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Cas death and resurrection
Castiel (Supernatural) is killed by Lucifer, but is resurrected by God

Power/Ability to:

Bring the dead back to life

The power to bring the deceased, including oneself, back to life. Opposite power of Death Inducement. Not to be confused with Reanimation, which brings back the dead and controls them against their will.

Also Called

  • Cheating Death
  • Reversed Death
  • Revival
  • Rising from Death/Grave


The user can bring themselves and others back to life.





  • May be limited to certain number of self-resurrections.
  • May have limited time defined by how long the target has been dead.
  • Some variations may have side-effects, on either the user or the resurrected:
    • User may suffer damage, exhaustion, or even death.
    • Resurrected may not have completely healed from the wounds that killed them, or they may be missing memories, or a soul in some cases.
    • Resurrected may deteriorate physically and/or mentally.
  • For universal laws to be followed, resurrecting someone may require the death of another.
  • Unavertable Death

Known Users

  • Demons of Tartarus (Fairy Tail)
  • God (Supernatural)
  • Death (Supernatural)
  • Archangels/Angels (Supernatural)
  • Demons (Supernatural)
  • Jorge (Los Protegidos)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Jesus Christ (Christianity)
  • Chloe Sanders (Darkest Powers series)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Palpatine (Star Wars)
  • Shenron (Dragon Ball franchise)
  • Porunga (Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT)
  • Old Kai (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Turles (Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might); via Fruit from the Tree of Might
  • Doomsday (DC Comics)
  • Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • Chloe Sullivan (Smallville/DC Comics)
  • Chloe King (The Nine Lives of Chloe King)
  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • Ganon (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Iblis (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Robert (DWP)
  • Sesshomaru (InuYasha) via Tenseiga
  • Sesshomaru's Mother (InuYasha) via Meido Stone
  • Draph (Heroes)
  • Avatars (Charmed)
  • The Tribunal (Charmed)
  • Kierkan (Charmed)
  • Resurrection Man (DC Comics)
  • Count Dracula (Dracula/Castlevania/Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel)
  • Him (Powerpuff Girls / Powerpuff Girls Z)
  • Brook (One Piece)
  • Time Lords (Doctor Who)
  • Gill (Street Fighter III)
  • Curtis Donovan (MisFits)
  • Users of the Resurrection Gauntlet (Torchwood)
  • Diagon (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Any user of the Pet Sematary (Pet Sematary)
  • Layla Miller (Marvel)
  • Alduin (Skyrim)
  • The Chosen Undead (Dark Souls)
  • Solomon Grundy (DC comics)
  • Any user of Rinne Tensei Justu (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype); via pieces of his biomass
  • Cylons (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Ned (Pushing daisies)
  • Jean Grey as Phoenix (Marvel)
  • Cyclops as a Phoenix Avatar (Marvel)
  • Shamans (WoW)
  • Aling Elsa (The Healing - Film)
  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls)
  • Haplo's dog (Death Gate Cycle); only its master
  • Blackmist (Armed With Wings)
  • Man in the Moon (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Powerful witches (Witches of East End); via Spell Casting
  • Wendy Beauchamp (Witches of East End); Self-Resurrection/Nine Lives
  • King Nikolaus (Witches of East End)
  • Takutanuva (Bionicle)
  • Phil Coulson (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Genevieve (The Originals)
  • Misty Day (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Madison Montgomery (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • God (Bastard!!)
  • Supreme Being (Time Bandits)
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Asclepius (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Sage (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Xiang Xuehai (Fairy from Wonderland); via Nine Lives

Known Objects

  • Tenseiga (InuYasha)
  • Book of the Dead (The Mummy)
  • Water from the Well of Wonders (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)

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