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"I suspect that we will continue to die and be reborn until we finally get our life right. I do not know what we have to do to bring that about, though. And therein lies the frustration."
― The Nameless One (Planescape: Torment)

The power to pass one's spirit/soul into another body after death. Not to be confused with Resurrection as the user possesses a new body.

Also Called

  • Past Life
  • Rebirth

Capabilities

The user is capable of surviving and escaping death by having their spirit/soul reborn in the body of another and possess a body that was just born, new-born animal or corpse.

If they reincarnate by possessing another body they gain the physical capabilities of the host, but also the drawbacks and potentially the social connections as well.

If they reincarnate by being reborn in new body, their original powers may be radically changed in strength or they may end up with new powers.

Applications

  • Divided Mind - If the personalities are distinct from each other.
  • Past Life Awareness - User retains all memories, experience, wisdom, skills, knowledge and powers of their past lives.
  • Past Life Power Access - User can access any powers they had in their former lives.

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • May be reborn as an infant.
  • Memories may not return to the reborn immediately, and the process may take time or requirements.
  • User's soul must be transferred inside the new body, ie. if the soul is thwarted by outside forces, such as Reincarnation Denial, it will be unable to be reborn.
  • May not be reincarnated in linear/causal manner, ie. being born before/during/after they died.
  • May not be reborn in same world/plane/reality/verse they died in.

Known Users

See Also: Reincarnation.

Cartoons

  • Finn (Adventure Time)
  • Avatars (Avatar:The Last Airbender/The Lengend of Korra)
  • Kenny McCormick (South Park)
  • First Spinjitzu Master (Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); reincarnated as Lloyd Garmadon

Comics

  • Hawkman (DC Comics)
  • Hawkwoman (DC Comics)
  • Poison Ivy (DC Comics)
  • Apocalypse (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki (Marvel Comics)

Films

  • Merrick (Buffy the Vampire Slayer film)
  • Makoto Kobayashi (Colorful)

Literature

  • Phoenix (Arkwell Academy); via Self-Resurrection
  • The Eternal Champion (Moorcock Multiverse); John Daker, Erekose, Elric of Melnibone, etc
  • Firefight (Steelheart)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers Aligned Community); reincarnated as Orion Pax.
  • Clan Leaders (Warriors)

Live Action Film/TV

  • The Charmed Ones (Charmed)
  • Xian Yue (Holy Pearl); reincarnated as Ding Yao
  • Sisters of the Dark (Legend of the Seeker)
    • Nicci
  • Darken Rahl (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Clark Kent/Superman (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)
  • Salupa/Kalagua/Dr. Eva Tabinas (Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao)
  • Bizarro (Smallville)
  • Ingrid & Freya Beauchamp (Witches of East End); cursed to be reborn as Joanna Beauchamp's daughters everytime they die
  • Dash and Killian Gardiner (Witches of East End)
  • Callisto (Xena: Warrior Princess); reincarnated as Eve

Manga/Anime

  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • Griffith (Berserk)
  • Szayel Apporo Granz (Bleach); via Gabriel
  • Clow Reed (Cardcaptor Sakura); reincarnated as Eriol
  • Ceres (Ceres: Celestial Legend/Ayashi No Ceres)
  • Noah Family (D.Gray-Man)
  • King Piccolo (Dragon Ball) reincarnated as Piccolo Jr.
  • Kid Buu (Dragon Ball Z); reincarnated as Uub
  • Dante (Fullmetal Achemist; 2003 anime)
  • Hohenheim of Light (Fullmetal Alchemist; 2003 anime)
  • Greed/Ling Yao (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Apollonius (Genesis of Aquarion)
  • Celiane (Genesis of Aquarion)
  • Hanyuu Furude/Oyashiro-sama (Higurashi no naku koro ni)
  • Rika Furude/Frederica Bernkastel (Higurashi no naku koro ni)
  • Kite (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Yuka (Immortal Rain)
  • Kikyo (InuYasha); reincarnated in Kagome Higurashi
  • Asura's & Indra's vessels (Naruto)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Sailor soldiers (Sailor Moon)
  • Mamoru Chiba (Sailor Moon)
  • Athena (Saint Seiya)
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Poseidon (Saint Seiya)
  • Pallas (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Maou (Sekai Maou)
  • Hao Asakura (Shaman King)
  • Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)
  • Michael Roa Valdamjong (Tsukihime)
  • Mutsumi (Utawarerumono)
  • Pharaoh Atem (Yu-Gi-Oh!); spirit/soul sealed in the Millennium Puzzle.
  • Femto (Berserk); reincarnated as Griffith again via the Incarnation Ceremony.
  • Liz (The Seven Deadly Sins); reincarnated as Princess Elizabeth Liones

Video Games

  • Dracula (Castlevania)
  • Soma Cruz (Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow)
  • Paddra Nsu-Yeul (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
  • The Beast (inFamous 2)
  • Demise (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Althena (Lunar); reincarnated as Luna Noa
  • Metroid Prime (Metroid); reincarnated as Dark Samus
  • The Hero (Shin Megami Tensei series)
  • The Heroine (Shin Megami Tensei series)
  • Alessa Gillespie (Silent Hill)
  • Chao (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
  • Zasalamel (Soul Calibur)
  • Miang (Xenogears)

Other

  • SCP-1790 (SCP Foundation)

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