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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)
"You don't have to know. You never needed to learn. The highest devils in the first level of the underworld. No one was a threat to you so of course you can't understand... THIS IS FEAR!!!"
― Liebe to Lilith and Naamah (Black Clover)
"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)
"I will show you...your worst nightmares! I will give you...despair and death!"
― Urizen (Devil May Cry 5)
"Legend has it that if his sword, the Soul Shredder, cuts through you, you get teleported to a dimension where you live out your worst fear."
― Sam Manson (Danny Phantom)
"There are things more frightening than death!"
― The Grand Inquisitor (Star Wars Rebels)

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/Projection
  • Intimidation
  • Panic/Terror Inducement


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.




Known Users

See Also: The Dreaded and Supernatural Fear Inducer.


  • Claire Stanfield (Baccano)
  • Ronny Schiatto (Baccano)
  • Various Characters (Baki the Grappler)
    • Yuujiro Hanma
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Äs Nödt (Bleach)
  • Isshiki Ōtsutsuki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Deepa (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Devils (Chainsaw Man)
  • Cid Kagenou (Minoru Kagenou) (The Eminence in Shadow)
  • True Vampires (Hellsing)
    • Alucard (Hellsing)
    • Seras Victoria (Hellsing); upon becoming a full vampire
  • Muzan Kibutsuji (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Various Characters (Kingdom)
  • Kuudo Hinokage (Medaka Box)
  • Misogi Kumagawa (Medaka Box)
  • All For One (My Hero Academia)
  • Himiko Toga (My Hero Academia)
  • Tomura Shigaraki (My Hero Academia)
  • Shinobi (Naruto); via Killing Intent
  • Nurarihyon (Nurarihyon no Mago)
  • Nura Rihan (Nurarihyon no Mago)
  • Nura Rikuo (Nurarihyon no Mago)
  • Various Characters (One Piece)
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man)
  • King (One-Punch Man); via "King Engine"
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya)
  • Fuyuki Hinata (Sgt. Frog); only when truly angry
  • Holo (Spice and Wolf); via her Wolf Form
  • Kumoko/Shiraori (So I'm a Spider, So What?)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling); after his Second Reawakening
  • Various Gourmet Hunters/Bishokuya (Toriko)
  • Shiki Granbell (Edens Zero)
  • Drakken Joe (Edens Zero)
  • Yu (The Boxer)


  • Grave Monster (Battle Kitty)
  • Toepick's Species (Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • Toepick
  • Ectonurites (Ben 10 series)
    • Ghostfreak
    • Zs'Skayr
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Powerful Ghosts (Danny Phantom)
    • Dark Danny
    • Pandora
    • Pariah Dark
  • Barbatos (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • The Joker (DC Comics)
  • The Spectre (DC Comics)
  • Parallax (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • 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)
  • D'Spayre (Marvel Comics)
  • Dweller-in-Darkness (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics); when truly enraged
  • Mattew Matt Murdock/Daredevil (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)
  • Alastor (Hazbin Hotel)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Rhinosaurus (Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja)
  • Pitch Black/The Bogeyman (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Frightgeist (Slugterra)
  • Chaos (Sonic the Comic)
  • Cluster Gems (Steven Universe)
  • Eric (Ryu Han-Bin) (Survival Story of a Sword King in a Fantasy World)
  • Fungus Humungous (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • Practitioners of the Hercules Method (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
  • Mongor (ThunderCats)
  • Cravex (Visionaries); via personal spell
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Monsters (Monsters, Inc.); only human kids


  • The Chosen One (GEES)
  • Nobody Owns (The Graveyard Book)
  • Boggart (Harry Potter); via shapeshifting
  • Dementors (Harry Potter)
  • Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown (It)
  • Arvin (Thea Stilton: The Magic of the Mirror)
  • Ring Wraiths/Nazgul (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Tara (Michael Vey)
  • Myrddraal (The Wheel of Time)
  • Padan Fain (The Wheel of Time)
  • The Horrible Thing (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark)

Live Television/Movies

  • Thesulac Demons (Angel)
  • Gachnar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Barbas (Charmed)
  • Latavious "Lala" Johnson (Arrowverse/Black Lightning)
  • Looker (Arrowverse/Black Lightning)
  • Vandal Savage (DC Animated Movie Universe)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Monsters (Girl vs. Monster)
    • Deimata
    • Theodosa
    • Bob
  • Glenda (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Jackie Clark (Haven)
  • Guillame (Heroes)
  • Hunter Zoloman/Zoom (Arrowverse)
  • Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy (Arrowverse/Batwoman)
  • Maury Parkman (Heroes)
  • Terror Dopant (Kamen Rider W)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Emperor of the Night (Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night)
  • Bones (Power Rangers Dino Charge)
  • Jeggorabax Energy Entity (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Redjac (Star Trek)
  • Sith Lords (Star Wars):
  • Lucifer (Supernatural)
  • Buruburu (Supernatural)
  • Anuk-ite (Teen Wolf)
  • The Thing (The Thing)
  • Christopher Hargreeves/Number Seven (Green Cube) (The Umbrella Academy)
  • The Horrible Thing (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark)
  • Christopher Smith/Peacemaker (DC Extended Universe)


  • Hades (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Phobos (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Various Undead Monsters (Folklore/Mythology)
  • Hachishaku-sama (Japanese Mythology/Folklore)

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)
  • Horseless Headless Horsemann (Team Fortress 2)
  • 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)
  • Ao Oni (Ao Oni)
  • Frisk (Undertale)


Known Powers

Known Objects

  • Scarecrow's Fear Toxin (DC Comics)
  • 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)
  • Helm of Hades/Helm of Darkness (Riordan Verse)
  • SCP-513 - A Cowbell (SCP Foundation)
  • Demon Rage Magisword (Teen Titans Go!)

Known Locations

  • Mansion of Night (Percy Jackson)




Live Television/Movies


Video Games