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30th Apr '18 8:17:26 PM SullenFrog
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* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': Ebony Maw has some impressive telekinetic powers at his disposal. Amongst other things, he uses them to disassemble objects, deflect projectiles, cut cars in half, pin people to walls while restraining them with bricks, turn sidewalks into looping tendrils of concrete, fly by levitating a chunk of ground beneath his feet, and [[ColdBloodedTorture slowly drive large needles into people’s skin]].
30th Apr '18 11:54:07 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* In ''VideoGame/RavenswordShadowlands'', Rune of Winds grants the player a limited ability to move objects around. This is used at one point for a puzzle where you have to create a bridge across a pool of lethal acid out of stone blocks.
28th Apr '18 11:37:05 AM Malady
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* In the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Atonement}}'', a traumatic event triggers Madison's telekinesis powers, upon which she renames herself Tether.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Atonement}}'', ''Fanfic/{{Atonement}}'', a traumatic event triggers Madison's telekinesis powers, upon which she renames herself Tether.



* Ren kidnaps Hanyuu via telekinesis in the ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/BeyondTomorrow''.
* Taylor of the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ChibipoesAcceleration'' can freely modify the vector value of almost anything, much like Accelerator of ''Manga/ACertainMagicalIndex''.

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* Ren kidnaps Hanyuu via telekinesis in the ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' ''Manga/InuYasha'' fanfic ''FanFic/BeyondTomorrow''.
* Taylor of the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ChibipoesAcceleration'' ''Fanfic/{{Acceleration}}'' can freely modify the vector value of almost anything, much like Accelerator of ''Manga/ACertainMagicalIndex''.



* The Kinetics in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Forward}}'' are telekinetics.

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* The Kinetics in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Forward}}'' ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' are telekinetics.
19th Apr '18 1:45:46 PM antihero276
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** Of her descendants it is the [[CloningBlues various Nate]] [[TangledFamilyTree Summers']] who top out the scale. Nate "ComicBook/{{Cable}}" Summers once had a fight with the Silver Surfer destroying his base, Providence, which was the size of an island; And wrecking much of Sydney, Australia, but telekinetically rebuilt it mere moments after they plowed through them. Cable's powers, though, are usually mostly devoted to stopping the techno-organic virus that would otherwise overtake his body, hence his reliance on {{BFG}}s for most of his history. Unencumbered, his powers at their height are easily movieverse Phoenix class.
** Nate Grey a.k.a. ComicBook/XMan is even stronger. He's theoretically capable of destroying the Moon in one shot, flattened a continent on an alternate Earth, stopped time by accident, treated the Multiverse as his personal step ladder, casually phased through walls and people, shut down an alternate Magneto's powers, frequently manipulated things on a molecular level to borderline RealityWarper degrees, and once negated gravity to send a Great Beast (something the size of a small mountain) into space.

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** Of her descendants it is the [[CloningBlues various Nate]] [[TangledFamilyTree Summers']] who top out the scale. Nate "ComicBook/{{Cable}}" Summers once had a fight with the Silver Surfer destroying his base, Providence, which was the size of an island; And wrecking much of Sydney, Australia, but telekinetically rebuilt it mere moments after they plowed through them. He was also stated by Rachel Summers as a kid to have the power to extinguish a star without any conscious effort. Cable's powers, though, are usually mostly devoted to stopping the techno-organic virus that would otherwise overtake his body, hence his reliance on {{BFG}}s for most of his history. Unencumbered, his powers at their height are easily movieverse Phoenix class.
** Nate Grey a.k.a. ComicBook/XMan ComicBook/XMan, unencumbered by the techno-organic virus, is even stronger. He's theoretically capable of destroying the Moon in one shot, flattened a continent on an alternate Earth, stopped time by accident, treated the Multiverse as his personal step ladder, casually phased through walls and people, shut down an alternate Magneto's powers, frequently manipulated things on a molecular level to borderline RealityWarper degrees, and once negated gravity to send a Great Beast (something the size of a small mountain) into space.
1st Apr '18 9:54:45 AM Cieloazul
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Telekinesis[=/=]Psychokinesis: the ability to move stuff and/or people just by thinking. Although [[PstandardPsychicPstance hand gestures]] can also help.

As super powers go, it's one of the most useful and straightforward. Being a [[PsychicPowers Psychic Power]], we don't have to worry so much about violating the laws of physics: how does the glass lift up but not everything else nearby? Because the glass is what the hero ''wanted'' to lift up.

It's also very light in terms of Special Effects demand (no need for expensive fire effects or CG energy projectiles, just use some strings or an air-cannon to blast stuff around) making it popular with Live Action shows. See CoconutSuperpowers.

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 [[JustHitHim very rarely used]] up to [[OneHitKill its full potential]], as almost every fight would become trivial if it ended with a telekinetic NeckSnap.

