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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)
"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
  • Stoicism
  • Untethered Emotions


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.





  • 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.


  • Darren, The Ancient Sleeper (Adventure Time)
  • Olrik (Blake and Mortimer)
  • Eustace Bagge (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • 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!
  • 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)
  • Chara (Undertale)
  • Iron Maiden (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Astaroth (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Ayano Aishi (Yandere Simulator)


  • 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!)


  • 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)
  • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • 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)




Live Television

Video Games