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4th Wall Awareness
Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics) is aware that he is in a comic book and able to express his thoughts via captions.

Power/Ability to:

Be aware of the 4th wall.

Hey! Yeah, you! I'm down here, busting my a** while you sit on yours, watching me jump around? How is that fair?!
—Deadpool, Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Do you know how many characters there are in the Simpsons, Morty? There's like a-a BILLION CHARACTERS, M-Morty. There was an episode where Former President BUSH was their neighbor!
—Rick Sanchez (Rick And Morty)
No, this cannot be the end. I refuse. I haven't even been in the last 2 episodes.
—Eric Morden/Mr. Nobody (Doom Patrol, "Paw Patrol")
Kids today. So desensitized by movies and television.
—Grinch (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas)

The ability to be aware that one's Universe is fictional, and potentially use this to act in otherwise impossible ways within their fictional universe. Sub-power of 4th Wall Manipulation and Reality Perception.

Also Called[]

  • Comic/Story Awareness
  • Fourth Wall Breaking
  • Medium Awareness
  • Metacognition
  • Metaknowledge
  • Omniscient Reader
  • Self-Awareness


The user is aware that one's Universe is a fictional/false one, allowing them to carry out acts that, within the Universe, would otherwise be impossible. Depending on the extent of the user's power, one could potentially gain the powers of Reality Warping and/or Omniscience within the context of their own false Universe.



  • Speech Prediction - by reading the next lines in a script or looking at speech bubbles on the next page.



  • Might increase the likelihood of being driven insane.
  • Read Computer Data / Place Files.
  • Users may appear to be abnormal to everyone else.
  • May be linked to normal senses.

Known Users[]

See Also: Medium Awareness.


  • Mine (Akame Ga Kill)
  • Yuzuki Fuwa (Assassination Classroom)
  • Yamada no Ero-gami (B-gata H-kei)
  • Various Characters (Bastard!!)
  • Various Characters (Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo)
  • Melissa Prodebrat (Beware the Villainess)
  • Yuri Elizabeth (Beware the Villainess)
  • Various Characters (Chrono Crusade)
    • Aion
  • Various Characters (Detective Conan/Case Closed)
  • Junko Enoshima/Monokuma (Danganronpa)
  • Various Characters (Dr. Slump)
  • Kirihime Nastuno (Dog & Scissors)
  • Various Characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Xiaomei (Edens Zero)
  • Various Characters (Gintama)
  • Hackadolls (Hackadoll: The Animation)
  • Daishi Kobayashi (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • Hikaru Hibino (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • Choco (Last Period)
  • Najimi Ajimu (Medaka Box)
  • Yuga Aoyama/Shining Hero: Can't Stop Twinkling (My Hero Academia)
  • Various Characters (Nanbaka)
  • Nui Harime (Kill la Kill)
  • Nonon (Kill la Kill)
  • Lala (Ojamajo Doremi)
  • Various Characters (Pokemon)
    • James
    • Jessie
    • Meowth
  • Lionet Ban (Saint Seiya)
  • Saiki Kusuo (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan)
  • Various Characters (Sgt. Frog)
  • Alba (Senyuu)
  • Ruki (Senyuu)
  • QT (Space Dandy)
  • Dokja Kim (Omniscent Reader)
  • Kusuo Saiki (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
  • Komatsu (Toriko)
  • Yoko littner (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
  • Gimmy Adai (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
  • Dary Adai (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
  • Nozomi Yumehara (Yes! Pretty Cure 5)
  • Komachi Akimoto (Yes! Pretty Cure 5)
  • Rin Natsuki (Yes! Pretty Cure 5)
  • Karen Minazuki (Yes! Pretty Cure 5)
  • Urara Kasugano (Yes! Pretty Cure 5)
  • Bunbee (Yes! Pretty Cure 5)
  • Mucardia (Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!)
  • Various Characters (Yongbi the Invincible)
  • Akari Akaza (Yuru Yuri)


