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"With the weak as my prey, I strengthen my own self. This is how my swordsmanship follows the survival of the fittest."
Shishio Makoto

The power to be empowered by killing others. Variation of War Empowerment. Opposite of Peace Empowerment. Not to be confused with Death Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Homicide Empowerment
  • Murder Empowerment
  • Slayer's Reward


Users become stronger, faster, more durable, etc. by killing others, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing the existing powers. Some users may be able draw sustenance from the kills or even slow or stop aging.




  • Not being able to kill may weaken the user.
  • May be limited to certain beings only.

Known Users


  • Red Caps (Folklore)
  • The Black Slayers (Silverthorn/A Darkness at Sethanon)


  • Driscoll Berci (Bleach)
  • Shinigami (Death Note)
  • Dragon Slayers (Fairy Tail)
  • Kyoko (Is This A Zombie?)
  • Users of the Darkness Blade Skill (Sword Art Online)
  • Pharos Heracles (Yumekui Merry)

Western Series

  • The Judge (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Sirk (Charmed)
  • Immortals (Highlander)

Video Games

  • Hive (Destiny)
  • Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • The Fallen Human (Undertale)
  • Reaper (Overwatch)
  • Kigatilik (Champions Online)


  • Gabriel Yulaw (The One); limited to his alternate universe doubles.

Known Weapons

  • Cleavers (Destiny)
  • All-Black The Necrosword (Marvel Comics)
  • Death Penalty (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Banryu (InuYasha)
  • Mugenjin (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Amulet of Power (Marvel Comics)
  • Fell Arms (Tales of Series)
  • Burning Soul Sword (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • The Soul Cube (Doom 3)


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