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"It was not apathy. It was an intelligent disinterest in those things that could have no bearing on one's existence."
― Tanith Lee
"It's kinda like how I carry a little piece of onion around with me, to illicit tears in case someone needs me to feel something about what they said or doing; you know what I mean?"
― Dennis Reynolds (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia)
"You don't feel anything, do you? Every person born into this world feels something as natural as happiness. As well as things that make their body shake, like anger and sadness. But you can't understand any of those feelings, can you? [...] You've never felt happiness. Felt enjoyment. Felt pain. Felt bitterness. In fact, you're nothing but an empty shell."
― Kanao Tsuyuri to Doma (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
"Dear God...! It's true... I feel no pain!! Not the slightest jab of remorse...or love. Truly, I am Free!! Free to last purse my scientific work without the moral restraints of Essex, unhurried by the threat of mortality. I AM FREE!!"
― Nathanial Essex after his transformation into Mister Sinister (Marvel Comics)
"Did you expect a tear-filled apology? Do you have no idea who I am? What I do? Asking me to feel bad about killing someone is like asking you to feel bad for breathing."
― Lester/Bullseye to Agent Joy Jones (Marvel Comics)
"As I said, the entire point of emulating Spock was to rise above human emotion, which I’ve spent a lifetime mastering."
― Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)

The power to suppress/negate emotions in oneself or possess none at all. Sub-power of Emotion Negation. Opposite to Empathy and Enhanced Emotions. Not to be confused with Tranquil State.

Also Called

  • Anti-Empathy
  • Belle Indifference
  • Blunted Effect
  • Desensitization
  • Detached Mind
  • Emotion/Empathic Defiance/Immunity/Ignoring/Ignorance
  • Emotionally Free/Liberated
  • Emotionless/Emotionlessness
  • Emotionless Shell
  • Indifference
  • Mushin (No Mind) (無心)
  • Perfect Poker Face
  • Ruthlessness
  • Self-Emotion Negation
  • Untethered Emotions

Capabilities

Users of this ability can suppress or negate emotions in themselves or do not possess emotions at all, allowing them to ignore; emotional distractions, suffering from psychological/emotional stress, and/or feeling from affecting their thinking processes. In some cases, the user is simply unable to feel emotions of any kind.

Applications

Techniques

Associations

Limitations

  • Can still suffer from certain mental disorders that don't involve emotions (ADHD, DID, and so on.)
  • May not be able to switch it off.
  • May only suppress certain emotions.
  • Will clash with any emotion-based abilities the user has.
  • High-level users of Emotion Inducement may be able to give emotions to the user.
  • Weak against Primordial Emotion Manipulation.
  • Without emotive drive may lack the will to live.

Known Users

See Also: Emotion Suppression and Lack of Empathy.

Cartoons/Comics

  • Darren, The Ancient Sleeper (Adventure Time)
  • Olrik (Blake and Mortimer)
  • Eustace Bagge (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Dark Danny/ Dan Phantom (Danny Phantom))
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • The Dawnbreaker (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Timmy Turner (Fairly OddParents); in Emotion Commotion!
  • Bender Bending Rodríguez (Futurama)
  • Six (Generator Rex); formerly
  • Aya (Green Lantern: The Animated Series)
  • Viltrumites (Image Comics); formerly
  • Adam Destine (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathaniel Essex/Mister Sinister (Marvel Comics)
  • Kraven the Hunter (Marvel Comics)
  • Lester/Bullseye (Marvel Comics)
  • Morris Maxwell (Marvel Comics)
  • Man-Thing (Marvel Comics)
  • Sage/Tessa (Marvel Comics)
  • Teon Macik/Primal (Marvel Comics)
  • Practitioners of the Hercules Method (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
  • Alexander Solomon (Valiant Entertainment)
  • Bloodshot (Valiant Entertainment); formerly
  • Huey Freeman (The Boondocks)
  • The Whisperers (The Walking Dead)

Live Television

  • Marcus Ayers (Alphas)
  • Daniel Osbourne (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Rennek Soldiers (Charmed)
  • Cybermen (Doctor Who)
  • Daleks (Doctor Who)
  • Stabs (Doctor Who)
  • Zoe Washburne (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Petyr Baelish/Littlefinger (Game of Thrones)
  • Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Kirsten (Stitchers); mental condition
  • Sayid Jarrah (Lost)
  • Mork (Mork & Mindy)
  • Cora (Once Upon A Time)
  • Vulcans (Star Trek)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Soulless Humans (Supernatural)
  • Vampires (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Naga Ray (Uchu Sentai Kyuranger)

Video Games

  • Revenant (Apex Legends)
  • Yasha (Asura's Wrath)
  • Handsome Jack (Borderlands)
  • Tranquil (Dragon Age origins, Dragon Age 2, and Dragon Age Inquisition)
  • Byleth (Fire Emblem: Three Houses)
  • Eve (Elsword); as Code: Battle Seraph/Code: Sariel
  • Claude (Grand Theft Auto III)
  • Agent 47 (Hitman)
  • Bronya Zaychik (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Heartless (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Non-humanoid Nobodies (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Unversed (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Widowmaker (Overwatch)
  • Zombies (Quake Series)
  • Hikage (Senran Kagura)
  • Sans (Undertale)
  • Iron Maiden (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Astaroth (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Ayano Aishi (Yandere Simulator)

