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24th Apr '18 10:26:35 PM Twiddler
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Sub-trope of PsychicPowers, closely related to {{Telepathy}}. Commonly used by a SensorCharacter. May also invoke a touch of SensorSuspense. Compare SupernaturalSensitivity, for when a PsychicPower is used to detect the use of other powers and contrast SpiderSense, for a much less focused and instinctual version that detects imminent danger. See KillingIntent for a version that anyone can do.

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Sub-trope of PsychicPowers, closely related to {{Telepathy}}. Commonly used by a SensorCharacter. May also invoke a touch of SensorSuspense. Compare SupernaturalSensitivity, for SupernaturalSensitivity (for when a PsychicPower is used to detect the use of other powers powers) and TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne, and contrast SpiderSense, for a much less focused and instinctual version that detects imminent danger. See KillingIntent for a version that anyone can do.
4th Jan '18 7:54:25 PM erforce
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-->-- '''Darth Vader''' ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope]]

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4th Jan '18 7:54:11 PM erforce
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-->-- '''Darth Vader''' ''Film/StarWars'' "Episode IV: Film/ANewHope"

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-->-- '''Darth Vader''' ''Film/StarWars'' "Episode ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope"
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* ''Film/StarWars'': As per the above quote, Jedi and Sith can sense the presence of other Force users; picking up a single other practitioner even amidst the myriad of minds on the Death Star. They can cloud their presences enough that Vader doesn't know just where Obi-Wan is, but he knows he is there.
* Charles Xavier from the ''Film/XMen'' films, can detect people around himself, amplified greatly with Cerebro to find almost anyone in the world. In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' he uses it to allow him to track even a mutant who can teleport and it's further revealed that he can use it to sense the location of every mutant or every human on the planet. Concentrating hard enough will give them all a really serious PsychicNosebleed... followed by death.

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* ''Film/StarWars'': ''Franchise/StarWars'': As per the above quote, Jedi and Sith can sense the presence of other Force users; picking up a single other practitioner even amidst the myriad of minds on the Death Star. They can cloud their presences enough that Vader doesn't know just where Obi-Wan is, but he knows he is there.
* Charles Xavier from the ''Film/XMen'' films, ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', can detect people around himself, amplified greatly with Cerebro to find almost anyone in the world. In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' he uses it to allow him to track even a mutant who can teleport and it's further revealed that he can use it to sense the location of every mutant or every human on the planet. Concentrating hard enough will give them all a really serious PsychicNosebleed... followed by death.
19th Dec '17 3:28:20 PM MasterFuzzy
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* In the ''Videogame/{{Undertale}}'' FanFic [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Visiontale Visiontale]], [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/8779618/chapters/20125687 posted on Archive of Our Own]], monsters and humans can do this if they have sufficient knowledge of a place

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* In the ''Videogame/{{Undertale}}'' FanFic [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Visiontale Visiontale]], [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/8779618/chapters/20125687 posted on Archive of Our Own]], monsters and humans can do this if they have sufficient knowledge of a place
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* Psychics such as Jean, Xavier, and [[spoiler: Harry]] are able to do this in ''FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm.''



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Time Lords are capable of sensing each other as said in "Utopia/Last of the Time lords". [[FridgeBrilliance Since Time Lords periodically change their appearance, then it would make sense for them to evolve a way to recognize each other]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Time Lords are capable of sensing each other as said in "Utopia/Last of the Time lords". [[FridgeBrilliance Since Time Lords periodically change their appearance, then it would make sense for them to evolve a way to recognize each other]]. However, it only seems to work when the Time Lord is actively paying attention.
5th Dec '17 11:27:01 PM Touko_K
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* In the ''Videogame/{{Undertale}}'' FanFic [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Visiontale Visiontale]], [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/8779618/chapters/20125687 posted on Archive of Our Own]], monsters and humans can do this if they have sufficient knowledge of a place

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30th May '17 7:55:13 PM Sterok
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* Snow White in ''LightNovel/MagicalGirlRaisingProject'' hears the thoughts of anyone under distress, and part of that ability is being able to pinpoint the location of the distressed person, even if they are hidden or invisible.
26th Jan '17 11:01:49 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series the Second Foundationers and Gaians, having mental powers, can detect the presence of intelligent beings from interplanetary distances. In ''Foundation and Earth'' Bliss can tell the difference between humans, other life such as animals, and even robots.

