Personal Info:
Real Name: Vincent (last name unrevealed)
Also Known As: William H. Thorton, Junichi, The Wizard
Place Of Birth: Unrevealed
First Appearance: X-Men Vol.1 #49 (1968) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Magneto
Group Affiliation: Formerly Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Demi-Men, Weapon X
Base Of Operations: Krakoa, Pacific Ocean
Grudges: X-Men and Alpha Flight
Creators: Arnold Drake, Don Heck and Werner Roth
Gallery: Click
Hypnosis: Mesmero's mutant ability allows him to hypnotize any human who make eye contact with him. The effects of the hypnotism vary according to Mesmero's wishes, ranging from partial or full amnesia, giving a person new memories, altering a person's personality or forcing victims to follow his orders.
Illusion Generation: Mesmero can create illusions with sight and sound components, but not touch or smell.
Mental Blasts: Mesmero can project a blast of mental energy.
Vincent was born into an abusive family. His father severely beat him, though he would be comforted by his mother. However, this changed when his father began to abuse his mother as well. At a young age, Vincent's mutant ability emerged and his appearance changed, causing his father to beat him even more. During one such beating, Vincent ordered his father to leave the family forever and kill himself. When his father complied, Vincent slowly began to realize that he had the ability to control others. Initially, Vincent using his power to care for his mother, hypnotizing others to make her life more comfortable.
Years later, Mesmero started his criminal career by working for Magneto, using his power on Polaris to make her believe she was Magneto's daughter.
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