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]].

Sometimes {{Flight}} will be depicted as a specialized form of telekinesis ([[NotQuiteFlight lifting one's own body]]).

Some [[IntangibleMan non-corporeal]] characters, such as ghosts, can interact with normal matter ''only'' via telekinesis. Creatures without fingered hands, or without limbs at all, often will have such powers, allowing them to comfortably interact with the world.

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Telekinesis[=/=]Psychokinesis: the ability to move stuff and/or people just by thinking. Although it fundamentally only requires a thought to work, hand gestures can also help, especially if they make the user [[PstandardPsychicPstance hand gestures]] can also help.

As super powers go, it's one of the most useful and straightforward. Being a [[PsychicPowers Psychic Power]], we don't have to worry so much about violating the laws of physics: how
look focused]]. How does the glass lift up but not everything else nearby? Because the glass is what the hero ''wanted'' to lift up.

It's also As super powers go, it's one of the most useful and straightforward, and in its more refinate form, it allows the user to manipulate any object in a wide number of ways, not only the more intuitive lifting and moving around. Nevertheless, it is [[JustHitHim very light in terms of Special Effects demand (no need for expensive fire effects or CG energy projectiles, just use some strings or an air-cannon rarely used]] up to blast stuff around) making [[OneHitKill its full potential]], as almost every fight would become trivial if it popular ended with Live Action shows. See CoconutSuperpowers.

The
a telekinetic NeckSnap. This is usually justified by stating or implying the user is not dexter and/or precise enough to give his foe more than a good rough push or pull, although sheer psychic strength ''is'' often enough to [[LudicrousGibs crush or squash an enemy]] in a less subtle way.

Being a [[PsychicPowers Psychic Power]], we don't have to worry so much about violating the laws of physics. That said, the
major limitation with telekinesis it seems to be precisely 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 took 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, out, and it is [[JustHitHim very rarely used]] up even possible to [[OneHitKill its full potential]], as almost every fight would become trivial if it ended with a die due to the effort.

This power is the most recognizable form of PsychicPowers, only matched by {{Telepathy}} in popular conscience. As such, they are often more associated to each other than the rest of psychic skills of the list: many
telekinetic NeckSnap.

characters are also telepaths and vice versa, and even when they are not, odds are that any strictly telepathic but spirited enough [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental duel]] will have visible, physical effects on the users's surroundings or bodies. Sometimes {{Flight}} will be added to the mix as well, as theoretically nothing impedes a telekinesis user from [[NotQuiteFlight lifting his own body]].

For whatever reason, telekinesis seems to be more common for characters outside the usual superhero tradition: tradition, as 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]].

Sometimes {{Flight}} will be depicted as a specialized form of telekinesis ([[NotQuiteFlight lifting one's own body]]).

it]] or [[SquishyWizard who are weak in the physical field.]] Some [[IntangibleMan non-corporeal]] characters, such as ghosts, can interact with normal matter ''only'' via telekinesis. Creatures without fingered hands, or without limbs at all, often will have such powers, allowing them to comfortably interact with the world.
world.

It's also very light in terms of Special Effects demand (no need for expensive fire effects or CG energy projectiles, just use some strings or an air-cannon to blast stuff around), making it popular with Live Action shows. See CoconutSuperpowers.
25th Mar '18 10:21:04 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/StephenKing's ''{{Carrie}}''.

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* Creator/StephenKing's ''{{Carrie}}''.''Literature/{{Carrie}}''.
22nd Mar '18 11:44:20 PM Unicorndance
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* ''WesternAnimation/WhatsWithAndy'': Discussed in "Scary Teri" when [[ThePrankster Andy]] tries to convince everybody that his BigSisterBully Jen's best friend Teri is telekinetic.
22nd Mar '18 8:23:30 AM costanton11
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*** The most likely reasons being limits in terms of special effects and that in [ANewHope the first movie] telekinesis is basically non-existent, the Jedi only seen using [[MindManipulation Mind Over Mind]] and [BlindfoldedVision ESP] (to the point of sensing a planet's population's collective fear many lightyears away).

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*** The most likely reasons being limits in terms of special effects and that in [ANewHope [[Film/ANewHope the first movie] movie]] telekinesis is basically non-existent, the Jedi only seen using [[MindManipulation Mind Over Mind]] and [BlindfoldedVision ESP] (to the point of sensing a planet's population's collective fear many lightyears away).
12th Mar '18 8:38:58 PM vexusdylandasecond
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** [[YinYangBomb Keedran]] can either do so using EyeBeams (in her monster form), or just good ol' telekinesis. (in her true form)
12th Mar '18 5:16:34 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Telekinesis is probably Melissa's most frequently-used power.
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