"People lived rely and binded by their own knowledge and recognition, they called it by the name of reality. However, knowledge and recognition are ambiguous things, that reality might be an illusion. Everyone live inside their assumptions. Don't you think?"
― Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)
"In the wreckage of paradise, where abandoned dreams lies, what can be more befitting than a mirage?"
― Regent of the Mask (Ninja Gaiden)

The power to manipulate illusions. Users of this power are often called Illusionists.

Also Called

  • Genjutsu (Naruto)
  • Hallucikinesis
  • Hallucination Manipulation
  • Hallucinogen
  • Illusion Casting
  • Illusionist Physiology
  • Illusions
  • Illusory/Illusive Reality Manipulation/Warping
  • Mirage Manipulation
  • Psevdaísthisikinesis

Capabilities

User can create, shape and manipulate illusions, causing targets to see, hear, touch, smell and/or taste things which do not actually exist or cause them to perceive things differently from what they truly are. Some users can create complex and detailed worlds, others may be able to only alter the way they or the target are perceived.

Application

Techniques

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Illusion Negation
  • Users of Illusion Awareness and Illusion Reflection are immune.
  • Users of Psychic Shield (highly resistant) and Psychic Immunity (impervious).
  • People with Danger Intuition may be able to distinguish a fake illusion by telling which one is really a threat.
  • May be limited to creating illusions that affect only certain senses, sight being the most common as a result people with Enhanced Senses might be able to see through it.
  • May have to limit the number of mental powers to control the illusion.
  • May be unable to create accurate illusions, such as making things that don't exist or situations that would never happen in a million years. One common mistake is misplacing a feature on a person or forgetting to add shadows to their forms.
  • People with Detection or other sensing-based abilities may be able to distinguish the illusions as fakes.

Trivia

  • Unlike Reality Warping this power allows the user to pretend they warp reality, like for example, changing and creating things on a whim, at least illusively. Although, it can be possible that reality warpers can do the same of creating illusions as well.

Known Users

See Also: Master of Illusion.

Comics/Cartoons

  • Myresto Mor (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Betta George (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Ixis Naugus (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mammoth Mogul (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Spellbinder (Batman Beyond)
  • Zatanna (DC Comics)
  • Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Fate (DC Comics)
  • Circe (DC Comics)
  • Maxima (DC Comics)
  • Neron (DC Comics)
  • Cornelius Stirk (DC Comics)
  • Enchantress (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Gypsy (DC Comics)
  • Miss Martian (DC Comics)
  • Princess Projectra (DC Comics)
  • Mirror Master (DC Comics)
  • Various Metahumans (DC Comics)
  • Nanase (El Goonish Shive)
  • Justin (El Goonish Shive)
  • Various Mutants (Marvel Comics)
    • African American mutants
    • Asian mutants
    • Hispanic mutants
    • Native American mutants
    • White mutants
  • Mastermind (Marvel Comics)
  • Lady Mastermind/Regan Wyngarde (Marvel Comics)
  • Mastermind/Martinique Jason (Marvel Comics)
  • Blackheart (Marvel Comics)
  • Jean Grey (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers (Marvel Comics)
  • Professor Xavier (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathan Summers/Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Mysterio (Marvel Comics)
  • Mesmero (Marvel Comics)
  • Scarlet Witch (Marvel Comics)
  • Wiccan (Marvel Comics)
  • Pixie (Marvel Comics)
  • Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • Selene (Marvel Comics)
  • Kid Omega/Quentin Quire (Marvel Comics)
  • Danielle Moonstar (Marvel Comics)
  • Calavera (Marvel Comics)
  • Psylocke (Marvel Comics)
  • Silver Surfer (Marvel Comics)
  • MODOK (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki (Marvel Comics)
  • David Haller/Legion/Delusionaut (Marvel Comics); persona of Legion
  • Mad Mod (Teen Titans); via technology
  • Abeloth (Star Wars Legends)
  • Naga Sadow (Star Wars Legends)
  • Darcy/Witch of Darkness (Winx Club)
  • Sentrakh (BIONICLE)
  • Grus (Lightman)

