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Questions tagged [mind-control]

This is a tag used for questions that involve a manner of telepathic or empathic control of other beings with methods beyond what's known to current human psychological studies.

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Can these characters be mind-controlled by Poison Ivy?

Poison Ivy has been known to seduce and control her victims by some sort of pheromones. Can she do the same to some of the superpowered, nearly invulnerable members of the Justice League like ...
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70s TV miniseries: antagonist gets followers to his pacifist ideology through mind control devices

I am trying to recall the name of TV-series that was aired in the 70s (possibly only in selected European countries?). IIRC it was a French production. The bad guy was using some kind of mind control ...
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Book with alien on spaceship who wears helmet to control slaves

I’m looking for a book I read as a child (early nineties) about an alien who used a spaceship and was part of a wider empire of aliens. They controlled millions with their mind. In a part of the book,...
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Pre-90s movie about brother and sister with telekinesis abilities; sister makes a bird explode with her mind

A movie that I have seen as a child back in early 90s. The movie starts with a blond lady having a breakfast in the garden, and then she gets annoyed with this bird on the tree, so she would make that ...
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50s/60s movie with round disks on the back of people's necks

I've been trying to find the name of a movie. I saw it in the middle 1960's on TV in the US. It was in black and white. Pretty sure it was produced in the US. From what I remember of the clothes and ...
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Find a movie about alien invasion implants devices into human heads for mind control

I'm looking for a movie where there was an alien put a devices human heads, and then taking control of their minds. I find some pictures about this movie, but i still don't know the movie's name ...
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Short story about mind-hijacking aliens (60s or 70s)

I'm trying to identify a short story that I read in a sci-fi anthology from the late 60s or 70s about an expedition to an alien world. The spaceship encounters a civilization and sends one crew ...
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Film about ancient hypnotist magician who uses hypnosis to control people around him

I remember that the protagonist (average looking white guy) was fighting an ancient sorcerer/magician who looked like a Mongol/Chinese guy and was using hypnosis to control people around him. The ...
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What happens if a Confessor tries to Confess an already Confessed person?

This is in relation to both the Sword of Truth and the Legend of the Seeker universes. I have only seen the tv-series, but I'm interested in an answer drawing from the books canon. The question is ...
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2010s (?) YA sci-fi short story book with eerie or disturbing endings; one involving mind control and a baseball player

I read this book around 2013/14 but I’m not sure when it was published. Essentially there were a bunch of short stories with creepy or disturbing endings. I only remember one of them but I don’t know ...
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Has a telepathic character in DC Comics been able to telepathically freeze people/time like Professor X in Marvel?

Since it has been established that Professor X has been shown to use his telepathic/telekinetic powers to mentally halt people in their tracks in both comics and the movies - see here for that - my ...
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1970s sci-fi book. Main character has a mind-control implant called a Bofron(?) and can transport self to other planets

Book I am looking for may be YA sci-fi book but I can’t recall. I think the protagonist in the story was named Ben..not 100% though. He was part of a society that used some kind of mind control and he ...
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Episode of possibly The Outer Limits w/ mind-controlled alien spaceship found in a cave?

I remember an episode of what I think to have been The Outer Limits, but I can't seem to be able to identify it. The plot is as follows: Some children/teens play outside and at one point they find a ...
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Trying to find a book about a human colony that communicates with other colonies with their minds

In the book, humans use these devices to basically go into the body of other humans in other colonies. However, they think it is a game so they continue to destroy the lives of the people they go into....
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Episode of TV show where nobody was allowed to be smart

At some point in (I think) the 90s, I saw an episode of something like Outer Limits or Twilight Zone where nobody was allowed to have more than average intelligence. Smarter children had to wear ...
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Looking for the title of a book where the ruling women have psychic powers

This book was published in the 70's or 80's. The women had psychic powers but were bonded to their husbands who they could not disobey. The heroine of the book is bonded to a man (who is the bastard ...
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1960s Novel Alien and ICBM Silo?

I vaguely recall reading a pulp novel in the 1960s about some sort of alien invasion. One man was immune to some sort of mind control (plate in his head?) and there was something about an ICBM silo. ...
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Can you identify a book where brains are harvested and used as computers, bringing them back to life and driving them insane?

It's a science fiction book from the seventies or likely earlier. I might not remember it entirely correctly but the premise was that after someone dies their brain is harvested and wired into a ...
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Please help identify a first contact with aliens novel

Story is set on an earth of the relatively near future that recognises potential danger of first contact so viruses have been seeded in the outer reaches to infect the minds of aliens with a mental ...
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Mind control magic in lord of the rings [closed]

In Middle-earth, does there exist magic that causes the user to gain influence over another's body and actions? At the same time, are there catalysts in Middle-earth where such a spell could be bound ...
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SF Novel About Mind Control Device

Looking for a pre-90s science fiction novel about a guy who creates a mind control device. When the device is on, people are forced to do whatever he says. At one time, he tells his girlfriend to ...
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Short story about Neurosurgeon uses nanobots to cure patients, 'reprograms' ex-wife to fall back in love with him

I read this story sometime between 1989 and 1991 in a SF&F magazine (Asimov's Science Fiction? The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction? Amazing Stories?) and I've looked for it for years, in ...
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Find sci fi short story about invisible creatures on everyone's heads [duplicate]

I read a sci f- short story in the 80s that I'd like to find. It's not "Unwelcome Tenant" by Roger Dee, although it has many similarities. Here's what I remember: It could have been written anytime ...
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What 90's movie had one surviving alien on a ship controlled by its brain?

