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18th Aug '16 1:18:30 AM PaulA
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* Handled relatively realistically in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': telepathy results from a random mutation, and is refined through successive generations of genetic engineering. The telepaths are limited in range, their ability to read minds is blocked by even thin pieces of metal and confused when there are many minds or sources of electronic noise in the area, and they can read some minds far better than others.

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* Handled relatively realistically in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'': telepathy results from a random mutation, and is refined through successive generations of genetic engineering. The telepaths are limited in range, their ability to read minds is blocked by even thin pieces of metal and confused when there are many minds or sources of electronic noise in the area, and they can read some minds far better than others.
9th Aug '16 1:57:14 PM Ripburger
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* Both the Ethereals from ''VideoGame/XCom: UFO Defence'' (who aren't REALLY ethereal) and the ''Re'Lu'' from Deadlock are telepathic aliens - whose access privilege to your brain includes both read and [[MindControl write]], incidentally.
** In fact, many of the species from the X-COM series are telepathic. Sectoids are budget versions of the Ethereals psionics-wise, then there's the giant Psimorphs from ''X-COM: Apocalypse''. The species from ''X-COM: Terror From The Deep'' essentially use telepathy but it's called "Molecular Control" and works via implanted chips.

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* Both the Ethereals from ''VideoGame/XCom: UFO Defence'' ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' (who aren't REALLY ethereal) and the ''Re'Lu'' from Deadlock are telepathic aliens - whose access privilege to your brain includes both read and [[MindControl write]], incidentally.
** In fact, many of the species from the X-COM series are telepathic. Sectoids are budget versions of the Ethereals psionics-wise, then there's the giant Psimorphs from ''X-COM: Apocalypse''. ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse''. The species from ''X-COM: Terror From The Deep'' ''VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep'' essentially use telepathy but it's called "Molecular Control" and works via implanted chips.
12th May '16 12:04:54 PM Morgenthaler
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** Due to PaintingTheMedium, we know when someone's clearly not speaking normal words though we don't know how it works. Andalite-style thought-speak is represented <like so> instead of "like so," and Leeran speech (spoken or not) is in italics and underline. Therefore, it's safe to assume that when the Ellimist starts talking in small uppercase letters it ''doesn't'' sound like his harmless-looking human disguise form is speaking normally. Interestingly, his opposite number, GodOfEvil Crayak, ''does'' speak with normal quote marks. Apparently he doesn't feel the need to communicate in a more impressive/intimidating fashion.

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** Due to PaintingTheMedium, we know when someone's clearly not speaking normal words though we don't know how it works. Andalite-style thought-speak is represented <like so> instead of "like so," and Leeran speech (spoken or not) is in italics and underline. Therefore, it's safe to assume that when the Ellimist starts talking in small uppercase letters it ''doesn't'' sound like his harmless-looking human disguise form is speaking normally. Interestingly, his opposite number, GodOfEvil Crayak, ''does'' speak with normal quote marks. Apparently he doesn't feel the need to communicate in a more impressive/intimidating fashion.



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* In the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', there aren't any inherently telepathic alien species; that said, the Tautiq and the Pelkons are both more likely to acquire PsychicPowers than humans are, and are less likely to be driven mad by those powers. Xorn and Delethai, on the other hand, are even less likely than humans to gain such powers.

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* In the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', there aren't any inherently telepathic alien species; that said, the Tautiq and the Pelkons are both more likely to acquire PsychicPowers than humans are, and are less likely to be driven mad by those powers. Xorn and Delethai, on the other hand, are even less likely than humans to gain such powers.

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12th May '16 12:00:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The Psico Collective are one of the most powerful species in the universe due to their innately vast psychic and telekinetic powers. Their bodies are very frail, but their floating eye-shaped heads can combine into a HiveMind.
24th Apr '16 4:42:08 PM WillKeaton
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* In VideoGame/TheSims3: Seasons'', aliens have this ability. Full-blooded aliens can "Scan", which leads to them discovering the target Sim's traits.

