The power to hold dominion in the underworld, the subterranean Afterlife. Variation of Afterlife Lordship. Not to be confused with Hell Lordship.

Also Called

  • Chthonic Dominion/Lordship
  • Netherworld Dominion/Lordship
  • Underworld Dominion


The user has authority and duty in the Underworld, a place where the souls of the all recently departed go, an Afterlife or Realm of the Dead located below the realm of the living. Exact conditions of the dead vary depending of the pantheon, but every soul comes there and while some may be punished and others rewarded, for the most the Underworld is a place of waiting and either rest or boredom.

User can command the dead, and have powers related to life, and death, souls in general as well as power to bind and restrict (dead are expected to stay there after all). Some may have duties and powers related to Death and bringing the souls where they belong. Since Underworld is below earth, many have powers related to earth and minerals, wealth, darkness, and possibly even vegetation (it grows from the earth after all).




Known Users


  • Hades/Pluto (Greek/Roman Mythology)
  • Orcus (Roman Mythology)
  • Yama (Hindu Mythology)
  • Hel (Norse Mythology)
  • Susanoo (Shinto Mythology)
  • Nergal (Assyrio-Babylonian Mythology)
  • Baron Samedi (Vodou Mythology)


  • Hades (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)
  • Papa Legba (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • The Keeper (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Lord Rahl (Legend of the Seeker)
  • The Halloween Hound (Spooky Buddies)
  • Hades (Once Upon a Time); Underworld
  • King Arthur (Once Upon a Time); Underworld


  • Hades (Disney's Hercules)
  • Lord Garmadon (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Hunson Abadeer (Adventure Time)
  • Death (Adventure Time)
  • La Muerte (The Book of Life)
  • Xibalba  (The Book of Life)
  • Ganon (Legend of Zelda cartoon)
  • Tom Lucitor (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)


  • Deities of Dead/Death (Comics)

Video Games

  • Hades (God of War)
  • Medusa (Kid Icarus)
  • Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Malefor (Skylanders)
  • Lord of Bones (Darksiders 2)
  • Hades (Valkyrie Crusade)


  • Master of Hell (Hell Girl)
  • Sailor Pluto (Sailor Moon); identified as the "Guardian of the Underworld"
  • King Yemma (Dragon Ball)


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