Once upon a time there was an octopus that had mind control abilities.
And everyday he would come in with the tide and get close to shore. Close enough to watch the humans in the fishing village.
Until one day, as his abilities grew stronger, he began learning how to interact with human minds.
And because of this he learned that he he could work the mind and extend it’s control to parts of the human body.
And because of this he continued to grow stronger and the area of affect for his abilities grew larger.
Until finally he was able to control multiple beings, minds and bodies, within a specific range.
And ever since that day, at approximately 1245 pm, there have been daily fights breaking out on the docks.