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The marathon of torture that man inflicted upon me... It has been burned into my memory...
~ Heart Roidmude to Gou Shijima about Tenjuro Banno.
Psychological Abusers are characters who inflict emotional and psychological torment on their victims. They can be Mind-Breakers but do not have to focus on actually breaking someone's state of mental health; instead, many of them rely on emotional and spiritual abuse.

Common examples are antagonists who try and convince someone they are worthless, ugly, unwanted, etc. This also applies to those who try to inflict prolonged periods of distress, fear and general despair in another person.

Due to the nature of psychological abuse it is considered by many as a special "breed" of evil since it either focuses on attacking those who are deemed vulnerable or trying to devalue another person's confidence and well-being (core principles of what many consider basic human rights).

Good examples of these villains are Lady Tremaine and Chris Hargensen.

IMPORTANT NOTES: This category is for Villains who tend to lean towards emotional and/or psychological abuse instead of physical violence. They do not always seek to drive their victims insane (as Mind-Breakers do) but they can sometimes become Mind-Breakers due to their actions. Many Psychological Abusers use words over violence but some will resort to it (even becoming Homicidal Murderers) if their initial cruelty fails.

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