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"Just because there's not a war doesn't mean there's peace. Just because there is prosperity doesn't mean there is happiness"
― Mystique (X Men Apocalypse)

The power to induce sadness. Sub-power of Melancholy Manipulation. Variation of Emotion Inducement. Opposite to Happiness Inducement.

Also Called

  • Depression Inducement
  • Grief Saturation
  • Melancholy Inducement
  • Misery Inducement
  • Sorrow Inducement
  • Unhappiness Inducement


The user can induce a state of sorrow on themselves or on others and make their enemies woeful and miserable and at a high level some users can make their target commit suicide, also to the target's combat and social abilities very sloppy and rusty.




Known Users

  • Dr. Zalost (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Spectra (Danny Phantom)
  • The Weeper (DC Comics)
  • Director of Internal Affairs (Denma); via Hallucination Quanx ability
  • WaruMonzaemon (Digimon)
  • Doraemon (Doraemon); via Homesick Frog Orgel
  • Dementors (Harry Potter)
  • Sadness (Inside Out)
  • Coal (Jewelpet Kira Deco!)
  • Susan in Sunshine (Marvel Comics); persona of Legion
  • Guardian ÄRM, Lamia (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Lonely Hearts Club Gang (My Life as a Teenage Robot)
  • Major Bummer (Ordinary Boy)
  • Lou Gubrious (The Powerpuff Girls); via Miser-Ray
  • Kabuki Monster (Powerpuff Girls Z)
  • Desperaino (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • All witches (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • SCP-414 - Regardless, I Might Prefer Myself Sick (SCP Foundation)
  • Blue Diamond (Steven Universe)
  • Lunasa Prismriver (Touhou Project)
  • Buhu (Yo-kai Watch)