I have been racking my brain for years on which apparently is a very forgotten alien movie that I have googled, and googled...So apparently it must be a rarity. It had to have come out between 1995 ...
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Why didn't Qui-Gon Jinn use his Jedi mind tricks to exchange his Republic credits?

In Star Wars Episode I, Qui-Gon Jinn tries to use his Jedi mind tricks to convince Watto that Republic credits will do fine as payment for the hyperdrive they need. Conveniently, mind tricks don't ...
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A book about man controlling humans with mind power/amplifier

I remember very little, and that little might be wrong , but here's what I remember : In the US some man has mind power (or maybe invents something for that purpose) using which he can control ...
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Story (series) identification: Mind controlling satellite, a return to Earth, and two warring alien species

I'm trying to find a series of stories (a trilogy, I think) with a slew of distinctive features. I can't remember when the books were written (I read them about a year and a half ago), but I can ...
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Does the Jedi mind trick only work on sentient beings?

Does the subject of a Jedi mind trick need to be sentient? Or does he only have to understand the words maybe? Or is that also not necessary? For example, take a dog. Assuming it's just an animal and ...
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Story identification: woman trained to control powerful psychic

I don't remember where I read this, probably in a printed anthology of science fiction from the 1970s or 1980s. A woman is trained to be a handler for a powerful psychic with limited intelligence. He ...
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Looking for a specific dystopian sci-fi book in which the protagonists remove their mind-control chips

I don't remember a huge amount about this book and haven't been able to find it even after resorting to just reading long lists of sci-fi books. The government uses a sort of "soft" mind-control via ...
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How many times was Picard's mind taken over? [duplicate]

I can think of at least three episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation in which Picard's mind was taken over, or at least intentionally messed with in order to make him do specific things. By an ...
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Earliest exampe of mind-control failing due to obvious physiological/psychological differences?

Mind-controlling aliens are science fiction's staple and have been like that for quite some time. There even is a recent Hot Question about one of the most popular and respected sci-fi franchises ...
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Did Hamilton invent mind controlling aliens or did SciFi have them before “Star Kings”?

One of the things that made Star Kings such a popular book was a set of antagonists, who were extra-galactic aliens with abilities to control minds. Was Hamilton the first to use that plot idea in ...
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Astronaut is freed from mind parasite when he leaves Earth's gravity well

In the late 90s I read a short story (probably written much earlier) in which an astronaut on a mission to Mars is surprised to discover that he has spent his whole life with an invisible and ...
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Author+title of story of planet inhabited by intelligence which makes mouse and man evolve on ship

In my youth, I’ve read countless science fiction and fantasy books. One of these, when I finished it, I felt like a part of my life ended with the end of the book, and surely there must be a sequel… ...
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SF book from the 80's or 90's about a Space Cop who is made into a slave with a pain/pleasure implant?

When I was rather young I had picked up a bunch of SF books at the library, one had a kind of interested plot about an undercover Space Cop of some sort who had somehow been turned into a slave. It ...
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American Indian and others escape Earth that is controlled by a computer

Please help me identify a science fiction book series I read in the early 80s. The story starts with an American Indian that is given an injection so he remembers he's not just a member of a tribe, ...
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Does Sith Mind Control exist in canon?

@Richard commented here that @SS-3.1415926535897932384626433 - Although there's some evidence that the Sith can control minds, that doesn't seem to stretch to creating meatpuppet soldiers in ...
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Book where rat-like aliens invade Earth and enslave humanity

What's the name of the book where a race of rat like aliens invade Earth and enslave humans using mind control?
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What psychological space station thriller novel features all the crew getting killed one-by-one?

I'm looking for a book I read some time ago - probably published in the late 90s/early 00s. I can hardly remember any of it, but I will describe it as best as I can. It was I think set in the future, ...
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Very old Matrix-like short story, based on chemicals released into the air, pre-computer

I am looking for a story about the future of mankind, in which most people have been enslaved in a virtual reality. It ends with the revelation that the people are just lying there imagining their ...
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Fantasy novel about a magical conflict spanning the world

In 2006 I read a rather new fantasy novel, so probably written in 2003-2006. Might have been part of a series or trilogy, female author I think. The protagonists were a team of friends/ associates ...
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Help with title of book about mind control [duplicate]

I read a book in the 90s about mind control, but can't remember the title or the author. People start to commit extremely violent crime for no apparent reason. They claim that they had no control ...
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Looking for a short story about a boy discovering that the government puts mind control chemicals in his cereal

I would have read this around 1985-1998 because I remember being in school at the time. It may have been in a short story collection with "The Ugly Little Boy" and a story about a family dealing with ...
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Short story about alien military telepathy?

I am trying to find a short story that I read in my youth. I unfortunately can't remember anything of the title. I thought it had been written by Arthur C. Clarke, but a search of his short stories ...
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Are there any settings with rules for neural interfaces? [closed]

Can't find a single book which puts together a universal set of rules for neural interfaces to protect people (like the three laws of robotics). Are there any that exist?
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What alien was forced to control that superweapon?

Some Enterprise ep had an alien I remember was forced (and kidnapped?) to command a system with their mental abilities, strapped and trapped in a chair looking dead in control. If it helps, if i ...