Pain Manipulation is the ability to control the pain experienced either by another, or by the user themself, most often in the form of inducing or intensifying it. Used in such a way, pain manipulation can debilitate, distract, or incapacitate an opponent that the user would not be able to defeat normally, and in some cases, strong pain manipulators may even kill their target outright, usually through shock.
Some characters accomplish this through manipulation of the nervous system, while others may accomplish it by means of mental assault. In such cases, it can potentially delve into psychological harm, and particularly powerful users may accomplish it by targeting the soul itself.
- Darkseid (DC Comics)
- Baki and Yujiro Hanma with Benda (Grappler Baki)
- Users of the Cruciatus Curse (Harry Potter)
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