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"Dear God, I would do anything to see the look on her face when she realizes she's helpless. I'd make her want me. Then reject her. Devastate her over and over and over until she wants to die... No, I won't give her that, either. She'd wither away like someone dying of thirst or starvation. Be a certain ring of hell, designed specially for her... Or maybe I'll just kill her."
― Kilgrave, (Jessica Jones)

The power to control the minds of others. Variation of Remote Possession. Not to be confused with Mind Manipulation

Also Called

  • Brainwashing
  • Compulsion/Concilium/Encanto
  • Consciousness/Mental/Mind Domination/Manipulation
  • Manipulative Hypnosis
  • Mind Master/Lord/Ruler/Manipulator
  • Psychic Possession
  • Superpower Contamination (Mighty Med)
  • Telepathic Influence (The Gifted/Marvel Comics)
  • Triton App (Lab Rats)


The user can control the minds of others, including their thoughts, perceptions, memories, emotions and personality. Depending on the user's skill and power, this can range from a trance-like state very similar to hypnosis, to the target being completely subject to the user's control. A skilled user may be able to control the minds of multiple people simultaneously. The target(s) can be placed in a semi-conscious state, where they may have no recollection of any actions that they perform while under the user's control.






  • Dispelling their life force or knocking them out can release their control.
  • Users of Psychic Shield (highly resistant), Psychic Immunity/Control Immunity (impervious) and Indomitable Will.
  • Can be negated by Control Negation, Mental Healing, Mental Restoration and Mental Regeneration.
  • May be limited to a certain range to work, including touch only.
  • May be limited to a certain number of targets at a time.
  • May be weakened/ineffective against a target which doesn't have a mind.
  • May not be able to make a person do something against their nature.
  • May wear off over time if not reinforced.
  • May not be able to remove implanted information, but can suppress or nullify them by implanting other information instead.
  • May limit the victim's intelligence and abilities.
  • Users of Higher Consciousness and Mass Consciousness may be uncontrollable.

Known Users

See Also: Mind Manipulation.




  • Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods and Beauchamp Family Series)
  • Some Gods and Nibelungs (Beauchamp Family and Summer on East End Series)
    • Jean-Baptiste Mésomier; Muninn, God of Memory
    • Bran Gardiner; Loki, the Trickster God
    • Mardi Overbrook
    • Molly Overbrook
    • Alberich
  • Ruby Daly (The Darkest Minds)
  • Clancy Gray (The Darkest Minds)
  • Martin (The Darkest Minds)
  • Serena (Daughters of the Moon)
  • Hervoken (Doctor Who: Forever Autumn)
  • Anna-Karin (Engelsfors)
  • Max Rosenqvist (Engelsfors)
  • Invisible Dragon (Invisible Dragon)
  • Witches/Wizards (Harry Potter); via the Imperius Curse
  • Galbatorix (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Confessors (Legend of the Seeker/Sword of Truth)
    • Kahlan Amnell (Legend of the Seeker/Sword of Truth)
  • Angel (Maximum Ride)
  • Evil children (The Midwich Cuckoos/Village of the Damned)
  • Vampires (Ology Series)
  • Morgarath (Rangers Apprentice)
  • Jax Asturias (RWBY: Before the Dawn)
  • Vega (Star Darlings)
  • Andrew McGee (Stephen King's Firestarter)

