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"Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
― Isaiah 40:30-31
"SHAZAM!"
― Bill Batson/Shazam (DC Comics)

The ability to gain power from divine beings, spirits, concepts, or forces. Technique of Divine Force Manipulation. Variation of Affinity, Divine Power Link and Entity Empowerment.

Also Called[]

  • Divine Affinity/Channeling/Grace
  • Divinity Affinity/Empowerment
  • Sacred Empowerment
  • Celestial Empowerment

Capabilities[]

The user can draw strength from powerful divine forces of different gods to increase their natural abilities. Often, this occurs when one gives prayer to the gods, comes in contact with a relic of their power, or becomes a conduit of their energy. If the user is deemed worthy, they may keep the forces they are blessed with.

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Limitations[]

  • May require a prayer to the gods.
  • May need to be deemed worthy by the gods.
  • May lose powers if disconnected from gods in any way.
  • May have to meet a god face to face in order to obtain power.
  • May require an item from/through which the power is drawn.
  • May be overwhelmed by Demonic Empowerment
  • This ability isn't entirely exclusive as those with wicked intentions can also gain strength from powerful gods.

Known Users[]

  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden); via Dragon Eye
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda series); via the Master Sword and Triforce of Courage
  • Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda series) via the Triforce of Wisdom
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda series) via the Triforce of Power
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • He-Man (He-Man)
  • Various DigiDestineds' Digimon parnters (Digimon Adventure 02); via Azulongmon
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Angela (Image Comics/Spawn)
  • Celestine (Image Comics/Spawn)
  • Glory (Image Comics)
  • Various Characters (Is This Hero For Real?)
  • Marvel Family (DC Comics)
  • Teth-Adam/Black Adam (DC Comics)
  • Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Devastation (DC Comics)
  • Deities (DC Comics)
    • Olympians
  • Magog (DC Comics)
  • Holy Dragon (Final Fantasy VI); after recreation
  • Chosen (Forgotten Realms)
  • Zodak (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002))
  • Triple Liners (Mashle)
  • T'Challa/Black Panther (Marvel Comics)
  • Thor Odinson (Marvel Comics)
  • Amka Aliyak/Snowguard (Marvel Comics)
  • Goliath (Gargoyles); briefly via the Eye of Odin
  • Users of a "Grace" (Seven Deadly Sins)
    • Archangels
    • Escanor
  • Statesman (City of Heroes)
  • Lord Recluse (City of Heroes)
  • Ryou Ninomiya (This Ugly Yet Beautiful World)
  • Gods' blessed (Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hourou)
    • Fel
    • Mukoda Tsuyoshi
    • Sui
    • Dora
  • Kintaro (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)
  • Sanae Kochiya (Touhou Project)
  • Watatsuki no Yorihime (Touhou Project)
  • Reimu Hakurei (Touhou Project)
  • Shou Toramaru (Touhou Project)
  • Makoto Murata (Hero of God Eye)
  • Cain von Silford (Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World)
  • Satou Pendragon (Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody)
  • Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • Sophitia (Soul Calibur Series)
  • Vehrn Juonour El-Ganobyi (MARDEK); via Green Lightning
  • Nora (Islands of Wakfu)

Known Objects[]

  • Destiny Stones (Digimon Adventure 02)
  • Holy Relics Sacred Gears (Highschool DxD)

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