"I've never once thought of you as an ally. Not you. Not Kushida. Not Hirata. All people are nothing but tools. It doesn't matter how its done. It doesn't matter what needs to be sacrificed. In this world, winning is everything. As long as I win in the end...That's all that matters."
― Kiyotaka Ayanokouji (Classroom of the Elite)

Power to possess innate understanding/knowledge of psychology. Variation of Intuitive Aptitude.

Also Called

  • Psychological Manipulation
  • Psychology Intuition


The user possesses an incredible and innate understanding/knowledge of psychology and can use it for various purposes, often by changing the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or even abusive tactics.

More benevolent users may use it to help those with mental or emotional problems, while the more malevolent users may use it to manipulate others into doing their bidding, or even drive some to acts of murder or suicide.





  • May not work on Indomitable Will users of a higher level.
  • May become paranoid and/or suspicious of others.

Known Users


  • Maxwell Lord (DC Comics)
  • Niles Caulder (DC Comics)
  • Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Lex Luthor (DC Comics)
  • Ra's al Ghul (DC Comics)
  • Spellbinder (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Merry Maker (DC Comics)
  • Hugo Strange (DC Comics)
  • Noah Kuttler/Calculator (DC Comics)
  • John Constantine (Hellblazer/DC Comics)
  • Ahab (Marvel Comics)
  • Karnak (Marvel Comics)
  • Jackal (Marvel Comics)
  • Max Eisenhardt/Magneto (Marvel Comics)
  • Professor X (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki (Marvel Comics)
  • Norman Osborn (Marvel Comics)
  • Malebolgia (Image Comics)
  • Tactically Augmented Organism/TAO (Image Comics/Wildstorm Comics)
  • Grigori Rasputin (Hellboy/BRPD)
  • Gideon Graves (Scott Pilgrim series)
  • Doctor Finitevus (Archie Sonic the Hedgehog)


  • Jazz Fenton (Danny Phantom)
  • Vlad Plasmius (Danny Phantom)
  • Vilgax (Ben 10)
  • Aggregor (Ben 10)
  • Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Bruce (Family Guy)
  • Roger Smith (American Dad); as Dr. Penguin
  • Hannibal Roy Bean (Xiaolin Showdown)


  • Usobuki Tadashi (Funouhan)
  • Laura Stuart (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Kiyotaka Ayanokouji (Classroom of the Elite)
  • Son Goku (Dragon Ball)
  • Naraku (InuYasha)
  • Team Rocket's Meowth (Pokémon)
  • Johan Liebert (Monster)
  • Light Yagami (Death Note)
  • L (Death Note)
  • Kaname Kuren (Vampire Knight)
  • Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
  • Kiyokawa Hiroto (Kou 1 Desu ga Isekai de Joushu Hajimemashita)
  • Yugi (Tenchi in Tokyo)
  • Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Obito Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Shūkuro Tsukishima (Bleach)
  • Jonathan (One Piece)
  • Akainu (One Piece)
  • Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece)
  • Joji Saiga (Psycho-Pass)
  • Griffith (Berserk)
  • Marika Tachibana (Nisekoi)
  • Tatsuya Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Sora (No Game No Life)
  • Yui (Sword Art Online)

Live Television

  • Holland Manners (Angel)
  • Lindsey McDonald (Angel)
  • Jasmine (Angel)
  • Angel/Angelus (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Maggie Walsh (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The First Evil (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Richard Wilkins (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Adam (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Mr. Trick (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)
  • Angela Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed)
  • Phoebe Halliwell (Charmed)
  • The Source of All Evil (Charmed)
  • Alex Russo (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Rae Cummings (One Life to Live)
  • Marty Saybrooke (One Life to Live)
  • Kendall Hart (All My Children)
  • Alex Drake (Ashes to Ashes)
  • Fox Mulder (The X-Files)
  • Lucifer (Supernatural)
  • Ruby (Supernatural)
  • Nathan 'Nate' Ford (Leverage)
  • Ray McBreen (Haven)


  • Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal series)
  • It (Stephen King's It)
  • Samuel Loomis (Halloween)
  • Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
  • Scar (The Lion King)
  • Chase Meridian (Batman Forever)
  • Cutler Beckett (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Charlie Bartlett (Charlie Bartlett)
  • Pitch Black (Rise of the Guardians)
  • James Bond (James Bond 007)

Video Games

  • Widget (Ace Attorney)
  • Mundus (Devil May Cry)
  • Arkham (Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening)
  • Sephiroth (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Professor Hojo (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Ozwell E. Spencer (Resident Evil)
  • Dr. Robotnik (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Hazama/Yuuki Terumi (BlazBlue)
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Moebius the Time Streamer (Legacy of Kain)
  • Elder God (Legacy of Kain)
  • Dimentio (Super Paper Mario)
  • Sir Grodus (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • Hans Christian Andersen (Fate/Extra CCC)
  • Neyla (Sly Cooper series)
  • Dr. Wily (Mega Man)
  • Sigma (Mega Man X)
  • Norman Jayden (Heavy Rain)


  • Long John Silver (Treasure Island)
  • Cassie (Animorphs)
  • Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Havelock Vetinari (Discworld)


  • Nox Decious (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • The Darkness (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • Basilisx (Super Mario Bros. Z)
  • Axem Rangers X (Super Mario Bros. Z)
  • Alex Cross (Along Came a Spider)
  • Davik (The Legend of Zelda: Sage of Darkness)
  • Tattletale (Worm Web Serial)
  • Lucifer (Christianity)