|In the Comics:||Mastermind|
|Real Name:||Jason Wyngarde|
|Age:||Mid to Late 50s|
|Originally From:||Venice, Italy (Possibly)|
|First appearance:||The Toad, the Witch, and the Wardrobe|
|Portrayed by:||Campbell Lane|
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Powers and Abilities
Mastermind's main mutant power is to cast illusions. He can psionically cause others people to see, hear, feel, smell, and/or taste things that do not actually exist. He can also cause people to sense things in ways that they would not naturally; for example, he can make himself look and sound like a different person, or look and feel like a wall, or even seem invisible. But, for this to work, people have to be within a range of his powers. Mastermind is also capable of telepathy, although not as powerful as the likes of Charles Xavier or Mesmero, allowing him to read minds and memories as well as use his illusions to alter them (as he did to the Scarlet Witch).
One of the newest members of Magneto's crew, Mastermind was recruited by Magneto to help him with his daughter Wanda. Realizing that Wanda's hatred of him would never stop on it's own and that her intense desire for revenge would keep her as a constant threat to his plans, Magneto used Mastermind to "rewrite" her memories. Wanda no longer remembers her past as it really occurred and believes that the false memories Mastermind planted into her mind of a happy childhood with her father are real.
Mastermind has since helped Magneto against Apocalypse's lackey Mesmero. But it seems Mesmero's powers are greater than Mastermind's. Mesmero was able to trick both Magneto and Mastermind and Magneto ended up releasing the second of three doors that contain Apocalypse.