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29th Apr '17 6:25:40 PM Yozzy
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Wizards and other magic users can achieve this. [[TheHero Harry Dresden]], a young and still mostly inexperienced Wizard by the start of the serie, first utilizes wind magic to push or pull things as needed. As he gains experience, he learns to use kinetic energy, [[MegatonPunch among other things]], to control his environment with more finesse.
** In another instance, his mentor [[BadassGrandpa Ebenezer McCoy]] appears to do this outright to choke a vampire who pissed him off.
** Even further into the series, a slightly different iteration is used by divine beings and those worshiped as such. Rather than using magic to use telekinesis, they can use sheer might of will to subdue or kill other beings.
29th Apr '17 11:24:14 AM nombretomado
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* In an unusual inversion of PubertySuperpower, everyone on the world of TimothyZahn's ''A Coming of Age'' has telekinesis ''[[GrowingUpSucks until]]'' [[GrowingUpSucks they hit puberty]].

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* In an unusual inversion of PubertySuperpower, everyone on the world of TimothyZahn's Creator/TimothyZahn's ''A Coming of Age'' has telekinesis ''[[GrowingUpSucks until]]'' [[GrowingUpSucks they hit puberty]].
28th Apr '17 3:12:03 PM Golondrina
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* Some of the Abductees in the ''WalkyVerse'' have this power.

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* Some of the Abductees in the ''WalkyVerse'' ''Webcomic/WalkyVerse'' have this power.
12th Apr '17 1:09:09 PM Derkhan
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* In the novella ''Literature/ATasteOfHoney'', Lucretia develops telekinetic powers at the age of eight due to her [[SemiDivine divine descent]]. Usually she uses it to make arrows fly where she wants them to, but she also lifts the heavy new gate of the Menagerie to assist the workers in raising it.
9th Apr '17 7:12:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''SchoolRumble'''s Tenma Tsukamoto can bend spoons with her mind, though it is not given nearly as much emphasis as her younger sister's, Yakumo's, powers of {{Telepathy}}. Notable in that unlike many other people with PsychicPowers, who tend to have higher-than-usual intelligence as a sort of [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Required Secondary Power]], Tenma is a complete [[TheDitz ditz]].

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* ''SchoolRumble'''s ''Manga/SchoolRumble'''s Tenma Tsukamoto can bend spoons with her mind, though it is not given nearly as much emphasis as her younger sister's, Yakumo's, powers of {{Telepathy}}. Notable in that unlike many other people with PsychicPowers, who tend to have higher-than-usual intelligence as a sort of [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Required Secondary Power]], Tenma is a complete [[TheDitz ditz]].
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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* ''Wiki/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.
** [[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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