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The power to bring the deceased back to life. Opposite to 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 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

  • God (Judeo-Christianity)
  • Jesus Christ (Christianity)
  • Amara (Supernatural)
  • God (Supernatural)
  • Death (Supernatural)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Demons (Supernatural)
  • Al Simmons/Spawn (Image/Spawn)
  • Jorge (Los Protegidos)
  • Visnu (Kubera)
  • Chloe Sanders (Darkest Powers series)
  • Palpatine (Star Wars Legends)
  • Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Demons of Tartarus (Fairy Tail)
  • Orihime Inoue (Bleach)
  • Shenron (Dragon Ball )
  • Porunga (Dragon Ball)
  • Super Shenron (Dragon Ball)
  • Old Kai (Dragon Ball); via Life Transferal
  • Turles (Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might); via Fruit from the Tree of Might
  • Sesshomaru (InuYasha); via Tenseiga
  • Sesshomaru's Mother (InuYasha); via Meido Stone
  • Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • Layla Miller (Marvel Comics)
  • Jean Grey (Marvel Comics); as Phoenix
  • Cyclops (Marvel Comics); as a Phoenix Avatar
  • Dead Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Thor (Marvel Comics)
  • Clyde Wyncham (Marvel Comics)
  • Mad Jim Jasper (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)
  • Aqua (Konosuba)
  • Draph (Heroes)
  • 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
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Kierkan (Charmed)
  • Avatars (Charmed)
  • The Tribunal (Charmed)
  • Genies (Charmed); via Wish Granting
  • Prue Halliwell (Charmed); As Nexus of the All
  • Count Dracula (Dracula/Castlevania/Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel Comics)
  • HIM (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Calliope (Skylanders); only after absorbing enough power from others
  • Heroes of Life (Homestuck)
    • Jane Crocker
    • Meenah Peixes
    • Feferi Peixes
  • Mercy (Overwatch)
  • Elise (Azure Striker: Gunvolt)
    • Lumen
  • Trigon (Teen Titans)
  • Maleficent (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Hades (Disney's Hercules)
  • Red Priests/Priestesses (Game of Thrones)
    • Thoros of Myr
    • Melisandre
  • Daolon Wong (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Twin Masters (Hero: 108)
  • Black Hoshipon (Patapon 2)
  • Archfiends (Patapon 3)
  • Miss Covethiss (Patapon 3)
  • Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Kavaxas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)
  • Ghosts (Destiny)
  • The Traveller (Destiny)
  • Various kaiju & aliens (Ultraman series)
  • Blue Fairy (Disney's Pinocchio)
  • Xerneas (Pokemon)

Known Objects

  • Reanimator (Futurama video game)
  • Serphiroth Graal (Highschool DxD)
  • Meido Stone (InuYasha)
  • Tenseiga (InuYasha)
  • Mega Weapon (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • The Fake Lachryma (Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven)
  • Resurrection Stone (Marvel Comics)
  • Book of the Dead (The Mummy)
  • Water from the Well of Wonders (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Mater, Tree of Life (Patapon Series)
  • Chaos Emeralds (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mark of Cain (Supernatural)
  • Medi Gun (Team Fortress 2); Only in Mann Vs Machine
  • CENTER (Toriko)
  • Giant Sea Urchin Tears (Urusei Yatsura)

Known Locations

  • Shrine of Resurrection (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Lazarus Pits (Batman)