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"My Mind is the only Sanctuary that Has not been Stolen from Me. Men have tried to breach it before, but I've Learned to Defend it vigorously, for I am only safe with my Innermost thoughts."
― Murtagh Morzansson (Inheritance Cycle)
"It will take more than head games to stop me! You may have invaded my mind and my body, but there's one thing a Saiyan always keeps...his PRIDE!"
― Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z) resisting Babidi's mind control.
"That's adorable. My thoughts are not available to you toots. They never ever were. So don't go givin' yourself a migraine."
― Agatha Harkness (Marvel Cinematic Universe) after Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch fails to read her mind
"What?! I cannot read you!"
― Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)

The power to be highly resistant to psychic attacks. Opposite to Mental Shield Penetration. Psychic version of Supernatural Durability. Not to be confused with Psychic Shadow. Lesser version of Psychic Immunity.

Also Called

  • Hypnosis/Control Resistance
  • Mental Barrier/Protection/Shield
  • Mind Block
  • Mind Control Resistance
  • Occlumency (Harry Potter)
  • Perspicuity
  • Psychic Resistance
  • Telepathic/Telepathy Resistance


The user is highly resistant to any/all mental intrusion, including psychic or empathic powers, Hypnosis, Mental Hallucination, deception, etc. Mind readers only “hear” static, while mind controllers will have trouble manipulating those shielded.



  • Compulsion Immunity: to withstand abilities that compel the user to perform an action.
  • Empathic Shield: to resist or withstand Emotion Manipulation.
  • Mental Shield Creation: to create a psychic shield on others.
  • Psionic Shield: to protect oneself or others from psychic penetration.
  • Psychic Blindspot: to project a blindspot that protects certain information, such as a character's true identity.
  • Seduction Immunity: to withstand seductive love, lust, and sex-based abilities.




  • Users are only resistant, not immune.
  • Doesn't work against physical abilities or actual attacks.
  • May require mental discipline and focus to prevent external penetration.
  • Mental Shield Penetration may be able to penetrate the shield.
  • Meta Fear Inducement can affect them directly regardless of how powerful their psychic shielding is.
  • Powerful opponents may still be able to affect the user to some extent.
  • Shield may have to be consciously activated.
  • May have weakness against Consciousness Separation and Consciousness Shattering.
  • Objects that bestow it may interfere with the user's psychic abilities.

Known Users

See Also: Psychic Block Defense and Psychic Static.



  • Tetsuo Shima (Akira)
  • Misaka Mikoto (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
  • Utsuro (Gintama)
  • Inuyasha (InuYasha); via Feral Mind
  • Ursula Callistis (Little Witch Academia); via Empathic Shield Spell
  • Saitama (One Punch Man)
  • Sakamaki Izayoi (Problem Children are Coming from Another World, Aren't They?)
  • Users of The Darkness (Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V)
  • Jaden Yuki (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX); via fusing Yubel
  • Kaoru Akashi (Zettai Karen Children)
  • Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto/Boruto); Via Kurama


  • Occlumens (Harry Potter)
  • Magicians (Inheritance Cycle)
    • Eragon
    • Murtagh
  • Roran (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Nasuada (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Mages (King's Dark Tidings)
  • Rezkin (King's Dark Tidings)
  • Beaufort "Beau" Swan (Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined)
  • Jeb Batchelder (Maximum Ride)
  • Foster (The Medusa Project)
  • Ghost-Whispering Supernaturals (Shadow Falls)
  • Yuuzhan Vong (Star Wars)
  • Isabella "Bella" Swan (Twilight Saga)
  • Fanoxean (The Young Guardians)
  • Unknown wielder (The Young Guardians)

Live Television/Movies

  • Vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • The Doctor (Doctor Who)
  • Changelings (Star Trek)
  • Cardassians (Star Trek)
  • Eli's Clones (Heroes)
  • Joshua King (No Ordinary Family)
  • Daphne Powell (No Ordinary Family)
  • JJ Powell (No Ordinary Family)
  • Jessica Jones (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Supernatural Hunters (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
    • Brotherhood of the Five
    • Jeremy Gilbert
  • En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse (X-Men Movies)
  • X-23 Children (X-Men Movies)
    • Laura/X-23 via Supernatural Regeneration
  • Agatha Harkness (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Various Supernatural Beings (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals/Legacies)

Video Games

  • Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Gene (Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops)
  • Steel-type Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • Psychic-type Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • Razputin Aquato (Psychonauts)
  • Dragons (Skylanders)
  • Herrscher Of The Void (Honkai Impact 3rd)

Tabletop Games

  • Sisters Of Silence (Warhammer 40k)

Web Original/Series

Known Objects

  • Metebelis Crystal (Doctor Who)
  • Adamantine (Marvel Comics)
  • Adamantium (Marvel Comics)
  • Magneto's Helmet (Marvel Comics)
  • Mind Gem (Marvel Comics)
  • Juggernaut's Helmet (Marvel Comics)
  • Fantomex's Mask (Marvel Comics)
  • SCP-714 - The Jaded Ring (SCP Foundation)
  • Black Ops Psionic Amplifier/Psi Amp (System Shock 2)
  • Skyfire (Wings of Fire)