Alya Cesaire/Rena Rouge(Miraculous)

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Baal (666 Satan/O-Parts Hunter)
  • Nue (Air Gear)
  • Blackburn (Air Gear)
  • Ah Fu-Lo (Akatsuki Otokojuku)
  • Yoshikatsu Utsunomiya (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • Devils (Bastard!!)
  • Ririn (Bleach)
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Shinji Hirako (Bleach)
  • Muramasa (Bleach)
  • Koga Kuchiki (Bleach)
  • Senjumaru Shutara (Bleach)
  • Rojuro Otoribashi (Bleach)
  • Camie Utsushimi (Boku no Hero Academia)
  • Junichiro Tanizaki (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • The Illusion Card (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Mirage Card (Card Captor Sakura: Clear Cards)
  • Tamayo (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Director of Internal Affairs (Denma); via Hallucination Quanx ability
  • Princess Snake (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Raiti and Zaacro (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Mystogan (Fairy Tail)
  • Midnight/Macbeth (Fairy Tail)
  • Ivan Dreyar (Fairy Tail)
  • Roubaul (Fairy Tail)
  • Mavis Vermilion (Fairy Tail)
  • Ban Mido (Get Backers!)
  • Song Yerin (Gosu)
  • Yang Jeonghak (Gosu)
  • Neko (K Project)
  • Kano Shuuya (Kagerou Project)
  • Mist Flame users (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Desert Flame users (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Zorin Blitz (Hellsing)
  • Naraku (InuYasha)
  • Coal (Jewelpet Kira Deco!)
  • Kenny G (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders); via Tenore Sax
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VI: Stone Ocean); via Whitesnake
  • Meimi Haneoka/Saint Tail (Kaitou Saint Tail)
  • Rajra/Deis (Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warriors)
  • Diana Cavendish (Little Witch Academia)
  • Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
  • Raim (Mairimashita! Iruma-Kun)
  • Valac Clara (Mairimashita! Iruma-Kun)
  • Najimi Ajimu (Medaka Box); with Fantasy Illusion (Magic Skills)
  • Muto (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Shinobi (Naruto); via Genjutsu
  • Zorua and Zoroark (Pokémon)
  • Mansion Owner's Ninetales (Pokémon)
  • Kyoko Sakura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Kurumu Kurono (Rosario + Vampire)
  • JunJun/Sailor Juno (Sailor Moon)
  • Hypnos (Saint Seiya)
  • Thanatos (Saint Seiya)
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya); via Phoenix Demon Fist
  • Virgo Saints (Saint Seiya)
  • Medea (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Wang Ta-Ren (Sakigake Otokojuku)
  • Ruin (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Merlin (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Kumoko/Shiraori (So I'm a Spider, So What?)
  • Tezca Tlipoca (Soul Eater)
  • Asura (Soul Eater)
  • Kirito (Sword Art Online)
  • Mirage (Transformers)
  • Komurasaki (Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
  • Enjin (Yosakura Quartet)
  • Kanchomé (Zatch Bell!)
  • Bettenō (Un-Go)
  • Kiba Yuuto (High School DxD)

Live Television

  • Glarghk Guhl Kashmas’nik Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Rex Buckland (Charmed)
  • Demon of Illusion (Charmed)
  • Black Heart (Charmed)
  • Avatars (Charmed)
  • Luna (Fate: The Winx Saga)
  • Ghosts (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Wes (The Gifted)
  • Candace Wilmer (Heroes)
  • Sylar of the Explosion future (Heroes)
  • Gulliver (Mighty Med)
  • Illusionists (Mutant X)
  • Emma de Lauro (Mutant X)
  • Regina Mills/ Evil Queen (Once Upon A Time)
  • Tess Harding (Roswell)
  • Many villains (Power Rangers)
  • Kali Prasad/Eight (Stranger Things)
  • ShadowEmz (Super/Lette)
  • Many villains (Super Sentai)
  • Gabriel (Supernatural)
  • Tygra (Thundercats)
  • Silas (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Various Ultramen, kaiju, and aliens (Ultraman series)

