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Illusion Manipulation
Candice illusion
Candice Wilmer (Heroes) drops her illusion of being Niki/Jessica Sanders

Power/Ability to:

manipulate illusions

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

The power to manipulate illusions.

Also Called

  • Genjutsu (Naruto)
  • Hallucikinesis
  • Hallucinogen
  • Illusion Casting/Creation
  • Illusions
  • Mirage Generation
  • Vision Manipulation
  • Visual Projection

Capabilities

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.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

  • Hallucination Solidification - the ability to solidify any/all illusions or hallucinations.
  • Illusion Eye - the ability to project illusions via eyes.
  • Mental Hallucination - the ability to create high level mental hallucinations.
  • Mirage Inducing 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 - the ability to create illusions that are so realistic and powerful they can cause physical effects on the target.
  • Selective Illusions - the ability to induce illusions onto specific targets without affecting the others.
  • Self Perception - the ability to alter their own perception of reality.

Associations

Limitations

  • 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.
  • Illusion Awareness
  • User of Psychic Shield are either immune or highly resistant.
  • 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

Western Comic

  • Mastermind/Jason Wyngarde (Marvel Comics)
  • Lady Mastermind/Regan Wyngard (Marvel Comics)
  • Mastermind/Martinique Jason (Marvel Comics)
  • Blackheart (Marvel)
  • Professor X (Marvel Comics)
  • Mysterio (Marvel); via technology
  • Mesmero (Marvel)
  • Spellbinder (Batman Beyond)
  • Scarlet Witch (Marvel)
  • Pixie (Marvel Comics)
  • Myresto Mor (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Betta George (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Zatanna (DC Comics)
  • Scarecrow (DC)
  • Doctor Strange (Marvel)
  • Selene (Marvel)
  • Doctor Fate (DC Comics)
  • Wiccan (Marvel Comics)
  • Danielle Moonstar (Marvel Comics)
  • Calavera (Marvel Comics)
  • Psylocke (Marvel Comics)
  • Silver Surfer (Marvel Comics)
  • MODOK (Marvel Comics)
  • Circe (DC Comics)
  • Maxima (DC Comics)
  • Loki (Marvel)
  • Nanase (El Goonish Shive)
  • Justin (El Goonish Shive)
  • Ixis Naugus (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mammoth Mogul (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)

Manga/Anime

  • Zorua and Zoroark (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
  • Chrome Dokuro, Rokudo Mukuro and Viper/Esper Mammon (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya) via Phoenix Demon Fist
  • Fran (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • The Illusion Card (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Kanchome (Zatch Bell)
  • Baal (O-parts Hunter/666 Satan)
  • Zorin Blitz (Hellsing)
  • Ninja (Naruto); via Genjutsu
  • Kurenai Yūhi (Naruto)
  • The Uchiha Clan (Naruto); via Sharingan
  • Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Princess Snake (Dragon Ball)
  • Raiti and Zaacro (Dragon Ball Z)
  • 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!!)
  • Medea (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Hypnos (Saint Seiya)
  • Thanatos (Saint Seiya)
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Virgo Saints (Saint Seiya)
  • Komurasaki (Unbreakable Machine-Doll)

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)
  • Ecliptor (Power Rangers in Space)
  • Tygra (Thundercats)
  • Skeletor (Masters of the Universe)
  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)
  • Dr. Clef (SCP Foundation); his face does not appear in photographs
  • Gabriel/The Trickster (Supernatural)
  • Regina Mills/ Evil Queen (Once Upon A Time)

Western Animation

  • Mirage (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Chaos (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Karzahni (Bionicle)
  • Makuta (Bionicle)
  • Matau (Bionicle)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Mirta (Winx Club)
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10)
  • Hobgoblin 2099 (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Thuglett slugs (SlugTerra)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)

Film

  • Naga Sadow (Star Wars)
  • Abeloth (Star Wars)
  • Connor MacLeod (Highlander)
  • Jeon Woo-chi (Jeon Woo-chi)
  • Lillith "Lily" Sullivan (Case 39)
  • James Freeman (Bomb Squad)
  • Bianca Freeman (Bomb Squad)
  • Evil (Time Bandits)

Video Games

  • 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)
  • Tezca Tlipoca (Soul Eater)
  • Asura (Soul Eater)
  • Sasha (inFamous)
  • Talim (Soul Calibur)
  • Terumi Yuuki (BlazBlue)
  • Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Black Doom (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)

Literature

  • 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)
  • Larkin Kent (The Caster Chronicles); Illusionist Caster
  • Hécate (Greek mythology)
  • Hazel (Heroes of Olympus)

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