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"Because of the existence of love, sacrifice is born... and hatred is born when people know...pain."
― Nagato/Pain (Naruto)
"If I cut you down in an instant there is no meaning to kill you to begin with! I will kill you at the most agonizing slowness possible!"
― Charlotte Amande to King Baum (One Piece)
"Oh, no. I'm not here to torture ya. I mean, I could. I could inflict Pain like you can't even imagine. I could inflict such delicious, perfect Pain. "
― Lucifer to Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
"That's me giving you an aneurysm, your blood vessels go pop. But you heal quickly. So, I do it over and over again."
― Bonnie Bennett to Damon (Vampire Diaries)

The ability to inflict agonizing pain by varying means. Sub-power of Pain Manipulation. Variation of Mental Inducement. Opposite to Pleasure Inducement.

Also Called

  • Agony Inducement
  • Hurt Inducement
  • Pain Induction/Infliction/Stimulation


User is able to cause varying levels of pain, including physical, mental and/or emotional, to their targets using supernatural means.



  • Telepaths can make a person feel pain by psychologically making them feel pain.
  • Some with a touch can make people feel as if they were tortured.
  • Some magical spells can inflict pain on a person.
  • Some can inflect Emotional Pain.



  • May not work on users who posses Pain Suppression.
  • May need to touch the victim.
  • May be limited to causing either physical, mental or emotional pain.
  • Users of Endorphin Activation can turn pain into joy/pleasure.

Known Users

See Also: Agony Beam.

  • Queenie (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Duna (Ángel o Demonio)
  • Ectonurites (Ben 10 Series)
    • Ghostfreak
  • Vohtarak-breed Visorak (BIONICLE)
  • Kiri Haimura (Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge)
  • Martian Manhunter (DC Comics)
  • Psimon (DC Comics)
  • Duriel (Diablo)
  • Lilithmon (Digimon); via "Phantom Pain"
  • Cruciatus Curse users (Harry Potter)
  • Jordan McKee (Haven)
  • Cenobites (Hellraiser)
  • Leviathan (Hellraiser)
  • The Watcher (Heroes)
  • Morgana (League of Legends)
  • Loco (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Professor Charles Xavier (Marvel Comics)
  • Onslaught (Marvel Comics)
  • Wanda Maximoff (Marvel Comics)
  • Purge (Marvel Comics)
  • Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Nathalie Sancoeur/Mayura (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir); via only Sentimonsters
  • Silva (Mutant X)
  • Puppetmaster (Paradox Saga)
  • Salem (RWBY); on Cinder only; via her Grimm arm
  • SCP-352 - Baba Yaga (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-469 - Many-Winged Angel (SCP Foundation)
  • Sailor Pluto (Sailor Moon); via Dead Scream
  • Scheris Adjani (s-CRY-ed)
  • The Queen of Cats (Sea of Patchwork Cats)
  • Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Lucifer (Supernatural)
  • Capt Dec (Super/Roulette)
  • Mord-Siths (Sword of Truth/Legend of the Seeker)
  • Cara (Sword of Truth/Legend of the Seeker)
  • Jagang (Sword of Truth)
  • Jane (The Twilight Saga)
  • Witches (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals/Legacies)
    • Bonnie Bennett
    • Qetsiyah
    • Dahlia
    • Silas
  • Sirens (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Victor Vale (Vicious)
  • Demise (Wild Cards)
  • Frost Sisters (The Gifted)
    • Esme Frost
    • Phoebe Frost
    • Sophie Frost
    • Mindee Frost
    • Celeste Frost
  • RED (Creepypasta)

Known Objects

  • Agony Matrix (DC Animated Universe)
  • Darkness ÄRM, Sealing Skull (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Ghost ÄRMs (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Zombie Tattoo (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • SCP-162 - Ball of Sharp (SCP Foundation)
  • Sphere of the Wounded Lion (Super Robot Wars Z)
  • The Agiel (Sword of Truth)
  • The Rada'Han (Sword of Truth)
  • Little Buddy Magisword (Teen Titans Go!)
  • Potion of Harming (Minecraft)