Death Touch – The ability to kill a living being with a single touch. Death Touch is also known as Death Evocation, Fatal Touch, Instant Death, Instant Killing, Killing Effect, Killing Touch, Necrogenesis and Physical Death Inducement.
Literary Critique of Death Touch
Hela (Marvel) can’t understand why mortals dislike her death touch in Thor V1 #189.
Red Mask (DC) receives the death touch power from a meteorite in Animal Man V1 #7.
The Black Racer is like the Silver Surfer with a death touch (DC Who’s Who #3).
Faora Hu-Ul (DC) is about to demonstrate a Kryptonian version of the death touch using the martial art Horo-Kanuin in Action Comics V1 #472 (DC).
Mortis learns to revel in her death touch in X-Necrosha-The Gathering #1 (Marvel).
The Golden Age Black Widow (Marvel), no relation to the Silver Age superspy of the same name, can kill evildoers with a touch and reappears in the Modern Age in the miniseries The Twelve. The Black Widow explains her power to the Phantom Reporter in The Twelve #8.
In The Black Hand (Alterna) Victoria Addair has the death touch but it works on the undead not the living (Alterna AnniverSERIES – Character Guide).
Death-Stalker (Marvel) uses technology to kill opponents with a touch (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #13).
The death touch can be a mercy as demonstrated in On a Pale Horse #1 (Innovation).
Orpheus (Vertigo) is given literally a kiss of death in The Sandman-Brief Lives V7 (2011).
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