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The power to manipulate the essence of Death, which is present in all mortals throughout the universe. Sub-power of Nether Manipulation. Opposite to Life-Force Manipulation. Not to be confused with Death Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Death Energy
  • Finékinesis
  • Finéssence
  • Mortality Manipulation
  • Necro-Energy Manipulation
  • Necrokinesis
  • Thanatokinesis


The user can create, shape and manipulate the essence of Death, which is present in all mortals throughout the universe and is the opposite power of Life-Force Manipulation; whereas Life-Force is the essence which allows life to flourish, Death-Force is that which causes things to wither, rot, weaken, and eventually die. They can sense and manipulate the essence that allows Death, Destruction, and Decay to exist throughout the universe, allowing them to control decayed matter or to request assistance from the dead.


Controlling and manipulating Death-Force may include other powers such as:





Known Users


  • Death of the Endless (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • Nekron (DC Comics)
  • Black Lantern Corps (DC Comics)
  • Black Racer (DC Comics)
  • Spectre (DC Comics)
  • Grim (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy)
  • Hellspawn (Image Comics)
    • Spawn
  • Mistress Death (Marvel Comics)
  • Death (Vertigo Comics)
  • Eliatrope dragons (Wakfu universe); via Stasis
    • Organax (Islands of Wakfu); via Stasis
    • Lu-Fu (Islands of Wakfu); via weapons of Stasis


  • Zed (Code: Breaker)
  • Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Gray Demons (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Sailor Saturn/Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Moon); the Sailor Soldier of death and destruction
  • Thanatos (Saint Seiya)
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Testarossa (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime)
  • Vandalieu (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time)


  • The Angel of Death (Abrahamic Religions)
  • Samael (Judaism)
  • Death/Grim Reaper (Folklore/Mythology)
  • Death Lords/Deities (Folklore/Mythology)
  • Thanatos (Greek Mythology)
  • Tdolok (Philippine Mythology)

Live Television/Movies

  • Reapers (Supernatural)
  • Jonah Hex (Hex Movie)
  • Angel of Death (Charmed)

Video Games

  • Yuyuko Saigyouji (Touhou Project)
  • Death (Darksiders II)
  • Death (Final Destination Series)
  • Necromants (Dark Sun)
  • Undead Skylanders (Skylanders series)
  • Hades (God of War series)
  • Thanatos (God of War series)
  • Death (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Thanatos (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Samael (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Sania (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Death Lord (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Soul Reaper (Valkyrie Crusade)

Web Original

Known Objects

  • Soul Gem (Marvel Comics)