Low hanging fruit.
He attempted to seduce Phos, but Phos isn't thirsty for his disgusting moon dick and she actually has some semblance of coherent thought and intelligence, which is more than enough to see through any type of "eye mind control" bullshit.
Then Aechmea felt butthurt for a while while he worked on his 108 dimensional keikaku.
Then suddenly some emotionally stunted and fragile gem threw herself at him, essentially revealed every single one of her mental weak spots within the first half minute of talking to him, then whipped out Aechmea's dick and more or less carved >"m-m-manipulate me!"
into her face with it.
Aechmea then replies with >"uhhhhhhhh, ummm well your ass- I mean your boo- I mean your eyes are uhh white, but you're bla.... opposite coloured, so actually aren't you being brainwashed with them?
while thinking that there's no way the rock could fall for this shit, but here we are now.