"You're merely defective. You aren't special. Not in the slightest. But that's exactly what makes you special. In your presence all magic is useless."
― The Queen of Witches describing Asta's nature (Black Clover)
"He is the strongest....Sickly King!"
― Narrator describing Phoenix Joe (Show By Rock!!)

The power to gain strength from weakness. Technique of Weakness Manipulation. Variation of Affinity.

Also Called

  • Weakness Affinity/Augmentation
  • Weakness Reversal


User becomes stronger, faster, more durable, etc. from the weakness of oneself or others, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing their existing powers. Some users may be able to draw sustenance from weakness or even slow or stop aging.




Known Users

  • Ayla (Chrono Trigger); via Dino Tail
  • Frog (Chrono Trigger); via Frog Squash
  • Mario (Paper Mario); via Danger Mario mode
  • Pokémon with Blaze, Torrent, or Overgrow (Pokémon)

Known Locations

  • Ipsens Castle (Final Fantasy IX)

Known Objects

  • Valiant Knife (Final Fantasy VI)
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