"Even if you have to squirm, struggle, and crawl, Survive!!"
― Grandpa Ten's final words to his grandaughter, Ka Ryo Ten (Kingdom)
"If you want to stay alive, then you gotta cut your own path to survival. That's all there is to it, right?"
― Ri Shin (Kingdom)
"Kill if you don't want to be killed? Wouldn't it be awkward if I die? This isn't a coincidence, nor goodwill. This is what the System needs. A Strong Sung Jin-Woo!"
― Sung Jin-Woo acknowledging his need to survive (Solo Leveling)
The power to enter a state of survival mode. Variation of Mode Switching.

Also Called

  • Survival Form


User can go into a mode or form made to be a state of survivability, having the knowledge and abilities made for survival of the fittest. They will go the distance just so they can live to fight another day, even if it means taking extreme measures, that people are too scared to take. User can continue to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances.

In other words, do what you have to do to survive.




  • Survival of the fittest can bring out the worst in people you would never expect.
  • Some users may cross lines that no one can come back from.
  • May be difficult to hang on to one's humanity.

Known Users

  • Index (A Certain Magical Index); via John's Pen Mode
  • Chirico Cuvie (Armored Trooper Votoms)
  • Guts (Berserk); during his two years as the Black Swordsman
  • Suzaku Kururugi (Code Geass); via Lelouch's Live command
  • Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Martians (DC Comics)
  • Superman (DC Comics); in times of need without powers
  • Reg (Made In Abyss)
  • Chris Washington (Get Out)
  • Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural); while in purgatory
  • Dwellers Of Purgatory (Supernatural)
  • Riddick (Riddick franchise)
  • Geist (M.D. Geist)
  • Nikita (Nikita)
  • Michael (Nikita)
  • Alex (Nikita)
  • Mace Windu (Star Wars)
  • Survivors (The Walking Dead)
  • Protagonist (I Am Alive)
  • Bill (The Last of Us)
  • Joel (The Last of Us)
  • Ellie (The Last of Us)
  • Lara Croft (Tomb Raiders)
  • Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto); in his uncontrolled Tailed Beast chakra mode
  • Iruma Suzuki (Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)


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