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Ignition Ability
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Kanji 発火能力
Romaji Hakka Nōryoku
Technique Info
Classification Offensive, Defensive and Supplementary
Debut(s)
Manga Shinra Kusakabe Joins the Force
Anime Shinra Kusakabe Enlists
Users

An Ignition Ability (発火能力, Hakka Nōryoku) is an ability granted to Second Generation and Third Generation.

Overview

This ability allows the user to generate flames from certain body parts, such as their shoulders or feet, and can also be used for multiple purposes such as welding or creating fireworks.[1] The ability can also be combined with specific types of objects like sword hilts, bubblegum, or matois. It's known that each Ignition Ability user has a different way of using their ability to generate flames; even though the principle of generating fire is kept the same, how they use the flames differ. Generating flames can give the users an increase in strength, mobility and speed. In some cases, Third Generations can go beyond the concept of fire, and produce plasma. While they are immune to being burned, they still feel heat.[2] The firepower generated can be intertwined with the physiological state of the user, as Arthur Boyle relies on himself looking like a knight in order to maximize his generated power.[3]

Weaknesses

Ignition Abilities have their restrictions on the length and intensity of their use, also known as Overheat or Ignition Limit (発火限界, Ōbāhīto/ Hakka Genkai). Once the individual has used up a considerable amount of oxygen within their body they cannot use their Ignition Abilities until they've regathered the oxygen to provide their flames fuel.[4] When one has overexerted their Ignition Ability, it can leave them out of breath, potentially burning their own bodies and severe dehydration.[5] Additionally, when a Third Generation user overuses their ability, their bodies begin to char due to the lack of oxygen. This is a type of disease called Tephrosis (灰病, Haibyō).[6] Victims of Tephrosis are severely weakened in their ability to use their abilities as it leaves them in intense pain.