Cartoons

  • Mirage (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Chaos (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10)
  • Shade (Danny Phantom)
  • Mysterio (Marvel Comics)
  • Karzahni (Bionicle)
  • Makuta (Bionicle)
  • Matau (Bionicle)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Skeletor (Masters of the Universe)
  • Lila Rossi/Volpina (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • King Sombra (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Shadow Weaver (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • Melog (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • Thuglett slugs (SlugTerra)
  • Hobgoblin 2099 (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Mirta (Winx Club)
  • Valtor (Winx Club)
  • Vertigo (Winx Club)
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Chase Young (Xiaolin Showdown)

Movies

  • James Freeman (Bomb Squad)
  • Bianca Freeman (Bomb Squad)
  • Lillith "Lily" Sullivan (Case 39)
  • Ares (DC Extended Universe)
  • Connor MacLeod (Highlander)
  • Pennywise The Dancing Clown/It (It)
  • Jeon Woo-chi (Jeon Woo-chi)
  • Jonah and Seth Trimble (Seconds Apart)
  • Evil (Time Bandits)
  • Maui (Moana)
  • Emperor of the Night (Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night)
  • Chang'e (Over the Moon)
  • Schmendrick (The Last Unicorn)
  • Mommy Fortuna (The Last Unicorn)
  • Jason Stryker (X2: X-Men United)
  • Vuk (X-Men: Dark Phoenix)
  • Mysterio (Marvel Cinematic Universe); via Holographic Projection
  • Loki (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Frigga (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Video Games

  • Chakravartin (Asura's Wrath)
  • Number Six (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Terumi Yuuki (BlazBlue)
  • Dark Sun Gwyndolin (Dark Souls)
  • Tenebria (Epic Seven)
  • Xel'lotath (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)
  • Halicarnassus (Final Fantasy V)
  • Tisiphone (God of War)
  • Sasha (inFamous)
  • Desann (Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast)
  • Zexion (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Ahri (League of Legends)
  • Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Mariska (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Ergoth (MapleStory)
  • Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Staff Officer Enlil (Oreca Battle)
  • Jack Norman/Ultimate Abyss (Resident Evil: Revelations)
  • Wei Lu (Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy)
  • The Darkness (Skylanders)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Infinite (Sonic The Hedgehog)
  • Talim (Soul Calibur)
  • Mirage (Static Shock)
  • King Boo (Super Mario/Luigi's Mansion)
  • Toyo Momochi (Taimanin Asagi)
  • Reisen Udongein Inaba (Touhou Project)
  • Illusionist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Illoo (Yo-kai Watch)
  • Magic Man (Mega Man & Bass)

Literature

  • Larkin Kent (The Caster Chronicles); Illusionist Caster
  • Olivia Vertigo (Charlie Bone)
  • The Infectus Markers (Dead Space, Exodus Trilogy)
  • Harick (Glass Sword)
  • Penny (GONE Series)
  • Hécate (Greek mythology)
  • Witches and Wizards (Harry Potter)
  • Hazel Levesque (Heroes of Olympus)
  • Harrick (Red Queen)
  • Ghosts (Shadow Falls/Shadow Falls: After Dark)
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown/It (Stephen King's It)
  • Arvin (Thea Stilton: The Magic of the Mirror)
  • Zafrina (Twilight)
  • Adelina Amouteru (The Young Elites)

Web Animation

  • Neopolitan (RWBY)
  • Emerald Sustrai (RWBY)

Web Original

Other

  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)

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