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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
  • Resurgence


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.
  • 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.

Known Users

  • Demons of Tartarus (Fairy Tail)
  • God (Supernatural)
  • Death (Supernatural)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Demons (Supernatural)
  • Al Simmons/Spawn (Image/Spawn)
  • Jorge (Los Protegidos)
  • 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); via Life Transferal
  • Turles (Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might); via Fruit from the Tree of Might
  • Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • Layla Miller (Marvel Comics)
  • Jean Grey as Phoenix (Marvel Comics)
  • Cyclops as a Phoenix Avatar (Marvel Comics)
  • Phil Coulson (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Dead Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Thor (Marvel Comics)
  • Chloe Sullivano (Smallville/DC Comics)
  • Solomon Grundy (DC comics)
  • Chle 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)
  • Count Dracula (Dracula/Castlevania/Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel Comics)
  • HIM (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Brook (One Piece)
  • Time Lords (Doctor Who)
  • Gill (Street Fighter III)
  • Curtis Donovan (MisFits)
  • Caduceo (Mighty Med)
  • Users of the Resurrection Gauntlet (Torchwood)
  • Diagon (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Any user of the Pet Sematary (Pet Sematary)
  • Alduin (Skyrim)
  • The Chosen Undead (Dark Souls)
  • Rinnegan users (Naruto Shippuden); via Rinne Tensei Justu
    • Nagato
    • Obito Uchiha
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype); via pieces of his biomass
  • Cylons (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Ned (Pushing daisies)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Marrow (Arkwell Academy); via a connection to a phoenix
  • Archviles (Doom); restricted to other demons
  • Clary Fray (The Shadowhunters Chronicles); via Symbol Magic
  • Heroes of Life (Homestuck)
    • Jane Crocker
    • Meenah Peixes
    • Feferi Peixes
  • Mercy (Overwatch)

Known Objects

  • Tenseiga (InuYasha)
  • Book of the Dead (The Mummy)
  • Water from the Well of Wonders (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Mark of Cain (Supernatural)
  • CENTER (Toriko)
  • Reanimator (Futurama video game)
  • Chaos Emeralds (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Giant Sea Urchin Tears (Urusei Yatsura)
  • Serphiroth Graal (Highschool DxD)


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