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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

Capabilities

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.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • 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

Cartoons

  • The Lava Monster (Samurai Jack)

Comics

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

Films

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

Folklore/Mythology

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

Live Action TV

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

Manga/Anime

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

Video Games

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

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