The power to bring the deceased back to life. 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
  • Resurgence


The user can bring oneself and others back to life.





  • May have limited time defined by how long the target has been dead.
  • May only be able to resurrect others.
  • 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
  • Resurrection Negation
  • May require summoning or collecting the target's soul to properly resurrect the body.
  • May require certain conditions/rituals to be fulfilled.

Known Users


  • Diagon (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Chloe Sullivano (Smallville/DC Comics)
  • Solomon Grundy (DC Comics)
  • The White Lantern Crops (DC Comics); via White Rings
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Daolon Wong (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • Layla Miller (Marvel Comics)
  • Jean Grey (Marvel Comics); as Phoenix
  • Cyclops (Marvel Comics); as a Phoenix Avatar
  • Joshua Foley/Elixir (Marvel Comics)
  • Dead Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Scarlet Witch (Marvel Comics)
  • Wiccan (Marvel Comics)
  • Thor (Marvel Comics)
  • Clyde Wyncham (Marvel Comics)
  • Sir James Jaspers/Mad Jim Jaspers (Marvel Comics)
  • HIM (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Steven (Steven Universe)
  • Kavaxas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)
  • Hades (Disney's Hercules)
  • Blue Fairy (Disney's Pinocchio)
  • Al Simmons/Spawn (Image/Spawn)
  • Man in the Moon (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Twin Masters (Hero: 108)


  • Orihime Inoue (Bleach)
  • Shenron (Dragon Ball)
  • Porunga (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Super Shenron (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Old Kai (Dragon Ball Z); via Life Transferal
  • Whis (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Turles (Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might); via Fruit from the Tree of Might
  • Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Demons of Tartarus (Fairy Tail)
  • Kikyou (InuYasha)
  • Sesshomaru (InuYasha); via Tenseiga
  • Sesshomaru's Mother (InuYasha); via Meido Stone
  • Rinnegan users (Naruto Shippuden); via Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique/Gedo Art of Rinne Rebirth
    • Nagato
    • Obito Uchiha
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Lakyus Alvein Dale Aindra (Overlord)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • God (Bastard!!)
  • Aqua (Konosuba)
  • Scheris Adjani (S-CRY-ed); one time only
  • The Unicorn/Lady Amalthea (The Last Unicorn)

Video Games

  • Blackmist (Armed With Wings)
  • Elise (Azure Striker: Gunvolt)
    • Lumen
  • Lady Comstock/Siren (BioShock Infinite)
  • The Chosen Undead (Dark Souls)
  • Lothric, Younger Prince (Dark Souls III)
  • Ghosts (Destiny)
  • The Traveller (Destiny)
  • Fikrul (Destiny)
  • Archviles (Doom); restricted to other demons
  • Alduin (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Hades (Kid Icarus)
  • Maleficent (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Fairies (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Ganon (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Celebrimbor (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor); via possession
  • Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Edward Kelly (Nioh)
  • Saoirse (Nioh)
  • Mercy (Overwatch)
  • Black Hoshipon (Patapon 2)
  • Archfiends (Patapon 3)
  • Miss Covethiss (Patapon 3)
  • Xerneas (Pokemon)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype); via pieces of his biomass
  • Karin (Seven Knights)
  • Calliope (Skylanders); only after absorbing enough power from others
  • Iblis (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Gill (Street Fighter III)
  • Asclepius (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Sage (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Shamans (World of Warcraft)

Live Television

  • Misty Day (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Madison Montgomery (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Kierkan (Charmed)
  • Prue Halliwell (Charmed); As Nexus of the All
  • Avatars (Charmed)
  • The Tribunal (Charmed)
  • Genies (Charmed); via Wish Granting
  • Sabrina Spellman (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
  • Time Lords (Doctor Who)
  • Users of the Resurrection Gauntlet (Torchwood)
  • Red Priests/Priestesses (Game of Thrones)
    • Thoros of Myr
    • Melisandre
  • Piper Taylor (Haven)
  • Kyle Hopkins (Haven)
  • Draph (Heroes)
  • Immortals (Highlander and Highlander: The Series), as long as they're not beheaded.
    • Connor MacLeod
    • Duncan McLeod
    • Richie Ryan
    • Amanda
    • Methos
  • Caduceo (Mighty Med)
  • Curtis Donovan (MisFits)
  • Chle King (The Nine Lives of Chloe King)
  • Necrolai (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Jorge (Los Protegidos)
  • Ned (Pushing daisies)
  • Amara (Supernatural)
  • God (Supernatural)
  • Death (Supernatural)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Demons (Supernatural)
  • Various kaiju & aliens (Ultraman series)
  • Arcadius (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Qetsiyah (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Emily Bennett (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Bonnie Bennett (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Esther Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • The Travelers (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Sophie Deveraux (The Originals)
  • Genevieve (The Originals)
  • Davina Claire (The Originals)
  • Freya Mikaelson (The Originals)
  • Powerful witches (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • King Nikolaus (Witches of East End)
  • Wendy Beauchamp (Witches of East End); Self-Resurrection/Nine Lives
  • Powerful witches (Witches of East End); via Spell Casting

Live Movies

  • Xiang Xuehai (Fairy from Wonderland); via Nine Lives
  • Aling Elsa (The Healing)
  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • Visnu (Kubera)
  • Any user of the Pet Sematary (Pet Sematary)
  • Supreme Being (Time Bandits)


  • God (Abrahamic Religions)
  • Jesus Christ (Christianity)


  • Chloe Sanders (Darkest Powers series)
  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls)
  • Palpatine (Star Wars Legends)
  • Haplo's dog (Death Gate Cycle); only its master
  • Marrow (Arkwell Academy); via a connection to a phoenix
  • Clary Fray (The Shadowhunters Chronicles); via Symbol Magic
  • Peider (King's Dark Tidings)


  • Count Dracula (Various Sources)
  • Takutanuva (Bionicle)
  • Heroes of Life (Homestuck)
    • Jane Crocker
    • Meenah Peixes
    • Feferi Peixes
  • The Brothers Death (SCP Foundation)

Known Objects



  • Serphiroth Graal (Highschool DxD)
  • Meido Stone (Inuyasha)
  • Tenseiga (Inuyasha)
  • Zombie Tattoo (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Yomi Yomi no Mi (One Piece)
  • Resurrection Wand (Overlord)
  • CENTER (Toriko)
  • Giant Sea Urchin Tears (Urusei Yatsura)

Video Games

  • Pheonix Down (Final Fantasy)
  • Reanimator (Futurama: The Video Game)
  • Resurrection Stones (God of War)
  • Chaos Emeralds (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dedede Badge (Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Subspace Emissary)
  • Medi Gun and Reanimator (Team Fortress 2); only in Mann Vs Machine
  • The Fake Lachryma (Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven)

Live Television/Movies

  • Visicron (Mentors)
  • Book of the Dead (The Mummy)
  • Water from the Well of Wonders (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Mark of Cain (Supernatural)
  • Gilbert Rings (The Vampire Diaries)

Known Locations

Known Powers

  • The One Magic (Fairy Tail)
  • Mipha's Grace (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)




Live Television/Movies

Video Games