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"The way is shut. It was made by those who are dead, and the dead keep it. The way is shut."
― Legolas (The Lord of the Rings)
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
― Isaac Asimov
"At this moment, I am, without a doubt, on the border between life and death."
― Ou Ki, the Monstrous Bird (Kingdom Vol.16 - Chapter 169: Border of Death)

The power to control the border between life and death. Sub-power of Afterlife Manipulation.


User can control the movement/communication over the border between life and death, allowing the living/dead to communicate over it, taking them to the other side from where they are (by force if necessary), or prevent the movement to either direction, effectively either dooming the target to never die/pass on or making their death irreversible.





  • Targets may have to actually be dead before they can be taken to the afterlife.
  • May be limited to controlling the border of/to a specific afterlife (Heaven, Hell, Valhalla, etc.).

Known Users

See Also: Afterlife Antechamber.

  • Death/Grim Reaper (Folklore)
  • Psychopomps (Folklore/Mythology)
  • Aqua (Konosuba); originally
  • Eris (Konosuba)
  • Shuri (Marvel Comics); as the Aja-Adanna
  • Deities of Death/Underworld (Mythology)
  • Eiki Shiki (Touhou Project)
  • Death (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Hades (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Gaede (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Bonnie Bennett (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Amara (The Vampire Diaries)
  • The Goddess/Winged Figure (Voltron)
  • Superdeath (Family Guy)
  • Grim (Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy)
  • Yukari Yakumo (Touhou Project)

Known Borders

  • The Light (Ghost Whisperer)