"I forgot to tell you. Humans who use Death Notes don't make their way to Heaven or to Hell. What awaits them after death? Nothing."
― Ryuk, Death Note 2: The Last Name

The power to prevent souls from entering the afterlife. Sub-power of Afterlife Border. Opposite of Afterlife Transport.


The user can prevent the souls of others from entering the afterlife, either leaving the victim stranded in Limbo or rendering them unable to die.


  • Death Removal
  • Immortality Bestowal: Should a victim be banned from entering the afterlife, they will be rendered essentially unable to die.
  • Realm Closure: By closing off the realms of the afterlife, souls will be incapable of moving on.
  • Soul Trapping: By trapping a soul, the victim will be unable to move on.



  • May only be able to ban a victim from a specific afterlife (Heaven, Hell, etc.).
  • May be involuntary/constantly active.
  • Users of Eternal Rest Inducement are immune.

Known Users

See also: Barred from the Afterlife


  • Horcrux users (Harry Potter)


  • Cenobites (Hellraiser)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

Western Television

  • Metatron (Supernatural)


Comic Books

  • Death of the Endless (DC/Vertigo)
  • Death (Marvel)
  • Thanos (Marvel)

Video Games

  • Eiki Shiki (Touhou Project)
  • Gaede (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Hellgate (Valkyrie Crusade)

Tabletop Games

  • Embrae Aloevan (Forgotten Realms)

Known Objects

  • Death Notes (Death Note)
  • Horcruxes (Harry Potter)
  • Dark Matter Asteroid (The Outer Limits)