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"I didn't think it would end this way."
"End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it."
"What? Gandalf? See what?"
"White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise."
"Well, that isn't so bad."
"No. No, it isn't."
― Gandalf and Pippin (The Lord of the Rings)

The power to transport others to the afterlife. Sub-power of Afterlife Border and Grim Reaper Physiology. Opposite to Afterlife Prevention.

Also Called

  • Reaping
  • Soul Movement

Capabilities

The user is capable of taking the souls of others, willingly or otherwise, to the afterlife.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • Targets may have to be either mortally wounded (beyond medical attention), dying, or dead before they can be taken to the afterlife.
  • May be able to transport the dead only to a specific afterlife (Heaven, Hell, Valhalla, etc.).
  • Soul Anchoring is the perfect counter.
  • Curses and rituals may prevent a soul from being approached or taken by a psychopomp.
  • Cannot prevent souls from returning to the physical realm.
  • Souls with Indomitable Wills may be resistant/immune.
  • May not be able to affect themselves.

Known Users

Cartoons

  • Grim (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Death (Family Guy)

Comics

  • Black Flash (DC Comics)
  • Black Racer (DC Comics)
  • Barlida (A.R. Hicks Series)
  • Hel (Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose)

Films

  • Davy Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Folklore/Mythology

  • Oya (African Mythology)
  • Papa Gheda (African-Caribbean Mythology)
  • Xolotl (Aztec Mythology)
  • Ankou (Briton Mythology)
  • Jizo (Buddhist Mythology)
  • Ogmios (Celtic Mythology)
  • Epona (Celtic-Roman Mythology)
  • Ox-Head and Horse-Face (Chinese Mythology)
  • Anibus (Egyptian Mythology)
  • Charun (Etruscan Mythology)
  • Demons (Folklore)
  • Grim Reaper (Folklore)
  • Charon (Greek Mythology)
  • Hermes/Mercury (Greek/Roman Mythology)
  • Thanatos (Greek/Roman Mythology)
  • Yama/Yamarja (Hindu Mythology)
  • Anguta (Inuit Mythology)
  • Azrael (Judeo-Christian Mythology)
  • Ixtab (Mayan Mythology)
  • Angels (Mythology/Folklore)
  • Valkyries (Norse Mythology)
  • Gwyn Ap Nudd (Welsh Mythology)
  • Daena (Zoroastrian Mythology)

Live Action TV

  • Shachath (American Horror Story: Asylum)
  • Papa Legba/Papa Gheda (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Angel of Death (Charmed)
  • Piper Halliwell (Charmed); as the Angel of Death
  • Death (Supernatural)
  • Reapers (Supernatural)
  • Anchors to the Other Side (The Vampire Diaries)
    • Amara; formerly
    • Bonnie Bennett; formerly
  • Witches (Witches of East End)

Manga/Anime

  • Shinigami/Soul Reapers (Bleach)
  • Larcade Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Cancer Deathmask (Saint Seiya)
  • Cancer Deathtoll (Saint Seiya)
  • Cancer Schiller (Saint Seiya)
  • Fairies (Saint Seiya)
  • Deep Niobe (Saint Seiya)
  • Wyvern Radamanthys (Saint Seiya)
  • Rory Mercury (Gate)
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Soul Piper/Tatarimokke (InuYasha)
  • Meido Zangetsuha users (InuYasha)
  • Botan (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Lala (Monster Musume)
  • Banbou (Windaria)

Video Games

  • Phantom Train (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Summoners (Final Fantasy X)
    • Yuna
  • Grim (Maximo)
  • Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
  • Zen (Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth)
  • Dusknoir (Pokemon)
  • Charon (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Hellgate (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Walpurgis (Valkyrie Crusade)

Known Objects

  • Pentecostal (Lucifer)

Known Powers

  • The One Magic (Fairy Tail)

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