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->''"…yeah, I can break necks with my mind."''
-->-- '''Tristan''', ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''

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Telekinesis[=/=]Psychokinesis: the ability to move stuff and/or people just by thinking. Although it fundamentally only requires a thought to work, hand gestures can also help, especially if they make the user [[PstandardPsychicPstance look focused]]. How does the glass lift up but not everything else nearby? Because the glass is what the hero ''wanted'' to lift up.

As super powers go, it's one of the most useful and straightforward, and in its more refinate form, it allows the user to manipulate any object in a wide number of ways, not only the more intuitive lifting and moving around. Nevertheless, it is [[JustHitHim very rarely used]] up to [[OneHitKill its full potential]], as almost every fight would become trivial if it ended with a telekinetic NeckSnap. This is usually justified by stating or implying the user is not dexter and/or precise enough to give his foe more than a good rough push or pull, although sheer psychic strength ''is'' often enough to [[LudicrousGibs crush or squash an enemy]] in a less subtle way.

Being a [[PsychicPowers Psychic Power]], we don't have to worry so much about violating the laws of physics. That said, the major limitation with it seems to be precisely its scalability: it is almost always harder to lift a heavy object than a light one, and a person with this superpower will often be seen to be visibly straining to accomplish it, as if their telekinesis took the form of a long but entirely physical "invisible arm" with all the normal physical limitations that normally implies. Pushing this ability past its limit often leads to a PsychicNosebleed or even passing out, and it is even possible to die due to the effort.

This power is the most recognizable form of PsychicPowers, only matched by {{Telepathy}} in popular conscience. As such, they are often more associated to each other than the rest of psychic skills of the list: many telekinetic characters are also telepaths and vice versa, and even when they are not, odds are that any strictly telepathic but spirited enough [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental duel]] will have visible, physical effects on the users's surroundings or bodies. Sometimes {{Flight}} will be added to the mix as well, as theoretically nothing impedes a telekinesis user from [[NotQuiteFlight lifting his own body]].

For whatever reason, telekinesis seems to be more common for characters outside the usual superhero tradition, as classic TheCape-style superheroes rarely have this as a power. One possible explanation is that if the character is ''already'' a FlyingBrick, giving them telekinetic powers can run the risk of turning them into a BoringInvincibleHero by giving them too many advantages. In a superhero series featuring an ensemble cast, telekinesis is usually reserved for characters [[SinglePowerSuperhero who specialize in it]] or [[SquishyWizard who are weak in the physical field.]] Some [[IntangibleMan non-corporeal]] characters, such as ghosts, can interact with normal matter ''only'' via telekinesis. Creatures without fingered hands, or without limbs at all, often will have such powers, allowing them to comfortably interact with the world.

It's also very light in terms of Special Effects demand (no need for expensive fire effects or CG energy projectiles, just use some strings or an air-cannon to blast stuff around), making it popular with Live Action shows. See CoconutSuperpowers.

Note that the term "mind over matter" originally had ''nothing'' to do with telekinesis, it was coined in reference to what Tropers would call HeroicWillpower (or maybe CharlesAtlasSuperpower); the mind forcing the body beyond its normal limits.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''LightNovel/FromTheNewWorld'' (aka ''Shin Sekai Yori'') lives and breathes this trope.
* Tomobiki Rinji from ''Manga/ChoujinSensen'' gains telekinesis as a result of participating in the [Superhuman Game].
* ''Anime/{{Kuttsukiboshi}}'': Kiiko Kawakami is able to use telekinesis, which she gained as the result of an accident.
* Accelerator in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. More specifically, he is able to [[SuperpowerLottery manipulate the vectors of almost anything imaginable]], even ultraviolet radiation or electrochemical signals in a brain's neurons, [[MeaningfulName hence his name]].
* For an extreme end of power, see Tetsuo Shima in the manga and anime ''Manga/{{Akira}}''.
* The vectors of Diclonii in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' is effectively a very limited form of telekinesis. Ironically, despite LITERALLY being invisible arms, Diclonii never seem to suffer from increased stress when moving heavier objects. [[spoiler:There is, however, a strain based on range, which Lucy finds out [[SuperpowerMeltdown the hard way]] when she spreads said arms worldwide.]]
* Asagami Fujino in the third ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' book/movie can do a very specific form; she can bend things. It doesn't sound like much until you add in the fact that she can do this to anything she thinks is remotely bendable -- in particular, ''human limbs''. At the end of her story as she is cornered by Shiki, [[spoiler:she gets a DesperationAttack upgrade in the form of boosted power and [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling clairvoyance]], which removes her one weakness -- having to actually [[NoEyeInMagic see the thing in order to bend it]]. Asagami to suspension bridge: '''''BEND!!!!!!]]'''''.
** According to the novel, and somewhat implied in the anime, she actually has two powers. She can rotate things clockwise... and can rotate them counterclockwise. The bending happens when she does both at once. Also, she completely averts the "harder to move heavier objects" aspect. If she can imagine a fulcrum, she can rotate it.
* It was revealed that Il Palazzo can do this at the end of the ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' anime, along with various other psychic powers.
* Maou in ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' can use telekinesis among other abilities (with him being the dark lord and all). He used it to stop a bridge from collapsing on Chiho and Emi.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'''s Tenma Tsukamoto can bend spoons with her mind, though it is not given nearly as much emphasis as her younger sister's, Yakumo's, powers of {{Telepathy}}. Notable in that unlike many other people with PsychicPowers, who tend to have higher-than-usual intelligence as a sort of [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Required Secondary Power]], Tenma is a complete [[TheDitz ditz]].
* Miya Alice from ''Anime/{{Dangaioh}}'' has PsychicPowers that allow her to release enormous waves of telekinetic energy.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** Psychic-type Pokémon usually have this power. Some humans do as well.
** [[PhysicalGod Mewtwo]] takes this UpToEleven in the first movie.
** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Yellow's powers are limited to controlling a Pokeball tied to the end of her fishing line, but it has proved to be incredibly useful in many situations.
* Aries Mu from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has this in spades, combined with telepathy, PsychicPowers and pink hair. He can lift up houses, and his apprentice, Kiki, likes to hurl great big rocks at people with his mind.
* In ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'', Telekenesis is the most basic psychic ability of the "Burst" category. Marie and Grana are specialized in this, using it with great precision and power ([[KillSat especially Grana]]).
* Telekinesis shows up a number of times on ''Manga/GhostHunt''. Such as a case where a teenage girl [[PowerIncontinence unknowingly]] uses telekinesis to imitate/mimic a haunting to convince her classmates that she can see ghosts, or a case that involves a girl who claimed to be able to bend spoons, and of course there's [[spoiler:Naru]] whose telekinesis is so powerful he risks [[PowerAtAPrice getting a heart attack]] any time he uses it.
* The Stands from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' combine this and other PsychicPowers with the FightingSpirit trope. Since only Stand users can see other people's Stands, normal people perceive Stand activity as psychic phenomenon, as demonstrated by Jotaro Kujo when he seemingly willed a bullet aimed at his head to stop in mid-air (when his stand, Star Platinum, really grabbed the bullet before it could kill him), then caused the bars of his prison cell to bend so he could step out (that would be Star Platinum grabbing the bars and pulling them apart).
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** Various characters do this; it's not always clear if it's another use of KiManipulation or something else.
** As early as ''Manga/DragonBall'', Chiaotzu was shown to have telekinetic abilities.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Guldo of the [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad Ginyu Force]] uses this to immobilise Gohan and Krillin, and nearly impales them with a sharpened tree trunk. Captain Ginyu uses it to lift the Dragon Balls, Frieza uses it to hurl boulders at Goku, Cell builds his arena this way and the Kaioshin uses it to make super hard metal float.
** An early filler scene shows Piccolo lifting ''an entire pyramid'' while meditating, though it takes his full concentration. Goku does something similar when he [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1-C7dy31Lw sneaks out of hospital to train]].
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Legato often demonstrates that in a world where one has to generally pull a trigger to kill someone, the ability to break bones and control people with thoughts is rather potent.
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', [[GooGooGodlike the Sternbild mayor's]] ''[[GooGooGodlike baby]]'' son, [[GooGooGodlike Sam]], has this as his NEXT power. Young as he is, at the moment he only causes things to break or fly into the air when he cries. Even so, it was enough to spoil the plans of a trio of kidnappers who thought they were kidnapping a pair of harmless, non-superpowered, children.
* One episode of ''Manga/HaruhiChan'' had this as one of Nagato's powers.
* Ran does this to Amu in one scene in episode 6 of ''Manga/ShugoChara''. Amu is not amused.
* Ryoko in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' has some minor telekinetic powers, but she almost never uses them, and never for anything serious. Mainly for animating the "tail" on one of her favorite outfits.
* Aoi Miyoshi from ''Anime/NightRaid1931'' can use telekinesis to deflect incoming attacks or push away unwanted enemies or objects. However, there is a certain time limit attached to his powers.
* Several of the Domain Control abilites belonging to the Knights of the Ring in ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' are just forms of applied telekinesis.
* Femto of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' has this as just one of his many abilities upon his ascension as one of the Godhand during the Eclipse, used most prominently to [[spoiler:hurl Guts in full berserker mode away from him as he's having his way with Casca before allowing his minions to hold him down and make him watch]].
* Most, but not all, Espers in ''Manga/MobPsycho100.''

