipulate and control various forms of energy, including atomic, molecular, subatomic, and many more.
Superheroes often use their energy to ward off evil villains while protecting innocent people. Some of the battles occur on Earth, while others take place in space or in otherworldly dimensions. The powers of the superheroes undergo several evolutions over the years, with one upgrade that remains common across both DC and Marvel - the all-powerful energy form - signifying an incredible power upgrade that only a superhuman can possess. Check out five powerful superheroes who are excellent energy manipulators.
In the DC universe, Captain Atom is hands down one of the finest energy manipulators - one can easily refer to him as a god of the Quantum Field as he can discharge and absorb infinite amounts of energy. He remains unsurpassed by other heroes when it comes down to energy manipulation.
Wendell Vaughn with the Quantum Bands is an excellent energy manipulator in the Marvel Universe who can create tough energy constructs and force fields. He is also capable of absorbing the energy of Jack of Hearts, a Watcher, the Soul Gem, Eon - the child of Eternity, and the Living Planet named Ego.
Gambit holds the supernatural ability to charge up objects and turn them into explosives. He is also best known as a skilled fighter and a master thief on the X-Men and is a role model for several new students at the Xavier School for the Gifted. Gambit can also create static energy owing to the presence of the charged potential energy that he contains in his body, which also shields his mind from intrusion and detection by powerful telepaths.
Like most of the other mutants, Scott developed his powers during his teenage years when he accidentally shot a crane over a building. The falling debris from the blasted crane could have taken the lives of some nearby bystanders. But fortunately, Scott acted spontaneously and shot another blast to dismantle the debris. Cyclops can control various forms of energy owing to the psionic field that shields his body, and he shares this trait with his younger brothers (Vulcan and Havok).
Vulcan is one of the best mutants in the Marvel Universe with the power of energy manipulation. He can redirect energy attacks, control minds, unleash lethal energy blasts, and create energy constructs. He can absorb any forms of energy and can proficiently manipulate it.
It is essential to note that these superheroes are potentially fatal weapons of mass destruction too.