"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance."
― George Bernard Shaw

The power to manipulate illusions.

Also Called

  • Genjutsu (Naruto)
  • Hallucikinesis
  • Hallucination Manipulation
  • Hallucinogen
  • Illusion Casting/Creation
  • Illusions
  • Mirage Generation


User can create, shape and manipulate illusions, causing targets to see, hear, touch, smell and/or taste things which do not actually exist or cause them to perceive things differently from what they truly are. Some users can create complex and detailed worlds, others may be able to only alter the way they or the target are perceived.




  • Hallucination Solidification - solidify any/all illusions or hallucinations.
  • Illusion-Casting - create illusions via Magic.
  • Mental Hallucination - create high level mental hallucinations.
  • Mirage Inducement is a version of Illusion (a mix of Summoning or limited Reality Warping and Illusion) in which the user can generate illusions which last, and are entirely real, as long as the targets do not know that they are illusions. One with this ability could cause any type of illusion they desire, but the second that someone calls out “It’s not real!”, shakes subjects out of their deluded state or the subjects see the illusionist working his power, then the illusions will wear off, entirely (or until the user can go unnoticed to use his ability again).
  • Psychosomatic Illusion - create illusions that are so realistic and powerful they can cause physical effects on the target.
  • Selective Illusions - induce illusions onto specific targets without affecting the others.
  • Self Perception - alter own perception of reality.



  • Some users are limited to creating illusions that affect only certain senses, sight being the most common as a result people with Enhanced Senses might be able to see through it.
  • Some users may have to limit the amount of mental powers to control the illusion.
  • Some targets may be immune, mainly those who either have this ability as well or other mental ability.
  • User may be unable to create accurate illusions, such as making things that don't exist or situations that would never happen in a million years. One common mistake is misplacing a feature on a person, or forgetting to add shadows to their forms.
  • Users of Illusion Awareness and Illusion Reflection are immune.
  • Users of Psychic Shield (highly resistant) and Psychic Immunity (impervious).
  • People with Danger Sense may be able to distinguish a fake illusion by telling which one is really a threat.

Known Users

See Also: Master of Illusion.


  • Gypsy (DC Comics)
  • Miss Martian (DC Comics)
  • Princess Projectra (DC Comics)
  • Mirror Master (DC Comics)
  • Mastermind/Jason Wyngarde (Marvel Comics)
  • Lady Mastermind/Regan Wyngard (Marvel Comics)
  • Mastermind/Martinique Jason (Marvel Comics)
  • Blackheart (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers (Marvel Comics)
  • Professor Xavier (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathan Summers/Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Mysterio (Marvel); via technology
  • Mesmero (Marvel Comics)
  • Scarlet Witch (Marvel Comics)
  • Wiccan (Marvel Comics)
  • Pixie (Marvel Comics)
  • Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • Selene (Marvel Comics)
  • Kid Omega/Quentin Quire (Marvel Comics)
  • Danielle Moonstar (Marvel Comics)
  • Calavera (Marvel Comics)
  • Psylocke (Marvel Comics)
  • Silver Surfer (Marvel Comics)
  • MODOK (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki (Marvel)
  • David Haller/Legion/Delusionaut (Marvel); persona of Legion
  • Myresto Mor (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Betta George (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Spellbinder (Batman Beyond)
  • Zatanna (DC Comics)
  • Scarecrow (DC)
  • Doctor Fate (DC Comics)
  • Circe (DC Comics)
  • Maxima (DC Comics)
  • Cornelius Stirk (DC Comics)
  • Enchantress (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Nanase (El Goonish Shive)
  • Justin (El Goonish Shive)
  • Ixis Naugus (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mammoth Mogul (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mad Mod (Teen Titans); via technology