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* One {{Retcon}} of Comicbook/{{Superman}}'s abilities proclaimed that all his super-powers were telekinesis or another [[PsychicPowers psychic power]]; this became explicit with ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, a [[HalfHumanHybrid part-Kryptonian part-human]] clone with "tactile telekinesis", allowing him to telekinetically manipulate anything he could touch. Then it got {{RetCon}}ned away again...
** The powers of the [[FutureMeScaresMe Superman Conner Kent]] from the BadFuture of the ''Titans Tomorrow'' story arc are upgraded from tactile telekinesis to full-blown telekinesis in the interim, which pretty much gives him [[ComboPlatterPowers the combined power of]] [[SuperpowerLottery Superman and Phoenix]].
** For Superman these abilities were retconned, but not for Superboy. In fact, the ComicBook/{{New 52}}'s Superboy possesses telekinesis on par with/greater than the "Titans of Tomorrow" version, and also can manipulate his powers to mimic Superman (super strength by channeling TK through limbs, X-ray vision by telekinetically scanning the contents of a building/ship, which requires touching it, heat vision by intensifying his TK and channeling through his eyes, etc.)
* The ''Comicbook/XMen'''s ComicBook/JeanGrey is one superhero with general-purpose telekinesis (as are her various [[SuperpowerfulGenetics genetic descendants]]). Initially, the Phoenix power was simply this at its highest level -- rearranging any and all matter down to the sub-molecular level.
** Of her descendants it is the [[CloningBlues various Nate]] [[TangledFamilyTree Summers']] who top out the scale. Nate "ComicBook/{{Cable}}" Summers once had a fight with the Silver Surfer destroying his base, Providence, which was the size of an island; And wrecking much of Sydney, Australia, but telekinetically rebuilt it mere moments after they plowed through them. He was also stated by Rachel Summers as a kid to have the power to extinguish a star without any conscious effort. Cable's powers, though, are usually mostly devoted to stopping the techno-organic virus that would otherwise overtake his body, hence his reliance on {{BFG}}s for most of his history. Unencumbered, his powers at their height are easily Phoenix class.
** Nate Grey a.k.a. ComicBook/XMan, unencumbered by the techno-organic virus, is even stronger. He's theoretically capable of destroying the Moon in one shot, flattened a continent on an alternate Earth, stopped time by accident, treated the Multiverse as his personal step ladder, casually phased through walls and people, shut down an alternate Magneto's powers, frequently manipulated things on a molecular level to borderline RealityWarper degrees, and once negated gravity to send a Great Beast (something the size of a small mountain) into space.
** Their big sister, ComicBook/RachelGrey, is more or less as strong as they are (with Cable's constantly fluctuating powers, Nate's inconsistency, and her own connection to the Phoenix, it can be hard to tell). However, molecular manipulation is a signature trick of hers, as is time travel, across millennia and multiple alternate timelines.
** Also among the X-Men, ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} can do it, though her powers are altered so much it had to be ''seriously,'' not LampshadeHanging-ly, acknowledged on-panel. She can focus her full power into a blade that can cut through anything, and she can choose to fry the brain of a living victim without cutting them physically (even when her telepathy is explicitly down).
** Though said to be telepathic only, Professor X has been known to affect matter on rare occasion with intense concentration, once even bringing down a Sentinel singlehandedly with a pinpoint, full-power attack. Telepath Emma Frost can't, though interestingly, a [[PowersAsPrograms power-copying mutant]] once did so while using her powers.
*** Some versions of Xavier's backstory have him surviving a car wreck as a teenager by telekinetically shielding himself, but losing that portion of his powers due to a head injury.
** Julian Keller aka Hellion is also a telekinetic mutant. For a while after M-day, he was the only telekinetic mutant left on Earth. He's not on the same level as Phoenix or X-Man, but when he has nothing holding back his power he's able to tear through Sentinels (the giant killer robots specifically designed to wipe out mutants) like they were tissue paper.
* Using her force fields, Sue Richards of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' can do it by putting something in a field and then moving the field.
* ''Comicbook/ElfQuest'' has Rayek, whose telekinesis was at his first appearance more of a party trick. Years of training and some other boosts let him push the limit, far enough to fly while carrying someone else, and/or repel arrows shot at him.\\
There are only two others, Egg and Trof, making telekinesis one of the rarer powers.
* The run-of-the-mill foot soldier in ''ComicBook/TheRedStar'' is trained in telekinesis; [[SpinToDeflectStuff spinning your standard-issue bayonet so fast it blocks bullets]] is a basic skill.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'', this is [[spoiler:Plutonian's real power; all applications of his powers are really him using his telekinesis unconsciously. Modeus remarked that he could alter probability, reverse entropy, and see through time, and that's just the ''tip of the iceberg'' of what he could do if he became aware of it.]]
* ''ComicBook/RisingStars'' answers the FridgeLogic part by mentioning one girl who had telekinesis but only over small objects working as an assassin. Turns out a carotid artery is a small object...
* Lifter and Olga from ''ComicBook/StrikeforceMorituri'' had this power.
* Lampshaded by Maddie Sullivan in ''ComicBook/AstroCity,'' a mid-level telekinetic who briefly considered becoming a super-heroine with the codename "Mind Over Maddie".

