|“||The marathon of torture that man inflicted upon me...It has been burned into my memory...||„|
|~ Heart to Gou Shijima about Tenjuro Banno and the agony he caused.|
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 tends to either focus on attacking vulnerable people or trying to devalue another person's confidence and well-being (core principles of what many consider basic human rights).
IMPORTANT NOTES: this category is for villains who tend towards emotional/psychological abuse instead of physical violence. They do not always seek to drive their victims insane (as a Mind-Breaker does), but they can sometimes become a Mind-Breaker due to their actions. Many psychological abusers use words over violence but some will resort to violence (even murder) if their initial psychological cruelty fails.