  • Zorua and Zoroark (Pokemon)
  • Mansion Owner's Ninetales (Pokemon)
  • Mystogan (Fairy Tail)
  • Midnight (Fairy Tail)
  • Ivan Dreyar (Fairy Tail)
  • Roubaul (Fairy Tail)
  • Mavis Vermilion (Fairy Tail)
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Ririn (Bleach)
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach); via sword release
  • Shinji Hirako (Bleach); via sword release
  • Muramasa (Bleach); via sword release
  • Koga Kuchiki (Bleach); via sword release
  • Senjumaru Shutara (Bleach)
  • Chrome Dokuro, Rokudo Mukuro and Viper/Esper *Mammon (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Daemon Spade (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Julie Katou (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya); via Phoenix Demon Fist
  • Fran (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • The Illusion Card (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Kanchomé and Parco Fologore (Zatch Bell!)
  • Baal (O-parts Hunter/666 Satan)
  • Zorin Blitz (Hellsing)
  • Ninja (Naruto); via Genjutsu
  • Sharingan users (Naruto)
  • Princess Snake (Dragon Ball)
  • Raiti and Zaacro (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Kenny G (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Enrico Pucci (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure); via Whitesnake
  • Naraku (InuYasha)
  • Mirage (Transformers)
  • Ban Mido (Get Backers!)
  • Nue (Air Gear)
  • Blackburn (Air Gear)
  • JunJun/Sailor Juno (Sailor Moon)
  • Najimi Ajimu (Medaka Box); with Fantasy Illusion (Magic Skills)
  • Yoshikatsu Utsunomiya (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Neko (K Project)
  • Kano Shuuya (Kagerou Project)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • Devils (Bastard!!)
  • Enjin (Yosakura Quartet)
  • Medea (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Hypnos (Saint Seiya)
  • Thanatos (Saint Seiya)
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Virgo Saints (Saint Seiya)
  • Ruin (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Merlin (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Diana Cavendish (Little Witch Academia)
  • Komurasaki (Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
  • Wang Ta-Ren (Sakigake Otokojuku)
  • Ah Fu-Lo (Akatsuki Otokojuku)
  • Tezca Tlipoca (Soul Eater)
  • Asura (Soul Eater)
  • Kyoko Sakura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Junichiro Tanizaki (Bungou Stray Dogs)

Live Television

  • Ghosts (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Silas (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Candace Wilmer (Heroes)
  • Sylar of the Explosion future (Heroes)
  • Rex Buckland (Charmed)
  • Demon of Illusion (Charmed)
  • Black Heart (Charmed)
  • Avatars (Charmed)
  • Tess Harding (Roswell)
  • Illusionists (Mutant X)
  • Emma de Lauro (Mutant X)
  • ShadowEmz (Super/Lette)
  • Glarghk Guhl Kashmas’nik Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Many villains (Power Rangers)
  • Tygra (Thundercats)
  • Gabriel/The Trickster (Supernatural)
  • Regina Mills/ Evil Queen (Once Upon A Time)
  • Various Ultramen, kaiju, and aliens (Ultraman series)
  • Gulliver (Mighty Med)
  • Kali Prasad (Stranger Things)
  • Wes (The Gifted)


  • Mirage (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Chaos (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Karzahni (Bionicle)
  • Makuta (Bionicle)
  • Matau (Bionicle)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Mirta (Winx Club)
  • Valtor (Winx Club)
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10)
  • Hobgoblin 2099 (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Thuglett slugs (SlugTerra)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Volpina (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Chase Young (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Skeletor (Masters of the Universe)


  • Naga Sadow (Star Wars)
  • Abeloth (Star Wars)
  • Connor MacLeod (Highlander)
  • Jeon Woo-chi (Jeon Woo-chi)
  • Lillith "Lily" Sullivan (Case 39)
  • Reverend Henry Kane/The Beast (Poltergeist Series)
  • James Freeman (Bomb Squad)
  • Bianca Freeman (Bomb Squad)
  • Jonah and Seth Trimble (Seconds Apart)
  • Evil (Time Bandits)
  • Pennywise The Dancing Clown/It (IT)

Web Series

  • Neopolitan (RWBY)
  • Emerald Sustrai (RWBY)
  • Dr. Clef (SCP Foundation); his face does not appear in photographs

Video Games

  • Staff Officer Enlil (Oreca Battle)
  • Tisiphone (God of War)
  • Reisen Udongein Inaba (Touhou Project)
  • Chakravartin (Asura's Wrath)
  • Mirage (Static Shock)
  • Mariska (Lollipop Chainsaw)
  • Zexion (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Halicarnassus (Final Fantasy 5)
  • Sasha (inFamous)
  • Talim (Soul Calibur)
  • Terumi Yuuki (BlazBlue)
  • Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Infinite (Sonic The Hedgehog)
  • Jack Norman/Ultimate Abyss (Resident Evil: Revelations)
  • Number Six (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Desann (Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast)
  • Illusionist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Wei Lu (Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy)
  • Dark Sun Gwendolin (Dark Souls)
  • Illoo (Yo-kai Watch)
  • The Darkness (Skylanders)


  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown/It (Stephen King's It)
  • Ghosts (Shadow Falls/Shadow Falls: After Dark)
  • Penny (GONE Series)
  • The Infectus Markers (Dead Space, Exodus Trilogy)
  • Harry Potter (Harry Potter)
  • Zafrina (Twilight)
  • Olivia Vertigo (Charlie Bone)
  • Harrick (Red Queen)
  • Larkin Kent (The Caster Chronicles); Illusionist Caster
  • Hécate (Greek mythology)
  • Hazel Levesque (Heroes of Olympus)
  • Harick (Glass Sword)
  • Adelina Amouteru (The Young Elites)


  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)

Known Locations

  • SCP-238 - Building Complex (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-450 - Abandoned Federal Penitentiary (SCP Foundation)