Anime/Manga/Manhwa/Manhua

  • Hajime Nagumo (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Kei Nagai (Ajin)
  • Takeshi Kotobuki (Ajin)
  • Elias Ainsworth (Ancient Magus' Bride)
  • Yuuichiro Hanma (Baki the Grappler)
  • Yuujiro Hanma (Baki the Grappler)
  • Kazuo Kiriyama (Battle Royale)
  • Shu (Blades of the Guardians)
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Baraggan Louisenbairn (Bleach)
  • Ulquiorra Cifer (Bleach)
  • Tokinada Tsunayashiro (Bleach)
  • Yu (The Boxer)
  • Fyoder Dostoevsky (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  • Mori Ougai (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  • Osamu Dazai (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  • Schneizel el Britannia (Code Geass)
  • Rei Ogami (Code:Breaker)
  • Yukihina (Code:Breaker)
  • Hokuto (Corpse Princess)
  • Contractors (Darker than Black)
  • Dolls (Darker than Black)
  • Lulu Bell (D.Gray-man)
  • Ryuk (Death Note)
  • Hit (Dragon Ball Super)
  • D (Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure); when in her bioroid body
  • Lucy (Elfen Lied)
  • Mard Geer Tartaros (Fairy Tail)
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Sloth (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)
  • The Puppet Master (Ghost in the Shell)
  • Utsuro (Gintama)
  • Oboro (Gintama)
  • Nobume Imai (Gintama); formerly
  • Housen (Gintama)
  • Duke Togo (Golgo 13)
  • Euclid Lucifuge (Highschool DxD)
  • Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi (Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko)
  • Ruru Amour (Hugtto! Pretty Cure)
  • Hida Nayuta (Hybrid × Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia)
  • Thanatos (Hybrid × Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia)
  • Kanna (InuYasha)
  • Parasites and fusees (Parastye)
    • Migi
    • Shinichi Izumi; formerly
    • Gotou
  • Doma (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Muzan Kibutsuji (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Ou Sen (Kingdom)
  • Hou Ken (Kingdom)
  • Bi Ki, the Queen Mother (Kingdom)
  • Earl Shi (Kingdom)
  • Yuu Ren (Kingdom)
  • Demons (Love Tyrant); except Mavuro
  • Orb of Caldia (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Loco (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Chimera (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Kei Munakata (Medaka Box)
  • Shigeo Kageyama/Mob (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Johan Liebert (Monster)
  • Gowther (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Mamiko Kuri (Narutaru)
  • Most Uchiha clan members (Naruto):
    • Fugaku Uchiha
    • Itachi Uchiha
    • Madara Uchiha
    • Obito Uchiha
    • Sasuke Uchiha
  • Root Members (Naruto)
  • Kimimaro (Naruto)
  • Kushimaru Kuriarare (Naruto)
  • Jinpachi Munashi (Naruto)
  • Indra Otsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Deepa (Boruto: Naruto the Next Generation)
  • Kyubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Bartholomew Kuma (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Ichiji (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Niji (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Yonji (One Piece)
  • Vergo (One Piece)
  • Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
  • Renner Theiere Chardelon Ryle Vaiself (Overlord)
  • Cyrus (Pokémon)
  • Paul (Pokémon)
  • Mytho (Princess Tutu)
  • Mordred (Radiant)
  • Sakura Kashima (Rewrite)
  • Sojiro Seta (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Anji Yukyuzan (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Aoshi Shinomori (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Yuki Nagato (The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi)
  • Tatsuya Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Kusuo Saiki (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan)
  • Woo Jin-Chul (Solo Leveling)
  • Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Toaru Majutsu No Index); via John's Pen mode
  • Arima Kishou (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Legato Bluesummers (Trigun)
  • Kirei Kotomine (TYPE-MOON)
  • Mitsuru Kamekura (TYPE-MOON)
  • Solomon (TYPE-MOON); via Revelation
  • D (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden)
  • Strings (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Humans who lost their dream demons (Yumekui Merry)
  • Clear Note (Zatch Bell!)
  • Dufort (Zatch Bell!)

Other

  • The Entity (Atop the Fourth Wall)
  • Grey Lanterns (Channel Awesome)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Lie Ren (RWBY)
  • Keill Randor (Last Legionary)
  • Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock Holmes novels)
  • Professor James Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes novels)
  • Cris (The Golden Man)
  • The Jedi Order (Star Wars)
  • Grey Jedi (Star Wars)
  • Some Sith Lords (Star Wars):
    • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
    • Count Dooku
    • Darth Revan
  • Tom Riddle/Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  • Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
  • The Warlock (The Warlock's Hairy Heart)
  • Dr. Charles Gears (SCP Foundation)
  • "Cured" Foundation personnel; SCP 5000 - Why? (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-5514 - The Dragonslayer (SCP Foundation)

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