|User|| Gwen Tennyson|
|First Appearance||Lucky Girl|
See Also: Magic
Mana, also known as Life Energy, Chakra, Chi or Quintessence, is the name given to the life energy that is present in all living things (except Ectonurites) throughout the entire universe. Mana was introduced in What Are Little Girls Made Of?. In this same episode, it is explained that Anodites, a race of "energy beings", are sentient beings who are entirely comprised of mana and likewise, are able to freely control and manipulate it to their every whim.
Mana is an Anodite's source of power, energy and strength. While it is incredibly powerful, it is not invincible. Constructs made out of mana seem to have similar properties to either glass, light, or what appears to be. In What Are Little Girls Made Of?, Verdona mentions how most of her corporeal descendants did not inherit "the spark", the catalyst that allows for the control and manipulation of mana.
Humans can be taught to manipulate mana at a lesser degree than Anodites.
List of Known Users
- Gwen Tennyson
- Verdona Tennyson
- Michael Morningstar (formerly)
- Kevin Levin (temporarily)
- Ben 10,000 (Ultimate Alien) (taught by Gwen)
- Rook Blonko (temporarily due to close proximity to the alpha rune)
List of Possible Uses
- Magic: In Ben 10: Alien Force, it is implied that the magic constantly utilized by both fifteen-year-old Charmcaster and ten-year-old Gwen in the original series it is actually derived from mana and that highly skilled and gifted humans like Charmcaster are capable of harnessing it (though obviously not at the same level as Anodites). A key difference is that this form of magic (or at least magical rituals) relies much more on the use of spoken incantations, spell books, charms and talismans, and even celestial events, (like the full moon or a solar eclipse for particular rituals,) to achieve the desired magical and mystical effects the caster desires. In Where the Magic Happens it is confirmed again that magic is derived from mana.
- Energy Control/Manipulation: Basically involves the numerous ways and uses of using pure pink-and-magenta-colored energy to create shields and force fields of varying shapes and sizes for protection and circular magenta shapes or globes that can be thrown to disable enemies. Beams of pink-magenta glowing energy that are generated from the user's hands can also be used to knock enemies back, ensnare them, or slice through objects with a slashing strike. In addition, platforms or stepping-stones of magenta energy can be created and used to levitate the user and others in the air and to get to higher ground.
- Dowsing: Tracking of organic life through objects they have touched via their mana energy signature and find out what he or she is doing at the time.
- Reality-Warping (on a lesser scale than Alien X): Only shown by Verdona by fixing a broken glass at Gwen's house. Later she also magically teleports unusually rough and very sticky tape around Ben’s mouth, gagging him so that he could not speak. And she also repaired Gwen's house when it was destroyed during their little fight with a mere snap of her fingers. This also shifts Ben and Kevin back to their human forms.
- Mana is similar to the energy from the power rings used by Green Lantern.
- The concept of Mana found in many cultures under different names all having the idea of life force. The Chinese call it chi, Indians call it Chakra and the movie series Star Wars uses "The Force", a similar concept.
- In some RPG games, Mana is a the term of how much magic energy/points the caster have.
- It has been seen (as seen above) that there are different forms of Mana that Gwen uses when in battle. The different types of forms appear to be; Transparent-like, with glass like characteristics. Glowing type, with full energy appearance, and the last is a sort of 'solid and thick' form. You can clearly see these different forms with the use of color and shadowing, it is just unknown what these different forms mean.
- Although it is shown in the captions on television as "manna", it is spelled "mana".
- It is shown that absorbing an Anodite or sorcerer powers doesn’t mean you are capable of manipulating mana in all its ways, meaning that mana is also a power one needs to study.
- The word "mana" is derived from "manna," a food that fell from the sky in the Bible, keeping the Hebrews alive, in much the same way as mana is a life force for all beings.
- Ghost-like beings like Ectonurites do not have Mana, though this does not mean that they are not alive or undead. Their concept of life force is different from the conventional sense. Since they do not have Mana, they are immune from mana absorption from those like Darkstar.