- "Brave Sir Robin ran away... Bravely ran away away. When danger reared it's ugly head, He bravely turned his tail and fled. Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about and gallantly he chickened out. Swiftly taking to his feet, He beat a very brave retreat. Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin!"
- ― Robins Minstrels (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
- Cowards Affinity/Augmentation/Empowerment
- Cowardice Affinity/Augmentation
User becomes stronger, faster, more durable, etc. from the cowardice of oneself and others, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing the existing powers. Some users may be able draw sustenance from the cowardice or even slow or stop aging.
- Decelerated Aging/Semi-Immortality
- Enhanced Condition or Supernatural Condition
- Self-Power Augmentation
- Weak against Courage Inducement.
- Gilgamesh (Dissidia 012) via The Chicken Knife
- Isuzu (Log Horizon); via Coward's Fugue
- Cowards Way (Breath of Fire IV)
- Chicken Knife (Final Fantasy V)