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"Instinct is a lie, told by a fearful body, hoping to be wrong. Empty all instincts, let go of your earthly tethers enter the void and become one with the wind."
― Laghima (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
"I wasn't high, I wasn't wired. Just clear. I knew what I needed to do and how to do it."
― Eddie Morra (Limitless)
"I'm never raising my voice again. I won't give up on peaceful days, I will achieve a state of emptiness."
― Seri Koyuki (A Destructive God Sits Next to Me)
"Clarity is the path to inner peace."
― Space Coyote (The Simpsons)
"Fang Yuan's heart was calm, despite this intense battlefield that was filled with corpses and rivers of blood. In his eyes, these casualties were just numbers. In this battle, many people screamed at the deaths of their friends and family, many people shouted in joy after killing a strong foe, some Gu Masters ran away under the fear of death. Some Gu Masters were filled with ambition, wanting to be a person of higher status. Human emotions became riled up in such moments of life and death, they were frenzied, crazy, while arrogant and unrestrained. Observing the ruthless expressions of the people around, hearing their screaming and shouting, Fang Yuan felt a great sense of serenity and peace. His heart was firm like an ancient abyss, there were no ripples on the surface."
― Fang Yuan (Reverend Insanity)

The power to possess an entirely clear mind. Sub-power of State of Mind and Spiritual Meditation. Opposite to Clouded Mind.

Also Called

  • Absolute Sound Mind
  • Calm/Clean/Detached/Efficient/Focused/Liberated/Real/Zen Mind
  • Clarity / Mushin / Samadhi
  • Clear State Of Mind / The Flow State
  • Freedom of the Mind
  • Inner Peace (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Mental Clarity/Sharpness/Transcendence
  • Pure/Transcendental Awareness/Conciousness
  • Stationary Mental Frequency
  • Ultra Instinct (Dragon Ball Super)

Capabilities

The user's mental boundaries and limitations are completely erased allowing their mental abilities (memory, calculation, learning, creativity, etc.) to be completely unrestricted or subject to blockage, knowing what they need to do and how they need to do it. This exponentially enhances one's integration of knowledge and can store it in more than a single interpretation, before accurately deducing which interpretation would best fit the scenario.

Their mind is unrestricted and uninfluenced by any internal or external factors. It is a state of total awareness and reaction not impeded by higher mental function or emotion, a mind more open and reactive to subtle sensory input, intuition, and spontaneous action. It is a mind that is totally calm - a mind not influenced or caught up in events or others' emotion, thus a mind more able to freely perceive and respond to any situation for the advantage of the user. Upon mastery, the user has essentially reached the ultimate mental pinnacle.

The user's minds are clear and free from all that normally would inflict them as they achieve a state of mental clarity, awareness and enhanced perception (sensory and intuitive) known as pure mind, produced by the absence of conscious thought, ideas, judgments, emotion (fear and anxiety), pre-conception, or self-consciousness.

It is not a state of relaxed, near sleepiness, instead, the mind could be said to be working at a very high speed, but with no intention, plan or direction. This grants the user an unbelievable mental ability; the complete clearing of knowledge acquisition mediums, causing no limitations.

However, this does not mean that the subject lives in the complete absence of emotion. If the drive or emotion does not hinder their goal, they may still peruse it. It also means that the person may still be haunted by past horrors. Although they will be able to still move on with life, it still has the potential to adversely affect someone.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • May cause the user to forget emotions or moral bounds, thus making them lose their humanity and identity.
  • Although the user may be able to set aside, or suppress their emotions, it does not mean that they are completely independent of them.
  • Having such enlightenment can lead to the subject becoming disconnected with humanity, and cause them to be misunderstood by most people who do not possess a similar ability.
  • May still be capable of experiencing stress.
  • Usually attempts the most efficient solution, even if it means dying.

Known Users

See Also: Don't think, Feel

  • Xia Qingyue (Against the Gods)
  • Akame (Akame Ga Kill)
  • Amata Sora (Aquarion Evol); via Detachment Wings
  • Various Characters (Baki the Grappler)
    • Yuuichiro Hanma
    • Yuujiro Hanma
    • Baki Hanma
  • Kiriyama Kazuo (Battle Royale)
  • Licht (Black Clover); after being revived
  • Hokuto (Corpse Princess)
  • Mukuro Ikusaba (Danganronpa)
  • Contractors (Darker than Black)
  • The Phantom Stranger (DC Comics)
  • Masters of Ultra Instinct (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Arthur Boyle ("Fire Force")
  • Practitioners of the Hokuto Shin Ken/Big Dipper God Fist (Fist of the Blue Sky/Fist of the North Star): who achieved Musō Tensei
  • Anthropos (Gnosticism)
  • Zenitsu Agatsuma (Kimetsu no Yaiba); while asleep
  • Yoshimori Sumimura (Kekkaishi); via Ultimate Musou
  • Selfless State users (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
    • Yoriichi Tsugikuni
    • Tanujro Kamado
    • Tanjiro Kamado
  • Earl Shi (Kingdom)
  • Eddie Morra (Limitless); via NZT
  • Sage/Tessa (Marvel Comics)
  • Arataka Reigen (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Pokémon that can use "Calm Mind" (Pokémon)
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2); via Soul of Ice
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • Kamito Kazehaya (Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance)
  • Ryu (Street Fighter); via Power of Nothingness
  • Rimuru Tempest (That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime); via Great Sage
  • Tatsuya Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Practitioners of the Hercules Method (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
  • Index Librorum Prohibitorum (To Aru Majutsu No Index); via John's Pen mode
  • Souichirou Kuzuki (TYPE-MOON)
  • Yusei Fudo (Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's)
  • Emmet Brickowski (The Lego Movie)

Known Powers

  • Heart of Snow Glazed Glass (Against the Gods)
  • Ultra Instinct (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Musō Tensei (Fist of the Blue Sky/Fist of the North Star)
  • Selfless State (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Cadence of the Planes (Planescape)
  • Awakening (Saga Frontier)
  • Great Sage (That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime)

Known Objects

  • Felix Felicis (Harry Potter)
  • NZT (Limitless)
  • Swell's Stick (Marvel Comics)

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