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* Some mutant beggars living on Mars in ''Film/TotalRecall'' make a living trying to impress tourists by reading their minds and guessing their birthdays.
9th Nov '16 8:55:46 AM Bosco13
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* Judge Anderson in ''Film/{{Dredd}}''. Unlike the comics, she's the first psychic judge and the only known mutant to have PsychicPowers and no physical deformities.
9th Nov '16 8:54:07 AM Bosco13
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** In the same universe is ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' where a nuclear war has turned a lot of Britain's population into mutants. Although most of them have no powers, psychic abilities like telepathy seem to be the most common.
30th Oct '16 10:07:13 AM nombretomado
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* {{GURPS}} ''Psionics'' comes with a table full of possible explanations for the GM. Ranging from [[BrokenMasquerade Broken Masquerades]] to [[TouchedByVorlons frisky aliens]]. It advises to leave them [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail unexplained unless they're plot-related]].

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* {{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} ''Psionics'' comes with a table full of possible explanations for the GM. Ranging from [[BrokenMasquerade Broken Masquerades]] to [[TouchedByVorlons frisky aliens]]. It advises to leave them [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail unexplained unless they're plot-related]].
29th Oct '16 9:20:53 AM zarpaulus
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* Subverted in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', instead of people becoming psychic TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, [[TheMagicComesBack magic came back]]. But psionics were introduced in 4th edition as a variant magical tradition as part of the move towards magic working as a form of ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve.
29th Oct '16 8:36:22 AM Galacton
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* In the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, Silver the Hedgehog is from 200 years in the future, and has psychic powers for no other adequately-explained reason. Likewise, his friend [[DefrostingIceQueen Blaze]] who has [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]].

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* In Hinted at in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, series with Silver the Hedgehog Hedgehog, who is from 200 years in the future, and has psychic powers for no other adequately-explained reason. Likewise, his friend [[DefrostingIceQueen Blaze]] who has [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]].
15th Aug '16 5:10:25 PM htuttle
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' had the [=PsiCorps=], the Orwellian organization that regulated and policed human telepaths, and the much rarer telekinetics. Justified in this case because the psychic members of humanity and other species had been TouchedByVorlons about a hundred years before. Occasionally a subject of comment, "AsYouKnow, people suddenly gained telepathic powers about a hundred years ago.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' had the [=PsiCorps=], the Orwellian organization that regulated and policed human telepaths, and the much rarer telekinetics.[[MindOverMatter telekinetics]] and [[TheEmpath empaths]]. Justified in this case because the psychic members of humanity and other species had been TouchedByVorlons about a hundred years before. Occasionally a subject of comment, "AsYouKnow, people suddenly gained telepathic powers about a hundred years ago." According to the books, we ''always'' had telepaths among us (as do the other major races), it just wasn't academically proven until the early 21st century.
15th Aug '16 5:08:49 PM htuttle
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* Researching human capability for psionic (psychic) capabilities is one of the focuses of [[XCom UFO: Enemy Unknown]]. Aliens that attack have psionic powers that can ruin entire squads with just one psionic attack, and developing countermeasures is a major focus of the game. It can get to the point that you can outright obliterate a UFO full of aliens with just one man sitting in the cargo hold of your transport, simply by psionically taking over enemy aliens, and having [[LetsYouAndHimFight them kill each other off,]] all while you remain unharmed.

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* Researching human capability for psionic (psychic) capabilities is one of the focuses of [[XCom UFO: Enemy Unknown]].''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}''. Aliens that attack have psionic powers that can ruin entire squads with just one psionic attack, and developing countermeasures is a major focus of the game. It can get to the point that you can outright obliterate a UFO full of aliens with just one man sitting in the cargo hold of your transport, simply by psionically taking over enemy aliens, and having [[LetsYouAndHimFight them kill each other off,]] all while you remain unharmed.
1st Aug '16 6:33:08 PM PaulA
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* A key element of MarionZimmerBradley[='s=] ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' novels. While some humans possess psychic powers as a consequence of [[HalfHumanHybrid crossbreeding]] with the alien ''[[SpaceElves chieri]]'', others are shown to just have innate psychic potential, which can be awakened by exposure to [[{{Telepathy}} telepaths]], the [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs psychoactive pollen of the Kireseth flower]] or [[PowerCrystal matrix crystals]].

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* A key element of MarionZimmerBradley[='s=] Creator/MarionZimmerBradley[='s=] ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' novels. While some humans possess psychic powers as a consequence of [[HalfHumanHybrid crossbreeding]] with the alien ''[[SpaceElves chieri]]'', others are shown to just have innate psychic potential, which can be awakened by exposure to [[{{Telepathy}} telepaths]], the [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs psychoactive pollen of the Kireseth flower]] or [[PowerCrystal matrix crystals]].
5th Jul '16 3:30:55 AM StFan
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* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} and similar x-titles portray their mutants as the next stage in human evolution. One of the most common abilities in mutants is telepathy since that will be the most likely outcome of humanity.

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* There are psis in the ''LaNague Federation'' series by F. Paul Wilson, with psi-schools and psi-potential readings in every person's file. One psi is powerful enough to kill people in a particularly unpleasant manner and another is capable of subjugating a race of aliens with her powers.

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* There are psis in the ''LaNague ''[=LaNague=] Federation'' series by F. Paul Wilson, with psi-schools and psi-potential readings in every person's file. One psi is powerful enough to kill people in a particularly unpleasant manner and another is capable of subjugating a race of aliens with her powers.



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* In a similar way, the Pilgrims of ''VideoGame/EndlessSpace'' are mystics and, through the magical mysteries of Dust nano-tech, implied to have extraordinary powers.
** On the individual level, all species - including robotic species - appear susceptible to becoming this when exposed to Dust, and come in a few general flavors that conveniently help you run various aspects of your economy or military more effectively.

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* In ''Podcast/MetamorCity'' psychics started showing up out of nowhere less than a century ago. They are distinct from mages, who have been around practically forever.

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* WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond: There is an organization of people with naturally-occurring psychic powers, and Willie Watt's telekinesis was treated in an oddly normal manner, although he wasn't born with it.
* According to the WesterAnimation/TheSimpsons episode "Holidays of Future Passed," people will be able to read thoughts in the year 2041.

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* WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond: ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': There is an organization of people with naturally-occurring naturally occurring psychic powers, and Willie Watt's telekinesis was treated in an oddly normal manner, although he wasn't born with it.
* According to the WesterAnimation/TheSimpsons ''WesterAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Holidays of Future Passed," people will be able to read thoughts in the year 2041.
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** On a similar note, there's been talk of brain implants that would send out a signal when triggered by a certain thought (i.e. the electrical brain impulse that corresponds to that particular thought) which would allow a person to, for instance, turn on the lights or television with his mind.

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** * On a similar note, there's been talk of brain implants that would send out a signal when triggered by a certain thought (i.e. the electrical brain impulse that corresponds to that particular thought) which would allow a person to, for instance, turn on the lights or television with his mind.
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