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"Bones mending...Flesh stitching itself back together...Nerves firing back up. Healing Is Pain. And coming back from the Dead...That was Agony."
― Josh Foley/Elixir to Gauntlet's corpse (Uncanny X-Men Vol 4 Annual #1)

The power to resurrect oneself upon death. Sub-power of Resurrection. Technique of Personal Mastery.

Also Called

  • Self-Revival
  • Respawning
  • Return By Death (Re:Zero ~Starting Life in Another World~)


The user is able to revive themselves upon death either instantly or after some time. The user still dies, so it would be inaccurate to call them immortal, but their death is ultimately meaningless as they will respawn. Generally this happens by returning to life in a position near their death, though some users may re-manifest in a specific location.

This ability is not Absolute, however. Some users may still be able to meet their final death. Some users can be slain permanently by specific means, or when certain conditions are met. For example, in Dungeons and Dragons the notorious Lich can be prevented from resurrection by destroying its phylactery. Instead of only being able to be killed by specific means, it's also possible that the user is only able to return from certain kinds of death. For example, the Gilbert Rings of The Vampire Diaries only allow the bearer to resurrect if they are slain by a supernatural - it does nothing to prevent them from a mundane death.






  • Unavertable Death and Resurrection Negation
  • User cannot bring others back to life, only themselves.
  • If the power is gained through technology, destroying the technology can stop the user from resurrecting, making their death permanent.
  • May take a while to revive.
  • May have a limited amount of resurrections.
  • May not be able to resurrect if soul or entire body is destroyed.
  • May be limited to deaths by certain causes (ex. killed through supernatural means).
  • May not be able to return back to original state.
  • May have certain conditions for activation.

Known Users


  • Ajins (Ajin: Demi-Human)
  • Everyone (Angel Beats)
  • Immortals (Baccano)
  • Tenzen Yakushiji (Basilisk)
  • Ichibē Hyōsube (Bleach)
  • Yhwach (Bleach); via "The Almighty"
  • Szayelaporro Granz (Bleach); via "Gabriel"
  • Godou Kusanagi (Campione!); via Ram authority
  • Monsters (Danmachi)
  • Archdemons (Dragon Age Series)
  • Corypheus (Dragon Age Series)
  • Tartarus (Fairy Tail)
  • Homunculi (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Utsuro (Gintama)
  • Immortals (Highlander: The Search for Vengeance)
    • Colin Macleod
    • Kyala
    • Marcus Octavius
  • Lunarians (Houseki no Kuni)
  • Hisoka Morrow (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Fujjimi Yomiku (Immortal Dying Girl)
  • Phantom (Marchen Awakens Romance); via Zombie Tattoo
  • Misogi Kumagawa (Medaka Box)
  • Any mermaid flesh eaters who do not die from it (Mermaid Saga)
  • Izanagi users (Naruto)
  • Himuro Gemma (Ninja Scroll)
  • Brook (One Piece)
  • Shalltear Bloodfallen (Overlord)
  • Natsuki Subaru (Re:Zero); via Return by Death
  • Reinhard van Astrea (Re:Zero); via Blessing of the Phoenix
  • The Incubators/Kyubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Suk Hwan (Revival Man)
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya)
  • Meliodas (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Demon Cleric (Sleepy Princess In Demon Castle)
  • Hampnie Hambart/Kizuna Astin (Sunday Without God)
  • Tomie (Tomie)
  • Karaka (Tower of God)
  • Kirie Sakurame (UQ Holder)
  • Gengorou Makabe (UQ Holder)
  • Kazuhiro Kitase (Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf!)
  • Certain Monster Cards (Yu-Gi-Oh!)



  • Jesus Christ (Christianity)
  • Einherjar (Norse Mythology); until Ragnarok
  • Phoenix (Mythology)


  • Haplo's dog (Death Gate Cycle)
  • Phoenixes (Harry Potter)
  • Firefight (The Reckoners)
  • Zombies (Warm Bodies); via Humanization

Live Television/Movies

  • Misty Day (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Mohra Demons (Angel)
  • Humanoid Cylons (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Lazarus Demons (Charmed)
  • Jack Harkness (Doctor Who)
  • Time Lords (Doctor Who)
  • Henry Morgan (Forever)
  • Adam (Forever)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Claire Bennet (Heroes)
  • Adam Monroe (Heroes)
  • Immortals (Highlander)
  • Landon Kirby (Legacies); via Ash Resurrection
  • Nicky (Little Nicky)
  • Nathan Young (Misfits)
  • Chloe King (The Nine Lives of Chloe King)
  • Alexander Isaacs (Resident Evil)
  • The Returned Ones (Resurrection)
  • Chloe Sullivan (Smallville)
  • Prometheus (Supernatural)
  • Oliver (Supernatural)
  • Rowena (Supernatural)
  • Certain villains (Ultraman series)
    • Guar siblings
  • Esther Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Kadoya Tsukasa (Kamen Rider Decade)
  • Rayna Cruz (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Qetsiyah (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Wendy Beauchamp (Witches of East End)
  • Latavious "Lala" Johnson (DC Comics/Black Lightning)
  • Klaus Hargeeves/Number Four/Séance (The Umbrella Academy)

Video Games

  • Sam Bridges (Death Stranding)
  • Repatriates (Death Stranding)
  • Sorun (Death's Gambit)
  • Susan Ashworth (The Cat Lady)
  • Guardians (Destiny)
  • Dirk the Daring (Dragons Lair)
  • Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII Franchise)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Fu Hua (Honkai Impact 3rd); via Ember Dust
  • TJ Combo (Killer Instinct); via Instinct Mode - Last Breath
  • Ed the Undying (Kingdom of Loathing)
  • Mario (Mario)
  • Dry Bones (Mario)
  • Scorpiton (Patapon)
  • Hero (Patapon 2)
  • The Dark One (Patapon 2)
  • Uberhero (Patapon 3)
  • Dark Heroes (Patapon 3)
  • Dark Samus (Metroid Prime Trilogy)
  • Sekiro (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice); via The Dragon's Heritage
  • Rick Taylor (Splatterhouse); via Terror mask
  • Gill (Street Fighter III)
  • Fairies (Touhou Project)
  • Heracles (TYPE-MOON); via God Hand
  • Chara (Undertale); via Temporal Reload
  • Flowey (Undertale); via Temporal Reload
  • Frisk (Undertale); via Temporal Reload
  • Undyne (Undertale); via Indomitable Will
  • Herrscher Of The Death (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Steve (Minecraft)
  • Robloxian (ROBLOX)
  • Ori (Ori and the Blind Forest)

Web Comics

Web Animation

  • Hura (Kubera)

Web Original

Known Objects




Live Television/Movies

Video Games

Web Original