"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
  • Illusory/Illusive Reality Manipulation/Warping
  • 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.


Unlike Reality Warping this power allows the user to pretend they warp reality, like for example, changing and creating things on a whim, at least illusively. Although, it can be possible that reality warpers can do the same of creating illusions as well.

Known Users

See Also: Master of Illusion.


  • Myresto Mor (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Betta George (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Ixis Naugus (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mammoth Mogul (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Spellbinder (Batman Beyond)
  • Zatanna (DC Comics)
  • Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Fate (DC Comics)
  • Circe (DC Comics)
  • Maxima (DC Comics)
  • Cornelius Stirk (DC Comics)
  • Enchantress (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Gypsy (DC Comics)
  • Miss Martian (DC Comics)
  • Princess Projectra (DC Comics)
  • Mirror Master (DC Comics)
  • Nanase (El Goonish Shive)
  • Justin (El Goonish Shive)
  • Mastermind (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 Comics); 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
  • Mad Mod (Teen Titans); via technology


  • Baal (666:Satan)
  • Nue (Air Gear)
  • Blackburn (Air Gear)
  • Ah Fu-Lo (Akatsuki Otokojuku)
  • Yoshikatsu Utsunomiya (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • Devils (Bastard!!)
  • 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)
  • Camie Utsushimi (Boku no Hero Academia)
  • Junichiro Tanizaki (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • The Illusion Card (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Princess Snake (Dragon Ball)
  • Raiti and Zaacro (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Mystogan (Fairy Tail)
  • Midnight/Macbeth (Fairy Tail)
  • Ivan Dreyar (Fairy Tail)
  • Roubaul (Fairy Tail)
  • Mavis Vermilion (Fairy Tail)
  • Ban Mido (Get Backers!)
  • Song Yerin (Gosu)
  • Yang Jeonghak (Gosu)
  • Neko (K Project)
  • Kano Shuuya (Kagerou Project)
  • Mist Flame users (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Desert Flame users (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Zorin Blitz (Hellsing)
  • Naraku (InuYasha)
  • Kenny G (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure); via Whitesnake
  • Diana Cavendish (Little Witch Academia)
  • Najimi Ajimu (Medaka Box); with Fantasy Illusion (Magic Skills)
  • Shinobi (Naruto); via Genjutsu
  • Sharingan users (Naruto)
  • Zorua and Zoroark (Pokémon)
  • Mansion Owner's Ninetales (Pokémon)
  • Kyoko Sakura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • JunJun/Sailor Juno (Sailor Moon)
  • Hypnos (Saint Seiya)
  • Thanatos (Saint Seiya)
  • Hades (Saint Seiya)
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya); via Phoenix Demon Fist
  • Virgo Saints (Saint Seiya)
  • Medea (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Wang Ta-Ren (Sakigake Otokojuku)
  • Ruin (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Merlin (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Tezca Tlipoca (Soul Eater)
  • Asura (Soul Eater)
  • Mirage (Transformers)
  • Komurasaki (Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
  • Enjin (Yosakura Quartet)
  • Kanchomé and Parco Fologore (Zatch Bell!)
  • Bettenō (Un-Go)

Live Television

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


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


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

Web Series

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

Video Games

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


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


  • DoomSpy (TF2 Freak)
  • Rahkshi (BIONICLE)
  • Kraata (BIONICLE)

Known Locations

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