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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)
  • Rocket Racoon (Marvel)
  • Gamora (Marvel)
  • Drax (Marvel)
  • Penance (Marvel)
  • 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)
  • 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 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.

Known Objects

  • Aspida Phylargia (Horizon In The Middle of Nowhere)


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