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23rd May '16 5:46:23 PM CaptEquinox
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** A "true telepath" is one who not only reads others' thoughts but can get into their heads and affect their thoughts, emotions, decisions and memories. Lessa in ''DragonridersOfPern'' is a true telepath as were the Melkotians in the ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Spectre of the Gun" where they caused each member of the Enterprise crew to hear their warning message in his or her own language.

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** A "true telepath" is one who not only reads others' thoughts but can get into their heads and affect their actions, thoughts, emotions, decisions and memories. Lessa in ''DragonridersOfPern'' is a true telepath as were the Melkotians in the ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Spectre of the Gun" where they caused each member of the Enterprise crew to hear their warning message in his or her own language.



* Zenna Henderson's ''Literature/ThePeople'' have an assortment of psychic abilities up to and including true telepathy (they offer a couple of times to do selective mental erasure on humans who witness their powers) and [[ThePowerOfTheSun manual energy collection, conversion and redirection of sunlight or moonlight]]. Presumably they are harnessing the interactions of light and gravity. They just say they're "grabbing a handful of sunlight".



** ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' gives its title character both telekinesis and a sort of "broadcast telepathy"; during her rampage, everyone in town has Carrie's thoughts beamed into their head, and she {{mind rape}}s Sue near the end. Powers are passed down genetically through the mother, and manifest around puberty; it's also strongly implied that they are a lot stronger when she's [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds distressed or angry]]. The film version removes her telepathy and focuses on her telekinesis.

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** ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' gives its title character both telekinesis and a sort of "broadcast telepathy"; during her rampage, everyone in town has Carrie's thoughts beamed into their head, head so that they all know she is the one destroying the town, and she {{mind rape}}s Sue (although Sue invites her to look in her mind -- she just didn't expect it to be so thorough) near the end. Powers are passed down genetically through the mother, skipping two generations, and manifest around puberty; it's also strongly implied that they are a lot stronger when she's [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds distressed or angry]]. The film version removes her telepathy and focuses on her telekinesis.



* They're present as well, on a lower level, in [=McCaffrey's=] ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' books -- at least as far as humans go. Lessa is never explicitly called telepathic, but her ability to "lean" on people and influence their behavior is a known quantity. The dragons themselves are telepathic, able to teleport, and, revealed in later books, telekinetic. Dragons can sense humans with high psychic potential -- this is how they aid their riders in Searches for suitable Impression candidates. People like Lessa who explicitly have actual telepathic abilities such as being able to hear all dragons' thought-speech are rare.

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* They're present as well, on a lower level, in [=McCaffrey's=] ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' books -- at least as far as humans go. Lessa is never explicitly called telepathic, but she is actually a ''true telepath'', given her ability to "lean" on people and influence their behavior is a known quantity.behavior. The dragons themselves are telepathic, able to teleport, and, revealed in later books, telekinetic. Dragons can sense humans with high psychic potential -- this is how they aid their riders in Searches for suitable Impression candidates. People like Lessa who explicitly have actual telepathic abilities such as being able to hear all dragons' thought-speech are rare.



* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': The Betazoid race is entirely telepathic; Counselor Troi, a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-Betazoid]], is an empath, implying that "empathy" is a "lesser" telepathy.
** The Vulcans also have limited telepathy-- the "mind meld". In "The Omega Glory," Spock uses telepathic suggestion on an unknown woman, to cause her to send a distress signal and save the crew.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': The Betazoid race is entirely telepathic; Counselor Troi, a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-Betazoid]], is an empath, implying that "empathy" is a "lesser" telepathy.
telepathy. She can use mind-speech when she wants to though.
** The Vulcans also have limited telepathy-- telepathy, including the "mind meld". In mind meld and the ''pon farr'' wedding bond. All Vulcans have a slight telepathic connection to one another, such that when 400 of them die in "The Immunity Syndrome", Spock is immediately aware of it. They have hints of true telepathy; in "The Omega Glory," Spock uses telepathic suggestion on an unknown woman, one of the Yang women, to cause her to send a distress signal and save the crew.crew.
19th May '16 2:11:09 PM Onlythrice
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** [[BigBad Professor Calvert]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout3'''s Point Lookout DLC is a BrainInAJar capable of using Telepathy to communicate over long distances. He uses this to convince an army of tribals that he's a god and conquer what remains of Maryland for him.
** Hakunin in ''VideoGame/Fallout2'' was able to use Telepathy to communicate with [[PlayerCharacter The Chosen One]] in their dreams (and somehow download the footage of those dreams to their Pip-Boy).
** Some characters appear to have psychic links with Wasteland creatures, such as Melchior and The AntAgonizer.

