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"It is said that emotions are the language of the soul. But what happens when that expression is muted? What becomes of feelings... that have no voice?"
― Awakening Opening Words (The Outer Limits)
"When you act according to emotions, nothing good results."
― Miyuki Shirogane (KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR)
"We don't get together to share our emotions. We get together to escape them."
"Yeah, I'd tell you guys I love you, but, uh, I don't want to say it, and you don't want to hear it."
"To Nothing!"
― Homer Simpson, Moe Szyslak, and Lenny Lenford (The Simpsons
"I can always calm down right away. That's how my heart works now."
― Shinichi Izumi (Parasyte)

The power to suppress or negate emotions. Sub-power of Emotion Manipulation. Opposite to Emotion Augmentation.

Also Called

  • Apathy Inducement
  • Emotional Negation
  • Indifference Inducement
  • Listlessness Inducement

Capabilities

Users of this ability can suppress or negate emotions, allowing them to cause others to ignore emotional distractions and/or feeling from affecting their thinking-processes. They can also make others uncaring, detached, indifferent and even catatonic. Some users can even negate certain emotions while keeping others active.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • May be harder to suppress strong emotions.
  • User may be limited to themselves or other beings.
  • May be limited to certain emotions.
  • Useless against users of Apathy as they have no emotions to negate.
  • High level users of Empathy may be immune.

Known Users

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • All Nous except Falana (Children of the Whales)
  • Contractors (Darker than Black)
  • Seo Geum-Hyang (Legend of the Northern Blade)
  • Elisio (Kirakira Pretty Cure A La Mode)
  • Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
  • Wiseman (Zatch Bell!)
  • Zofis (Zatch Bell!)

Comics/Cartoons

  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Luna Maximoff (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers (Marvel Comics); as the Phoenix
  • Jean Grey (Marvel Comics); as the Phoenix
  • Miraclonizer (Miraculous New York)

Literature

  • Users of Allomantic Brass (Mistborn); temporarily
    • Mistborn
    • Soothers
  • Vampires (The Vampire Diaries); temporarily

Live Television

  • Leo Wyatt (Charmed) via Elder powers
  • Queen Regina (Once Upon A Time); via magically ripping the heart out
  • Cora (Once Upon A Time); via magically ripping the heart out
  • Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon A Time); via magically ripping the heart out


Video Games

  • Astaroth (Valkyrie Crusade)

Known Objects

  • Soulcutter (Book of Swords)
  • Medical Mechanica Headphones (FLCL: Progressive)
  • Zombie Tattoo (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Failed SMILE Devil Fruits (One Piece)
  • Cruxis Crystals (Tales of Symphonia); when used without a Key Crest
  • Stream of Silence (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

Gallery

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