The most frequently occurring theory of classical elements, held by the Hindu, Japanese, and Greek systems of thought, is that there are five elements, namely Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and a fifth element known variously as space. The main types of elemental manipulation used in fiction are; Fire, Water, Air/Wind and Earth. Other popular types of elemental manipulation in fiction are; Lightning/Electricity, Ice, Metal, Light, Dark, and Weather. Some series, such as Avatar: The Last Airbender and Bionicle, have elemental themes and powers as a focal part of the storyline.


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