  • Lucky (101 Dalmatians: The Series)
  • Perdita (101 Dalmatians: The Animated Storybook)
  • Ice King (Adventure Time)
  • Snail (Adventure Time)
  • The Genie (Aladdin)
  • Norbert Beaver (The Angry Beavers)
  • The Ant and the Aardvark (The Ant and the Aardvark)
  • Scooby-Doo Detective Agency (A Pup Named Scooby-Doo)
  • Various Characters (Animaniacs)
  • Roger Smith (American Dad!)
  • Various Characters (Arthur)
    • Arthur
  • Basil Karlo/Clayface (The Batman)
  • Batman and Ambush Bug (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Shaggy Rogers (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!)
  • Scooby-Doo (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!)
  • Professor Paradox (Ben 10)
  • Various Characters (Big Mouth)
  • Various Characters (Blaze and the Monster Machines)
  • Various Characters (Casper the Friendly Ghost)
    • Casper
  • CatDog (CatDog)
  • Various Characters (Chowder TV series)
  • Rallo Tubbs (The Cleveland Show)
  • Various Characters (Danny Phantom)
    • Danny Fenton/Phantom
  • Various Characters (Disney)
  • Dora (Dora The Explorer)
  • Various Characters (Dora the Explorer/Go Diego Go!/Dora and Friends: Intro the City)
  • Ed (Ed, Edd, n' Eddy)
  • Edd/Double D (Ed, Edd, n' Eddy)
  • Eddy (Ed, Edd, n' Eddy)
  • Rolf (Ed, Edd, n' Eddy)
  • Kitty Cheshire (Ever After High)
  • Madeline Hatter (Ever After High)
  • Various Characters (Family Guy)
  • Freakazoid (Freakazoid)
  • Amy Wong (Futurama)
  • Garfield (Garfield/The Garfield Show)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Various Characters (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy)
  • Blue Falcon (Johnny Bravo)
  • Don Knotts (Johnny Bravo)
  • Weird Al Yankovic (Johnny Bravo)
  • Several characters (Johnny Test)
    • Johnny Test
    • Dukey
    • Susan Test
    • Bling-Bling Boy
  • Alexandra Cobot (Josie and the Pussycats)
  • Snooper and Bladder (Hanna-Barbera)
  • Various Characters (Hanna-Barbara)
  • Mr. Simmons (Hey Arnold!)
  • Horrid Henry (Horrid Henry)
  • Perfect Peter (Horrid Henry)
  • Various Characters (The Loud House)
    • Lincoln Loud
    • The Casagrandes (The Loud House/The Casagrandes)
    • Lisa Loud and Lynn Loud (The Science House)
  • Various Characters (Looney Tunes)
  • White Spy, Black Spy and other Characters (Mad 2010)
  • George Jetson (The Jetsons Movie)
  • Mr. Freeman (Mr. Freeman)
  • Applejack (My Little Pony: Pony Life)
  • Discord (My Little Pony series)
  • Pinkamena Diane "Pinkie" Pie (My Little Pony series)
  • The Storm King (My Little Pony series)
  • Kai-Lan (Ni Hao, Kai-Lan)
  • Holo Jane (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • K.O. (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Various Characters (Pearls Before Swine)
  • Various Characters (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Mikey (Pig City)
  • Various Characters (Pink Panther and Pals)
  • The Powerpuff Girls (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Various other characters (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Bell (Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi)
  • Gir (Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi)
  • Pucca (Pucca)
  • Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
  • Beth Smith (Rick and Morty)
  • Laser Lips (Rickety Rocket)
  • Various Characters (Robot Chicken)
  • Various Characters (Rugrats)
  • Velma Dinkely (Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?)
  • Various characters (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Muhammad "Juki" Marzuki (Si Juki Comics)
  • Various Characters (The Simpsons)
  • Various Characters (SMG4)
  • Various Characters (Sonic Boom)
  • Mr. Allen and Mr. McDonald (South Park)
  • Eddie Brock/Venom (The Spectacular Spider-Man)
  • Spongebob Squarepants (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Various Characters (Static Shock)
    • Virgil Hawkins/Static
    • Rubberband Man
    • Ebon
  • Sardonyx (Steven Universe)
  • Sunstone (Steven Universe)
  • Erotica Jones (Stripperella)
  • Saxton Hale (Team Fortress 2 Comics)
  • Control Freak (Teen Titans)
  • Teen Titans (Teen Titans GO!)
  • Various Characters (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse (Tom and Jerry)
  • Various Characters (Tom and Jerry Kids)
  • Various Characters (Total Drama)
  • Clover (Totally Spies!)
  • Alex (Totally Spies!)
  • Sam (Totally Spies!)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Ultimate Spider-Man TV series)
  • Miles Morales/Kid Arachnid (Ultimate Spider-Man TV series)
  • Uncle Grandpa (Uncle Grandpa)
  • Various Characters (Wacky Races 2017)
  • Various Characters (The Wacky World of Tex Avery)
  • Lord Dominator (Wander Over Yonder)
  • Wander (Wander Over Yonder)
  • WordGirl (WordGirl)
  • Hop Jack (Slugterra)
  • Doc (Slugterra)
  • Rango (Rango)
  • Scratch (The Ghost and Molly McGee); only during musical numbers.


