The world of heroes goes by fast. One moment you’re fighting civilians trying to save them from each other the next your supposed hero mentor was attacking you. It was evident that the Green Lantern was being manipulated. Brainwave’s persuasion and telepathic abilities are more formidable than expected Gypsy thought. The young hero also thought how bad this would reflect on the mentor’s hero. Gypsy hoped he would turn out okay, being manipulated was not fun on anyone.
The moment the Green Lanterns attacks made contact Gypsy made herself invisible as quick as possible. She was not good at dealing with such large scale battles. Her abilities made her good at stealth, hand to hand combat, infiltration, rescue, etc., but fighting the Green Lantern was beyond her, Gypsy thought.
Gypsy knew little of Toon Girl and the Captain, but based on what she’s heard the two were more than durable enough to handle the Green Lantern. She had to trust them to deal with the powerhouse on their own. She had to deal with the task that the Lantern was forced to abandon, saving the civilians from themselves.
Truthfully there was little that she could do in such a grand scale. Her abilities were useful for one on one situations, but handling a crowd was something else. Illusions worked best when Gypsy knew how and what to create for the individual, catering to their deepest desires and fears, but a mob didn't have such deepness to it. They didn’t think, they reacted. What she was doing was a gamble, but she had to believe that it would work.
Standing atop am abandoned car she directed her powers to the crowd. She needed to see the scale and scope of where to direct her powers. From the darkening skies fell small white powders of snow. The people in the street would see small balls of white ice gently falling down from the orange skies. In reality there was nothing, but the illusion worked. The people were fascinated and stunned by the bizarre illusory weather. Normally something like this wouldn’t work, but for an already controlled group of people visual illusions alone would be good enough. If her illusion couldn't tap into their fear or desires, their inner curiosity and wonder would do.
Once the people were in trance Gypsy jumped down from the car. At best she could keep up the illusion for a few more minutes, but it should be more than enough time to subdue the most dangerous ones in the group in front of her. She would be vulnerable to attacks, but it was a sacrifice she was willing to make. She just hoped that the rest of the team was making progress with Green Lantern or Brainwave.