Every Control Helmet and Control Collar has a built in transmitter/receiver that allows Dr. Twisted and/or Sentius to communicate directly with the wearer. In Marcy’s case, the equipment is integrated into her implants. Twisted was able to transmit his orders within the X-band, an ultra high frequency that is extremely secure and difficult to intercept or even detect.
Only one other scientist in the city has experimented with X-band frequencies, and her name is Dr. Belinda Giolla, Ted Twiss’s former partner and the head of operations at APEX Labs. She was able to develop an interceptor capable blocking Dr. Twisted’s signal and allowing her to send her own. X-band technology has since been used in some form or fashion with newer control methods, such as the H.E.R.-TV signal and the handheld Remote Control.