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[spoiler:Haruhi]] takes on this in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' in order to have fun with supernatural powers without causing total havoc.
* [[Music/TheBeatles Ringo]] in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''. Extraordinarily powerful, inasmuch as, by using his TK in conjunction with his [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling mindsight]], he has incredibly precise control and can reach at least a hundred miles with it. It does not tire him out to use it. His upper level of strength is not known, but he can toss people around and move them very rapidly. One limitation he has is that he must constantly concentrate on an item to keep it moving, and his concentration fails after 5-7 seconds, or if he's terrified, or if he's being jounced around. Still, he can do a lot in 5-7 seconds.
** Isn't it a good thing he's an ActualPacifist?
* The title character of ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' as well as all Psyches have telekinetic abilities.
* Father Leo/Ultraman Lugeno in ''Ultraman Moedari'' spams telekinetic powers all the time. Lunaram and Finem are lesser examples.
* Alex in ''Fanfic/UltramanOrion'' uses telekinesis to some extent.
* One key point in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic[=/=]VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' {{crossover}} fanfic ''Fanfic/AradsStardust'' is that Twilight's telekinetic powers would be hard for XCOM to combat if she was on the other side.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' {{crossover}} fanfic ''FanFic/AShadowOfTheTitans'', the Rooster talisman becomes fused into Jade's body, giving her 'natural' telekinesis.
* Rune from the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ATaleOfTransmigration'' is telekinetic.
** Oracle is considered the world's strongest and a Mirror Cape to Simurgh by virtue of catching a building she threw and then ''beating'' her with it.
* In the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Atonement}}'', a traumatic event triggers Madison's telekinesis powers, upon which she renames herself Tether.
** Specifically, her power allows her to attach intangible "lines" between any two (nonliving) objects, and pull them together or push them apart at will. Heavy objects or capes with SuperStrength are partially immune to being pushed and pulled, however.
* Ren kidnaps Hanyuu via telekinesis in the ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/BeyondTomorrow''.
* Taylor of the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ChibipoesAcceleration'' can freely modify the vector value of almost anything, much like Accelerator of ''Manga/ACertainMagicalIndex''.
* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Harry Thorson (né [[Franchise/HarryPotter Potter]]) develops PsychicPowers that manifest intermittently at first (and in the sequel, are revealed to have been doing so since early childhood), then fully in chapter 60 and after tuition from [[ComicBook/XMen Betsy 'Psylocke' Braddock]], goes from lifting salt shakers, chairs and tables to, in chapter 74, not just blocking a hail of bullets but stopping them dead and in chapter 77, throwing around hundreds of tons of zombified giant. By the sequel, he's getting increasingly creative with them. This is largely down to his being related to usual suspect Jean Grey.
* This is the "default mode" of [[spoiler:Lisa Vanette]]'s awakened mage gift in the ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/DrunkardsWalk Drunkard's Walk II: Robot's Rules of Order]]''
* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries''[=/=]''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfic ''Fanfic/EaglesFall'' faces humanity against telekinetic biotics the Asari.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' {{crossover}} fanfic ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'', Littlepip's only magic is telekinesis, which all unicorns can do, but the sheer level of her capability is staggering; during The Pit fight, she manages to levitate herself, an ally, a lance and ''several gallons of toxic goo'', the last being stretched out to cloak them from snipers. And then she decides to pick a lock, without tools, by grabbing the tumblers from inside. ''And succeeds''. She's extremely taxed by the feat but it would probably be flat-out impossible for any other pony short of Celestia or Luna. (Admittedly she had spent several traits on this.)
* Noa from ''Fanfic/HardBeingPure'' has a telekinetic aura around her that automatically cleans dust and other impurities. When she focuses on something, she can lift somewhere around a full backpack.
* The Kinetics in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Forward}}'' are telekinetics.
* Chimei in the fanfic ''FanFic/FutariWaPrettyCureDragon''. She uses it on Hiroshi at least once in episode 9, in a ShoutOut to a scene in episode 6 of ''Manga/ShugoChara'' where one of Amu's Charas forces her to dance using a similar form of telekinesis.
* The raven Sage is a telekinetic in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfic ''FanFic/FutureGenerations''.
* In the ''Literarture/{{Worms}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Intrepid}}'', Rune (Cassie) gained telekinesis, triggered by being locked in solitary and wanting to get out, and can move non-living things she touches with her mind.
--> '''Cassie:''' The walls kept getting smaller and I wanted out. I wanted the walls to stop shrinking. I wanted the walls to get out of my way. I wanted the walls to move. ''So they did.'' The walls moved because I wanted them to. They moved because I told them to, and then I got out.
* One of Sevag's powers in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfic ''FanFic/JourneyIntoDarkness''.
* Benny of the ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/PisayHeroes'' has telekinesis.
* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Presets}}'', [[spoiler: Matthias's wife]] is a Reader who happens to be telekinetic. But in order for [[spoiler: her]] to do anything, [[spoiler: she]] must expend the same amount of mental energy it would take to do the task physically. So anything more than a windstorm is generally impossible.
* Each Cure's powers in ''FanFic/PrettyCureTransientCrossNEWTON'' is based around an area of physics; Kaneda manipulates "Motion".
* All shinigami in the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] fanfic ''FanFic/ProjectTatterdemalion'' have telekinesis.
** Ryuuken is forced to reveal his psychokinetic Quincy powers as a saving throw after the attempt to destroy the mass transporter nearly fails.
* Shepard faces off against the powerful biotic telekinetic Wrex in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'' {{crossover}} fanfic ''FanFic/PsiEffect''.
* Finn gets telekinesis after the MassSuperEmpoweringEvent in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' fanfic ''FanFic/RedLightning''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ReflectionsLostOnADarkRoad'', Raven initially has her full telekinetic powers from the series, but then has them drained so much that they become near useless.
* One of the tests Jumba has Experiment 419 perform in the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Alpha and Omega]]'' is to see if she has levitation powers, as that was one of the things he'd been planning on working on before his [[TraumaInducedAmnesia accident]].
* Socharis, and later Enigma in the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StreetsOfRageSaga Behind the World]]''.
** Also [[spoiler: Blaze]], post-''[[FanFic/StreetsOfRageSaga The New Syndicate]]''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Swordstorm}}'', Blackblade has a unique ability to levitate any object. He is a bat pony and not a unicorn, so he isn't using unicorn magic. Whether or not it is "considered" magic, is unknown.
* Most people skilled with Ki manipulation in the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheFallOfLordFrieza'' have at least a little, but Frieza trained his telekinetic powers into a deadly weapon. [[spoiler: In his sixth form, he can casually smash gigantic icebergs together with little strain.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''[=/=]''[[VideoGame/BioShock1 BioShock]]'' {{crossover}} fanfic ''Fanfic/TotalDramaRaptured'', as of chapter 25, Telekinesis is part of the group's current plasmids. [[spoiler: Unlike the game, Steinmann has this power as well]].
* This is Psion's superpower in ''FanFic/AnAmericanSuperheroInJapan''. He is [[PowerLevels strong enough to toss cars around]], and also uses it to fly
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/ReignStorm'' {{crossover}} fanfic ''FanFic/{{Harmless}}'' Poindexter has telekinesis over everything in Casper High while he is on the grounds.
* In the ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' [[ParodyFic parody]] fanfic ''FanFic/JustTheBestMarySueEver'', Fellaurora sends a statue flying across the room with her mind.
* One of psychic Franchise/{{Pokemon}} N's powers in ''FanFic/NaturalLiberated'' is telekinesis. Sebrina, Reshiram, and Zekrom have it as well.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* La Muerte from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', is able to pull Xibalba closer without actually touching him. And at one point, managed to retrieve the rest of Luis's body with only a snap of her fingers.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'', Nicodemus' AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome gives [[spoiler:Mrs. Brisby]] the power to levitate [[spoiler:the cinder block that serves as her house]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', this is how Nekron's magic works. In the opening of the film, he uses this on an entire ''glacier'' to destroy Larn's village, allowing him to achieve military conquest without even leaving his throne room. Moving something that big clearly takes a lot of effort, given his concern about moving the glacier all the way to Fire Keep. Controlling the movements of ''people'' on the other hand is a trifling matter [[spoiler:as Teegra's brother learns the hard way when Nekron forces him to impale himself on his own sword.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the movie adaptation of ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}'', Carrie White can lift, turn on objects, and control the movement of objects with her mind.
* Patrick Swayze's ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' is an example of the "mind over matter only" convention.
* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Neo can fly and stop bullets with his mind. You'd think he'd be able to do more stuff (like disarming enemies), but apart from one scene where he pulls some weapons from across the room, stopping bullets seems to be it.
** Of course, this is just a visual representation of his superior Matrix hacking abilities.
* The Strangers in ''Film/DarkCity'' possess Telekinesis, as does the hero Murdoch. However, individual Strangers seem limited to levitation and opening apparently nonexistent doors; only by combining their powers and interfacing with special machinery can they perform more [[RealityWarper impressive feats.]] Only Murdoch and the Stranger Leader Mr. Book have more developed "throw objects and people around with your mind" abilities -- though by the end of the film [[spoiler:Murdoch's powerful enough to [[RealityWarper warp The City's layout at will]].]]
* The super power/action film ''Film/{{Push}}'' has several characters with this ability, who make creative use of it during gunfights and fistfights.
** Interestingly, the name of the film has nothing to do with telekinesis (telekinetics are called Movers in the film). Pushing is actually a MoreThanMindControl ability.
** The two main Movers in the film, Nick and [[EvilCounterpart Victor]], are a fairly even match, although Victor is initially stronger as Nick hasn't had much practice with his abilities. During the climactic battle, Victor is able to hold off dozens of {{Mook}}s spraying him with gunfire by putting up telekinetic shields, typically using one hand to hold the shield and another to throw the shooters through the windows/walls. Victor and Nick are also seen augmenting their punches and kicks with telekinesis.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** For all its spiritual bent, the vast majority of what we see the Force do is just lift, shove, [[PsychicStrangle choke]], or crush things. But then it ''is'' called the ''Force''.
*** The most likely reasons being limits in terms of special effects and that in [[Film/ANewHope the first movie]] telekinesis is basically non-existent, the Jedi only seen using [[MindManipulation Mind Over Mind]] and [BlindfoldedVision ESP] (to the point of sensing a planet's population's collective fear many lightyears away).
* The terrible direct-to-video horror movie ''Film/FiveGirls'' gives the eponymous girls bizarre "powers", one of them being telekinesis.
* In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', the title character can use a staff of some kind to make rubble float in the air. He also uses this to destroy the tanks trying to shoot him.
* In ''Film/{{Dreamscape}}'', limited telekinetic abilities are displayed by the protagonist, Alex, though his primary abilities seem to be [[{{Telepathy}} telepathic]] in nature.
* The three main characters in Film/{{Chronicle}} gain telekinetic powers. Similar to Irredeemable, as they practice with their powers, they learn to [[{{Flight}} fly]] by lifting themselves, and to pull of a decent simulation of NighInvulnerability by creating a "barrier" around themselves.
* In ''Film/ModernProblems'', the main character gets these powers. Lots of PowerPerversionPotential ensues.
* In ''Film/{{Looper}}'', telekinesis, or "TK", has been discovered by 2044, with 10% of humanity born with the potential for it. However, most people can't do much more than clumsily levitate quarters, with varying degrees of focus and effort required. [[spoiler: Sarah can easily levitate a metal cigarette lighter and casually spin it around in smooth circles. Cid can levitate all the furniture in a room, apply enough force to flip a moving vehicle, send out a shockwave that knocks over everything within a hundred yards, and make people explode. And that's before he learns to focus his abilities...]]
* In ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', Freddy Krueger can easily move objects with his mind in the dream world. He even plays an ad-hoc game of pinball with Jason's body.
* ''Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn''
** Ezeekial in ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornVFieldsOfTerror'' lifts Mr. O'Brien up in the air with his newfound mental powers, and a lightning bolt strikes him dead.
** Gabriel in ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn666IsaacsReturn'' uses similar powers to crucify Isaac on the floor with metal spikes.
* One of the powers displayed by [[EvilSorcerer Imhotep]] in ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' was this. In [[Film/TheMummy1999 the first film]], he brings down Rick's airplane with a sandstorm that has his face on it. In [[Film/TheMummyReturns the second film]], he repeats the trick, but with water and a dirigible. In one scene in the second film, he also levitates two of his own {{Mook}}s and violently smashes them against each other for nearly killing Rick's son.
* Matilda, the movie based on the book, features her with telekinetic powers. Unlike the book, [[spoiler:where she lost her powers at the end, she kept them, but only used them for trivial purposes.]]
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** Jean Grey possess this and can get really destructive!
** In TheStinger for ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', [[spoiler:Apocalypse]] telekinetically builds the pyramids like it ain't no thing.
* In ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', this is one of the things Bruce uses his powers for, such as to test his powers (by moving salt and pepper pots), and to shut his apartment door.
* In ''Film/AmericanHero'', a slacker and partygoer is discovered to have telekinetic abilities. He mainly uses them for fun until he dies for several minutes. He then decides to change his life and trains to fight criminals. His abilities go from lifting his handicapped friend's wheelchair a foot off the ground to hurling cars and stopping shotgun rounds in mid-air.

