The power to enter and manipulate nightmares. Sub-power of Sleep Manipulation. Variation of Dream Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Nightmare Alteration/Bending/Control/Modifying/Modification/Power/Warping/Weaving


User can create, shape, enter and manipulate the nightmares of oneself and others, including modifying, suppressing, fabricating, influencing, manifesting, sensing, observing nightmares and turning dreams into nightmares. The overwhelming shock, fear, anxiety and terror can prove too suffocating for the victim in which their hearts might explode or brains might die.

In some cases, the user's power extends to the real world, such as wounds inflicted on a sleeping victim and even pulling someone from the waking world into the dream world.






  • Oneiric Immunity
  • If the target does not have anything to be afraid of then the user cannot control their nightmares.
  • The user can only affect sleeping subjects.
    • Due to this, User has a limited amount of time while their target is asleep unless the user also has Sleep Inducement.
  • Users of Psychic Shield (highly resistant) and Psychic Immunity (impervious).
  • May be limited to only putting a person in a Nightmare, not fully controlling their dream
  • As it is their dreams, targets may also be able to manipulate the dreams against the user via lucid dreaming.

Known Users


  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Pitch Black/The Bogeyman (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Nightmare King (Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland)
  • Nightmare Shark (Nightmare Shark)


  • Doctor Destiny (DC Comics)
  • Dream of the Endless (DC Comics/Vertigo)
  • Nightmare (Marvel Comics)
  • Barbatos (DC Comics)

Live Television

  • Iris (Ángel o Demonio)


  • Nemuinas (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Experiment 276 "Remmy" (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Nightmare Moon, Tantabus (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Sandboy (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Lessay (Sendokai Champions)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Creepy Eddie (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series)
  • Dream Beavers (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • Scary Terry (Rick and Morty)
  • Groundskeeper Willie (The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror)
  • Eddy Cougar (Tiny Toon Adventures)
  • Misterioso Grande (Mucha Lucha)

Video Games

  • Great Ones (Bloodborne)
  • Bane (Dota 2)
  • Darkrai, any Pokémon who can use "Nightmare" (Pokémon)
  • Wizeman the Wicked (NiGHTS into Dreams)
  • Nightmare (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Nightmare (Kirby)
  • Erebus Shajad (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)


  • The Architects (NAP RAP - The Warp Zone feat. Smosh)
  • Dark King Vita (Mushoku Tensei)
  • Thriller (Michael Jackson's Thriller)
  • The Grotesque (Fear Mythos)


  • Night Mares (Xanth)
  • The Night Stallion/Trojan (Xanth)


  • Enmu (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Manishu Booi/Mannish Boy (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Pt. 3: Stardust Crusaders); stand Death 13

Known Objects


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