"The Pain Another feels while Dying Penetrates into my Own Body!! I Pass through the Pain, transcend it, and turn it into Pleasure!!"
― Hidan (Naruto)

"A death is just a flesh wound."

― Metal Bat (One-Punch Man)
"It's not ideal, but Mack... he has a lot of pain. He lost Hope. I could survive off his pain for years."
― Spirit of Vengeance (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

The power to gain strength from pain and suffering. Sub-power of Pain Manipulation. Variation of Affinity. Not to be confused with Damage Empowerment. Variation of Suffering Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Agony Affinity/Empowerment
  • Pain Affinity


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




  • May be limited to certain kinds of pain.
  • Can become dangerous if overdone to the point it could be fatal unless users have Regenerative Healing Factor.

Known Users

  • Tio Clarce (From Commonplace to Worlds Strongest); via Pain Conversion
  • Nogitsune (Teen Wolf)
  • Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Marvel Comics)
  • Rocket Racoon (Marvel Comics)
  • Gamora (Marvel Comics)
  • Drax (Marvel Comics)
  • Penance/Speedball (Marvel Comics)
  • Tina (Miami 7)
  • Paul (Miami 7)
  • Rachel (Miami 7)
  • Jo (Miami 7)
  • Hannah (Miami 7)
  • Bradley (Miami 7)
  • Jon (Miami 7)
  • PainWheel (SkullGirls)
  • Cenobites (Hellraiser)
    • Pinhead (Hellraiser)
  • Emporer Doviculus (Brütal Legend)
  • The Tainted Coil (Brütal Legend)
  • Evelynn (League of Legends)
  • Orb of Caldia (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Guardian ÄRM, Yggdrasil (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Chev Chelios (Crank series )
  • Harvesters (The Deaths of Ian Stone)
  • Ember (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Wei Zhijun (Darker than black); due to his Obeisance
  • Louis (Darker than Black); due to his Obeisance
  • Tanya (Darker than Black); due to her Obeisance
  • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Darth Maul (Star Wars)
  • Darth Sion (Star Wars)
  • Soldier (Team Fortress 2); via Equalizer/Escape Plan equipped
  • Himcules (My Life as a Teenage Robot)
  • Devo the Cursed/Soul Sacrifice (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders)
  • Raiden (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance); in his Jack the Ripper persona.
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail); seems to become stronger whenever someone emotionally close to her is harmed (regardless of how they were harmed)
  • Samson (Binding of Isaac)
  • Lao G (One Piece)
  • Metal Bat (One-Punch Man); Metal Bat is capable of getting stronger through his damage intake and anger buildup.

Known Objects

  • Aspida Phylargia (Horizon In The Middle of Nowhere)



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