* This is a power in the ''Literature/LoneWolf'' gamebooks. It gets more and more awesome as the books go on with Nexus, the upgrade of Mind Over Matter: by Book 9, you can move objects with your mind, wade through toxic fumes and intense heat with little difficulty, and ''put out fires with your mind''. It is never used offensively, however, Lone Wolf having plenty better options for that.

* The ''{{Literature/Alterien}}'' series features a different kind of telekinesis. The Alteriens' telekinesis is based on the amount of energy one is able to project with the amount of intensity and force necessary to initiate movement. What they can move and at what duration is completely dependent upon the level of energy they have inside their bodies at the time.
* In Adam R. Brown's ''Literature/AstralDawn'', the high spirits have psychokinesis. Their power is actually the projection of their energy directed by their thoughts.
* Creator/LarryNiven's [[Literature/KnownSpace Gil Hamilton]] has a telekinetic arm, which manifested due to "phantom limb syndrome" after his real right arm was amputated. The imaginary arm is physically weak, but can touch anything that ''seems'' within arm's reach, even if it's really much further away. This includes reaching through solid barriers, manipulating objects in a live TV image, or sifting the dust in a ''live hologram of the lunar surface''.
** Also, the weakness of the lifting power doesn't make it useless. Gil performs a "floating cigarette trick" to pick up women at a bar, and later there's some tastefully implied PowerPerversionPotential. In a less fun context, when Gil was captured and bound, he used the arm to reach into his captor's chest and stop his heart.
* Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Carrie}}''.
* ''Literature/{{Firestarter}}'''s main character could also do this, though it wasn't nearly as strong as her [[PlayingWithFire main power]]. Her mother also had some minor [[SuperSerum drug-induced]] telekinesis.
* In an unusual inversion of PubertySuperpower, everyone on the world of Creator/TimothyZahn's ''A Coming of Age'' has telekinesis ''[[GrowingUpSucks until]]'' [[GrowingUpSucks they hit puberty]].
* In Christopher Stasheff's ''Literature/WarlockOfGramarye'' series, all the [[GenderRestrictedAbility female witches]] on Gramarye have telekinesis (their male counterparts have {{flight}} and [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]] instead).
* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', Rincewind the Wizzard needs to open a lock and uses Mind Over Matter to do so. However, it appears that it ''is'' affected by the laws of physics, as he has to be careful not to push too hard or his brain might start coming out of his ears.
** The same series gives us an odd variant in the case of a witch named Miss Level. She was born with two bodies managed simultaneously by the same mind. [[spoiler: One is killed during the events of Discworld/AHatFullOfSky; the other survives with a sort of full-body phantom limb syndrome. Given some coaching by Granny Weatherwax and [[YourMindMakesItReal the nature of belief on the Disc]], she finds that she can use this sensation as a second body, essentially becoming this trope.]] This makes her "juggling twins" act rather impressive.
* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talents]]'' series has telekinetics so powerful they can fold space to {{teleport|ation}} mass over light-years, thus making them the invaluable cornerstone of an interstellar civilization. They require outside energy sources to power their higher-grade uses of this ability, but [[SoLastSeason that requirement gets de-emphasized with each book in the series and each generation of Talents]] to the point where it's practically a MagicFeather.
* In Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' series, this is one of the expressions of [[PsychicPowers "laran"]], which is possessed by the highly-evolved alien [[OurElvesAreDifferent Chieri]], some humans and their HalfHumanHybrid descendents. Very few humans can manifest this kind of power without the aid of natural or artificial [[AmplifierArtifact "matrix crystals"]] (aka. "starstones"). However, a group of "laran"-gifted humans working with a powerful enough (usually artificial) matrix can level entire cities.
* In Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'', one technique of power.
* In ''Literature/WildCards'', minor telekinesis is one of the most common powers, but most can only levitate small items such as coins and paper clips. The Great And Powerful Turtle can lift ''battleships''. But [[WeaksauceWeakness only in the safety]] of his [[MagicFeather armored "shell"]] does he feel comfortable enough to do so.
* So very many times in ''Literature/RoswellHigh''. It appears to be the basis of most of the aliens' powers. It's all about manipulating molecules -- moving them, shifting them. Of course, it doesn't show itself like telekinesis all the time, but there are examples -- like when they shove the molecules of a non-working car forward so that it moves.
* [[BigBad Caine]] has this in ''Literature/{{Gone}}''. He can lift and move incredibly heavy objects, "carry" something 80 feet, throw it farther. The same standards apply to people -- he can use his power on them, as well. He can break an object or even a building with his mind (he made a church crumble in book 1). Presumably he could do the same thing to a person, but he seems to prefer throwing them to their deaths instead, or just letting [[{{mooks}} the other super-powered Coates kids]] deal with them. He can use it to propell himself through the air, although that is not revealed until book 3. All any of it requires is subtle hand motions. He is one of the 3 most powerful mutants in the series.
* Subverted in ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan''. The main character's vampire mentor, Mr Crepsley, likes to use SuperSpeed to snatch objects out of peoples' hands so quickly they don't notice him doing it, and snaps his fingers to draw their attention while doing so. Darren assumes he's using telekinesis for the first couple of books, and only finds out the truth when Crepsley catches him trying to make something fly by snapping ''his'' fingers.
* Many Adepts in Jean Lorrah's Savage Empire are telekinetic.
* Largely ''averted'' in the Literature/{{Lensman}} universe--for all the Lensmen's other psionic talents and all the other cranking up to eleven this universe does, this is one capability they specifically do NOT have. On the other hand, the Arisians--their ultimate benefactors--have it in spades, and it's implied that the eventual goal of the Galactic Patrol (long after the canon events are complete) will be to develop independence of the need for physical weapons.
* One of the main powers of sufficiently strong telepaths in the Literature/FirebirdTrilogy. The best of the best can even use telekinesis on themselves to control their own rate of fall.
* The [[SiliconBasedLife Silicoids]] in Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/LineOfDelirium'' emit and manipulate focused EM fields, which they use for locomotion (being columns of solid rock), intraspecies communication, and object manipulation. Their early spaceships were propelled by the combined efforts of the crew. They got the idea of adding external drives from other races.
* In Creator/RoaldDahl's ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'', Matilda learns how to move small objects with her mind. But she can only lift small things and for only a short period of time. [[spoiler: It's revealed that she loses the power at the end of the book, because she's been moved to tougher classes and doesn't have any brain space left over.]]
* In the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series, Dimity will sometimes initiate a conversation by making her journal fly off the shelf in the study. She will also occasionally place Reginald so as to draw Lori's attention to something.
* Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
** Corran Horn, in the Literature/XWingSeries and beyond, is the grandson of a Jedi and inherited various Force skills... but he can't use telekinesis nearly as easily as most Jedi, needing to [[EnergyAbsorption absorb other energy]] first.
** During ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' it is revealed that Tash Arranda is Force-Sensitive, but [[HowDoIShotWeb she has no idea how to use the Force]] and so it usually serves as [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling Significance Sense]]. In ''Clones'' she starts developing her telekinetic skills, though even minor efforts tire her.
** Ben mostly uses his telekinesis in very subtle ways throughout ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'', though keeping a dewback from landing on Annileen when he thinks no one is looking does make A'Yark suspicious. Later, when his cover is blown among the Tuskens, he throws two of them into sand dunes to keep from having to harm them permanently.
* In Creator/DorothyGilman's ''Literature/TheClairvoyantCountess'', Madame Karitska, teaching two psychics, has them turn pages in a book.
* The Sorceresses of Rossak in the ''Literature/LegendsOfDune'' prequels are able to do this. However, they mainly use their powers to suicide-bomb [[BrainInAJar cymeks]]. The most powerful of them, Norma Cenva was actually able to rebuild her body after destroying it with a psychic blast, turning from dwarfish and unattractive into a stunning white-haired beauty. By the end of the [[RobotWar Butlerian Jihad]], many of the Sorceresses have sacrificed themselves to kill cymeks, while many more died from the mutated Synthetic Plague. By ''[[Literature/GreatSchoolsOfDune Sisterhood of Dune]]'', only a dozen or so Sorceresses remain. The majority of the Sisterhood is made up of a new breed of women with different powers, who are the original Bene Gesserit. By the end of that novel, TheEmperor has the rest executed for their part in a plot to render him sterile.
* Creator/AnneRice tends to use PsychicPowers as opposed to FunctionalMagic in her novels. In both ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' and ''Literature/LivesOfTheMayfairWitches'' human psychics, spirits and vampires exhibit varying degrees of telekinetic powers. In the case of the vampires, it is the actual force that animates them, and accounts for their SuperStrength, SuperReflexes and SuperSpeed.
* The titular protagonist of ''Literature/TheGirlWithTheSilverEyes'', Katie, is telekinetic. The book involves her search for other children like herself.
* [[EmbarrassingNickname Trash]] in the novel ''Literature/HiddenTalents'' and its sequel ''True Talents'', is telekinetic, but unaware of it. Because he doesn't know he has them, he can't control his powers, and they manifest by things flinging themselves across any room he happens to be in, causing him endless trouble when teachers and students at his school believe he's vandalizing classrooms and deliberately disrupting classes by throwing things. He ends up ostracized and alone at an alternative middle school, where no one wants to talk to him for fear of getting hit in the face. Once he accepts that he has powers, he does learn much better control.
* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Sargasso of Lost Starships'', the aliens. Fighting them includes flying spears.
* Robert Doru is the only spirit user to demonstrate this ability in the ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' series. He is a powerful telekinetic vampire.
* ''Liturature/HeraldsOfValdemar:'' Telekinesis is a relatively rare {{Psychic Power|s}}, referred to as the Fetching Gift. Some Fetchers are also capable of teleporting objects vast distances, useful for conveying wartime missives to and from the front. The series has yet to feature a Fetching protagonist, so its precise abilities and limits have not been explored.
* In ''Literature/{{Neogicia}}'', there are five levels of BioAugmentation. Telekinesis is rare and usually shows up at the highest levels if it shows up at all, with emergence at the third level being considered preccocious. One of the elements that make the protagonist special is that she developed the talent at the lowest level.
* "Literature/ClockpunkAndTheVitalizer" has a curious version in The Vitalizer, whose telekinetic powers only work on inanimate objects (hence his name: he "vitalizes" them).
* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', Amy develops a telekinetic ability that lets her cause objects to float (or to become heavier than usual) and eventually to move them about at will.
* In ''Literature/ShamanBlues'', ghosts who have amassed enough emotional energy can influence the physical world in this fashion.
* Animus dragons in ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' have the ability to control objects, which at a basic level lets them do this, though they are also capable of more powerful enchantments.
* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', there are two telepaths/telekinetics (those two seem to go together) in the current HCP class. Mary is the more powerful (in fact, some think she's the most powerful telekinetic in the world). Alex is weaker, but he hates it when people call him a telepath or a telekinetic. As far as he's concerned, he's a [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi]], using the Force to sense emotions and move objects. Others just think he's a weirdo. Strangely, he may be more right than people think. Normal telekinetics are unable to affect things made of PureEnergy, but Alex can (especially when he gets pissed off at people calling him a telekinetic). Also, when the resident [[PowerCopying power-copier]] attempts to use his power the same way he just used Mary's, it doesn't work until Alex gets him to think of it as calling to the Force.
* In the novella ''Literature/ATasteOfHoney'', Lucretia develops telekinetic powers at the age of eight due to her [[SemiDivine divine descent]]. Usually she uses it to make arrows fly where she wants them to, but she also lifts the heavy new gate of the Menagerie to assist the workers in raising it.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Wizards and other magic users can achieve this. [[TheHero Harry Dresden]], a young and still mostly inexperienced Wizard by the start of the serie, first utilizes wind magic to push or pull things as needed. As he gains experience, he learns to use kinetic energy, [[MegatonPunch among other things]], to control his environment with more finesse.
** In another instance, his mentor [[BadassGrandpa Ebenezer McCoy]] appears to do this outright to choke a vampire who pissed him off.
** Even further into the series, a slightly different iteration is used by divine beings and those worshiped as such. Rather than using magic to use telekinesis, they can use sheer might of will to subdue or kill other beings.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
** Talia Winters developed telekinesis when her telepathic abilities were enhanced. Other "Teeks" are [[BlessedWithSuck generally clinically insane]], and the attempt to create a more stable telekinetic... [[PersonOfMassDestruction didn't end well]].
** Lyta Alexander hints that she's way more [[TouchedByVorlons advanced than others]] in this regard, capable of popping blood vessels in the victims' brains. [[MagnificentBastard Bester]] expresses doubt about her TK abilities, although this is reasonable because he knows about all of Psi Corps' failed attempts in this area. Lyta does however use her powers openly in front of Girabaldi (smashing a security camera) and G'kar (shattering the wrist restraints station security had her in).
** The [[MagicFromTechnology Technomages]] use [[spoiler:Shadow technology]] to mimic these abilities. ''The Passing of the Techno-mages'' novel trilogy describes them in great detail. One of these involves simulating levitation by creating an invisible flying platform under the technomage, although they frequently add holo-illusions of a MagicCarpet or a dragon. Similar to a telekinetic, this requires constant concentration, as the tech only works as long as the technomage holds the "spell" in his or her mind. Technomages train from a young age to keep multiple "spells" in their minds.
* Several of ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'' were able to learn this ability.
* In ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'', the title character has this as one of her powers, and was the one used most often.
* Creator/CourteneyCox's character on ''Series/MisfitsOfScience'' had this as her superpower.
* The very first power stolen by Sylar on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. He nabs several others before and during the series, but flinging stuff at things remains his hallmark all-rounder.
** Sylar also manages to display a version of telekinesis [[FanNickname known in some corners]] as "microscale TK" -- using telekinesis as a cutting weapon.
** Sylar actually uses his telekinesis in an unusually diverse number of ways. Practical applications include personal levitation, augmenting his physical strength (like Vader, he's fond of the one-armed throat choke), [[DeflectorShields shielding his body against physical attacks]], a BarehandedBladeBlock, and a ranged slashing attack (which can actually miss and hit further away objects)
** Sylar is so deeply associated with telekinesis that [[spoiler: when he finally mimicked flight moments before killing Nathan,]] many viewers believed it was also just a clever use of his telekinesis.
** Sylar also managed to hold onto telekinesis after he [[spoiler: recovered from the shanti virus. When he recovered, he was only able to retain telekinesis and his original power of intuitive aptitude.
** Sylar's biological father has the same core ability as his son (i.e. to sense how things work and steal powers). He also manages to "acquire" telekinesis from some pool soul. Peter Petrelli gets telekinesis from being around Sylar due to his empathic ability. When Arthur steals his powers, he gains this as well. In fact, he is much more proficient in them than Peter ever was, using telekinesis to [[spoiler:[[NeckSnap snap Maurie's neck]] with a wave]].
* Uncle Martin on ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'' could move objects [[SpecialEffectsFailure on incredibly obvious strings]] by pointing at them.
* In ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', Kerovians have telekinetic powers. Andros seems to think the skill can be learned by any human (despite clearly being an alien, Andros considers himself "human": in the PowerRangers universe, "human" seems to be a generic term for non-monstrous sentient bipeds), though his sister Karone never shows any evidence of possessing them outside of a flashback to her youth.
* In ''Series/RedDwarf'', a holovirus gives Rimmer telekinetic powers.
* The Ori and nearly-[[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended]] beings in the Franchise/StargateVerse.
** The Goa'uld have experimented with creating Hok'tar - humans with some Ancient abilities to use as hosts. Cassandra, at one point, is able to manipulate EM fields enough to levitate a magnetic chess piece. Nirrti's experiments with an Ancient DNA sequencer result in several mutants, some of which use telekinesis ([[spoiler:one uses it to kill her]]). One of the best examples is Kalek, an artificial human created by Anubis. His telekinetic abilities are very advanced, and he uses them to deflect bullets. For bonus points, he's played by Neil Jackson, who went on to play Victor, the "evil" telekinetic in ''Film/{{Push}}''.
* There are a half-dozen examples in ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
* Prue and Paige Halliwell in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' as well as some of their ancestors and descendants. People that are half-whitelighter, i.e. Paige, have telekinetic orbing, a combination of the orbing and telekinesis powers.
** Billie Jenkins also has this as a power. It had also become very common power in the later seasons for most witches.
* Bethany Chaulk from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' has this power.
-->'''Angel:'''What do we know about telekinesis?\\
'''Wesley:''' Ah. Yes. The power of moving things with one's mind. ''[{{beat}}]'' That's... pretty much it. The power of... moving... I-I'm better with demons, really.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "Nightmare", Max Miller, one of Azazel's special children, could lift objects with his mind. Demons and angels have this power too. In the later seasons, Sam and Dean spend a lot of time being slammed into walls because of it, especially when the guy doing the slamming is Crowley.
* Cally from ''Series/BlakesSeven'', a telepath in canon, manifested it once under conditions of EXTREME stress, and not entirely voluntarily.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** As if the Weeping Angels didn't have enough powers, they also can apparently use a version of telekinesis to short out lights. While this might not sound very deadly, you have to remember that being unable to see an Angel even for a split second easily gives it enough time to kill you (and if there isn't a light source, you're going to be blind for longer than a split second). They can reach a person standing several feet away and kill them in the time it takes for someone to blink, after all...
** The Doctor himself temporarily gains TK-like powers thanks to the Archangel Network and ''every single human being'' on Earth thinking about him with hope at the same exact moment. He not only restores his youth (having been artificially aged by the Master) but creates uses TK to form a bubble around him that blocks the Master's laser screwdriver. When the Master turns to fire at the Doctor's companions, the Doctor knocks the screwdriver out of the Master's hand from half a room away. He also uses it to float. Given the nature of the ability, the Doctor only has it for less than a minute.
* A natural ability of Vardians in ''Series/{{Tracker}}''. Often accompanied by a flick of the head in the direction the item was being thrown.
* An early ''Series/FirstWave'' episode has a villain of the week with telekinesis. Surprisingly, for a show about aliens creating genetically-engineered HalfHumanHybrids and downloading their minds into them, the character is human. According to a government agent, her power first manifested when her father had a horse-drawn cart fall on him back in Ukraine. She lifted the heavy cart with barely an effort. Interestingly, she mostly uses her power to torture people to death by increasing air pressure around them. She nearly suffers a KarmicDeath when Cade tricks her into entering a hyperbaric chamber and turns up and then down the pressure, while she's throwing random objects at him at high speeds with her mind. Even Mabus, the alien leader with enormous PsychicPowers, didn't have powers like that.
* ''Series/TheThundermans'' has main characters Max and Phoebe. This is their most commonly used power.
* Witches and Warlocks on ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' use this power frequently. Indeed, objects being floated around by characters like Tabitha are a common threat to TheMasquerade that Darren and Samantha have going on.
* Finn from ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' gained this power during the storm. However, it requires extreme effort and concentration just to move a small object across a short distance. When panicked or angered, however, he is able to throw large and heavy objects across a room with little effort.
* All of the telepaths in ''Series/{{Believe}}'', with varying levels of strength. Bo, the most powerful of them, even manages to redirect a lightning strike during a storm.
* This trope is the plot -- and almost the exact title -- of ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone}}'' episode "The Mind and the Matter."
* Some of the more powerful [[WitchSpecies Hexenbiests]] in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' are capable of this, although they don't use it much. It's mentioned off-handedly that this is due to their intimate connection to the "primal forces". After getting her powers back, Adalind is surprised at the extent at which she's able to do this, to the point of getting a Verrat soldier to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide shoot himself]] (although she claims to have been trying to get him to drop the gun). Her infant daughter (3/4 Hexenbiest and 1/4 Royal) is able to manipulate objects remotely without any effort, besides other powers. [[spoiler:Juliette]] is also able to do this after becoming a Hexenbiest (according to another Hexenbiest, a very powerful one), forcing a Manticore to stab himself with his own sting and exploding a car engine in a fit of anger. Later, [[spoiler:Juliette/Eve]] uses telekinesis as her primary mode of attack, either forcing enemies' heads to explode or throwing them up in the air and then slamming them down. She even gets to have a telekinetic fight with [[spoiler:Conrad Bonaparte, a full Zauberbiest]], who proves to be too strong even for her. Meanwhile, Adalind's daughter Diana is able to [[spoiler:kill Renard's girlfriend from half a city away by suffocating her with her own bedsheet]].
* In ''Series/UltraSeven'', Dan Moroboshi used this power every now and then in human form, more often in his natural alien form. By the time the events in the first episode of ''Series/UltramanLeo'' [[ShapeshifterModeLock left him without the ability to transform]], this became the way he could weaken and even physically move kaijuu so that Leo could finish them off.
* In ''Series/UltramanGinga'', Tarou's use of psychokinesis (similar to Seven's) suggests that other Ultramen have the same power.

