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* FlashyTeleportation: Mr. Zeno travels between Earth and Xenon via a "lightning bolt" effect that is one of the series' most striking visuals.



* {{Teleportation}}: Mr. Zeno travels between Earth and Xenon via a "lightning bolt" effect that is one of the series' most striking visuals.


* FakeDefector: Kenny Benjamin, Zeno's latest pupil, was only pretending to cooperate, and he saves the day by turning the alien's own weapon against him.
* MindControl: Mr. Zeno can control the bodies of his victims, while their minds remain free. A nice power to have when you're an alien invader who sadistically delights in forcing the humans who discover your plot to commit suicide against their will...
* {{Teleportation}}: Mr. Zeno travels between Earth and Xenon via a "lightning bolt" effect that is one of the series' most striking visuals.

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* FakeDefector: Kenny Benjamin, Zeno's latest pupil, was only pretending to cooperate, and he saves the day by turning the alien's own weapon against him.
* MindControl: Mr. Zeno can control the bodies of his victims, while their minds remain free. A nice power to have when you're an alien invader who sadistically [[{{Sadist}} sadistically]] delights in forcing the humans who discover your plot to commit suicide against their will...
* TeenGenius: Kenny, which is why Zeno is interested in him in the first place.
* {{Teleportation}}: Mr. Zeno travels between Earth and Xenon via a "lightning bolt" effect that is one of the series' most striking visuals.visuals.
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* AnAesop: Good parenting makes the difference between your child listening to bad influences and thinking for themselves.

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!!The Special Tropes:
* AnAesop: Good parenting makes the difference between your child listening to bad influences and thinking for themselves.themselves.
* CompellingVoice: Mr. Zeno has a variation on this power; he controls his victims' bodies, but not their minds.
* EvilTeacher: Mr. Zeno is actually from planet Xenon, and he influences [[ChildProdigy child prodigies]] to help his homeworld with their AlienInvasion. (He also murders the father of one pupil for asking too many questions.) However...
* FakeDefector: Kenny Benjamin, Zeno's latest pupil, was only pretending to cooperate, and he saves the day by turning the alien's own weapon against him.
* MindControl: Mr. Zeno can control the bodies of his victims, while their minds remain free. A nice power to have when you're an alien invader who sadistically delights in forcing the humans who discover your plot to commit suicide against their will...
* {{Teleportation}}: Mr. Zeno travels between Earth and Xenon via a "lightning bolt" effect that is one of the series' most striking visuals.


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* AnAesop: Good parenting makes the difference between your child listening to bad influences and thinking for themselves.


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[[caption-width-right:350:Zeno suffocates as Kenny turns the climate control machine on him.]]



A father grows suspicious of a private tutor, who is an alien from the planet Xenox sent to take over Earth,sent to educate his son.

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A father Roy Benjamin (Macdonald Carey) grows suspicious of Mr. Zeno (Richard Ney), a private tutor, tutor who has been sent to educate his gifted son Kenny (Flip Mark), and with good reason: Zeno is actually an alien from the planet Xenox sent Xenon, and he's part of a plan to take over Earth,sent to educate his son.
Earth by indoctrinating its child prodigies.


A father grows suspicious of a private tutor, who is an alien from the planet Xenox sent to take over Earth,sent to educate his son.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Mr. Zeno in mid-teleportation.]]

->This episode has no opening Control Voice narration.

A father grows suspicious of a private tutor, who is an alien from the planet Xenox sent to take over Earth,sent to educate his son.son.

->'''The Control Voice:''' The mold of a man stems from the mind of a child. Educators and emperors have known this from time immemorial. So have tyrants.
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