" They drain peace, hope, and happiness. Every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. You will be left with nothing but the worst experiences of your life."
― Description of Dementors (Harry Potter)
"Now, everyone, please enjoy to your heart's content the moment dreams and hope transform into despair. Because That is the ultimate entertainment!"
― Gild Tesoro (One Piece Film:Gold)
"What is the Nothing? It's the emptiness that's left. It's like a despair, destroying this world. And I have been trying to help it."
"But why?"
"Because people who have no hopes are easy to control. And whoever has control has the Power."
― Atreyu and G'mork (The Neverending Story)

The power to induce a great sense of despair into others. Sub-power of Despair Manipulation. Variation of Emotion Inducement. Opposite to Hope Inducement.

Also Called

  • Depression Inducement
  • Despair Induction
  • Dread Inducement
  • Gloom Inducement
  • Hopelessness Inducement


The user can induce feelings of despair and depression into others, making them think there's nothing worth living for in life. The user can bring out emotions such as sadness, hopelessness, depression, and despair, possibly even eventually driving the victim to suicide.



Known Users

  • Hazama/Terumi Yuuki (BlazBlue)
  • Spirit Killer (Charmed)
  • Despair of the Endless (DC Comics/Vertigo)
  • Director of Internal Affairs (Denma); via Hallucination Quanx ability
  • Junko Enoshima (Dangan Ronpa)
  • Despair Demons (Dragon Age: Inquisition)
  • Junko Enoshima (Dangan Rompa)
  • Moros (Greek Mythology)
  • Dementors (Harry Potter)
  • D'Spayre (Marvel Comics)
  • Gazing Nightshade (Marvel Comics)
  • Perona (One Piece)
  • Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
  • Witches (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Jiero of Despair (Rave Master)
  • Itoshiki Nozomu (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)
  • SCP-414 - Regardless, I Might Prefer Myself Sick (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-3000 - Ananteshesha (SCP Foundation)
  • Perfectio (Super Robot Wars)
  • Sha of Despair (Warcraft)
  • Tengloom (Yo-kai Watch)
  • Apathy (RWBY)
  • Aisha (Elsword)

Known Objects

  • Soulcutter (Book of Swords)
  • Despair Video (Danganronpa)
  • Hollow Hollow no Mi (One Piece)


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