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->''"You might know everything I'm going to do, but that's not going to help you since '''I''' know everything '''you're''' going to do. '''Strange''', isn't it?"''
-->-- '''Sonic''', ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie''

A PsychicPower that establishes a connection between minds. The effects on the linked individuals may vary: they may simply be able to read each others' [[{{Telepathy}} thoughts]] or [[TheEmpath emotions]], or the linkage may be thorough enough to cause [[HiveMind a complete loss of individuality]].

What distinguishes this from normal Empathy or Telepathy is that these individuals can't use their [[MindProbe mind-reading]] powers on the general population, just on the individuals they're bonded to.

If the people bonded happen to have other magical powers, the individuals may be able to borrow or influence them, making them stronger. Conversely, the mixing of different styles might have a negative effect.

A PsychicLink can be the result of either [[FunctionalMagic magic]], [[WeirdScience science]], or [[AppliedPhlebotinum technology]].

Technically, the link is mental, but sometimes physical {{Synchronization}} also occurs because YourMindMakesItReal. If one dies while their minds are connected, PsychicGlimpseOfDeath occurs.

Subtropes include:
* BondCreatures: A creature that links with a human in order to share its power.
* HiveMind: A link so strong that the individuals function like a single mind.
* MentalFusion: A link between magicians, telepaths, or technopaths.
* MindlinkMates: A link between lovers, often used to emphasize just how inseparable they are.
* TouchTelepathy: A mental link between two characters established through skin-on-skin contact.
* TwinTelepathy: A link between twins, sometimes for no reason other than the fact that they're twins.

Also, the powers of some {{Technopath}}s essentially function like a Psychic Link to a machine. If the power detects the presence of nearby people, it's a PsychicRadar.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The Digimon in ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' have one with their Tamers that allows them to know where they are and when they're in danger. [[ShipTease Interestingly enough]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Impmon]] and [[LadyOfWar Renamon]] have one as well that's been shown to let them feel each other's presence, helps Renamon identify him as Beelzemon, and at one point allows her to hear him screaming when he gets electrocuted by a herd of Chrysalismon.
** The connection between a Digimon and Tamer is more akin to BondCreatures than PsychicLink. However, the aforementioned bond between Impmon and Renamon, as well as [[KidHero Takato]] and [[TheWoobie Jeri]], count. Thankfully, neither of those bonds [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown seems]] [[MindRape to transmit]] [[InTheBack pain]].
* Hayate and the Wolkenritter in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. The link allows Hayate to know whenever something very wrong happens to one of her knights.
* The supersoldiers of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' ([[spoiler:Allelujah and Marie]] in particular) are able to utilize quantum brainwaves in a way that allows a form of telepathy; moreover, they can sense each others' presence from miles away. The Innovators take this many steps further; not only can they all communicate psychically, but (according to Regene Regetta) they also use their quantum brainwaves in conjunction with GN particles to create direct links to Veda, and ''see through each others' eyes.'' They also have the ability to locate each other and warp the minds of the unsuspecting, as can be seen when Regene [[spoiler:scouts out his genetic twin, Tieria Erde, and proceeds to MindRape him so hard that he begins to hallucinate]].
** It's a little unclear whether the ELS have this or a HiveMind in TheMovie. It is stated that they maintain contact with each other via quantum brainwaves, in much the same way advanced humans can. Handily, this allows Innovators to contact them... not so handily, [[spoiler:the ELS are capable of processing several orders of magnitude more information, and bringing a human into that link places the brain cells under so much strain that they actually begin dying from overexertion.]]
* Though [[ShrinkingViolet one of the characters]] can already speak [[{{Telepathy}} telepathically]] in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' (plus a minor ability by the lead), the pactio cards allow the [[BattleCouple two partners]] to communicate to each other and only each other; this is done with the mage's power (these pairs make up most of the cast). The partners of the mage don't seem to able to communicate with eachother, emphasizing the autonomous nature of the pact. This effectively subverts the [[HaremSeries nature of the series]].
* ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'': This is how Tama communicates, since she never actually SPEAKS. It's also made explicit after [[spoiler:she lets Himari live instead of eating her: Himari hears Tama's voice inside her head.]]
