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"Bobby: He's Cold.
Dean: Is he breathing?
Bobby: No.
Dean: Maybe Angels don't need to breathe."
― Bobby Singer and Dean Winchester on Castiel (Supernatural)
"I can see through her! I-Is she a ghost?"
"We don't know, She won't answer."
― Glenn Quagmire and Su-Jin (Family Guy)

The ability to be both alive and undead in equilibrium. Sub-power of Paradox Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Life Scale
  • Living Undead
  • Perfect Undead

Capabilities

User exists in a paradox state of being simultaneously alive and undead by all definitions of both states. They may appear to be alive for all intents and purposes, to any test or scan, but possess undead/necrotic energy sustaining and empowering them, their living and undead states may exist on a scale depending on how healthy they are.

Applications

Techniques

Associations

Limitations

  • User may be self crippling by their own power due to their paradoxical state.
  • May be incapable/immune to any and/or all forms of healing or harmful spells rituals or ceremonies or hyper vulnerable to specific kinds of magic.
    • May not receive any supernatural buffs or assistance unless its a specific form of magic.
  • May have to take in/absorb a constant supply of something specific like blood or life-force in order to remain in peak optimal condition to prevent their undead side growing stronger.
  • User's presence may be detrimental to their allies even if they don't mean to be.

Known Users

  • Siren (Bioshock Infinite)
  • Ouri Kagami (Corpse Princess)
  • Kirika Ueno (CubexCursedxCurious)
  • Chiaotzu (Dragon Ball); kept his body after death to train at King Kai's planet
  • Son Goku (Dragon Ball); kept body after death as reward for the good he has done
  • King Kai (Dragon Ball); kept his body after death due to his position
  • Old Kai (Dragon Ball); kept his body after death due to his position
  • Piccolo (Dragon Ball); kept his body after death to train at King Kai's planet
  • Tien Shinhan (Dragon Ball); kept his body after death to train at King Kai's planet
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball); allowed to keep his body by King Yemma in a special case
  • Yamcha (Dragon Ball); kept his body after death to train at King Kai's planet
  • Junpei Takeda (Dungeon Seeker)
  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail)
  • Cadderly Bonaduce (Forgotten Realms); via becoming the Ghost King
  • Diavolo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo)
  • The Buzzard (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Riko (Made In Abyss)
  • Hel (Norse Mythology)
  • Vorlog (Ravenloft)
  • Hi-Five Ghosts Son (Regular Show)
  • Eric Draven (The Crow)
  • Sinbad (Sinbad)
  • Kiriko Zubreska (Sunday Without God)
  • Castiel (Supernatural)
  • William's infectee's (Underworld)
  • R (Warm Bodies)
  • John Milton (Drive Angry)
  • Miguel Rivera (Coco); temporarily
  • Hiyori Iki (Noragami)
  • Bonnie Bennett (The Vampire Diaries); as the Anchor of the Other Side
  • Transitioning vampires (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)

Known Objects

  • Relic Ring (Final Fantasy VI)

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