The power to be strengthened by the fear of others or oneself. Sub-power of Fear Manipulation. Variation of Emotion Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Fear Affinity
  • Phobia Affinity/Empowerment


Users become stronger, faster, more durable, etc. through fear of oneself and others, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing the existing powers. Some users may be able draw sustenance from fear or even slow or stop aging.



  • May be rendered powerless in the absence of fear.
  • May become overwhelmed with fears
  • May only be able to draw on others' fear.
  • Empathy users or Telepathy users may overwhelm user with emotions opposite to fear.

Known Users


  • El Katib (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Turahk (BIONICLE)
  • Zombozo (Ben 10)
  • Mylène Haprèle (Miraculous Ladybug); when transformed into "Horrificator"
  • Fungus Humongus (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles;2012 Tv series)


  • Parallax (DC Comics)
  • Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • Yellow Lanterns (DC Comics)
    • Sinestro
  • Caliban (Marvel Comics)
  • The Dweller-In-Darkness (Marvel Comics)
  • The Serpent/Cul Borson (Marvel Comics)
  • Cullen Bloodstone (Marvel Comics)


  • Harvesters (The Deaths of Ian Stone)
  • Monsters (Girl vs Monster)
  • Dennis (Hotel Transylvania 2)
  • The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Pitch Black, (Rise of The Guardians)
  • The Bye Bye Man (The Bye Bye Man)


  • Agramon (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)

Live Action TV

  • Thesulac Demons (Angel)
  • Garchnar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Knox (Heroes)
  • Nighlok (Power Rangers Samurai)


  • Amanojaku (Ghost Stories)
  • Sadao Maou (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2); via Neko-Ken
  • Hakumen no Mono (Ushio and Tora)
  • Charlotte Linlin (One Piece)
  • Terunosuke Miyamoto (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable); via Enigma