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"The power of Christ compels you!"
― Father Damien Karras, The Exorcist

The power to evict possessing entities. Sub-power of Banishment. Opposite to Possession.

Also Called

  • Demonic Exorcism
  • Dispossession
  • Entity Expulsion
  • Foreign Spirit Removal
  • Possession/Possessive Separation
  • Spiritual Banishment

Capabilities

The user can forcibly remove possessing entities (ghosts, demons, etc.) from the body, object or the location they are possessing/haunting.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Some entities may be harder to exorcise than others, if not altogether unexorcisable.
    • An entity that is exorcised in a similar way multiple times may end up developing resistance/immunity to that particular method.
  • Some exorcisms may require certain items to work, such as ingredients to a spell.
  • An entity that is exorcised may try to possess a new host when exorcised, possibly even the exorcist themselves if they do not have adequate protection against possession.
  • Exorcism may be painful or even fatal for the possessed.
  • People possessed by entities may need to have the exorcism done depending on the culture of what the entity is. Such as using Japanese culture to banish Japanese spirits.
  • Self-exorcism is usually difficult if not impossible.

Known Users

  • Devlin Waugh (2000 AD)
  • Alex (5ive Girls); via Telekinesis
  • Exorcists (Blue Exorcist)
  • Maori Kasuga (Arcana Heart)
    • The Kasuga Clan; via The Kasuga Demon Exorcism Style
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10 series)
  • Various Characters (Bleach)
  • Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Lena Duchannes (Caster Chronicles)
  • The Charmed Ones (Charmed); via Spell Casting
  • Jesus Christ (Christianity)
  • John Constantine (Constantine)
  • Exorcists (D.Gray-Man)
  • Lindo Tachibana (Dance with Devils)
  • Azuna Kuzuha (Dance with Devils)
  • Exorcism Users (Danny Phantom)
    • Danny Fenton/Phantom
    • Wulf
  • Anita (Darkstalkers)
  • John Constantine (DC Comics)
  • Chris Gordon (Demon Accords)
  • Sakuyamon (Digimon)
  • Kuzuhamon (Digimon)
  • Father Lankester Merrin (The Exorcist)
  • Father Damien Karras (The Exorcist)
  • Mu (Fantasy War Tactics)
  • Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls)
  • Professor Broom (Hellboy/BPRD)
  • Uncle (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda); via Light Arrows
  • Gandalf the White (Lord of the Rings)
  • Sleepwalker (Marvel Comics)
  • Talisman (Marvel Comics)
  • Wanda Maximoff (Marvel Comics)
  • Lala (Monster Musume)
  • Elizabeth Liones (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Yato (Noragami)
  • Wilhamena (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Kyle Barnes (Outcast)
  • Jane Blake (The Secret Circle)
  • Adora/She-Ra (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • Cogliostro (Spawn/Image Comics)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Bobby Singer (Supernatural)
  • Subaru Sumeragi (Tokyo Babylon)
  • Shigeo Kageyama/Mob (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Miss Jeanette (True Blood)
  • Faeries and part-Faeries (True Blood)
  • Ultraman Cosmos (Ultraman Cosmos)
  • Exorcist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Wisp (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Eli (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Eve (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • April O’Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012)

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