Live Television/Movies

  • Graham Holt (The 4400)
  • Tess Doerner (The 4400)
  • Hive (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • Nina Theroux (Alphas)
  • Oranges (The Darkest Minds)
  • Ernesto Morez (Alphas)
  • Witches (American Horror Story: Coven, American Horror Story: Apocalypse)
    • Cordelia Foxx
    • Fiona Goode
    • Madison Montgomery
    • Marie Laveau
    • Misty Day
    • Nan
    • Queenie
    • Zoe Benson
  • Evelyn Deavor (The Incredibles 2) via technology
  • Jasmine (Angel)
  • Betta George (Angel: After the Fall)
  • Psy-cop Bester (Babylon 5)
  • Dracula (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Master (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Moloch the Corruptor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Amy Madison (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Lorelei Circe/The Siren (Batman 60s TV Series)
  • The Source (Charmed)
  • Klaatu (The Day the Earth Stood Still)
  • Silurians/Homo Reptilia (Doctor Who); via third eye
  • The Master (Doctor Who)
  • The Great Intelligence (Doctor Who)
  • Parish (Dream Warrior)
  • Bran Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Wargs (Game of Thrones)
  • Viras (Gamera vs Viras)
  • The Children's (Village of the Damned)
  • Marnie Piper (Halloweentown); via the Gift
  • Aggie Cromwell (Halloweentown); via the Gift
  • Orcus (Happy!)
  • Matt Parkman (Heroes)
  • Maury Parkman (Heroes)
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Dominick "Dom" Cobb (Inception); via Dreamsharing
  • Martians (Invaders From Mars); via mind control devices
  • Neil Gunzenhauser/The Annihilator (Mighty Med); with the Superpower Contamination Serum
  • Sadie (MisFits)
  • Leah (MisFits); via technological devices
  • Henry Voight (Mutant X)
  • Daphne Powell (No Ordinary Family)
  • Wanda Maximoff (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Loki Laufeyson (Marvel Comics)
  • Many villains (Power Rangers series)
    • Madimot (Power Rangers Samurai)
    • Spellbinder (Power Rangers Dino Charge)
    • Controlatron (Power Rangers Beast Morphers)
  • Pushers (Push)
    • Kira Hudson 
    • Henry Carver
  • The Ancient Lights (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Eve (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Jeggorabax Energy Entity (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Jonah and Seth Trimble (Seconds Apart)
  • Force users (Star Wars); can use the Force to manipulate weak-minded people
  • Brain Bugs (Starship Troopers)
  • Andrew Gallagher (Supernatural)
  • Ansen Weems (Supernatural)
  • Jake Talley (Supernatural)
  • Evil (Time Bandits)
  • Vampires (True Blood)
  • Immortals (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Original Vampires (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Vampires (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals/Legacies)
  • Psychics (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Sirens (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Mummy (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Linda Bowman (The X-Files)
  • Phyllis Paddock (The X-Files)
  • Robert Patrick Modell (The X-Files)
  • Fish Mooney (Gotham)
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Stephen King)
  • Pied Piper (Sarah Jane Adventures); via balloons
  • Lady of the Depths (Popeye)
  • Decoy Queen (Ben 10: Alien Swarm)
  • Tuma ("Secret Society of Second-Born Royals")
  • Cameron Vale (Scanners)
  • Darryl Revok (Scanners)
  • Kim Obrist (Scanners)
  • Pang (The Gifted – Nakrian phalang kif)
  • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (X-Men Movies)
    • Death
  • Frost Sisters (The Gifted)
    • Esme Frost
    • Phoebe Frost
    • Sophie Frost
    • Mindee Frost; Deceased
    • Celeste Frost; Deceased
  • Looker (DC Comics/Black Lightning)


  • Daniel Friedkin (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Shigeki Katsumata (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Yukie Tezuka (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Users of the Founding Titan's power (Attack on Titan)
  • Reika Kitami (Bible Black series)
  • Jody Crowley (Bible Black: New Testaments)
  • Hitoshi Shinsou (Boku no Hero Academia)
  • Makima (Chainsaw Man)
  • Hitomi (Code: Breaker)
  • Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass); via the Geass
  • Sister Jill (Cutey Honey)
  • Ebemon (Digimon)
  • Olegmon (Digimon)
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Zash Caine (Fairy Tail)
  • Faris (Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest)
  • Wisely Kamelot (D.Gray-man)
  • Alucard (Hellsing/Hellsing Ultimate)
  • Manipulator Nen users (Hunter x Hunter)
  • DIO Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VI Stone Ocean); via Whitesnake
  • Dolomite (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VIII JoJolion); via Blue Hawaii
  • Yushiro (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Muzan Kibutsuji (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Belial (Magi the Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Hakuryuu Ren (Magi the Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Kamui Caim (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun)
  • Phantom (Marchen Awakens Romance); via the Zombie Tattoo
  • Venus (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Goddesses (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Yamanaka Clan (Naruto)
  • Shisui Uchiha (Naruto); via unique Sharingan technique, Kotoamatsukami
  • Kurumi (Needless)
  • Mewtwo (Pokémon)
  • Kanade Kamiya (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Cele Cele (Sailor Moon)
  • Gemini Saga (Saint Seiya)
  • Asuka Tachibana (S-CRY-ed); via Eternity Eight & Eternity Twin.
  • Aravis Vadamus (Scorpius: Treachery)
  • Iblis (Sidekicks)
  • Phantom (Sidekicks)
  • Aoi Sakurada (Castle-Town Dandelion)
  • Shokuhou Misaki (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun/Toaru Majutsu no Index)
  • Ruka Souen (Vampire Knight)
  • Kusuo Saiki (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan)
  • Marik Ishtar (Yu-Gi-Oh!); via the Millennium Rod
  • Zofis (Zatch Bell!)
  • Clear Note (Zatch Bell!)
  • Giant Tentacruel (Pokémon)
  • Emilia (Re:Zero); via Pyroxene Crystal
  • Nijimi Anazawa (Magical Girl Site)
  • Wisteria Allgood (Witch and Wizard)
  • Natsume Kengo/Hugo Baint von Renxandt (Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?); via 「Lust」
  • Various characters (One-Punch Man)
  • Kintoki Sakata (Gintama)

