[[SoYouWantTo/WriteASuperheroComic So you want to write a superhero comic]]. You have your FiveManBand, and are giving each member some of the StockSuperpowers. But what will you give TheSmartGuy?

Well, he already has an amazing brain. Let's make it even more amazing, saying that all that mind has reached critical mass, and now: PsychicPowers. Whenever a superhero has Psychic Powers, he is likely to be the genius of the group. Bonus points if it is said to come from his genius, NinetyPercentOfYourBrain or both.

May be brought about through ''actual'' evolution, though not necessarily. Also, likely to be a human in the [[EvolutionaryLevels next level of]] [[GoalOrientedEvolution evolution, as psychic powers are the next stage]]. Can be the reason why HumansArePsychicInTheFuture and for TelepathicSpacemen.

Not to be confused with MyBrainIsBig, although they frequently overlap.


[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* Weird variation in ''Manga/DragonBall'', in which Goku-- [[TheDitz who is very much NOT]] TheSmartGuy-- gains the power to read minds by ''training his muscles in high gravity''. He [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands uses it maybe twice]] in the series to get caught up on current events without a tedious InfoDump, other than that the ability [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment is never mentioned again]].

[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The Leader in ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' developed telekinetic abilities as a result of the experiments to increase his intelligence.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor Charles Xavier]] is highly intellectual and he's the greatest telepath on the planet.
* The far future villain in ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 The Time Machine]]'' (2002) has a massive brain that extends down his back. He uses it to control the beasts that prey on the humans.
* In ''Film/TheLawnmowerMan'', when Jobe get his intellect increased up to - and possibly [[SuperIntelligence beyond]] - genius level, he also gains a wide variety of worryingly strong PsychicPowers.
* In the film version of ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' it's said she uses a greater portion of her brain then most people, and so she keeps her powers at the end of the film.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Matilda Wormwood, a girl from Roald Dahl's ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' who had read ''Literature/MobyDick'' before kindergarten. Her MindOverMatter powers are stated to be because she's so bored and has no other way to use her brainpower. Once she is being challenged in school, they disappear.
* Once AM in ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' gained sentience, he also gained psychokinesis.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* River Tam, TheEmpath [[TheWoobie [=Woobie=]]] in ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.


[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* {{Discussed|Trope}} in [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1990-02-20/ this]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip. Dilbert dates a ''very'' intelligent librarian.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Alakazam, a {{Psychic|Powers}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' with an [[ImprobablyHighIQ IQ of 5000]].


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Brainchild of the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' combines superhuman intelligence with powerful PsychicPowers to make his way as a supervillain. Likewise, The Brain combines lots of smarts with telepathy.
** For the most part, the ''Global Guardians PBEM Universe'' avoids this trope. Most of the smartest people in the setting are [[GadgeteerGenius super-inventors]] rather than [[PsychicPowers mentalists]].


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Jimmy's normally ditzy friend Sheen gets his intelligence increased with Jimmy's {{Phlebotinum}} and gains telekinesis.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'', there was Dr. Neugog, who got [[BodyHorror mutated]] into a borderline EldritchAbomination when a spider got between him and an invention of his that would have allowed him to read minds. After being mutated, he had the power to suck people's brains out, and add them to his own. The more brains he had sucked, the greater his intelligence became, and he eventually developed psychic powers. [[spoiler: Later, Dr. Donovan's nephew Pierre had the same thing happen, but without the BodyHorror, and it was [[StatusQuoIsGod later reversed.]] ]]
* When Mandark first appeared in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' he was shown to be telepathic, to underline the fact he was [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter smarter than Dexter]] (that's before DiminishingVillainThreat settled in, of course). This is used to an eerie effect when, in his first spoken line, he answers the question the teacher was going to ask next.
* In the episode "Heavy Mental" of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' the technogadget of the day zaps people and increases their brain power, complete with inflating head and psychic powers, which are mainly telekinesis and clairvoyance. Toward the end of the episode [[spoiler:the GeneralRipper zaps himself and takes things up to eleven, turning himself into ''pure thought''.]]