* In ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'', the main character and her [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys eight guardians]] possess the Dragon Gems that, among other things, allow them to feel if the other one is in trouble (though this kind of link does not exist between the guardians themselves). In the manga, [[{{Onmyodo}} Yasuaki]] goes beyond this with the ability to "read" Akane's emotions... which turns out to be a consequence of him [[ArtificialHuman lacking his own ones]] -- once he starts to develop feelings for Akane, the ability is gone for good. [[spoiler:Of course, when the characters start to get amazed at how strong their bonds are, the BigBad finds a way to cut the link off.]]
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has this in the form of characters' souls. Soul Resonance allows thoughts to be conveyed between two people, and within groups. Soul and Maka seemed to have gained the ability to decide on their next move without actually ''saying'' anything. At least one character can communicate with others through their soul wavelengths (Azusa stays in contact with Ox this way during the Baba Yaga arc).
* In ''Anime/{{Dangaioh}}'', the psychic enhancements that the four kids (Miya, Pai, Roll and Lamda) received allow them not only to handle their PsychicPowers, but lets them read each other's thoughts and feelings with relative ease. This is revealed when [[spoiler: Miya starts having flashbacks of her life in Earth, which her companions can see too. This gives them the motivation they needed to rebel against their masters and run away.]]
* As implied by the page quote, in ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', Sonic and Metal Sonic are mentally linked, so each of them knows and thinks what the other knows and thinks.
* Masters and Servants in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' seem to have a low-level mental connection -- enough at least to tell them if their contract gets severed. The anime, which follows [[RoadCone Saber's route]] from the visual novel, sneakily uses this to reveal something we only find out in Sakura's route. When [[spoiler:the Servant Rider]] dies, watch for which character feels it.
* Skewered hilariously in ''Manga/PrincessResurrection''. Hiro's sister Sawawa can feel it right away whenever he's [[GoodThingYouCanHeal horribly injured or killed]] -- but she always dismisses it as her imagination and goes back to eating her parfait.
* In the [[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda manga adaptation]] of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' by Akira Himekawa, Link and Zelda are first brought together by her psychic distress call, and continue to maintain the bond throughout the rest of the story. It's hinted, though not outright declared, that they retain the connection throughout their lives. (PsychicLink indeed...)
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': It's hinted at in a few places throughout the manga but only directly commented on once. There's some kind of PsychicLink between [[NobleDemon Sesshomaru]] and [[TheIgor Jaken]] that's acknowledged, but never explained. It doesn't matter where Sesshomaru goes, Jaken can always find him again with unerring accuracy. When [[TheStoic Sesshomaru]] experiences something [[NotSoStoic he doesn't want to convey]], Jaken immediately conveys it on his behalf (sneezing, which was [[SneezeCut exploited for comedy]], and [[HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim crying]], which was [[TearJerker not so comedic]]). In the end, it's [[TheSmartGuy Miroku]] who puts a voice to the hints that have cropped up throughout the manga after a moment of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny pure comedy]] in the middle of a fight reveals the fact to everyone:
-->''[Sesshomaru has been entangled in [[CanisMajor dog-form]] by the [[UltimateEvil bad guy's]] tentacles and his response is to... [[HilarityEnsues shake like a wet dog]].]''\\
'''Jaken:''' ''Thinking to himself:'' 'He's not escaping?! Even though he wields his true power in his dog-youkai form, isn't it also true that he has no use of his arms or legs? Well, he's a dog. Doesn't seem like he's that bright. It looks like if he broke the transformation and became smaller, he could just slip through, but... does he not realise this?! He is a dog, after all!'\\
''[Sesshomaru escapes in the exact manner Jaken was just thinking about.]''\\
'''Jaken:''' '[[FlowerMotifs Sesshomaru-sama]]!' ''[Cringes at [[DeathGlare Sesshomaru's glare]]]'' '[[RunningGag I wasn't thinking anything!]]'\\
'''Rin:''' '[[RunningGag Jaken-sama, yes you were.]]'\\
'''Miroku:''' 'Oh? I get the feeling their minds are connected.'
* In ''Manga/HalfAndHalf'', the main characters Shinichi and Yuuki share a PsychicLink of feeling each other's emotions and physical experiences, be it pain or just sadness, happiness and guilt after the accident that kills them both.
