Both the novel and movie version have the ability to transmutate into organic and inorganic objects. The movie version does her whole body while the novel will fuze a portion of her body usually her hands into the object. Once transmuted into the object she can form and shape different weapons out of the physical make up of the
The novel version may avoid this by not taking on the complete form of the object in question. They both seem to combine powers of sorcery related to Matter Manipulation, Transmutation , and Autonomous Hair powers she possesses.