  • Bean the Dynamite (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Buddy Baker/Animal Man (DC Comics)
  • Bat-Mite (DC Comics)
  • Black Hand (DC Comics)
  • Eternity Girl (DC Comics)
  • The Joker (DC Comics)
  • The Thought Robot/Cosmic Armor Superman (DC Comics)
  • Harley Quinn (DC Comics)
  • Lobo (DC Comics)
  • Lyssa Drak (DC Comics)
  • Mr. Mxyzptlk (DC Comics)
  • Phantom Stranger (DC Comics)
  • Forbush Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Gwen Poole/Gwenpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Howard the Duck (Marvel Comics)
  • Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki (Marvel Comics)
  • Louise Mason/Blonde Phantom (Marvel Comics)
  • Rick Jones (Marvel Comics)
  • Uatu the Watcher (Marvel Comics)
  • Miranda (Marvel Comics)
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Wyatt Wingfoot (Marvel Comics)
  • Various Characters (Supermansion)


  • Cassie (Animorphs)
  • George Beard (Captain Underpants)
  • Harold Hutchins (Captain Underpants)
  • Gideon Fell (John Dickson Carr novels)
  • Rosencrantz (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead)
  • Guildenstern (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead)
  • The Player King (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead)

Live Television/Movies[]

  • Girl (About a Girl)
  • Satan (The Adventures of Mark Twain)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street/Freddy's Nightmares: The Series)
  • Charlie B. Barkin (All Dogs Go To Heaven)
  • Allegra (Allegra's Widow)
  • Barney (Barney's Great Adventure)
  • Baby Bop (Barney's Great Adventure)
  • Bernie Mac (The Bernie Mac Show)
  • Steve (Blue's Clues)
  • Joe (Blue's Clues)
  • George Beard (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie)
  • Harold Hutchins (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie)
  • Protector Killbots (Chopping Mall)
  • Clarissa and Ferguson Darling (Clarissa Explanins It All)
  • José Manuel Alcántara (Couse Completed)
  • Clark Wilson (Creepshow 2019)
  • Mr. Nobody (Doom Patrol)
  • Various characters (Dani's House)
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Deadpool films)
  • Earl Sinclair (Dinosaurs)
  • First, Fourth, Sixth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors (Doctor Who)
  • K9 (Doctor Who)
  • Oswin Oswald (Doctor Who)
  • Tlotoxl (Doctor Who)
  • The Valeyard (Doctor Who)
  • Weeping Angels (Doctor Who)
  • Kate, Gregory, Gemma and Mark King (Don't Blame Me)
  • Grinch (Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas 1966 and 2000)
  • Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 2003)
  • Kuzco (The Emperor's New Groove)
  • Mabel "Madea" Simmons (Tyler Perry franchise)
  • Cynthia (The Feeding 2006)
  • Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
  • The Narrator/Tyler Durden (Fight Club)
  • Ghostwriter Team (Ghostwriter)
  • Ranger Bob (Grizzly Park)
  • Various Characters (Gullah Gullah Island)
  • Various Characters (Henry Danger/Danger Force)
  • Martin Kelly (Hey Dad...!); formerly
  • Kevin McCallister (Home Alone)
  • Julie Matahimik-Valentino (Home Sweetie Home)
  • Frank Underwood (House of Cards)
  • Marty Kaan (House of Lies)
  • Samantha 'Sam' and Ben Hazelton (In Your Dreams)
  • Claire Dearling (Jurassic World)
  • Vice (Kamen Rider Revice)
  • Crocodile (Lake Placid 3)
  • Malcolm (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Al Bundy (Married... with Children)
  • Martin Payne (Martin)
  • The Mask (The Mask 1994)
  • Neo (The Matrix)
  • Tamatoa (Moana)
  • Taylor Fry (Mortified)
  • Elliot Alderson (Mr. Robot)
  • Agnes Brown (Mrs. Brown's Boys)
  • Mr. Peabody and Sherman (Mr. Peabody & Sherman)
  • Shelby Woo (The Mystery Flies of Shelby Woo)
  • Fran Fine (The Nanny)
  • Sonja (The Nasty Girl)
  • Various Characters (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide)
  • Saskia Litras (Noah and Saskia)
  • Allyson Miller (Now You See It)
  • Jack Parker (Pants on Fire)
  • Various Characters (Pee-Wee's Playhouse)
  • Phil Diffy (Phil of the Future)
  • Various Characters (Power Rangers)
  • Jamie Grover (Quints)
  • Raptor (Raptor Ranch)
  • Razorteeth (Razorteeth)
  • Cat (Red Dwarf, Back to Earth)
  • Kryten (Red Dwarf, Back to Earth)
  • Lister (Red Dwarf, Back to Earth)
  • Rimmer (Red Dwarf, Back to Earth)
  • Fleetwood Yak (Rock Dog)
  • Bronson Twist (Round the Twist); one off
  • Zack Morris (Saved by the Bell)
  • Hannah 'Belle' Baxter (Secret Diary of a Call Girl)
  • Various characters (Secret Girlfriend)
  • Tia Andrea Landry and Tamera Ann Campbell (Sister Sister)
  • Various Characters (Sleepover Club)
  • Otis the Dog (Son of the Mask)
  • Harold Crick (Stranger than Fiction)
  • Harley Diaz (Stuck in the Middle)
  • Cryptkeeper (Tales from the Crypt)
  • Niles Talbot (Tales from the Crypt)
  • Janet/Jeremy McKay (Tales from the Crypt)
  • Gregory West (The Twilight Zone)
  • Bryan Brown (Twisted Tales)
  • Shante Smith (Two Can Play That Game/Three Can Play That Game)
  • Billy Maximoff and Tommy Maximoff (WandaVision)
  • Wayne Campbell (Wayne's World)
  • Captain Neweyes (We're Back a Dinosaur's Story)
  • Zack Greenburg (The Zack Files)
  • Zeke Falcone (Zeke and Luther)
  • Luther Waffles (Zeke and Luther)
  • Mei Lee (Turning Red)
  • Mr. Wolf (The Bad Guys)

