"True battle comes after losing"
― Opening Words (Ao no Kanata Four Rhythm)

The power to gain strength from failure. Technique of Failure Manipulation. Variation of Affinity. Opposite to Conquest Empowerment and Success Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Defeat Affinity/Augmentation/Empowerment
  • Failure Affinity/Augmentation
  • Losing Affinity/Augmentation/Empowerment


User becomes stronger, faster, more durable, etc. from the failure of oneself or others, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing their existing powers. Some users may be able to draw sustenance from failure or even slow or stop aging.




Known Users

  • Alundra (Alundra)
  • Ryu (Breath of Fire III); via Kaiser when combined with Failure Gene
  • Users of the Failure Title (Phantom Brave)
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