Body manipulation is the ability to control the movements and appearance of one's own body and the bodies of others.
- Zachary Gray has this ability naturally.
- Abbie Gray has copied this ability from Zachary Gray.
- Noah Gray has mimicked this ability from his brother, Zach.
- Peter Petrelli has copied this ability in World 2.
- Flynn Bennet will gain this ability empathically from his uncle.
- Gabriel Petrelli will have this ability naturally.
The ability can be used to alter appearance and physical age and size, and can also be used to control movement similar to puppetry. Physical contact is required to alter a person's body, but only proximity is necessary for manipulation of movements. It can be used on oneself, or on any others. However, it cannot be used to heal any injuries, or to detect information from the body.
- Age alteration, age manipulation and growth manipulation can also be used to manipulate age
- Shapeshifting can alter physical appearance
- Puppetry, arthrokinesis and movement manipulation can control the movements of others
- Metamorphing can alter age and physical appearance, as can DNA manipulation on a genetic scale
- Parasitism can be used to control the actions of others once the parasite takes over the host
- Human manipulation can manipulate human bodies in a variety of ways
- Biokinesis can manipulate living beings
- Human omnipotence is the ability to manipulate humans in all ways
- Body temperature manipulation is the ability to change one's own body temperature