The power to be enhanced as a result of a malevolent force or negative mystical effect afflicting one's own body.

Also Called

  • Mystical Torment Empowerment


User can increase their own physical and spiritual prowess via a negative supernatural affliction they have, this power usually activates when the user exhibits strong negative emotion or distress. As the user masters the power, the negative effects of the mystical affliction become less apparent as the victim's body becomes more assimilative to the curse. When the curse or affliction is removed from the user their powers will disappear until the curse is re-initiated.




  • Prolonged usage of the curse may have debilitating effects on the user's mind and/or body.
  • Usually comes with a price that includes suffering.
  • Weak against Curse Negation.
  • Can be undone by Curse Removal.

Known Users


  • Vampires (European Folklore)
  • Werewolves (Greece Mythology)


  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Cursed Crew of the Black Pearl (Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl)
    • Hector Barbossa
    • Pintel & Ragetti
    • Jack the Monkey
  • Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl)
  • Hanso/Beetle (Kubo and the Two Strings)


  • The Lava Monster (Samurai Jack)


  • Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time)
  • Zoso (Once Upon a Time)
  • Genie/Magic Mirror (Once Upon a Time)
  • Delphine LaLaurie (American Horror Story: Coven)


  • Jason Blood (DC Comics); via Etrigan Curse
  • Caine (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • Ghost Rider (Marvel Comics)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)


  • Shikabane (Corpse Princess)
  • Tartarus Demons (Fairy Tail)
  • Curse Mark Users (Naruto)
  • Alviss (Marchen Awakens Romance); via Zombie Tattoo
  • Ghost ÄRM users (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Saga (One Piece); via Shichiseiken
  • Miroku (InuYasha)
  • Renya (Code Geass)

Video Games

  • The Prince (Prince of Persia)
  • Chakan (Chakan: The Forever Man)
  • Rachel (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden); via Grip of Murder
  • Sonic Boom's Chicks (Skylanders)
  • Ignitor (Skylanders)
  • Fright Rider (Skylanders)
  • Hex (Skylanders)
  • Heldalf (Tales of Zestiria)