* The [[PsychicPowers Mu]] in ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'' have a semi-conscious telepathic link with each other. This means they can understand the other person much better than an ordinary human, but also leads to complications during the battle. The Mu are strongly distracted by the death of their companions and hearing telepathic screams during [[spoiler: the destruction of Nazca]] turns Jomy into TheUnfettered.
* The MISAKA network of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', which is a telepathic link between the 10,000 [[spoiler:Misaka clones]], allowing them to share information and experiences. In the ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' spinoff, a similar network is created through [[spoiler:the Level Upper program]], which let one person link to and use the capabilities of thousands of espers at once (while said espers were all in a coma).
* The bonded partners of ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' have an empathic link, with the more powerful able to share dreams. An Ashikabi with multiple Sekirei is also able to act as a psychic intermediary, allowing them to combine their powers together to form [[CombinationAttack new attacks]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The ''ComicBook/XMen'' 'verse had a few:
** [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} Scott Summers]]' psychic rapport with ComicBook/JeanGrey eventually led to them becoming MindlinkMates.
** Wolfsbane and Mirage, but only when Rahne was in her wolf form.
** In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Xavier and Magneto. They used to talk constantly via telepathy when they were still friends. To the ruin of both their marriages. Talk about FoeYay.
* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} villain Psi had a telepathic link with her mentor Pendergast which allowed him to guide her or command her [[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 when she fought the Girl of Steel]].
* The title character from ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown'' and young James-Michael share this, because [[spoiler: they are the last of a race of genetically-engineered superbeings]].
* Comicbook/TheFalcon has this with birds.
* One ''Comicbook/WhatIf'' issue had Bruce too late to save Rick from from the explosion so instead he shielded him with his body. Although Rick still had radiation poisoning the exposure gave them a telepathic link. Unfortunately Ross figures this out and exploits it to lure the Hulk back. In the process he neglects to get Rick's poisoning treated and he dies. The trauma drives Hulk into a homicidal rage.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Insontis}}'', Spock mind melds with [=McCoy=], who then pretends to be willing to help the Klingons. This enables Spock to change authorizations without getting out of the brig.
* In ''FanFic/KeepersOfTheElements'', the Keepers all share a telepathic link within their own generation and with their individual predecessor.
* In ''FanFic/{{Revelations}}'', Túrante (the female vampire) feels a "connection" to Legolas (the male elf from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''). Túrante enjoys the feeling of peace when Legolas is nearby. The connection is why Túrante chooses to reveal herself and save the life of Legolas at the beginning of the story. By chapter 25/26, Túrante can use the connection to see what Legolas is doing. Legolas also feels the connection, which causes both of them to continue falling in love even as they avoid each other through most of the story.
* The ''Film/PacificRim'' fanfic ''Fanfic/EchoesInTheDark'' has this between the Sentinels via drifting. It is also indicated that that there is a version between Yancy and Steel.
* In ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' Janine unconsciously established mental links with everyone in the room when she got her powers. Later the link between her and John developed into a platonic version of MindlinkMates, and she made an effort to make stronger the one linking her to James as well.
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'': At the start of ''Ghosts of the Past'', Harry gives Carol some psychic counseling to deal with the mental trauma from the events of the previous Book. However, it's later discovered that due to his inexperience with such use of his powers, it caused their minds to imprint on each other, allowing them to pick up each other's thoughts without actively trying. While this is initially awkward, they learn to deal with it.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The 1980s version of ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' had a telepathic telephone that would establish a PsychicLink between caller and receiver.
* In ''Film/{{Chronicle}}'', there is a mild version of this. After Andrew, Matt and Steve get PsychicPowers from a mysterious flashing thing in the ground, they are somehow linked. They cannot read each others minds, however when one of them is upset or hurt, they both get nosebleeds
* "Drifting" in ''Film/PacificRim'' is a medical and scientific showing of this.
* The yeti of ''Film/TheAbominableSnowman'' seem to have this with each other, and also with humans who let themselves be drawn in.
* In ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', one develops between [=ET=] and Elliott. The first becomes apparent when [=ET=] unknowingly drinks beer at Elliott's house and Elliott, who is at school, gets drunk as a result.

* The Kendar and the Highborn in PC Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath''. The Kendar have a basic need to be bound to a Highborn. The link allows a Highborn to find and feel the health of the Kendar, but also makes the Kendar susceptible to the emotions of the Highborn. It is easily abused, and is by many Highborn.
