"Never wound... what you can't kill."
Eddie Brock Jr. (Spider-Man 3)
"You can bleed us to the brink of death, crush every bone in our bodies, it only makes us more powerful!"
― Vegeta, (Dragon Ball Z)
"There is power in the Blood, for those with the fortitude to pay the price."
― The Ancestor (Darkest Dungeon)

The ability to become more powerful after being damaged. Sub-power of Damage Manipulation. Variation of Affinity. Not to be confused with Pain Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Damage Affinity
  • Fightin' Spirit (One-Punch Man)
  • No Pain No Gain
  • Pay Back Time
  • Saiyan Power (Dragon Ball series)
  • Wound Empowerment


The user becomes stronger, faster, more durable, etc. as they receive damage from their opponents, environment, or by themselves. They may be empowered by physical damage, mental damage, or soul damage. Lethal damage can give a (near) maximum boost on the attacks of the user of this ability.





  • User has to withstand the pain of the damage they receive.
  • Some types of damage may immobilize the user.
  • May have a limit to how much damage the user can take.
  • May lose the power they gained after/if they heal.
  • Users of Damage Negation are immune.

Known Users

  • Characters with To The Limit advantage (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)
    • Griever
    • Hringham
    • Maximo Ligori
  • Gerard Valkyrie (Bleach)
  • Bouncers (Disgaea)
  • Flagellant (Darkest Dungeon)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball series)
  • Bergamo (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Ryohei Sasagawa (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Sing (Kung Fu Hustle)
  • Abaddon (League of Legends); via Borrowed Time
  • Candice (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Bone Balls (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Urouge (One Piece)
  • Metal Bat (One-Punch Man)
  • Pokemon that can use "Bide", "Payback" or "Revenge" (Pokemon)
  • Lucario (Pokémon/Super Smash Bros.)
  • Dharok the Wretched's equipment set (Runescape)
  • Yang Xiao Long (RWBY); via Semblance
  • Meliodas (Seven Deadly Sins); via Revenge Counter
  • Original Demon (Seven Deadly Sins)
  • The Soldier (Team Fortress 2); when the equalizer is equipped and active.
  • Spartacus (TYPE-MOON)
  • Tree Ragnarok (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle)
  • Rubilax (Wakfu)

Known Objects

  • Revenge Sword (Final Fantasy Legend)
  • Rage Blaster (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
  • Panic Attack (Team Fortress 2); Before Gun Mettle update
  • Shahanshah (Team Fortress 2)


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