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"I grant but one boon mortal, and it will be given to you as it is given to everyone. When your time has come."
― Anubis (Gargoyles)

The power to cause death, either instantly or after certain time. Sub-power of Death Manipulation. Variation of Inducement. Opposite to Life Inducement and Life-Force Generation.

Also Called

  • Death Evocation
  • Death Touch
  • Fatal Touch
  • Killing Effect/Touch
  • Instant Death/Killing
  • Necrogenesis


User can kill anyone and possibly even anything using varying means, either instantly, slowly over time, after certain conditions are met, or after a certain period of time has gone. May be used by touch, at a distance, simply willing it to happen, or performing certain ritual.




  • Death Negation
  • Immortality voids this power.
  • May have limitations on distance.
  • Those with Resurrection could undo the damage.
  • Users may be limited on how many times they may kill (this also includes the targets they can kill at a time).
  • May require physical contact.
  • Users of Amortality are immune since they not alive and cannot die.

Known Users


  • Shiki Tohno (Tsukihime)
  • Shiki Ryougi (Kara no Kyoukai)
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji (Touhou Project)
  • People or Shinigami with 'Death Note' books (Death Note)
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Aureolus Izzard (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
  • Alone (Saint Seiya)
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Thanatos (Saint Seiya)
  • Sailor Saturn (Sailor Moon)
  • Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Bradman (Fairy Tail)
  • Nyx (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3)
  • Izanami (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4); via Thousand Curses
  • Fiend Alice (Shin Megami Tensei series); via Die For Me!
  • Mudo or Hama users (Shin Megami Tensei series)
  • Hachiouji Saechika (Code: Breaker)
  • Okada Gou (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Suì-Fēng (Bleach)
  • Oyama Tadanori (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Minato Namikaze (Naruto)
  • Hellmaster Phibrizzo (Slayers)
  • Jackie Estacado (Witchblade)
  • The Darkness (Witchblade)
  • Gray Demons (Seven Deadly Sins)


  • Users of the Killing Curse (Harry Potter)
  • Basilisks (Harry Potter)
  • Kayako Saeki (The Grudge)
  • Samara Morgan (The Ring)
  • Makuta Teridax (Bionicle)
  • Mata Nui (Bionicle)
  • Mask of Life (Bionicle)
  • Damien Thorn (The Omen Series)
  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • John Morlar (The Medusa Touch)
  • The Fates (Hercules)
  • Kursed (Thor: The Dark World)


  • Jorge (Los Protegidos)
  • Jeremy Greer (Heroes)
  • Grim (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Most Reapers (Dead Like Me)
  • Death (Family Guy)
  • Anubis (Gargoyles)
  • Death (Supernatural)
  • Ghosts (Supernatural)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Demons (Supernatural)
  • Reapers (Supernatural)
  • Tyler Randall (Smallville)
  • Chrissy Parker (Smallville); via Age Absorption
  • Soul Collectors (Charmed)
  • Angel of Death (Charmed)
  • Jasmine (Angel)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Zoe Benson (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Cybermen (Doctor Who)
  • Witches using Ramus Mortium (Witches of East End)
  • Valkyries (Lost Girl)
    • Tamsin
    • Acacia
  • Axel (The Almighty Johnsons)


  • Death (Marvel Comics)
  • Hela (Marvel)
  • Joshua Foley/Elixir (Marvel Comics)
  • Enerjak (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Rogue (Marvel Comics); via Strain 88
  • Zarathos (Marvel Comics)
  • Aquaman (DC Comics)
  • Blackheart (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Hand (DC Comics)
  • Prince Wayfinder (Marvel Comics)
  • Death of the Endless (DC/Vertigo)
  • Kaine (Marvel Comics); via Mark of Kaine


  • Deities of Death (Mythologies)
  • Dullahan (Celtic Mythology)
  • Thanatos (Greek Mythology)
  • The Fates (Greek Mythology)
  • Death (Mythology/Folklore)
  • Samael (Judaism)


Video Games

  • Pyramid Head (Silent Hill)
  • Akuma (Street Fighter)
  • Ruvik (The Evil Within)
  • Abyss (Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes)
  • Ghosts (Fatal Frame series)
  • The Guardian (The Ultima series)
  • Morrigan Aensland (Darkstalkers)
  • The Queen of Maggots (The Cat Lady/Downfall Remake)

Known Objects

See also: Artifact of Death.

  • Last Word (Planescape)
  • Death Note (Death Note)
  • Dainsleif (Norse Mythology)
  • Ramus Mortium (Witches of East End)
  • Argentium (Witches of East End)
  • Straw dolls (Hell Girl)
  • The Cursed Idol (Happy Tree Friends)
  • Keys (Keys to the Kingdom)
  • The Goal (Super Mario Series)