List of Ignition Abilities

Ability User Description
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Shinra Kusakabe
Shinra uses his Ignition Ability through his feet, allowing him to boost the strength and speed of his kicks by a considerable amount. He has shown to be able to easily kick a ton of weight into the sky with relative ease. His ability also grants him flight. The ashes he leaves on the floor in the shape of his footprints were noted to be called the "Devil's Footprints" (悪魔の足跡, Akuma no Ashiato).[7]
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Arthur Boyle
Arthur's Ignition Ability allows him to fabricate plasma on the hilt of his sword, creating "Excalibur" — a sharp, concentrated blade, with which he uses a type of swordplay that is equivalent to plasma cutting. With the use of Excalibur, Arthur is capable of generating electricity.
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Tamaki Kotatsu
Tamaki's Ignition Ability, dubbed "Nekomata", allows her to gird herself in pink flames, which grant her various cat-like traits, including cat ears, two forked tails, and nails on her fingertips. With her Ignition Ability active, Tamaki's agility and mobility are substantially increased, allowing her to run on all fours. She can also generate a blast of fire from her forked-tails.
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Takeru Noto
Takeru's Ignition Ability allows him to generate a myriad of missiles, which he can create and launch from his palms, or mold from fireballs. Despite Takeru lacking control over the ability, it has lots of destructive power behind it, as demonstrated when it shook a large building.[8]
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Gustav Honda
Gustav's Ignition Ability activates through his scalp, which becomes enveloped in flames. He can use these flames, combined with his physical strength, to repel objects, such as falling debris, with a single headbutt.[9]
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Princess Hibana
Hibana has a range of Ignition Abilities, her main one named Clematis, which allows her to manifest flames in the form of flowers. By gazing at someone, Hibana is able to envelop a person's body in heat, resulting in them developing heat syncope, which can subdue them and cause dizziness.
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Tōru Kishiri
Tōru's Ignition Ability, "Backdraft Bubblish Gum", allows him to create a vacuum within a bubblegum balloon and fill it with flammable gas. Due to the balloon being lighter than air, it is able to float. When the balloon pops, the flammable gas reacts with oxygen, causing an explosion.
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5th Angels Three
A member of the 3 Angels of the 5th has shown the prowess called Three on Three Triple Fillet Slasher Ver.2.3, which allows her to ignite claw-like flames on their hands and swipe at their enemies.
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Rekka Hoshimiya
Rekka's Ignition Ability "Star Fist Thrust", allowed him to ignite flames around his arms and fists. Once ignited, he thrusts his arms forward in a punching motion and in a karate stance, landing a more powerful blow to the target. Rekka could also punch from a longer distance and make his flames follow through so that if he can't reach the target with his fist, the flames directly hit it.
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Leonard Burns
Leonard Burns can generate fire within his own body granting him incredible strength and durability. This power allows him to perform various superhuman feats, including, but not limited to, jumping dozens of feet in the air and landing without harm, blocking a jet of plasma barehanded and knocking someone unconscious by stamping the ground.
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Arrow
Arrow displayed the ability to ignite fire from her left index finger, and shape the flames into a bow and arrow. Using the ability, she can control the trajectory of the arrow to hit a target accurately, from a long distance. It has enough force to pierce an individual's chest through a layer of ice, and also sever an arm.
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Benimaru Shinmon and Hibachi Shinimon
Benimaru and Hibachi Shinimon can use their Igniton Ability in the form of Iai Hand-Sword.
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Konro Sagamiya
Konro's Ignition Ability allows him to ignite his shoulders and forearms. This grants him the strength to destroy a building by repelling a person into it.
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Yona
Yona can generate high heat from his palms and fingertips. By touching someone's face with his heated hands, he can remold their facial features, such as the person's pupils and hair on contact with their face. The ability can be used to replicate faces to masquerade as certain individuals.
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Hikage and Hinata
Hikage and Hinata have the same Ignition Ability. Using their ability, they can coat themselves in flames from head to the upper half of their legs. In this form, their heads resemble that of a kitsune.
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Shō Kusakabe
Shō can use his Ignition Ability to create feathers out of flame which he uses in conjunction with his katana. However, he hasn't been seen actually using it and it would appear as if Shō prefers his Fourth Generation ability to briefly stop time over his Third.
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Mirage
Mirage can use his Ignition Ability to manipulate the temperature of the surrounding area to refract the light and create mirages. The ability can be used to create up to thirty-three individuals, which could intimidate people into thinking they were outnumbered.[10] With enough force, the mirages disperse back into flames.
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Flail
Flail could use his Ignition Ability on his chain to generate a spiked ball, thus creating a flail. Using the weapon, he could spin it incredibly fast to attack with.
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Lisa Isaribi
Lisa's Ignition Ability allows her to manifest flame tentacles from herself and from other nearby surfaces. They can be used to whip and constrict her targets. The tentacles are magnetic and can lock on to the subtle magnetic field of the human body.
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Assault
Assasult's Ignition Ability allows him to create rocket-like flames under his arms. He can launch these at his foes from a long distance, or punch foes up close and let the rockets loose to deal more damage.
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Haumea
Haumea's Ignition Ability allows her to create electric signals, which she can use to destroy electrical systems, as well as to use it on people's nerves to subdue and control them.
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Kayoko Huang
Kayoko's Ignition Ability, "Asclepius Staff", is a healing ability that takes the form of a snake which she sends into a persons body to stimulate cell activity and speed up cell regeneration. If her patient is pyrokinetic, she can use their flames to enhance her own ability.
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Ogun Montgomery
Ogun is able to a create a variety of weapons out of his flames. He is also able to "tatoo" flames onto his body to temporally increase his strength.
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Pan Ko Paat
Pan can increase an individual's heat resistance to reduce the amount of damage they take from flames. He can also give other Third Generations a power boost to the flames they generate.
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Inca
Inca is able to detect invisible pathways of heat, allowing her to predict when and where fires will start and predict the path that the flames will spread across, as well as determine the trajectory of fire-based attacks. By running her finger across one of these invisible paths, she is able to ignite them herself, allowing her to cause explosive blasts or start fires.
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Nataku Son
Nataku can create large claw-like flames from his right arm. He can also create floating rings that can fire beams of concentrated fire and heat that can cut through concrete. The fire beams also emit radiation.
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Yūichirō Kurono
Kuroo can create a plume of smoke that he can shape and harden into weapons, conceal himself, and burn people from the inside out after they breathe it in. It is unclear if this is his natural ability or the result of his Tephrosis.
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Puppeteer
The puppeteer in the service of Haijima Industries has the ability to control multiple puppets, which when powered exert incredible strength. However, a strong electrical surge can destroy her tools through wiring. If needed, she is able to use a robot called Dominion of Punishment that is more powerful than her other weapons and is armed with claws shape enough to cut through concrete. This Machine is also insulated and immune to electrical damage, while also being controlled by exceptionally thin strings. She also possesses the ability to use fire from her feet to slow her descent when in the air.
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Orochi
Orochi can create a whip with her Ignition Ability, which can blocks attacks and also be used to tear through objects and people.
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Iron
Iron can use his Ignition Ability to generate heat that he can use to harden his body, increasing his strength and durability exponentially. He can also create a flamethrower blast from his hands, which is strong enough to completely incinerate Infernals.
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Sasori
Sasori can use his Ignition Ability to create a scorpion tail.
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Yona's Servant
This White-Clad member can use their Ignition Ability to create blades.
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Gold
Gold uses her Ignition Ability in conjunction with her golden gauntlet. She can heat up her golden right arm to give the gold magnetic properties. This allows her to control objects made of magnetic metals such as iron.
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Stream
Stream generates heat to create a strong spiraling air current around his limbs.
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Dragon
Dragon's Ignition Ability allows him to breathe fire, which can then detonates into a large explosion upon reaching close proximity of his enemies.
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Sumire
Sumire is capable of generating vibrations via the natural human reflex of shivering. This causes every muscle in her body to vibrate in small bursts, which creates heat that she amplifies and transforms into kinetic energy, causing even stronger vibrations on surfaces around her.
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Faerie
Faerie can apply heat to atoms in the surrounding area, increasing their mass. This allows him to manipulate gravity and make himself and others float.
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Karin
Karin's ability, Scale Shield, allows him to create hexagonal-shaped flames that can be used as shields. He is able to place them around somebody to protect them from attacks or debris. Karin can also create a wall of scales to form barricades and roadblocks.

References

  1. Chapter 40, page 2
  2. Chapter 29, page 6-12
  3. Chapter 57, page 10
  4. Chapter 30, page 9
  5. Chapter 30, page 16-18
  6. Chapter 40, page 15
  7. Chapter 0, page 30
  8. Chapter 6, page 9-10
  9. Chapter 8, page 13
  10. Chapter 55, page 18-20

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