The most diabolical of the mind-enthralling Venusian worms first made his way to Earth stowing away aboard the Magellan space probe. Uniting with the megalomaniacal Doctor Sivana, Mr. Mind -- as Sivana named him -- planned a full-blown worm invasion using the wealthy Sinclair Batson as his primary host. Captain Marvel discovered the insidious scheme while searching for the spacecraft "Freya III", lost on the uncharted surface of Venus. With the aid of a sentient Mother Box, Marvel teleported the swarming worm-mass into the freezing reaches of deep space. But Mister Mind survived, later taking control of Department of Metahuman Affairs Director Sarge Steel and destroying Marvel's hometown, Fairfield, in revenge. Launching an assault upon Washington D.C. inside a worm armor-construct, Mr. Mind apparently perished in battle with the Marvel Family and their allies.
After the events of Infinite Crisis, the remaining Earths created by Alexander Luthor collapsed back together, combining historical remnants to form one New Earth. However, the single universe was too small to contain the energy inside it and it began replicating - into 52 identical Universes, a new Multiverse.
Rip Hunter, Booster Gold and Skeets arrive in the Rocky Mountains headquarters of Professor T.O. Morrow. Morrow is exhausted and stares wearily at the android face of Red Tornado in his workshop. Skeets begins shaking and the others discover that his robotic carapace has been functioning as a super-advanced cocoon. The Venusian chrysalis, Mister Mind, emerges from the cocoon as a gigantic behemoth and threatens to consume the Universe. Rip, Booster and Morrow rush back into the Time Sphere. Hunter tells them that they are going back to where it all started.
As Rip Hunter revealed to Booster Gold aboard his Time Sphere, in the few seconds after the creation of this new Multiverse, the Earths (and their corresponding Universes) "will occupy the same space, each on a different vibrational plane".
During their efforts to stop the vastly powerful Mr. Mind from destroying every universe, Hunter described Mind's efforts as "eating years and events from this universe's history -- altering the Earth with every flap of his wings". This resulted in the Earths changing, becoming different from New Earth in varying degrees.
Hunter's plan to defeat Mr. Mind rested with Booster, Supernova, and Skeets. By fortifying Skeets' shell with Sivana's invention, Suspendium, they managed to imprison Mr. Mind in Skeets. Booster threw Skeets through an opening in time while Supernova ensured that it ended up in the correct time: Week 0 Day 0. Mr. Mind's devolved form is found (again) by Sivana, who imprisons him. Hunter used the 52 seconds of missing time to bind Mr. Mind, forever condemned to live within that loop.
Many years later, it was eventually revealed that Mister Mind was one of many individuals who was influenced by the slumbering Great Darkness as part of its' plans to destroy the Multiverse and kill The Presence albeit he was completely unaware of the fact that he was being controlled by the Great Darkness' influence.
Powers and Abilities
- Alien Physiology: Though all Venusian worms can control the minds of weaker species, Mr. Mind's abilities far exceed those of his brethren. After the death of Mind's native species, all their collective mental power passed onto the race's sole survivor, himself, greatly amplifying such facilities. Upon his rising from Skeets as a makeshift cocoon, Mr. Mind possessed the ability to literally consume the history of a Universe, causing alternate timelines to result. Even while physically regressed back to his pupa state, Mister Mind's mental acuity still retains the evolved nature of the Hyperfly evolution, further increasing both his intellect and psionic capacities; as well as giving him new physiological ones.
- Telepathy: Mr. Mind has been described as one of the Earth's most formidable telepaths and one of the highest order on record.
- Telekinesis: Mind possesses potent enough psychic force that he can restrain a persons body against their will. Upon the demise of his parent breed, he came into enough mental power to demolish buildings and knock divine champions around like rag dolls.
- Parthenogenesis: Mister Mind has the underlying ability to spawn his own brood from hundreds to thousands of maggot like extracts from the oral cavity of a host body.
- Size Alteration
- Genius Level Intellect: Mr. Mind possesses a vast intellect which affords him significant abilities in manipulation and leadership, and is possibly the most intelligent member of his species.
- Multilingualism: Mister Mind can speak Venusian and English. He may know other languages as well.
- Communicator: Mr. Mind wears a miniaturized transmitter so that lesser beings can hear his commanding voice.
- The origin of Mr. Mind was provided as the backup feature in Countdown to Final Crisis #20.
- 53 Appearances of Mister Mind (New Earth)
- 12 Images featuring Mister Mind (New Earth)
- 3 Quotations by or about Mister Mind (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Mister Mind (New Earth)
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