Hypnosis or mind control was the ability to place others into a suggestible state, such that they would obey the commands of the hypnotist or believe what the hypnotist told them. Some forms of hypnosis were stronger than others. Memory erasure or alteration also could be accomplished hypnotically.
In comics, mind control often appears as the means whereby a person literally seizes control of the minds of the victims to the point where not only their bodies come under direct control, but also their consciousnesses as well, so that they become puppets or slaves to the controller. Fiction often depicts this process taking place electronically; the trademark equipment of the Batman supervillain The Mad Hatter - headgear designed to put victims under his control when placed in direct physical contact with the head—furnishes one example of this. In addition, characters with powerful telepathic or psychic abilities, like Professor X and Phoenix of the X-Men, can do the same with mental concentration against a target
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