History Main / ThoughtControlledPower

17th Jan '17 12:54:23 AM FordPrefect
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This trope is about characters who have honed their powers to such degree that they don't require any of the above and can activate and control them solely by thought or will. Such characters are almost inevitably feared, because they can attack anyone without any warning at all, [[OffhandBackhand without even looking at them]]. Moreover, they cannot be prevented from using their powers with BoundAndGagged treatment, so any captor will have to either keep them unconscious at all times or use some kind of PowerNullifier, if one exists.

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This trope is about characters who have honed their powers to such a degree that they don't require any of the above above, and can activate and control them solely by thought or will. Such characters are almost inevitably feared, because they can attack anyone without any warning at all, [[OffhandBackhand without even looking at them]]. Moreover, they cannot be prevented from using their powers with BoundAndGagged treatment, so any captor will have to either keep them unconscious at all times or use some kind of PowerNullifier, if one exists.
3rd Jan '17 7:26:25 PM MiddleEighth
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
*Ringo in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' and even more especially in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'', which makes him the scariest person on C'hou to anyone who realizes exactly what he could do with his telekinesis/mindsight combination. Good thing he's an ActualPacifist.
**John, to a degree, though he needs his eyes and hands most of the time. But he can still get plenty of stuff done without themólike the time he rusted away the armor and weapons of six annoying guys.
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21st Nov '16 6:38:36 AM MaulMachine
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* Upon the arrival of the Ori Priors in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' canon, the Stargate teams had to completely overwrite their previous alien containment techniques. Against the Goa'uld, who used chicanery and technological trinkets to simulate godhood, binding and gagging their foes would be enough, but the Priors could trigger massive shockwaves by ''blinking,'' could easily perceive things others missed, and had limited telepathy.
13th Nov '16 4:25:42 PM nombretomado
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* Ace's reality warping powers evolve into this in the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' epilogue.

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* Ace's reality warping powers evolve into this in the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' epilogue.
20th Jul '16 8:38:21 PM EdwardGil
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PstandardPsychicPstance is not ''required'' by these folks, but they might do it anyways.
10th Jul '16 6:10:03 PM nombretomado
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* Galatea from ''{{Claymore}}'' can manipulate flows of yoki (demonic energy) around her just by thinking about it. Most of her encounters with powered enemies therefore boil down to calmly walking past them while redirecting each their hit to miss her with her mind.

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* Galatea from ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' can manipulate flows of yoki (demonic energy) around her just by thinking about it. Most of her encounters with powered enemies therefore boil down to calmly walking past them while redirecting each their hit to miss her with her mind.
15th Apr '16 4:56:09 PM ReaderAt2046
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* In ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' Kelsier explicitly points out while training Vin that you don't need to gesture to use Ironpulls or Steelpushes.
23rd Jul '15 1:26:00 AM Koveras
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* Magic in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is emotion shaped and directed by will, but wizards almost always use (made-up) incantations to help focus their minds, almost like mnemonics. When Harry casts a spell mentally, he's left with a headache and a wicked case of synaesthesia. In ''Changes'', he [[summons the faerie Queen Mab]] just by imagining the ritual in perfect detail.

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* Magic in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is emotion shaped and directed by will, but wizards almost always use (made-up) incantations to help focus their minds, almost like mnemonics. When Harry casts a spell mentally, he's left with a headache and a wicked case of synaesthesia. In ''Changes'', he [[summons [[spoiler:summons the faerie Queen Mab]] just by imagining the ritual in perfect detail.
22nd Jul '15 10:14:10 PM intastiel
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* Belgarath and assorted fellow sorcerers in the [[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad/Mallorean]] books use the Will and the Word. Belgarath says he's fairly sure you don't really need the Word, if your Will is strong enough [[spoiler: and given that Poledra doesn't seem to need the Word at all, he's probably right.]]

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* Belgarath and assorted fellow sorcerers Sorcerers in the [[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad/Mallorean]] books ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''Mallorean'' series use the Will "Will and the Word. Word." Belgarath says he's fairly sure you don't really need the Word, if your Will is strong enough [[spoiler: and given that Poledra doesn't seem to need the Word at all, he's probably right.]]]]
* Magic in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is emotion shaped and directed by will, but wizards almost always use (made-up) incantations to help focus their minds, almost like mnemonics. When Harry casts a spell mentally, he's left with a headache and a wicked case of synaesthesia. In ''Changes'', he [[summons the faerie Queen Mab]] just by imagining the ritual in perfect detail.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. Mages can cast spells just by concentrating on doing so. It's possible for a mage to voluntarily use gestures or speech as a centering technique or be forced to do so because of a geas.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. Mages Improvised spells in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' are purely mental, powered solely by the mage's connection to the Supernal Realms and personal understanding of the magical discipline being used.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' mages
can cast spells just by concentrating on doing so. It's possible for a mage to voluntarily use gestures or speech as a centering technique or be forced to do so because of a geas.
30th Mar '15 1:04:50 PM nombretomado
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* Diclonii in ''ElfenLied'' possess several pairs of invisible hands called "vectors" that can pass through material objects but cut human flesh with ease. Their captors keep them inside steel spheres just thick enough for their vectors not to reach the outside.

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* Diclonii in ''ElfenLied'' ''Manga/ElfenLied'' possess several pairs of invisible hands called "vectors" that can pass through material objects but cut human flesh with ease. Their captors keep them inside steel spheres just thick enough for their vectors not to reach the outside.
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