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25th Mar '17 2:04:57 PM ElSquibbonator
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For whatever reason, telekinesis seems to be more common for characters outside the usual superhero tradition: classic TheCape-style superheroes rarely have this as a power. One possible explanation is that if the character is ''already'' a FlyingBrick, giving them telekinetic powers can run the risk of turning them into a BoringInvincibleHero by giving them too many advantages. In a superhero series featuring an ensemble cast, telekinesis is usually reserved for characters who specialize in it.

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For whatever reason, telekinesis seems to be more common for characters outside the usual superhero tradition: classic TheCape-style superheroes rarely have this as a power. One possible explanation is that if the character is ''already'' a FlyingBrick, giving them telekinetic powers can run the risk of turning them into a BoringInvincibleHero by giving them too many advantages. In a superhero series featuring an ensemble cast, telekinesis is usually reserved for characters [[SinglePowerSuperhero who specialize in it.
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25th Mar '17 2:02:48 PM ElSquibbonator
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The major limitation with telekinesis seems to be its scalability: it is almost always harder to lift a heavy object than a light one, and a person with this superpower will often be seen to be visibly straining to accomplish it, as if their telekinesis takes the form of a long but entirely physical "invisible arm" with all the normal physical limitations that normally implies. Pushing this ability past its limit often leads to a PsychicNosebleed or even passing out. Nevertheless, it is [[FridgeLogic very rarely used]] up to [[StoryBreakerPower its full potential]], as almost every fight would become trivial if it ended with a telekinetic neck-snap.

For whatever reason, telekinesis seems to be more common for series outside the usual superhero tradition: classic TheCape-style superheroes rarely have this as a power, except in very specialized forms.

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The major limitation with telekinesis seems to be its scalability: it is almost always harder to lift a heavy object than a light one, and a person with this superpower will often be seen to be visibly straining to accomplish it, as if their telekinesis takes the form of a long but entirely physical "invisible arm" with all the normal physical limitations that normally implies. Pushing this ability past its limit often leads to a PsychicNosebleed or even passing out. Nevertheless, it is [[FridgeLogic very rarely used]] up to [[StoryBreakerPower its full potential]], as almost every fight would become trivial if it ended with a telekinetic neck-snap.

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For whatever reason, telekinesis seems to be more common for series characters outside the usual superhero tradition: classic TheCape-style superheroes rarely have this as a power, except power. One possible explanation is that if the character is ''already'' a FlyingBrick, giving them telekinetic powers can run the risk of turning them into a BoringInvincibleHero by giving them too many advantages. In a superhero series featuring an ensemble cast, telekinesis is usually reserved for characters who specialize in very specialized forms.
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19th Mar '17 11:39:37 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* [[Franchise/HarryPotter Harry]] [[Film/{{Thor}} Thorson]] (nee [[Franchise/HarryPotter Potter]]) of the {{crossover}} fanfic ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' develops telekinesis in chapter 60 and with tuition from [[ComicBook/XMen Betsy 'Psylocke' Braddock]], goes from lifting salt shakers, chairs and tables to, in chapter 74, not just blocking a hail bullets but stopping them and in chapter 77, throwing around hundreds of tons of [[spoiler: zombified giant.]] This is largely down to his being related to usual telekinetic suspect [[spoiler: Jean Grey.]]

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* [[Franchise/HarryPotter Harry]] [[Film/{{Thor}} Thorson]] (nee [[Franchise/HarryPotter Potter]]) of the {{crossover}} fanfic ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' develops intermittent telekinesis that manifests in full in chapter 60 and with after tuition from [[ComicBook/XMen Betsy 'Psylocke' Braddock]], goes from lifting salt shakers, chairs and tables to, in chapter 74, not just blocking a hail of bullets but stopping them dead and in chapter 77, throwing around hundreds of tons of [[spoiler: zombified giant.]] This is largely down to his being related to usual telekinetic suspect [[spoiler: Jean Grey.]]
12th Mar '17 5:51:07 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2757 SCP-2757 ("Dr. Wondertainment's Projector Fantastico™")]]. When the SCP-2757 projector is used with the film SCP-2757-1e ''The Valiant Crusaders'', one of the powers gained by the the experimental subjects is telekinesis.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2757 SCP-2757 ("Dr. Wondertainment's Projector Fantastico™")]]. When the SCP-2757 projector is used with the film SCP-2757-1e ''The Valiant Crusaders'', one of the powers gained by the the experimental subjects is telekinesis.
12th Mar '17 5:50:12 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2014 SCP-2014 ("Zsar Magoth")]]. SCP-2014 has the power of telekinesis with a range of up to 24 meters. He has used it to help a skater pull off impressive maneuvers and to manipulate a pen for the purpose of writing.
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2014 SCP-2014 ("Zsar Magoth")]]. SCP-2014 has the power of telekinesis with a range of up to 24 meters. He has used it to help a skater pull off impressive maneuvers and to manipulate a pen for the purpose of writing.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2757 SCP-2757 ("Dr. Wondertainment's Projector Fantastico™")]]. When the SCP-2757 projector is used with the film SCP-2757-1e ''The Valiant Crusaders'', one of the powers gained by the the experimental subjects is telekinesis.
2nd Mar '17 11:14:52 PM grimgrendel
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* Noa from ''Fanfic/HardBeingPure'' has a telekinetic aura around her that automatically cleans dust and other impurities. When she focuses on something, she can lift somewhere around a full backpack.
21st Jan '17 6:21:29 PM nombretomado
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* AnneRice tends to use PsychicPowers as opposed to FunctionalMagic in her novels. In both ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' and ''Literature/LivesOfTheMayfairWitches'' human psychics, spirits and vampires exhibit varying degrees of telekinetic powers. In the case of the vampires, it is the actual force that animates them, and accounts for their SuperStrength, SuperReflexes and SuperSpeed.

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* AnneRice Creator/AnneRice tends to use PsychicPowers as opposed to FunctionalMagic in her novels. In both ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' and ''Literature/LivesOfTheMayfairWitches'' human psychics, spirits and vampires exhibit varying degrees of telekinetic powers. In the case of the vampires, it is the actual force that animates them, and accounts for their SuperStrength, SuperReflexes and SuperSpeed.
7th Jan '17 9:53:12 AM nombretomado
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* Psycho Mantis in ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid'' and ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound''.

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* Psycho Mantis in ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid'' and ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound''.''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound''.
25th Nov '16 9:33:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Champions}}'' has a Telekinesis power set.

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* ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' has a Telekinesis power set.
5th Nov '16 6:21:12 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* [[Franchise/HarryPotter Harry]] [[Film/{{Thor}} Thorson]] (nee [[Franchise/HarryPotter Potter]]) of the {{crossover}} fanfic ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' develops telekinesis in chapter 60.

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* [[Franchise/HarryPotter Harry]] [[Film/{{Thor}} Thorson]] (nee [[Franchise/HarryPotter Potter]]) of the {{crossover}} fanfic ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' develops telekinesis in chapter 60.60 and with tuition from [[ComicBook/XMen Betsy 'Psylocke' Braddock]], goes from lifting salt shakers, chairs and tables to, in chapter 74, not just blocking a hail bullets but stopping them and in chapter 77, throwing around hundreds of tons of [[spoiler: zombified giant.]] This is largely down to his being related to usual telekinetic suspect [[spoiler: Jean Grey.]]
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