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The ability to gain power from demonic forces, spirits, and/or concepts. Variation of Affinity and Demonic Power Link. Opposite to Divine Empowerment and Angelic Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Demonic Affinity/Channeling/Curse


Users are able to acquire power from demonic forces. Often times, they're cursed with the evil from unholy items, spirits, or concepts. Sometimes their bodies are warped and twisted into a hellish parody of their previous state, becoming demons. Some are able to switch in and out of their new forms at will. Those who are too weak to control the power will lose their sanity as well as their souls.




  • Likely requires a ritual to be infused with demonic power.
    • If the ritual fails, the results could be disastrous, and the damage may be irreversible.
  • Needs a strong will to control the evil energy, and even momentary weakness is exploited.
  • May require an item from/through which the power is drawn.
  • The demonic force may take over the host.
  • May be overwhelmed by Angelic Empowerment/Divine Empowerment.

Known Users


  • Pitch Black (Guardians of Childhood)

Live Movies

  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

Live Television

  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Special Children (Supernatural)
  • Borrower Witches (Supernatural)


  • Ultra-Robots (Samurai Jack)


  • Edward Bloomberg (DC Comics)
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Gluttony (DC Comics)
  • Greed (DC Comics)
  • Lust (DC Comics)
  • Wrath (DC Comics)
  • Envy (DC Comics)
  • Sloth (DC Comics)
  • Belial (DC Comics)
  • Merlin (DC Comics)
  • Lord Scapegoat (DC Comics)
  • Sabbac (DC Comics)
  • Al Simmons/Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Belasco (Marvel Comics)
  • Reilly Tyne/Darkdevil (Marvel Comics)
  • Ghost Rider (Marvel Comics)
    • Johnny Blaze
    • Danny Ketch
    • Alejandro Jones
    • Robbie Reyes
  • Cain Marko/Juggernaut (Marvel Comics)
  • Piotr "Peter" Rasputin/Colossus (Marvel Comics); formerly
  • Jason Philip Macendale Jr./Hobgoblin (Marvel Comics); when empowered by Demogoblin
  • Illyana Rasputin/Magik (Marvel Comics); in Darkchylde form
  • Devil Hulk (Marvel Comics) via The One Below All
  • Parker Robbins/The Hood (Marvel Comics)
  • Savanti Romero (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Jackie Estacado/The Darkness (Top Cow)


  • Jio Freed (666 Satan/O-Parts Hunter)
  • Hinata Sugai (Ah My Buddha); via losing control of her power
  • Apostles (Berserk)
  • Casca (Berserk)
  • Asta (Black Clover)
  • Wizards of the Spade Kingdom (Black Clover)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach); as Hollow Ichigo
  • Meliodas (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Hendrickson (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Reactors (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Younger Tugoro (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Elder Toguro (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Ushio Aotsuki (Ushio and Tora)
  • Dark (Hardcore Leveling Warrior) via Demon X Warlock Mode

Video Games

  • Shin (Breath of Fire II)
  • Sparda (Devil May Cry)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry series)
  • Nero (Devil May Cry series)
  • Arkham (Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening)
  • The Order Of The Sword (Devil May Cry 4)
  • Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
  • Rachel (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Genshin (Ninja Gaiden 2)
  • Akuma (Street Fighter); as Oni
  • Ryu (Street Fighter); as Evil Ryu
  • Kairi (Street Fighter)
  • Sakura (Street Fighter)
  • Dan Hibiki (Street Fighter)
  • Nightmare (Soul series)
  • Azazel (Tekken)
  • Hachijo Clan (Tekken)
  • Kazuya Mishima (Tekken); as Devil Kazuya
  • Jin Kazama (Tekken); as Devil Jin
  • Kazumi Mishima nee Hachijo (Tekken); as Devil Kazumi
  • Jinpachi Mishima (Tekken)
  • Calypso (Twisted Metal series)
  • Warlocks (Warcraft series)
  • Ayano Aishi (Yandere Simulator); via Demonic Ritual
  • Aisha (Elsword)
  • Lu/Ciel (Elsword)

Known Items

  • Behelits (Berserk)
  • Rebellion (Devil May Cry series)
  • Yamato (Devil May Cry series)
  • Force Edge (Devil May Cry series)
  • Evil Pieces (Highschool DxD)
  • Tessaiga (Inuyasha)
  • Blade of the Archfiend (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Beast Spear (Ushio and Tora)