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Quotation1 Ah, so this is how Lyric gets people to help him out. Huh, not his charming personality? Quotation2
Q-N-C's Toy Shop, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

The Mind Control Device is an object that appears in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. It is an advanced piece of technology used by Lyric the Last Ancient, which he uses to enslave his victims.



The Mind Control Device is a grey headband shaped like a flat and wide "M". It has a pink circular pad on the middle and the ends, a few yellow stripes, and two blue fins on each end.

Abilities and traits

Mind Control Device hologram

The Mind Control Device projecting a hologram of Lyric.

As described by Tails, the Mind Control Device is a form of "mini neural bypass switch." When placed on a victim, it takes control of the wearers' mind and makes them obedient to Lyric. Indirectly, it can also reveal the wearers' thoughts, though this process is implied to be hazardous to the wearers. It is also equipped with talking holographic projectors for communication.

An apparent side-effect of the devices' ability to control minds is that the wearers adopt a robotic speech pattern.



Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

Broken Mind Control Device

Shadow wearing a broken Mind Control Device.

Two Mind Control Devices were used by Lyric the Last Ancient. The first was used on Shadow the Hedgehog to forcefully recruit him, and the second was used on Amy Rose to immobilize her and pry out her knowledge on the Crystal Shards when she would not tell him. However, Shadow's device was destroyed by Sonic, which Lyric used to warn Team Sonic to not meddle in his affairs, and Amy's was removed before it could damage her mind.


  • The Mind Control Device is the thirty-eighth Toy the player obtains from Q-N-C's Toy Shop.
  • In the Koro Cast dub of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, it is only used on Shadow (they cut out the Amy Rose scene) and it is treated as a hi-tech headband, as Shadow wants to work with Lyric in the dub.
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