Video Games[]

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Kapp'n (Animal Crossing)
  • Mr. Resetti (Animal Crossing)
  • Ao Oni (Ao Oni)
  • Filename2 (Baldi's Basics)
  • Amber Ashworth (Bear With Me)
  • Ted E. Bear (Bear With Me)
  • Piraka (Bionicle Heroes)
  • Providence (Bravely Second)
  • Trisha/Ishatr (Catherine)
  • The Author (Comix Zone)
  • Coco Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot)
  • Dr. Neo Cortex (Crash Bandicoot)
  • Ebenezer Von Clutch (Crash Bandicoot)
  • Tiny Tiger (Crash Bandicoot)
  • Cthulhu (Cthulhu Saves the World)
  • Monika (Doki Doki Literature Club!)
  • Sayori (Doki Doki Literature Club!)
  • Cranky Kong (Donkey Kong Series)
  • Player character (Dragonfable)
  • Gilgamesh (Final Fantasy series)
  • Fry (Futurama: The Game)
  • Bender (Futurama: The Game)
  • Leela (Futurama: The Game)
  • Higokumaru (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Professor Farnsworth (Futurama: The Game)
  • Marcela/Princess Gum Drop (Great Greed)
  • Senua (Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice)
  • Kyu (Huniepop)
  • Neptune (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Several characters (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Go Shijima (Kamen Rider Drive)
  • Various Characters (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Nugget (Kindergarten)
  • Kirby (Kirby Series)
  • Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Mosley "Mo" Mobile (Mobile Mysteries)
  • Ren Homura (Monster Strike); when in narrator mode
  • Darkest Faerie (Neopets: The Darkest Fatie)
  • Postal Dude Jr. (Postal Series)
  • Phil Eggtree (Riddle School)
  • Sam "Serious" Stone (Serious Sam series)
  • Squid Baron (Shantae series)
  • Jack Frost (Shin Megami Tensei)
  • Coach Frank (Skate 3)
  • Chill Bill (Skylanders)
  • Kaos (Skylanders)
  • Pop Fizz (Skylanders)
  • Callie (Splatoon)
  • Marie (Splatoon)
  • Various Characters (Sunset Overdrive)
  • Pamela the Turkey (Super Farm)
  • Slade (Teen Titans: Calling All Titans)
  • Flowey/Asriel (Undertale)
  • Sans (Undertale)
  • Papyrus (Undertale)
  • Gerson (Undertale)
  • Chara (Undertale)
  • Some characters (Valkyrie Crusade)
    • Beelzebub
    • Card Collector
  • Pochi (World's End Club)
  • Chris Jericho (WWE SVR 2009)
  • CM Punk (WWE SVR 2009)
  • John Cena (WWE SVR 2009 & 2011)
  • Triple H (WWE SVR 2009 & WWF Attitude)
  • Santino Marella (WWE SVR 2010)
  • Edge and Christian (WWE SVR 2011)
  • Midori Gurin (Yandere Simulator)
  • Peter (Your Boyfriend)
  • Corey Graves (WWE 2K20)
  • Team Lilac (Freedom Planet)
    • Sash Lilac
    • Carol Tea
    • Milla Basset
  • White Face (Imscared)
  • Girlfriend (Friday Night Funkin)
  • Boyfriend (Friday Night Funkin)
  • Tankman (Tankman series/Friday Night Funkin)
  • Monika (Doki Doki Literature Club!)

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