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"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. Sub-power of Mental Manipulation, Perception Manipulation and Unreality Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Genjutsu (Naruto)
  • Hallucikinesis
  • Hallucination Manipulation
  • Hallucination(s)
  • Hallucinogen
  • Illusion Casting
  • Illusion/Illusions
  • Mirage Manipulation
  • Perceptive Distortion Manipulation
  • Projected Mind Illusions
  • Psevdaísthisikinesis
  • Sensory Distortion Manipulation


Users can create, shape and manipulate illusions/hallucinations, 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. While some users may only be able to alter the way they or the target is perceived, others can create complex and detailed images and worlds, place a target within simulated conditions and circumstances and accurately replicate a wide variety of different phenomenon and other effects. As such, illusions can either exist solely within the physical or mental perceptions of usually organic and sentient targets, or as external projections capable of occupying material space, like holograms and mirages.

Additionally, these illusions can even be powerful and realistic enough to become tangibly solid and physically interact with the target, their environment or, in extreme cases, affect reality itself rather than simply simulating Reality Warping.






  • Illusion Negation
  • Users of Illusion Awareness and Illusion Reflection are immune.
  • Users of Psychic Shield (highly resistant) and Psychic Immunity (impervious), though only if done through psychic/mental means.
  • 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.


  • 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. However, it can be possible that reality warpers can do the same of creating illusions as well and that illusionists can possess some ability to influence reality.

Known Users

See Also: Master of Illusion.


  • 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)
  • Mysterio (The Spectacular Spider-Man)
  • Mirage Monster (Battle Kitty)
  • Ashley Rayburn/Primer (DC Comics)
  • 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)
  • Nanase (El Goonish Shive)
  • Justin (El Goonish Shive)
  • 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)
  • Sprite (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
  • Fox Miraculous users (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir)
    • Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge
    • Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Multifox
    • Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Trixx (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir)
  • Volpina (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir)
  • Mad Mod (Teen Titans); via technology
  • Abeloth (Star Wars Legends)
  • Naga Sadow (Star Wars Legends)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Sentrakh (BIONICLE)
  • Grus (Lightman)


  • 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!!)
  • Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Shinji Hirako (Bleach)
  • Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi (Bleach)
  • Ririn (Bleach)
  • Muramasa (Bleach)
  • Koga Kuchiki (Bleach)
  • Junichiro Tanizaki (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • The Illusion Card (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Mirage Card (Card Captor Sakura: Clear Cards)
  • Aion (Chrono Crusade)
  • Tamayo (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Ubume (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)
  • Camie Utsushimi (My Hero Academia)
  • 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)
  • Spriggan Tribe (Sword Art Online)
    • Kirito
  • 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)
  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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 (X-Men Movies)
  • Vuk (X-Men: Dark Phoenix)
  • Mysterio (Marvel Cinematic Universe); via Holographic Projection
  • Loki (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Frigga (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Sprite (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Video Games

  • Chakravartin (Asura's Wrath)
  • Number Six (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Terumi Yuuki (BlazBlue)
  • Phantom Bomber (Bomberman)
  • Dark Sun Gwyndolin (Dark Souls)
  • Tenebria (Epic Seven)
  • Xel'lotath (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)
  • Halicarnassus (Final Fantasy V)
  • Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Tisiphone (God of War)
  • Sasha (inFamous)
  • Desann (Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast)
  • Zexion (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Zorua and Zoroark (Pokémon)
  • 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)
  • The Last Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) via Illusion Magic.
  • Reisen Udongein Inaba (Touhou Project)
  • Illusionist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Illoo (Yo-kai Watch)
  • Magic Man (Mega Man & Bass)
  • Herrscher Of The Sentience (Honkai Impact 3rd)


  • 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


  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)
  • Slenderman (Creepypasta)

Known Locations