"He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster."
― Friedrich Nietzsche (Beyond Good and Evil)

The ability to possess and live on in whoever happens to murder oneself. Variation of Self-Resurrection. Opposite to Post-Mortem Shapeshifting.

Also Called

  • Deathly Possession
  • Murderous Rebirth


User can possess and live on through whoever manages to murder/destroy them. Whenever an opponent happens to destroy or kill the user, the opponent will gradually change in body and mind, eventually turning into the user to allow them to live once more.




  • May take time for the power to take effect.
  • User must be destroyed or killed for the power to activate.
  • User can be confined to one body as long as they are not killed.
  • User may still die through means other than killing.
  • If target has Multiple Bodies, user might possess only one.
  • Users of Non-Corporeal Form are immune.
  • Some opponent's are too strong-willed or outright impossible to possess.
  • Possession Immunity

Known Users

  • Doomsday (DC Comics New 52)
  • Sin (Final Fantasy X)
  • Many-Angled Ones (Marvel Comics)
  • Lucius the Eternal (Warhammer 40k)
  • Butcher (Worm)
  • Drokmar (Magic Sword)
  • The Lifemaker (Negima)
  • The Previous Overlord (Overlord); via possessing the Wizard
  • Fafnheir (Pathfinder)
  • Beliar (Bloodrayne) can possess anyone using his heart
  • The Dying Man (Fear Mythos)

Known Objects

  • Chrome Disaster (Accel World)