"With blood and rage of crimson red
Ripped from a corpse so freshly dead
Together with our hellish hate
We'll burn you all - that is your fate!"
― Red Lantern Oath (DC Comics)
"Genuine anger was one of the world’s great creative forces. But you had to learn how to control it. That didn’t mean you let it trickle away. It meant you dammed it, carefully, let it develop a working head, let it drown whole valleys of the mind and then, just when the whole structure was about to collapse, opened a tiny pipeline at the base and let the iron-hard stream of wrath power the turbines of revenge."
― Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters
"Rage. Anger that burn so strong it can incinerate gods. That is what drives Kan Ki."
― Kanki Army soldier (Kingdom)
"Rage is a hell of an anesthetic."
― Zaeed Massani (Mass Effect 2)
"The angrier I get the stronger I get! I’m the strongest one there is! Hulk Smash!!!"
― The Incredible Hulk (Marvel Comics)
The power to
gain strength from anger. Sub-Power of Anger Manipulation. Variation of Emotion Empowerment and Sin Empowerment. Opposite to Patience Empowerment.
User becomes stronger, faster, more durable, etc. through anger/rage whether their own or others, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing their existing powers. Some users may be able to draw sustenance from the anger or even slow or stop aging.
May be limited by the amount of anger they can harness.
May lose control when angered, causing harm to even allies.
May snap out only by outside forces or lengthy periods of time in peaceful environments.
May be difficult to snap out of rage-filled trance.
Can be negated by Serenity Inducement.
See Also: and The Power of Hate
Pearl and Nash (Angel & Faith) draw strength from primal emotions such as anger.
As seen here, Mighty the Armadillo's (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog) strength can fluctuate depending on his health and emotions, becoming especially destructive when enraged.
Raven's (DC Comics) powers grow in strength and destructive potential whenever she gets angry or loses control of her emotions.
The Red Lantern Ring (DC Comics)
Jason Todd (DC Comics) became a highly skilled and productive crime-fighter by channeling his rage.
In a fit of anger, Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) finds the strength to flip a car with his bare hands.
The Hulk's (Marvel Comics) strength increases in direct portion to his anger.
Super Sonic (Sonic the Comic) manifests and takes over Sonic's body whenever he is extremely stressed or angry.
Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) is at times fuelled and strengthened by his anger.
Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick) psychologically channels whatever pain he feels into anger and fighting strength.
Michael Myers (Halloween) is consumed by an uncontrollable rage that drives him to kill his family members, which also grants him superhuman strength and immortality.
Magic users such as Harry Potter (Harry Potter) often tap into their powers during periods of great anger or stress.
Werewolves such as Mason Lockwood (The Vampire Diaries) can gain a boost in all their powers when angered.
Patrick Donovan's (The Young Guardians) flames are sometimes fuelled by his intense anger.
Live Action TV
Gwen Raiden (Angel) accesses powerful levels of electricity when angered.
Pete Clarner (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) transformed into a super-strong, clawed version of himself whenever angered as the result of a potion affected by the Hellmouth's influence.
Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) can tap into powerful dark magic when angry or grief-stricken.
Tony (Misfits) using Beserk Rage.
A Saiyan's (Dragon Ball) Super Saiyan transformations are typically triggered by extreme emotion such as anger.
Broly (Dragon Ball Z) ascends to his Legendary Super Saiyan form through his sheer rage and hatred at Goku.
Baby's (Dragon Ball GT) Revenge Death Ball is empowered by his rage and hatred against the Saiyans.
Pan (Dragon Ball GT) channels her rage into her ki...
...to fire the powerful
Maiden's Rage attack.
In his rage at Beerus for harming Bulma, Vegeta (Dragon Ball) undergoes a
Furious Mutation, granting him enough power to briefly overpower Beerus.
Beerus (Dragon Ball Super) in his
Goku Black (Dragon Ball Super) was able to shape his
Violent Fierce God Slicer into a scythe by channeling his anger into power.
Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail) releasing his anger to intensify his flames.
Sasuke Uchiha's Susanoo (Naruto) screaming with rage, getting stronger as Sasuke's hatred for Konoha rose.
Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) can draw upon the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox whenever he is extremely angered or frustrated, along with other methods.
EVA pilot Mari Makinami Illustrious (Neon Genesis Evangelion) under the influence of Anger Empowerment, synchronization with the EVA increases and the pilot gets glowing Irises.
When angered, Arlong (One Piece) enters a berserker state whenever he gets angry that boosts his strength and speed greatly.
Charlotte Linlin (One Piece) dangerously unstable temper allows her to destroy her enemies in a berserker-rage.
When Ash's Infernape (Pokémon) was a Chimchar, and a...
Monferno it was able achieve amazing speed and strength when greatly angered or upset.
During his match against Alan, Halloween (Marchen Awakens Romance) was able to bring out more magical power due to his intense anger and jealousy of his opponent.
Josuke Higashikata (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV Diamonds are Unbreakable) takes a hyper-sensitive reaction to comments at all disparaging of his hairstyle. In other words, DON'T INSULT HIS HAIR.
Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star) states that the basic principle of Hokuto Shinken martial art is that anger can make flesh as hard as steel armor.
Asura's (Asura's Wrath) abilities are augmented in proportion to his anger and rage, allowing him to generate six arms among other feats.
Nero's (Devil May Cry 4) Devil Bringer arm was first activated by his anger and despair while trying to save his friend.
Kratos (God of War) augments
Thera's Bane through his rage at Thanatos for killing his brother.
Jak's (Jak and Daxter) transformations into Dark Jak are mostly triggered by his anger.
Raging Raven (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots) truly lives up to her name.
Dark Kahn (Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe) is a powerful being of pure rage.
Travis Touchdown's (No More Heroes) "Dark Side Mode" increases all of his abilities.
When angered, Monoculus' (Team Fortress 2) power will increase dramatically, allowing it to fire explosive eyeballs at a much faster pace.
Frieza (Dragon Ball Heroes) in his Angered Golden Form.
Clockwerk (Sly Cooper) has been kept alive for centuries by his sheer hatred and jealousy of the Cooper Clan.
Amy Rose (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Though known as the 'Fastest Thing Alive', Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog) is able to break into even greater speed and strength when greatly angered or upset.
Ultimate Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions) can enter a Rage Mode that fuels and strengthens his symbiotic suit.
Jaden Korr (Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy) is one of the few Jedi to have used and mastered Force Rage without falling to the Dark Side.
Darth Malgus (Star Wars: The Old Republic) is at his most powerful when fueled by rage.
The Nightwatcher (TMNT 2007 game) can enter a Rage Mode that greatly increases his strength.
Ogres (Destiny) can temporarily become enraged to increase melee attacks.
Rogue (Valkyrie Crusade) is empowered by her feelings of rage and revenge/vengeance towards The Empire.
Before the Avatar (Avatar: The Last Airbender) learns to fully control it, the Avatar State manifests during periods of extreme emotional stress or life-threatening situations.
Blight's (Batman Beyond) radiation levels increase dramatically whenever he gets angry.
Blight (Batman Beyond) summons massive levels of radiation in his rage.
Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10: Alien Force/Ultimate Alien) can access her full Anodite form and its immense magical power when greatly angered.
Fluttershy (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) as Saddle Rager.
Basilisx (Super Mario Bros. Z)
Carter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series)
When under extreme stress, the TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series) transform into monstrous hulks with incredible strength.