I've seen the move Destiny Bond on various Pokémon profiles as Death Manipulation? Is there any particular reason why it is that? As far as I can tell, the name implies Fate Manipulation more than Death Manipulation. But I don't know of anything else that implies either way otherwise. Anyone more knowledgeable on the 'verse than me who can shed some light?
Destiny Bond isn't Damage Transferal. It will one shot the target if the user goes down, regardless of the amount of damage that's done. As long as the opponent knocks out the user, even if the opponent only did a single point of damage to do it while the opponent was at 100% health, they would still go down.
I feel Destiny Bond, in a death battle scenario, would count as both Fate and Death manipulation, since it ensures the opponent shares the same fate with the user, that being death. And it instantly takes out the opponent without dealing direct damage. They just... drop. Death Manipulation usually refers to inducing instant death in some way that doesn't involve directly damaging the target, or killing them without doing as much damage as it would normally take to kill them, ignoring duarability and the like.