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25px-Disambig For information on mind controlling in the Tiberium universe, see Mind control (Tiberium).
Mastermind

The Mastermind is one of the most infamous mind controlling machines ever created.

Let's make some friends!
- Mastermind

Mind control is a process in which a psionically active entity remote-controls a biological being. This technique was used extensively by Yuri and the Psychic Corps during the Third World War, as well as his renegade army during the Psychic Dominator Disaster.

Deployment History

Third World War

Prior to the Third World War, the Soviet psychic Yuri led the Soviet Union's development of mind control technology. Psi-Corps troopers were allotted to Soviet Commanders and large psychic beacons were placed across the United States to pacify military resistance.

Upon the Allied victory, Yuri revealed the full extent of his plans; a global network of Psychic Dominators that would ensure his control of every person in the world. A preemptive airstrike called by President Dugan delayed this; and the disaster was averted via time-travel.

Both infantry and vehicle crews were brought to psychic manipulation; though there were limits. For instance, Yuri Clones could only control a single unit at a time. Mastermind tanks would begin to overheat and suffer damage if they established control over too many units. Psychic Towers could control up to three units at a time. Robotic units, such as the Robot Tank or Terror drone, were immune to mental tampering, as they did not have organic minds. Some units, such as Tanya and Boris had gone through extensive training that made their minds impossible to influence. Attack dogs were unable to be controlled, as well, due to their minds being incompatible with psionic influence. Additionally allied spies cannot sneak past anything that can mind control units.

After their experiences with Yuri, the Soviets decided not to use Mind control technology ever again, though they were unable to as all research concerning it was stolen by Yuri and later destroyed by the Allies. With Yuri out of the picture, there were no mind control effects to be reported during the Post-war Crisis.

Alternative Fate

RA2Sovietlogo The following is based on the Soviet campaign for Red Alert 2 and some details might contradict canon.
The Soviets were largely successful in their crusade against the Allied Forces. Some of their successes were due to their psychic technology.

However, Yuri and majority of the Psychic Corps eventually tuned against the Soviet Union and attempted to overthrow the Soviet Commander. Despite the fact that Yuri could see what the Commander was planning, Yuri was still no match and was brutally killed.

However, there was still a portion of the Psychic Corps that were loyal to the Soviet Union. On their final assault on the Allies, the Soviets used the remainder of the Psychic Corps and the other psychic technology they possessed and ultimately won the battle.

However, it was revealed that Yuri had somehow survived...

War of the Three Powers

It was later discovered that the Empire of the Rising Sun possessed schematics for Mind control technology. They experimented upon Yuriko Omega, but due to its potential danger, after seeing the damage done by her upon her escape from the Shiro Sanitarium Yuriko was given a psychic dampener to suppress her mind control abilities. All subsequent Yuriko clones also had their abilities repressed. All technology regarding mind control was lost to the Empire upon the destruction of the Sanitarium at the hands of Yuriko, post war.

Additional information

Known units and buildings to have used mind control

Red Alert 2

Yuri's Revenge

Red Alert 3: Uprising

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