Controlling emotions is quite different from regular mind control. It lets you toy with people, brainwash them, and in some cases get a lot of result from much less effort than actual mind control demands.

The SuperTrope of EmotionBomb and GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul, a character who can do Emotion Control often has one or both of these powers in their toolbox. EmotionBomb itself has a subtrope in SupernaturalFearInducer, where the control is over fear alone.

However, actual Emotion Control generally demands far more subtlety then simply [[EmotionBomb flooding someone with emotions]] or [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul stimulating someone]]. While these latter are mostly combat and incapacitation super powers, Emotion Control is more about social effects and long-term brainwashing.

Unlike the subtropes, Emotion Control does not necessarily require magic, superpowers or supertech. It can also be done by an [[ManipulativeBastard extremely manipulative character]] or by mundane brainwashing techniques, making it MoreThanMindControl. Most {{Emotion Eater}}s and higher-end versions of TheEmpath have this as a RequiredSecondaryPower. Compare MindVirus


[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* The ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' villain, Psycho-Pirate, has alternately either had the Medusa Mask that allowed him to project emotions into people or has been an "emotion vampire", able to drain emotions from people. The first mask often seems to work through intensifying emotions a person already feels, no matter how small.)
* Franchise/MarvelUniverse
** This was the mutant power of Manual "Empath" de la Rocha of the Hellions from ''ComicBook/NewMutants''.
** Hate-Monger used to have to use a "Hate-Ray" to project hate, anger and fear into people... but after he [[DeathIsCheap died and was resurrected]], he was able to do the same without the ray. [[spoiler: Oh, also he's [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]].]]
** The Psycho-Man, used an emotion controlling device that could instill fear, doubt and hatred. In one arc he built a new Hate Monger, a {{Humanshifting}} android who infiltrated various hate groups in different disguises to spread a HatePlague.
** When the Terrigan Cloud started empowered humans with latent [[TheInhumans Inhuman]] ancestry, two Nuhumans ended up with this. One, Swain, also ended up with a prehensile tail, and the other, Romeo, is mainly notable for dating [[AllNewXMen the teenage version of Iceman]].
* Brain Boy, who appeared in ''Four Color'' and a self-titled comic series, has the power to alter people's emotional states.
* Baron Silas Greenback once used a cornet to heavily influence ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'''s emotions, incapacitating him.

[[folder: Fanfiction]]
* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'', this is what the "Inducer" class of psychics are capable of, coupled with more outright MindManipulation and the periodic EmotionBomb. One of them uses these abilities to [[spoiler: take over an entire village and turn them into a killer mob]], and later [[spoiler: causes an entire space station of hundreds of people to turn on each other in a murderous fury]]. The same Inducer also uses these powers to [[spoiler: MindRape River and turn her into an effective bodyguard/human shield.]]
* In ''Fanfiction/PokemonTheGreatAdventure'', it is revealed to be one of Ash's empathic powers and the way he can tame some of the Pokémon he meets. The Heart Flute amplifies it, and it is implied he can also do it on non-Pokémon beings.
* Done very subtly by Mindy to Ringo in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. She wants him to abandon the others and embrace the Guardians. It almost works....
* In ''Fanfic/WarAndPeaceInMind'', this is the power of Warren's mother, Joy Peace a.k.a. the Peacemaker, one of the world's greatest superhuman diplomats.

[[folder: Film]]
* In the movie ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren'', the former circus act Marcello can invoke homicidal rage out of people with a combination of Mind control music and injected poison carried by his flea minion unto the unsuspecting targets.
* Jasper from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' has this as his vampire power. The implication is that he could do this to ''non''-supernatural levels pre-vamping.
* ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' included Kayla Silverfox who could control people's minds. A major plot point was whether she[[spoiler: used her powers to influence Wolverine's emotions or whether he was truly immune as a result of his own powers.]]
* ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' movie version included the "Point of View" gun, which makes whoever you shoot it at see things from your point of view.
* In ''Film/MysteryMen'' Dr. Heller's "Blame Thrower" influences emotions to cause groups of people to argue with each other.

