"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. Sub-power of Mental Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Brainwashing
  • Compulsion
  • Concilium
  • Consciousness Manipulation
  • Manipulative Hypnosis
  • Mental Domination
  • Telepathic Manipulation
  • Willpower Manipulation


User can control the minds of others with targets being completely subject to their mental control. If the victims were placed into a semi-conscious state, they may not have any recollection of the previous actions that they performed while under its effect.





  • May be limited to a certain range to work, including touch only.
  • May be limited to certain number of targets at a time.
  • May be weakened/ineffective against a target which doesn't have a mind or has low intelligence.
  • May not be able to make a person do something against their nature.
  • May wear off over time if not reinforced.
  • Cannot erase implanted information, but can suppress or nullify them by implanting other information.
  • Users of Higher Consciousness and Mass Consciousness may be uncontrollable.
  • Users of Psychic Shield or Indomitable Will are either immune or highly resistant.
  • Can be negated by Control Negation.

Known Users

See Also: Mind Manipulation


  • Gorilla Grodd (DC Comics)
  • Hector Hammond (DC Comics)
  • Maxwell Lord (DC Comics)
  • Mento (DC Comics)
  • Queen Bee (DC Comics); can manipulate males and certain females
  • Emma Frost (Marvel Comics)
  • Gambit (Marvel Comics)
  • Hypnotia (Marvel Comics)
  • Jean Grey (Marvel Comics)
  • Karma (Marvel Comics)
  • Kilgrave/The Purple Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Mesmero (Marvel Comics)
  • Professor Xavier (Marvel Comics)
  • Psylocke (Marvel Comics)
  • Marquise Spinneret Mindfang (Homestuck)
  • Vriska Serket (Homestuck)
  • Aranea Serket (Homestuck)
  • The Condesce (Homestuck)


  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Dr. Malocchio (The Awesomes)
  • Diagon (Ben 10)
  • Lucubras (Ben 10)
  • Toa Onewa (Bionicle)
  • Makuta Teridax (Bionicle)
  • Onewa (Bionicle)
  • M'arrillians (Chaotic)
  • Undergrowth (Danny Phantom)
  • Mandy (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Scorpions (Lego: Legends of Chima)
  • Experiment 029 "Checkers" (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Queen Chrysalis (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • HIM (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Daemon (ReBoot)
  • Megabyte (ReBoot)
  • Goon Doc (Slugterra)
  • Madelyn Spaulding (Static Shock)
  • Brain worms (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2012 TV series)
  • Mother Mae-Eye (Teen Titans)
  • Mumm-Ra (Thundercats)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Valtor (Winx Club)
  • Nerissa (W.I.T.C.H)

TV Series/Films

  • Graham Holt (The 4400)
  • Tess Doerner (The 4400)
  • Nina Theroux (Alphas)
  • Ernesto Morez (Alphas)
  • Cordelia Foxx (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Fiona Goode (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Madison Montgomery (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Marie Laveau (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Misty Day (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Nan (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Queenie (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Zoe Benson (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • 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)
  • Lorelei Circe AKA 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)
  • Hervoken (Doctor Who: Forever Autumn)
  • Parish (Dream Warrior)
  • Viras (Gamera vs Viras)
  • Marnie Piper (Halloweentown); via the Gift
  • Aggie Cromwell (Halloweentown); via the Gift
  • Matt Parkman (Heroes)
  • Maury Parkman (Heroes)
  • Peter Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Dominick "Dom" Cobb (Inception); via Dreamsharing
  • Martians (Invaders From Mars); via mind control devices
  • Ivan Ooze (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Sadie (MisFits)
  • Leah (MisFits); via technological devices
  • Daphne Powell (No Ordinary Family)
  • Kira Hudson (Push)
  • 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 persons
  • Andrew Gallagher (Supernatural)
  • Ansen Weems (Supernatural)
  • Jake Talley (Supernatural)
  • Evil (Time Bandits)
  • Vampires (True Blood)
  • Immortals (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Originals (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Vampires (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Mummy (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Linda Bowman (The X-Files)
  • Phyllis Paddock (The X-Files)
  • Robert Patrick Modell (The X-Files)
  • Bran Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Wargs (Game of Thrones)


  • Daniel Friedkin (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Shigeki Katsumata (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Yukie Tezuka (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan); only works on Titans and not humans
  • Hitomi (Code: Breaker)
  • Lelouch vi Britania (Code Geass), via the Geass
  • Ebemon (Digimon)
  • Olegmon (Digimon)
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Alucard (Hellsing/Hellsing Ultimate)
  • Dio Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Caesar Antonio Zeppeli (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency)
  • Yamanaka Clan (Naruto)
  • Shisui Uchiha (Naruto); via unique Sharingan technique Kotoamatsukami
  • Danzo Shimura (Naruto); via Shisui's Kotoamatsukami
  • Kurumi (Needless)
  • Mewtwo (Pokemon)
  • Cele Cele (Sailor Moon)
  • Gemini Saga (Saint Seiya)
  • Asuka Tachibana (S-CRY-ed); via Eternity Eight & Eternity Twin.
  • Aravis Vadamus (Scorpius: Treachery)
  • Misaki Shokuhou (Toaru Kogaku no Railgun)
  • Ruka Souen (Vampire Knight)
  • Marik Ishtar (Yu-Gi-Oh), via the Millennium Rod
  • Zofis (Zatch Bell)


  • 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
  • Serena (Daughters of the Moon)
  • Anna-Karin (Engelsfors)
  • Max Rosenqvist (Engelsfors)
  • Andrew McGee (Stephen King's Firestarter)
  • Witches/Wizards (Harry Potter); via the Imperius Curse
  • 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)

Video Games

  • Enerjak (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Ixis Naugus (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mammoth Mogul (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Jack Ryan (Bioshock)
  • Subject Delta (Bioshock 2)
  • Booker DeWitt (Bioshock: Infinite)
  • Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea)
  • Marcus (Blood Omen 2)
  • The Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ); via Bend Will Shout
  • Sasha (Infamous)
  • Bloody Mary (Infamous 2: Festival of Blood)
  • Reapers (Mass Effect); via Indoctrination
  • Khan (Paradox Saga)
  • Nyarlathotep (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona)
  • Pillar Zelenin (Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Lyric the Last Ancient (Sonic Boom)
  • Voxai (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dimentio (Super Paper Mario)

Known Objects

  • The Boxes of Orden (Legend of the Seeker)
  • The Spider Seal (Every Witch Way)
  • The Millennium Rod (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • The Jewel of Orthon (Charmed)
  • The Berserker Pendant (Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • The Bubbleshock Juice (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • The Mind Control Devices (Invaders from Mars)
  • The Anti-Life Equation (DC Comics)
  • The Shichiseiken (One Piece: The Cursed Holy Sword)
  • The Mollusk Launcher (Saints Row The Third)
  • Starro-tech (Young Justice)


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