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The ability to gain power from divine gods, spirits, concepts, or forces. Variation of Affinity. Opposite of Demonic Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Divine Affinity/Channeling/Grace

Capabilities

The user is able to draw strength from powerful divine forces of different gods in order to increase their natural abilities. Often times, this occurs when one gives prayer to the gods, comes in contact with a relic of their power, or becomes a conduit of their energy. If the user is deemed worthy, they may be able to keep the powers they are blessed with.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • May require a prayer to the gods.
  • May need to be deemed worthy by the gods.
  • May have to meet a god face to face in order to obtain power.
  • May require an item from/through which the power is drawn.
  • May be overwhelmed by Demonic Empowerment.
  • This ability isn't entirely exclusive as those with wicked intentions can also gain strength from powerful gods.

Known Users

  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden); via Dragon Eye
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda); via the Master Sword
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • He-Man (He-Man)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Angela (Image Comics/Spawn)
  • Celestine (Image Comics/Spawn)
  • Glory (Image Comics)
  • Marvel Family (DC Comics)
  • Black Adam (DC Comics)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Devastation (DC Comics)
  • Olympians (DC Comics)
  • Thor (Marvel)
  • Colossus (Marvel); as the former avatar of Cyttorak
  • Goliath (Gargoyles); briefly via the Eye of Odin
  • Statesman (City of Heroes)
  • Lord Recluse (City of Heroes)
  • Ryou Ninomiya (This Ugly Yet Beautiful World)
  • Sanae Kochiya (Touhou Project)
  • Watatsuki no Yorihime (Touhou Project)
  • Reimu Hakurei (Touhou Project)
  • Shou Toramaru (Touhou Project)
  • Dr. Strange (Marvel)
  • Sophitia (Soul Calibur Series)
  • Vehrn Juonour El-Ganobyi (MARDEK); via Green Lightning
  • Nora (Islands of Wakfu)

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