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"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)
"Increasing wars and famines, diseases of unknown origin, increasingly frequent natural disasters. Don't you find it odd? A bit coincidental? Has anyone even noticed? Must we simply sit and wait for it all to end?"
― Caleb Goldman (House of the Dead series)

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

Also Called


The 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 passed. May be induced by touch, at a distance, simply willing it to happen, or by performing a certain ritual.





Known Users


  • Okada Gou (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Baraggan Louisenbairn (Bleach); via Absolute Decay
  • Suì-Fēng (Bleach)
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • Gun Devil (Chainsaw Man)
  • Hachiouji Saechika (Code: Breaker)
  • Death Note users (Death Note)
    • Shinigami
    • Light Yagami
    • Misa Amane
    • Teru Mikami
  • Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Mavis Vermilion (Fairy Tail)
  • Bloodman (Fairy Tail)
  • Kang Han Soo (FFF-Class Trashero)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Star and Stripe (My Hero Academia); via Law Inducement
  • Minato Namikaze (Naruto)
  • Users of the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception (Nasuverse)
  • Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
  • Nyx (Persona 3)
  • Izanami (Persona 4/Persona 4 Golden); via Thousand Curses
  • Alone (Saint Seiya)
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Thanatos (Saint Seiya)
  • Sailor Saturn (Sailor Moon)
  • Fiend Alice (Shin Megami Tensei series); via Die For Me!
  • Mudo or Hama Users (Shin Megami Tensei series)
  • Hellmaster Phibrizzo (Slayers)
  • Kumoko/Shiraori (So I'm a Spider, So What?)
  • Yuyuko Saigyouji (Touhou Project)
  • Yogiri Takatou (The Other World Doesn't Stand A Chance Against The Power Of Instant Death)
  • Gray Demons (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Aureolus Izzard (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
  • Oyama Tadanori (Usagi Yojimbo)


  • Users of the Killing Curse (Harry Potter)
    • Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
    • Death Eaters (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)


  • Derek Powers/Blight (Batman Beyond/DC Animated Universe)
  • Grim (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Death (Family Guy)
  • Anubis (Gargoyles)
  • Mrs. Turner (The Fairly OddParents); plants only

Live Television

  • Necrotic Inducement Alphas (Alphas)
    • Isaac Hale
  • 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)


  • Enerjak (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Death of the Endless (DC Comics/Vertigo)
  • Black Hand (DC Comics)
  • Aquaman (DC Comics)
  • Death (Marvel Comics)
  • Hela (Marvel Comics)
  • Joshua Foley/Elixir (Marvel Comics)
  • Arkady Rossovich/Omega Red (Marvel Comics)
  • Ann Marie LeBeau/Rogue (Marvel Comics); via Strain 88
  • Zarathos (Marvel Comics)
  • Blackheart (Marvel Comics)
  • Prince Wayfinder (Marvel Comics)
  • 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)
  • Hachishaku-sama (Japanese Mythology/Folklore)

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)
  • Robloxians (ROBLOX); via Kill command


Known Powers

  • Mystic Eyes of Death Perception (TYPE-MOON)
  • Killing Curse (Harry Potter)

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)
  • Halo Array (Halo)
  • Straw dolls (Hell Girl)
  • Keys (Keys to the Kingdom)
  • Infinity Gauntlet (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • 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)
  • SCP-5363-D - Controlled Containment (SCP Foundation)

Known Locations

  • Level 12.1 (The Backrooms); via turning the lights off




Video Games

Live Television/Movies