* Gerald Tarrant and Damien Vryce get a PsychicLink in the ''Literature/ColdfireTrilogy''. Tarrant first makes it so he can [[EmotionEater feed]] off Damien's fear during his nightmares. The link becomes more powerful at the very end of the novels.
* The Aes Sedai and their Warders in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. Their bond allows them to read one another's emotions.
** In later books, the same bond is used between husband and wife (and wife and wife).
* In the ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' books, Mach and Bane could communicate across dimensions, but only if their physical locations on their parallel worlds matched. Their kids, Flach and Nepe, could do it regardless of location.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the protagonist has a psychic link with the BigBad of the series, causing him to feel Voldemort's emotions.
* Wizarding partners in ''Literature/YoungWizards'' tend to develop psychic links with each other.
* Dracula ([[Literature/{{Dracula}} the original]]) forms one of these with Mina Harker as a step towards MindControl. Unfortunately, he's forced to block the link himself when he realizes that, if he can spy on the heroes through Mina, Mina can spy on him and share information with the rest of the heroes, which is how she eventually leads them to him.
* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series by Creator/StephenKing has a form of this that goes by "khef". Roland and his fellow ka-tet members can often share ideas or points without ever expressing them.
* Creator/MadeleineLEngle introduced the idea of "kything" in her book ''Literature/AWindInTheDoor''. Apparently it's much stronger and more immersive than telepathy, as it allows Meg to see through her brother's eyes and provide him with an anchor point later in the series when he's traveling through time.
* ''Literature/VampireAcademy'':
** Best friends Rose and Lissa have a one-sided mental bond through which Rose can see through Lissa's eyes at will. This comes from the fact that Lissa used her rare ability to control the element Spirit to unknowingly bring Rose back to life after a car accident. Lissa's power is also PowerAtAPrice and can make her very depressed or downright insane with overuse, and Rose can take the effects away from Lissa and suffer them herself.
** As revealed this is not unique. Spirit users who bring people BackFromTheDead always have such Psychic Links. Known "bondmates" are Saint Vladimir and Shadow-kissed Anna, Oksana and her husband Mark, Avery Lazar with both her brother Reed Lazar and guardian Simon, and Robert Doru and Alden. [[spoiler:Averted when the spirit users bring back a Strigoi from the dead. No such Link is formed]].
* In Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' series, the four main characters, Daja, Tris, Sandry and Briar all have a psychic link formed when one of them weaves their magic together. They can communicate telepathically, they can borrow each other's strength, and their magic becomes much stronger when used together.
** However, the link is weakened by distance. "The Will Of The Empress" deals with the four of them reunited after several years apart, and readjusting to the lack of privacy (as well as their own personal demons).
*** Also, in the same book it is revealed that the four can block the link, preventing mind-to-mind communication. While Sandry can brute-force open the link using the thread that bound them together in the first place, she doesn't because it would be very rude [[spoiler: Until she gets trapped in a box and needs her siblings to bust her out]]
** A more minor example, but people with similar magics can also sometimes communicate telepathically, especially if they’re close (e.g. [[GreenThumb Briar with Rosethorn]] and [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Sandry with Lark]], as student-teacher pairs).
* Daemons in the ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' series have a psychic link with their person. Justified as they're really just physical manifestations of the soul.
* Aaron and Lulu in ''Literature/PocketInTheSea'' have a permanent telepathic link. These are not entirely uncommon and are described in the universe as a mental door that can be opened and closed. When one partner of a link dies it's considered a medical emergency for the surviving partner due to the shock.
* In the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book The Other, Mertil and Galfinlin share a link that allows them to hear each other's thought-speech even over long distances. It's not clear, or as easy to decipher as if they were near each other, but they can still pick it up.
* Ilox and Phlarx in ''Literature/TheWildBoy'' have one. It was hoped Ilox would be the culmination of the Lindauzi project for just such abilities.
* In the Creator/SherwoodSmith installments of Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/SolarQueen'' series, four of the crew develop an empathic link, as a result of events in previous novels. They're not especially happy about it, particularly the emotionally private Ali Kamil.
