"Too much pain, too much suffering can corrupt a good man. In troubled times, either you die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villian."
― Harvey Dent (The Dark Knight)
"Will I eventually be physically transformed?"
"Into some aged, pale-skinned, raspy-voiced, yellow-eyed monster, you mean. Such as the one you see before you. Surely you are acquainted with the lore: King Ommin of Onderon, Darths Sion and Nihilus. But whether it will happen to you, I can't say. Know this, though, Sidious, that the power of the dark side does not debilitate the practitioner so much as it debilitates those who lack it. The power of the dark side is an illness no true Sith would ever wish to be cured of."
― Darths Sidious and Plagueis (Star Wars) discuss the physical signs of dark side immersion.

The ability to leave a former existence and fall from grace to a corrupted existence by evil intent or dark powers. Opposite to Ascended Physiology.

Also Called

  • Corrupted Physiology
  • Damned/Descended Physiology
  • Fallenhood
  • The Fallen


User with this ability has left their noble form behind to become a much darker and corrupted being. The user embraces their new evil life, some might become deformed by their dark personality, emotions, action and/or dark powers they have embraced, sometimes minor such as skin color change or other bodily color change like their eyes or blood, or sometimes radical such as mutilation or transformation. They can even cause their disfigured, crippled or near death selves to survive and become self-enabled again.




  • Former friends are guaranteed to be enemies.
  • May not be able to gain redemption.
  • May lose some of their original powers.
  • Weak against Purification.

Known Users

See Also: Eldritch Abomination. Humanoid Abomination, Fallen Heroes, The Corruption and The Dark Side.


  • Unalaq (Avatar Legend of Korra)
  • Dark Danny (Danny Phantom)
  • The Batman Who Laughs (DC Comics)
  • The Drowned (DC Comics)
  • Justice Lords (DC: Justice League)
  • Demon Chi Users (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Mark of the Shadowkhan Users (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Oni Mask Users (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Chthon (Marvel Comics)
  • Eddie Brock/Venom (Marvel Comics)
  • Set (Marvel Comics)
  • Princess Luna (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic)
  • Sunset Shimmer (My Little Pony Equestria Girls)
  • Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony Equestria Girls)
  • Tommy Oilver/Lord Drakkon (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Skeleton King (Super Robot Moneky Hyper Force Go!)
  • Emperor Zarkon (Voltron: Legendary Defender)
  • Nox (Wakfu)
  • Qilby (Wakfu)
  • Ogrest (Wakfu)


  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Hollows (Bleach)
  • Togabitos (Bleach)
  • Demigra (Dragon Ball)
  • Fused Zamasu (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Acnologia (Fairy Tail)
  • Angel (Fairy Tail)
  • Future Rogue (Fairy Tail)
  • Hades (Fairy Tail)
  • Various members of the Chess Pieces (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Ryomen Sukuna (JUJUTSU KAISEN)
  • Drole (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Gloxinia (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Curse Mark Users (Naruto)
  • Danzō Shikimura (Naruto)
  • Kabuto Yakushi (Naruto)
  • Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Kakuzu (Naruto)
  • Nagato/Pain (Naruto)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Sasori (Naruto)
  • Uchiha Clan (Naruto)
    • Madara
    • Obito
    • Sasuke
  • All Old Deus (No Game No Life); except Horou
  • Crona (Soul Eater)
  • Evil Souls (Soul Eater)
  • Kishin (Soul Eater)

Video Games

  • Gohma Vlitra (Asura's Wrath)
  • Knight Artorias (Dark Souls)
  • Ivory King (Dark Souls II)
  • Charred Loyce Knights (Dark Souls II)
  • Abaddon (Darksiders)
  • Archon Lucien (Darksiders II)
  • Absalom (Darksiders II)
  • Genra (Dead or Alive)
  • Fallen (Destiny)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry series)
  • Izual (Diablo)
  • Malthael (Diablo)
  • Ain (Elsword); as Apostasia
  • Pious Augustus (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)
  • Angra (God Hand)
  • Zeus (God of War series)
  • Ur-Didact (Halo)
  • One Earth Regime (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
  • Bedford (Jeanne D'Arc)
  • Medusa (Kid Icarus)
  • Morgana (League of Legends)
  • Cynder (Legend of Spyro)
  • Malefor (Legend of Spyro)
  • Necrozma (Pokémon)
  • Nightmare (Soulcalibur)
    • Siegfried Schtauffen
  • Amon (Starcraft)
  • Satsui no Hadō Users (Street Fighter series)
    • Evil Ryu
  • Bowser's Trophy (Super Smash Bros. series); via Giga Bowser
  • Kazuya Mishima (Tekken series)
  • Arius (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Sargeras (Warcraft)
  • Deathwing (Warcraft)
  • Arthas/Lich King (Warcraft)
  • Illidan (Warcraft)
  • Kil'Jaeden (Warcraft)
  • Fel Races (Warcraft)
  • Wretched (Warcraft)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)


  • Set (Egyptian Mythology)
  • Kakodaimon (Greek Mythology)
    • Lamia
    • Gorgons
  • Fallen Angels (Religion)
    • Azazil/Azazel
    • Lucifer/Helel
    • Santa Muerte
    • Satan/Sheol
  • Some Demons (Religion/Mythologies)
    • Genies (Islam)
    • Iblis (Islam)
  • Shuten-Doji (Shintoism)
  • Balaam (Abrahamic Religions)

Live Television/Movies

  • Fallen Angels (Noah)
  • Davy Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Princes of Hell (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Sith (Star Wars)
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Dark Jedi (Star Wars)
  • Lucifer (Supernatural)
  • Megatronus/The Fallen (Transformers)

Tabletop Games

  • Chaos Hordes (Warhammer)
  • Dark Elves (Warhammer)
  • Chaos Space Marines (Warhammer 40000)
  • Dark Mechanicus (Warhammer 40000)
  • Dark Eldar (Warhammer 40000)


  • Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus (Star Wars Legends)




Video Games

Live Television/Movies

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