Conversion was a brainwashing/mind control/interrogation technique used by the Visitors.
OverviewEditThe conversion process was developed by Diana as a means to exert control over humans, especially ones in politcal or scientific positions. The process would pinpoint a subject's deepest fears or traumas and use them to create powerful hallucinations designed to brainwash them into pawn
The conversion process was dangerous and problematical. Due to the high level of stress inflicted on the subject, it could result in increased blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration. It could also turn a subject into a mental vegetable or result in their death. A mentally strong person could resist the process for a time, but at risk to their health. An example was during Juliet Parrish's conversion, as she went into cardiac arrest during a session
Some side effects of a completed conversion allowed humans to help identify a convert. Subjects who were right handed would begn using their left, and vise versa. They would also have lapses in memory, making them feel like they don't know where they are from day to day.
It is unknown if the process is reversible. However, Juliet Parrish was able to combat the total effects of her conversion.
Juliet Parrish - Juliet was captured after the raid on the hospital that exposed John. Nearly dying during one session, she was eventually converted after the chamber was taken to maximum. However, she was able to resist the total effects. (V - The Final Battle, Parts 1 and 2)
Corley Walker - Dr. Walker was kidnapped and converted after he berated Christine Walsh at the Medical Center. (V - The Final Battle, Part 1)
Ham Tyler - Captured during an unauthorized raid, he was converted by Charles to assasinate Mike Donovan. However, the attempt failed. (V - The Series, "The Conversion")
Sean Donovan - Captive aboard the mothership, he was revived and converted by Diana. When he was returned to Donovan, he was used as a spy for the Visitors.