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series the Second Foundationers and Gaians, having mental powers, can detect the presence of intelligent beings from interplanetary distances. In ''Foundation and Earth'' ''Literature/FoundationAndEarth'' Bliss can tell the difference between humans, other life such as animals, and even robots.
7th Jan '17 3:50:28 AM Yozzy
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has this as a common power of [[PsychicPowers psykers]]. This is particularly useful for battlefield psykers, where this ability is ideal for detecting enemy troop movements or spotting ambushes that are otherwise perfectly camouflaged to conventional perception. This is used on space craft as well, where "[[StealthInSpace going cold]]" is no proof against psychic detection. The measured advice of a few psykers can have a drastic effect on the deployment and success of an entire military.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has this as a common power of [[PsychicPowers psykers]]. This is particularly useful for battlefield psykers, where this ability is ideal for detecting enemy troop movements or spotting ambushes that are otherwise perfectly camouflaged to conventional perception. This is used on space craft as well, where "[[StealthInSpace going cold]]" is no proof against psychic detection. The measured advice of a few psykers can have a drastic effect on the deployment and success of an entire military.military campaign.
** This is also used in a broader sense when the Imperium is planning for the long term for a particular region of space, more or less officially called "strategic prognostication". Occasionally, divination tells of a major or ongoing threat that will come to the area, and the Imperium will set up a permanent military presence to watch over the region. Knowing the luck of the Imperium in such matters, it's likely that this has been met with mixed results.
26th Jun '16 6:35:46 AM Diask
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* In ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'', Chakats are capable of this and have used it several times.



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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has this as a common power of [[PsychicPowers psykers]]. This is particularly useful for battlefield psykers, where this ability is ideal for detecting enemy troop movements or spotting ambushes that are otherwise perfectly camouflaged to conventional perception. This is used on space craft as well, where "[[StealthInSpace going cold]]" is no proof against psychic detection. The measured advice of a few psykers can have a drastic effect on the deployment and success of an entire military.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has this as a common power of [[PsychicPowers psykers]]. This is particularly useful for battlefield psykers, where this ability is ideal for detecting enemy troop movements or spotting ambushes that are otherwise perfectly camouflaged to conventional perception. This is used on space craft as well, where "[[StealthInSpace going cold]]" is no proof against psychic detection. The measured advice of a few psykers can have a drastic effect on the deployment and success of an entire military.






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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'': Has the Psychic Sensor: which allows the detection of enemy units outside of Line of Sight and the prediction of their movements. Also the Psychic Radar which psychically revealed sections of the battlefield.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'': Telepathic characters can see the position of monsters even when physically blinded.
* ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'': the Advent research tree provides players with Forewarning and Acute Premonitions; allowing Advent telepaths to detect hostile fleets bound for the player's territory from increasing numbers of hyperspace jumps distance.
** Of course, the other factions have technological equivalents called [=PSIDARs=].

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'': Has ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' has the Psychic Sensor: Sensor which allows the detection of enemy units outside of Line of Sight and the prediction of their movements. Also the Psychic Radar which psychically revealed sections of the battlefield.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'': Telepathic In ''VideoGame/NetHack'', telepathic characters can see the position of monsters even when physically blinded.
* ''SinsOfASolarEmpire'': In ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'', the Advent research tree provides players with Forewarning and Acute Premonitions; allowing Advent telepaths to detect hostile fleets bound for the player's territory from increasing numbers of hyperspace jumps distance.
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* The Slugs in ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' have telepathic powers with which they can detect lifeforms even without functioning sensors. They evolved these powers being native to ocean planets drifting through [[SpaceClouds nebulae]], where they proved more useful than sight.



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* ''Webcomic/{{Project 0}}'': Modding typically looks like this.
* ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'': Chakats are capable of this and have used it several times.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Project 0}}'': Modding In ''Webcomic/Project0'', modding typically looks like this.
* ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'': Chakats are capable of this and have used it several times.
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9th Jun '16 5:55:44 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-280 SCP-280 ("Eyes in the Dark")]]. SCP-280 can detect the direction of the nearest human being without any apparent range limitation.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-280 SCP-280 ("Eyes in the Dark")]]. SCP-280 can detect the direction of the nearest human being without any apparent range limitation.
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