"Sometimes, a dead man will rise from the darkness. Sometimes, hell will send something back."
― Alfred Pennyworth (The Dark Knight Rises)
"I, Geras, am a fixed point in time. With every death and rebirth, I grow stronger."
― Geras (Mortal Kombat 11)
"Whatever kills me, makes me stronger."
― Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
"Returning from death seems to have abnormally widened my perspective. I used to translate words...but everything we touch, every movement we makes create information. Everything is a language, and I translate it all."
― Doug Ramsey/Cypher (Marvel Comics)

The power to become stronger after resurrection. Sub-power of Blessed Resurrection. Variation of Resurrection. Opposite to Reincarnation Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Came Back Strong
  • Resurrection Affinity
  • Revival Affinity/Empowerment
  • What Kills Me, Makes Me Stronger


The user can resurrect themselves stronger than they were before they died, increasing their conditions including strength, stamina, etc. and having their powers increased.




  • Effects may not be permanent.

Known Users

See Also: Came Back Strong.

  • Students of Neo-Deava (Aquarion Evol)
  • Guyver Units (Bio Booster Armor Guyver)
  • Lazarus Demon (Charmed)
  • Major Force (DC Comics)
  • Despero (DC Comics)
  • Doomsday (DC Comics)
  • Mitch Shelley/Resurrection Man (DC Comics)
  • Dominus Ghaul (Destiny)
  • Guardians (Destiny); via Radiance
  • Milon (Final Fantasy IV)
  • The FreakAngels (FreakAngels)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Theo Galavan (Gotham); gained enhanced physical abilities after his resurrection and became Azrael.
  • Arthur Gaz (Hitsugime no Chaika)
  • Shades (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Metroid Prime (Metroid Prime Trilogy)
  • Geras (Mortal Kombat 11)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Baron Tamago (One Piece); via the Tama Tama no Mi
  • Phoenix Man (One-Punch Man)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya)
  • Baam (Tower of God); via the Outside God
  • Sacred Eclipse (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle)
  • Koschei (Worm)
  • Orichalcos Gigas (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)


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