Mesmero (first name Vincent) is a mutant super-villain with the power of hypnosis. He's an enemy of Wolverine and Spider-Man.
Mesmero is a sociopath who cares little for humanity and controls the minds of individuals for fun and havoc causing confusion.
Mesmero is shown robbing a jewelry store with some hypnotized people when Spider-Man and Wolverine arrive and foil his scheme even after he sends his victims upon them. Mesmero is then arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D., but in revenge uses his special abilities to switch Spider-Man and Wolverine's minds without anyone noticing. After some identity confusions and a fight with Sabretooth, Spider-Man and Wolverine visit Mesmero in his cell on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier where he is forced to switch their minds back. When Mesmero swears revenge afterwards, Spider-Man webs his mouth shut.
Later Mesmero is seen in the Tri-Carrier's prison as Nick Fury tells Spider-Man that Mesmero plans to get into Hulk's mind as they have the safeguards in case Mesmero tries anything. A restrained Mesmero is brought into the room where Hulk is being held in. Spider-Man tries to prevent Mesmero from doing a mind trick to the Hulk which ends with Spider-Man's mind being swapped with Hulk's mind. When Spider-Man in Hulk's body tries to get Mesmero to switch their minds back, he accidentally frees Mesmero who gets away. At the bank, Mesmero hypnotizes the guards to help him rob the bank and then mesmerizes the taxicab driver to take him to the airport. When Thing lands near Mesmero's taxicab, Mesmero mind-controls him into attacking Spider-Man and Hulk. After Thing is freed from the mind-control, he, Spider-Man, and Hulk corner Mesmero and force him to switch their minds back. Mesmero then passes out as S.H.I.E.L.D. arrives.
Later Spider-Man, Power Man, and Squirrel Girl find Mesmero who has been tapping into people's cell phones in order to control their minds through the cellular network. Besides mind-controlling Batroc the Leaper, Boomerang, Grizzly, and Shocker, Mesmero manages to gain control of Squirrel Girl when she answers her cell phone. When on the rooftop with his special amplifier, Mesmero gets Boomerang, Grizzly, Shocker, and Squirrel Girl into defending him. Spider-Man uses liquid nitrogen to freeze Mesmero's legs. Spider-Man orders Mesmero to free everyone from his control and to forget whatever happened. Mesmero was later webbed up by Spider-Man alongside Boomerang and Shocker where they are left for the police.
Powers and Abilities
- Hypnosis: Mesmero can hypnotize people into his slaves and switch minds as he did to Wolverine and Spider-Man.
Season 3: Web-Warriors
Background in other media
This is the third animated appearance of Mesmero. Previous versions includes a brief appearance in "X-Men: The Animated Series" and in "X-Men Evolution".