The ability to appear dead.

Also Called

  • Fake Death
  • Playing Dead
  • Thanatosis


The user can appear dead to all/every manner of detecting their state, altering the physical evidence surrounding their alleged death to make it appear real. This can be so powerful, that any manner of proof, such as medical equipment, will align with idea that the user is dead. This allows them to lull their enemies into a false sense of security and evade pursuit.



  • User may have to rely on others to "wake them up" again.
  • Enemies may carry on assaulting the users body after its apparent death.

Known Users

  • Argit's Species (Ben 10)
    • Argit
    • Snorecupine
  • Death Man/Lord Death Man (Bat Man)
  • Spellbinder (Batman Beyond); once made it appear that Batman killed the villain Mad Stan
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott (Date A Live)
  • Maxima (DC Comics)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • StormShadow (G.I. Joe)
  • Jotaro Kujo (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Axe Zombies (Monolith's Blood)
  • Ravel Puzzlewell (Planescape Torment)
  • Puma Man (Puma Man)
  • Greater Dragons (Shadowrun)
  • Jobril (Star Trek)
  • Tarzan (Tarzan TV series)
  • Spy (Team Fortress 2); via the Dead Ringer
  • Ginger (Urusei Yatsura)


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