* The music video for Music/DavidGuetta's "Titanium" features a telekinetic teenage boy (the video starts with the aftermath of his powers wrecking a school corridor), played by Ryan Lee of ''Film/{{Super 8}}''.
* The music videos for M83's "Midnight City", "Reunion" and "Wait".

* The mini-playfield in ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone'', where the player uses flipperless "magna-flips" to battle The Power.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** There's a fifth level arcane spell simply called "Telekinesis", and a bunch of more specialized versions.
** The psionic powers, present from the first edition but more formalized in the second with ''The Complete Psionics Handbook'', has "psychokinesis" as a whole discipline, one of the most versatile.
* Telekinesis advantage in both ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}''. Also a whole line of spells, beginning with the Apportation.
* ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'': Telekinetics and, to a lesser extent, technokinetics. The more powerful they are, the more weight and objects they can manipulate.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' has a Telekinesis power set.
* ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' gives psykers a telekinesis discipline. This being ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', it doesn't just allow one to move items with their mind, it allows players to catch projectiles out of mid-air ala Neo from the Matrix, form improvised armour, crush the life out of enemies, create and use a melee weapon "as little as a molecule thick" in addition to the more mundane magic missile-esque force barrage and the usual moving stuff around.
** Rogue Trader's basic Telekinesis technique is even called Mind Over Matter.
* One of the potential origins from ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' (7th Edition) is Telekinetic.
* ''Starblazers Adventures'', based on the 1970s-80s British science fiction ComicBook. Telekinesis is a specific type of Psionic skill available to aliens and mutants. Characters must spend a Fate point each time they affect a different object. Since the game occurs in a star travel setting, the rules note that telekinesis is easier in zero gravity.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': She Who Lives In Her Name has an entire Charm tree branching off Mind-Hand Manipulation. It starts as the ability to hold people with your mind and eventually goes through the creation of whirling death zones of random debris around you to the power to ''crush souls''.
* [[TimeMaster Spanners]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}'' can develop this, among other [[PsychicPowers psionic abilities]], although most spanners consider it window dressing compared to their ability to travel in [[TimeTravel time]] and [[TeleportersAndTransporters space]] [[StoryBreakerPower at will]].
* Psychic powers in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' include telekinesis, among the many other options.

* In ''The Sparrow'', Emily Book uses her mind to fly, lift people, and bring inanimate objects to life. [[spoiler: At a young age she used her powers to kill her entire class by pushing the bus they were in onto railroad tracks. [[DisproportionateRetribution They were teasing her and threw her lunchbox out the window.]]]]

