"Why can't Jeff live with his family?"
"He hasn't spoken to his dad in years, and his mom ran away before he was born."
"How... how could she do that?"
― Stan and Hayley Smith (American Dad)

The power to control the beforelife. Sub-power of Life Wellspring. Opposite to Afterlife Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Beforelife Control
  • Byston Well (Aura Battle Dunbine)
  • Chamber of Guf (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Chamber Of Guf/Guf/Hall Of Souls/House Of Souls/Otzar/Treasury Of Souls (Jewish Mythology)
  • Positive Energy Plane (Forgotten Realms)
  • Pre-Existence Control/Manipulation
  • The Great Before (SOUL)
  • The Lifestream (Final Fantasy)


The user is able to control the beforelife, or where souls reside before they are born. They can manipulate things such as the beforelife itself, the souls that reside there, when they are born, what powers, abilities and attributes they will have at birth, what they will be like, how frequently a certain soul is born every number of years, etc.



Known Users

  • God (Judeo-Christian)
  • Cetra (Final Fantasy)
  • Gabriel (Jewish Mythology); of Guf.
  • Jerry (SOUL)

Known Locations

  • Byston Well (Aura Battler Dunbine)
  • The Lifestream (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Chamber of Guf (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Positive Energy Plane (Pathfinder)
  • The Great Before (SOUL)


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