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"Have you finally woke up to your senses? You who averted your eyes from the truth...is indeed a more deplorable imitation than anything else ...Best you part from that aspect of yourself! Let us now forge a contract...I am thou, thou art I...The world is filled with both beauty and vice of truths and lies...It is time you teach people which is which!""
― Goemon (Persona 5)

The ability to force a person to tell the truth. Sub-power of Truth Manipulation. Variation of Mental Inducement. Opposite to Lie Inducement.

Also Called

  • Contact Persuasion
  • Honesty Inducement
  • Truth Serum
  • Veritas

Capabilities

The user can force/induce others to tell the truth, guaranteeing that the person is telling the truth to the best of their ability.

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Users of Psychic Shield (highly resistant) and Psychic Immunity (impervious).
  • May need to know if the person is lying in order to activate this power in the first place.
  • Only guarantees the person is telling the truth to their knowledge. If they are misinformed, the truth may be misleading or they may know nothing about the subject at all.
  • May require to ask someone a question to make the power work.
  • Unless trained, they can't make anyone tell the truth through gestures or writings.

Known Users

  • Issa Williams (Black Lighting)
  • Veritas (Roman Mythology)
  • Phoenix Wright (Ace Attourney series); via Megatama
  • Witches (Charmed); via Truth Spell
  • Alicia (Los Protegidos)
  • Wonder Girl (DC Comics)
  • April Skouris (The 4400)
  • Captain Universe (Marvel Comics); via Uni-Vision
  • La Lumière Bleue (Marvel Comics)
  • White Pantera (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera); via Bronze Boots of Truth
  • Yorick (The Skull of Truth)
  • Jack (Supernatural)
  • Veritas (Supernatural)
  • Haruka Kodama/Sasori Banchou (Kongō Banchō)
  • Shin Nemoto (Boku no Hero Academia)
  • Esmeralda (Chica Vampiro)
  • Chloe Sullivan (Smallville); temporarily
  • Lucifer Morningstar (Lucifer); can make others tell their secret desires
  • Lliana (Every Witch Way)
  • Dynamite Watkins (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes); via microphone fueled by attention
  • Tattletell (Yo-Kai Watch)

Known Objects

  • Truth Potion (Charmed)
  • Truth Serum (Charmed 2018)
  • Lasso of Truth (DC Comics)
  • Truth Serum (Divergent)
  • Bronze Boots of Truth (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera)
  • Floss Lasso (Fairly Odd Parents)
  • Truth Telling Teeth (Gravity Falls)
  • Tell-the-Truth-inator (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Veritaserum (Harry Potter)
  • Tea of Truth (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Truth Talisman of Tonatiuh (My Little Pony Series)
  • Microphone (Round the Twist); via lightning strike
  • Truth Salt (The Replacaments)
  • Mortal Sword (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Truth Root (Witches of East End)

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