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Mist Control is the ability to control and manipulate the Mist. As explained in The House of Hades, in order to successfully control the Mist, the user has to focus on what the target wants to see, not the user.

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 creates a false pre-algebra teacher.

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.

The House of Hades

Hecate uses 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 manipulates the Mist to make Hecuba look like a black cat. Hazel Levesque learns from Hecate that she has the ability to manipulate the Mist to a strong degree. Hazel uses 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 uses the Mist again at the House of Hades to help her and Leo Valdez navigate the Labyrinth.

The Blood of Olympus

Hazel uses this ability 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.

Abilities

  • Create powerful illusions
  • Memory manipulation
  • Hide the real form of the things to humans and demigods
  • Hide locations
  • Summon Mistforms
  • Disguise people and beings
  • Hide people and beings
  • Alter reality
  • Teleportation (via Mist)

Known Users

Trivia

  • Chiron usually does not teach the demigods how to manipulate the Mist, except for the children of the Big Three (like Thalia Grace). Chiron tells Percy he will teach him how to manipulate the Mist in The Lightning Thief, but still hadn't in The Titan's Curse, and it has still has yet to be seen. However, children of Hecate are seen to have a natural affinity to control the Mist.
  • Percy Jackson 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 could not be determined.
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 | Fire | Healing | Ice | Light | Love | Machines | Magic | Metals | Plants | Poison | Sleep | Sound | Temperature | Time | War | Water | Weapons
Other Skills: Archery | Charmspeak | Curse of Achilles | Empathy Link | Mist Control | Prophecy | Shadow Travel | Shapeshifting | Vocal Mimicry | Weaving