Created By: Discar on August 2, 2011 Last Edited By: Discar on February 18, 2013

Armor Powered By Telekinesis

Using some form of telekinesis to create Powered Armor.

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Formerly named Telekinetic Powered Armor.

A subtrope of Powered Armor, this is when a character uses telekinesis to create a suit of Powered Armor for themselves. The only difference from normal Powered Armor is that the telekinesis is providing the "power."

See also Animated Armor.


Examples:

Comic Books
  • In X-Men, Magneto is fond of this trick. In fact sometimes he goes and creates things that resemble Humongous Mecha.

Television
  • In the Doctor Who episode Death To The Daleks, on an alien planet a device drains away energy from any electrical device, leaving the TARDIS stranded. An expedition of Daleks is there with machine guns replacing their usual energy beams. As to how they can move at all, the Doctor claims that it's by telekinesis.

Video Games
  • The Bagmen conduits in inFAMOUS can form suits of armour/mecha from bits of scrap. The Big Bad's conduits can do something similar, but their constructs appear to be made entirely out of psychic energy (or something).

Webcomics

Western Animation
Community Feedback Replies: 21
  • August 2, 2011
    GlaciusTS
    Hmmm, what about when a character telekinetically creates a spinning Debris Field to protect himself?
  • August 2, 2011
    Jazu
    The title sounds to me like it's a robot suit with telekinesis. Armor Of Floating Stuff or something probably gets the image better, especially since the armor isn't really powered, the person is.
  • August 2, 2011
    Discar
    I really want to keep Powered Armor in the title. How about Do It Yourself Powered Armor, or something like that?
  • August 2, 2011
    Elihu
    Armor from X-Men telepathically projects a suit of armor around herself.
  • August 2, 2011
    Mozgwsloiku
    Also Unscione from the Acolytes, who used her telekinesis to project a monster around herself.
  • August 2, 2011
    Mozgwsloiku
    Uh... we already have Instant Armour and Elemental Armor
  • August 2, 2011
    Ekuran
    Is this telekinetic Force Field armor?
  • August 2, 2011
    Stratadrake
    "Telekinesis-Powered Armor"?
  • August 2, 2011
    TBTabby
    In Justice League, Queen of the Royal Flush Gang has telekinetic control over metal. At one point she uses it to form a suit of armor and sword out of casino tokens.
  • August 4, 2011
    Discar
    Oh, duh, Armor Powered By Telekinesis. Nice and easy.

    This is supposed to be, literally, Powered Armor, except powered by telekinesis rather than whatever Powered Armor is normally powered by. So it doesn't have to be Instant Armor or Elemental Armor, and Unscione from the Acolytes Mozgwsloiku's example) wouldn't fit. I also don't think Elihu's example fits, but I can't tell.
  • August 5, 2011
    Stratadrake
    What about just Telekinetic Armor?
  • August 5, 2011
    DorianMode
    Two examples from Naruto, at least one of which should count: Gaara, for one, uses ambient sand that automatically blocks incoming attacks; Meanwhile, Itachi, and later Sasuke, use an abilty called Susano'o, which creates an ethereal giant warrior that functions as Powered Armor.
  • August 5, 2011
    TBeholder
  • August 5, 2011
    Bisected8
    • Also in X Men, Magneto is fond of this trick. In fact sometimes he goes and creates things that resemble Humongous Mecha.
    • The Bagmen conduits in In Famous can form suits of armour/mecha from bits of scrap. The Big Bad's conduits can do something similar, but their constructs appear to be made entirely out of psychic energy (or something).
  • August 7, 2011
    Augustine
    ^^ Animated Armor is where the armor is propelling itself. This proposal is about when a person is using special powers to make armor for themselves.
  • August 7, 2011
    Stratadrake
    @TB: Animated Armor is about unoccupied suits of armor that can move on their own (hence the 'animated' part), so no, it doesn't count. Gaara's case, his "sand armor" is actually controlled by the One-Tail inside of him.
  • August 8, 2011
    DorianMode
    @Stratadrake: No, he can still use it even after having the bugger yanked out. Apparently, it's powered by retcon.
  • August 8, 2011
    Stratadrake
    Retcon in question being he was born with his sand powers, but the beast inside him would shield him with sand independent of whether Gaara wanted it or not.
  • August 8, 2011
    magnum12
    The Eldar's armor in War Hammer 40000 is psyker attuned, making it much stronger than theoretically possible by mass and material alone.
  • August 18, 2011
    jaytee
    Kind of a stretch, but I'll see what you think:

  • February 18, 2013
    GiantSpaceChinchilla
    Depending On The Author this is what keeps Iron Man's armor together.
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