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** Hakunin in ''VideoGame/Fallout2'' was able to use {{Telepathy}} to communicate with [[PlayerCharacter The Chosen One]] in their dreams (and somehow download the footage of those dreams to their Pip-Boy).
** [[BigBad Professor Calvert]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout3'''s Point Lookout DLC is a BrainInAJar capable of using Telepathy {{Telepathy}} to communicate over long distances. He uses this to convince an army of tribals that he's a god and conquer what remains of Maryland for him.
** Hakunin in ''VideoGame/Fallout2'' was able to use Telepathy to communicate with [[PlayerCharacter The Chosen One]] in their dreams (and somehow download the footage of those dreams to their Pip-Boy).
** Some characters appear to have psychic links with Wasteland creatures, such as Melchior and [[SuperVillain The AntAgonizer.AntAgonizer]].
19th May '16 2:05:19 PM Onlythrice
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' features several psychics called Psykers in each of its games. Some are outright stated to be psychic, while others' powers are implied.
** [[BigBad The Master]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout1'' gained psychic powers after being mutated by the Forced Evolutionary Virus, and unlocked similar abilities in a handful of his followers by injecting their brain with FEV (most either went insane or had their flesh used to line the [[BossCorridor Corridor of Revulsion]]). He and the BossCorridor leading to him are able to MindRape the player unless they have a PsychicBlockDefense prepared.
** [[BigBad Professor Calvert]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout3'''s Point Lookout DLC is a BrainInAJar capable of using Telepathy to communicate over long distances. He uses this to convince an army of tribals that he's a god and conquer what remains of Maryland for him.
** Hakunin in ''VideoGame/Fallout2'' was able to use Telepathy to communicate with [[PlayerCharacter The Chosen One]] in their dreams (and somehow download the footage of those dreams to their Pip-Boy).
** Some characters appear to have psychic links with Wasteland creatures, such as Melchior and The AntAgonizer.
** A few characters are gifted with precognition, such as The Forecaster, Mama Murphy, and possibly the Nightkin residing in Black Rock Cave.
** Lorenzo Cabot was given telekinesis and other abilities after finding an alien crown.
13th May '16 6:34:52 PM WillBGood
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* Part of the premise of ''Literature/TheWitling''. Giri's native race, the Azhiri, have most of the gamut of Psychic Powers. They can "seng" (see across distance, as well as some analytical abilities such as detecting the density of matter; this ability also seems to be able to detect the strength of another person's Psychic Powers), "keng" (kill from a distance), and "reng" (teleport either themselves, other people, or objects). The absolute limit of these powers is not clearly defined, but one character mentions that Guildsmen can reng objects to and from the moons, so clearly distance alone is not a big limiting factor.
8th May '16 9:01:10 PM PaulA
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* The ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Rowan]]'' and ''Pegasus'' series by AnneMcCaffrey revolve around the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Talents]], the world's first real, proven psychics who quickly become the cornerstone of the world's economy, and later the foundation of a galactic civilization. Their powers run the gamut of those listed here, and are [[SuperPowerfulGenetics inheritable]].
** They're present as well, on a lower level, in the ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' books -- at least as far as humans go. Lessa is never explicitly called telepathic, but her ability to "lean" on people and influence their behavior is a known quantity. The dragons themselves are telepathic, able to teleport, and, revealed in later books, telekinetic. Dragons can sense humans with high psychic potential -- this is how they aid their riders in Searches for suitable Impression candidates. People like Lessa who explicitly have actual telepathic abilities such as being able to hear all dragons' thought-speech are rare.

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* The ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Rowan]]'' and ''Pegasus'' ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series by AnneMcCaffrey revolve Creator/AnneMcCaffrey revolves around the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Talents]], the world's first real, proven psychics who quickly become the cornerstone of the world's economy, and later the foundation of a galactic civilization. Their powers run the gamut of those listed here, and are [[SuperPowerfulGenetics inheritable]].
** * They're present as well, on a lower level, in the [=McCaffrey's=] ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' books -- at least as far as humans go. Lessa is never explicitly called telepathic, but her ability to "lean" on people and influence their behavior is a known quantity. The dragons themselves are telepathic, able to teleport, and, revealed in later books, telekinetic. Dragons can sense humans with high psychic potential -- this is how they aid their riders in Searches for suitable Impression candidates. People like Lessa who explicitly have actual telepathic abilities such as being able to hear all dragons' thought-speech are rare.
1st May '16 3:07:42 AM CaptEquinox
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** This can get broke down even further into ''Clairaudience,'' the psychic ability to hear things that are inaudible, ''Clairempathy'' the ability to feel others emotions to an abnormal degree, ''Claircognizance,'' having knowledge one has no normal way of knowing, ''Clairsentience'' refers to a psychic's ability to pick up sensations and relate messages from those sensations, ''Clairgustance,'' which is psychic supertaste, and ''Clairalienence'', psychic supersmell. Clairvoyance is sometimes aided by hypnotic trances, a process called metagnomy, famously used by "real life" psychic Edgar Cayce.

