- "He can influence the elements - water, earth, fire, and air. He is able to physically manipulate the world around him with his will, similar to telekinetic powers."
- ―Entry on Benjamin's gift[src]
This is the most powerful physical ability and one of the most powerful gifts in general that ever existed among vampires, and therefore highly coveted by Aro. Therefore, Amun, who created Benjamin, tried to keep him secret from the Volturi, fearing that he would be taken into the coven.
Benjamin has not yet fully mastered his ability to control the elements and is is still training himself to use it to this day. It is unknown if he will ever be able to master it.
DescriptionThis power works by Benjamin's will to manipulate natural elements (Water, Fire, Earth and Wind), and to channel it through his hands to call on the elements in his surroundings. It also seems to work by him sensing the elements in his surroundings and then manipulating them.
While his ability to manipulate fire is never shown, his power's manifestation began with this element before he started manifesting the other three. In battle, fire would be a devastating weapon against other vampires.
He has practiced his power at the Cullen's house by creating geysers from the nearby river and creating gusts of wind. On another occasion before the confrontation with the Volturi, he telekinetically moves a collection of boulders into an area accessible to him in case he has to fight. On the last occasion he creates a fissure in the ground, and a strong gust of wind to try and halt the advancing "mist" effect of Alec's power, though both of these attempts fail.
LimitationsAlthough this gift is extremely powerful, it is useless against psychic attacks, the best example being his attempt to halt Alec's advancing "mist" using wind and creating a fissure in the ground, using gravity to blow away the mist with no success; this proved ineffective because the mist was only an illusion, and not a physical attack. This makes Benjamin vulnerable to mental powers, and, if not moving fast enough to defend himself, he could easily become an open target.
Benjamin manifested this power as a human, though he could only control fire at that time, and could barely use it.