"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)

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


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 seen as a monster.




Known Users

See Also: The Dreaded and Supernatural Fear Inducer.

  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street Series)
  • Thesulac Demons (Angel)
  • Ronnie Schiatto (Baccano)
  • Turahk (BIONICLE)
  • Äs Nödt (Bleach)
  • Retsu "Yachiru" Unohana (Bleach)
  • Gachnar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Alucard (Hellsing Series)
  • Barbas (Charmed)
  • Jericho Cross (Darkwatch)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Joker (DC Comics)
  • Parallax (DC Comics)
  • Scarecrow (DC Comics);via
  • Sinestro Corps (DC Comics)
  • Spin (DC Comics)
  • Raven (Teen Titans/DC Comics)
  • Diablo (Diablo Series)
  • Doomguy (DOOM)
  • Zeno (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Beerus (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Frieza (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Majin Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Dragons (Dungeons and Dragons)
  • The Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); via Dismay Shout, Rout, Hysteria, and fear spells and various fear poisons and fear-enchanted weapons
  • Alma Wade (F.E.A.R. Series)
  • Monsters (Girl vs. Monster)
  • Nobody Owns (The Graveyard Book)
  • Gremloblin (Gravity Falls)
  • Hades (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Phobos (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Mandy (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Boggart (Harry Potter); via shapeshifting
  • Dementors (Harry Potter)
  • Glenda (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Jackie Clark (Haven)
  • Guillame (Heroes)
  • Maury Parkman (Heroes)
  • Gaz (Invader Zim)
  • Fiddlesticks (League of Legends)
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Stephen King's It)
  • Terror Dopant (Kamen Rider W)
  • Hou Ken (Kingdom)
  • Cynder (The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon)
  • Ring Wraiths/Nazgul (Lord of the Rings series)
  • 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
  • Kuudo Hinokage (Medaka Box)
  • Misogi Kumagawa (Medaka Box)
  • The Fear (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
  • Tara (Michael Vey)
  • Fluttershy (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Shinobi (Naruto); via Killing Intent
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Nurarihyon (Nurarihyon no Mago)
  • Nura Rihan (Nurarihyon no Mago)
  • Nura Rikuo (Nurarihyon no Mago)
  • Users of Haoshoku Haki (One Piece)
  • Yonko (One Piece)
  • Sakazuki (One Piece)
  • Shadow Selves (Persona Series)
  • Darkrai (Pokémon)
  • Pokémon with the ability "intimidate" (Pokémon)
  • Bones (Power Rangers Dino Charge)
  • Tomokui Kanata/Rou (Re:Monster)
  • Pitch Black (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya)
  • Jeggorabax Energy Entity (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Fuyuki Hinata (Sgt. Frog); only when truly angry
  • SCP-303 - The Doorman (SCP Foundation); involuntary
  • SCP-959 - The Bogeyman (SCP Foundation); involuntary
  • Tyrant Morax/Moloch (Shin Megam Tensei: Strange Journey)
  • Golden Fear Serpent (Skylanders)
  • Slender Man (Slender Man Mythos)
  • Frightgeist (Slugterra)
  • Chaos (Sonic the Comic)
  • Holo (Spice and Wolf); via her Wolf Form.
  • Redjac (Star Trek)
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Cluster Gems (Steven Universe)
  • Buruburu (Supernatural)
  • Fungus Humongus (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2012 TV series)
  • Anuk-ite (Teen Wolf)
  • Spoys (TF2 Freak)
  • Twitch (TF2 Freak)
  • The Thing (The Thing Series)
  • Mongor (Thundercats)
  • Various Bishokuya (Toriko)
  • Huwara (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Cravex (Visionaries); via personal spell
  • Myrddraal (The Wheel of Time)
  • Padan Fain (The Wheel of Time)
  • All For One (My Hero Academia)

Known Objects

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

Known Locations

  • Mansion of Night (Percy Jackson)


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