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Mist Control, also known as Mist Manipulation, is the ability to control and manipulate the Mist. Those with the power to control the Mist can create Mistforms, illusions, and influence the minds and memories of mortals. In order to successfully control the Mist, the user has to focus on what the target wants to see, not the user.

History

Trojan War

According to Chiron in The Lightning Thief, the Mist is mentioned in the Iliad. It isn't specified which part he is referring to, but Book XX of the Illiad mentions Poseidon pouring Mist over the eyes of Achilles to protect Aeneas. Book V also specifically describes Athena giving Diomedes the ability to see gods:

"And I've removed the filter from your eyes,
which covered them before, so now
you'll easily distinguish between gods and men."

After that, Diomedes injured Aphrodite in the hand when she was trying to rescue Aeneas.

Jason and Argonauts

One of the quests of Jason and the Argonauts required to recover the Golden Fleece has Hera cover the group in a layer of Mist that makes it so no one notices them until they reach the palace of King Aeëtes of Colchis, Medea's father.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Lightning Thief

Chiron uses the Mist after Percy Jackson kills Alecto on a class field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and makes everyone believe that they'd had Mrs. Kerr as a teacher, not Mrs. Dodds.

The Titan's Curse

Thalia Grace tricks Ms. Gottschalk into thinking that she, Percy, and Annabeth Chase were students at Westover Hall using the Mist.

Between Series

The Singer of Apollo

Percy uses the Mist to convince a cop that there was a presidential motorcade coming, and it worked.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Lost Hero

Jason Grace and campers at Camp Half-Blood learn that Chiron and the gods have been using the Mist to keep the Roman and Greek demigods separated ever since the Demigod Civil War. Hera also used the Mist to give Piper McLean and Leo Valdez false memories of Jason at the Wilderness School.

The House of Hades

Hecate used the Mist to form three blurred, smoky images of the same woman moving in unison. Whenever Hecate is present, a swirling column of Mist surrounds her. She also manipulated the Mist to make Hecuba look like a black cat. Hazel Levesque learned from Hecate that she has the ability to manipulate the Mist to a strong degree. Hazel used it to make the pirate Sciron mistake the side of a cliff for the ocean, so, instead of throwing Jason into the ocean, he throws him away from the border, and he does not get killed. She used the Mist again at the House of Hades to help her and Leo Valdez navigate the Labyrinth.

The Blood of Olympus

Hazel used the Mist to disguise Jason, Annabeth, and Piper McLean while spying on Gaea's ghosts in Ithaca, and again to disguise Percy, Piper, and Annabeth as Earthborns to sabotage the Giants. Lou Ellen uses the Mist to hide the four demigods from the Romans so they can complete the task without getting spotted.
Hazel Levesque-0

Hazel, one person who exercised this ability

The Trials of Apollo

Camp Half-Blood Confidential

It was mentioned that Lou Ellen Blackstone manipulated the Mist to hide other people's personal items during Cabin Inspection.

Abilities

Known Users

Trivia

  • According to Lou Ellen Blackstone, the Mist doesn’t work well against alert enemies.
  • Glamour in The Kane Chronicles works similar to the ability.
  • Chiron usually doesn't teach the demigods how to manipulate the Mist, except for the children of the Big Three (like Thalia Grace). He told Percy Jackson he would teach him how to manipulate the Mist in The Lightning Thief, but still hadn't in The Titan's Curse.
    • Percy once tried to manipulate the Mist having watched Thalia do it. However, the mortal he tried it on could see through the Mist, so his true accomplishments couldn't be determined. Years later he attempted it on a mortal cop, which seemed to achieve the desired effect.
Abilities
Demigod Abilities: ADHD | Ancient Greek | Aphrodite's Blessing | Ares' Blessing | Artemis' Blessing | Clear Sight | Dreams | Dyslexia | Latin
Object Manipulation: Air | Anatomy | Atmosphere | Bones | Darkness | Dead | Earth | Electricity | Fears | Fire | Healing | Ice | Illusions | Light | Locks | Love | Luck | Machines | Magic | Memories | Metals | Objects | Peace | Plants | Poison | Sleep | Sound | Temperature | Time | War | Water | Wealth | Weapons | Youth
Egyptian Magic: Animal Charming | Binding Magic | Combat Magic | Death Magic | Divine Words | Duat Travel | Duat Usage | Divination | Elemental Magic | Healing Magic | Necromancy | Path of the Gods | Statuary Magic | Storm Magic | Surveillance Magic | Sympathetic Magic
Other Abilities: Alf Seidr | Charmspeak | Curse of Achilles | Death Trance | Empathy Link | Immunity | Mist Control | Monster Sense | Prophecy | Rune Magic | Seasons Alteration | Shadow Travel | Shapeshifting | Teleportation | Vocal Mimicry | Zoolingualism
Skills: Alf Sign Language | Archery | Axemanship | Greek Training | Horsemanship | Knifemanship | Legion Training | Morse Code | Multilingualism | Musical Aptitude | Old Norse | Polearmsmanship | Swordsmanship | Weaving
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