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Top Ten Scariest Powers in Anime

As stated, here's a list of the top ten scariest powers in anime. You have been warned!

By Joshua KingPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
Kaneki’s eyes after attack.

1. "Cursed Eye of Madness" (Tokyo Ghoul) – This chilling power manifests as a red, twisted eye capable of seeing the inner hunger within people. Those who possess this eye uncontrollably succumb to their darkest desires, transforming into bloodthirsty creatures. The fear lies in the constant battle to resist succumbing to the unquenchable urge to consume human flesh.

2. "Death Note" (Death Note) – A terrifying power held by a single notebook. By writing a person's name in its pages, the wielder can determine their victim's cause and time of death. The atmosphere becomes suffocating as they play God, deciding who lives and who perishes. The pervasive fear of a grim reaper-like figure lurking in the shadows is unnerving.

3. "Eyes of the Moon" (Naruto Shippuden) – This disturbing power belongs to a select few who possess the ability to control others by placing them under a powerful genjutsu. Victims find themselves trapped in a world of endless nightmares, unable to distinguish reality from illusion. The relentless pursuit of dominance over another's mind generates an atmosphere of dread.

4. "Alchemy of Human Souls" (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) – A dread-inducing power that allows its user to transmute human souls. The manipulation of human essence instills a deep sense of unease, imagining the malicious intentions behind their experiments. The unsettling thought of one's soul being subjected to unnatural manipulation dominates the atmosphere.

5. "Warped Space-Time" (Steins;Gate) – This eerie power revolves around the manipulation of time through a time-traveling microwave. The lines between past, present, and future blur, creating a sense of impending doom. The uncertainty and fear of potential consequences, paradoxes, and altering the fabric of existence make the power deeply unsettling.

6. "The Geass" (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) – A malevolent power bestowed upon its user, allowing them to issue absolute commands that cannot be refused. The chilling effect lies in the loss of free will for those who fall victim to its influence. The constant paranoia and terror of living under the shadow of absolute control pervade the atmosphere.

7. "Parasytes" (Parasyte -the maxim-) – Terrifying creatures that invade human bodies, taking control of their brains while retaining their original appearance. The uneasiness arises from the blending of the familiar with the alien, as the fear of not knowing who can be trusted lingers. The dread of having one's body invaded heightens the sense of horror.

8. "Despair Disease" (Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair) – A horrific power that inflicts a mysterious illness on its victims, turning them into highly volatile, despair-filled individuals. The fear of not knowing who will succumb next to the disease's irreversible madness creates a constant sense of apprehension and distress.

9. "Frenzy Mode" (Attack on Titan) – This disturbing power only emerges within certain individuals when they transform into terrifying humanoid Titans. The dread lies within the unnerving transformation process and the sheer devastation caused by these colossal creatures. The fear of becoming an unstoppable force of destruction haunts those who carry the potential to unleash this power.

10. "Kurata's Vibration Manipulation" (Bleach) – A power that manipulates vibrations, enabling the user to destroy anything within their range. The inherent danger of this power arises from the ability to utterly annihilate solid objects, leading to horrifyingly brutal destruction. The constant uncertainty of what can and cannot be destroyed generates an atmosphere of terror.

These powers deliver a bone-chilling blend of horror, fear, and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Alex H Mittelman 3 months ago

    Great work! Wonderful anime powers! Two thumbs up! Quality content! Wonderfully written!

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