"At any time, any moment, you might find him, he has no form nor a voice yet he is always by your side. When he strikes, the weak nor strong can never escape from his fangs. What is he? Death"
― Rhea's riddle about mortality to Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
"You understand the laws of nature. All things age, all things die. In the end, our sun burns out. Our universe grows cold and perishes."
― Kaecilius (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
"Not everyone dies because they wanted to. Most of them died against their will."
― Charlotte Katakuri (One Piece)
"I grant but one boon mortal, and it will be given to you as it is given to everyone. When your time has come."
― Anubis (Gargoyles)
"What was that??"
"What kind?
"There was no sound, he just died."
"Yeah, it's a terrifying thing to watch happen. It's called a deterrent."
― Rick Sanchez and the President (Rick and Morty S03E10: The Rickchurian Mortydate)

The power to cause death, either instantly or after certain time. Sub-power of Death Manipulation. Variation of Inducement. Opposite to Life Inducement.

Also Called

  • Death Evocation
  • Death Touch
  • Fatal Touch
  • Killing Effect/Touch
  • Instant Death/Killing
  • 死亡 (Japanese)
  • Sokushi (即死)
  • Necrogenesis
  • Physical Death Inducement


User can kill anyone and possibly even anything using varying means, either instantly, slowly over time, after certain conditions are met, or after a certain period of time has gone. May be used by touch, at a distance, simply willing it to happen, or performing certain ritual.




  • Death Negation can negate the effects of dying.
  • Users of Immortality are immune.
  • Users of Amortality are immune since they are not alive and cannot die.
  • Users of Undead Pulse are immune since their are both alive and undead in perfect equilibrium.
  • May be limited to a certain range to work, including touch only.
  • Users of Resurrection can undo the damage.
  • Users may be limited on how many times they may kill (this also includes the targets they can kill at a time).
  • May require physical contact.

Known Users


  • Fyodor Dostoevsky (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • Gun Devil (Chainsaw Man)
  • Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
  • Shiki Tohno (Tsukihime)
  • Shiki Ryougi (Kara no Kyoukai)
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji (Touhou Project)
  • Takatou Yogiri (Instant Death)
  • Death Note users (Death Note)
    • Shinigami
    • Light Yagami
    • Misa Amane
    • Teru Mikami
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Aureolus Izzard (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
  • Alone (Saint Seiya)
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Thanatos (Saint Seiya)
  • Sailor Saturn (Sailor Moon)
  • Kang Han Soo (FFF-Class Trashero)
  • Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Mavis Vermilion (Fairy Tail)
  • Bloodman (Fairy Tail)
  • Nyx (Persona 3)
  • Izanami (Persona 4/Persona 4 Golden); via Thousand Curses
  • Fiend Alice (Shin Megami Tensei series); via Die For Me!
  • Mudo or Hama Users (Shin Megami Tensei series)
  • Hachiouji Saechika (Code: Breaker)
  • Okada Gou (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Suì-Fēng (Bleach)
  • Oyama Tadanori (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Minato Namikaze (Naruto)
  • Hellmaster Phibrizzo (Slayers)
  • Gray Demons (The Seven Deadly Sins)


  • Users of the Killing Curse (Harry Potter)
  • Basilisks (Harry Potter)
  • Jadis (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Kayako Saeki (The Grudge)
  • Samara Morgan (The Ring)
  • Makuta Teridax (Bionicle)
  • Mata Nui (Bionicle)
  • Mask of Life (Bionicle)
  • Damien Thorn (The Omen Series)
  • Imhotep (The Mummy)
  • John Morlar (The Medusa Touch)
  • The Fates (Hercules)
  • Kursed (Thor: The Dark World)
  • Various Purgers (The Purge film series)
  • Death (Final Destination)
  • Unnamed Protagonist (Lifechanger)


  • Grim (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Death (Family Guy)
  • Anubis (Gargoyles)

Live Television

  • Harbinger of Hell (Charmed 2018)
  • Charity Callaghan (Charmed 2018)
  • Jeremy Greer (Heroes)
  • Grim Reapers (Dead Like Me)
  • Death (Dead Like Me)
  • Jorge (Los Protegidos)
  • Death (Supernatural)
  • Ghosts (Supernatural)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Demons (Supernatural)
  • Reapers (Supernatural)
  • Tyler Randall (Smallville)
  • Chrissy Parker (Smallville); via Age Absorption
  • Soul Collectors (Charmed)
  • Angel of Death (Charmed)
  • Jasmine (Angel)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Zoe Benson (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Cybermen (Doctor Who)
  • Witches using Ramus Mortium (Witches of East End)
  • Valkyries (Lost Girl)
    • Tamsin
    • Acacia
  • Renée Marand (The Order)
  • Renée's sister (The Order)
  • Axel (The Almighty Johnsons)


  • Death (Marvel Comics)
  • Hela (Marvel Comics)
  • Joshua Foley/Elixir (Marvel Comics)
  • Enerjak (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Rogue (Marvel Comics); via Strain 88
  • Zarathos (Marvel Comics)
  • Aquaman (DC Comics)
  • Blackheart (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Hand (DC Comics)
  • Prince Wayfinder (Marvel Comics)
  • Death of the Endless (DC Comics/Vertigo)
  • Kaine (Marvel Comics); via Mark of Kaine


  • Deities of Death (Mythologies)
  • Dullahan (Celtic Mythology)
  • Thanatos (Greek Mythology)
  • The Fates (Greek Mythology)
  • Death (Mythology/Folklore)
  • Samael (Judaism)

Video Games

  • Pyramid Head (Silent Hill series)
  • Akuma (Street Fighter series)
  • Ruvik (The Evil Within)
  • Abyss (Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes)
  • Ghosts (Fatal Frame series)
  • Yorick, the Shepard of Lost Souls (League of Legends)
  • The Guardian (The Ultima series)
  • Herrscher of the Death (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Bella (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Morrigan Aensland (Darkstalkers)
  • The Queen of Maggots (The Cat Lady/Downfall Remake)


Known Objects

See also: Artifact of Death.

  • Kanohi Ignika, the Mask of Life (Bionicle); via removing life
  • The Reckoning (The Books of the Beginning)
  • Death Notes (Death Note)
  • The Cursed Idol (Happy Tree Friends)
  • Straw dolls (Hell Girl)
  • Keys (Keys to the Kingdom)
  • Soul Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • Dainsleif (Norse Mythology)
  • Last Word (Planescape)
  • The Mortal Blade/Fushigiri (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice); when unsheathed
  • The Goal (Super Mario Series)
  • Ramus Mortium (Witches of East End)
  • Argentium (Witches of East End)
  • Blade of Azrael (Lucifer)
  • Astarael the Weeper (The Old Kingdom Series); via sound
  • SCP-4183 - Automatic Containment Procedures (SCP Foundation)




Video Games

Live Television/Movies



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