" The true mind can weather all the lies and illusions without being lost. The true heart can tough the poison of hatred without being harmed."
― Lion Turtle (Avatar: the Last Airbender)
"Panic is Pointless."
― Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman (DC Comics)
"Anger is the god of fools."
― O-Sensei (DC Comics)
"His overwhelming coolness towards those who would do him harm is greater than my own."
― Hiei on Yoko Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
"Focus on staying calm before you worry about speed."
― Jotaro Kujo to Koichi Hirose (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable)

The ability to enter a state of self-induced tranquility. Not to be confused with Apathy. Opposite to Feral Mind.

Also Called

  • Mental Endurance/Fortitude/Resilience/Resistance
  • Nerves of Steel
  • Poker Face
  • Soul of Ice (Ranma 1/2)
  • Tranquility


User can remain calm in virtually any situation, allowing them to think with perfect clarity even when under extreme emotional or physical distress. Users can endure mental stress and can be essentially immune to emotional manipulation and highly resistant to torture.


  • Fear Masking
  • Avoid hesitating in some situations.
  • Give the impression that one is immune to pain.
  • Intimidation by demonstrating the total disregard of pain or willingness to do anything to achieve their goal.
  • May allow Empaths to use their powers with greater ease.
  • Maximum Concentration Capacity by thinking clearly in dangerous situations.
  • Tranquil Combat


Calm State

  • Enter or be in a state of absolute serenity/tranquility.

Emotionless Shell

  • Temporarily or permanently empty oneself of emotion. Allows the user to operate at peak efficiency by blocking out any external distractions, may alter the properties of the user's chi.

Tranquil Emotions

  • Users can channel the power of their emotions while maintaining complete focus and control.



  • Low-level users may only be able to maintain this state for a short time.
  • Constant suppression of emotions may result in mental instability.
  • Pain is still felt although the reaction is suppressed.
  • May require meditation to perform.
  • Certain events can cause users to be caught off guard.

Known Users

See Also: The Stoic and Nerves of Steel.


  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Rachel Roth/Raven (DC Comics/Teen Titans)
  • Starfire (Teen TItans)
  • Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman (DC Comics)
  • Opal (Steven Universe)
  • Shang-Chi (Marvel Comics)
  • Oogway (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Po (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Shifu (Kung Fu Panda)

Live Television/Movies

  • Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Star Wars)
  • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Neo (The Matrix)
  • The Twins (The Matrix)
  • Vulcans (Star Trek); via the Kolinahr ritual


  • Narukami Sakaki (Absolute Duo)
  • Inaho Kaizuka (Aldnoah.Zero)
  • Amel/Americano Beans (Americano Exodus)
  • Takeshi Kotobuki (Ajin)
  • Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Zommari Rureaux (Bleach); via meditation
  • Shūkurō Tsukishima (Bleach)
  • Ulquiorra Cifer (Bleach)
  • Shunsui Kyōraku (Bleach)
  • Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach)
  • Ginrei Kuchiki (Bleach)
  • Kiyotaka Ayanokouji (Classroom of the Elite)
  • Tomioka Giyu (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Agatsuma Zenitsu (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba); while asleep
  • Android 17 (Dragon Ball seires)
  • Son Goku (Dragon Ball series); via Ultra Instinct
  • Sakamoto (Sakamoto desu ga?)
  • D (Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure); only when in her bioroid body
  • King Bradley (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Akira Hongō (History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi)
  • Menthuthuyoupi (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)
  • Duke Togo (Golgo 13)
  • Jotaro Kujo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Guido Mista (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V/5: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo)
  • Ei Sei (Kingdom)
  • Ou Ki (Kingdom)
  • Kyou Kai (Kingdom)
  • Tou (Kingdom)
  • Yo Tan Wa (Kingdom)
  • Ba Jio (Kingdom)
  • Rin Ko (Kingdom)
  • Ou Sen (Kingdom)
  • Kan Ki (Kingdom)
  • Shun Sui Ju (Kingdom)
  • A Ka Kin (Kingdom)
  • Meliodas (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Zabuza Momochi (Naruto)
  • Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Sage Mode Users (Naruto)
  • Marika Tachibana (Nisekoi)
  • Van Augur (One Piece)
  • Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece)
  • Basil Hawkins (One Piece)
  • Borsalino/Kizaru (One Piece)
  • Trafalgar D. Water Law (One Piece)
  • Dracule Mihawk (One Piece)
  • Nico Robin (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Katakuri (One Piece)
  • Shinichi Izumi (Parasyte); after merging with Migi's cells
  • Uragami (Parasyte)
  • Shogo Makishima (Psycho-Pass)
  • Stella Shining (Price of Smiles)
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2); via the Soul of Ice technique
  • Elsa Granhiert (Re:Zero)
  • Seta Sōjirō (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Karasu (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Sensui Shinobu (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Younger Toguro (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Clear Note (Zatch Bell!)

Video Games

  • Terumi Yuuki (BlazBlue)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Yu Narukami (Persona 4)
  • Espurr (Pokemon)
  • Ada Wong (Resident Evil)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild); originally
  • Sasaki Kojirou (TYPE-MOON)
  • Green Dragon (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Pokemon that learn 'Calm Mind'(Pokemon)

Web Comics/Series

  • Nox Decious (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • Lie Ren (RWBY)
  • Han Jee-Han (The Gamer); via Gamer's Mind


  • Rezkin (King's Dark Tidings)
  • Mara Jade Skywalker (Star Wars Legends)




Video Games

Live Television/Movies

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