They’re all over the place. Those tendriled terrors spawned from Dungeons & Dragons in the 70s to their forthcoming starring role in Baldur’s Gate III. Where else have they got to and do they always look the same? What about the mind flayer in Stranger Things?
This infographic from Geek for the Win is a towering tour of the history of mind flayers as and when they appeared in (D&D dominated) pop culture.
What’s the difference between a mind flayer and an illithid? licensing laws.
When did you first encounter a mind flayer?