[[folder: Literature]]
* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' trilogy, the mutant known as the Mule could permanently change people's emotions, such as making them loyal to him. He explained it as like being able to see and adjust a dial in people's minds. Notable that this is a rather hard sci-fi setting and his mysterious powers (unlike the straightforward psychic abilities of the Second Foundation) weren't explained until several books later in the series (he himself seemed to imply that he was just a phenomenal random mutation of humanity, another side effect of which was his [[spoiler: sterility (hence the nickname), leaving his empire with no heir capable of maintaining control. In truth, he was an overly aggressive outcast from an entire planet of people with such abilities (the result of guided evolution under an immortal guardian)]].
* Slave World: Used through social conditioning throughout the series. Also in the form of supertech, but for the first few books this is limited to GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul.
* Soothing and Rioting are powers in ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' that allow you to do this- a Rioter can inflame emotions, a Soother can damp them, and a full Mistborn can do both ([[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler]], for example, turned himself into a walking EmotionBomb, damping all emotions in about a mile radius around him apart from fear and despair). However, a Soother or Rioter can't ''sense'' emotions, so they need to be very good at reading people to get the results they want.
* This is one of the secondary powers granted by some types of [[ElementalPowers crafting]] in ''Literature/CodexAlera''. [[DishingOutDirt Earthcrafters]] can calm animals or induce lust, while [[PlayingWithFire firecrafters]] can inspire a broad range of other emotions. However, [[TheEmpath reading existing emotions]] is specific to [[MakingASplash water]].
* Emotion workers in Holly Black's ''Literature/TheCurseWorkers'' trilogy can manipulate emotions through touch, and the effects can last for several months. One emotion worker got in serious legal trouble for [[GoldDigger making several wealthy men]] [[LovePotion fall in love with her.]] However, people with this ability become emotionally unstable themselves for a time whenever they use their power. The more often they use it, the more unstable their own emotions become.
* ''The Leeshore'' by RobertReed has the "wires", which are a simple form of emotional control used by [[TheAlliance both]] [[ReligionOfEvil sides]] of the [[BlackAndGrayMorality conflict]]. The good guys use it to subtly reinforce certain emotions in their soldiers and ensure loyalty - such as making them more courageous. The enemy use the device to essentially MindRape or "conscript" captured civilians soldiers into worshiping their [[DeusEstMachina artificial god]] and the priests; filling the conscript with joy whenever they please the controlling priest, or filling them with blinding rage when they think of their former allies.
* In ''Literature/{{Zeroes}}'', Bellwether and Mob both have powers that influence the emotions of others. It's not quite to the degree of mind control, but nonetheless makes them potent at manipulating people by selectively inducing pride or shame, joy or anger.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* In a late ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode Data's "brother" Lore did this to Data by using Data's stolen emotion chip to beam emotions into Data's brain, which caused Data feel pleasure from causing pain and temporarily causing him to turn on the Federation.
** Both Betazoids and Vulcans are shown to be able to do this [[PowerIncontinence involuntarily]] when suffering from certain neurological illnesses, as shown in "TNG: Sarek" and "[=DS9=]: Fascination". To what extent they can do it at will is not explored.
** The [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original series]] episode "Day of the Dove" features an entity that feeds on hateful emotions, and can manipulate them in others by subjecting its victims to paranoid mania, thus allowing their hateful emotions to come to the surface.