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* In VideoGame/TheSims3: ''VideoGame/TheSims3: Seasons'', aliens have this ability. Full-blooded aliens can "Scan", which leads to them discovering the target Sim's traits.
24th Apr '16 4:39:30 PM WillKeaton
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** [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]] deconstructs this. The Colonies follow a 'Newtypism' ideology, essentially this trope as a political movement. It quickly becomes clear that the Colonies do not actually have any Newtypes among them, and in the series perhaps ''5'' emerge (if you don't count the Frost brothers), all from ''Earth''. At the end, D.O.M.E. makes it clear that [[spoiler: the "Newtypes" that appeared were basically ''mutants'', and their abilities merely individual talents that happened to be similar to each other.]]

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** [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]] X]]'' deconstructs this. The Colonies follow a 'Newtypism' ideology, essentially this trope as a political movement. It quickly becomes clear that the Colonies do not actually have any Newtypes among them, and in the series perhaps ''5'' emerge (if you don't count the Frost brothers), all from ''Earth''. At the end, D.O.M.E. makes it clear that [[spoiler: the "Newtypes" that appeared were basically ''mutants'', and their abilities merely individual talents that happened to be similar to each other.]]
7th Apr '16 5:46:17 PM SSJMagus
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* The Nameks from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' are stated to have this role. As are the Yardrats, according to Goku, and presumably whatever race King Kai comes from. It seems to be one of the setting's StockSuperpowers that comes with attaining a certain threshold of ki control and power level; Goku also demonstrates it at least once, although [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands it shows up]] [[ForgotAboutHisPowers inconsistently]].

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* The Nameks from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' are stated to have this role. As are the Yardrats, according to Goku, and presumably whatever race King Kai comes from. It seems to be one of the setting's StockSuperpowers that comes with (or at least becomes possible with) attaining a certain threshold of ki control and power level; Goku also demonstrates it at least once, although [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands it shows up]] [[ForgotAboutHisPowers inconsistently]].inconsistently]]. King Kai has an apparently unlimited ability to open telepathic communication with anyone in the universe, ''from outside the universe'', and direct physical contact with him (normally in the form of a hand on his shoulder) allows anyone else to piggy-back on that ability even if they have no telepathy of their own.
29th Mar '16 6:31:15 PM thatother1dude
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* The Nameks from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' are stated to have this role. As are the Yardrats, according to Goku, and presumably whatever race King Kai comes from. It seems to be one of the setting's StockSuperpowers that comes with attaining a certain threshold of ki control and power level; Goku also demonstrates it at least once, although [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands it shows up]] [[ForgotICouldFly inconsistently]] depending on whether the writer (or the characters) remember they have it.

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* The Nameks from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' are stated to have this role. As are the Yardrats, according to Goku, and presumably whatever race King Kai comes from. It seems to be one of the setting's StockSuperpowers that comes with attaining a certain threshold of ki control and power level; Goku also demonstrates it at least once, although [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands it shows up]] [[ForgotICouldFly inconsistently]] depending on whether the writer (or the characters) remember they have it.[[ForgotAboutHisPowers inconsistently]].
28th Mar '16 8:15:58 AM Kafkesque
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** Notably, Andalites did not always have the ability for thought-speak; when the Ellimist encounters prehistoric Andalites in ''The Ellimist Chronicles'', they communicate using sign language (due to their lack of mouths).
6th Dec '15 9:56:28 PM jormis29
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* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', Superman finds out that he is a member of a Main/TelepathicSpacemen species when he encounters a group of survivors from Krypton. The only reason he never knew he was telepathic was that he had no one to "talk" to before.

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* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', Superman finds out that he is a member of a Main/TelepathicSpacemen Telepathic Spacemen species when he encounters a group of survivors from Krypton. The only reason he never knew he was telepathic was that he had no one to "talk" to before.
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