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In the chapter 399-400 from Fairy Tail manga, Erza is fighting Kyouka to stop faces's activation.

During this fight, Kyouka used her curse to increase Erza's sensitivity to pain.

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After this curse, she used another one to remove all Erza's five senses. But Erza continued to fight.

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One of the five senses is tactile perception. Without it, she should not be able to feel anything, including pain. Shouldn't it make Kyouka's first curse useless?

But somehow Erza continued feeling a lot of pain and suffering a lot.

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How can she feel this amplified pain since all her senses were stolen?

1 Answer 1


According to Wikipedia, pain isn't one of the traditional senses. It's marked under non-traditional senses.

I think that's the reason pain is NOT stolen together with tactile perception (well, I thought, before I looked deeper, pain is connected to the touch sense, but it seems not).

Traditional senses:

  1. Sight
  2. Hearing
  3. Taste
  4. Smell
  5. Touch

These are 5 base senses (for more info, view this article). As you can see, pain is not listed. But there are others like:

  1. Balance and acceleration
  2. Temperature
  3. Kinesthetic sense
  4. Pain
  5. Other internal senses

As you write,

she can curse to increase Erza's sensitivity to pain

but then

she remove all 5 senses from her in other curse.

Pain is not a base sense.

  • If you could clarify your answer a bit more it would be pretty good ;)
    – Dimitri mx
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 8:57
  • Check my edit, Pain is not in 5 senses.
    – Buzka91
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 9:12
  • Looks allot better already, good job :)
    – Dimitri mx
    Commented Oct 14, 2014 at 9:13
  • I once had "surgery" on my toe to remove a really bad ingrown toenail. They numbed me up good by injecting stuff directly onto my 4 main nerves, but still said i would experience Pressure, but no pain. Turns out they missed one and it hurt like hell, so they went back in and got it. From then on, I felt every move as they trimmed the nail all the way back to the root, but i didn't feel any real pain, just phantom pain because the pressure was so intense. +1 from me, I had it in real life but in reverse.
    – Ryan
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 15:29

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