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"I can't help myself, I'm dying to see him in person."
"(pause)"
"I probably will die if I see him in person."
― Peppermint Butler talking about the Vampire King (Adventure Time)

The ability to have a face/appearance/true form which kills whoever sees it. Variation of Countenance and Death Inducement. Opposite to Curative Countenance.

Also Called

  • Death Face
  • Face of Death
  • Horror Face
  • Lethal Countenance

Capabilities

The user can kill multiple beings just by having their opponents gaze upon their face/appearance/true form.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • Opponents unable to physically see the user are unaffected by their ability.
  • User can still be attacked via natural blind-spots possessed by the user.
  • Truly immortal beings may only be severely incapacitated/unharmed instead of killed.
  • Without proper usage, the user may accidentally kill their allies.
  • The ability could damage the user's sanity.
  • User may be susceptible to the effects of their own face if seen in a reflective surface.
  • User may need to keep their face concealed due to constantly being a danger to themselves and others.

Known Users

  • Johnny Sorrow (DC Comics)
  • Nymphs (Dungeons & Dragons); when seen unclothed
  • Pale Night (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Meg Griffin (Family Guy) during after-school fight with Mike Pulaski.
  • Lady Tsepish (Kings Quest VII)
  • Weavers (Loom)
  • Michael (Supernatural)
  • The Ugly Barnacle (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Gods (Mythology)
  • Mimikyu (Pokémon)
  • Judge Fear (Judge Dredd)
  • Primordials (Death Vigil)
    • Mia (Death Vigil)
  • God/Yahweh/Allah (Abrahamic Religions)
  • Gorgons (Greek Mythology); via turning people to stone.

Known Objects

Gallery

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