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/OrdealInOtherwhere'', Charis and Shann develop one. And use it to argue with the Wyverns. In ''Literature/ForerunnerForay'', their son recounts how the Wyverns trained him because of it.
* Played with in ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'': When Augustine Fennis gets psychic powers, he can read anyone's mind if he's close enough to them. But he's psychically linked with Ravenswood, meaning that he can read his mind from any distance. He also "transmits" to Ravenswood as well: Ravenswood can read Fennis's mind, but no-one else's. The upshot, unfortunately, is that Ravenswood can see when Fennis commits murder, but [[BlessedWithSuck can't block it out.]] He also can't alert anyone without Fennis knowing.
%% * Between Thomas and Teresa, and later Aris in ''[[Literature/TheMazeRunner The Maze Runner Trilogy]]''. [[spoiler:Brenda, momentarily, who hacked into the hotline to tell Thomas things are gonna get worse.]]
* The Parshendi Rhythms of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' act as a low-key version of this. Each rhythm represents an emotion or mood (Resolve, Amusement, Joy, etc). Parshendi automatically attune themselves to the rhythm that matches their mood at the moment. They can deliberately attune a rhythm that does not match their mood, but this takes concentration and is detectable. They seem to exist in some kind of gestalt awareness, and are sometimes used as a marker of time (i.e. a meeting might be at the third movement of Joy or the second movement of Regret).
* Inadvertently formed between Paige and the Warden in ''Literature/TheBoneSeason''. It turns out that when two psychics save each other's lives too often, the spirit world decides to make things easier for them by forming a permanent psychic tether. Oops.
* An amulet in ''Literature/FancyApartments'' allows the wearer to form a link with the title building. However, it is apparently very difficult to manage.
* In ''Literature/TheMazeRunner'', Thomas and Teresa can communicate with each other in their heads, even when Teresa is in a coma or unconscious. ''The Scorch Trials'' introduces Aris, [[spoiler:Teresa’s Group B Counterpart]] who could do the same with a girl called Rachel, and even with Thomas, which makes the latter feel uncomfortable. [[spoiler:Brenda momentarily does the same thing to Thomas, warning him that things are gonna get worse. It's revealed in ''The Death Cure'' that this is the effect of technology implanted within their heads that can also be hacked into, cut off, or removed entirely]].
* In ''Literature/{{Watersong}}'', Gemma and Harper have a psychic bond that lets them sense when the other is danger.
* In ''Literature/ThreeDaysToNever'', the protagonist and his daughter have a psychic link that strengthens over time until they hit the climactic event of the novel, which is implied to be, in some kind of metaphysical, timey-wimey way, the cause of the psychic link.
* In the ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'' series, both the Skill and the Wit/Old Blood are used in this way, the latter mostly for BondCreatures. The Skill, a magic usually found within the Farseer bloodline, enables Skilled ones to form Skill coteries which serve the monarch and are able to share power among themselves and with the reigning king/queen and to some extent influence other people as well.
* In ''Literature/Birthright2017'', sharing magic works as a mild version of this. Although the people involved can't hear each other's thoughts, the compulsion to mimic each other's movements allow them to know what the other is doing, even over great distances.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** While sleeping, Bran can feel what Summer feels. He also once had the same dream as his brother Rickon.
** The first time Bran sees Jojen is in a dream. Jojen later confirms that he introduced himself in the dream on purpose. The way he made Summer trust him and go away might also have been this.
* This occurred between Captain Picard and Doctor Crusher, in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' a group of Borg drones accidentally got themselves linked to each other. Apparently only having four voices in your head is more distressing than [[HiveMind billions]].
---> "It was like having three people whispering in one ear" "...and a crowd" "...screaming in the other." ''"We couldn't cope"''.
* Used absolutely ridiculously on ''Series/AllMyChildren'' when Ryan managed to find Greenlee, who had fallen into an abandoned mine shaft.
* The pilot of ''{{Series/Fringe}}'' features a temporary, technologically-based link between Agent Dunham and [[spoiler:John Scott]] in order to find a missing, unidentified suspect. The drug cocktail used to "open her consciousness" involves ketamine and lysergic acid, also known as LSD. Yeah.
** In the episode "Bad Dreams," Olivia finds herself psychically linked to a man who is [[TheEmpath causing people to kill themselves with his thoughts.]] It is later revealed that the psychic link exists because [[spoiler:Olivia and the murderer were both treated with the experimental drug Cortexiphan when they were children.]]
