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― Zarathos to Lobo and his clones. (Death Battle)
"Torture. You are chained in the flow of an active volcano. Why did I start this list?"
― Justin O. Schmidt describing Pain Level 4 of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index
― The Mirror Demon to John Ward. (FAITH: The Unholy Trinity)

The power to inflict torment and suffering upon others. Sub-power of Emotion Manipulation and Tormentor. Variation of Emotion Inducement. Opposite to Party Inducement.

Also Called

  • Anguish Inducement
  • Suffering Inducement
  • Torture Inducement


The user can induce torture on target with illusions and thoughts from past, present and future. It may be induced to all degrees of intensity, from mild to unbearable to full-on physical suffering. This power is mostly used with illusions. The scale of this power can vary from a single person to a population, the time can also vary from a few minutes to eternity.

The user may also torment their victims mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.



  • May be countered by illusion manipulators.

Known Users

  • Tormentor (Age of Myth)
  • Satanus (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics); via various Omega Effect abilities (especially The Omega Sanction)
  • Andariel (Diablo)
  • Lamia (Drag Me to Hell)
  • Pazuzu (The Exorcist)
  • Lucy Ashley (Fairy Tail)
  • Wrexsoul (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Kan Ki (Kingdom)
  • Loco (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Guardian ÄRM, Lamia (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Ghost Riders (Marvel Comics); via the Penance Stare
  • Beauty and The Beast Unit (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots)
  • Ibiki Morino (Naruto); via Summoning: Torture Chamber
  • Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Genjutsu users (Naruto)
  • Charlotte Amande (One Piece)
  • Lucifer (Religion)
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Observer (TribeTwelve)
  • Jane (Twilight Saga)
  • Obelisk the Tormentor (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Kanchomé (Zatch Bell!)

Known Objects

  • Cursing Camera (Doraemon)
  • SCP-2718 (SCP Foundation)

Known Locations

  • Pit of Hate (Samurai Jack)
  • Hell (Judeo-Christian Mythology)