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"People can list any number of reasons to be afraid. This is because at the most fundamental level, 'comfort' leads to 'life', whilst 'fear' leads to 'death'. While people cannot give a clear answer why they want to live, they can give any number of answers why they do not wish to die. Thus, it is impossible to be unaffected by fear as long as you are alive."
― Äs Nödt (Bleach)
"Gotham, this is your only warning, abandon the city, or I will unleash your greatest fears."
― Scarecrow (Arkham Knight)
"It was as if a Natural Calamity had descended upon them. In the face of that overpowering violence...There were those that could not even stand... Those that ran away...And those that could not move..."
― The Narrator on Hou Ken, the Bushin (Kingdom)
"Just the sound of my name in the Four other States' frontline territories is enough to my enemies lose control of their bladders. "
― Kan Mei, Giant of Chu (Kingdom)

The power to evoke extreme fear and horror in others. Sub-power of Fear Manipulation. Variation of Emotion Inducement. Opposite to Courage Inducement.

Also Called

  • Bogeyman Effect
  • Fear Induction
  • Intimidation
  • Panic/Terror Inducement

Capabilities

The user can evoke and increase fear and horror in others causing the target’s brain to release fear-inducing chemicals. The target’s perception may be altered, causing them to see their environment as ominous and the user as dark and foreboding, or even as a monster.

Techniques

  • Death By Horror: literally scare a target to death, by causing fear so intense that it kills them.
  • Discouragement: cause others to run away from the user.
  • Fear Augmentation: enhance any feelings of fear to unbearable levels.
  • Fearful Scream: scream with fear echoing in every sound-wave.
  • Insanity Inducement: making others feel fear to the point they will become traumatized.
  • Killing Intent: control one's own killing intention and use it to intimidate the victims.
  • Paralysis Inducement: make the target literally 'paralyzed with fear'.
  • Submission: make the target so afraid that they will yield or submit to the user.
  • Unknown Inducement: cause fear so powerful that others tune users presence out of sight and mind.

Associations

Limitations

Known Users

See Also: The Dreaded and Supernatural Fear Inducer.

Anime/Manga

Cartoons/Comics

  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Toepick (Ben 10)
  • Barbatos (DC Comics)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Joker (DC Comics)
  • Parallax (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics/Teen Titans)
  • Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (DC Comics); via Fear Toxin
  • Sinestro Corps (DC Comics)
  • Spin (DC Comics)
  • Gremloblin (Gravity Falls)
  • Mandy (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Thragg (Image Comics)
  • Gaz (Invader Zim)
  • Silas Burr/Cyber (Marvel Comics)
  • Alexander Aaron (Marvel Comics)
  • Blackheart (Marvel Comics)
  • Caliban (Marvel Comics)
  • Dr. Curt Conners/Lizard (Marvel Comics)
  • Mr. Fear (Marvel Comics)
  • Ghost Riders (Marvel Comics)
  • Phobos (Marvel Comics)
  • Scarecrow (Marvel Comics)
  • T'Challa/Black Panther (Marvel Comics)
  • Terrance Ward/Trauma (Marvel Comics); via Phobia-Initiated Ability Manifestation
  • King Sombra (My Little Pony series)
  • Fluttershy (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Pitch Black (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Frightgeist (Slugterra)
  • Chaos (Sonic the Comic)
  • Cluster Gems (Steven Universe)
  • Fungus Humongus (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2012 TV series)
  • Mongor (ThunderCats)
  • Cravex (Visionaries); via personal spell

Literature

  • Nobody Owns (The Graveyard Book)
  • Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  • Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
  • Boggart (Harry Potter); via shapeshifting
  • Dementors (Harry Potter)
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown (It)
  • Ring Wraiths/Nazgul (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Tara (Michael Vey)
  • Myrddraal (The Wheel of Time)
  • Padan Fain (The Wheel of Time)

Live Television/Movies

  • Thesulac Demons (Angel)
  • Gachnar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Barbas (Charmed)
  • Monsters (Girl vs. Monster)
    • Deimata
    • Theodosa
    • Bob
  • Glenda (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Jackie Clark (Haven)
  • Guillame (Heroes)
  • Maury Parkman (Heroes)
  • Terror Dopant (Kamen Rider W)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Bones (Power Rangers Dino Charge)
  • Jeggorabax Energy Entity (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Redjac (Star Trek)
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Buruburu (Supernatural)
  • Anuk-ite (Teen Wolf)
  • The Thing (The Thing)

Folklore/Mythology

  • Hades (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Phobos (Greco-Roman Mythology)

Video Games

  • Jericho Cross (Darkwatch)
  • Diablo (Diablo)
  • Doom Guy/Slayer (DOOM series)
  • The Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); via Dismay Shout, Rout, Hysteria, and fear spells and various fear poisons and fear-enchanted weapons
  • Lu/Ciel (Elsword)
  • Alma Wade (F.E.A.R. series)
  • Fiddlesticks (League of Legends)
  • Cynder (The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon)
  • The Fear (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
  • Shadow Selves (Persona series)
  • Darkrai (Pokémon)
  • Pokémon with the ability "intimidate" (Pokémon)
  • Tomokui Kanata/Rou (Re:Monster)
  • Lilith (The Secret World)
  • Apparitions (Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice)
  • Corrupted Monk
  • Guardian Ape/Headless Ape (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
  • Tyrant Morax/Moloch (Shin Megam Tensei: Strange Journey)
  • Golden Fear Serpent (Skylanders)
  • Huwara (Valkyrie Crusade)

Other

  • Turahk (BIONICLE)
  • Dragons (Dungeons and Dragons)
  • The Thriller (Michael Jackson's Thriller)
  • SCP-303 - The Doorman (SCP Foundation); involuntary
  • SCP-959 - The Bogeyman (SCP Foundation); involuntary
  • Slender Man (The Slender Man Mythos)

Known Objects

  • Scarecrow's Fear Toxin (DC Comics)
  • The Soul Shredder (Danny Phantom)
  • Phobia Mask (Chaotic)
  • Various fear poisons and fear enchanted weapons (The Elder Scrolls)
  • Left Hand of Horror (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • King Sombra's Magic Door (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)

Known Locations

  • Mansion of Night (Percy Jackson)

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