*** In a later episode, the man has a much better control over his abilities and is in a steady relationship with a woman who can [[spoiler:incinerate things with her mind]].
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' showed this in an eighth season episode "Citizen Joe", when a man inadvertently linked into Colonel/General O'Neill's mind when O'Neill was writing his mission reports. O'Neill [[spoiler: revealed that he had had the reverse visions, but had ignored them for seven years since he found them relaxing]].
* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine,'' the Founders (including Odo during his "solid" phase) have the capability to form psychic links with others despite not being telepaths.
* Yet another ''Franchise/StarTrek'' example: The Vulcan Mind Meld.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Hilariously spoofed in "The Lodger" when the Doctor gives a human a massive InfoDump by headbutting him. There'd been previous examples of Time Lord telepathy in "Girl in the Fireplace," "The Three Doctors," and "The Last of the Time Lords" - in the latter it was Time Lord to Time Lord, though.
** The Doctor has a permanent psychic link set up with the TARDIS, though its not the transfer of words, but rather emotions and feelings. Companions can tap into the link, too. In "The Doctor's Wife" its used by Amy to open locked doors in the TARDIS, and its how they can [[TranslatorMicrobes understand aliens]], no matter where or when they are.
* Played for laughs several times in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Two of the characters will be in a situation where they can't talk openly, so they have entire silent "psychic" conversations using just facial expressions. Sometimes this works, and other times one of the characters will completely misinterpret what the other person is saying.
* A more straightforward example occurs in the ''Series/TheXFiles'' fifth season episode "Mind's Eye", in which a blind woman covers up for her SerialKiller absentee father because she can only see through his eyes.
* ''Series/{{Tracker}}'' had a race called Orsians, who were born in pairs, with each pair sharing a psychic link. They often used jewelry or metal collars to better conduct the brainwaves.
* On ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' the Halliwell sisters share a connection that certainly borders a PsychicLink, but is never full blown. Phoebe, being actually psychic, can access and manipulate this connection the easiest. When Piper is caught on a separate plane, Phoebe is able to sense her. In the comic continuation of the show, Phoebe, Piper, and Paige all enter a literal and stronger telepathic connection thanks to a spell which lets them communicate across three different planes.
* A mix between this and a HiveMind with the [[EnergyBeing Taelons]] Commonality in ''Series/EarthFinalConflict''. All Taelons are joined in it, although they are still separate individuals who don't share thoughts. The primary purpose of the Commonality is to keep the Taelons civilized. Without it, they would quickly revert to their atavian ancestors.
* in ''Series/NightAndDay'', Rachel Culgrin and her nephew Sam Armstrong appear to have this for a time during his disappearance. On occasions when he is in pain or danger, Rachel seems to experience similar symptoms simultaneously, despite having no knowledge of where he is or what is happening to him.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', malicious versions are standard spying tools, and Eldar use an interesting blend of this and {{Technopath}}.
* The Twin Souls merit in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension''.

* Takua and Gali in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. It becomes a plot point when [[spoiler: a corrupted Takanuva is mistaken for an enemy by Pohatu; the PsychicLink with Gali is the only way to prove his identity.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Both ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' games feature {{Psychic Link}}s between the player character and one of their companions, Bastila in the first, Kreia [[spoiler:and every party member, even the 3 droids, has another form of link]] in the second. While Bastila's is almost an InformedAbility that does nothing more than share a few dreams, Kreia's is of more importance to the story, as if either one of you dies, the other dies with you (and mechanically, you share buffs).
* Morrigan in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' gives the player character a ring that forms a minor mental bond between the two.
* ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'' has the link between the [[CloningBlues Replica forces]] and their psychic commander which enables the commander to monitor the Replicas' activities from a safe distance, receive instantaneous feedback from the field troops, and telepathically issue orders in response to that information. While the Replica soldiers are perfectly capable of acting on their own once activated and given orders by duly authorized people, they work best with the psychic commander coordinating their overall activities.
** There is also a link between Alma and her [[EnfantTerrible Children]] The first time she linked with Paxton Fettel, things went terribly wrong. The second? It turned an entire city into a Warzone, and eventually to it becoming a paranormal hellhole.