Video Games

  • Hiraks (Destiny)
  • Morgan Yu (Prey); via Mindjack
  • Telepath (Prey)
  • Jack Ryan (Bioshock); via Enrage! and Hypnotize Big Daddy
  • Subject Delta (Bioshock 2); via Enrage! and Hypnotize Big Daddy
  • Booker DeWitt (Bioshock: Infinite); via Possession
  • Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea); via Possession
  • Alien Controllers (Blλck Mesa)
  • Marcus (Blood Omen 2)
  • Fawful (Bowsers Minions)
  • The Last Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); via Bend Will Shout
  • Miraak (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); via Bend Will Shout
  • Herrscher of the Corruption (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Kurome Ankokuboshi (Megadimension Neptunia VII)
  • Sasha (Infamous)
  • Bloody Mary (Infamous 2: Festival of Blood)
  • Ahri (League of Legends)
  • Reapers (Mass Effect); via Indoctrination
  • Leviathan (Mass Effect); via Enthrallment
  • Khan (Paradox Saga)
  • Brain (Skylanders)
  • Alexander Korolyov/Brain Tree (Paranoia)
  • Masker Mind (Skylanders)
  • Nyarlathotep (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona)
  • Paxton Fettel (F.E.A.R. Series)
  • Pillar Zelenin (Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Ifrit (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Voxai (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dimentio (Super Paper Mario)
  • Yomiel (Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective)
  • Yuri ("Red Alert 2")
  • Koldan (Tattoo Assassins)
  • The Boy (Inside); via Helmets and Device
  • Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher game series)
  • Ninetales (Pokemon)
  • E-001/Eveline (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard)
  • Simon Says (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Celebrimbor (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor)
  • Talion (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor); via his connection with Celebrimbor
  • Faith Seed (Far Cry 5); via Bliss
  • Add (Elsword)
  • 0 and 02 (Kirby); via dark matter
  • Jesse Faden (Control); via Seize
  • The Hiss (Control)
  • The Dark Presence (Alan Wake)


Web Comics

  • Marquise Spinneret Mindfang (Homestuck)
  • Vriska Serket (Homestuck)
  • Aranea Serket (Homestuck)
  • The Condesce (Homestuck)


  • Thriller (Michael Jackson's Thriller)

Web Original/Novels

Known Objects



  • Dark Rings and Dark Spirals (Digimon Adventure 02)
  • Zombie Tattoo (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • The Shichiseiken (One Piece: The Cursed Holy Sword)
  • Millennium Rod (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Parasite Monster (Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V)
  • Masks (High-Rise Invasion)

Live Television/Movies

  • Timoxeline Barbebutenol/C11H18N2O3 (Johnny English Reborn)
  • Mind Stone (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Superpower Contamination Serum (Mighty Med)
  • Triton App (Lab Rats)
  • Jewel of Orthon (Charmed)
  • Amulet of Unlimited Power (Condorito the Movie)
  • EarPods (Doctor Who)
  • Ktarian Game (Star Trek: TNG)
  • Spider Seal (Every Witch Way)
  • Mind Control Devices (Invaders from Mars)
  • Boxes of Orden (Legend of the Seeker)
  • Berserker Pendant (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Bubbleshock Juice (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Myriad (Supergirl)
  • Hagfish (The New Legends Of Monkey)

Video Games

  • Apples of Eden (Assassin's Creed)
  • Bliss (Far Cry 5)
  • The New Ring (Middle-earth: Shadow of War)
  • Mollusk Launcher (Saints Row The Third)
  • The System (SUPERHOT)
  • Black Ops Psionic Amplifier/Psi Amp (System Shock 2)
  • Mind Control Device (Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal)
  • Mind Control Tie (Gravity Falls)


Known Places




Live Television/Movies

Video Games