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Dean, Major. Major Dean was created by George Melford and appeared in the film The Invisible Power (1914). Major Dean is a Superhuman. He is a U.S. Army surgeon who has the ability to read minds. When he discovers a beautiful young woman, Mabel Whitney, working in a low dance hall, Dean tries to lure her away. During a gunfight in the hall Whitney is hit in the head by a bullet and loses her memory, and Dean takes her home and uses his mind control powers to convince her that she is his daughter. Lorenzo, the owner of the dance hall, finds Whitney and tries to convince her to return to him, but Dean uses his powers to protect Whitney’s mind, and Whitney refuses. One of Dean’s sergeants recognizes Whitney as his long-lost daughter, and he and Lorenzo kill each other in a fight.

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