The power to gain strength from pain and suffering. Sub-power of Pain Manipulation. Variation of Affinity. Not to be confused with Damage Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Pain Affinity


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




  • May be limited to certain kinds of pain.
  • Can become dangerous if overdone to the point it could be fatal unless users have Regenerative Healing Factor.

Known Users

  • Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Marvel Comics)
  • Rocket Racoon (Marvel Comics)
  • Gamora (Marvel Comics)
  • Drax (Marvel Comics)
  • Penance (Marvel Comics)
  • Tina (Miami 7)
  • Paul (Miami 7)
  • Rachel (Miami 7)
  • Jo (Miami 7)
  • Hannah (Miami 7)
  • Bradley (Miami 7)
  • Jon (Miami 7)
  • PainWheel (SkullGirls)
  • Cenobites (Hellraiser)
    • Pinhead (Hellraiser)
  • Emporer Doviculus (Brütal Legend)
  • The Tainted Coil (Brütal Legend)
  • Orb of Caldia (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Guardian ÄRM, Yggdrasil (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Chev Chelios (Crank seies)
  • Harvesters (The Deaths of Ian Stone)
  • Ember (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Wei Zhijun (Darker than black); due to his Obeisance
  • Louis (Darker than Black); due to his Obeisance
  • Tanya (Darker than Black); due to her Obeisance
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Darth Maul (Star Wars)
  • Darth Sion (Star Wars)
  • Soldier (Team Fortress 2); via Equalizer/Escape Plan equipped
  • Himcules (My Life as a Teenage Robot)
  • Devo (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Raiden (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance); in his Jack the Ripper persona.
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail); seems to become stronger whenever someone emotionally close to her is harmed (regardless of how they were harmed)
  • Samson (Binding of Isaac)

Known Objects

  • Aspida Phylargia (Horizon In The Middle of Nowhere)