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** This can get broke down even further into ''Clairaudience,'' the psychic ability to hear things that are inaudible, ''Clairempathy'' ''Clairempathy'', the ability to feel others others' emotions to an abnormal degree, at a distance; ''Claircognizance,'' having knowledge one has no normal way of knowing, ''Clairsentience'' refers to a psychic's ability to pick up sensations and relate messages from those sensations, ''Clairgustance,'' which is psychic supertaste, and ''Clairalienence'', psychic supersmell. Clairvoyance is sometimes aided by hypnotic trances, a process called metagnomy, famously used by "real life" psychic Edgar Cayce.



** Certain versions of Pyschometry have [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower combat applications]] in that a Psychometer who picks up a weapon may theoretically be able to [[InstantExpert absorb the skills of anyone who's ever wielded that weapon]].

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** Certain versions of Pyschometry Psychometry have [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower combat applications]] in that a Psychometer who picks up a weapon may theoretically be able to [[InstantExpert absorb the skills of anyone who's ever wielded that weapon]].


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** A "true telepath" is one who not only reads others' thoughts but can get into their heads and affect their thoughts, emotions, decisions and memories. Lessa in ''DragonridersOfPern'' is a true telepath as were the Melkotians in the ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Spectre of the Gun" where they caused each member of the Enterprise crew to hear their warning message in his or her own language.
25th Apr '16 8:55:21 AM Pastykake
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* ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. Mewtwo displays extremely potent psychic abilities of all kinds. Its [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] can [[WeatherManipulation whip up a huge storm]], repel all forms of attack, and carry dozens of pokémon (some of which are quite heavy) at a time. It overpowers an Alakazam, which are known for their immense psychic power, in a psychic battle while at Giovanni's gym. It speaks to others {{telepath|y}}ically, and can [[MeatPuppet suppress people's minds to make them do its bidding and speak through them]]. It's also able to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia erase events from people's memories]] and [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport them]] back to where they were before they arrived on the island. Mew displays great psychic power in its limited screen time, as well, when it fights evenly with Mewtwo.
24th Apr '16 6:52:39 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/ThisImmortal'':
** Conrad Nomikos exhibits the occasional bout of clairvoyance where he is able to see, hear and feel something as if he were there is he has he has enough information to make a good guess. He calls it pseudotelepathic wishfulfillment and claims he's occasionally guessed wrong, but it is proven to be real when he accidentally connects with Myshtigo who later identifies it as real.
** The [[HumanoidAlien Vegans]] have developed several systems of mental discipline able to produce extrasensory abilities, and since every Vegan comes in contact with such a system at some point in their lives most are able to at least identify such occurences.
21st Apr '16 5:18:37 AM valar55
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* The espers in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' ''supposedly'' have psychic powers, although it's really more like in a MagicalGirl-way. As a matter of fact, Kyon asks Koizumi to lift a cup of coffee with [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] to which Koizumi replies "My powers [[NotThatKindOfMage aren't like that]]". What they can do is enter the PhantomZone, fly around in cool energy bubbles and shoot fireballs. They also have a person-specific form of empathy, and are all able to feel Haruhi's mental state.

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* The espers in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' ''supposedly'' have psychic powers, although it's really more like more in a MagicalGirl-way.MagicalGirl-like way. As a matter of fact, Kyon asks Koizumi to lift a cup of coffee with [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] to which Koizumi replies "My powers [[NotThatKindOfMage aren't like that]]". What they can do is enter the PhantomZone, fly around in cool energy bubbles and shoot fireballs. They also have a person-specific form of empathy, and are all able to feel Haruhi's mental state.
20th Apr '16 12:33:32 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', has a number of these. There's Charles Xavier, ComicBook/JeanGrey, ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}, Loki (as part of his FunctionalMagic), Odin and Albus Dumbledore.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', has a number of these. these.
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There's Charles Xavier, ComicBook/JeanGrey, ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}, Loki (as part of his FunctionalMagic), Odin and Albus Dumbledore.


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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Asuka is a pyrokinetic: she's capable of generating and controlling fire and flames.
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