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Fear Empowerment
Enhanced by the fear of numerous hostages, Knox (Heroes) is able to punch through the body of the german and make a hole in the metal locker behind him.

Power/Ability to:

Be empowered by fear

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


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

  • The Dweller-In-Darkness (Marvel)
  • The Serpent/Cul Borson (Marvel)
  • Caliban (Marvel)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Sinestro (DC Comics)
  • Yellow Lanterns (DC Comics)
  • Parallax (DC Comics)
  • Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • Knox (Heroes)
  • El Katib (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Garchnar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Thesulac Demons (Angel)
  • Turahk (BIONICLE)
  • The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)
  • Harvesters (The Deaths of Ian Stone)
  • Amanojaku (Ghost Stories)
  • Pitch Black, The Boogeyman (Rise of The Guardians)
  • Monsters (Girl vs Monster)
  • Nighlok (Powerrangers Samurai)
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2); via Neko-Ken
  • Agramon (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Sadao Maou (Hataraku Maou-sama!)


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