Mind Roots are tiny roots capable of completely brainwashing anyone they manage to latch onto. Created by Root, two of them were initally utilised to force Blockhead Bill and Society Max to do his bidding. When visited by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Chaotix Crew, Root planned to subject them all to mind roots but Sonic got away. Nevertheless, Root now had six slaves to poison New Tek City.
Root's plan failed when he was crushed by Sonic kicking over a pillar. Root, now just a tiny root himself, no longer had control over the mind roots and they fell off, giving Chaotix, Bill and Max their free will back.