The Ruler has several abilities based upon two holy substances which can bend the physical fabric of the UUniverses as a whole:
- Paint- The substance of creation, and the substance which is said to have been wielded by creator gods during the dawn of the UUniverses. This is a blue life-giving substance which allows the Ruler to bend others to his will, create and synthesize his own minions, and restore anything that is destroyed by thinner. He can even wield Tints, or blue primal guardians attracted to paint which control his enemies.
- Thinner- The substance of destruction, and the substance that inspired other illegal toonicide substances including Dip. This deadly green substance has the ability to dissolve or kill any cartoon character or object. He also gains the ability to wield Turps, or green primal guardians attracted to thinner which reap thinner chaos on their enemies in swarms.
The Ruler can use these abilities to strike fear into it's enemies, showing them not to cross it that easily. It never speaks, but it can roar when strong enough, can shapeshift, fly, turn into a paint or thinner clouds, can camouflage himself in the environment, and he can corrupt with a single touch. When he is weak, he has no base form, but when he gets stronger when enough characters are forgotten, he grows a base form of a black figure which glows blue when using paint, and green when using thinner, and if strong enough, could become immense and unstoppable, not just from the sheer size, but too many heroes will be too weak to fight him as his slaves.