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"I never fathomed that the impurity was alive. That my Qwardian ring was tapping into sentient fear."
― Thaal Sinestro describing Parallax (DC Comics)
"Fear is necessary for evolution. The fear that one could die at any moment. Thank you, Gin. Thanks to your efforts, I have finally risen to an existence that surpasses both Shinigami and Hollow."
― Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)

The power to be strengthened by the fear of oneself and others. Technique of Fear Manipulation. Variation of Emotion Empowerment. Opposite to Wonder Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Anticipation Affinity/Empowerment
  • Apprehension Affinity/Empowerment
  • Anxiety Affinity/Empowerment
  • Caution Affinity/Empowerment
  • Concern Affinity/Empowerment
  • Creepiness Affinity/Empowerment
  • Desperation Affinity/Empowerment
  • Dread Affinity/Empowerment
  • Eeriness Affinity/Empowerment
  • Fear Affinity
  • Fretfulness Affinity/Empowerment
  • Fright Affinity/Empowerment
  • Horror Affinity/Empowerment
  • Insecurity Affinity/Empowerment
  • Nervousness Affinity/Empowerment
  • Panic Affinity/Empowerment
  • Paranoia Affinity/Empowerment
  • Phobia Affinity/Empowerment
  • Scare Affinity/Empowerment
  • Startlement Affinity/Empowerment
  • Terror Affinity/Empowerment
  • Unease Affinity/Empowerment
  • Worry Affinity/Empowerment


Users become stronger, faster, more durable, etc. through fear of oneself and others, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing the existing powers. Some users may be able draw sustenance from fear or even slow or stop aging.





  • May be rendered powerless in the absence of fear.
  • May become overwhelmed with fears
  • May only be able to draw on others' fear.
  • Empathy users or Telepathy users may overwhelm user with emotions opposite to fear.

Known Users


  • El Katib (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Turahk (BIONICLE)
  • Zombozo (Ben 10)
  • Mylène Haprèle (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir); when transformed into "Horrificator"
  • Grogar (My Little Pony Series)
  • Fungus Humungous (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2012 TV series)


  • Parallax (DC Comics)
  • Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • Yellow Lanterns (DC Comics)
    • Thaal Sinestro
  • Scarecrow (Marvel Comics)
  • Caliban (Marvel Comics)
  • The Dweller-In-Darkness (Marvel Comics)
  • The Serpent/Cul Borson (Marvel Comics)
  • Cullen Bloodstone (Marvel Comics)


  • Harvesters (The Deaths of Ian Stone)
  • Monsters (Girl vs Monster)
  • Dennis (Hotel Transylvania 2)
  • The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Pitch Black (Rise of the Guardians)
  • The Bye Bye Man (The Bye Bye Man)


  • Agramon (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown/It (Stephen King's ‘It’)

Live Television

  • Thesulac Demons (Angel)
  • Garchnar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Benjamin Washington/Knox (Heroes)
  • Nighlok (Power Rangers Samurai)


  • Gerard Valkyrie (Bleach)
  • Devils and Fiends (Chainsaw Man)
  • Amanojaku (Ghost Stories)
  • Sadao Maou (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
  • Rikiya Yotsubashi (My Hero Academia); via Stress quirk
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2); via Neko-Ken
  • Hakumen no Mono (Ushio and Tora)
  • Charlotte "Big Mom" Linlin (One Piece); via the Soru Soru no Mi
  • Terunosuke Miyamoto (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV Diamonds are Unbreakable); via Enigma

Video Games

  • Diablo (Diablo)
  • Lu/Ciel (Elsword)
  • Nocturne, the Eternal Nightmare (League of Legends)
  • Gurdu (Ninja Gaiden)
  • The Sha of Fear (World of Warcraft)