"Your body submits, your heart succumbs... so why does your mind resist?!"
― Xehanort, Kingdom Hearts
"He's not dead. He just doesn't have a body anymore."
― Kate Corrigan on Johann Kraus, Hellboy/BPRD

The power to retain one's consciousness after the body dies.

Also Called

  • Consciousness Continuation
  • Eternal Consciousness
  • Mental Independence/Immortality


User can keep their consciousness/mind living on, keeping it intact and going after their physical body dies/is destroyed/etc, allowing them to continue on as a being of pure consciousness, their will, identity, personality, etc, and power intact.




  • May be unable to interact with the physical world.
  • May be unable to corporealize.

Known Users

  • Brotherhood of Guardians (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Infinite Zamasu (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Aerith Gainsborough (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Sephiroth (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Johann Kraus (Hellboy/BPRD)
  • Terra/Lingering Will (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Vanitas/Vanitas Remnant (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Force Spirit Users (Star Wars)
    • Anakin Skywalker
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi
    • Qui-Gon Jinn
    • Yoda
  • Valkorian (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • Luke Skywalker (Star Wars Legends)
  • Silas Burr/Cyber (Marvel Comics)
  • Phantom Bison (Street Fighter V)


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.