"Men grow stronger through their tears."
― Koyomi Shirakawa (Da Capo)
"I remember when you were a nerdy little fourth grader. And now you're an emotionally crippled mini-Hulk!"
― Bart Simpson talking to teenage Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons)

The ability to be strengthened by sadness. Technique of Melancholy Manipulation. Variation of Emotion Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Depression Affinity/Depression
  • Humiliation Affinity/Empowerment
  • Melancholy Affinity/Empowerment
  • Sadness Affinity
  • Misery Empowerment/Affinity
  • Sorrow Affinity/Empowerment


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



Known Users

  • Penelope Spectra (Danny Phantom)
  • Captain Lachrymose (Dial H)
  • Hokuto Shinken Practitioners (Fist of the North Star); via Musou Tensei
  • Uchiha Clan (Naruto)
  • HIM (Powerpuff Girls)
  • Lankin (Class)
  • Nighlok (Power Rangers)
  • Ryoga Hibiki (Ranma 1/2)
  • Shiego Kageyama/Mob (Mob Psycho 100); via 100% Sadness Mode
  • Freeze (Kamen Rider Drive); Humiliation
  • Yasha (Asura's Wrath)


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