Life Energy is the naturally occurring energy given off by most life forms within the Ben 10 Universe. Referred to as Mana, Ki, or Chi these are all the same, just varying titles based on the culture, time period or methods of discovery/use.
Life Energy can be manipulated and controlled by a range of species across the universe, for numerous purposes, including energy blasts, barriers, telekinesis, and shields. It can also be used to heal.
Ki another name for life energy is used by a few species within the universe most notably the Saiyans. Their use of Ki often takes the form of offensive energy blasts, as well as for more peaceful means, such as encouraging plant growth. Perhaps most iconic use is to transform into a more powerful physical form.
Through their studies they have discovered that there are ten types of Ki, these types are derivatives of one's soul. This leads the Ki to manifest in various colors based on someone’s true self i.e. a negative person, prideful person, introverted person, etcetera. However, it should be noted that all Ki functions the same regardless of color.
Due to the connection all life shares it has been shown that one’s Ki can influence others. Examples are; Those with stronger, more dominating aura can repress others. Empathetic people can also be affected by others’ Ki [the is comparable to experiencing second-hand stress or embarrassment].
In order to master Ki it is required to master both the mind and body. ”When you free your mind, you are at your most powerful” The method of achieving this is through Chakras, a method of harnessing Ki similar to how those who use magic as a method to manipulate mana in other cultures. When you master your seven Chakras, you then in-tune with yourself and have mastered your Ki as a result. In a way, Chakras are the instruction manuals for Ki.
Once someone has mastered their own Ki, they can move on to mastering others and understanding all types of life. The more types of Ki one masters the more powerful they become. It is easier for sympathetic/emphatic people to master the other Ki types, this is because they have an easier time mentally putting themselves in the perspectives of others. Which is required to master other Ki types as they are not your true life energy.
There are ten Ki types. Each Ki type has it’s own seven Chakras. Leading to a total of seventy Chakras required to master all Ki types.
Some culture use life energy which they call Mana to perform Magic. Through the use of spells there are a variety of effects one can create through the manipulating of life energy. Magic is typically shown to be pink in color.
Is another term for life energy used by some cultures. This specific method has been shown to grant users flight, as well as the ability to make constructs out of their life energy.