"Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor."
― Sholom Aleichem
"When you're making a Batman, genetics is only part of the story. The rest is tragedy."
― Amanda Waller to Terry McGinnis (DCAU)

The ability to become the embodiment of tragedy. Variation of Genre Embodiment. Opposite to Comedy Embodiment.

Also Called

  • Tragedy Incarnate/Personification
  • The Essence of Tragedy
  • The Tragic One


Users become the embodiment of tragedy - the concept and conveyance of drama and unhappy endings.




  • User has no power if no one finds the user tragic.
  • Others may be unable to take the user seriously.

Known Users

  • Kayo (18if)
  • Melpomene (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Tearjerker (American Dad)
  • Oichi (Sengoku Basara)
  • Deirdre (Valkyrie Crusade)


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