"People can list any number of reasons to be afraid. This is because at the most fundamental level, 'comfort' leads to 'life', whilst 'fear' leads to 'death'. While people cannot give a clear answer why they want to live, they can give any number of answers why they do not wish to die. Thus, it is impossible to be unaffected by fear as long as you are alive."
― Äs Nödt (Bleach)
"Gotham, this is your only warning, abandon the city, or I will unleash your greatest fears."
― Scarecrow (Arkham Knight)

The power to evoke extreme fear and horror in others. Sub-power of Fear Manipulation. Variation of Emotion Inducement. Opposite to Courage Inducement.

Also Called

  • Bogeyman Effect
  • Fear Induction
  • Intimidation
  • Panic Inducement
  • Terror Inducement


The user can evoke and increase fear and horror in others causing the target’s brain to release fear-inducing chemicals.

The victim’s perception may be altered, causing them to see their environment as ominous and the user as dark and foreboding, or even seen as a monster.




Known Users

See Also: The Dreaded and Supernatural Fear Inducer.

  • Hades/Pluto (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Phobos (Greek Mythology)
  • Äs Nodt (Bleach)
  • Retsu "Yachiru" Unohana (Bleach)
  • Frieza (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Majin Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Beerus (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Kuudo Hinokage (Medaka Box)
  • Mongor (Thundercats)
  • Alma Wade (F.E.A.R. Series)
  • Ronnie Schiatto (Baccano)
  • Haoshoku Haki users (One Piece)
  • Yonko (One Piece)
  • Sakazuki (One Piece)
  • Doomguy (DOOM)
  • Many Bishokuya (Toriko)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Raven (Teen Titans/DC Comics)
  • Parallax (DC Comics)
  • Spin (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Sinestro Corps (DC Comics)
  • Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • The Joker (DC Comics)
  • Barbas (Charmed)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street Series)
  • Scarecrow (Marvel Comics)
  • The Lizard (Marvel Comics)
  • Mr. Fear (Marvel Comics)
  • Alexander Aaron (Marvel Comics)
  • Phobos (Marvel Comics)
  • Ghost Rider (Marvel Comics)
  • Terrance Ward/Trauma (Marvel Comics); via Phobia-Initiated Ability Manifestation.
  • Blackheart (Marvel Comics)
  • Caliban (Marvel Comics)
  • Turahk (BIONICLE)
  • SCP-959 - The Bogeyman (SCP Foundation); involuntary
  • SCP-303 - The Doorman (SCP Foundation); involuntary
  • Tyrant Morax/Moloch (Shin Megam Tensei: Strange Journey)
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown/It (Stephen King's It)
  • Jeggorabax Energy Entity (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Gachnar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Golden Fear Serpent (Skylanders)
  • Thesulac Demons (Angel)
  • Chaos (Sonic the Comic)
  • Cluster Gems (Steven Universe)
  • Cynder (The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon)
  • Boggart (Harry Potter); via shapeshifting
  • Dementors (Harry Potter)
  • Jericho Cross (Darkwatch)
  • Maury Parkman (Heroes)
  • Guillame (Heroes)
  • Nurarihyon (Nurarihyon no Mago)
  • Nura Rihan (Nurarihyon no Mago)
  • Nura Rikuo (Nurarihyon no Mago)
  • The Dragoborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); via Dismay Shout, Rout, Hysteria and fear spells and various fear poisons and fear enchanted weapons.
  • Shadow Selves (Persona Series)
  • Shinobi that use Killing Intent (Naruto)
  • Darkrai (Pokémon)
  • Pokémon with the ability "intimidate" (Pokémon)
  • Pitch Black (Rise of the Guardians)
  • The Fear (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
  • The Thing (The Thing Series)
  • Gaz (Invader Zim)
  • Mandy (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Terror Dopant (Kamen Rider W)
  • Fluttershy (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya)
  • Fuyuki Hinata (Sgt Frog); only when truly angry.
  • Redjac (Star Trek)
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Tomokui Kanata/Rou (Re:Monster)
  • Nobody Owens (The Graveyard Book)
  • Frightgeist (Slugterra)
  • Tara (Michael Vey)
  • Twitch (TF2 Freak)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Slenderman (Slenderman franchise)
  • Ring Wraiths/Nazgul (LoTR)
  • Glenda (The Haunted Hathaways)
  • Monsters (Girl vs. Monster)
  • Buruburu (Supernatural)
  • Huwara (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Myrddraal (The Wheel of Time)
  • Padan Fain (The Wheel of Time)
  • Cravex (Visionaries), via personal spell
  • Dragons (Dungeons and Dragons)
  • Diablo (Diablo Series)
  • Gremloblin (Gravity Falls)
  • Holo (Spice and Wolf); via her Wolf Form.
  • Fungus Humongus (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2012 TV series)
  • Bones (Power Rangers Dino Charge)

Known Objects

  • The Soul Shredder (Danny Phantom)
  • Phobia Mask (Chaotic)
  • Various fear poisons and fear enchanted weapons (The Elder Scrolls)
  • Scarecrow's Fear Toxin (DC Comics)
  • King Sombra's Magic Door (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
  • Left Hand of Horror (Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy)

Known Locations

  • Mansion of Night (Percy Jackson)


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