* Anyone using a [[MaskOfPower mask of telekinesis]] or those with the power of Psionics in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the game ''VideoGame/PsiOpsTheMindgateConspiracy'', this is one of the first powers Nick Scryer "[[GameplayGuidedAmnesia remembers]]". Unfortunately, as is the case with just about every single power Scryer remembers in the game, one of your enemies is much more proficient at it than the PC; in this case, Edgar Barrett spends his boss battle hurling fuel tankers at you.\\\
However, through the use of cheats and secret costumes, you can match his telekinesis, and cut his bossfight wonderfully short by smashing his fat face in with one of his own 5 ton tankers. And, of course, you are then free to use it throughout the rest of the game [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential however you may choose]].
* Likewise, you get telekinesis in ''VideoGame/SecondSight''. At first, you can only move small objects with it. Once you upgrade it, though, you can force choke and throw enemies around like rag dolls. Another power involves throwing Mind Bullets, which may be a separate form of TK.
* Telekinesis is also one of the many powers available to Raz, the psychic prodigy protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''. In the beginning, Raz begins with a fist of psychic force to use in fights and a "thought bubble" that he bounces off of to [[JumpPhysics double-jump]]. After he earns the Telekinesis merit badge, he can use the fist to lob objects and enemies through the air (and into walls). After he earns the Levitation merit badge, he can ride his thought bubble to bounce incredibly high and use it like a cartoon umbrella to slow his descent.
** Many of the psychics in the setting have telekinesis. Notably, the 13-year-old Mikhail uses it to restrain a local bully and keep him in mid-air. He also somewhat graphically describes the nasty stuff he can do to bodies of people held this way... Of course, [[BearsAreBadNews the bears around Whispering Rock]] also use Telekinesis.
* Biotics in ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Enemies with biotic powers will actually [[MostAnnoyingSound shout this]] at you during combat.
* The ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' Plasmid Telekinesis works [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly like this]].
** The [[VideoGame/BioShock2 sequel]] upgrades this, with level three working on smaller enemies.
* Telekinesis is one of the starter spells (the other being Fire Bolt) in ''VideoGame/DarkMessiah''. It works pretty much like the [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Gravity Gun]].
* Many of the non-combat Psynergy in the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' games is telekinesis of some sort. Carry, Catch, Force, Lash, Lift, Move, Pound, Scoop, and Tremor all fit the strictest definition, and Blaze, Cyclone, Growth, Halt, Hover, Retreat, Teleport, and Whirlwind/Gale all are more loosely telekinetic in nature. They all involve doing something with the mind, but the others don't move (or in Halt's case, prevent movement of) anything.
* Psycho Mantis in ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid'' and ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound''.
** Whether or not she has any psychic ability of her own is debatable, but his successor Screaming Mantis also makes heavy use of it. [[spoiler: Using the Mantis Doll gained during the fight, Snake can also use a weaker version of it to damage enemies and steal items]].
* Silver the Hedgehog from the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series.
* Plenty of pins in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' let you throw around any traffic barriers, bicycles, cars, or the like that happen to be lying around. Joshua has similar attacks, such as using his cell phone to drop soda machines on enemies.
* The Psychokinesis ability in ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'', which lets you fling around humans like the apes that they are, and when you get strong enough, toss around cars and [[HumongousMecha mechs]] with impunity.
* The Telekinetic Grab spell in ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'', which lets the player take objects that are visible but not necessarily accessible (e.g. behind an InsurmountableWaistHeightFence). The [[DishingOutDirt Earth spells]] also resemble telekinesis by magicking up boulders out of the ground and hurtling them at opponents.
* In ''Videogame/GhostTrick'' Sissel uses the titular tricks to move inanimate objects. [[spoiler:Yomiel can control living beings like [[PeoplePuppets puppets]] with a similar technique.]]
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' introduced the concept of Drive Forms, which allowed Sora to fuse with his teammates (except in the case of Limit Form) to temporarily gain new abilities in battle, one of which granting him the ability to wield a second Keyblade. Two of the Drive Forms, Master Form and Final Form, involve him handling at least one Keyblade telekinetically.
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' Aqua has a Command Style, which is vaguely similar to Drive Forms in that it's a powerup that grants new powers, called Spellweaver which allows her to wield her Keyblade telekinetically as well.
* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' has the Psychic elemental move Telekinesis, which lifts the target in the air, granting most moves minus OHKOs a guaranteed hit for three turns, but gives the foe a Ground immunity. The move called "Kinesis" lowers the opponent's accuracy (presumably by deflecting attacks coming at the user).
* Telekinesis is a spell in ''Videogame/{{Diablo}}''. It can be used to push back monsters, but is mostly useful for opening doors and chests that may be booby-trapped.
** The manual states that when taught this spell, trainees are placed in a prison cell and the key is left out of their reach. Those who aren't good at it will be there for a while...
* The March Hare has this ability in the [[VideoGame/AliceInWonderland video game adaptation]] of Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010''.
* In ''Videogame/FinalFantasyIX'', at least three mages have psychokinesis among their magical repertoire: Kuja and Queen Stella restrict it to taking items from Zidane, while [[TheManBehindTheMan Garland]] puts it to better use in his boss battle.
* The Combine Advisors use extremely powerful telekinesis as a weapon in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode 2''. They are so good at this they can even fly.
** On one occasion, a resting Advisor was disturbed by humans upon which it broke the containment shell and lifted the two offenders, a corpse and a metal barrel into the air to see what's going on. First it examined the barrel then crushed it and threw it aside. Next it examined the corpse and probed its brain before snapping its spine and throwing it aside as well. The protagonist was to be the next but an explosion injured the Advisor, causing it to blow out the roof and fly away. Keep in mind that Advisors are essentially giant slugs without limbs: the sucker did all these with telekinesis alone!
* In ''VideoGame/{{Vindictus}}'', levitating things this way is one of [[BlackMagicianGirl Evie's]] three main powers, along with [[{{Fireballs}} Firebolt]] and [[BoringbutPractical Magic Arrow]]. It's implied that she's actually more a GravityMaster than a straight-up psychokinetic.
* Bonus character and EnsembleDarkHorse Joachim Armster from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' uses his vampiric telekinesis to wield an impressive five swords at once.
* The Advent from ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'' have this as one of their abilities, using it for feats ranging from tossing away entire fleets of enemy ships, to [[MundaneUtility improving their mining operations]].
* In ''Videogame/{{Starcraft}}'' the more powerful [[SpaceElves Protoss]] possess telekinetic abilities. High Templars use it to levitate themselves indefinitely. While not present in the game, the novels do show that some powerful human telepaths are capable of this as well. Sarah Kerrigan, after becoming a Zerg in the novelization of Episode II, uses her telekinesis to reflect bullets back at the firing soldiers. Nova's power is several orders of magnitude higher. For instance, after she witnesses her parents being killed by rebels, she unconsciously emits a telekinetic wave that kills every human being in the vicinity and shatters a transparent dome that is meant to withstand direct nuclear strikes. She later learns to levitate herself using telekinesis, although this requires a lot of effort and concentration.
* In ''Videogame/MortalKombat'', this is Ermac's signature power, and he's one of [[BigBad Shao Kahn's]] most powerful cronies. In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', it's revealed that he was the one who ripped off Jax's arms. He is one of the most blatant cases of FridgeLogic, seeing as how he's evil and nothing is stopping him from simply decapitating enemies in seconds.
** It's AllThereInTheManual that one of Ermac's most influential souls is the last king of Edenia -- King Jerrod, which holds him back from out-and-out slaughter. [[spoiler:In their ending in 9, that soul becomes the dominant part of the HiveMind.]] In ''X'' it's implied that another powerful soul that resides within Ermac is [[spoiler:Shao Kahn himself]], who is apparently locked in a power struggle with Jerrod.
* Rose and Bison from ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'', as they're both powerful psychics [[spoiler: and share the same soul. Sort of.]]
* The one and only gameplay mechanic in the tongue-in-cheek ''VideoGame/TableForOne''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVTYFJZgdUE As you can see here]], it's quite difficult.
* One of the abilities available to the Bantam from ''VideoGame/VividConceptions''. He uses it to move around crates which acts as FloatingPlatforms.
* The "Open" and "Fetch" spells in ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' are essentially telekinesis.
* ''VideoGame/WildStar'' Espers train by moving their psyblades around with only the power of their minds. Later on, they swing around said blades with their "freaky mind powers" as a basic attack, and can charge up said blades for a more powerful attack.
* Amongst many other powers you get in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' Telekinesis is one of them, you could set it to lightning to turn whatever you carry into a lightning grenade or you could set it to steal life to whatever living matter (Humans, Zin and anything that's not an object/machine)
* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' expands on ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' example above, in that you '''do''' [[{{Telekinesis}} telekintically]] lift, stop and throw other objects besides just bullets.
* Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
** A good example of how powerful a Force-sensitive individual can be is Starkiller in ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'', who manages to pull a ''Star Destroyer'' out of the sky and crash it. He does have some help from gravity, but it's still one of the most impressive telekinetic feats in ''Star Wars'' history. And by far the most impressive by a single, unassisted Force-user.
** Arguably, Darth Nihilus from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is even more impressive. With telekinesis, he was able to rip a starship (admittedly, not quite as large as a Star Destroyer) out of a crushing planetary gravity well that devastated an entire planet and constantly hold the ship together for a period of months or years.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', Midna's levitation and telekinetic powers are vague but powerful. Aside from her floating around constantly, she can also float objects after targeting them, albeit with some difficulty. Strangely enough, this doesn't seem as size-limited compared to most telekinesis powers since she mostly seems to use this on very large objects - her levitation feats include [[spoiler: a wooden bridge, a massive rock, a significant chunk of a large stone bridge, and a ridiculously oversized cannon]]. It can also be inferred that she can use this or a related power to a limited extent on living things, such as helping Link jump and pounce when he in wolf form.
** [[spoiler:Zant]] also displays strong telekenisis such as [[spoiler:when pulling around and pinning Midna in the air at Lanayru Spring, although based on what he says that wasn't Twili magic like Midna's powers.]]
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has Telekinesis as a spell variously in either the Mysticism or [[RealityWarping Alteration]] school of magic. It allows items to be magically picked up, dropped, or thrown from a distance. Naturally, its most common use by is [[KleptomaniacHero Kleptomaniac]] {{Player Character}}s to more easily steal things.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Project 0}}'': [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/12/modding-movement.html Movement]] powers as a subset of modding.
* The aptly-named Dr. Kinesis in ''Webcomic/EvilPlan''.
* One of Nanashi's pool of powers in ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}''.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** Grace can do this, with efficiency depending on [[VoluntaryShapeshifting her current form]], up to exploding stuff when she's really upset, but she isn't all that good at controls and used it only in critical situations. On the other hand, in some forms she can and do use it for flying.
** Elliot's KamehameHadoken appears to be a short-range nondirectional telekinetic impact. [[spoiler:[[JustEatHim Swallowing]] him whole is a [[LudicrousGibs bad idea]].]]
* Jina Ellison's natural superpower in ''Webcomic/{{Sidekicks}}''. [[BigBad Metheos]] also displayed some usage of this power.
* Some of the Abductees in the ''Webcomic/WalkyVerse'' have this power.
* Sofia of ''Webcomic/BreakpointCity'' can do this.
* Quite a few of the Trolls in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' have some form of PsychicPowers, but Sollux and Aradia, [[spoiler: after [[DeadAllAlong she became a ghost]]]], are the only ones with telekinesis. Both of them prefer to use their abilities to fight rather than allocating a specific weapon to their [[WeaponOfChoice Strife Specibus.]]
** Witch of Space powers involve shrinking and expanding objects, as well as being able to accelerate them to high velocities. ''God-Tiered'' Witch of Space powers let you do this to ''planets.''
* Clau, from ''[[Webcomic/M9Girls M9 Girls!]]'', uses her telekinesis in the usual way, and also to create force fields.
* In ''Webcomic/TheSpecialists'', [[http://thespecialistscomic.com/page-70/ Lady Liberty]].
* In ''Webcomic/SpareKeysForStrangeDoors'', Marion Sark.
* The titular superhero of [[http://ajcomic.com/ Average Joe]] has this as one of his many powers, which seems to be [[http://ajcomic.com/?p=745 limited]] by his ability to concentrate at the time.
* In ''Webcomic/BitsFair'', Irya and Ida's dad both exhibit telekinetic powers, which are called "mindlymoving" in the setting.
* As Antimony's powers develop in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', she gains the ability to affect the physical world while [[AstralProjection projecting]] her mind through the ether. Her mother [[spoiler:and Jack, while [[PowersViaPossession infected with an etheric parasite]],]] were able to {{fl|ight}}y through this.
* The eponymous character of ''Webcomic/{{Daniel}}'' is a vampire who can move objects without touching them. He also uses his ability to [[PowerFloats float]] for added dramatic effect.
* The [[GodEmperor Demiurge]] Mottom in ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' has a host of magical and {{Reality Warp|er}}ing powers, but to ''really'' show off, her city-sized palace complex flies from world to world by the power of her will alone.
* Tatsumaki from ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'' is the most powerful psychic on Earth, easily capable of feats such as [[ColonyDrop pulling an asteroid out of space to use against a foe]] or [[CatchAndReturn catching hundreds of shells from an alien ship in mid-air, then using them against the ship who fired the bombardment]]. After the death of Lord Boros' telekinetic psychic, she may now be the most powerful psychic in the galaxy... especially since she can have at least some effect on [[InvincibleHero Saitama]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', there are enough kids with PsychicPowers at Whateley Academy that there is an entire department offering classes in this. The teachers in the department are also psychic, so a lot of the characters have Mind over Matter abilities. Some of them do the Superman thing using said abilities, while others have the Jean Grey package, although no one in this universe has those levels of power. Slightly subverted, in that there is lots of discussion about how it works, and what the power limitations are, and so on.
* The Omega Universe has several telekinetics (Tempest, for example). Magic users can use telekinetic "rotes" i.e. spells that briefly emulate telekinesis.
* The WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes has several. Breaker is notable in that she was a very weak teke who used her powers to emulate wuxia-style martial arts i.e. high leaps, slow falls etc.
* ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'' features Bluepaw skunktaurs who are usually very powerful telekinetics. A team of Bluepaw skunktaurs can combine their abilities to do industrial level lifting.
* The retelling/sequel of the text-based game ''Roleplay/WhatTimeIsItMrWolf'' features a little girl displaying telekinetic power.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', several variations of this power are represented:
** Parian has sophisticated telekinetic control of threads and cloth.
** Rune can control objects of up to a ton. She just has to have physically touched them first.
** [[LegacyCharacter The fourteenth Butcher]] had this power, [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt passed down through the chain from Butcher VIII]].
** The Simurgh is the most powerful telekinetic in the setting, though it's the ''least'' dangerous of [[TheOmniscient her]] [[EmotionControl abilities]].
* The inspiration for this ironic "Teach the Controversy" [[http://controversy.wearscience.com/design/telekinesis/ t-shirt]]
* Yoda in ''[[WebOriginal/StarsInBlack Revenge of Staszek]]'' is too cool to just put papers in drawers with his ''hands''.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2014 SCP-2014 ("Zsar Magoth")]]. SCP-2014 has the power of telekinesis with a range of up to 24 meters. He has used it to help a skater pull off impressive maneuvers and to manipulate a pen for the purpose of writing.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2757 SCP-2757 ("Dr. Wondertainment's Projector Fantastico™")]]. When the SCP-2757 projector is used with the film SCP-2757-1e ''The Valiant Crusaders'', one of the powers gained by the experimental subjects is telekinesis.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Portica has telekinesis.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Telekinesis is probably Melissa's most frequently-used power.
** [[YinYangBomb Keedran]] can either do so using EyeBeams (in her monster form), or just good ol' telekinesis. (in her true form)

