Darkside View

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The power to force a target to see the evil side of their own soul. Sub-power of Telepathy. Opposite to Lightside View. Not to be confused with Penance Stare or Evil Eye.


The user can force target to face their inner evil, either in a mental struggle or bring the victim's dark side into the world as a physical being. When a darkness is faced, it's arguably more powerful than the good half of the being. They're basically a physical manifestation of the being's past wrong doing, or current doing. They know the being like they know themselves, and that's a frightening thought. Victims are either corrupted, driven insane, or outright killed by the sensation of this ability.



  • Target with no evil in their hearts are unaffected.
  • Targets who are powered by evil will become even more dangerous.
  • Targets with a Indomitable Will, Strong Heart, and/or Strong Soul are highly resistant and/or overcome their dark urges.
  • Since the power requires a heart/soul for the power to work, targets who are Heartless/Soulless are unaffected.
  • May require physical or eye contact to work.
  • User may not be able to do other things while using this ability depending on the nature/origin of the ability.

Known Users


  • Mirage (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • The Son (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)


  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Obsidian (DC Comics)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Ghost Rider (Marvel Comics); via the Penance Stare
  • Mister Negative (Marvel Comics)
  • Shriek (Marvel Comics)


  • Sith (Star Wars)

Live Television


  • Spike the Devil Man (Dragon Ball)
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Nightshroud (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Trueman (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Yubel (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Elisio (Kira Kira Pretty Cure a la Mode)

Video Games

  • The Black Beast (BlazBlue)
  • Yūki Terumi/Hazama (BlazBlue)
  • Cia (Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors)
  • Heartless (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Malefor/The Dark Master (The Legend of Spyro)
  • Gene (Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops)

Tabletop Games

  • The Dark Powers (Ravenloft)

Known Objects

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