"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)
"I will show you...true nightmares! Within the nightmare, I will give you...despair and death!"
― Urizen (Devil May Cry 5)

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 as a monster.




Known Users

See Also: The Dreaded and Supernatural Fear Inducer.


  • Ronny Schiatto (Baccano)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Äs Nödt (Bleach)
  • Isshiki Ōtsutsuki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Deepa ("Boruto: Naruto Next Generations")
  • Devils (Chainsaw Man)
  • True Vampires (Hellsing)
    • Alucard (Hellsing)
    • Seras Victoria (Hellsing); upon becoming a full vampire
  • Various Characters (Kingdom)
  • Kumoko (So I'm a Spider, So What/Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?)
  • Kuudo Hinokage (Medaka Box)
  • Misogi Kumagawa (Medaka Box)
  • All For One (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
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling); after his Second Reawakening
  • Various Gourmet Hunters/Bishokuya (Toriko)
  • Shiki Granbell (Edens Zero)
  • Drakken Joe (Edens Zero)
  • Isshiki Ōtsutsuki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)


  • Toepick's Species (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Ectonurites (Ben 10 series)
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • 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/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)
  • 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)
  • Pitch Black/The Bogeyman (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Frightgeist (Slugterra)
  • Chaos (Sonic the Comic)
  • Cluster Gems (Steven Universe)
  • Fungus Humungous (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • Mongor (ThunderCats)
  • Cravex (Visionaries); via personal spell
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Monsters (Monsters, Inc.); only human kids


  • Nobody Owns (The Graveyard Book)
  • 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)
  • Lucifer (Supernatural)
  • Buruburu (Supernatural)
  • Anuk-ite (Teen Wolf)
  • The Thing (The Thing)


  • 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)
  • 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)


  • 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 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)
  • Demon Rage Magisword (Teen Titans Go!)

Known Locations

  • Mansion of Night (Percy Jackson)




Live Television/Movies


Video Games


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