"Today we'll show them you just can't stop the rot."
― Mandrake (Epic)

The ability to become the embodiment of rot and decay. Variation of Decomposition Manipulation and Power Manifestation. Opposite of Restoration Embodiment. Variation of Death Embodiment.

Also Called

  • Rot Embodiment
  • The Dying/Rot


Users become the embodiment of the natural forces of rot, decay and eventual death. Users possess all the powers of necrosis, wither, rot and the processes of death, and can even be empowered by it.




  • User cannot affect anything that does not decay or decompose.
  • User needs to careful to prevent the decaying process going out of control.
  • As the user embodies the process of decay, they may suffer from the effects of their own abilities, their body breaking down and slowly destroying itself.

Known Users


  • Nirṛti (Hindu Mythology)


  • Karkinos/Lernaea (Heroic Age)

Western Animation

  • The Boggans (Epic)
    • Mandrake (Epic)
  • Hexxus (Ferngully: The Last Rainforest)

Comic Book

  • The Black/the Rot (DC/Vertigo)
    • The Parliament of Decay
  • The Impure King (Blue Exorcist)
  • The Impure Princess (Blue Exorcist)

Tabletop Game

  • Moander (Forgotten Realms)
  • Nurgle (Warhammer 40k)



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