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"Elaine — you'll die, too. And my curse is knowing that I'll be there to see it. It's my atonement, you see — it's my punishment for lettin' John Coffey ride the lightning. For killing a miracle of God. You'll be gone like all the others, and I'll have to stay. Oh, I'll die eventually; of that, I'm sure. I have no illusions of immortality. But I will have wished for death long before Death finds me. In truth, I wish for it already."
― Paul Edgecomb (The Green Mile)

The power to prevent a serious illness, ailment or injury from ending an individual's life. Not to be confused with Healing.

Capabilities

The user can prolong the time a seriously ill or severely injured individual has to live and prevent them from succumbing to death prematurely.

This power may also be used to preserve a severed body part to keep it alive and then simply reattach it instead of having it die from necrosis.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • May require constant physical contact.
  • Unlike Healing, the power doesn't get rid of the illness; it merely prolongs the individual's life.
  • May physically drain the user.
  • If the user keeps preventing the illness, it may get worse.
  • May not prevent physical injuries.

Known Users

Manga/Anime

  • Papillon (Buso Renkin)
  • Utsuro (Gintama)
  • Naruto Uzukaki (Naruto); via Six Paths Sage Mode
  • Satan Jacob/Sadao Maou (The Devil Is a Part-Timer)

Western Series

  • Venom (Marvel Comics)
  • Grace (Misfits)
  • Darth Plagueis (Star Wars)

Literature

  • Tessa Gray (The Infernal Devices); via the clockwork angel

Known Objects

  • Eternity (Pokemon Adventures)
  • Clockwork angel (The Infernal Devices)

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