I hereby accept, with great reluctance and humility, the post of Grand Mage, and I swear to only use my newfound powers to protect the magical and mortal communities of Ireland, and possibly to extract small bits of personal revenge against those who have wronged me in the past
~ China proclaiming herself Grand Mage


China Sorrows is an extremely powerful sorcerer, collector of magical objects and tomes, and information broker. She was partly responsible for the death of Skulduggery Pleasant's family out of jealousy of his wife, though Skulduggery did not learn this for a long time. After the battle of Roarhaven she declared herself Grand Mage of Ireland.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-B, possibly higher

Name: China Sorrows

Origin: Skulduggery Pleasant

Gender: Female

Age: Unknown (Only she knows her exact age but she's implied to be around the same age as Skulduggery, over 400)

Classification: Human, Sorcerer, Adept, Grand Mage, Mr Bliss' sister

Powers and Abilities: Symbol Magic, Can with preparation create symbols which reflect an opponents magic power back at it, Emotional Manipulation (Anyone who sees her instantly falls in love with her, regardless of gender), Regeneration (Low, able to regenerate bullet wounds, albeit with some time and great magical cost), Longevity (Magic greatly slows the aging process), Minor Telekinesis, Energy Manipulation (Can throw shockwaves of energy, can project a focused beam of energy, can create daggers comprised of energy, can create barriers of energy), Light Manipulation, Statistics Amplification, Pain Manipulation and Death Manipulation (By touching someone with a symbol on her palm she can painfully kill them near instantly), Can control people through their given name, Can heat her own body to temperatures high enough to melt the floor and shackles in a suicide attack that burns her from the inside

Attack Potency: Wall level (Fought Baron Vengeous armed with Lord Vile's armor, comparable to Skulduggery), possibly higher (battled and defeated Ravel when he had been boosted by the Accelerator), can ignore durability with Death Manipulation.

Speed: Athletic Human (Comparable to Skulduggery)

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: Human Class

Durability: Wall level, possibly higher

Stamina: Above average

Range: Extended melee range (several meters)

Standard Equipment: None

Intelligence: Quite high

Weaknesses: None notable

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Controlling people through their given name: People have generally three names. The taken name, the given name and the true name. The true name is one nobody initially knows, not even the person itself. The given name is the name given at birth or in other words usually the name commonly used by other people. The taken name is a name the person itself can freely chose to call itself, like an alias. China is capable of controlling any person if she knows their given name, but only if they don't have a taken name. The control can reaches both the physical level (meaning that she can control a person's movements but not change their emotions or their character), but also be used to manipulate the memories and awareness (for example, through the command to forget or not think about something)


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