The power to erode a person's morality to the point of being evil. Sub-power of Morality Manipulation, Malefic Force Manipulation and Corruption Manipulation. Opposite to Purification.

Also Called

  • Corruption/Darkside Amplification
  • Corrupting/Darkside Influence
  • Darkside Inducement


User can induce corruption in others.

The ability can be used to corrupt a person into doing anything. It doesn't control the victim, but it prevents them from realizing that they otherwise wouldn't do what the user suggests, and therefore they become much more malleable. A small amount of proximity and contact is needed to corrupt someone, and this proximity or contact is needed every now and again to prolong the effect.

It is easier to corrupt someone to do something minor, e.g. more corruption would be needed to get a victim to murder someone, than to get them to steal. It is not impossible for the corruption to be broken, but it is severely difficult and would usually need outside influence. An example of an ability which could be used to break the effects of corruption is Belief Inducement. If the corruption is not renewed occasionally, it will eventually wear away on its own accord.


  • Corrupt even the most good-hearted of people.
  • Make a person do evil things that they wouldn't otherwise do on their own.
  • Emotion Augmentation to make someone feel stronger emotions of hate and anger.
  • High-level users may be able to corrupt and corrode the very environment.
  • Bring out the worst of their personalities.




Known Users


  • Drakath (Adventure Quest Worlds)
  • Chaos Gods (Warhammer40k)
  • Absalom (Darksiders 2)
  • Old Gods (Warcraft)
  • Sargeras (Warcraft)
  • Malefor the Dark Master (The Legend of Spyro)
  • Grimm (American McGee's Grimm)
  • Lucifer (Dante's Inferno)
  • The Seven Great Evils (Diablo)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Sephiroth (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Sasha (Infamous)
  • Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat)
  • Users of the Apple of Eden (Assassin's Creed)
  • Elizabeth Greene (Prototype)
  • Elder God (Legacy of Kain)
  • Dark Samus (Metroid)
  • Phaaze (Metroid Prime Trilogy); via Phazon
  • Ixis Naugus (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dracula (Castlevania)
  • Inner Dracula (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2)
  • Heartless (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Dark Matter (Kirby)
  • Dimentio (Super Paper Mario)
  • The Gohma (Asura's Wrath)
  • Sigma (Mega Man X)
  • The Darkness (Skylanders)
  • Malefor (Skylanders)
  • Mundus (Devil May Cry)
  • Giygas (Earthbound)
  • Démigra (Dragon Ball: Xenoverse)
  • Mawgu (Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island); ooze


  • Lucifer/Satan/The Devil (Religion)
  • Demons (Religion)


  • Count Dracula (Dracula)


  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Venom (Marvel Comics)
  • Mister Negative (Marvel Comics)
  • Shriek (Marvel Comics)
  • Mammoth Mogul (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Malebolgia (Image Comics)
  • Diagon (Ben 10)
  • Savanti Romero (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Grigori Rasputin (Hellboy/BPRD)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
  • Goon Doc (Slugterra)
  • The Emperor (Slugterra)
  • Calvin Dion Avericci (Archie's Weird Mysteries)
  • Vaatu (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • The Diamonds (Steven Universe); via Corrupting Light
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Le Papillon/Hawk Moth (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • The Sorcerer (Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja); stank
  • The Great Devourer (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • The Overlord (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)

Live Television/Movies

  • Palpatine (Star Wars)
  • Snoke (Star Wars)
  • Son (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • The First Evil (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Vicus (Charmed)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Las Plagas (Resident Evil)
  • Octomus the Master (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Demons and Fallens (Ángel o Demonio)
  • Morks (Aliados)
  • The Darkness/Amara (Supernatural)


  • Devimon (Digimon)
  • Conquest Club and Lord Zundar (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE)
  • Naraku (InuYasha)
  • Dragon Eater (Dog Days)
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Orb of Caldia (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Xenian Flower (Sailor Moon R Movie)
  • Saiga Joji (Psycho-Pass)
  • Togane Sakuya (Psycho-Pass 2)
  • Cipher (Pokémon)
  • Black Zetsu (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Obito Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Void (Cardfight Vanguard)
  • Zofis (Zatch Bell!)


  • Black Lily (Valkyrie Crusade)

Known Objects

  • Sands of Time (Prince of Persia)
  • Corrupting Light (Steven Universe)
  • Dark Spores (Digimon Adventure 02)
  • Severed Foot of Panzuriel (Forgotten Realms)
  • Serpenus Clavem (Witches of East End)
  • Infernal Cup (The Mortal Instruments); induces Conversion to turn Shadowhunters
  • Roger's Golden Turd (American Dad)
  • The Seer's Tonic (Charmed); slowly deteriorates a person's good side
  • Buddha's Staff (Charmed); while in possession of a demon
  • Dark Water (Slugterra)
  • Majora's Mask (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Phazon (Metroid Prime Trilogy)
  • One Ring (Lord of the Rings)
  • Infinity Gems (Marvel Comics)
  • Orochimaru's Juinjutsu (Naruto)
  • Soul Edge (Soul Calibur)
  • Oni Masks (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Demon Chi (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Mark of the Shadowkhan (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Mark of Cain (Supernatural)
  • Alicorn Amulet (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
  • Butterfly/Moth Miraculous (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Maverick Virus (Mega Man X)
  • Chaos Pearls (Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja)
  • Black Paint (Paper Mario: Color Splash)
  • The Dark Soul (Dark Souls)
  • The Abyss (Dark Souls)
  • Red Kryptonite (DC Comics)




Video Games

Live Television/Movies