Mind Manipulation is the ability to manipulate and control the minds of others. It is associated with Telepathy and Mind Reading, and these powers are often possessed by the same characters. While basic mind manipulation can be used for psychic suggestion and simple manipulation, higher-level users of this ability can completely control others, drive them insane, plague them with illusions and hallucinations, and even rip their minds from their bodies.
Generally speaking, we judge the potency of Mind Manipulation both by what it can do and by how many people its user can affect at once with it. This may range from only a few people at a time to entire planetary populations.
When judging the potency of Mind Manipulation, and the resistance against it, there is a variety of factors to be considered. Such as the mechanisms involved, how many people the Mind Manipulation can affect, whether it has demonstrated to break through resistances, how great the effects are, etc.
- Teridax and other Makuta, among others (Bionicle)
- Martian Manhunter (DC Comics)
- Charles Xavier (Marvel Comics)
- Itachi Uchiha and other Sharingan users (Naruto)
- Mewtwo and other Psychic Pokémon (Pokémon)
- Force Users (Star Wars)
- Shokuhou Misaki (To Aru Majutsu No Index)
- Reisen Udongein Inaba (Touhou Project)
- Psykers (Warhammer 40,000)