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Used in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', where the school of Cyber-Ninjutsu that Prowl and Jazz practice features mastery of "processor over matter" as its ultimate technique. [[CaptainObvious It's used by mechanical beings]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Comicbook/DoomPatrol leader Mento has this, and it seems to also be part of the standard package for the SuperpowerLottery winners, among which we have most prominently [[DarkMagicalGirl Raven]], [[SinisterMinister Brother Blood]] and even -- on one occasion never mentioned again -- [[BigBad Slade]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', Jean is the most prominent user of this. At first, she's fairly limited, but after going through a power surge early in season 2, during which her powers go out of control and she displays the ability to manipulate matter on a fundamental level, making her a borderline RealityWarper, she settles at a much stronger level than before.
** [[spoiler: Legion]] is even stronger than Jean.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Stewie after [[ILoveNuclearPower being exposed to nuclear waste]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', Pinky once makes some paperclips fly in the air. When an astonished Brain asks about it, Pinky just casually says "Comes and goes."
* Unicorns in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' are all magically gifted, which is usually portrayed as some form of telekinesis. This really comes in handy in their daily lives, since it allows them to easily do things like reading books, carrying small objects etc. despite their lack of fingered hands. Twilight Sparkle, however, specializes in magic and is thus extremely powerful (e.g. plucking all apples from tens of trees at once, then neatly putting them in baskets). The only other unicorn we've seen with anywhere near her level of power is Trixie, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter and even she pales in comparison.]]
** Actually [[SmallNameBigEgo Trixie]] never does anything all that impressive, least of all with her telekenesis, as she really only handles her hat and a rope using it. [[ActionFashionista Rarity]], on the other hand, has demonstrated rather impressive telekenesis on a couple occasions. In one episode, she levitated roughly a dozen mannequins at once, and in another, she summons a couch from her house for the sole purpose of [[LargeHam fainting melodramatically]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny onto it because she realized she forgot to bring plates on their picnic.]]
** To some extent they can create objects from nothing, as seen when Trixie conjures up flowers during her show. Sure, they might not be real (she performs ''tricks'' after all), but the freaking '''storm cloud''' she uses to embarrass Rainbow Dash certainly was.
*** This is backed up in the Winter Wrap Up episode, where Twilight mentions that the Unicorns in Canterlot use their magic to change the weather(or at least the seasons).
** Twilight's telekinesis is also capable of handling extreme loads [[spoiler:such as rebuilding a dam after it has burst, or levitating a full water-tower, and possibly the Ursa (depending on just how heavy a bear literally ''made of the sky'' really is).]]
** Starlight Glimmer's telekinesis is powerful enough for her to [[NotQuiteFlight levitate herself]] with similar finesse to Pegasus flight. Not even Twilight can claim that level of power.
* Yumi of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' can perform telekinesis while in the virtual world of Lyoko, most often using it offensively to crush XANA's monsters under boulders. She can also use it to levitate her teammates on occasion.
** In the short pilot "Garage Kids", unlike in the main series, Yumi can use this power while in the real world.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' Cornelia gains telekinesis as her power upgrade in season two.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'', Howie gets a remote control stuck to his head. He gains telekinetic powers after it gets wet while he tries to remove it.
* Used in its original meaning in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', when a villain turns out to be nigh-invulnerable purely by ''convincing himself that he is''. Apparently, all you need when you're falling from a high-rise is to imagine that you can't get hurt, and you'll be fine. Bruce utters this trope's title.
** PsychicPowers are involved as well as NinetyPercentOfYourBrain.
* In the 1973/74 ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episode "The Balloon People", the title characters have modest telekinetic power. When acting together, they can move a doghouse.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', most bending is controlled by physical actions. Only a handful of benders have surpassed this limitation:
** King Bumi can bend the earth from a distance with his ''face''.
** "Combustion" Man wields an unusual form of Firebending that projects explosive blasts from the third eye tattoo on his forehead.
** Yakone and his sons [[spoiler:Amon/Noatak and Tarrlok]] can do this with Bloodbending since they have a natural talent for it. They can twist an entire roomful of people into pretzels without even lifting a finger.
** Ming-Hua is missing her arms, but this handicap doesn't stop her from being a potent Waterbender. She simply psychically bends water to fashion replacement limbs.
** Ming'Hua's comrade P'Li is even better at Combustion-bending than the original Combustion Man, being able to curve her shots around cover.
* [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Danny]] used this power to hand [[HarmlessVillain The Box Ghost]] a broom after he got ahold of PandorasBox.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WandaAndTheAlien'', telekinesis is Alien's main speciality.
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': Major Threat has a ton of psychic powers, such as telekinesis, brainwashing, and forcefields.
* ''WesternAnimation/WhatsWithAndy'': Discussed in "Scary Teri" when [[ThePrankster Andy]] tries to convince everybody that his BigSisterBully Jen's best friend Teri is telekinetic.