Mindfucking is an informal term for a psychic attack, or another type of attack that affects the mind. Such attacks often are used to destroy, shut down, control, or deceive an enemy. Characters with psychic defenses can usually resist mindfucks, but otherwise, they are incredibly broken. Types of mindfucks include:

- Destroying the mind
- Shutting down the mind
Illusion Creation
- Torturing the mind
- Controlling the mind
- Altering memories

Some types of mindfucks that don't work on conventional telepathic principles, such as The Culture's effectors and Rohan Kishibe's Heaven's Door, and thus cannot be resisted by normal psychic defenses. These are considered even more broken than the normal type. "Mindfuck" can also be used to denote something very confusing or disturbing

See also:

Soul Manipulation