The ability to be strengthened by despair. Sub-power of Despair Manipulation. Variation of Emotion Empowerment. Opposite to Hope Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Despair Affinity


Users become stronger, faster, more durable, etc. by despair 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 despair or even slow or stop aging.




  • Absorbing too much despair may cause the user to lose all motivation.

Known Users

  • Kōga Kuchiki (Bleach)
  • Junko Enoshima (Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc)
  • Shinnō (Naruto)
  • Tridart the Despair (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Lestion (Yumekui Merry)
  • Witches (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • H.N. Elly (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Oktavia von Seckendorff (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Walpurgisnacht (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Virginia (Puella Magi Oriko Magica)
  • Banshees (Charmed)