[[folder: Other Sites]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[ SCP-288 ("The "Stepford Marriage" Rings").]] When an appropriate woman wears one of the "female" rings, she displays very few (if any) negative emotions.
** [[ SCP-708 ("The Big Orange Forklift").]] When someone looks at SCP-708 for more than 20 seconds they become extremely enthusiastic about it and want to operate it. Anyone restrained from operating it will engage in emotional outbursts like a young child. Anyone who has been looking at SCP-708 or has operated it before feels jealousy at seeing anyone else operating it.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/MutantUA'', there are several mind-altering psychic powers: "Påverka" (affect) for Emotion Control, "Skräck" (terror) for EmotionBomb, "Dominera" (dominate) for MindControl.
* The "Sway Emotions" form of the Enthrallment skill in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' can induce anger, boredom, depression, disgust, fear, greed, hate, jealousy, joy, love, lust, patriotism, peace, sadness, or unrest.
* ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' has this as a StockSuperpower that can induce Calm, Despair, Fear, Hate, Hope, or Love.
* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' has the Great Courts of changeling society, with seasonal motifs and a corresponding emotion (Spring = Desire, Summer = Wrath, Autumn = Fear, Winter = Sorrow). Each Court also has a corresponding [[FunctionalMagic Contract]] chain titled "Fleeting [Season]" which involves manipulating said emotion.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Most Presence and Performance charms have this effect.
* A potential mutant power in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''; the mutant in question may or may not be immune to the effect.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' adventure ''Wrath of the Seven Horsemen''. The supervillain Fear can use his scepter to cause intense terror in everyone within a large area.
* Part of Red's portfolio in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. After all, one would expect the colour of emotions to have magic manipulating them.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* Laroth in the ''VideoGame/FallFromHeaven'' backstory.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''
** The Prismriver Sisters can do this through their MagicMusic (Merlin causes happiness, Lunasa causes depression, Lyrica deadens them altogether).
** [[GreenEyedMonster Parsee's]] power is explicitly to [[DrivenByEnvy manipulate feelings of jealousy]].
** Kokoro's power is the ability to control all emotions at a wide-scale. Losing her Mask of Hope created the incident behind ''Hopeless Masquerade'' [[PowerIncontinence as her out of control powers caused everyone to lose hope]].
* The ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' series has a lot of DemonicPossession, most of which involve a straight GrandTheftMe and a direct conflict between the host's mind and the possessor's will. However, when [[spoiler:Raziel]] gets possessed by the Hylden after killing and consuming [[spoiler: the possessed Turel]], the control seems to take this form. Presumably the reason for this is that he is too strong for those particular Hylden to completely dominate, and if they tried he would realize they were there and join Kain in fighting them, whereas he apparently remains unaware of them as long as they simply amplify his already-present anger enough to make him impulsive.
** Kain's "[[HatePlague Inspire Hate]]" spell from ''[[VideoGame/LegacyOfKain Blood Omen]]'' is also an example.
* [[EldritchAbomination The Reapers]] in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series of games and books have the ability of [[MindRape Indoctrination]], which sometimes takes this form. While they are able to completely overpower an organic mind through sheer force of will, the internal conflict stops the host being as effective as they might be. Consequently, with certain victims who might be useful as more than mindless drones, the Reapers are more subtle about it, and simply nudge the host's thoughts and feelings in the right direction. This also weakens the host for when the time comes to completely dominate it.
** The Leviathans, [[spoiler:the race that created the Catalyst which in turn created the Reapers]], possess similar mental powers which they used to establish a galactic empire. [[spoiler:The Reapers' indoctrination was even based on the Leviathans' power]].

[[folder: Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'': Miho's character could do this within the Endgames world. It's a matter of much [[EpilepticTrees debate]] of whether she has the ability to do this out of game or not.
* Moodswing from ''Webcomic/{{Mindmistress}}'' could do this. It worked even on Mindmistress. It was CrowningMomentOfAwesome when MM managed to trick and defeat her, despite being under her control.
* [[HornyDevil 'cubi]] in ''[[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures DMFA]]'' can do a variation on this to other 'cubi who let their guard down, by exploiting their own EmotionEater abilities against them.
* Magus from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has the ability to strongly amplify existing emotions in his targets. Afterward, his targets have splitting headaches and short-term amnesia.
* Malloy from ''Webcomic/{{Morphe}}'' casts an emotional-urging spell on Adrestia in [[ this comic]] to force her to remain calm after subtly threatening people close to her.
* [[TheEmpath Empaths]] in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' have this ability.
* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', this is the Traumen gift of Hearts, although it works only in dreams.
* In ''Webcomic/AliceGrove'', the [[SuperSoldier superhuman fighters]] who were created during the apocalyptic wars prior to [[ResetButton the Blink]] were given mental compulsions to keep them under control. Sedna, who only worked in a support role, is compelled to fix machinery, while Alice and Church, who were apparently front-line soldiers based on their abilities, are compelled to serve others.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* Sweet Sorrow is an emotion manipulator in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' who concentrates on the "darker" emotions like fear, anger, hatred, sadness, depression, and so on. Charmer makes people trust and like her as if she was their closest friend. Heart-Throb, one of the [[SuperheroSchool Hyperion Academy]] students, controls the full range of emotions, but he's best with love and affection.
** The Blood Red King is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Fear and Terror. Manipulating fear in others is his bread and butter power.
* Frank of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse can't help broadcasting emotions. Frank isn't his name, it's his codename, because you always know what he's feeling. Without his power-limiter helmet, he would be swamping entire sections of the school with his emotions.
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' features a number of these, ranging from [[KnightInShiningArmor Gallant]] to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide Cherish]] and her father [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Heart]][[LovePotion breaker]]. The [[OmnicidalManiac Simurgh]] is also one of these, as a result of being the only actual telepath in the setting.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' several Joes had a device implanted on their necks that allowed Cobra to control their emotions. Cobra's chosen interface for the system? A pipe organ.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Kim and Shego accidentally get implanted with computer chips which allow their emotions to be changed via a remote control device.