Getting tired of these villains whose magical powers manipulate people through anger, fear, or sadness. Getting tired of those emotions being stigmatized as “bad.”
Give me a villain who magically manipulates people through apathy. The heroes would come in swinging and suddenly find themselves…not caring about the fight. The city would be swept by a crime wave, but people would just shrug it off and say, “Meh, it happens.” Governments would fall, but the politicians would be busy texting and just respond with, “Yeah, whatever.”
Anger, fear, and sadness are transmutable. They can be turned from stone and ice into raging fire.