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The ability to induce confusion. Variation of Emotion Inducement and Mental Inducement.

Also Called

  • Bewilderment Inducement


User can cause confusion (temporary interference with the clear working of targets mind) in a person or group of people. Depending of the power of user and/or attack this can cause momentary or longer lasting inability to focus attention, loss of orientation (ability to place oneself correctly in the world by time, location, and/or personal identity), disordered memory (ability to correctly recall previous events or learn new material).


  • Misdirection
  • Cause confusion in a person or crowd.
  • Distract the target just long enough to slip by.




  • Users of Psychic Shield are either immune or highly resistant.
  • Strong-willed or focused people are likely to be able to resist this attack or at least recover quickly.
  • Prolonged use of this ability may lead to severe - if not permanent - damage to the user's mind.

Known Users

  • Edgar Roni Figaro (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Eris/Discordia (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Pokémon that can learn confusion inducing attacks (Pokémon)
  • Taylor and Tara Ridley (Michael Vey series)
  • Psychics (Psychonauts)
  • Mutant Rats (Psychonauts)
  • Magic Users (Harry Potter); via the Confundus Charm

Known Objects

  • The Orb of Confusion (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Brain Tanks (Psychonauts)
  • Staffs of Confusion (Bionicle)


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