"What doesn't kill me only makes me stronger."
― Friedrich Nietzsche
"As long as the nucleus in my head is intact, my body can continue to regenerate. And a nice benefit of this most recent rebirth is... thanks to the Saiyan cells in me, I grow stronger after every near-fatal injury."
― Cell, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai

The power to recover from any damage and grow much stronger. Variation of Supernatural Regeneration.

Also Called

  • Crying Warmonger (Nasuverse)
  • Empowering Regeneration
  • Recovery Empowerment/Affinity
  • Regenerative Affinity
  • Regenerative Evolution


User can recover from virtually any damage almost instantly, growing substantially stronger in the process. Reckless users may even damage/destroy themselves to accelerate their empowerment even further.




  • Effects may be temporary
  • User may be vulnerable to neutralization methods that cause no damage.
  • Powers capable of causing instant death may be able to bypass this ability.
  • The endless reconstruction/upgrading may chip away the user's humanity.
  • Healing Factor Nullification can prevent the user from regenerating.

Known Users

  • Mohra Demons (Angel)
  • Priscilla (Claymore)
  • Makina Hoshimura (Corpse Princess)
  • All Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess); after killing 108 Shikabane
  • Gozu (Area D-Inou Ryouiki)
  • Genocyber (Genocyber)
  • Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Doomsday (DC Comics)
  • Evangelion Mark. 09 (Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo)
  • Cell (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Meta Cooler (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball Z); via Zenkai
  • Goku Black (Dragon Ball Super); via Zenkai
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya)
  • Spartacus (TYPE-MOON); via Crying Warmonger
  • Tennyo (Whateley Academy)
  • Waylon Jones/Killer Croc (Arkham Game Series)
  • Viltrumites (Image Comics)


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