** Also, between Becket and [[StalkerWithACrush Al]][[EldritchAbomination ma]]
* Appears in the visual novel ''VisualNovel/SongsOfAraiah''. Magicians form "blood links" with other people allowing them to cast "internal" spells (e.g. mind-reading, manipulating senses, immortality)
* Dragons in the ''VideoGame/PanzerDragoon'' universe form mental bonds with their riders, showing them their mission of destroying the Towers as well as to coordinate their attacks.
* Aurin of ''VideoGame/WildStar'' have a deep emphatic connection to trees and plant-life, to the point where the forests are considered friends and family.
* It's implied in some of the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games that Link and Zelda may have a kind of Psychic Link between them. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' Zelda telepathically calls Link to help her, and in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' she sends him a message explaining how to use the titular Ocarina to access the Sacred Realm. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', she guides him when he first awakens on the Great Plateau and sporadically notifies him when he's completed major story quests.
* In ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', the Protoss have a racial psychic link called the Khala that was granted to them when they were uplifted by the Xel'Naga [[spoiler:specifically, Amon]]. The Narezim (Dark Templar) are a faction of Protoss who rejected the Khala by severing their nerve cords to maintain their individuality. The Tal'Darim are another faction who reject it. ''Videogame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'' sheds more light on the Khala's origins: [[spoiler:It was a backdoor into Protoss minds that Amon engineered so he could enslave them.]]
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': Ivan's Mind Read can be used within a short distance of the target, but he can also share what he's reading with another person by holding hands with them.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Zimmy and Gamma from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' can only speak with each other telepathically, since neither knows the other's language. Additionally, Gamma's presence has some unspecified therapeutic effect on Zimmy's mind. It's implied that their psychic link was simply ''there'' the very first time they met.
** It has been explained since that Gamma's powers work as a sort of white noise generator that covers up Zimmy's uncontrollable psychic bursts with calming stream of consciousness.
** A number of fans are convinced that Zimmy and Gamma are also MindlinkMates.
*** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=928 Not just fans]].
* The Magus Brothers from ''Webcomic/{{Twokinds}}''. Their mind-link wasn't inborn, but rather the result of the elder merging his soul with his younger sister to save her from dying when her soul was torn by dark magics.
* The protagonist of ''Webcomic/ABeginnersGuideToTheEndOfTheUniverse'' is able to communicate telepathically with both of his [[NonHumanSidekick pets]]; the bigger their [[RPGMechanicsVerse RAPPORT]], the more advanced the link is, starting at simple detection of when the pet is in danger and ending with a full-fledged two-way telepathic conversation.
* For a while, there existed a psychic link between Monica and Jin of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare''. It had something to do with an accidental sharing of demons, and it resulted in them being able to communicate telepathically.
* Susan and Anna Enfield from ''{{Webcomic/Sire}}'' share a body and can communicate via their thoughts. Especially useful after meeting people who can perceive both girls, even when they are not inside the body.
* Thorn and his cat Tiernan from ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn''. She can [[http://leifandthorn.com/comic/family-dinner-1414/ stop him from having dragon flashbacks]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* It is thought that the [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] is somehow able to do this with both his victims and his proxies.
* ''Literature/TheSagaOfTuck'': While it is only hinted at, [[BloodBrothers Tuck and Mike]] seem to believe that they are psychically connected... and there's a few indications that they are right.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' : [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2091 SCP-2091 ("A Bear and His Granddaughter")]]: Abigael and her grandfather talk to each other through telepathy, but no one else can communicate verbally to him except her.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' Blackarachnia has a [[MindRape malicious version]] of this trope with Tarantulus.
* The Hart siblings (Steelwill and Steelheart) in ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' has a not-so-malicious version.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'', Niko seemed to have a low-level version of this with [[TrueCompanions the other three members of the team]]. It seemed to be strongest with [[MindlinkMates Shane]], however.
* WordOfGod states that in the original draft of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Butch Hartman planned for Danny and his best friend/eventual girlfriend Sam to have one of these. The idea was discarded so not to take away CharacterDevelopment from the rest of the cast.
* In WesternAnimation/YoungJustice, the Team is often psychically linked by Miss Martian. Though initially done as a covert method of communications on missions, they started doing it for private conversations without even noticing.